New mix of MC GARAGE!

I wanted to do a mix of rough as fuck MC-driven garage… the stuff that flowed from UK fast chat and US hiphop and eventually filtered into grime in 2002. And here it is – a new year’s present for you.

It is here.



Digital Dubz: Sound of Da Police Refix 1999

Busta Rhymes: Dangerous (Garage refix) 1999

Corrupted Cru feat. MC Neat: G.A.R.A.G.E. 1998

The Corrupted Crew: How Much Gal? 2000

DJ Luck and MC Neat: A Little Bit of Luck (DJ Luck and Shy Cookie Remix) 1999

Tasty Jay and Nicky Nai Feat MC Jenksy: Rinse Out 2000

Teebone, Sparks & Ki: Fly Bi 1999

Jameson: This One (Club Mix) 2000

DJ Chubbstarr & A Fernandes Feat MC Preshus: RInse Out 1999

Headtop: The Don Donna 1999

Uncouth Youth & MC Dee: Steppin’ Up 2000

Headtop: The Don Donna – Dub Mix 1999

Recorded 23/10/2010. All vinyl, two takes. 107Mb 320.

Next up is a grime mix… a really banging percussive one.

Mix for Blackdown Soundboy Volume One: Redux

blackdown soundboy mix volume 1
Martin Blackdown Clark was kind enough to let me remix Margins Music, his first album with Dusk, and to promo the release I did two mixes for his blog. This is the first one, re-mastered, tidied up a bit, and now available straight off this site rather than via a fileshare service. It’s a selection of hiphop, r’n’b, wigged out future garage, grime and dubstep, all in dub or refixed, and quite a bit louder and punchier than first time round.

Big up Martin and thanks to Shaun Bloodworth for letting me use this amazing photo of the light at FWD / Plastic People for both this mix and for the label of my Soundclash1 release on Keysound.

It’s here:

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0:00 Intro
0:09 MF Grimm / DJ Premier – International Rules
2:04 The Streets – Lets push things forward (Roll Deep Remix)
4:50 DJ Premier / Gangstarr: Mass Appeal (instrumental)
5:05 Blackdown: Beta
7:50 Joe: Rut
13:30 Untold & D Franklin: Beacon
14:30 Prince: Soft and Wet (screwed and chopped)
16:09 Pearson Sound: Gambetta
18:08 D’Angelo: One Mo Gin
22:21 Shortstuff: A Rustling
25:33 Prince: Black Sweat (Grievous Angel Refix)
27:45 Musical Mob: Pulse X
27:45 Blackdown: Defocused
28:56 Big$hot: Glitch
30:57 Ends

New mix of future garage up at the Fundamental Garage blog

Following my big interview at the Fundamental Garage blog I’ve done a mix of Future Garage for them.

It’s here – check it out, there’s a load there

I had a blast doing this mix. Quite a few dubs, including a bunch of new things from me, and a few favourites. It’s good fun, deep as you like and people seem to like it. Check out the Kuma remix at the end, it’s got a corking vocal from Juakali on it!

Here’s the track listing.

Grievous Angel: Lady Dub (2step mix) (Devotional Dubz Volume 1). 2008
Grievous Angel Vs. Missy Elliott: Work It. Unreleased. 2008
Sully: Jackmans Rec (FRIJSFO BEATS FRJ005) 2009
Wascal: Know U. Unreleased? 2009
Kowton: Stasis (Keysound Recordings LDN013) 2009
Grievous Angel Vs Method Man: So High. Unreleased. 2004
Hackman: More Than Ever (Jamie Grind Remix). Unreleased. 2010
Jamie Grind: Bad Attitude (And You Know It). Unreleased. 2010
ID & Skinnz: Issues. (EARWAX EAR011). 2009
Crazy Bald Heads: First born (Four Tet remix). Unreleased. 1999
Burial: Pirates (Burial CD). 2006
Mista Men: Lengthy Riddim (Hackman remix). Bass Tourist 009. 2010
23hz & Numaestro_-_zumo_(Sully_rmx). Unreleased. 2008
Geeneus ft. Riko, Wiley and Breeze: Knife and Gun (Blackdown and Dusk Garage Remix) (Keysound Recordings dubplate). 2008
Hackman: WDYGOAPHAGFY. Unreleased. 2010
Gremino: Face It (Ruff Revival dubplate) 2009
Naphta: Jungle Republic (Grievous Angel Remix) (Ruff Revival dubplate) 2010
Kuma ft Juakali: What It’s Not (Grievous Angel remix). Unreleased. 2010
Grievous Angel Vs. Jill Scott: Deeper, Wider Dub

