Arkaik – Cutting Edge EP | DIFF015

dub arkaik3 Big fans of the Diffrent label here at
Robot Bodypop. The label bosses seem
to have a clear view of what they want to put out and whilst it may
be indulgent, the quality is always there. In their own words;
“We believe theres a lot of soul-less D&B music
out there due to labels having to put out music that “HAS” to sell.
Ultimately we’re about making music fun, trying new things
& putting out music that we truly love!’ – Hunchbak
& Dexta
The title track ‘Cutting
Edge’
opens the release off with its steppy breaks
and chopped vocal stabs. It doesn’t build so much as hit you in the
face from the off. ‘Lost’ opens with
some haunting synth’s and draws you in before the crisp break
drives through the cold vibes Diffrent
is known for before it peaks into a breakdown that
runs with piano licks and twisted electronica. Followed by personal
favourite ‘Game Changer’ it builds
slowly before the lyrics force a key change and the bass wraps
around the vocals interspersed with killer soundbites. Badness
‘Serrated’ works on the low end right
the way through. Its a deep track. One for the heads. A strong release and out to
pick up now at Juno Records and all decent online
retailers.

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Octane & DLR – Method… in the Madness

With releases on RunDNB, Audio Tactics and most notably Renegade Hardware and Dispatch Recordings, Octane & DLR are set to drop their long player on the 10th September on Dispatch Recordings. Pushing the limits with their cross-genre vibes has gained them huge support from their peers. Regular radio play comes as a result, as the sound they have spent the last 12 months meticulously carving is ridiculously fresh. The album features mouth watering collabos from Break, Cern and EBK as well as guest vocalists and MC’s Fokus, Kemo, Gusto and Marion.
To whet your appetite catch this preview mix as its absolute FIRE! Just when you thought you’d heard it all before.

Be sure to check out the full dates of each drop

FULL ALBUM RELEASE DATES:
Vinyl album sampler + digital formats drop on 13th of August 2012
Vinyl plate 1 + digital formats drop on 3rd September 2012.
Vinyl plate 2 + digital formats + Full album CD + full album digital (plus extra bonus tracks) drop on 10th September 2012.
Vinyl plate 3 + digital formats drop on 17th September 2012.

Until Silence – That Shine b/w Hands Tied | RED010

Not ones for sticking to a particular genre or vibe, here at the Robot Bodypop we are feeling this cut from Until Silence which is on a deep house tip. His second offering on the mighty Pushing Red label and one of the strongest releases yet. ‘That Shine’ kicks off with pulsating kicks and a strong vocal commands your attention. ‘Hands Tied’ is straight up feel good house. A solid 4/4 keeps the momentum strong with soulful male vocals thrown on top. Smooth chords bounce with the deep bassline. Love this. Pushing Red is certainly doing all it can to stay a commendable label amassing a serious back catalogue.

Out now and available at any online music retailer worth its salt.

Until Silence

Pushing Red

Robot Bodypop 03.03.12

artwork by ClockworkVerdigis

Yes Yes! Really excited about this weeks Robot Bodypop show. Not least because of the badman selection but it also marks the start of the Transmit exclusive mixes. Each one promises to be a showcase of artists, labels or vocalists talents with some very special guests in the coming weeks. Starting us off is the mighty Clueless from Norway.

Alongside the Transmit mix theres tracks from Heny G, the mighty Dem A Talk by Compa, some older bits from HotFlush and Ox Rider Records as well as some newer cuts from Dispatch Recordings with Dabs & Saffire and a serious Clubroot riddim. Chuck all this in the mix with some killer freebies. Get locked.

Tracklisting:

Dem A Talk – Compa
Unknown – Pure Woman
Finest Hour – Submotion Orchestra (Planas RMX)
Sunlit – Whistla
Francoise – Asa With Joyful Lips
Brood – Boxcutter
Scars – Clubroot
The Skinny – Vlsson (Blynk remix)
Conquerer – j:kenzo (Heny g remix)
Miaow – Habstrakt & Badjokes (War & Mateba RMX)
Time Carrier – Dubs & Saffire
Those Days – Sumgii
To Me – Bjork (Compa RMX)

Deep – Mr Skank Sinatra
Damn Social – Pale
Pyre – Throwing Snow
Pressure (Alternative Mix) – LDZ & Matta feat. Stig Of The Dump

TRANSMIT #1 : CLUELESS

Mandy – Palace
Looking At You – Kowton
Sweat (Jon Convex Mix) – Presk Cinnaman
What’s There – Dauwd
Shorty – Trevino
Armageddon – Palace
Night (Duncan Powell Mix) – Viers
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Loftmind Remix) – Marvin Gaye
Posh – Clueless
Pop – Clueless

Lying Here – Skittles