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DJG :: Urb Mix

"Today’s podcast comes from San Francisco badman DJG, a legend in the bass-centric club community for his stirring DJ sets and uniformly smashing tunes. With over a decade of DJing under his belt and releases under Subway, Tube10 and Brownswood Recordings, DJG has provided the soundtrack to a constantly-evolving sound, keeping his deep and distinguished series of tunes keep peeking through some of the biggest lineups of the year. Playing with the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Addison Groove, N-Type and Tectonic head-honcho Pinch, DJG has solidified himself in the pantheon of next-generation producers and DJs in the Stateside community of bassheads. With big things in 2012 for the man, he presents us this amazing mix of nearly all-exclusive dubplates (DAMN), for our audible enjoyment."

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1. DJG – Say Something – dub
2. DJG & XI – Easy Binary – dub
3. DJG – Run Cat Riddim – dub
4. DJG – Automatic VIP – Brownswood
5. DJG – Rah Trace – dub
6. DJG – Vendetta – dub
7. DJG – Rites – Frite Nite
8. DJG – Uncertain – dub
9. DJG – Gonna Be – dub
10. DJG – Inertia – dub
11. DJG – Duality – Pushing Red
12. DJG – We Are The Glitch Remix – Blipswitch Digital
13. DJG – Anerley Grove – dub
14. DJG – Rivet – dub
15. DJG – Time Is The Fire – Transistor
16. DJG – Here Come The Dark Lights – dub
17. DJG – BC3 – Voids Two

Scuba :: RBMA Lecture, Madrid 2011

RBMA have decided in their wisdom not to allow embedding, how nice of them. Click here to have a butchers at Scuba speaking on a whole host of topics at this years academy in Madrid.

It almost sounds like a rap boast — running a label in London, hosting a club night in Berlin, and DJing all around the world — but this is Scuba's life. His Hotflush label is a hotbed for contemporary dance music, dropping albums by Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison, Sepalcure, and Roska, while his remix work hits some interesting cultural touchstones, from the Wu-Tang Clan to Fever Ray to Emika. One of the driving forces in UK bass music throughout the past decade, his latest endeavours saw him delve deeper into the 4/4 territory, winning over fans in the most unlikely of places. Here he talks about the daily routine of running a label, his techno roots, and why he hates dubstep, to the Academy's own, Gerd Janson.

Slugabed :: Getobonk!

More freeness from Sluga. Luverly.


Sepaclure LP - OUT TODAY!

Thats right folks, it's out right now. Purchase your copy post haste, ya'hear!

Buy: Hotflush Store

Sepalcure - Sepalcure LP *Album Preview* [HFLP006] Hotflush Recordings by Surus

Slugabed - Kittens

A free track every Monday up till Christmas from our man Sluga. Happy days. That's him dressed as a daffodil too, just in case you were wondering like.


Sepalcure LP Preview

The release date for the debut album from Sepalcure draws ever closer, and you can get a listen of this hotly anticipated LP via the Surus soundcloud.

"On the heels of the ‘Fleur’ EP and this summer’s ‘Love Pressure’ remix project, Sepalcure are poised to release their eponymous debut full length through Hotflush on 21 November.

The duo of Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille), utilize the broader canvas of the album format to develop their collaborative process and incorporate the diverse influences present in their solo work to their sonic mixture. Machinedrum’s much-heralded ‘Rooms’ LP and Sharma’s recent EPs on Hotflush and Rush Hour reflect the impact of the frenetic, paranoid rhythms of the modern Chicago underground on the wider electronic world and the return to vogue of another musical style that originated from that city: House. But both artists add a crucial sense of emotional sensibility and melodic sensuality that defines the Sepalcure sound. ‘Yuh Nuh See’ takes the bite out of juke’s trademark staccato bass and looping vocals, washing the tension away with lush melodies and dubbed out atmospherics, while ‘Eternally Yrs’ is a burbling update of the rave-house sound, with processed vocals rubbing up against woodblock beats and a relentlessly bouncing bassline. ‘The One’ and first single ‘Pencil Pimp’ are destined to light up dancefloors worldwide with their variations on classic house, while tracks like ‘See Me Feel Me’ and ‘Outside’ are breezy and sophisticated. The album is a bold statement from two artists at the top of their game.

Since the release of the ‘Fleur’ EP, Stewart and Sharma have taken the Sepalcure live act to SXSW and the Winter Music Conference, the Unsound Festival in New York, and Britain’s legendary Big Chill festival, as well as a host of other dates in Europe and America. The duo is slated for an appearance at Unsound 2011 in Poland, and will be debuting the Sepalcure Live A/V set at the upcoming Mutek: Mexico City, expanding upon the themes of their album art for the first time in a live setting. "

Sepalcure - Sepalcure LP *Album Preview* [HFLP006] Hotflush Recordings by Surus

The sampler is out now to buy (purchase via the Hotflush store so more of your hard earned pennies go the label and artists) and you can have a butchers at that below as well.

Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp / I'm Alright (album single) by Hotflush

Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp (Official Music Video) from Hotflush Recordings on Vimeo.

The full release for the album is due on 21st November, mark the date in your diaries now...

Pinch & Shackleton LP (Honest Jon's) - OUT NOW

1. Cracks In The Pleasuredome
2. Jellybones
3. Torn and Submerged
4. Rooms Within A Room
5. Selfish Greedy Life
6. Burning Blood
7. Levitation
8. Monks On The Rum
9. Boracay Drift (CD only)

Addison Groove :: RBMA Lecture, Madrid 2011

Our man Mr Groove dropping knowledge at the latest RBMA in Madrid.

Lecture: Addison Groove (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

2010's anthem 'Footcrab' was certainly no fluke. While reflecting Chicago's frenetic juke rhythms back on themselves through a slower London lens might seem a logical mutation to ravers now, it was the product of years steeped in dubbed out Brizzle marinades. Now with the rep of a rhythmic code-breaker, Addison Groove has unlocked the door to his own tempo blueprint. And did we mention he also help shape the sound of Bristol dubstep under his Headhunter moniker? Here, he explains the origins of his sound.

