Thursday, 24 December 2009
Hot on the heels of STEAK 001, praised by everyone from Thom Yorke to Sinden comes another 12” of karnival heat from Hanuman and Atki2’s Steak House imprint.
STEAK 002 sees label bosses Monkey Steak (Hanuman and Atki2) take the helm to deliver a release that fuses Soca, Funky and Bashment sounds with global influences and trademark Monkey Steak edits. The result is a record that’ll blow the roof off any dance!
A1: Hyped Up feat MC Zulu is an instant party classic. Featuring the
formidable vocal talents of the original badman MC Zulu. This tune is pure Soca Fire.
STEAK 002 A1 - Monkey Steak feat. MC Zulu - Hyped Up! by Steak House Records
A2: Bombeiros! is the riddim of Hyped Up and a huge tune in its own right.
Chromatic Bass and galloping Soca Beats raise the temperature on this tropical banger. One for the Airhorns Crew!
STEAK 002 - A2 Monkey Steak - Bombeiros! (Hyped Up Instrumental) by Steak House Records
B1: Tigris Riddim. As featured on Toddla T.’s Fabriclive:47 mix. Fragments of Iraqi folk music collide with bubbling bass and tuff bashment beats. Global Bass at its finest.
STEAK 002 B1 - Monkey Steak - Tigris Riddim by Steak House Records
B2: Haarlem Drift is a psychedelic funky anthem. Dreamy synths and punishing sub bass weave themselves around a broken tribal rhythm. Featured in Chrissy Murderbot’s massive Mad Decent Mixtape.
STEAK 002 B2 Monkey Steak - Haarlem Drift by Steak House Records
As a special Christmas Gift from Steak House we're also giving away a free 320 of Sheffield Garage Legend Grievous Angel's remix of Tigris Riddim from STEAK 002. Feel free to blog this, share it, whatever. Just click on the arrow on the top right of the player. Happy Xmas!
Monkey Steak - Tigris Riddim (Grievous Angel Remix) by Steak House Records
Monday, 7 December 2009
This mix has been on repeat for me since I first received it and its only fair that I share it because its huge! Warrior One are two producers from West London making some of the freshest and most exciting tunes I've heard in a while. Proper Karnival House heat! According the their bio:
"Warrior One is a master yoga pose dedicated to Virabhadra, the name of a fierce warrior incarnation of Shiva, who had a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, and wields a thousand clubs whilst wearing a tiger's skin. Deadly."
Their new EP (Including a fierce voicing by the one and only Lady Chann) is dropping Feb 15th on their own king pigeon label and you can grab the mix below.
Warrior One Mix
WARRIOR ONE FEAT LADY CHANN - KING RIDDIM
GRIEVIOUS ANGEL FEAT RIKO DAN - ICE RINK (FUNKY REMIX)
DOC DANEEKA - FUNKY BIT
RITON + PRIMARY ONE - WHO'S THERE? (L-VIS 1990 REMIX)
DOC DANEEKA - I CAN SEE (BUMP DUB REMIX)
TODDLA T + HERVE FEAT SEROCEE - SHAKE IT (DONAEO REMIX)
BEN ONONO - IT JUST WONT DO (WARRIOR ONES LOOSEY GOOSEY REMIX)
MAJOR LAZER - HOLD THE LINE (EDU K REMIX)
DJ ZINC + DAVE SPOON - GHOST TOWN (SOLUTIONS - WAS IT JUST A GAME - ACAPELLA)
ROSKA - GONE TO A BETTER PLACE
WARRIOR ONE - BAD LIKE JIMMY CLIFF
MAJOR LAZER - PON DE FLOOR
STICKY FEAT MAXWELL D - MAD MD
THE COUNT AND SINDEN - MEGA (DUB VERSION)
WARRIOR ONE - THE MACHINE
HOT CITY BASS - NO MORE
WARRIOR ONE - TURN THE MUSIC UP
PIDDY PY - GIGGLE RIDDIM
ZOMBY - EUPHORIA
GEENEUS FEAT KATY B - AS I (SKEPTA REMIX)
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Those looking to escape the hell of pre-Christmas preparation would be well advised to head down to Brixton on Sunday 13th December for the latest installment of Cosmonaut. Audio Sushi's resident spaceman Disastronaut will be playing alongside The Mighty Love, Orac, Gagarin and others. There'll be homecooked food and film screenings and you can bring your own drink. A good opportunity to keep out the winter cold with a cloak made of stardust.
Full details here
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Its been floating around for a while but I just picked up this rather wonderful Joy Orbison mix up from Trash Menagerie. This is perfect music for a hazy Sunday. Delirious synths wash around you, bringing with them swells of bass and strutting beats which swing between techno, funky, 2step, and speed garage. Put this on and let it coax you out of your hangover.
