Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Studio Rockers was born when Tony Thorpe aka The Moody Boyz decided to combine his extensive knowledge of dub with his uncanny ability for unearthing the freshest musical talent. Best known for his pioneering dub productions, he also spent many years as an A&R consultant at Wall Of Sound, curated Massive Attack’s Meltdown Festival and has a string of high profile remixes to his name for the likes of Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and Lee Scratch Perry.
Since it’s inception 3 years ago Studio Rockers has established itself as one of the heaviest and most innovative labels in the Dubstep scene today.
Always striving to unearth and promote new talent wherever possible, to date Studio Rockers has released 10 singles from some of the most talented artists to emerge from this scene. With their eclectic and all-encompassing approach to the sound, in recent years Studio Rockers has been one of the labels truly responsible for pushing the boundaries of Dubstep music.
3 years on and they are set to release ‘Studio Rockers @ The Controls’, a mixed compilation album featuring 23 of the finest upfront Dubstep killers alongside an EP showcasing tracks from Decyfer & Surje, two of the most exciting new artists to earn releases on Studio Rockers.
Ahead of the release, we have been lucky enough to receive this taster track;
Tony Thorpe aka The Moody Boyz - Witness The Day
Monday, 26 October 2009
Having just officially remixed Madonna's new single "Celebration", with tracks in the Beatport top charts, remixes for Ministry of Sound, and over 1.000.000 genuine page views on myspace, Gustavo Rozenthal and Felipe Lozinsky, who form the duo Felguk, is a force to be reckoned with.
Their massive bass-led pumping electro-house, is a genre of its own. Un-phased by clubs or open air-festivals, whether playing live or Djing, they are quite simply a phenomenon in the making.
For 2 years, Felguk has been headlining majors parties in Brazil, always getting a warm and excited response of the crowd. Having toured USA, Canada and Mexico, the duo is ready to take the next step on the scene.
With a passion for rock, funk and pop and releases on Bug-Eyed Records and Plasmapool have placed Felguk firmly on the scene, being incorporated in the sets of notorious djs such as Spencer & Hill, Adam K, Klass, Miles Dyson, Tim Healey and Dj Dan.
Recently, the duo from Rio de Janeiro was invited by Warner Bros. Records, to remix the new single of superstar Madonna, "Celebration", being part of a small group of top DJs and music producers such as Benny Benassi and Paul Oakenfold.
1 - Spencer & Hill - Cool (Afrojack Remix) - Tiger Records
2 - Tim Healey vs Felguk - Rio - Giant Pussy Records
3 - Felguk - Buzz Me (Rework Mix) - BugEyed Records
4 - Jean Elan - Killer - Shake Me Please Records
5 - Perfect Stranger - Stardust (Felguk Remix)
6 - Felguk - Keep Keeping - BugEyed Records
7 - Wolfgang Gartner - Firepower - Kindergarten Records
8 - Jelo - Nordlicht - BugEyed Records
9 - Neelix - Disco Decay (Felguk Remix) - BugEyed Records
10 - Coburn - We interrupt this program (Will Bailey & Mikey Hook Remix) - Taste/d Records
11 - Spencer & Hill vs Felguk - Fingertips (Felguk Mix) - BugEyed Records
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
1. Krafty Kuts - Intro
2. Riton & Primary 1 - Who's That (Acapella)
3. The Dozens - Fake Blood (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
4. Tim Healey - Bring It Party (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
5. DJ Gant Man - Juke Dat Girl - Nadastrom Remix (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
6. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel - Armand Van Helden Remix
(Krafty Kuts Re-rub)
7. Dizzie Rascal - Bonkers (Acapella)
8. Will Bailey - Hit The Club (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
9. Major Lazor - Pon De Floor
