Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fact Mix 282 - Jamie xx

Apologies for the absence of posts last week, work commitments took priority over posting.

Anyway, new mix here from Jamie xx, who i featured at the tail end of August with his awesome essential mix. You can check that here if you haven't already.

With this instalment, Jamie upholds the quality of Fact's long running mix series, putting together a stellar selection. No tracklist unfortunately, however i did pick up on some Burial, Nosaj thing, Falty DL and XX tunes, so those should pique most peoples interest easily.

Again no embedding with this Fact mix, but you can listen or download direct from the soundcloud page here  >>>> Jamie xx - Fact mix 282 <<<<

Along with this mix i would like to share a couple of his solo tracks as well, as i reckon he stands firm on his own as a producer away from his band.


Monday, 5 September 2011

Mary Anne Hobbs - New XFM show, Music: Response

As of today Mary Anne Hobbs will be launching her new XFM schedule that will run 4 days a week. Saturdays show will still continue but the weekly ones will focus on a broader range of musical styles.

Taken from maryannehobbs.com

"TONIGHT!!!  Monday 5th September, I will re-launch Xfm’s classic evening show Music: ResponseThe agenda: to bring the freshest multi-genre experience and the world’s most forward thinking artists to Xfm every Monday to Thursday from 8-11pm.  

This is such an exciting new challenge for me, an unprecedented opportunity to paint much broader brush strokes, build on a lifetime's hunger for new music, and bring more of the artists I’m so passionate about to a primetime radio platform. 

Jimi Goodwin from Doves will be my special guest on the very first show Monday 5th September 2011. Jono McCleery will deliver the first live Session Of The Week. 

My primetime Saturday show will continue to break the finest young underground electronic artists 7-10pm. 
This week my guests mixes come from Martyn and DjRUM both exclusively previewing brand new music. 

Much love and maximum respect to Andy Ashton, Mike Walsh and all the Xfm massive."

Let’s push things forward...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Rustie's British Beats

Today i'd like to share a new mix from Glasgwegian wonderkid, Rustie.  Just like previously featured artists Hudson Mohawke & Redinho, Rustie is part of  Glasgows Lucky me & Numbers crew, who are on the frontline when it comes to pushing forward fresh, bass heavy music.

In the run up to the release of his eagerly anticipated debut album Glass swords, Rustie throws down a 30 mix of the newest u.k bass music and futuristic r&b exclusively for NPR and their Songs of the Summer series.

Rustie - All Nite (taken from Glass Swords) by Rustie

No embedding on this but the stream is only a click away and well worth it for such little effort.

Rustie's British Beats Mix <<< Mix stream

1. Rustie, "Flash Back"
2. Krystal Klear, "Clove Dagger"
3. Jacques Greene, "I Like You"
4. Nightwave, "Festivus"
5. Zed Bias, "Trouble in the Streets" (feat. Mark Pritchard)
6. Mele, "Mugged"
7. Rustie, "Hover Traps"
8. Skream, "Where You Should Be" (Seiji Remix)
9. Hudson Mohawke, "Foxy Boxing"
10. Turboshinboy, "Sparks"
11. Rustie, "4eva"
12. Joker, "On My Mind" (Rustie Remix)
12. Rustie, "Ultra Thizz"
13. Machinedrum, "LoveKing" (Machinedrum Edit)
14. Harvey Kartel, "Say Yes"
15. Lone, "Crystal Caverns"
16. Hudson Mohawke, "Thank You"
17. Joker, "Trancey"
18. Kavsrave, "Your Love"
19. Preditah, "New York"
20. Rustie,"All Nite"

Saturday, 3 September 2011


I've been listening to this guy since roughly 2009 when i heard a few of his tracks on the Hudson Mohawke essential mix. He has so far released two outstanding e.p's, "Bare blips" and "Edge off"

 What makes this dude stand out from most in the u.k bass music scene are his live shows, which have seen him play at high profile venue's like SXSW and Berlin's infamous Berghain nightclub. His sets revolve around live synths and a talkbox, and the man knows how to lay it down for the crowd, giving some of the most energetic and fun performances around.

 What provoked this post was his most recent (and yet unreleased) track "stay together", which was recently played on the Benji B show by Mohawke. I was instantly blown away by this song, and i put emphasis on the word "song", as it strays from his usual beat focused tracks and feels like a properly structured and well thought out composition. It also features his talkbox stylings from his live shows as previously mentioned, which have so far been mostly absent from his released material.

 I'm not going to ramble on any more about the track as it NEEDS to be heard, but i will say it is definitely a sign of great things to come from him and i can't wait for the debut album to drop.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Jamie XX - Essential mix

Quick post as it's a bank holiday today and that means only one thing, getting drunk!

So i leave you with a fantastic essential mix from XX member and double mpc wielding badman, Jamie XX.


Jamie xx Essential Mix by Young Turks

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Jonwayne - Thanks, bro

Free beat tape here courtesy of Jonwayne. Not the actor, he dead son.

Jonwayne is a young producer/mc signed to the LA label, Alpha pup records. He released the instrumental album "Bowser" earlier this year and has recently offered up a beat tape of some older tracks for free download. His weapons of choice are no more than a laptop, an sp404 sampler and a grip of sample material (more notably videogame samples)

Here is an introduction to the mans music

Friday, 26 August 2011

FACT mix 277: Shlohmo

Hot on the heels of his recent album 'Bad Vibes' comes this new mix from Shlohmo. Opening with a chopped and screwed version of 'Tears for fears' it immediately asserts itself as no ordinary run of the mill selection.  Featuring tracks from Hiphop heavyweights like Nas & Three six mafia, fellow LA native Asura and Shlohmo himself.  Several other oddities are included such as 'Excerpt from a dub cassette i found in a shoebox with my friend on mission st. san francisco'  & 'audio rip from that adidas commercial from like 7 years ago or something' , that he has procured on his travels.

Audio quality isn't paramount here, rather the progression of the tracks and the journey Shlohmo is taking us on. The mix is a mire of pitched down beats, grooves and off kilter percussion, mirroring Shlohmo's own warped style that features heavily in his productions. 

The mix is available to download or stream for the next 3 weeks via soundcloud >>  Shlohmo Fact mix

No embedding on this unfortunately (will update if i find a link)

Also check Sub-Radar-Mike's sterling review of Bad Vibes here >> Shlohmo Bad Vibes