Friday, 19 June 2009

Something for the Weekend and A New Family Member

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

Milanese Bootlegs

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

- 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

Atki2 top 10 for June - why not?

1. Hyetal - Gold or Soul
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

Music For The Tube Strike

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

Musically Massive

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