New garage mix! 2step heaven volume 2

2stepheaven volume 2
New mix of classic 2step is now out! Been waiting for the warm weather to come back. It’s hot today so it’s now OUT. Music to play in your car.

It’s here.

All vinyl, one edit. More mixes here.

Groove Chronicles: Life is what you make it (DPR 1998)
El B Feat Reis and Dee: Keep the Love (Scorpion Records)
MJ Cole: Bandalero Desperado (El-B VIP mix) (Talkin Loud 2000)
Sevi G / El B: Beautiful Music (Dub Mix) (Vinylocity 2000)
Ghost: The Club (Ghost 2000)
Ghost: Lyrical Tempo (Ghost 2001)
El B: Serious (Locked On 2001)
Ruff Cut Bias: Down (Locked On 2000)
Groove Chronicles: Faith In You (DPR 1998)
Sonrisa: Grooving Me (Splash It Like Champagne Mix) (Public Demand 2000)
Sevi G / Groove Chronicles: In the Air Tonight (2 Step Mix) (White)
Shade Sheist Feat Nate Dogg: Where I Wanna Be (Dub-A-Holics R&B Switch Mix – Explicit Version) (Public Demand 2001)
De La Soul: Ain’t All Good: MJ Cole Remix (Tommy Boy Music 2000)
Victor Romeo: Love Will Find A Way (Ray Hurley & Mark Yardley Dub Mix) Public Demand 1998
Ramsey and Fen: Love Bug (Bug Records 1998)
The Bomb Squad: Bad Acid (Big Kid Productions 2000)
Kevin Real Deal: Breaking Rocks (White 1998)
The Bomb Squad: No Dub (Big Kid Productions 2000)
Monie Love: Slice of Da Pie (El B Remix) 1999
Groove Chronicles: Be Happy (White, 1999)
Angie Lee: What’s Your Name? (MJ Cole Master Mix) (WEA 1999)
Roll: Let it Roll (White, 1999)

Playing in Manchester Friday 11th!

I am playing in Manchester on Friday 11th at Band on the Wall.

The line up is AMAZING!

Dusk and Blackdown playing Margin’s Music live – I remixed the album, got them into Ableton, now they’re playing it out! But with a massive twist – they’ve got a whole live band too, including Farah. AAAAAAAANNDD… their show is featuring Durrty Goodz!!!! Being on the same line up as Durrty Goodz is an ambition fulfilled 🙂

But that’s not all… there’s United Vibes (LHF Vibzin), Scratcha DVA, AND Starkey, who is absolutely fantastic live! I’m so glad to be playing with him again. He’s electrifying!

Dunno when I’m on – probably fairly low down the bill given how big the names are – but it’s going to be a massive night!

£10 to get in. 9.30 kick off. Tickets on sale now from here.

Grievous Angel Interview and Mix for INVERTED AUDIO

My interview with Inverted Audio is now up. It’s here. PLUS, my new mix for Inverted Audio is also now up. This is the follow up to the Dub Tech mix from February – only all digital instead of all vinyl (and all the better for it).

It’s very percussive, deep, techy dubstep – the signature tunes here are probably from Peverelist and Ramadanman so that gives you an idea of what to expect. Plus a bit of techno-y funky, some future garage, some 3:2 to start, and a cheeky bit of r’n’b over thdriving 4×4. I am REALLY pleased with it. There are a couple of nice little dubs from Paul Hotflush on there that not many people have too.

