Tuesday, 13 September 2011

TFM has moved on ...

I'd like to say a big thank you to all our readers over the past couple of years, but we are no longer running the Tech Funk Manifesto.

However, we'd like to invite you to our new blog 'United & Anarchic'. The themes will be similar, there will be plenty of quality music up for grabs, but the interface, writing and front end will, we hope, be of a much higher quality, and geared a little more to artists affiliated with our U&A Recordings imprint (although not exclusively). There will also be a regular 'Spotlight' section with in-depth interviews and exclusive mixes from some of our favourite artists.

Surf to .... UNITED & ANARCHIC

Thank you for listening

Friday, 8 July 2011

He is Damn Horns

It's clear that this man doesn't take himself too seriously (you need only look at his press shots!) but it's clear his music does. Damn Horns sprung to light for me via Mr No Hands Life Support Machine Blog. His mix below enbodies techfunk, electro, breaks & House gelled together with aplomb and the thing that also got me was his approach to showcasing some of the free workings flying around the web at the moment, which you have to take your hat off too, and shows the strength of the work that's being given away, crazy people!

Damn Horns - Freakout Mix 2011 by damnhorns

Commanding early support and radio play from the likes of Ali B, Bassbin Twins, Nick Thayer, Far Too Loud and Peo De Pitte it would seem Damn Horns got a lot to offer in a very short amount of time. I think what brought him to light so quickly was the unrelenting sharpness of his productions, which notably shows up in his extremely cheeky track, wobble over Wanda and it works!!

Wanda Jackson - Whirlpool [Damn Horns Remix] - FREE DOWNLOAD by damnhorns

Click Here For Free Download

His other recent works on Rocstar Recordings typify where he's going, bass-heavy, wobble-fests, with more glitch than a bust TV set! It's safe to say watch out for those DAMN HORNS!!

DAMN HORNS - The Freak Out [Rocstar Recordings] by damnhorns

Buy @ Beatport

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Meat Katie - Vibrate Promo Mix (June 2011)

The Lot49 crew are set to smash London sideways on 9th July with a killer line-up that includes Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes,Loop Of Fury, Neurodriver, Chevy One, Kid Blue, Atomic Drop, Underbeat Trust, Russ Taylor, Dave Zaf.
Check the Facebook Event page for more details.

1 .Goose- 'Words' - (Boris Dlugosh Remix) - (K7)
2. Hertz - 'Funkster'- Craft Music
3. Jaymo & Andy George 'Greeks' (CDR)
4. Lee Coombs ' Control' (Rogue Element)- LOT49
5. Tony Senghore - 'If You Came to party' (Peo de Pitte Remix)
6. Green Velvet 'Answer Phone' (Unknown Remix)- (CDR)
7. D.I.M & Peace Division 'The world can't do you no harm' (Meat Katie Re-Rub) (CDR)
8. Disco Of Doom 'Sex Face' (Gung Ho!)
9. D-Unity - Shake it' 2011 Re-touch (Beat Therapy)
10. Schadenfreude 'The Road leads East' - Meat Katie Remix (YoshiToshi recordings)
11. Bahar Canca & Matt williams -Creation of the mind- (Sub Bubble)
12. Jaymo & Andy George ft. J2K - Hold Me Back - Mumbai Science Remix (CDR)
13. TWR72 - 'Girls sing' (CDR)
14. Mike Hulme - 'Sweet Sensation' U&A
15. Calvertron & Blatt & Inasha - 'Lets Dance'- (Meat Katie re-rub) (Warehouse Music)
16. Loops Of Fury - ' I Need'- U&A

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Shockland [with bonus free 320]

The Shockland album from Elite Force has been in the pipeline for some time now, and this week it finally sees the light of day amidst a blaze of publicity, including El Forza's first DJ Magazine cover. Bless.

The tracks contained within were written for the awesome game Motorstorm Apocalypse for the PS3 (which was released a couple of months back to great acclaim) in collaboration with Oscar-winning classical / soundtrack composer Klaus Badelt, whose work you will be familiar with if you've watched Pirates of The Caribbean or Gladiator or any of the other Hollywood blockbusters he's been involved with.


The music speaks for itself - dark, brooding soundtracky works that will be as at home on your earpod as in the club. Tracks like 'Loco' and 'Spazm' are clearly peaktime performers that have been smashing the harder clubfloors for a few months now, but the more experimental, intricate downbeat works such as 'Neurofunk' and 'The Horror ...' are proper, tripped out afterhours sounds for the twisted generation.



Monday, 6 June 2011

Peo de Pitte - RIPEcast mix

It's been a minute since you've heard from the Manifesto, and that's partly because we'll soon be shutting up shop and migrating over to the all new United & Anarchic hub. Meanwhile though, we thought you'd like a slice of the good stuff from Peo de Pitte who has just dropped this wicked mixtape on the Space Cowboys legendary RIPEcast podcast.

