Category Archives: beats

pounders

Manchester Palestine Fundraiser 25 October: Pounders for Palestine

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A veritable smörgåsbord of talent will be supporting this fundraiser for Palestine on Saturday 25th October.

The party will be held at 1 Primrose St, Ancoats (fka Bassment) in Manchester, all in aid of an organisation called MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians). Check their work out here.

MAP is saving lives in Gaza through delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement. They have been working in Gaza for over 20 years and have a permanent team on the ground there. They were ready to immediately respond when attacks escalated on the 7thJuly. MAP was the only UK aid agency to respond to the attacks in Gaza for the first five days of the Gaza crisis.

The MAP team in Gaza has delivered more medical supplies to the hospitals than any other organisation – thanks to MAP supporters.

Tickets can be obtained here: https://www.justgiving.com/pounders-for-palestine/

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ONRA in the UK & Ireland – October 2014

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My man Onra is back on these shores for a few dates, kicking off this Friday at Gorilla  Manchester for Coded Rhythm’s second birthday with Nightmares on Wax.

First release tickets are NOW SOLD OUT, but you can grab second release (must arrive before midnight!) here.

He’s got his MPC workout flex on, so make sure you make the effort – particularly to the Manc one, with Nightmares on Wax too, OOFFF!

May I also recommend the ever amazing Tuesday Club in my home city of Sheffield for guaranteed good vibes – get tickets here for that, also with DJ Marky!

Have a look at some people shuffling around Onra in this Boiler Room vid:


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Out now: Amable – Now This

Experimental beats from Orlando way, rolling, stuttery drums and smooth keys. Also available on a 45.

This version comes with a sick print from Ryan Fleming.

Amable Twitter // SoundCloud

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Preview: Salva – Freaky Dancing

salvaHaving just proclaimed I don’t really like having to name genres where I can help it, the Fader have already donned this one ‘glazed R&B’, so who am I to argue?

Salva continues his journey from underground electronic beatmaker to thuggin’ hip hop producer (thus bringing everything back full circle in some sort of combiner, Voltron flex as far as I’m concerned) with this teaser from his upcoming album, Peacemaker.

Peacemaker tracklist:

1. Freakin U feat. Starship Connection
2. Child Pak feat. Ballout & Tadoe
3. Old English feat. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg *
4. Trap Back feat. Paul Fisher
5. Magic feat. Freddie Gibbs
6. Freaky Dancing feat. Ruckazoid
7. Young Gotti Speaks (Interlude)
8. Motel feat. Kurupt & E-40
9. Drop That Bitch feat. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc
10. Moves 2 Make feat. Problem **
11. Motivated feat. Problem ***
12. A Lotta… feat. MPA Shitro
13. Baking Soda feat. Paul Fisher
All tracks produced by Salva
* Produced by Salva & Nick Hook
** Produced by Salva & NO VS
*** Produced by Problem & Salva

Download Drop That Bitch:

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Out now: Danny Scrilla – Monolith EP

Danny Scrilla is one of my favourite producers on a bass tip, and this slab of darkness contains four extremely heavy sci-fi numbers mastered by Om Unit. I don’t really mess about with genre identifiers whenever I can help it, just listen!

Art by Alice Pardis
Art by Alice Pardis

 

Buy and listen on Bandcamp

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Utopia soundtrack on double vinyl from Cristobal Tapia de Veer

SILCD1437-Utopia-coverWhile the sad news that there would be no third series of Utopia was made official this week, I’m hoping that David Fincher’s US remake will take the concept forward in powerful new ways rather than simply retread the same plot (which, from the look of the trailer, David Tennant’s Broadchurch remakes seems to be doing).

Another, bright yellow, consolation comes in the form of the double vinyl release of the first season’s soundtrack, from Chilean (but raised in Québec) composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer. Being of Chilean refugee heritage myself, this solidifies the affection I already felt for the show (particularly during its graphic novel heavy first episodes).

