Electronic producer Maya Jane Coles released her latest track this week featuring Swedish singer Karin Park; ambient vocals over a deep bassline meeting catchy riffs in the arrangement.
This track follows Maya’s remix of Karin Park’s Thousand Loaded Guns, as Nocturnal Sunshine, her dub project alias; an alternative track with deep bass, ambient vocals with a garagey edge.
Karin Park- Thousand Loaded Guns (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)
Karin’s smooth vocals graces both tracks, the accent makes her voice sound phased like a chorus effect over the layered instrumentation.
The minimalist style carries through with subtle changes in sound design, developing interest over the arrangement. Good music!
DJ/ production duo Tha Nightcrawlaz (Liam Hicks, Clint Franklin) bring their influence to a full hour exclusive this week, starting with 110bpm and surely getting faster!
“Will be a little deeper dub/dnb with a splash of 110 (not so much a party set but still some fine tunes!!!” Tha Nightcrawlaz
The guestmix is a FREE DOWNLOAD from the soundcloud link below:
1. Six Days – DJ Shadow
2. Moscow funk – Playma
3. Meanwhile in the Future – KOAN Sound
4. Ring My Bell – Kill Paris rmx
5. Lost race – Mc Mash Clan
6. Beyond the Shadows – Koan, Culprit, gemini, Asa
7. Gimme Shelter – Zeds dead
8. Two – Culprit
9. Hit me – Zeds Dead
10. Hall of Mirrors – Culprit
11. Everything in its Place – Pretty Lights
12. Dont hold back – Russ liquid remix
13. Could be real – Noisia
14. Abyss – The Prototypes
15. Under yah skirt – Zeds Dead
Since opening in 2009, Cable’s had a alot of high profile events, house DJ duo Habit To Others played there last week, Funkatech & Viper Recs have had numerous nights together among other events I’ve attended. A real shame starting from a dispute with national rail, demolishing their way through the club. Methinks a illegal rave in Bermondsey St Tunnel should prove the point to match their forcefulness.
The official statement on their site reads:
We Have Closed with Immediate Effect: Official Statement
It is with a huge amount of sadness that we announce Cable has closed with immediate effect.
We have been forced to close following two years of ongoing legal battles with Network Rail, who took possession of the venue this morning with an entry order, putting us out of business and leaving our 70 staff without jobs. This is due to them allegedly requiring the space back for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. It is an utterly devastating blow to what is a much loved, hugely successful, well respected music venue and media business.
This is not only a huge loss to the loyal fans and staff of Cable, but to London’s clubbing community as a whole. With enormous pride, we delivered the very best talent in an environment that upheld the history of the early SE1 rave scene and supported as many musical styles as possible.
We are obviously devastated and still in shock by the news and know there will be questions. As you can appreciate, there is much work to be done and many arrangements to be made behind the scenes. A full press release will follow.
If you are presently a ticket holder for an event that was scheduled to take place at Cable, please do not worry – further information will follow in due course.
Our sincerest thanks,
The Cable Team x
I went down with my friend Thomas to see Akala perform as part of Tate’s Hyperlink festival supported by a live band. The first single Lose Myself ft Josh Osho from his forthcoming album The Thieves Banquet was infectious in his set.
The lyrics in the track are introspective, looking deep within existing in a society where profound connections are rare. The deep melodies and soul grooves breathed life into the place..
The self destructive nature of ignorance and the ego among other topics were lyrically considered, intellectual awareness permeating through, revitalizing the foundations of hip-hop.
In the background, Tokio Aoyama’s album artwork and complimenting visuals, setting the scene to the soundtrack. The Q&A rendered Akala pleasantly surprised and speechless with every question thoughtfully asked.
Everyone took away something profound with them, a piece of Akala’s message; a true poet. Thomas’ reaction was instant; “I need to know more about music.”
The Album launch night at XOYO will be on the 3rd June, not to be missed! Tickets can be bought here (Website link)
I did a remix for my good friends at Driving Lolita, the new project of erstwhile Radio 1 DJ D-Code, taking their latest single “Run” and adding my vicious perspective infused with lustful sound design Lol.
It’s exciting to hear my first track professionally mastered, sounding loud, hard hitting with no loss of dynamics; a moment to remember. Courtesy of Lewis at Stardelta Mastering ;)
It’s been released this week on Delinquents Music as a FREE DOWNLOAD from the website.
A Free Download will be given away every Tuesday to the lead up to their headline gig at The Old Queens Head in Islington on Thursday 25th April.
“Jmist Remix is straight fire” – Conrank, Shanghai
“Love the original, great vibes on the Jmist Remix” – Funkanomics, EU
“Not often you hear minimal breaks” – Haydn Marshall, Kane FM
Apologies, it’s been a while indeed! A month to be fair. Leeds based music producer Nuphlo did an exclusive mix for Nada Brahma, a UK online based music magazine showcasing alternative Asian inspired music. Nuphlo’s got a eastern influence to his sound bringing a refreshing twist to his production.
It was broadcasted on my show late February and is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from their website.
Alongside the mix, music includes Goldie, Swedish Karin Park, Arrows Down, Digable Planets for an alternative track list including Hip-Hop, Garage, D&B…
Link to radio episode!
