Jessie J

She's 21, she's from Essex, she's far from unattractive, she has attitude and she can actually sing. This is Jessie J.
You may have heard her track 'Do It Like a Dude' which has over 5 million views on Youtube.  She has already written songs for stars such as Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera. Here she is on the Jools Holland show performing her track 'Price Tag'

There are already various remixes of her debut track 'Do It Like a Dude' <- (sick video!). There's a dancehall/dubstep remix by Jakwob, a dubstep remix by HyGrade but my personal favourite is this by Curtis Lynch Jnr ft (our favourite) Lady Chann! Her debut album 'Who You Are' is set to be released this year so keep an eye out!



So, what do you get if you combine with Toddla T and Roska? - You guessed it...TODDSKA!

They're working on material together for Toddla's 'Girls Music' label.  Bass heavy rave music, what else were you expecting!? Here's Toddla giving us the run down. 

PLUS!  --  Girls Music v Troublevision @ Corsica Studios Jan 28th! Insane line up & NUFF PARKING!


Mz Bratt - Get Dark

This track is on repeat at Chestplate towers. New Mz Bratt produced by Mikey J. For more info and to check the female takeover remix of Tinchy Stryder's killa track 'Game Over' head to Bratt's Blog here Over and out.


FREE EP! Shy FX - Raver

We first heard Shy FX's track 'Raver' featuring Kano, Roses Gabor and Donaeo a month or two back. He is giving away the entire EP for free which features remixes from dubstep producer Breakage, house/garage producer MJ Cole and even a V.I.P. by Shy himself. You can cop the download on Shy's record label's website Digital Soundboy.  And for your viewing pleasure here is the cameo packed video for the original.  

FYI here are the cameo's: 
Skream + Benga @0:35 Sub Focus @ 1:15 Pete Waterman @ 1:17 MJ Cole @ 1:25 Jack Beats @ 1:44 B-Traits @ 1:52Redlight @ 1:56 Stamina MC @ 2:02 Mz Bratt @ 2:05Goldie @ 2:07 Roses Gabor @ 2:36 Breakage @ 2:38DJ Flight @ 2:45 Chase & Status @ 2:46 Wiley @ 2:55Jenna G @ 2:57 Tinshy Stryder @ 2:58 Newham @3:05 Urban Nerds & Tomb Crew @ 3:06 Dubfreaks @3:12 Dynamite MC @ 3:27 Toddla T @ 3:37 Plan B @3:44 Kele Le Roc @ 3:45 Mistajam @ 3:52 Annie Mac @ 4:07



Here's a particularly good minimix I came across! Although I would say that 'cos I made it! It mainly features hip hop, dubstep and reggae.  Just click to the title to be taken to the soundcloud page where you can see the full tracklist. I hope you enjoy!
Minimix by jim.farthing


Lethal B - POW 2011

The grime anthem by Lethal B back from 2004 which blew up grime to the mainstream has been revamped with a new lease of life with bars from the finest MC's in the game including JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, 2face, P Money, Ghetts & Kano. IMO Kano kill's it!
And guess who's already banged out a remix...? Skream!  This remix sounds like Skream track's of old - DARK, PUNCHY, DUTTY! 


Plan B - Love Goes Down (Remixes)

Ever wondered what it would sound like if you crossed melodic vocals, with happy hardcore, with drumstep, and some metal? Holy Mackerel. [Make sure you keep listening for the final 30 seconds!]  And if you're not too sure on the happy hardcore aspects of this remix (I'm not too sure myself!) then do not worry, a new edit is on its way minus that madness!
Danny Byrd has also provided a remix. ALOT less mental than Doctor P, kicking some relaxed bouncy vibes on this drum&bass version. Have a listen...


Behind the Scenes with Toddla T

Red Bull have announced a 6 part documentary series entitled 'Producers' in which they showcase some of the biggest producers throughout the world. Kicking things off in Episode 1 is Sheffield's Toddla T. Giving us an inside view on a producing a track with Dave Okumu from The Invisible for Ninja Tune. Take a look.


Tinchy Stryder - GAME OVER

Doesn't get much bigger than this in the UK hip hop/grime scene right now. The title coincides with Tinchy & Giggs' recent DefJam Rapstar adverts. There's been wide spread comments regarding who should have featured on the track, who was best from the artists that do and also who was the worst. I'm not guna lie, Chipmunks verse has not gone down well.  See what you think... You can also watch it live at the 2010 MOBO Awards only minus Example and Chipmunk here.

Free Chase & Status 'Hypest Hype'

Saul & Will aka Chase and Status are giving away their track 'Hypest Hype' featuring Tempa T completely free via their website which can be found here. All you have to do is put in your email address and they'll send you a link to the free download. Watch the video here


Katy B & Ms Dynamite!

