Spotlight on: Special Stage Audio – Space Age Cakes

hUxiyiDO“We’re just looking into the crevices for interesting discoveries”, says Erra (Luke), one of the co-creators of Special Stage Audio, and it’s an approach that’s lead to the Nottingham based label finding genuine instrumental gems from places ranging from Sydney to London. With a fresh new “cake” out of the oven, I thought I’d ask Erra about the labels ethos and international feel, and let him talk you through the talents that the label has to offer. Continue reading

LTHL – Interview & Free Download

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As 2014 winds to a close, I’ve been thinking about the best new producers to have emerged over the last 12 months, and one person in particular who has made a big impact in a short time is Canterbury based LTHL, who, over only four short months, has continually dropped the kind of tunes that take up long term residency on my phone, which is about the highest praise I can offer anyone! I spoke to LTHL about pronouncing his name correctly, previous aliases, future releases and more. He’s also been kind enough to let me give away one of my percy’s from his Soundcloud, which you can get below. Continue reading

Classical Trax Presents: The Orange Label (001 Morten HD)

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Norwegian producer Morten_HD steps up for ORL-001, the first of what promises be an exciting project from Classical Trax. Brought about by DJ Rueckert‘s influence on white label Baltimore club cuts, “The Orange Label” is series of 2 track, limited digital releases which showcase the vast array of talent on Classical Trax and beyond, and you can now hear the premier of the very first one below. Continue reading

Triple S: “Yeah” Free Download

 

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It’s been a busy month for Triple S. After leaping onto the Juno chart with their mighty “Hungry” EP and throwing out a war dub, you would be forgiven for thinking that Mojoe and Chemist RNS might be looking to relax. No chance – they’re back already with “Yeah”, an exclusive free download which you can get below. Continue reading

Eso: “Ashikaga” Free Download and Interview

Eso 1Eso may be best known for his appearance on this year’s “Boxed: Volume 2“, but a quick look at the London based producer’s Soundcloud page will provide ample evidence that Eso is definitely one to listen out for. With no less that 4 brand new songs posted up inside the last fortnight, it seems that Eso is on a fine run of form, so I thought I’d ask him about his music, inspirations, gaming, Boxed, and more. Thankfully, he answered – and, being a generous soul, he’s also dropped an exclusive tune for you, “Ashikaga”, to download below! Continue reading

Zdot – No Catching Z’s (Interview)

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Zdot could well be your favourite MC’s favourite producer. Need proof? Then just look at the list of names Zdot has provided beats for, a list that includes Wiley, Devlin, Ghetts, and, well, pretty much anyone that’s anyone. Never one to rest on his past accomplishments, Zdot is back again with releases with both Eyez and Opium on the horizon, as well as several more projects, as I found out when I spoke to him about starting out in music, forthcoming projects, earning money from Grime, and more… Continue reading

JEB1 – Liquid Grime Lord

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Buses, jazz musicians, and Indian mythology were just a few of the things producer/MC JEB1 spoke about when I asked him about his music, but then JEB1 doesn’t seem to think like most people. Still only 20 years old, JEB1 (Jay Elektro Beats) already has a back catalogue of progressive, idea crammed EPs and songs that show a talent that belies his age. Considering that the DDS Crew member also MCs, it seemed like a good time to ask him a few questions… Continue reading