Friday, 25 March 2011

k is for kevin

It's a complete lie when scientists say 'K' is an abbreviation for Ketamine. They were warmer thinking it was the symbol for everyone's favourite unit of temperature measurement, Kelvin. Well, take away the 'l', slide in a Scottish surname and you've got Kevin McKay (no not Donald Trump's ex-con bodyguard). 

Kevin is a talented chap who not only overlooks the antics of Grum, but co-produced one of my favourite records - Mylo's Destroy Rock & Roll. Needless to say I have a lot of admiration for this man.

Under the umbrella of his co-owned label, Glasgow Underground, Kevin has just polished off his latest EP Club World (I'm particularly fond of 'Propaganda') and a remix of Mash's 'Somebody's Property' for our enjoyment.

Kevin McKay - Club World EP by Glasgow Underground

Mash - Somebody's Property (Kevin McKay Remix) by Glasgow Underground


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

RIP nate dogg

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011). 

Snoop rightly put it: "u put the g in g-funk... all doggs go to heaven".

Nate Dogg - My Money

Nate Dogg & Warren G - Nobody Does It Better

Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Get your Subs pumpin'.

Alrite peepers. This post is dedicated to some of the most electrifying performers I have seen in the last few years (the picture above sums it up). The Subs. I saw them at Fabric's tenth birthday party, as part of a huge lineup of fine artists, and I had heard beforehand of the Subs and indeed jazzed myself silly at the track Mitsubishi, alike this young fine squire:

What I witnessed that day was raw electricity onstage, and I'm sure some of our Gooch readers out there have experienced this too.

However, funny enough when I was in Belgium last week I saw a poster for the Subs playing next week in Liege! Dammit. I'm off my tits on jealousy! Because, what I am so excited is for, is the new album dropping very soon at the end of this month. And when the opening track looks like and sounds like this....

.....You know you're in for a winner. The Subs have made a wonderful track full of their estranged sounds, bizzare intonations with the synths, behind a sinister sounding beat with sound nice overlying crazy vocals (just have a listen). Hopefully the boys are going to give us a whole album full of these well thought out tracks. And it's a nice little video also.

However, off the new Face of the Planet EP comes this little dubstep number. It's pretty darn powerful. Check it out.

NB Warning to DJ's. If you drop this, everyone's face in the crowd will probably melt and disintergrate (if you got powerful subs innit...the SUBS gettit?!!!?.... Right).
The Subs - Face of the Planet (Panametric Remix)

Peas guys and girls!


Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Fitting somewhere within the same bracket as Bestrack, Kolt 13, Danger and early Redial, Subdue are the next set of chaps to graze on the 16-bit Electro plains - shepherded by So French Records. Their EP Horizon is out on the 21st March and features remixes from Bestrack, Kolt 13, Dilemn, Freshlovers, Metropolice and the anticipated return of Revolte.


Monday, 7 March 2011


Kentucky Fried AMTRAC is really churning them out right now (quicker than my bloody Zinger Tower took to 'cook' at the weekend anyway). Here are a couple of meaty ones to top off your Monday.


Sunday, 6 March 2011


For anyone who has a genuine love for French House or Filter Disco, Moonchild is an Aussie chap you might already give an appreciative nod towards. In fact, the track 'Girl', released this time last year, has all the conventions you'd expect from a sound that was establishing 14 to 15 years ago.

  Moonchild - Girl (Original Mix) by Moonchild

His remix of Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP's 'We No Speak Americano' not only raised a huge amount of eyebrows, but reinvigorated my fondness for the track (having heard it too much for a period of time).

  Yolanda Be Cool + DCUP - We No Speak Americano (Moonchild Remix) by Moonchild

As if I hadn't needed convincing any more, I soon discovered that Moonchild and myself shared the same fondness for Alan Silvestri's Flight of the Navigator OST; with his track 'Navigator' epically sampling 'Robot Romp'.

  Moonchild - Navigator (Original Mix) by Moonchild

Silky smooth official remixes then began to filter through the console, most notably his pumping remix of Russ Chimes' 'Targa' and this rather glitzy rendition of 'Physical' by fellow Sydneysiders Radio Ink.

  Radio Ink - Physical (Moonchild Remix) by Moonchild

Now, Moonchild has just released his debut EP Love Birds which, as well as the original (well, obbbbviously), includes: another effective chop-and-loop 'Angry Bird' remix from The Phantom's Revenge; a bass-heavy and, dare I say it, slightly disappointing remix from Lord Russ Chimes; an anti-disco/borderline trance thing from Vengeance; a big old electro house banger from Gigi Barocco; and a lovely slice of b-side Roule - 'You And Nothing Else' - to finish off on.

  Moonchild - Love Birds EP + Remixes by Moonchild


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Off to Belgium.

Not that I've been here much lately, I'm off to Belgium for a couple of days to do some acting and shit. But since my guilt has been eating me up that I havnt been here all that much for you, I'll throw a couple of tracks your way before I go.

'Millions like Us' are an interesting little trio from Brighton who have caught the attention of the public and the BBC in 2011. MLU actually took McMess's new favourite band 'Hurts' and gave their track 'Stay' a makeover. It's pretty good. However, in their new release they have taken 'Morning Parade' and given it quite the 'Morning Wood'. HA. By morning wood, I mean hard up wubs. Nice little number. Check it out.

Morning Parade - A&E (Millions like us Remix)

I've always been a fan of TC since I heard his 'Evolution' album, which I think is a great addition to drum and Bass history. We've seen him bopping about for the last couple of years trying to find his feet in the new scene production wise. And I tell you what, I like his new release with Dread MC. Something quite different from TC, but expected from him at the same time. Have a listen.

TC - Concrete feat Dread MC

This next release is an absolute corker. It is what it says on the tin - 'Beatiful'. By the boys always on their best behaviour, Brookes Brothers. I'm not going to be a naughty boy and post the download link, because I was told not to. Go buy it somewhere.

Brookes Brothers - Beautiful