Thursday, 29 July 2010

I_Skream U_Skream

As both of dubsteps leading dj/producers have landed on these shores for this weekends UNIT club - Tokyo`s 6th Anniversary party and before Skream releases his second album, "Outside the Box" on August 9, he has been very generous in offering up not 1 but 3 volumes of Freeizm tunes...Download them here...Freeizm Vol.1 - Vol.2 - and the latest installment Vol.3 Niceeee! Just such a shame i won`t be able to catch them @ Unit as i`m at the Beach spinning on saturday nite....Should be a great show, if ya in Tokyo...reach there!

Just heard Benga can't be in TKO tomorrow night the guy has lost his!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Book `em

Loving this album right now from sample-twisting virtuosos The Books. Just released on Temporary Residence Limited. Dropping the track 'Thirty Incoming'.

Pitchforks review...."The Books have a terrific sense of humor-- and it makes The Way Out, an album built on eccentric vocal samples, a good-natured discovery instead of a cheap piece of mockery. Imagine if a blog had posted these clips of goofball hypnotherapist and meditation consultants, or found a tape of a boy and a girl swapping violent threats with each other: You'd chuckle and move on. But when the Books use these samples, they give them integrity. You find yourself engrossed with people who are alien but also familiar. The flotsam and jetsam of American culture aren't a cheap joke to the Books, but a source of endless discovery and joy". Read More...

1. Group Autogenics I
3. I Didn't Know That
4. A Cold Freezin' Night
5. Beautiful People
6. I Am Who I Am
7. Chain of Missing Links
8. All You Need Is A Wall
9. Thirty Incoming
10. A Wonderful Phrase By Gandhi
11. We Bought The Flood
12. The Story of Hip Hop
13. Free Translator
14. Group Autogenics II

Buy now

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Ymerodraeth State of Mind

Chips, cheese, curry makes you feel brand new, washed down with a special brew...brilliant!

Saturday, 24 July 2010


Some ruff & tuff Berlin meets Detroit minimal dubtech. If ya love the Basic Channel sound you'll love this..Straight outta the Berlin underground. Produced and written by Rene Pawlowitz aka SHED...B-side's pitched down for extra it!


A. 7:00
B. 6:58
WAX 30003

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

mixtape - tekdisk.o

A mix of some of the tunes over the last few months that's rocking mytea@om's locker right now!

hope ya nJoy!!

(download - 320kbps - 145.91mb)

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Don't throw stones.

Deep house shenanigans courtesy of Dave "Switch" Taylor who has creatively crafted an excellent string-heavy straight up 4x4 groove sampling the Madlib produced Kazi - A.V.E.R.A.G.E. ,a Moodymannesque late night summer bomb on the Dubsided label...niceeee!

A.Solid Groove - Throwing Stones
B.Subskrpt - We'll Be Fine


Thursday, 15 July 2010

Baila Chibiquiban!

Still fancy a little bit of afro-tinged grooves to finish the week..Lifted from the "Ritual" LP recorded in the early 70's by Nico Gomez on the Omega International label, a very tasty and tight selection of afro-cuban, funkiness at it's finest....Very rare the original and the re-issue by Lupita records in 2005 was limited to only 500 copies......deeep!!!


1. Caballo Negro
2. Naci Para Bailar
3. Cuba Libre
4. Samba De Una Nota So
5. Baila Chibiquiban
6. El Condor Pasa
7. Lupita
8. Pa!Pa!Pa!Pa!
9. Ritual
10. Eso Es El Amor
OM 444.022

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

R.I.P Sugar Minott

May 25, 1956 – July 10, 2010

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott passed away saturday night. The sweet voice has gone but not forgotten.


So that's it for another 4 years, a bit of an anti-climax the footie world cup final but congrats to Espana for prevailing in difficult circumstances, namely the negative tactics of the Oranje...The best team won, and football as a whole won...We're not anti-climaxing, carrying on with a monster re-edit although a nice cheeky one from the man xxxy, out of Manchester, UK, his influences range from UKfunky, Dub, House and Techno, but here is delves into the afrobeat of the Black President himself. Sure to smash a dancefloor anywhere!....nJoy!