Track list is in the lyrics tab but it’s here for your convenience:

Narcossist: Metronome (Grievous Angel Remix)
Grievous Angel: Culture Killer (Discomix)
Scuba: Klinik
Scuba: Volt
Untold: Dante
Pangaea: You And I
23Hz & Numaestro: Zumo (Sully Remix)
Ramadanman: Revenue
Peverelist: Infinity is Now
Ramadanman: Blimey
SP:MC Taiko Dub
Landslide: Parables (Ramadanman Instrumental Mix)
Kode 9 Vs LD: Bad
Cooly G: Dis Boy
Dfrnt: Headspace (Scuba Version)
Si Begg: I Do Not Dream (Scuba)
Uncle Bakongo: Baga
Jill Scott: A Long Walk
2562: Enforcers
Cooly G: Love Dub Refix

Soundclash full release is here

Soundclash artwork is here. It looks amazing. The photography was specially comissioned and is of a little corner of London that us of great personal and psychogeographical importance to me. Very happy about this!

Funky mix for Crazy Legs now up

My contribution to excellent Bristol nightclub Crazy Leg’s terrific series of dj mixes is now up.

Get it here.
Note that the link has changed.

I went for garage, UK funky and proper house here. The mix is bouncy but fairly deep, goes just about as banging as you could possibly want UK funky to go, has some good vocal numbers, but has gobfulls of dub all over it. I was also excited to have some drops / shouts from our very own Rubi Dan, the brilliant Bok Bok, and best of all, COOLY G HERSELF!!!!! I nearly wet myself with excitement when I got them.

Big up Andy from Crazy legs who is a lovely bloke and a terrific promoter, I hope I get the chance to play there soon.

Technicals: this was an Ableton mix that I did 100% live, no edits, including the rewinds and FX. The drops / shouts got added afterwards along with a bit of polishing and mastering. This is basically what I sound like live, when I’m doing a funky set anyway.

Next up is probably a grime mix and, if I can finish it, Dubstep Sufferah 4…

Here’s the tracklisting… there’s a few tunes here you won’t hear anywhere else!

0:00 Dem 2: Baby You’re So Sexy – Vocal MixIt
3:50 Dru Hill: Freak Like Me – El B Remix
7:00 Missy Elliott: Work It – Grievous Angel Remix
11:30 Cooly G: Floating
13:30 Uncle Bakongo: Baga
16:10 David Byrne and Brian Eno: The Jezebel Spirit
19:11 Hard House Banton: Sirens
21:05 KenLou: The Bounce
25:16 Riko: Ice Rink – Grievous Angel’s Drum Ritual Remix
29:06 Riko: Ice Rink – Grievous Angel Remix
35:16 Roska: Climate Change
36:55 Cooly G: Dis Boy
41:30 Q Burns’ Abstract Message: Innocent – King Britt Scuba Mix
46:02 Refuge: Frozen – Grievous Angel Remix
49.48 Lady Saw & Cecille: Loser – Grievous Angel Remix
54:40 Grievous Angel Ft. Rubi Dan: Move Down Low – Funky Remix
56:13 Ends

Grievous Angel folk tune makes FactMagazine’s Top 10 Tracks

Following on from Lady Dub making Pitchfork’s records of the year (courtesy of Blackdown – thank you! and thank you even more for the album!) I am delighted to find that FACT Magazine have made one of my new tunes one of their top 10 tracks of the week.

“FactMagazine – Top 10 Tracks: Week 4


One of dubstep’s most diverse producers expands his palette further, cutting up Sheila Chandra’s vocals from the recent Imagined Village album. As rude as folk gets? — Tom Lea”

