RBP001 | 27.10.12 | 1NEJACK

artwork by Waldemar-Kazak

We thought it was about time we start cataloging our podcasts properly – No better time like the present so here we go with RBP001 – 45 minutes from myself 1nejack showcasing the best of bass from the last fortnight. Most of the playlist is featured on the posts below so whilst you are listening have a scroll down and read up on some great music.

Featuring free downloads from Gravity, Venture and Jacm, we are also proud to present a couple of weighty previews from the Slime and Mars labels. More than enough to keep you bouncing into November. Stream or grab the 320 from the button below.

One Of These Days – Memory9
Rage (Badklaat & Requake Remix) – Gravity
Hollow – Stiver
Loft – REKchampa
Autumn Sun – Venture
Feel (Congi Remix) – FullCasual & Brais Larkin Ft. Da Kooka
Rainy Thoughts (Ollie Macfarlane Remix) – JacM & Zoe Phillips
Glacier – Bhok
Down Boy – Soaka
Far Away Ft. Grimm (Total Science Remix) – dRamatic & dbAudio

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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

REKchampa – Self Serve EP | Bandcamp

Back with the future funk, REKchampa comes through with another blunted 2step/Hip Hop cross-pollenation. In keeping with the sound that first got our attention with ‘Pocket The Rest’, here we see enhanced production and a consolidation of his distinctive style.

‘Bartender’s Theme’ opens with restless percussion and bar-room atmospheres underscored by deep chords and a sub-oceanic bass line. Bringing it down a notch on the second track, Brea steps in to lend sampled vocals and harmonies to the beautiful instrumentation on ‘Collapsin’.

‘Flit-Flax’ has a skippy beat and a persistent organ melody which rides over shimmering pads as Timbaland-style vocal incursions dip in and out. ‘The Comeback’ has an eski feel to it, with a glacial drum track breaking into pitched down vocals merged with vibrant chord play. The last track ‘Loft’ sees us out with a gloriously detailed 2step beat and trademark pitched percussive vocals.

He’s done it again folks. Self-released at $4 (or more) and worth every penny. A must for any collection. Go and bag that.

Robot Bodypop 28.04.12

artwork by Mat Mcivor

Once again, all stops have been pulled out for the latest Robot Bodypop show and its a killer selection this week. Theres a number of exclusives from the young and incredibly talented local boy (to us anyway), Metrodome as well as Fracture with his forthcoming release on Warm Communications. Standing by these cuts theres the usual mix of freebies, notably this week from Fetch and Epoxy. No fillers on these shows with bangers such as the Doctor vocal cut, an oldie from SBTRKT and some other personal favourites. Last but not least its the frankly awesome Rekchampa with the latest Transmit guestmix and its all original work by himself and its representing the sound he’s working very hard to forge.

We Are – Roofout
So Clear – Commodo
Pilot Like This – Megalodon & Conscious ft. Doctor
Arpeggiated Goon – Keyed Up
Catharsis – Droid Sector & 3rd Eye
Cut Off – Epoxy
Sun For Days – Fetch
Laika – SBTRKT
Warewolf – Versa & Rowl
Nova – Burial & Four Tet
Lately – Fracture ft. Ella Jones
Tunnel Track – Fracture
You Look Better Dead – Amit ft. Rani
Acid Jackson – Boddika
You – Hatti Vatti (Phaeleh RMX)

Inviolable – Clubroot
Icarus – Peaman
For My Dogz – Rush’d
Standing There – Metrodome

TRANSMIT #5 : REKchampa

REKchampa – Cold Feet
REKchampa – You
REKchampa – Bartenders Theme
REKchampa – Urge
REKchampa – Collapsin ft. Brea
REKchampa – Thinking We Still
REKchampa – Forever
REKchampa – Baby Cheesus
REKchampa – Rollers
REKchampa – Complacent
Morning High & REKchampa – About The Inbox

Transmit Sessions Vol 5 | REKchampa

ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW:

Imagine a sound comprised from the various elements of US Hip Hop and UK bass music – a hybrid unlike anything heard before yet one which sounds uncannily familiar. Well you need imagine no longer as that is what Stefan Ringer aka REKchampa delivers. His excellent debut album ‘Pocket The Rest’ is out now on San Francisco based Two Circles Records and he has a number of tunes knocking about on  a name your price basis which you really ought to take a listen to.

