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Monday, November 22, 2010

Lincolnup – Subsubtropical 2

Since being in San Francisco I’ve watched my native Pacific Northwest begin to flourish as place for forward-thinking dance music. Just recently Nguzunguzu duo graced stages in both Seattle and Portland, and New Years will see a visit from uk producer and co-owner of the Hessle Audio label Ramadanman. These two artists are among 2010′s best new producers, each with their own take on what it means to be related to genres like house, uk garage, or r&b.

As much as these artists deserve our brightest accolades, so too do the promoters and DJs who play host to them. Often these individuals will make little to no money, play to empty crowds, or be driven from their venues due to any number of unfortunate circumstances. One such outfit of bass ambassadors is the Bubblin’ crew located in Portland, Oregon. Made up of DJs Ben Tactic (of the Tactic production duo with co-producer Brent Tactic) and Lincolnup, Bubblin’ has single-handedly injected faith into the hearts of Portland clubgoers.

This mix, from Lincolnup, is one that reminds the west coast (and the world) that U.S. cities are representing for a new world order of international, inter-webbed, and intergalactic sounds that undoubtedly point to the future. Mixed live, Lincolnup blends everything from Tribal Guarachero hero Erick Rincon to equally teenage Northwest-native Cedaa‘s Juke inspired rhythms.

Check Lincolnup’s tracklist and download the mix from the Bubblin’ Soundcloud below. And keep an eye on Bubblin’ and the Northwest-family in 2011 as their ripples will surely continue to be felt.

Lincolnup – Subsubtropical 2
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01. Emmerson and Nehuen “Cocoa Rain”
02. KingThing “Rio She Said”
03. Kashii “Nether Where ft. Simon Lord (Mensah remix)”
04. Velour : Kick It Til It Breaks
05. Helixir : Ride The Wind
06. Warrior One : Lord Of Bashy (Doc Daneeka 2 Step Militia remix)
07. Altered Natives : Bullet Blade Knuckle Slap
08. Gallons : The Crying Man
09. Erick Rincon : Satisfaction
10. Alan Javier : Calambria 2010
11. Erick Rincon : Muevelo y Goza
12. Maxwell : Bad Habits (Dave Nada Club Mix)
13. Supra 1 : Ghoster
14. Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce : Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-Edit)
15. Terror Danjah : I’m Feelin U
16. Distal & HxdB : Typewriter Tune
17. Cedaa : Hypnotiq
18. Glass Actor : Komodo
19. Pony Pony Run Run : Walking On A Line (French Fries remix)
20. Makongo : Angolan Kung Fu (Dubbel Dutch remix)
21. The XX : Crystalised (Dark Sky remix)
22. Clubroot : Dulcet (Bryan Zentz remix)
23. Kromestar : Love

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 7:00 am  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Richie Balboa and Will Streetwise Promo Mix

After 3 years of performing together in clubs from from Beijing to Miami, Streetwise and Richie Balboa finally decided to put together a DJ mix for public consumption. This 55 minute mashup covers styles from Hip Hop and Ghetto Funk to Breakbeat, Dubstep, Electro and Drum n Bass.

For those not familiar with these two UK based artists here’s a little heads up.

Streetwise’s background has taken him on a tour of almost every dynamic in the music and he now finds himself at the forefront of the Ghetto Funk scene through his website www.ghettofunk.co.uk. His productions under the Dancefloor Outlaw brand were released on Shanghai Disco, a sister label of the infamous Hot Cakes owned by DJ Deekline. Support from the likes of Krafty Kuts, DJ Yoda, Cuban Brothers and A.Skillz has shown The Outlaws to be firmly at the forefront of the Ghetto Funk sound. This year has also seen Streetwise take on a whole host of remix work for the likes of Tinie Tempah, Dubpistols, Fresh, The Guilty Hands and Dogtown Clash. With more releases and an imment tour of Australia, 2010 has been a busy year.

Richie Balboa has spent the last five years DJ’ing everywhere from Tel Aviv to Timbuktu. In 2010 he won the best breakthrough DJ award at the international breakbeat awards and soon after was recruited by Juno to personally craft their breakbeat podcast series. As well as DJing he manages NSB Radio – www.nsbradio.co.uk – an online radio station broadcasting the entire spectrum of broken beat music live 24/7, managing a roster of DJs based in every corner of the globe. The future see’s his production debut expected in early 2011 whilst continuing a busy live schedule, check www.richiebalboa.com for more details.

