Thursday, 19 May 2011


It's finally here. The debut album of SebastiAn. Total. This ones a packed release with 22 tracks! In the collection are some classic old tracks such as Dog, Motor and Ross Ross Ross, which have all seen LP treatment. The album features his most recent single 'Embody'; a funk-spritzed hit, quite unlike anything hes produced before!

Busy P (Pedro Winter/Head Honcho of Ed Banger Records) said this about the single:

"Embody" is not the boring "banger" you could expect from the man responsible
for heavy weight club hits "Smoking kills?" "Walkman" and "Ross Ross Ross"
Do I need to remind youI signed him for darker sounds like "Head/off", "shoot" or "HAL" ?
Did you know Daft Punk said he delivered the best remix they ever had for "Human after all" ?
When I heard "Embody" for the first time I imagined Prince and Sebastian in Paris, sharing a glass of wine."

Embody by Sebastian
Directed by SO-ME

In his own words:
"What I can give to an audience is my own truth. That comes from when I follow a need, something that has started to live inside me. It’s important to take the audience on a journey. People want to dance and be removed from their daily duties. There’s also a religious moment of a spiritual kind––a unification."

The album has a healthy amount of collaborations like M.I.A., Gaspard Auge (Justice), and Mayer Hawthorne, whose vocals are hypnotic and will most definitely have you putting 'Love In Motion' on repeat, and a signature track 'Yes couldn't of been more aptly named. Similar to Boys Noize's 'Yeah!', if you catch out drift. 'Total' still reeks with sebastiAn's signature sound. Noise, saturation, crackles, but always dirty funky. Blow this shit up!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Nu:Tone: Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures, Dan Gresham's third album

Dan Gresham aka Nu:Tone has recently released his new album 'Words and Pictures' on the infamous Hospital Records, which he has been signed to since 2003 and it sounds as if he is attempting to put vocal d'n'b back out there. It's jam packed with collaborations with the likes of: Heidi Levo, Kyan (with some soulful vocals), Natalie Williams, (who features on 4 of the songs!)

There are some wonderful tracks on this album including the opener, 'Shine In' with Natalie Williams, beautiful voice. Then there is 'The Feeling' with Ben Westbeech, definitely more of a Hospital vibe to this one. 'Coming Back' has a sharp edge to it with some delightfully crafted progressive sliding bass, Heidi Levo is on vocals for this masterpiece. Nu:Tone has also integrated some downtempo, dubstep-ish beat into 'Set Me Free' Overall, it's a varied album showing this producer can fire on all cylinders.

Nu:Tone  - The Feeling (ft. Ben Westbeech)

Nu:Tone - Set Me Free

Nu:Tone - Broken (ft. Kyan)

Nu:Tone - Coming Back (ft. Heidi Levo)

Nu:Tone - Shine In (ft. Natalie Williams)


Unicorn Kid - Wild Life (Nu:Tone Remix)

Buy 'Words and Pictures' now

Find Nu:Tone on - Twitter | Facebook

The Hospital Records family consists of:

-Mistabishi... the guy behind this huge debut track.

Mistabishi - No Matter What

-Logistics (Nu:Tones Brother)
-Danny Byrd (buy his new release 'Rave Digger')
-High Contrast

last, but certainly not least it's the hugely talented Netsky who produces some magnificent liquid d'n'b.

Netsky - Smile

Any comments/thoughts?

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Embrace the Drum & Bass.

'We Are The Dead' remix competiton

Does It Offend You, Yeah? are looking for some talent rising producers out there to remix their first single 'We Are The Dead', from their second studio album, ‘Don't Say We Didn't Warn You’ dropping on 14 March. Lets brew up some hype!

The track you need to remix, ‘We Are The Dead’ can be downloaded from here!
The parts to remix the track are avaliable here!

When your done, get it sent to or upload it to their Soundcloud dropbox.

Dont forget to check out their brand new single, 'The Monkeys Are Coming'!
Check DIOYY out on Myspace / Facebook / Twitter
and dont forget to pre-order the new album here!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Super Acid

'Boys Noize has compiled 12 modern acid jams done by BNR artists and homies like Feadz, Joakim & Krikor and Brodinski tributing 20 years of Acid.
How to make a classic Acid track ?

First you need a Roland-Tb 303 Bassline which – back in 1982 – was made for musicians to replace the actual bass or guitar. It’s manual is the most annoying thing to read because it teaches you classic music lessons, no wonder that the idea of the Roland TB 303 been a real instrument have failed and noone wanted to buy the it.

In the middle of the 80′s Dj Pierre, member of Phuture produced a 12min track “Acid Trax” with just a drumachine and the 303, a total new sound created for the clubs. Shortly after a few more producers put that “useless” thing together with a drummachine like the Roland Tr 808 or 909, programmed a bassline pattern and recorded live sessions, abusing it’s incredible filters: Acid-House was born. A new genre was born.

