Some tracks for you, lovingly knicked offa PELSKI’s blog. he has a lot of minimal stuff on there, which is not really my thang, but these two are nice and deep rollers with a big percussive drive, which is something I really like 🙂 so check this stuff out homie:

Julius Sylvest – an 18 year old from Copenhagen, with a penchant for drums – sent me this exclusive track last week: a subtle and elegant slice of minimal tech-house. A rising pattering of conga-like percussive beats lead into some humming subs and gargling bass. ‘Djemba’ has a lovely jungly house vibe neatly combined with smooth, rolling techno beats:

This trumpeting carnival beaster was kindly sent to me by 21 year old Parisian newcomer A4C. It runs in the mould of those recent great tech-house tunes that fuse jazzy brass and rolling percussion (think Coolshop’s ‘Trumpet Girl’, Marek Hemmann’s ‘Gemini’, Thomas Schumacher’s ‘Sunset’, & Bastian Schuster’s inescapable ‘New Orleans’ or Sebo K & Metro’s fairly self-explanatory ‘Saxtrack’: all worth checking out):


Tropical Harmony

JukE BoyZ are PETER POZOREK & (me) DJ UMB and we put this little Tropical Tek House remix together of the Daniel Haaksman tune, entered it into the competition and man, we came close.  It was voted the best MINIMAL remix and made the shortlist of the final 8 entries.

It’s just a bit of fun and we aimed it at the TECH-HOUSE market, hoping it would be picked up by all the Tech House DJ’s and so far we’ve had a pretty good response.

Anyway, we’re gonna re-work it with a new Kid Conga-less version with a totally tropical taste.

For now, however, you can download the Kid Conga version, which is at 126 BPM and at around 8 minutes in length, perfect to slot into those Tropical Tech House sets.


Watch out for our Vieux Farka Toure remix, which we are led to believe will be coming out on the SIX DEGREES label soon, it’s a voodoo MF!


cape verde

Here’s some more FUNANA cutz courtesy of Ferro Gaita, one of Cape Verde’s chief exponenets of the genre.

Ferro Gaita is here to offer you the opposite: a party atmosphere, a danceable, frenetic beat, a shout against the daily struggle. For Funaná was the medium of choice to express disgust at colonial rule, and under Portuguese Cape Verde it was officially banned. You can ban music but it never dies of course, and in 1996 Ferro Gaita was formed with the explicit aim of propagating funaná. The irony of course is that the main instrument of funaná, the accordion (gaita), was brought to the island by the Portuguese. And so it was that in 1997 Ferro Gaita were only playing in Cape Verdean festivals, but 10 years later they were being booked for shows from Paris to Seveilla to Luanda to New York. Welcome to funaná, and welcome to Ferro Gaita. Enjoy the two tracks posted here from their third studio album, aptly titled Rei di Funana.

(via Caiprinha Lounge)

beijo bafatada

ferro gaita



Andy Kisaragi from the UNTIMELY SOUND blog has been checking us out a fair bit and so I thought I’d repay the favour and check out what he’s up to.

Man, he’s up to some good stuff and so I thought I’d post some of his really good downloads, mainly of the Balkan variety.

So check these out, great to slot into a Balkan set anywhere at anytime 😉







I’ve informed you before about just how much I adore ADDIQUIT.  I did my first post on her earlier this year, HERE, but I’ve been following her progress for almost 2 years now.

She is just getting beyond believable with her new productions for her debut album which drops on OCTOBER 13.  You can PRE-ORDER your own copy HERE & make sure you select the cheap shipping option.

In the meantime you can download a track I put on my BBC Radio mixtape way back in November 2008, KILLA!

robot koch vs addiquit – killa by robot koch

You can also STREAM these beautiful cutz below, which provide an indication of what is to come from this MOST MAGNIFICENT DEBUT ALBUM.  Alongside the SCHLACHTHOFBRONX album, this is going to be the OTHER CLASSIC album of this year and it’s one I’ve been patiently waiting for around 2 years.

Switch, I tried to tell you about this gal 18 months ago, just despair now at the opportunity you missed homie!


Wanna know by ADDIQUIT

Radical Impressive by ADDIQUIT

Hypnotized by ADDIQUIT


Addiquit also commences her first European Tour opening up for The Black Heart Procession – dates below

14/12/09 : Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao (ES)
16/12/09 : Antipode – Rennes (F)
17/12/09 : Point Ephemere – Paris (F)
18/12/09 : Epicerie Moderne – Lyon (F)
19/12/09 : Theater Palace – St. Gallen (CH)
20/12/09 : Gebäude 9 – Köln (D)

Also, after these dates, she’ll be hangin’ around the EU for a week, or so.  So she’s looking to play Berlin while she is in Germany on December 21st or 22nd and is also looking for dates in other European cities and countries including London, Paris, Italy etc. etc.

If you can help set up a show please contact ADDIQUIT:

My Space

E-mail: [email protected]



You know, I LOVE WALES.

For me it’s a beautiful mountainous country, especially in the North in Snowdonia, very reminiscent of my ancestral home, Kashmir.

Anyway, these guys Chesus & Rodski originate from South Wales and South Wales is a bit of awright too!  They have some nice valleys, Neath in particular.

They make B-More & Baile Funk beats alongside Fidget, Funky and Bassline.

Here’s what they say about themselves:

Chesus and Rodski are a DJ/Production duo out of Cardiff/Barry, South Wales who’s main aim in life is to make the dancefloor shake. We like Baltimore, Garage, House, Juke, Fidget, Baile, Crunk, Dancehall, Dubstep and pretty much everything else as long as it’s good. We also like Eddie Murphy, Joe Pesci, Eli Porter, Chevy Chase and all the other significant underground cultural leaders of our time and hope to let their positive influence on society affect our work.Along the way we’ve had the pleasure of playing alongside Annie Mac, Sinden, Fake Blood, Toddla T,Rico Tubbs, Mickey Slim, Roots Manuva, Zombie Disco Squad, Raffertie, Math Head, Drums of Death, Plastician, JME, Maxi Jazz, LSK, Pase Rock, Bonde de Role, The Death Set, Wholesick, Crystal Death and many more as well as remix duties for Crystal Fighters, Stagga, Matt Cant and Scattermish and Bubbz.

We are also residents for Bigger than Barry and co-promoters for up and coming Cardiff night Music by Numbers as well as running our own blog,

Sound like true Generation Basser’s to me and the proof is in the pudding with their own productions too, check out the downloads below.

Don’t you want my Bmore? by Chesus and Rodski

Fendi Suit 2 by Chesus and Rodski

Chesus and Rodski Radio 1 Minimix by Chesus and Rodski

luchinimore by Chesus and Rodski

Bounce in yo whip by Chesus and Rodski

Sexomatic (Chesus and Rodski Refix) by Chesus and Rodski

26 Basslines (Chesus and Rodski’s 26 waistlines remix) by Chesus and Rodski

Inner Good Mood by Chesus and Rodski