Monthly archive June, 2010

TOWNSHIP TECH

Spoek Mathambo is part of a new wave of South African artists pushing the tropical bass/ghettotech sound or as he calls it ‘township tech.’ I’m not one for labeling everything to death but I think the township tech tag works nicely. Give it a listen and you’ll see what I mean. SPOEK MATHAMBO & MSHINI...

DJ NATE – FOOTWORKING ALL OVER CHICAGO

This is by far the most abstract piece of music or bizarre musical movement I have come across in a while. DJ NATE has just signed for Planet Mu and is the pioneer of a sound called Footwork. Footwork is a sub genre of a larger genre called Juke. I am guessing that this stuff...

GIRL UNIT – WUT

I wasn’t at Sonar this weekend, but I’ve been hearing a lot of good reports about this year’s festival. I’ve heard a few people mention Girl Unit‘s track ‘Wut’ as one of those memorable, multi-rewindable tracks that stuck out from the crowd. Night Slugs have to release this track, it’d be wrong for them not...

GET SOME – JUNE 2010

If you came to GET SOME on Saturday, thanks you. if not, here’s what you missed… A massive thank you to Greymatter, R1 Ryders, Pariah, G-Double and the Essex boys for making the night what it was, BIG! PEACE&OUZO

GREYMATTER – RAW ROOT GIVEAWAY!

YO! The last of our featured artists, Greymatter, has kindly offered up one the tracks from his album, Raw Root, as a free 32o digital download here and here only! He is also giving away 50 copies of his album, Mind Over Matter, to the first 50 people through the door on Saturday night, what...

ADIDAS ORIGINALS – STAR WARS CANTINA 2010

Altogether more subtle than the epic Nike ad but no less powerful, the new Adidas commercial has landed…

PARIAH INTERVIEW

Remixes for The XX and Ellie Goulding have been followed up with a solid debut release on legendary dance music label R&S. Fresh from recording his debut mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ experimental show on Radio 1 we caught up with Pariah for a quick interview. This kid is on a tear right now, make...

KODE 9 – YOU DON'T WASH (DUB)

‘I’M ON A UK FUNKY TING’… So, Kode 9 has dropped, or is dropping something new, and it is NOT what I was expecting. This track popped up on my Soundcloud Dashboard, uploaded by K7 Records, and I really don’t know what I think. It’s sort of ok, sort of standard, sort of not. Is...

R1 RYDERS – EXCLUSIVE MIX & INTERVIEW

In the run up to June 19, we are pleased to bring you the first mix and interview of our featured artists, R1 Ryders. Who are you and what do you do? K: Im Karnak.. S: Im Skeelo, and we are R1 Ryders.. K: We make Funkitek! Where are you from and where are you...