36 Hours With DJ Hatcha17-12-2020
Pioneering dubstep and UKG DJ Hatcha is taking a (long) break from the festive celebrations to present a 36-hour live stream, in support of the mental health charity, Mind.
The non-stop stream runs from midday UK time on Saturday 26th December, until midnight the following day.
The first 24 hours will be Hatcha throwing down alone, drawing from his unmatched arsenal of golden era dubstep acetates. For the last 12 hours, he will be joined by some friends, and equally influential artists, like Benny Ill, Coki, Loefah, Oneman, Skream and Youngsta.
A day-and-a-half of dub plate pressure for 6 quid. Yes please. Tickets here.
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If you build it…16-12-2020
Someone misses legendary Morley techno mecca The Orbit so much, they’ve built it in Minecraft. For a taste of what The Orbit was like in full flight during its 90s heyday, check this. Tip-off courtesy of Martin Guttridge-Hewitt.
Sly & Robbie are the definition of staying power15-12-2020
Listen to the fearsome heat of the ‘Haul & Pull Up’ riddim, taken from the recently dropped album Red Hills Road on the legendary Taxi label. Arguably the greatest rhythm section in Jamaican music history, still slaying it after all these decades.
Live your record distro dreams with Omar-S15-12-2020
Work for FXHE packing records in glorious 8-bit, as part of the Omar-S: Conant Gardens Party Store exhibition hosted by Red Bull Arts Detroit. Watch out for the soundtrack dropping on December 18 too. Story via the Detroit Metro Times.
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A Very Chilly Christmas11-12-2020
Virtuoso pianist Chilly Gonzales is in the festive spirit. He will perform a live-only concert on December 23, featuring Jarvis Cocker, Feist and many more, and has recorded an EP with Toddla T (yes, that Toddla T). A Very Chilly Christmas Mixtape: The Coldest Crimbo is out now. It contains Gonzo’s own vocals, and guest features from Nadia Rose, Serocee, Coco and Deli OneFourz.
RSD // Old Fish / Shell Fish (Foundation Audio)10-12-2020
RSD releases a couple of new flips of Kingfisher on Foundation Audio
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First Utah, now Romania…01-12-2020
We just need one more of these to triangulate and ascertain the pattern…