They are two of the biggest female vocalists in the underground music scene at the moment, and guess what?!!  They've only gone and made a track together!  BOOM! Played on Annie Mac's show last Friday it is set to be released on Katy B's forthcoming album. The track is entitled 'Lights On' and expect a Skream Remix coming soon!! Above is the video of the two performing the track for the first time at Notting Hill Carnival earlier this year, with Katy B revealing about what Carnival means to her.  Look out for the official video for 'Lights On' being uploaded on the Rinse FM Youtube channel this Friday (29th!).


New Releases / Forthcoming

Trolley Snatcha-One Trick Pony EP
Release date - 25th October 2010. Click here to pre order on itunes

a) Pass Me Buy
b) Always On My Mind
c) Rocco's Revenge
d) We Go Deep

Magnetic Man's debut album
Available now at:amazon: link or itunes: link

Sukh Knight ft P Money - Slang Like This
Out now here on itunes


Blame - The Music

Blame is one of the most creative and respected producers in the drum and bass community.  He took the scene by storm with this jungle track 'Music Takes You' back in 1990 at the turning point of the emerging drum and bass scene. Now more a pioneer of thought inspiring liquid drum and bass, his new album 'Blame - The Music' is out now and available to buy via his website  blamethemusic.com.  His website also gives you the opportunity to listen to the entire album by clicking the 'album player' tab.  He is also running a remix competition giving you the chance to get one of your tracks remixed by him and released on a top record label! So if you are a producer/ vocalist / or in a band, click the 'remix competition' tab on his website now for more info!

The album includes vocalists such as Tinchy Stryder, Dynamite MC, Rodney P and Jenna G.  Here is the second release from the album entitled Star (part 1) ft Fuda Guy & Camilla


Talk to Frank!

Virus Syndicate are giving away their track 'Talk To Frank' - for free! It's a big track, it was played on the last series of Skins...probably the best thing about the series! So get your free download here!!
In case you didn't know Virus Syndicate are a British grime collective from Manchester centered around DJ Mark One and the MCs Goldfinger, JSD and Nika D.


Mary Anne Hobbs - The Queen of Dubstep

Mary Anne Hobbs played a MASSIVE part in making dubstep more accessible and introducing the sound to a new audience by playing it on her Radio 1 Experimental show in 2006.  She has helped pioneer the sound and her show Dubstep Warz which aired on the 10th January 2006 featured only the biggest producers and went down as a legendary moment in the evolution of dubstep.  This show helped expand dubstep to a global level can be found here and downloaded here.
Unfortunately Mary Anne Hobbs aired her final broadcast for Radio 1 last night after 14 years with the BBC.  She was joined by Burial and Kode 9. It was an emotional send off and you can listen to it here on the iplayer for the next seven days.  She is now venturing to Sheffield University to act as a mentor to students.  Best of luck to her, she will be missed!


It's been a while!

Yo, sorry for the lack of posts recently, I've been a busy bee. SW4, Ministry of Sound, Skydiving (nearly) etc.  SW4 was sick but they need to bulk up the sound systems if I'm to be tempted back next year.  Highlights included Erol Alkan's jam packed tent rave after the sudden downpour, moshpit during Skream & Benga's set, catching Salt N Pepper sing 'Lets Talk About Sex' and of course headlining the main stage - Fat Boy Slim!

Big news on the dubstep front, Barack Obama is following Skream on Twitter!! Ha how mad is that. He likes to stay down with the kids apparently. Skream commented on the situation saying 'I never had Obama down as a bass head!' - LOL.

Anyway moving on, new things from Toddla T and Ms Dynamite called 'Want U Now' which is forthcoming on Ninja Tune XX, which can be heard here.  Everything Ms Dynamite has touched recently has turned to gold so expect this to be wrecking dancefloors near you soon!

Speaking of Skream, Toddla and Ms Dynamite, seen this line up for the Warehouse Project in Manchester on Dec 15th? It will be massive! Info


Benga Jack Beats Toddla T & Redlight
present the Roller Express
 Shy FX The Gaslamp Killer Geeneus ft Tippa L-Vis1990 Prophecy Rich Reason MC’s : Dynamite
Youngman and Dread 

plus very special guest:

Ms Dynamite 

And finally to sign off, i'll leave you with a couple of remixes of Tensnake's anthem 'Coma Cat'. Over and out.


Caspa Ft Mr Husdon

If you havn't heard this collab yet then gosh knows what you've been doing with yourself. Its had a lot of mixed views, I for one love it. Mr Hudson singing over Caspa's 'Back for the First Time' track.  You can listen to it here.  However what I really wanted to show you was the 'making of' video, so check it out, def worth a watch.


Man like Donaeo (http://donaeo.com/) is giving away a free mixtape featuring live vocals by the man himself and DJ Pioneer on the decks (http://djpioneer.co.uk/).  Chiggidy check ***FREE MIXTAPE*** and here's a bit of bassline to listen to when its downloading (30 seconds in! Boom!)


Roska & Jamie George!

Summer time vibes! We have the music now all we need is the weather!!!

