Pále – Catacombs EP | Forthcoming Fat! Recordings

Manchester boy Pále has been on a steady climb with the Fat! outfit since early 2011. At only 18 years old, his sound has already reached a maturity that many producers twice his age could never hope to match.

Despondent pads open up the title track, with incidental kicks that quickly multiply building an energetic rhythm. Ghost like chords play off distant vocals as we rush towards a heady crescendo. ‘Oak Music’ maintains the same liquescent pace with beautiful organic percussion and ornate arpeggiated melodies, whispering vocals and celestial pads giving the track a feeling of infinite depth. ‘Orchidea’ ties everything up with a languid vocal loop carrying unconcerned piano melodies over the enduring drum track.

Available from Fat! Records 22nd October

Chew the Fat vs Church | XOYO London | Friday 30th March

A must see for all future beat heads – Featuring a stack of highly acclaimed artists including London up and comers Disclosure, UK Funky king Deadboy and Mancunian representatives Synkro and Pale this night is sure to bring it differently. Get involved.

Friday 30th March 2012, @ XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, London.EC2A 4AP
Main Room
Disclosure LIVE
Church residents: Seb Wildblood & Apes
9pm – 3am
£5 earlybird / Before 10pm £8 advance


Make sure you also check out Synkro‘s most recent mix for Solitude – Available here for free download. A good hour of beautifully chilled out vibes for you to bag.

And you can peep our post on Pale‘s new EP here including a free download.

Pále – Why’d You Even Say (Fat Records | March 5th)

Pále does it again with this beautifully fresh EP. Out on Fat! Records on March 5th (but available on Beatport right now as a digital release) the production is as cutting edge as we would expect, with tangents breaking off at unexpected turns.

Track 3, the emphatically titled ‘Damn Social’, comes as a free download – and what a tune it is too. Listen and grab here.

Robot Bodypop 20.01.12

artwork by Andrew Chase

So we’re back for 2012 with another diverse selection of upfront future beats. Being a new year it’s time for some changes – The main one being the switch to a fortnightly drop from here on out – Doing a weekly show often leaves us with little time for much else – Hopefully we can focus more on quality of content rather than rushing to get a show done. We also want to bring in more exclusives, guest mixes and interviews for 2012 so keep a look out. Be assured that the blog will be updated weekly as ever to keep you in tune with current releases and events – don’t neglect to bookmark!

Todays podcast features cuts from the likes of BondaxBlynkBiomeBreroBoot, and a whole heap of other great producers whose names don’t begin with a ‘b’. Freebies include tracks from PaleWeeknd, Ghostek, Killawatt, DJ Craze and Sangam.



Minus – Biome
Not Your Ting – Brero
Platinum Skull – Ghost Mutt
Outside – Weeknd
Initiation – Weeknd
Brobot Apocalypse – Fei Fei
Gotta Get High – Skank Sinatra
Down On Me – Wookie
Just Smile For Me (Hostage Remix) – Bondax feat. Bobbie Gordon
Secrets – Ghostek
I Don’t Want – Crump
Late – Sangam
Ruckus – Pale
Lights – Blynk

Coded Transmission – Glyph
Blowfish – Chimpo
Consume – My Nu Leng
Dark Things – Boot
Blank – Lurka
Joom – Killawatt & Thelem
Type One – Scary Larry Dubs
The House Music – Scary Larry Dubs
Be Myself VIP – Krakota
Droids – ASC
Waiting – Londy
Fabrication – Emalkay (DJ Craze Loc’d Out RMX)

Forthcoming and Freebies

OK first up is the upcoming stuff we’re excited about and it doesnt come any more hotly anticipated than Blowfish by Chimpo. A serious riddim. Its a dancefloor track with a nod to the original raves whilst staying dancehall. The most exciting cut I’ve heard this year. Yeah its only 20 days in so what? its release 005 from the solid Estate Recordings camp and it drops on the 30th January. Check it, bag it, play it, bodypop to it. Featured on this weeks Robot Bodypop show. Ruff!

Chimpo Soundcloud

Next up is the forthcoming release on Ingredients Records.

The label had a solid year in 2011 and continue the pressure with Ingredients 025 from Krakota.

Side A serves up ‘Scraper’. Coming with the punchy snares and deep subs this track is as infectious as much as it is a reminder of the finer years of the neuro-jungle made popular by Ed Rush & Optical.

‘Tunnel Vision’ on the flip offers up a rich D&B roller that builds and skips through some smooth synths which has been on rotation all week at the Robot Bodypop.

Catch the freebie by Krakota; Be Myself VIP on his Soundcloud also featured on this weeks show. Out on the 23rd of January. Don’t sleep.

Krakota on Soundcloud

On the freebie tip there’s a nice varied selection of gratis music in this weeks show – And we are pleased to present it all here for your downloading enjoyment. Big respect goes out to all the artists for their collective generosity.

First up, mancunian Pále steps back into the frame with this techy roller named Ruckus.

As mentioned on this weeks podcast, The Weeknd‘s free album has been making waves since last November with it’s unique blend of sweet harmonies, haunting instrumentals and dark lyrical content. Essential listening. Download from their website here.

Hailing from the North West Borough (where? we’re confused) Sangam crafts hauntingly deep music with future garage overtones. This mysterious and well crafted EP is a generous giveaway.

Robot Bodypop 28.9.11

DOWNLOAD (right click and save)

artwork by Christopher Conte


Afterlife – TZR
Machine City – Thelem
Lost Hope – Cload
Let You Down – Dom Hz
Ghost Story – L.D.
Narco – Killawatt
My Nu Leng – Midnight
Power Surge – LAS
Wonder – Quark
All Gods, All Masters – Comma
Warfare – Ruckspin & Planas
Dreams – Compa
Distant – Soap Dodger
I Just Dont Know – Londy & Bucky
Proteus – Janner
Breath (Blynk Remix) – Qualmsound (
Maneuver – Lando Kal
Treatment – Pale & Vyperod (unreleased)
Radar – Fable
Undercoat – DJ Rum
Level Nine – Mala
Undercover – G.A.
Lion VIP – Vex’d
Disko Rekah (Teknian Remix) – Loefah
Night Light – Dark Sky
Eternal Sunshine – Ted-E
Unexpected – Digital Mystiks
Feel – J-One
Humanity – Kayus
Scaramanga – Cain Mos & WPL