Friday, February 29, 2008

baze.djunkiii presents: Clashment @ Byte.FM [31.01.2008 / 00.00 - 01.00 GMT +1]

Broadcasted live via Byte.FM on january 31th from 00.00-01.00 a.m. this is the still missing part of the last "baze.djunkiii presents: Clashment"-show. Now available as free download for all the Dubstep- / Grime-posse out there.


1. Appleblim & Peverelist - Over Here [Skull Disco 008 Promo]
2. Pole - Achterbahn *Shackleton Remix [Scape 049]
3. Shackleton - Blood On My Hands [Skull Disco 003]
4. DJ Distance - Saints N Sinners [Boka 003]
5. South3rn - La Rana [Lo Dubs]
6. Bad Influence - Dark Night [Bad Influence Dubs]
7. Caspa - Cockney Flute [Dub Police 003]
8. Professor J-S - Soviet Union [Undergrowth Music 002]
9. G-Man - Drama [Black Ops]
10. Disturbed Man Dem - Ogre [Sting Recordings]
11. Footsie - Scars RMX [Dirtee Stank]
12. Trim & Wiley [TRIM 001 Whitelabel]
13. Mark One [MO 001 Whitelabel]
14. A.K.M.D - Commando [Tha Official E.P.]

Thursday, February 28, 2008

03.03.2008 Booty. @ Meaniebar / Hamburg

file under: Electro / GhettoBass / GhettoTech

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

doors: 9 P.M.

Spielbudenplatz 5
Hamburg St. Pauli

Playlist: 26.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: Booty. @ Byte.FM


26.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: Booty. @ Byte.FM

transmission started: 26.02.2008 / 23.59 GMT+1

transmission ended: 27.02.2008 / 03.00 GMT+1

00.00 - 01.00

1. Orgue Electronique - Die Liebe ist die größte Kraft [Bunker 3041]
2. Drexciya - Under Sea Disturbances [Tresor 181]
3. Cirkit - (It’s) Retroactive [Direct Beat 035]
4. DJ K1 - Metaphysica Dub [Direct Beat 035]
5. Keith Tucker - Nemesis [Puzzlebox 004]
6. Agent Patrick / Shapeshifter - Freakquency [Southern Outpost 002]
7. Town Of Tomorrow - LXIX (Number Of Sex) [Huge Bass 002]
8. Vanity 6 Make Up [Secret Mixes / Fixes Vol. 2]
9. Mr. De feat Sixfoe - Sex On My Mind [Databass 039]
10. DJ Assault - The Rapture [Jefferson Ave 001]
11. DJ Assault - Hoes Get Naked *Instrumental [Electrofunk Records]
12. Erik Travis - TK9 [Databass 046]
13. DJ Slugo - Godzilla *DJ Godfather Remix [Databass 042]
14. DJ Assault - Tear The Club Up [Assault Rifle 008]
15. DJ Nasty - Funkde’fied [Motor City Electro Company 007]
16. DJ Deeon - The Baddest [Projex 034]
17. Justice - Let There Be Light *DJ Funk Bounce Dat Ass Remix [Ed Banger]

01.00 - 02.00

1. Nephets - Get Down Low [Projex 043]
2. DJ Nasty - Directions [Motor City Electro Company]
3. Endproll Double N.O. - 140 BPM [Dubplate]
4. DJ Assault - Return Of The Terror Tec [Databass 037]
5. Aux88 - Rated A-U-X [Submerge Recordings]
6. Detrechno - Sole Waves [!K7]
7. EDMX - Fony: RMX [Ersatz Audio 012]
8. Digitek - Human Experiment [Motor City Electro Company 001]
9. DJ Godfather - Aliens Got My 808 [Twilight 76 013]
10. Karl Bartos - 15 Minutes Of Fame *Anthony Rother Clubmix [Bigpop Records]
11. Chaos - Afrogermanic [Underground Resistance 021]
12. Urban Tribe - Transcription [Rephlex]
13. Andrea Parker & David Morley - Game Over [Touchin Bass 003]
14. Andrea Parker feat. DJ Assault & DJ Godfather - Freaky Bitches [Touchin Bass 001]
15. Keith Tucker - It’s Time [Intuit Solar 008]

