Is There Nothing This Kid Can't Do?
Rude Kid surely is one of the UK's most influential producers right now and this track continues to underline exactly why. For many Rude Kid is still seen as a newbie but given the continual ways this guy innovates, creating iconic sounds means Rude Kid is in serious demand and 'Please Don't' is another statement of intent.
Providing a spellbinding fusion of nostalgia as house and garage currents pulsate along together with a shimmering and soulful vocal from Nahli, this latest offering is distinctly Rude Kid and an exemplary offering at that. ‘Please Don’t is impassioned, crisp and has a soft undertone that blankets the bouncy beat. Piano melodies are sprinkled in to the mix, while soft symbols chime in to the hook to give the record a multitude of layers and depth crafted perfectly together.
Having become a vital component in the rise of the UK urban scene, Rude Kid has put his sound to remixes for the likes of Marshmello, Laura Mvula, Gorgon City, Chase & Status and Wilkinson. His own productions are probably some of your favourite records by the likes of Skepta, Wiley, Kano or Ghetts whilst his passion and understanding of musical genres has seen him take the helm at Kiss FM’s destination grime show #KissGrime. Yet although "his tag will be instantly recognizable to anyone who listens to underground UK music, he is much more than “just” a grime producer” (PIGEONS & PLANES). His compelling DJ ability has awarded him with main stages and festival bookings including Strawberries & Cream, We Are FSTVL and Snowboxx, and after being being head hunted to join the Eskimo Dance crew on their Australian tour, he’ll be hitting the decks around Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane later this year, alongside household favourites DJ Target, Wiley, Lethal Bizzle, Devlin, P Money, Big Shaq and more.
With the likes of DJ Mag forecasting Rude Kid’s future and recently stating that “it’s time for the producer to have his moment to shine”, ‘Please Don’t’ is at the forefront to deliver their statement.
RUDE KID – PLEASE DON’T
Après drops new single ‘Run Free’ on Danny Howard’s label
Following his recent performance at Kideko & George Kwali’s Summer Party at the Arch Brighton, Après has delivered his rhythmic new track ‘Run Free’, a follow up to his previous single ‘Til Your Love Runs Out’, which is set for release on Danny Howard’s esteemed Nothing Else Matters label.
Utilizing deep melodic chord patterns, ‘Run Free’ is laced with the rich vocal delivery of Lauren L’aimant, a British singer from St Albans, and sees Après continue his meteoric rise, having previously gained support from a huge cast of names including Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier, Faithless, Claptone, Riva Starr & The Magician
His debut release in January 2015, 'Chicago' was first premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and was given a full release on record label, SubSoul, garnering over 2 million streams on Spotify.
Having since released tracks on Love & Other, Eton Messy Records, and now Nothing Else Matters, Après has also proved himself as a talented remixer, producing reworks for the likes of Alesso, Roger Sanchez, Eli & Fur, Snakehips & many more.
Releasing ‘Run Free’ on Danny Howard’s label, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, Danny stated: “Everyday I’m discovering new tracks and extremely talented artists. Aside from supporting them on air and on the dancefloor, I’ve always wanted a way to help even more people hear these incredible sounds.”
So far the label has hosted releases from 99 Souls, Après, Eli Brown, George Kwali & Kideko, GotSome, Guz & Tough Love, Illyus & Barrientos, Just Kiddin, KC Lights, Kydus, Mambo Brothers, Mason Maynard, Metroplane, SAINT WKND, Secondcity and Sonny Fodera among others.
As well as being a record label, Nothing Else Matters promotes clubbing events across the UK and Europe. The brand holds a weekly residency every summer at BCM in Majorca, regularly throws parties on the Terrace at Amnesia in Ibiza, hosted a stage at the prestigious SW4 festival last August, with many more live events planned for 2018.
‘Run Free’ drops Friday 20th July, ahead of Apres’ performance at the Blonde x ClubMTV event on 1st August in Archspace London.
Whittyboy is back with a dope EP
Originally hailing from Leeds, Bingo Bass welcome the currently London-based Wittyboy with a double A-side label debut to blow the winter cobwebs away.
With a background in grime, he gained respect as an MC, featuring on BBC 1Xtra and receiving air play from Mary Anne Hobbs amongst other radio DJ's, before turning his hand to production, remixing for names including Roll Deep, Craig David and Estelle, and receiving support from key figures in the scene such as DJ EZ, DJ Q, Jamie Duggan, Shaun Banger Scott, FB & Zibba and more, which quickly led to him becoming one of the key players in the bassline scene, with regular appearances up and down the country alongside features on compilations and mixes by the Ministry of Sound, Pure Garage, Fabriclive & Pure Bassline.
‘Working With’ and ‘Burning’ are two perfect examples of the uniquely developed sound that Wittyboy has developed over his long and illustrious career, with recent releases through Crucast and Chip Butty Records demonstrating his continued popularity and relevance within the bass music scene in 2018. A truly exciting addition to the label – gunfingers at the ready!
