What more could you want for Christmas? Here’s what the man says….
“MERRY XMAS!! To celebrate a great year I’ve decided to share a selection of 20 Zed Bias and Phuturistix remixes, rare bootlegs and instrumentals from between 1998 and 2000. About 6 years ago I had lost a box of DAT tapes and randomly found them again this year… these DATs contain all my early recordings and here I’ve selected some cuts that are unavailable digitally anywhere and I’ve had them remastered so they are ready for bangin, in the car, in the club or on your ipod…. Enjoy!”
As co-owner of Night Slugs with L-Vis 1990, Bok Bok’s responsible for releasing more good club tracks than pretty much anyone else we can think of this year. Girl Unit’s ‘Wut’ and ‘IRL’, Jam City’s Magic Drops and Refixes EPs, Mosca’s ‘Square One’, Velour’s Velvet Collection, a full release of Lil Silva’s white label classic ‘Seasons’, Egyptrixx’s ‘The Only Way Up’ – the list goes on. And on. And on.
Night Slugs the label may have launched last year, but the brand’s far from new – the club night has been going since 2008, and has graduated from a low-key family affair in Camberwell to one of London’s best regular nights, spread across several venues. Rarely is a club night’s philosophy – in this case, a desire to push innovative, unpretentious dance music free from formula and geographical boundaries while staying true to the UK soundsystem culture that birthed the night – translated so seamlessly into a physical product, but over 12″ Night Slugs releases down the line, here we are.
Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 teamed up to deliver FACT mix 19 in the early days of Night Slugs; given the year they’ve had, we thought it wholly appropriate to ask them back. Altered Natives, MMM’s Fiedel, Boddika, Lil Silva, T. Williams and many more feature.
Available for three weeks
01 Altered Natives – Voyage [Bosconi]
02 Lazer Sword – Batman (Lando Kal remix) [Innovative Leisure]
03 Boddika – Underground
04 Cooly G & DVA – Oi Dirty [forthcoming Dub Organiser]
05 Pearson Sound – Deep Inside Refix
06 Dubbel Dutch – Darq
07 DJ Tameil – Back It Up (Mike Q Ego edit) (BB strip)
08 F – Slowdown
09 Fiedel – Doors To Manual [Ostgut Ton]
10 Hindzy D – Shrapnel [Lix Corruptions, Sting Recordings]
11 Jam City – Arpjam VIP
12 DJ Deeon – Time To Work [Ghetto Test]
13 Lil Silva – Shutter
14 Unknown – Unknown
15 Instra:mental – Voyeur [Disfigured Dubs]
16 Youngstar – The Forumla [DDJS]
17 Bok Bok – Look At Me dub
18 T. Williams – Can We (Tatankey Mix) (BB edit)
19 Raw Milk – Spreo Superbus [forthcoming Numbers]
20 Kingdom – Let You No
21 Katy B – Lights On (Girl Unit Instrumental)
22 DB-X – Flying Causer (12″) [Accelerate]
23 Point 5 – Feeling Dizzy [Baainar Records]
The British Sound “Orange Hill Productions” is a collaboration between BBC “Homegrown” Radio DJ Ras Kwame and his friend Jnr Tubby. For their first release “Dan Man” they teamed up with upcoming jamaican Sing- and DJ Chino and the british local Reggae/Dancehall and Garage Artist Ritchie Dan. Check the official Video for this awesome Electro/Funky Bashment Tune now!
Miss Doctor was one of the biggest hits this year in Ghana. Appietus’ tight production has been booming throughout the entire country since last spring, so six months later it’s a special treat to see the vocals land in the hands of an army of young producers throughout the globe. Akwaaba Music presents some of their favorite submissions to the Miss Doctor remix contest.
Mumdance and Drums of Death have teamed up on a project for Greco Roman, aptly titled ‘Mums of Death’. And the result… well, check it out for yourself. Two massive tracks that you’d expect from two great artists, ‘Golden Axe’ rolling out with a Kwaito flex, and ‘Shadow of the Beast’ bumping out with a bubbly Acid sound. Straight to Juno. Download. Done!
“Nuh Watch We” was made for the ladies in the party who always go to enjoy themselves,” Natalie said. “Too many people go out to watch people and stand up and cause problem an mixup, our ting is all about feteing and bashment” That’s what Natalie had to say about this blazin soca riddim. Enjoy
Numbers presents an exclusive MP3 giveaway of Deadboy’s “Night Air” remix, originally produced by Jamie Woon & Burial. This remix is out on vinyl now alongside Becoming Real’s remix, on the newly formed Good Years label.