Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Headhunter - Juke

When Headhunter was here recently we took him to the local community radio station FBi. Instead of his usual deep, deep dubstep he went completely the other way and played a set of Juke music. Coming out of Chicago, Juke is categorized by its fast beats, minimal structure and dirty, dirty lyrics. I'd never heard it before and my first thought was "DJ Godfather crossed with Spank Rock". It's not like anything else on this blog but it's fresh and exciting but if you hate the music, you should at least get a giggle from the vocals. Fuck me in my face, indeed!

Tracklist pulled from the FBi website:

Keep On Jukin
Freekin Me On The Flo DJ Spinn
BeetleJuke Leatherface
That Booty DJ Spinn
King Kong Leatherface
What You Workin Wit DJ Spinn
Put Yo Mouth On Me DJ Spinn
Kick Yo Ass Leatherface
Lil Mumma Get Down DJ Spinn
Fuck Me In My Face White Label
Get Funky DJ Clent
Suck It DJ Dion


Gravious - Coming to Oz Mix 09

This Friday Sydney's only regular dubstep night Void hosts DJs Seven and Gravious over two floors at Phoenix and Spectrum. In anticipation for the gig Gravious has done a tour promo mix. Starting off with the glorious sounds of one of my favourite new artists Mount Kimbie and finishing off with a downright classic Aphex Twin tune, the mix is a great example of how diverse dubstep can be.

[00:00] 1. Mount Kimbie - Vertical {Hotflush}
[03:40] 2. O-Dessa - Million Dollarz {forthcoming Lo-Dubs}
[06:01] 3. Vaccine - Radiate {forthcoming Offshore}
[08:41] 4. CacheFlowe - Flowebot ft. Brer Rabbit (Machinedrum Waterfall dub) {Plastic Sound Supply}
[11:34] 5. Hyetal - End Credits
[15:21] 6. xx xy - Sparklers
[18:30] 7. Funk Ethics - Dub Fluid
[21:23] 8. Gravious - City of Spheres
[25:09] 9. Untold - Sweat {Hotflush}
[28:44]10. Ekelon - 7th Soul (Sully Remix) {forthcoming Creative Space}
[32:03]11. Gravious - Torus
[36:16]12. Psychonaught - I Just Want You
[39:10]13. Joker - Digidesign {Hyperdub} -->
[41:09]14. Skream - Percression {Tectonic}
[44:02]--->Aphex Twin - Digeridoo {R&S}


Monday, March 30, 2009

Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 21st of January 2009

Mixes from back in January. Paul White and Floating Points.

Paul White in the Mix
Paul White – ‘Alien Nature’ (One-Handed Music)
Paul White – ‘Sea Life’ (One-Handed Music)
Paul White – ‘Nasty Business’ (Unreleased)
Paul White – ‘Carbon’ - (Unreleased)
Bullion – ‘Are You The One’ (One-Handed Music)
Paul White – ‘Uprising Of The Insane’ (One-Handed Music)
Paul White – ‘Grimy Light’ (Unreleased)
Burning Spear – ‘People Get Ready’ (Island)
Paul White – ‘Floating Free’ (One-Handed Music)
Mort Garson – ‘Let The Sunshine In’ (A & M)
Tangerine Dream – ‘Force Majeure’ (Virgin)

Floating Points in the Mix
Floating Points – ‘Cycle 11 DUB’ (unreleased)
Floating Points - ‘KG beat’ (unreleased)
Floating Points – ‘Peroration feat. Fatima’ (unreleased)
Floating Points – ‘JW beat’ (unreleased)
W Orbit – ‘Optical Illusions’ [Aaron Jerome Remix] (CDR)
Dabrye – ‘Game Over’ [Dorian Concept Remix!] (CDR)
Kona Triangle – ‘AIRLOCK’ (CDR)
Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program – ‘Sign Me Up’ (Poo-Bah)
Floating Points – ‘For You’ (eglo)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

West Coast Rocks Part Two

Part two of the West Coast Rocks special. This time mixes by Teebs, Take and Exile. If you haven't already, make sure you check out Exile's album Radio. A whole album of instrumental hiphop sampled entirely from the radio. It's a must.

