Saturday, January 28, 2012

DISTANCE - "Reboot /Bazurk" TECTONIC -054

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back on dis ting for real... hope everyone's havin a good new year so far. lots... and lots of big releases set to drop in the very near future... definitely keep it locked here and we'll do our best to keep you informed.... were also gonna have something special lined up here very soon, so you won't wanna miss that... and if you haven't yet.. you can add us on Facebook and follow us on twitter as well....

this is a special one for me... Distance, as far as I'm concerned is definitely one of those artists that should always be mentioned when you talk about Dubstep... his beats have a certain rawness to them that you never forget... raw like in a hip hop sense... like how DJ Premier is raw in Hip Hop... Distance is raw in Dubstep -if you can follow me on that... I've definitely dropped quite a few of his tracks when I play out... his Chestplate imprint is a label that I have a lot of respect for... if you made me pick my favorite track by him up until now, it might have to be "Misfit"... cause its just a mean ass track... rugged.... but lets not leave out "Falling" which came out on Universal (Island Records) not too long ago... big moves...

With this release Distance definitely goes in hard... "Reboot" starts things off...
- I love the synth sound and flow on this... def not your carbon copy lfo line here... it has character, so to speak. this track has def been makin the rounds, and I think the first time I heard it was on an N-Type mix... "Bazurk" on the flip, swings into action with a melody that feels like its constantly lurking over your shoulder, winding from corner to corner... the drums pound in heavy as well...

this ones out on the much loved Tectonic imprint. Big Up to them for jumping on this...this one should be out next month in all your online local shops : )

Keep it locked!!


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Monday, January 23, 2012

Footsie - "1 Spliff" - Out Today!! Braindead Entertainment

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so lets just call today Magic Monday's... just because... nevermind the rain and melting snow out there (if your in nyc)... nothings more nasty than getting on the subway when the snow starts melting. slushy black goo everywhere... walking up the stairs the person in front of you steps in a puddle, and it splashes on your face. someone today had the nerve to wear their crispy white sneakers out in this nonsense... don't know what they were thinking...

anyway... todays a good day... and why you might ask... (hopefully its always a good day).. but todays a good day because we got some fresh beats from the Braindead camp... ei Footsie and DJ Tubby's imprint... the track is called "1 Spliff"... and yes the sample might sound familiar to you, especially if you ever heard the Zomby track (Spliff Dub) from a few years back, that made use of that sample...and yes you could go way back to the original.. original - indeed.

This version features Footsie on vocals, and Sukh Knight on production. Glad to see Sukh night on the grind and putting out bangers...
"I'm making Generalz muzik, your just makin a terrible mess"... Nice lyrics from Footsie on this one... and Sukh Knight makes nice use of the samples... which is driven home by the jagged bassline which powers through the middle... the video features many cameo's... from the Generals camp and others...DJ Tubby, Sukh Knight... to Jammer.. just to name a few..

Big track... you can cop it on Itunes, Juno.. etc... all your other favorite online beat stores... yea and Big Up Tubby!!


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

1/23/12 - Konkrete Jungle OG

While the Sullivan Room undergoes further renovations, Konkrete Jungle has found a temporary home at The Cove in Brooklyn. In fact, we hope its a much longer stay at this much loved venue, which has been a home to electronic/underground mainstays Turrbotax® and Nextah. Konkrete Junngle OG has stayed true to it's 360º "bass music" vision from the past three weeks, with DJ's serving up everything from old skool classics, jump up, and new skool, half-time Drum & Bass to UKG and Dubstep. This coming Monday you can find Rockman, Golden Child, Winter, Micah C and me, Max Echo, as well as the inimitable MC Trac on the mic. Good suds, good peoples and bumpin' bass. What more can you ask?

Take the L to Bedford Ave.
108 N. 6th
21+ w/ID 10pm - 4am
visuals from echovision
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

New JME - "96 Fuckries" Boy Better Know

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Big tune out today, released by Grime MC -n- supa Producer JME... courtesy of Boy Better Know Records...(feat. Deeco on productions). Lyrically JME goes in on this one, with lines like... "Grime I rep to the T... 140... I kept to the beat"... which he undoubtedly has. The Boy Better Know camp has held true to the sound and energy of Grime music, where many others have lost sight.

Other impressive lines I feel are worth mentioning... "thats why your not liked too much.. you been snortin' the white too much"... I'm sure you might have a few people of your own who might fall into that category lol!!... and the line that had me cracking up the most was "I had a doo-rag straight at birth... god sent me here to make shit worse"... lol u gotta love it..

your def gonna wanna cop this one. Available on Itunes.. BBK




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Monday, January 9, 2012

Doomed - Teddy Music feat. Newham Generals

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back on dis ting... special big up to T. for postin this earlier today on his fb, I woulda almost missed this. this ones a large track pairing two of the most well respected artists and crews in the Grime scene... "Doomed" features production by Teddy Music, with vocals by D Double E & Footsie of the Newham Generals.

this track is taken from Teddy's forthcoming "Grime: The Compilation" album which is set to be released January 29th, in all your good stores. It will feature 22-tracks from Teddy Music as well as four exclusive tracks with Tempa T, Trim and Dot Rotten. the album will also feature vocals from P Money, Skepta, Ghetts, Badness and Griminal to name a few. a nice way to kick off the new year...


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Friday, January 6, 2012

Flashback Fridays - Con Funk Shun




yo... so I know I'm goin way... way... way back on this one, but for good reason... no matter the type of music I find myself listening to throughout my life I always have to come back to funk music... without funk music there definitely wouldn't have been any hip hop, which would have wiped out most genre's we know today... a general blanket statement I know.. but a very true one... I swear I hear funk in everything

for me... I f*ckn love the chord progressions and the basslines, ... this song by Con Funk Shun captures what I luv about funk music... imagine how much happier your day might be listenin to this before you go to work... and don't let the outfits put you off... that was probably some dope sh*t back in the day... an probably expensive!!!

everybody's dancing and having a good time... the way its supposed to be...
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DEMONRECORDINGS006 - Jump/In My system - Skimo



Just a quick post for the start of 2012. For those who don't know me, I'm actually a closet junglist. Jungle sounds of the mid/late 1990's is what introduced me to electronic music and is somehow at the core of what I enjoy about going out to a venue and having my ears turned into bassbins. Outside of Instra:mental, the whole drum-step thing and some harder tracks here and there, most of what is today classified as Drum & Bass I find pretty flat and boring. What actually interests me about Jungle - for the purposes of this post - is the degree to which the influence of this sound is heard in other genres like Dubstep, House and Techno. Most of Skimo's beats sound like an homage to early Detroit sounds spanning a hip-hop wormhole to the time of Dubstep and UK Funky. Full of dark emptiness and rave edge, they fit nicely into a continuing aesthetic of post-noughties hybrid bass minimalisms. Songs like "On Lock", and "Riot" line up both in terms of tempo, reverb levels and drum-breaks with the work of another new arrival, Beneath. Below is Skimo's "Jump", which won him Knowledge Magazine's Unsigned Artist Competition of August 2011 and was released this Monday on Demon Recordings. Demon Recs is better known for harder roller-style DnB releases but the pacing hi-hats and impressive sub frequencies help to align the single with a break/hardcore schmontinuum. The b-side, "In My System", is a pounding industrial R&B rework, that should satisfy fans of the label's earlier catalog. Definitely some style to watch as things start to switch up in 2012.


Skimo - Jump [DemonRecordings006] by SkimoBeats
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