Feb 27, 2015
如果是有在留意Juke/Footwork這樣節奏的音樂，就絕不可能錯過將此節奏融入了早期Jungle/Breakbeat等英國氣息而起的UK Style Footwork/Jungle，當中翹楚倫敦製作Om Unit（Philip D Kick/Jim Coles）就是其重要大臣，與之同一陣線的Fracture, Machinedrum, Addsion Groove以及Sam Binga更是在2013 & 2014年的努力下，將已經好幾年了無新意的UK Drum & Bass帶往了新的紀元。
回到2013年布里斯托舞曲製作Sam Simpson改變之前固有的House/Breaks/Dubstep/UK Funky等風格，將自己重新改名為Sam Binga新路線以復辟Drum & Bass/Jungle為己任，並將所受到Juke/Footwork的影響置入其中，當然這樣的改變以他的資歷鐵定是會引來其他人的注目，所以已經在英國努力推廣Juke/Footwork多年的幾位先鋒如Addison Groove（Headhunter）與Om Unit（Philip D Kick）便前來與他交流，首先就是推出與Om Unit合作並交由dBridge廠牌Exit發行的Small Victories EP，想要的Juke/Footwork影響是可以從Gamma中明顯聽見，但在這走的是dBridge所致力於將原來Drum & Bass節拍減半的Half-Step風格所以比例老實說沒有下很重，以及隨後兩人另一合作曲Triffidz（收錄在Exit廠牌合輯Mosaic Vol. 2之中）也是。
兩年過後時間來到2015年，Om Unit與Sam Binga兩人再度合作交出一張4曲12" Transatlantic' EP，這一次不再減半所以Footwork Style的Jungle/Drum & Bass威力立現，3月2號白廠獨立發行。
Feb 19, 2015
倫敦舞曲製作Daniel Avery在他的首張專輯Drone Logic發行了18個月後，邀請了其他16位各方好手取材自Drone Logic中的曲目製作出多種混音版本並取名為New Energy [Collected Remixes]於在3月2號透過Phantasy Sound發行。
試聽如下，其中自己中意的是收錄在內第15首交由Paul Woolford化名的Special Request所打造出的版本。
經由昨天晚上Benji B透過他的BBC Radio 1節目首播後，倫敦舞曲製作Moiré的新曲Theme已經上傳完整曲目可供試聽，發行依舊是交給了Ninja Tune/Werkdiscs。
Premiered on Benji B’s Radio 1 show last night, London-based producer Moiré pops up with a killer single track drop via Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune entitled 'Theme' - an unreleased jam from the sessions that bore his much loved debut album Shelter (2014).
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Feb 17, 2015
Nubiyan Twist are spreading love across the UK with their monumental 12-piece fusion of soul, jazz, dub, hip hop and afrobeat. Infectiously danceable grooves, punchy arrangements, a giant horn sound, upbeat Brazilian raps, turntablism, futuristic textures and dub effects combine with the sultry delivery of lead singer Nubiya Brandon.
The band’s debut single ‘Workhouse’, taken from the band’s eponymous debut album (released 30th March), is set for release 23rd February on Wormfood Records. A laid-back groove, hip hop and neo-soul are fused with a back-drop of ultra-tight arrangements and colossal horn section. Brandon’s rap style is firmly rooted in the golden era of hip hop - a blend of laidback delivery and abstract lyricism.
Grown in the fertile Leeds music scene while studying at Leeds College Of Music, Nubiyan Twist are now mostly resident in London, with a hardcore faction based at Henwood Studios, the custom studio they built in Oxfordshire out of hay bales and cement as Nubiyan HQ.
Encouraging artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles, notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla, Herbie Hancock and Nat King Cole.
Having won acclaim for their mesmerising live performances, over the band’s 3 year lifespan they have collaborated with Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra) and played alongside De La Soul, Bonobo, Quantic, MF Doom, Robert Glasper Experiment and DJ Yoda. They can also count BBC 6 Music’s Huey Morgan as a fan.
You can see Nubiyan Twist perform live at the following venues:
13th NEWCASTLE The Cluny
14th SCARBOROUGH Coastival
20th LONDON Southbank Centre
25th BRISTOL Marble Factory
7th LEEDS The Wardrobe
14th LONDON Brixton Jamm (Album launch)
26th MANCHESTER Band On The Wall
27th LIVERPOOL Threshold Festival
‘2015 is bright for them………brilliant & exciting’ Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1
‘Beautifully warm and intricately soulful’ i-D
Clash Coventry born Robin Hearn and Liam Arnold unleashed their first offering via Scuba’s legendary Hotflush imprint, demonstrating their ability to combine intricate sounds with strong melodies and dense ethereal soundscapes. Their hazy style of electronica hinted at the astral sounds of Sohn and Mount Kimbie and instantly garnered attention from industry tastemakers including Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe who also featured the guys as his ‘Next Hype’ feature. The guys toured with Indiana late last year and remixed the likes of MØ, Laura Doggett and Fink too.
Shelter Point - ‘Weird Dreamers’ EP drops on 23rd Feb via RCA’s Space+Time Records.