Illum Sphere :: Live from the Boiler Room

BR#69 Illum Sphere from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

You can have a listen via Soundcloud or grab the recording via iTunes. Serious music from the man....

Slugabed :: Sun Too Bright Turn It Off EP - OUT TODAY!

Following hot on the heels from his debut, and warmly received, 'Moonbeam Rider' EP, Slugabed's sophomore release on Ninja Tune 'Sun Too Bright Turn It Off EP' is out today. The bright, free-spirited exuberance that is his hallmark is ever present throughout this 5 tracker although he has also crafted some more introspective, pensive atmospheres and soundscapes and the release as a whole, it could be argued, has a touch more subtlety to it that may suprise some. With his debut LP set for release in 2012 no-one is any the wiser in which direction he will veer off for it, but that is all part of his innate charm and appeal.

Buy: Ninja Tune

Touretteshero Official Launch Party

Touretteshero Official Launch Party

Thursday 27th October
Plan B, Brixton, London

£5 in advance
£8 on the door

The 2 Bears
Al Tourettes
Gabriel Heatwave plus Rubi Dan
DJ Miss Pink
Cassetteboy (DJ Set)

Help us celebrate the launch of our website and raise money for Touretteshero. is a place to celebrate the humour & creativity of Tourettes. It’s not about mocking or commiserating - it’s about reclaiming the most frequently misunderstood syndrome on the planet. Join us for our official website launch party, and get ready to change the world, one tic at a time.

Advance tickets are available from

For more information email: or call 07922 384 939

Getting there: Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AY

Kuedo - Severant: exclusive album stream

If you're STILL not convinced about the quality of Kuedo's debut LP, then have a listen via the soundcloud link below. Then go and buy it.

Oh, and there's also a quick q&a with the Guardian to have a gander at too, if thats your cup of tea like.

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Kuedo :: FACT Mix #288

The promotional juggernaut for Kuedo's impending LP release is currently in full flow and battering all corners of the internet into submission. As is rarely the case though its well and truly justified and actually a pleasure to be immersed in so much one artist's music. Checked the clips yet? If not you're a fool! Without doubt 'Severant' is set to be one of the most memorable albums in recent electronic music history.

Anyway, we're clearly biased (it is really good though, honest guv!) so lets let the tunes do the talking eh? Get this in ya ears...

As one half of Vex’d, Jamie Teasdale’s role in the rise of dubstep was an important one: together with Roly Porter (who, himself, has impressed with his recent solo endeavours), he carved out some of modern Britain’s ugliest, most malevolent dance music – a middle ground between dubstep and grime so bleak it felt like the kick drums were actually sculpted from tower block debris. As far as inner city anger goes, it was the missing link between Godflesh and Dizzee Rascal, and despite groups like Cloaks doing an admirable job in attempting to take on the Vex’d mantle (Jamie and Roly split around 2008, though a second, retrospective Vex’d album titled Cloud Seed has since been released), it’s debatable whether the country has produced anything as brilliantly violent since.

Since leaving Vex’d, Teasdale has slowly reinvented himself, cumulating in Severant, his stunning solo album for Planet Mu. Released this month, Severant finds Jamie making music far truer to his current musical loves; most notably US trap rap (think Lex Luger and Shawty Redd’s hi-hat rushes and snare rolls, and the disassociated violence of rappers like Gucci Mane and Pill) and ’80s synth melodies in the Vangelis / Blade Runner vein. It’s a simple formula, but one that’s resulted in one of 2011′s most distinctive and addictive long-players.

If you’ve heard Severant, then Jamie’s mix for FACT will make total sense: Doe Pesci, Danny Brown, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Araabmuzik all feature. But what’s really remarkable is, given the frequent gear-shifts in style and tempo, how smooth and cohesive it sounds. Download it via the down arrow on the Soundcloud bar below, and read FACT’s in-depth interview with Kuedo here.

FACT mix 288 - Kuedo by factmag

Carly Simon ‘Why’ loop
Aaliyah ’4 Page Letter’ CFCF remix
Boi 1da & Matthew Burnet ‘Up All Night’ Instrumental + Drake Hook
Lex Luger ‘Bugatti Boyz’ Instrumental
Danny Brown ‘Cyclops’ (prod. Doe Pesci)
Sully ‘I Know’
Dj Spinn ‘Don’t Shoot’
Giggs ‘Bus Commercial’
Krampfhaft ‘Spit Thunder’
Kuedo ‘Onset / Escapism’
Hecker ‘bsf°tyk 5′
Tangerine Dream ‘Alley Walk’
Vangelis ‘I Dream Of Music’
Araabmuzik ‘At2′
CFCF ‘Draped Up Remix’
Kuedo ‘Truth Flood’
Tangerine Dream ‘White Eagle’
Aphrodite’s Child ‘Aegian Sea’
Robert Hood ‘The Plague (Cleansing Maneuvers)’
Tony Yayo ‘King Of The Pyrex’
Kuedo ‘As We Lie Promising’
Beaver & Krause ‘And There Was Morning’
Drake & The Dream ‘Shut It Down’
Autechre ‘Parallel Suns’
Kuedo ‘Ant City’

Severant is released 10th October. Full details over on the Planet Mu website.

Sepalcure :: Deep City Insects

A little freebie from the Sepalcure boys, via Salva's Frite Nite collective & XLR8R Magazine. (Don't worry, they're allowed to give this one away...)

Keep an eye out for Sepalcure's self titled debut album dropping 21st November.