02.00 - 03.00

1. Drexciya - Dr. Blowfins Storm Stabilizing Spheres [Tresor 181]
2. Drexciya - Lake Haze [Tresor 181]
3. Direct Maniac E.P. [Elektrofunk Whitelabel]
4. Microknox - Transmission [Direct Beat 035]
5. Dre Brown - Rejuvenated Rhythm *Mix 1 [Direct Beat 043]
6. East Coast Art Solution [Atak Records 005]
7. Di’Jital - Execute [Direct Beat 047]
8. DJ Deeon - Get Your Duke On [Projex 039]
9. DJ Godfather - Freak Em Down [Databass 035]
10. DJ Shortstop - Throw Em Out [Databass 017]
11. Technician - Peace Out [Databass 034]
12. DJ Assault - Say My Name *Dirty [Assault Rifle]
13. DJ Godfather -Pimp Of The Nation *Instrumental [Databass 004]
14. DJ Assault - Weave Pulled Out *Radio Edit [Intuit Solar 012]
15. DJ Slugo - Godzilla *Disco D Remix [Databass 042]
16. Aux 88 - Step Into The Light [Submerge Recordings]
17. Auxmen [Puzzlebox Records 6.5]
18. Condition Red - Cosmic Osmosis [Underground Resistance 043]
19. The Shadow People - Firestarter [Southern Outpost 006]

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Byetone – Plastic Star [Raster Noton 081]

One of the most surprising releases these days is Byetone’s „Plastic Star“, recently put on the circuit as 081 by the more experimental flavored Raster Noton-imprint. But instead of another records that relies on pure experimentation, Byetone’s not bothered and puts out a dancefloor destroying tune that’s funky as hell. Imagine a mixture of Pan Sonic’s sound aesthetics, Electro-flavored phunk by the likes of Phonok or the great Marco Passarani – yes, we still love „I House You“ – and the wide epic melancholy of what is named as (Neo)Trance these days... the result of this amalgamation of sounds is amazing and about to set dancefloors on fire within seconds. Three great remixes are provided by Sleeparchive, Alva Noto who deliver another abstract phunk bomb and Dr. Walker which all hit the spot right and I hope I’m not proved wrong when I reckon this one’s gonna be one of the top selling Raster Noton-releases ever. Future classic.

Cle – Nomads [Poker Flat Recordings 094 Promo]

Steve Bug’s [Poker Flat Recordings-imprint comes up with another hot shot straight of the berlin-based studio of DJ Cle, who lately teamed up with Mr. Bug himself for the well appreciated „Silicon Ballet“ E.P. . His solo effort „Nomad“ for sure sticks to what the labels typical interpretation of the hip Minimal genre is – basic reduction and a bit of jacking funk. The title track – which is also remixed by Matthias Tanzmann on the flipside - adds a sweet seductive oldskool piano chord to this formula as well as little uplifting hook that keeps a smile on those faces on the floor, whilst „Water“ goes a bit deeper and darker and is best played past 4 a.m. in the morning when the crowd is open for a kind of moody vibe.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

baze.djunkiii presents: Clashment @ Byte.FM [31.01.2008 / 02.00 - 03.00 GMT +1]

Broadcasted live via Byte.FM on january 31th from 02.00-03.00 a.m. as part of the "baze.djunkiii presents: Clashment"-show here is another free mix for all the Dubstep- / Grime-posse out there.


