Friday, December 31, 2010
2000ish (an excerpt taken from a previously recorded mix)
Q Project - Champion Sound (Total Science Remix) (C.I.A.)
Phantom Audio - Remote Control (Timeless)
Dylan & Ink - California Curse (Outbreak)
Roni Size - Snapshot (Full Cycle)
Total Science - Make Me Feel (C.I.A.)
Ram Trilogy - Titan (Ram)
Uncut - Midnight (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) (Wired)
London Elektricity - Wishing Well (Danny Byrd Remix) (Hopspital)
Universal Project - Rux Flava
Digital - Waterhouse Dub (True Playaz)
A Sides - Crazy VIP (Eastside)
Bad Company - Tumpa (Flashback) (Bad Company)
Calibre - Thirst Dub (Signature)
Breakage feat. Roots Manuva - Run Em Out (Digital Soundboy)
Bladerunner - Back To The Jungle (Critical)
Total Science & S.P.Y. - Gangsta (Shogun Audio)
Tom & Jerry - Maximum Style (Serial Killaz Remix) (Tom & Jerry)
Calibre - Broken (Signature)
Break & Die - Slow Down (Symmetry)
Subwave - Darkness Dub (Metalheadz)
Exocet - Demon Seed (S.P.Y. Remix) (Nu Directions)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
1. Paul Saint Jack - Monument (dub)
2. Sonic & Silver - Space Cadet (Space)
3. Counterweight - Kinetic (dub)
4. Break & Fierce - Singular (DNAudio)
5. S.P.Y. - Xenomorph (Metalheadz)
6. Martyn - I Wonder Why (Revolv:R)
7. Alex Reece - Basic Principles (Commix Remix) (dub)
8. LTJ Bukem - Music (Peshay Rework) (Nexus)
9. London Elektricity feat. Robert Owens - My Dreams (Hospital)
10. Commix - Faceless (Marcus Intalex Remix) (Shogun Audio)
11. Klute - Ashram (Commercial Suicide)
12. Spirit - All I Need (Anile Remix) (Inneractive)
13. Randall & Andy C - Sound Control ("What's Up Cuz" Bladerunner Remix) (Stepback Sessions)
14. Total Science & S.P.Y. - Above The Clouds (Shogun Audio)
15. D.Kay & Epsilon - Come Easy (Defunked)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I recently had the pleasure of having long time friend and partner in crime, Roksteady (aka Just Joe), as my guest on my Futurhythm radio show. I actually met Joe through doing the radio show way back in 1997, when he used to call up on a weekly basis to flip out over drum & bass/jungle tracks I was playing, or to request the ones I wasn't. We immediately found out that we were like-minded d&b heads, and quickly became friends and associates in various DJ "crews".
A few years on from then, Joe jumped into the music production game (The Fix, Cryme). He took to it hard, and was quickly producing shockingly good music. We also wrote many tracks together (Counterweight), collectively getting play in clubs and on radio shows globally. We even managed to get a hand full of them released on various record labels.
Even though Joe is a d&b head through and through, he never shys away from other forms of music, especially reggae (roots, dub) and hip hop. The mix Joe played out on my radio show during his recent guest spot was a old mix he put together about 10 years back, featuring some of his favourite underground hip hop tracks. The music on Amplified Sample spans many years, as well as continents, showcasing an eclectic mix of hip hop from various worldwide scenes. Expect to hear tunes from DJ Food, DJ Spooky, Ninja Tune, Depth Charge (aka J. Saul Kane), and more.
Unfortunately, I don't know all of the tracks on this mix, so as of now there's no tracklist. Joe said he'd get on it though, so watch this space.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Vrienden (sorry, I took a sip of this one before the photo)
We were happily surprised to find out that Beau's brews seasonal and special edition beers, available only through the brewery itself and select bars/pubs/restaurants. My dad and I were fortunate enough to nab a some big bottles of their spring brew, an India Pale Ale called Beaver-River. The gem of the trip was the few bottles of Vrienden we brought back with us. Vrienden is an unfiltered wheat beer that Beau's brewed in collaboration with the Dutch brewery, De Koningshoeven. Unlike most wheat beers (Hoegaarden, Shneider Weisse, etc.), Vrienden is flavoured with juniper berries and maple syrup, as opposed to the traditional use of citrus fruit. It's a refreshing and flavourful beer that was going down proper in today's heat, no doubt.
Their summer brew, a German ale name Festiv-Ale just became available through the brewery as well, and there's a very limited supply of Vrienden and Beaver-River left for sale. Take a trip out to Beau's if you get the chance.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Check out this mix I've put together that showcases not only some drum & bass cuts from his new LP, but some of his classic releases as well...
