Shadow Child and Kry Wolf‘s label, Food Music, is at it again, this time with a long awaited delivery from Birmingham’s Hannah Wants and her go-to collaborator, Chris Lorenzo. “Dappy” was brought to our attention during the Dirtybird Records Christmas takeover of Pete Tong‘s BBC Radio 1 show in early December. This release has gained huge support from the likes of Justin Martin & Claude Vonstroke, as well as T. Williams. These are tender, yet husky bites of British bass house with an aftertaste not far from the characteristic blend of ash, dust, and copper left in one’s mouth after a proper day of festival go-ing.
In light of Dappy’s release, Hannah & Chris have also served up an appetizer on the house. Download via the SoundCloud stream below.
Yesterday, Shadow Child granted his fans a chance to experience his mellifluous bass-house monument off the forthcoming Dirtybird Players Compilation. “The Only One” encapsulates the harmonious vault-like bass that Dirtybird has become known for – while simultaneously concreting a signature style within those low-end realms. There’s an enterprisingly cheeky, yet cheerful weight to this track that reminds me of the amount of flailing I did ’round the room when I first heard Shadow Child’s “23″ dropped at the beginning of the infamous Skream B2B Disclosure @ Boiler Room (W Hotel London).
With the 27th of Feb being the release date perhaps we the internet can hope for a couple more samples from the lineup of filthy birds in this roll call. Here is a list of the names and their associated tracks that will be bannering across your various mp3 devices for 2013:
1. Kill Frenzy & Nick Monaco – Black Girls White Girls
2. Mark Starr – Rood Boy
3. Munnibrotherz – Drum Machine
4. Justin Martin & Ardalan – Wheelgunner
5. GoldFFinch – Afloat
6. Shadow Child – The Only One
7. Eats Everything – The Withywood Walk
8. Friend Within – The Pull
9. Cause & Affect – Don’t Like To Do That
10. Cats ‘n Dogz – Do Your Job
11. Leroy Peppers – Northern Nookie
12. Worthy – Dip
13. Claude VonStroke & 6 Stroke – Chop Nek
14. Supatrol - Lick A Strange
After carousing soundcloud looking for the latest and best of late 2012, I stumbled upon this gem. Will Rowden, under the moniker Ground Level, is a UK native who’s approach to the future garage sound is different than most. Juniper blends together ethereal vocal samples and pads with sharp, gritty percussion to create something unique yet still familiar to anyone into the dark, 2 step sound.
Download || Ground Level – Juniper
In lieu of Skream and Disclosure‘s back to back Boiler Room fuckery that took place live from the presidential suite of the W Hotel in London this evening, we bring you this feast of a house tune. Skream flatteringly rinsed “23″ only two days after it’s impactful release to the public. This is the title track off Shadow Child‘s 4 track EP of similarly cultured “peak time” house”, and will be the first release for his new label, Food Music. With a co-founder like Kry Wolf and early support from the likes of Eats Everything, and Mistajam, one should expect big things from this newly formed entity.
Hopefully like us, you enjoy this tune infinitely more than the sluggish crowd seemed to, who were lucky enough to be in attendance in that pillow feather ridden hotel room.
Los Angeles based group, Split Secs, are floating under the radar despite the fact that they produce music of very high quality. The one-minute clip of their recent work is a cover of Camacho’s Project’s 1990′s house gem, titled Slave. Split Sec’s rendition is currently sitting at a mere 16 plays on Soundcloud, and this to me is baffling. With a deep groove thumping underneath a sensual vocal line, Slave is surely deserved of more ears.
[Guy and Howard Lawrence, a.k.a. Disclosure]
This afternoon, prolific UK bass duo, Disclosure, treated followers by uploading a brand-new track on their soundcloud account. Latch is one of those songs that demands jurisdiction over your limbs, cueing your arms and legs to jerk in time. With the addition of newcomer Sam Smith‘s sensual vocals, the club-driven, ‘tailored-for-the-dance floor’ composition is ideal for listener’s Friday night festivities.
Rumour has it that a full length LP is in the works, expected to release next year.
[Photo by Kane Ocean]
Low-life family member, Keith Stewart (Sub Antix), dropped a good helping of his malevolent re-rub of his head-turning first stride into the trap world. Yesterday, 80 Weight (Original Mix) was featured on BBC Radio 1 Extra’s Daily Dose of Dubstep, and has received nods from the likes of Diplo, Megaladon, Requake, Badklaat, and more. If you live in Vancouver you have heard these being rinsed out more than regularly by Vancouver’s local pillars.
Download the original here: 80 Weight – Sub Antix (Original Mix)
Earlier today, MIA dropped this meticulous french manicure of her impactful release, Bad Girls. Benoit Heitz (Surkin) is the co-founder of Marble Records alongside Jean-Baptiste de Laubier (Para One) & Hugues Rey (Bobmo). MIA’s Bad Girls has had interpretations by a star studded collection of artists, including a moving picture coupling by Romain Gavras, yet Surkin managed to retain it’s worldly ferocity while re-contexctualizing it seamlessly into a euphonious dance floor number.
Grab the M.I.A. Bad Girls USB Necklace here. Checkout the details below.
-Exclusive 2GB gold plated “Bad Girls” USB Key Necklace complete with ½” gold colored snake chain.
