REINFORCED SOUND Episode 3

21 09 2010

Our acclaimed trilogy of tributes to the legendary Reinforced Records reaches the final instalment

This is another journey through 20 years of the finest drum and bass / jungle / hardcore (whatever you want to call it) the world has seen. Technical, melodic, cutting edge, the blueprint. Rolling snares, tech-time stretches, surging bass, juno pads…. all building blocks for that distinctive Reinforced sound.

90mins of innovation. Enjoy.

Download the mix from: HERE PAL

Tracklist:

Sonar Circle – The 5th Dragon

Tek 9 – The Friday Takeaway Order

Code 071 – A London Someting

Tom & Jerry – Untitled – It Comes a Dime a Dozen EP

Tek 9 – You’ve Got To Slow Down (The ReRun)

Manix – Alright Wid Me (Tek 9 Rmx)

Rufige Cru – Killa Muffin

Tek 9 – Just a Dream (Manix Remix)

G Force & Seiji – Northern Exposure

Seiji – Storm Report

Alpha Omega – Electro Cyanide

Sonar Circle – Fresh

4Hero – Where’s The Boy?

Tom & Jerry – Let Your Spirit Rise

4Hero – Journey From The Light

Underground Software Vol.1 – Conscious Lyrics

Seiji – Innovation

Arcon 2 – Liquid Earth Part 1

Cold Mission – Comin On Strong

Torus – Perspective

Tom & Jerry – Till The Morning

Project AKO – The Afterglow Pt 1 & 2

Sonar Circle – Us and Them

Alpha Omega – Night Train

Doc Scott – Let’s GO

Rufige Cru – Menace

Manix – You Held My Hand

Manix – Feel Real Good Remix

Tom & Jerry – Maximum Booty Style Pt3

Tom & Jerry – Charlie Brown Interlude

4Hero – Burning Up (R Solution Remix)

G Force & Seiji – Clear Vision

Nick OD – Spam (just a little bit though)

And don’t forget you can find the previous 2 installations here…

Episode 1: https://spacebass.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/mix-a-reinforced-sound-episode-1-tribute-to-the-r/

Episode 2: https://spacebass.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/reinforced-sound-episode-2/





Brand new ish…

5 04 2010

So it has finally landed, Floating Points has dropped the double sided press of Peoples Potential and Shark Chase.

The once-upon-a-time SpaceBass crew member has come with a different sound to the previous fps releases and one that we particularly like. Peoples Potential goes acid and Shark Chase is a monster, driving house record, complete with its own dance the Shark Chase skank, put your fins up!!

Check it here:

>SHARK CHASE<

And you can also hear it in the mix in liamski’s most recent SB podcast, here:

LIAMSKI

While I’m at it here’s some other stuff that is doing it for me right now:

Kyle Hall -Kaychunk

Addison Grove – Foot Crab

Tribe Records anthology – Message from the Tribe

Carl Craig/Tribe – Vibes from the Tribe

Actress – Machine and Voice

FCL – Vocals for Everyone

Shook Magazine 8

Go forth, seek out, and enjoy!

ctop





HOUSE and Ting – New Mix!!

3 04 2010

liamski has been busy on the wheels and turned out a wicked house themed mix, I’ll let him do the talking:

‘Yes yes – a new SpaceBass Podcast, and we’re taking it down a house strasse.
Been meaning to put together a mix of my favourite new & old house stuff for a while, and after I nabbed a copy of Floating Points’ “Shark Chase” at the weekend, I had to get on with it. The mix covers the best of European and US trax, straddling jackin, minimal and techno… hence the ‘ting’ in the title. Loads of variety and ideal party music. Hope you enjoy and feedback welcome! x’

>> GET IT HERE <<

I recommend it highly, cheers yo, ctop.





Into the VALLEY OF MF DOOM Part 2 – New Mix

2 03 2010

Yes yes pagans

As the legendary MF DOOM plots his first visit to Europe in many years, I felt it was appropriate to drop part 2 of my MF DOOM anthology. Skits, special herbs and full blown classics fill out an hour of hip hop genius. Enjoy!

