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TK: My British pal SweetFA and myself have been given the honor to dish out to you the 38th installment of THE DIRT, and we couldn’t be giddier if we tried. You’ll find that I take a trip through history and shell out some of my all-time favorite garage/funkybass/dubstep tunes from the past that might have slipped under your guard, while my UK cohort gets you up to speed on the all the big house records that are just dying to become staples in your iTunes library. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did compiling.

• Bran Van 3000 – Astounded (MJ Cole Mix)
MJ Cole has been one of my favorite producers ever since I first got into EDM. As a pioneer of of the 2-step and  UK garage scenes, he’s been putting out amazing records for well over a decade. This remix dates back to 2001, and I still regard it as one of the grooviest tunes in my collection.

• Lemonade – Lifted (Hackman Remix)
Riding on the coattails of MJ Cole comes the new generation of funky producers, and I rate Hackman as one of my favorite new artists. Last summer he burst onto the radar with his ‘More Than Ever‘ EP, and followed it up with his latest EP which came out this month called ‘Close‘, which I highly recommend.

• Joker & Jakes – 3k Lane (L-Vis 1990 Dubble Step Edit)
If you’ve recently caught the dubstep bug a la Skrillacks, then you might not have heard of the monumental smash that was ‘3k Lane‘. Prior to the era of ‘Scary Sprites’, tunes like this used to be the highlight of bass nights. Night Slugs hotshot L-Vis 1990 put out a few of these ‘Dubble Step Edits’ a few years ago that are way cool. Hunt for the other ones, you won’t be disappointed.

• A1 Bassline & Kavsrave – Lucky Charms
I’ve always loved tracks at the 130 bpm range that have a half-time dubstep bit to them. This track has been a staple in my bassy sets ever since it came out in ’09 and still sounds current. If you haven’t copped A1 Bassline’s ‘Shock Headed’ EP, do so immediately (Shock Headed is an 808 MONSTER).

• Zomby – Rumours & Revelations
I found this tune wedged at the end of Hervé’s ‘Ghetto Bass‘ comp and have been in love ever since. Zomby recently put out his second album called ‘Dedication‘ that is top notch.

• Skream – Rutten
I’ll close with one of my all-time favorite Skream joints. The combination of woodwinds + low-end sub-bass in this late-night serenade makes certain parts of my body tingle that I don’t need to expand upon. I also have to give a big congratulations to Oliver and his missus on their recent son!

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FA: Striking a balance with Troy’s dutty selection, I’ve opted for the housey and techier stuff. It’s a selection of some of the freshest tunes out there, together with a few surprises from my personal stash! It goes without saying, all are tunes I’m digging a lot at the moment. Dance on, lads and ladies…

• Homework – Rally Racquet Club (Oliver $ Remix) [Beatport] √+
Kicking off with something easy: a nice tech-house groover from Oliver Dollar with some nifty phaser work.

• Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Original Mix) [Beatport] √+
This tune dropped on Defected last month and I can’t get enough of it. Solo trumpet cuts and sick percussion. Summery, feel good house vibes, and it’s a monster of a tune. Really big.

• Benzie – Homecoming (Zedex Data-Loss Remix)
Been giving Zedex’s new Zulu X-Ray EP play for the past few weeks, but decided to buck the trend and see what else they had to offer. The rhythm changes and synth work on this track are fire.

• Cirez D – The Tumble (Original Mix) [Beatport] √+
This tune by Eric Prydz’s Cirez D alias has been a set staple of mine for about 9 months. It features the nastiest rolling bassline I’ve heard to date. Heavy.

• Punks Jump Up – Chimes (Younger Than Me Remix) √+
I got sent the Younger Than Me remix of the new Punks Jump Up tune this week. Admittedly I wasn’t mad on it at first, but now I’m a fan – it’s a grower and well worthy of some Dirty action with it’s overdriven Italo bassline and use of cow-bells.

