BBC Essential Mix: Jamie XX

28 08 2011
This weekends Essential Mix is provided courtesy of man of the moment Jamie XX. Shifting styles and eras masterfully, this is undoubtedly one of the classiest EMs of the year and is yet another milestone in the young Londoners meteoric rise as a solo DJ and producer. Cop a listen here; full tracklisting available here.

Clams Casino – Rainforest

12 08 2011

Stunning piece of Hip-Hop / Noise drenched electro. When I saw the label who’re putting this out I was sceptical. Tri Angle have a nasty habit of feeding hyped up ‘witch house’ affairs which first please, then tire before becoming dull. This is definitely not in that category – a good sign is the simultaneous Type records release of the material from a recent free mixtape which is insane.

For a little outer-limits listening check this guy out.

From Rainforest – Waterfall

Ben UFO Boiler Room Mix

22 03 2011

What a last 7 days for mixes. Not only have we had Ramadanman/Pearson Sound’s superb Fabriclive 56, Rockwell’s wicked selection for Fact Magazine (below) – not to mention our very own Nidal’s Total Science & SPY mash-up (also below) – but Ben UFO’s Boiler Room set last week¬†is a seriously high quality session and is not to be slept on. Expect house, dubstep, reggae and, of course, the unexpected.

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Kode9 Essential Mix

12 03 2011

Last night saw the broadcast of Hyperdub chief Kode9’s Essential Mix. Listen back on iPlayer.


01.Hype Wiliams – Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior [Hippos In Tanks]
02.Warren G – Regulate [Violator]
03.Ossie – Moves [Hyperdub]
04.Fhloston Paradigm – Chasing Rainbows [Saturn Never Sleeps]
05.Giorgio Moroder – The Wheel [Pye]
06.Attica Blues – What Do You Want (King Britt Remix) [Sony]
07.Kudu – Transit [Bitasweet]
08.Nubian Mindz – Future Past [2000 Black]
09.A Guy Called Gerald – Finley’s Rainbox (4 Hero Remix) [Juice Box]
10.Kode9 – Green Sun [Hyperdub]
11.Kode9 + The Space Ape Feat. Cha Cha – Love is The Drug [Hyperdub]
12.Funkystepz – Trouble [Hyperdub]
13.Kode9 – Black Sun (Partial Eclipse Mix) [Hyperdub]
14.Zed Bias – Basic Needs [Swamp 81]
15.DJ Rampage – Deep Inside (Rama Re-Edit)
16.2562 – Cheater [When In Doubt]
17.Karizma – Outta Control [Defected]
18.Ossie – Set The Tone [Hyperdub]
19.Ill Blu – Meltdown [Numbers]
20.Zed Bias – Stubborn Phase [Swamp 81]
21.Funkystepz – Fuller [Hyperdub]
22.Hard House Banton – Sirens (Sami Sanchex Remix) [Dub Organizer]
23.Funk Bias – Last Forever [Swamp 81]
24.Champion – Loose Control [Hardrive]
25.DJ Naughty – Firepower [Kicks And Snares]
26.Funkystepz – Hurricane Riddim [Hyperdub]
27.DJ Naughty – Gearshift [Kicks And Snares]
28.Devine Collective – House Girls
29.Bok Bok – Look [NIght Slugs]
30.Kode9 + The Space Ape – OTherman [Hyperdub]
31.Riko – Woo Freestyle [Slaughter House Rydims]
32.Terror Danjah – Minimal Dub [Hyperdub]
33.L-Wiz – 442 Oz [Kapsize]
34.Addison Groove – Nautilus
35.Andreya Triana – A Town Called Obsolete (Mala Remix) [Ninja Tune]
36.Dok – West Coast [Hyperdub]
37.Grain – Untitled
38.Dok – West Coast VIP [Hyperdub]
39.Mala – Education [DMZ]
40.Terror Danjah – In The Biz [Aftershock]
41.Girl Unit – Wut [Night Slugs]
42.Mala – Bury The Boy [DMZ]
43.Gucci Mane – O Dog (Mosca Instrumental Remix)
44.Kode9 Feat. Cha Cha – Time Patrol (Dub version) [Hyperdub]
45.Spooky – Spartan [Terror Danjah]
46.Morgan Zarate – Hookid [Hyperdub]
47.DJ Rashad – Itz Not Rite [Planet Mu]
48.DJ Spinn – Lol [Planet Mu]