Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Weekly News

One of my favourite up and coming techno producers, Darling Farah from the UEA, has got a new track for your ears. Called Darkroom, it's a blend of the minimal feel which a lot of Darling Farah's productions have, and a more maximal approach.

Darling Farah - Darkroom 

Diplo's new project with Switch, Major Lazer, have finished recording their album - it's a reggae/dancehall album, with a whole load of amazing guest vocalists, and the youtube videos of Major Lazer DJ sets have made me so excited for the album, especially the snippets I've heard of the track Pon Di Floor. Diplo has released the first track of the album for free download on the Mad Decent blog - it's called Hold The Line and has Santigold singing on it. Surf rock guitars and a proper boss drum beat make me even more excited for the rest of the album, as does the leak of other ML track Zumbi that some blogs have posted.

Major Lazer - Hold The Line (Hosted by Mad Decent Blog)

This isn't as such old news, but it's so quality that I had to post it. The boys over at the Pipedown blog recorded a minimix to launch the blog, and I've only recently managed to get it on my Ipod. For 5 minutes long, it's properly chock a block full of tracks - electro, house, drum and bass, jungle, dubstep, garage, hip hop. Hopefully we should have a full feature about the Pipedown crew (SDUK and CNTRST) soon.

Shy FX & T Power - Don't Wanna Know (Feat. Skibadee)
Joker - Stuck In The System
Starkey - Gutter Music
Dusk & Blackdown - Concrete Streets (Feat. Durrty Goodz)
Joker - Gullybrook Lane
JME - Awoh
Jakes - 2 Steps Back
Jakes - 3kout
Synkro - Hold Tight
Skream - Fick
Rusko - Hammertime
Rusko - Get Your Cock Out
Benga - Better
Wiley - Local Lad
Benny Page - Swagger
Ghetto - Sing For Me (w/ Rudekid)
Sean Paul - Temperature
DJ ZInc - 138 Trek
L-Vis 1990 - Apple Bass
Xrabit & DMG$ - Killin 'Em (Xrabit Remix)
The Bug - Poison Dart (South Rakkas Crew Remix)
Buraka Som Sistema - General
Klaxons - It's Not Over (Skream Mix)
Mujava - Township Funk
DJ Manaia - Sobrevivente De Rave
SL2 - On A Ragga Tip
Original Sin - D Is For Danger
Original Sin - Don't Be Silly
Danny Byrd - Shock Out
Chase & Status - Smash TV
Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down
Aphrodite - Return To Jedda
Rebel MC - Junglist (Feat. Peter Bounce) (DJ Zinc Remix)
Rebel MC - Jah Sunshine
Jaymo - On The Grind
MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Remix)
Kanye West - Workout Plan (Galactik Knights Remix)
His Majesty Andre - Peep Thong
Tom EQ & Jak-Z - Killa
Proxy - Raven
Evil 9 - All The Cash (Feat. El-P) (Mumdance Remix)
Goshi Goshi - The Lock Shot
Diplo - Blow Your Head
Drop The Lime - Hear Me (Drums Of Death Remix)
Heavyfeet - One Last Time
Steed Lord - It's What You Do 2 Me (Jack Beats Remix)
Partyshank v Yo Majesty - Club Action
AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
Baobinga - State Of Ghetto Jackin' (Feat. DJ Nasty)
Andy George - Big Dipper
Skibadee - Tika Toc
Ini Kamoze - Hot Steppa
Krafty Skillz - Insane Banger
Kulture - Diesel (cntrst Edit)
OliverDaySoul - Bopgunn
Bullion v Paul White - Get Familiar
Flying Lotus - RobertaFlack (Martyn Remix)
Zomby - Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)

The Chew the Fat blog are hosting a remix competition of Lee Mortimer's new track This Is Real Shit. Download the parts here, and send a link to download it (from somwhere like YouSendIt) to As an added bonus, if you get it to them before the party on the 24th you’ll also get free guestlist so include your full name. I've had a quick go at a mix

Hostage has also had a couple of new tunes this week - Massive, which is a classic 4 to the floor stomper, and has already had radioplay from Annie Mac on her BBC1 show The Mashup, and another tune which is a bit more different from Hostage's usual fare. It's called 8 Bit Boom Riddim, and is a nice bit of more chilled out dubstep action. With a nice chunky bassline, you can tell Hostage has been listening to Joker. Hostage has said he's not going to be producing much stuff like this, so might as well get on this while you can.

Last but not least, it's rare that dance music and charity combine, but our friends over at Noise Porn are doing just that this July. The project is called the Mongolian Mixtape Marathon. The plan is for the Noise Porn team to depart on a 10,000 mile drive from London to Mongolia on July 11th, crossing Europe, central Asia and culminating with a dash across the mighty Gobi Desert. They will be raising money for Save The Children, in association with the Mongolian Charity Rally. The culmination of the drive will be donating educational materials and clothing to to the Mongolian people as well as donating the vehicle to a local farming community.

The dance music aspect of the Marathon is that during the 800+ hours driving time, they're intending to listen to dance music non-stop all the way there! Each DJ will be asked to submit a one hour mix of their favourite tunes and also make a small donation (of at least £1). All the mixes will then be put together and listened to them non-stop, all the way to Mongolia!

DJs confirmed include Krafty Kuts, Brodinski, Ben & Lex, AC Slater, A1 Bassline, Aquasky, NAPT, The Rogue Element, Foamo, Trevor Loveys, Jaimie Fanatic, Miles Dyson and Nick Thayer.

They have already had or confirmed future radio coverage from a number of radio stations including NuSkoolBreaks, Brap.FM, South West Underground, BangingTunes, and Leith FM.

Noise Porn have also secured free advertising on the international clubbing website and London clubs/venues like Fabric, The Egg and The Fat! Club have pledged their support.

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT, or head over to the website to get involved.


  1. Big ups Ben!

    It's coming soon :)...

  2. Good stuff mate, eager for it!