Chase & Status have been rulers of the commercial D’n'B and Dubstep world for sometime now, breaking into the mainstream with tracks like “End Credits” with Plan B and more recently, the storming “Blind Faith” – Not to mention producing for Bajan superstar Rihanna!
Recently, they opened up the doors for lesser known producers and ran a competition to find a remix for their up-and-coming release “Time” featuring Delilah.
..and fuck me, who should win but our very own Scouse production wizard, Kev Willow.
“As soon as we heard Kev Willow’s remix we knew we’d found the winner. We loved the music used in the intro, and the garage / Todd Edwards vibe with the cut up vocals was an original concept for dubstep. It was a different and exciting sounding remix and he really put his own stamp on it.”
Listen to his blistering mix here:
Out May 2nd 2011
Our Electro and Dubstep label “Love & Cake Digital” will be unleashing a belter from the mighty Staffy & Maverick on Monday February 7th, so be sure to get yourself a copy of Chucked Love.
Doing the rounds on the London scene, thanks to Urban Nerd’s resident Rattus Rattus, you may well have heard this track dominating your local dancefloor already, but if not, check it out now:
Racking up over 150k views on youtube already, the original mix is an internet sensation. Add to this a scorching remix from The Prototype, which recently gained airplay on MistaJam’s 1Xtra show and you’ve got one hell of a single! GO GET!
After a spending 2010 racking up remixes for the likes of Natisse and Kof, Kev Willow aka The Prototype has put together the Plan of Action EP, a blistering, eclectic slice of Dubstep. Ranging from hard and aggressive dancefloor fillers like “Bass Be Louder”, to the more commercial offering “Got Me Feelin” and the floaty ambience “4am”, Plan of Action brings together sounds from across the ever expanding spectrum that is Dubstep.
Available on the Viral Beat Recordings label, run by The Prototype and Test Pilot Music.
1. Bass Be Louder
2. Rainbow Kiss
3. Where Have You Gone
5. Got Me Feelin’
6. Plan of Action
1. Lemon&Honey 2. Pristine 3. Revere 4. Shine
Following a succession of strong releases and numerous accolades, Love & Cake Digital return to the scene with their fourth EP release. This time with “Lemon&Honey”, a soulful, intelligent slice of Tech House-meets-Electro from the Australian newcomer Marc Aleksei. Already winning praise is his native Oz, Aleksei (real name Cheyenne Lawson) is a standout talent, who despite his young age is proving that he’s a force to be reckoned with.
Stylistically, this young upstart is fusing lush Minimal Tech, with deliciously squelchy Electro elements, as well as giving a nod to Hip Hop and Dubstep along the way. Kicking off the display of diversity is the title track “Lemon&Honey” which manages to be upfront, ravey and intellectual all at once. With melodic subtleties that have drawn comparisons to Wesley Matsell’s ‘’Bernwerk’’, the opening track is a prime example of just how promising this new talent is. The subsequent tracks range from the hard-hitting, sub-bass fueled “Pristine”, the technical and at times, mechanical intricacies of ‘Revere’ to the deep, contemplative, atmospheric closer “Shine”. With words of encouragement and appreciation coming from Australia’s top DJ, Luke Porter and club plays from various DJs hitting up America’s east coast, Marc Aleksei is taking his first steps to being an internationally recognised talent.
Here is a sneaky peak at two new tracks we’re in the process of scheduling for Love&Cake Digital.. The first, Soul Lemon by Tom Excell is a grimey, dubstep-infused slice of Electro-Breaks and the second, coming all the way from Queensland, Australia is Marc Aleksei’s exceptional slice of Tech-House and Minimal, the Lemon&Honey EP.
Mmmm.. Fruity. What do you guys think?
Love & Cake Digital
Compact Disc EP (Limited Edition) Available 16th March 2010
Digital Download forthcoming/tbc
1. Pixellated 2. Dream On 3. Snow
Miaoux Miaoux, aka Julian Corrie, releases his first new material in two years in the form of the Blooms EP, a beautiful and striking blend of electronica and post-rock. Already being praised by BBC Radio 1, The Scotsman, and Glasgow PodCART, the EP features a more song-orientated approach to Miaoux Miaoux’s unique brand of electronica, recalling The Postal Service and Apparat, as well as established post-rock pioneers Mogwai.
It follows on from the success of his debut album Rainbow Bubbles, which The List called “an accomplished collection of post-rocking vibrations laced with some decidedly un-bedroomy electronics” and Drowned in Sound “a very good album”. Rainbow Bubbles also included an acclaimed remix of indie popsters Zoey Van Goey, which appeared as the b-side to their first single.
The Blooms EP will be launched on Tuesday 16th March with a gig at the 13th Note Cafe, Glasgow, 9pm, where Miaoux Miaoux will be supported by chiptune wizard Firebrand Boy and the legendary Errors DJs. It will be available on CD, and also as a download from all good digital retailers including (but not limited to) iTunes, Amazon, Napster, LaLa, Trackitdown, Juno, Rhapsody and eMusic.
BitBasic also performed a stormingly eclectic live mix on BBC Suffolk’s Introducing show on Jan 14th. Check it out here!
Featured as February’s Electro ‘Tune of the Month’ in MixMag, BBC (suffolk) Introducing’s ‘most exciting new artist’ is releasing his debut Test Pilot EP via Love & Cake Digital!
‘Farwah’ is a strikingly original Electro mish-mash of styles reminiscent of Mr Scruff, Tipper and Squarepusher, but with a vibe very much it’s own.
Go grab yourself a copy on itunes, amazon, myspace music etc, etc. It’s all over the place!
The popular vinyl series ‘Hardcore Coalition’ which was initially a collaboration between Test Pilot Music, Just Another Label and Electronica Exposed will be releasing a summary of their top tunes shortly! As well as some exclusive and previously unreleased remixes, the album will contain familiar works from Sound Assassin Recordings, Dusk Til Dawn and Electronic.
Stay posted for tracklistings and release date info!
Expect tunes from Invader, Kev Willow, Shanty, Devastate, Level 13, Karl Future and many more!
The artworks done, the tracks are with the distributor and Farwah is set to appear in stores mid-January!
So far, we’ve had amazing responses from DJs, critics and music-lovers in general.
Graeme Mac from BBC Introducing has said Farwah was ‘easily one of the most exciting listens’ that he has enjoyed this year, also stating that it is ‘an incredible EP, scratching the surface of the Bitbasic world that must further be explored.’
Farwah will be available from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Myspace Music, Napster (and the other ‘usual suspects’) in the new year. We’re all looking forward to it hear and we hope you’ll be grabbing yourselves a copy.
Fans of Mr Scruff, Four Tet or Lemon Jelly would be ill-advised to miss out on this one!
Big thanks to Hannah Vincent for providing the artwork for Love & Cake Digital’s debut EP.