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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.

Listen Here [via NPR Music]

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)