1. Geenius - Darkboy [Soulja 009]
2. Nika D - Felt The Need *MRK 1 Vocal Remix [Aphex Recordings]
3. Tinchy Stryder - Breakaway *Radio Edit [Adamantium Music]
4. Future Cut vs. Fallacy ft. Goldfinger - Drug of Choice *Dirty [Ahead Of The Game 002]
5. Soulja Boy Tell Em - Crank That [Interscope]
6. Dizzee Rascal - Sittin Here [XL Recordings]
7. A.K.M.D. - Bass Itch [Tha Official E.P.]
8. Disturbed Man Dem - Bulldozer [Sting Recordings]
9. Roadside [KI 001 Whitelabel]
10. Ruf - Raw Love [Kraken Recordings 002]
11. The Others - Hear Dis Style [Boka 011]
12. Wadadda - Mash Up De Baldhead [Police In Helicopter 001]
13. Appleblim & Peverelist - Circling [Skull Disco 008 Promo]
14. Shackleton - Naked [Skull Disco 003]
15. Shackleton - Death Is Not Final [Skull Disco 009 Promo]

Mojo Club presents Rogue Soul [Edel Records]

If you plan to add only one Drum'n'Bass album to your collection this month, then "Mojo Club presents Rogue Soul" has to be the one of choice, recently released on full-length CD format via german semi-major imprint Edel Records. Hardly enough you see a non-indie label dealing proper underground club music these days, but as this first collaborational album of Michael "Electric Mojo" Sauer and Roland "Syncopix" Bogdahn - both of them have been around in the Drum'n'Bass circuit for ages and earned credits for their solo efforts, mostly fighting under the flag of what is named as Liquid or Soulful Drum'n'Bass - is not only a collection of tracks but a perfectly crafted longplayer that seems to have the potential to not only aim at the regular punter in the clubs but as well at those who enjoy their bit of homelistening from time to time it all makes sense as Edel has the promotional powers to get this one all over the place. Talking music Rogue Soul describe their very own sound as Breakbeat Soul which well fits as you've got proper Drum'n'Bass songs featuring vocalists as Kemo, Ghee Ruben and Luxyca on microphone duties, instrumentals, a track like "Axis Evel" that'll be well appreciated by day one junglists for the obvious reason and in the end a quite progressive, border-breaking piano half-time lick named "Sticky" that'll be loved by all those who stick with the Dubwise science of Amit and the likes of although it works on a different level musically. Defo one of the best albums this year has seen so far, not only when it comes to Drum'n'Bass but electronic dance music in general. Recommended.

Monday, February 25, 2008

29.02.2008: 10 Years Kanal Fatal Jubilee Edition @ OK Bremen

It's been ten years now since Kanal Fatal was established on the local radio station OK Bremen as main source for underground Techno terrestrial broadcasting in Bremen and nearby cities / villages by Axel Lüers a.k.a. Voodoopriester and his crew, regularly providing all kinds of Techno to their local fans as well as to followers worldwide via webstream.

The jubilee edition show starts on february 29th, 23.59 GMT+1 and runs up to march 1st, 07.00 GMT+1 featuring sets from Kanal Fatal local-crew, founder Axel Lüers a.k.a. Voodoopriester plus a special Acid-flavored guest appearance by baze.djunkiii who has been working with Axel Lüers in the late 90's. Tune in, folks...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

27.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: Booty. @ Byte.FM

27.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: Booty. @ Byte.FM

file under: Electro / GhettoBass / GhettoTech

Electro – weltraumkalte, SciFi-orientierte elektronische Tanzmusik, oft begleitet von abgrundtiefen 808-Bässen und vocoderisierten Vocalsamples.
GhettoBass / GhettoTech – vorwiegend in Detroit produzierte Electro-Variante mit expliziten Textpassagen und durchaus anzüglichen Lyrics, die sich vor Ort unter anderem in den legendären Stripclubs der Stadt grosser Beliebtheit erfreut

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

transmission starts: 23.59 [GMT+1]

transmission runs up to: 03.00 [GMT +1]

tune in @ Byte.FM

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black [Universal Records]