Because the Roland Tb 303 got so expensive, you can find diverse clones of that wonderful machine and since 1 year you can even make Acid sounds with your phone – Boys Noize presents a compilation full of new, modern acid, made in all kinds of ways.
Some, well most, of the producers on this compilation have used the classic Roland303, some used a 303 clone, a 303 plug-in and some even rocked the 303 iphone app.
Some of the producers on this compilation spent their time with all kinds of analog gear and mixers to have the original “warm” sound they love and some others just use a fucking laptop. can you hear the difference ? well, i can – but do you really ?
And why release new Acid tracks when you can find the best ones made 10-20 years ago ?
Because this is some fresh Acid you havent heared before, produced by incredible young talents that know everything about the Acid-life, producers that take this genre to another level, into the future.

Boys Noize'

'Nuff Said! Dirty jacking acid.

1010 - Boys Noize

11% - Feadz ♥♥♥♥♥

Death Suite (Erol Alkan Edit) - Erol Alkan & Boys Noize ♥♥♥

I Love My Voice - Siriusmo ♥♥

Army Of Mowers - Jan Driver

A selection of feedback from some big names out there!

SBTRKT – “Army Of Mowers..sickness!”
Doorly - “This is sooo good! So many bangers for my sets here big up boys noize!”
Riva Starr – “LSD – love it!”
Breakbot – “I Love, I Love My Voice! Siriusmo killed it!”
MIXHELL – “2 turntables and a monobrow!!! Alex is killing on this acid tip!”
Modeselektor – “All killer! I love acid!!”
Riton – “There’s like 4 or 5 i’d play!”
James Zabiela – “Fantastic!!!! Impossible to name my fave tack at the moment… ”

Check the rest of the compilation exclusively on Beatport
And hear from the rest of the BNR crew over at!

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You', is a fresh rebirth of the dance-punk band. Its the follow up to 2008's 'You Have Know Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into', an album that was too diverse to fit into any genre and saw the band confounding expectations at every turn. But DIOYY blew up big, making a huge impact on the gig scene with their incendiary live performances, remixing everyone from Muse to Bloc Party to The White Stripes, and damn near breaking America, going on missions of electro conversion across North America in support of The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Linkin Park and their own sold-out headline tour, and according to their twitter.

On one occasion, they had to 'pay for a new crowd barrier from [a] gig cos [the crowd] destroyed it'. Their new album, 'Don't Say We Didn't Warn You' is compiled from the "million" songs that DIOYY self-recorded - over six months in a tiny studio in Reading towards the end of 2009 and in piecemeal bedroom'n'kitchen sessions throughout 2010.

'The Monkeys Are Coming' by DIOYY.

The Monkeys Are Coming - Does It Offend You, Yeah? ♥♥♥♥♥♥

John Hurt - Does It Offend You, Yeah? ♥♥♥♥♥

Wrestler - Does It Offend You, Yeah!

Yeah! - Does It Offend You, Yeah? ♥♥♥

Wondering - Does It Offend You, Yeah? ♥♥

Two official remixes, a dub belter from Bar9 and a jacking electro effort from Disco of Doom!
two note worthy old remixes too!

Remixes from Bar 9 and Disco Of Doom, available to buy on February 28th. Taken from DIOY,Y?'s upcoming second album 'Don't Say We Didn't Warn You', released March 14th on Cooking Vinyl.
Exclusive album pre-order bundle available now at Recordstore:

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Erol Alkan Remixes

Just a quick post to hand it to the man himself, Erol Alkan!
A selection of his finest remixes.

Death Suite (Erol Alkan Edit) - Boys Noize & Erol Alkan

Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind? (Erol Alkan Rework) - Tame Impala

Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework) - Chilly Gonzales

Engine (Erol Alkan's Transonic Re-Edit) - LA Priest

And a preview of an upcoming remix of Connan Mockasin's 10 minute drifter, 'Forever Dolphin Love', expected for release, with a video release too, on march 14th. Also expect Connan Mockasin's recently announced re-release of his debut album ('Please Turn Me Into The Snat' renamed as the 'Forever Dolphin Love EP' on March 28th!

Check out Erol Alkan on Facebook / Beatport / Twitter / Soundcloud

Thursday, 24 February 2011


Mark down April 11 on your calendar, you wont want to miss it. The 11-track LP3 from devon reformed 4-piece Metronomy. They've brought you their catchy baselines of Nights Out, and the happy computer sound of Pip Paine, but prepare yourself for the dream-funk journey of 'The English Riviera'!

Their first single to be released, with a supporting video, is 'She Wants'.

'She Wants' by Metronomy. Dir. by Jul&Mat

The next single to be released was 'The Look' (23 Feb). They havent lost their touch or sound!

Metronomy - The Look ♥♥♥♥♥

Metronomy - She Wants ♥♥♥

Check Metronomy out at Facebook / iTunes / Twitter