Pragmatic Theory Present : Curtis The Beat Tape

Bandcamp has fast become one of my favourite sources of both new and experimental music. The ‘Pragmatic Theory’ cut is one such download available right now on there. The vibe sees a collective of producers, samplers and beat maestros from around the world getting involvoled purely for the love of music. They take elements from Curtis Mayfield cuts and create whatever beats it inspires.

Its a 25 track release and all of them are available straight from the beatsmiths alike. They are bouncy, they push the stereo limit, they make you turn the bass down and right back up again,
Stream it, download it and listen in. Concept albums are rocking my world at the minute and what better way to get involved than this…..Its packed full of soul.

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Egoless – Before/ After EP

The LoDubs label has steadily gained pace since it’s inception in 2006 as a sub label. Swiftly and without haste the label become and important part of modern bass music with their feature debuts from the likes of XI, 6Blocc, DZ, Bombaman, Starkey, Clubroot, Swarms and Cardopusher.

Their latest cut see’s Croation beatsmith Egoless on a 3 track E.P. ‘Before Dub’ is the opener and captures the roots vibe perfectly before the intruigingly titled ‘Woodpeckers Groove’ picks up the pace with skippy breaks and smooth harmonies rising throughout. ‘The Day After The Riot’ tops the E.P of with some traditional stabs and horns while the drums lay down the funky pattern and a subtle vocal rides over the lot.

A fine release, still only days old, and perfectly highlighting the versatility of this committed label.

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Robot Bodypop 15.09.12

artwork by Goro Fujita

Flying solo this week its myself Killian with a varied selection of beats. Theres some speaker-shaking beats in there this week most notably from Catnapp and the recent collaboration between Mancunians Virus Syndicate & North Base. Then theres some deep grooves from Kaiju, a roots vibe on the Hoodz cut and as usual theres a couple of freebies, this week supplied by Moth Equals and Subtle Mind. All nicely rounded with Mloski as the Transmit Sessions returns and he brings a deep and atmospheric vibe with a selection of his own work. Dig it.

Killian

Sexaphone – Subtle Mind
Dhaka – Mindgate & Malz
Trip – Curtis Mayfield (Ta Ku Pragmatic Theory RMX)
Make Your Speakers Boom – Catnapp
I & I – El Rakkas (XI RMX)
Lone Wolf – Kaiju
Bad Mind – Hoodz
Home – Virus Syndicate & North Base
Eyes Wide Open – J:Kenzo
The Goose That Got Away – Objekt
The Sun – Moth Equals

Transmit #11 – Mloski

What I Found – Mloski
Fragments – Mloski
Camera On – Mloski
Brings the Shadow – Mloski
Sea Black – Mloski & Balansky
Circumstances – Mloski
Two Souls Intertwined – Mloski
Tolerated Dose – Mloski
Scattered Thoughts (Micromanaged by Polygon Ring) – Mloski
Inside Ocean – Mloski
Among the Others – Mloski