Our favorite drama- / drug-queen Amy Winehouse is back – although there were rumours that her record company is about to ice her career for a while – with new 12“ that goes under the name of „Back To Black“. Once again based upon that well-known formula of vintage influences, enough pathetic drama when it comes to instrumentation and heartbreaking vocals as well this seems to be a bit of maths but still is high above average quality standards in its original version as well in the Mushtaq Vocal Remix that goes out to all Freestyle-jocks. Talking the flip – which is the A-side here – there’s Steve Mac on remix duties who provides two proper ElectroHouse’ish re-rubs that perfectly merge dancefloor functionality andAmy’s unique voice – full dancefloor impact is taken for granted.

Kenna – Say Goodbye To Love [Promo]

Kenna – who the f*ck is Kenna? Ethiopia-born, Chad Hugo-produced, supporting Mark Ronson in the UK and Zoot Woman in Germany, his second album „Make Sure They See My Face“ to hit the stores on April 11th whilst his new single „Say Goodbye To Love“ is scheduled for March 28th and now out on promo. There’s a load of influences to be found – his voice is not far away from The Cure, the funk might appeal to those who love Prince / Symbol and a tiny bit of PostPunk-ish thing might to be found here, too. But the best mix by far is the ElectroHouse-rework on B1 that’ll hit the spot right away in more commercial venues although it is only an average piece of art.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Broken Note – Dubversion / Mortal Bass [RUFF 006]

Peace Off sister label RUFF continues working on their very own definition of heavy, Industrial-influenced Dubstep and with their sixth release they’ve come up not only with the darkest 12“ the label has unleashed to date but with two of the darkest, most frightening tunes that’ve ever found their way on vinyl since Dubstep was formed as a genre. Both, „Dubversion“ and „Mortal Bass“ have only one, clearly defined mission. Destroy, kill and terminate every piece of organic life to be found on the dancefloor with subtle agression and a metallic, sci-fi vibe that is only to be found far out there in the loneliest, most deserted corner of the universe. Precise and perfect as Sigourney Weaver’s counterpart in „Alien“. This is the future.

Gui Boratto & Martin Eyerer – The Island [Audiomatique 027 Promo]

Gui Boratto & Martin Eyerer – both well appreciated for their solo efforts on the international club and production circuit – have been teaming up for the first time ever to share studio time and now see their first release of their collaborational work via Audiomatique Recordings these days. Title track „The Island“ might be described as a mixture of melodic (Neo)Trance, Minimalism and a bit of Balearic vibe – a tune that needs huge spaces and special moments for sure, otherwise it won’t work that well as it probably could. So DJ’s please – don’t play this one to death until u know that the time is really right to get this one on the decks. „The Beach“ on the flip comes up with a more MinimalTechno-related approach instead and reveals a special kind of emotionally overwhelming melodic sweetness that works best in early morning hours. Defo the winning track on this 12“.

Duffy – Mercy [A&M Records / Polydor]

All listeners of Advanced Pop music will love Duffy’s new single „Mercy“ that’ll be on the shelves on March 3rd and is yet to be found on promo circuit as one-sided 7“ single. Hailed as one of the „10 acts to watch in 2008“ by british press – ok, yes they’re into all those hype things – her delivery is proper, to be described as mixture of 60s influences and contemporary sounds and will be well appreciated by the mainstream radio massive as well as by those punters hangin’ out on not that nerdy and original pressings only Soul-allnighters. Good one.

Friday, February 22, 2008

baze.djunkiii presents: JDB @ Byte.FM [14.02.2008 / 00.00 - 01.00 GMT +1]

As another one for the Drum'n'Bass-massive here's the first hour of my recent radioshow "baze.djunkiii presents: JDB" that was aired via @ Byte.FM on february 13th.

