Friday, 30 October 2009

Zodiac Cartel :: The Return!!

It's been a while since we've heard from Zod
, but the massive 'Sweet Control' will be dropping on U&A as part of the Loops of Fury mix album 'Tech:Funk (U&A Recordings Vol.1)' in November.

Here's a preview.

Sweet Control (128k TASTER) by Zodiac Cartel

Also out shortly is the massive remix of DJ Dan's reworking of the Mr Fingers classic 'Can U Feel It?' which has been a staple in many of the big guns' techfunk sets over the summer months.

DJ Dan & Mr. Fingers - Can U Feel It (Zodiac Cartel Remix) TASTER by Zodiac Cartel

You can keep up to date with all things Zodiac Cartel at the FACEBOOK PAGE and can grab both of these as soon as they are released from BEATPORT. Look out for more new Zodiac Cartel coming soon, including remixes for Hatrias, Lee Coombs and Rektchordz.

Monday, 26 October 2009

[FRESH BLOOD] DJ Deckard (Space Cowboys) on the mix

Deckard has become a fixture in the San Francisco scene after previously calling Seattle his home playing alongside the likes of Lee Coombs, Meat Katie, Plump DJs and a host of others. He commemorated his 4th Burning Man by becoming a member of the Space Cowboys and releasing this mix of dirty, driving, electro-fied mix of 4/4 and breakbeat tracks straight from the desert.

Check out his podcast or website for a generous helping of bay area inspired beats and a few surprises as well.

01. Yves V - The Skillz (Extended Mix)
02. Javi Mula - Come On
03. Dirty Funker - Flat Beat (Original Less Mix)
04. Dylan Rhymes - Kemptown (Sharooz Remix)
05. The Funk Out - They Call Me Sexy (Fortunes Sexy Fresh Mix)
06. DJ Assault - Ass n' Titties (Defunct Remix)
07. Jinx - Big Fat Ass (Rektchordz Remix)
08. Crackerz & Jam - Big Up Girl
09. Stanton Warriors - Precint (Plump DJs Remix)
10. Perpetual Present - Red Light On
11. Break the Box - Rock the Mic (High Eight Remix)
12. BPhreak - Firecrack (Plaza De Funk Remix)
13. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (Stanton Warriors Remix)
14. Nick Thayer - Bonkers Banger
15. The Rogue Element - Mistakes

Download -
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BROADCAST: Weekend Warmer

I'm alone in the mix this time, but you have lots of exclusive and massive tunes in it! Hope you'll like.
Guests coming again soon!

Makossa & Megablast - Marrakesh (Part 1 & 2) [International DeeJay Gigolo]
Paul Ritch - Carrrrramba (Monkey Mix) [Quartz]
Wehbba & Ryo Peres - El Masnou [BluFin]
Dubfire - Rabid [SCI+TEC]
Matzak - Magneto [Kompakt]
Benjamin Vial - The Eraser [CDR/Erase]
Zombie Nation - Mystery Meat Affair (Shadow Dancer Remix [Turbo]
Boys Noize & Erol Alkan - Death Suite (DJ Mehdi Simple Acid Edit) [CDR/Boysnoize]
Noob & Brodinski - Peanuts Club [Turbo]
Claude VonStroke feat. Bootsy Collins - Greasy Beats (Tech Funk Mix) [Dirtybird]
Frederik Olufsen - Drop That Beat (Benjamin Vial Remix) [CDR/Erase]
Flore - We Rewind (Youthman Club Mix) [CDR]
DJ Prosper & Old Skool Nemo - We Are The Bad Boys (Benjamin Vial 'Badder Than Bad' Remix) [CDR/Pig Balls]
Ajapai - What Do You Hear? [Wearhouse]
Lee Coombs & √úberzone - Right Now (Club Mix) [Lot49]
D.Ramirez, Mark Knight & Underworld - Downpipe (Dub Mix) [Toolroom]
Patrick Chardronnet - Days Like These [Poker Flat]
Bastard Beat - Chlorophylle (Rodriguez Jr Remix) [CDR/Scandium Records]
Machine Electrique - Projet: Kronos [CDR]
Alan Fitzpatrick - Static [Drumcode]
Len Faki - Death By House (Ed Davenport Remix) [Cocoon]
DJ Hell feat. P.Diddy - The DJ (Radio Slave Remix) [International DeeJay Gigolo]

