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quick torrential space

Posted by Chris on August 1, 2012 at 11:59 am  

nas’s ‘the don’ is a pretty serious tune. salaam remi on production. cv of a big producer since here comes the hot steppa, fu-gee-la, made you look, bust your windows and luv a dub. this one’s a slow burner for slow summer. Nas interview here.

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massive attack introduce a lot of space. live (sounding) snares evoke that a-la-mode mid 90s hip hop, but the amount of variation on tone and reverb really opens it out and gives the track more breath.

 

hot city’s remix brings a different level of density. jump up and bashy as fuck.

living in late eskimo

Posted by Chris on June 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm  

wiley influenced sound palette painted in abstract expression. hear guns being loaded and cameras popping off. new from logos.

Logos-Devils by Logos(Radial Productions)

meanwhile, the elusive one himself has been organising grime raves in dubai and prepping a new pop single for the summer. heatwave drops at the end of july and is actually not bad.

wiley’s being cautious as ever with record labels though:

meanwhile he’s just dropped a mixtape of 10 grime freestyles (get that here). and is already working on the next steppps.

bubble and squeak

Posted by Chris on November 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm  

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big percussive mix from kode9 broadcast on radio1 last month. speaking of hyperdub, bubble and squeak, dan hancox interviewed darkstar at cafe z bar. halloumi and spinach on toast here.

kode9 – bubble and squeak 2 sept09

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2562 – ‘Intro’
2562 – ‘Flashback’
Cooly G – ‘He da Biz’
Zomby – ‘Untitled’
Geneus ft. Ms. Dynamite – ‘Crackish’
Kode9 – ‘Black Sun’
Grevious Angel – ‘Get Down Low’ [Unreleased Mix]
DJ Mystery – ‘Speechless’ [DJ Naughty Mix]
DVA – ‘Natty’
Roska – ‘I Need Love’
Moska – ‘Square One’
Ikonika – ‘Psoriasis’
Fuzzy Logic – ‘In the Morning’
Fuzzy Logic – ‘Roots’
DJ Mujava – ‘Please Mugwante’

stile topA top

Posted by Chris on April 23, 2009 at 11:48 am  






big Curtis Lynch mix from heatwave kru. Curtis has been producing great UK riddims and relicks for a few years now (refixed alicia keys too as it goes) – check his necessary mayhem imprint (buy online – JD/Dready on retro sess is a personal favourite).

Curtis Lynch Special (off Rinse)link

tracklist

* Million Stylez – Police In Helicopter
* YT – Heat Seeking Camera
* Mr Williamz – Babylon In Helicopter
* Gregory Isaacs & Blackout JA – Report To Me
* YT – Write Some Lyrics
* YT, Mr Williamz, Blackout JA & Michie One – Bills
* Curtis Lynch – Retro Sess Riddim
* Top Cat – Sess Weh Yuh Want 2006
* YT – England Ah Mi Yard
* YT, Million Stylez, Tenor Fly, Blackout JA & Mr Williamz – Dubplate
* Curtis Lynch – Rumours Riddim
* YT, Shabba D, Tenor Fly, UK Apache & David Boomah – Dubplate (Remix)

Slight Return

Posted by Chris on April 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm  

Mark Morrison. returned with aplomb from nowhere. failed in an attempt to dodge community service by sending a lookalike in his place. apparently, while trying to return again got signed to a dodgy record label run by footballer Kevin Campbell (?). Sonido del Principe just upped a very nasty cumbia version of ‘return of the mac’ at his excellent generation bass blog.

MARK MORRISON – RETURN OF THE MACK (TINI DREAD vs SDP RMX) here in context. here in original.

domestic science / nest in slipstream

Posted by Chris on April 2, 2008 at 5:15 pm  

american dreams aside, still heaviest estelle tune by ——————————————– much.

Skitz f/ Wildflower, Tempa & Estelle – Domestic Science (2000)

disclaimer – I may just be being an old fart here – never trust anyone older than 23

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