1. Polymath - Discogoose
2. Willow Smith VS Rose Royce - Whip My Hair [Peo de Pitte Remix]
3. Breakage - Fighting Fire [Foamo Remix - Peo de Pitte Re-Edit]
4. Green Velvet - La La Land [Crookers Remix]
5. Crookers & Savage Skulls - Bust Em Up
6. Plump DJ's - Hump Rock
7. Krafty Kuts - Let's Ride [Ado's Wild Style Remix]
8. Breach - Fatherless
9. Jay Robinson - Get Mad Now [Peo de Pitte Remix]
10. Peo de Pitte & Matt Cantor - Mo Fire
11. Sgt Slick, Chuckie - The Bass Kicks Like This [Angger Dimas vs Chuckie vs Peo de Pitte Re-Edit]
12. Boy 8-Bit - Yard Birds
13. NAPT - Emotion Part 2
14. Black Noise & Lee Mortimer - No Doubt
15. Congorock - Babylon [Peo de Pitte feat. Chronz RD Remix]
16. Peo de Pitte & NAPT - Gonna Be Mine
17. Suck Shaft - Project Runaway [Peo de Pitte Remix]
18. Will Bailey - Expander [Peo de Pitte Remix]
19. Blatta & Inesha and Calvertron - Let's Dance
20. ZZT - The Worm
21. Sebastian Leger - Little Bug
22. Rcade Soundsystem - Arena [Polymath Remix]
23. Mark System - Just Living (I feel good)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Loops of Fury Club Climbatize May 2011

First episode of The Loops of Fury's new monthly club mix, to go alongside the monthly Sessions radio mixes.

1. SomethingALaMode - Show Me (The Loops Of Fury mix)
2. ZZT - Afrika
3. The Loops Of Fury - We Unfold (Plump DJs mix)
4. Lars Moston & Ben Mono - People (Tony Senghore mix)
5. Supabeatz - Pancho
6. Punks Jump Up - Blockhead (Hey Today! edit)
7. The Loops Of Fury - I Need
8. Crookers - Bust Em Up
9. Chilly Gonzales - I Am Europe (Djedjotronic mix)
10. Mixhell - Antigalactic (Mumbai Science mix)
11. Melente & Aziddo Da Bass - Hunting (Supabeatz mix)
12. Green Velvet - Harmogeddon (Felix Cartal mix)
13. Afrojack & Bobby Burns - Bridge
14. Boys Noize - Yeah
15. Jan Driver - Rat Alert
16. Sandy Huner - Rare Tap (2000 and one cut)


Friday, 6 May 2011

Meat Katie - Bizarre is Beautiful (The Omega Men's Macabre Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD

Techno deviants, The Omega Men, come up trumps again with a remix of Meat Katie's recent growler, Bizarre is Beautiful. They go deep and even darker on this effort. Warm, throbbing bass surrounded by screaming, rising synths and glitched out beats & samples. If you like it, feel free to download it and share to your heart's content.

Meat Katie - Bizarre Is Beautiful (The Omega Men's Macabre Remix) FREE D/L by The Omega Men

Thursday, 28 April 2011

[VIDEO] Teleparp (Jem Stone & Mischa)

Lovely piece of work from my good friends Mischa & Jem ... formerly one half of Soul of Man & the man behind Finger Lickin's amazing catalogue of artwork over the years, you should check out some of Jem Stone's recent disco jamz on SOUNDCLOUD.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Climbatize Sessions The Loops of Fury

First episode of  - Climbatize Sessions. The last month of electro according to The Loops Of Fury...

1. The Loops Of Fury - We Unfold (Plump DJs mix)
2. Lars Moston & Ben Mono - People (Tony Senghore mix)
3. Alex Metric & Steve Angello - Open Your Eyes
4. ZZT - Afrika
5. Discosamurai - No Yes
6. Punks Jump Up - Blockhead (Hey Today! edit)
7. The Loops Of Fury - I Need (Old Skool demo mix)
8. Steve Aoki & Armand Van Helden - Brrrat! (His Majesty Andre mix)
9. Oui'wack - Jungle Wars
10. Avicci & Sebastien Drums - My Feelings For You (Anger Dimas mix)
11. Chromeo - Hot Mess (Djedjotronic mix 2)
12. Felix Cartal - The Joker
13. The Loops Of Fury - Rack Em (Modek mix)
14. Gestafelstein - A Lost Era
15. Hunter Vaughan - Krakken (The Loops Of Fury mix)
16. Style Of Eye - Sexx
17. Strip Steve & Das Glow - Calcium
18. Cee Lo Green - F*uck You (Bart Bmore mix)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Elite Force Live @ Rough Tempo [18/04-11] (2-hr set)

  Elite Force Live @ Rough Tempo Radio - 18/Apr-11 by Elite Force


The first show of what will be a bi-monthly Live show on Rough Tempo Radio ... if you fancy checking out the enhanced version of the set will full video archives from the in-house webcams, then CLICK THIS LINK for download (450Mb).

Full tracklisting can be found on the Elite Force Soundcloud Page.

Monday, 18 April 2011

TFM Interview : The Plump DJs

TFM Interview by Nick Bleeker

With the recent release of the Loops of Fury's 'We Unfold' I managed to wrangle beat legends, the Plump DJs in to the Manifesto for a nice chat about what's to come, talent and blogs. But I'm not leaving you high and dry, I've got some Soundcloud linkage and some delicious video footage of the Plumps 'We Unfold' remix getting a hammering from Carl Cox at Ultra..

Lee! Andy! How are you guys?

Yeah great, all is well in the lab, just preparing for a busy summer of festivals and releases on Grand Hotel. We have more stuff from Bonsai Kat, Maximilian and Dirty Super Car planned – plus another Grand Hotel part at XOYO in May… Let me breathe for a sec.

I know we spoke a few months ago, about your “return” of sorts, after a breather with you guys developing Grand Hotel, and also your sound? Do you feel like your legs are stretched with the amazing reaction to both ‘Light Fantastic’ & the remix of The Loops of Fury’s ‘We Unfold’? How does it feel to be back in the game?