Benjamin Vial - Brap FM - 23/10/09 by benjaminvial

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Krafty Kuts Free MP3 & DJ Mix

Free track from one of breakbeats' finest, the party breaks monster - Krafty Kuts. This re-edit of 'Rude Boys' by Draax & Seavers is taken from his new 2xCD comp, which includes no less than 20 scorching interpretations of some big tunes spanning a number of labels, paired with an impressive 28 track mix of Against The Grain bangers. Fair warning, this is straight up funky shit with vocals to spare. The double CD is downloading now, expect more than a few words on what's sure to be one of the bigger comps of the year.

Draax & Seavers ‘Rude Boys’ Krafty Kuts Rerub

Krafty Kuts is also offering away a DJ Mix, exclusive to and downloadable from Fenchurch Clothing, whose website already has a nice string of tailor made mixes (pun intended) available. Dig it.

Krafty Kuts DJ Mix

Track List
1. Krafty Kuts - Intro
2. Riton & Primary 1 - Who's That (Acapella)
3. The Dozens - Fake Blood (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
4. Tim Healey - Bring It Party (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
5. DJ Gant Man - Juke Dat Girl - Nadastrom Remix (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
6. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel - Armand Van Helden Remix (Krafty Kuts Re-rub)
7. Dizzie Rascal - Bonkers (Acapella)
8. Will Bailey - Hit The Club (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
9. Major Lazor - Pon De Floor
10. Don Diablo - Blow (Acapella)
11. Black Noise - Rocking It (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
12. Starkillers - Bitch Ass Tricks (Adsorb Edit)
13. Deekline Feat Tim Healey - Don't Smoke (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
14. Krafty Kuts - Children Of The Night
15. DJ Blaqstarr Feat feat Rye Rye - Shake It To The Ground (Acapella)
16. Proxy - Raven - Kazey & Bulldog Remix
17. Autodidkat - Ghetto Nonsense (Acapella)
18. Tim Healey & Tomcraft Feat DJ Assault - Electro On The Floor (KraftyKuts Re-Rub)
19. Jack Beats - Get Down VIP Mix (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)

Saturday, 24 October 2009


Yep yep, now with the Sumo Podcast series in full swing, yours truly, STRETCH, has finally stepped up to the plate and condensed 12 tech fuelled house & techno tracks into one hour and a bit (I wanted to put more!). Download, turn the speakers up to 11 and... rock out!!



01: & YNK – Le Fest (Thomas Schumacher Remix) [Frequenza]
02: Sandy Huner – Rare Tap (2000 and One Cut) [Remote Area]
03: Oliver Klein & Kolombo – Do The Right [303 Lovers]
04: DIY & Big Bully – Suck My Caulk [Tuning Spork]
05: Fabietto & Dragosh – Cala Mare (Sabb Remix) [SK Supreme]
06: Daniel Steinberg – Bailando [Front Room]
07: Santos & Alex Dolby – No Walls [Bedrock]
08: Ramon Tapia & BP – Down At The Offkeys [Jericho]
09: Radio Slave – Orchestrating Maneuvers In The Dark (Mike Monday Remix) [Om]
10: Claude VonStroke – Monster Island (Godzilla Dub Drop) [Dirtybird]
11: Format B – Redux [Formatik]
12: Nic Fanciulli & Andy Chatterley – Bottles [SCI+TEC]

[ADAN SPEAKS ... ] All rhodes lead home

Pardon my absence from these pages as of late, I've been tangled up inside the wiring of electronics for a spell, LEDs in my eyes, and resistors in my hands. And I've recently been spending an unhealthy amount of time back in the studio, home and proper, enjoying a long overdue reunion with my former production partner Sifter, and working on a punk/dance hybrid project. The beat obsessed never leave for long, I guess.

