This month Manchester’s Soul:ution returns to Band On The Wall for the second instalment of the bi annual Exit Records residency. With residents including Calibre, Dub Phizix and Marcus Intalex and regular shows across the country Soul:ution is one of drum and bass’ most respected parties. This month sees dBridge, Loxy, Marcus Intalex and DRS taking to the stage.
In the meantime cop a recent mix from Marcus Intalex ft. DRS and Strategy recorded for Austrias La Boum de Luxe, FM4 Radio. Grab is here on Mixcloud or here for a direct download. It’s packed full of badman tracks.
One year since it’s immaculate conception, Robot Bodypop pull out all the stops to bring you a fitting celebration to end a great first year of podcasting. We have been very lucky to host and interview some amazing acts in our ongoing Transmit mix series and we hope to build on that into 2013. We are massively appreciative of our listeners, friends, relatives, producers, artists, labels and promoters that have helped and supported us along the way. To show how humble we are, we have stitched together an hour long back to back mix of some of our keenest selections to date for free download. Check the First Annuary Podcast feature below.
As for the show itself, 1nejack opens on the deep and emotional side of things with artists like Purity Ring, Maribou and 123MRK all gracing the playlist. Killian comes in a dutty dancefloor style – Major Lazer, Strategy and eccentric reggae don Lee Scratch Perry get a good rotation in his half of the show, but that’s not before we bring out this fortnight’s Survivor. Clear out your ears, open your mind and enjoy.
Obedear – Purity Ring
Ready – Jacques Greene
Go (If You Lie) – Kiro Rox
Elevate This Sound (feat. Teebee) – Calyx
Off The Reel – Kry Wolf
Cross Examination (feat Beezy) – Perverse
Cherise – Roof Light
Blindspot (Maribou Remix) – Submotion Orchestra
August – Detz
Morning – Inxect
Lights Out, Words Gone (Dark Sky Remix) – Bombay Bicycle Club
And I’ll Be – Revilo
Invisible Colours – 123MRK
The Grey Area – Your Local Vicar
Harlem – Saulya & Radic
Harder – The Eyes
Come Again – The Eyes ft. Strategy
Acufen – Mekha
Maybe – NKillah (Tronical RMX)
Look At Where We Are – Hot Chip (Major Lazer RMX)
Sanctuary – Pheral
Black Panta – Lee Perry
Business Lock – Luciano (Krak In Dub RMX)
Pain Of The Sting – L-Ow
My Love – Xanja
Swagger Wagon – ECID ft. Derill Pounds & Leif
Inside Ocean – Mloski
Estate Recordings goes from strength to strength showing that the recent Umbro bursary was well deserved. The new single, their 7th release, drops on the 20th August and it’s a killer.
On the A side it’s the first release from super-producer and selector Chimpo and ridiculously good vocalist Fox. They go by the name of The Eyes and it’s a fantastic mix of talents with each artist going back to the roots of music with the vibes on this plate. Both tracks found their way onto the playloist of this weeks Robot Bodypop radio show.
‘Harder’ is a reggae anthem with a hook, which should have people singing throughout the summer. On the flip you have ‘Come Again’ which switches up the vibes with a dancehall riddim this time featuring Strategy found recently rocking speakers worldwide with ‘Marka’
Talented video work from Joe Gavin once again. Really excited to see whats next from both Estate Recordings and The Eyes.
Any fan of the Robot Bodypop show quickly realises this is a mouth-watering line-up for us. Alongside Kryptic Minds, Just Skank bring the mighty DJ Madd, Dub Phizix, Killawatt and the rising Compa. A serious line up staged at the Moho Live venue. Theres a second room featuring upcoming talent and the hosts for the night come in the form of Broke ‘n’ English wordsmith Strategy, GNI MC and Sin Seer. I hear Compa is going to be there selling whites of ‘Dem A Talk’ so be sure to get in early and corner him. Really looking forward to this one and it promises to be as diverse as it does upfront. Big up Just Skank for this
MAIN ROOM : Void Sound Sytem
► KRYPTIC MINDS
► DJ MADD
► DUB PHIZIX FT STRATEGY
► DJ FRED
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)
Chances are if you’ve seen D-Bridge playing out recently you will have caught this deep number forthcoming on his Exit Records label and its arguably one of the tracks of the year. Absolutely storming. Production is held down by Mancunian soundboy Dub Phizix alongside Skeptical with Broke’N’English mic-man Strategy with a killer flow unlike anything you’ve heard in his previous work. It’s out on 19th December and all pre-orders of the vinyl version have already been snapped up! Check out the video filmed in and around Manchester and bag yourself a copy. On the flip is a track on a similar vibe named ‘Rags’. Incredible stuff.
Nights don’t get much better than this bill. Hit & Run is arguably the Norths greatest night keeping it tight and intimate on Mondays and now with the bigger events moving to Manchesters Ritz venue. Combined with Shogun Audio, this event sees Icicle, Rockwell, the mighty Break all playing alongside Manchesters Dub Phizix and Hit & Run head man Rich Reason. Hosts for the night are SP:MC, DRS & Strategy. Excited? You should be.
Hit&Run presents SHOGUN AUDIO @ The HMV Ritz, Mon 28th November
ROCKWELL (130-170bpm set)
Hosted by SP:MC, DRS and STRATEGY
Early Bird tickets are a mere £5, and there’s plenty of them (400). Normal priced tickets are £6.50…. it’ll be slightly more on the door.