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!
Dopest Line Up This Weekend
In possibly one of the sickest line ups over the weekend, MOS have released a super nice line up designed to have you sweating out your shufflers and going home with sore feet! Tickets Here
In a night created to meet all ears’ needs, names like Tom Zanetti, MistaJam, James Hype and George Kwali are all showing face at MOS and will be bringing the house down. We all loves a James Hype Remix as too do we lovvve MistaJam sets and let’s not forget your usual Tom Zanetti banger. Throw George Kwali into the bag and what you have is a night designed to give you unforgettable memories.
These are not the only names that will be aiding to you having to buy need shuffle shoes as Blaise, Kaos Kid and Jaded will also be there on the night. And again, there are a LOT more names coming through! Seriously you can’t miss this night.
Another One By Defected
Oh Defected have another banger? How many times have you asked this question to yourself or to a friend... in 2018 alone??? Cos for us, we have asked this a few times already this year and as usual, the answer is YES, yes they do have another banger.
The latest banger to come from the lovable Defected Records is ‘In Arms’. A dancefloor smash which really just has the sole purpose of getting you onto the dance floor and shaking what your mama gave you and more. This super sick track is courtesy of Dutch Producer Ferreck Dawn & German representative, Robosonic. These guys have decided to go head on with each other and produce and absolute banger which makes it to your play lists all day long.
Apparently during the Defected Australia tour, many fan favourites on the tour were giving this one a bit of a play during sets and it popped off down under. So we think you should be paying close attention to this.
Shuffling & Singing
Looking for a one way ticket to Singalong Avenue and shuffle street? Then we suggest you get your best shuffler shoes on and hop on board as Loud Luxury have released an absolute banger in Sex Like Me
The vocals hit you straight away as the song starts and they are soulful and smooth, gliding over the beat for the entire song effortlessly without overpowering or being drowned out by the instruments. The lyrics are a bit saucy and sexual with the base of the track being “she can’t sex like me” but we are sure these cheeky lyrics will only have you hitting high notes faster than you normally would.
The beat has a nice blend of Dance and EDM elements but at the same time is radiating a bit of soulfulness which means it’s catering to as much ears as possible, something not all tracks can do. We need to be able to appreciate how dope this track is as we are sure this one will be all over the festivals and clubs over the summer.
Outlook x Dimensions Push The Boundaries Further With This Bonus Party
This summer, Croatian kingpins Outlook and Dimensions are set take the party deeper, darker and more exciting than ever with a brand new addition for 2018 – a series of mind-blowing parties where there’s more than meets the eye.
A first for the festivals; Pula’s lost realm – an underground network, Zerostrasse, open for a series of very special tunnel parties exclusively for festival ticket holders, just a stone’s throw from the usual session at Fort Punta Christo. Venture underground as Resident Advisor host an exclusive party at Dimensions Festival, whilst Outlook’s edition will be an inimitable rave-up. Accessible only to festival ticket holders, do not sleep on this. Spaces will be extremely limited for Zerostrasse parties.
A truly underground, intimate experience, beneath the eyes of the outside world, these Zerostrasseparties are an ideal excursion from the Outlook / Dimensions crew, extending the already massive offering from four days at Fort Punta Christo and the Opening Concert.
Built during WW1 for shelter from air raids, the tunnels join the dots between the heart of the city to Pula’s fortresses and military grounds. Reinforced as atomic shelters following WWII by the Yugoslav Army, this complex historic network holds secrets untold, beckoning in explorers from afar.
Not content with hosting Opening Concert’s in Europe’s oldest remaining, UNESCO listed, Roman Amphitheatre in Pula’s city centre, the Outlook and Dimensions crew continue to push boundaries with these hidden tunnel parties.
This summer, Resident Advisor, one of the world's revered electronic music platforms, offer a no-frills raving experience in a rarely explored environment that’s to be seen to be believed.
Opening up Pula’s tunnels to festival goers, with a 'first ever' underground outing, bringing a hand-curated selection of the electronic elite to spin, select and shake Pula to the core. Catch unforgiving acid and techno explorations from Discwoman’s Volvox. DJ on-the-rise Saoirse joins, bringing her signature set of seamless slammers to the tunnels, alongside Dark Entries’ Josh Cheon, on hand to spin an array of sounds that his label has become so revered for.
Access is for Dimensions Festival ticket holders only, grab yours at www.dimensionsfestival.com. Then, sign up below to be the first in line for info on the exclusive Zerostrasse parties and make history with Resident Advisor at Dimensions Festival 2018.
