Support from Kode 9, Toddla T, Rusko, Starkey, Excision, Dov, RSD, Dubbel Dutch, Warlock, Chrissy Murderbot ++
Electric City is the new album from Sarantis out May 27th via Senseless Records. It takes it’s name from an imagined urban landscape caught somewhere between London and the dystopian sprawl imagined by John Carpenter, Warriors and other classic 80s sci-fi. The music takes audible cues from the soundtracks to those films; bold, raw synths and big drums reverberate but also a melting pot of musical styles ranging from motor city techno and electro funk through to cutting edge grime, bashment and footwork.
Vocal tracks come from Parly B (Mungo’s Hifi), South London’s rising grime star M.I.K. & Dialect, a renowned freestyle MC and regular guest on Westwood and 1Xtra.
Building on previous releases for Senseless, Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares, on this LP Sarantis expands his sonic palette and allows all the inspiration and influence collected in the past half decade to breathe and expand. Starting out from his soundsystem roots in Leeds, UK, Sarantis has worked his way in to the record boxes of people like Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs with a catalogue spanning six years and work with vocalists like Warrior Queen and Iration Steppas.
Mastered by Hue Jah Fink @ Binary Feeback, London Artwork by Philth Additional CD design by Vytis Gruzdys
Generation Bass presents: Edu K “Do The Brega!” EP!
Those that know have been following Brazilian producer Edu K for years. From the hard stomping Funk Carioca/Baile Funk sounds of several years ago to the Global Bass he has been dropping which are marked by its top production techniques and heavy slabs of bass and rhythm, everything this guy works on is something special.
After last year’s Man Recordings release “Daniel Haaksman presents Tecnobrega” on which one of the best tracks was an Edu K remix of a Charque track, Edu K is back and has worked the typical Tecnobrega elements in his shiny, glorious and bass heavy sound. Edu K is Brazil’s new millennium answer to the post local, post genre musical era we live in. It’s a high energy mash up of kick ass music that is fresh and unique.
For global music stronghold, or rather, cool music from where-ever stronghold, Generation Bass, Edu K drops a banger of an EP. From the typical rock ‘n roll-gone-Tecnobrega shuffle of “Putaria” to the Tecnobrega meets house collab “Nao Sou Brega, Eu Sou Chique” with fellow music-monger Joao Brasil, this is an all-out assault on your feet and ankles. The contagious fun of an awesome track like “Sanfona Treme Treme” can be dropped at any barbeque or sunny outdoor party anywhere in the world and people will start dancing. The feel good vibes are galore and the sun-drenched optimism of Brazilian beach life translates to audio like no other thing you have heard the last 10 years. There’s a collab with Bondo Do Role of course (the infectious “Danca Da Bicha Manca”) and with mc’s and producers like Jaloo, Caballo and Gato Preto. The twitching and buzzing synths of “Do The Brega!” make this the soon to be war cry of the genre. Up-tempo and swinging its rump from left to right, this is Tecnobrega like there is no tomorrow.
In an Ideal world, this would be the sort of stuff that would make Billboard, banging out of every car that passes you by with their hood down. Chug that Mojito man, turn up the stereo and honk your car horn to the rhythm of Edu K!
Hi friends, I present to you a compilation of remixes that I made between 2005 and 2010 of various artists that have either been rejected, unreleased or just straight up unfinished. Some were made for fun while others were for hire. Needless to say a lot of the mixdowns are, well, questionable. Either way, nice effort right? With Love from Berlin,
Douster, the French producer who’s previously become enamored by club cumbia and medieval trumpets, will release his first dancehall EP, Inna Style N Fashion, on May 14th via Dre Skull’s Mixpak records. Hear the entire four-track collection below, featuring emerging Jamaican vocalists Katana, Kari Jess, Keida and Cee Gee. It’s up for preorder now. As a bonus, download Keida and Douster’s “Never Lose,” an optimistic sunbathing companion about pushing through hurt and indecision to enjoy lust/love.