Getting you onto the dance floor in a rush
Looking for a reason to get into the dancing spirit and release some of the pent up energy you have oozing out of you, then we recommend some ‘Say What’ by Miguel Alcobia. A DJ & Producer who showed us his dope music and believe us when we say, he has a LOT of sick tracks out there ready to get you in the dancing spirit.
Coming with an infectious sound, Miguel has brought Tech House to the table, giving it a bit of a blend with some upbeat sounds and the result is “Say What?” a tune with such a positive vibe that you will not be able to stay still while playing it. Whether it be nodding your head, shaking your hips or just flat out getting jigging in the corridor, you will feel the urge and won’t be able to stop it
The lyrics are easy enough for you to sing along to which is always a plus sign for us and with the beat drops this tune has, you will be building yourself up to drop some moves along with the drops
All Or Nothing Released On Size Records
Sonny Wharton has revealed his hotly anticipated new single ‘All or Nothing’, out now via Steve Angello’s SIZE Records. The track, a follow up to his highly acclaimed SIZE release ‘Vice’, contains a deep rumbling bassline, with slowed vocal samples layered over the brooding chords of the production.
Having established himself as one of the finest producers to emerge from the UK, Sonny kickstarted his music career by winning a mix-tape competition for Renaissance and DJ Mag, which catapulted the British DJ right into the heart of Ibiza’s nightlife, with high profile shows across the Island."
Over the course of his career so far, Sonny has gained strong support from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard, as well as Fatboy Slim, who named Sonny his ‘producer of the year’ in 2012. Not stopping there, Carl Cox handpicked Sonny’s single ‘Raindance’ as his ‘Ibiza Tune Of The Summer’ for Radio 1’s Review Show last year."
Sonny’s skillful ability to captivate the audience with his energetic performances and diverse track selection has seen him take to the decks alongside dance heavyweights Armand Van Helden and Eric Prydz, performing at global venues such as London’s legendary Ministry of Sound and the iconic Glastonbury Festival."
Fresh from a hectic summer schedule which saw Sonny perform at a number of festivals across Europe, notably Beats For Love Festival alongside Fatboy Slim and Sigala, Sonny’s new single ‘All or Nothing’ is not only an aural embodiment of the British DJ’s diverse and dynamic style but also showcases his highly-polished production skills.
Voyagers Deliver 'I Can't Wait Ft Katy Alex
Voyagers bring a new spin to an old skool classic with their unique production, makes the track reaches a whole new audience and creates that summer sound that's doing the rounds this year
Voyagers is the brainchild of Rich Turvey and Tom Longworth, Voyagers are perhaps primarily known as producers for a slew of hype acts incl. Clean Cut Kid, XamVolo, Blossoms and VITAMIN
Following the critical success of their previous release featuring Leeds’ producer Josh Hunter, the duo now enlist emerging UK singer/songwriter Katy Alex - formerly of Liverpool duo Halem to create an infectious, slow-burning soul-electro sound that feels like an instant dance classic
We're fans of Voyagers previously releases and this latest drop goes that bit further to cementing these guys as ones to watch and reason we needed to share the love with 'I Can't Wait' Enjoy the track below!
We Caught Up Exclusively For An Interview With Just Us!
Straight off the back of their latest release 'Flirtatious' we sat down for an exclusive chat to find out more about the track, what's popping for the rest of 2017 and the story behind their colabo!
The Love You Bring Me” & “Shake It” are tracks by you as individual acts and are both hidden gems. What made you two join forces?
Just Us is a NY duo, Steven Lee formerly Lee Cabrera and Carl Kennedy. We both met early in our careers and have had similar paths to getting there as well. We’ve been like brothers for over a decade and have had some releases together but with how quickly, “Everytime it Rains” and then “Cloudbusting” took off, we knew there was even bigger momentum then ever before. Now we have a good handful of records finished and very excited for the “Flirtatious” release which is in the direction of where we’re at musically and creatively.
Hidden gems… or unforgettable smashes?? “Shake It’ was just licensed to Spinnin for another 10 years and CR2 still releases a remix of it every year and “The Love You Bring Me” and that Fast Eddie sample with Roger Sanchez’s label was Carl’s breakout tune for sure. Carl actually had Lee Cabrera on remix duties for that one. Yeah, we’ve always had similar paths and tastes in music and before meeting, all our mates would tell us we need to get in the studio and do some work together since we were both in NY. We had done a few things together and even toured a bit together, even had the same agent for a bit but now with Just Us, things have obviously gotten a lot more serious and we are both driven to go all the way with this from here on
What was the thought process behind creating ‘Flirtatious’? Both of you have dope tracks respectively. How was creating a track this time around different?
The thought process after “Cloudbusting” was always to get back in the room and create that one wholly original record that we could pivot from after Cloudbusting and while we love that record we also needed to show where we were going musically and Flirtatious is 100% that. We hooked up with ’soon to be’ super-star, “Wolves by Night” who’s a songwriter & as well as an incredible producer and the rest is in the record at this point. The energy with all of us in the studio is contagious and you will most definitely be hearing more music by us and Wolves by Night
James Hypes’ Remix of the track is pretty sick. How did that one come about?
