Word on the proverbial grapevine is that the incorrigibly fine-tuned ears of Elijah and Skilliam have picked up on and released a new single from P Money and Blacks entitled ‘Boo Yoo’ and will be featured on their Butterz imprint. The new single is the first vocal release on the label and features the masterful production of TRC and Royal T. You can stream ‘Boo Yoo’ below.
Incidentally, two remixes of TRC’s ‘Oo Aa Ee’ feature as the b-sides to the single and can be grabbed as of yesterday. In addition that, you can also check out Elijah & Skilliam’s choice selections of the 50 best Grime mixtapes, featuring the likes of Skream, Boy Better Know, Plastician and Kode9 as well as Elijah & Skilliam themselves.
I never thought I’d be agreeing with The Daily Telegraph about Grime, but apparently they know their stuff when it comes to Virus Syndicate. Going so far as to describe them as “some of the tautest British MC-ing since the first Dizzee Rascal Album”, I’d go a step further.
If you heard the recent track I posted (‘Need U’ – a collaboration with Kastle), you’ll also know they have a knack for teaming up with some of the most inventive producers going. So it’ll come as no surprise that this new track sees another Seclusiasis stalwart, Starkey, hand them some magic in the form of this radio edit, the video of which you can watch below.
The new single ‘Your Life’ is out this month on Safe & Sound.
What’s your musical background? How did you get started?
My Musical background was quite similar to everyone else’s. Listened to different types of music, enjoyed going out raving. I wasn’t into producing music or DJing until I was about 19. I was at college one day with my friend and our lesson got cancelled. He said he was going home to have a mix. I thought, “Let me come try and have a go”. He showed me a few basics and once I touched the decks and mixer I was hooked. I remember putting on a record and hearing it in the club the week before. I think I was on his decks for 9 hours before he kicked me off.
I messed about with producing a little bit while I was DJing but nothing serious. I got into it seriously in about 2002/2003 after I left Roll Deep. Continue reading →
UK bass wizards Ursa Major have stepped up to the big league with their new EP ‘Blacklight’ on Trouble & Bass. It’s a promising debut that combines House, Funky, Ambient and Cumbia. Seriously, 2011 is turning out to be a really promising year for music as the definition of what’s suitable for the dancefloor becomes more and more twisted.
To celebrate the release, Trouble & Bass are holding a remix contest for Ursa Major’s next single ‘Low Rises’. Go here to download the parts of the song and then upload your reworking to the dropbox on the Trouble & Bass soundcloud page. Listen to the track below.
News has struck my inbox of the announcement that Hey Today! will be releasing their new single on Kitsuné in June. It boasts an impressive remix package including Black Strobe, Para One and Abstraxion.
The new single ‘Minor’ is to be released June 6 and promises electro-tinged wonder as well as a free remix from TWR72, which you can stream below.
If recent interviews are anything to go by, Zomby is beginning to make moves away from Dubstep toward more Hip-Hop influenced productions. One such production is the track ‘Things Fall Apart’ which features Panda Bear.
There does remain a dub influence with snippets of horns and clipped gunshots piercing what is an otherwise dark and moody production. If you’re looking for a comparison, it kinda runs in the same vein as stuff by people like Ghostpoet and James Blake – a style that has been rather hatefully labeled “glow-fi”. Christ’s sake.
Described as a “Kaonashi mask wearing dub warrior”, the king of bang SBTRKT is back with a stunning new single on Young Turks. The new single is the first sound to be heard from his new self-titled LP out this summer.
Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon offers up some perfectly pitched vocals that stab and screech like a war cry from hell. It’s quite a departure from the soulful elegance of Jessie Wares vocals on previous SBTRKT productions but it’s right stomping.
Promisingly, the London-based producer explains that the album will not simply be a collection of club tracks, rather it will be “more of a whole project, more representative of my thoughts and ideas as an artist and each track was completed with the aim to be coherent together.” Top banana.
Having signed a deal with Universal in August, preorders are beginning to crop up on 4AD for the new Joker release. The release, entitled ‘The Vision’ will feature a vocal version of the track with Jessie Ware, as well as an instrumental version on the B-side.
There’s not much more information about the release than that, but if you keep your eyes peeled we’ll bring you a lot more about it nearer the time. What I can tell you, however, is that he has been working on his debut full length LP for sometime now. Expect it to be pretty much the biggest release of the year.
Just a few days ahead of the album’s release on May 10, those kind folks at Warp are offering you the chance to preview their storming debut in its entirety. The collaborative effort of producer Mark Pritchard and vocalist Steve Spacek, Africa Hitech have produced a storming LP of futuristic bass, digital dancehall and incorragebly danceable techno.
If you’re heading to the Bang Face Weekender this month then be sure to check out their set, it promises to be gripping. Oh, and if you like your music free and full of delights then head over to their website and download the living daylights out of it all, including the album track ‘Gangslap’.