Saturday, 27 June 2009

Beat Bizzare and Backdraft

I met Michelle (aka. Ebere) from new Manchester label Beat Bazaar on Thursday. Artists on the label include Backdraft, Veba (Groove Armarda vocalist), Ebere herself (sung with Gorillaz and many others) and MC Mr Fox. Collaborating together a Beat Bazaar Live, they're going to be taking part in an event I'm helping with called the decibel Performing Arts Showcase. It's being held in Manchester in September so will be home turf for them.

The showcase should co-incide with the release of the first album on Beat Bazaar, Backdraft's 'We Know Where You Live', which is due autumn 2009. I've been enjoying Backdraft tracks on compilations for some time now so really looking forward to hearing the album and seeing what they're all up to with the live dubstep/breakbeat band. Check out the Beat Bazaar website where they've got a badass new mix up feat fresh tracks from Backdraft as well as Bassbin Twins, Deekline, Chimpo and more.

You can download it straigh off by clicking here:
Download Backdraft Promo Mix

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Aquasky get fresh

I've had an eye on Aquasky since first hearing a track on a Freestylers compilation. I have to say, it doesn't always work for me but when it does they can nail a wicked dancefloor tune, and the Passenger compilations are always good. They've just dropped this mix on Noiseporn via The Fat Club (thanks to De Rouge for the heads up!) showcasing a fresh sound which seems to be heading more in the direction of their Body Snatchers side project with Baobinga. Have a listen and see what you think...

Aquasky DJ Mix June 2009.mp3

1 ‘Took the Night’ (Detboi Night remix) – Chelley
2 ‘Dirty Bass’ – Jackamo
3 ‘You Know We Do It Big’ – Aquasky & SliPZ & DaPZ (forthcoming on Passenger)
4 ‘In Da VIP’ (Project Bassline Dub mix) – Wideboys and Majestic
5 ‘Soundboy Massive’ (Herve & Detboi) – Machines Dont Care
6 ‘Outta Control’ – Aquasky & Sporty-O (forthcoming on Passenger)
7 ‘Hardcore Girls’ (Project Bassline instrumental remix) – The Count & Sinden
8 ‘18 Years’ – Jonny L and Horx
9 ‘Ready For War’ – Tonka
10 ‘Check The Blast’ – Black Noise
11 ‘Lush’ (Herve’s Tree & Leaf remix) – Orbital
12 ‘Fuck Work’ (Andy George remix) – Cubic Zirconia
13 ‘You A Star’ – Aquasky & Goldmouf (forthcoming on Passenger)
14 ‘You A Star’ (VIP) – HeavyFeet ft. Bubbz
15 ‘3Klane’ (Dubble Step edit) – Joker & Jakes
16 ‘Where’s My Money’ (Dubble Step edit) – TC & Caspa
17 ‘Wheel It’ – Tonka
18 ‘Handbagger’ (Baobinga remix) edit – ID