One man out there doing it for us at the minute has to be France’s BBrave, who’s Akwaaba label regularly find the very best transmissions from Africa, and uncovered one of favourite current selectors in DJ Satelite.
Here the intrepid selector comes with almost an hour of the best in dancehall, Afrohouse and rugged, rhytmic dance music for the folks at Okayafrica. Download on the player above. Absolutely sterling selection and all delivered in a choppy, rolling style - unmissable basically.
A real treasure trove here, as one of the most defining figures in the modern UK sound uploads 25 classic mixes to his Soundcloud page.
Solid-as-they-come mix from Unknown To The Unknown’s house/garage boy wonder Palace, delivering just over half an hour of stripped rhythms and gully basslines for Life Crushed. Listen.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you’re a fan of modern grime, then you want to be at the Butterz 3rd Birthday this Saturday.
Black Thought joins Meth on the Wu-Tang classic. The outcome is predictably top-notch.
“Diamond in the back,
Babies on crack,
Kickin’ the door,
(We’re all one.)
Waving the four four .”
Been a good while since we posted on one of the hypest (and at times slept on) outfits out there, but here Funkystepz do some serious damage to Jeremih’s All The Time creating a serious UK funky/bass anthem in the process.
Exciting new poject from the man like Bullion and keyboardist Jesse Hackett, who bring a jumbled bag full of earthy soul and synth-led oddities ahead of an album expected later this year.
Without doubt one producer out there doing things that blow us away each and every time, Beneath follows last weeks unmissable Tectonic release and reaches for the dutty skunk-soaked UK funky / junglist inflections on this latest clip. Absolutely deadly stuff as usual from the Northern producer.
An unexpected free EP from Mr. Cole, accompanied by this message:
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.”