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Reckommended Records – June / July 2012

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What with all the adjusting to the new home i’ve little time to blog or work on the newsletter content so here is over 20 recommended records (half free / half forthcoming) a few albums and a couple of dj sets for any dj minded or edm loving folk out there.

Downtempo / Electronica

Mark Allsworth – Earth Exit  - Filter - Nice chilled out electronica here from Mark Allsworths new album Earth Exit, released on Filter and inspired by visions of the night sky.

Tipper – L.E.D Down E.P – Higher Ground – Obviously one of Tipper’s early releases here  but its on rotation with a load of his other work so i thought id link it up. I heard one of the remixes of this track (tippers serc mix) on a downtempo set he did a while back and went off to search for it on additech. Turned out i’d already bought it when buying up most of his back catalogue but had never downloaded it! A really beautiful track with remixes from people like plaid which still – almost 13 years later – sounds as fresh as it did when it was released. Real quality.

Trip Hop & Dub

Jon Kennedy - A Tale of Pizzicato  - JFK – New 17 track release from Jon Kennedy out now on beatport called strengthen the roses which features unreleased tracks that never made it to release and encompass a mix of live instruments and electronics which gives its a real nice organic feel. My favourite parts of the tracks are mainly the drums played by the man himself with a few choice guest vocals but on the whole a nice solid laid back listening experience.

Freefall Collective – Noodlegun Dub - Superfrequency - Had the pleasure of playing before the Freefall Collective at last years shambala festival on the main dance stage and heard a fair few tracks that i was looking forward to hearing again. Very soon they will release their new album “Sounds out of Time” and it has loads of different style all with their trademark reggae / breaks style feel. This ones a nice solid dub track but theres loads to choose from. Out next month or if you can’t wait that long they have a new ignition ep out now.

Glitch Hop

DJ Love Feat. Leon The Pro – Its Hot! (Jpod Remix) - Air Recordings – Solid remix from jpod and probably my favourite of them all on an e.p of remixes just released on Ali B’s Air Label. Got that funky ass Dj Love feel and funked up glitch hop treatment from Jpod. Great combination to get the dance floor grooving.

Dubsective – Disco Sound – Free Download – This is a wicked free track from Dubstep maestro dubsective who manages to combined classic funk into a glitch hop cut up monster of a track. Free download from his Facebook page and highly recommended.

Heavenly Father – Got The Time – Free Download – Not really sure how to categorise this but its another quality freebie from Heavenly father on a kind a dubstep / electro breaks / glitch hop tip. Well worth a listen.

Swing Hop / Electro Swing

Dutty Moonshine – Scruffy and Firelight (instrumentals) – Rocstar – Two great electro swing instrumentals here from Dutty Moonshine on this 4 track release (the other two tracks are with vocals). Great musicianship and really good for scratching over and mixing into electro swing sets.

Electric Swing Circus – Cat – This isn’t out yet but its one of my favourites from the Brum based band and a chance for me to link them up on here. I videoed their brum debut and its real nice to see them grow with each month with a nice wholesome natiowide gig schedule. You can check this track and a few of their others from that link to their site.

Breaks

Dubfreq – U Kno How To Love Me – Cheese on Bread Records - New e.p from Dubfreq out now and covers plenty of styles in the bass music family. This one has been on his sound cloud for a year but coming out in august and is the stand out track for me with a nice solid deep dub step garage style groove and a chilled dubbed out vocal.

Breakage – Telepathy – This has real nice uplifting vibes of progressive breaks with a nice female vocal loop and melodic bass, alongside a nice nu jungle break drop in the middle with even some 4/4′s thrown in for good measure. Free download from his Facebook page.

Astro Duo – Teleporter – Astro Recordings - I played on Trigger’s mighty Funktion one soundsystem a few months back and Ksmk Neil mentioned he had a new ep coming out. As far as i can tell this is that, and its a winner for anyone into the electro breaks bass sound. Definitly one for a decent set of headphones, monitors or sound systems with plenty of edits on top of a solid groove to keep it interesting throughout.

