footcrab vip - addison groove (dub) tc - kryptic minds (dub) tired light - instra:mental (darkestral) beacon - ramadanman (dub) claptrap - joe (hessle) level crossing - joe (hessle) tweaked - shortstuff - (dub) IRL - girl unit -(night slugs) work doc - addison groove (dub) work it - addison groove (swamp 81) hot raw sex - jimmy edger/instra:mental rmx (?) battle scene - addison groove (dub) sexual - addison groove (swamp 81) woo vs glut - sx x ramadanman (dub) work them - ramadanman (swamp 81) glut - ramadanman (hemlock) fall short - ramadanman (swamp 81) tempest - ramadanman (hemlock) Because You - faltyDL (panet mu) night hunter - fis t (serial 502)
Got to take your hat off to Loefah, Swamp 81 is a great label both in terms of its music and look:
I would like to see Loe DJing again after hearing this mix, can imagine the drums absolutely pounding and the little samples triggering crowd ''RAYYYYY''s like nobody's business. Stand outs for me so far: Girl Unit ''Irl'' (those evil sounding synths), Addison Groove ''Sexual'' (little rhodes line that reminds me of super mario or sonic or something - SOMETHING sexual, anyway) and ''Work Them'' vs. ''Woo''. You can see the connection between Woo riddim and what Loefah used to do very easily. Most of the music on this mix is nothing like the half-step Loefah has always been so associated with (on account of making the best half step tunes around for a couple of years), and has quite a different feel to doomy mooded classics like ''Mud'' and ''Ruffage''. But actually, again, the links are clear - minimalist bass and beats with a sprinkling of vocal samples (from US hip-hop) makes up a large part of the mix. Almost like mid-late 80's style boom-bap beats have given way to the spiralling madness of electro/hip-house and all that stuff that led to bleep-n-bass/hardcore/jungle. Not making a direct comparison but... Anyway, good stuff. Big ups to Hessle Audio, Night Slugs and Hemlock putting out this kind of stuff. It's pretty ''tracky'' stuff I suppose, can imagine it being used for mixing in a similar way to jacking house/techno.
Apparently Loefah dropped this tune at DMZ, which makes me want to see him even more:
Yeah I know - Beyonce and Lady Gaga. But honestly, it won't make you want to wank with a cheese grater (the video will make you want to do something nasty to some swiss cheese though). The beat is by Bangladesh, who also produced ''A Milli''. I'll have a look at some of his other tunes and post up anything decent on here maybe.
Optimum has alerted me to Bangladesh being behind this certified club banger