New arrival from Kid Acne, as he rejuvenates some of the choice cuts from his 2019 Have A Word LP, with a blinding selection of remixes from some of the UK’s finest beat fiends. Fresh To Death features a handful of tracks from the original album – produced in full by Spectacular Dianostics – which have been tantalisingly reworked by some of my favourite producers. On the bill we find new sounds from Theorist, Hashfinger, Chemo, King Kashmere, Norm Oddity, Percy Filth and Nappa, as well as vocal features from Juga-Naut and Juice Aleem, who both appeared on the original album. Each producer brings their own flair to the proceedings, allowing them to make the track their own, while still keeping the original flavour alive. Fresh To Death is available to download now via Bandcamp, and there are also a limited run of cassettes available, which all come signed and numbered. The run is limited to 150 though so be quick if you want in. You can also hear the project for yourself below. Continue reading “Kid Acne: Fresh To Death (Stream)”
Huge remix here from Sumgii, as he takes on the already formidable Telemachus track, Wickedest Ting, which is lifted from the producer’s most recent album. The track also features a typically powerful appearance from Killa P. The original track can be found on Boring & Weird Historical Music, which is out now on High Focus. The remix is also available to stream/download from the usual spots.
Group Bracil manage to sneak another dope release in before the year is over, thanks to this new project from Chuck Enzo. Chuck has already had a hand in some of the label’s other releases this year, including the production on Tightrope, which was one of the highlights of Verbz’s superb Pathways album. On Destructo Disc, Enzo breathes new life into tracks from the likes of Anderson Paak, Migos, Kemba and 50 Cent, with a series of innovative remixes that highlight the dexterity and vision behind his production. You can stream Destructo Disc below and downloads are available through Group Bracil. The artwork was done by Matt Littler.
To coincide with the release of the Breaking Bad film sequel, El Camino, Strange Neighbour is dropping a remix version of his 2014 Heisenberg EP. It looks set to be a strong selection judging by the first leak – a reworking of the Let’s Fly posse cut, from the legendary Chemo. The track features a great line-up, with Bristol sons Datkid and Sirplus, joining forces with Jack Diggs and Oliver Sudden, all backed up with some expert cuts from Sammy B-Side. The full project is due for release at the end of the month on Revorg Records.
Nice remix here from Nolan The Ninja, as he revisits Oranges from his Sportee album, which saw its release back in April this year. This new version features a typically strong verse from label mate, Quelle Chris. You can listen below and free downloads are available from Bandcamp.
Tough remix from the D£DW8 gang, as they bring their own brand of menace to this gem from Jam Baxter’s 2018 Touching Scenes album. You can stream the Gone remix in all its twisted glory below.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Jay Z’s The Black Album, Big Ghost Ltd. has revisited the monumental project to add some fresh perspective. Ol’ Volcano Hands himself says that the remixes aimed to create a version of the album “where A-List celebrity producers played no part…n it was no politics involved nahmean. No hype or pitches to the artist from whoever whoever… Just the feel of that early 00s shit when the R.O.C. had established itself as the pinnacle n the heartbeat of the culture n the greatest rapper of all time pump faked his retirement”. If that sounds like a winning formula, that’s cos it is, as Ghost manages to pull off a successful venture into what maybe considered hallowed turf. Cuts on the album come from Giallo Point and DJ Grouch. You can stream The Black Album Revisited below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Jay Z x Big Ghost Ltd: The Black Album Revisited (Stream)”
Nice remix from Illinformed, as he tackles one of the recent heaters from Upper Echelon, following on from their self-titled release earlier this year. The track is part of a larger remix project which is dropping soon. The original album is available now via Defenders of Style.
PENGSHUi have been gaining accolades all over the shop since they burst onto the scene a few months back with their unique punk-grime crossover formula. The trio’s latest plaudits come from rave gods, The Prodigy, who approached PENGSHUi to remix their track Light Up The Sky, which is lifted from their forthcoming album, No Tourists. The result is an uncompromising sonic blast that is going to be sure to fuck up many a dance from here on out. You can pre-order the album now from the all the usual spots. PENGSHUi are currently on a nationwide tour supporting Astroid Boys, so keep an eye out for them rolling through your town soon.
About a month ago I shared a new track from Paten Locke’s latest project, where he had been tasked with providing remixes for the most recent album from The Perceptionists. Now Mello Music Group have released the full thing, which features seven remixes of tracks from Resolution, as well as the previously shared, Bait. You can stream Low Resolution below and downloads are available via MMG. Continue reading “The Perceptionists x Paten Locke: Low Resolution (Stream)”