Joy Orbison - Doldrums 001 mix
01. Pearson Sound – Indelible // Aus
02. Karizma – Drumz Nightmare // R2
03. Nu-Birth – Anytime // Locked On
04. Tonya Renee – About You (Karizma Boucha Remix) // Home Recordings
05. Altered Natives – Rass Out // Fresh Minute Music
06. Joy Orbison – Smother // DOLDRUMS
07. Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn Remix) // Curle
08. Shed – Selection One // Soloaction
09. Ultramarine – Hooter (Carl Craig Remix/JORb EdiT) // Real Soon
10. Joy Orbison – Tentative Bidding // DOLDRUMS
11. Martyn – Hear Me // 3024
12. Joy Orbison – J. Doe // DOLDRUMS
13. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo // Hotflush
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Exciting times. We've just got everything finalised for the next record and I can confirm that STEAK 002 sees label bosses Monkey Steak (myself and Atki2) take the helm to deliver a release that fuses Soca, Funky and Bashment sounds with global influences and trademark Monkey Steak edits. We've enlisted the formidable vocal talents of the original badman MC Zulu on Hyped Up! and the record also features Tigris Riddim (as featured on Toddla T's recent Fabric mix) and Haarlem Drift (as featured on Murderbot's recent Mad Decent mixtape)
You can listen to short preview clips on our myspace by following the link below and hold tight for full previews on our Soundcloud soon:
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
It seems like every post I write at the moment mentions the Heatwave in some way and this, I'm afraid to say is no exception. Gabriel Heatwave's excellent Hot Wuk night this week plays host to Streatham Bass Badboy, Oneman. To celebrate he's put together a mix of dutty ragga garage bangers including future STEAK 003 - Baobinga and Killa Benz and its bloody great! You can stream it at the heatwave site or download it below
Oneman - Ragga Garage Mix For Hot Wuk.
- DJ Deller - Romantic Call
- PD Syndicate & Elephant Man - Zoom Zoom
- B-15 Project feat Crissy D & Lady G - Girls Like Us
- B-15 Project & Lady Saw - Freak
- Ed Case & Sweetie Irie - Who?
- Toddla T & Hervé feat Serocee - Shake It (Martelo Funky Edit)
- Baobinga & Killa Benz - Wine Up
- Sticky & Heartless Crew - Jump Around
- Breach - Sizzla Remix
- Geeneus & Ms Dynamite - Get Low
- Richie Dan - ??
- Pay As U Go (Maxwell D & Plague) - Champagne Dance 09
Sunday, 15 November 2009
The whole Bashment Funky takeover shows no signs of slowing down. People like Gabriel Heatwave (with his excellent Funky Bashment mix) and of course our own Steak House Crew have been pushing this sound hard recently. Sometime heatwave vocalist and all round bad boy Rubi Dan has come up with this latest Karnival banger alongside Juxci with the two of them spitting fire over The Bop Riddim. You can grab it below:
Rubi Dan and Juxci - Bashment Funky
Friday, 6 November 2009
I was doing a bit of digging for info on the New Snoop Dogg Album, Malice in Wonderland when I came across a video that Diplo had posted to his twitter feed from hiphopDX.
I'd never heard of Mayer Hawthorne but was intrigued enough from the short clip to do some googling. According to his label, Stone's Throw:
"Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided....(he) but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr"
Listening through to his stuff on youtube, this really comes across. At first listen his music is completely timeless, you can't tell if you're listening to modern versions of old tracks, or completely new stuff. The record that really blew me away is the gorgeously designed 10" Just Aint gonna Work Out. Pressed onto candy red heart shaped vinyl, these two tracks are equal parts J-Dilla and Smokey Robinson with just a nod in the direction of Prince's Slow Love. You can get the digital at Juno and Boomkat and you can hear the tunes below.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
I’ve been enjoying these two cheeky bootlegs from the wonderfully named Benga Boys. Taking Benga’s already party friendly Night and Crunked Up and mashing them together with the infectious pop of Kid Cudi’s Day and Night and Outkast’s Stankonia classic The Whole World.
These tunes are straight up party classics and you can grab them in their full 320 glory below.
These tunes are straight up party classics and you can grab them in their full 320 glory below.
Friday, 23 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Released October 12th on 12" Vinyl
Released October 19th as Digital Download
Available from all good records shops as well as iTunes, Beatport, Juno, Boomkat etc.
For Stockist enquiries please contact Steakhouserecords @ Gmail.com
To Listen to the tunes please check the post below.
Monday, 17 August 2009
Its finally happening. STEAK 001 is coming out! The first record on our own imprint is on its way. Distributed by ST Holdings its due out in late September or early October and its pure carnival fire! Read on for more info and to hear the tunes. Feel free to leave us some comments we'd love to know what you think.
Mr. Gasparov is Lisbon’s premier purveyor of Intelligent Bass Music. Using graphics tablets, midi controllers and a synth made from an old McDonalds till point, Mr Gasparov makes intricate, bass heavy dub techno / two step crossovers that will destroy any dancefloor with enough detail to keep the experimental heads attention.
‘1975′ is a slow build 2step workout with skittery beats and thumping sub that delivers in all the right places. Think El-B meets Aphex Twin under a tropical sky.
Mr Gasparov - 1975
Octa Push were formed when Portuguese Bass Music pioneer Conspira challenged producers Mushug and Dizzycutter to join forces and create a totally live dance music project. Their unique fusion of Bashment, UK Garage and Dubstep with other elements like Afrobeat and Techno has put them at the forefront of the Iberian electronic music scene with explosive performances at places like SONAR, Glade, and Fabric.
Ai Nadia is a throbbing afro-step monster. Shuddering sub bass and chanted vocals collide to create something very special indeed.
Octa Push - Ai Nadia
‘Laika Likes it’ combines sweet female vocals, broken garage beats, and pounding bass to devastating effect. This is a tune firmly for the hips.