Teebs in the Mix
Teebs – ‘Arthurs Birds’
Teebs –‘Humming Birds’
Flying Lotus –‘Into Infinity Loop’
Teebs – ‘WLTA’
Vara – ‘Rotting Daisies’
Teebs – ‘Goodbye’
Teebs –‘My Whole Life’
Teebs – ‘Why Like This’
Dimlite – ‘Bad Dad Nr. 2’ [Kitchen Table Version]

Take in the Mix
Take –‘Paper Garden’ (Rush Hour)
Take – ‘Warm Ruin Feat Amer Gibbs’ (All City)
Take – ‘Bouncing Cherries’ (Circulations, Japan)
Take – ‘I Miss My Brains’ (All City)
Take – ‘Generation Gap’ (Circuit Tree / Eat Concrete)
Flying Lotus – ‘Goldfish’ [Take Remix]

Exile in the Mix [All Tracks Produced by Exile for Dirt Science]
System Overload
West Coast Stomp
Serial Killer
Feed Back
The White Light
Hell Fya
Me B#%*h!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prize recorded at Void, December 2008

On the 5th of December 2008 Sydney's premier dubstep night Void hosted Bristol's young beat master Joker. As Joker doesn't play your standard dubstep it was a chance for Void to branch out and try some different things. Opening the night was Prize, a local Sydney DJ and part of the Space Is The Place crew responsible for giving Sydney gigs by Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Dorian Concept and more. Prize recently played at LA's Low End Theory, lets hope he smashed it as much as he did at Void.

01 Roots Manuva - Ital Visions [Big Dada]
02 Robert Dietz - Kanban [Deep Vibes Recording]
03 Bvdub - Way Back When [Millions of Moments]
04 Ras G - Space Is The Place interlude
05 Radiohead - Reckoner 'Flying Lotus remix' [unreleased]
06 Paul White - We Want It All [One Handed Music]
07 MHE feat. Malcom Catto & Mike Burnham - Untitled
08 Flying Lotus - Grapesicles 'Samiyam Remix' [Warp]
09 Hudson Mohawke - Star Crackout [All City]
10 Flying Lotus - Juicy Revenge [unreleased]
11 On Ra - Shhhhhhhh [All City]
12 Madlib - Do You Know [Stones Throw]
13 Beat Konducta - Chrome Dreams [Stones Throw]
14 Flying Lotus - Secrets 'Sound Murderer Remix' [Warp]
15 Ras G - Space Is The Place interlude
16 Flying Lotus - Roberta Flack 'Martyn's Heart Beat Mix' [Warp]
17 Aardvaark - Bloom [white]
18 Samiyam - Return Ship [unreleased]
19 MRK1 - Grit [Planet Mu]


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Low End Theory Podcast

If you liked the sets from the West Coast Rocks special then get straight onto this. Low End Theory is the club in LA that's acting as the epicentre for all this music. MAH played there on her visit and regular DJs include The Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus.

Check out episode one of their new podcast series with mixes by Daddy Kev and the unreal Samiyam.

Go here to download.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

West Coast Rocks

West Coast Rocks was a special MAH did for her show after returning from LA and San Francisco. Three mixes from some of the best producers making instrumental hiphop on the west coast of America: Mono/Poly, Ras G and Nosaj Thing. The Nosaj Thing mix is just mindblowing. Track after track it never stops being exciting. A must for anyone into hiphop or beat driven music.

Mono/Poly in the Mix
Mono/Poly – ‘The Beatles’
Mike Slott – ‘My Lightbridge’
Sir OJ – ‘Lightsabermass’
Mono/Poly – ‘Red & Yellow Toys’
Mono/Poly – ‘Ninja Turtle Feet’
Busy – ‘Avogadro’
T-Bag ft. Lil Wayne – ‘Cant Believe It’ [Mono/Poly Mix]
Mono/Poly - Aquaschism + The Gemini Mermaid

Ras G in the Mix
Ras G – ‘El-Saturn-Day/P.O.P/Brainfeeder Bent Intro’
Ras G – ‘Deep Space Nine’ (Dubplate)
Ras G – ‘HollyHood/Where Dem Trees @?’(Dubplate)
Samiyam – ‘Fishsticks’ (Dubplate)
Ras G – ‘Ancestrial Echoes’(Dubplate)
Ras G – ‘Elevators’ (Dubplate)
Flying Lotus – ‘Aboriginal’ (Dubplate)
Ras G – ‘In Coming!!!!’(Brainfeeder)
Hudson Mohawke – ‘Yonard’(Warp)
Ras G – ‘Speaker Smash [ruff]’ (Dubplate)

