What with all the delirium, elation and tedium in the weeks surrounding the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a lot of people might have missed the release of this little beauty. It’s called ‘Iron Trees’ and sees BD1982 make his B.YRSLF debut with his trademark brand of disfigured bass music.
My good friend Brian aka BD1982 (who recorded an awesomely dark tropical mixtape for us a while back) has been busy lately doing the rounds with his new EP ‘VHS Nite’. I’ve not heard the new EP yet but I can tell you that this unreleased track he’s been kind enough to let me blog is a pretty sexy excursion in irregular, wobbling bass lines and funky drums.
The EP package includes a load of remixes from Starkey, Optimum & Ikonika, Slackk and more. Grab the EP when it comes out and if you happen to be in Japan you should definitely go to the Disktopia label launch as all proceeds go to the Japan Red Cross in aid of the recent disaster.
Download: BD1982 – The Wave Chamber
To celebrate our first birthday we asked two of our favourite DJs, BD1982 and Jubilee, to put together a mix each so we could release them both instead of the usual once-a-month deal. We put Brian’s mix out two weeks ago and now it’s Jess’s turn.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Jubilee has been a staple of the heavy bass scene for some time now. As well as running Nightshifters alongside Donna Summer, she also puts on the Flashing Lights parties with Nick Catchdubs and DJ Ayres.
On top of all that, she is also one half of Bassanovva with Grahmzilla. The two have an EP out on Sinden‘s Grizzly imprint. Check that out here and browse the beatport chart she put together to listen to some of the tracks featured in her mix.
01. R1 Ryders – Pop Shit Off
02. C.R.S.T. – Dance (Mosca Remix)
03. Magnum – Juracan (Randomer Remix)
04. Octa Push – Monkey Island
05. Brenmar – You Make Me Say (Ikonika & Optimum Remix)
06. LV & Okmalumkoolkat – Boomslang
07. Brenmar – Back Beating
08. Seiji – Weedkiller
09. Roska & Untold – Myth
10. Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)
11. Kingdom – Remember feat. Tiombe Lockhart
12. Contakt – The Otherness
13. Untold – Stereo Freeze
14. Kutz – Hypno
Download: Jubilee – KOTJ Radio Episode 7
This month Kick Out The Jam celebrates its first birthday and to celebrate we’ve got two – yes, two – mixtapes for you lovely shits. The first is from our good friend BD1982 and the second is from Nightshifters co-big cheese, Jubilee.
Episode six of our podcast series comes from Yokohama resident BD1982. Including Makumba Sound, Roska, XLII and Untold; it also features a couple of BD1982 originals, as well as his remix of ‘Mommy’ by Planet Soap.
The tape kicks off with an awesome blend of samples before throwing us headlong into a dubby dancehall number. It ties in all my favourite styles of tropical, funky, dancehall, dubstep and house into this really awesome dark trip that almost delves into the realms of IDM at points.
Honestly, just listen for yourself. Either download it below or stream at our Mixcloud page. It’s a great place to start if you want an idea of the BD1982 sound. Also, be sure to grab a copy of the awesome ‘Trails’ EP I wrote about here.
01. Innocent Crew – Bad Like We
02. Makumba Sound – Dutty Girls
03. BD1982 – Magnets On My Back
04. Jali Bakary Konteh – Combination (Hat+Hoodie Remix)
05. Anthm – Fam Ting
06. Roska – Feeline (Guttershake Remix by J:Kenzo)
07. XLII vs. BD1982 – Envy Riddim (MC Zulu Version)
08. Boddika – Syn Chron
09. Gudda Gudda – Demolition Freestyle Pt.1 feat. Lil Wayne
10. Hype Williams – Rescue Dawn II
11. Planet Soap – Mommy (BD1982 Remix)
12. Untold – Come Follow We
13. The Cheese Sticks – Hos Ja!
14. BD1982 – Utukku
15. A Number Of Names – Sharevari
Download: BD1982 – KOTJ Radio Episode 6
Having cut his teeth back in Philadelphia, Brian “BD1982” Durr now resides in Japan. Slowly the influence of funky is starting to creep across the east coast of America, with more and more producers bridging the gap between dubstep and funky and so it reaches Brian via his pals in Philadelphia and so on.
The real star of the show is ‘Magnets On My Back’ with tropical drums and a Nintendo-y synth line. Always keeping his productions progressive and as far from monotonous as it’s possible to get.
Gunhead makes ‘Trails’ into a sort of “tropical n’ bass” with ravey synth lines over a heavy Tropical/UKF beat. The Jam City mix is much more of a garage/bassline affair that could just as easily be an L-Vis 1990 or A1 Bassline production, which is no bad thing (or a surprise given Jam City’s work with the Night Slugs crew). The chilled out techno element gives it a real deep house edge and once more blurs the lines beyond all Venn Diagrams.
Finally we have the remixes of ‘Let’s Talk Math’. The first, a remix by Makumba Sound, also takes on a funky element with a very squelchy synth line splashing its way through things. The second mix and final mix is by a chap called Brey who has so far eluded our radars but this mix promises a lot and we’re sure to hear from him again.
Stand out tracks: Trails (Gunhead Remix), Magnets On My Back, Trails (Jam City Remix)
Title: Trails (seclusD09)
Out now on Seclusiasis.
Download: BD1982 – Trails
Grab your copy from Beatport, Boomkat, iTunes and Juno.
Also, look out for BD1982′s mix for our podcast series out very soon!!