SIGN UP LINK : https://www.residentadvisor.net/pre/zerostrasse
Outlook Festival also head beneath the city, on hand with don selectors and rave mavericks, bringing a whole new side to the festival in its 11th edition, what better than an inimitable sneaky rave-up? Hype machines Levelz and Friends are on hand for an absolutely raucous underground session bringing a killer crew to the dance.
Biome’s on hand for a journey through twisted, meditative bass bangers and cuts, Ape Cult founder and northern WordsmithBlack Josh steps up the mic. Chimpo is set to whip ravers into a frenzy with grime, drum n bass, dubstep, trap, garage and dancehall with vibe purveyour Chunky, plus MC Fox is on hand, bringing the riotous MCR spirit to Pula.
LEVELZ Kingpin Rich Reason is repping for the scene, with the full crew in tow – none other than Skittlez, Metrodome, Sparkz Truthos Mufasa & T-Man. Add Zed Bias and KSR into the mix and this is a line up you’d be hard pushed to catch anywhere else in such a unique setting.
Outlook festival ticket holders can access the madness via www.outlookfestival.com when tickets are released in two weeks.
Something completely new and completely unique is being offered this summer at the festivals, and with line-ups like these, they're likely to be the hottest tickets in town.
Venture out of the Fort this summer and take your experience to next level with an unbeatable crowd of like-minded party people. Zerostrasse tunnel are a brand-new element adding to Outlook and Dimensions intimate party allure. Tunnel party tickets are only valid with a festival ticket, grab yours here: www.outlookfestival.com
All the while, Fort Punta Christo continues to host it’s usual antics from beachside bliss to genre defying sonic exploration across 10 arenas, plus mega boat parties and takeovers still be announced.
Set in an abandoned fortress on the Adriatic coast, Outlook and Dimensions Festival is proud to call one of the most stunning settings in Croatia home. One for the music fans, from chilling on the beach by day, to dancing til dawn to the highest spec sound, the festivals are known for their epic sets with underground heroes and scene stalwarts as well as championing the skills of emerging talent.
Lock in your place, grab tickets here : Dimensions Festival or Outlook Festival The closest town, Pula, is easily accessible by taxi from the site, and is complete with excellent transport links, apartment accommodation and historic sites. For those wishing to camp on-site, or for more information on accommodation options including boutique camping options click here: Dimensions Festival Accommodation or Outlook Festival Accommodation to look at what is available.
Flight options from the UK are to Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco-Polo airports, and then a transfer to the site.
Check out the Outlook and Dimensions channels for further news, see you at the fort!
ZEROSTRASSE LINE UPS
DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL / THURS 30th AUGUST 2018
SIGN UP LINK : https://www.residentadvisor.net/pre/zerostrasse
Volvox - Saoirse - Josh Cheon (Dark Entries)
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL / THURS 6th SEPT 2018
LEVELZ & FRIENDS - Biome - Black Josh - Chimpo - Chunky - Fox - Metrodome - Rich Reason - Skittles - Sparkz - Truthos Mufasa & T-Man - Zed Bias - KSR
Years & Years Get The Michael Calfan Treatment
We're back once again for banger of the week time! As always we bring the noisiest, banging riddim of the week hands down and this week we've got a dirrty little treat for you.
This week's banger is a remix of Years & Years 'Sanctify' by Michael Calfan the french producer is fresh off his recent anthem 'On You' and he smashed it with this remix, his distinct style is certainly making some serious noise at the minute. Just for you guys how haven't heard his anthem...Not sure why we've included the track below.
So after that banger it shouldn't be a surprise that Michael drop this dirrty remix and the fact it's one of the official remixes shows that people are definitely sitting up and paying attention. Remember we you heard it first...
Enough with all the hype, here it is our Banger of The Week, Years & Years 'Sanctify' Michael Calfan on the remix enjoy, leave your comments below UHM out!
This remix is sounding super sick
As we always say, a remix has to be as good as the original OR BETTER. And this one right here will have you understanding our love dope remixes.
Alaia & Gallo do what they do best and that’s totally bring you to life with the energy they deliver on a track the touch. This track is a perfect way to introduce yourself to the dance floor and show everyone your shuffling skills. The way this track comes out to you, you will have no choice but to obey what it wants from you and this is to share your moves and help the DJ in bringing down the house.
The vocals of course are nice and clear on the beat, therefore giving you every but of opportunity to join the crew we love so much (singalong!). Each instrument on this beat is layered perfectly, not overpowering anyone other or the vocals. A dope track that deserves your attention.
Smooth Vibe coming with this one
Following ‘Darker Shade of Green’, which starred his inimitable baritone, Charles’ new track is a lyrically introspective, yet tonally sultry, affair. ‘The minimalist production, comprised of a shuffling beat, guitar licks reminiscent of Jai Paul, and an atmospheric and ethereal synth line, is supplied by up and coming producer Mathias Boman.
