Everyone loves an early Christmas confection, and this one’s a winner. Shy FX (above) has elected to give away his new ragga D’n'B anthem ‘Raver’ to you, the salivating public, on December 6th, for zero pence. The original track features lyrical flow from Kano, Donae’o and Roses Gabor, and is a hyped up slice of amen heavy jungle. Keep your eyes peeled closer to the date for more info.
Before then the man Shy is also giving away this more instrumental dubstep/ funky/ tropical remix from MJ Cole– to download go to Official.fm and enter the password sfx. Then sit and wait for the filthy double-time drop to ambush you halfway through the cut…
The WILDLIFE! EP drops on November 22nd, featuring vocals from new and old dancehall vocalists alike: Sammy Dread, Major Mackerel and this wicked laid-back number from Terry Lynn.
WILDLIFE! feat. Terry Lynn – Nocturnal World
Everyone should have heard Spooky’s ‘Spartan’ by now. It’s been on every Grime radio show, wheeled up at every rave and remixed by all of the top Grime producers; this one is an anthem. Easily the biggest Grime tune of the year, the EP is an essential purchase and is out to buy on vinyl now thanks to No Hats No Hoods.
Backed with Spooky’s ‘Top 3 Selected’ remix (used by P Money in his war with Ghetto) and a heavy percussive remix of ‘Spartan’ by Martelo, this EP is a classic. Kozzie’s disgusting vocal ‘Destruction’ over the ‘Spartan’ instrumental is also available now and can be bought from his Bandcamp page for the bargain price of 79p.
If you are into Spooky’s ‘Ghost House’ sound then have a listen to his Murderer EP that was out on my label Oil Gang earlier in the year and the forthcoming ‘Final Lap’ remix on Teddy’s Wow Bass Level 3 EP, out later this month.
Beenie smashing it again with two versions on the same riddim (the Rail Up from Sankofa productions) and a classic video that sees him doing some top notch green screen – in front of a sunset, in Dubai or something and then they’ve even got him standing on the top of a BlackBerry.
A roundup of this week’s choice twitter posts from Mixpak artists, remixers and extended family.
FOAMO: aahhahaha i’ve been moombahtonned!! http://soundcloud.com/solselectas/here-comes-foamo-moombahton-edit-nadastrom #moombahton
http://www.junodownload.com/products/showa-eski-riddim/1658164-02/ Released today on Juno #showaeski
Joyce Muniz has a knack for making percussive music that resonates in the weird crevasses of the human mind, and her latest offering is no exception. Imagine a smoke and lazer-filled drum circle where everyone’s chugging cough syrup and you’re beginning to get the idea. You can also preview the Homework remix as part of Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team’s latest “rammed to the brim with exclusives” mix.
Tom Waist of Homework provides visuals that fall somewhere in between ” Wizard of Oz” and The “Holy Mountain“. Out on Exploited Records on November 12th, the package comes with some smooth reworks from Shir Khan, Pol_On, Homework and J.Phlip.
This piece of Southern stank has been getting serious pull ups in my sets recently and rightly so. Straight outta H-Town and somewhere between the grotty whispers of Ying Yang Twins and the jerking good times of New Boyz, the track is pure dutty dancefloor GOLD. Never mind that bumble bees are always blokes, I’m not gonna rain on the Papas parade by splitting hairs, especially when he’s got such a nuts arsenal of bass to smash my ears with.
Check out more of the Papa’s ‘Thug Hall’ music at his site.
Yak Films are a diverse group of photographers and filmmakers who’ve set out to document youth global dance movements “which provide a voice for resistance and an alternative to played-out mainstream media.” With over a hundred videos of the best urban dance crews on the planet, their work stretches from New Orleans to Tokyo and beyond.
After living in Japan for about a half year, I’ve become amazed by the dance styles of Tokyo-based Joy and Hammer, AKA the New Jack Swing Brotherz, and Yak has captured some choreography by them that’s reminiscent of Kid N Play, Do The Right Thing, and those Boss Coffee ads in Japan featuring Tommy Lee Jones as an alien. Calling it “thoroughly awesome” would still be some kind of an understatement.