He is part of an emerging underground scene in the Atlanta area alongside artists such as P VillaTime Wharp, heRobust, Ethereal and Divine Interface. These up and coming artists represent a brand new direction for bass music that people are gradually paying more and more attention to, and whilst the big money currently flows elsewhere this fledgeling scene comes from strong foundations and will continue to grow.

REKchampa kindly took time out to talk to us; Here is what he had to say.

We can definitely hear UK garage influences in your music as well as home-grown hip hop vibes. Which artists from these scenes did you listen to as you came up? Is there anybody in particular you would like to pay homage to for influencing your style?

I enjoyed listening to Timbaland when I was younger..the tracks he made back then are some of my favorites. as I got older I started going into electronic genres..I really enjoyed listening to jungle.. Remark, Ray Keith, Tom and Jerry, ShyFx..

Nice! We are pleased to see that your mix is made up entirely of your own tracks. Is this your blueprint for playing out? What kind of venues have you played to so far and where did you get the best reception?

When asked, I’ll get together an ableton set and play out that way.. But I get a few dj’ing gigs around the city.. Ive played at mostly bars, lounges, medium-sized venues… I like this spot in East Atlanta called 529 they play many different styles of music.. I played there my first time ever doing an ableton set performance… The place was smaller at that time but the crowd was there.. Everyone seemed to be really feeling the set.. The vibe was dope.. All love..

We’ve seen you say that you are trying to get out of the habit of using vocal samples in your beats. Will you produce purely instrumental tracks from now on or are there any vocalists you are planning to write songs with?

I’d say that right now, I am still trying to get away from using vocal samples. I’ve been recording my own voice a bit recently. I have made a few tracks that are purely instrumental. I wouldn’t mind working with a vocalist. I have before.. I would want the vocalist to be experienced in writing lyrics.

We would love to host a show for you here in Manchester. Are there any long term plans to tour in the UK?

I would definitely like to do that..But I would have no idea of how to get something like that together.. I’m novice to touring and things of that nature..I would love to come out there though..

We’ll see what we can do.. Finally, what’s the largest animal you can throw over a crossbar?

Tasmanian tiger.

We would like to thank you for this incredible mix, and we wish you great success for the future!

TRANSMIT V, LAUNCH!

http://soundcloud.com/rekchampa
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http://twitter.com/rekchampa
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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 Christmas 2011

artwork by Lynton Levengood

Tracklisting

My Culture (Addergebroed remix) – Habstrakt
Rude Boyz – Horsepower Productions
Ebb Flow – Taz
FFWD – Joakim & Bambounou
Like The Way You Should (Mala Digital Mystiks remix) – Lee Scratch Perry
Smokes Depth – Stavrogin
Waiting – Moony
What U R – Jacques Greene
Jumbo (Norrit Remix) – Lucid
Square One VIP – Mosca
Into You – Greenmoney feat. Roses Gabor
Up In Your Mix – Two Inch Punch
Together (Youandewan Dub) – Duffstep
No Good – Ifan Dafydd
Urge – Rekchampa
Send Me – Paper Tiger

Get Up – Goli & Ashburner
Bratva – Ghost Note
Ruff House – J:Kenzo ft. Rod Azlan
Fatty Drummer – Skream
Disperse – Saffire
Chang Caine – Demon
Make You – Stak One
Something About Her – Hwood
Marka – Dub Phizix, Skeptical & Strategy
Sunshine – NKillah
Ethal – Luska
Origin – Wheeler
In Your Eyes – Johnny Osbourne (Silent Code RMX)