Bad Tango – Enzyme – Broken Robot Recordings - On the psychedic techy breaks tip i normally find myself pulling out artist like hedflux, retroid, neurodriver and far too loud, but here’s a new addition to the stable (for me) with Bad Tango. He’s released a fair few on his own imprint, but this is his debut on Broken Robot records and its up there on a similar ilk. Recommended for all purveyors of the psy breaks sound released on August 6th 2012.

Elite Force, Benny Bennassi, Skrillex - Cinema - Rvmpd2 Free Downloads - Final part of Elite Force’s 18 part Revamped 2 series of free downloads. Productions has been really tight throughout and tunes have plenty of meat to get your teeth into. I haven’t been quite as into this series as the last ones, but 18 tracks is a lot to give away for free so there’s plenty to choose from. This is my favourite but if you’re into that sound its well worth checking out the whole series which provides solid dance floor ammo on breaks / dubstep and electro house floors alike.

Blackout – 601 –  Passenger – A monster breaks track from 601 on a nu jungle tip here released As part of the ruckus ep out on July 2012 on passenger. All 4 tracks are very large, but Blackout is the standout track for me with its heavy rolling nu jungle style breaks and a heavy baseline based on a classic hook. Plenty of changes to keep you locked throughout and a dance floor slayer for breaks and dubstep floors alike.

Dubstep

Porter Robinson feat Amba - Vandalism (Dirtyloud Remix) – Free Download  - Solid remix here from Dirtyloud with all the classic dubstep ingredients for a dance floor dubstep smasher up for free download from his soundcloud.

Skism & Dc Breaks ft Dee Freer - Killer – Free Download – Infectious vocal and big massive style drops here from a free dload from Skism. Available from his Facebook page.

House / Techno

Pete Lazonby – Sacred Cycles (Medway Dub Mix) – Molecule Recordings - I’m pretty sure i had this on vinyl first time round when it was released on Hooj, but either way its out again and with a couple of new remixes. This medway track takes me back to a good place so its my favourite of the bunch. I think its been updated but my vinyls not here so i can’t check. Nice progressive tech house groover.

Electro House / Soundtrack – Noisia – Free Download – Phat soundtrack business from Noisia who’ve recently made 8 tracks of their motor storm apocalypse soundtrack available for free as 300,000 people clicked the like button. Plenty of good stuff to chop into your sets with that crisp phat noisia sheen.

Mr Oizo feat carmen castro - Toodoo – Free album download – Yet another free track here – this time from Mr Oiso of Flat eric fame with his distinctive sound set over a free album of tracks available from his website. This ones my favourite with a great female hip hop style vocal and mr oizo’s trademark electro grooves and techy moombhaton feel. Great stuff

Macgregor – Hit Tasty – Xetechno - Awesome new release forthcoming on Birmingham label xetechno from Macgregor with this funky ass techno roller. One of my favourite releases to date on the label and plenty of nice edits throughout to keep the interest throughout.

Drum & Bass

Technical Itch & Diesel Boy – Atlantic State (Gridlok Remix) – Free Download – Gridlok made a few of his remixes free to dload from his sound cloud account earlier this month. I can’t actually find that link now so maybe they were only for limited time but diesel boy has made my favourite one of those available on his own soundlcoud account. Phat free and pretty heavy. If you like heavy techy drum and bass then definitely grab this.

Dj Mixes

Regis at House of God 2001 – Free Download – If like me you used to religiously attend Friday night House of God sessions at the dance factory you’ll love this upload courtesy of the uber talented Sir Real. A recording of regis Live from 2001. Recorded im not sure where but brings so many (hazy) memories

Tipper sets on Samuri Fm – So many times i turn to tipper for music. He’s hands down progressively one of my favourite electronic artists so i thought id share a few sets you may not have heard. A few great ones on samurai fm & this one from Shambhala. Unfortunatly they aren’t available to dload but anytime you’ve got a net connection…

If you want something in the middle of these check out my last Dj Narrative mix. Gets very dark but also gets very deep x

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