KARL HAZE - BREAKAGE SPOTLIGHT
Breakage - Disco 45 (Remix) (Bassbin)
Breakage - Break-Age (Reinforced)
Nasty Habits - Here Comes The Drums (Breakage Remix) (Reinforced)
Alias - Admit To Love (Critical)
Breakage - Old Skool Ting (Digital Soundboy)
Breakage - Circumference (Inperspective)
Breakage feat. Kemo - Temper (Digital Soundboy)
Breakage - The Look (Scientific Wax)
Breakage - Ask Me (Bassbin)
And if that's not enough, the man himself will be touching down in Ottawa on May 19th, at Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St.). Given the scope of Breakage's recent essential mixes for BBC Radio, it's no doubt that we have a night of diverse beats and heavy bass in store for us. Also on the bill are Ottawa's own Counterweight (Threesixty, Karl Haze, Roksteady) and Pandemic.
BREAKAGE (UK), Counterweight, Pandemic
Wednesday May 19
Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St, Ottawa)
10:00 - 2:30
$15 @ the door
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
March 27, 2010, saw the return of the AJKO for the first time ever. Add to this the fact that Jordan brand did very little redesigning (which they are apt to do a little too often) with this retro, this makes for a very special event for Jordan heads and sneaker fans all over.
Two colourways have been released, both a classic Chicago Bulls red/white/black colourway, as well as a red/white colourway, and feature the classic canvas/leather materials. There has also been a simulated "aged" yellowing treatment to the midsole and outsole, which has caused quite an uproar among sneaker afficionados. Whether you enjoy the aged look (which is kind of how OG pairs would look today), or not, don't fret: The yellowing can be washed off with soap, water, and bit of elbow grease.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
KARL HAZE :: A Little Bit of Gold and a Pager
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (Cutting Records)
The Masterdon Committee - Funkbox Party (Live) (Enjoy Records)
Latin Rascals - Macho Mozart (Dub 1) (Tin Pan Apple Records)
Wired - New York, New York (Out In London Dub) (Fourth Floor Records)
Simon Harris - Bass (How Low Can You Go) (Below Zero Remix) (London Recordings)
Looney Tunes - Just As Long As I Got You (XL Recordings)
Tech Nine - Slam Jam (The Dope Mix) (Strictly Rhythm)
Romanthony - Let Me Show You Love (White)
Mayday - Wiggin (Kool Kat Records)
LFO - Mentok 1 (Warp Records)
Lost - The Gonzo (Perfecto Records)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Cop yours now at Norml.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Shift Music steps back up to the plate; this time with a full-length album project from Canadian Badman Press heavyweights, The Fix.
Their greatly anticipated “Blair Road Project” is set to look the drum & bass world straight in the face and remind us all what this music is meant to do: Come straight from the underground, and rip dance floors and soundsystemsapart in the process.
From the lead cut, “The Blair Road Project“, to the absolutely monstrous “Enemies” – drum & bass music doesn’t come any rougher than this! Serious beats and bass for the most hardened break headz. The Fix also delivers the goods for the deeper ‘floors with “It’s You” and “Machu Picchu“; giving you something for your mind as well as for your feet.
Never too shy to mix things up, TheFix collaborate with long-time crew member Counterweight (yours truly!) on the dark & dubby “Pipeline“, and the steppin’“Smothered“, as well as with Shift Music label boss Generic on the merciless “Kingston“.
As further proof of the appeal and range of this album project, The Fix have received dubplate support from radio and club DJs across the board, including Fabio, Digital, Loxy, Dieselboy, Flight, A Sides and more…
The Fix & Shift Music: Back in gear for 2010.
Purchase the album now via Beatport and JungleX.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The reason behind the recent influx of old school mix sessions on Futurhythm show is in preparation for my up coming gig at Long Dark Tunnel, in Montreal (Friday, February 12). It's hosted by Corey K & Mayday of The Session crew, and I'm looking forward to flinging down some proper ruffige for the MTL gang. See below-below for full details of the event.