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Jon Convex :: Convex Industries Podcast 001

Convex Industries Podcast 001 [Jon Convex] by Convex Industries

Rustie's Beats from British Streets

The U.K. electronic music scene evolves faster than anything on this side of the Atlantic. Almost every summer a new sound materializes, then takes over London clubs before anyone can describe it. The past few years have birthed micro-genres like wonky, purple and future bass, not to mention the industry's latest crossover success, dubstep. Even the DJs making the music can't agree on what to call it, but those resigned to speaking in shorthand have settled on U.K. bass — because if there's one constant to the chaos, it's the low frequencies.

Glasgow producer Russell Whyte, a.k.a. Rustie, is one of those U.K. artists playing on the frontier of dance music. He's part of Glasgow collectives LuckyMe and Numbers (the latter released Jamie xx's first solo single earlier this year), and he's about to release one of the most anticipated electronic albums of 2011, Glass Swords, on Warp Records. It's full of heavy synths and unshakable hooks, most notably on the recently released single "All Night," which you can grab on Rustie's SoundCloud page.

We asked Rustie to round up the beats of Britain's turbulent summer and blend them into a mix for our Songs of the Summer series. He picked tracks from dubstep producer Joker, fellow LuckyMe DJs Hudson Mohawke and Jacques Green and, of course, some Glass Swords highlights that have snuck into live sets over the past few months.

If there's one song that both epitomizes the recent unrest in London and makes you want to move, it's Zed Bias' "Trouble in the Streets." The titular vocal hook shouts what we're all thinking about and the gradual build during the songs climax is everything you look for in a dancefloor banger.

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1. Rustie, "Flash Back"
2. Krystal Klear, "Clove Dagger"
3. Jacques Greene, "I Like You"
4. Nightwave, "Festivus"
5. Zed Bias, "Trouble in the Streets" (feat. Mark Pritchard)
6. Mele, "Mugged"
7. Rustie, "Hover Traps"
8. Skream, "Where You Should Be" (Seiji Remix)
9. Hudson Mohawke, "Foxy Boxing"
10. Turboshinboy, "Sparks"
11. Rustie, "4eva"
12. Joker, "On My Mind" (Rustie Remix)
12. Rustie, "Ultra Thizz"
13. Machinedrum, "LoveKing" (Machinedrum Edit)
14. Harvey Kartel, "Say Yes"
15. Lone, "Crystal Caverns"
16. Hudson Mohawke, "Thank You"
17. Joker, "Trancey"
18. Kavsrave, "Your Love"
19. Preditah, "New York"
20. Rustie,"All Nite"

King Midas Sound :: Goodbye Girl (Kuedo Remix)

With a year passed since the release of King Midas Sound's Waiting For You LP, it might seem a bit late for remixes of its tracks, but to be honest this brutal version from Kuedo instantly justifies itself. Kuedo (Jamie Vex'd) excels himself with his mix of 'Goodbye Girl', delivering an epic, gritty R&B smackdown, all bone-crunching subs, squealing synths and ghosted vocal snippets - like the evil older brother of Joker's purple funk. Unmissable 12" for the serious bass heads.

Buy: Boomkat

King Midas Sound: Goodbye Girl - Kuedo Mix from self-titled on Vimeo.

Ekoplekz :: Intrusive Incidentals LP

Following critically acclaimed releases with Mordant Music and Further Records earlier this year, Ekoplekz delivers his first album for Punch Drunk. Dispensing entirely with notions of accessibility and dancefloor friendliness, "Intrusive Incidentalz Vol.1" is a 12 track collection of dark, oppressive atmospheres and violently unstable interludes, developed through studio improvisation and inspired by childhood memories of terrifying electronic soundtrack music from the 1970s, yet combined with a post-dubstep sensibility and a sense of dread informed by the social, economic and political climate of life in 2011. A bleak retro-futurist fantasy, or oblique soundtrack for a broken Britain? The truth probably lies somewhere between the two.

Buy: Punch Drunk Music

Ekoplekz 'Chemical Analysis' CLIP (Punch Drunk Records) by Punch Drunk Records

Ekoplekz 'Mangler Fish' CLIP (Punch Drunk Records) by Punch Drunk Records

Ekoplekz 'Neutronik II' CLIP (Punch Drunk Records) by Punch Drunk Records

Surefire News :: August 2011

Surefire & Littlebig Partnership

Big news this month as we are immensely proud to announce an official hook up with the Littlebig agency. It’s been a long time in the making (we’ve even shared office space for the past 18 months) but we finally felt the time was right to cross the t’s and dot the lower case j’s and announce it to the world. While both agencies will continue to operate and service their current rosters independently this partnership means that the combined expertise and experience of both will allow us to embark on some truly mouth-watering projects and to jointly represent some of the most exciting artists in music today.

The first addition to our joint roster is an artist that has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues over the past few months – OBJEKT. With his critically acclaimed series of self-titled white label vinyl presses he has created quite a storm across the electronic music spectrum and with tracks forthcoming on Hessle Audio and Young Turks amongst others, the hype looks set to continue unabated. For all enquiries please contact

Furthermore, a long standing favourite Littlebigger TIM EXILE will now be handled by Surefire for all bookings in the USA & Canada. With his on-going experimentations into live electronic performance, software development and most recently 'online jamming', Tim continues to smash down the traditional barriers between artist and audience. |

DISTAL – EU/UK Tour - November

We are pleased to announce that DISTAL is to embark on his debut European tour this November. A man very much on an upward trajectory (check the recent 12” on Tectonic for example), please get in touch with for all bookings.

SEPALCURE Live @ UnSound Festival / Available October 13 + 14

If you were unfortunate enough to miss SEPALCURE on their brief sojourn to Europe earlier this summer, have no fear! The acclaimed duo will be returning to the continent this October to play Poland’s Unsound Festival on Saturday 15th October alongside guys like 2562, Objekt, Addison Groove and more. They have additional availability on Thurs 13th and Fri 14th October so get in touch if you want them to bring their unique brand of bass music to your event. Be quick, these dates won’t be open for long...