Yeah, we too love James’ mix and we knew his basslines and tough sounding production would sound great on Wolves by Night's super cool/sexy vocal and he provided us with everything and more on that mix. We're playing at Hi Ibiza over the Radio 1 weekend and James is at Ushuaia that week so maybe we'll hook up with him over there. Pete (Tong) actually recommended him on the remix so you can add that to another long list of Pete Tong’s “best ears on the planet” moments!
Tell us about ‘Cloudbusting’ and what happened there? As we heard it, everything was cleared and ready to go…
We need a TV crew and a lot more time if you want to know everything about Cloudbusting and the chaos that went down. It started out as “Everytime it Rains”, then after the cover was OK’d, we had to change the title to Cloudbusting and then we had what felt like the FBI, CIA, FDA, The President & The Queen and everyone else in hot pursuit making sure all our ducks were in a row and staying within the limits of the cover. We were sued and issued cease and desists 3 times in one day on a Friday and before noon (true story). In the end we don’t scare from a little drama or controversy and everyone involved including the label FFRR (but not Kate Bush) wanted a hit record so it definitely makes a great story but I think we all know where the record could have gone but we appreciate how far it went as well.
Is there a chance of resurrecting the track or is it done and dusted in your eyes?
Well we had a really cool video shot in India getting played on some UK video channels but Kate Bush decided she didn't like that either so that's been taken down! There are a couple of really cool remixes from Ryan Blyth and James Bluck out now on Beatport and Traxsource as well as the club mix that started everything, and we're happy with letting those do what they'll do.
Have you any dates lined up and are there any new tracks in the Just Us pipeline?
Lots of dates, putting final touches on our first Just Us tour now, excited to play Hi in Ibiza on August 7. That room as Space was legendary and we had many Live nights there as well so it will be a fun return for sure. The only good thing about changing your name is spending a lot more time in the studio being super creative and creating an air tight game-plan on those releases and seeing it all come to fruition.
Stream your copy of this must have release 'Flirtatious'
MDE drops yet another dirty bass banger with ‘Feelings’, released on Get Twisted Records
UK duo MDE return with another forward thinking, bass-infused vocal record, ‘Feelings’, released on Get Twisted Records
With ‘Feelings’, MDE drop a deep and sultry cut that showcases the best of that ‘90s piano house sound, but with a fresh and modern edge, complete with soulful, larger than life vocals
MDE, formerly My Digital Enemy, released ‘Inside of Me’ and ‘Clocks’ (with Tink), both of which amassed half a million streams on Spotify alone. With over 5 million streams under the belt and topping the Beatport charts as well as touring worldwide and releasing on some of the worlds biggest dance music labels, to create hard hitting, straight to the point records.
MDE's sound has gained the support of BBC Radio 1 DJs such as Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and MistaJam and helped MDE to tour the world’s festival stages including EDC Vegas, Oldenbora Germany and Sunrise Poland as well as grace the clubs of Ibiza, Dubai, Japan, Indonesia and the USA.
With this track getting a lot of love we're expecting this to be on repeat all summer long. Enjoy!
We're Here Again and Selected This Week It's 'Don't Grow Old' By Alex Preston - Track of The Week!
Each week we try to bring the freshest and hardest noise from around the world and this week Aussie Producer Alex Preston smashes it with 'Don't Grow Old'.
We love new noise and this Deep house banger has that soulful classic house vocal with bumpy melody and clean breaks makes this a sure hit for the summer. We're keen to hear more from this talented producer and if this is anything to go by we're sure he's got a big future ahead of him
Launched as a Spotify exclusive, with a free download of the extended version for DJs, Alex Preston’s latest single Don’t Grow Old is definitely worthy of the Track of The Week Award!
So here it is our Track of The Week, this week 'Don't Grow Old' - Alex Preston.......Enjoy!
Zurra – Blows Up The Speakers, With 'Hold It' (Get Twisted Records)
Rising house star Zurra unleashes the hypnotic and twisted bass cut ‘Hold It’, released on Get Twisted Records on 5 May 2017.
‘Hold It’ is certain to set peak-time dance floors alight, thanks to its infectious vocal hook and wonky bassline that instantly lodges itself in the listener’s head.
Zurra has quickly established himself as an exciting house music talent. His debut release, ‘The Dance Machine’ (TMTR) received worldwide DJ support and he has supported such names as DJ S.K.T and Judge Jules, as well as playing various dates in Ibiza across summer 2016.
Past Present Future Part 1 featured four of Tough Love’s biggest releases to date: The Top 40 hits ‘So Freakin’ Tight’ and ‘Pony’, plus ‘Touch’ and ‘Like I Can’. Part 2 will include their previous single, ‘Like A Drug’, along with ‘Animal’ and two forthcoming singles. Part 3 will include 4 completely new, unreleased tracks.
Zurra’s future is looking bright, tipped by many as one to watch, with more releases and more shows than ever before, and an overdue return to the White Isle in 2017.
To Buy & Stream This Banger! Click The Links Below