Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tension and Release: Max Echo Top Picks

So many new tunes coming out this couple of weeks its hard to say what my favorites are. First and foremost, I'd have to say is Lil Silva's Night Skanker EP on Night Slugs, which received plenty of note from XLR8R and others for it's stark emphasis on drum riddims and deft weaving of grime, house and funky elements. At once harmonious and jarring, there's not a single extraneous sound in these tracks. Every bit counts. Of course most well known from Marcus Nasty sets over a year back is this tune Seasons which is sure to pack the dance time and again.

Its also worth mentioning Doc Daneeka's Pattern EP on Pattern Records. Similarly distilled to their essence, Daneeka's riddims are far less grimey - though well dark - and more consistently aimed at hammering the dance as he did on the 4th of this month at Turrbotax's monthly Business Edition. This one's not on the EP but surely forthcoming on something or other (help?). Badman tune!

I think maybe in the future I'll just publish this stuff in a list of top picks but for now you lot are getting all the trimmings. If its any indication of where things are going - and his tastes usually are - DJ Hatcha dropped a trio of aggressive bashmental joints on Black Acre's Special Branch label last month that are without a doubt my getting rinsed in my selection. This one's my favorite of the pack and this particular vid's got some nerdy ninja fight ala spy-vs-spy thrown in for extra flavor.

You can cop this and two other tracks - one featuring the likes of Harry Shotta - here.
Also don't forget to head over to Halcyon tonight for the Dubwar Blessup session in store as well as a special Turrbotax event at White Rabbit later tonight. DontSleep!
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1 comment:

  1. yeh man dat seasons is a classic... it was on our recruitment mix last year... def where bashy meets ukg... big!