Sunday, 18 December 2011

SP4M - 18/12/11

DJs compare the size of their record collection in 'Expedits', since Ikea's Expedit bookshelves are the perfect size for record storage. - LosBercules
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I can't really start off this week's roundup without mentioning Marka. People have gone fucking nuts about it. It's insane. People have even started a group to try and get it to be Christmas No1. Watch the video here if you still don't know what a Marka is. Something about gurana baby mamas, I heard. If you're hankering for something else Dub Phizix-related after only just getting into his stuff, may I suggest the following:
DUB PHIZIX - CODEC

One of my favourite tracks of the whole entire year is coming out on Monday. My vinyl copy turned up on Saturday and I'm not ashamed to say that I shouted "YESS!" at the post lady and then stared at it for ten minutes.

MORTEM - THE TOUCH

The next release on Mars Recordings on 16/01/12 is a collaboration between Edward Oberon and Paul T. Smooth as a Christmas Bailey's coffee (the best kind of coffee), which is quite a welcome break from some of the darker music on the scene.

EDWARD OBERON & PAUL T - LOVE IS
 Edward Oberon & Paul T - 'LOVE IS' (MARS003a) 16.01.12 by Mars Recordings

PAUL T & EDWARD OBERON - ABSOLUTE
 Paul T & Edward Oberon 'ABSOLUTE' (MARS003aa) 16.01.12 by Mars Recordings

I've become somewhat of a June Miller fan over the past few months. I can't remember the last time I didn't hit the "favourite" button on a track of his, which is quite the accolade coming from somebody as useless at giving out compliments as me. This is on Horizons, who if you like deeper, darker DnB, you really ought to be checking out. They've released some stunners this year.

JUNE MILLER & REFLECT - SLEEP
 June Miller + Reflekt - Sleep [HZNCD07] by Horizons music June Miller & Reflect - Sleep

POLARITY - TURPENTINE
 Turpentine by Polarity

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2010 saw the highest number of vinyl LP sales in the USA since records (as it were!) began. - Terrascope
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Kodo is responsible for a track that has been a favourite of mine since I heard it way back in April called The Jackal. The fact that he's from Leeds sort of makes it just a bit better. It's being released on Ingredients (yay) in the middle of January with a belter of a b-side by new guy Tyrone. I'm incredibly excited about this one, definitely can't wait to have it on my shelf.

KODO - THE JACKAL

 KODO - THE JACKAL (EDIT) [recipe026a] by Ingredients:

TYRONE - BEHEMOTH
 TYRONE - BEHEMOTH (EDIT) [recipe026aa] by Ingredients:


Kodo also made The Hunt available for free on the Buried Audio Soundcloud page this week,which was jolly nice of him. Well worth nabbing, along with the rest of the DnB community I'm expecting big things from this guy.

KODO - THE HUNT
 Kodo - The Hunt [FREE DOWNLOAD] by Buried Audio  Kodo - The Hunt (free download)


A VIP of another one of my tunes of the year. I really should make a list of them. Get the free download while you can.
KRAKOTA - BE MYSELF VIP
 BE MYSELF VIP - FREE DOWNLOAD! by Krakota

The wonderful utility that is shuffle did me proud this week, as an old So:Flow track popped up that I hadn't heard since the last time I dragged Medschool's New Blood 010 out. I'm not sure why I let my New Blood compilations get so dusty in-between listens, I seem to recommend them to everyone and love 80% of the tracks. In a way it's good I suppose, because it means being able to discover tracks like this all over again.

SO FLOW - LONG WAY OVER


It's no secret that I'm currently in the grip of a severe iTAL tEK addiction. His latest EP "Gonga" was released last week, and I seriously suggest you invest in it. Like, now. Chop chop. Also, grab Pixel Haze free while you can:

ITAL TEK - PIXEL HAZE
 Pixel Haze (alternative demo version) download by ITAL TEK

OPTIV & BTK - MIND OVER MATTER
 Optiv & BTK - Mind Over Matter [ Drum & Bass Annual 2011 - RAMMLPD-3 ] OUT NOW!!! by BTK | Dutty Audio

This week I discovered Huncut - a YouTube channel dedicated to Hungarian drum and bass. THis might sound pretentiously niche, but eastern Europe has some pockets of outstanding dance music scenes, and their take on DnB is often much more melodic than what we have here. Two of my particular favourites this week were:

CHRIS.SU FEAT. MIRA - HIGHER


INCIDENT - STREAMLIGHT


One of the most fun videos I've seen all year. S.P.Y and Nu:Tone play back to back for the Hospital Records D&BATV appearance. Try and watch it without grinning your head off.

SPY:TONE


What's that? Why am I up at 1am on a school night pretending that I'm not crying with over-excitement and general hysteria? Well, if you must know, I just found out that Burial is releasing his Kindred EP very soon, and to get the hype started Rinse FM played a track from it (Ashtray Wasp) on Scratcha's show on Tuesday. Very, very, very excited. Click the link to hear the show.

BURIAL - ASHTRAY WASP


One of my favourite tunes at the moment - I'm not exaggerating when I say it's been on repeat for about two days in total since I found it. Synkro coming up with the goods again; I've yet to find a track of his that I don't love completely. It also makes me long for a huge compilation of remixes people have done of XX songs. I've never been a fan of theirs, but the remixes always tend to be a step beyond.

THE XX - NIGHT TIME (SYNKRO RMX)
The XX - Night Time (Synkro rmx)

More Synkro if you're so inclined - this mix is a little more housey and techy than DnB, so if that's your thing, give it a go.
SYNKRO - OVERSTEPPING BOUNDARIES MIX FOR ELECTRONIC BEATS


"Who taught you to believe that you're inferior?"
AKALA - FIRE IN THE BOOTH FOR 1EXTRA



CRYSTAL CASTLES - LENY (ADAT RMX) - FREE DOWNLOAD
 Crystal Castles - Leny (ADAT rmx) by Crystal Castles



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Design and Bass Portraiture - a work of genius.
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FOREIGN CONCEPT SHOGUN AUDIO SHOW ON RINSE FM 

EMALKAY - BATS IN THE BELFRY


It's definitely not just me who's been begging for this to be released. Does't look like it's going to happen, but we can dream...
FLYING LOTUS - TEA LEAF DANCERS (S.P.Y RMX)


RENEGADE HARDWARE PODCAST 07


Another irritatingly excellent radio show from Alix Perez - get it on the download and take notes.
ALIX PEREZ - MINISTRY OF SOUND SHOGUN AUDIO SHOW 08/11/11


A great podcast/show/whatever if you don't just like hearing tunes but you want a little bit of an education too. Ant TC1 takes us through some new sounds and some old classics, and there's an interview with Octane & DLR too. Listen out for Weird Science by those two at around the hour mark - it's completely brilliant.
DISPATCH RECORDINGS SHOW ON KANE FM


There's nothing like a bit of doomy neurofunk to set you up for the day, I always find. Big up your commute.
MINDTECH PODCAST 015 MIXED BY SAFIRE
 Mindtech Podcast - 015 mixed by Safire by Mindtech Recordings



ENEI - G.R.A.M AGENCY PODCAST
 Enei - G.R.A.M. Agency Podcast #19 by ENEI


DJ Psylence did a new Ingredients podcast this week which is well worth a listen (or five). Standard Ingredients awesomeness.
INGREDIENTS PODCAST 010


BOILER ROOM TV - ยต-ZIQ 45 MINUTE MIX

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