Each month we are going to take a a chance to spot light a few tracks that we are feeling and that we think you should know about.
As per usual they are in no particular order, just top tracks that will enrich your mp3 player, CD deck or turntable.
Yes its 11 minutes. Yes I (Emmo) have chosen 3 tracks from Burial as part of his best tracks of the month but if someone shows me better music this month I will eat my hat. I love this entire EP and this track has it all. Shuffling beats, massive bass, pitch shifted vocals and an other worldly quality that pushes this piece of music into my favourites of all time.
From the starting chords and etherial sounds you know its Burial but when that beats kicks its unlike anything you have expected from him before. If he has dabbled with the sounds of 2 step this is his take on 4X4 and its amazing. Despite it being seven and a half minutes it never gets boring and doesn’t fail to develop and “move” places.
Burial Ashtray Wasp
Ashtray Wasp starts with the familiar (for Burial fans anyway) sounds of the rave, remembered in Endorphin’s. Almost like a writer might establish a characters back story this song seems to delve into the previous works of Burial and rework the sounds. It doesn’t feel lazy or contrived but it does seem like Burial is giving us a better insight into a moment of inspiration. The entire EP combined could be the best work since Untrue and the worst thing with new Burial material is that is always makes me hungry for more and this time the anticipation is off the scale.
Kodiak Spreo Superbus (Girl Unit remix)
Brand new from NMBRS this is a bit of a stomper. We have plumped for the Girl Unit remix just because the breakdown in the original kills too much of the energy for our liking.
Emalkay Flesh and Bone (Dismantle Remix)
Big set of remixes from the Dub Police crew, including this stomper of a track from Dismantle. This seems out of place for every where except a packed dance floor, the crowd reaction has to be seen to be believed. This makes me beg the question why Rod Azlan is not on more tracks?
Emalkay feat. Rod Azlan – Flesh & Bone (Dismantle Remix) by Dub Police
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
Jessie Ware is proving herself to be one of the best vocalist on the UK underground scene and her new track “Running” is solid proof of this. However Disclosure have given their personal remix touch to this. Personally I firmly believe anything these lads touch turns to gold. So two huge emerging artists and a remix makes this beautiful piece. Running – Jessie Ware (Disclosure Remix) by Disclosure.
Sbtrkt – Living Like I Do (Lil Silva Remix)
Yep another remix here. We all know SBTRKT by now. He is one of the most influential purveyors of bass music out there at the moment and he recently got the remix treatment on a limited white label 12″ from artists Lil Silva and Braiden. These names may not stand out to you as much as SBTRKT but believe us they will. Lil Silva is getting airplay everywhere Annie Mac just can’t say no to a new Lil Silva tune these days and we’re the exact same.
SBTRKT – Living Like I Do feat. Sampha (Lil Silva Remix) by radioglava
Compa – Dem A Talk
Compa gets a lot of love from us on this site and with very good reason. His recent refix of a Mavado original just completely blew us and most the dubstep scene away with this release. Yet another limited white label 12″. It’s the first release from new label “We Are Wax” and if they keep productions this tight on releases they are onto a winner. WXWL001 “Dem A Talk” ( OUT NOW ) by Compauk
This new release from L2S Recordings founder Whistla is nothing short of excellent. It epitomises future garage and has some beautiful vocal samples over the tracks. The drum patterns are the normal expected pattern for a garage tune but the spaced out synths is what really makes it different.
Knosis [Preview] by Whistla
Footsie – One Spliff (Prod. by Sukh Knight)
Ok so take Zomby’s memorable tune “Spliff Dub” put it in Sukh Knights hand for a remix and get Footsie to put some bars on top of it. This is what you get a solid piece of production, catchy vocals and some excellent rhymes on top.