Sunday, 12 April 2009

Highbury Dub EP update, Interloper, General Rambling and my first adventures with Funky...

First of all I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported my Highbury Dub EP so far, its been very nice waking up to messages left by people who are enjoying my music. Those of you who have been asking about the vinyl release, its going here to be mastered at the end of the month. So hopefully it won't be long after that.

The Interloper EP is coming along nicely. I have finished LNB and you can here a demo of the track here. Im looking to get this finished for mid summer.

This past week has been very cool, it's been nice catching up with people i haven't seen in a while, checking out new music and going to some good nights.

I picked up a copy of DOOM's (MF Doom's new alias) new record "Born Like This", and I am very impressed, he's on point and here are a lot of big names featured as well, Jdilla, Madlib and Raekwon to name a few. I highly recommend checking it out.

I also picked up a copy of Roots Manuvas "Slime & Reason", i think its bloody brilliant, Mr. Smith never fail's to deliver. Deep words mixed with positive vibrations. Plus it finally showed me why people play cricket.



I was lucky enough this week to be able to check out some good nights. We made a rare trip down to Fabric to a night called Adventures In The Beetroot Field, it was pretty good but my highlight of the week came from a Funky night called Chocablock at a club called EGG in North London.

My friend Paul from www.grimetapes.com has been telling me about Funky for a while now and I thought it was about time i checked it out... What can I say it was refreshing to go to a rave and see people having fun and dancing, without the added hype or agro you get at some nights.

So whats next?

Im going to Berlin on Friday for the weekend. I'm looking forward to checking out some Minimal and other delights the city has to offer.

Oh and there's a review of Highbury Dub coming out in May...

Till next time

Jah Bless

Thursday, 2 April 2009

The Sounds that Insipred the Highbury Dub EP

Here are five pieces of music that inspired me to make the Highbury Dub EP:

Rhythm & Sound Feat. Cornell Campbell - King in my Empire



This is the record that introduced me to Basic Channel, cornell campbell and the whole Dub Techno sound.

Basic Channel/Rhythm & sound

Rockers HIFI - Transmission Central




Another pioneer of the early Electronic Dub Sound were the west midlands Rockers HIFI, Farda P the groups main MC is my uncle and hopefully he will be toasting on the forthcoming Interloper EP.

My father reintoduced their music to me just after Xmas. Check them out here

2562 - Channel 2



2562's album Ariel rekindled my love of dubstep, it also introduced me to the minimal sound.

Cornell Campbel - Drifter Riddem




This is one of my favorite Reggae songs, I just love his voice.

Autechre - Drane



This is my favorite Autechre track. It inspired me to make Blix.