MMX Radio 28th September 2016 – Preview

MMX Radio returns w/ smooth & dark Hip-Hop, moving towards dubwise influence (Dubstep/ Breakbeat) from Shiva Soundsystem’s DEEPZ, Cadenza ft Jorja Smith/ Dre Island, Bukez Finezt on DMZ.

Jungle section: Alaska/ Paradox (Samurai/ Esoteric Music), classic Om Unit, BRAND NEW D-Code & Psylence with Indian vocalist Monica Dogra, Skitty, DEEPZ.

Finalising with Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones.. ;)

FULL SHOW: bit.ly/2dv1Oyo

Track List:

Grap Luva – Work It Out – Vocal Version
Real Live – Been There And Done That

Wretch 32 – Liberation
Cadenza ft Dre Island & Jorja Smith – People
Deepz – Adversity
Breakage – Dedication

Bukez Finezt – Unknown Force

Alaska – Jasheri
Breakage – Panic Room
Paradox – Crate Logic
Om Unit – Timelines
D-Code & Psylence feat Monica Dogra – Empty Eyes
Deepz – Lost Days Of Jungle
Skitty – Take Your Time
Ricky Force ft Tamen – Plastic Mentality

Anoushka Shankar ft Norah Jones – Traces Of You

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Nightlife

So Fabric has officially closed and a lot of the venues I’ve gone to over the years have as well. Hmm… Some people have argued that this is a positive outlook, clubs reinforced stagnant forms of underground/ popular music, lazy progression and maintained mediocrity.

Maybe the shift away from popular venues will allow genuine musicianship and art to grow in this new found space, reignite the need for outdoor events, genuine rave culture with a surge of unlicensed events.

Operation Lenor, as it’s emerged the investigation carried out by the Met police was preplanned despite large amounts of revenue Fabric generated for Islington council. The undercover officers found little to no evidence of drug use, reminding me when Fabric won their appeal against the use of sniffer dogs in 2015.

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London superclub Fabric to close this weekend following ‘drug overdose’ deaths of two teenagers

Makes me wonder the motive, if it isn’t revenue. After all, the world needs art and culture, not the other way around.

I remember being at Hidden, in Vauxhall, announcing their closure with the nearby gentrification and the closure of most LBGT venues in the area. Follows increased rent, network rail seeking more revenue, movements from the likes of Embassies and established power wanting areas more comfortable in their image.

The youth are the future and there will never be a shortage of cultural expression, theres always a way for every will to manifest. Whether the impetus is ideal or not, the outcome will be an equal and opposite force, if not, more.

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‘Alright’ Music Video smashes it :: Kendrick Lamar

The production across To Pimp A Butterfly is very high, courtesy of kendrick’s production team, @MixedByAli.

The video brings a fresh perspective reviving the artistic feel of hip-hop’s yesteryears; thematically highlighting the power/ racial struggles of ethnic minorities with severe poverty.

Directed by renounced director Colin Tilley, the importance of a positive outlook is showcased in the carefree acceptance of reality within the track; the desire to shape it showcased before the music comes in. Check it out ;)

Twitter :: https://twitter.com/kendricklamar

Facebook :: https://www.facebook.com/kendricklamar

Website :: http://www.txdxe.com/

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The Mistry Mix LIVE with Official Burnt Toast

Episode One of The Mistry Mix LIVE featuring Official Burnt Toast. Promoting their forthcoming album Tubs & Tongue Fu on Sonskrif.

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They performed 5 of their popular tracks; Whats In A Word, Money As Debt, 425, That’s Life & Affected By. Listen back here!

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T Williams Signs latest release on ‘No Tomorrow Records’

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Garage trio Preest have been signed to T Williams’ No Tomorrow Records, the label promising to bring a blend between Organic, Electronic and Urban sounds.

Heard this track last night and it gives an idea to Preest‘s musical flavour.

The trio have a forthcoming EP on the label, having come together during university.

T Williams has his own EP coming out alongside some of the artist roster including Jon E Cash. Watch out!

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The Mistry Mix w/ UK FULLSTOP

It’s been a while indeed! My brotherman Krash Williams from UK FULLSTOP and I caught up on our shows and gave you 2 exclusive Guest Mixes.

UK FULLSTOP is a show dedicated to UK Music, on Westside Radio; The Greatest To The Latest In UK Urban Culture.

Krash speaks about himself, a creative artist and what UK FULLSTOP represents on The Mistry Mix.

You can grab both Guest Mixes for free, who doesn’t love a freebie?

UK FULLSTOP Guest Mix

The Mistry Mix Guest Mix

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Isolated Mix 51 :: Kiyoko

Found a really nice mix from Kiyoko last Sunday, sparring across the ambience soundscape.

As I’m doing sound design and applying cinematic soundscapes on various projects I’m involved with, it was a great find.

Kiyoko are a production duo with an album and 2 EP’s released, linked individually to experimental, rhythmic and ambient labels.

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Individually, the duo’s productions have spread far and wide as Synkro (Joe) and Bering Strait (Jack) on labels such as Apollo, Auxiliary, and D-Bridge’s label, Exit Records. Together they each bring something rather special to the party which has entertained the ears of many of us from the very beginning (with their debut album, Sea of Trees) and has left us itching for whatever’s next around the corner.