Very happy indeed, we are always trying to find new ways to make people dance and have so much more up our sleeves. It’s wicked to know that folks are digging our shit. Light Fantastic is being caned at our gigs, and the new Loops of Fury remix is being support by everyone from Carl Cox to Zinc to Kissy Sellout and beyond. That there definitely makes us feel like we’re on the right track. After leaving Fingerlickin’ and our residency at Fabric, we’ve had to do a lot of work to get a new platform for our music. After selling out XOYO in record time, feeling the new support for Grand Hotel, we are in the zone right now.

I was watching the video when Carl Cox dropped the remix of the Loops tune at Ultra. You guys probably experience it constantly, but how does it feel to have that kind of support and reaction from the world over?
Even better sometimes when it’s someone you know well that’s supporting your music. We have been lucky enough to play for Carl at Space in Ibiza for the last 4 years and hang out with him when we’re there. He’s a top bloke and we love those YouTube clips taken from folks in the crowd, whilst they don’t capture the sound quality they do capture the atmosphere. You really can feel that excited, bouncing with joy/panic kind of energy. We wish we could have been at Ultra but making music must take priority at the moment.

In saying that, with that kind of response from the greats, what’s the feeling about young talent like The Loops of Fury getting plays from artists that opens them up to some of the best exposure you could wish for?

They are very talented lads, we all DJ’d together recently at Blow Pop Bristol, so we got a chance to hang out. They remixed Dirty Super Car’s ‘Get a Grip’ for Grand Hotel last year and that found great worldwide support. We’re very happy to be able to get a chance to add our slant to their amazing ‘We Unfold.’ When the original tune you are remixing is that good, the task is made a great deal easier.

How would you nurture that exposure? What kind of advice would you give to up and coming artists that you want to help, more so on Grand Hotel? I mean, Elite Force acts as a mentor of sorts to the U&A stable, Meat Katie to Lot49. Do you think harbouring new talent is important and more prominent than it was say, 5 years ago?

With great power comes great responsibility; when bearing this in mind you have a duty to nurture new acts when they come forward. We certainly would not be where we are today if we had not been given breaks by the Fresakanova Records, Freestylers, Orbital, Steve Blonde, Kurly and Fingerlickin’ so you see what I mean! It is essential for us as experimental dance artists to keep our fingers on the pulse, you just can’t ignore the raw talent of tomorrow’s stars. They inspire us, move us and occasionally give us a well needed kick up the arse.

With blogs still a staple in getting your music out there, do you think there will be a shift in how we share music and how we broadcast what we make? If so, what do you think it’ll be?

At the moment, the power to influence seems to have grown in the hands of the radio DJs who are a consistent voice in the bewildering world of endless music.People are going to our gigs, and that for us is a sign that we are doing the right thing. If this stops, then we know we have done something wrong. It’s simple, really, we do not look too much to market research as a guiding light. Instead we play new music, and make music that excites us – generally when we do, the crowd gets excited as well; we hope this continues.

We’ll close it with the usual – upcoming tunes and tours, let’s hear them and any shouts out?

May 14th will see us at the Grand Hotel Party @ XOYO; May 16th sees the release of Plump DJs ‘Hump Rock.’ June drops Bonsai Kat’s ‘Optimo,’ and an absolutely hectic schedule of touring for all of us.

Last but not least!

Make sure you check out their promo mix for their upcoming XOYO gig on the 14th of May over on their Soundcloud! And for more information on gigs, releases, nights or anything PLUMP - Scope out their WEBSITE

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

KRS-1 - Sound of the Police (Felix Luker Old Skool Revamp)

Felix Luker (aka Oleg Voronin from the Ukraine) is a truly emerging talent on the scene. He first appeared on U&A Recordings last summer with his massive single 'Mechanical', which slayed many a crowd, from huge festivals, to tiny basement sweatboxes. Since then he's been dabbling with progressive and minimal releases, but has really found his range on the forthcoming single 'SAW' ...a great slice of hooky, grinding peaktime tech that tips its cap to the likes of Afrojack & Will Bailey whilst retaining it's own unique personality. Edgy & compulsive this is set to fill floors the world over. 

Check out all three of the mixes on the Soundcloud preview below ... 

  [UAA049] Felix Luker - Saw by U&A Recordings 

He's also been a busy lad crafting a simply blinding track for the forthcoming United / Anarchic compilation dropping in the summer (more of that at a later date!) ... but meanwhile he's just sent over a wicked free 320 bootleg for your immediate download delectation, where the old KRS-1 classic 'Sound of da Police' has gone through the shredder & come out all puff-chested and wonky. Boots. Fill 'em.... and don't forget to show him some love on his FACEBOOK PAGE. He deserves it!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Hunter Vaughan - Krakken Promo Mix

To celebrate his release, Krakken, out now exclusively on Beatport. Hunter's kindly taken the time to make a promo mix of the highest calibre. Sporting the premier talent of the Techfunk scene and beyond, including some of the peers who are championing his work at the moment, this mix typifies what he's all about. Raw, groove laden, tech-tinged breaks, electro and house! Enjoy.

... and don't forget to grab the EP RIGHT HERE.

