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Introducing The Armory Podcast, the latest project from San Francisco Dj, Zach Moore (The RIPEcast, Gough Street Sessions). Featuring an arsenal of world class DJs from San Francisco and beyond, The Armory reloads each and every Friday with exclusive mixes from the biggest names in breakbeat and house. Beginning Friday, September 13th, The Amory can be heard on SoundCloud and MixCloud, and in iTunes shortly thereafter.
“In our inaugural episode, 2012 Breakspoll winner Mafia Kiss (a.k.a . Paul Baron), enters The Armory guns a’ blazin’ taking no prisoners, but he was also following a plan. “I was sent the artwork for the Armory Podcast with my logo in the middle and was told by Zach to think ’80′s arcade machine’, says Mr. Baron. “So that stuck in my head and I wanted the mix to play along with that, hence why it’s a deeper darker mix. I’ve tried to make it feel like your completing level after level in a video game with the track selection. Make sure you’re looking at the artwork at the end of the mix, too. Trust me. It will make sense!”
The award winning bass/breaks producer has dominated the breaks charts of Juno, Track It Down & Beatport with releases on labels such as Rat Records, LOT49, Sunday Best Recordings, Digital Records, Sub Slayers & has recently signed to Stanton Warriors infamous label Punks.
Renowned for his remixes & edits alongside his originals, Mafia Kiss’s DJ sets are quickly becoming famed for the unique bass & beats “kiss” that he puts on the hottest house, electro, hip hop, moombahton & anything else in between.
Original artwork by www.jempanufnik.com
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With Mafia Kiss and Se7en Deadly Breaks leading the charge of the new resurgence in breakbeat, you’re pretty much guaranteed any track they get their hands on is going to be a belter. It seems like the mighty Stanton Warriors know this too and as soon as they heard their 2013 re-edit of the classic breakbeat garage track from Roy Davies JR, that wanted it on their Stanton Sessions IV compilation. Now obviously being a re-edit it was never going to see a full release but I am very pleased to be able to bring you an exclusive free download link for said edit, right here. I also caught up with the guys to find out what all the hype is about. Read through to the end of the interview for your download.
FBB – Well it’s been an awesome year for you guys, what can you say has been the highlight so far?
MK – For me this year it has to be being told by Will, the manager of Punks, that they wanna make Punks my new home. It’s a dream come true! But also seeing the look on the 7DB lads faces after they bagged their Breakspoll Award, bless ‘em.
7DB – Aww thanks mate. There has been a few good ones but this year for us was definitely winning our Breakspoll Award.
FBB – Having a track featured on the award winning Stanton Sessions must have been one of the best. Tell us how that came about?
MK – It was definitely another one of the highlights. Aaron phoned me up to tell me & we both must have sounded like excited school girls queuing for the One Direction movie!
7DB – haha, very true I won’t lie. Yeah man, got the call from Dom with the good news, was a good day. Ha.
FBB – And tell us about the track itself. Are you fans of Roy Davis Jr? It’s an older track, right?
MK – I’ve loved Gabriel since it came out in 96 & have often thought ‘I should really do something with that’ but never did. Then the lads came down for some studio time & they had a load of tracks they wanted to edit with Gabriel being one of them. So I jumped at the idea.
7DB – Yeah we got snowed in at Mafia’s and had some time to play around with the track, it’s a classic and is a favourite of ours from years ago and we wanted to bring it up to date so we could play it in our sets. Think we are all really happy with it, we didn’t want to take it to a silly level and chop it up into bleeps and crazy bassline’s. We wanted to keep the vibe of the track and keep it laid back and very stripped back but still but with a more breaky edge. Glad that Dom & Mark really liked it, I know that it’s an old favourite of theirs. We beat them to the post there. Ha.
FBB – It must be a huge support to have someone like the Stantons dropping your tracks & edits?
MK – One of my ambitions was to make a decent enough track that Stantons would play & now they want me to make tunes for their label. As a Stanton fan I can’t tell you how good that feels but I know also that when they support your tunes you notice that they have by sells, likes or follows on social media, you know that their legion of fans are exploring you!
7DB – Well we are also huge fans of theirs, the last year has been crazy having so much support from them. To be involved with the remix and to know they like it and play it is a really good feeling and a good start for 7DB as we are the new kids on the block, it’s a good look to have Stantons backing you.
Having Pauls input as a producer has been amazing though, we enjoy working with him and being able to take in his knowledge has helped us as producers too, he’s a talented dude. Think we work well when we get together.