Download from HERE DOOMFAN

DOOM – “Lightworks”
MF DOOM meets Clutchy Hopkins – “Track 5”
MF DOOM – “Yikes”
Madvillain – “America’s Most Blunted (Madlib and Koushik Rmx)”
Dabrye / DOOM – “Air (liamski Remix)”
MF DOOM – “One Beer (Madlib Remix)”
Viktor Vaughn – “Lickupon”
De La Soul feat. MF DOOM – “Rock Co Kane Flow”
MF DOOM – “Laser Skit”
Viktor Vaughn feat. Kool Keith – “Doper Skiller”
MF DOOM – “Marjoram”
MF DOOM – “Beef Rapp”
MF DOOM – “Is He Ill?”
MF DOOM – “People Places Things Verse”
MF DOOM – “Nettle Leaves”
MF DOOM – “Go With The Flow”
MF DOOM – “Coriander”
MF DOOM – “Deep Fried Frenz”
Ghostface & DOOM – “Chinatown Wars”
MF DOOM – “Foolish Verse”
Viktor Vaughn – “Mr Clean”
Madvillain – “Space Hos Coast to Coast”
MF DOOM – “Kookies”
Daedelus feat. MF DOOM – “Impending Doom”





Mix! A REINFORCED Sound Episode *2*

19 01 2010

Following on from the popularity of my first Reinforced Sound tribute mix – click HERE, I’ve put together another journey through the immense Reinforced Records library

This mix is very similar to the first one – a combination of hardcore tracks, rollers, breakbeat vibes – but adds a dash more jazz to the sound, using some sweet sweet samples – check out Fusion Forum’s “Vintage Keys (The Art)” to see what I mean. Another favourite is Chris Energy’s  “Around” from the Drum Perspectives EP – really technical drum programming from a man who now sells some wicked vinyl down Brick Lane! 🙂

Oh yes, and I know 4Hero’s ‘Dauntless’ was on Talkin Loud… just needed to put it in there!

As always, feedback welcomed. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE FOR REINFORCED SOUND 2

G-Force and Seiji – “Clear Vision”
4Hero – “Dauntless (Restless Soul Nova Mix)”
Tek 9 – “Jus’ Can’t Keep My Cool”
Manix – “When You Hold Me Close”
Underground Software – “Music Maker Posse”
Chris Energy – “Around”
Leon Mar – “Da Men Who Fell to Earth”
Fusion Forum – “Vintage Keys (The Art)”
Seiji – “Density”
Immortal Minds – “Me N To You”
Nucleus & Paradox – “This Side of Forever”
Nebula II – “Atheama” (1992)
Tek 9 – “It’s London”





NEW SpaceBass Podcast – Chris’ Late Xmas Mixey Thing

12 01 2010

SpaceBass Chris Ctop put together a superb boogie, funk, disco, house mix just before xmas, and we’re belatedly dropping it on your lugholes. Superb selection all round we reckon and the perfect January booty warmer!

Download Here: Chris Mix

  1. Donald Byrd and 125th Street, NYC Love Has Come Around
  2. Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Bergs edit)
  3. Jayson Bros. – All My Life
  4. Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
  5. Architeq – Babylon
  6. Funkineven – You
  7. MCDE – Raw Cuts #6
  8. SAAC – Crystal
  9. Mugwump – Everything Remains
  10. Horacio – Horacio is Back
  11. Rick Wilhite – Drum Patterns And Memories (Moodymann Unreleased Mix)
  12. War – Good Good Feeling
  13. Mass Production – Welcome to Our World




NEW SpaceBass Podcast – Patrick Forge guest mix!

12 01 2010

Patrick!

Last year we were very fortunate to have the legendary Patrick Forge DJ at one of our parties, and as a leaving present he left us this mix! Here’s some words from the man himself:

Greetings from the sub-tropical outpost of the Nippon motherland! Liam from Space Bass asked me to knock up a little funk and boogie blend; and that’s what I’ve put together, well almost ! Mixed live and raw from original vinyl on my Bozak rotary without the benefits (?) of EQ and FX, this is a one-time mix, unplanned with all the joy and serendipity of spontaneous selection. So there’s the odd bump and flam along the way.

