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Interview With JC Unique of Unique2Rhythm

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You won’t find a house imprint the calibre of Unique2Rhythm either side of the Atlantic, the label is undoubtedly one of the best with a back cat that speaks for itself with an ethos that champions pristine production and melodic goodness first and foremost. We are very pleased to share this exclusive interview with label boss and producer JC Unique, read on for some pearls of wisdom for aspiring label owners and artists…

For those who don’t know, tell us a bit about Unique 2 Rhythm Records and how it began. How did you get into music production? What were the initial steps?

As a teenager in the late 80’s I was drawn into sound technology starting out with a mates Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer, a Tascam cassette portastudio and a Boss hand clapper stomp box. Probably the first tracks that blew me away and made me want to produce were driven by drum machines such as Cameo, the SOS Band, Prince, Chaka Khan in fact just about anything that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were involved with. I must have spent years trying to get record deals meeting up with A&R people and taking their ‘position of power’ attitude on the chin. None of it was particularly constructive and we all went through it, but in one such meeting, an A&R guy trying to sound clever actually provided a moment of clarity. He said “if you think your music is so effin’ good, why don’t you go and see your bank manager and put it out yourself?” – at the time I replied “You ARE the bank manager you smart-arse !” but it did make me explore the possibilities and by the late 90’s I was releasing white-labels on P&D deals and making the regular trips to Brick Lane. (more…)

Beats without Borders Top Ten House N Bass Free Tunes 11 03 16

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Extra special top ten today, we start with DJ Wayne Dudley a.k.a Skitz paying homage to 90’s Jungle classics with a massive slice of Tech House, hoovers, rolling bass and pumping beats aplenty!!! Then Dots Per Inch’s free refix of forthcoming FooR/James Hype colab ‘Wait FooR Me’, a track with one of the dopest drops and deepest subs I have heard for a good while!!! Jay Kay & Gary Tuohy rework the seminal rave classic ‘The Anthem’ 2016 stylee, House Of Virus & Jay C turn in a stunning rerub of Inner City ‘Pennies From Heaven’, Roog & Dennis Quin keep up the fiyah with ‘What U Got’, cowbells, bass n funk, oh yes!!!! Tom Luka has a very very classy Tech House vocal number going for free on 3000 Deep and I mean classy!! Dirty Secretz go oldskool funky house with the unmissable ‘My Life’, Noah Petersen, Buurman & Buurman drop a Tech House bomb on the excellent Spira Music channel, Archie B takes the cover of your bassbins with ‘Diamond Rings 2016′, feel that bass!!! Lastly we go out with a banger, HB Sauce ‘In The Night’, the latest top notch free tune on Housebound Trax

Beats without Borders House N Bass Free Tracks Top Ten 07 03 16

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I’m a day late posting this mainly down to all the great tunes from you lot that keep me busy blogging, here’s 10 free house n bass tracks that are fiyaaah!!! 1. Skapes & Low Steppa colab, need I say more? smashed it!!!! 2.Radiokillaz rerub of Astro Traxx “The energy”, quality NuSkool Breakbeat House action 3. Marcus Wedgewood remixing a 92 Prodigy anthem Tech House style, lets go!!!!!! 4. Great new free track from Kinky Movement, recognise that vocal? I got watcha been looking foooor!!! 5. Hodgson remixing Roni Size & DJ Krust tech house style, stil keeping the jungle vibe alive though 6. A lovely old skool NY house groover from Phasen 7. Harry Ley remixing Love Parade? woooooop!!!! 8. Prune Flat’s dope dope remix of Marshall Jefferson “Lock The Doors” goes off!!!! 9. Keistep’s ravey tech banger “Hazy” and 10. John Randle with a little nod to Eddie Amador

 

Layla Ley- Begging EP [New Politics Records]

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Layla Ley is back on New Politics giving us another dose of her stunning voice with “Begging” featuring two soulful house style remixes from Energy Lab & Subaholics, you’ll find it tough picking a fave just like we do so grab ‘em both, if you’re a DJ then this is fire in the booth for you and if you’re a lover of great house music, scroll down, hit play and snap this up!!

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House N Bass Free Tracks Round Up 22 01 16

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Freshly curated House N Bass free bangers from Low Steppa, Mike Millrain, Danny J lewis, State Unknown, Hostage & more, 17 brand new House, Bass n breaks damagers!!!

Ruff ‘N’ Eddie- Fool Out Of Me [Exhilarated Recordings]

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It’s the three As for this great track, airy, atmospheric and anthemic, a great 2016 take on the much missed breakbeat house sound with superb vocals and sounds that make you wanna throw those hands up in the air, you cannot help but love this, in fact we need more tunes like this!!!!

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CoiTy & RyKennon Podcast 004

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CoiTy & RyKennon have mixed up some house heaters on their new podcast, stream and download below:

https://hearthis.at/coityrykennon/coity-rykennon-16jan2016/

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

Underfloor- Toddyssey EP [Different Attitudes]

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Massaging the senses with beautiful sweeping chords, this superb new EP from Underfloor is out today on Different Attitudes, 2 tracks that channel that classic 80’s house sound and turn into something contemporary and classy that you won’t be able to say no to!!!

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