Get it here, it's for free.

transmission started: 13.02.2008 / 23.59 GMT+1

transmission ended: 14.02.2008 / 01.00 GMT+1


1. Luniz vs. Digger Dance [BOOTLEG]
2. Luniz - I Got 5 On It *Urban Takeover Remix [Noo Trybe Records / Virgin]
3. Exocet II - Rocker Spin [Dirty Mac 004]
4. DJ Sappo - Fear [Hyper Records 023 Whitelabel]
5. Rescale - Face Of The Demon [Diverse Beats 001]
6. Fanu - Orient Dawn [13 Music]
7. Hidden Agenda - The Flute Tune [Metalheadz]
8. Ostinato - Antiaircraft *Damp Silence After Summer Rain RMX by baze.djunkiii & DJ Da Cut [Rudel Records 002 Testpress]
9. Skool Of Hard Knocks - Kan Ya Feel It [Grand Larceny 007]
10. Computerised Cops *Pascal’s Remix [Ganja Records 005]
11. Baby Dee - I Need Your Loving *Ray Keith No Sell Out Remix [Systematic / London Records]
12. Aperture - Need You Here [Breakbeat Science 025 Promo]

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The World Domination – F**kmachine [Luscious Sounds 010 Promo]

If any tune these days can claim to sneak around the corner with a big ballsy attitude it’s The World Domination’s „F**kmachine“, the newest offshoot on Azzido Da BassLuscious Sounds-label. Remixed by Malente and Adam Sky this is a highly effective piece of ElectroHouse close to but luckily not crossing over towards New Rave that proclaims loud and with a proper bit of machisme: „I’m Not A Man I’m A Fuckmachine“. Fuck feminism and pc-faggots – this is the shit that works on the floor and even more when Adam Sky’s names his first remix the „Adam Sky Fat Kunt Mix“ and serves huge Rock-flavored Breaks and a sweet seductive melody that’ll work the BigBeat- and Breaks-crowd right. Excellent piece, so if u don’t get it start listening to Twee Pop again.

Melvin Sparks – If You Want My Love / Rogue Soul – Slow Down *7“ Edit [Edel]

Promotional Split-7“ to announce the parallel release of the compilation „Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume 13“ and the debut album of Rogue Soul the collaborational Drum’n’Bass-alias of Michael „Electric Mojo“ Sauer and Roland „Syncopix“ Bodgahn. As it goes side A features a nice’n’easy Dancefloor Jazz-tune from very back in the days which means 1975 here, whilst side B makes the crowd happy with a top piece of Dub-/ Reggae-influenced Drum’n’Bass. And to all those who doubt that this combination of different styles works out well – check out the regular „Original Jazz Rockers“ events @ Hamburg’s Mandarin Kasino and experience a massive brockin’ out on two floors to exactly this unique mixture.

Moonbootica w/ Jan Delay – Der Mond [Moonbootique 030]

Hamburg’s ElectroHouse-superstars finally unleash the most requested 12“ of their very own Moonbootique-imprint these days – the insomnambulist „Der Mond“ featuring singer Jan Delay, better known to Rap-fans as Jan Eißfeldt of Absolute Beginner-fame, on vocal duties. Although the tune is anthemic and sticks in ones ears immediately after the first contact, the main reason why everyone seems to be so keen on playing it out, it ain’t my cup of tea as it simply doesn’t get me by the balls neither in its Original Version nor remixed by Hey Today! and Dada Life.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

baze.djunkiii presents: Clashment @ Byte.FM [31.01.2008 / 01.00 - 02.00 GMT +1]

Broadcasted live via Byte.FM on january 31th from 01.00-02.00 a.m. as part of the "baze.djunkiii presents: Clashment"-show this one goes out to all Dubstep- / Grime-lovers out there.

Grab it here and enjoy.


