Transmit Sessions Volume XII – Dekoi

Whilst we have been busy tinkering with the back end of The Robot it’s been a minute since a we have had a Transmit mix gracing the home page. Now, thankfully, the wait is over. We have recieved an awesome blend from resident Mancunian Liquid Drum & Bass and sometimes Dubstep producer Dekoi. Featuring a myriad of vibes, the backbone of the mix is jazzy liquid DnB. Notable favourites in here from Grifta, Dramatic & dBaudio and Electrosoul System.

We also took time to put Dekoi in the interrogation room with our Robot. Here’s what he had to say;

What is Dekoi all about? What do you try to put across in your music, and what inspires you most? 

Firstly i’d like to thank you for having me on Robot Bodypop and taking an interest in my music. Dekoi is all about the music! aha but seriously I’m not trying to convey any political messages or anything, just trying to make music that people can enjoy as well as having my personal progression and sense of constant improvement. I’d say what inspires me most is the music i listen to, not just dnb but jazz, soul, funk, ambient, house etcetera. I learn new things from every song I listen to and try and use them to make my music more original. But also hearing positive things about my music inspires me to keep at it, if I hadn’t had positive feedback from friends and family I would have given up a long time ago.

You’ve had releases on Echowide Music and Liquid Tones to date – What’s next? Any chance of an album? 

I currently have another 2 tunes coming out on Echowide and a collab with Mayforms coming out on Promo audio. I often think i’d love to do an album but I also think i’d rather wait and release one in a couple years when I’m really getting somewhere with my music. I don’t want to release an album only to find in a months time that all the tunes need improving. (though I guess it’s always going be like that as a producer)

True! So what was the first piece of music you ever bought? How did your tastes develop to arrive at where you are now? 

I wasn’t really into music until I was about 12, my mate gave me a Drum And Bass Arena CD mainly filled with jump up which I wasn’t quite into but when I heard High Contrast’s Eternal Optimist I knew DnB was the thing for me, so I went off and bought High Contrasts Confidential album. This lead me to checking out all the old Hospital mixes and their extensive back catalogue. I was disappointed with Hospital Records’ more recent releases because they lacked that soulful, jazzy vibe. I hadn’t realised there were modern producers making the stuff, and one day I stumbled upon Fokuz Recordings and the huge tree of similar liquid labels – I haven’t looked back since. I have started looking into many different genres in the past year, broadening my musical tastes and knowledge.

What’s the weirdest/most random sample or sound you have ever used in a tune? 

I once made a tune using only guitar that i had recorded. I can’t play guitar but that didn’t really matter because it didn’t have any strings! I just recorded random percussive sounds with it and through a lot of experimentation I managed to make synths and bass lines out of it.

Skills! Who would you most like to collab with? 

Aww man that’s too open a question and i’m too indecisive so heres a few: Dave Owen, Blue Motion, mSdoS, Eveson, Random Movement and Intelligent Manners are all at the top of the list – sorry, I can’t pick one!

What sort of music will we be listening to in ten years time? 

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… I just don’t know.

Ok, well that brings us to our final question. What’s the largest animal you could throw over a crossbar?

I wouldn’t dare throw any animal anywhere unless it was small enough to throw really far so I guess something like a mouse or a frog, but that’s just cruel ey?

Not sure if The Robot has ever considered the ethics of this question to be honest! Here we go..

