London’s Murlo, who has just contributed to our latest Mixpak Pressure series, has teamed up with Manchester producer Samrai & MC Fox for this bassline-tinged new one: ‘Uptown/Downtown’. It’s super exclusive for now, check the Rinse FM rip right here:
Mixpak Pressure: Volume Two dropped this Tuesday (thanks to everyone who came to the party on Wednesday night, photos soon!), and to celebrate we asked So Shifty, who contributed ‘Darkas Riddim’ to the compilation, to put together a mix to showcase all the tracks in their blended glory. They delivered something special, complete with exclusives and blends. Out to Clash Magazine for the premiere!
A roundup of this week’s choice twitter posts from Mixpak artists, remixers and extended family.
MIXPAK PRESSURE VOL 2 IS OUT TODAY >> COP IT! http://t.co/W5EESuZl4x
— Mixpak (@Mixpak) March 5, 2013
come dance with me this saturday :D https://t.co/HP0YIxVVBs (it's BYOB and free btw)
— Andy Petr (@Andy_Petr) March 7, 2013
— Foamo (@Foamo) March 7, 2013
If you’ve heard Jubilee & Star Eyes first collaborative productions, ‘Merkwood Estates’ & ‘Locked’, or you saw their recent feature on URB, or you’ve ever seen them live, then you’ll know they’re two of grime’s biggest fans. They just dropped this mixtape (alongside a huge interview) for Gotta Dance Dirty, that runs through some huge tunes from the genre: from Rebound X to Spooky.
Mixpak Pressure: Volume Two is out today! Get it at iTunes / Juno / Boomkat now! A while in the making, we’re pleased to say it’s fully loaded: 12 instrumental tracks from producers across the world inspired by the dancehall sound. Spanning from melancholic to euphoric, the set is ready for dancefloors from Kingston to Boston.
Remember to come celebrate with us tomorrow night at The Flat in Brooklyn, Mixpak family in full effect – Rizzla, Jubilee, Dubbel Dutch and Dre Skull on the decks, and all for free! Check the Facebook event here.
Our man Wildlife!, who features on Mixpak Pressure: Volume Two (dropping tomorrow!), let loose his first full length album on PHREE today. A few years in the making, this album is something special: twisting the legendary relationship between reggae and punk, Wildlife! invites new and foundation artists to reinterpret the classics, from Natalie Storm’s take on The Clash to Terry Lynn channeling X-Ray Spex. Each track comes with a special (and trippy) video, created by Peter Rahul, check them out at the Roxy Reboot tumblr.
Download ‘Armagideon Time’ feat. Knox below and be sure to grab the release & limited edition vinyl here.