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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Breakspoll 2010 Announce Line Up

The Breakspoll 2010 line-up has been announced, and there are some heavy names involved this year, with a lot of back to back and vs performances! You’d never see this line-up at a festival, so make sure you buy tickets as it’s gonna be a roadblock (as all the kids are saying these days)!

With a 4500 capacity, that will be a lot of bald headed goatee beard sporting parka wearing DJs dancing around 12 girls! Yep Breakspoll can be a sausage fest, but with a line up like this, I don’t mind a sweaty cuddle from someone into the scene like me – especially with a line up like this!

I’m shortlisted for two awards this year, Best Radio Show and Best Podcast so if you fancy showing your support, then head over to and vote for me!

Breakspoll 2010 Stats

Two massive events with a huge line up to be held in two of London’s most prestigious venues, Fabric and Matter. Both have killer sound systems and a huge, huge line up!

  • 4500 people
  • 70 artists and
  • 18 awards
  • 2 nights

Breakspoll 2010 at fabric Line-Up (25th Feb 2010)

  • The Breakspoll Awards – presented by Janette Slack & Ken Mac
  • Afghan Headspin vs Pixel Fist ft Stapleton MC
  • Apply The Breaks
  • Ben & Lex
  • Bombstrikes pres. Mooqee & Pimpsoul
  • BSD
  • Cut La Roc vs Peo De Pitte
  • Deekline vs Keith Mackenzie ft Sporty O
  • Elite Force
  • Eshericks
  • Farace
  • Featurecast
  • Flore ft Rodney P & MC Chickaboo
  • Freestylers vs Ctrl-Z
  • Future Funk Squad
  • High Rankin vs Gella
  • Left/Right
  • Karl Sav
  • Krafty Kuts vs A-Skillz (4 decks)
  • NAPT vs Beat Assassins
  • Quadrat Beat
  • Shut Up and Dance
  • Smash Hifi (ft Martin Hoerger & Leeroy Thornhill)
  • Specimen A vs Pyramid ft Miss Trouble & MC Incyte
  • Swifty B & LockUp ft C.A.$.H MC
  • Vent
  • 9B0

Stanton Sessions presents Breakspoll Aftershow at matter, London (Friday 26th February)

Working closely alongside the Stanton Warriors, Breakspoll delivers a line-up of the Worlds freshest producers spanning breaks, dubstep, hip-hop, and house, combined with the powerhouse system at matter providing an all encompassing musical assault.

Breakspoll Afterparty @ matter (Room 1)

  • Stanton Warriors
  • KOOL KEITH (Ultramagnetic MCs / The Black Elvis / the one who done Diesel Power w/ Prodigy)
  • Adam Freeland
  • Bassbin Twins (live)
  • Doorly
  • Sick Rick
  • More TBA

Breakspoll Afterparty @ matter (Room 2)

  • The Freestylers
  • Drummattic Twins
  • Lady Waks
  • Slyde
  • Adsorb
  • Richie Balboa Vs Will Streetwise Feat MC Benny C
  • More TBA
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posted by Keith Wilson at 6:27 pm  

Friday, January 29, 2010

Discotexas releases Forbidden Cuts!

Here’s a release that I’ve been waiting for (or rather: longing for) for quite some time: Lisbon-based collective and label Discotexas are releasing their “Forbidden Cuts” today. The EP features three tracks by Moullinex, Xinobi and Rockets. You should recall the latter from a post on these pages.

I can only speculate about the origins of the title but this is dangerously addictive stuff from a wonderful crew that is now making their way from the blogs to some of the coolest labels in dance music: While Moullinex is getting his full-length ready for Gomma, Xinobi’s “Day Off” is finally seeing a proper release on Work It Baby soon and Rockets debut 12″ is going to be released by Alavi’s RoXour!

Moullinex – Lover In Me

Xinobi – Valsa in NJ

Rockets – Running To You

It’s their love for details, the warmth in their tracks, awesome production, and – of course – their ability to make people dance that makes me want to proclaim a new genre right now. No more French touch, this is Portuguese house!

Go to Discotexas’ website to purchase “Forbidden Cuts” and give these guys some love on their myspace sites!

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posted by PD Williams at 7:01 am  

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DJ Kat Fyte – The Cat In A Bag Mix

So this internet thing might achieve the impossibility of simultaneously being amongst hundreds of so-called friends while still being entirely alone. Thus the joy of personal connection combined with intimately shared musical taste is an experience so delightful it is only matched by the afterthought that this is partly a frustrating illusion created by the world wide web, and that in fact this connection is being made thousands of miles away from me, this time, in Boston.

Max Pearl, aka DJ Kat Fyte is our newest progenitor of the “nu whirled music” vision, coming in correct alongside other Mass. reps like Dancehall Diva Rizzla and the mother/father of the “nu whirled” Wayne Marshall, of Beat Research and Wayne & Wax.Today marks the introduction of DJ Kat Fyte the DJ and genre-destroyer, but also DJ Kat Fyte the promoter and curator.

Kat Fyte is involved in hosting touchstone DJ’s of the transnational bass movement at this year’s Boston Electronic Music Festival “Together”, taking place between February 8th and February 14th. Kat Fyte’s invites include Trash Menagerie short-list favorites DJ/Rupture, Kingdom, Kat Fyte himself, and the homie Taliesin of Dutty Artz, all corralling to put truth to power in the superhuman command of heavy bass music from the depths of the globe’s party basement.

