Saturday, 30 June 2012

Competition: Win tickets to see Riz MC, dBridge, Zed Bias, Biome and more at Hit&Run @ Corsica Studios, London.

After five years of legendary parties in Manchester, which have hosted many of today's biggest hitters' debut appearances in the rainy city, and a room 3 takeover at Fabric, the Youngsta- and Mala-certified Hit&Run crew are taking charge of Corsica Studios for their first solo venture in the capital. Headlining duties on the night will be taken on by three long-time friends and associates of the night, each bringing their own original styles to the dance: Riz MC - a familiar face from cult films such as Four Lions and, more recently, Ill Manors - with his fuming social commentaries; Exit Records boss, pioneering minimal drum & bass producer, and insistent boundary-pusher, dBridge; and UK garage don, cum-dubstep 'inventor', cum-Swamp 81 protege Zed Bias.

To add to this, the night will be hosting something of a showcase of Manchester talent; as a night known for a breaking rising talent, it seems fitting that Hit&Run should bring with them Skittles, Biome and Chimpo: three artists who have all been making major waves over the last year, and who all cut their performing teeth at Hit&Run. For more information on the night simply head over here, to the Facebook event page.

For the chance to win a pair of guestlist tickets to see all of this, and for a taste of that inimitable Hit&Run style, simply send your answer to the following question to with the subject 'Hit&Run Competition', and your full name for the guestlist:

What is the catalogue number for Zed Bias's 'Stubborn Phase EP', released on Swamp 81 in December of last year?

The competition will close on July 5th, on which date a winner will be chosen by an independent third party and both announced on the Hedmuk Facebook Page and informed via email.


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Free Download: Busy Signal & Mavado - Badman Place (Widowmaker Remix)

Coming with suggestions of a UK funky workout for the infamous Jamaican acapella, Widowmaker's version rolls in on skippy rim-shots, crashes and flattened kicks; the soundsystem siren and reverberated vocal soon invites a deeper, lurching movement however, and as the first verse is set on its way the tune tips its hat to the raw subject and swing of the original bashment recording. This, more so than Coki's or, before that, Smut's reworking, has a definite sense of the dancehall roots from which it comes and adds to this the weight and space of dubstep.

Having turned heads with his tight productions over the last year, Widowmaker's long-awaited Wheel & Deal debut is due for release on the 2nd of July featuring 'Tunneling Wurm', 'Forgotten Ruin' and 'Exile', and is now available for pre-order from the W&D Surus store.

Download: Busy Signal & Mavado - Badman Place (Widowmaker Remix) [WAV]
Download: Busy Signal & Mavado - Badman Place (Widowmaker Remix) [320kbps mp3]


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Radio: Hedmuk X Rood FM - 20/06/12

Download: Hedmuk X Rood FM - 20/06/12

Stream: Hedmuk X Rood FM - 20/06/12


Thology - Conquer (feat. Joel Grainger)
Karma - Meanings
Trashbat - Something Dirty
Owls & Bodhi - Say My Name
Taiko - Bode
Biome & Demon - Incubus
Sparxy - Battousai
DCult - Human
BunZer0 - Paracetamol
DubApes - Africa Calling
Dequity - Kobra
Biome & Demon - Symmetry
Fable - Roots
RSD - Kingfisher
Junior Cat - Caan Eat Mi Out (Cluekid Remix)
SP:MC - Cool Runnings
Merky ACE - Catch Up
Unknown - Ard
Griminal - ET
JME - 96 Bars Of Revenge
Ghetts - Artillery
Trashbat - Urban Vibe
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
Zero G - Bass Culture
DJ Madd - Good Old Days
501 - Short Circuit
Youngsta & Seven - Masai Mara
Kryptic Minds - The Talisman
SP:MC & LX One - Hunted
Forensics - God's Hands (Trashbat Remix)
Pressa - Solar Flare
DubApes - We Are Monkeys
Shredexx - Alien Music (Congi Remix)
Preditah - The Big Wok
Gantz & Beezy - First Born
P Money - Crusader Freestyle
Rude Kid - Electric
President T - Kill Off Killy Pt. 2
Silencer - First Draft
Wiley - Bow E3
J. Robinson & Gantz - Misread
BunZer0 - Chapati (feat. Mr. Jo)
Smith & Mighty - Jungle Man Corner
Vinyl Junkie & Dope - Forbidden Zone (Pressa Remix)
Caski - Sandstone
DCult - Deadly Hands Of Shang Chi
Premidist - Bruk Wrist
RSD - Good Energy
Truth - Great Man
Seven - Wait VIP
Ms. Dynamite - Neva Soft (Mike Delinquent Remix)
Horsepower Productions - What We Do
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Remix)


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Friday, 15 June 2012

Featuring: DCult

With an emphasis on atmosphere, DCult builds beats which carry a sense of mood. Important here is not only the mood but the building process itself, as each tune is meticulously constructed along a pseudo-narrative plane: each part of the beat is simultaneously informing and informed by that which is arranged around it, and the result is progression. It is perhaps this characteristic of DCult's productions that have made them a firm choice for leading DJs within dubstep, such as N-Type and Youngsta; these are original, hard-working, DJ-friendly tunes in the best possible way. This feature has long been in the pipeline, and has been well worth waiting for, we're sure you will agree...

