Tuesday, 30 November 2010

KOTJ Radio | Episode 7: Jubilee

To celebrate our first birthday we asked two of our favourite DJs, BD1982 and Jubilee, to put together a mix each so we could release them both instead of the usual once-a-month deal. We put Brian's mix out two weeks ago and now it's Jess's turn.

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Jubilee has been a staple of the heavy bass scene for some time now. As well as running Nightshifters alongside Donna Summer, she also puts on the Flashing Lights parties with Nick Catchdubs and DJ Ayres.

On top of all that, she is also one half of Bassanovva with Grahmzilla. The two have an EP out on Sinden's Grizzly imprint. Check that out here and browse the beatport chart she put together to listen to some of the tracks featured in her mix.


01. R1 Ryders - Pop Shit Off
02. C.R.S.T. - Dance (Mosca Remix)
03. Magnum - Juracan (Randomer Remix)
04. Octa Push - Monkey Island
05. Brenmar - You Make Me Say (Ikonika & Optimum Remix)
06. LV & Okmalumkoolkat - Boomslang
07. Brenmar - Back Beating
08. Seiji - Weedkiller
09. Roska & Untold - Myth
10. Breach - Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)
11. Kingdom - Remember feat. Tiombe Lockhart
12. Contakt - The Otherness
13. Untold - Stereo Freeze
14. Kutz - Hypno


Download: Jubilee - KOTJ Radio Episode 7

Friday, 26 November 2010

New Sharam Jey single with Tommie Sunshine

Sharam Jey has a new single out, entitled 'The Things', which features Tommie Sunshine on vocals. It also features a huge heap of remixes, including efforts from Junior Sanchez, Cuberpunkers, Funkerman, Acid Washed and more.

It's out on King Kong and both volumes can be found at Beatport here and here.

Download: Sharam Jey - The Things feat. Tommie Sunshine (Acid Washed Remix)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Egyptrixx - Start From The Beginning [Video]

Toronto's Egyptrixx is set to release the first LP on Night Slugs early next year. Below is the video for the first single from the album:

Egyptrixx - Start from the Beginning from Datdatdat / A. N. Fischer on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Drop The Lime - Hot As Hell [Video]

Mogwai to release new LP on Sub Pop

Post Rock luminaries Mogwai are set to release their seventh full-length LP on the legendary Sub Pop. The new LP, entitled 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will', features the single 'Rano Pano' which is available for free download on Sub Pop's website, for the princely sum of your e-mail address.

A 7" of the single will be available January 18th. Go here to download the track and look at the artwork and tracklist.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Debut release from Talk on Nightshifters

One of the most recent signings to Nightshifters, Talk, has released his first EP on the imprint. The new EP, entitled 'Holy Mountain', came out yesterday and promises a sound described as "cinematic" and "gutteral".

As always, Nightshifters have brought out the dark and dirty side of their musicians. I know we've featured most of the NS releases on here but it's simply because they're consistantly solid. It's really impressive the way Jason Forrest and Jubilee have created this label: the striking visual aesthetics and the thoughtfully selected artists combine to inspire their DJs to create genuinely unique productions.

Talk - Burning Alive from Nightshifters on Vimeo.

The EP includes four original productions ('Holy Mountain', 'Finland', 'Burning Alive' and 'Walking Disease') as well as four remixes from newcomes Distal and Skinnz, and blog house veterans Deathface and LOL Boys.

Download the mp3 of the title track and then grab the rest of the release on Beatport, iTunes and Juno.

Download: Talk - Holy Mountain

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Happy Birthday Diplo!

Diplo - Florida from Rory on Vimeo.

To celebrate the birth of Mad Decent's founding father Wesley "Diplo" Pentz, some vagabond has uploaded the original 38 minute Florida DVD in its entirety. That's it up there.

Free Girl Talk LP on Illegal Art

The brains behind Girl Talk, Gregg Gillis, has released a free LP on Illegal Art dripping with samples. The follow up to 2008's 'Feed The Animals' is called 'All Day' and is available to download from Illegal Art here.

In support of the LP Gillis will be embarking on a massive tour. You can check the dates here.

KOTJ Radio | Episode 6: BD1982

This month Kick Out The Jam celebrates its first birthday and to celebrate we've got two - yes, two - mixtapes for you lovely shits. The first is from our good friend BD1982 and the second is from Nightshifters co-big cheese, Jubilee.

Episode six of our podcast series comes from Yokohama resident BD1982. Including Makumba Sound, Roska, XLII and Untold; it also features a couple of BD1982 originals, as well as his remix of 'Mommy' by Planet Soap.