Cristobal’s music often reminded me of Geinō Yamashirogumi and Tsutomu Ōhashi‘s Akira soundtrack, cranked up to 11 – particularly the eerie chattering apparent in track The Network.

The release comes from UK company Silva Screen, who have taken rightly put a lot of focus on vinyl releases in recent times – see the recent Doctor Who issues, including the synth heavy Peter Davison departer, The Caves of Androzani.

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Have a listen to previews on the embedded Juno player below.

Buy it from Silva Screen, Juno and Piccadilly Records.

Out of interest, Channel 4 ran a Utopia remix competition a while back, the entries of which you can enjoy on Soundcloud.


 

Tracklisting:
SIDE A
01 UTOPIA OVERTURE
02 THE NETWORK
03 DISLOCATED THUMBS PART 1
04 MR RABBIT’S GAME
05 CONSPIRACY PART 1
06 MEDITATIVE CHAOS
07 A NEW BRAND OF DRUG

SIDE B
08 SAMBA DE WILSON
09 SLIVOVITZ
10 BEKKI ON PILLS PART 1
11 WHERE IS JESSICA HYDE PART 1
12 ARBY’S ORATORIO
13 JESSICA GETS OFF
14 MR RABBIT IT IS
15 LOVECHILD
16 MIND VORTEX

SIDE C
17 TWAT
18 BEKKI ON PILLS PART 2
19 FERTILITY CONTROL
20 JANUS SAVES
21 EVIL PREVAILS
22 CONSPIRACY PART 2

SIDE D
23 DISLOCATED THUMBS PART 2
24 UTOPIA DESCENT
25 WHERE IS JESSICA HYDE PART 2
26 UTOPIA’S DEATH CARGO
27 THE EXPERIMENT
28 UTOPIA FINALE

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17OCT14 // Swing Ting with DJ BBRAVE @ Soup Kitchen Manchester

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Behold the blurb for this month’s Swing Ting, on the Friday not the Saturday!

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*SWING TING*
*OCTOBER SESSION*

BBRAVE (AKWAABA MUSIC)

SAMRAI, PLATT & JOEY B

Hosted by THE ORIGINAL MR FOX

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FRIDAY 17th OCTOBER 2014

SOUP KITCHEN CELLAR 31-33 Spear Street M1 1DF

£5 ALL NIGHT LONG

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SOUL. RAP. RAGGA. GARAGE. GRIME. JUNGLE. SOCA. AFROPOP

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Thanks to everyone who came down to our first session of the Autumn season, hold tight the Crazylegs family. Straight vibes! This month we’re overjoyed to feature a Swing Ting debut for DJ BBRAVE, founder of the brilliant Akwaaba label.

BBRAVE (aka Benjamin Lebrave) coined Akwaaba in 2008 to introduce worldwide audiences to contemporary African sounds as well as welcome African artists to alternate markets. Since then he’s released Kuduro compilations, Hiplife EPs, Folk, Hip Hop & Afropop LPs and much more featuring artists such as; EL, 4×4, Appietus and Art Melody to name a few. Based in Ghana since 2011 he’s developed a reputation for being an outstanding selector seamlessly blending all styles and sounds from the African continent and diaspora: https://soundcloud.com/akwaabamusic/sets/bbrave-mixes. Expect to hear what’s currently running the clubs in Accra as well as plenty of fresh, forthcoming Akwaaba material…

On the night BBrave will be joined by residents Platt, Joey B, Samrai & Fox for what promises to be a one-away dance!

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9OCT14 // Endless City returns with guest Bloodboy of This City Is Ours

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Thursday sees the return of beats and arts night Endless City, making its debut at the former Unity Radio Bassment club, now known as 1 Primrose Street. The sound system in there is absolutely brutal, so make the effort as my good pal Bloodboy is on selection duties along with residents Etrea, Heather Wall, Copy Kitten & JoshB. There will also be facepainting.

Tickets / Facebook event