Toddla T contributes the latest installment to the Fabric Live mix series which hits record shops today. We're particularly excited about this one as it features an unreleased Monkey Steak beat called Tigris Riddim! Other artists represented include Toddla himself (of course), Skream, Oris Jay, Sticky, Deadmau5, Geeneus, Untold, Lil Silva etc etc! Check the Fabric website here for the full tracklist....
Here's a complete track off the mix, hosted by Black Plastic (this is one of my personal favourites) - Lady Chann gets heavy on classic a Sticky riddim... Ms Dynamite first spat "Boo" to this one!
Friday, 14 August 2009
Excellent, atmospheric stuff!
Check this HOT remix of Busy Signals 'Cool Baby' by our good friend, and all round karnival maestro, Poirier.
For more info & music from Poirier please check http://www.poiriersound.com/
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
I just wanted to quicky tell you all about Ruffnek Disotek's 4th birthday bash which is happening in Bristol on Saturday 22nd August at Cosies.
For those of you who dont know, Ruffnek Diskotek is our club night. We've spent the last few years pushing underground, bass heavy soundsystem insprired music in Bristol and have brought a wealth of dubstep, reggae & electronic music talent to our fair city over that time.
To celebrate this achievment we having a residents party at out monthly dance where we will dance, drink, eat cake and have lots of fun with our friends & family. No doubt there will be lots of fresh Steak House material getting played too.
If you're in Briz on the 22nd please come down & join us! All tribes are welcome!
For more info on Ruffnek Diskotek check the myspace: www.myspace.com/ruffnekdiskotek or find us on Facebook.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
A mix and some free tunes from one of my favourite producers on the scene right now. Groucho Marxx draws elements from house, uk funky, afrobeat, baile funk etc to create a sound that is altogether his own. I've been rinsing his tunes out everywhere recently and he's very kindly let me give a couple of them away free on the blog.
First up though, a recent mix that I picked up from his blog. You can grab it here:
Groucho Marxx - Deep Mundial Mix
1.Andre Torquato Project-Manfrida
4.Dj Romain-The Oneness Of Ro'
6.Suges-We Own The Night
7.Groucho Marxx-Voodoo Doll
8.Theo Parrish-Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix)
9.Richard Les Crees-Dengon (Frederik Stark Dub)
Now the tunes. Funky Lagos is an afro house monster that sounds like 2 parts Masters at Work, 1 part Fela Kuti, served in a tall glass with plenty of ice.
Groucho Marxx - Funky Lagos
El Cubano combines latin keys with funky house beats and bass to devastating effect. Every time I've played this out it has gone off:
Groucho Marxx - El Cubano
Saturday, 1 August 2009
The guys from Gothenburg's Blenda Sound just sent through some mp3s of a new project they've been working on. They've hooked up with vocalist Original Chappa to produce Block Corner, his debut album. From what I've heard of the album so far its going to be big; dirty electronic bass and upfront dancehall beats sweetenened with dubby keys and Chappa's soulful vocals. Killer
High Grade is unsurprisingly a paean to reggae's favourite herb. It's a fiery bashment number with a killer bassline and you can grab it here:
Original Chappa - High Grade
In other news, we've just started a youtube channel. At the moment its only got a couple of Glade videos up there (including Brother Wetlands getting sexy here) but we'll be adding all the forthcoming tunes in the Steak House stable very soon. You can have a look here:
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
In a wave of hype-building, bed-wetting anticipation for their forthcoming EPs on Iberian Records and Steak House Records (no less), Bruno and Leo once again show their unbelievable (and one could say reckless) generosity by giving away another of their hot productions! Frankly, I'm still reeling from their remix of Buraka Som Sistema's Sound of Kuduro, and "Kolokani" is equally essential. As you'd expect from Lisbon's finest bass makers, this tune is pure dancefloor fire!
Octa Push - Kolokani
"Ai Nadia" and "Laika Likes It" by Octa Push, backed by "1975" by Mr Gasparov will be released on Steak House Records this autumn.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
I'm at home ill at the moment but am being sustained by the simply wonderful Joyce Muniz mixtape that I picked up off DiscoBelle.
Man Recordings, Germany's greatest purveyor of tropical heat have started a mixtape series. As label boss, Daniel Haaksman says:
"As every gentleman´s motto is “Ladies first”, here´s the Man Rec Mixtape #1 by our beloved Joyce Muniz: It´s full of new and unreleased tropical heat from Solo to Riva Starr, Man Rec classics re-edited, to new baile bangers and house shakers - a mix perfect to grind your sun tanned bodies at the pool."
If the rest of the series is anything like this then Haaksman is onto something very special indeed.