10. Don Diablo - Blow (Acapella)
11. Black Noise - Rocking It (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
12. Starkillers - Bitch Ass Tricks (Adsorb Edit)
13. Deekline Feat Tim Healey - Don't Smoke (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
14. Krafty Kuts - Children Of The Night
15. DJ Blaqstarr Feat feat Rye Rye - Shake It To The Ground (Acapella)
16. Proxy - Raven - Kazey & Bulldog Remix
17. Autodidkat - Ghetto Nonsense (Acapella)
18. Tim Healey & Tomcraft Feat DJ Assault - Electro On The Floor (KraftyKuts Re-Rub)
19. Jack Beats - Get Down VIP Mix (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
Taken from his new album Against The Grain, the man like Krafty Kuts has been nice enough to provide us with this stunning piece of funk fuelled madness;
Draax & Seavers - Rude Boys (KRAFTY KUTS Rerub) (Against The Grain) )
KRAFTY KUTS - AGAINST THE GRAIN TOUR
26 Sep 2009 Octagon Sheffield
29 Sep 2009 Loco @ Lancaster University Lancaster
2 Oct 2009 Audio Mixmag Freshers Event Brighton
3 Oct 2009 Blowpop @Motion An Evening With Krafty Kuts Bristol
8 Oct 2009 Bath University Bath
9 Oct 2009 Matter An Evening With Krafty Kuts London
10 Oct 2009 University Cardiff
12 Oct 2009 Rubadubdub @ Loveshack Durham
14 Oct 2009 Remixology @ Soul Tree Cambridge
16 Oct 2009 Orange Rooms Bournemouth
16 Oct 2009 Orange Rooms Southampton
17 Oct 2009 Custard Factory Birmingham
22 Oct 2009 Misty’s Nightclub Cranbrook
23 Oct 2009 Spiritbar Nelson
24 Oct 2009 Red Rooms Vancouver
27 Oct 2009 Tommy Africa’s Whistler
30 Oct 2009 Stralight Rooms Edmonton
31 Oct 200 Halloween 2009 Make It Funky @ El Mocambo Toronto
6 Nov 2009 Metropolis @ The Warehouse Project Manchester
7 Nov 2009 Planet of the Breaks @ Severn Cellars Shrewsbury
20 Nov 2009 Sugar Nightclub Victoria
18 Dec 2009 Rhythm Factory @ Nasimi Beach Dubai
48 tracks over 2 CDs featuring Pendulum, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Freestylers, Twocker, Black Noise, Stupid Fresh, Fort Knox 5, Bass Kleph, DJ Dan, DJ Icey, Deekline and many more! Mixed and mashed by Krafty Kuts. Supported with a huge international DJ tour and iPhone ‘DJ Tool’ app.
Following the release of Krafty Kuts’ hugely successful ‘Fabric’ and ‘Back To Mine’ mix CDs which gave listeners an insight into his roots in turntablism and crate digging, Against The Grain are proud to present this new compilation of exclusive “re-rubs” which delves into Krafty Kuts studio skills. Ever since the early days of dance music, pioneers such as Danny Krivit and Larry Levan and hip hop producers such as Double D & Steinski, DJs have made their own re-edits of tracks to add an element of exclusiveness to their sets. Usually however, those edits remain unreleased, never to see the light of day. So, it is with great pleasure and the kind help of many artists and record labels, we are able to release this CD containing 20 of Krafty Kuts’ finest, unreleased re-edits which have been igniting his sets over the past year. With artists such as Black Noise, Mickey Slim, Twocker, Bass Kleph, Miles Dyson, Tim Healy, DJ Dan and Stupid Fresh; we see Krafty Kuts give some big house hits a breakbeat makeover with devastating effect.
For the bonus disc, Krafty Kuts had “an immense amount of fun” producing a mix of Against The Grain classics, looking back over the past decade at some of the biggest tunes to come out of dance music on this killer record label which he is proud to be a part of. For this CD he’s chopped, tweaked,
mixed, mashed and krafted 28 of the label’s best bangers in to 1 hour of blissful breaks. From the sexy, chart topping sounds of Freestylers ‘Push Up’ to a dubstep mix of his ‘Bass Phenomenon’ anthem, and from the thrashing drum n bass of Freestylers v Pendulum ‘Painkiller’ to Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought’s ‘We Play The Music’ summer sizzler. Krafty Kuts has all bases covered.