Fortuitous timing and the universe have a way of always bringing one back to the effort and the loop. And as we continue, headlong into eternity, whether we find ourselves at the intro, or at the break, it's sometimes necessary to reach for the pause, to catch our breath for a moment, before the build hits all the right notes and brings us back home to the moment where we began. Music junkie and bass monkey forever and ever amen (breaks).

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Santiago & Bushido - 'Head Trick Remixed'

Potty Mouth has consistently been one of the U.S. labels taking up the effort to redefine house, merging the traditional with the electro sound and the British fidget, while incorporating more than a few of those lovely and trippy rave nuances (I know, that's a total oxymoron). For PMM030, the Chi town label remixes up one of my favourites from their catalog, 'Head Trick' by Santiago & Bushido.

It's an ambitious effort - including four similarly styled 4/4 rubs that never stray too far from the O V. The standouts for me being the Rework and Troydon mixes, because I just love that unapologetic rave sound. Potty Mouth expands its genre offerings with a breaks cut by Keith Mackenzie & DJ Fixx - not the best I've heard from them, but to be fair, by this point in the EP I'd really just like to hear something other than the lead line over the broken beats. Nonetheless, it'll do well in many a set. And it seems that no release these days is complete without the gratuitous dubstep cut, half timed here by Jon Kennedy, who works the lead line and vocal sample to nice effect over the genre defining (and possible Achilles heel) ultra low wobble bass.

Ultimately, I would've liked to have seen more reckless abandon in the interpretations, but it may very well be too hard to strip away the elements of a track that are essential to making it so damn good in the first place. In any case, take a listen, there's bound to be something for most jocks in this package, and definitely take the opportunity to cue up some of the other releases in the Potty Mouth catalog. Some of their previous output are quite slammin tunes, filthy and totally befitting the label's name.

Head Trick Remixes EP

Backbeat Soundsystem - remixed by Rektchordz (FREE 320)

One of U&A's favourite sonz, Rektchordz, threw us a brand new 320 for free download. As the story goes, the death of a hardrive left this remix without the requisite dub version (as ever, the vocals won't be for everyone). The track, a remix of Backbeat Sounsystem - Daily Grind, sees the young tech-funk superhero on prime form, throwing down a chunky breaks roller. Enjoy - and don't forget to follow him on SOUNDCLOUD.

Backbeat soundsystem-daily grime (rektchordz mix) by rektchordz


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Hijack on the mix :: October 2009

01. Jacob London - The Pony Magic Never Ends (Intro) [Utensil]
02. The Potato Heads - Get Up (HiJack Edit) [Jack Union]
03. House Of Stank - Get Up, Yeah (HiJack Remix) [Dust Traxx]
04. Daniel Carro - In The Morning [Jack Union]
05. Rino Cerrone & Flavio Diaz - Extraordinary Wiring [Loose Records]
06. Campbell - Bad Man [Jack Union]
07. Justin Martin & Claude Vonstroke - Beat That Bird [Dirty Bird]
08. HiJack & Flinch - Spin Out
09. Trevor Loveys - Say What? [Front Room]
10. Jeff Doubleu - Click Clack (Tom EQ Remix) [DubNoir]
11. Harry Axt - Crazy [Rompecabeza]
12. Foamo - Wardance (HiJack Remix) [Skint]
13. Kink - Don't Hold Back [Dotbleep]
14. Crookers - Unknown
15. The Loops of Fury - Flick A Switch (HiJack Remix) [U&A]
16. Audio Bullys - Way Too Long (Switch Remix / HiJack Trippin Edit)
17. Chris James - Got It Goin On (Jeff Doubleu Remix) [DKR]
18. HiJack - The Beginning [Jack Union]
19. Izit - Would It? [Made To Play]
20. Jackmaster - Hey Jack [Idiothouse]
21. Pezzner - Shasta [Physical Graffiti]
22. Santiago & Bushido - For What [PMM]
23. No Assembly Firm - No Future In Your Frontin'[Robsoul]
24. Mike Dixon - House of Mouths [Classic]
25. Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You? [Guesthouse]
26. The Potato Heads - Trumpet Dance [Jack Union]
27. Genetik & Gio Martinez - Rempejack (Oliver $ Remix) [Kingdon Kome Silver]
28. Home & Garden - Domesticated ft. Derrick Carter (Pezzner Remix) [Om]
29. Style Of Eye - Road Race [Dirty Bird]
30. Sawtooth Sucka - Radio Check [Dotbleep]
31. Missy Elliot - Joy (Solid Groove Remix)
32. 3rd Face - Canto della Liberta (Kink Remix) [Classic]
33. Alternative Reality - What You Do To Me (Rene Van Munster Remix) [Prompt Digital]
34. HiJack Vs. Rene Van Munster - Bootleg
35. Malente - I Like It (Riva Starr Remix) [Fools Gold]
36. Brabe - Gravity Modulations (HiJack Remix) [Jack Union]
37. TJR - I Don't Know Where [PMM]
38. Mr. Oizo - Gay Dentist [Ed Banger]
39. Phunk Electric - Video Games Crash (Funka Mix) [Southern Fried]
40. DJ Falcon - Untitled (HiJack Bootleg)
41. Daft Punk - Revolution 909 [Virgin]
42. Analog People In a Digital World - Rose Rouge [Hysterical]
43. Blaze - My Beat (Accapella) [Slip 'n' Slide]
44. Sam Karlson & Steve O Steen - Jacob Is Going To London [Robsoul]
45. Troydon - Jam Session [Phonoshuffle]
46. Brabe - Outside [Jack Union]


