Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Weekly News

Some very very privilaged material came into my Inbox today that I'm able to share with you all :D... take a pleasureful ganders!

The Japanese Popstars have just released details of they're upcoming Live album titled 'We Are Just: Live'. I've been really impressed with them over the past couple of years and their new Live element has received heaps of praise across the DJ'ing/Clubbing world. Mixmag have hailed them as "THE MOST EXCITING NEW ELECTRONIC ACT ON THE PLANET”, and DJ Mag have coined them as “ONE PART KITSUNE STYLE DISTORTO-RAVE, ONE PART CLASSIC STADIUM DANCE THE LIKES OF WHICH WE HAVEN’T SEEN SINCE ORBITAL”.
These are big shoes to fill, but I'm confident they can stand up to the hype.
The album was released on Monday on Gung-Ho Recordings and is available from all good retailers including HMV.

Here's a pretty snazzy Bio we we're sent over, for anyone whose new to The Japanese Popstars.
Well on their way to becoming Britain’s hottest live dance outfit, Decky, Gary, and Gareth have hammered soundsystems this summer at Glastonbury, Glade, Rockness, Oxegen, Fuji Rock, Planet Love (supporting The Prodigy), and numerous other summer festivals.

They exploded onto the scene in 2008, with a debut album that received heavy praise from The Guardian, Word, Artrocker, NME, Clash, Popjustice, Mixmag, DJ, Radio 1, XFM, and many more, with critics hailing them as the rightful heirs to Underworld, the Chemical Brothers, and Orbital. Remixes for Depeche Mode, Beyonce, Grand National, Ting Tings, Shinichi Osawa, The Music, Groove Armada, and others - came thick and fast.

The Japanese Popstars’ live gigs have seen them tear up stages at Glastonbury, Fabric, Wireless, Oxegen, Matter, Warehouse Project, and countless others. Their tours have taken them across the UK, Australia, Japan, and beyond, supporting the likes of Justice and Basement Jaxx, and cementing a reputation for a blistering live set.

Also making big noises of the Dubby variety at the moment is up and coming Dubstep producerJSaxton. The young man from Leeds has been producing some really dark and deep sounds of late. Here's our pick of the bunch with remixes of Major Lazer and Claude Von Stroke as well as his amazing original production Try On This Scope.

Some top news here about Ghetto-Bass extraordinaire Aaron Udy whose about to release his own EP The Real Hustle on his own new label Kiss My Bass Recordings. The new EP which takes on a whole new feel to the famous Rick Ross acapella features remixes from Knob Jockeys, II Tone, Vortech, Russ & Holmes and Fake Zero.

Aaron has kindly made the entire EP available for free. I've made each tune available individually below or alternatively you can catch the entire EP as a Zip file above. Check it out and please support the artists in the future in the best way possible by buying their other works, if you like they're stuff.

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