1. Zodiac Cartel Vs Fake Blood Vs Daft Punk - Mashup On Mars [CDR]
2. Hunter Vaughan - Krakken (The Loops Of Fury Remix) [Death Proof Recordings]
3. The Loops Of Fury - Rack Em (Maelstrom Remix) [U&A Recordings]
4. Elite Force & Meat Katie - Non-Believer [U&A Recordings]
5. Stripper - Stuka [Surfer Rosa Recordings]
6. Freerange DJ's - Drop That Beat [Ape Music]
7. Peter Paul - Count Drak (Mike Hulme Remix) [N-Mitysound Records]
8. Fukkk Off - Brain Rock (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [Coco Machete]
9. Benjamin Vial - I Know Where My Fears Come From (Hunter Vaughan Remix) [Circuit Freq Records]
10. Wolfgang Gartner - Flashback (Will Bailey & Mikey Hook Remix) [CDR]
11. Mike Hulme - Set The Controls (Hedflux Remix) [U&A Recordings]
12. fRew - Murder Of The Crow [Dirty Weekends]

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

1-Hr Elite Force DJ Mix for RadioRecord.ru [April 2011]

Just wanted to drop a brand new Elite Force DJ mix on you. It's a 1-hour set I did for RadioRecord in Russia, first broadcast 4/4-11 so HOT off the press!

We also just announced the second Elite Force Boat Party on the Thames in London this summer on 16th July after last year's sell out event. Don't miss out on this one - TICKETS FLYING OUT HERE

  Elite Force Mix - Radio Record (Russia) April 2011 by Elite Force


1. Umek Vs Chris Nasty - Crank it Up (an Elite Force Revamp)
2. Calvertron - Oh (Krafty Kuts Mix)
3. T.Raumschmire - Entertain Me (Dilemn Remix)
4. Plumps Vs The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Umbrella-Free)
5. Hunter Vaughan - Krakken (The Loops of Fury Mix)
6. Will Bailey - Grind
7. 501 - Somewhere in Time (High Rankin Vs Elite Force Revamp)
8. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt - Spazm
9. Tommy Schumacher - Bring Back Big Beat
10. Autoerotique - Turn Up The Volume (Krafty Kuts Mix)
11. Elite Force, Etienne, Gartner - No Brainer
12. Exco - Node (Bitkrusha mix)
13. Zodiac Cartel - Just Do It
14. Adele, Ghet's Noch?, Elite Force - Rumour (Revamp)
15. Congorock Vs Uppermost - Babylon (Krafty Kuts Revamp)
16. Elektronauts - Bumper Weight (Plumps Vs Plumps)
17. Felix Luker - Saw (Elite Force Remix)
18. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt - Speedball
19. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt - Loco
20. Elite Force Vs Black Ghosts & Ajapai - Warning The Ghosts [CDR]
21. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt - Shockland


Thursday, 31 March 2011

The TFM Interview - The Loops of Fury

Electro-Techno stalwarts, The Loops of Fury have been blowing up of late, with a brand new single, We Unfold hitting Beatport this week complete with massive remix from The Plump DJs. The list of supporters is truly A-List and the range of their appeal can be clearly seen when they can include the likes of Carl Cox, John Digweed, Bloody Beetroots and Annie Nightingale amongst their supporters.

They also have a brand new mixset they put together for our friends at Radio Clubfoot which you can grab from HERE.

1.) Would you say you were studio boffins at heart, or are you more excited about the live & DJ sets? Tell us a bit about your background & the path you've taken musically to get to where you are right now?

Jimi: Working the studio and playing shows are both pretty fun things to do, I'm not sure if I have a favorite! There is a certain satisfaction in writing music locked up in the studio, where you are not sure how what you are doing will be received and the music only really exists in that room. It's when you take it out and play it in a DJ set or see someone else play it that the music really comes alive, and that is definitely the most exciting thing for me. So I guess the DJ sets are where it's at!

We've always really walked down the line between the two, we've been writing tunes together for a really long time as well as playing live and DJing on the side. We started out as an electro/jazz fusion act in a Battle Of The Bands competition while we were at school, all hardware mind you - we ran the whole thing off a Kawai K5000 and an MPC2000XL. At the time we were listening to a lot of Chemical Brothers, Crystal Method, Air, Josh Abrahams and Adam F, hence the weird combo!

 2.) You guys have been making exciting strides recently with remixes for DIm Mak & Grand Hotel amongst others. Who would be your dream artists to remix?

Jimi: Ahh so many! The glaringly obvious one would be The Chemical Brothers, due to their massive influence on our formative years and ability to consistently put out amazing music. Day dreaming aside, I would love to be doing some club mixes for bands, tunes with proper vocals and interesting guitar and synth stuff to chop up. Like the Tame Impala rework Erol Alkan did, that is really really cool. There's loads of awesome dance producers I'd love to get into as well, people like Boys Noize, The Subs, Tai... Guys like Jan Driver and Ado are on fire at the moment!

Max: Personally, if we found ourselves in a studio with The Chems, I'd be like Johnny Depp in Blow where he's watching his daughter being born. You know, shaking, convulsing, and then finally collapsing on the ground.

3.) I noticed that your amazing remix for Rabbit in the Moon seemed to disappear from sale after a day or two. Don't tell me you sold out of digital copies - seriously though, what was the scoop with that as it was a great bit of work, and is there anywhere people can download it or hear it?

Max: It was all very odd and annoying, but the official word is that the label that put it out had to change names or something and it's been gone ever since. We did a little give away to promote our iPhone app last week... Maybe it'll surface again in a more official sense further down the track?