Richie Balboa and Will Streetwise Promo Mix Tracklisting

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  1. Grinny Grandad – Good Girl (A Skillz Remix) (Streetwise Edit)
  2. Dancefloor Outlaws – Regualte (GFunk)
  3. Nick Thayer Feat NFA – Grey Sky Blue
  4. Dancefloor Outlaws – Get Your Boogie Down (Outlaws VIP)
  5. Dancefloor Outlaws – Magic Badness Ride
  6. Drummattic Twins – Crazy Love (Peo De Pitte 2010 remix)
  7. Kelis – Accapella (Plump DJs Mashup – Balboa edit))
  8. Gramophonedzie – Why don’t you (Krafty edit)
  9. Beat Assassins vs Miss Dynamite
  10. Bass Kleph vs Dizzy Rascal
  11. Vinyl Life – Hi Tops
  12. Big Daddy Kane – Raw (Stanton Warriors Remix)
  13. Ils & Baymont Bross – I Wunda
  14. Uffie – MCs can kiss (Far too loud remix)
  15. Chuckie / LMFAO – Let the bass kick vs Miss Dynamite
  16. Dead Prez – Hip Hop (Streetwise Edit)
  17. Deadmau5 – Technology (Streetwise Edit)
  18. Basement Freaks – Booty Jam
  19. Utah Saints – Getting Better
  20. Katy B – On a mission (Streetwise Edit)
  21. TI – ED209
  22. Lofty Longtigga – The Phone Rant
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posted by Keith Wilson at 2:19 pm  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TM Exclusive – Jamie Grind

I haven’t been sure how to usher in fall here at Trash, but fortunately the transition landed in my inbox in a rather timely and unexpected manner, such as seasons often do.

Earlier this summer we shined some light on rapidly ascending Leeds producer Jamie Grind, whose Sonic Router mix came shortly after his first release, an auspicious split EP with producer Gon on the well-executed Infrasonics label.

In addition to his own production work Jamie plays host to the UK underground at his monthly Modulate party along with co-host Louis Saville. Former guests include UK bass hopefuls like XXXY and Hackman, both of whom released stellar records this year on Fortified Audio and PTN respectively.

Not only will you find some exclusive dubs from the likes of XXXY, but new material from Jamie himself, Darling Farah, Mista Men, and The Phantom. Don’t the let the mix’s rainy opener damper your spirits, this mix is an excellent snapshot of the rising UK producers Jamie Grind his surrounding himself with and a foreshadow of Jamie’s rightful place in a stalwart collection of new artists to watch.


Jamie Grind – October Mix for Trash Menagerie

Tracklist:

Submerse – Move On [Forthcoming Formant]
Midland – Leitmotif (Midland Remix) [Phonica]
Mount Kimbie – Carbonated [Hot Flush]
Jamie Grind – Without You [Unreleased]
The XX – Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix) [Forthcoming Young Turks]
Kidkut & Arkist – Vanilla Imitate [Unreleased]
Darling Farah – Berline [Forthcoming Civil Music]
Roska & Untold – Myth [Numbers]
Deckstar Vs Kut Klose – Lovely Thang
The Phantom – Night Game (Hackman Remix) [Forthcoming Senseless]
Jamie Grind – Rum n Raisin [Unreleased]
Tina Moore – Never Let You Go (Kelly G Bump-N-Go Vocal Mix) [RCA]
Pariah – Railroad [R&S]
XXXY – Ordinary Things [Forthcoming Ten Thousand Yen]
Mista Men – What U Do To Me [Unreleased]
Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis [Notown]

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 5:56 pm  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lamin Fofana – What Elijah Said EP/#Calypso Mix

Google “Lamin Fofana” and you may discover that I’ve been a Fofana proponent for the last year, giving his “Fatmata Was Here” mixtape the shine back in August of ’09. Lamin’s mixes have always ranked in my most-played; their disregard for seamlessness and love of space tug at the strings that stretch from head to heart. Mix structures and sonic intersection aside, Lamin’s mixes often showcase what an eager and omnivorous music listener he his. From Rap nerdery to ambient aesthetics, to his musical affection for his Sierra Leonian heritage, it’s no surprise Lamin is now making music that defies categorization.

