Tuesday, 28 February 2012

South London Ordnance mix on Seb Chew's Rinse FM Show

Listen to South London Ordnance's brilliant mix for Seb Chew on Rinse FM


Saturday, 11 February 2012

2nd Drop 018: Tessela 'Darlene, Please' b/w 'Let Up'

A. Darlene, Please
B. Let Up

Still a relative newcomer, Tessela has had releases on Ireland's All City label back in early 2011 which pricked our ears.

However, the rush of excitement when we first heard 'Darlene, Please' was intense and unforgettable. With a racing, industrial sound palate, the Bristol born and Bath resident, has literally built this track from spare carboretta, dump valves and exhausts pipes, engineering a precision industrial mix of pushy house with cold, growling techno. This guy knows how to build a killer groove, keep you guessing and squeeze the most out of a sound.

'Let Up' is a more understated, minimal offering. Focusing heavily in percussive detail, Tessela's skills flourishes within the added space, riveting more of his industrial pads and banging oil drums to a submarine sized bassline that will send torpedoes into your chest cavity. Fans of our friends Pearson Sound and Blawan will identify with this immediately, relishing the power and intricacy of the syncopated drums, machine-cut pads and found sounds that pull together to crate a whole that begs to be played loud to truly appreciate its full sonic detail.

We are also very happy to be working with a brand new illustrator from Scotland. Verbals Picks is a exciting illustrator who has worked with a range of great brands and clients, establishing his clean, visually challenging dada-esque style as one of the most in demand creatives on the circuit. For this release, we felt that the sound conjured up images of classic pinball machines with their lively, iconic aural identity. So this illustration draws on pinballs' art heritage whilst being inspired by Tessela's industrial sound palate. For more info: www.verbalspicks.com
Release/catalogue number: 2NDRP12018
Release date: Mar 19, 2012
ISRC: GB-VFF-08-00035


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

2nd Drop Records on Red Bull Radio

2nd Drop Records head-honcho Markle rocked in to chat to Emma Warren about the origins of the 2nd Drop imprint and providing a cracking live set.

Track list:
Spoek Mathambo - Let Them Talk (Sub Pop)
Terror Danjah - Air Bubble (Dark Tone Sound Remix) (Butterz)
Stubborn Heart - Need Someone (White Label)
Portico Quartet - Spinner (Real World Records)

2nd Drop Records Interview

DJ Rum - Watermark (2nd Drop Records)
Tessela - Let Up (2nd Drop Records)
Lil’ Kim - Drugs (Remix Instrumental) (Atlantic)
Pedestrian - Guilty Moment (2nd Drop Records)

Brother Ali - Sweet (Potato Pie) (Rhymesayers)
Breton - Governing Correctly (Fat Cat)
Sapphire Slows - You Got True Breath (Not Not Fun)
Arabyrd - Blank Wall (Kalbata Remix) (Self-Released)
Dark Tantrums - Storm (Deep Medi)

Hayley Joyes Rave Radar
Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man (Fusion Records)

Human Woman - Delusional (Radio Edit) (HFN Music)
Hint - Give It Up feat. J. Stingray & 1-O.A.K. (Maddslinky Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Too Cool For Old School
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? (West End Records)

Gang Colours - Fancy Restaurant (Brownswood)

In The Mix: 2nd Drop Records Live 

Listen again here: http://www.redbull.co.uk/cs/Satellite/en_UK/Article/Pick-N-Mix--2nd-Drop-021243159194365

Shouts to Emma Warren and the Red Bull crew!

Monday, 6 February 2012

YouandEwan remix on Maya Jane Coles Dj-Kicks album

YouandEwan's Warehouse remix of Gerry Reads' 'Roomland'  is featured on Maya Jane Coles Dj-Kicks album, to be released on April 17th.

1. Deft – Loqux & Past
2. Kris Wadsworth – Mainline (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
3. Chasing Kurt – Money
4. Bozzwell – In My Cocoon (Original Mix)
5. Larse – Karoo (Original)
6. Milscot feat. Angela Sheik – All Alone (Domyan Just Slow Remix)
7. Adam Stacks – Hey Love (Original)
8. Phil Kieran & White Noise Sound – Never Believed
9. Sigward – Nuerd (Original Mix)
10. Maya Jane Coles – Not Listening (DJ-KICKS)
11. Virgo Four – It’s A Crime (Caribou Remix)
12. Roberto Bardini – Hate Me (Muteoscillator Fairy Tall Remix)
13. Tripmastaz – Guess Who
14. Standard Fair – Little Helper 16-3
15. Nocturnal Sunshine – Meant To Be
16. Zenker Brothers – Berg 10 (Original Mix)
17. Last Magpie – No More Stories
18. Zoe Zoe – Church
19. Gerry Read – Roomland (Youandewan Remix) 2nd Drop Records
20. T. Williams – Analog Tour
21. Marcel Dettmann – Translation Two
22. Claro Intelecto – Hunter’s Rocket To The Sky

Shouts to DJ-Kicks and Maya Jane Coles for the love!

Tessela's Top 10 Tunes for February 2012: DJ-Mag

Tessela's Top 10 Tunes for February 2012: DJ-Mag

01. Untold - Bones (Joe remix)  - Hemlock
02. Tessela - Let Up - 2nd Drop Records
03. Ramadanman - Revenue (Untold remix) - 2nd Drop Records
04. MPIA3 - WTTP - White Label
05. Helix - Stacks - All Caps
06. Peverelist - Dance Til The Police Come - Hessle Audio
07. Asusu - Sister - Livity Sound
08. Equaliszed - No.005 - EQD
09. South London Ordinance - Fjord - Audio Culture
10. Sigha - Politics of Dying - Our Circular Sound

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Rompa's Reggae Shack Launch Night

Venue: Les Oubliette, 281 Kingsland Road, E2 8AS
Date: 4th Feb 2012 (Then first Saturday of every month thereafter)
Time: 9pm-3am
Cost: £5 all night

DJ Tayo (Tayo300)
Markle & DjAngo (2ND Drop Records)
Daddy Nature (Urban Nerds)
SL1 b2b Rompa (Farm Yardies)
Savage Henry (STEP:ONE)
Neas b2b DJ Dark (DPM)
Dusty Lungs (Ghost Town)
Fattie Boom Boom (STEP:ONE)

Music Policy:
Reggae, roots, rockers, dub, dubstep, jungle.

Launch Night Info:
Ahead of Snowbombing 2012 Rompa’s Reggae Shack launches in London on the 4th Feb 2012 at Les Oubliette, 281 Kingsland road in East London. DJs on the night include Snowbombing veteran and tracksuit party DJ and promoter DJ Tayo. Also behind the wheels of steel are Markle and JBliss representing 2ND Drop Records. Other DJs on the line-up are SL1, Savage Henry, Daddy Nature and Fattie Boom Boom taking up residence duties. Other special guests joining us on this launch night include Neas and DJ Dark.  Head down to Les Oubliette on the first Saturday of the month to catch Rompa’s Reggae Shack in 2012, expect some big names passing through in the next coming months. This night is dedicated to reggae in all its forms and is about pure vibes. Music is a mission, not a competition.

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