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Lucas- Oranjeboom [Bad Habit Muzik]

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Trip the light fantastic with this melodic ethereal DnB track by Lucas

Whether it’s 140-150BPM J Tek/Jungle Breaks, Deep/Tech House or as in this case, DnB, Lucas always works the mystical magic and ‘Oranjeboom ‘ is no exception. a rich melodic and thoughtful DnB track with powerful and emotional synths. Shimmering pads dance around cinematic pianos for an unforgettable DnB rhythm. Out Now on Bad Habit Muzik.

Click Here To Buy Lucas ‘Oranjeboom ‘ 

David Boomah Interview + New Track

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Tell us a bit about your time growing up in St Catherine, Jamaica and how it affected your music career

DB: Growing up in Jamaica was both a difficult and enjoyable time. I was only 9 years old when I left my Mom in Birmingham to go to Jamaica and it was a very different life there so it took a while to adjust.

One of the good things about going to Jamaica in the 1980’s was being immersed in all the great Dancehall music that was emerging at the time. Artists like Tenor Saw, Beres Hammond, Papa San, Ninja Man, Frankie Paul, Sanchez D, Pinchers and many others were Superstars then and I studied and learnt a lot from.

I got involved in the Soundsystem culture at about 14 years old working with my Uncle Graybeard who used to select and sing on a sound called Small Axe. This was my platform to learn how to ride riddims properly, perform to a crowd and build vibes!

You returned to the UK in 1990, a game changing era that saw the Brit Hop sound of London Posse and others morph into the proto breakbeat hardcore sound of Shut Up & Dance & The Ragga Twins. At that time you performed as the opening act at the British Reggae awards. You were rocking the dancehall circuit alongside the man once known as UK Apachi. Can you give us your snapshot of that time and era and what it meant to you personally and artistically?

DB: I look back at that period with fond memories. It was a great time for Dancehall Music with artists like Buju Banton, Capleton, Cobra, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer asserting themselves as standout artists. Some of the artists from the 1980’s were still going strong and dancehall was a serious force to be reckoned with.

As you mentioned I met UK Apachi at this time and we began building a name for ourselves on the Dancehall circuit but it was tricky to get established as the UK Dancehall scene was already locked by the time I got here. There was a label called Fashion Records with Artists like Topcat, Tenor Fly, General Levy, Sweetie Irie, Nerious Joseph amongst others so I always felt I got here a bit too late to join the UK Dancehall elite.

Apachi stumbled upon Jungle through Shy FX’s early hit “Gangsta Kid Feat Gunsmoke” and ended up recording “Original Nuttah” on the exact same instrumental. I got involved with Jungle as a result of my affiliation with Apachi and ended up recording a track called “Who Run Tings” a year later in 1995. At this stage I wanted music to be my profession but I wasn’t taking it that seriously. I was dabbling in music and studying to be a qualified youth worker. Youth Work was my priority then. There were some exciting moments performing on Soundsystems across the country and at venues like Hammersmith Palais. I remember performing with UK Apachi, Shy FX, Gunsmoke, Juxci D’Nero and the full Sour Recordings Crew in Manchester (It was one of (if not the first) big Jungle Dance in Manchester and we literally tore the roof off. Lots of gunshots and lots of vibes! It was a very exciting time and we got to tour across Europe and help spread Jungle to the wider world.

The rise continues as you work alongside the cream of the Jungle/DnB scene and release a critically acclaimed album in 2014. How did you make the transition from Reggae to Jungle/DnB and how did the album come about?

DB: The transition from Dancehall to Jungle was natural I think. Jungle has deep roots in Dancehall amongst other genres of music so it was a natural progression. The Ragga Twins had already set the trend with their background in UK Dancehall systems.

Established Dancehall Artists like Topcat had already been sampled nicely into Jungle tracks and Producers like Remarc were sampling soundsystem clips into tracks so it felt natural to become a part of Jungle scene.