To kick-off Together and originally mixed for Boston-based blog On A Friday, DJ Kat Fyte offers a very persuasive argument for the intersection of Dancehall rudeness and underground club music. I look forward to hearing more from this kid, as I’ll be even more thoroughly delighted to share a physical stage with him, rather than this lonely alternative.

DJ Kat Fyte – The Cat In A Bag (Mix for On A Friday)

Tracklist (45:55):

01. Balkan Beat Box – “Bulgarian Chicks (INSPKTR Bootleg)”
02. Sticky feat. Natalie Storm – “Look Pon Me feat. Natalie Storm”
03. Princess – “Frontline – Original Mix”
04. Heckmann – “mushroom man ji fi remix”
05. Killaqueenz – “Double Up feat. Lady Chann (The Only & Breakdown Remix)”
06. Malente&Dex feat. New Kidz – “Lions (Douster Remix)”
07. Shystie – “Pull It (ill Blu Funky Mix)”
08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)”
09. Headhunter – “Prototype (Modeselektor’s Broken Handbrake Remix)”
10. Pangaea – “Memories”
11. Octa Push – “Ai Nadia”
12. K Dot – “Get Milli Get Mad (DJ Q remix)”
13. Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) Simian Mobile Disco
14. ??? – ??? (White label)
15. Kat Fyte – “Birthday Sex (PAINFUL EDIT)”
16. Sp:Mc – “Trust Nobody”
17. Zomby – “Liquid Dancehall”
18. TEMPA T – “Next Hype (Starkey Vocal Mix)”
19. Jahdan Blakkamoore – “The General Remix feat. General Steele”

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 3:48 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lorenz Rhode Sounds Like Such A Player

Sometimes having the same first name as a pretty famous DJ and boss of a nice boutique label is a good thing: about six months ago I found a brand new and unreleased Shazam remix of Lorenz Rhode’s track “Like A Player” in my inbox, where it was sent accidentally. Pretty cool, right?

Of course I didn’t share the tune with you guys, because it was only available some months later on Shir Khan’s Exploited compilation. The original of that song has just been released as Lorenz Rhode returns with “Something Hot”, which is out on Exploited (and up for grabs at Beatport) now. Vocals on “Something Hot” are sung by Berlin-based singer Snax.

“Like A Player” is a b-side to this single. And I received permission to share the radio version of this electro-funkin’ beast with you:

Lorenz Rhode – Like A Player (Radio Version)

Of course, this guy beat me on this, again.

Say hi to Lorenz on his Myspace.

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posted by PD Williams at 4:42 pm  

Friday, January 15, 2010

Destructo – Hard Radio Fuck 2009 Mix

Kick your weekend off with “Fuck 2009″, a mix put together by Destructo, aka Gary Richards, one of the driving forces behind the infamous HARD events in L.A. Listen in on Hard Radio, which happens Saturday nights at various stations listed at the link and get ready for HARD 13! The next in the relentless Hard series, HARD 13, returns with headliners Fake Blood and Jack Beats, along with Boy 8-Bit and Destructo, March 13th, 2010 at Club Nokia in Downtown LA.

Destructo – Hard Radio Fuck 2009 Mix

01. Terry Poison – Comme CI Comme Ca (Twelves remix)
02. Gucci Vump – Sha! Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 remix)
03. Gucci Vump – The Boogieman (Downtown remix)
04. Yolanda – Be Cool Holy Cow
05. Afrojack, Benny Rodrigues – Something (Original Mix)
06. Passion Pit – Little Secrets (Jack beats remix)
07. SonicC – Stickin (Orginal mix)
08. Yuksek – Extraball (Breakbot remix)
09. 7 Dance With Me (Switch remix)
10. Afrojack – Thief (Original mix)
11. Afrojack – Pitbull, Honorebel Now you see it feat. Jump Smokers
12. Pompeii – Obi blanche remix
13. Mr. Oizo – Cheetas w/Missy Elliot
14. Fake Blood – I think I like it

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posted by Lovestar at 5:34 pm  

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Usher feat. Nicki Minaj – Little Freak

nicki beats up usher, everytime.

nicki beats up usher, everytime.

Rather than, achem, usher in the New Year reminding Trash readers of our ability to dig for the best in underground dance music, I’d like to start a new Trash trend: writing about all the music I like to listen to. Too often is the blog community busy positioning themselves with a separatist take on Important music. And to be fair, we are no different, but I’ll be the first to exclaim my entrenched loved for Pop. So let 2010 be Trash Menagerie’s year for living up to our name as we work to display all the “animals” of the music industry, and leave the exoticism up to you.

First up, R&B. I grew up with 90′s R&B like it was Simon & Garfunkel except it was wrapped in 808s and claps. Happily 2009 saw the the re-claiming of an often tired genre with the prolific presence of The-Dream, Love Vs. Money perhaps getting even more replay from me than Bitte Orca. And hope stays alive with Usher’s Polow Da Don-produced new single “Little Freak,” a triumphant declaration of return paired with the fresh new talent of Nicki Minaj (if you haven’t heard the Chase & Status produced “Saxon” I suggest you get on that before you start hating bro-step).

Listen for: Steve Wonder sampling, the potential for a Dubstep-y intro, silly lyrics from Usher, and even zanier bars from Minaj.

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 6:11 pm  
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