Joyce Muniz - Mexe Mexe
1. kubo/un korpo/mixtape intro
2. kubo feat. Joyce muniz – mela
3. zombie disco squad- esperanto (solo rmx)
4. crookers feat. Mc leka – para de gracinha ( sticky K rmx)
5. beware & motorpitch – backstabber (more drums less talk mix)
6. eduk – jumpin N´pumpin
7. dj woody- buffalo bill
8. dj edgar – projeto funk se- (vem kikando)
9. daniel haaksman- senta senta
10. chris james & lee dearn – torcida cumbia
11. renaissance man -what is guru (rivastarr rmx)
12. nick & dannychatelain – katrinyla (buff buff rmx)
13. kubo feat. joyce muniz – solta a porra (joyce muniz & SR edit version)
14. solo – joga bola
15. daniel haaksman feat. mc miltinho – kid conga
16. metal cut – izotope
17. scottie b & king tutt- african chant (top billin rmx)
18. kubo feat. joyce muniz – rebola
19. douster- for weirdos only (momma´s boy rmx)
20. bonde do role- solta o frango (schlachhof bronx rmx)
21. air tronic – remember (b. funk electric mix)
22. buraka som sistema- puxada (joyce muniz & SR edit version)
23. flore feat. shunda k – test
24. dj beware & motorpitch – la mezcla
25. outro / vaza
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Forensics, master of moody minimalism has very kindly given us a track from his My Strength is my Weakness mini album (DIGISINLP05) to give away on the blog. Up at Dawn is a brooding and claustrophobic ambient piece where brittle, lo-fi acoustic guitar fights for breathing space with brutal Beneath a Steel Skyesque atmospherics.
Basically, its well moody and we like it. It’ll only be up for a limited time so grab it now while you can.
Forensics – Up At Dawn (now Streaming)
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Natasja ft Enur vs NB Funky - Bonfire Riddim Box (Steak House mashup)
For more big Natasja tracks (including the original Bonfire), check Gabriel Heatwave's recent tribute here.
Monday, 6 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Apparently its official. We are in the midst of a heatwave. Don't panic though, we still have a while before the crops whither and the earth cracks. Until then I suggest that you get down you local park/garden with a few cold beers and some good tunes and soak up the sun. God knows its rare enough in the UK.
To that end, here's some DJ mixes that are perfect for lazing on a sunny afternoon. First up I have to send some thanks to my man thinkyman (via the always brilliant Generation Bass) who pointed me in the direction of this excellent minimix from Andy Kisaragi of LBFM (don't google LBFM at work, I did and got a surprise) 15 tracks of pure global bass fire in 15 minutes, this mix covers a lot of ground from hip hop to bhangra to balkan beat. Grab it here:
Andy Kisaragi - 15 tunes in 15 minutes
Anything Goes – Major Lazer
Dhol – Crush Sounds pres. Indian Breaks
Fight on the Streets – Max Pashm
Soobax – K’Naan
Gravel Walk – Sean Kilbride & andykisaragi
Borino Oro – Shantel
Schuttel Deinen Speck – Peter Fox
Double Up – Killaqueenz
General – Buraka Som Sistema
Belboeli (Bob Hotskin remix) – Forty Thieves Orkestae
The Tangent Universe – Mood Deluxe
Give Me The Food – Miss Platnum
Carolina – Bucovina Club vs Taraf de Haidouks
Tigeraso – Maluca
Jungle Shadow – Kiril feat MC Wasp & Rucl
Next up Nick Catchdub's contribution to the excellent (and now defunct I think) Lemon Red mix series. I don't have a track listing but the bmore refix of Sir Duke slays me every time. Grab it here:
Nick Catchdubs - Lemon Red Mix Series. December 2005
Finally, I can't write a post about the Heatwave without mentioning London's favourite bashment peddlars, The Heatwave. All of their mixes are worth listening to but I've been caning their St George's day Rinse session loads recently. You can grab it below:
The Heatwave - St George's Day Special
- Crazy Cousinz - Inflation
- Aidonia & Crazy Cousinz - Bounce (Inflation Riddim)
- Peter King - Soca Body
- Suncycle & Mungo's Hi Fi - Around The World
- Riko - Demon Burial (Slow Bounce Riddim)
- Riko - Informer Must Dead (Sleng Teng Riddim)
- YT - England Ah Mi Yard (Electro Agony Riddim)
- Lady Chann - Baby Chann (Retro Sess Riddim)
- Gappy Ranks - Stinking Rich
- Tippa Irie & Mungo's Hi Fi - Ruff Mi Tuff
- Lady Chann & Sticky - Your Eye Too Fast (Fugitive Riddim)
- Maxwell D & Lil Silva - Blackberry Hype
- Gappy Ranks & Rockwell D - Girls Meltdown
Friday, 19 June 2009
Its Friday and time for a quick round up of mixes that’ll get me through the weekend with a smile on my face. First up is the excellent Lotion and Motion mix from up and coming DJ/Producer and OMG resident Tekton Naggar.
Tekton has been tearing up dancefloors across Bristol and the South West with his unique blend of Global Bass; mashing together Dubstep, Kuduro, Baile Funk, and Booty Bass in a way that is guaranteed to make the party go off!