The tape kicks off with an awesome blend of samples before throwing us headlong into a dubby dancehall number. It ties in all my favourite styles of tropical, funky, dancehall, dubstep and house into this really awesome dark trip that almost delves into the realms of IDM at points.

Honestly, just listen for yourself. Either download it below or stream at our Mixcloud page. It's a great place to start if you want an idea of the BD1982 sound. Also, be sure to grab a copy of the awesome 'Trails' EP I wrote about here.


01. Innocent Crew - Bad Like We
02. Makumba Sound - Dutty Girls
03. BD1982 - Magnets On My Back
04. Jali Bakary Konteh - Combination (Hat+Hoodie Remix)
05. Anthm - Fam Ting
06. Roska - Feeline (Guttershake Remix by J:Kenzo)
07. XLII vs. BD1982 - Envy Riddim (MC Zulu Version)
08. Boddika - Syn Chron
09. Gudda Gudda - Demolition Freestyle Pt.1 feat. Lil Wayne
10. Hype Williams - Rescue Dawn II
11. Planet Soap - Mommy (BD1982 Remix)
12. Untold - Come Follow We
13. The Cheese Sticks - Hos Ja!
14. BD1982 - Utukku
15. A Number Of Names - Sharevari


Download: BD1982 - KOTJ Radio Episode 6

New Zed Bias LP due in Spring 2011

Master of the breaks/garage sound Zed Bias has announced he will be releasing a new album this Spring on Tru Thoughts, titled 'Biasonic Hot Sauce'.

Following the succes of 'Make A Change' under his Maddslinky moniker, the new LP promises brand new Zed Bias material as well as collaborations with Skream and Mark Pritchard among others. There's little more info other than that the artwork will be daubed by Boo Cook, whose CV includes work for Marvel Comics!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

BD1982 - Trails

Having cut his teeth back in Philadelphia, Brian "BD1982" Durr now resides in Japan. Slowly the influence of funky is starting to creep across the east coast of America, with more and more producers bridging the gap between dubstep and funky and so it reaches Brian via his pals in Philadelphia and so on.

The real star of the show is 'Magnets On My Back' with tropical drums and a Nintendo-y synth line. Always keeping his productions progressive and as far from monotonous as it's possible to get.

Gunhead makes 'Trails' into a sort of "tropical n' bass" with ravey synth lines over a heavy Tropical/UKF beat. The Jam City mix is much more of a garage/bassline affair that could just as easily be an L-Vis 1990 or A1 Bassline production, which is no bad thing (or a surprise given Jam City's work with the Night Slugs crew). The chilled out techno element gives it a real deep house edge and once more blurs the lines beyond all Venn Diagrams.

Finally we have the remixes of 'Let's Talk Math'. The first, a remix by Makumba Sound, also takes on a funky element with a very squelchy synth line splashing its way through things. The second mix and final mix is by a chap called Brey who has so far eluded our radars but this mix promises a lot and we're sure to hear from him again.

Stand out tracks: Trails (Gunhead Remix), Magnets On My Back, Trails (Jam City Remix)

Title: Trails (seclusD09)
Artist: BD1982
Out now on Seclusiasis.

Download: BD1982 - Trails

Grab your copy from Beatport, Boomkat, iTunes and Juno.

Also, look out for BD1982's mix for our podcast series out very soon!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New Primary 1 single and LP out soon!

Britain's own Joe Flory aka Primary 1, whose career trajectory could only be described as "break-neck" has a new single 'Never Know' out December 6th. The new single is taken from his debut LP which features co-production from Paul Epworth and Phillpe Zdar and is scheduled for a February 2011 release.

If you heard 'Hold Me Down' you'll know this a release to get excited about and one that's sure to set the benchmark for releases in the new year. He already commands an impressive remix roster having Foamo, The Shoes and Yuksek penning reworkings in the past and Gucci Vump providing their take on the new single.

5 new tracks from the latest Horsepower LP at FACT

Those lovely chaps at FACT magazine have uploaded five whole tracks from the highly anticipated new LP by Horsepower Productions, their first in six years. The new album is to be released on the thoroughly consistant Tempa and promises at least as much as can be expected from such a ball-achingly good label.

With such a phenomenal track record, Tempa's reputation needs little explanation or promotion from me. Having put out Skream's debut LP as well as Benga's 'Diary Of An Afro Warrior', their reputation is a formidable one to say the least.

With that in mind, all signs point to 'Quest For The Sonic Bounty' being a stellar release, particularly since many consider them to be the inventors of dubstep. It may also be the last dubstep release to be described as such. Though I'll almost certainly be proved wrong before the year is out.

