Robot Bodypop 29.09.12

artwork by Ruidan Lv

Bringing you a shorter podcast than previously, we have decided to change up the format for the coming weeks. Almost all of the content in this podcast is featured in some form in the articles below, so have a scroll down while you listen – after you’ve grabbed a download of the show that is.

Featuring exclusives from Silent Dust, REKchampa and Clueless plus some massive free tunes including an EP from Metrodome and a one off track from the new album by Rudi Zygadlo, there is no drift from our focus on quality music. This is just the beginning of a shift in emphasis that we think will help to make this site one of the best bass music blogs out there. Enjoy!

Love Sundered – Silent Dust
Jaded – Akin
Bartender’s Theme – REKchampa
Yeah – Metrodome
Perfect World (Metrodome Remix) – Gossip
Wool (Janner Remix) – Bunzer0
Russian Dolls – Rudi Zygadlo
Brittle – Clueless
5 Bit Blues – Kid Koala

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Bunzer0 – Wet Wool | Forthcoming L2S Recordings

Belgian residents Bunzer0 and long time Robot Bodypop favourite Janner collaborate on this new 3 track EP on Whistla‘s future garage label L2S due for release later this week.

The vibe is deep, heavy and steppy. Pitch bent basslines and funky 2step breaks feature throughout. Whilst highly suited to the dancefloor, there is still more than enough subtlety and precise soundscaping to satisfy the contemplative heads who like to stand back taking it all in. A worthy addition to the formidable L2S roster. Preview the full release here and grab it when it drops from any of the following outlets:

Boomkat

Digital Tunes

Red Eye

Juno

 

Robot Bodypop 09.06.12

artwork by Brian Despain

Returning from a heavy Jubilee weekend out on the Crab Nebula, Killian miscalculated his re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere last week meaning he could not make the show. Last contact was made before he attempted a slingshot around Venus, which if successful should hopefully see him back here in a fortnight. God speed.

In his absence 1nejack plunges into the unknown on a journey through new and very awesome worlds of music. We have post-dubstep flavours from Stiver and Maths Time Joy, a filthy bit of freeness from Posij, deep tracks from Sparc and Seven, lyricism from Fliptrix and just plain utter flipped out weirdness from the likes of Lockah and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

It’s also competition time again this week as we give away two tickets to Chew The Fat! Club‘s party down at Cable on the 15th. Just send names for the guest list to robotbodypop@gmail.com and winners will be picked randomly by the 13th June 2012.

Our mighty Transmit mix this week comes from a long-time favourite on this show – Janner. This mix also sees him delving into his roots in Breaks and Drum & Bass, occasionaly drawing for some of his own farm fresh dub plates as he steers us through a kaleidoscope of space age rhythms. Essential listening for the explorers out there. Grab it now and open your mind!

1NEJACK

Dub Club (Legend4ry’s Musical Meltdown) – Sparc
Dead Dance – Stiver & Gantz
T.L.C. – Maths Time Joy
Empty Lungs – Posij
The Sour Drink From The Ocean – Lockah
Close – Hackman
The Essence – Fliptrix
Salamander – Zomby

KILLIAN

It’s Not Me It’s You – Submotion Orchestra
Show Babylon (TMSV rmx) – Linval Thompson
Lightyears ft Thai Matic – Maths times joy
Ruffneck – North Base
Assasins – Occult

1NEJACK

Whispers – Resketch
Spanner In The Works – Roska
Hands In Mine – Guy Andrews
Breathe – Seven
Closer – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

TRANSMIT #7 – JANNER

01. Janner & Acky – Ophelia (Haunted Audio)
02. Zomby – Sens (4AD)
03. Sully – 2 Hearts (Keysound)
04. Coleco – Martyr (Orientis)
05. Bunzer0 – Paracetamol (dub)
06. Zomby – Liquid Dancehall (Ramp)
07. Instra:mental – Forbidden (Apple Pips)
08. Janner – Diemos (dub)
09. 2 Wisemen – Murderer (Ibiza)
10. Janner – Proteus (Jemenfish)
11. Janner – The Motive (dub)

               Primer interlude

12. Janner – That’s Not My Scorpion (dub)
13. Boards Of Canada – Constants Are Changing (Warp)

              Taxi Driver overdub

14. Breakage – So Mars (Bassbin)
15. Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – Alien Girl (Prototype)
16. Digital & Spirit – Phantom Force (Phantom Audio)
17. Bad Company vs Matrix – Jellyfish (BC Recordings)
18. Ed Rush & Optical – Watermelon (Virus)
19. Titan – Nightbreed (Architecture)
20. dBridge, Instra:mental & Skream – Acacia Avenue (Autonomic)
21. dBridge – Rendezvous (Exit)
22. Synkro & Indigo – Guidance (Exit)
23. Synkro – Progression (Exit)
24. Hudson Mohawke – Ooops (LuckyMe & Wireblock)

Transmit Sessions Volume 7 | Janner

Fusion time – but not in the Jazz sense. We’re talking Fukishima levels of heat and radiation here! We’ve had to keep this one on ice in a reinforced nuclear bunker for the past few months due to the glow emenating from the hard drive – Now its time to break open the asbestos seals..