Hedmuk: To introduce yourself, what's your name, where do you come from and how would you describe your sound?

DCult: I'm Dan Andreetti from Romford in Essex; I'd describe my sound as dark and atmospheric.

H: Do you consider yourself as a coming from a musical background, or was it something your discovered yourself? What was it that made you want to start producing, and had you been involved with other musical projects before focussing on DCult?

D: I wouldn't say I'm from a musical background as neither of my parents play an instrument or have ever been involved in music but it was definitely them that steered me in the direction of it. When I was at primary school I learnt some brass instruments and the piano which was all down to my parents paying for the tuition, and when I started secondary school I learnt guitar which I really got involved with off my own bat as I'd all ways wanted to be able to play. I went on to do a music tech course as I wanted to learn about recording live music and live sound, and it was there that I got into producing.

I'd always been into hip-hop but it wasnt until I started at college that I got involved with MCs who were recording their own tracks, making the beats and then recording the vocals in the studio we had. I started trying out the software at the studio, sampling vinyl for drums and loops and putting beats together; before long I was handing beats to the MCs at college. My main focus up until producing dubstep was hip-hop, and I still make the occasional beat and they will be showing up on a few albums.

H: You have close ties with Demon's M.U.D imprint; how did you get involved with the label, and how did it feel to be a part of both its first digital and vinyl releases? Have you got more M.U.D releases planned for the near future?

D: Yeah man, Demon's a top geeza. He got in touch via Fused Forces, I'd been meeting up with them on and off for about a year, swapping beats and they'd been playing them in their mixes. Demon emailed me saying that he'd heard some of my stuff and that Fused Forces had passed on my contact details.

Since then he's become an important part of my music, he knows exactly what works and exactly how to push things in the right direction.

Having 'Particle' and 'Inner Peace' released with M.U.D felt great, they were the biggest tracks for me at that time, seeing support from Youngsta, Distance, J:Kenzo & V.I.V.E.K, and M.U.D felt like the right label to represent them. I don't have any releases that I can confirm as of yet but there will definitely 100% be more M.U.D releases from me. In the meantime you can get the 'Deadly Hands of Shang Chi EP' which came out on June 11th.

H: Essex isn't a place usually associated with eyes-down, forward-thinking bass music: is there much of a scene for it there? Do you feel like you benefit from your proximity to London as a central hub for this sort of music?

D: No... (laughs) there's nothing. The only good thing to happen to Essex was Scruffy Hoodlum, a monthly night run by Fused Forces & S Dot in Southend. They're booking the right artists at a venue not too dissimilar to FWD: nothing fancy just a dark room with a big chest-pounding system. Other than that I don't think I can name another night in Essex representing dubstep.

I benefit when it comes to going to nights in London, like Fabric or whatever 'cause it's all about a half hour train ride in and you can always get a cheap dodgy cab home. Thing is now though, you don't have to go to London for this music, it's so wide-spread, some of the best producers are from outside of London and some of the best nights are outside of London, take Stink Like Sock in Cambridge .. oooffff.....  that place goes off. I'd rather travel to that instead of travelling into London on a friday night for a club with a load of half naked blokes chewing there faces off (laughs).

H: Take us through how you went about putting together the mix you've done for us.

D: For the mix I've used beats by artists that I feel are pushing the sound and production that best represents my perception of dubstep. With my mixes I like to progress through sounds and rhythms, so I started with the more minimal sounds and gradually build into a more rolling style of beat. I feel that a mix should be a journey of sounds, an experience rather than just mixing whatever beats I've got to hand; I tend to pick what beats I feel roll well together to continue 'the journey'.

H: Finally, are there any forthcomings or anything else in the pipeline that you want to put the word out on?

D: As I've said there's no release I can reveal at the moment, but there will be some on their way and also a few remixes popping up over the next few months, so keep an eye out...


Sleeper - Shelter [Dub]
Content - HDR830 [Dub]
Sleeper & District - Cobra [Dub]
Demon - Geth [Dub]
District - Painting The Mind [Dub]
Pheral & Content - Catharsis [Dub]
DCult - Silver [Dub]
Perverse - Resistance [Dub]
Demon - Parasite [Dub]
District - Backward [Dub]
Antics - Temple Of Doom [Dub]
Catacombs - Mantis [Dub]
Demon - Numatic [Dub]
Killawatt - Re-engaged [Dub]
DCult - Realm [Dub]
Sleeper & District - Ninth Gate [Dub]
District - The Shift [Dub]
Biome & Demon - Incubus [Dub]
TZR & Boot - Chiaroscuro [Dub]
Dcult - Setting Sun [Dub]


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Radio: Hedmuk Jam Session X Rood FM - 13/06/12