Sunday, 18 October 2009


A step away from the boxroom broadcasts, brings this exclusive techfunk mix from partner in crime HIGHTOWER, enjoy....

ALL WORK NO PLAY by Hightower

Intro - District 9, Alien Interview
01. Claude Vonstroke - Vocal Chords [Dirtybird]
02. Moderat - Rusty Nails (Booka Shade Remix0 [Bpitch Control]
03. Steve Bug - Swallowed Too Much Bass (Joris Vorn Remix) [Poker Flat]
04. Poligono - Calambres (Chris James Remix) [DubNoir Music]
05. Neuroxyde - Super Extra Fat [Starlight]
06. Format: B - Hot Rod [Formatik]
07. Julian Kidd, Mr Pedros Bang THe Drums [Size Records]
08. Mike Hulme - 100mg [U&A Records]
09. Marco G - Dagobert (Spektre Remix) [Audio Therapy]
10. Meat Katie & Elite Force - Non Believer [u&A Records]
11. Meat Katie - Tension [Lot49]

Wednesday, 14 October 2009



Hightower - 1st Hour

01 iO - Matin [Diymanic]
02 DJ - Odissi - Empty Vodka Bottles (Jon Gurd Remix) [Lot49]
03 Ali Kuru - Wassa (Julian Chaptal Remix) [ThirtyOneTwemty]
04 Channel X - Mosquito [Upon You Records]
05 Audio Jack - Schizophonic [2020 Vision Records]
06 Bigger Than Jesus - Ze Kids Want Techno (Audiojack Remix) [Italo Business]
07 Sebastien Leger - Discotechno [Mistakes Music]
08 MOS - Emotional Distortion (Popof Remix) [Audio Therapy]
09 Stefano Noferini - Dollars [Deeperfect Records]
10 D-Unity - Guilty Pleasures [BeatTherapy Records]
11 Hermanez - Blister (Spektre Remix) [Ekletisch]

Deepgroove Guest Mix - 2nd Hour

Tracklisting to follow

Keep it BRAP!

Monday, 12 October 2009

FRESH BLOOD : DJ Kramer : The Burning Man Mix 2009

This is DJ Kramer's legendary annual Burning Man studio mix which he hands out on the playa each year.
Kramer is something of a San Franciscan legend, playing for the likes of the Space Cowboys, The Deep End & this year Rock Bottom (along with various other sound camps).

His sets are rich, varied & in this instance a tribaltastic progressive set to keep the dust blowing through your veins.
You might also wanna check out & subscribe to his excellent PODCAST (of which this is set #23), where you can get access to a whole host of back catalogue mixes.

