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1 Architeq – Into The Cosmos // Tirk
2 AFMB – AFROTPB (AFREINDLYRIDEONTHEPRESSUREBOAT) // Compost
3 Mark E – Codsall Juniors // Endless Flight
4 Fulgeance – Ann Arbor // One Handed
5 Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie // Eglo
6 Wah-Chu-Ku – T Times Too // Drumpoet Community
7 Je Davu – Chaos at the Dam // Bangbang
8 Julio Bashmore – Um Bongo’s Revenge // cdr
9 Karizma – Drumz Nightmare // R2
10 Altered Natives – Rass Out // Fresh Minute
11 Hot City – Sweat // Ramp
12 Roof Light – Around Here // Styrax
13 F – Epilogue – Ramadanman re-rub // 7even
14 Karizma – String’d Out // K2 Beats
15 Joy Orbison – Wet Look // Hot Flush
16 Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling // Hessle Audio
17 Brackles – LHC // Planet Mu
18 Terror Danjah – Sidechain // Planet Mu
In Paris on Monday the 12th of October with nothing to do? thought so… Onili will be throwing an exclusive launch party for the limited edition of her “First Kiss” EP – a beautiful digi-pack with the songs “Games”, “You Want It, I Want It”, “Sentimental” & “First Kiss”, all wrapped up in Pilpeled‘s beautiful artwork. Party will take place in Paris’ esteemed Le Reservoir (16 Rue de La Forge Royale, near the Bastille metro), in conjuncture with Roy Music and the Cotelac clothes store.
Opening act on the night will be Paris’ own B.Alone, followed by a full Onili live show and a party with me on decks and her on Mics & effects. It’s a rare chance to catch the full Onili spectrum, so if u know people around those parts better let them know.
To warm you up, you can start with NDV’s remixes of Onili’s “Games” and “You Want It, I Want It” on his Shirbul project, while Ori Shochat & DJ Alarm’s remix of “Sentimental” is scheduled for release on Botanika records sometime later this year/early 2010. Au revoir!
Kalbata, real name Ariel Tagar, is a bass music pioneer based in Tel Aviv. Regardless of genre, his distinct musical approach comes through in everything he does – a deep affection for the lowest of frequencies and a collection of vintage effects and instruments which guarantee his razor-sharp beats will always have a warm analog feel, floating in a pool of endless ripples and echoes. With a series of high profile remixes for Spank Rock, Ben Mono, Sunship, Roll Deep & Fat Freddy’s Drop, and a feature on Slices magazine, Kalbata’s dark-star is on the rise.
Oh Gosh, the latest release from Kalbata comes hot on the heels of his recent dubstep banger, the “Ninja We Ninja” white label, championed by such heavyweight DJs as Toddla T, TRG, RSD & N-Type (who included it in his Rinse:09 mix-CD), and his two twelve inches for the legendary Soul Jazz label.
On the A-side, Oh Gosh is an instant classic, dripping late night soul sentiments into the 2-step-garage/dubstep continuum, backed by a mean bassline rumbling beneath it. The short vocal samples come courtesy of Tel-Aviv’s pop-tastic songstress Onili. Karl Butter on the B-side is a more straightforward dubstep/breaks affair, fusing 8-bit analog bleeps with bouncy beats and killer breakdowns into total dancefloor mayhem, which cannot be fully appreciated until heard on a large soundsystem.
Get this on Botanika Shop
This October gonna be hotter than July! Not only we’ve got Karizma this coming Friday, but mid-month, the 15th to be exact, we’ll be joining TABAC familia for an extra special night, hosting not 1, but 2 of our favorite emerging artists of the past couple of years. If you’re deep as the playlists go then you probably need no introduction, so here’s a short one for those who wanna get started:
Future-boogie maestro Dam-Funk (from LA’s Stones Throw label), responsible for groovalicious joints like “I Got’s 2 B Done Wit U”, “Galactic Fun”, “Hood Pass Intact”, “Searchin’ for Funk’s Future”, “10 West”, “Silver”, “Burn Rubber remix” (original by Baron Zen) and so many more CHUNES – getting us all hooked on his funk gospel, dreaming of dancing on the moon and so on (Lady Moon – we see u kitty-kat!)… think Prince, Cameo, Kleer and whatever obscure 80′s bands which had the FUNK, school it 20 years of hip-hop and then smoke one with FlyLo and we’re getting close. Check out some of his fun podcasts over at the Stones Throw podcast page.
But it ain’t all that, as Mr. Funk will be followed by French beat-freak Fulgeance, whose hyper rhythmicism has been getting serious rotation at ours for a while now – “Low Club Anthem”, “Sour Socca” and the whole goddamn “Smartbanging” EP among them. Fulgeanace, who also goes by the name of Souleance when splicing soul samples into his beats, performs with 2 MPCs mad beatologist style, which is a rare and must see kind of live show around these parts.
Walter & Hectik of TABAC are preparing a special opening set of hip-hop sample sources, which is another thing to look ahead to, while we’ll be keeping the fresh vibes for the party hard massive on the other end with a varied selection of triple B – beats, bass & boogie yo’ass. Hectik has also done a special mini-mix to get y’all in the mood – cop it here.
Yes, we’re totally psyched about Karizma’s arrival to our shores. Ever since the Block opened it’s doors, he’s the one name we’ve been constantly asking for. One of our favorite producers, a man with a sound & feel of his own, so many of his tracks have been staples of our DJ sets (The Damn Thing, Twyst This, Kong, 33rd St Anthem, the recent Necessary Madness & Drumz Nightmare & so many more) . And as much as his sound is distinct, he’s output over the years has been extremely influential on so many genres and producers around the globe – from broken beats to UK funky, Baltimore club (practically stemming from his, Spen’s & the other Baltimore pioneers’ early productions) , techno and the percussive & syncopated variety of dubstep we like so much, and of course the deep & soulful house scene he’s a major part of.
But it ain’t just that – his sound – as he’s also a phenomenal DJ. Though we’ve yet to hear him live ourselves, some of these youtube’s are enough to wet our appetite, and most probably will do the same to yours. We’ll be opening the night, getting y’all ready with a deep/percussive set on a house tip, and homie DJ Hectik on the other end. Unmissable.
Friday – 2.10.09 @ The Block club. Prices tba