Download: Hedmuk Jam Session X Rood FM - 13/06/12

Stream: Hedmuk Jam Session X Rood FM - 13/06/12


Barrington Levy - Black Roses
Pablo Gad - Hard Times
Sizzla - Thank U Mamma
Patrice - Soulstorm
Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
Richie Spice - Marijuana
Lutan Fyah - Hammer Dem Down
Richie Spice - Youth Dem Cold
Smiley Culture - Police Officer
Rodney P - The Nice Up
Fliptrix - Just For Fun (Remix)
Jack Da Lad - Keep Moving
Phaze One - Inhale Breath
Dirty Dike - Pork Pie
Roots Manuva - Witness (One Hope)
Jehst - Move Back (feat. Asaviour)
The Four Owls - All My Life
Sin Seer - Situations (feat. Inflict)
GZA - Shadow Boxing
Joey Bada$$ - Survival Tactics (feat. Capital STEEZ)
Bush Babees - We Run Things Like Dat
Foreign Beggars - Wrong Move (feat. Tommy Evans)
Jemini The Gifted One - Scars And Pain (Buckwild Remix)
Cee Why - Water Torture (feat. Tommy Evans & Jehst)
Gravediggaz - Constant Elevation
The Four Owls - Lights Off
Pharcyde - Y? (J Dilla Instrumental Remix)
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II
Juggaknots - Trouble Man
Jehst - England
Artifacts - C'mon Wit Da Git Down (feat. Busta Rhymes) (Buckwild Remix)
Klashnekoff - Son Of Niah (feat. Sizzla) (Dub Special)
Eric Lau - Vu Da Je
Big L - MVP (Buckwild Remix #2)
Blockhead - Daylight
Bush Babees - Wax
Little Indian - One Little Indian (Buckwild Remix)
Afriquoi - Kudaushe


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Video: GetDarkerTV #146 - Preacha, Laxx & Farkas, Stanton & Coax.

Download: GetDarkerTV - Episode #146


Trashbat - Dying Sun [Forthcoming Mindstep]
Shredexx - Alien Music (Congi Remix) [Dub]
Taiko - Bode [Dub]
BunZer0 - Paracetamol [Dub]
Caski - Sandstone [Dub]
Fable - Roots [Forthcoming Redshift-One]
Breakage - Rain [Digital Soundboy]
Forensics - God's Hands (Trashbat Remix) [Dub]
Konvex & Baitface - 37th Method [Dub]
Demon & Anex - Kush [Dub]
Trashbat - Urban Vibe [Dub]
Etch - See Me On The Road [Dub]
Unknown - Ard [Dub]
Gantz & Beezy - First Born [Dub]
Killawatt - Sidewinder (Ipman Remix) [Black Box]
Dismantle - Broke [Terrain]
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U [Dirtee Stank]
>>>Redlight - MDMA [MTA]
Roll Deep - Eskimo Vocal [Roll Deep]
>>>Rebound X - Rhythm & Gash [Land Of X]
Rossi B & Luca - E10 Riddim [Planet Mu]
Last Japan - Big Man (Skanky Remix) [Bullet Train]
Kryptic Minds - 768 [Tectonic]
Dom Hz - Two Minutes [SubDepth]
Cluekid - River Troll [Aquatic Lab]
Occult - Assassins [Dub]
Karma - Soul Merchant [Dub]
Premidist - Bruk Wrist [Solaris Audio]
TMSV & Myrkur - Icarus [Free]
MIK - Do It (Fable Remix) [Dub]
Biome & Fallen 45 - DMT [Osiris]
Commodo - Surveillance [Deep Medi]
Reamz - Symbiotic [Dub]
Sparxy - Battousai [Forthcoming Bokane]
Bok Bok - Silo Pass [Night Slugs]
More Fire Crew - Oi! [Go! Beat]
Etch - Spaceman [Dub]


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Radio: Hedmuk X Dark Sky X Rood FM

Download: Hedmuk X Dark Sky X Rood FM - 06/06/12

Stream: Hedmuk X Dark Sky X Rood FM - 06/06/12


Karma - Soul Merchant
Trashbat - Dying Sun
Shredexx - Alien Music (Congi Remix)
Taiko - Bode
Cyrus - Ears Lowered
Trashbat - Urban Vibe
Gantz & Beezy - First Born
Unknown - Ard
Baitface & Konvex - 37th Method
Ipman - Mob Mentality
Pheral - Residue
Biome - Pum Bum
MIK - Do It (Fable Remix)
Commodo & Lurka - Gassin'
Benga - The Cut
Etch - See Me On The Road
Ruff Sqwad - Xtra
Wiley - Morgue
The Streets - Let's Push Things Forward

> Dark Sky Guest Mix.

Breach - Gullymunt
Dandy Jack - Hamlet Machine (Beadbeat version)
Blawan - Hollow It Out
Boddika - Unknown
Dusky - Calling Me
Skudge - Below (Boddika remix)
Dark Sky - Tremor
Robbie Tronco - Walk 4 Me
Dark Sky - Confunktion
Ron Hardy - Baby Baby Baby Aw Shucks
Tyga - Rack City (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
Dark Sky - Shades
Geeeman - Bang't
Clientele - Watch Her
Suite For Mama Dukes - Fall In Love

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