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!
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
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.
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.
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
On the 27th Sep, I went down to the monthly Interlight session at the Castle, a small pub off Commercial Road in Aldgate.
It was my first time and I didn’t know what to expect. As usual, the place smashed it; the opening DJ’s played a nice mix of Hip-hop and soul before moving straight to jungle.
DJ Stretch, Theory, Bevin and extended family came down to support and the night became progressively heavier in jungle breaks and edits from the relaxed start.
One of the tracks played was Comin’ On Strong, a Reinforced Recs classic!
Shoutout to my brotherman Threshold for smashing his birthday set alongside Uncle Dugs from Rinse. The sets quickly became manic with all sorts of rhythmic breaks played at the dance ;)
Walking into Village Underground after getting through the queue, finding I wasn’t on the list and being persuasive lead to a massive night ahead. Walls of concrete about the place seemingly filled with cave dwellers ready to vibe out at any moment.. I’d say it’s a great start.
I came up from Brixton; a pounding set from DJ Nonames genre hopping through Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Breaks opened up as you went into the place. The guy at the merchandise desk started moshing out now and then when he could adjacent to the full crowd that you see below.
I Am Legion (Noisa & Foreign Beggars) came on afterwards with the line array hard hitting the crowd below, the bass bins shaking the place up alongside crowd dance moves throwing themselves about to the sheer excitement.
Shell Shock, No Holds Barred, Choosing For You and loads of old and new album tracks were played relentlessly during the performance both Noisia and the Foreign Beggars working hard for their best performance.
Lyricism and rhymes over warped basslines & beats, mangled percussive rhythms were delivered with ease between Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis; both showcasing alternative musical identities in which Hip-Hop could manifest.
Nerm, Nonames and Noisia played at the afterparty inside The Horse and Groom, a disco pub across the road.
Nerm started playing alternative music with an edge moving towards house in middle of his set, Nonames played Hip-Hop/ alternative beats/ Dubstep with Noisia ensuing a takeover playing the hard edged beats, breaks and bass they’re known for. Vibes were heavy! ;)
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!
Rahul Giri/ RHL from triphop band Sulk Station with Tanvi Rao did a exclusive mix for Nada Brahma, a UK online music magazine run by Sanjay Kundalia with a serious alternative tracklist of energy. The mix featured on my show oozing with rhythmic energy, deep soul and organic vibes, a serious mix!
Big Love to Sanjay and Rahul/ RHL for the feature mix which can be downloaded from the Nada Brahma website.
website: nadabrahma.co.uk @nadabrahmauk Nada Brahma FB
Sulk Station: sulkstation.com @sulkstation Sulk Station FB
Click on image for Mistry Mix link
Monokle- Swan (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)
Koreless- Lost in Tokyo
Nosaj Thing- 1685/Bach
Analogue Monsta- 2nd Boom
Mount Kimbie- Carbonate
Fantastic Mr Fox- Over
Rekha Bhardwaj- Badi Dheere (Bandish Project Remix)
Flying Lotus- Phantasm ft Laura Darlington
Simian Mobile Disco- Your Love Ain’t Fair
Disclosure- What’s in you head
Machinedrum- Sacred Frequency
The XX- Angels (Four Tet Remix)
Sulk Station- Piya II
Holy Other- Love some1
The Nada Brahma 006/ RHL mix can be downloaded from the website. Big Respect to Rahul & Sanjay!
Click on the image for Nada Brahma RHL exclusive link. FREE DOWNLOAD