Horror York 1 Mixtape - New grime / bass / trap / garage / idm mixtape is out! Post-apocalyptic landscape of a ruined civilization. Listen on Mixcloud >

01 Fatima Al Qadiri - Desert Strike
02 Desto - Dust Pyramids
03 Moa Pillar - Torchlight
04 G Jones & Mad Zach - Boss Levels
05 Ill Blu - Clapper
06 Lakritze - Zooza Sub
07 Bleep Bloop & The OriGinALz - De Fiver
08 Champion & Terror Danjah - Stone Island
09 Cooly G feat. Karizma - It’s Serious
10 Living Proof - Tribal Fear
11 CRNKN - Enter An Exit (Aglory Remix)
12 Sayer - Grind Mode
13 Terror Danjah - Planet Shock
14 G Jones - Cosmic Swarm
15 Deus Ex OST - Desolation (Hong Kong Canal)
16 XLII - Convoy
17 Thing - Insomniac
18 Liquid Rockz - Gebrüder Grime
19 Emufucka - Don’t Stop
20 Planet Soap - Indian Care (Moa Pillar Remix)
21 Mostapace - Inside The Room

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THEM 18.11.11

One of the best garage line ups i’ve seen for a while, if you’re in london this is a definite reach !

£8.50 early bird tickets are available over at Corsica Studios.

THEM LONDON is back with perhaps our best ever event. As an eclectic club night, it’s not often we’re able to pay homage to a specific genre. But here we pay homage to 2-step Garage music by busting the genre wide open - showcasing some of the scenes legends alongside a new generation of bass music artists that they have influenced. The latter are pioneering various sounds that have reached beyond garage, but nonetheless owe everything to it. With carefully selected residents playing an extensive variety of bass music, two rooms, Funktion one sound, and wall-to-wall vibes - and also in anticipation of Cooly G’s fantastic new LP for imminent launch on Hyperdub. 

MJ COLE - is a DJ and producer at the forefront of underground British dance music. As well as the 1998 era defining single ‘Sincere’, Cole’s responsible for countless heart-wrenching garage productions. Of late, you’ll know MJ Cole for his huge collaborations with Wiley, production for Example and massive remixes for the likes of Mad Decent and Drop The Lime.

WOOKIE - Wookie has been responsible for some of the best known and re-used beats in the early 90s - from his days of Soul II Soul Sound System through to a slightly more polished sound at the end of the decade – where, with peers vocalist Lain he enjoyed huge chart success with his ‘Battle Dance’. A true garage legend, and the name behind extensive catalogue of classics.

COOLY G – With her highly anticipated debut LP is set to drop on one of the worlds leading bass music labels, Kode9’s HyperDub, Cooly G has the world knocking at the door. Her sound is a relative of UK Funky. For those that don’t know– Funky is a sound that is making heavy moves on the underground with its soca infused beats, house tempo, solid bass-weight and dancefloor dirt. Currently celebrating her eagerly awaited debut album “Playing Me” - out soon.

FANTASTIC MR FOX – An exciting up and coming talent as there is, FMF holds pride of place in the notably high-quality imprint Black Acre records. After initially being spotted by Steve Lamacq for his earlier leftfield hip hop productions, FMF has since changed the tempo and attitude of his music, and his new sound brings brand new depths, new stratospheric heights, and injects kaleidoscopic colours into garage origins.

ALEXANDER NUT (2 hrs) - Alexander Nut is one of a kind: the only experimental cut and paste DJ on the infamous London radio station Rinse FM, on which he has become somewhat of an institution . He drops Hip Hop into Grime into Garage into soul and just keeps on moving  in this fashion. Expect the Unexpected from this talented DJ as he takes over the decks for a 2 hour set.

BASS CLEF – LIVE –Recording analogue basslines and whipsmart drum programming onto four-track tape, bass Clef is the sound of dub electronica sampling from and referencing dubstep, garage, techno, house, jazz, soca and countless other influences - with on the fly mixing through guitar FX pedals and live brass instrumentation. Tricky like AFX but as warm and disarming as a bear hug.

LUKE ENVOY -  One of our favourite DJs - Luke Envoy is close enough to THEM that he can take time out from his career representing as a top Dubstep DJ/Producer to play other genres that he loves. Think back to his last THEM appearance in autumn 09 when after 2 hours of  dubstep and grime from Joker and Plastician, he picked the ideal transition by dropping a classic Jungle set that is one of the most suitable hours we’ve put on, and absolutely set the place on fire. We need to call him and asks him what he’s got planned this time, no doubt it will be whatever is most called for!

+ Angela Murkle (soul, jungle, bassline, grime, bashment, hip hop), Gordon Wedderburn (afrobeat set), Ed West (the drummer from David Rodigan’s new favourite UK Reggae band playing a reggae DJ set), Ben White (tropical, garage) and Ruffick (house). 

  • Mind
  • Cooly G
  • Hyperdub 10.3

“Mind” by Cooly G

Hyperdub’s latest compilation album is full of those moody, late-night, fall and winter jams that will get you through the impending, consistent darkness of the changing season. I was especially happy to see two Cooly G tracks on the latest compilation, Hyperdub 10.3. Cooly G’s new album comes out on October 20, but until then, we can settle in with these new songs full of that static-y, vinyl-y, lo-fi aesthetic and harmonious yearning, something Cooly does best. 

Over the weekend, I had a long conversation with my friend Ben about Cooly G and I mentioned that I’ve always felt a deep connection to her music. I’ve also met a lot of women like me - women who spend a lot of time online, devouring music, finding themselves through 0’s and 1’s instead of IRL - who also get her in a way that other people, particularly men don’t.

There’s something so weird and uncomfortable and familiar about her music. In my head, I call it “wine music for synth girls.” It’s rainy. You’re horny. You’re lonely. You’re in need of some Cooly G. 


[FutureBeet] Favorite Albums of 2012 ( 1 - 20 )

1. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes

2. Captian Murphy - Duality

3. Joey Bada$$ - 1999

4. Madlib & Freddie Gibbs - Shame/Thuggin’ EPs

5. Jeremih - Late Nights With Jeremih

6. oOoOO - Our Love Is Hurting Us

7. Cooly G - Playin’ Me

8. Lukid - Lonely At The Top

9. Holy Other - Held

10. Burial - Kindred EP

11. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

12. Vessel - Order of Noise

13. Jacques Greene - Concealer EP

14. Dark Sky - Myriam EP

15. Jacques Greene - Ready EP

16. Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE

17. Azealia Banks - FANTASEA

18. Four Tet - Pink

19. Synkro - Broken Promise EP


Runner Up

21. Knxwledge - Hexual Sealing

Most Underrated Releases of 2012

Lukid - Lonely At The Top

Le1f - Dark York


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Cooly G: Landscapes feat Simbad Hyperdub 2011 (par Hyperdub)

Cooly G - Landscapes (ft. Simbad) / It’s Serious (ft. Karizma) (Hyperdub)

With a hotly anticipated album due on Hyperdub early next year, London’s Cooly G’s unveils two collaborations, firstly with Simbad in a dreamy vocal-led synth-wash slow burner ‘Landscapes’. 'It’s Serious’ on the flip with Baltimore legend Karizma is the killer though, mighty soft-sculpted advanced tribal beats. Bam!

Maxi-Single and single tracks now available for download (MP3 / 320 kb/s)


Cooly G - Love (Refix Dub)

Introducing a new series of official Night Slugs mixtapes. An in-house platform that will allow the key DJs in the camp to open up their collections and showcase their individual styles. Each volume will act as a DJ’s manifesto, stacking up to shape the wider NS universe.

The first installment in the series is mixed by label executive DJ Bok Bok.”


BOK BOK – On A Journey [cover]
LEVON VINCENT – Six Figures (Novel Sound)
KOWTON – Des Bisous
BOK BOK & TOM TRAGO – Pathfinder BB VIP (Night Voyage)
BOK BOK – Midnight Stop
KOWTON – Jam01 (Levity Sound)
COOLY G – Last Nite (Dub Organiser)
GIRL UNIT – Cake Boss (Night Slugs)
SOUND STREAM – “Live” Goes On (Sound Stream)
JAM CITY – Her [BB Dubplate mix] (Night Slugs)
BOK BOK – Silo Pass [VJUAN ALLURE Remix] (Night Slugs)
HELIX – Damson.wav
JAM CITY – How We Relate To The Body [12" Mix] (Night Slugs)
HELIX – Pul$e Remix
LIL SILVA – [untitled]
ANTHONY SHAKIR – The Floor Filler [SKUDGE’s Floor Killer Mix] (Rush Hour)
GEENEUS vs SLIMZEE – Log Off (Dump Valve)
BOK BOK – MJT [The Torture Trak] (Night Slugs)
HINDZY D – Target Remix
KAOS SOULJAS – Melody Refix
YOUNGSTAR / FLIRTA D – Shottaz Riddim vocal
HELIX – Drum Track [BB Devil Tool] (Night Slugs)
GIRL UNIT – Double Take (Night Slugs)
DIZZEE RASCAL – Wheel (Dirtee Stank)
BOK BOK – Charisma Theme Remix (Night Slugs)
MORRI$ – White Hood (Night Slugs)

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