RUSTIE - 'Glass Swords' LP (WARP) / preview track 'All Nite'

After what seems like an eternity, the stage is finally set for RUSTIE to release his debut LP, 'Glass Swords', on the mighty Warp Records this October. We are taking bookings for Rustie’s LIVE SHOW throughout the rest of this year and into 2012. Email for all enquiries, you don't want to miss out on this....

More info on this release over at the Warp site.

To whet your appetites click here to head over Rustie’s soundcloud and stream the track ‘All Nite’, taken from the album.

KUEDO – 'Severant LP' (PLANET MU)

Another long running LP saga draws to a close with the recent announcement that the debut LP from KUEDO, 'Severant', will be released on Planet Mu on the 17th October. Having teased us all with a series of sublime EPs, the long player looks set to affirm his status as one of the most enigmatic, genre defying artists of today.

You can take a sneak preview over at the Mu homepage right now.

SCUBA – DJ Kicks

Following in the footsteps of titans such as Kode 9, Carl Craig, Four Tet and a whole host more, Berlin’s !K7 have announced that Hotflush boss SCUBA will take the helm for the 37th instalment of their legendary ‘DJ Kicks’ mix series. Full details are available over at the dedicated DJ Kicks website now, but you can have a gander at the tracklisting below, it's really rather good...

01) Sigha – HF029B2
02) Surgeon – The Power of Doubt
03) DBridge – For Tonight
04) Badawi – Lost Highway (Incyde remix)
05) Peverelist – Sun Dance
06) Until Silence – The Affair
07) Addison Groove – An We Drop [EXCLUSIVE]
08) Roska – Leapfrog
09) Trevino – Shorty
10) Beaumont – CPX11 [EXCLUSIVE]
11) Function – Two Ninety One
12) Braille – Breakup
13) Quest – Everybody in the Place
14) Sigha – Let Me In [EXCLUSIVE]
15) George FitzGerald – Shackled
16) Jon Convex – Streetwalk [EXCLUSIVE]
17) Mr Beatnick – Don’t Walk Away From My Love
18) Boddika – Acid Battery [EXCLUSIVE]
19) Marcel Dettmann – Captivate
20) Arkist – Rendez-Vous (SCB edit)
21) Locked Groove – Drowning
22) Recloose – Tecumseh
23) Sigha – Where I Come To Forget
24) Sex Worker – Rhythm of the Night
25) Scuba – M.A.R.S. [EXCLUSIVE]
26) Jichael Mackson – Gedons
27) Rivet – Running S
28) Recondite – Backbone
29) Ludovic Vendi – Mental Bright
30) Rivet – Slant
31) Scuba – Adrenalin
32) Sepalcure – Inside

Check his Radio 1 Essential Mix live from Sonar 2011 if you need reminding of his prowess behind the decks....

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iTal Tek :: Mix for Percussion Lab

"iTal Tek has been releasing on Planet Mu since 2007 bridging the gap between IDM, dubstep and whatever we're knee deep in these days. Throughout, he's stayed true to his melodic signature while remaining relevant. We've been huge fans here at Percussion Lab ever since we heard "Red Sky" and are honored to present this exclusive "Summer 2011" mix from the man himself."

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Ital Tek - Whip It Up
Ital Tek - Skyline
Om Unit & Kromestar - Merkbah
J Dilla - Shouts Alt (Instrumental)
Busta Rhymes - Dangerous (Slugabed Remax)
Ital Tek - War of the Ants
Photek - Aura
Ital Tek - Particle Zoo
Com Truise - Cathode Girls
Machinedrum - The Statue
Krome & Time - The License (Phillip D Kick Footwork Edit)
Ital Tek - Babel
Om Unit - Naiad
Africa Hitech - Go Wild
Ital Tek - Particle Zoo (Young Montana? Remix)

George FitzGerald - Resident Advisor Podcast #274

House meets garage meets bass.

Although operating in a grey area between genres is hardly a novelty these days—particularly for a London-based producer—George FitzGerald is one of those pulling off the trick better than most. He's closely associated with Hotflush Recordings—itself a bastion of ambiguity—thanks to a pair of 12-inches that came at bass music from a house and garage starting point. (Or was it the other way around?) FitzGerald built his grounding in the scene as a co-promoter of Man Make Music, the London party that has been showcasing, well, a little bit of everything since its inception back in 2007. The crew behind the event has now begun an offshoot imprint of the same name, with FitzGerald helming its maiden release, Fernweh / Hearts, which coincidently hits record shops next week.

FitzGerald leverages his ties to Hotflush on RA.247 by bringing bags of the label's unreleased material to the table, interspersed with the types of hybrid sounds that have made London arguably the most exciting destination in electronic music at present.

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Tim Hecker - Incurably Optimistic! - Alien8 Recordings
Sigha - The Politics of Dying - Our Circula Sound
Appleblim - Moonlight - forthcoming Vitalik
Braille - A Meaning - forthcoming Hotflush
Josh Wink - Sixth Sense - S3
George FitzGerald - Feel Like (Rough Mix) - forthcoming Hotflush
Jack Dixon - Low Tide (Rick Grant remix) - CDR
DFRNT - True (Jack Dixon remix) - Nu Directions
Jazz Neversleeps - Diepgank - On Point
George FitzGerald - Shackled - forthcoming Hotflush
Scuba - Adrenaline - forthcoming Hotflush
SCB - Overlay - forthcoming Hotflush
SBTRKT - Wildfire (Objekt Dub Mix) - Young Turks
George FitzGerald - Reset - Aus
George FitzGerald - Hearts - forthcoming ManMakeMusic

There's a very mini interview over at R.A too. Have a butchers!