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1. LTJ Bukem – Watercolours
2. The Peter Nice Trio – Harp Of Gold
3. Command Strange – Vanilla Dream
4. Well Being – Storms By Streetlight
5. Brother – Get To Know
6. Grifta – Tomorrow
7. Bachelors Of Science – Bounce
8. Silent Dust – 1959 (Calibre Remix)
9. Savage Rehab – Quiet Stars
10. Andy Sim – Palm Trees (Brother Remix)
11. Mutt – Womack
12. Mayforms – Get You Off My Mind
13. Electrosoul System – In The Morning
14. Dekoi – Your Love
15. Capsika – Ghost Orchid
16. Madmen & Poets – Reached Out
17. Well Being – Lend Me Your Troubles
18. Fracture & Survival – Tracks Of Time
19. Redeyes Feat Mutt – Sugar
20. Submorphics – Step In The Spot
21. Concept & Shneck – Bedford Avenue
22. Atlantic Connection – 1979
23. Mayforms – This Is Love Girl
24. Nookie – I Love The Way
25. Dramatic & dbAudio – Subtle Shaking
26. Well Being – When You’re Not Around
27. Intelligent Manners – Still
28. Mayforms – Get High
29. Random Movement – Waterlogged
30. Dekoi – Beautiful Life
31. Intelligent Manners – Close My Eyes
32. Dekoi – Thinking About Thinking
33. Arp XP Feat. Estel Luz – Closer (Stunna Remix)
34. Blue Motion – Fallen
35. Dominic Ridgeway & Displaced Paranormals – City Of Gods
36. Ink & Getz – Road Runner
37. Savage Rehab – Bloom
38. Teebee – Untitled Jazz

www.soundcloud.com/dekoiuk

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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

Eurocultured Manchester Street Festival 2012 | 3 & 4 June

We are pleased to announce our place in the line-up of one of Manchesters biggest and most unique music & arts festivals. If you haven’t yet been to this amazing event then where’ve you been at, man?

Set amongst 6 different venues and 3 covered stages we are joining the likes of Broke N English, Skittles, Chimpo, Dub Phizix, Synkro, Indigo and Metrodome to name just a few of the local talent getting involved. Then you’ve got a load of international artists like Von D, Stickman and Japanese Popstars coming in to tear it down. There’s a load of creative workshops to get involved in, and on top of that some of Europe’s finest graf and street artists shape their creations before your very eyes!

Come down and soak up the atmosphere over the course of the two days and make sure you pop your head through the door of Revolution Bar on Oxford Road (Monday 7-9pm) to see us in action – We have got a wicked set planned too. Triple distilled future bass music robot stepping carnival vibes!

 

FULL LINE UP

Sunday 3rd June:

Mainstage:

Caravan Palace
FranceBirdy Nam Nam
The Amazing
SwedenZUN ZUN EGUI
UKOrlyk Dance Ensemble
Ukrainian Folk Dance

Student Castle Stage: 

Errors
The Kill Van Kulls
Folks
Brown Brogues
The Feud
Five Card Deck
The Lottery Winners
Blind Atlas

The Wesc Stage:

Airhead
Troy Gunner
Denis Jones
Neko Neko
Bering Strait

Black Dog Ballroom Roof Terrace:

Matthew Whitaker
Comedy from Laughing Cows
Sunset Quartet Acoustic
Time for T.
Jim Amada

Black Dog Ballroom Pool Room:

Von D
Rich Reason
Chunky
Tonn Piper
Now Wave DJs
Aficionado recordings
Breakdance Competition
Elimination

Black Dog Ballroom Under Dog:

Nanny
The Sultan
Optimus
Bastian+Swede
Herman
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop

Front Bar:

Ashley Beedle
Diesler
Red Laser Disco Residents
Dan Smith
Gareth Brooks
Lovely Rita
Hey Bulldog
Danny Mahon
Scuttlers

Thirsty Scholar:

Nick Sinna
Il Bosco
Linkwood
Swing Ting
Martin Brew
Dom Thomas
Cherrystones
Matt Triggs
Cyril Snear
The Draymin
The Physics House Band & Bwani Junction

The Attic:

Synkro
Indigo
Until Silence
Stickman
Joe Kalius
Old House Playground
Djembeklan
Hot Vestry
Clockwork Radio
Sootytern

Soundcontrol Top Floor:

Prosumer
Stretford Dogs Club
HUMANIZER
The Draymin
Cyril Snear
Bwani Junction
The Physics House Band
Zebra Tracks

Sound Control Basement Club Space:

Optimo DJs
Naive Melody DJs

Soundcontrol Bar Area:

Damn Dirty Ape
The Mayfield Players
Simon Toulouse
Going for Gold Photo Experience
Fancy dress fun
Visual art workshop

Revolution:

Kuartz
Weeble
Steve Thorpe
Danny K
Greg
I am Austin
Working For A Nuclear Free City
Candyblasta
Extra Love
Bad Transmission
JP Cooper