It’s reminiscent of Prince in his prime, and perfectly compliments the quiet power Charles generates through his gorgeously restrained falsetto. Between ‘Relax My Mind’ and ‘Darker Shade of Green’ we really get to experience the breathtaking range of Charles’ voice, and it’s undeniable that he’s destined for great success.
Check out this super dope track and let us know what you think
The Magician pulls one out of the hat again!
The Magician has unveiled his latest track, an ode to everlasting love featuring the French language vocals of Belgian rapper Hamza.
The new single, is a lilting, summery slice of dancehall-tinged RnB featuring steel drums and a soft, bouncing bassline; a natural stylistic continuation of the sounds of ‘Las Vegas’, The Magician’s most recent creative output. The track marked a slight change in musical direction for the Belgian producer, previously known for his bombastic pop hits with the likes of Lykke Li and Years & Years.
“I’ve been working in a lot of different studios, exploring different genres of music with some incredible people,” said The Magician. “The result of which has reignited my passion to make music, and inspired me to share more love and emotions through it.”
Part future-facing RnB, part classic French rap, Hamza hails from The Magician’s native Belgium. He’s been steadily increasing in popularity in the French music scene, with shows at Palais de Tokyo’s events space YoYo and a solo show at L’Olympia in Paris coming up. Speaking about his music, Pitchfork said “Hamza makes instantly memorable music that transcends language and communicates feeling.”
Having first experienced mainstream success with his European no.1 remix of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’ in 2012, The Magician’s 2013 track ‘Sunlight’ featuring the vocals of Olly Alexander from Years& Years, peaked at #7 in both the Belgian and UK charts, garnering over 55 million combined streams in the process. With Top 10 hit status achieved, The Magician has spent time cultivating his own live events and record label aptly named ‘POTION’ where new singles ‘Together’ and ‘Shy’ quickly followed, before his 2017 releases ‘Tied Up’ with Julian Perretta, and ‘Slow Motion’ with TCTS.
The Belgian DJ has played at a diverse range of clubs including Pacha, Space, Hï, Ushuaia and Amnesia in Ibiza. Since launching Potion, he’s brought the event series to Ministry of Sound,Showcase Paris, Exchange LA, Electric Brixton, New York’s Webster Hall and last year, hosted his very own Potion stage at Tomorrowland. The release of ‘Love Break’ follows a busy Miami Music Week for The Magician; he hosted a Potion showcase as well as playing at Klingande’s pool party.
New Album Out Now
Check out the brand new album By Angie and her new single to join it. ‘Here For My Habits’ takes flight with unnerving, warped synths before opening up to Ängie’s sultry and intoxicating vocals. Breaking into brooding synth lines over dark, twisted production, the track is an emotive and tripped out journey blurring the lines and limits between the dealer/customer relationship.
Regarding the track Ängie says, “‘Here For My Habits’ is a song about my earlier experiences with dealers. Somehow, many of them have tried to hit on me, or even fallen for me. It’s a bit sad that you can’t be a girl and do anything without getting a sexual invitation.”.
‘Here For My Habits’ is the second track to be taken from Ängie’s upcoming debut album, Suicidal Since 1995, and follows the dark bass and rolling trap beats of lead single ‘Dope’. The song was released last month, with the no-holds-barred video clocking up well over 300K views on YouTube, and set the precedent for the darker, more emotive tip the debut album finds the Swedish singer taking.
Elsewhere on Suicidal Since 1995, Ängie enlists a heady rolling flow on ‘We Run’, while ‘Boss’ is a carefully crafted slow-jam R&B love song. ‘Coke Ain’t Brain’ is a bouncy slice of trap-pop addressing addiction, while the album closes with a dark bassy cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Venus In Furs’, made in homage to one of Ängie’s heroes and inspirations Lou Reed.
Each track on the album is accompanied by a limited-edition item of clothing especially designed by Ängie. The exclusive items of clothing are limited to 150 pieces each and available solely through The Hyv. The album release is also marked by a limited edition Suicidal Since 1995 hoodie.
Ängie burst onto the scene in 2016 and took the world by shock and awe with her debut single ‘Smoke Weed Eat Pussy’. The following singles ‘Housewife Spliffin’ and ‘Spun’ further cemented her status as one of the hottest names to come out of Sweden.
The songs have clocked up millions of views on YouTube and Ängie has had unofficial fan clubs established across the world in locations as far flung as Brazil and Russia. She has received critical praise from the broadsheets, scandalised the tabloids and became an overnight internet sensation.
Suicidal Since 1995 showcases a new and ever-more exciting side to Ängie, developing her sound in dark and unexpected ways that are sure to add to the huge acclaim she has received.