Archives for category: Interviews

After much anticipation, Canadian based producer John Roman has dropped his ‘Reclusion 2’ mixtape. The second in the series features eight new original productions from Roman, and they are sounding incredible with sounds ranging from punchy techno to heavyweight bass music. We were fortunate enough to grab an interview with John Roman, and we spoke to him about the story behind ‘Reclusion 2’, what else we can expect from him this year and the UK scene. Check all that below and download the stunning ‘Reclusion 2’. This is serious heat. Read the rest of this entry »

Bedford’s TJ Carter is a maestro of the UK Funky scene that’s been on a lot of our radar’s for quite some time now. We posted a preview to some of his exciting new tracks just a bit ago, but now you can finally pre-order his first EP of 2012, ‘Gobble That’.
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On the 28th February, DJ Sliink’s ‘Vibrate’ EP will be available everywhere through Los Angeles based label Body High. It’s five original tracks from the Newark based producer with the pick of them for us being ‘Whine For Me’ and ‘Vibrate’, which will have you shouting VIBRATE out loud really fast and checking whether your phone’s has just gone off. It’ll also have the girls going crazy in the clubs. Body High and DJ Sliink always deliver so this was a forgone conclusion. Preview the release below and be sure to support on the 28th February. Read the rest of this entry »

Kansas based producer MORRI$ caught our attention last year after his incredible ‘Affairs’ track, accompanied by an equally impressive video (beautiful girls and the perfect music). Ever since, we’ve been hooked to a guy who’s tastes seem on the same level as ours. Recently, he’s been gaining attention from all the right heads: Mad Decent, XLR8R, Palms Out and more. His recent mixtape for Frite Nite’s Podcast series illustrates his love for bass and rap music, with an obvious educated head. It features the likes of Kid Benz, Bosstone, Riff Raff, Cedaa and more. Download the mixtape below and check the full tracklisting. HEAT. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pelican Fly crew have hit us again with another mix, in the build up to the first party of their residency at Paris Social Club (26/01/2012), this time coming courtesy of Pelican Fly affiliate Prince Jean. Starting with the screwed vocals and pruriency of Prince’s “1+1+1 is 3” colliding with a track combining elements from every Pelican Fly song in one burst, the mix exhibits a number of Prince Jean’s RnB/Hip Hop influences spliced with House and Jersey club tracks to create the perfect “fountain of vibes”. Already with a free EP to his name on Soukouch Ethnik expect big things from Prince Jean in 2012. Catch his mix (and tracklist) after the jump and be sure to see him play alongside Sinjin Hawke, Zora Jones, Dj Slow, Richelle, Mr Tweeks and a VERY SPECIAL GUEST (playing a birthday set) next Thursday at Social Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Earlier today San Francisco based Dj Joaquin Bartra dropped a winter mix for Palms Out that has been our soundtrack for yet another cold night. From the first track of the mix, a summery miami bass groover by Miguel Campbell on Hot Creations, we knew we could expect something dope to warm us up from one half of Dj duo SOSOSOON. A quick look at the tracklist (peek it after the jump), packed with some of our favourite tracks of 2011 and ’12, got us even more excited so we caught up with Bartra (as a follow up to his Palms Out interview) to find out a little more about what made him tick through the frostiest season. Read the rest of this entry »

On Thursday 26th of January, Belgian label Pelican Fly will throw the first of their parties and begin their residency at Paris’ renowned Social Club, where Sinjin Hawke, Zora Jones, Dj Slow, Mister Tweeks, Prince Jean, Richelle and a VERY SPECIAL GUEST will provide a soundtrack to tear the roof off the club, in what looks to be an unreal night. To kick start their upcoming residency, we have today been gifted by the Pelican Fly crew with the first instalment of exclusive mixes in the run up to the event. The first coming from the label founder and curator of the last in our “Best of 2011 Series”, Dj Slow. Read the rest of this entry »

Last night, L-Vis 1990 took to the prestigious Essential Mix series for BBC Radio 1. The Night Slugs chief draws for a selection of his own productions as well as the likes of Paul Woolford, MikeQ, Lil Silva, Marcel Dettmann, TWR72 and more. Check the download link below and check the full tracklisting over at the BBC page. Read the rest of this entry »

Before we say hello to 2012, we thought it would be best to leave 2011 on a bang and what better way than to bring you the next (and final) installment of our ‘Best Of 2011 Series’ from one of the best technical Dj’s in the world and Pelican Fly head honcho, Dj Slow. Read the rest of this entry »

Justin Reid-Simms (Whole Sick) has already played alongside the likes of Annie Mac, Toddla T, A-Trak and Sinden, but now, the Southend based tea addict is more intentionally focusing on production. His ‘A Little Louder‘ EP has just dropped on Sounds Of Sumo (who’ve previously released the likes of Canblaster, Mele and Kry Wolf) and he already has plans involving Tomb Crew, The Very Best and Trouble & Bass. Read the rest of this entry »