Revolution Bar Area:

Lowdown & Dirty DJ’s
Dan Nolan
Danny Russell
Johnny Shire

European Soul All Dayer:

TBC

Live Painting on the Street:

Frau Isa
Xenz
Low Bros
Nicolas Barrome
Sickboy
Dulk
Matt Sewell

Monday 4th June:

Death in Vegas
The Japanese Popstars
The Correspondents
Zakopower
Breakdance Competition
2 on 2 breakdance compeition with live band

Student Castle Stage:

Silverclub
From the Kites of San Quentin
Vieka
Jez Kerr
Metrodome

The Wesc Stage:

Broke ‘n’ English
Skittles
Dub Phizix
Chimpo
T-Man
Fox
p.R.p DJs

Black Dog Ballroom Terrace:

Comedy from Laughing Cows
Tim and Nayan
Lovely Rita

Black Dog Ballroom Pool Room:

Manchester’s European Soul Weekender

Black Dog Ballroom Under Dog:

In the Loop vs Hot Milk
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop

Font Bar:

Mr Brown
Mark XTC
North Base
Simon Toulouse
The Slow Show
Cheap Cuts
Golden Glow
Hot Beat Repeat
Mount Fabric
Hawker Reunion
City Reign

Thirsty Scholar:

p.R.p DJs
Chris Franzkowiak
Naymedici
The Yossarians
Santiago Street Machine
Hologram Heart Parade
Jeramiah Ferrari
Bobkatz
The Age of Glass
Vinyl Miners
FoE
Vinyl Miners
Bugalu Foundation
Mind on Fire Djs
DAYSE & AVER
Mind on Fire Djs
Hot Botz Brass Band

The Attic:

SSD DJs
Gypsy Hill
Tender Machine
Hugo Kensdale
Trojan Horse
Old Suits

Revolution:

Whim Wham Magic showcase

Revolution Bar Area:

p.R.p DJs
Robot Bodypop
Headgone DJs

Live Painting on the Street:

Frau Isa
Xenz
Low Bros
Nicolas Barrome
Sickboy
Dulk
Matt Sewell

http://www.eurocultured.com/festival-info

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eurocultured-Street-Festival-Manchester/191864917517186

http://twitter.com/#!/eurocultured

 

Free Tunes

Just a couple of free cuts from me this week – First up is Riddlez with some persisently head rocking dubstep. ‘4, 3, 2, 1 Let’s Go’ jars you to the bone and I love it. But wait, it was only free for a limited time and he took it off his page already!! You’ll just have to listen to the show to see what you missed. Hey ho, I’m sure it will pop up again sometime – In the meantime here is a 72MB folder full of his other free dubs. Dang!

And just this week the legends that are C.R.S.T. have opened up their 2010 Futurestep EP for download free on soundcloud, seeing as you can no longer buy it anywhere. That’s nice that.

And it what seems to be a growing trend, Mancunian producers Biome are also having a clear out. This track Specimen was made in 2010 and never saw a release, so with it sitting around on his hard drive possibly not doing a whole lot why not unleash the forgotten beast for free? The tune falls quite comfortably into the ‘hench’ category. Grab it.

Next up Ghostek offers up this haunting 2-step number ‘Trust Me’ as a farewell bid to this sound that he’s made his own over the last few years. Looking forward to seeing what he’s going to come up with next.

Finally we have Mancunian supergroup North Base with a killer remix of the No Lay track ‘Drugs’ featuring Ms Dynamite. Hopefully you’ll be lucky to catch these guys live bring a 140bpm stomping set.

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)

Ghostek

The stand out track of this deep 4 track ep from Ghostek is his brilliant collaboration with Rooflight ‘Leaving For The City Of Saints’ which is out now on Other Heights. Also included is a beautifully twitchy remix of TH’s ‘Die’.

Ghostlight – Leaving For The City Of Saints

TH – Die (Ghostek Remix) 

Cop on and cop it. Download button links to purchase.

Also on Ghostek’s soundcloud you will find this sick free download – featured in this weeks selection from myself. Enjoy!