01. Xavi Beat - Cyclic - (D-Formation Remix)

02. Glender - Kumpo Tribe
03. Olav Basoski & Erick E - Don't Turn Your Back - (Sander van Doorn Remix)

04. DJ T - Bateria - (dOP Remix)

05. Iberican Sound - (D-Unity Tribal Tech Remix)

06. DJ Alex F - On My Dance Floor - (Glender Remix)

07. Victor Calderone & Carlos Fauvrelle - Out There (Synth Mix)

08. Paul Jays - Spiritual Battery - (DJ Chus Iberican Remix)

09. Deux - Sun Rising Up

10. Martin Brodin & Dumb Dan - Le Voie Le Soleil (Mark Trophy Remix)

11. Yvan & Dan Daniel - Enjoy The Silence (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)

12. Underworld - Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots-Vocal Mix)


Friday, 9 October 2009


''At last the time has come, as our hours and hours of hard(ish) labour have come to fruition in the shape of a tiny, square plastic case.

But, this isn't any old bit of plastic, as it is the home of '13MACHINES'...our debut artist album we have penned with fellow Bristolian, and techno stalwart, Jamie Anderson.

It is thirteen tracks of heavy beats, soaring sirens, pulsing, enormous basslines and chemical, eye rolling breakdowns.

It is the result of years of clubbing, dancing, debauchery, and euphoria siphoned through the brains of three very twisted individuals and drained into an hour of madness. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Thank you.''



Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Lee Coombs Interview & Mix

Lee Coombs has been at the cutting edge of dance music for over a decade now. Whether remixing A-List acts such as New Order and Moby, or releasing seminal breaks, acid house and tech-funk cuts, his tunes have consistently rocked dancefloors around the world.

We caught up with Lee ahead of the launch party for his 'Light And Dark' album this Saturday at Hub in London (buy advance tickets here) to ask him a few questions...

Hi Lee, thanks for doing the interview. Where are you and what are you doing?

Hello there, I am at home in Florida doing DJ mixes and interviews after a crazy few days on the road. I just did a 4 gig weekend which ended up in San Francisco @ Love Evolution. One of the craziest street parties I think I have ever seen…someone said 100,000 people came this year..

Tell us a bit about your new album 'Light And Dark' - has it been a long time in the making? What kind of sound can we expect on this album?

It’s Tech Funk in all its forms really. I have tried to push the boundaries a little with some slower BPM’s but keeping the energy up there. It’s definitely the best production I have ever done and I’m very pleased with the result. Also I can’t resist making Acid House music so there are a couple of those there too. And some vocals, I did a remake of Echo and the Bunnymen – Rescue called ‘Blues I’m singing’ which gives the album an anthem style track to finish on. It a musical journey of where I have been lately.

You're now based in the US, do you think this has had an influence on the sound of 'Light And Dark'?

Yes a little, I have always been inspired by the sounds that have come out of the West coast of the US, I’m into hypnotic grooves and there is plenty of that over there. But also I’m influenced by anything that sounds good. I’m a music lover and anything that I come across can influence me at any time whether it’s dance music or not.

Check out Lee rocking the San Francisco Love Evolution party last weekend...

You're a regular at the infamous Burning Man festival which has been getting a lot of attention in the UK recently. Can you tell the readers a bit more about the festival and what impact it's had on you as a DJ and artist?

I first went to Burning Man in 2005, it blew me away with the creativity that exists over there. When you realize the effort that people go to it makes you think again about what you are doing yourself. I have friends who work for the whole year on their art pieces just so they can show it for a week in the desert. Just getting everything there and back again is an achievement. DJ’s have it easy in that respect as they just have to turn up with their Cd’s.. Most people who play music out there are part of a crew and they all have responsibilities in the running of their camps. It’s a giant community and a lot of fun to be part of. It really is another world.

What would you say are the main differences between the UK and the US club scenes?

Well it depends where you go in the US and what you are looking for. Pretty much the same as the UK really. There are a lot of clubs in the US that concentrate on VIP and bottle service, it’s business really. Then cities like San Francisco have everything to choose from pretty similar to London. Warehouse parties and underground nights as well as more upscale events and huge festivals. I would say there are more of the VIP style clubs in the US where as there are probably more Underground style clubs in the UK.