Janner delivers a meticulous meltdown of diverse and intriguing tracks fusing sounds from his influences and contemparies’ along with his own productions.

We caught up with the man himself and asked the standard questions.

Long time no hear from. What have you been up to?

Hmmm not a lot of interest to be honest! Lots of really middle-aged stuff like working for the man and child-rearing… I’ll be getting back on those buttons shortly tho.

Middle age can wait – We need more tunes! Belgium is home to some really great bass music artists. Are there any you would care to recommend?

Absolutely. Obviously there’s my mate BunZer0 who I’ve done a number of releases with and who was one of the first people to get me into Dubstep through his legendary Fresh Off The Boat show. Bun has been taking big steps froward with his productions and has been making some cracking beats this year. Then you have Dailey pushing the 2-step sound, the Science crew and ARtronics who are pushing the deeper darker stuff, and last but not least the Grimlock crew who as well as having made some amazing tunes, also put on some incredible parties back in the day.

We like the fact your sound is not formulaic and you always try new things in your music. What is it that drives you and what will be your next direction?

Thanks! I guess what drives me is the base desire to make music for myself, and what i like to listen to is stuff that challenges me from a rhythmic perspective, but also has melodic structure as well as being sonically impressive. The worst thing is getting stuck in a rut so I’m always trying to push forward – or look backwards if that is what I’m in the mood for. I want tracks to be inspirational so I guess that is what I am aiming at when I sit at the console. Next direction? No idea.

You have lived in Plymouth, Manchester and Brussels. What comparisons can you draw between each city’s music scenes?

Well when I was growing up in Plymouth we had an amazing time but it wasn’t due to there being many great parties…I was a few years too late for rave, and back when I was a kid, DnB was only really available on vinyl and very little of it filtered down as far as Devon. Then when I got to Manchester it was a revelation as Ed Rush and Optical had just dropped Wormhole and the whole dark Techstep/Neurofunk thing was kicking off. Gotta say I went to some pretty amazing nights that were a huge contrast versus my sheltered southwesterly upbringing. Then when I moved out to Brussels it took a while for me to discover the local events, and also a while for Dubstep to kick off, but then things started properly happening and I went to some truly brilliant nights.

Who skanks the hardest?

Not trying to blow smoke up your arse, but I’d have to say Manchester.

Haha, yes mate! <brofist> What is the most annoying thing about the music you work in?

That’s a tough one. Probably the speed at which everything moves now, and how quickly the formula is identified for something that was previously emergent, allowing it to be pinned down and bled dry. Kinda takes the romance out of the discovery process as well as stifling creative development.

On the flip side, what makes you happiest?

Drums, breaks, prehensile, tentacular basslines, and the imaginative ways people find of making them interact.

What’s the biggest animal you can throw over a crossbar?

Possibly a Coconut Land Crab.

Thanks again for such an awesome mix! Big up!

You can check Janner’s sounds out on these assorted pages:

http://soundcloud.com/janner
http://myspace.com/jannerdubs
http://discogs.com/artist/Janner
Janner on Juno

Robot Bodypop 17.03.03

artwork by Stacey Jujika

Another fortnight, another blinding show. We were all sorts of busy in the run up to this one, especially with Killian Junior entering the world – But nevertheless we can assure you this is one of the best shows we’ve put together yet. Featuring tracks from both DJ Madd and DVA‘s brand new debut albums, plus envelope-pushing exclusives from Brero and Janner. And not forgetting this week we break open Transmit Volume 2 : Sub & Syncopathic Recordings presented by Killian – who is contributing remotely this week on a CB Radio that I built for him. What? Oh, and happy St Patricks Day.

Tracklisting:

Bare Fuzz – DVA
Afrikaans – Shooting Horses
No Bitch Equal – Hostage
The Real & The Shadow – DJ Madd
4 3 2 1 Lets Go – Riddlez
Just Breathe – Brero
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Specimen – Biome
Regret – Janner
Delight Dub – Paper Tiger
Ninety-Three – Cluekid
Junglist – DJ Madd
Greezy – Rekchampa
Inside – C.R.S.T.

