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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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

Robot Bodypop 07.07.12

artwork by Mike Best

YES! Robot Bodypop comes once again with a selection so heavy its best mate is a Higgs Boson. Another 2 hours of incredible bass music all sublimely layered between 4 selectors this week. Killian comes in for the first hour followed by a 20 minute digital injection from 1nejack who’s busy circling the Earth. Selections there include smooth vibes from Bulgarian badman Mloski and Brightons Guy Andrews as well as bass heavy riddims from Spinline & Submerse as well as some other tracks taking the vibe in all manner of directions.

Don’t forget were carrying on with the Survivor track, this being the strongest track from the previous sessions selections. Keep your ears pinned back for that beauty.

Rounding everything off is, of course, the Transmit session this week provided by selectors Peaman & Hicha from Bristol. A glance at the tracklist shows they are proud of their roots and they took some time to chat breeze with the Robot Bodypop.

Stream it, download it and share with your mates. Its a sweet 2 hours of beats. Check out the ‘Free Beats’ post this week for info on where to bag more than a handful of these tracks from the producers kind enough to give them away.

Killian

Monday Luv (Chronic) – Spinline
Merk Dem (Original Mix) – Impact
Weeda – Moresounds
Two Souls Intertwined – Mloski
Easy Now (Dread Foxx RMX) – OllieBassweight & Werd2Jah
Lost Time – Nanobyte
Shush – Soundproof
Kemistry (Justin Martin RMX) – Goldie
Temple (Quantum Soul RMX) – Side Projekt
Skreakage – Breakage ft. Skream
Rollpipe – Amoss
Come Close – Theory
Poison – Stray & Halogenix

1nejack

Stay – Henry Krinkle
Now You Wanna – Lockah
The Wait – Guy Andrews
You Seem – Piri Piri
Give It Up – Submerse
Void – Mak & Pasteman
Bubble Boy – Jim E Stack

TRANSMIT #8 – Peaman & Hicha

Enter Dimensions – Mala
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Vampayaa (RSD Remix) – Tayo Meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim
Elders – Clouds
Gather – Peverlist
Let Us In – Gatekeeper
Over Here – Appleblim & Peverelist
Missed Me – Lorca
Pyre – Throwing Snow
Why Don’t You – Synkro

Free Beats

Once again the Bot has been endlessly crawling the internets for the best in free and legal music for the listeners and this week unearthed a stack of beats.

First up is this 4 track E.P from our homie and label boss Sub of Syncopathic Recordings. Tirelessly working to promote fresh producers is Subs game and for this release we see Double O, Theory and LXC on production duties alongsie a VIP from the man himself. ‘Come Close’ by Theory features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show because it’s mega. Available on Soundcloud and Sub has also kindly provided links to either MP3 or WAV meaning you can take these beats to the dancefloor as well.

Next up is a mighty 14 track long player from net label Future Grooves and this is compilation Vol.1. This collection sees unheard and unfinished tracks from producers from the UK, Europe, USA and Canada and moves through future garage, dubstep, juke and much more. Published as an attempt to gain these producers more followers and make no mistake about the quality of tracks on here. Several of our favourite producers feature such as Qualmsound with his atmospheric 2-step in ‘The Object’, Crystal Eyes with the deep and rolling vocal tinged ‘Black Magick’ topped off with ‘Stay’ by Henry Krinkle who’s smooth groove and vocals ensured inclusion on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.

A serious amount of talent on display here so be sure to check out the producers other works.

Finally another compilation this time from Mad Decent with Jeffrees Vol. 4. In their own words:

“Just barely 7 months old and we’re already on the 4th volume of Jeffree’s compilations! This one continues the series with a diverse selection of new talent from across the electronic music landscape, beginning with 19 year old Phat Deuce’s “Bubble Di Sistem”, a staple track in Diplo’s live set. Next up is the new J-Wow (of Buraka Som Sistema) project called Branko, featuring Dominique Young Unique and a remix by French producer French Fries. Scotland’s Lockah follows with a penchant for melody in the context of sub-octave bass music that defies any one genre. A series of 4 instrumentals from the mysterious producer UZ comes next. Having first caught our attention when he came out of nowhere with a string of huge trap-inspired beats on his Soundcloud page, UZ is one of the most exciting new producers in this growing scene. DJ Shaun D from the Netherlands rounds out the package with two more banging club tunes that Diplo has been rinsing out for quite some time.”

‘Now You Wanna’ by Lockah features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show so be sure to check out more of his productions

http://soundcloud.com/lockah/