Much as my heart belongs to jazz, I grew up dancing to music like this, which is why it’s been my pleasure to have been doing the Inspiration Information sessions for the last dozen years or so. The tunes range from the electro tinged Afrobeat of African Connexion and King Sunny Ade, through Larry Levan’s dub of Smokey to straight up boogie classics from Fresh Band and Pleasure, and not forgetting the Italian connection from Firefly the mighty Change ( Paradise is one of many written and arranged by the awesome team of producer Mauro Malavasi and bassist Davide Romani, BB+Q’s Starlette being another). There’s proto-house from Serious Intention, a little Jamaican funk from Richard Ace, and a wonderfully warped mélange of slap bass and heavy claps to start things rolling with The Pied Piper of Funkingham, dropping the tempo at the end for a fairly obscure 12’ only release from Lesette Wilson. Hope you enjoy!

Download here: The Mix!!!


Naha City Block Party

!. The Pied Piper Of Funkingham – Clap Song (Chocolate Chollys)
2. African Connexion – Tiembalema (Celluloid)
3. Richard Ace – Jones Town Massacre (TR)
4.Smokey Robinson – And I Don’t Love You (Instr.) (Tamla Motown)
5. King Sunny Ade and His African Beats – Ire (Mango)
6. Michelle Wallace – Jazzy Rhythm (Emergency)
7. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five – Superrappin Theme (Enjoy)
8. Fresh Band – Come Back Lover ( Are ‘N Be)
9. Pleasure – Sending My Love (RCA)
10. Ronnie Dyson – It’s All Over Your Face (Atlantic)_
11. Firefly – Our Trade Is Life (Mr. Disc)
12. Change – Paradise (WEA)
13.Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Easy Street)
14.Common Sense – Voices Inside My Head (BC)
15. Lesette Wilson – Look Into Tomorrow (Some-1)





Mix! A REINFORCED Sound Episode 1 – Tribute to ‘The R’

24 12 2009

Reinforced Records mean a lot to me, and it’s fair to say, their pioneering sound shaped my current love of music and helped educate me about music of the past.

I won’t provide a long, detailed bio on the label – there’s plenty out there on the web, like this one: http://www.discogs.com/label/Reinforced+Records

However, it’s clear that the diverse jungle / drum and bass sounds they put out on (seriously loud) vinyl spawned many many imitators, founded more than one ‘scene’ and inspired / developed artists such as Seiji, Domu and countless others. And when I say ‘scenes’, I’m referring to them being the grand-daddys of the drum and bass era, and also the catalyst for the nu-jazz / broken beat movement. It’s easy to overlook the influence Reinforced had on the music we love today, but just take a look at their discography and you’ll know how far they reached

I’ve been meaning to do these mixes for a while – well, I actually did a series of Reinforced compilations but they’re somewhere at home on D90 tapes! biggrin.gif
I’m not going to include every single track in this new series of mixes, but I will be going across the collection from 1993 thru to 2004

Enjoy and feedback welcome!

http://www.zshare.net/audio/70199377ce316e82/

Internal Affairs – “In My Soul”
Spacelink Remixes – “Timezone”
Tek 9 – “Dem a Gwan Like Dem Know Badness”
Manix – “The X Factor (The Directors Cut)”
Steve Alexander – “The Crafty”
Rufige Kru – “Rollin Like Scottie”
Tek 9 – “You Got To Slow Down”
Arcon 2 – “Unorthodox Activity”
Manix + Rufige Kru – “You Held My Hand”
4Hero – “Students of the Future (Rufige Kru Rmx)”
Alpha Omega – “Nubian Mindz Pt.2”
Manix – “Turn Away Skull (Dub Plate, 10″ Press)”
Sonar Circle – “Free Spirit”
4Hero – “Golden Age (Peace 1000 4Hero Rmx)”





A DiscoBoogieFunk Sleighride – NEW MIX

23 12 2009

The All New SpaceBass Podcast!

 A DiscoBoogieFunk Sleighride

We felt the time was right to give you a regular dose of the music we love, and don’t just expect disco and house… we’re going to press all the buttons.

We’ve also got some cracking guest mixes lined up and music from the SB archive to drop now and again.  

Go here to subscribe: http://liamski.podomatic.com/

Or chuck this in a spare browser window  itpc://liamski.podOmatic.com/rss2.xml

We’re kicking off the all new SpaceBass podcast with a Xmas-smelling disco, boogie and funk workout from liamski.

From the retro-funk vibrations of Dam Funk, through to Ronny Dyson’s classic “All Over Your Face”, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a turkey stuffing session.

Dam Funk – Mirrors.

Eddie C – My Woman.

Earth Wind and Fire – Kalimba Tree (Todd Terje Edit).

The Emotions – Love Vibe (Domu Re-edit).

TJ Swan – And You Know That (Dub).

Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It (RM Extended Edit).

Ronny Dyson – All Over Your Face (Original 12″ Version).

Opus Seven – Bussle.

Jesse Saunders – Funk You Up.

Dance Reaction – Disco Train.

Five Letters – Magnificent Mambo.

Modern Romance – Salsa Rhapsody.

Tangerue – Everynight, Everyday (Pat Les Stache Re-edit).

Phreek – I’m a Big Phreek

More to follow over Christmas…





MIXES from SpaceBass at Big Chill Bar

8 11 2009

Well, we came, we saw, we mixed, we drank, we laughed, we cried. It was a quality session down at the Big Chill Bar – when isn’t it? If you weren’t able to make it, dont worry – we recorded the excellent mix of downtempo niceness, disco and house bumps and all the other good sh*t.

The mix links and a selection of tracklists below – ENJOY

1st Hour –  Mix 1

2nd Hour – Mix 2

3rd Hour – Mix 3

4th Hour – Mix 4

5th Hour – Mix 5

Mark_E – Codsall_Juniors
LODEMANN, Andre – Vehemence Of Silence
MAKAM – The Hague Soul
Pop Muzik (Todd Terje remix)
He So Crazy / WBEEZA
Sbtrkt – 2020 / Sbtrkt
Wax The Van (Yam Who rework) / Yam Who
Omar S – Flying Gorgars
Omar S – Blown Valvetrane
Leo Zero – Jammin Reedit on a dream thing
Todd Terje – Horse with no shame
eddy grant – my turn to love you
2BadMice – Bombscare blink.gif
Sherrick – Just Call
Charles Earland – Ahead of your time
i want your love (todd terje edit) / Chic
Mainline (Original 12 Inch Version)
Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) 6MS Re-edit
Hamilton Bohannon – me and the gang
jamie principle – badboy

Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Bergs edit) < BIG!
Skye – Aint No Need
Fps x 3 – Vacuum Boogie, Truly, Love Me Like This (these three got a lot of interest across the night)
Mcde – Raw Cuts 3
GQ – Disco Nights
Heaven and Earth – I Really Love You
The Whispers – Keep On Lovin Me
Futebol De Bar
Mr Scruff – Get on Down
Young & Co – I Like…
Gary Davis – Super Jake
Metro area – Dance Reaction
Family tree – Family Tree
Hasrvey mason – Groovin You
Tomorrow’s Edition – In the Groove
Taana gardner – Work that Body
Jago – I’m Going to Go
Bobby Youngblood – There’s Never Been No-One like You
Hi Tension – Hi Tension
Jackie Beavers – Bumpman – Liamski edit
Motion xl – Long Way
Freddie Cruger
Esg – Insane (Bass Mix)
Stevie – Superstitious (Tim Sweeney edit thing)
Peoples Choice – If You Gonna Do it

Shafiq Husayn ft. Bilal – Cheeba (Nottz Remix)
Soundspecies ft. Black Spade – Beautiful not Suitable
Choklate – Heavy
Breakestra – Dark Clouds Rain (Dub)
Hairy Diamond – Torture
Yasuko Agawa – L.A Night
Mos Def – Ms Fat Booty
Funkineven – You!
Bodycode ft. Lerato – What Did You Say
Mr Fingers – Stars
Animal Collective – My Girls
Singing Statues – Caught in a Storm
Arthur Russell – That’s Us/Wild Combination
Etienne Jaumet – Entropy
Moby – (Clouded Vision Acid Jaxx mix)
Zwicker – Sui’s Knee (extended dub)