You can stream the tracks here.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Trentemøller - Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go! [Video]

Widely regarded for his live performances - a quality sorely lacking in some of today's youngsters - Trentemøller should really be a lot bigger than he is. With a stage show that makes Lady GaGa look like a drag act in a working men's club in Dagenham.

Above all, however, is his inclusion of a theremin player - every nerdy electronica fan's wet dream as well as a live drummer. But apart from anything else his music is just ruddy good stuff.

Below you can watch the official video for 'Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!' (from his latest LP 'Into the Great Wide Yonder'), a live performance at the Roskilde Festival in front of 50,000+ fans who I'm supposedly "appear to be floating".

Night Slugs to release first anniversary comp

For a record label that's barely a year old Night Slugs has already amassed an impressive back catalogue of stand out releases in the heavy bass/UK funky scenes: Lil Silva's 'Night Skanker' EP, Mosca's 'Square One' and 'Wut' by Girl Unit to name but a few.

To celebrate their first birthday they'll be putting out a compilation LP of Night Slugs classics from Girl Unit, Mosca and Kingdom as well as some unreleased tracks from Optimum and an unheard collaboration between L-Vis 1990 and T. Williams.

The new LP, entitled 'Night Slugs AllStars Vol. 1', is out November 29th and is sure to make the ideal place start if you don't really know the label. Check out the tracklist below.

1. Mosca – Square One VIP
2. Lil Silva – Golds 2 Get
3. Girl Unit – IRL (Bok Bok Remix)
4. Kingdom – Bust Broke
5. L-Vis 1990 & T. Williams – Stand Up
6. Jam City – Arpjam
7. Lil Silva – Seasons
8. Egyptrixx – Liberation Front
9. Bok Bok & Cubic Zirconia – Reclash Dub
10. Optimum – Broken Embrace
11. Jacques Greene – (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want
12. Velour – Booty Slammer
13. Girl Unit – Wut

Monday, 8 November 2010

The Bug to release new EP on Ninja Tune

Kevin "The Bug" Martin has been a busy boy recently with the new King Midas Sound single 'Lost' and now a new EP under his Bug alias. The new EP, entitled 'The Infected', ia out on Ninja Tune on November 22nd.

The new release is a four track EP featuring the vocal talents of Roots Manuva and KMS's Hitomi, as well as a remix from Autechre and Scratcha DVA each. You can preorder your copy from Ninja Tune here.

Seriously, the Ninja Tune output has been absolutely stellar recently and the perfect way to celebrate their 20th anniversary, with most of the last month of XLR8R's podcasts being produced by artists on their roster. That coupled with its history (Mr. Scruff, Roots Manuva, Anti-Pop Consortium, DJ Food, Coldcut, Toddla T, etc.) make it an impossible label to dislike. Go here to check out the podcasts.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

New Mikix The Cat EP on Trouble & Bass

Parisian mean machine Mikix The Cat has a new EP out on Trouble & Bass. The new EP 'Girls Keep On Wondering' promises the same tech-house brilliance we've seen in the past.

To coincide with its release he's put together a mix of Chicago House-inspired favourites of his, as well as a selection of MTC tracks from his new EP. With such a high quality back catalogue, it's no surprise the internets have been ablaze with blog-based love for Señor The Cat.

Grab the Smashcast here and then fork out your pennies for the privilege of owning a copy here.

New Malente EP on Southern Fried

The latest release on Southern Fried from Malente is now available for your listening pleasure. The whole release is worth getting just for the opening track 'Ja Ja Ja', which features Spieltrieb and the classic Tarzan holler sample.

Stream the whole release below and then click the beatport link to buy it.

Malente: Tarzan Boys EP by Southern Fried Records

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

DJ Fresh, Warrior One, Jayou @ Inertia - 18/11/10

Drum & Bass giant DJ Fresh will be bringing his beats and pieces to our fair city. Pop down to see him with UK Funky beast Warrior One and James "Jayou" Martin.

Tickets are £6 at Beatdown Records, RPM and We Got Tickets advance or you can pay on the door if you're as disorganised as me. And check out the 'Inertia Global Radio' podcast at iTunes for an idea of what to expect.

Monday, 1 November 2010

New Baobinga EP with Mensah and Scratcha DVA on

Very exciting news here! Manchester's latest cool-person-everyone-likes Baobinga has a new EP on Build. Expect the bassy end of the UKF spectrum.

Along with Poirier, Baobinga has to be one of the most exciting Funky producers going, bringing in elements of breaks, ragga and techno and a lot of bass on dem breaks and ting, etc.

Grab your copy at Beatport, Boomkat and iTunes and Juno.