• Alex Gopher – Invasion (Etienne de Crecy Edit) [Beatport√+
If you haven’t cottoned on to it yet, be sure to check out Etienne de Crecy’s heavy edit of the new Alex Gopher track. It’s a banger for sure.

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TK & FA


Wassup dirty dancers?! After a pretty nutty weekend, here are some fist-pumping new jams from all corners of the globe to start your week afresh. First up, Miles Sherman an LA-based New Yorker playing under the guise of Avedon has just dropped a storming remix of Soul II Soul classic ‘Back To Life’. I’ve never really bought into the Dutch House thing, but with more tracks like this, I’d be willing to change my stance. Big builds and 90s nostalgia meets some Bart Bmore-esque synths. Banging tune:

Soulwax‘s longtime support act Paul Chambers is dropping his ‘Yeah, Techno!’ EP this week on Erol Alkan‘s Phantasy label, featuring b-sides from Soulwax and Beataucue. Soulwax provide the standout remix on the EP, the Belgians laying down their trademark heavy synths over an already heavy-ish track.
• Paul Chambers – Yeah, Techno! (Soulwax mix) (link removed by request)

From one banger to the next: In April, Herve announced via twitter that he and Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim were planning a collab, the result of which is set for release in two parts via Cook’s legendary Skint label. The EP entitled ‘Machines Can Do The Work’ will feature remixes from Herve under his pseudonym Action Man, as well as Joris Voorn, Modeselektor and Reset!.
You can get your mits on the full first half of the EP via Beatport.

Moving on to something a little more mellow…
Originally from Zimbabwe and now residing in Hackney, North-East London, Tinashe has been kicking up a lot of heat with his shows in and around London lately, pushing a soulful disco and afrobeat sound. Tinashe’s ‘Zambezi’ EP is set to drop at the end of June via Mango Recordings and the label were kind enough to send over MJ Cole‘s fresh new remix of Tinashe’s forthcoming single:

Dubwise, I’ve been bigging up Breakage for some time now, and this latest effort fails to disappoint; transforming R&B songstress Melanie Fiona‘s ‘It Kills Me’ into one of the most catchy UK Garage tracks I’ve heard in 2010.
SweetFA

A couple of months ago I was bigging up a British d’n'b and dubstep producer who’d just released his album Foundation; still in my opinion one of the best records I’ve heard all year. Londoner, Breakage aka James Boyle, is signed to Shy FX‘s label Digital Soundboy, on which he’s been dropping a really diverse range of tunes covering everything from breaks and dubs, to drum & bass. Take a listen to his latest essential mix and you’ll soon get an idea of what I’m talking about. If you like what you hear, head on over to Beatport and treat yourself to his record in full, you won’t regret it.

tracklisting…
01. Breakage – Open Up
02. DLX – Matter Of Fact (Breakage remix)
03. Breakage – Rain
04. Skream – Memories of 3rd Base
05. Breakage – Justified (Feat. Erin)
06. Noah D & Mensah – Kashmere
08. Benga – Body Rocking
09. The Others – Gravity
10. Sidney Samson – Riverside (Breakage remix)
11. D1 – Pitcher
12. Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me (Breakage Dot Dot Dot mix)
13. Redlight – Mdma
14. Breakage – Hard (Feat. Newham Generals & David Rodigan)
15. Breakage – Hardcore Music
16. Sub Focus – Could This Be Real
17. Doorly – Toys
18. SonicC – Stickin
19. AC Slater feat. Ninjasonik – Take You (Urchins Remix)
21. Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You
22. Fake Blood – Mars (Jack Beats remix)
23. The Winstons – Amen Brother
24. Breakage – Playing About With An Amen
26. Commix – Be True
27. Loxy & Gremlinz – Silver Steez
28. Breakage – Posers
29. Heist – Sprout (Breakage remix)
30. Lynx & Kemo – Skylines
31. System – Thought Reform
32. Breakage feat. Roots Manuva – Run Em Out
33. Ma2 – Hearing Is Believing
34. ShyFX – Bambaata (Break remix)
35. Fresh – Heavyweight
36. Break – Let It Happen
37. Aswad – City Lock (Breakage remix)
38. Breakage & Rohan – Ruff Dub
39. Vicious Circle – Havana
40. D-Bridge – Inner Disbelief
41. Logistics – West Country
42. Breakage – Foundation
43. Instra:mental – Thugtronika
44. DJ War – Rafale
45. Breakage feat. Kemo – Temper
46. Rockwell – Stowaway Dub
47. Digital – Weather Man
48. Breakage – Come Back
49. Breakage – Clarendon
50. Benga – Stop Watching
51. Chase & Status – Bits (Indian VIP)
52. Deadmau5 – FML (Caspa refix)
53. Skream – Filth
54. Nero – Innocence [highly recommended]
55. Benga – Little Bits
56. Breakage feat. Zarif – Over
57. DJ Madd – Someone (Breakage’s Unspecified remix)
58. Florence & The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Breakage’s Raspberry Ripple Mix)
SweetFA

