Monday, 17 August 2009

Steak House Records - STEAK 001

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.

STEAK 002 and STEAK 003 soon come!

STEAK 001 brings together the hottest Global Bass talent from the Iberian Peninsula: Octa Push and Mr Gasparov.

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

Mr Gasparov - 1975 by Steak House Records

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

Octa Push - Ai Nadia by Steak House Records

‘Laika Likes it’ combines sweet female vocals, broken garage beats, and pounding bass to devastating effect. This is a tune firmly for the hips.

Octa Push - Laika Likes It by Steak House Records

Toddla T - Fabriclive 47

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

Forensics ft Indi Kaur - Exile VIP (video)

Ruffnek Diskotek resident, and general master of eerie, minimalist doomstep, Forensics, & long time Atki2 collaborater, Indi Kaur, have just had a great promo video shot for their Exile VIP track.

Excellent, atmospheric stuff!

Busy Signal - Cool Baby (Poirier Remix) (video)


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

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Ruffnek Diskotek 4th Birthday Bash!

Hey folks

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: or find us on Facebook.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Groucho Marxx - Mix and Free Tunes

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
2.Dom Haywood-London
4.Dj Romain-The Oneness Of Ro'
5.Franky Rizardo-Afrika
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)
10.Blaze-Revolution Poem

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

Original Chappa - High Grade

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: