Wednesday, 30 November 2011
The live experimental music video for The D.O.T and Ghostpoet's collaboration song 'Trouble' starts at 8.30 on http://www.factmag.com/. A lot of trouble will be caused as you get to vote on what happens in the music video as it happens, do not miss it!!! dBridge will do a set straight after at 8.40.
They have already released a remix of the song by Damu on soundcloud.
Check it out: Ghostpoet feat. The D.O.T - 'Trouble' (Damu Remix)
Monday, 28 November 2011
Critical released an EP today which is bursting with talent, some of the biggest names in the scene; Enei, DRS, Ulterior Motive, Phace, Jubei and label boss Kasra himself join forces to bring the almighty 4 track "Sequence One" EP
Make sure you buy this one as the four tracks featured are bass heavy, crisp productions from a quality label. DRS also delivers some lyrics which give "Obsession" a deep and dark feel about it.
Have a listen -
Enei & MC DRS - Obsession
Divergence - Ulterior Motive
Phace - Freedom of Filth
Jubei & Kasra - The Rift
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
New from DEEP MEDI MUSIK- Soundman & Diablo By V.I.V.E.K
"‘Soundman’ is as dark and cold as it gets, a hard, minimal underground riddim charged with some
intricate Techno running’s and a suffocating density ‘Diablo’ starts where ‘Soundman’ left off, more
relentless dark, subbed out chest rattling tension from the Soundsystem man V.I.V.E.K."
Check "Soundman" below, and Diablo here
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Alphabet Pony is an up and coming producer, he has made a wide range of music from electronic to liquid drum & bass and dubstep. Bit by bit he seems to be becoming far more consistent and comfortable in the music that he is creating, this very exciting for any of his fans as he may begin to get some of the respect he deserves. MRgruff thinks that he has a big future and cannot wait for to hear more from this very talented artist.
Check out these songs:
Friday, 18 November 2011
Rizlab, "a project created to allow credible, pioneering artists to freely experiment", who The D.O.T and Ghostpoet have been working with, have announced that the first track to be born from the collaboration is now complete. The track is called 'Trouble' and now that it has been finished, The D.O.T and Ghostpoet have decided to create an experimental music video. They aim to film an "interactive live-streamed music video", this is the first time that a video like this has been produced. The best part is that YOU decide what goes on, right now you can send suggestions of what you want to happen in the video to Rizlab, The D.O.T and Ghostpoet. Then when the video is streamed live the viewers will get an A or B option to choose what these artists have to deal with in this 'one take' live video.
This is a revolutionary idea so do not miss out on your chance to be a part of it, MRgruff believes this will be whatever happens all you have to do is email: firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.
Check out the video and the press release for more information!
Many thanks to Gin Trewhella for keeping us updated.
For those of you who don't know, back in April Dancehall artistes Baby Cham and Bounty Killer who have not recorded together in almost a decade, reunited on a new single from producer Dave Kelly. The song was called stronger and also featured vocals from Mykal Rose. Feel free to take a listen if you haven't already.
Baby Cham - Stronger ft. Bounty Killer & Mykal Rose
None were more excited about the release of this song than legendary selector David Rodigan, showing his enthusiasm by placing it as a regular in his setlist alongside Dubplates by a catalogue of names from Busy Signal to Damian & Stephen Marley. Recently, Rodigan has, although always prominent, stromed back on to the u.k scene having played at nights by Drum & Bass label Metalheadz and Digital Soundboy as well as the first Skream & Benga presents Fabriclive. No set however, will stand more prominent than that of Outlook 2011 during which, in an hour and a half on the main stage, the festival came to life.
Have a look for yourself HERE
General ... I need the special.
Be sure to get your tickets to Outlook 2012 via the link below, which MRgruff promises to be a festival like no other...
Outlook 2012 tickets
Monday, 14 November 2011
The generous Scottish boys from Mungos Hi Fi have released this FREEBIE to promote the release of their new album "Forward Ever" which is out now to buy HERE. Its a sick album with some real Jamaican flavour, nice riddims and beautiful vocals. MRgruff definitely recommends you buy!