Tekton Naggar – Lotion and Motion mix
01. Ize - Tronku Di Mundo
02. RSD - Firewall dub
03. Crazy Cousinz - Bongo Jam (L-vis 1990 & Bok Bok refix)
04. Buraka Som Sistema & Dj Znobia - Luanda/Lisboa
05. Baobinga - State of Ghetto Jackin' (Dave Nada remix)
06. Costuleta ft Dj Znobia - Tchriri
07. The Whip - Divebomb (Mumdance Carnival remix)
08. Solo - Congoloid - (Minimow remix)
09. Digital Dave - Bmore Percolator
10. Bass Weazal - Weazals love Bob Marley
11. Mr. Vegas - Oh My Gosh (Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir Gutter remix)
12. Roddie Tedwards - B-line Woman
13. Greenskeepers - Bang in Your Face
14. Mikix the Cat - Freeze (Drop the Lime remix)
Staying in the capital of dutty bass music, I’d like to welcome a new arrival to the Steak House Family. From next week Bristol dancehall ambassador Dub Boy will be joining the blog to give us the skinny on all things bashment, soca, and carnival. To celebrate this we’re posting up the absolutely fierce second instalment of his rooted and grounded mix series. This mix has more bangers than a lorry full of illegal fireworks! You can grab some artwork here and the mix here:
Dub Boy – Rooted and Ground Vol 2
* Shinehead – Billie Jean (African Love)
* Bounty Killer, Nitty Kuchie & Angel Doolas – Go Away (Kingston 11)
* Biga – Nah Buss Mi Gun Fa Nuhum (Furybass)
* Colonel Maxwell – Heart Attack (Furybass)
* Carl Meeks – Help Me Jah (Furybass)
* Mikey Melody – Stand Up & Chant (Furybass)
* Laroz & Ranking Levy – Rootsman Party (........)
* Zion Train ft Dubdadda – Boxes & Amps (Wadadda remix) (Universal Egg)
* Minoo – December (Universal Egg)
* Zion Train ft YT - Life That I Choose (Universal Egg)
* Omar Perry – Daily Bread (Universal Egg)
* Zion Train ft YT – Skank That I Choose (Prof Skank remix) (Universal Egg)
* Carlton Livingston – No Answer (Universal Egg)
* Zion Train ft YT – Baby Father (Weeding Dub Remix) (Universal Egg)
* Ranking Joe – Satan Bites The Dust (Jah Warrior)
* Macka B – Warrior Style (Ariwa)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Brother Culture – Ing (Scotch Bonnet)
* Vibronics – Long Time Version (Scoops)
* Dub Invasion – Guide I (unreleased)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi – Around The Redub (Scotch Bonnet)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Soom T – DJ Killer (Unreleased)
* DanMan – Jah Rain (RSD Remix) (Ranking Records)
* Jah Warrior – Star Of David (Jah Warrior)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi – Warm Up (Unreleased)
* RSD – Jah Way (Punch Drunk)
* Clouds – Elders (Wadadda refix) (Jahtari)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi – Dubplate Fi Dem (Scotch Bonnet)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi – Babylon Glitch (Unreleased)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Benjammin – Mexican Bean (Scotch Bonnet)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Ranking Joe – How You Bad So (Scotch Bonnet)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Murrayman – Mash Up (Scotch Bonnet)
* Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Lyricson – Grudge & Vanity (Scotch Bonnet)
* Kenny Knots & The Roots Squad – Too Much Gunshot (Jah Tubbys)
* Johnny Clark – Declaration Of Rights (4-4 High Steppers Mix) (Mafia & Fluxy)
* Kyla – Do You Mind (Lovers Rock Remix) (Ariwa)
Finally a little nod to my man Toddla T for this mix that I came across the other day on the FriedMyLittleBrain blog. Toddla put this cheeky little mix together with MC Serocee to celebrate Fabric’s 9th Birthday last year. I don’t have a tracklist but I can tell you that one of the first tunes he plays is an exclusive Monkey Steak tune that’s coming out on steak House later in the year.
Toddla T and Serocee – Happy Birthday Fabric.
Monday, 15 June 2009
Just came across this cheeky pair of Bootlegs on the excellent Music Forest blog (excellent if you read Japanese, pretty good even if you can't). Mr Milanese has had his fingers on the remix buttons and done a couple of cheeky bootlegs of tunes from his 2006 debut album Extend.
Caramel fixup takes his sublime Caramel Cognac and blends it with Dizzee Rascal's dancefloor smash Fix Up Look Sharp turning into a brooding bass heavy monster:
Milanese - Caramel Fixup
Timbaland's - The Way I Are gets the mashup treatment on Peggy Land; Milanese gluing it together with the skewed hip hop of Peggy Flynn III:
Milanese - Peggy Land
In other bootleg news Bristol Bass Wunderkind Gemmy has done a couple of genius remixes of the Sonic the Hedgehog theme. I don't have downloads for these but you can stream them from the consistently excellent highrise blog here.
Friday, 12 June 2009
2. Falty DL - To New York
3. Cooly G - Love Dub Refix
4. Addison Groove - Chasing Dragons
5. Hanuman - Bola (Atki2 Remix)
6. Lil Silva - Seasons
7. Octa Push ft MC Zulu - Baila Mundo
8. Maxwell D & Lil Silva - Blackberry Hype
9. Vybz Cartel - Last Man Standing (DJ Shreda funky remix)
10. Rubik - Carrion
Thursday, 11 June 2009
The London Underground strike has meant that my trips to the office are taking a lot longer than usual. The upside of this is that I’ve got loads more time to listen to music on the way in. Below are some recent (and one not so recent) mixes that have been cheering me up amidst sweaty bus rides and long walks across the capital.
First up is Gabriel Heatwave’s excellent new Early Warming mix. This mix has kept me smiling and enjoying looking at London through the windows of the 43.
