New from the prolific Slime imprint comes a fresh Parisian producer by the name of Voice Hands Machine with the ‘Cold Jam’ EP. This polished and swanky pop track is subject to bass heavy juke and deep house reworks from Jack The Hustler & mad:AM respectively. We fully expect all three tracks to become regular players so take our recommendation and cop it. You can grab this from Juno exclusively from the 21st.
Beat tapes are something im getting increasingly distracted by, not least because of the groove they are offering but because its good to hear influences on people making the beats.
Recently the ‘Soft Focus’ tape by Vanilla has been ever present. Again, its a bewilderment that a 27 track album can be offered up for free or on a name your price basis, especially when the beats have this much soul.
Its clear to hear the influences on UK producer Vanilla and rather point to that I’d like to point at this release that keeps the head bouncing and the inner groove going from start to finish.
Cut up beats alongside warm vocals and grooves conjure up a fantastic brew. Bag it and try to listen from start to finish without rewinding to play, at least, more than one track twice. No chance!
A personal favorite for starters is ‘A Chance’
Inspiring stuff. Grab it.
Featuring the best of their past 50 or so releases, Basswave 2 is the culmination of an outstanding year for Slime Recordings. The vibe is deep and eclectic with tribal, melancholic, soulful and heavyweight bases covered in the pick of the year’s releases.
Slime have had a swarm of impressive debuts this year, notably from the likes of Akin and Vausz to name just two – as well as a number of important releases from established artists such as Partyson and Totte. The bar is high, and that is reflected by the quality of the tracks on this compilation.
If you are new to this imprint then you could do much worse than start with this release – before you inevitably go sifting through their back catalog for their other quality releases.
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ONLY £7.00 ENTRY!!
PARTY IN A CHURCH ON NEW YEARS EVE
UNIQUE CHAPEL – PLATT FIELDS – FALLOWFIELD
Following on from last years success, Mancunian Way & Rhythmicity present New Years Eve : The Smashment 2012, a night promising great music and unbeatable atmosphere in an unrivalled new venue – The grade 2 listed Unique Chapel, set in the grounds of Platt Fields Park in the heart of South Manchester.
The momentum builds from 8pm with Unity Radio 92.8FM‘s flagship Reggae team The pRp Show dropping classic Roots & Reggae vibes in their inimitable ‘Punky Reggae Party’ set. Mancunian Way DJ’s Marlon De Blanco and Dyl E.D. go back to back in the lead up to midnight increasing the energy with up front Hip Hop and Club Classics. Then from midnight onwards, Robot Bodypop‘s own 1neJack takes over proceedings with an epic 3 hour set comprising Garage, Old Skool and Jungle vibes along side the best in current bass music.
The newly installed sound system is fully complimented by excellent chapel acoustics and a large dance floor. There is a large mezzanine chill out section and a fully seated smoking area out back. And of course, the well stocked bar offers cheap drinks with a selection of great value promotions on the night.
FULL LINE UP
The pRp Show (Unity 92.8FM)
DJ Dyl E.D. (Brothers Reed/Mancunian Way)
Marlon De Blanco (Mancunian Way)
1neJack (Robot Bodypop)
Special Guests TBA
Minimum age: 18
Entry price (public): £7.00 per person. Buy 10 get 1 free
Entry price (members/NUS): £7.00 per person. Buy 10 get 1 free
Doors open: 8:00pm til 3:00am
Last entry: 2:00am
Date: 31st December 2012 (New Year’s Eve)
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Now a giveaway from B-DEM records for you all to bag. You may remember we featured Mr. Beeb‘s Ambivalence EP on the blog back in August; ‘Metro’ is revisited by four different producers for B-DEM‘s first remix EP. The results are funky, fast and furious. Featuring Lojt, Clueless, Usurp and DJ Hex. Bag it!
The tone is ultra futuristic whilst conjuring up a palpable sense of nostalgia. Vausz depicts a future kindred to the gritty and dark Sci-Fi flicks of the 1970’s and 80’s.
Modulated lo-fi sampling and an array of classic synths and dub effects are put to extremely good use, the familiar palette subject to a whole heap of inspiration and innovation. We are teleported to a myriad of musical worlds; Club chords are spliced with Hip Hop breaks on the laid back ‘Nomurai’, whereas reggae dub vibes are subject to a sudden inexplicable metamorphosis in the schizophrenic ‘Thoughtforms’.
With influences ranging from dub, dubstep, acid, hip hop, reggae, deep house and techno, tracks also vary greatly in length – the briefest clocking one and a half minutes and the longest stretching out over ten. Just another example of how Vausz likes to do things differently. ‘Bosozoku’ is packed with musicality and innovation with many of the tracks have more than one song to sing.
This is an extremely well composed and balanced release that tells its story in vivid colour and detail. Well deserving the props, we are giving this one our solid RBP seal of approval. We think you should too. Available from 3rd December.
Can’t tell you how much I have been looking forward to this release. My Nu Leng shutting them all down like totalitarian dictators of the dance floor, both tracks on this release are utter stompers. Released on the hot 877 Records imprint the vinyls are fast becoming collector’s items already – thankfully it’s also less finitely available for download as mp3 or wav. Essential listening.