Walk Away - Todd Edwards Vocal Mix Exstacy - Booker T Instrumental Mix Alyssa Reid Ft - Jump Smokers - Alone Ahain - Sunship Remix Billy Daniel Bunter & Sanxion meet Vinyl Junkie - Ode to the Badman - Dj Elski 42tf Remix Todd Edwards - I Might Be - MJ Cole Remix Wildchild - Renegade Master - Dj Elski Detroit Mix 2012 - All In One Vol. 4 - 42TF Recordings Sway - Level Up - Sunship Dub Remix 2012 HeavyFeet & Nate James - Back Foot - 8th Note Remix - Champion Records 2012 MumDances - Mc Sparks & Kic 2011 Lana Del Rey - Video Games - Dj Elski & 8th Note 42TF Remix 2011 DLVRY - These Words - L2S Recordings 2012 Todd Edwards - Echo Of The Past 2012 Aleks Zen Ft: Aaron Henley - Let You Know - Solution Remix - 42TF Recordings Meet’s Neon Bounty Recordings Bodyrox ft. Chipmunk - Bow Wow Wow - Mike Delinquent Project Remix 2012 Tommy KId - Pump Up The Bass 2011 Troublesome - Huckleberry - Zed Bias Remix 2012 Marcus Collins - Seven Nation Army - Sunship Remix 2012 Todd Edwards - Hold The Faith 2012 Dj Q - Sound Of Violence 4x4 Mix 2012 TRC - How Your Feeling 8th Note - We Don’t Realise - Remastered 2012 Misty Dubs - Together 2012 Baby.D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Diy Refix T.B.C Proton - Anywhere - F.C Recordings 2012 K - Warren ft. Vapour & 2Ton - ‘Fire In The Hole’ 2012 Truesteppers Feat Dane Bowers - Buggin 2000 Modestep - Show Me A Sign - Todd Edwards Volcal 2012 Armand Van Heldon featuring Duane Harden - You Don’t Know Me 1999 Mike Delinquent Project 2011 Bizzy’s Party - Booker T 1997 Artful Dodger - Movin Too Fast 2000 TRC - Burn Instrumental Anthill Mob - Don’t Leave Me 1999 8th-Ski - Contemporary Exclusions - 42TF Recordings 2012 T.B.C Meleka - Love You Baby - Wookie Mix 2012 Mike Delinquent Project 2011 Leon & Harvey ft. - ‘Finally’ - Matt Jam & Scott Tonic Remix 2012 Aleks Zen Ft: Aaron Henley - Let You Know - 8th-Ski Remix - 42TF Recordings Meet’s Neon Bounty Recordings 2012 Todd Edwards - TheStranger 2012 God Made Me Funky - The MD X-Spress Leanne Louis - Crazy 8th-Ski Post-Dubstep Remix - 42TF Meets HomeGrown Sound Wiley - Hover Board 2012 Modestep - Show Me A Sign - Todd Edwards Dub 2012 Partners In Crime - Deeper Groove - Thrist Recordings 1998
Running - Disclosur Together - 24 Hour Experience The Size - Eats Everything Next to You - Maya Jane Coles Polka Dot Dress - AudioJack Over You - M Dubs 4x4 Mix Dangerous - No Artificial Colours We Call Love - Soul Clap and Osunlade (DJ Harvey Remix) Yo Vogue - French Fries Bax - Dj Mosca (Jack Swift V.I.P) That Amen Track - Breach The Nervous Track - Nu Yorican soul (Soul Purpose Remix) What You Need - Coat of Arms Dance with me - Bubba Jesse dont need no fish curl - Jessie Perez Conqueror - New York Transit Authority Moderation - Light Year Detroit Baby - No Artificial Colours So Long - Larse Closer - Mood II Swing (DUB) Running Around - Kenny Dope Music Deep Inside - Zed Bias
After thousand of downloads of my recent El-B mixes, I hope that you will receive this next mixtape just as well. As the last couple in the “Selected Vinyls” series, I am focusing on the UKG-era - here of the alltime brilliant producer Steve Gurley. As the first volumes revolved around the beats and bass from El-B, he himself is earlier cited for “There were no influences in that scene for me at the time [around year 2000], only Steve Gurley”, so on that note, the mixtape in front of you displays Steve Gurleys work inside a UK garage frame. Please enjoy!