Nosaj Thing in the Mix
Chopin – ‘Prelude in E Minor’
Nosaj Thing - ‘Untitled’
Nosaj Thing - ‘Nightcrawler’
Nosaj Thing - ‘Wandering Star’ [Nosaj Thing Remix]
Nosaj Thing - ‘Coat of Arms’
Nosaj Thing - ‘1685/Bach’
Flying Lotus - ‘Intro/Camel’ [Nosaj Thing Remix]
Nosaj Thing -‘Aquarium’
Nosaj Thing - ‘Caves’
Nosaj Thing - ‘Harrison Ford’

Monday, March 23, 2009

RA.091 Pole

This is the Resident Advisor podcast no. 091 mixed by Pole from February 2008. It's no longer available on their website so I thought I'd re-up. Excellent 56 minute set featuring a really good mix of dubstep and reggae. Different styles of dubstep are featured from roof shakers like Benga's Crunked Up to the minimalism of Shackleton and 2562. Both sit really well alongside the reggae. Very recommended.

Pole - Intro (~scape)
Pangaea - Coiled (Hessle Audio)
Shackleton - You Bring Me Down (Skull Disco)
Mala - Left Leg Out (DMZ)
Roy Lee - Give Me Power (Trojan)
Benny Ill, Kode9 & The Culprit - Fat Larry's Skank (Kode9 Remix) (Tempa)
Benga - Crunked Up (Tempa)
2562 - Channel Two (Tectonic)
Danny Hensworth - Mr. Money Man (Upsetters)
Johnny Osbourne - Purify Your Heart (Trojan)
Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (Joe Gibbs Records)
DJ Pinch - 136 Trek (Punch Drunk)
Untold - Test Signal (Hessle Audio)
CNE Skank - Forgive Them Lord (The Upsetters)
Max Romeo - Birth of Reggae Music (Wackie's)

Overdubs and Interludes by Pole (Unreleased Snippets)


Friday, March 20, 2009

Bloc Weekend Highlights: Pole Live

If you don't know Pole then get downloading! The German techno and sometimes dubstep producer and owner of awesome record label ~scape has been one of my favourite artists for a while now. I just love the way both his techno and dubstep productions manage to keep the same aesthetic, meaning they're always easily identifiable as Pole tunes which makes for some seamless and blinding sets. Usually I edit out as much talking as I can but I left his intro in because a. I'm a fanboy and b. he sounds like my friend, also names Stefan.



Bloc Weekend Highlights: Pinch in the Mix

Pinch's set from Bloc Weekend. Decent set but the MC ruins it through a combination of dodgy MCing and being turned up way too loud.



Bloc Weekend Highlights: Qbert in the Mix

First set of the MAH Bloc Weekend Highlights show. Very brief snippet of DJ Qbert's set. Nothing but awesome electro and nice scratching.



Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ghosts On Tape in the Mix

Imagine the soundtrack to a perfect beach party. No generic salsa or music that sounds like the fucking Sex And The City theme song, just punchy, hands in the air bass music. Ghosts On Tape is from San Francisco but his music is like a bass’d out tour of the tropics. Check this out before summer ends. (Or if you're a Northerner download and have it ready for when Spring rolls around!)

Ghosts On Tape - Woofer Cooker (World Premiere)
Ghosts On Tape - Equator Jam (World Premiere)
Ghosts On Tape - Ice Blood
Ghosts On Tape - Zodiac King demo (World Premiere)
Ghosts On Tape - Scraped Up
Lemonade - Sunchips (Ghosts On Tape Remix)



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Raffertie in the Mix

The first mix of 2009 comes from newcomer Raffertie. Hailing from Birmingham, Raffertie makes the kind of day-glo dubstep that's so silly it makes Rusko sound like Shackleton. The mix features 90s pop samples, "mash-ups", Whitney Houston and the most wobble you've heard in a dubstep set since it became "uncool". Raffertie already has his fair share of haters but with a 12" on the way from Planet Mu, he's sure to get a decent following also.

Raffertie - Intro
Ini Kamoze - Hotstepper (Raffertie's Remix) (Dubplate)
Raffertie - Stomping Grounds VIP (On The Brink Recordings)
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Raffertie Re-Dub) (Dubplate)
Raffertie - ANTISOCIAL (Seclusiasis)
The Scarlet Harlots - Backlash (Raffertie's Remix) (Dubplate)
The Squire of Gothos ft. Shifty Moova - Out Of Order (Acapella) (Raffertie Re-Edit) (Dubplate)
Raffertie - Eyes Closed (Seclusiasis)
Raffertie - Wobble Horror! (Seclusiasis)
Raffertie - Music Take Me (Dubplate)