Friday, 29 April 2011

Urban Nerds do Street Fest! 29th May, Old Street, Scala, London

Our good friends Urban Nerds have a super night of music lined up at the end of this month:

Urban Nerds do Street Fest! | 29th May, Old Sreet, Scala, London

FREE DOWNLOAD: Urban Nerds Rinse FM Show 17.06.2010
ft. Rattus Rattus, Klose One & MC Illaman:

FREE DOWNLOAD: Urban Nerds residents Rattus Rattus & Klose One's exclusive guest mix for Redlight's BBC 1Xtra show

Urban Nerds is a proud member of the Ortofon & Ecler Pro Team!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

GETME! Guest Mix 30: Throwing Snow

Throwing Snow showing some 2nd Drop love in this mix, download here:

Track listing :

1. Throwing Snow - Pyre
2. Visionist - W.M.I.D (forthcoming on Left Blank)
3. Lorca - Hold Back (forthcoming on Left Blank)
4. Koreless - Up Down Up Down
5. Dauwd - What’s There
6. Throwing Snow - Cronos (George Fitzgerald Remix) (forthcoming on Snowfall)
7. Kahn - Just
8. Pirate Soundsystem - Dub n U (My Panda Shall Fly Dub)
9. Midland - Bring Joy
10. Pariah - The Slump
11. DJ Blaqstarr - Shake It To The Ground (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
12. ∇nknown Sh∆pes - Used To Give A FK
13. 2562 - Morvern
14. Ramadanman - Glut
15. Snow Ghosts - Thrice (Black Acre)
16. Ramadanman - Revenue (Untold Remix) (2nd Drop Records)
17. Throwing Snow - Align (Super)
18. Blawam - Iddy
19. Vessel - Nylon Sunset (forthcoming on Left Blank)
20. Vessel - Nylon Sunset (Peverelist Remix) (forthcoming on Left Blank)
21. Flowetry - Say Yes (Kahn Remix)
22. Hylu and Boogaloo Crew feat Zico - Vibes (Throwing Snow Remix)
23. Falty DL - Brazil (Diarmo Remix)
24. Glasser - Mirrorage (Throwing Snow Remix)

Mix courtesy of:

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Gerry Read mix and interview

Here's a great interview and mix from Gerry Read, courtesy of Hush House Blog:

Who's Gerry Read you might be thinking to yourself. Well, read the interview below, learn a little, check the track, listen a little, then download the mix and listen a little more. We're hotly tipping this 19-year-old for big things in the next year or so. Keep those eyes peeled for new music by Gerry forthcoming on 2nd Drop Records.

Tell us a little about you and your musical background...

I’ve been playing the drums and guitar since I was about 12-13 yrs old, couldn’t find anyone who wanted to start a band so luckily I naturally progressed into just doing it by myself.

How and when did you first get into producing?

It was during the first few months after moving to Australia with my family, I basically hated it and needed to kill some time without turntables.

How would you describe your sound to someone that hasn’t heard it before?

Pretty much a burnt stir fry of UK Garage, old US House and something else.

Why did you decide to change your first name to Gerry for your artist name?!

Its basically a piss take of my straight-to-the-point cockney granddad, who’s name is Gerry. I thought him being cockney aswell would be a good reference to all this ‘‘bass music’’ I get told I’m making.

What's it like living in Bury St Edmunds, which pretty much has no music scene at all? Do you go out in Norwich, Cambridge, London?

Yea it is pretty boring to be honest. I've been back for about 7 months now, been to a few things here and there. There's a night run by Nu:tone & Logistics in Cambridge called Spoonfed which I saw David Rodigan play at.

A few mates and I are hoping to run a little night this summer though called ‘Weave’, playing House/UK Funky/Dubstep/Techno/Jungle, just need to find the right venue for it.

You had your debut release the 'Patterns EP' on Dark Arx back in November last year with three very different tracks, are you still producing such a variety of styles?

I make all sorts really, whatever I feel like making. I've been making stuff with drums and guitar for a while. One tune on that EP ‘Dreamer’ was a bit of a one off because its straight Dubstep. I usually experiment with a lot of sounds/styles.

You have some forthcoming releases how did this come about? Any others in the pipeline?

I think its a lot easier when you get to know the producers/labels you're working with in person, as oppose to just talking about tunes through email.

There’s going to be a few with Fourth Wave I think, there’s a couple of remixes coming and there’s 12" with 2nd Drop; currently sorting out someone for the remix on that one.

What do you get up to other than music?

The usual really, go out with mates (when I have money), watch tele. I'm also addicted to playing GTA IV whilst listening to the Ricky Gervais podcasts at the same time.