The idea to make an album came about in 2010, I had committed over 18 years to Youth Work and I had an urge to pursue my musical ambitions. I started recording a range of tracks and shopped around for a Label. After looking around I finally found the perfect home at V Recordings where Bryan G and I worked closely together to refine the drafts I had developed. The final product was my first album “One World Many Cultures” of which I am very proud.

Let’s talk a bit about your new track ‘Wish Upon A Star’ with Rowpieces.

About a year and a half ago I decided I really wanted to make another album and started working on some new tracks towards this. I was so impressed with the Remix Rowpieces made for one of my previous tracks “Spread A Little Love” I had to get him involved in the project. He sent me some instrumentals and I loved all of them the first one I recorded was the backdrop to “Wish Upon A Star Feat Rowpieces” and so the journey began.

I wanted to make my first release on my label something special and accessible to a range of genres and music lovers so I called on some other talented friends across the musical spectrum to get involved and the EP was born!

Any last words/shout outs?

I would like to thank God for sustaining me everyday, my Grandparents for raising me with discipline and respect, my Wife and Children and Relatives for giving my life balance, my Brothers and Sisters Potential Badboy, Dawn Wilson, Codebreaker, Navigator, Soulsource, JSilver, Lady MC, Col South, Aries, Cesar NoFace and Marcus Visionary for being bonafide from day one and finally Rowpieces, Battery, Hypertone The Lost Soundsystem and N-Type for helping me to make a great EP!!!

David Boomah- “Wish Upon A Star Feat Rowpieces” EP is out now

iTunes: http://apple.co/1T8J7hO
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1TAUJKT

3 Questions For Digital + New EP On NexGen Music

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According to Discogs, you have been producing since the mid 90s, what was your calling to the studio way back when?

As a kid in the mid 80’s I never thought about producing because all I wanted to do was play records, records aka vinyl. The eureka moment struck while out raving to DJ/Producers like Doc Scott and Simon Bassline Smith. I knew them through their amazing music on Reinforced Records and Absolute 2 so I figured they were getting mad love because of their work. It was a good feeling because I knew then I had something to aspire too.

My first release was back in 1994, a collab with Danny C under the name ‘Authorised Riddim’ on the legendary Certificate 18 Records. I got a huge buzz out of it because Dj’s I raved to like Storm, Bukem, Simon Bassline Smith were playing it. So my thoughts were, making beats push you as Dj, I get kicks out of it because when I’m raving my own track might get played (What a buzz!!) and furthermore, this could be my job! It sounded like a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.

You have featured on some of the biggest labels, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware & Creative Wax to name just a few. Your sound is distinct from a very large pool of DnB all over the globe. Is it something you aspire to to be so different and have such a stand alone sound?

No I don’t aspire to that, I make music with the musical influences I’m armed with, while others might let their new bit of equipment shape their sound.

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about the ideas that went into this new EP Of yours for Nexgen music.

 ‘Brain Damage’ was born in the middle of a 2 day bender with the big man, Drum Cypha. I won’t tell you any details about it but you can imagine what is was like because of the resulting track name.

‘Let Them Live’ was me getting my alien on. I don’t really use  huge amount of synths in my tracks but this track has heaps throughout. I have loads of tracks like this as I’m doing a different kind of project at the moment…..

The ‘Brain Damage EP’ with Cypha on NexGen Music is out now. Buy It Here>>>http://bit.ly/1OQkjwg

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DnB Round Up 19.5.16

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Fresh DnB from labels such as Dub Damage and artists the likes of James Marvel and plenty more……..

New on Dub Damage Recordings

From a 2 track release including a Harvest remix of T>1 ‘Grudge FCUK’, this is Annix taking on Nicky Blackmarket & Voltage ‘USS Enterprise’. Big N’ Beastly!!!!

Buy>>>> https://t.co/Sj8XBN39LU

Kolectiv- Influences EP [Nurtured Beatz]

5 deep and experimental rhythms from the awesome Nurtured Beatz imprint plus 5 extra if you buy the USB version. On Kollectivs’ new EP we particularly like the Retraflex colab ‘General Dub’

Buy Link>>>> https://goo.gl/ZPfQ60

James Marvel Ft MC Mota- Trump [AudioPorn Records]

Laying the bassline and bars smackdown on Donald Trump, get this DnB banger on your iPod!!!!

Buy Link>>> bit.ly/APORN066_Trump

Synth Ethics- Vanguard/Flexbox [The Dreamers]

The sound of the future. Neuro DnB meets Footwork and experimental bass in this lively new EP from Synth Ethics

Buy Link>>> bit.ly/1pkz2nb

Mampi Swift- I Exist/Soldiers (Rene Lavice Remix) [Charge]

DnB legend legend Mampi Swift has just the medicine for your speakers, 2 heavy hitting DnB rollers including a remix from Rene Lavice. Banging hard and good!!!!

Buy Link>>> http://goo.gl/IGKu1S

Dossa & Locuzzed, Mindscape, NC-17, Qo- RMXD [Mainframe]

Dossa & Locuzzed get some top drawer remix action on 2 of their tracks ‘Soldiers’ and ‘We Rollin’

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/fPYxiE

Erbman- Long Rizla Blues [Hocus Pocus Recordings]

ERbman takes it back to the golden era albeit with todays’ on point production with this twisting 2 tracker. The title track being a veritable ‘Brown Paper Bag’ for 2016 with super phat double bass stabs

Buy Link>>> http://goo.gl/KCpbfK

Minor Rain- Resistance [Addictive Behaviour]

Mino Rain & the Addictive Behaviour imprint return to dazzle us and push the boundaries of DnB in the most danceable way. Don’t resist, hit play and buy!!!!

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/sq0gBF

Akrom- Invictus [Red Light Records]

The newest release on Optivs’ label comes from Akrom. Highly musical and seriously bangin’ at the same time. No mean feat from this highly talented artist

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/wWri4U

Amen Diagnostics- Babylon System [Allowance Records]

Rolling jungle just like the good ol’ dayz from Amen Diagnostics. The doctors’ orders are pick up this junglist bad bwouy sharpish!!!!

Buy Link>>> http://goo.gl/k2yhV7

Dub Pistols- Real Gangster (Feat. Seanie Tee & Neville Staple) Isaac Maya Rmx

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Rip Roaring Ragga Jungle From Dub Pistols For The Real Gangstas!!! Isaac Maya on the remix!!!

Isaac Maya on the  remix of Dub Pistols ‘Real Gangster’ firing DnB style featuring the vocals of Seanie Tee & Neville Staple, it’s a free download and it’s fiyah!!!! Check out the video here

 

Wednesday Weapons: Tunes Round Up 18.05.16

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New House, Bass, Breaks & DnB Including Base Dimension, Majesty, Kachina, DJ Hybrid, Joziff Jordan And A Bass Tonne More!!!

Joziff Jordan- Violence EP [Audio Rehab]

3 firing jackin bass house style bombs from Joziff Jordan, ‘Say The Word’ particularly hits the spot

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/anG4Qj

David Penn, KPD, Kwedjatey & Dantiez- We Are Human [D Vine Sounds]

Dantiez, KPD & David Penn colab on a deep vocal house tune for the ages. Featuring vocals from Kwedjatey, this house gem is out now on D Vine Sounds. It’s so goodm we suggest you simply hit play!!!

Buy Link>>> http://goo.gl/cNAzGU

Justin Jay- Karma [Black Butter]

Deep poolside house with an organic twist. Justin Jay gives a taster of his upcoming album featuring tasty colabs and sophisticated sounds.

Buy Link>>> http://po.st/BeatportKarma

DJ Hybrid- Darker Days [Audio Addict Records]

A follow up to DJ Hybrids’ album, ‘Darker Days’ is innovative and firing, 4 tracks of his signature Jungle/DnB with that distinctive flair and quality production

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/ZXOf72

Kachina- Festival EP [Affectionate Grooves]

Classic house vibes on this 4 track EP from Kachina. We’re especially lovin’ the Mr Fingers style ‘A PLace Called Home’, back to Chicago baby!!!

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/oiZvBo

Beat Breaker- Rassclat Head [Kut Off Records] (Free DL)

A tasty Jungle/Bass N Breaks banger from Beat Breaker up for free via Kut Off Recs

Soul Central- Stronger On My Own (Secret Sinz & Gary Tuohy 2016 Refix) (Free Download)

West Midlander Secret Sinz and Irelands’ Gary Tuohy drop an absolute barnstormer of a house track. A remix of Soul Central ‘Stronger On My Own’ with some truly classic piano to melt you down to the ground!!!

Kim English- Nite Life (Van Heldens Mix) Roog & Dennis Quin 2016 rework (Free Download)

Big bumpy Techno/Tech Refix of the infamous ‘Nite Life’ by Roog & Dennis quin, hit that download button!!!

London Grammer- Wicked Game (Layzie Edit) (Free Download)

Quite simply one of the best track/remixes we have heard all year, it’s brilliant, download while hot!!!

Base Dimension- We Are One [Fracture Recordings]

Deep vocal house with a powerful vibe from Base Dimension on Fracture Recordings. The words to this song will surely strike a note as well the deep mystical keys. Further boosted by a top remix by Boski

Buy Link>>> https://goo.gl/CnRD7l

Majesty- Shake It EP [Simma Black]

Majesty wants us to shake it and shake it we will!!! Signature Simma Black bassy n smooth bumpin’ house on this delicious 2 tracker, get on over and shake it all the way to the buy cart and snap this up!!!

Buy>>> http://goo.gl/yQkaJr

Bar:Rage 6- Funsta & Randall (DJ set w MCs)

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The Bar King is back with Bar: Rage 6, the long awaited finale in his Bar:Rage mixtape series. This time Funsta has has enlisted the skills of fellow O.G. and long time friend and collaborator Randall; and they have come to separate the men from the boys. Serving up a slice of unapologetically raw Drum and Bass, Bar:Rage 6 is a full throttle party from start to finish, ravers should should strap on their seatbelts and other MC’s should take their mic and go home.

Expect high energy from the get-go, showcasing Funsta at his finest. His agility as an MC is on full display as his on-point flow moves seamlessly through styles and topics with ease.

You won’t need a dictionary to understand Funsta’s bars as he showcases his unique ability to tackle real life issues in a thoughtful way through witty lyrics that everyone can relate to. There’s no egotistical preaching here either, as Funsta acts as a lyrical sage offering wisdom through his no holds barred observations on everything from the D&B scene to the World around him.

Bar:Rage was the original D&B mixtape series and has gone on to become a cult classic that has also inspired an entire culture of D&B mixtape series.
This finale captures the very essence of what a mixtape should be, a high octane journey that moves through an eclectic array of Drum and Bass sounds and styles, most importantly it’s about having fun.
Bar:Rage came, it saw and it conquered. The finale is dedicated to everyone who has supported it over the years, this goes out to all of you.

King Yoof – 100% Dubplate Mix 2016 [Chopstick Dubplate]

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CHOPSTICK: King Yoof – 100% Dubplate Mix 2016 [Chopstick Dubplate]

Cockney rudeboy King Yoof’s rooftop dub shack serves up fifty-seven flavors of dubplate in just over an hour of mixed musical madness. The smell of fresh acetate oozes from the speaker. Two thousand and sixteen percent pure and impossible to dilute in any fashion, doctors worldwide are calling for immunization using the King Yoof dubplate method. Well known in underground dancehalls, this powerful phenomenon is only recently being discovered by the public at large. When asked immediately after a clash, 9.5 out of 10 selectors preferred being killed by King Yoof than all other sounds combined.

** Soundboy General’s Warning: this butter smooth selection was produced using machines that may contain large amounts of famous reggae vocals, serious sub bass, and dangerous levels of musical ites. Short term use will result in an overall feeling of junglism leading to long-term use.**

// TRACK LIST //
1) King Yoof Dubplate Mix Intro
2) Terror Fabulous “King Yoof Anthem” Dub (Cuss Cuss Riddim By King Yoof)
3) Mc Tenja “Trouble In My City (Cuss Cuss Riddim By King Yoof)
4) Yt “Soundsystem” Dub By Digitaldubs
5) David Boomah “Do You Know What My Dubs Are Worth” Dub
6) Mr Williams “Have You Ever” (Conversation Riddim By Kingyoof)
7) Cheshire Cat “Im Sure” (Conversation Riddim By King Yoof)
8) Cheshire Cat “Never Heard A Dj Like This Before” Dub (Conversation Riddim By King Yoof)
9) Rony Blue “Soundboy Love” Dub (Rumours Riddim Original)
10) Cutty Ranks “Limb By Limb” Offical King Yoof Remix
11) Daddy Freddy “Insane In The Membraine” Dub
12) Ante Up Medley
13) Anthony Johnson “Everynight Is A Soundclash” Dub (King Yoof Gunshot Riddim)
14) Michael Rose “Shine Eye” Dub (Exclusive Caspa Riddim)
15) Ragga Twins “Killa Sound” (King Yoof Remix)
16) Flowdan Custom Dub (Wray & Nephew Soundclash)
17) D Power, Frisco & Demolition Man Produced By King Yoof “Who Can Draw” Dub
18) Major Lazer Meets Richie Spice (Gold Dubs Remix)
19) Everyday Ft Papa Levi & Daddy Colonel (King Yoof Remix)
20) Rony Blue “Im So Sorry” Prod By King Yoof (Subslayer Exclusive)
21) Ratpack “Searching For My Rizla” Dub
22) Michael Rose “Stalk A Sensimenia” Dub (Channel One Riddim)
23) Eek A Mouse “Ganja Smuggling” Dub (King Yoof Ganja Riddim)
24) Dj Zinc “Ready Or Not” Dub
25) Demolition Man “Fire” Dub
26) Jnr Cat “Killing Pussy” Dub (Chopstick Punnany Riddim)
27) Louis Rankin “Original Sound” Dub (Chopstick Punnany)
28) Mr Williams “Tell Me Who” Dub (Chopstick Duck)
29) D’vercity “Peace & Love” Prod By King Yoof/Aries
30) Wayne Wonder “Guns & Ammunition” Dub (Kingyoof/Aries)
31) Bounty Killer “War” Dub (Marcus Visionary Sick Riddim)
32) Daddy Freddy “We Control The Border” Dub (Chopstick Dub)
33) Anthony Red Rose “Tempo” Dub (Kingyoof/Aries Riddim)
34) Ub40 “Rat In The Dancehall” Dub (Gold/Aries Riddim)
35) Yush “Roadblock” Dub (M.Visionary Far East Riddim)
36) Yt “King Yoof Story” (King Yoof 85 Riddim)
37) Ratpack/Ragga Twins “Oldskool Ting” King Yoof /Aries Remix
38) Pinchers “Gundelero Medley” Dub (Chopstick/King Yoof)
39) General Tk “I Am Wiked” Dub (Chopstick/King Yoof)
40) Bunny Lie Lie & Ragga Twins “Mash Dem Down” Dub (King Yoof)
41) Mega Banton “Soundboy Killing” Dub (King Yoof Real Rock)
42) Doctor “Rudeboy” Custom Dub

/// CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE ///
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/// KING YOOF ///
Website – https://www.kingyoof.com
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