MK – Stop it I’m blushing. Ha. I love working with the lads as they’ve got the same passion as me. It’s good watching them grow as producers.
MK – Yep for sure! It’s strange to say it at first but I can say that I feel apart of a new movement & I know the lads do too. But there is some really intelligent bass music going on & it’s filtering into the breaks scene through a few producers. It’s nice to hear some tunes that aren’t predictable with a gnarly dubstep style bassline for a drop. Unless your 7DB of course, where as you will just tear the crowd a new arsehole with whatever broken beats you want! Am I right lads? Ha.
7DB – Haha, think we just got a mafia kiss then?! We agree with Mafia, we think the oldskool of breaks is coming back but in a new way if that makes sense? We like that we can be apart of it. We defo like to just make what has influenced us so much in the scene but with a 7DB edge to it.
FBB – What else have you got coming up soon? Any new release? Tours?
MK – I got some new stuff in the pipeline for Punks & Rat Records. As for tours I’m working with the Hot Cakes Agency to setup a US & Cananda tour plus Oz, Russia & Spain are on the horizon. Not forgetting all the UK stuff too. Also the lads & myself will be working with the AK Soundsystem crew on more parties.
7DB – We have an EP coming out on one of Deekline’s labels and a remix we’ve done for Ben & Lex, a track we are very fond of & spent a lot of mornings after Fabric listening too. We’re not gonna say what one though. Haha. And yeah some more projects we’ve got lined up too which we can’t wait to start.
No tours as of yet maybe in a year or two, obviously would be amazing to play overseas. We’ve had a good summer of playing festivals though, loved doing it so a tour would be dope.
MK – Mafia Kiss & 7DB do ‘Murica?? Promoters get in touch!! Ha.
FBB – Anything else you would like to add?
MK – Yeah… can I just say hi to my Mum, Dad, my Sister & Jolene? Hi!
7DB – Ah now we gotta do that! Hi to everyone and thanks for all the support and love, you know who you are.
MK – Yeah thanks for all the continued support Mobsters & Decibelians, see what I did there? Enjoy the track!
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Mafia Kiss steps up for the latest Stanton Warriors podcast, delivering a mix packed full of exclusives, forthcoming material, re-edits and of course the unmistakable booty bouncing breakbeats he is known for. Go check his latest release, a slick remix for the Dub Pistols. OUT NOW
The wait is over and Mafia Kiss has hit the 2000 fan mark on Facebook so we finally get our hands on his huge edit of Express Yourself. This has been causing serious damage in the sets of Dub Pistols, Freestylers, Lady Waks, Plump DJ’s, Deekline, Lady Waks, Dublic, Krafty Kuts, Terry Hooligan, PuRe SX and many more and it’s now your turn to play it loud.
If he keeps churning out tunes like he is, its going to be the 10,000 mark before long. Check out his remix of The Freestylers – Ruffneck.
Se7en Deadly Breaks and Mafia Kiss have joined forces on this slick new edit of Julio Bashmore’s “Au Seve”. The flexing, bass-heavy original gets broken up for the floor with devastating results. Download over at the Se7en Deadly Breaks Facebook and don’t forget to get liking Mafia Kiss page for his Diplo edit.
Mafia Kiss has re-recorded his set from the Stanton Sessions show from earlier in the month and its now available to download from his Soundcloud.
Take a listen through to hear one hour of upfront breakbeat badness, exclusive forthcoming material, his Lana Del Ray remix he released through our 2000 like giveaway and him flexing his skills on the decks and showing why he is fast becoming one of the most in demand producers and DJ’s on the circuit.
Fresh from winning the “Best New Producer” award at Breakspoll , the guys at Cable sat down with Mafia Kiss ahead of his appearance at We Fear Silence present Stanton Sessions in November to find out his 7 Ways to Fear Silence. Check out the feature towards the end of the post.
We also have another exclusive competition to win two VIP tickets to the Stanton Sessions night. The prize consists of;
1 pair of VIP tickets to WFS & Stanton Warriors present Stanton Sessions featuring Stanton Warriors, Scratch Perverts, Kito, Ed Solo, Deekline, Mafia Kiss. (Does not include entry to the Boat Party)
4 drink tokens each per person
Fast track entry to the night.
As with our previous comps all you need to do to enter is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with Stanton Sessions in the header and I will pick a winner from random on Friday 2nd November. This is only available to UK residents and you must be able to make your own way to Cable on Saturday 3rd November. All the info is below.
Massive new one from Makia Kiss who adds his trademark booty bouncing, electro breaks grooves to Clockworks ‘AYOO’.