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The Mistry Mix w/ Junia T :: 2014

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It’s been a while since my last post..!

Since then I’ve spoken to Toronto based Hip-Hop Artist, producer and more Junia T joined me in the studio for a chat about his latest project I See You (released 4th Nov), manifesting various perspectives of hip-hop as culture through his music.

The musicality and lyricism throughout I See You permeate jazzy flows and rhymes grounded on real life influences.

You can buy the hard copies off Bandcamp and stream/ free download via Audiomack;

Part 1 :: We chat about the project and Junia’s musical influences

The whole project is mixed and mastered by Junia T, with his own unique sound; the goal to artistically reach out and inspire.

My favourite tracks include Too Smoove, Everyday, The Day and No Summer Love; the whole track list throughout smashes it for a evening soundtrack..!

Part 2 :: The Making of “Too Smoove” and Junia’s favourite MCs

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Visionbombing @The Silver Bullet

Visionbombing put on a massive night at the Silver Bullet near Finsbury Park on Thursday 31st October.

“VisionBombing is a one-hour Web series music video program of rap videos mixed lively in a mixtape style by DJ Psykhomantus, Itch FM’s Mr. Dex with special appearance from rap stars, live in studio performances and exclusive interviews hosted by Madflow.”

It is that indeed, manic hip-hop rhythms mixed and mashed up in pure turntablist style with corresponding visuals jagged together artistically by DJ Psykhomantus, the founder and Mr Dex!

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Mad Flow‘s hosting was a performance within itself, the quirks and interaction with the crowd kept the pace going, the beat-boxing and playful nature allowed audience members to relate to the acts on stage.

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Mad Flow

Visionbombing took the concept of an audio-visual mixtape further with the live performances from Junia T, NuDekades and k9, adding further audience engagement to an already energetic musical night. The manifestation of Hip-Hop as a culture permeated in every aspect of a vibe, Itch being the legendary station representing Hip-Hop’s culture, state of mind and community.

Junia T came on the mic setting the scene immediately with personal themes and stories featuring on his latest release Eye See You, tracks like How Can I, Too Smoove and more from the project.

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Junia. T

 K.E.V from NuDekades graced the mic shortly afterwards with a massive set paying homage to Hip-Hop as a culture. No Hook among other tracks were performed from their album Nexus. Both K.E.V. & Junia T came into the crowd, directly rhyming on a personal level with audience members, making them part of the set.

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K.E.V. from NuDekades

K9 came on and tore the place down as the final act, performing tracks from The Re-Education of King 9, jumping around energetically manifesting a musical rukus. The introduction of a reggae inspired track brought about a soundsystem vibe with crew jammin’ out.

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K9

Psykhomantus and Mr Dex started the Visionbombing audio-visual set, cutting up and mixing a artistic tracklist, the video screen showing video edits in tandem.

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After speaking to Junia T outside the venue, DJ Chux, K9 and some other peeps, I left to catch the last train, before the night bus journey would ensue.

The night smashed it and the next one’s on the 11th December at The Silver Bullet.. Come Down.. Free Entry ;)

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Rupture @Corsica Studios :: October 2014

Double 0 and Mantra smashed it with another manic Rupture party, manic lineup and indeed timed with the massive release from Theory!

I could only stay until 4am so missed the rest; the night was hectic enough whilst I remained.me Paradox Double 0 played the opening set when I got down to the venue early in room 1, the bass cave permeating raw breaks and rhythm already ;) The pace of liquid harmonies and refreshing chord progressions mangled with fluid drum rhythms was something that immediately set the scene. The standard rupture banner graced itself behind the decks.

Major Ranks hosted room 2, Room 1 hosted by Blackeye and Mirage. I was bouncing between both rooms to get a equal amount of both sets. DJ Snear was playing oldskool vibes with rave and early jungle.the untouchablesThe Untouchables, a duo from Belgium smashed their set shortly afterwards with insane halftime bassline ripples prevailing through the tracklist. It was great to hear their set, coming straight from Belgium with twist. The FDB Project pursued mangled amen breaks and mashed up arrangements over severe basslines. From The Untouchables, the room was packed and rumbling hard, everyone was having a great time.

paradoxThe highlight of the night was Paradox’s live set in room 1, playing early esoteric and early releases alongside forthcoming exclusives (Metalheadz and more). He played Love Her, No Consensus, the main vocal hook of Crate Logic “Drums Go Like This” repeating at various change overs between breaks and bassline rhythms.

crowd1Never have I seen so many people rave hard and pack the dance very tightly in a short amount of time! ;)

deepzMy mate Deepak, caught up with him on the night. Released a track on Paradox’s label as well, his alias is Deepz… wicked D&B/ Jungle producer ;)

antidoteAntidote’s set in Room 2 was the last set I heard and left before Stretch started his. The rhythm of that set was totally different to the rest of the night and the feel of the tracklist was somewhat raw yet velvety, raw breaks and basslines with a smooth feel to the arrangements.. hard to describe!

I was at the back of the room moving to the rhythm and the flow of the vibe set. Check out the label and come down to the next one!

Rupture :: Beats For Your Structure..

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