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sunday Matinee - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

The story of a man who battled severe physical setbacks to become a cultural icon. Punk's poet laureate - Ian Dury was a working-class hero whose drug and booze-fuelled career, Bohemian lifestyle and deft wordsmithery inspired fascination, fear and a fervent following. One of the true originals of the British music scene and the only man to successfully combine the energy and excitement of rock 'n' roll and funk with the bawdy humour, wit and home-spun philosophy of music-hall and of his native Essex.Ian Dury was born in Harrow. His father was a bus-driver and later a chauffeur, who split up with his university-educated mother soon after the war. The young Ian was struck down by polio at the age of seven. He spent several years in hospital and at a school in Sussex for the disabled. He left grammar school for the Royal College of Art, a stint teaching art and in 1971 the formation of his first band, Kilburn and the High Roads. They developed a minor following on the emerging London pub-rock scene and their first album, Handsome, was released in 1974.
But the defining moment came after Dury started writing with pianist Chaz Jankel and signed to the independent Stiff label and released the album 'New Boots and Panties'. With his band The Blockheads, Ian Dury exploded into the popular consciousness in 1978...

(wait a while to download if it buffers too much)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Let Down..

Something we'll be dropping into a forthcoming mixtape a future UKfunky soul classic if you ask me..Recently dropped on Paul Rose's brilliant Hotflush imprint..George Fitzgerald has been compared to a few other London producers such as Joy Orbison, unfairly in my opinion and this lacks nothing in the quality department with syncopated upright bass and humid synths  'the let down' just keeps on giving' us warm melodies throughout....excellente!

1.The let down


Friday, 9 July 2010

Night and day

Rarely does a piece of music come along that takes me back to long summer days lounging in London's parks with friends tuned to pirate radio. Just such a project is about to drop on the planet mu label from Oriol, a native of Barcelona but now residing in the UK. His debut album ‘Night And Day’ has such depth of musicality and subtlety of an artist who knows exactly what he wants, and it’s also the perfect summer album. With lush synths and a truly fresh sound evoking the sunlight grooves of 80's boogie, 70's soul and mid 80's electro, every track is a winner, here we're dropping track 7, also released this week on a remix package....nJoy!

from the planet mu description

'Night and Day’ connects the dots between his musical tastes, from the 70’s fusion and experimentation of Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder to the lush house of Theo Parrish, Larry Heard and Recloose, into drum and bass and dubstep, he rewires these influences into something that's totally exuberant and fresh, a soulful fantasy, indebted to older musical styles but still sounding bang up to date, surpassing any niggles you might have that this isn’t just seriously good music. The album opens with ‘Joy FM’, mixing moog melodies with warm early Detroit techno. The next track 'Spiral' builds vox chords against diva vocals and rich talk box harmonies, while ‘Memories’ works up a nervous melody with staccato chords. ‘Jam’ lets things roll out with a loose musicality, irresistible early 80’s soul stylings and big moog synth. ‘The Process’ works broken beats under Philip Glass-like chords and funky keyboards, while ‘Flux’ crosses warm arpeggios with disco beats. 'Night And Day' captures the ambience of a party at sunrise at a Tropical destination, bittersweet and beautiful, followed by ‘Fantasy for N’ where beatless layers of electronics create a dreamy mood. ‘LW’ is a graceful mix of Jeff Mills techno energy and stringy disco, while ‘5 Bars’ finishes the album with tough beats and chords mixing it up with ambient atmosphere. Listening to ‘Night And Day’ is like being given an invite to an off-world utopia, and within time you’ll be grinning from ear to ear, as this is serious fun.

1. Joy FM 2. Spiral
3. Memories
4. Jam
5. The Process
6. Flux
7. Coconut Coast
8. Night And Day
9. Fantasy For N
10. LW
11. 5 Bars


Released on July 19..BUY.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.” Hopi Prophecies

Message from Dr. Masaru Emoto

Monday, 5 July 2010

Barefoot dub

directed by Morgan Belenguer, edited by Florian Gra├čl

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Skank detroit !

Slamming skanking percussive dub tech house from the Hungary man DJ Madd , who`s feeling the heat right now..released recently on the BOKA label and getting mad plays with the sick bassline on this!....essential festival fodder!

A. Flexed (ikonika remix)
AA. Detroit Skank


Buy on juno/beatport/itunes

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Well what a game between the oranjemen & brasilians yesterday, the best and probably the dirtiest so far in my honest opinion. The oranje just didn`t let the samba boys into their groove after drawing level...Dropping a version of the Hugh Masekela penned track with Phil Moore III on piano, the afro latin soultet of Joe Pass on guitar, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, Francisco Aquabella on percussion and with Leni Groves warm soulful vocals bringing out the best on this mellow latin jazz version of "What Is Wrong With Grooving" from the `67 released Tower label album "Afro Brazil OBA!


1.I Want Your Kiss
2.The Eighth Day
3.He's Coming My Way
4.Midnight Blue
6.Prece A Chuva
7.Lavender Lady
8.Watching Pretty Raindrops
9.Recorda Me
10.What Is Wrong With Grooving