Also, Roska has remixed Katy B's smash, 'Katy on a Mission'! This remix AND the original AND her track 'Louder' (produced by Zinc) are all being released in a lovely little bundle on Itunes this Sunday (22nd Aug) thanks to RinseFM. So go download that. Support UK Music!


Grime Time

Watch this

Listen to this

And attend this. (click here for info)


Free Unreleased Rusko Tracks!!!

The Lost Dubs Part 1

1) Rusko – Jump Up
2) Rusko – Gully Flute
3) Rusko – Redeye (Live mix)
4) Rusko – Snes Dub 2
5) Rusko – Japes Yeah
6) Rusko – Gyal-Dem (Inna Codiene Style)
The Lost Dubs Part 2
1) Skream – Dutch Flowers (Ruskos Trial Inna Baylon Mix)
2) Rusko – Rats
3) Rusko – Get Down Low
4) Rusko – Oh My Gosh
5) Rusko – How Low Can You Gizzo


Album Flex!

Bloc Party front man Kele Okereke, after some time off has released an innovative solo album crossing over from indie to techno to leftfield electronica  The album is called 'The Boxer' and is out now. The first track released is called 'Tenderoni' and the  'Everything you Wanted' will be the second release coming out later this month.  Best tracks of the album in my opinion is 'On the Lam' due to the bouncy electro, but then again I've never been a great fan of slow and melodic and the first release Tenderoni. Have a listen...

Skream's much anticipated album Outside the Box is now available to order from play.com here or pre-order on itunes for download with expected release tomorrow (8th August).

Professor Green's debut album 'Alive Till I'm Dead' is also now out.  It features a array of collaborations with artists such as Example, Lilly Allen, Ed Drewett and Labrinth who featured on Tinie Tempah's latest track Frisky (whilst we're chatting about Tinie, keep an eye out for his track with Swedish House Mafia called 'Miami to Ibiza').  Anyway, back to Pro Green, his album is a mix of funk, pop and grime, and one song that especially caught my attention was 'Jungle' ft Maverick Sabre. Dubstep vibes, unofficial video. 

Any comments you may have regarding any of my posts, feel free to leave one underneath!


Plastician Promo Mix for SW4 & Get Darker

Plastician has gone and put together a huge promotional mix for Get Darker.com and South West Four Festival which kicks off at the end of August. And its all in one nice big youtube video.  Its got all the biggest tracks of the moment that are smashing the clubs.  To download the mix search the itunes store for 'get darker'.

1. Mr Virgo - Mega Man
2. B Live feat. Spyda, Newham Generals & Skepta - Modern Warfare
3. Skream - What The Fuck You Lookin At?
4. Joker & TC - It Aint Got A Name
5. Stinkahbell - Stalker VIP
6. The Others - Off The Wall
7. Caspa & Subscape - Geordie Racer
8. Example - Dirty Face (Benga Remix)
9. Flux Pavillion - Got To Know
10. Katy B & Benga - Katy On A Mission
11. Magnetic Man -- Mad
12. Tempa T vs Musical Mob - Next Hype vs Pulse X
13. Emalkay - When I Look At You
14. D Double E - Streetfighter Riddim
15. Skream -- Wibbler
16. Trolley Snatcha - We Rock The Forest
17. Freestylers - Cracks (Flux Pavillion Remix)
18. Sukh Knight -- Shutdown
19. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Fu Manchu
20. Foreign Beggars - Seven Figure Swagger (Plastician Remix)

-> For info on South West Four Festival click here.  It will be a huge weekend with music for all sorts of tastes! Plus if you book tickets its worth having a look for ones including afterparty entry too.  
-> Get on the Get Darker website to peruse all things dubstep by clicking here.
-> And check out Plastician's myspace for upcoming shows and tunes by clicking here!


A Mixed Bag!

1. Funk Butcher - producer and presenter on Rinse FM. All things house and funky every Friday 5pm- 7pm.  Check his soundcloud now! Dance away...

2. Tinie Tempah is killing it right now, from a nationwide tour to collabing with Diddy on the 'Hello Good Morning (Team UK Remix)' along with T Strydz, which you can listen to here. However Bristol's TC has remixed his latest single 'Frisky' which you can check below.

3. If you like free music, especially electro, and you have Twitter or Facebook (which is 1/13th of the entire population!) then you're in luck because Brodinski has teamed up with Radioclit (link to Radioclit's 'Divine Gosa' Switch remix) to release a track entitled 'PLZ LET MI FUK YA' (which gets nicely to the point) and all they want in return is a tweet.  So click here to take full advantage!

4. Toddla T's 'Sky Surfin' featuring Wayne Marshall is about as upbeat as it gets, you can listen to it and check Toddla out in Jamaica whilst linking with Wayne Marshall, and many others on this video.  However house / club producer Douster from Argentina has got his hands on it and has smashed it with mellow, bassy vibes and you can download the remix for free here.