1. Trim’n’Scratch [Related 001 Whitelabel]
2. Trim & Wiley - Bogeyman [TRIM 001 Whitelabel]
3. Vandal - Rocka! *DJ Mondie RMX [MOND 008]
4. Rossi B & Luca - Pull Up [Heavy Artillery 003]
5. Tinchy Strider - Not Like Me [Adamantium Music]
6. Mr. Slash ft. Faction G - Neck Of Wood [A.R.M.Y. Bullet]
7. Mala - Learn [DMZ 012]
8. Mala - Blue Notez [DMZ 006]
9. Distance - Travels [Ringo Records 002]
10. The Prodigy - Voodoo People *Wonder Remix [XL Recordings]
11. Klaxons - Golden Skans *Sebastian Remix [Because]
12. Distance - Weigh Down [Planet Mu 170]
13. Scandalous Unltd. - The Solution [Kraken Recordings 002]
14. Mu-ziq - Garys Gruesome Grime [Planet Mu 143]
15. Sileni - Twitchy Droid Legs *Vex’d Remix [Offshore 018 Promo]
16. Mathhead - Parasites [Terminal Dusk 011]

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

25.02.2008 "DERELICTION OF NOW" @ Meaniebar / Hamburg

file under: Experimental Electronics

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

Spielbudenplatz 5
Hamburg St. Pauli

Friday, February 15, 2008

19.02.2008 Plastik Phonk @ Meine Kleinraumdisko / Hamburg

file under: Downbeat / Headz / Freestyle

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte FM ]

doors: 9 PM

Meine Kleinraumdisko
Neuer Kamp 17
20357 Hamburg

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Playlist: 13.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: JDB @ Byte.FM


13.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: JDB @ Byte.FM

transmission started: 13.02.2008 / 23.59 GMT+1

transmission ended: 14.02.2008 / 03.00 GMT+1

00.00 - 01.00

1. Luniz vs. Digger Dance [BOOTLEG]
2. Luniz - I Got 5 On It *Urban Takeover Remix [Noo Trybe Records / Virgin]
3. Exocet II - Rocker Spin [Dirty Mac 004]
4. DJ Sappo - Fear [Hyper Records 023 Whitelabel]
5. Rescale - Face Of The Demon [Diverse Beats 001]
6. Fanu - Orient Dawn [13 Music]
7. Hidden Agenda - The Flute Tune [Metalheadz]
8. Ostinato - Antiaircraft *Damp Silence After Summer Rain RMX by baze.djunkiii & DJ Da Cut [Rudel Records 002 Testpress]
9. Skool Of Hard Knocks - Kan Ya Feel It [Grand Larceny 007]
10. Computerised Cops *Pascal’s Remix [Ganja Records 005]
11. Baby Dee - I Need Your Loving *Ray Keith No Sell Out Remix [Systematic / London Records]
12. Aperture - Need You Here [Breakbeat Science 025 Promo]

01.00 - 02.00

1. Pariah - Search For Life [Good Looking 036 Promo]
2. Seba - External Reality [Secret Operations 004 Whitelabel]
3. Alpha Omega - Concrete Pillows [Alphacut 007 Testpress]
4. Alpha Omega - Chasing Dragons [Santorin]
5. Syncopix vs M. Sauer - Excellence [Spearhead 010]
6. Dose D - Soulfire [Highpulse 002]
7. Myke - Kpleton [NPK Records 002]
8. Hangar 18 feat MC Din - Yabby You [NPK Records 001]
9. DJ Da Cut - Fake Democracy *Rattlesnake MX [Rudel Records 002 Testpress]
10. Maglor feat Eamon - F*uck You [BOOTLEG]
11. Capital J feat Bigg Tricks - Noizecheck VIP [Humble Recordings 001]