Radiohead - Codex (Illum Sphere Remix)

As part of sporadic, enigmatic and ongoing remix work of Radiohead's 'King Of Limbs' album our man Illum Sphere had the honour of giving their track Codex a relick in his own inimitable style. The result, as you'd expect, is nothing short of spectacular and sits comfortably alongside the efforts of the other artists to have embarked on the task of remixing the work of the biggest band in the world, such as Four Tet, Shed, Mark Pritchard and Jacques Greene amongst others.

Cop the single (and the other 3 in the series) over at the dedicated King Of Limbs site now.

Rustie - Boiler Room Set + London show

You're hyped for Rustie's debut LP right? Soon to drop on the mighty Warp Records, heres a recording of his recent set on Boiler Room to get you in the mood.

BR #59 Rustie by BOILER ROOM

BR #59 Rustie from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

He's also announced a massive headline London show on 1st Oct to launch this highly anticipated release. Get the lowdown over at the Warp site now.

Sigha - CLR Podcast #129

Having contributed a remix of Tommy Four Seven's 'Verge' on the latest CLR release (click here to bag your copy), our man Sigha has also put together the latest episode of their long running podcast series to boot...

"To celebrate the vinyl release of CLR 050, we welcome Sigha - one of the producers of this memorable record - for the first time on the CLR Podcast. The release contains Sigha´s remix of Tommy Four Seven´s “Verge”, as well as Robert Hood´s remix of “Track 5”. Sigha has been considered a “genre-bending Dub-Techno pioneer” and his remixes and productions can be found in the play-lists of many renowned djs. He has been a member of Scubas Hotflush family since 2009, releasing numerous eps on the label, as well as outings on James Ruskin's Blueprint Records and his own imprint Our Circula Sound.

Sigha is one of those up and coming artists you should really pay attention to, and we are happy to present you his first - and surely not last – CLR Podcast. "

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Surgeon: whose bad hands are these (Roly Vexd Remix) [Dynamic Tension]
Silent Servant : El Mar (Sverica Remix) [Symantica]
Skirt: Ikaros [Horizontal Ground]
Traversable Wormhole: Traversable Wormhole 06 [Traversable Wormhole]
Marcel Fengler: Thwack (Mike Parker Remix)[Motevolver]
Mike Parker: Subterrainian Liquid [Prologue]
Lucy & Xhin: LX2 [CLR]
Sandwell District (Feed Foward Test Session Recorded Live In Berlin) [Sandwell District]
James Ruskin & Mark Broom: Hostage [Blueprint]
James Ruskin & Mark Broom: Pigeon [Beardman]
Pacific Blue: Industry Part 1 [Pacific Blue]
Traversable Wormhole: Exiting The Milky Way (Surgeon Remix) [CLR]
Samuli Kemppi: Heat Of 1000 Degrees [Perc Trax]
Mondo: Work Me Baby (Marcellus Version) [Deeply Rooted House]
Sigha:HF029A2 [Hotflush]
Shifted: Control [Motevolver]
Silent Servant: SD17A [Sandwell District]
Ventress: AVN002A2 [Avian]

Sepalcure - Love Pressure Remixed

If the orginal wasn't enough, check out this ludicrously good remix package of the duo's debut Hot Flush EP.

Since Sepalcure’s debut EP, Love Pressure dropped last summer, the New York based act otherwise known as Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille) have made a lasting impression on the electronic sphere over the last year with unforgettable live performances across the USA and Europe, as well as a stunning follow-up EP, Fleur. Their unique chemistry as a duo is undeniable and has resulted in a soulful, emotive, and energetic style that is entirely their own.

On this remix EP, five of the USA’s most exciting dance music producers of late have offered their unique takes on the original tracks, all bringing their own signature elements into the fore: XI (Orca, Toronto), FaltyDL (Planet Mu, New York), Jimmy Edgar (!K7, Detroit), Daedelus (Ninja Tune, Los Angeles), and recent Hotflush signing Lando Kal (Lazer Sword, Berlin via San Francisco).

Buy: Hot Flush Store

Sepalcure - Love Pressure Remixed [HFRMX008] by Hotflush

Rustie - Glass Swords LP

It is upon us.

After taking shape in the studio over the course of the past two years, ‘Glass Swords’ arrives, and as the otherworldly landscape of the album artwork suggests, it is epic and alien.

Watch a short video clip for album opener and title track 'Glass Swords' below - if anything, this should keep you guessing.

Glasgow’s talent pool clearly runs deep, and if the city’s last few years of genre-busting electronic music have made anything remotely clear it’s that Rustie is one of the deep-fried kingdom’s crown jewels. Emerging with the rest of the multi-talented Numbers crew, and with only a handful of laser-guided releases to his name, his presence far outreaches his focused, evolving discography. Rightly mentioned in the same breath with many of the most innovative producers in the world, astute Pitchfork scribe Martin Clarke once described Rustie’s music “like a metaphor for living in intense digital excess” – something everyone should be able to relate to.

As is often the case, this digital excess also mirrors the excesses of the physical world, and so Rustie time travels for the cocaine-addled synthesizer washes and searing guitar tones of 1980’s pop, the cash-infused bombast of new-millennium R&B, the pit-of-your-stomach ecstasy high of the most classic rave memories and the bloodshot scowl of white-hot pirate radio broadcasts. In 2007, with a new generation of irreverent producers and artists seemingly simultaneously uploading their music to MySpace, Rustie’s ‘Jagz The Smack’ EP was a miniature revelation. In a swift five tracks, it managed to not only synthesize the tone of mid-decade electronic music, but also provided a danceable prediction for much of what would soon be called “UK bass music” (not to mention many other, far less eloquent, names).