4.) The music industry is for ever shifting the goalposts as people's buying patterns and format choices evolve and change. How are you seeing this affect you & what positive steps do you take to reach out to your fanbase, given it's easier than ever to do that (whilst being harder to earn money from sales).

Jimi: That's the beauty of the internet really, people are getting used to having ready access to new music immediately and often they don't want to pay for it. Which is why it's so important to go to shows and see the DJs you like play! We try to put out mixes as often as we can with our new tunes and other stuff we like in it. We love to hang around and party when we play too, it's always good to meet people that dig music. There's also a secret project that we're working on at the moment, we're putting together a little radio show but I can't really say more than that for the time being.......

 5.) Institubes announced they were ceasing trading last week as a result of terminally declining sales & a devaluing of music to the point where people see it should be a free resource. Can you see more & more labels going the same way, or do you see them adapting & changing to the new world order?

Max: That is really sad news, Institubes put out some incredible music. Surkin and Siriusmo are personal favourites and influences. I really hope other inspiring labels don't follow suit. Before this happened I thought the industry was at the tail end of the internet shake up and people were finally adapting and taking advantage of the internet world, but sadly it looks like we're still in a state of flux.

6.) I see you also design iPhone Apps & I notice you just launched your Loops of Fury Ap, which is an excellent tool by the way. Tell us a little about that.

Max: Yep, that's my day job :) It's basically a way of getting news, updates and tracks on your iPhone from us, as and when they come out. With Soundcloud alone, this becomes a really cool app for the punter. All of our DJ sets and track previews are on there whenever you want, and you can just plug your phone into a stereo and play a set. I'm making these apps for other peeps, so stay tuned!

7.) You smashed it last summer with 'Rack Em' on U&A - what was the biggest thrill from that whole release ... for example I noticed Sacha played it at the opening of Space in Ibiza. Big buzz right?

Jimi: Yeah man, massive! We've got friends in Australia sending us footage from him playing it in his shows right round the country, which is amazing. It's funny, he's played a few of our tunes but he is not really an obvious person to be getting into them. Our music is generally pretty high energy and intensity, and normally on an electro house tip, which you wouldn't necessarily think of when you think of a dude like Sasha. We seem to attract support from a fairly broad selection of people and DJs, which is pretty cool!

Max: We just found out that Carl Cox played Unfold at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami last weekend as well. It's amazing really, we've got old tapes of sets of his recorded from the radio that are worn out from being played so much. It's an absolute honour that these DJs are supporting our music.

8.) What's in the pipeline from the Loops then ... what's getting you excited about the months ahead?

Max: Quite a bit of stuff! We've got remixes for Felix Luker on U&A and Hunter Vaughan on the new Death Proof Recordings coming out really soon. The latter is quite Fury. And some new originals on U&A further down the line, one of which is a hark back to our early days making uplifting jungle on Amiga computers in the mid 90s. We've always been into the PLUR side of jungle, and we've been wanting to get that influence into our stuff for a while now so we had a great time making this one!

Show wise we've got KOKO in London on April 21st and we're working with the Play For Japan guys so stay tuned on that one, they're announcing dates shortly at a number of clubs across London! And there are rumours of some Australian shows later in the year, but we can neither confirm/deny at this stage...

9.) Could you tell us what the 5 hottest tracks in the box are, and then I'll let you go. Thanks from all the readers.

Steve Strip & Jan Driver - Calcium
The Loops Of Fury - We Unfold
NT89 - Persian
The Subs - Face Of The Planet (Ado's Norp mix)
Mustard Pimp - Money Shot (The Loops Of Fury mix)

We Unfold is out this week on Beatport.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Mike Hulme - Wired [FREE 320 Download]

Mike Hulme's 'Wired' is a belting slice of tech-funk & we can't recommend it highly enough here at TFM. Grab it from the widget above, or from THIS LINK, and if you dig it, use the SHARE button & help spread the word. You can also hit Mr. Hulme up on his well-maintained FACEBOOK PAGE.

Look out for new material from Mike on the forthcoming U&A : 50 compilation.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Big Beat Reunion - a one-off Elite Force DJ Mix (Live & Direct)

  Big Beat Reunion - Elite Force Live Mix March 2011 by Elite Force 


This Friday just gone I found myself at the Big Beat Reunion in London's lovely but shady Jammm in Brixton, one of my old stomping grounds. I'm always slight wrong-footed by South London ... even though I know it so well, it has an intensity about it that you seldom find North of the river with layer on layer of humanity battling for survival space. As an example, the cab ride back to the hotel afterwards was full of banter & was strangely worth the £22 I was knowingly being *fleeced* for a four mile ride.

To say the gig was an unusual one for me to take would be understatement. I've never before agreed to do an old skool / big beat set, and despite the huge time-drain of 3 full days of preparation, it was actually a great - re-education sifting through the piles of old vinyl. Each banger I unearthed was greeted like a long lost friend, even to the point of 'knowing smiles' accompanying the recall of each bit of vinyl's unique quirks. Trying to mix these rough & ready slices of history together was a whole new ballgame & my plan to journey from 107 - 137 bpm seemed like a good idea in principal, but in practice it was a wild beast of a ride, and one that was hard to tame for much of the time.

Here is the set in all it's rough glory. Thanks to the Noise crew for snagging a most unexpected recording.

Grab it quickly - not sure how long I want this one up here for!

