Saturday, 31 December 2011

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Skream & Benga


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

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

XX



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.

BoaBoa x

Monday, 26 December 2011

A-Trak + Zinc x Benga


Really don't know whats happening to me of late, or if dubstep based music is getting better, but really into this mix of the new A-Trak & Zinc track by Benga, check it out

A-Trak & Zinc “Stingray (Benga Remix) by foolsgoldrecs

Friday, 23 December 2011

C-A-S-A-B-L-A-N-C-A-R-E-W-O-R-K-S


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

Gomma All Stars & Peaches present: "Casablanca Reworks" (Teaser medley) by Gomma

Thursday, 22 December 2011

BOABOA's 2011

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...

Here's to 2012.

BoaBoa x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

DJ Zinc



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

Friday, 9 December 2011

P E A C E


Feel really late to this party, but who cares, P E A C E have written a stunner

BBLOOD by P E A C E

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Knockouts


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

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Spectrals - It's Xmas And I've Got Everything I Want



Spectrals even does Christmas Songs?! How fucking rad is that! Proper little tune too! Here's the extending mix

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Obits Killer



Too much love for this band, and a great little video to add to a great song

Thursday, 1 December 2011

MURLO



Murlo has just released his first EP, its pretty awesome

Murlo - Nectah E.P (OUT NOW!) by Murlo

i love this remix he's recently done too

Stylo G - Call mi a yardie (Murlo Remix) by Murlo