Friday, April 24, 2009

o prince, o, o


Scavenging, a sever. Tw1tt3r prompts - other people's lives are interesting when and only when they find the words. Example @kkingdomm
Some kids havin a rap battle on the train. One kid kinda spit like Cassidy the other one was a toasting. Lady next to me said "this is some YouTube shit."
I've ridden trains with tinny mp3grime coming out of phonespeakers, yoot pushin each other to try the flow, but in the uk we never get the kinda commentator kkingdomm's carriage got. There's this voice sayin "this is some CrimeWatch shit". I'm at odds with the narrators I keep hearing - I've said it before, I gotta get me a new narrative.

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The Rob!Run!Reach! radioshow was back on this week - a big lotta fun, genuinely pleasurable to play the rekkids listed below. And the SOUNDCLOUD box on the top right of this here blog channelled some tracks straight from their creators to the airwaves - let's keep that rollin, click it to send me your stuff: label promos, bedroom craftswomanship, whatever you're reppin.

BIG shouts to Bitslap for sending his 8-bit gameboy beats, unbelievably polished pure-nintendo productions. Granada Douba / Gnawledge / Canyon Cody linked me up to his/their stuff thatI'm gonna keep rolling over the coming weeks - you'll find the Knaan remix I played below linked up on his m1c3p@c3 page. Shouts to Bozzwell outa Hiem for sending their Roots Manuva-vocalled track, coming out on an LP shortly/this year. Big love to Thor at Highpoint Lowlife for sending the show the Tigrics stuff - new release gettin aired here next week. ALSO next week we've DJ DERRICK TIBBS' WeWearTheGold part2 MIX exclusive. It's a killah, super excited about his sound. Tune in next Tuesday, 9-11, for that and more...


• Noble Society ft 77Klash- 'The Swarm' (Dutty Artz)

• De Tropix - 'Oi', free download EP

• Rustie - 'Jay-Z Excuse Me Miss'

• Tigrics - 'Igrics', Synki (Highpoint Lowlife)

• Icarus - 'Keet', Sylt (Rump Recordings)

• Mark Morrison - 'Return of the Mack (tiny dread vs. sdp Sonido Martinez remix)', hi5 to whirringcat, h/t GenerationBass

• Omega Y Sambo Violente - 'Si No Me Ama', Mambo de Guerra 3, h/t todo mundo, LP available c/o him here

• Hermanos Barachas - 'Dia Libre', h/t GenerationBass

DJ /Rupture + Andy Moor - 'Our Enemies Have Watches But We Have Time', Patches (Unsuitable records)

• Knaan - 'ABCs (Gnawledge remix)', Granada Doaba, free download from the myspace

• Chris Gray - 'Chamomille', Vivid | Sensuality, free download LP

Bitslap - 'Cherryaid'

• Ron&Suzy - 'Salut Alain le Gros', (La Madame Avec Le Chien), free download mp3

Rumpistol - 'Dynamo', Dynamo (Rump recordings)

• ROMtmtmPARI - 'Fuzzfactory', View (Planet-mu)

• Venetian Snares - 'Labia', Filth (Planet-mu), h/t to roo at the wirewool

• Animosity & Drumcorps - 'Mobs Over Rob Me', Altered Beast EP, free download EP

• 77Klash ft Matt Shadetek - 'Pressure', (Dutty Artz), free download mp3

• Ghislain Poirier - 'Get Crazy', Soca Sound System (Ninja Tune), free download mp3 from rcrdlbl

• Animal Collective - 'My Girls (El Remolon Cumbia refix)', B-Sides (Zizek records), free download mp3s

• Hiem ft Roots Manuva - 'DJ Culture' (Crosstown Rebels?)

• Shake Aletti - 'The Way He Does (Toddla T remix)', free download from the myspace

• Zinc ft NoLay - 'Killa Sound', (Bingo), I found it here

• Douster - 'For Weirdos Only (Momma's Boy rmx), h/t to birthdaypartybelin

• Collie Budz - 'Blind To You (Haterz)', pick up the FREE Heavy Manners: Sizzla Fire Pon Dem mix made by Chris LemonRed

• Bounty Killer ft Angel Doolas - 'It's Time', DJ Kenny Uptown: Roots Culture Mix vol5

Thursday, April 09, 2009

run the rail

YuP, rx3 is on tour 'round the uk for real, so for any of y'all trying to tune in to Rob!Run!Reach! on t'radio, sorry like - back on air on the 21st April. I've hit leeds-shef-leicester-london-shef-swansea. I caught up with David Bryne, numerous philosophers, all saaaf laaandan crew, the sheffield crowd (+2 since Monday - congrats to Derrick Tibbs on the twindom!), last-fm realness (shouts!@sideb0ard), the inside of the Wenlock, the tiptop of Brockwell park, Brixton market (me & GBalmeR got Wire-themed t-shirts made), the first and worst classes of UK trains and the dancefloor of WeWearTheGold. Tonight: sushi, welsh-style.

Another CHARACTER on tour in the UK  (not now, NEXT MONTH: MAY): Taliesin from the Dutty Artz / Agriculture crowd. My headphones've been rockin his previous mix through every station in which I've been kicking heels, and he just got in touch with a new one. You should be grabbing this, and catchin him out on tour somewhere near you soon - details right after the image. [I previously said he was on tour in March - apologies!]

Taliesin - May UK Tour (with a quick trip to Austria)
02. Sibin Festival DUBLIN
09  The Old Bell DERBY
13  Hardknock at The Social LDN
15  Absolutely Free Festival Graz, Austria
16- Nuke Them All LDN
23- Cosies Bristol


It's a killer mix, right where I'm feeling music coming from right now. There's freshness from L-Viz 1990 (Night Slugs represent!) - he's on fire right now, definitely stole the night at Fabric a couple of weeks ago, and his productions are on the mon€y! There's solidity c/o EARTH - hell yeah, EARTH in the mix! And there's a remix of a track I haven't previously heard by Leif - you might know Leif from his amazing remix of that Burial track (better than the original imho), but I've kinda slept and not kept up with his output. Finally, some Taliesin-original-production action - one to watch! Yes, go out and watch him - playin near you UK. Get at it!

I gotta host of other bits that I wanna send at y'all, but I'll keep store some up for the next Rob!Run!Reach! - right now the only other thing that should qualify as this-minute-essential-listening is Shadetek's incomprehensibly raw 'Carbomb' riddim, as versioned by no less a vocalist than 77Klash, coming out as 'Pressure' (download here, h/t Jace). Shadetek and 77Klash and JahDan Blakkamore, you'll remember, put out the punishing 'Brooklyn Anthem', and this one's got the same explosive power (pardon the pun). I first heard it at c90 back in 2005 with Jammer, Skepta and Chronik on the mic, but the 77Klash vocal takes the grime-riddim and flow and ramps it up so it comes out sounding more like a proper JA gun-lyric toast, rather than just a patois-inflected pastiche. BIG!