Thursday, 4 June 2009

Baobinga Artist Feature

Today, I've got a really great treat for you all and an introduction to Sam Sampson AKA Baobinga, a DJ/Producer from Manchester who some of you may recognise from his long lasting partnership with Breaks and Garage DJ I.D., who together remixed AC Slater's banger Vertigo and put out one of the albums of 2008 in Big Monster.

They both run the blog and are appearing at this years' Glade Festival in Winchester, Hampshire; but back now to Baobinga.

Sam isn't entirely new to the scene, in fact his first official release was a 12" on Plastic Raygun way back in 2002 entitled Nukka. Since then he's released orignals and remixes on Fusetrax and Cyberfunk Records as well as being featured on three different Fabriclive albums; Tayo's, Freq Nasty's and Freestylers'. Last year he was signed up and released a track on Trouble & Bass entitled State of Ghetto Jackin', along with a remix of an Aquasky & Drummatic Twins' compilation on Aquasky's Passenger label.

Having toured all over Europe in the past few years, his profile will certainly rocket over the summer when performing at Glade with I.D., and you can catch him @ The Urban Nerds party @ 93 Ft East this month with Jack Beats, Mumdance and entrants from the DMC World Championships

His sound has changed some what over the past couple of years; switching his attention solely from the Breaks and Dub (that's Dub, not Dubstep) scenes to focus more of his attention of the rising new Grime scene, including its crossovers with the new UK Funky scene that Ben has far more knowledge of than me, so I won't go on. Instead here's a few of the man's tunes including a great mix that was featured over at Mad Decent at the turn of the year.

AC Slater - Vertigo (Baobinga & I.D. Remix)

Madox - Duckalicious (Baobinga's Thugalicious Remix)

Drop The Lime - I Love NY (Baobinga's Fuck Up Like Woah Remix)

Baobinga - Riddim Selection Mix


1. Mistah Fab - That Thang - Up All Nite Music
2. King Tutt & The Chavy Boys - George’s Groove - Unruly
3. Baobinga - State Of Ghetto Jackin (Dave Nada RMX) - Trouble & Bass
4. The Body Snatchers - I Like What I See (HiJack RMX) - Passenger DUB
5. Madox - Duckalicious (Baobinga’s Thugalicious RMX) - Mantra DUB
6. The Body Snatchers - Club Beat International - Passenger DUB
7. Gella ft. MC Spyda - Twinkle (Baobinga & I.D. RMX) - Fat! DUB
8. King Tutt & The Chavy Boys - Sets Up - Unruly
9. Stanton Warriors - Blaze (Baobinga & I.D. RMX) - Punks
10. The Count & Sinden ft. Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls (Heavy Feet’s Unreleased RMX) - DUB
11. Rob Le Pitch - Sticky Fingers (Baobinga & I.D. RMX) - 777
12. Baobinga - Make It Drop - DUB
13. Drop The Lime - I Love NY (Baobinga’s Fuck Up Like Woah RMX) - Trouble & Bass
14. Baobinga & I.D. - What I Need - Vertical Sound
15. Reso & I.D. - Shifty - C.I.V.I.L. Music DUB
16. Baobinga - State Of Ghetto Jackin (TRG RMX) - Trouble & Bass
17. DJ Absurd vs Mavado - Weh Dem A Do (DJ Absurd Niche 4 Life RMX) - Boot & Leg
18. The Body Snatchers - I Like What I See (Joker RMX)- Passenger DUB
19. Buraka Som Sistema & Diplo - Um Milhao - Hollertronix / Mad Decent
20. 2nd II None - Custard Pie - Heavy Artillery DUB
21. Baobinga & I.D. - South Manchester Weather (I.D. RMX) - Fat


  1. Baobinga is awesome & his riddim selection is sick. You've forgotten to mention his crazy crunk / hip-hop / bassline collab with 30hz - The Body Snatchers! There are some amazing remixes of those tunes knocking about as well.

    He's also playing at The Westbury on June 26th with Kidda and Leatherhead for's launch party.

  2. Ahhhh.... I've seen that remix about but never had a listen, my apologies! I love 30hz!
    Cheers for the feedback though, always nice to hear :)