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)”