The Heatwave – Early Warming Mix
1. Laden - Really Like You
2. Gappy Ranks - Gyal Mi Love
3. Voicemail - Ride Mi Bike
4. Gyptian - Money Man
5. Buju Banton - Buy Love
6. Richie Spice - Soothing Sound
7. Konshens - Straight Forward
8. Busy Signal - Beep
9. Mavado - Neva Believe U
10. Equiknoxx & Gerusalem - Cobba Cobba Riddim
11. Lil Joe - Wine
12. Tifa - Single
13. Spice - Badmind
14. Cecile - How It Feels
15. Anthony B - Roll Mi Gal
16. Mr Vegas - Mi Believe
17. Mr Vegas - Old School Hustling
18. Major Lazer feat Mr Lexx & Santigold - Hold The Line
19. Gappy Ranks - Put The Stereo On
20. Erup & Nature - Trample Dem
21. Beres Hammond - I Feel Good
22. Beres Hammond & Donovan Germain - I Feel Dub
23. General Degree - Jah Will Provide
24. Delly Ranx - Pleasure Pain
25. Buju Banton - Pretty Every Time
26. Cornadoor - Chocolate Fudge
Next up is Brazil’s favourite Barcelona based export, DJ Blip. The To All Tits Bigger Than Mine mix flows effortlessly from dubstep, to bassline, to bmore, to baile funk and back again. Nice to see a Monkey Steak tune in there too!
DJ Blip – To All Tits Bigger Than Mine
01. Timeblind _ Backwardation
02. Monkey Steak _ Voodoo Is Everywhere
03. Uncle Bakongo _ Makonde
04. RSD _ On Deck
05. Blackdown feat. Badness, Riko, Flowdan and Killa P _ Bullet A'Go Fly
06. Akira Kiteshi _ Pinball
07. Karizma _ Drumz Nightmare
08. Untold _ Anaconda
09. King Cannibal _ Virgo
10. Geeneus vs Wizzbit _ Da Stomp Riddem
11. RSD _ Accepted
12. Kutz _ Tarantula
13. Dj Flack _ Moodystepper
14. Fused Forces _ Animal
15. Solid Groove and Sinden_ Red Hot
16. Kazey and Bulldog _ Big Truck
17. Franz Ferdinand _ Ulysses Zomby Gloop RMX
18. Timeblind _ Backwardation, yes, again, deserves it
19. MPC _ Rio Dub Style Bruno Belluomini RMX
20. Geiom & Earlybird _ Net Weight
21. Zomby _ 1up
22. Zôl _ Syphillisupastar
23. Alien Entertainment _ Shoot to Kill Instrumental
24. Kelis _ Bossy Two Fingers RMX
25. Ghislain Poirier _ Pou Ki Sa Dub feat. Nik Myo
26. Chancha Via Circuito _ Buss It feat. Jahdan Blakkamore
27. Busta Rhymes _ I Got Bass
28. Dj Flack _ Rock to the Rhythm
29. Ghislain Poirier _ No More Blood feat Face T
Techno legend Derrick May has been soundtracking the journey back home the last couple of days with this excellent live mix recorded back in 1990 in Bristol. Pure old school techno fire!
Derrick May – Live in Bristol 1990
Suburban Knight - The Art of Stalking
Liaisons Dangereuses - Peut Etre... Pas
Fade To Black - In Sync
Asmo - Music Please
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Loom
Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings of Life
Earth People - Dance
Rhythim Is Rhythim - It Is What It Is
Model 500 - The Wanderer
DJ Mink - Hey Hey can You Relate (Sunshine Dub Instrumental)
Suburban Knight - The Worlds
LFO - LFO Remix
Petra & Co - Just Let Go (Dub)
Scram - I Believe (Before the Storm Mix)
A Man Called Adam - Techno Powers
Sueño Latino Ft. Carolina Damas - Luxuria
Reese - Just Want Another Chance
Bluejean - Track Show Vol 1 - H
The D.O.C. - Portrait Of A Masterpiece (Orginal Album Version)
A Guy Called Gerald - Emotions Electric (Frankie Foncett Mix)
De-Lite - What Is Love? (Holographic Goatee Mix)
Pete Shelley - Witness The Change
Lil' Louis & The World - Nyce & Slo (Luv Bug Mix)
Soho - Hot Music (Jazz Mix)
MIC - Oobe 1
Rhythim is Rhythim - Drama
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Andy Weatherall A Mix Of Two Halves)
Friday, 5 June 2009
Just got the promo through for the new David Last / MC Zulu album Musically Massive and it really does live up to its name. Last has put together an album of tight minimal dancehall, house, soca and carnival riddims. The mighty Zulu's vocal work references everything from cult film The Warriors, Spanish fly, and doo wop.
Ghettoblaster is a cheeky electro dancehall banger that sounds like it could've come out of the Toddla T mix of the same name:
David Last Vs MC Zulu: Ghettoblaster
Put me on your Guest List employs the formidable MPC/Vocal talents of CX Kidtronik (download his excellent Krak Attack Mixtape here) to make a proper bass heavy 4/4 monster that fuses elements of funky, soca, hip hop, and house:
David Last Vs MC Zulu feat CX Kidtronik and Maharani: Put me on your Guest List
Friday, 29 May 2009
The Kymatik Mix Archive is now online at http://www.kymatik.co.uk. Neil Kymatik was a luminary of the Bristol Dubstep scene; co founder of the excellent Soul Motive record label, byte resident and all round good chap. After Kymatik's untimely death earlier this year, some friends got together to provide a fitting tribute to the dubstep don by creating a place where all of his mixes would be permanently archived. My Favourite mix is below but you should take the time to go through the site and explore them all because they're great!
