Rolled North to Tufnell park the other night for System. Been a while since I’ve gone to a dance and actually enjoyed being there. Big dark space, weighty sound system and a freshly cut dubplate’s, a formula a lot of parties/venues seem to have dismissed over the past few years.
If you’re missing what certain parties used to offer when ‘Dubstep’ was still rooted in sound system culture and roots reggae you should definitely reach System.
Good seeing familiar faces again out to, JJ, Tri Funk, Grand, G Double, Quest, Heny, Jay 5ive, Youngsta, Squarewave, Syte and all the others I may have forgotten to mention.
Big up to Mala and Vivek for showering down the dance.
Following Noah’s post on the Mala in Cuba listening party here is a little more insight into the inspiration for the forthcoming album bought to you by the good people at Havana Cultura. Due to drop September 10th on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings this is set to be a big release. Check for the new 12″ ‘Cuba Electronic / Calle F’ available now HERE.
A few weeks ago I got an invite to Mala’s listening party for his new album ‘Mala in Cuba’. I found it pretty odd that the jam was held at the private members club, LOW, in St. James’s. It turns out that LOW hosts one of very few VOID sound systems, which had been especially made for the space. The VOID system certainly proved itself when its 21″ bass speakers were put into practice when Mala’s second track (Mulata) from the album dropped. With drinks proved by Havana Club and the infused Cuba riffs of trumpets, keys and horns over Mala’s deep bass it was a very enjoyable listening session. Stand out tracks for me were ‘Changguito’ due to the massive horn fanfair and ‘Calle F’, which is one of two lead singles out today the other is ‘Cuba Electronic’ which you can see the video for below.
The single is out today on Brownswood with the album to follow on September 10th.
Big shouts to Ashes57 for the photos and Gilles and the Brownswood gang for inviting me down.
Blackdown comes good once again with an exclusive mix and interivew from Cosmic Bridge boss, Om Unit.
Kromestar (feat. Team Starfleet) – Outer Limit (CBR002)
Om Unit vs Kromestar – Solar Cycle (CBR001)
Kromestar – Don’t Make Sense VIP (CBR003)
Danny Scrilla – X (Moresounds dub) (Un-released)
Moresounds – Analog Steak (CBR004)
Moresounds – Analog Steak (Danny Scrilla remix) (Un-released)
Danny Scrilla (feat. Om Unit) – Hunch (CBR006)
EAN – Flow (Om Unit remix) (CBR005)
Moresounds – Weeda (CBR004)
Danny Scrilla – Street Sound (CBR006)
EAN – Darknet (CBR005)
Download the mix HERE
Check out Blackdown’s interview with Om Unit too, where they talk about Om’s Digi-design remix, tempo’s, labels, Footwork and Phillip D Kick HERE
The CAMP (Basement) 70-74 City Rd, London, EC1Y 2BJ
£6 Advanced tickets // £8 before 11PM, more there after.
Limited Advanced tickets: HERE
Facebook event page: HERE
More Om Unit related blog matter, this time on behalf of Red Bull Studios London. The former RBMA participant has teamed up with vocalist Tamara Blessa (who’s previously worked with SpectraSoul and Massive Attack) to work on a track entitled ‘Dark Sunrise’ for his third EP ‘Aeolian’.
The EP is set to release later this month on Civil Music, and here’s a first look at the video, directed by Dan Hankinson.
Check out the Red Bull site for a quick interview with Tamera and Jim (Om Unit) HERE.
For more info on the release or to pre-order it hit up CIVIL MUSIC.
Om Unit’s label Cosmic Bridge, presents EAN’s ‘Darknet EP’. Boasting four solid tracks inspired by footwork, dubstep and jungle ranging from 80 to 160BPM making this an impressive debut from the London based producer.
The release also features a remix of Flow by label head, Om Unit.
Check out the audio:
The release is available through SURUS now on Vinyl, FLAC and MP3
Bok Bok introduces a new series from the Night Slugs gang…
01 – BOK BOK – On A Journey [cover]
02 – LEVON VINCENT – Six Figures (Novel Sound)
03 – KOWTON – Des Bisous
04 – BOK BOK & TOM TRAGO – Pathfinder BB VIP (Night Voyage)
05 – BOK BOK – Midnight Stop
06 – KOWTON – Jam01 (Levity Sound)
07 – COOLY G – Last Nite (Dub Organiser)
08 – GIRL UNIT – Cake Boss (Night Slugs)
09 – SOUND STREAM – “Live” Goes On (Sound Stream)
10 – JAM CITY – Her [BB Dubplate mix] (Night Slugs)
11 – BOK BOK – Silo Pass [VJUAN ALLURE Remix] (Night Slugs)
12 – HELIX – Damson.wav
13 – JAM CITY – How We Relate To The Body [12" Mix] (Night Slugs)
14 – HELIX – Pul$e Remix
15 – LIL SILVA – [untitled]
16 – ANTHONY SHAKIR – The Floor Filler [SKUDGE's Floor Killer Mix] (Rush Hour)
17 – GEENEUS vs SLIMZEE – Log Off (Dump Valve)
18 – BOK BOK – MJT [The Torture Trak] (Night Slugs)
19 – HINDZY D – Target Remix
20 – KAOS SOULJAS – Melody Refix
21 – YOUNGSTAR / FLIRTA D – Shottaz Riddim vocal
22 – HELIX – Drum Track [BB Devil Tool] (Night Slugs)
23 – GIRL UNIT – Double Take (Night Slugs)
24 – LLOYD DEVASTATING JACKMASTER – Magic Fingers (Dance Mania)
25 – DIZZEE RASCAL – Wheel (Dirtee Stank)
26 – BOK BOK – Charisma Theme Remix (Night Slugs)
27 – MORRI$ – White Hood (Night Slugs)