It would take three more years to move through a string of now classic 12”s like ‘Zig-Zag’, ‘Bad Science’ and ‘Play Doe/Tempered’, his collaboration with Bristol’s mighty Joker. This unfettered run was capped by a string of essential remixes (or “Resmacks” in the parlance of Rustie) for the likes of Jamie Lidell, Kelis, The Big Pink and Nicki Minaj, leading into his debut EP for Warp, ‘Sunburst’. In another breathless five-track flash, ‘Sunburst’ amalgamated Rustie’s love for obscure Japanese prog-rock, 16-bit video game sonics and icy grime and Detroit techno heft into a fleeting vision of the future of rave music. Snare rolls ricocheted, synths undulated in hypercolor hues and the bass bubbled over, the stage was set.

Keep a keen eye out on and 'Like' Rustie's Facebook Page to keep up with music as we release it.

Rustie - Glass Swords
WARP217 - Double 12inch, CD & Download

01 - Glass Swords
02 - Flash Back
03 - Surph
04 - Hover Traps
05 - City Star
06 - Globes
07 - Ultra Thizz
08 - Death Mountain
09 - Cry Flames
10 - After Light
11 - Ice Tunnels
12 - All Nite
13 - Crystal Echo

Released 10/11 October 2011
Preorder Glass Swords at Bleep

Addison Groove - Live @ Glastonbury

If you wern't at Glastonbury then check the below and pretend you were. If you were actually there in body as well as spirit, then watch and re-live the magic...

There's 8 vids in total, check the rest at Mr Groove's Youtube channel...

George FitzGerald - Silhouette EP [Aus Music]

George FitzGerald is a man very much on an upward trajectory, with his recent 12" EP on Will Saul's Aus Music imprint a surefire sign of his meteoric rise through the ranks of dance music. Featuring two original GF cuts as well as a John Roberts remix, it confidently demonstrates many sides to his sound and production prowess. Essential purchase!

Buy: Boomkat // Bleep

Silhouette / Reset [AUS1134] by George FitzGerald

SUB:STANCE 3rd Birthday


Real Scenes: Bristol

Keeping on the Bristolian flex for the moment as Resident Advisor have just released the first part of their new video series examining various geographical locations around the world and their music scene. This first film features without doubt one of the most creative and influential cities for electronic music the world has ever known, Bristol. While so much focus is given on our capital city London, Bristol has cultivated a glowing reputation as the second, almost spiritual, home of Jungle, Drum & Bass, Dubstep and more, and there's even an interesting and exciting UK House revival happening there right now. The list of the cities famous sons is as long as your arm with names like Roni Size, Krust, DJ Die, Pinch, Rob Smith (RSD) and Joker all firmly implanted into the public conciousness while up and comers like Julio Bashmore, Kowton, Kidkut, Arkist and more look like ensuring the city's legacy and reputation remains for some time to come. Being the forward thinking, cutting edge agency we are, Surefire have a healthy representation too with Appleblim, Peverelist, October and Headhunter/Addison Groove of course all playing an integral part in the city's rich musical culture. Sit back, relax and see what Bristol is all about...

Kuedo - Videowave EP

Kuedo's latest is out now on the mighty Planet Mu featuring remixes from artists such as Warp Records stalwart Chris Clark and Hoya Hoya's Illum Sphere amongst others. Get it in the bag.

"The 'Videowave EP' is an 'end of phase one' sign-off for Kuedo, a.k.a. Jamie Teasdale.

After two well received and brilliant EPs, this is almost an addendum before a change in style with his forthcoming album.

Here, we collect together the best of his remaining original tracks from the first phase together with remixes by friends of three tracks from his last EP 'Dream Sequence'.

‘Take Off Remix’ was originally conceived in 2009 as a remix of Slugabed, but it doesn’t have much of the original left in it, so Slugabed has kindly let him use it for his own track. It’s a cosmic attack of spiralling, flickering arpeggios and aerial synth lines over crashing half-step drums.

Illum Sphere remakes ‘Starfox’ by laying it out with warm orchestral strings and soft bleeps, making an incredibly inviting and gentle version.

Chris Clark from Warp takes ‘Glow’ and turns it into a weightless symphony with long spaces, held together with gas-like drones in complex arrangements.

‘Shutter Light Girl’ is remixed by Heterotic and bathed in the washed out, gently pulsing and bending synths of the kind you might find accompanying the suggestive cut-aways of an 80s soft porn VHS.

Lastly ‘Oh’ is a mini anthem that mixes boom bap drums and claps with a lush upbeat synth melody that walks the fine line between melodic and abstract, previewing the forthcoming material, but also signing-off on his original hip hop sound and finishing the EP in triumphant form."

Buy: Boomkat // Bleep

New Peverelist Beats

Peverelist is on a bit of hot streak at the moment, here's some of his new music for your delectation and appreciation....

Peverelist & Kowton - Beneath Radar [Livity Sound]

A bristolian tête à tête here as Pev and Kowton trade remixes for the first release on Peverelist's new label Livity Sound. Limited edition, hand stamped white label business, this would be a gem in any collection...

Buy (+ soundclips): Punch Drunk Music // Hard Wax

Ricardo Villalobos, Max Loderbauer, Peverelist - Tshetsha Boys Remixes [Honest Jons]

Remixes of the South Anmerican 'Shangaan Electro' genre. Intrigued? You should be. FACT Mag explains the what and the why far better than we ever could so take a gander...

"There have been whispers on the vine for some weeks now, but it’s now been confirmed: Honest Jon’s have commissioned remixes of Shangaan Electro tracks by some of the finest Western producers around.

For the uninitiated, let’s backtrack slightly: Shangaan Electro was the name of a compilation released by Honest Jon’s last year. Curated by Mark Ernestus (Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, Hard Wax) and HJ’s label manager Mark Ainley, it featured some of the best examples of the titular South African dance phenomenon, a synthesized, marimba-heavy and high-speed update of traditional Shangaan music. The comp focussed on the output of Nozinja Studio in Soweto, including such artists as Mancingelani, BBC, Tshetsha Boys and Nozinja himself.