02.00 - 03.00

1. Bombaclart! [Shizzle 001]
2. Thetaphi - Rainbow Stout [Santorin Limited]
3. DJ Crystl - Let It Roll 2004 [Photek Recordings]
4. Nucleus & Paradox - Orphic [Esoteric 005]
5. Dual Engine - Heaven [Black Tambour 005]
6. Mutt - Training Suite [Breakbeat Science 026 Promo]
7. Seba & Paradox - Red Tears [Secret Operations 007]
8. C-Rom - Radikal Terrorist [Random Records 005]
9. Mem Pamal [Fantomatik Records]
10. Rcola feat Bigg Tricks - Mek Me Hear Ya [Humble Recordings 001]
11. Sree vs Motif-R - The Silver Land [X86records 012]
12. DJ Ron - Chargehand [No Frills 001]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

18.02.2008 Pure Garage & Silk @ Meaniebar / Hamburg

file under: UK Garage / SpeedGarage / Sublow

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

Spielbudenplatz 5
Hamburg St. Pauli

Robert Owens - Night-Time Stories [Compost Records]

There are not many album's to be found these days that are making upfront waves as huge as Robert Owens' new longplayer "Night-Time Stories" , which is scheduled for release via Compost Records on february 22th. Interviews and cover stories in all important music magazines - at least in Germany - revealed his history to all those who are too young to know about this man who is one of the main voices and at least main influences that shaped House music from the very beginning, naming the year 1986 for his first vinyl release. Working with an endless list of collaboration partners has established Robert Owens as a major force within the past two decades and this concept works as well for his new album that features tracks produced by the likes of Ian Pooley, Atjazz, Kirk Degiorgio, TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos - last mentioned responsible for the most anthemic and ecstatic piece of music on the album - only to name a few plus one completely self-produced track. But for sure it is Mr. Owens special vocal delivery that shapes the music, no matter if the base is more Minimal flavored, a classic oldskool House vibe, DeepHouse or even an epic but abstract, string-loaden, 'troity vibe like Kirk Degiorgio's "No Tomorrow". Utterly flawless and one to stand the test of time.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dubstep In Bulgaria

I don't know how big the scene is over there, but at least they run a special forum related to Grime / Dubstep culture. Nice one.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Shackleton feat. Tenfold Vengeance – Death Is Not Final [Skull Disco 009 Promo]

What a great piece of music! Shackleton steps back from the Dubstep / MythStep-vibe and unfolds a new, still mystical and ancient, style with this one. Based upon a slow, deep straight 4/4 bassdrum and multilayered natural percusssions „Death Is Not Final“ creates a damp, dangerous athmosphere and seems to be more score’esque than anything Shackleton ever released to date due to several vocal samples of indian or african (?) origin and dark soundscapes waving in and out as the tune progresses. Names like the mid nineties Technova or Loop Guru come to mind and if you know what we’re talking here you’re clearly recommended to check this one out. On the flip „Death Is Not Final“ is reworked by Berlin-based producer T++ which is associated with the Monolake- / Dynamo-camp. His remix transforms the tune into a nice piece of Electronica, takes away the 4/4 and comes up with what seems to be a half bar loop built of re-processed percussion sounds instead. This beat structures for sure is not easy and necessarily dancefloor fitting but anyhow a good one, so once again this Skull Disco-release has to be filed as a must have.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

13.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: JDB @ Byte.FM

13.02.2008 baze.djunkiii presents: JDB @ Byte.FM

file under: Jungle / Drum'n'Bass

JDB – Jungle / Drum’n’Bass. Ein subjektiver Blick auf past, present & future dieser originär inselbritischen Breakbeat-Kultur, deren Ableger sich seit 1993 mittlerweile über die ganze Welt verbreitet und dort in unterschiedlichsten weiterentwickelt haben. Rares, selten gehörtes, neu veröffentlichtes und durchaus auch klassisches Material aus der weiten Welt der gebrochenen Beats.