-Includes 3 remixes by Danja, Switch and Leo Justi with features by Missy Elliott and Rye Rye.
-Special bonus features includes an exclusive Gif, never before seen behind the scenes photos from the “Bad Girls” video shoot.
-Audio content will be provided in MP3 (320 kbps) format, fully compatible with PC and Mac.
-Weight: MIA Key USB + snake chain + velvet bag = 122g/set
Today,the people at Top Dawg Entertainment issued this T-Minus arrangment that Kendrick Lamar had his way with. This is a regal package that truly displays why Kendrick deserves his place in hip-hop’s highest caste, along-side the Andre 3k‘s of the game. This is just a teaser for Kendrick’s forthcoming studio album, ”good kid m.A.A.d city,” which is due to be out October 2nd, 2012.
Australian production doublet, What So Not (Harley & Emoh), bring forth a potent edit of fellow Aussie’s, Parachute Youth. This will serve well as fuel for your felonious tidings this eve. This song is highly dissimilar from the majority of their productions, but it simply shows the dimension in their repertoire and bridges a cavernous gap between between Australian and Western urban/electronic music culture.
Download || Awake Now – Parachute Youth (What So Not Remix)
Civil Music brings you a refined visual paring to the bewitching centre-fold off Om Unit‘s forthcoming Aeolian EP. Part of the recording process took place at Red Bull Studios London. The collection will be released 30/07/12 on Civil Music 12.” Aeolian features not only the ravishing voice of Tamara Blessa, but also collaborations with low-end pillars, Kromestar, and Reso, as well as an edit by LA’s Sweatson Klank. Video is shot and directed by Dan Hankinson.
Album artwork By Kutmah http://www.kutmah.com
Pre-order at http://www.civilmusic.com/buy/aeolian-0/
Bristolian, Daniel Pearce, (aka Eats Everything,) bestowed a delightful gift upon his followers via his Soundcloud this past Thursday, June the 21st. I Still Love Tric Trac is Eat’s Everything’s rendition of Switch’s original, titled, I Still Love You, released through UK-based Dubsided, on September 30th of 2011. Switch is a classic UK house producer, and not to mention, XLR8R’s 2007 artist of the year. Eats Everything draws elements from Jungle and Early Rave music, combines them, then uses this figurative nail-polish overtop of Switch’s solid original, producing an illustrious manicure.
Andrea Martin wailing “I still love you,” is absolutely evocative.
Download | I Still Love Tric Trac [recommended]
See Previously: Introducing | Eats Everything
Jacques Greene, a man who requires little to no introduction, released a clipped and streamable version of his forthcoming EP earlier this morning. The Ready EP will officially release on July 16th via Martyn‘s DC-based 3024 label.
Bask in the haunting glory of Jacques’ signature sound, below-
Kaveh and Kalle (Pleasurekraft) slipped this masquerade of a manicure to their public yesterday via their SoundCloud. Grab this carny interpretation of the Australian female duo, Nervo‘s impactful new release here.
[By Michael Tompsett]
Earlier today, French Fries previewed his upcoming pressing on the elegant , Clek Clek Boom. The 12″ white label vinyl will be available on the 9th of July, and is the only format you will be able to possess.
Earlier today, Julio Bashmore entrusted this to his fans free of cost. This track comes from an eery and timeless place within house music, and will exist far beyond the walls of nightclubs and venues. This month has gone by very slowly, waiting for another from this Bristolian pillar.
“Two-door preference, roof gone, George Jefferson. WEDIDIT X FTNT X FOF X MM”
(via Salva’s SoundCloud)
William Phillips is a Brighton based producer who just recently began to release original work under the signature Tourist. Although this pseudonym only has a few months usage, Philips is no stranger to producing; having developed a desirable collection of remixes under the name Little Loud. It is also noteworthy that despite today’s disappointing culture of calling a simple addition of bass and snare a remix, Philips maintains the applaudable talent of cultivating original songs into new works of art. It also doesn’t hurt that all his remixes were done at the request of their respective record labels.
At the start of the year Phillips treated his fans with the Tourist sample track Placid Acid; a fluid mix of euphoric tones and articulated beats that gave his listeners a taste of his new work. In March he graced us all with the rest of his self-titled EP. The 4-track collection creates a lucid ambience of oscillating synths, psychedelic phasers, and fluttering rhythms. Check it all out online, and keep ear on this guy.
Buy a digital or vinyl copy of his new EP here
Placid Acid – Tourist
Forgive – Tourist
and one of his old remixes,
Yeasayer –Madder Red (Little Loud Remix)
Here is a freshly-picked bouncing melodic beauty from Four Tet: ”128 Harps.”
Just shy of an hour ago, Mad Decent surrendered this flossy inquiry into Lana Del Rey‘s modern classic “Video Games”. Flosstradamus manages to retain his hard as an Acme anvil trap sound, juxtaposed ably against Lana’s timeless femininity.
DOWNLOAD || via SoundCloud streamer below.
Disclosure need no introduction, as their recent bounding success has caught the attention of the industries’ top producers and DJs. Zane Lowe, radio DJ of BBC Radio 1, holds the track in high regard, proclaiming, “Disclosure’s new record, ‘Control’, is tonight’s hottest record in the world.”
Here is a new preview fresh off their sound cloud.
Pre order “The Face” here.