This Leeds based future dub outfit go from strength to strength, constantly evolving and developing their sound whilst sticking with a style that is distinctly their own – no easy feat with many artists struggling to keep the ideas flowing after their first release – yet this is Paper Tiger‘s third convincing outing to date and each is an improvement on the last. Back with Mancunian label Mind On Fire this trippy, perfectly syncopated and bright release draws on dub and funky house influences and hits all the right buttons. Preview tracks below and catch the beautiful ‘Delight Dub’ on this weeks show.
Hotly anticipated on the Estate Recordings label, wordsmith Skittles returns with his second LP. The album features Skittles own productions alongside Chimpo, Dub Phizix and DRS alongside vocals from Mr Fox and Fallacy. A serious recipe for a long player. The album features cuts released previously as a taster such as ‘Tip-i-Cally’, ‘Boys In Blue’ and the monster ‘Dot2Dot’ as well as some fresh cuts like Robot Bodypop favourite, ‘Lying Here’. As Estate Recordings like to put it:
Imagine a piece of classical music, put it in a blender and add some reggae/ska to it, throw a load of broken instruments in the mix and a few proper cold rappers, sprinkle in some grime an a vinyl,add a bit of pop an pulse until smooth, an you will have nothing like what this album is.
Released on the 5th March in Manchester where you can catch the launch party at The Deaf Institute with a worldwide release following on the 12th March. Pick this album up. Don’t sleep.
Any fan of the Robot Bodypop show quickly realises this is a mouth-watering line-up for us. Alongside Kryptic Minds, Just Skank bring the mighty DJ Madd, Dub Phizix, Killawatt and the rising Compa. A serious line up staged at the Moho Live venue. Theres a second room featuring upcoming talent and the hosts for the night come in the form of Broke ‘n’ English wordsmith Strategy, GNI MC and Sin Seer. I hear Compa is going to be there selling whites of ‘Dem A Talk’ so be sure to get in early and corner him. Really looking forward to this one and it promises to be as diverse as it does upfront. Big up Just Skank for this
MAIN ROOM : Void Sound Sytem
► KRYPTIC MINDS
► DJ MADD
► DUB PHIZIX FT STRATEGY
► DJ FRED
You’ll have to excuse us for sleeping on this one a little while. We have been fans of Paper Tiger for well over 2 years now since catching a couple of their live shows in Manchester, and somehow this debut EP had escaped our attention until last month when it was uploaded to soundcloud.
Apologies aside, these guys are something a bit special. A future hip-hop and dubstep crew hailing from Leeds, Paper Tiger fuse electronic beats and synthesisers with live instrumentation, at times laced with the lyrical talents of MC Raphael Attar.
Grab one of the last few CD’s available of their debut EP via bandcamp before they are all gone forever!
Also you can grab a free download of the title track remixed by BUG right here.
We will be keeping you updated on their forthcoming work so stay locked to the show and the blog in coming weeks.
Project Nightlife is a new series of events showcasing some of the best electronic music around. Breathing new life into Manchesters club scene this promises to be the new home for great, fresh, bass heavy, electronic music across the board. Backed by residents Brunks, Compa, Ben Pearce, Doodle Djs, Darka, Wanners, No Rush DJs, Ben Starr and Chow Down Djs and with Robot Bodypop appearing on the 26th November this is an event not to be slept on. Every Saturday at Rumours until 3rd December. Dont miss out.
Starting this week:
WEEK 1 // 22.10.11
SOUNDS OF SUMO presents :
● MELÉ (Sound Of Sumo)
● SUBMERSE (Well Rounded)
● KRYWOLF (Sounds Of Sumo)
● TOM SHANKS (Sounds Of Sumo)
A taster of what to expect from MELÉ
and from Submerse
Head over to the Facebook page for more info and events listings.