Kymatik - Sundown
01: Forsaken- Into The Sunset
02: Phaeleh ft Ngaio- Fires
03: Darkstar- Lily Liver (Starkey Rmx)
04: Clouds- Protecting Hands Pt 1
05: TRG + Dub U- Losing Marbles (2562 Rmx)
06: Clouds- Protecting Hands Pt 2
07: Peverelist- Infinity Is Now
08: Quark + Ruckspin- Sunshine
09: Forsaken- Last Saloon Swagger
10: Tekton Naggar- Moving On
11: Geiom ft Marita- Reminissin’
12: Hyetal- Gold Or Soul
13: Joker- Snake Eater
14: Pangaea- Router
15: Sully- Phonebox
16: Sines- Test 7 (Hyetal Rmx)
17: Martyn- Vancouver
18: Peverelist- CM3 Skank
19: Goth Trad- Genesis
20: Kryptic Minds- Minor 9 (Headhunter Rmx)
21: Cult Of The 13th Hour- Wickedness
22: Sharmaji- Break Your Heart
23: Silkie- Dam4
24: Coleco- Campfire Funk
25: TRG- Move Dis
26: Unknown- Untitled
27: Joker- 80s
28: Joker + Rustie- Play Doe
Friday, 22 May 2009
Slew Dem's Tempa T has a fierce new tune on garage connoisseur's label of choice no hats no hoods. Next Hype is grime at its angriest, Tempz spitting pure venom over a stripped back synth and kick drum rhythm. Pure Grime bombast with a great video featuring the big dog Westwood.
Plastician, Brackles, and Scratcha DVA are on remix duties. Scratcha takes the original and pushes it an even darker direction, all shuddering bass and broken arcade machine synths sparing with Tempa's vocals over a skanking grimestep beat. This tune will destroy any dance you'll be at over the summer:
Tempa T - Next Hype (Scratcha DVA mix)
Sunday, 17 May 2009
DJ Zhao from Berlin's Ngoma Sound System crew has been making waves with his Global Bassweight series of mixes recently. Ngoma, according to their blog are:
"Ngoma: Swahili word meaning Drums, Dance, and Song. Soundsytem: The positive side of globalization-- bass culture and musical heritage fuse; ultra-modern riddims meet the wealth of local flavors; irresistable next-level urban dance music arise on every continent. India, Cuba, Tanzania, Egypt, Cape Town, these are just a few destinations where wild styles are born, crucial new scenes thrive - places out of reach to most - NGOMA ambassadors of funk bring the heat from party hotspots across the known world - the wickedest beats and sweetest flows."
Zhao's mixes effortlessly fuse the sounds of the Global South with UK and Eurocentric Garage, Dubstep, Grime and Funky house riddims to create a sound that straddles genres and continents with ease, dropping sonic bombs that destroy dancefloors from London to Kinshasa to Denpasar and back again.
All of Ngoma's mixes are pure fire but my favourite is the Fusion Part 1 mix which takes traditional and contemorary music from places like Turkey, Indonesia, and Ethiopia and places it alongside heavyweight riddims by the likes of Pinch, Danny Weed, Wiley and Shackleton.
You can stream it from Get Darker here:
Ngoma Sound System - Fusion 1
Or you can Grab the mp3s here (Part A) and here (Part B)
02 Deadbeat - Lost Luggage / Indonesia traditional - Spring Water
03 itoa - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart's Dub Band D1 / Indonesia traditional - Morning Sun
04 Balwinder Safri - Karve Da Din / 2562 - Basin Dub
05 Iran Traditional - Zeybek / Dj Hatcha - Chillz
06 The Mahotella Queens - Muntu Wesilisa / Wiley - Bang Bang Instrumental
07 Turkia Traditional - Kervan / L-Wiz - Fruit Shop
08 Indonesia Traditional - Sanda Kandung / Grime instrumental
09 Benga - Half Ounce / Burundi Traditional bernadette ii
10 Indonesia Traditional - Ngantosan / Mark One - Slang
11 Danny Weed - Dirty Den / Huseyin Ali Riza Albayrak - Ey Zahid
12 African Headcharge - Belinda / Blir - 19_4_04
13 Kode 9 - Magnetic City / Akhenation - 361 Degrees
14 Pinch - Qawwali / Toshinori Kondo - Fukotsu
15 Indonesia Traditional / L-Wiz - Fruit Shop
16 The Mahotella Queens - Ndodana Yolahleko / Skream - Skunkstep
17 Circle - Memo / Even Order
18 Hiripsime - ces femmes qui me ressemblent / Cyrus - Random Trio - Bounty
19 Hijak - Nightmares / ø - Toisaalia
20 Ana Whabibi - Mahmoud Fadi (interlude)
21 The Mahotella Queens - Amezemula / Iron Soul - Slo Moshun
22 African Headcharge - Run Come Saw / DQ1 - Wear The Crown
23 Indonesia Traditional - Padang Magek / Omen - Rebellion
24 Mulatu Astatge - Kulunmanqueleshi / Dj Hatcha - Just a Rift
25 Loka - Fire Shepherds / L-Wiz - Fruit Shop
26 Loka - Fire Shepherds / Dubwoofa - Devoliz
Zhao's other mixes are equally great and can be downloaded here:
DJ Zhao - Ngoma Vol 1
DJ Zhao - Ngoma Vol 2
DJ Zhao - Ngoma Vol 3
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Major Lazer feat Santogold and Mr Lexx - Hold the Line (Poirier Remix)
Monday, 11 May 2009
First up is Sheffield’s BitSlap. This man of many monikers has been active in the Sheffield music scene for over a decade; first as one of the organisers of near legendary c90 parties and latterly as one of the chaps behind new Squonk Bass night We Wear the Gold with shadowy enigma DJ Derek Tibbs.