Despite volcanic disruptions and endless amounts of airline shenanigans, I managed to make it back to London for the weekend. So here’s the craic: Tonight, Fabric‘s playing host to a stunning lineup to mark the drop of Duke Dumont‘s new FabricLive record.
ROOM 2: Friction; Dillinja; Commix; Alix Perez; Xample & Lomax; Ink; Tasha b2b FD; Macpherson + MCs Rymetyme; Messy MC; and IC3.

Where: Fabric (Closest Tube: Farringdon)
When: 10pm-6am
Cashmoney: £14 or £11 Students/FabricFirst

A few tracks to send you on your merry way:
Solo‘s most recent tropical effort remixing Berlin-based trio Jahcoozi. Their Sri-Lankan/British MC Sasha Perera sounds eerily similar to M.I.A., minus the gunshots and cashmoney samples, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Their latest album dropped last Monday, entitled ‘Barefoot Wanderer’, and you can get your mits on that here.
Banging remix of New Jersey based UK Garage guru and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards. MJ Cole‘s smashed out a fidgety Garage rendition of the track – for me, it’s the standout remix on the ‘I Might Be’ EP.
Spitting vocals over Mylo‘s house anthem ‘Drop The Pressure’, former Fabric resident collabs with LA-based electro-dancehall outfit South Rakkas Crew. Dope track.
Hopefully at this point you won’t be a stranger to Florence‘s ‘Drumming Song’, as it’s been remixed to death in the electro world. But this new remix by Seiji from Bugz in the Attic, gives a pretty fresh take on it. I’m a big fan.
Whether you’re out at Fabric tonight or not – Party on, Dirty Dancers; the weekend starts here. Have yourselves a good one.
SweetFA