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

transmission starts: 23.59 [GMT+1]

transmission runs up to: 03.00 [GMT +1]

tune in @ Byte.FM

Santogold – Creator / L.E.S. Artistes [Lizard King Records]

Recently released on Lizard King Records is Santogolds new double A-side 12“ „Creator / L.E.S. Artistes“. „Creator“, which has been created alongside the likes of Switch and Freq Nasty, clearly aims at the bashment crowd stuck between the music of M.I.A., Ragga- / Dancehall-vibes and caribbean influences. Plus those who’ve been touched by Chemical Brothers massive tunes „Galvanize“ and „Rize Up“. On the flip „L.E.S. Artistes“ seems to deal with a more song-oriented attitude including melancholy and proper choruses and all that – a tune that goes out to the Pop / Mainstream massive but still has a bit of PostPunk-influence glimpsing round the corner.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Appleblim & Peverelist – Circling / Over Here [Skull Disco 008 Promo]

For sure one of the hottest, freshest and most upfront collabos in Dubstep and related styles these days is this attack of combined forces on the beloved Skull Disco-imprint. Whilst „Circling“ can be described as a piece of dry, techy, broken beats fused with Basic Channel’esque deepness and Pole-like, echoic offbeats that works advanced dancefloors – no matter if dedicated to Dubstep, Electronica or others – perfectly in the early morning hours, „Over Here“ comes up with an overwhelmingly beautiful, partly droney intro that in its intensity somehow reminds me of older, beatless Metamatics-records and progresses into restless, ever buidling but still halftempo Dubstep, once again accompanied by wallshaking basslines and processed, sorta bleepy offbeat sounds. Highly recommended and defo one that’ll stick in my box for ages.

11.02.2008 Urban!zm @ Meaniebar / Hamburg

file under: Dubstep / Grime / Eski / Sublow

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

Spielbudenplatz 5
Hamburg St. Pauli

Jennifer Rostock – Kopf Oder Zahl

On the promo circuit right now is Jennifer Rostock’s new 12“ „Kopf Oder Zahl“, which is a jumpy piece of German ElectroPunk vs. Pop-attitude surely meant to mash up any Indie floor due to it’s bleepy high voltage energy. The flipside sees former HipHop-heros and now Mayday proved Deichkind on remix duties transforming the whole track into a functional ElectroHouse-thingy that is to be called anthemic without a doubt. Check out.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Timbaland - Scream [Blackground Records / Interscope]

Taken off Timbaland's "Shock Value"-album is his new single "Scream" which features Keri Hilson and Nicole Scherzinger on vocal duties. Released via Blackground Records / Interscope this one is going out to all Pop crew and will gain massive airplay on mainstream stations. Beatwise all club DJ's might use that B1-instrumental for a bit of teasing, but for heavy club rotation there's too much DigiSoul'ish drama involved so the vocals are bit too sweet and candy for my personal taste. Defo not one of Timba's best works so far.

Rihanna - Shut Up And Drive [DefJam / Syndicated Rhythm Records]

Surprisingly Rock-flavored is Rihanna's new single "Shut Up And Drive" which has been put out on the promo circuit recently via DefJam / Syndicated Rhythm Records. Although this one will stick in the consumers ears for a while it's not as unnerving as here awful "Umbrella" which - for what reason ever - went Top10 in the last years revival polls of several german music magazines. But leaving the radio versions alone as the best thing about this 12" by far is the delivered rework by Eddie Craig and Jim Sullivan better known as The Wideboys, a quite commercial but still banging ElectroHouse version running for 6:36 minutes that is about to send all glitz crew mental. Speed that one up to +4 or 5 and I bet all Niche-lovers will get the point as well.

Friday, February 01, 2008

01.02.2008 baze.djunkiii & Eston @ III & 70 Clubfloor / Hamburg

file under: DeepHouse / (Neo)Disco / Minimal


Eston [Soundlook / Byte.FM]
baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Rudel Records / Byte.FM]

doors: 11 p.m.

III & 70
Schulterblatt 73
Hamburg / Germany