Cherry Aid is the sound of the Super Mario Brothers attending a New Orleans funeral. The shuffling halfstep patterns and mournful synth lines clash with a skanking chromatic bass rundown and shuffling white noise snares to create a sound that’s both sombre and slinky.
BitSlap – Cherry Aid
Rochdale’s finest émigré Breakwhore is part of Bristol’s Blunderphonics crew. His tune Greasychipstep is like encountering the final boss from double dragon on the stairs at DMZ.
Breakwhore - GreasyChipStep
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
The chaps over at PDXinDub have been kind enough to post future Steak House collaborator Starkey's recent live mix from their Various night in Portland, Oregon. The mix contains more exclusives and dubs than you can shake a speaker at and Starkey reckons its one of his favourite sets he's played. You can grab it in full 320 glory here:
Starkey live @ Various 11th April 2009
You can also pick up Starkey's fierce new mixtape here or here.
TRACKLIST: Starkey @ Various:
01 - Starkey "Fidelio"
02 - Ray Keith "Something Out There (DZ remix)"
03 - AC Slater "Calm Down"
04 - Starkey ft. Durrty Goodz "Gutter Music"
05 - DZ & Kozee "Crack"
06 - Blackheart "Jupiter"
07 - Starkey "Pressure"
08 - Starkey "Beatingz"
09 - Starkey "Gritty"
10 - General Midi & Foreign Beggars "4 Million Ways (Ginz's Purple
11 - Joker & Ginz "Re-Up"
12 - Tempa T "Next Hype (Starkey remix)"
13 - Starkey "Dementia"
14 - Jamie Vex'd "Radiant Industry"
15 - Starkey "Creature"
16 - Pinch "Attack of the Giant Killer Robot Spiders!"
17 - Starkey "Pleasure Points"
18 - MOVES!!! "All Skate"
19 - Scarlet Harlots "Backlash (Raffertie remix)"
20 - The Brown Acid "Try Humanity (Starkey remix)"
21 - Numan "Skull Crusher"
22 - Stagga "Timewarp (remix)"
23 - Starkey "Dark Alley"
24 - Joker & Gemmy "Electric Wow"
25 - Nocturnal "Factory Settings"
26 - Stature "Gardener's World"
27 - EPROM "Humanoid Dub"
28 - Starkey "Murderous Words"
29 - Starkey "Starting Gates"
30 - Slugabed "Ultra Heat Treated"
31 - Starkey "Miracles (Jamie Vex'd remix)"
32 - Starkey & Ginz "Purple City"
33 - Starkey "Striking Distance"
34 - Kito "To the Floor"
35 - J-Sweet "Kerb"
36 - Starkey ft. Cerebral Vortex & Buddy Leezle "Club Games"
37 - Starkey "Swollen Glands"
38 - T-Pain "Chopped & Skrewed"
39 - Starkey "Gutter Music VIP"
40 - Slugabed "Sun Too Bright Turn It Off"
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
People have been saying very nice things about the artwork for our new EP so I thought that I should take some time to mention the designer behind the labels. Her name is Anne Larsson and she's a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Sweden whose work is absolutely amazing. When she heard the that the EP was called Ratatosk's Tree she immediately got to work in illustrating the Norse myth. You can see her result here along with the excellent voodoo imagery she did for the other side.
Anne's website is here and you can contact her for commissions here. She also has blogs here and here.
Friday, 17 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
We've got a Brand New EP about to come out on Chrissy Murderbot's rather wonderful Sleazetone imprint. It's 5 tracks of wonky Bassline, Soca, and Baile Funk put through the Steak House filters.
This is what people are saying about it:
Ratatosk's Tree" EP, their first release for Sleazetone, sees them taking things in a more bassline-oriented direction, with 5 tracks of forward-thinking 4x4 anthems informed by garridge & dubstep, with some Latin-American / Carribean vibes thrown in the mix. “Warpath”, “Sexypumpy”, and “Voodoo is Everywhere” are absolute stormers—heavy-hitting bassline cuts with an abstract bent that will keep the experimental heads’ attention. “Veuve Edouard” is a throbbing bass monster—baile funk meets dubstep production quality. Rounding out the pack, “History!” is a fast-moving soca-influenced dancefloor smasher with some absolutely SICK sub bass.
If you can't wait for the vinyl then you can grab a copy of History right here:
Monkey Steak - History!
Our very dear feline friend Word the Cat put his own unique take on the tune with a chopped and screwed version for all the sizzup heads. You can grab it here:
Monkey Steak Vs The Dream - Falsetto History (Word The Cat Refix)