Do you have any plans to move back to the UK?

No, not at the moment. I’m just getting my Green card so I think I’ll use that for a bit.

'Right Now' has been a huge track for you over the summer, how did the collaboration with Uberzone come about?

I hit up ‘Q’ (Uberzone) a long time ago, we used to chat occasionally over email and as I moved to the US I called him to see if he would be up for it. We worked really well together and the track just seemed to write itself. Q taught me a huge amount about studio production which really helped in the writing of my album as I made the decision to do all the work myself this time. It was really cool seeing how Q processed the sounds as we made them and got them into the computer. A great lesson in ‘less is more’..

Do you have any plans for more collaborations in the future?

I have talked with Q about doing some more tracks and he is up for it, but that is it for collabs for the moment. I think I am having too much fun writing stuff on my own to feel the need to write with someone else.

It's been a long career in music for you, looking back over the past ten years what have been the highlights for you?

It’s been a huge rollercoaster of a ride, when things really started kicking off around 1998 it was very exciting. Lots of new music and good fun, I think when I started to get some big remix work was one of the biggest highlights. I could only dream of mixing bands like New Order, Lamb, Moby, Planet funk and so on..

Then when I visited San Francisco for the first time I really new I was onto something. There were so many like minded people and I fell in love with the vibe over there. That’s why I made it my home. That led on to the Burning Man experience, which can have a huge effect on your life. Well it did mine anyway.

I’ve always loved my DJing, and have consistently had great gigs all over the world. The highlights I suppose are Breakfest Perth in Australia 2005, Numerous gigs in San Francisco big and small, Burning Man every year from 2005, and recently I played Bangkok, Thailand and Osaka, Japan, which made me feel very special indeed.

And looking forward to the future, is there anything big coming up that we should be excited about?

Well I’m really looking forward to my Album release party on Saturday 10th October @ Hub, London. Will be great to see all the crew again. I have a new remix coming on Cable recordings out of San Fran very soon which I road tested last weekend. It went down very well, very futuristic techno vibes. I’ll be writing a lot more solo stuff and have some great ideas so I can wait to get cracking in the studio.

Thanks Lee! Check out Lee's latest promo mix and if you're in the area make sure you catch him at his album launch this Saturday...

Lee Coombs Light & Dark Album Launch Party Promo Mix by LOT49

Monday, 5 October 2009


Stretch in the mix - 1st hour

01. Mauro Picotto - Happily (Danilo Vigorito Mix) [Alchemy]
02. Minusfreund - Beemann [Bavaria]
03. Topspin & Matuss - I'd (Dub Makers Remix) [Vibra Macz]
04. Izerg - Shifter (Audiojack Sao Paulo Remix) [54 Music]
05. Kink - Shockwaves [Dotbleep]
06. Roland M. Dill - Black Coffee [Trapez]
07. Molisans Brothers - 600 Entry [Big City Beats Tec]
08. DJ T - Shine On (DJ T's Twisted Re-work) [Get Physical/ Beatport Exclusive]
09. Tim Green - Kitch In [Dirtybird]
10. Worthy & DWL - Dry Wood [Anabatic]
11. Boy 8 Bit - Chapel Of Ghouls [This Is Music]

Chris Cain Guest Mix - 2nd hour

01. Mike Shannon - Sweets feat. Fadila Demirtas [Wagon Repair]
02. Raumton - Midnight on Mars [Eminor Records]
03. Jaons Emsley - Politic [Platzhirsch shallplatten]
04. Mar.T - Oauoua [Wow! recordings]
05. Oel - Make it right [Keep On]
06. Victor Vera & Mijail - Jungler [Darkside Digital]
07. Lexy - New Day Dawning (Signal Deluxe Mix) [38db-Tonsportgruffe]
08. Dapayk & Padberg - Theiss (Guido Schneider mix) [Mo's Ferry]
09. George Wedel - Exchanging (Heron Mix) [Subdub Digitales]
10. Dr. Needles - Bubblegum [Estocastical Beats]
11. Kevin Gorman - Produkt (Mark Asken Mix) [Mikrowave]

Keep it BRAP!