Right, you know i'm not the scene's biggest fan, but this Scion A/V Presents is awesome, and really re affirming that the genre hasn't sold out and gone all bass culture Skream & Benga (Scion AV) by ScionAV
I was doing some DIY with my housemate Chris the other week, and I popped on the XX album. We were both talking about those albums that you listened to non-stop for a period of time, and when you listen to them again you get that sentimental feeling, you know? The power of music. Along with Burial "Untrue" and a select few more, the first XX record is definitely one for me, and always will be. I was certain that there would never be another XX record, but I was proved wrong when this little ditty that surfaced on Christmas Day.
Haters are gon' hate, but we'll soon find out what it will be like. Though it wont sound anything like this, it's just nice to hear some new material again.
There's probably more people out there that will hate this than like it, but i think its a great idea, and makes you look at Peaches in a greater light... the girl can sing
This is a reworking of some songs from the legendary Casablanca Records catalogue. With Gomma, Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band they've done four new interpretations of classic tracks by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder, Skatt Brothers, Stephanie Mills and from the Flashdance soundtrack
It's that time again. Top 10 lists are everywhere, so it's probably time for me to jump on the festive bandwagon and bang out my personal favourite things of the year, mostly tunes that have been going down well when I've been playing out. So, whilst Loose Women shout their heads off on the telly, I'm going to sum up my year in one blog post. Top 10 tunes:
10) Blawan - Getting Me Down
While RnB samples become cooler and more ironic than an episode of "Dalston Superstars" Blawan proves that when you get a good one (in this case, Brandy) and accompany it with some ERRATIC percussion, you're onto a winner. Proof that you can pull up house music and not look like a fool.
9) Scuba - Adrenalin
A late entry, but when you get lost in the trance breakdown that lasts about half the duration of the tune, you'll know why it's on the list.
8) Luca Lozano - Thug It Out (KWS)
Luca Lozano of Zombie Disco Squad fame gets the Kris Wadsworth treatment, and the outcome speaks for itself. A downtempo juggernaut with more whomps than the Skrillex album. Klasse Recordings is also easily my favourite label of 2011.
7) Eats Everything - Heard That
Attack of the RnB samples 2: Revenge of the RnB, one of the best in my opinion which is probably why I'm so into this big one from new alias man, Eats Everything. The second drop on this is catastrophic. Pets Recordings aren't too bad either.
6) Zoo Look - Holdin' On
When your mates are releasing shit like this, it's madness.
5) Wadsworth - Lime & Pink
Kris Wadsworth doing it again. Another chugger, more whomps, more foot stomping, MORE ENERGY.
4) Steffi - Yours
It's been posted before, but I'll post it again. This tune is amazing, weird, scary/ all the above. At my one and only Panorama Bar experience this was dropped and felt extra special. Great tune.
3) Casino Times - That's The Truth
Another chums tune. It's been an awesome year for these guys with debut EPs, Berlin shows and arguably THE biggest underground tune of 2011. And guess what? ANOTHER RnB sample! OHHHHH NO!
2) Coat Of Arms - Is This Something
Absolute BOMB. Proper jackin' bouncy house business from the Bristol boys who have released gem after gem this year and have a real definitive sound, as does the next guy...
1) Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
Goosebumps every time. I'll never forget the first time I heard this... Jesse Rose played a "secret" show, before his slot at Counter Culture, where he dropped it AGAIN. I was hooked. It came out at the beginning of the year, and has been doing it ever since, and will do well into 2012. Recent highlight: Greymatter letting it loose at Tief at Corsica Studios. Other highlights: Azari & III at Glastonbury Glastonbury The Streets at Brixton Academy Plastikman at Brixton Academy Berlin Klasse Recordings New Cross Panorama Bar The Black Heart Queuing for Berghain Infographics Camden Magculture POW! Dark Party Zombie Beach Party BoaBoa b2b Fazhands Luke Million - Arnold (MORE ENERGY) The Creative Review Blog Tiga at XOYO The new Surfer Blood EP Thew new November Coming Fire demo Bloomberg Businessweek Tief at Corsica Studios Room 2 in Corsica Studios Zoo Look Towers (RIP) Lot's of stuff I forgot...
In the current shit storm of "dance" music (mainly the horrid UKF or whatever its called), its nice that some more mainstreamy bits are coming through, this is great from Zinc. Bet the kids would shit their pants if they realised he's probably older than their dad
In my eyes The Knockouts are the best band in Luton's history of bands all time. That is no sutlbe title, or a joke, they're genuinely awesome. Its like having your very own surf garage scene all tied up in one band. They've just released a new sampler via amazon, CLICK HERE, called "You're Breaking My Hands" it's the best £3.99 you will ever spend
They also took part in this short film, about Luton. It's not really a "short" film, but its a funny take on our home