No mellow start to the show this week as The Gaslamp Killer swaggered into the show with some attitude from his new EP about to drop on Brainfeeder. Deep Afro vibes then followed from new Ethiopian boy on the block, Samuel Yirga which paved the way for a deep, killer Simbad remix of Bongos Ikwue before LV threw down some future Anglo African beats with ‘Primus Stove’. Forward thinking UK hip hop was then the order of the day first with The Insomniax daring to be different to great effect before new boys on the block Jesse Boykins III & Melo-X came through with the future deepness, we can’ wait for that album, due in September.
Kasket dropped perhaps our favourite tune from the relaunched Apollo label before Mala single handedly started the nu-jazz revival with his Cuban bassline flavours recorded on his recent visit to the island. Lorn has been given some nice remix treatment from his new EP, it was a tough decision but the Illum Sphere remix just won out. Dead Western then changed the shows vibe with their scuzzy, pysched out folk before LTO showed what a force for good the new Sullen Tone label is shaping up to be. The new album from Kane Ikin on 12K is a wonderful thing, ably demonstrated by ‘Titan’ before we dropped a little taster from the latest and strongest Free The Beats comp courtesy of the THC saturated, Durban Poison.
Now one of our albums of the year is about to come out this Autumn from the Leipzig trio Praezisa Rapid 3000. Forget the alphabetically challenged 314159265 album title and just delve straight into a wonderful world of beats, wide ranging influences and expertly stitched together flavours – wonderful stuff with more to come in future shows. A Robot Koch & Rain Dog collaboration then finished the show off in fittingly deep style.
The Gaslamp Killer – Seven Years of Bad Luck, with Dimlite (Brainfeeder promo)
Samuel Yirga – Abet Abet, Punt rmx (Rough Guide)
Bongos Ikwue – Love of My Life, Simbad Lover mix (BIK)
LV – Primus Stove (Hyperdub promo)
The Insomniax – Friday Comes feat Roses Gabor (Earnest Endeavours promo)
Jesse Boykins III & Melo-X – Black Orpheus (Ninja Tune promo)
Kasket – Fallen (Apollo)
Mala – Calle F (Brownswood)
Lorn – Weigh Me Down, Illum Sphere remix (Ninja Tune)
Dead Western – What I Know (Discorporate promo)
LTO – Found Sounds (Sullen Tone promo)
Kane Ikin – Titan (12K promo)
Durban Poison – Slipping (Free The Beats)
Praezia Rapid 3000 – AAA Bateries (Noble promo)
Robot Kock x Rain Dog – Never Will (Project Mooncircle)