Sunday, 27 February 2011

Love and Light: Crunk Junkees from Reno

2010 was the year that wobbly, funk mid-tempo breaks and glitch-hop really landed. Towards the end of the year Love and Light dropped a gem of an EP - Crunk Junkee - on Simplify Records, who are fast becoming one of my favourite labels at the moment. Hailing from Reno, right next to Black Rock City, these guys make some proper lush bass bounces. Essential for anyone into Opiuo and JPodtbc, although a bit more downtempo. Check out the free mini-mix and get the EP before the next one!

  Love and Light - Crunk Junkee EP - MINI MIX by Simplify Recordings

I came across Love and Light via Bwomp Beats and this awesome Stephan Jacobs collaboration (yes Peachi, awesome like the universe)

  Stephan Jacobs & Love and Light - Sound A Da Bass (feat Naada) MORE 320's IN SONG DESCRIPTION!!! by Love and Light

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Mr. Mirra & Mary Miss Fairy - Evil Fembot & Robot Whores - and Bang My Ear new MMF mix

LO Peachi ere: Had to be careful how to write that title without suggesting anything :) Anyway, just a quicky to give you the links to two phat new tracks to buy and a new free mix from Mary Miss Fairy.... and I'll take any excuse to post sexy fembot pics!! [I enjoyed the research on this entry]

The two new tracks both have great names: "Evil Fembot" and "Robot Whores" and the former is produced by Mr. Mirra and Mary Miss Fairy, the latter just by Mr. Mirra - they both have a stunningly pounding bass and a phat driving beat and some good fembot samples in there (one from the top SciFi film Surrogates I believe). I really loved them both and will be using them in future mixes. You can buy both for a measly £3.46 on Beatport (not sure why it's categorised as 'trance' though?). Anyway, please support the artist if you enjoy all the free stuff!!

Next up a new mix from MMF at a recent gig at Bang My Ear in France (15/11/2011) - you can listen to it on soundcloud below or download it on her DJ page here. Wall to wall bangers and once again a good driving beat and pounding bass all the way through.

Mary Miss Fairy @ Bang My Ear! #8 by BeatSuckerZ


Finally a bit of related comedy - a video clip from the excellent Black Books series - linked here.... enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Peachimpy-Ra - Funky Breaks Mix - Welcome to My DanceFlooRA

L.O. Peachi ere: Introducing my 2nd mix of funky ass breaks. Much more groovy than my last full power one and (if I may say so) a bit bettera DJ-skills-wise. Learnt some new tricks, so hopefully a bit smoother on the transitions. Thanks to C-Ra Morbjit for the pointers and to Josh for introducing me to Feed Me. Basically I used three Feed Me tracks as my starting point for the mix and managed to keep two bangers in for the last few tracks (I had to drop 'Merdez Moi' as it didn't quite fit... pooh|!) - I love Feed Me: Grand Theft Ecstacy and in many ways is exactly my style of hip-wiggling-cheeky-stop-blip-womp kinda-track [favourite recent quote: writing about music is like dancing about architecture]. Hopefully you'll hear what I mean when you hear it as the climax of the mix ;)

Soundcloud wouldn't have it, but you can download it here or listen below:

Other highlights for me in the mix is being able to finally include the Far Too Loud remix of Lilly Alan's 'Not Fair'. Pleased that I could mix it into Party Pushers from Fort Knox Five too (a family favourite). Also included is the exellently named 'You can't spell slaughter without laughter' - love that drop - just makes me zoom into the future on an epic scale. Also love the opening track 'Open Your Eyes', which I have listened too 5 times in a row a few times, easily! Track listing way belooooow!

Anyway, had a great weekend music geeking with Chris-Ra and got a real bug for progressing further with music geekery on all fronts. Thanks bro, and I have to say it's pretty much because of Musical Mana that my musical interests have been re-ignited. Been really enjoying all the new contributions too. Keep it up all ;) x

Swans are Evil C*nts

Finally something that you may not be quite ready for as it will blow your mind: an up and coming music producer who I think is going to be big in the future (well big in other ways than being remarkably phat). Yes it's our very own DJ Morbjit with an immense short piece that, if you don't understand it, then you don't know music. Listen and weep! ;)

IMPULSIVE sWAN by Peachimpy-Ra

[yes, it is of course a joke and just a first attempt at making a basic track in Ableton...ha ha!]

TRACK LISTING - Welcome to My DanceFloweRa
Track - Artist

Open Your Ras - Alex Metric and Steve Angello (Club Mix)
Not Fair - Lilly Allen (Far Too Loud Electro Radio Edit)
The Party Pushers - Fort Knox Five (featuring Mustafa Akbar)
Killer Profit - Kultur (feat Mark Thomas- Colombo Remix)
You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter - (Original Mix)
Believe in the Funk - Ed Solo and Skool of Thought
No Games - Someone Good (Original Mix)
Welcome To My Dancefloor - Someone Else Good (Wireless Mice Remix)
Blackout - a bit racialistical (Kiwa Remix)
The Spell - Feed Me (Origami Mix)
Just Let It Go - Bored of Tracklisting Now (Cutline remix)
Grand Theft Ecstasy - Feed Me (Original Mix)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Weekend bangers

I spent the weekend (as usual) on a quest to expand my music collection.. here's a yummy number from Kool Hertz. The opening sample is sweet:

KooL Hertz - In The Nude Spring Mixtape April 2010 by Kool Hertz

Upbeat, funky, summery rhythms, mixed up with dirty basslines and random samplings.

1. Sunshine - A-Skillz vs Beatvandals
2. Summervibe - Kool Hertz
3. Hotstepper - Kool Hertz
4. Praise The Joint Jam - Pimpsoul
5. Sublime - Kool Hertz
6. Run For Cover - Featurecast
7. Misdemeanour - The CB's [A-Skillz remix]
8. Bonkers Banger - Dizzie Rascal [Nick Thayer & DJ Yoda remix]
9. Let It Go - Nick Thayer feat Nfa [Fort Knox 5 remix]
10. Something Freaky - Basement Freaks
11. Hip-Hop To Funk - Ed Royal feat Badkat & Lady Daisey [Nick Fonkyson remix]
12. DaftFunk - Funkanomics
13. Jam Plan - AGFA [RJ remix]
14. Generation MTV [Pimpin mix] - Beat Assassins feat Nine Lives The Cat
15. Bump Uglies - Bass Kleph [Dj Icey remix]
16. You Can Do It - Ice Cube vs Bass Kleph [Krafty Kuts vs Bass Kleph rub]
17. Gossip Meltdown - Lebrosk
18. Stereo Trouble - Qdup Foundation
19. Whatchya Got - Funk Burners
20. You Made A Change - Bar Kays [Stickybuds remix]
21. Holy Smokes - Kool Hertz
22. Slippery When Wet - Kool Hertz
23. 3-6-9 [clap, clap] - Kool Hertz

Kool Hertz apparently runs nights in London, with his crew Graffiti Rock. They play Lost Angel in Battersea, Bar Vinyl in Camden and The Westbury in Kilburn. Anyone down for a trip? :)

Also finally managed to get my decks and Serato up and running, after two years (two years!!) of being relegated to flight cases since my return from China. So expect some crude mashups to hit the interwebs in the not too distant future!

Finally, a music video to blow out your brain-box. Thanks to Ninja Dave for sharing this with me. Khameleon808 has taken 15 mins of HD movie trailer footage, and edited it to a soundtrack of Glitch Mob remixes:


Much lovings,