“We don’t use the sounds of the hip-hop guys, or the afro-pop, or whatever, we’re using Shangaan sounds,” explained Nozinja at the time. “The traditional Shangaan music is fast. You play it slow, they won’t dance. Firstly it was played with bass and lead guitar. I’m the one revolutionized it, because when I came I didn’t use any guitar or any bass, I just used marimba and the organs. We are not using the live bass, we are using the marimba bass which is played from the organ. A small sample of voices, that’s what I specialize in. We use them in English. Those are the new aspects they never had before. At first people thought I was mad, and now it’s the in-thing. You can play that music with bass, that’s the old-timer music.”

Since then, Honest Jon’s have released a full artist album from Foster Manganyi, Ndzi Teke Riendzo, and now are set to release no less than five Shangaan Electro 12″s in quick succession. Two of these are EPs of original material from Tsetsha Boys and Tiyiselani Vomaseve, and then three remix 12″s. The first features two mixes of Tshetsha Boys by Mark Ernestus, the second featuring a mix of BBC by Detroit techno superhero Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir and one by Oni Ayhun (the latter listed as a remix of Shangaan Electro, so presumably Oni has drawn upon sounds from a variety of tracks from the original comp). Lastly, a 12″ featuring more mixes of Tshetsha Boys, this time by Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer and Peverelist.

A tweet from Will Bankhead, Honest Jon’s esteemed sleeve designer, alerts us to a page where you can listen to clips of all the tracks. From these, we have to say that it’s the Peverelist and Ernestus versions that are most immediately striking – Peverelist artfully bending those opalescent synth sounds into one of his own patented, poised steppers, the Hard Wax boss turning out his most techno-leaning productions in years."

Buy (+ soundclips): Honest Jons

Hot Flush - Boiler Room #58

Hot Flush + Boiler Room? Nuff said.

Tune in live from 8pm tonight for some of the finest electronic music your ears will ever have the pleasure of ingesting.

Scuba - Radio 1 Essential Mix

Recorded live at the recent Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Scuba graced the world famous Radio 1 Essential Mix last night, that also featured a set from Redlight & Dread MC. Listen again using the link below...

Listen again on iPlayer

Scuba Tracklisting:
Boddika - Rubba [Swamp81]
Brawther - Spaceman Funk (George FitzGerald Remix) [Secretsundaze]
Boddika - Windy [Unreleased]
Jon Convex - Pop That P [Unreleased]
Deadboy - Wish U Were Here [Numbers]
SCB - Mace [Unreleased]
Jichael Mackson - Gti [Stock5]
Paul Woolford & Psychotron - Stolen [Unreleased]
Joy O - Ellipsis [Unreleased]
Maurice Donovan - Babeh [SSSSS]
Rod - Malmok One [Klockworks]
Scuba - Adrenalin [Unreleased]
Beaumont - Lucky [Kinnego]
Marcel Dettmann - Lattice [MDR]
SCB - Loss [Aus Music]
Boddika - Acid Battery [Unreleased]
Tommy Four Seven - Surma [CLR]
Scuba - Feel It [Hotflush]

Jon Convex - Modern Amusement Podcast 009

Our man Jon Convex has recently put together an episode of the excellent Modern Amusement podcast with an hour and a half mix of his influences. Get downloading using the link below, well worth a few megabytes on the ipod...

(right click, save as)

Jon Convex - Convexations EP [3024]

As half of acclaimed duo Instra:mental Damon Kirkham consistently pushed boundaries and challenged people's perceptions of what should be what in electronic music. This pioneering spirit and headstrong attitude carries on in his solo material as Jon Convex, the debut release of which has now landed on Martyn's perennially forward thinking 3024 label.

Effortlessly unique and defying categorisation the music on offer here is testament to Kirkham's scope and range as a producer and provides further evidence, if it were needed, that he is one of the most inspiringly peerless producers out there at the moment.

Buy: Boomkat // Bleep

Jon Convex - Convexations 3024-014A by 3024world

Sigha - Sigha EP [Hot Flush]

Sigha's fifth outing on Hot Flush confirms his status as one of the label's core artists. Having flirted with the Techno sound and aesthetic earlier in his career, this release cements his arrival in purely Techno territory and puts him firmly at the forefront of the UK resurgence in the genre. Both sides of the record contrast nicely and demonstrate his adeptness at creating different moods and atmospheres, with the A side showcasing a more electronic, 'traditional' sound and the B going in a touch deeper and experimental. Absolutely essential.

Buy: Boomkat // Bleep

Sigha - Sigha EP [HF029] by Hotflush

Slugabed - Moonbeam Rider EP - Out Today!

After making some serious noise with his huge remix of Roots Manuva’s ‘Witness (1 Hope)’, Slugabed’s long awaited and highly anticipated debut release on the mighty Ninja Tune is finally upon us.

The 6 track ‘Moonbeam Rider EP’ perfectly encapsulates what this exciting young producer is about right now; low-slung beats, soaring synth melodies and a healthy dose of the absurd. He is hard at work on his debut album for the label so consider this your introduction to his sound, you’re going to be hearing a lot more of it over the coming years....

Here's a quick preview from Slugabed's soundcloud page:


Or you can hear the individual tracks, buy the EP and download a free Slugabed track over on the Ninja Tune site.

You can of course buy from all the usual retailers too, such as Bleep & Boomkat amongst many others...

Moonbeam Rider EP

Released 06/06/2011

Greg Feldwick aka Slugabed is on a roll right now. Newly signed to Ninja Tune, for whom he remixed Roots Manuva’s “Witness” as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, he has recently played at the legendary Berghain club in Berlin, launched Brighton club night Donkey Pitch’s record label with the track “Donkey Stomp,” toured Canada and remixed both Eskmo and Stateless for his new home label. Now he presents his first EP for Ninja, five tracks deep and, in the words of The Quietus, crafting “all the best bits of current American pop culture and distilling it along with UK bass music into a typically sceptical Brit attitude.”