You can catch them live at these dates:
25th March - Stealth - Nottingham
26th March - The Waiting Room - Stoke Newington, London
6th May - Live At Leeds
15th May - The Great Escape, Brighton
Feb 14, 2015
曼城低音舞曲製作Alex Coulton繼本月初透過Tempa發表的EP後，本月底再度轉戰Bloc.這個以辦音樂活動起身新創建的同名唱片廠牌下推出有別於Recall（Tempa）那張更趨近於UK Techno生冷硬調性格的Freefall EP。
Feb 12, 2015
Breakage AKA James Boyle announced he was back with a single ‘Treading Water’ and the announcement that his third album ‘When The Night Comes’ was coming May 2015.
James offers a free grat of a totally new song ‘Revelation’ ft. the soulful voice of Liam Baily. It's dark futuristic British soul, dark and reflective. This comes before the arrival of first single ‘Future’ dropping very soon.
Released by: Digital Soundboy
Release date: 3 May 2015
Feb 11, 2015
英國Dub/Reggae頭號製作Adrian Sherwood（On-U Sound）與Dubstep先鋒Pinch（Tectonic）兩人的合作專輯Late Night Endless已正式於本週一發行，而在發行前一週各大音樂平台上天天都有這兩人新專輯的報導，絕對堪稱是2015年度英國最重要的發行之一。
除了聆聽這張專輯外，Adrian Sherwood與Pinch在近期也有些Mix推出其中不乏有兩人各自廠牌On-U Sound以及Tectonic新舊貨，曲風更是橫跨雷鬼/Dub/Jungle/Dubstep/Instrumental Grime/Footwork/UK Techno，更重要的還是由Adrian Sherwood所即興加入相當刺激的Dub音效與Pinch本身Dubstep底子其中心氛圍的營造。
self-titled NE171: Pinch & Sherwood
1. Adrian Sherwood ‘Amongst The Grateful’ (On-U Sound)
2. Pursuit Grooves ‘Transformation Of Consciousness’ (Tectonic)
3. Roska ‘Hyperion’ (Tectonic)
4. Scientist vs ASBO ‘Dog Money Dub’ (Tectonic)
5. Sherwood & Pinch ‘Precinct Of Sound’ (On-U Sound vs Tectonic)
6. “DeProgramme You” Adrian Sherwood (unreleased Onu Sound)
7. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry “Train To Doomsville” (from the On-U Sound album Pay It All back Vol.2)
8. Sherwood & Pinch ‘Shadowrun’ (On-U Sound vs Tectonic)
9. Kahn ‘Dread’ (Deep Medi)
10. Sherwood & Pinch ‘Music Killer (Machinedrum remix) (On-U Sound vs Tectonic)
11. Rashad & Spin & Taso ‘Cream’ VIP (Teklife)
12. Defce ‘Purposed’ (Ohm Resistance)
13. Machinedrum ‘Eyesdontlie (Sherwood & Pinch Clash Machinedrum Dub Fi Dub, Downtown, Uptown and All Around Town Remix)’
Mak & Pasteman將會在下下週2月22日透過Shy-FX的Digital Soundboy廠牌發表一首新單曲Oh Baby，而Bside則有Mella Dee把原先的Jungle Beat再往時間推進一些將Breakbeat/Rave的元素置入其中。
Back in the day。
Mella Dee Remix
本週正式發表透過Bleep（Warp傘下）交出與Shangaan Electro領袖Nozinja合作的12"單曲後，倫敦Breakbeat/Jungle Style的UK Techno舞曲製作Tessela將有新作品推出，新作Bottom Out又再度來到Techno名廠R&S下（也是他在此廠牌內的第三張發行）發行日期則是訂於3月23日，並找來低音重鎮布里斯托舞曲製作Kowton前來相助Bottom Out一曲的混音版本。
A third dynamic 12″ from Tessela will land on the iconic techno label in March.
January is one of the quieter months for the Juno Plus editorial so when news filtered through rising techno producer Tessela had teamed up with Shangaan Electro figurehead Nozinja for a two track collaboration on Bleep, our office hysteria of tapping keyboards and frenetic email exchanges was quickly restored. News now surfaces Ed Russell will commit a third 12″ to R&S which further strengthens his relationship with the renowned label following the popular Nancy’s Pantry and Rough 2. This latest edition seemingly keeps Tessela on track to release through R&S once a year with the impending three-track Bottom Out said to be a product of a “frenetic session” following a birthday DJ set played by Ben UFO at London night club fabric.
Unlike previous Tessela records on R&S, this Bottom Out 12″ comes fitted with a remix which sees Kowton deliver an ‘OTT’ version of the far-flung and rave-inducing title-track, while the B2, “Total Music” is an abstract piece of rhythmically beatless techno. It sees Kowton repaying remix favours after Tessela reworked Pev & Kowton “Aztec Chant” last year from the Livity Sound back catalogue, while also providing Tessela with his first transmission of 2015. And if the reactions of the Juno Plus office are anything to go buy this could well be one of the year’s biggest singles.
R&S will release Bottom Out by Tessela on March 23.