Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Koma & Bones :: Boot it Up

Over the next few weeks Koma & Bones have decided to give you the chance to download all of their bootleg back catalogue.

All the tracks will be full 320 versions - so hopefully all those who only had the vinyl will now be able to enjoy on their ipods or laptops.

Most of them appeared under the X-men name & some will no doubt sound a bit dated now - but they have gone through them themselves they found some stuff that still stands up pretty well. Enjoy!


Friday, 21 November 2008

Rave is King (Zodiac Cartel Mix)

Occasionally a massive bugger of a tune pops into the inbox, and once more we think Zodiac Cartel have come entirely CORRECT in this massive re-working of Fukk Off's 'Rave is King'. Apparently due for release in the near future on Coco Machete, we thought you'd like a preview here on the Manifesto.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

White Lightning Strikes


Elite Force - White Lightning [Broombeck / F.I.S. Remixes]
OUT NOW :: Exclusively at Beatport

With DJ support on this package coming in from the likes of A-Listers Sasha, Laurent Garnier, Orde Meikle, Stephan Bodzin, Satoshie Tomiie and D Ramirez, to name but a few, the Re:Vision series enters the final furlong in full flow. Here we serve up two fresh re-takes on Elite Force's 2004 classic, 'White Lightning', from the mighty Broombeck (who has recently topped the Beatport charts on several occasions with his techy-brilliance) and from newcomers and winners of the remix competition run earlier this year, 'Frogs in Socks' who have already made great strides remixing for Andrew Weatherall and winning iDJ's 'Raw Talent' contest.


"This is getting my FULL support" [Stephan Bodzin]

"This will work very well - Will definitely play it out" [Laurent Garnier]

"Solid, dark & has a wicked groove" [Sasha]

"This is awesome. Very rare." [David Eckenback]

"Great tune" [fRew (Vacation Records)]

"Wikid bumping growing grinder! For the darker moments in the night!!!" [Dylan Rhymes (Lot49)]

"Wow! Nice one. Will be dropping this this weekend for sure!" [Donald Glaude (Instereo)]

"Great great remix" [Richard Dinsdale]

"yep i'm into this big time. F*cking awesome!!" [Dopamine (Instereo/Title Fight)]

"Sounds great! will def use it :)" [Lee Coombs (Lot49)]

"Love Broombeck! This rocks!" [D Ramirez (Azuli/Slave)]

"Sick Remix!! Sounds Big, will bash this out for sure!" [Calvertron]

"Hot Hot Hot! Will definitely be hammering this one Thanks :D" [Habersham (Lobotomy)]

This is a huge priority for the label, so show us some love & grab a copy today,

Rektchordz - Bassbin Tactics

Artist: Rektchordz
Release: Bassbin Tactics w/ Sam Hell Rmx
Label: High Grade Recordings
Release Date: End of November

Rektchordz, one of the breakbeat scenes' up and coming luminaries delivers another solid platter for High Grade Recordings (Bombtraxx offshoot). True to form, Rektchordz delivers new school breaks of the tougher variety, but does so this time with a more reserved approach. The bassline is wobbly and large enough for the bigger rooms, but the standout elements here for me are the wickedly punchy kick and the subdermal acid line that peaks in the main sections. When the acid reappears after the break, it’s almost a flashback trigger. Again, this is a more stripped down affair, but all the required pieces are there and firing off properly.

The Sam Hell rub leans heavily towards the electro house sound, and does so with an upbeat tone that translates the Original into a playfully twisted and wholly accessible interpretation. It keeps to the somewhat minimal aesthetic of the release, which puts the focus primarily on both producers’ elevated production values and abilities to churn out dance floor groovers without the use of unnecessary elements. The bassline in the remix starts off in the filter and rises quick into a digitized groove that’s made all the more infectious by slap bass accents. Add the sliced ‘yeah’ sample and a few tweaks over the incessant four to the floor and it’s a banger for the flip.

But, Rektchordz...I gotta ask, when is that ‘Jilted’ track coming out? That is one of the catchiest and more intelligent party tunes I’ve heard all year.


Rektchordz-Bassbin_Tactics_(Sam Hell Rmx)


Dan F - The Truth Would Only Kill You

Been ages since I posted - sorry about that. Click the title above (it's an external link) to read the full meandering post on my main blog. But for Techfunk Subscribers, I'll cut to the chase and pass on a new track for your listening pleasure. Dark epic proggy goodness with the kind of breakdown sHack would chop out in a second!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Justice Busted \o/

I wonder where they put their fee .... ???


