As a taster of his gig at St8 Vibez, Huddersfield 06/02/16 Aksium has dropped this must hear UKG set
Archive for the ‘Mixes’ Category
1. B-Motion – Bear Hugs
The reece on this cuts like a knife keep children out of reach! This means business!
2. Brookes Brothers – Climb High
Love the summer vibes on this one it’s a real break from the norm right now with all the dark music being made! More tunes like this please!
3. North Base Vs ISVK (feat) Ragga Twins – What R U Doing – Trei Remix
Our boy TREI has murdered this remix to bits. That swinging reece just sets the dance floor alight! One of our favourites on the label this year even tho it’s one of ours!
Viper Recordings Annual 2016 is out now
InsideInfo Album Mix:
For MJAZZ podcast no 50, the legendary producer/DJ PFM steps up to the platters for a throwback session of oldskool hardcore and jungle/DnB, an absolutely essential mix loaded with classics
2. Jim Polo and Neil Vass – Rolling Energy
3. The Charm- De-men-tation
4. The Invisible Man -The End (drug induced psychosis mix )
5. Foul Play – Dubbing You
6. Tic Tac Toe – Epheremol
7. Higher Sense- Cold Fresh Air
8. On 1 Crew – Bad Dreams
9. Wise Ones – Feelings
10. Skanna – This Way
11. DJ Crystl – Meditation
12. Orca – Intalect vip
13. lemon D – Going Gets Tough
14. Futurebound – Oshima (unreleased)
15. DJ Trace – By Any Means Necessary
16. PFM – In Love (unreleased version)
17. PFM – Broken Tears (unreleased)
18. PFM vs Bon Iver remix WIP
19. PFM -The Western VIP (Mikes promised land mix)
CoiTy & RyKennon have mixed up some house heaters on their new podcast, stream and download below:
AP1 – Discover
Toni Alvarez – Body Control
Keith Mac – Soulfire
Rodriguez & Selgado – Indifference
Black Girl/white Girl – Cryptomatic
Dubrovnik (UK) – Distant
Arno Brak – Nada Brahma (M.G.F Project Deeper Mix)
Basement Jaxx – Fly Life (Funkerman Fame Mix)
Dirty Secretz – Everything (Sonny Wharton Remix)
Rokaman – Bang The Drumz
Toni Alvarez – Acid And Insane
Hypho – Concoction
Mix of the day: sink your ears into this phat selection of Funky Breaks from the Funkliners, plenty of exclusives in here, its banger after banger so we’ll let the music do the talking here, hit play, turn your speakers up and get breakin’!!!
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m an artist, producer & DJ from Stoke-on-Trent, now based in Leicester due to going to Uni here and sticking around when I graduated to start work at a local recording studio, ‘HQ’. I started out as a Garage and Grime MC around 15, began producing not long after that, from then until now, pushed the MCing for a couple of years, got to support some of the bigger names in the scene, until moving on to making electronic music. Went to Uni at 18 and became inspired by the diverse range of music going on there, met and joined a band, we released an EP and did some shows in London, then I left early 2014 to focus on my true passion of being a producer, and I’m still finding my way, as they say!
How did you get involved in Ultra Bass Records for their milestone 20th release?
I’d actually had the track for a while, but finding the right label for it I found a bit overwhelming to say the least, I asked a friend of mine Jake Twell, who also did a great job on one of the remixes, if he knew of anyone and he suggested Ultra Bass. I checked them out and was feeling the House & Garage sound they were pushing, sent them the demo and Joshua from UB got straight back to me, said they were really feeling it and they wanted to sign it, and things went from there..
As a producer, you keep an open mind and an open palette producing in various styles, who do you draw influences from?
Well I’ve always loved all genres, and I’m constantly looking for new things, but when it comes to my foundations growing up, I still look back and massively idolise Dr Dre, aside from his immaculate productions, timeless classics and unmistakeable raw sound, the way he’s been able to bring the best out of every artist he’s worked with, get inside there head and create something completely new with each of them is massively inspiring to me, even if its not the kind of music I make, I still love to listen to it, and a lot of 90’s Hip Hop in general. Closer to home, on the UK House & Garage tip, Grant Nelson’s a big one, and has been an inspiration to the music I make. The Prodigy, largely for the way they’ve been able to blend different genres and live instrumentation in to Dance music. The early Grime scene was pretty impactful when I was growing up too, Sidewinder CD packs.. Wiley, Dizzee, Slimzee.. I used to love Speed Garage and listen to a lot of my Dads tapes from Niche in Sheffield in my school days as well
What’s it like DJ’ing at Ministry of Sound?
Wicked sound system, and if people are feeling the vibe then you’ve got them
Which tunes are essentials in your DJ sets right now?
Ben Mono – Mood Swing, D. Ramirez – Shake
Any final words and shout outs?
Massive thanks to Lamont Dex from Ultra Bass for seeing the release through, getting behind it and pushing to get the features and blog support, and being there whenever I had any questions, not to mention the wicked remix, & big ups to anyone that’s supported so far!
How did you get involved in Trolla?
Myself (Tom Turner) & (Craig Bird) have known each other for years. Craig has Dj’d for years as we live 5 mins away from each other and had some experience in producing in the past and I’d done some Dj’ing before. Neither of us were doing anything music-wise and we’d spoken about it a few times and decided to get ourselves in the studio. That’s where it started.
For those who don’t know, tell us a bit about Trolla and how it began. How did you get into music production? What were the initial steps?
Being from Sheffield both our roots were bassline but we were getting into house music more and more and decided that’s what we wanted to make. We sat down and looked through vocal packs that we had and started looking at the sound we wanted, put some beats down, chopped up the vocal and got ourselves down to the studio to finish our first track.
Was there a moment or a tune or a DJ set that made you decide you were going to produce and was it always going to be House music?
Not necessarily, but some of the artists and sounds that have emerged over the last couple of years in house music have definitely made it exciting though
What is it about the current wave of House music that appeals to you?
There’s more and more new sub genres coming through and there’s a much dirtier side to house music and bass music these days
If you could work on a track with anyone from now or way back when, who would it be?
And if you could remix any tune of your choice, which one would you choose and why?
Faithless – Insomnia
Tell us a few of your all time and current fave producers?
There’s so many good producers and DJ’s out there at the minute, a couple that seem to be doing all the right things are Jauz, low Steppa, Chris Lake, Chris Lorenzo, Hybrid Theory and Joyryde.
Are there any unfulfilled goals or aspirations of yours musically?
It’s still early days for Trolla so we’ve got so much we want to do!
Describe to us your approach to a DJ set, do you like to gently warm up the crowd or go for the bangers or more of a journey approach?
It all depends on how long we’ve got, but it’s all about taking the crowd on a journey
Of all the tunes you’ve made, which is your favourite?
What are the vital elements to making a tune that come into play when you’re in the studio?
It’s all bout key and chord progression for us, we want to make sure we’ve got a good solid sound that translates well.
Check out this free “Apache” bootleg by Trolla