Tuesday, December 19, 2006

December Update

Loads of news this month! Two new Monkey Steak records and a brand new Hanuman DJ mix coming out of the ether into your very ears!

Records First:
Monkey Steak - Electric Birdland. Brand new on Death$ucker, two sweet jungle cuts on Side A and sweet worldbeat twostep on the flip. Available at all good record stores or www.dswat.net. People have been saying this:

Nice to get a 12" on Death$ucker at the end of all the 6 stringed mayhem. This is a 4 track newie by MONKEY STEAK, side 'B' featuring tidy, funky breaks/itchy grimey beats, effortless playful agit funk rythyms with lots of skanking ideas & dancefloor pummeling action. I feel this label bridges the gap between quality underground club music & the madder end of DnB, comin atcha like a passionate stable for the less nihilistic elements of the breakcore scene. This is beautifully produced stuff full of deep sounds, eastern samples & slightly wonky exitable beats. Flip over, you get some breathless skittering DnB action with some sweet reggae touches from the classic track 'Too Late' (this is side A! I keep on doing these records the wrong way round. Do I give a toss???) 'Toxic RIP VIP' finishes the fun with some twatted DnB hyper breaks & some mad ass warped dub/harmonica action. Cracking gear
Norman Records

"elecric birdland ep" is their latest offering on the excellect death$ucker label. the a side features two tracks of jungle sweetness; "too late" and "toxic rip vip", the later a tribute to the late toxic dancehall (probably the uk's best ever breakcore party!). the b side is a more 2 step garage / grime flavoured affair; "black milk" and "gaza stripclub" have monkey steak flexing their bass muscles, proving that its not all about junglism
Rough Trade

Fresh from having his last single remixed by Pinch, Bristol's Monkeysteak drops this four tracker, with two good rather tight Eastern influenced tracks with some tight exciting editing and punchy sounds. The other side which carries a reggae version of Mum favorite Carole King's ' Too Late' is entertaining and a good attempt but needs some work. Toxic Rip V.I.P. is a mashed up piece of err mash up.
Warpmart (needs some work?-Bah)

Stormfield - Haiku remixes.
Monkeysteak twitch out a flexin twostep rework of Combat label boss Stormfield's awesome Haiku. Available now!!!

Finally, The Lovely folk at Spannered.org Have foolishly give me some column inches. You can read my interview with them here: http://www.spannered.org/music/1116/

Also, they have been kind enough to host my latest mix here:


This is (apparently) the third volume of my epic mix trilogy and feature some exclusives and Hanuman bootlegs.


Pentaphobe – Cybele (“Just the dark bits” edit) (Dig)
Timeblind – Ontological Ground of Being (Soot)
Natacha Atlas – Yariet (Mantra)
Atki2/Indi Kaur – Ghana Song Remix (Exclusive)
Fanfare Ciocarlia – Hora Andalucia (Piranha)
Diplo feat Vybz Cartel – Baby (Big Dada)
Milanese – Boss Eye (Planet-µ)
Wasteland – Hour Glass (Transparent)
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell Williams – Drop It Like Its Hot (Acapella) (Geffen)
Mr Oizo – Echo Depth Finders on the Air (F-Com)
Boban Markovic feat. Marko Markovic – Voz (Piranha)
Flowdan – Big Mike Man (Boy Better Know)
Mathhead – Parasites (Terminal Dusk)
DJ C – Nuttin Atall (Death$ucker)
Monkey Steak – Gaza Stripclub (Death$ucker (forthcoming)
Transglobal Underground – Rude Buddah (MCA)
Jammer – Big it Up
Bob Marley – Every Thing Gonna Be Alright (Island)
Justin Timberlake feat. Timberland – Let Me Talk To You Prelude (Jive)
DJ Dolores – Ciranda Da Madrugada (Ziriguiboom)
Bantu feat. Ayuba – Rise Up To The Occasion (Piranha)
Sizzla – Spring Break (South Rakkas)
Capleton – Long Time (South Rakkas)