The Werkdiscs regular readies a four-tracker of “futurist club music.”
Moiré will release his first new music since last year’s Shelter: a four-track EP entitled Gel. “I was inspired by minimalism, ambience and most of all, the power of club and music spaces,” he explains.
The EP was created amid “limitations and restrictions” intended to help the listener get lost “in the throws of dancefloor hedonism.” Whatever his process, it worked: lead cut ‘STFN’ (below) is powerful, pulsating dance music.
Due on 9th October . Listen here.
A1. Let Down
Rising to prominence on Rinse FM and ruling for a decade at Kiss FM, Logan Sama has been at the forefront of presenting the best grime has to offer since the genre’s inception, lending a helping hand to the careers of such names as Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Skepta, Ghetts, Jme, P Money, Preditah and many hundreds more. Far from a traditional DJ mix, FABRICLIVE 83 is an intricately curated album of exclusive beats and bars featuring contributions from luminaries and future stars of grime. Mixed with the enthusiasm, energy and passion his sets are known for, Logan Sama hasn’t just set the bar high for FABRICLIVE – he’s clean smashed it into orbit. 24 brand new and exclusive instrumentals from the likes of Wiley, Jme, Jammer, Terror Danjah, Rapid, Faze Miyake, Preditah and Kahn & Neek have been blessed in the mix with acapella bars from no less than 66 MCs including Novelist, D Double E, Ghetts, Flowdan, Merky Ace and Scrufizzer (and rarely is this phrase so apt) to name but a few.
“To be invited to record a FABRICLIVE mix was a great honour. I wanted to make a real statement so I called up the producers I have been supporting over the last couple of years and asked them to create something special for me. I spent several months collecting acapella bars and went about building a sonic collage over my instrumental mix. Keeping the live mix and live performance energy that is so pivotal to the grime experience was vital, the mix managed to capture that and also attain a higher level of audio quality than is usually available to a live set. I want this work to stand out and go round the world showcasing the incredible talent we have here in grime. It’s quite possibly the finest achievement in my career.” – Logan Sama
Early DJ inspirations EZ, Karl Brown, Mike Lloyd and Fonti saw him gravitate from Brentwood, Essex to the capital; a growing obsession with the experimental productions of Oris Jay, Zinc, Zed Bias, Wookie, Steve Gurley and Groove Chronicles transitioning into the earliest appearances of grime. His notoriety on the grime-centric Uptown Records web forum caught the attention of Dugs and Slimzee on Rinse who granted him a prime time slot before Roll Deep on the then pirate station. Stationed alongside legends like EZ, Rodigan, Hype and Hatcha, his celebrated Kiss show broadcast to a dedicated audience of both fans and artists; his final show in 2014 witnessed the crème de la crème of grime dropping in to pay due respect. Logan Sama has been a fabric regular over the years, from Run The Road to Playaz nights in room 2, Tropical and Butterz Room 1 takeovers and any number of FABRICLIVE events.
For the first time in the long history of the series, FABRICLIVE 83 is to be made available on vinyl format. The heavyweight vinyl pressing will contain all 24 exclusive instrumentals presented as a quadruple-disc LP, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide.
“Vinyl has always been an important part of grime history. It gave us the power to get our music out to the public without having to be tied in to the mainstream music industry. Being able to make our own music and then press it up directly onto vinyl was so pivotal to the growth of grime for many reasons. When I was a teenager growing up and getting into DJing something like this would have been exactly what I wanted, it’s great to be able to give people a package like this.” – Logan Sama
01. Wiley – Sweep The Floor [CTA]
+ Vocals by Wiley, P Money, Jendor & Despa
02. Footsie – Brake Light [Braindead Entertainment]
+ Vocals by D Double E, Footsie, Chronik & Diesle D Power
03. Rude Kid – fabric [Are You Ready]
+ Vocals by Rival, Ghetts, So Large & Rapid
04. Faze Miyake – Rifts [Woofer]
+ Vocals by Merky Ace, Shifman, MIK & TKO
05. ZXPH XLLXS – XCXD BXMB [Minarmy]
+ Vocals by Ego, Cadell, Scrufizzer, Maxsta, Rocks, Grim Sickers & Nasty Jack
06. JME – The Return [Boy Better Know]
+ Vocals by Manga, Frisco, Novelist, Jammer & Diesle D Power
07. Swifta Beater – War Lord [unsigned]
+ Vocals by P Money, Jendor, D Double E, Ghetts & Kano
08. Sir Spyro – Farda [Dragon Punch]
