Monday, May 25, 2009

Demarco - She Can't Wait

this riddim almost sounds like funky to me, maybe its the carnival vibes. Demarco's version is the hardest one i've heard so far.

more versions here

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

witchdoctor - rich + poor

There was a period.. '1999 maybe? whenever A S.W.A.T Healing Ritual came out, when i was really into witchdoctor. matt shadetek knows what i'm talking about!

Mostly i'm into how random this video feels, and how it all seems to be shot in various parking lots.. is he saying 'rich people call twelve', like 911?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


okay so there is the spectre of some kind of KTU nightmare looming in the background here (ITS ALL ABOUT CLUB EXPO TONIGHT, EXIT 7A, MAYHEM MAYHEM MAYHEM), but it's still a sick tune. Aidonia over a Crazy Couisins production, flipping through a bunch of different flows/approaches. I find it most interesting in the spaces between the big hooks + bars, where the autotune tramples over the sliding phrases, like around the progressions at 1:57.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

longplayer roundup

It feels like I have been listening to more london radio sets and mixes than at any other point in recent memory - its hard to keep up. Every day brings an avalanche of new tunes to retrieve, load up and listen to. One look at the rinse playback feed shows that this funky 4x4 thing has completely taken over and whatever you may feel about this latest phase, (or which theory you employ to make sense of it all) it does seems futile to try to pretend it isn't here to stay. Or, to put it another way, you might as well know about it.

Cooly G - FACT mix
Cooly is a new hyperdub signee who produces and sings. This mix is wicked.


LVIS1990 - UK house mix for Curb Crawlers
This mix supposedly focuses on the less nursery rhyme / skank side of things. If you find this distinction confusing, check out what Blackdown has to say about it here. Lvis says to file this under uk house, not funky. Either way the set is a big one.


OneMan - live on rinse
not sure how to file this one, but it is definitely big, drops some new joker pieces, and runs some bars from escobar..


Blackdown and Dusk - live on rinse
Droppin' the NUMM! some heavy throwback stuff at the front, and a short mix of zomby specials in the middle.. Check it out.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mixed Nuts


Been getting into this fellow Alexander Nut a lot recently, his sets seem to be all about tracing the connections between dusty madlib/dilla style production and the kind of music that joker and zomby make.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Erup - Click Your Finger

this tune is gotta be a year old, but here's the new new video anyways...

thanks fader

Saturday, May 2, 2009