Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Octa Push - Kolokani - free mp3

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

Joyce Muniz Mixtape

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 Giveaway

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

New Steak House mashup: Natasja vs NB Funky

Over the last few months I have been finding the combination of dancehall/bashment with UK funky completely irresistable. Stush's voicing on Hard House Banton's Sirens, or Maxwell D's Funky Funky Funky mixtape with DJ Sidies (which you can download here btw) featuring vocals on many of the current funky anthems, have regularly appeared on my warm-summer playlists.

So time, I thought, to record a version of a mash up I've been recently featuring in my live sets, featuring the vocal (and riff) from Natasja and Enur's huge Bonfire track and NB Funky favourite Riddim Box. Enjoy!

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

Steak House Records is Go

Just a quick post to let you know that Steak House Records is now official. We've just confirmed worldwide distribution with ST Holdings and the first 12" should be out later in the year. Its going to be a split between the excellent Octapush and Mr Gasparov and you can hear previews of it on our myspace now!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

The Heatwave - Its Official

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