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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.