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Monday, 28 February 2011

Hold Box Flat release next instalment of there podcast series - Hold Box Flat 034

HBF034 by holdboxflat


Babylon excerpt
Aswad / Warrior Charge // Chrysalis
Boom & The Voltsong / Stepping Up To Zion // Goldage
Ijahman Levi / I Am A Levi (Extended) // Basic Replay
Shackleton / Deadman // Honest Jons Records
Tribe / Tunnidge // Deep Medi Musik
Radiohead / Feral // Self-released
Kode9 & The SpaceApe / Otherman
Untold / Just For You (Mosca Remix) // Hot Flush
House Of Jezabel // Rush Hour
Rick "The Godson" Wilhite / In The Rain // Still Music
Julio Bashmore / Ribble To Amazon
Johnwaynes / Cut Out (City Raw) feat. Disconine // Compost Black Label
Motor City Drum Ensemble / Monorail (John Roberts remix) // MCDE
Braille / The Breakup // CD-R
Gill Scott Heron / Home (Jamie XX remix) // Young Turks
Syreeta / Black Maybe // Motown
Oh No feat. Roc C / Move Pt. 2 // Stones Throw
Bilal / For You // Interscope
The McCrary / Emerge // Ubiquity Records
Sergio Ricardo / A Fabrica // Soul Jazz Records
The Panthers / Malkaus // Sublime Frequencies
Chris Powell / I Come From Jamaica // BMI
Black Sugar / The Looser // Secret Stash Records
Bakey Ustl / Untitled // Unthank
FaltyDL / St. Marks (Sepalcure remix)
Objekt #1 // White
Boddika / Warehouse // HotFluh
Steffi / Manic Moods
Levon Vincent / Polar Bear Make Nice With That Sea Lion // Deconstruct Music
2562 / Aquatic Family Affair // When In Doubt
The Oliverwho Factory / Galactic Transit // Rush Hour Recordings

FACT MAGAZINE have posted an 'Influences' Mix by the Legend that is Photek

For their 226th podcast, FACT are incredibly proud to present a mix by legendary jungle and house producer, Rupert ‘Photek’ Parkes.

Renowned for his impeccable drum programming, Photek had already been releasing singles for several years when, in 1997, he released Modus Operandi, his legendary first album and a record remarkable as much for its atmosphere, restraint and measured, ice-tipped grooves as its potential to send dancefloors wild.

Having established himself as one of the kings of the jungle (ahem), Parkes would go on to experiment with house music (most notably on 2001 single ‘Mine to Give’, featuring Robert Owens), as well as soundtrack work, and collaborations with artists as disparate as Goldie and Nine Inch Nails.

2011 has seen Photek back with a vengeance that fans haven’t seen in years, releasing a new EP this month, Avalanche, and working on remixes for Daft Punk and Ray LaMontagne as well commissioning mixes of his own material by Boddika, Breach and Addison Groove. According to his people, there’s more new Photek material to come, and so what better time for a FACT mix than now. Billed as an “influences mix” by Parke, it’s an expert selection of bleep techno, classic house, hip-hop and more, with highlights coming from LFO, Mr. Fingers and The Soulsonic Force

FACT mix 226 - Photek (Feb '11) by factmag

1. Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino (DFC)
2. Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It (Trax)
3. LFO – LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix) (Warp)
4. Renegade Soundwave – The Phantom (Mute)
5. Easymo – Nightmare (D-Zone)
6. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock (Tommy Boy)
7. Nightmares on Wax – Dextrous (Warp)
8. Leftfield – Not Forgotten (Hard Hands Remix) (Outer Rhythm)
9. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash (Transmat)
10. Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Babylon (Nothing Records)
11. Liberty City – Some Lovin’ (Murk)
12. Funky Green Dogs from Outerspace – Reach for Me (Murk)
13. Reese & Santonio – Rock to the Beat (FFRR)
14. Richie Rich – Salsa House (FFRR)

Monday, 14 February 2011

Hold Box Flat 033

Here is the new episode from the 'Hold Box Flat' crew.....


