Asbo - Chuck Norris (Asbo) J-Sweet - Floppy Disc (Earth 616) Kromestar - Love (Antisocial Entertainment/Cloqworq Recordings) Benga - The Virus (Southside Dubstars) Formula - Hard Control (Art Recordings) Devious - Acid (Art Recordings) Darqwan - Confused ? (Texture Records) D1 - Jus Business (Dub Police) Benga - Flame (Big Apple Records) Skream - Blipstream (Tempa) Silkie - Step Aside (Antisocial Entertainment/Cloqworq Recordings) Pinch ft. Yolanda - Get Up (Tectonic) Quest - Stand (Deep Medi Musik) DJ Heny G - A Soul Is Born Through Pain (3.5 Records) Dubchild - Wanna Die (Storming Productions) DJ Ras Kwame - Cum On (Soulja) SRC - Gold Coinz (Numbers) Swindle - Mood Swings V.I.P. (Butterz White Label Test Press) Sully - Heartbeat (Mugwell Bill Rekids) Rusko - Love Is Real (Sub Soldiers) Terrafonix - London Eye (Dub) L-Wiz - Lips (Cloqworq Recordings) Jack Dixon - With You (Silverback Recordings) Don Froth - Von (West Norwood Cassette Library) Nolige - Funked Out (Cloud 9 Digital) EshOne - Nautilus (Elk Beats Digital) Cessman - Zoned (Forthcoming Dubliminal Records) Jack Sparrow - Way Out West (Cloqworq Recordings) Misk - Belted (Elk Beats Digital) Cessman - Gurkha (Forthcoming Sin City Records) Cotti Feat. Badness - Teen Wolf (El-B Remix) (Sum Ting New, Digital Only) Esh One - Templar (Dub) Girl Unit - Wut (Night Slugs) Ciara - Dueces (Nguzunguzu Remix) (Net Freebie From XLR8R.com) Terrafonix - London Eye (Dub) Cessman - The Empress Way (Dub) Rob Sparx - Independant Life (El-B Remix) Orien - Love Come To Me (Forthcoming Poizend Audio) Cessman - Shanker (Ariwa) Monkey - Drunkerdz V.I.P. v1 (Dub)
Elk Beats have launched the digital arm of their label with this release, the proceeds of which, oh heck, I'll just let them tell you.
Elk Beats 001! only $2 on www.elkbeats.com available in either MP3 or WAV format.
This being our first Elk Beats release, here is a little info on why we are doing what we are doing:
Elk Beats intends to maintain a pure flow of energy between ourselves and our supporters. Without diluting this exchange with unnecessary distribution/promotion costs and hassles, we can direct 100% of proceeds from our digital sales into the production of physical releases. With this model, we will be able to improve the artistic detail and overall presentation of our vinyl or other physical releases more and more as we grow. In other words, fuck distro. That being said, please help us by spreading the word as we grow. It will inevitably come back to you.
Here's a release I'm very excited about. I've been a fan of both of these producers for quite some time. Silkie since days when he was a regular on ReactFM, Swindle since I picked up 100 Grime and Dubstep Instrumentals Volume 3. Both men have a jazzy, funky, keyboard driven sound. Peep the snippet on Swindle's soundcloud to get an idea of how the collaboration sounds.
"Unlimited" is slated for December release. Here's what Butterz had to say about the release in their mailout.
The first dream collaboration on Butterz comes from two producers whose music is clearly rooted in the same influences, but have been going different directions with it until this meeting. Silkie has been smashing the Dubstep scene for years now with two albums on Mala's Deep Medi imprint, including collaborations with Skream and Mizz Beatz. Swindle has been rooted in the Grime scene producing for Chipmunk, Wiley, Ghetto and Footsie, alongside releases on Planet Mu and being a founding member of the Butterz crew. Swindle & Silkie will play a rare b2b set at FWD>> on the 10th November for the launch of Rinse:17 - Elijah & Skilliam which will be out the 14th November.
October 11 2011 was the official launch night of a new dance called "Geeked". Geeked was very pleased to be able to present The Pure Boom Hi-Fi. Pure Boom is one of my very favorite selectors. I met him through the Dubstep scene in San Diego in early 2009. Here though, by special request of Geeked, he's playing roots steppers dub. Pure Boom is the only selector I know of who actually mixes this type of music, as it's usually played "sound system style" (play the dub, flip over, play the vocal, no beatmatching). Heavy duty mixing chops and super sick selecting and programming skills, combine to make each of his sets a very special occasion.
For those that weren't able to reach the jump off of Geeked Dance, here for a limited time, in glorious 320 bitrate audio, is Pure Boom Hi-Fi Live at Geeked Launch Night 10.09.11
I've been contemplating starting a new night in San Diego for some time, partly so I can install myself as a resident, but mainly to have a fun party to attend. Much of the fun will be booking DJs who are known for a certain sound or style, and having them play “out of genre” whether it's cool old stuff from their archives, or something new they've been wanting to try out.
Due to a series of circumstances that remain mysterious to me, I have a venue for this coming Sunday the 9th of October, The Kava Lounge in SD. This will be the flagship for my new night which I''m calling “Geeked”. Due to the time and effort they put in to researching music, honing their craft etc., DJs, Musicians, Visual Artists and “Heads” are, well... geeks! It's my belief that their geekiness is a good thing and is to be shared for the betterment of society (or at the very least, the best possible party).
The flagship edition of Geeked will be held at the Kava Lounge on Sunday October 9th from 9 pm 'til 2 am. 21 and up. $5 Admission. Free Before 10 pm. The Kava Lounge is located at 2812 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA
The Geeksquad for this edition will be,
Jason (Special Jungle Selections) (Almost Famous) Pure Boom Hi-Fi (Special Steppers Selections) (Dub Gremlin Squadron) Mateo Bambaata (Special Electro Boogie/Hip Hop/Freestyle Selections) (Kill Quanti) P Man (Special Garage/Bass Selections) (P Man Show) CutMod (Special 4x4/Bass Selections) (Bassmusic UCSD)
CutMod and Divinora (Bassmusic UCSD)
My hope is that Geeked will be enough of a success to become a regular night.
Special Big Ups go out to EshOne and The H Girl for helping me and brainstorming with me on this.
DJ Abstract - Touch (Tempa), Devious - Hurting U (Unfinished Dub), Champion - Lose Control (Hardrive), Lil Silva - Golds To Get (Night Slugs), Beatfreaks - Speakerbox (Underground Artists), Naphta - Soundclash One (Ghost Relick) (Ruff Revival), Kartik - The Way We Freak (Fresh), Phaze One Feat. MC Breeze & MC Wiley – Nicole's Groove (Relentless), Craig David - What's Your Flava (Todd's Underground Mix #1), Sunship Featuring Warrior Queen - Almighty Father (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerycwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Mix) (Casual Records), Elephant Man – Log On (Horsepower Productions Remix) (Greensleeves Records), Sean Paul - Get Busy (Big Shot Remix) (Southside), Wookie - Stargate (Manchu Recordings), Two Ton Bad Boy - Worries In The Dance (Brutus Beats), Daluq - Supafine (Soulja), ATFC Presents OnePhatDeeva – Bad Habit (Stanton Warriors Vox) (Defected), Y-Tribe - Enough is Enough (Fresh), Kingdom feat. Shyvonne - Mindreader (Todd Edwards Remix), Aaliyah – More Than A Woman (Blackground Records), Two Ton Bad Boy - Don't Hold Back (Fresh), DJ Abstrac - The Name Of My DJ (Rat Records), Zed Bias – Been Here Before (Groove Chronicles Re-Issue)