Nuphlo Nada Brahma Mix 008- Food For Thought (21 mins)
Lone ft Anneka- Spirals
EL- B Spooky
Zed Bias- Phoneline (Maddslinky Remix)
Mickey Pierce- Numb Nut
Nuphlo- Edgy Streets
Karin Park- Thousand Loaded Guns (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)
Fat Freddy’s Drop- Cay’s Crays (Digital Mystikz Remix)
Digable Planets- Rebirth Of Slick (7” Mix)
Large Professor- Maica Livin’ (Philey Jay Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
Dub Phizix & Skittles- I’m A Creator
Goldie ft Natalie Duncan- Freedom
Fracture- The Breaks
Arrows Down- Stirring
James Reader, a house DJ and a friend of mine has featured this exclusive mix packed with the tunes that grab the most amount of hype + attention from the crowds when he plays out. It’s available as a FREE DOWNLOAD too: http://www.mediafire.com/?nog407nhr5ujfp
01 Pumped Up Kicks (llectronic remix) – Foster the people
02 Million Voices (Rebel Bootleg) – Otto Knows
03 Where’s your head at – Firebeatz
04 Awooga friends – Calvin Harris vs Justice
05 Atom – Nari & Milani
06 Here we go – Hard Rock sofa & Swanky Tunes
07 Epic – Sandro Silva & Quintino
08 Totem –Wiwek
09 Ponto G – Mobin Master & Tribal Funk
10 Toulousse – Nicky Romero
11 Praise you – Fatboy Slim vs Fedde Le Grand
12 Niggas In paris Satisfaction – Jay Z & Kanye West & Benny Benassi
13 Don’t you worry child – Swedish House Mafia
14 Kick out the Epic MotherF**ker – Dada Life
15 Quaser – Hard Rock Sofa
16 No Access – Michael Woods
17 Generation 303 – Nicky Romero
18 You use to hold me – Calvin Harris
19 Rattle – Bingo Players
20 Who Is ready to Jump (remix) – Chuckie VS House of Pain
21 Ghosts and stuff – Deadmau5
I had the privilege of interviewing Iranian roots band AJAM at cargo on the 8th December 2012. There wasn’t an opportunity to feature this before christmas, with early January really busy..So here it is ;)
They talk about their latest album Raghse Mardooneh, the formation behind the group and their individual backgrounds, their performance at Cargo featuring special guests multi-instrumentalist Kaveh Sarvarian and guest singer Erfan Shaho.
They also explain their own post-modern take on the Iranian heritage bringing out a modern perspective that’s relevant/ timeless to Iranians of all ages and backgrounds. From the elders to young people alike.
The track featured on the show Bandare Landan is based on the theme of living in London and the influence that it has being Iranian in multicultural environment. The track has a percussive 4/4 rhythm throughout with call and response and conversation based lyrics engaging the listener so it feels the group are directly reaching out to you, it’s great!
Listen to the 2 part interview on the show and the track itself showcasing Ajam, respect! Click on the image for the show:
The Mistry Mix with AJAM
An alternative tracklist this December for Xmas & the new year. It’s got Hip-Hop, Garage, Drum & Bass, Electronica and good vibes…Free download too.
01 Eric B & Rakim- Don’t Sweat The Techniques
02 Nujabes- Horn In The Middle
03 4Hero- Sophia
04 Prince- Love 2 The 9’s
05 Disclosure ft Ria Ritchie- Control
06 Oris Jay ft Amy Bullman- Falling Stars
07 Skream- One For The Heads That Remember
08 Architects ft Nana- Body Groove
09 Jmist & Aseem- Lost In Transmission
10 The Prodigy- Warrior’s Dance
11 The Prodigy- Omen (Noisia Remix)
12 Far Too Loud- Firestorm (Peo De Pitte Remix)
13 Wookie ft Rachel K Collier- 2 Us (S.Chu Remix)
14 Jessie Ware- Running (Disclosure Remix)
15 Miguel Migs ft Meshell Ndegeocello- Close Your Eyes
16 S.P.Y. ft Total Science & Riya- Testimony
17 Nu:Tone ft Talc- Jet Stream
18 Blue Book- Rolling Over (Calibre Dub Mix)
19 S.P.Y.- Analogue Dreams
20 Engine EarZ ft Lena Cullen- Reach You (Engine EarZ & Benny Page Remix)
21 Driving Lolita- Run (Basher Remix)
22 Andy C & Shimon- Recharge
Download the mix here: FREE DOWNLOAD!
Asian percussionist RENU features this week on The Mistry Mix, talks to me about her latest album Midnight Radio, the audio-visual launch night at London’s Richmix with her band The Revellers, her spanish influences and more.
The album has a strong spanish and latin influence throughout, each track adding to a much bigger concept. The lyrics are witty, sarcastic and dark highlighting the facade of human nature in Pretty People to a more positive reminiscence with Mustang. Through The Fire encompasses a dark & melancholy ambience, a tremolo guitar in a empty space enhanced subtly with strings. Layered over distant cymbals/ percussion and eerie vocals of a suffering and determined seeker.
Mi Morena Amor has a 6/8 rhythm oozing hispanic influences (Latin, Spanish, Portuguese) featuring the voice of God, a narrative omnipresent perspective within the track, uptempo vocals with a jaunty feel over a scattered rhythm encompassing several percussive instruments. The use of strings throughout the album, which Renu states she loves recording forms a prominent part of the sound, giving an attitude to the various musical passages, the overall sonic concept.
The Mistry Mix with RENU :: Click on image for radio show
This weeks tracklist includes hip-hop MC KRS-One, J.Viewz on the remix of Depeche Mode, Suburban Base’s Marvellous Cain ft Cutty Ranks, MJ Cole- Sincere Wookie remix, Specimen A & James D’Ley, Renu + more!