September 2011

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Posted in: Mixtape

Pearson Sound – Hessle Audio European Tour Mix Hessle Audio and crew are coming to a town near you, if you live in Europe at least. To celebrate that fact leader of the pack Pearson Sound has recorded an exclusive high energy mix, full of in your face percussion, bass, and inventive sounds. We highly recommend this mix alongside some other 2011 classics such as, Julio Bashmore's Essential Mix, Four Tet's Fabric Live and Scuba's XLR8R podcast (see links below). Alternative Link Hessle Audio European Tour Mix Click the following link for the European Tour Dates Related Posts Four Tet - Fabriclive 59 (Album Review) Essential ... Read more / Preview track
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Blah Blah Blah meets A1 Bassline In my last post about Justin Martin I had a link to A1 Bassline's debut release on Dirtybird Records. This release not only represented a new sound for Dirtybird, but also for an artist who is perhaps best known for his Fidget than his thoughtful House. Back in 2008 A1’s debut release ‘Girl Thing’ announced him on the dance scene and was heavily supported from the likes of Annie Mac, Trevor Nelson and Sinden. Since then the South Croydon raised DJ/producer has gone from strength to strength with several releases on Southern Fried and more recently on his own label Tighten Up ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

ZZT – Party’s Over Los Angeles (Jon Convex Remix) ZZT have been with us since 2007 and have consistently if not that regularly released defining electro bangers that have always found their way into the record boxes that count. 'The Worm' was perhaps their most notable achievement (2008), and despite Electro Bangers loosing a little of their former glory 'ZZT - ZZafrika' (2010) still managed to serve ZZT with another big release. Off the back of these releases ZZT are currently preparing the release of the debut LP and like Boys Noize and a few others they are one of the few electro artists who have managed to maintain a credible profile ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Stuck on Repeat – Volume 4 Stuck on Repeat simply collects together a load of tracks over an un-specified amount of time that we consider essential listening. As always with these types of things there maybe certain tracks you've already heard, tracks we've missed or accidentally overlooked, so please feel free to hit up the comments with anything you think is indispensable. In no particular order.... A1 Bassline - Buoyancy (Dirtybird) Scuba - Adrenalin (Hotflush Recordings) Fur Coat - Space Ballad feat. Argenis Brito (TEED Remix) (Crosstown Rebels) Waifs & Strays - Be Patient (Futureboogie ... Read more / Preview track
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Essential Mix – Julio Bashmore (2011) Blah Blah Blah's next guest Julio Bashmore made his Essential Mix debut last night, bringing his slick brand of house to the Radio 1 masses. Bashmore has been pretty much an unstoppable force for House in 2011 with his 'Everyone Needs a Theme Tune' and 'Batty Knee Dance' EPs firmly re-establishing why House has always led the way when it comes to electronic dance music. His music undoubtedly draws influence from House music's US roots merging those classic sounds with the more contemporary sounds of the fresh Tech & Bass genres. Julio Bashmore has injected much needed life into a slightly ... Read more / Preview track
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Mosca – Wavey EP (3024) Mosca made his presence felt in 2010 with his excellent 'Square One EP' (Nightslugs), and 'Gold Bricks I See You' (Fabric) releases. However since then there has only been a few remixes and not much else, which had left us wondering if Mosca like many promising DJ/Producers before him had been forgotten. Thankfully Mosca has dispelled that concern with consummate ease with his recently released 'Done Me Wrong/Bax' single, and now he is preparing the release of his Wavey EP on Martyn's 3024 label. As a whole the Wavey EP has a slightly sinister techno edge to it with all four tracks ... Read more / Preview track
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When Angels Sing & Space Ballad (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix’s) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) has had a pretty impressive year both in the studio and live, resulting in him signing to Polydor, recording alongside Damon Albarn in the Congo and receiving critical acclaim from every quarter. TEED continues this rich vain of form with 2 new remixes, Donae'o - When Angels Sing (Out Oct 10th) and Fur Coat - Space Ballad feat. Argenis Brito (Out Now) on Crosstown Rebels. Much like his own work both remixes represent TEED's love for both musical content and club focused beats. 'When Angels Sing' is the more song based of the two remixes, with ... Read more / Preview track
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Essential Mix – James Blake (2011) The Essential Mix is a weekly radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and features all styles of electronic dance music. Originally the brainchild of Eddie Gordon, the producer of the show from the first broadcast in 1993 to 2001. In 1993, after months of receiving weekly mix shows on tape-cassette, featuring New York DJs Tony Humphries WRKS 98.7 Kiss FM and Frankie Knuckles WQHT HOT 97 FM, Eddie advised BBC Radio 1 that a weekly dance mix show with DJs of different genres of music would offer more variety and the chance for the ever burgeoning UK dance music scene to flourish with new emerging ... Read more / Preview track