01 DJ Phantasy feat. Sonia Redd - Music Is My Life (Steve Gurley Dub) 02 Robbie Craig - Lessons (Steve Gurley Full Vocal) 03 Lenny Fontana feat. Beverly T - Spirit Of The Sun (Steve Gurley Full Vocal Mix) 04 Zed Bias & DJ Principle - All Night Jam (S Gurley Remix) 05 Nu Klass A - The Rhythm (S. Gurley Remix) 06 Dreem Teem - Tingles (Steve Gurley Remix) 07 Victor Romeo - Inside You (S Gurley Penetrate Dub Mix) 08 Precious – It’s Gonna Be My Way (Steve Gurley Dub) 09 Operator & Baffled feat. Colour Girl - Things Are Never (Steve Gurley Mix) 10 M & S - Keep On (Steve Gurley Remix) 11 SAS feat. Leee John - Keep On Reaching (Steve Gurley Remix) 12 Allstars - Walk On By VIP/Vocal 13 Dimensions feat. MC Bronco - Show Me (Steve Gurley Mix) 14 Basement Jaxx - Red Alert (Steve Gurley Mix) 15 Allstars - Hotboy Dub 16 Whitney Houston - Heartbreak Hotel (Undadoggz Club Rub Part 1) 17 Kartik - The Way We Freak (Steve Gurley Rub A Dub) 18 Remi - Talk About It (Steve Gurley Vocal Mix) 19 N.C.A - Goodbye (Steve Gurley Remix) 20 Allstars - What About Us (Crazy Dub) 21 Breakbeat Era - Bullitproof (Steve Gurley Mix) 22 Allstars - Freak ‘N U (Vocal Mix) 23 Antonio - Hyperfunk (Steve Gurley Remix) 24 Zed Bias - Neighbourhood (Steve Gurley Dub) 25 Bias & Gurley - Roll 26 Steve Gurley & Al Brown - Killin Me 27 Alpha Omega feat. Kathy Battistessa - Rhythm Takes Control (Steve Gurley Mix) 28 United Grooves Collective feat. Shelley - I’m Glad You Came To Me (Steve Gurley VIP/Vocal) 29 Tuff Productions v Furious feat. Destry - Top Of The World (Steve Gurley Vocal Mix) 30 Troublesome - Some Girls (Steve Gurley & Al Brown Dub)
It’s an end of year retrospective special. 2 hours featuring some priceless gems from the bygone eras of breakstep, 2-Step, early dubstep and grime. Pure memories and badass tunes from start to finish by the likes of Search & Destroy, Vexd, Horsepower, Plastician, Product 01 and more. Enjoy.
2nd II None - Heavy Artillery Plastician - White Gloves Plastician - Unknown Product 01 - Swords Over Stratford Anti Konsum - Mr Materialism Atki 2 & Renee Silver - Shocking Out Proud Southside Allstars - Southside Alias - Alias Youngstar - Formula Deadletterdrop #1 - white label Darqwan - Round One Protocol X - Future World Dubchild - Shaolin Riddim DJ Narrows - Kick Down The Door Search & Destroy - Food Chain Mark One - Equalizer Vex’d - Pop Pop Vex’d - Gunman Soundproof - Bring The Lights Down (Caspa remix) Marc Ashken - Roots Dyed Dark (Skream remix) Parson - Sons Of God Warlock - Click Clack Crooked One - Annihilation Starkey - Bounce Benga & Walsh - Military TRG - Broken Heart Horsepower - The Swindle
My personal history into electronic music from the casual to the more serious (some might say obsessive) starts with breakbeats; from drum ‘n’ bass and jungle to 135/140 bpm breaks and breakstep.
Baobinga(himself a member of the breaks/breakstep scene from its early manifestations) put together this 34 minute fast cut and somewhat essential sound lineup covering some of the core tracks of ‘breakstep’ spilling over into some dark garage and grime inspired plates.
Some have debated (internet and back room chin stroking mostly) and discussed the sonic makeup of the genre, where it started and so on. Some believe it to be a recent thing that followed the rise of dubstep, others know it existed before and was if you excuse the pun, instrumental in the early dubstep dubs.