Midfield General - Devil In Sports Casual
Ceasefire - Trickshot
Eddie Scratch & DC - Dusty's Sermon
Dave Clarke - No One's Driving (Chemical Brothers Mix)
Cut & Paste - Cut It Nice - Original Mix
Freestylers - Breaker Beats Part One
Head Lamp - Petrol Salt Lick
Wax Assassins - Feel The Funk Baby
The Chemical Brothers - The Loops of Fury
Roxy Breaks - Apache Rock
The Wiseguys - Start the Commotion (Put the Body in Motion)
CHARLATANS, The - Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers remix)
Basco- Rock The Funky Beat
Sol Brothers - That Elvis Track
Fathead, 2 Fat Buddahs- Cut The Music - Original Mix
Fatboy Slim Vs Bassbin Twins - 2 Aaaw Shut Up
Bassbin Twins & Doom Selector - Between The Fro
Laidback- Cold Rock
Josh Wink - Higher State of Consciousness
Laidback- Cold Rock (Reprise)
Elite Force- EF001 Go Rockin' Beats
The Treble Spankers- Samira (The Eboman's Bakkuf Beats - Mix)
Lunatic Calm - Leave You Far Behind -Lunatics Rollercoaster Mix
Definition of Sound- Outsider (Lunatic Calm Mix)
Messiah- There Is No Law
Curve - Chinese Burn (Lunatic Calm Remix)
Fatboy Slim - Going Out of my Head
SCHUMACHER, Timmy - Bring Back Big Beat
Chemical Brothers - Psychedelic Reel (Elite Force Edit)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Mad March Mixsets ft Lee Coombs, Alan Fitzpatrick & 10 Rapid

It's been an odd month, I seem to have listened to more than my fair share of mixes these past few weeks, long days in work have permitted such things I suppose. With the assistance of the trusty mp3 player and a quiet office majority of the time, i've stuck my teeth into a robust amount of tunage, from broody breaks, titanic techno to enigmatic electro... decidely old, yet classic and some fresh-off-the-press, exclusive-riddled helpings. Here are the picks of the said bunch!

Typically Lee Coombs podcast takes front and centre, he's been digging again, not at his old vinyl but at a mix he stumbled across that needed a 2011 spring airing. Comprising of classic electro, breaks and house cuts with none other than the WHOMP of 'Dooms Night' and Armand Van Helden's timeless take on CJ Bolland's 'Sugar Is Sweeter' sat amongst the bunch!

This man can do no wring for me at the moment, Alan Fitzpatrick has truly taken the techno scene by the balls and showing no signs of letting go! His intense, unflagging, feverous techno has left many a room baying for more and with this 3 hour helping I never tired of it. This was made for dark cavenrous rooms and with it being the night closer at Fabric, I think it sat perfectly...

Another gent who is taking no prisoners at the moment, lies in the shape of 10 Rapid. His unmistakable, raw, electro/techno sound is, as always, moving dancefloors the world over. Having had the satisfaction of witnessing one of Dominic's sets I knew what to expect with this offering, earpounding basslines and drumlines straight out of the electro handbook. BOOM!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Zodiac Cartel - 2-hr Live Set, Budapest, March 2011

Live sets from the General are rare as hen's teeth, so we are very excited to serve up an exclusive for you from this weekend's show at the U&A label party in Budapest in conjunction with Metha & the Breakbeat Massive crew. As the set began the front few rows of the packed house all donned Zodiac Cartel masks to excellent effect (as you can see from this VIDEO SNIPPET & the whole night was a cracker!

Hit him up & show him some terrestrial loving on his FACEBOOK PAGE and check out the NEW SINGLE that dropped a couple of weeks back. It's ace.


Take Control - Tom Stephan Remix
Tom Staar - It Excites Me - Original
Mark Trophy - Ripper - Original Mix
Sound Of Stereo - Button - BeatauCue Remix
Bass Kleph - Oh Yeah - Original Mix
Mercedes - Shock Absorber - Tony Senghore And Savage Skulls Vox Dub
Calvertron vs Brimmer - Play it (Attic Kings Remix)
10 Rapid - Not Right
Plump Djs Vs Beatles - Tomorrow (re-fix)
Chemical Brothers Vs Ido & Miki - Setting Sun (Elite Force & Meat Katie Revamp)
Leftfield Vs Ritch - Song of Life (Elite Force & Meat Katie Revamp)
Tai - Powerchords (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
A.G. Trio - Bass Effect (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
Zodiac Cartel Vs Futureheads Vs Bassnectar - Devil's Mashup (ZC Revamp)
Switch - A Bit Patchy
Jesse Rose- Well Now - Savage Skulls Remix
Bangalter Vs Noob - Colossal Peanuts(ZC Revamp)
Will Gold- Swing Time - David Jones Edit
Emanuel Kosh- Make My Music (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
Fukkk Offf- Brainrock (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
Adele, Elite Force, Calvertron, Ghets Noch - Rumour (Elite Force Revamp)
Boyz Noise Vs Wolfgang Gartner - TechnoNoizeGang (Elite Force Revamp)
Chemical Brothers Vs Miles Dyson - Swoon (Elite Force Revamp)
Elite Force, Hatiras, Vandal, Stanton Warriors- MAD
Zodiac Cartel- Just Do It
Cirez D - The Tumble - Original Mix
Will Bailey - The Cannock Skank
Zodiac Cartel - Stay On Top
Hunter Vaughan - Krakken (The Loops Of Fury mix)
Mike Hulme- Sweet Inspiration (Loops Of Fury Mix)
Zodiac Cartel - Sweet Control VIP
The Loops of Fury - Rack Em (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
Felix Luker - Starfunk (Original Mix)
Peo de Pitte - Burning Up (Various Mixes!)
Elite Force Vs Boris Vs Uppermost - Bangkok State (Elite Force Revamp)
Blatta & Inesha - My Lady Don't Mind (Modek Mix)
Various - Superman Showoff (Zodiac Cartel Revamp)
Peo de Pitte - Burning Up (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
Peo de Pitte - Burning Up (Original)
Peo de Pitte - Burning Up (Torqux & Twist Mix - Elite Force Revamp)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Fake Blood Vs Daft Punk Vs Zodiac Cartel - Mashup on Mars [320]

