Tuesday, December 7, 2010


There have been so many absolutely stunning tunes drop this year - this one still leaves me speechless.

Deadboy - Fireworks (Slo-mo House Edit)

...out now, apparently.


Night Slugs - Label of the Year. Seriously, they killed it!

Jam City - 2 Hot

BTW if you're not bumping Magic Drops yet get on it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Totally enormous...

...extinct dinosaurs. Hype, or something.

T.E.E.D. - Household Goods

Yeah, sorry bout that...

Back to the dub...

A big year for Ramadanman, as he serves up another very solid release on Hessle Audio. Downtempo jungle business with a HUGE atmos breakdown that needs to be heard to be believed. Play this one on the biggest system you can find, loud!

Pearson Sound - Blanked

Monday, October 25, 2010


It finally happened. I love mornings like this - they feel like Christmas.

Girl Unit - Wut

Seriously, buy this - Every Time and Showstoppa are off the hook...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oooo shiny

This tune is huge. Nuff said. ESSENTIAL!

SKIPTEQUE - All That Glitters (Original Mix)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Juke music?

Chicago juke music and dubstep might seem like an unlikely combination at first. Even when Addison Groove (aka Headhunter) released the critically acclaimed Footcrab/Dumbshit on Swamp 81 in March this year, a juke music upsurgence still seemed unlikely.

Addison Groove - Footcrab

However the jerky sub rhythms of Chi-town ghetto house have been steadily gaining popularity with dubstep/funky/house audiences worldwide. The latest release on the Swamp 81 imprint is another juke house outing, this time from the one like Ramadanman.

Work Them is an absolute killer, picking up where Glut left off, and adding that distinctive jerk house feel.

Ramadanman - Work Them

And with one of Chicago's finest juke producers DJ Nate recently signed to Planet Mu, big tings a gwan for the footwork scene. Nate's first release on the label is pretty spectacular too - Hatas Our Motivation packs 6 solid juke tracks - and with Da Trak Genious LP set to drop later this month it's juke heaven for footworkin fans everywhere!

DJ Nate - We Can Work This Out

Finally, some old stuff. One of my favorite juke tracks of all time, in that distinctive Chi-town melancholy stylee that we will hopefully be seeing a lot more of over the next few months. Not the best quality rip, but good enough for an unreleased track.

DJ Ro - I Cry

Monday, August 16, 2010


Just picked up this stellar new release from Aslope on Hobby Industries. The 6 track A Helping Hand EP is full of glitchy electronic business, with "Mercury Mouth" the standout for me due to mucho arpeggiated madness - reminiscent of the Sketches EP by Fantastic Mr Fox. Enjoy :)

Aslope - Mercury Mouth

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New jungle bizness?

Had to post this little junglistic suprise which was dropped on the flip of the latest release from Palms Out Sounds - its right up my alley after all. The original mix - a summery funky house excursion - is also worth checking.

LOL Boys - 123 (Camo UFOs)

Also, an alternative version of the original is available as a free download on the Palms Out Sounds blog.

37 degress in Osaka

Ooooweee! The newest release on my favorite dubstep label doesn't disappoint. Glitchy stepper business from TRG carries on the fine tradition of solid releases from Hemlock Records. Tower Block is definitely the highlight for me on this one. Boomshot!

Cosmin TRG - Tower Block

Cosmin TRG - Béton Brut

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Roshi no Sayonara

Well, I'm off overseas next week...
Time for some special jungle steez to celebrate :)
This is one of my all-time faves - obscure and rare as fuck.

Urban Tribe - Untitled

Also, for all those inna di area...

Friday, 29th July 2010 from 10pm
@ Cartel - Upper Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Free Kode 9 tunage!

Don't let the name fool you, dis ere a well tidy funky dub from Hyperdub label head Kode 9. Hype for his forthcoming DJ Kicks album, cop it while you can!

Kode 9 - You Don't Wash Dub

Those of you who downloaded this nice and quick should have gotten a tidy bonus Martyn remix in the post. For all those that didn't...

Kode 9 - You Don't Wash (Martyn rmx)

Jackal Youth

Bit of speculation regarding the origin of this one - it sounds an awful lot like Deadboy on a similar tip to U Cheated. One to check if you're into glitchy 2-step/funky.

Jackal Youth - Let Me Be

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Believe the hype

With new Mount Kimbie ready to drop on Hot Flush in July I've been frantically scrambling to get a promo of what will no doubt be the one of THE highlights of 2010. With Crooks & Lovers the duo have delivered a much more polished album than I expected; the full-length LP also has greater scope than the previous two EPs. It's amazing... don't sleep!

Mount Kimbie - Field

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Watch the ride

Breakbeat artist Baobinga has drifted into slightly more funky territory lately, with recent releases on Build Recordings. This, the second release from label, follows a similar theme to the first - skankin' riddim on the A-side with remix business on the flip. And while Roska did a brilliant job remixing Tongue Riddim on BUILD001, it doesn't really compare to the absolute destruction inflicted by Untold on BUILD002, with his remix of Ride It.

Baobinga - Ride It (Untold Remix)

With mutilated cowbells and relentless bassline pressure, Untold drags this funky tune kicking and screaming to the cemetery. Murder!

Monday, February 22, 2010

?!? ^_^ ?!?

I'll be honest, hadn't heard anything awesome lately, hadn't even really been paying attention...

Luckily this tune came along and woke me the fuck up!

D1 - BRB

A ravey little funky track, taken from the just-released Dub Police / Scion Sampler V.28 compilation. Brukout!