+ Vocals by Footsie, Meridian Dan, Bossman Birdie, Milli Major & President T
09. Dullahbeatz – Final Stage [Dullahbeatz]
+ Vocals by Kano, Saf One, Mayhem , Deadly, PRessure, Bomma B, Tornado, Flowdan, Killa P, GodsGift, Cadell, Shifman & MIK
10. Jammer – Waterden Road [Earth616]
+ Vocals by Jammer, Discarda, Manga & Killa P
11. Rapid – 3rd Eye [Ruff Sqwad]
+ Vocals by Roachee, Stamina, So Large, Rival & Maxsta
12. Spooky – Cookie Monster [unsigned]
+ Vocals by Scrufizzer, Blacks, Kozzie, Mez, Snowy & J Dot
13. Terror Danjah & P Jam – Crud [Hardrive / Formula]
+ Vocals by Hitman Hyper, Jamakabi, Capo Lee & Jammz
14. Kahn & Neek – Bucktown [Bandulu]
+ Vocals by P Money, Jammer, Rocks, Saint, Nico Lindsay & AJ Tracey
15. Jammz – Contender [I Am Grime]
+ Vocals by Jammz, Row D, Capo Lee, Kwam, PK & Big Zuu
16. Mystry – Launchpad [unsigned]
+ Vocals by Saint, Hitman, Jaykae, Choppa, Grim Sickers, Merky Ace, Ego, Chronik & TKO
17. Trends – Ambush [unsigned]
+ Vocals by Jaykae, Bomma B, Tornado, Hitman, Trapz, Kwam & Spitz
18. Teeza – West London [Culture]
+ Vocals by AJ Tracey, Mez, Kyeza, Snowy & J Dot
19. Preditah – Crash Bandicoot [WOAH]
+ Vocals by D Double E, Discarda, Footsie, PRessure, Deadly, Saf One & Mayhem
20. Maniac – Do One You Mug [Earth616]
+ Vocals by Scrufizzer, Maxsta, Rapid & GodsGift
21. Davinche – Kestra [Dirty Canvas]
+ Vocals by Jammz, Novelist, AJ Tracey, PK & Capo Lee
22. Teddy Music – Swear Down [unsigned]
+ Vocals by Bossman Birdie, Milli Major, Meridian Dan & President T
23. The Heavytrackerz – Santa’s Last Christmas [The Heavytrackerz Ltd.]
+ Vocals by Discarda, Roachee, Stamina, MIK, Merky Ace, Shifman & Kozzie
24. Masro – Constructive Mayhem [unsigned]
+ Vocals by Diesle D Power, Novelist, PK, Kwam, Meridian Dan & President T
4 x LP Tracklisting:
A1. Wiley – Sweep The Floor [CTA]
A2. Footsie – Brake Light [Braindead Entertainment]
A3. Dullahbeatz – Final Stage [Dullahbeatz]
B1. Jammer – Waterden Road [Earth616]
B2. Sir Spyro – Farda [Dragon Punch]
B3. Rapid – 3rd Eye [Ruff Sqwad]
C1. Preditah – Crash Bandicoot [Woah]
C2. Faze Miyake – Rifts [Woofer]
C3. Masro – Constructive Mayhem [unsigned]
D1. JME – The Return [Boy Better Know]
D2. Maniac – Do One You Mug [Earth616]
D3. Spooky – Cookie Monster [unsigned]
E1. The Heavytrackerz – Santa’s Last Christmas [The Heavytrackerz Ltd.]
E2. Davinche – Kestra [Dirty Canvas]
E3. ZXPH XLLXS – XCXD BXMB [Minarmy]
F1. Swifta Beater – War Lord [unsigned]
F2. Teeza – West London [Culture]
F3. Trends – Ambush [unsigned]
G1. Terror Danjah & P Jam – Crud [Hardrive / Formula]
G2. Teddy Music – Swear Down [unsigned]
G3. Mystry – Launchpad [unsigned]
H1. Kahn & Neek – Bucktown [Bandulu]
H2. Jammz – Contender [I Am Grime]
H3. Rude Kid – fabric [Are You Ready]
Lock in to NTS on Sunday 1pm – 2pm BST for a special show from Riko Dan – ‘Verbal Volley’, MCs Blay & Discarda will be joining him in the studio.
“Expect loads of chat, phone ins and maybe a few exclusive Riko tunes as well.”
Head over to 4ADs website for info on U.S. Girls’ forthcoming album and have a listen to new track ‘Woman’s Work’.
Ahead of the release of Girls Names’ third Album ‘Arms Around A Vision’ in October, The Quietus have an exclusive stream of new track ‘Reticence’.
Plastician has put together a mix for THUMP, here’s what he had to say about it…
“It’s a mash up of styles, lots of stuff I like at the moment but focusing a little more on the club vibes,” Plastician says of the mix. “It still builds up slowly, somewhat of a journey as I know this is likely to be listened in many settings. When I record a mix for online, I like to imagine how it might aid somebody doing their day to day, or perhaps getting ready to go out, or the journey to work. If you listen to it in any of these settings I think it’ll make sense. Also, there’s some Juicy J vocals in there, purely because I can’t get away with playing stuff like that on the radio. It’s gloriously offensive!”
Check it out here.
We are super pleased to welcome Skinny Girl Diet to Earth.
If music could kill, Skinny Girl Diet would have you on the floor begging for mercy. A formidable sister / cousin outfit straight out of Holloway Road, this fierce three strong girl gang make the kind of music you can finally believe in.
More info here
Booking contact : email@example.com
Last night Kanye West united the Hip Hop and Grime scene by announcing a surprise performance at London’s KOKO bringing along Earth artists, Skepta, JME and BBK. Skepta performed his own track “That’s Not Me” featuring JME to open the sold out show and later his new single “SHUTDOWN”
Watch the performance of “That’s Not Me” here