You may remember Murlo’s remix of BD1982 a week or two ago, well now he’s back with a Funky/Bashment remix of Mr. Vegas’s ‘Certain Law’. The original is fast-paced Ragga and Dancehall MC’ing over a combination of ‘Barbwire’ riddim and Harry Toddler’s aptly titled ‘Bad Man Nuh Dress Like Girl’.
Completely removing the instrumental track, Murlo instead adds a distorted, grizzly version of Rebound X’s Grime classic ‘Rhythm & Gash’. If you don’t like bangers, then look elsewhere. Or, take joy in the implied punnery of all the different tracks involved in this production.
The ‘Chambacu’ remix EP from Munich’s most unpronounceable production duo (an achievement in itself) has proved to be one of the most popular releases from Mad Decent this year. It’s been the topic of much discussion and has been played, mixed and remixed countless times and the buzz is only getting louder. You can listen to and download the Bert On Beats remix at the bottom.
A video has appeared on the Mad DecentYouTube channel, heralding the fact that the follow up to Major Lazer’s 2009 ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do’ is nearing completion. The video, which you can watch below, features clips of tracks from the new album as well as footage of their collaborators in the studio in Jamaica.
Among their new band of cohorts are Jahdan Blakkamoore, The Partysquad and Dirty Projectors‘ Amber Coffman. Additionally, Vybz Kartel (with whom they recorded the colossal ‘Pon De Floor’) have contributed vocals to the new LP.
There’s not much news beside that, but keep checking back on the Mad Decent blog for more news and probably some free stuff along the way.
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’.
Since it was sunny yesterday but actually quite shit today I thought I’d share this to lift your spirits. Aldo Skore of the very ace Chateau LaTeauf has uploaded a new mix to his Mixcloud page, incorporating all manner Jamaican influenced sounds ranging from dancehall and reggae to drum & bass and funky.
“77 Klash is a Brooklyn based artist, raised in NYC, Jamaica and even spent some time on the west coast and this EP really showcases Klash’s spectrum; from angsty mob stomping aggression like on Shadow of Death, to the socio-politcal activist mentality on Dangerous Nights to the sunshine inspired love song No Turning Back. Klash is all about it on this EP, even going hard on the epic Supra 1 Remix of Little Jinder’s Polyhedron instrumental.”
In the mean time you can stream the whole EP on his Soundcloud page or download the title track below before you buy!
Our good chums at Valeo Productions are shouting their lungs about the new Poirier release. I’ve only heard a couple of tracks (you can tuck into those little beauties below) but it’s really promising and could well be my favourite release of the year.
He’s always been a favourite of mine, riding the different styles without committing to any particular one, excelling in each. His new album promises to make Funky look embarrassing and I really can’t wait, which makes a change – it’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about music. And by the looks of things the Ninja Tune and Valeo chaps are pretty giddy about it too:
After 3 EPs showcasing the different sides of his new musical project, Poirier is releasing his concept album with an additional bonus disc on Ninja Tune for a total of 28 tracks with vocals by Burro Banton, YT, Face-T, MC Zulu, Warrior Queen and remixes by Sticky, Douster, Wildlife!, Uproot Andy and more. Running High is already available in Japan and Poirier’s home country Canada, but it’s about to come out in Europe and in the US (release & tour dates below). This album is a unique blend of electronic and Caribbean music that will satisfy the heads and the dancers (think soca-dancehall meets 90′s techno and bass). A brand new video translates the leftfield party vibe of the Montreal-based DJ/producer.
Our good pals at Bass Music Blog have posted a dishy little mix by Bristol’s latest export, Dub Boy that he made for the Dutch bassline peeps Bomb Diggy. It contains lots of bass-oriented sexuality in the form of dubstep, funky, bassline and dancehall. It’s a very summery affair and is sure to help you forget it’s February for at least an hour.
01. Baobinga & ID – Ride It 02. Busy Signal – Step Out (Mosca’s Step It On The Frontline Remix) 03. Sticky – Jumeriah Riddim 04. Bunji Garlin – Fire Now (Mr Leub’s Jumeriah Riddim Remix) 05. Contagno – Smash 06. Flippa Mafia – Tight Tight (Old Mattrass Riddim) 07. Pamputtae – Sidung Pon Di Buddy (Old Mattrass Riddim) 08. Mr G – Wining So (Old Mattrass Riddim) 09. Mr G – Old Mattrass Version 10. NB Funky vs. Natasja – Bonfire Riddim Box (Steak House Remix) 11. Jera – Jungle Dub 12. Stush – We Nah Run (Sirens Riddim) 13. Sean Paul – Temperature (Heatwave Remix – Sirens Riddim) 14. Maxwell D – Drunken Master (Crackish Riddim) 15. Lil Silva – Different 16. Vybz Kartel – Tek Buddy (DJ Shredda Remix – Different Riddim) 17. Vybz Kartel – Ramping Shop (DJ Shredda Remix – Different Riddim) feat. Spice 18. Maxwell D – Blackberry Hype (Different Riddim) 19. Dub Boy & Atki2 – Tigerflower (Grevious Angel Remix) 20. Major Lazer – Jump Up (Laza Beam Remix) 21. Poirier – Coco Drunk 22. Busy Signal – Da Style Deh (Heatwave Remix – Dutty Trumpet Riddim) 23. Benga & Coki – Night (Geeneus Remix) 24. Shabba Ranks – Love U No More (Sublusive Remix) 25. Monkey Steak – Haarlem Drift 26. Demarco – Love A Come Down feat. Michael Montano