Out today on Lamin’s homefield, Dutty Artz turf is his first EP What Elijah Said. Featuring 4 of Lamin’s original productions, the depth and range of Lamin’s sound palette is staggering for a first outing. The EP is at times haunting, at times celebratory, experiences that are often the result of Lamin’s use of complex rhythms and punchy percussion. Vocal samples thread through the record as well, stretching each song’s resonance beyond beats and into metaphysical realms worthy of discussion. Asked to describe the EP, Lamin quoted Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam founder who said,

“Yet, he would refer to the Mother Plane, a mysterious space ship with superior beings, giant black gods or something like that, that patrolled the universe, keeping an eye on the devil and ready to rescue Black Muslims from Armageddon.”

A couple weeks back XLR8R magazine debuted Lamin’s “Dance In Yr Blood” for a free, high-quality download and I will re-up it here to pique your interest. I also received a brand new mix from Lamin today entitled #Calypso (yes, hashtag and all), that is in keeping with the impeccable taste of his previous mixes and is sure to further intrigue newcomers into the musical world of Fofana.

What Elijah Said is out now on Dutty Artz and can be found at Boomkat, Juno, and iTunes.


Lamin Fofana – Dance In Yr Blood


Lamin Fofana – #Calypso

#Calypso Track List:
Kuedo – Shutter Light Girl
Lucky Dragons – Realistic Rhythm
The Big Pink – Tonight (oOoOO Remix)
Ikonika – Yoshimitshu
Scissors and Sellotape – Chapter 4
Mount Kimbie – Carbonated
Svpreme Fiend – Heartache VIP
Shed – Ostrich-Mountain-Square
Spoek Mathambo – Control
Oneohtrix Point Never – Preyouandi
Mike Ladd – Planet 10
Mark Pritchard – Heavy As Stone
Digital Mystikz – Unexpected

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 6:41 pm  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Exclusive Slime Recordings Interview and Promo Mix

With our ear to the ground, Trash are always  on the look out for new music. When we hear of a new label, we really start to get excited! When they offer us an exclusive promo mix showcasing what the label is offering, we really lose our minds! With that we managed to catch up with Slime Recording’s label manager and find out what’s been going on.

SLIME INTERVIEW FOR TRASH MENAGERIE

What made you choose the name Slime Recordings?

Slime is the musical ooze that comes from squishing genres together! A nice big dollop of this stuff is good for lubricating your ears and opening up the aural pores to exciting new sounds. It also makes you irresistable to the opposite/same sex (delete as applicable).

How long have you wanted to start the new label?

A good while for sure. It’s something I’ve had on my mind for a long time but it was about finding the right artists first. I was blessed in that I’d worked in the club promotion game for a bit and met quite a lot of artists through that who had the right elements to be on Slime. So it all came together quite easily in that respect.

What sort of sound will the label be concentrating on?

In terms of genre, none. No specific style, no specific sound. I am totally resistent to the label becoming fixed to one certain thing, mainly because that isn’t how I listen to music. I love all music styles, from the sublime to the ridiculous! All music has merit to me. The unifying thread in these releases is combining music that’s fit for the dancefloor with music that’s fit for the head too, that you don’t have to dumb down dance music to make it more accessable to people. Some of it’s upbeat, some downbeat – but there’s no set pattern, I want to keep people on their toes!! My hope is that people who like one Slime release because it’s a certain genre will then try the next release, and although it might not be something they’re familiar with, will give it a listen and open themselves up to new things.

Are the artists from just the UK, or have you got anyone else from further afield?

Not at all, it’s a global thing! You’d end up with quite a skewed sound if you concentrated solely on the UK. We have artists from Northern Europe and much further afield due up soon. In this day and age there’s more opportunity than ever to communicate with artists around the world, so it seems short-sighted not to embrace that.

Are you going to be releasing anything on physical merchandise?

Not in the short-term. Initially I think there has been some stigma attached to digi-only labels, that they are somehow less credible than those that release vinyl, but that is changing rapidly. Some of the most important labels right now are 100% digital. [plug]The only physical merchandise we have is our lovely range of t-shirts![end/plug]

As a label manager, how specific are your requirements for your artists sound/releases? Do they have to produce a certain style/genre etc or do they still have 100% creative license?