Monday, 17 November 2008

More from the Dustbowl

Another slice of sublime techy goodness for you to ease into this Monday morning with ... this will be part of a single coming up at the end of 2008 on Lot49. To check out further tracks by Dustbowl and to sign up for future previews, check them out on Soundcloud

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Calvertron : A DJ Mix for November

A brand new mix from one of our personal faves, Calvertron.
1.Lee Mortimer - Putto
2. Kidda - Under The Sun (Herve remix)

3. AC Slater - Vertigo (Nick Supply's Horizontigo remix)

4. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats remix)

5. Calvertron - Car Theif

6. TJR - Sonic Chronic (Lee Mortimer Remix)

7. Fake Blood - Blood Splashing (Fake Blood Theme)

8. Aspin & Dispace - Low Life

9. Tim Healey - Ghetto Blaster (Calvertron Remix)

10. Lee Mortimer - Snake Pit

11. Dune - Bloodlines (Herve loves messed up remix)

12. Busy P - To Protect And Entertain (Crookers remix)

13. Guru Josh Projet - Infinity 2008 (Calvertron remix)

14. 3 Is A Crowd - Take it Back (Heavy Feet Remix)

15. Calvertron vs Signal Drivers - Attack

16. HeavyFeet ft. Peyote Mc - Rude Bwoi (Stupid Fresh Remix)

17. Calvertron & Lyndon - Dirty Biatch

The biggest Tech-Funk throwdown of the year ....


Okay, so here's the skinny. When the Lot49 massive decide to throw an Xmas Special, you know they're gonna pull out all the stops to do it in style, and this has to be the biggest line-up this year. For all the DJs I think it'll be a special night too, as it's a genuinely rare opportunity to get everyone together in one place for a night of MASSIVE proportions! So grab yer tickets upfront, because this is sure to sell out as the capacity's only around 500.

Saturday 6th December, 10pm – 4am

DJs on the night:


Advance tickets £8 available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/39322
On the door £9 B4 12/£10 After; 9pm-4am
East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HX
Capacity: 500


Dumbland (pt.1)

Dumbland #1

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Meat Katie Vs Elite Force :: Live @ Urban Gorilla (2008)

Here's a complete recording the recent Urban Gorilla birthday event at DQ featuring Meat Katie & Elite Force. The start points aren't exactly right where they should be and although I haven't heard it I bet there are some properly random moments in there given we managed to down 3 bottles of JD during the course of the evening :o


Part 1 - Meat Katie: (Download)
Part 2 - Elite Force: (Download)
Part 3 - Meat Katie back to back with Elite Force (Download)

Monday, 10 November 2008

Elite Force Live @ Glade Festival, 2008

Just thought I'd let you know that I am offering up a special hour & a half download to new members of the Elite Force Mailing List as of this week.

The DJ mix in question is an excellently recorded live set I did ( thanks to the good folk at www.nuskoolbreaks.co.uk ) closing out the Glade Festival Breaksday tent on Saturday night of this year's festival, replete with crowd noise & good vibes :)

The mailing list is an opt-in / opt-out automated list that is used for occasional updates, free downloads, dj mixes (such as the Strongarm Sessions) and the odd upfront track and freebie guestlist places for most DJ shows.


Feedback is most welcome either here, or on the thread at the Tech-Funk Forum.

Hijack Mixing it up in November ...

Here's another fresh mix from the awesome Hijack crew for you.

HiJack Mix - November 08 Mix (DOWNLOAD)


01. Milton Channels - You Lose
02. Nyra - Tongue

03. House of Stank - Make U Jack (Santiago & Bushido Remix)
04. Urban Monkeys - Disfunktional Caterpillar (The Bulgarian Remix)
05. Jak Z - Untitled

06. Mighty Fools - Hey Babe

07. Lee Mortimer - No Ordinary Girl (HiJack Remix)
08. Alternative Reality - Get Away (Rene Van Munster Remix)

09. MYNC Project - Something On Your Mind (Switch Remix)

10. Yankee Zulu - Head Bob (Hipp-e Remix)

11. HiJack - Keep It Real

12. Bingo Players - Get Up (Diplo Remix)

13. Mr. Oizo - Half An Edit

14. Hatiras - Autograph

15. The BodySnatchers - I Like What I See (HiJack Remix)
16. MC Flipside - The Rubdown (Heavyfeet Remix)

17. Lee Mortimer - Putto

18. Tom EQ - I Need You

19. Jaymo - On The Grind (Jak Z Remix)

20. Laidback Luke & A-Trak - Shake It Down

21. D*Funk - Fracture (HiJack Remix)

22. Unknown - Unknown

23. Unknown - Unknown

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Red Bull Music Academy - Video Archive

Every year Red Bull run an exclusive two week event in which two groups of 30 carefully hand-picked musicians and DJs are flown to one of the world's capital cities for an intensive programme of lectures, seminars and one-to-one workshops with some of electronic music's most respected names. Fortunately for those of us who couldn't make it, some bright spark decided to record a boatload of them on a DV camera. In the archive, you will find a veritable goldmine of over 240 videos from such names as Alex Smoke, Carl Craig, Sinden, Bob Moog, Derrick May, Chuck D, Plaid, Four Tet, MIA and many (many) more. The videos cover technical talk, interviews, inside info and a lot more - so stick the kettle on and check it out...

Red Bull Music Academy - Video Archive