Monday, 7 April 2014

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: SOUNDCLOUD STEEZ VOL.1



Started a new monthly feature at Loose Synths today - you can catch me rounding up my top 5 Souncloud finds every month. Picked out tracks from Murlo & Famous Eno, Chesslo Junior & Air Max '97 as well as mixes from Chemist and Riz La Teef this time around.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: PICK YOUR OWN @ HYPONIK - MARCH '14



I went for tracks from both Gage and Footsie in March's staff picks at Hyponik as part of another stellar monthly selection from all contributing writers.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: LIFE AT 140 - DJ MILKTRAY


In my latest 'Life At 140' column for Clash Music, I caught up with edit maestro DJ Milktray about city-centric grime movements, Boxed and the story behind the name..

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - PRINCE RAPID



Was given the chance to chat to Ruff Sqwad's Prince Rapid about grime and his new EP, 'Turning Point', for Sonic Router recently. Interesting to note the change in attitude, from both fans and artists, towards grime and how it's represented and discussed.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: LUNE - 'FALLING' (MAO REMIX)



I was given the opportunity to choose Track of the Day over at Clash Music again today and opted for Mao's atmospheric rework of Swedish songstress Lune's new single 'Falling' - it's gully.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: PICK YOUR OWN - FEB '14



I plucked for tracks from JT The Goon and stellar new talent G.S One in February's staff picks for Hyponik - few gems from the rest of the team too.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: PARJO01 - SHADOWS



Fledgling imprint Club Soda Records, whose inaugural transmission comes from the intriguingly named 'parjo01', offer up a slice of stellar dance floor fare across four tracks here. 

Buoyant title track 'Shadows', which also features a dub mix as well as remixes from Mella Dee and DFRNT, glides along with bleepy rhythms, steely percussion and a inescapably catchy vocal loop, all of which give it plenty of dance floor charm. 

Mella Dee works his signature brand of darker, altogether grittier, garage-led sounds on his stomper of a remix whilst DRNT draws in the atmospherics on his tech-layered re-edit. The dub mix is pretty good value too, with parj001 opting for a far harder, thugged-out rework that seems to do-away with the niceties and subtle groove of the original. 

Not an obvious Uncle Albert choice, but one that should certainly raise a few eyebrows. Props.

Out now on Club Soda Records.