Who’d you vote for?

“Here are a few Reggae related ones that we check regularly, the emphasis tends to be less on older sounds and more on modern stuff… Let us know about any you check (not LP download sites though – we don’t deal with bootleggers) and just for a laugh, vote in the poll. We just hope that this doesn’t cause as many ructions as the previous article about messageboards 😉

Played on Rinse!

Thursday night was big for me.
Blackdown and Dusk did their first Keysound show on Rinse. And they played one of my tracks as their last tune! My first time getting played on Rinse. It was a VIP thing called Lady Dub which is the first in a series of Devotional Dubz. More stuff like this is on the way…


As I write this I am standing stark naked in front of the window of a hotel room in Heathrow having just consumed vast amounts of smoked salmon and dry white wine.

It does not appear ythat anyone is looking, so it looks like I got away with it. I fly to Stockholm tomorrow. Who knows what will happen then.

Wow, have we got some good stuff coming in Woofah 2!!! Some MAJOR dancehall and grime interviews, and if I can wangle it, a VERY VERY special last minute dubstep interview about what will be one of the biggest and most controversial dubstep albums of the year!

Other than that I can only thank the MULTITUDES who bought the black dog’s magnificent FLOODS 12 – awesome, awesome bass science there, one of the best releass I’ve ever been involved in. Big up the dog!

Grievous Angel Presents 4x4Heaven: a mix of classic vocal garage

What with it being both the party season and time for a resurgence in funky house and garage, I felt compelled to do a mix of classic 4×4 UK garage.

It’s only short – about 40 minutes – but if you need a bit of peak time hands in the air big vocal action over Yule and New Year, this might well hit the spot.

Dixie Peach – Gwaan (Mr Bumpy Dub Mix). JTS Studio 2002
El Tuff Project: Drive Me Crazy. Qualifide 2003
Robbie Craig: Searching (Krush Groove Remix). Public Demand 1999
Victor Romero – Love Will Find A Way (Ray Hurley, Scott Garcia & Mark Yardley Full Vocal Mix). Public Demand 1998
Lavonz Vs Deneshae: Personality (Original Lavonz Vocal Mix). Locked On 2001
Wideboys: Move It Down (4×4 mix). Garage Jams 2002
Sound of One: As I Am (Crazy Bank Mix). Locked On 1998
Julia Roberts: Free Love (98 Bumpy Sunday Mix). Delirious 1997
East 17: Betcha Can’t Wait (Sunship Remix). Telstar 1997
Wideboys: Get On Up (4×4). Garage Jams 2002

It starts off dubby, then rapidly goes into some very, very big vocal tunes. The E17 one is just fantastic.

It should be up at http://www.grievousangel.net/GA-mp3s/4x4heaven.mp3 now.

Have a good one


Swarm Riddim / KLASH77 / Shadetek

Matt Shadetek is involved in some HOT SHIT RIGHT NOW. He’s been working with 77Klash (the guy who mde the Scallawah riddim, popularized by Turbulence with his number one smash hit “Notorious”!!!!) on a new riddim with voicings from Lutan Fyah, Vybez Kartel and many more!!!

This is red hot clappers style dancehall from OUR CREW and it’s wicked. It’s the start of Matt’s collaborative label with DJ/Rupture, Dutty Artz. BIG TINGS!

Buy it from iTunes or there’s vinyl on Klash City Records with distribution through Tuff Gong(!!!).

Here’s the press release:

“In 2007, 77Klash has been busy concocting his latest riddim opus, The Swarm. Influenced by electro-rock and old school reggae, The Swarm features several notable artists including Luthan Fyah, up and coming superstar Idonia, Brooklyn Anthem singer Jahdan, the international dancehall phenom Vybez Kartel and a host of Jamaican voices new and old. The riddim is smashing up dances from Kingston to Brooklyn. The Swarm Riddim, now available for sale on iTunes is also available on Klash City Records with distribution through Bob Marley’s legendary Tuff Gong label on 7″ 45. With this and his future project 77Klash is set to usher in the new generation of reggae vibes.

77Klash and Jahdan along with Matt Shadetek are responsible for last years underground smash Brooklyn Anthem, currently featured on EA’s Madden ’08 soundtrack. The Swarm riddim medley will be featured on Iron Shirt’s forthcoming street album, the debut CD release on Matt Shadetek and DJ /Rupture’s Dutty Artz label.”

Blogariddims 26: Ben UFO

Fuck me.

Noone told me about this.

Don’t even think about the “D” word before listening to this mix – this is just totally out there music. The tragedy is that I reckon few will really appreciate what Ben is doing with the music when he, for examples, mixes two sparkling, almost-chthonic unreleased dubs from Untold and TRG with Slector Dub U with Mala’s notoriously un-mixable Learn – it’s artistic DJing of the highest degree, so good it is almost invisible. Stunning deep technoid dubstep, similar to the more meditiative moments of Sufferah 3 (the mixes share some tracks), and, I beleive, a live mix, not Ableton. And with few if any reggae references, it manages to be both warm and vitally alive without going down the minimal k-hole.

Best of all he moves on to one of my favourite 2 step records – Groove Chronicles’ Masterplan, then takes into Pangaea’s eeeeeevviiiilllly funky Coiled. You can bet I will be buying this when it coms out on Hessle Audio. Loooveeellyyy. And then going from Matty G’s lush 808 Bass into El B’s Serious – awesome. Just where I’m coming from right now. Like, absolutely spot on – since finishing the album I’ve been listening exclusively to old 2step and mixing it with the latest dubstep.

I LOVED IT. Download even if you’re bored with dubstep.