The electronic music gods have answered our prayers. The famous ‘Radio 1 Essential Mix’ has graced our ears this week with its first ever date with the wobble bad boys, Jack Beats. The 2 hour set features some of the best new music that Beni G and Neil are dropping these days, as well as their signature original tracks that if you know from seeing them live or hearing their mixes at all, are at an unreal sound quality and might as well be a wav file thats jack hammer fucking your ear. Sound weird? Then you better be getting weird to this one kids. Jack Beats covers every genre that encompasses their tyrannical signature sound, dropping everything from dreamy pianos to the nastiest dubstep beats you’ve ever witnessed. Well worth the big download and theres some fresh new tracks within the tracklisting you can get as well, so grab those treats too. Wobble Wobble Woop Woop!
1. Dead Can Dance – Dawn Of The Iconclast (Jack Beats Intro Edit)
2. Passion Pit – Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix)
3. Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke – Blau! (LA Riots Remix)
4. Jack Beats – Labyrinth
5. Pase Rock – Nights (Nadastrom Remix)
6.
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix) √+
7. D1 – Pitcher (128 Mix)
8. Kissy Sell Out – This Kiss (Jack Beats Remix)
9. Black Box – Ride On Time (Zombie Disco Squad Remix – Jack Beats Edit)
10. Sound of Stereo – Button (Beataucue Remix)
11. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix)
12. Foamo – Jookie
13. Tiga – What You Need (A-Trak Remix)
14. Zombie Nation – Seas of Grease (Harvard Bass Remix)
15. Diplo & Blaqstarr – Get Off (Jack Beats Remix)
16. Noob & Brodinski – Peanuts Club (BeatauCue Remix)
17. M.A.N.D.Y & Booka Shade – Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
18. Mvsvem – French Jeans (Style Of Eye Remix)
19. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Waves (Chilli Gonzales remix)
20. The Black Ghosts — I Want Nothin’ (Jack Beats Remix Accapella)
21. Felix Da Housecat – Kickdrum
22. SonicC – Unicorns On Acid
23. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
24. Jack Beats & MC Dynamite – What (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
25. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Siriusmo Remix)
26. Claude VonStroke – Vocal Chords
27. Popof – Serenity w/ Fingers Inc – My House Acapella (Jack Had a Groove)
28. Breakage – Justified ft. Erin
29. 16-Bit – Jump
30. Joker – Tron
31. Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Nero Remix)
32. Subscape – Hardcore Members
33. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
34. Benga – Little Bits
35. Donaeo – Riot Music (Skreamix)
36. Jack Beats – U.F.O (K-Hole Bass Riddim)
37. Lady Sovereign – Got You Dancing (Jack Beats Remix)
38. Unknown Artist – BG (Crookers DJ Tool Mix)
39. Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix)
40. AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
41. DJ Zinc – Gimme A Camera ft. Angela Hunter
42.
Hockey – Song Away (Jack Beats ‘Anger Management’ Unreleased Dub)
43. DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Jack Beats Remix)
44. The Count & Sinden – Panther
45. TC – Deep (Jack Beats ‘2008 Unreleased’ Remix)
46. L-Vis 1990 – The Bird
47. Project Bassline – Drop The Pressure (Jack Beats Remix)
48.
Diplo & Laidback Luke vs. Proxy – Hey vs. Raven (Will Bailey Bootleg)
49. Faithless – Never Going Home (Herve Remix)
50. Fake Blood – Mars (Jack Beats Remix)
51. Jack Beats – Get Down VIP
Jack Beats are set for a huge world tour this entire year, check their myspace for dates in your hood! For all us North Americans, here’s what you can plan for, strongly suggest getting into one of these:

Mar 11 2010 12:00A
Starlite Room W/Fake Blood, Boy 8 Bit & AC Slater Edmonton
Mar 12 2010 12:00A
Celebrities W/AC Slater Vancouver
Mar 13 2010 12:00A
HARD 13 W/Fake Blood & Boy 8 Bit L.A
Mar 15 2010 12:00A
The Social Toronto
Mar 17 2010 12:00A
Gothic Theatre W/Craze & 12th Planet Denver
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
Voyeur San Diego
Mar 19 2010 12:00A
The Vault El Paso
Mar 20 2010 12:00A
SXSW AM Only Showcase @ Beauty Bar Austin
Mar 20 2010 12:00A
SXSW Mad Decent & Iheartcomix Party W/Diplo etc Austin
Mar 24 2010 12:00A
WMC – Bang! Bang! @ White Room W/Craze, Shy Fx and loads more Miami
Mar 25 2010 12:00A
WMC – HARD @ Fountainbleu – massive line up!!!! Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00A
WMC – AM Only Showcase @ Karu & Y Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00P
WMC- Annie Mac Presents @ The White Room W/Annie, Mehdi and more… Miami
Mar 26 2010 12:00P
WMC MixMag @ ParkWest Miami


Jun 25 2010 8:00P
ELECTRONIC DAISY CARNIVAL! LA

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