A staple of the General's sets for some time now & finally let off it's leash, we're thrilled to be giving up the massive Fake Blood meets Daft Punk meets Zodiac Cartel mashup as a full 320. Hit ZODIAC CARTEL up on his FACEBOOK PAGE if you'd rather download it from there (just LIKE the page) & for a preview, check the SOUNDCLOUD LINK. He also Tweets a mean Tweet on his TWITTER PAGE (when he's not out on inter-galactic bidniz).

The massive new Zod single 'Aktion / Just Do It' is also out this week on BEATPORT - grab a copy. It's hotter than yo mamma & twice as heavy.


   Fake Blood Vs Zodiac Cartel - Mashup on Mars (FREE DOWNLOAD - READ COMMENTS) by Zodiac Cartel

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Lee Coombs - Podcast 10 & Thrust Exclusive

Yep yep, Lee Coombs throws down his 1st podcast of 2011! And he still aint letting up, exclusive breaks/electro/techno aplenty. Safe to say, It's already shaping up to be a great year from these offerings. The tracklisting for this Episode includes a preview of the next Thrust release, 'Hypnotone'. Both mixes are in the mix for your listening pleasure...

He's taking flight this weekend to take on Bangkok's Q Bar. As always if you want to book Lee for a DJ show please contact sacha@idealdjs.co.uk

1. Worthy - Work it work - Televizion
2. Lee Coombs - Hypnotone - Tech Mix - Thrust Recordings
3. Lee Coombs - Ambar - Lot49 (featured on the new Meat Katie comp)
4. Zodiac Cartel - Just do it - U&A
5. X Press 2 - Get on you - Moguai Remix - Skint
6. Peo de Pitte - Burning Up - U&A
7. Lee Coombs - Hypnotone - Breaks Mix - Thrust Recordings
8. Dylan Rhymes - Filth Bag - Lot49
9. Kosheen Djs - Konflict - Audio 23 Records
10. Chevy One - Shift the Gear - N-Mity Records

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Dylan Rhymes - Filth Bag & Free Download

It's been a short while since Lot49 Co-owner Dylan Rhymes stepped up to the plate with some of his signature dirty beats, but he's now back in the game and knocking them out of the park with his first release a gritty wobbling peak time banger aptly titled 'Filth Bag'.

Never one to disappoint Rhymes delivers more of his signature style, crafted production, saturated with unrelenting synths, basslines and infectious grooves that should satisfy even the most finicky of electro connoisseurs.
UK Breaks Kings Ways & Means have been assigned for remix duties turning in a gritty, growling slab of Tech Funk while Australia's Neon Stereo injects his hefty Electro adrenalin all up in it!

More dancefloor slammers from Dylan Rhymes forthcoming on LOT 49: TAKE MIAMI compilation!

Buy at Beatport

Aaand for good measure, Rhymes has been kind enough to give away one his finest realignments! Last summer he took Afrojack's 'Pacha On Acid' and intertwined it flawlessly with Sebastien Leger's 'Disco Techno', to make quite possibly my most reliable track of last year. This amalgamation made for a rising, throbbing, acidic roller. That by the end of it left every crowd baying for more. Get on the download all, a definite dancefloor filler awaits!!

Monday, 7 February 2011


At TFM we like to get a little more in depth now & then with the artists we know and love, and we've drafted in the most excellent wordsmith Nick Bleeker to craft this in-depth expose of new wunderkid, Peo de Pitte who's so hot right now he actually caught fire in East London the other night.

His recent single 'Burning Up' hit the #1 spot on Beatport and an amazing remix package has just dropped, featuring BANGERS from the Bassbin Twins, Zodiac Cartel and Torqux & Twist.


He has also just dropped a MASSIVE mixtape for your free download ... it sums up his sound perfectly.


Meanwhile, this is Peo' story ....

My man, Peo De Pitte! Things are hot for you right now! Update, let’s go!
Yeah, new year, loads of new tracks… I’m excited! Just as excited as I am when trying to figure out what wig to wear on a Friday night ;)

Your sound is rather unique in time where dance music is starting to really experiment with hybrid genres [genre cross overs] how did you come across the meaty hip-hop-esque beats and rhythms that pepper your releases? There’s a noticeable influence from a ton of different genres.
Hmm, yeah I have a quite diverse music taste. I started out as a DJ on a radio station when I was 13 and then got into making dance music on Atari and old school samplers. I’ve been working as a fulltime music producer and done everything from pop to house, garage, breakbeat, raregrooves etc…
I’m really into well produced beats and thoughtful musical riffs... If drums ain’t rocking I find it quite hard to like the track to be honest…. It sets the mood for me… I guess it originates from my youth when I was constantly listening to hip-hop oriented dance music….
2 years ago I made a decision to just frankly not give a shit about what people dictated as genres and just do my thing. It’s pretty much a mix of my musical history with a slap of fucked up Peo weirdness.
Do you think that your sound is one that will catch on with the recent influences of hip-hop styled Dubstep, the blogs are catching on and beginning to be the first to promote the freshest music [both illegally and legally] do you feel that the sound is suited to the current taste of music being promoted by blogs, or do you feel like you have to be one step ahead of the game?
One always has to be a step ahead of the game… sometimes it’s hard as certain releases take time to get released and that’s where blogs and bootlegs comes in … blogs are quick and fast and gets your tracks out to a big amount of people… 

