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.
The multifarious Actraiser returns with the second instalment in his Footwork Jungle mix series. Commencing with a frenetic 160 dancefloor focus, artists such as Fishstix, Chrissy Murderbot and Om Unit grace the playlist as it encroaches further and further into Drum and Bass territory. Taal Mala, Mark Kloud and Plug facilitate a mighty conclusion. Pure quality precisely as we have come to expect. Free to download.
Brand new sounds from Chrissy Murderbot with his ‘Friendship EP’ absolutely smashing it out of the park this month. Whilst everyone else appears wrapped up in what ‘Trap music’ is and isn’t, the Murderbot pushes forward with his own steroid injected Juke sound. Here he breaks the underground out into the open with R&B samples, epileptic beats and hyperspeed synth work. Comes highly recommended, and if you listen to the tracks below you will see why.
artwork by Mike Best
YES! Robot Bodypop comes once again with a selection so heavy its best mate is a Higgs Boson. Another 2 hours of incredible bass music all sublimely layered between 4 selectors this week. Killian comes in for the first hour followed by a 20 minute digital injection from 1nejack who’s busy circling the Earth. Selections there include smooth vibes from Bulgarian badman Mloski and Brightons Guy Andrews as well as bass heavy riddims from Spinline & Submerse as well as some other tracks taking the vibe in all manner of directions.
Don’t forget were carrying on with the Survivor track, this being the strongest track from the previous sessions selections. Keep your ears pinned back for that beauty.
Rounding everything off is, of course, the Transmit session this week provided by selectors Peaman & Hicha from Bristol. A glance at the tracklist shows they are proud of their roots and they took some time to chat breeze with the Robot Bodypop.
Stream it, download it and share with your mates. Its a sweet 2 hours of beats. Check out the ‘Free Beats’ post this week for info on where to bag more than a handful of these tracks from the producers kind enough to give them away.
Monday Luv (Chronic) – Spinline
Merk Dem (Original Mix) – Impact
Weeda – Moresounds
Two Souls Intertwined – Mloski
Easy Now (Dread Foxx RMX) – OllieBassweight & Werd2Jah
Lost Time – Nanobyte
Shush – Soundproof
Kemistry (Justin Martin RMX) – Goldie
Temple (Quantum Soul RMX) – Side Projekt
Skreakage – Breakage ft. Skream
Rollpipe – Amoss
Come Close – Theory
Poison – Stray & Halogenix
Stay – Henry Krinkle
Now You Wanna – Lockah
The Wait – Guy Andrews
You Seem – Piri Piri
Give It Up – Submerse
Void – Mak & Pasteman
Bubble Boy – Jim E Stack
TRANSMIT #8 – Peaman & Hicha
Enter Dimensions – Mala
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Vampayaa (RSD Remix) – Tayo Meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim
Elders – Clouds
Gather – Peverlist
Let Us In – Gatekeeper
Over Here – Appleblim & Peverelist
Missed Me – Lorca
Pyre – Throwing Snow
Why Don’t You – Synkro
Once again the Bot has been endlessly crawling the internets for the best in free and legal music for the listeners and this week unearthed a stack of beats.
First up is this 4 track E.P from our homie and label boss Sub of Syncopathic Recordings. Tirelessly working to promote fresh producers is Subs game and for this release we see Double O, Theory and LXC on production duties alongsie a VIP from the man himself. ‘Come Close’ by Theory features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show because it’s mega. Available on Soundcloud and Sub has also kindly provided links to either MP3 or WAV meaning you can take these beats to the dancefloor as well.
Next up is a mighty 14 track long player from net label Future Grooves and this is compilation Vol.1. This collection sees unheard and unfinished tracks from producers from the UK, Europe, USA and Canada and moves through future garage, dubstep, juke and much more. Published as an attempt to gain these producers more followers and make no mistake about the quality of tracks on here. Several of our favourite producers feature such as Qualmsound with his atmospheric 2-step in ‘The Object’, Crystal Eyes with the deep and rolling vocal tinged ‘Black Magick’ topped off with ‘Stay’ by Henry Krinkle who’s smooth groove and vocals ensured inclusion on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.
A serious amount of talent on display here so be sure to check out the producers other works.
Finally another compilation this time from Mad Decent with Jeffrees Vol. 4. In their own words:
“Just barely 7 months old and we’re already on the 4th volume of Jeffree’s compilations! This one continues the series with a diverse selection of new talent from across the electronic music landscape, beginning with 19 year old Phat Deuce’s “Bubble Di Sistem”, a staple track in Diplo’s live set. Next up is the new J-Wow (of Buraka Som Sistema) project called Branko, featuring Dominique Young Unique and a remix by French producer French Fries. Scotland’s Lockah follows with a penchant for melody in the context of sub-octave bass music that defies any one genre. A series of 4 instrumentals from the mysterious producer UZ comes next. Having first caught our attention when he came out of nowhere with a string of huge trap-inspired beats on his Soundcloud page, UZ is one of the most exciting new producers in this growing scene. DJ Shaun D from the Netherlands rounds out the package with two more banging club tunes that Diplo has been rinsing out for quite some time.”
‘Now You Wanna’ by Lockah features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show so be sure to check out more of his productions
On the Robot Bodypop we espouse 2-step in all it’s incarnations, especially the original old school garage a’la Wookie/Sticky/etc. We bring you something of that distinct 90’s flavour with this nostalgic yet fresh new EP from the one like Rush’d.
The ‘For My Dogz’ EP draws deeply from the original blueprints. The opener -‘Easy’ – is chilled yet anthemic, and we caught vague undertones of The Streets‘ early productions. ‘For My Dogz’ is on a breaksy vibe, and the no doubt familiar old school garage ‘bloop’ sound rolls this one out nicely. Track 3 is a Koalah remix which brings the Juke vibe and comes out sounding all kinds of crazy and fresh. You can preview all 3 tracks below.
Make sure you catch this one on Square Harmony Records from April 23rd. It’s time to take it back folks!
Om Unit is one of those prolific producers that has his fingers in pies everywhere. This series of free downloads under the Blade-Runner inspired moniker Philip D Kick re-visits classic Jungle tracks and gives them a Juke/Footwork makeover. Seeing as both Jungle and Drum & Bass are bass heavy club genres with syncopated beats and 160bpm (or thereabouts) tempos it seemed natural to blend them together. The results are staggering. Volume 3 was the final in the series, completed last month. Download all 3 volumes here.
VOLUME 1 (DOWNLOAD)
VOLUME 2 (DOWNLOAD)
VOLUME 3 (DOWNLOAD)