Name us five things you'd take with you to a desert island.

Food, water, a laptop with internet, a female and a labrador.

Laptop with internet's not allowed! Tell us a little about this mix you've very kindly done for us.

The mix is full of the stuff I’m really getting into at the moment. Mainly old tunes that are influencing the slight change in direction in my production.


01. Marcellus Pittman - ILLA 5 ELA [Genre Free]
02. Farben - Farben Says: Love Oh Love [Klang Elektronik]
03. STL - Wasabi Flavoured [Something Records]
04. Gerry Read - Narry [forthcoming Fourth Wave]
05. Osunlade - Blackman [Soul Jazz Records]
06. Mr Fingers - Classic House [La Casa Records]
07. Gerry Read - We Are [forthcoming Fourth Wave]
08. Tan Ru - Changeling [Trelik]
09. FCL - Let's Go [We Play House Recordings]
10. Roy Davis Jr ft. Peven Everett - Gabriel [XL Recordings]
11. Ron Allen - Whispers [Definitive Recordings]
12. Coco Da Silva - Saudade [Kismet Recordings]
13. Corrina Joseph - Lonely [Atlantic Jaxx]
14. Sun Ra - Saga of Resistance (Theo Parrish Dub) [Kindred Spirits]

Check him on Facebook and get following on Soundcloud.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sponsor Markle run the Virgin London Marathon 2011!


CEO of 2nd Drop Records, Markle is running The Virgin London Marathon on 17th April 2011.
Markle will be attempting to run 26.2 miles in under three human hours.
But it will all be worth it!

Charlie Dark, our good friend and running adonis is largely to blame for all this. He invited Markle to start a running club with him back in 2007 called Run Dem Crew ( He accepted, and the rest is a sweaty, 1000k history. But Markle never looked back and he's very proud to be a part of it to this day.

Markle would like to thank Raft for allowing him to run for them. They do some sterling work. Our friend James hurt his leg badly last year and received some great treatment for it, so this has a real resonance with us all. Here is some info on them:

Around the world, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people are affected by skin disfiguring illnesses and damage such as burns, wounds, limb amputations and skin cancer. RAFT is here to help them.

RAFT stands for the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust. We are an independent registered charity carrying out pioneering research into practical and affordable ways to save and repair skin.

Charlie put it perfectly...."In other words they are small charity who need as much help as they can get. Best to support now before you find it's you or one of your friends and family that needs to have their face repaired because of some traumatic incident."

* Some people have pledged to double their donations if Markle runs under 3hrs. This is going to be bloody hard, so feel free to pledge the same.

See all the good work they do here:


To make a donation click here:

Markle will also be wearing some special trainers. Nike kindly donated some limited edition Nike x 2nd Drop Records trainers to help Markle achieve this amazing feat!



Monday, 4 April 2011

i-D Magazine: Mumdance plays LV 'Explode' in his mix

Mothers Day Mix Jack Mumdance put together for i-D Magazine, which includes our forthcoming release: LV & Message To Bears ft Zaki Ibrahim - Explode (Mothys Implosion Mix)

Unfortunately, due to pressing plant problems, this will be out in May.... hold tight!

Download here:


LV & Message To Bears ft Zaki Ibrahim - Explode (Mothys Implosion Mix) - Forthcoming 2nd Drop
Maurice Donovan - Babeh - SSSSSSS
Mumdance - Shesha Instrumental - CDR
Ossie - Creepy Crawlies - Lightworks
T Williams - Heartbeat - (Paul Woolford Rewurq) Forthcoming Local Action
NT89 & Camel - Flush - CDR
A Trak - Ray Ban Vision - Luckybeard Rmx - CDR
Prysmo - Hard Sax (Canblaster Remix) - CDR
Donovans - LightSpeed CDR
Speedy J - Pull Over - Do or Die
Dark Sky - High Rise - Forthcoming Blunted Robots
Peverelist - Dance Til The Police Come - Forthcoming Hessle Audio
SBTRKT ft Sampha - Living Like I do - Young Turks
Jack Sparrow ft Ruckspin - Dread - Tectonic
Alix Perez Ft Foreign Beggars - LDN - CDR
Chronik - Ring - Forthcoming No Hats No Hoods
Big Shot - Stomp - Mele Rmx - CDR
D Thai - Whoop Dah (Panteros666 Remix) - CDR
Young L - Loud Pockets - Domokun Mixtape
Danny Brown - Re Up - Rappers I Know
Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg - Nothin But a G Thing - Death Row
Warren G - And Ya Dont Stop - Violator Records

Check out the actual post here: