My days its been a busy month! Playing out every weekend has been a lot of fun, and I’ve saved the best till last.
Catch me supporting this ridiculous lineup over at detonate on the 22nd. I’ll be in the room with Calibre, Dub-Phizix and Enei. Bosh!
Fresh music from the ether, theres some interesting bits on their way!
Calibre – Plugs (Footprints Music)
Footprints has been quiet for a while, then Zero T suddenly smashes back into the room with loads of new stuff. Last monday saw the release of NickBee’s new EP on this very label aswell as new music from the man himself on dispatch and CIA deepkut. Now we have calibre! Keep em comin!
Escher – Rugged/Late Snare (Narritives Music)
Blocks and Escher entered 2012 on a high, starting off their new label narratives with the very first EP. Devoted to experimental, deep music its evident these guys are devoted to quality over quantity, and the bar gets raised, every time. This latest release is another moody affair with incredible ambience and deep pulsing bass, this is definitely beard strokers music at its best.
coming out on the 29th Oct
Xtrah – Sound Clash / Discordance (Critical Music)
Xtrah has gone from strength to strength from his signing to Critical, his cuts have definite style and his production values are through the roof. Wicked deepness, coming on oct 29th.
Loko – Bassline Secret/The Shadow (Program)
Program just keep on churning them out don’t they!? Firmly focused on the dancefloor it’s definitely more light hearted than the rest of the bunch this week. Still, tight production values are maintained and a couple of groovy rollers in that typical RAM style are worth checking out.
With a reputation now stretching well over 15 years, DRS is a truly versatile MC, host, lyricist and recording artist. Cutting his teeth and touring worldwide with the legendary Good Looking label, his soulful style on the mic and honest lyrics are unmatched. In recent years, he has been an integral part of the Soul:r camp, recording tracks with Mist:ical, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, and Lynx & Kemo and appearing as resident MC for Soul:ution and A Bunch of Cuts nights. To show the versatility and wide appeal of his unique style, in 2012 he has now become part of the Toddla T sound system as Toddla T’s official MC. On top of all these achievements, DRS is also head of the Estate Recordings label in Manchester, part of hip-hop crew Broke’n’English, (alongside fellow MC Strategy and DJ Konny Kon), and a respected recording artist in his own right with a massive hit ‘D.F.T.F’ on Metalheadz alongside Need For Mirrors kicking off what promises to be the best year yet for this talented Mancunian.
His recent output including the massive Count To Ten with Enei and Holding On with Lenzman have really set the bar high for the rest of his new album, but we wont be dissapointed. A quick flick through the tracklist reveals an album literally brimming with talent:
1. Soul Remember ft. Fox (Prod. Dub Phizix)
2. Blackhearted (Prod. Lynx)
3. Autonomic (Prod. dBridge)
4. Do What? (Prod. Genotype)
5. Star Voyager ft. Jenna G (Prod. S.P.Y)
6. It Ain’t Easy ft. Kim Nishikawra & Tyler Daley (Prod. Marcus Intalex)
7. Play Wid Fire (Prod. Dub Phizix)
8. Renegade ft. Kemo (Prod. S.P.Y)
9. Holding On ft. Jehst & Riya (Prod. Lenzman)
10. Keep The Faith (Prod. Calibre)
11. Count To Ten (Prod. Enei)
12. Bun Ya ft. Strategy, Fox, Skittles, Konny Kon & T Man (Prod. Dub Phizix & Chimpo)
13. Habitual (Prod. Calibre)
14. Raindrops ft. Pete Simpson (Prod. Lenzman)
15. Music To Me (Prod. Marcus Intalex)
Now that’s what I call an album. Cannot wait for this one.
Previews can be found here: http://www.digital-tunes.net/releases/i_don_t_usually_like_mc_s_but__
Preorder from the Soul:R shop: http://mp3.soulr.com/album/i-dont-usually-like-mcs-but
Release date: 27th Aug 2012
Well, I’m snowed in this sunday, no bloody way am I going outside. So what better way to warm the cockles than a liquid mix to bring back some of those summer vibes im craving.
Some of my recent favourites and old classics, beautiful liquid rollers all the way.
Sunday Morning – Nuage & N4M3
Rearview – Tokyo Prose
Separation – Phors & Nolehn
When Our Word Jaded (Seba Remix) – Furi Anga
Tangled Dream – Technicolour
They’re Wrong – The Break
Beyond Belief – Bcee
Secret Place (Random Movement Remix) – DJ Marky & Makoto
Ladder (Amen VIP) – Velocity & Key MC
Parity – Tokyo Prose
Many Things – Random Movement & Ben Soundscape
Don’t Exist (Anile Remix) – Nuage & THRN
Talk – Imagery
Twice (LSB Bootleg) – Little Dragon
Bittersweet pt 2 ft. Riya – Lenzman
Mystic Sunset – DJ Marky, S.P.Y.
This Town Is Ours (S.P.Y Remix) – Marco Del Horno feat. Emi Green
Fade Away – Lenzman ft. Jo-S
Don’t Want Your Love – Calibre
One Big Family (Hybrid Minds Bootleg) – Temple Cloud
For those of you after something on a heavier tip, keep checking back. Ive got a stack of bangers that are just itching to be smashed together.