This is one of the new “folk” dubstep tunes I’ve been working on which premiered on Blackdown’s show last week – some of you have heard me whittering on about this new direction. I’ve been listening to a lot of folk recently, little of it is terribly pure, but there’s something about a really good vocal folk tune that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and bring tears of joy to my eyes. My relationship with folk is fairly shallow, but it does go back a loooong way. (One day I will tell you the story of when I played the Stonehenge festival with a very rough and ready folk band. We walked ten miles to the stones, and ran ten miles back pursued by police helicopters! But that’s a story for another day, and probably best re-told, and exaggerated, over a beer, face to face…) And in the last couple of months, I’ve become aware that there is a deep connection between folk music and UK Garage. (Yes, I know you’re probably sniggering at this point, but you’re not the one who’s just had his tune bigged up by FACT magazine, so hear me out! 🙂 ) For, it seems to me that good folk music and good garage both share a sense of rollage, a sense which is obvious with UKG, but which to me is also prevalent in the drop of folk music… the way the rhythm hangs in the air, “the one” being dropped or ellided with the same grace as in very fine garage. To me, there was a sense that the two genres needed to come together, and blow me down if it wasn’t a piece of piss to do. The first version of the tune came together literally in half an hour – the edit of the original, the beat, the sawtooth bassline, all of it – which is much more quickly than most tunes happen. Frankly, it was almost spooky. The damn thing nearly wrote itself.  The sample, BTW, comes from an agreeably impure source – an album called The Imagined Village, which is a hybrid record put together by the guys behind Afro Celt Soundsystem (with a big hand from Billy Bragg, it seems) where they marry some serious traditional English folk musicians (Martin Carthy etc.) with some dance people (well, the afro celt soundsystem drummers, who are Indian, and bloody good), some rock people (Weller! jesus…), some left field people (Tuung) and, on one track Benjamin Zephaniah. So – some deeply untrendy names in there, and its on real world, so the usual caveats apply. But there’s some truly amazing music on there (though it gets a bit fiddle-de-dee towards the end), and it’s all traditional folk songs that have been re-arranged, sometimes to stunning effect. It’s the sort of thing I would normally steer well clear of, but I saw some of their performances from the Cambridge Folk Festival on the TV and, well, it totally fucking rocked! The combination of folk voices with big electronic subs and heavy drums and tablas was really exciting and the crowd were clearly going mental. And straight away I thought, “This could be dubstep…” Then, when I bought the CD, some of the tracks jumped out as being ripe for a garage makeover – in particular a version of the old folk tune “The Welcome Sailor”, which had some extremely elevated acoustic backing alongside vocals from Sheila Chandra, the classical Indian singer, whose voice suits these kinds of tunes down to the ground. Making it work was pretty easy and I for one love the result (and I know at least one or two other people like it too) – I think it’s the best thing I’ve done since Lady Dub to be honest. So go to the page and check the link for tunage. It’s very unlikely to come out, and I’m taking it down on the 23rd, so fill your boots. I’ve got my eye on one or two other folk things, but when they’ll happen I don’t know – there’s quite a long to do list at the moment!

Lady Dub in at number 8 in Pitchfork’s Dubstep 2008 charts!

Check it out… in with some amazing company too! I.e. I make it in there against stuff that hasn’t even been released yet. This is a big thrill!

Grime / Dubstep | Pitchfork
Top dubstep singles 2008:

1. Darkstar: “Need You”/”Squeeze My Lime” [Hyperdub]

2. Mala: “Miracles” [Deep Medi]

3. 2nd II None: “Waterfalls Peverelist remix” [Heavy Artilery]/”Clunk Click Every Trip” [Punch Drunk]

4. Kuma: “Dawn Stepped Outside Horsepower remix” [Immerse]

5. Shup Up and Dance: “Epileptic Martyn’s No Strobe Mix” [Z Audio]/TRG: “Broken Heart Martyn’s DCM Remix” [Hessle Audio]

6. D1: “Oingie Boingie” [Tempa]

7. Skream: “Hedd Banger” [forthcoming Tectonic]/”Angry World” [unreleased]

8. Grievous Angel: “Lady Dub 2Step Remix” [Devotional Dubs]

9. Quest: “Stand” [Deep Medi]/Silkie: “Horizon” [unreleased]

10. Ramadanman: “Blimey” [Hessle Audio]

11. TRG: “Feel For You” [Subway]/Al-Haca “Kryptonite TRG remix” [unreleased]

12. Sully: “Trackside”/”Jackman’s Recs” [unreleased]

13. Pangaea: “Router” [Hessle Audio]

14. LD and Cluekid: “Guerrilla Warfare” [unreleased]/ Kode9 vs. LD: “Bad” [Hyperdub]

15. Cult of the 13th Hour: “Wickedness” [Soul Jazz]