Coni is just 20 years old, yet he’s already DJ’d around Paris alongside the likes of Tony Senghore, Lil Silva, Teki Latex, Congorock, Bambounou and French Fries. And it was the latter who really exposed Coni’s productions to a greater audience. When French Fries featured Coni’s upcoming ‘Suma’ track in his FACT mixtape, it sent blogs and forums into a frenzy, desperate to know more about the young Parisean and his other work. Read the rest of this entry »

Photography by Evangelous Rodoulis

A few months back, Jorge Takei sent us his remix of Avant’s R’n’B jam ‘Separated’. Since then, we’ve been fascinated by everything he’s done under both his own name, and with follow German Robophil under the JTRP alias. At the start of this year, they released their self-titled EP on T.William’s Deep Teknologi label, which is definately worth checking. We managed to catch an interview with the Dusseldorf based producer in which we talked about the scene in his hometown, bank manager’s earning too much money and plans for the near future. Check it below: Read the rest of this entry »

Next week, Bok Bok and his Night Slugs crew dominate the UK with tour dates, spanning from Leeds to London to Manchester and back to London for their twentieth Night Slugs party at a secret location. Last week, Bok Bok joined Benji B on BBC Radio 1 for an interview and guestmix which showcased some forthcoming material on Night Slugs, as well as some of the past releases that have gained the label so much recognition and support. Bugged Out recently spoke to the Night Slugs head-honcho, and that interview and his upcoming tour dates can be seen after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »

In 2009, Dublin based Lorcan Mak’s ‘Gypsy Bum’ track topped blog and DJ charts across the globe, gained airplay on the likes of BBC Radio 1 and kicked off a wave of regional themed techno music. Since then, he’s had releases on the likes of Anabatic Records, Southern Fried Records, Kitsuné, Exploited Records, Youngunz, Get Flavor and a host of others. At the turn of this year, he launched his own record label ‘Stay Hungry Records’ with its inspiring ethos to “provide a platform for the currently small but developing Dublin House sound and the scene that is to some even barely-existent.” Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday, club-music bass head Brenmar gave out a dope grime-infected free download ‘Paper Running’ in promotion for his upcoming weekend of dates in London. The Brooklyn based producer plays four shows in three nights, which you can check below. It’s great to finally see Brenmar in the UK, grab the download after the jump:

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In 2008, the London based pair of David Cox and Russell Crank released their mini album ‘Down & Out In Paris & London’ on the highly respected French electronic label, Kitsuné. Since then, Autokratz  have supported The Prodigy in Tokyo, remixed the likes of Underworld and La Roux, toured the globe, been playlisted by Pete Tong, Annie Mac & Rob Da Bank, played at Glastonbury, and released their full album, ‘Animal‘, which gained major support from the likes of iDJ Magazine, Finacial Times, Mixmag, and many more. Now in 2011, Autokratz are set to embark on a new exciting venture, by starting their own label ‘Bad Life’. The pair have already revealed that their new album ‘Self Help For Beginners’ , which will be released on their own imprint next month, features collaborations with Primal Scream and Jagz Kooner. We were fortunate enough to grab an interview with the Orwell inspired David & Russell, in which they told me 5 artists/producers to look out for, why they started their own label, the importance of music blogs, and more. Check the full interview after the jump:

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Underground bass-heavy music is what sums up Paul Dolby’s (Seiji) sound perfectly. During the 1990’s, the producer from West London discovered everything from Jungle to Hardcore to US House. Now, tints of garage, funky and techno layer his beats. The founding member of the Bugz In The Attic Collective has just put together this mixtape for Enchufada, make sure you get that below. Also, on the 21st February, he’ll release Seiji 3 (More Of You/Sticks) on his own imprint, SeijiMusic. Be sure to check him out, tracklisting after the jump:

DOWNLOAD: Enchufada Mixtape 16 – Seiji

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In 2007, the sub-label of Ninja Tune, Big Dada, released Wiley’s ‘Playtime Is Over’, which to many is recognised as one of his strongest records. Yesterday, through Twitter, Wiley announced that after a string of other majors and independent releases, that his next album will be released through ‘Big Dada’. Wiley said “It’s not always about the money for me it’s about making an album that represents me properly and sells units cos it was a good album”.

In the Spring of 2002, LuckyMe / Music.Art.Parties. was created ‘as a pipe dream to make hip-hop in a place that was not on the map for hip-hop’. In 2007, the guys really began pushing the idea of the label, art collective and their website, whilst all still remaining the industry of their friends. A combination of this tight-knit family vibe and the ‘still nameless bass / beat / electronic music’ that people associate with LuckyMe globally, has since allowed them to release their favourite music, travel the world and meet good people. We gratefully caught an interview with Dominic Flannigan, creative director of LuckyMe, in which he told us about everything from their future to how they stay down with music getting made thousands of miles away. Read the full interview after the jump:

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After the ‘Vicki Leekx’ mixtape at the end of last year, and collaborating with Blaqstarr, M.I.A now releases her brand new single EP ‘Internet Connection’. The EP comes with remixes from Tony Senghore, Flux Pavillion, Huoratron and Buraka Som Sistema. Check the Buraka remix below and look out for her album this summer.

Buraka Som Sistema / M.I.A