Ochieng / Olieu // Honest Jons Records
Mizz Beats / Bit Road // Eglo
Eric Lau / Star Trekking // Kilawatt Music
Madlib / Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme) // Madlib Invazion
Dimlight / Circadiam // Stonesthrow
Praezisa Rapid 3000 / Thin Air Bottled to Garbage Cans // Doumen01
Lapalux / There Are Monsters In The Bed // Pictures Music
Demdike Stare / Bardo Thodol
Objekt #1 // White
Sepalcure / Taking You Back // Hot Flush
Pangaea / Won't Hurt // Hessle
Funkystepz / Hurricane Riddim // Hyperdub
Braille / The Year 3000 Is Gonna Be Alright // CD-R
Marcellus / Perception // Deeply Rooted House
Romanthony / The Wanderer (Club Anthem) // I Play Vinyl
Hundred20 / Upper Alley // MCDE
Peven Everett / I Can't Believe I Loved Here
Red Shape / Future Shock // Delsin Records
Star Band de Dakar / Sala Bigue
Santos Junior / N'Gui Banza Mama // Analog Africa
Afro-Soultet / Torrid Zone // Luv N' Haight
April Fulladosa / Sunlit Horizon // Luv N' Haight
James Blake / I Never Learnt To Share // Atlas
Old Apparatus / Untitled // Deep Medi
Forrest Swords / Hjurt // No Pain in Pop
Arkist / Rendezvous Home // Applepips
Untold / Sweat // Hotflush
Kelis / Brave (Dark Sky Remix) // CD-R
Jet Letts & Sumera / iDark Woman
Cubic Zirconia / Night & Day (feat. Bilal) // LuckyMe
Eddy meets Yannah / This Is Love (Rainer Truby Remix) // Compost Black Label
Martin Buttrich / Stoned Autopilot (C2 Version) // Planet E
EVS / DT08 // Tube 10 Recordings
Morphosis // White

Hold Box Flat 033 by holdboxflat

Thursday, 10 February 2011

SWAMP81 To Release Sicko Cell and further releases.....

Having caused a storm on the forums since late last autumn, the anonymously titled UK bass anthem-in-the-making ‘Sicko Cell’ will see a release soon on Loefah‘s hugely on form Swamp81 imprint (via FACT).

Having been caned by the likes of Oneman, Loefah, Bok Bok, Jackmaster et al, the origin of the track is still under wraps (though current favourites seem to be either Steve Oneman or Loe himself). ‘Sicko Cell’s “I’m the information / cocaine powder” refrain and 808 bass has caused devastation on dancefloors throughout the capital, with a photo posted on Swamp81′s tumblr account confirming it will be Loefah’s label releasing the track as Swamp014.

The keen-eyed amongst you will also notice that 2 of the preceding releases will be a 12″ from New York’s FaltyDL, plus a double pack from Instra:mental’s Al Bleek in his Boddika guise, as Swamp010 and Swamp 011 respectively.....

Next Release:

Boddika - Electron/Underground 12" (SWAMP 008)


Side 1: Electron
Side 2: Underground

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

FACT mix 218: Hercules & Love Affair

"We’ve been nagging Andy Butler to record a FACT mix ever since the release of his debut single as Hercules & Love Affair, ‘Classique #2′. Four years later, and the boy’s come good.

In fairness, it’s been a busy half-decade for the New York producer and DJ. Hercules & Love Affair’s debut album, released via DFA in 2008, saw he and his band rocketed into cult/pop stardom, and by God did they tour that album hard – in 2008-9 you couldn’t even go down the newsies for a packet of crisps without catching a H&LA live show en route.

Hercules & Love Affair’s new album, Blue Songs, is out this week on Moshi Moshi, and things have changed. Recorded with Patrick Pulsinger in Vienna, and to some extent eschewing the brassy disco tropes that defined the band’s debut, it finds Butler delving deeper than ever into his ’86-’94 house obsession – lead single ‘My House’ is a loving homage to Chicago and New York’s overlapping 4/4 golden eras, while ‘It’s Alright’ is a beatless cover of the Sterling Void jam – but also developing the range of his songwriting, even singing himself on the agreeably frail title track. This an album that expertly juggles ecstasy and heartbreak, the melancholic and the celebratory. With Nomi Ruiz and Antony Hegarty absent this time around, Butler and his trusty sidekick Kim Ann Foxman have recruited young pup vocalists Aerea Negrot and Shaun Wright, both of whom maintain the tears’n'mascara diva-ishness of their predecessors while bringing a palpable and infectious enthusiasm to proceedings.

So why is Butler so preoccupied with classic house? Even his recently minted record label, MR INTL., is dedicated to new productions hat evoke and allude to that bygone era.

There was an elegance, subtlety, a sophistication to that music,” he explains over the phone. “It was fine art. The depth and substance is unparalleled. I don’t think anything goes as deep as those early Murk records, for example. Nor do you get the opposite. You don’t get to hear people go off in the way Tyree did, you know, going off but classily.”

FACT mix 218, it’s fair to say, goes off classily. Butler – a killer DJ who knows his shit and then some – builds it around classic cuts from the likes of MK and Praxis, but also includes a couple of recent cuts from Hercules and Kim Ann that show how his crew are trying to take that sound forward today. There’s nothing blue about this selection, we can assure you.

Jax – No.1
MK – Give It To Me (Dub Mix)
? – Shake Your Booty
Serge Santiago – It’s A War
? – Shake Your Booty
Kim Ann Foxman – Creature
React To Rhythm – Whatever You Dream
Praxis feat. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out
Orlando Voorn – Paradise 3001
Raven – Forever Together
Humanoid – Cry Baby
Hercules & Love Affair My House

FACT mix 218 - Hercules & Love Affair (Jan '11) by factmag