KARL HAZE - Old School Dropouts Volume 3
2) Phuture Assassins - Future Sound (Suburban Base)
3) 2 Bad Mice - Bombscare (Moving Shadow)
4) Nu Matic - Hard Times (XL)
5) Wax Doctor - New Direction (Basement)
6) Doc Scott - The Rider (Absolute 2)
7) Tek 9 - Just A Dream (Manix Remix) (Reinforced)
8) 4 Hero - Cookin' Up Ya Brain (Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era Remix) (Reinforced)
9) Mixrace - The Future Is Before Your Eyes (Instrumental) (Moving Shadow)
10) Run Tings - Something To Dance To (Suburban Base)
11) SL2 - Drumbeats (XL)
12) Energizer 4
13) Doc Scott - NHS (Disco Remix) (Absolute 2)
14) Dance Conspiracy - Dub War (XL)
15) Family Foundation - Express Yourself (Jungle Tekno Remix) (380)
16) Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - Peace & Loveism (4 Hero Remix) (Suburban Base)
17) Hedgehog Affair - Sounds Of House (Basement)
18) Underground Software - Different Ting (Reinforced)
19) Urban Shakedown - Some Justice (Urban Shakedown)
20) SL2 - On A Ragga Tip (XL)
21) Criminal Minds - Baptised By Dub (Whitehouse)
22) Krome & Time - This Sound Is For The Underground (Suburban Base)
23) Acen - Trip II The Moon (Part 2: The Darkside) (Production House)
24) Doc Scott - Drumz VIP (Metalheadz)
25) Top Buzz - Livin In Darkness (Basement)
26) Noise Factory - Set Me Free (Ibiza)
27) Jonny L - Hurt You So (Yo Yo)
LONG DARK TUNNEL
w/ KARL HAZE, Corey K, Mayday
Friday, February 12, 2010 (10:00 - 3:00)
JUPITER ROOM (3874 ST-LAURENT)
free before midnight, $5 after
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
KARL HAZE :: Futurhythm (03.02.10)
Commix - Life We Live (Soul:r)
DJ Krust - Jazz Note (Total Science Remix) (V Recordings)
Paul Saint Jack - Quantum Leap (Dub)
Generic - Love Is Fake (Dub)
Seba - Snow (Hospital)
Zero T & Mosus - Monarch (Soul:r)
Amit - White Trash (Commercial Suicide)
Total Science - Out Of Touch (Source Direct Remix) (Renegade Hardware)
Schematic - The Gutter (Dub)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Nooka Linear Time
All Nooka time pieces offer a simple and understated layout, coupled with eye-catching colours and details. Many models boast a one piece polyurethane body and band coupled with a high gloss crystal display, while others combine more classic time piece features (leather band, metallic face & buttons) with the Nooka time layout. In addition to this, all of the different models are unisex and come in a range of colours.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
3. Mist.i.cal - Love Thing (???)
6. Marcus Intalex - Skizm (Soul:R)
7. Marcus Intalex - Zumbar (Soul:R)
8. M.I.S.T. - Outerspace (Soul:R)
9. Mist.i.cal - Inside My Head (Soul:R)
10. Solid State - Just A Vision (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) (Renegade)
MARCUS INTALEX w/ Hosta, Generic, Corey K
Saturday January 23, 2010
4465 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal
PS: It's the day of the show, and I just finished listening to this record this morning. It's a pretty good link between this post about Marcus Intalex, and the previous post about "winter listening" (see below)
Marcus Intalex - Out Of Touch (Revolve:R)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
When it comes to music in the winter time, I definitely notice a slight shift in my listening patterns by the time January hits. I find that I gravitate a bit more to to listening to music that's a bit deeper, introspective, and often times melancholic. Winter is an "inner" season. In the words of Goldie, it's a "headz" season. It's a time when many people not only hibernate indoors, but they also introvert and hibernate in themselves and those closest to them just a little bit more than usual. Maybe it's the winter coat pulled close to the neck, walking down the street, keeping one's head down to avoid the wind & elements that promotes this. Do you think?
If you feel me, check out these recommendations for classic winter listening.
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes (Creation, 1991)
Catherine Wheel - The Nude (Fontana, 1993)
Joy Division - Decades (Factory Records, 1980)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I'm hoping that hate won't rear it's ugly head around here too often, but I felt that something has to be said about the latest installment in the world of sneaker collaborations. First off, I'm all for sneaker companies enlisting the help of various out-of-house designers (graphic designers, graffiti artists, fashion designers, and whatnot) to help them come up with unique products to bring some freshness to the game.
However lately we've been seeing more and more "mega collabs" between major franchises with very mixed results. There have been famous board game shoes, Japanese toy robot/lion shoes, Wu Tang Clan shoes and a host of others that just barely manage to excite the sneaker heads while at the same time coming up with something wearable. Sadly, most of these collabs just end up being overdone to the point that the sneakers only serve as a collectible item.
And here enters the latest offering from Adidas x Star Wars. Whether you still love Star Wars, or whether you think it's been played out since The Phantom Menace dropped in '99, you can judge these for yourself...
Don't get me wrong though, it's not all overstated podiatric heinousness. See the following two designs (Skywalker and AT-AT Walker) and check out how the Star Wars tribute is there, yet the shoes are wearable. Take note: with sneaker designs, in most cases less is more.
Luke SkywalkerAT-AT Walker
If you're still curious, see the whole collection (which also includes shoes inspired by the Millenium Falcon, Princess Leia, and the X-Wing Fighter) at Sneaker Freaker.