Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quiet Becoming

Hell yeah, two posts in as many hours. Catchin up on the backlog, stockin yer audio pantries ready for the cruel, quiet weeks ahead. I'm going to link a load of mixes, for two reasons:
  1. They're all amazing
  2. You're probably going to spend quite a lot of time either a) on trains, buses, planes etc, or b) having to 'do' stuff, like cook and eat and talk to elderly people, so you don't really want to have to make a conscious effort to pick out music for yourself. You'd rather just press play on an hour long thing and go with it.
So here's what's new on RuckusRuckusRuckus non-brand-specific chipped-and-broken audio playback device:
  • NIGHTSHIFTERS! Hell yeah, mentioned them a couple of weeks ago. They've got their first proper big release - HOSTAGE's  "Shake It" EP. They've got a free download to one of the tracks, so here's a direct link to Hostage-The Slave.mp3 - starts off like a bassheavy bmoresque piece of club action, but then the serious rave stabs kick in. The whole EP should go on your list of things to buy once you've cashed that xmas cheque from Grandma.
  • Ok, so that wasn't a mix, spotted it huh. But also c/o NIGHTSHIFTERS I downloaded this DJ Donna Summer 'NightMix', which he made for Dj earlier in November. Rx3's a longterm fan of the man behind ad&d, cockrockdisco, birthdaypartyberlin, not only for his solid commitment to party-harding, but also 'cos of this release, which still astounds. The NIGHTMIX is how you wish your new year party could sound, only your new year party's gonna be a limp affair, just like every year. Stay in, listen to this instead.
  • Yep, I played some Timeblind a coupla weeks ago (get the show here). I mentioned then that he had a counterpart to his essential Fauna mix - he's got loads of music up here and you should listen to it all without delay. Actually, delay a while, because first you should listen to his brand new FLORA mix. An angular selection of deep and slightly meditatively-flavoured dub-related sounds, I'm thinkin of lockin into this when the pain of public transport can't be diluted - a retreat to a somewhere in which concentration comes easily and is richly rewarded.
  • Grevious Angel posts a four-four selection, 4x4Hell, touching an energy that might constitute the roots-of-bassline, back before it new it could be a Niche of its own. The mix drifts to a territory that I'd have casually filed under post-Hype breakbeat instrumentals, and so I'm hitting rewind to the top. The vocal rubs are the money for me. As ever, John digs that bit deeper and goes that bit further.
  • Highpointlowlife's Sideboard and Moore got a new EP up for your consideration, 'A Garrison Of Two'. Interesting hauntology backstory to it - Arts Organisation Funds Musicians To Have Interesting Experience - don't tell the Daily Mail etc.
  • Ok, and finally, over at Rob!Run!Reach! we had ourselves a festive breakcore celebration show. I've been buying this stuff from rare&racy and dswat over the last 8 years, and although many feel like it's had its heyday (notable exception being the Bristol scene), I still love it for its (occasionally mindless) ability to make me feel Big and Powerful.. Haah, only kidding. Nope, it's all about absolution in the rave. Legitimation by elimination. So the final thing for you to download is just below. Notes on this: Jon was cooking and eating comfort chicken while it was being broadcast.


• Bong-Ra - 'Coke Sniffah', Stereotype Heroin Hooker EP (Reduced Phat 2006)

• Bong-Ra - 'Orgie van Vuurzee', Soldaat van Oranje LP (Sublight/Mirex)

• Aphasic - 'Junkfunk', We Are Junk 12" (Junk records)

Monkey Steak - 'Big Up Yourself (Monkey Steak Remix feat. Scorpio)', Monkey Steak vs. Parasite EP (Death$ucker 2005)

• GoGo Goddess - 'Bounce Me', GoGo Goddess EP  (Kool.Pop recordings)

• Kid606 - 'Wickid (gabber recharge mix)', Wickid 12" (Bangarang / PeaceOff)

• Rotator - 'Make It Ruff', Ravior EP (Dross:tik 2005)

• Aaron Spectre - 'Alien vs. Rodigan', Evil Most Foul EP (Death$ucker 2005)

• DuranDuranDuran - 'Ralez', BlowJobBreaks EP (Mutant Sniper / PeaveOff 2006)

• DJ Floorclearer - 'Roger's Massive Armpits', Roger's Massive Armpits EP (Death$ucker 2006)

• SocietySuckers - '7,000,000,000', KarlMarxStadt 2001-2004 (Lux Nigra)

• Venetian Snares - 'Dollmaker' Doll Doll Doll (Hymen 2001)

• Jason Forrest - 'Song For My Grandmother', Ladies Get In Free split EP (Broklyn Beats 2004)

• Curtis Chip - 'Boatshow', Ye Olde Barn Compilation (Addict Records)

• Drop The Lime - 'Rad Girl Killy', Killy 123 EP (Tigerbeat6)

• Shitmat - 'Nuff Respect', Rave Like A Headless Chicken split EP (Wrong Music 2007)

• Drumcorps - 'Down', Live and Regret (CockRockDisco 2007)

• JoeRuckus - live at c90 11th March 2006 - hahahaa, exclusive!!!!!!!

1 comment:

notroy said...


Loved the mix, only guessed a few but looking at the listed should have got more! (Got the C90/Joe track at the end though - sly)

Loving the Donna Summer mix as well - good find.

Keep the tunes coming dude. Rob