Listen and download the freebie here...
New from Frequency recordings (RAM's sister)...
Have a listen.
"Mind over Matter" is a stormer...
Optiv & BTK - Let It Hit Em / Mind Over Matter - FQY046 by Optiv
Ghostpoet and The D.O.T officially announced that they are going to be doing a 'project' together.
The D.O.T is Mike Skinner's new collaboration with Rob Harvey talked about a few weeks ago by MRgruff. So far, not much is unknown about this collaboration apart from a selection of tracks and videos that have been posted on their website, but MRgruff is very excited about what is to come.
Ghostpoet is an original and unique artist, since really breaking through onto the UK hip-hop scene with Cash and Carry Me Home he has become increasingly recognised and Mike Skinner said that Ghostpoet was his favorite MC in the country. His album, 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam' which was released earlier this year was a huge hit and therefore MRgruff is very excited for this 'project'.
Ghostpoet - Liiines
Ghostpoet - Survive it
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Joker has just released 2 FREE instrumentals!
These freebies omes following the release of his new EP "The Vision"
The free tunes are instrumentals of tracks featured on the new album, so snap them up while they are still hot.
Hail the generous, prince of purple for these!
The links have broken a few times-
CHECK THE LATEST- HERE
Monday, 7 November 2011
RAM released a new single from another one of the bristol boys - 'Break'.
Break has been smashing the drum and bass scene for nearly 10 years and has a crisp, hard hitting production which highlights what RAM is all about.
Building on his trademark, breakbeat/bassline focussed style, this release from RAM's 'Break' is nothing revolutionary but is definitely worth the buy.
Have a listen-
RAMM108 - Break - Hot Love / Breakfast by RAM Records
We posted Skittles' new tune "Dot2Dot" a while ago in our "What MRgruff is listening to..." section (found on the right hand side of your screen).
The single was released officially today under Brok N English's label "Estate Recordings". Its the second single from his new album "Poor in £100 trainers".
Check out the Remixes of the single - Zed Bias, Dub Phizix, Joe Kalius.
The manchester based Skittles has already had alot of support from big names like Mary Anne Hobs and Toddla T.
Make sure you check it out and buy the album HERE
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Talk of a new EP from Tyke. Expect some dirty/heavy rollers.
CHECK THIS to see what to expect. (Taken from Tyke's guest mix on 1Xtra, This track out of them all is by far the best though)
Tyke is also giving away a track at 2k likes on facebook, check the links below!
Forthcoming on GRID
Catch Tyke on soundcloud at; http://soundcloud.com/grid-recordings
Or on facebook at; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyke/155245044500878
Shy FX's Digital Soundboy has just released clips from Die & Breaks's forthcoming EP "Grand Funk Hustle"
The 4 tunes are yet to be released, but when they are, be prepared to sink your teeth into to something unbelievable. The album combines some smooth Jamaican vibes with some deep/dark DnB. MRgruff is properly excited for this one to drop!
This is the sort of sound that MRgruff was made for...
Listen to the album clips here
Also dont forget that B.Traits has just released her new tune TODAY on the same label. Vibes...
B.Traits - Fever (ft. Elisabeth Troy)
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Just days after MRgruff talked about the less recognised members of OFWGKTA. Syd Tha Kyd has released the first single from her debut album she is making with Matt Martian. The duo call themselves 'The Internet' and this single is called 'Cocaine' featuring Left Brain. It is said to be her side project but from this single we already have high expectations.
Anyone associated with the sounds of DEEP MEDi MUSIK is defiantly worth a mention.
If you don't know about Hijak, get to know.
Having grown up in Croydon, the older brother of Oliver Jones a.k.a Skream, has been prominent to those who follow the deeper, subtler dubstep sound.
Songs such as his MEDi - 02 release Dally clearly showcase this as well as the reggae influence, which Hijak picked up during many years as a successful Jungle DJ.
If you like his sound, make sure you check out Tears, which MRgruff feels is a song that needs no introduction .