To be honest it doesn’t really matter as much as some balding 30 something blokes might have you believe. What does matter, in the context of me writing this piece, is Baobinga, Sam Simpson to his mum, knows how to pick a deep dark rolling selection laying down many classics of the genre. From Mark One, Darqwan’s huge Said The Spider, Plastician when he was still Plasticman (which confused me as the first 12″ of his I bought I bought blind thinking it was the work of Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman). To Zinc’s alias Jammin’, Search and Destroy, the mighty Vex’d, the much applauded and still sought after Freeze instrumental from Grime kingpin Wiley; Geeneus, early Skream and finally ending up Loefah’s Twisup VIP with a remix lick from Youngsta and Task.
So there we go. Put together for the good folk over at Crazylegs.
“Although it never really got the props it deserved, the music loosely known as breakstep is one of the defining influences on what I do. Chopped up drums with a slight jungle / dnb edge (without being referential to the point of parody), plenty of bass, but with the mid-range held back enough to imply darkness rather than pile the rage on with a spade, and a bit of swing and bounce to the beats to link it with the emerging dark garage and dubstep scenes. J Da Flex’s much-missed show on 1Xtra was the place for the weekly update on these bits, and one of my career highlights is the fact that J played one of my bits on his mix for John Peel’s show way back when.
Anyway, all these tunes kind of came out as garage was dying, grime was starting to move away from hype instrumentals into more MC-dominated territory, and as dubstep was still figuring out what it was supposed to sound like – ie. a time of massive musical flux. Which is sort of where we’re at right now – in a bit of a state of flux, not entirely sure where things are going to go next… So this mix is a bit of tribute to the last time things felt like this. All done on vinyl, and for some random reason on a rotary mixer, which is categorically NOT the right kind of mixer for this kind of stuff!”
Mos Def, Nate Dogg, Pharoah Monche – Oh No (Dj Hype RMX) Darqwan – Cold Symptoms SLT Mob – Stopper Chase & Status – Wise Up Mark One – Rain Dance Shimano – Blues Darqwan – Said The Spider Bogeyman vs DJ Lombardo – Through The Keyhole Wiley – Flat Derik Plasticman – Anger Darqwan – Taiwan Ink Shimano – Roll The Drums Jammin – Hold On Search & Destroy – Mark Of The Beast Wiley – Freez Instrumental Vex’d – Lion Geeneus – The Journey (Shimano RMX) Fyrus – Jaws Daluq – Supafine Skream – Who R Those Guys Loefah – Twisup VIP (Youngsta & Task RMX)
We’ve no idea as to quite what spawned Patrice & Friends’ Cashmere Sheets, but we’re more grateful for its existence than 99% of other albums released this year.
The work of rogue house and grime producer Slackk, whose past releases have come on labels like Numbers and Diskotopia (there’s also the gliding ‘Polar Bear’, due for a December release on Unknown to the Unknown), apparently working in tandem with some undisclosed friends, Cashmere Sheets is effectively ‘80s boogie, funk and r’n’b reimagined at footwork tempo, with ultra high-res vocal samples riding lightning-fast drum rushes. The smooth wildly juxtaposes with the frenetic; think DJ Rashad’s soul-sampling tracks taken to a totally illogical extreme, and you’re in the right ball park.
Patrice & Friends’ FACT mix is only 35 minutes long, but it doesn’t let up once, with stacks of Patrice material both released and unreleased and stop offs from DJ Roc, DJ Manny, Juicy J & Lex Luger, Juke Ellington and more. If you’re bored of the softness of a lot of current UK dance music then trust us, this is your jam.
Patrice & Friends – So I Took It Upon Myself Patrice & Friends – Spellbound Manny – Mystery Patrice & Friends – She Got Ice In Her Mouth Patrice & Friends – Barmaid DJ Roc – Duel Of Fates Lil Jabba – Raiders Patrice & Friends – Gasp Juicy J – Pills Weed & Pussy Patrice & Friends – Waitress Patrice & Friends – (Can’t Stop) Loving You Patrice & Friends – Lovers, Us, The World Falty DL – Brazil (Slick Shoota RMX) Patrice & Friends – I Wanna Take You Juke Ellington – Blow Patrice & Friends – After The Rave