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.