What about blogs as a source of newly released music? In talking to a few different artists over the years, I’ve found some actively support it, some are forced to support it and some want the blogs to stop. What’s the view on music blogging?
I got loads of help from the blogs last year… The Riverside remix went through the roof with downloads and even Ministry of Sound hit me up and wanted to release it, there were a bit too many samples in there to be able to do a commercial release though.. But I think we are reaching 100 000 downloads soon of it, so it’s still being downloaded every month..
Most promoters who booked me last year heard of me from the blogs. In a perfect world it would be nice to get the big fat royalties from record sales as you did back in the day, but times have changed and I’ve got nothing but love for the blogs…. Big ups to everyone who spread the word about me last year!!!!                  !

Burning Up is just about to drop on U&A. U&A’s a big signing for you, especially because it contains a rare diversity for a record label, did it influence the way in which you produced Burning Up and Berlusconi?
I did a remix for Loops of Fury at the beginning of last year and since then Shack was on me about a single release on U&A. I got caught up with remixes and other collaborations but really wanted to be on U&A again and just decided to sit down and crank out some new banging tracks on my own.
I knew Burning Up was something that both Shack and I would be into and he really liked it. Berlusconi was a bit of a laugh really.. I wanted to bring in some weird soul feel in the breakdowns and then kick off with minimal groovy house... I’m going to Italy this summer… Love to drop it there, evil grin ;)
How has U&A treated you? I know that Shack eyes quality more than anything else in the world. How has the artistic relationship with you and the gang over at U&A developed?
U&A is the perfect label to be on, nothing is left to coincidence or chance. It’s what you need these days. You hear about all these DJ’s who start their own label and thinks it’s easy, it’s not… It’s harder than ever to get through the white noise on internet, sales are lower than ever, all DJ’s inboxes are exploding with underproduced music promos and peoples attention span is extremely short. U&A is one of those labels that have embraced new technology in an amazing way. There will definitely be more banging Peo de Pitte material on U&A this year!

What’s to come in the next few months? Release wise?
Oh, yeah… I’ve got one upcoming release on Lee Mortimer’s label Warehouse and one release on Will Bailey’s imprint Simma Records in the upcoming months. I completed remixes for Tony Senghore, Will Bailey and another huge dance act (I’ll keep that one secret so far). 2 cheeky bootlegs are also done and ehm, might end up on blogs soon ;)
Just doing a remix now for my friend Per QX and then after that it’s time to crack on with more original material for U&A!

Charlie Kane - 'Kaning It'

Charlie Kane is a 15 year old producer (yep you read that right!) about to tear up the scene with his debut EP 'Kaning It' out on Bleach Feast.
'Kaning it' is my pick off the EP which fully embraces the tech funk vibe, backed up by some solid production on all tracks which have influences from across the spectrum.
Putting age to one side, this guy has some serious talent.

To celebrate his new release, he's also giving away a free track and promo mix.

'Kaning It EP' is out now on Beatport

Friday, 4 February 2011

The RIPEcast :: Plaza de Funk Live Mix

The Space Cowboys crew have been cool enough to send along another Mighty live set, this time from Plaza de Funk, which I hear was part of the soundtrack for a certain someone's milestone celebration a couple weeks back. Happy belated Zach, from myself and the Manifesto. May this next trip around the sun be your best yet. Thanks for sharing the gift of music.

And if the style of the artwork looks familiar it's because it's none other than the man behind many many many a classic cover, Jem.
Peep more of Jem's work.

Plaza de Funk Live from Zach Moore's 40th Birthday by The Space Cowboys

Track List

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

House Syndicate - Jam the Mace (Lee Coombs 2011 Re Rub) & Thrust News

In early 1990 Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez released a track under his pseudonym 'House Syndicate' on Dope Wax Records. This track became nothing but legendary with many Underground House DJs at the time. This track was called 'Jam the Mace'… Lee Coombs takes the Raw elements of the track, keeping the Old School vibe and classic Acid Warehouse sound and bringing it right up to date kicking into 2011, Enjoy!

House Syndicate - Jam the Mace - Lee Coombs 2011 Re Rub by Lee Coombs

Download link HERE

And the latest Thrust release is –

OUT NOW AT BEATPORT / iTunes and all good stores


Preview Tracks

Lee Coombs - Drone by Lee Coombs

Lee Coombs - Djembe by Lee Coombs

Lee Coombs’ legendary label THRUST RECORDINGS is re launched for 2011.
Thrust became a firm favourite with many ‘A’ list Djs across the world with its crossover sounds of ELECTRO TECH FUNK and BREAKS. This release has already been road tested by Lee and a handful of other privileged tastemakers to maximum effect.

DRONE is a grinding 4/4 beast with dubbed out stabs and break down that is pure Electro Funk.
DJEMBE is a Breakbeat roller that has already seen peak time action at last years Burning Man festival.
Both huge crowd pleasers for sure!