Who am I to say anything to an artist about that?? They produce what they want! When you start putting requirements or restrictions on an artist, ask them to perform in a certain way, you are robbing them of what makes them special in the first place. I trust all the artists I work with implicitly to produce amazing music, regardless of style or genre. If one of them turned around tomorrow and said they were going to just produce mongolian throat singing jazz fusion metal I would be happy in the fact that it would be the best mongolian throat singing jazz fusion metal track you’d ever hear!

Who have you got lined up for releases in the coming months? Anyone we should be looking out for?

Loads of great stuff coming up for you all. West coast house flavours, UK Funky bits, some more future garage business, techno, broken beat, electronica, wonk, dubstep, rave breaks, bassline….the list goes on! And you should be looking out for all our artists!! Phaeleh, Antoni Maiovvi and Submerse are the three breaking through into the big time right now, these guys are going to be EVERYWHERE in 2011. [sic] our techno specialist is really building a name for himself too, he’s a producer with a really unique take on that sound. Kontigo is another new producer who is one to watch, this guy’s tracks are boxfresh and totally sick. Same goes for Kallendar, who is making music totally without genre parameters, so refreshing to hear his tracks. Dekoy is perhaps the most important producer to watch right now, I cannot stress enough how much this guy is a whole different level in terms of his approach to music – and is going to do big big things in the future, you heard that hear first folks!!

Who is the next release from?

Materia, a fantastic producer from Stockholm. This guy’s skills are mind-blowing. His track is the first ever feminist house anthem! It’s going to unite the planet’s sisterhood!! Ladies get ready!!

When will this be out?

With any luck, middle of September. Watch this space!

Where can people find out more about the label?

Our website is at www.slime-time.co.uk, from there you can hit us up on soundcloud, myspace, youtube, twitter, blah blah blah, the social networking goes on and on and on….come and say hello!

Are you looking for new artists to break?

Of course!! That’s the best part of running a label, hearing fresh music! Send me your tracks, any style, any sound. Unlike some labels, I guarantee I will listen to everything sent and give you feedback too, because there’s nothing worse than pouring your heart out into the void and getting nothing back in return is there? Just don’t send me any mongolian throat singing jazz fusion metal, I’ve got enough of those tracks already thanks.

How can they get in touch with you?

info@slime-time.co.uk is the one! Don’t be shy!

TRACKLISTING:

  1. [sic] – Chomp (Original Mix)
  2. Dekoy – Isolator ([sic] Remix)
  3. Antoni Maiovvi – Spinning in Cyberspace
  4. Submerse – Stay
  5. Dekoy – Isolator
  6. Antoni Maiovvi – Hot Biology
  7. Submerse – 1UP
  8. Dekoy – Lazerface
  9. [sic] – Chomp (Phaeleh Remix)
  10. Dekoy – Launch Pad
  11. Submerse – Oh Gosh
  12. Submerse – All I Need

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posted by Keith Wilson at 2:12 am  

Friday, July 9, 2010

Jamie Grind mix for Sonic Router

So Jamie Grind, recently signed to Infrasonics alongside such names as Spatial, xxxy, Hot City, and Ike Release, recently recorded an absolutely head-spinning mix for one of my favorite blogs, Sonic Router.  Its packed with all kinds of future music across a number of genres, but underneath it all is a tendency towards broken beats, odd syncopations, as well as big bass and chopped, pitched-up, wonked-out vocal cuts.  It’s really challenging, provocative stuff that doesn’t sacrifice the GROOVE that so many people overlook in trying to support head-y, bizarre, art music.  You should check out the interview over at Sonic Router, as well as Jamie Grind’s recent release on Infrasonics, Balloon, which is more of the same twisted, dis-orienting but ultimately GROOVY rhythm-driven club music that is incubating in and around the UK right now.  Still, doesn’t anyone else get all nostalgic over a time when Dubstep was just Dubstep??  Just kidding.
Infra12003 a2 jamie grind – balloon by Jamie Grind
Anyways, I love Sonic Router and I love this mix; the blog is consistently smart with their reviews, cutting-edge music taste, and it seems that since they’re so involved in the scene over there across the pond, they’ve got a direct line to the artists and the industry people that are making the changes that we get to report in the blogosphere.

By the way, if you check out the Infrasonics website, they’ve got a bunch of unreleased downloads from some of the label heads…  Check it out here.

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