1996 – Davwuh
Drain – Author
Trust Me – Ghostek
Into A Ghost – Materielle (Londy RMX)
Vancouver – Martyn (2562 RMX)
Drugs – No Lay ft. Ms Dynamite (North Base RMX)

TRANSMIT #2 : SUB & SYNCOPATHIC RECORDINGS

Medicine (Diphasic Rmx) (Syncopathic Dub) – Rawst
Natural Selection (Dubkraft) – Marginal & Alien Pimp
9202 (Dub) – Dyl
Hybrid (Dub) – Disarae
Octagonal Shift (Syncopathic Dub – Forthcoming in March) – Rmf
Hunter (Modern Urban Jazz) – DiamonD Eye
Depart (Absys) – Anile & Dakosa
Chasing Shadows (Dj Speaks Refix) (Bootleg) – Ruff Tactics
Mode (Modern Urban Jazz Dub) – Justice & DiamonD Eye
Moody Grooves (Dub) – Disarae
Neutrons (Dub) – Dyl
String Theory (Syncopathic Dub – Forthcoming in March) – Rmf

Robot Bodypop 17.2.12

artwork by Rudy-Jan Faber

Love is in the air and we at Robot Bodypop are getting set for some big changes. For one, Killian will soon be welcoming a smaller but even more badman version of himself to the world – so congratulations are in order. We fully expect the next show to be punctuated by infantile screaming and soiled nappies. No change there then.

Also on the next show we will be kicking off with the first of our Transmit Mixes. Norway’s Clueless will be blessing us with a 45 minute mix of funky future steppers. Now that’s big!

Back to this weeks show, and we have more exclusives from Mancunians Brero and Qualmsound, Mute & Mako plus a brand new one from Belgium’s Janner. Freebies come from Squelch & Clap, Lovesick Recordings, Dubs Alive Records and Requake,  We go deep, we go funky, we go filthy – and you love it.

Lost – Teknian
Gothic – The Phantom
Untroubled (Andrea Remix) – 123MRK
Funky Steppa – GoldFFinch
Pelican Bay – Tete De Tigre
Ono – Culprate
Slowine – Schalchthofbronx
Living Like I Do (Lil Silva Remix) – SBTRK ft. Sampha
Before Breakfast – Requake
Dusk – Brero
Propaganda – Biome
After Sun – Southbound Hangers
Urban Grounds – Kasket & Teknian
The Motive – Janner

Drift – Bukkha
Shutdown – Sukh Knight
Content – Sulfur
Mad Mother Dub – Trex
Hour Of The Wolf – Zoobi (Stark Sound RMX)
Too Close – Alex Clare (Distance RMX)
Progression – Synkro
Loner – Burial
Always – Mute & Mako
Cali Sleaze – Mute & Mako
G’d Up Jedi – Jawa Breaks
Situation Normal – Jawa Breaks
Earth – Qualmsound

Robot Bodypop 26.10.11

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artwork by Daniel Arnold-Mist

Apologies this week but we’ve both had to take gardening leave. As such we haven’t been able to lace the music with our sultry Mancunian tones and have had to let the music do the talking. The selection remains as upfront as always and normal service will be resumed next week. Enjoy.

Tracklisting

Hurricane – Ferrein
A Town Called Obsolete (Mala Remix) – Adriana Treyana
That’s Not My Scorpion – Janner
Esthar – Seifer & Surgical
Get Raw – 6blocc
Puppets (Tunnidge Remix) – Truth
Flashing Lights – Chasing Shadows
How U Like Dat – El B vs Laze
United Groove (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) – L.Vis 1990
W.U.T.A. – Compa
Big Bwoy Sound (part 2) – CRST ft MC Chico
Static Velocity – Geek Boy
Cold – Landslide
Hear Me – Pablo ft Boson Havoc
The Cold In You – Phaeleh feat. Soundmouse
Flikr of ur Eyes – Swarms
Eight and Eighths – Pale
Sunshine – Ruckspin & Quark
Deep Sea Space – Paper Tiger

Prototype – Headhunter
Fire (Original Mix) – Synkro
New Reality – DJ Madd
Alone – Kryptic Minds
Paranormal Activity – Pinch & Roska
No Respect – DJ Madd & Chris Su
Evil – Dr Cryptic
justabeat – Loefah
Justified – Breakage
Dream On – Chasing Shadows
Horndog – Linton Brown
Clinch – Kontext
City Of Cars (Von D Remix) – DLX & Kemst
Hardcore Members – Subscape
A Little Version – Love Grocer