Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Dub Phizix & DRS - Broken Audio

Badman producer Dub Phizix and versatile mic-man DRS have collaborated for the latest Broken Audio podcast. Both artists are well known both locally in Manchester and worldwide and rightly so. Dub Phizix production value is impeccable while DRS and his reputation for being a solid MC, host and lyricist is apparent here as it has been for over the last decade. Fantastic stuff. Keep an eye out for forthcoming releases by both artists including DRSs solo outing Grown Man Biznizz on Estate Recordings.

Dub Phizix & DRS - Broken Audio Podcast vol 21 by Broken Audio

Dub Phizix
DRS & Broke 'N' English

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Skittles PrE.P

Following on from Two Pints of Brandy and a Packet of Skittles, Talented Mancunian resident Skittles offers up a free taster of his wordsmith skills in preparation for the forthcoming LP on Estate Recordings, Poor with £100 Trainers. An incredible talent and a flawless flow, Skittles should start to get the wide recognition he fully deserves.

Boys In Blue samples Arctic Monkeys alongside a couple of older tracks but just listening to the stories and images crafted prove Skittles is one of the finest MCs the UK can offer.

Download the PrE.P
One Guy Called Skittles
Interview with Skittles @ Hedmuk

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dom Hz

This guy is a producing machine. Tune after tune and he's only getting better. Cant wait to see what this guy will come up with in 2011 and i've been lucky enough to catch him at Manchesters Hit & Run night which has a fantastic philosophy in promoting local talent. Badman.


1. why don’t you – jessica bunny (jazz step edit)
2. hip hop – dead prez (manc skank rmx)
3. starry eyed – ellie goulding (easy steppy edit)
4. always like this – bombay bicycle club (epic edit)
5. need to feel loved – reflekt ft delline bass (barber shop rmx)
6. first contact – omni trio (back in the day mix)
7. mo money – soren larue ft lea luna (the-kids-love-it rmx)
8. it’s love – jill scott (2008 mix)
9. ten snide e – family foundation (mbc anthem mix)
10. catch you – kosheen (not much to it mix)
11. hype hype – slk (speaker friendly mix)


It's not included on this giveaway but a track that your ears need is the remix of Tip I Caly by Skittles. Love this track.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Captain Synkro

I'm double happy that people like Synkro come from Manchester. Probably one of the more progressive producers i've listened to for the last couple of years and his sound is finally his becoming. Collabos with Indigo and Biome really make me wonder where its going to take this collective. Only good things will come from these minds and their push to work as a live unit is an inspiration.

Read the exclusive interview here at Pyongyang City Sessions and be sure to grab the mix.


Synkro – Sheltered
Indigo – Snowfall
Until Silence – Our Culture
Szare – Action Five
Synkro & Indigo – ????
Synkro – Girl
Indigo – Lacuna
Synkro – It’s
Swarms – Moving Out
June Miller – Lowlands
Synkro & Versa – ????
Biome – Swan
Ruckspin & Quantum Soul – Gathered
Fantastic Mr Fox – Over
Biome – Cheesecake
Ruckspin – Fix
Mount Kimbie – William (Dayglo Mix)
Ultracode – Scandinavian
Synkro – Last Night
Indigo – Bardo

Synkro @ Myspace

Saturday, 8 January 2011

DJ Killian presents The Scrap Book Vol. 17

A bit more experimental with this one but the deep bass is prevalent throughout. A few tracks on here that deserve recognition and it seems that good producers are coming from right across the globe. Awesome stuff.


Nebulous - Numbernin6
Bloodline - Linton Brown
Shimmy - I.D & Skinnz
Hope - Kerogen
Amirah - Chasing Shadows
Fading - Indigo
Bamboo Dub - Science
Dark Light - Skream
Gimmie Shelter - Rolling Stones (Zeds Dead Remix)
Ride Ite & Blue - 12th Planet
Nevermore - Actraiser
Shallow - Joanna Newsom (16 Bit Remix)
Still Foolish - Sines
Summer Solstice - Matty G
Hard - Breakage (Takeover Remix)


Friday, 7 January 2011

LDZ AKA London Zoo

London Zoo were once residents in Manchester and its a damn shame they headed home to the big smoke. They are consistently putting out releases (such as their album Living Long Ting) and also offering up free giveaways that are jampacked full of originality, head nodders, floor fillers and the MC's dont hold back either. 'Fucking brilliant' is how I would describe this collective which comprises of:


and to quote them further: "They move like jelly-fish. They act like monkeys. They fuck like rabbits. Welcome to the wonderful world of London Zoo."

LDZ Music
The Puppa Murc EP
Living Long Ting album
LDZ @ Podomatic