Epic, spacey, channelling funk and soul through stumbling, glitched-out electronics and slathers of unfeasible bass, Slugabed is a man of many styles. “Moonbeam Riders” filters some of the crunching hip hop attack of the LA Beat scene, “Tomorrow Morning” is 2-step with extra wobble, “Nu Krak Swing,” well, the title should give you some idea about that one. Funny, clever, referential, sometimes moving and never anything but completely himself, Slugabed is a substantial new presence in UK bass music.

Originally from Bath but now based in London, Feldwick has had releases with Stuff, Ramp and Planet Mu, plus remixes for the likes of Starkey, Eprom and Kelpe as well as his legendary unofficial remix of Pharoah Monche’s “Simon Says.” Key supporters have included Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs. With his debut album nearing completion many more will be coming on board soon. Take a ride…

Surefire Agency: New Roster Additions

New Roster Additions : June 2011
Demdike Stare / Jon Convex / Kangding Ray / Mark Ernestus / Rob Hall / Sigha

As constraints and boundaries within electronic music continue to dissolve, Surefire are proud to announce the addition of these extremely talented artists to our roster.

Demdike Stare [Modern Love]

Demdike Stare is the occult themed collaboration between Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker (aka MLZ). Using the stepping stones of vinyl and VHS history as inspiration, and obscure hardware as the means, Demdike Stare create ethereal music that emanates from the unconscious.

Available for Live AV or DJ sets.

XLR8R Podcast // Modern Love // Soundcloud

Jon Convex [NonPlus+ / Naked Lunch / 3024]

Making his name as one half of revered duo Instra:mental, Damon Kirkham’s latest sonic explorations have already turned plenty of heads. As Jon Convex he stands as an exciting embodiment of the state of electronic music today: no longer confined by restrictive genre boundaries, producers can allow their creativity to take over with no limits.

FACT Mix // Convex Industries // NonPlus+ // Soundcloud // Facebook

Kangding Ray [Raster-Noton]

Kangding Ray's music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and textured soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions. KR combines machines with real instruments in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings. The result is a blend of deep advanced grooves and dark atmospheres, that one could describe as abstract bass music. His third LP for the Raster Noton label, entitled 'OR', has just been released and you can listen to some clips here.

Available for Live AV solo shows or with 3 piece band.

KR solo video // KR with band video
Kangding Ray Homepage // Raster-Noton

Mark Ernestus [Basic Channel / Rhythm & Sound]

Mark Ernestus is the founder of the legendary Hard Wax record store, which in 1989 laid the foundation for Berlin's electronic club music scene. He played a key role in establishing the Berlin-Detroit nexus, and started creating music as one half of Basic Channel (aka Maurizio), with its deep, immeasurably influential hybrid of dub and techno. As Rhythm & Sound, the duo refined this signature sound alongside a range of vocalists, most extensively Tikiman, besides reggae legends like Cornell Campbell and Sugar Minott.

Ernestus’ DJ sets feature dub and reggae, mostly instrumental, from deep roots to militant steppers, roughneck electronics to digi minimalism, heavyweight doom to hardcore uptempo. Typically, Mark appears with Tikiman on the mic (as intro man, MC, singer), mixing with live effects and treatments, dubwise.

Hard Wax // Basic Channel

Rob Hall [Skam]

Rob Hall’s DJ style is unique and stems from an uncompromising passion for all things electronic; music and otherwise. The distinct and refreshing sound that is characteristic of Rob’s performances can be attributed to the breadth of his taste and his confidence as a selector. Closely associated with both Autechre and the Skam Records label, and as part of the legendary Gescom project, Rob has consistently been at the forefront of developments in music and technology for almost 20 years.

May 2011 Mix // Skam // Soundcloud // Homepage

Sigha [Hot Flush / Our Circula Sound / Blueprint]

James Shaw aka Sigha (pronounced as 'sire') is one of a small nucleus of producers and DJs at the forefront of a resurgence in UK Techno. As a member of Scuba’s Hot Flush family since late 2008, his releases on the label chart his progression into purist Techno territory, as well his outings on his own 'Our Circula Sound' imprint and James Ruskin’s seminal Blueprint label.

Mnml Ssgs Mix // Tumblr // Soundcloud // Facebook // Our Circula Sound

Kangding Ray - mnml ssgs Mix

One of several exciting new additions to the Surefire family, Berlin’s Kangding Ray has just put together a special mix for the esteemed mnml sggs blog. Timed to coincide with the release of his latest album ‘OR’ on Raster-Noton, (already described as 'one of the albums of 2011') the mix features layers and combinations of different compositions to make something wholly new and unique. The ssgs crew really have a knack of securing truly excellent mixes from all the artists they approach and this is no exception. Get downloading by clicking here.

Steve Reich "Come out" + Rhythm & Sound "Outward"
Oneohtrix Point Never "Returnal feat. Antony (Fennesz Remix)" + Mark Fell "Multistability 1-B"
Deadbeat "Loneliness and reverly" + These New Puritans "Drum Courts - Where Corals Lie"
Coh "Andante Facile" + Pole "Alles Klar"
Nam June Paik "My jubilee ist unverhemmet" + Alva Noto "Future"
Ben Frost "Leo Needs A New Pair Of Shoes" + Ricardo Villalobos "Fools garden (black conga)"
Ø "Ionos" + Emeralds "It Doesn't Arrive"
Richie Hawtin "00:24" + Deaf Center "Lobby"
Various Production "Infinity (xx cover)" + Senking "Breathing Trouble"
Pomassl "Tandem distiller" + Lissom "Bask"
Fever Ray "If I Had A Heart (Fuck Buttons Remix)" + Ital Tek "Tokyo freeze (Remix)"
Codes in the Clouds "The Distance Between Us (Nils Frahm Remix)" + Vex'd "Slime"