Sunday, 29 November 2009


Its been floating around for a while but I just picked up this rather wonderful Joy Orbison mix up from Trash Menagerie. This is perfect music for a hazy Sunday. Delirious synths wash around you, bringing with them swells of bass and strutting beats which swing between techno, funky, 2step, and speed garage. Put this on and let it coax you out of your hangover.

Joy Orbison - Doldrums 001 mix


01. Pearson Sound – Indelible // Aus
02. Karizma – Drumz Nightmare // R2
03. Nu-Birth – Anytime // Locked On
04. Tonya Renee – About You (Karizma Boucha Remix) // Home Recordings
05. Altered Natives – Rass Out // Fresh Minute Music
06. Joy Orbison – Smother // DOLDRUMS
07. Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn Remix) // Curle
08. Shed – Selection One // Soloaction
09. Ultramarine – Hooter (Carl Craig Remix/JORb EdiT) // Real Soon
10. Joy Orbison – Tentative Bidding // DOLDRUMS
11. Martyn – Hear Me // 3024
12. Joy Orbison – J. Doe // DOLDRUMS
13. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo // Hotflush

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Exciting times. We've just got everything finalised for the next record and I can confirm that STEAK 002 sees label bosses Monkey Steak (myself and Atki2) take the helm to deliver a release that fuses Soca, Funky and Bashment sounds with global influences and trademark Monkey Steak edits. We've enlisted the formidable vocal talents of the original badman MC Zulu on Hyped Up! and the record also features Tigris Riddim (as featured on Toddla T's recent Fabric mix) and Haarlem Drift (as featured on Murderbot's recent Mad Decent mixtape)

You can listen to short preview clips on our myspace by following the link below and hold tight for full previews on our Soundcloud soon:

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


PORIER & ZULU are coming to Karnival!

Saturday 5th December @ The Tube, Bristol. Be there

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Oneman - Ragga Garage Mix for Hot Wuk

It seems like every post I write at the moment mentions the Heatwave in some way and this, I'm afraid to say is no exception. Gabriel Heatwave's excellent Hot Wuk night this week plays host to Streatham Bass Badboy, Oneman. To celebrate he's put together a mix of dutty ragga garage bangers including future STEAK 003 - Baobinga and Killa Benz and its bloody great! You can stream it at the heatwave site or download it below

Oneman - Ragga Garage Mix For Hot Wuk.


  • DJ Deller - Romantic Call
  • PD Syndicate & Elephant Man - Zoom Zoom
  • B-15 Project feat Crissy D & Lady G - Girls Like Us
  • B-15 Project & Lady Saw - Freak
  • Ed Case & Sweetie Irie - Who?
  • Toddla T & HervĂ© feat Serocee - Shake It (Martelo Funky Edit)
  • Baobinga & Killa Benz - Wine Up
  • Sticky & Heartless Crew - Jump Around
  • Breach - Sizzla Remix
  • Geeneus & Ms Dynamite - Get Low
  • Richie Dan - ??
  • Pay As U Go (Maxwell D & Plague) - Champagne Dance 09

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Rubi Dan - Bashment Funky

The whole Bashment Funky takeover shows no signs of slowing down. People like Gabriel Heatwave (with his excellent Funky Bashment mix) and of course our own Steak House Crew have been pushing this sound hard recently. Sometime heatwave vocalist and all round bad boy Rubi Dan has come up with this latest Karnival banger alongside Juxci with the two of them spitting fire over The Bop Riddim. You can grab it below:

Rubi Dan and Juxci - Bashment Funky

Friday, 6 November 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - Just Aint Gonna Work Out

I was doing a bit of digging for info on the New Snoop Dogg Album, Malice in Wonderland when I came across a video that Diplo had posted to his twitter feed from hiphopDX.
I'd never heard of Mayer Hawthorne but was intrigued enough from the short clip to do some googling. According to his label, Stone's Throw:

"Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided....(he) but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr"

Listening through to his stuff on youtube, this really comes across. At first listen his music is completely timeless, you can't tell if you're listening to modern versions of old tracks, or completely new stuff. The record that really blew me away is the gorgeously designed 10" Just Aint gonna Work Out. Pressed onto candy red heart shaped vinyl, these two tracks are equal parts J-Dilla and Smokey Robinson with just a nod in the direction of Prince's Slow Love. You can get the digital at Juno and Boomkat and you can hear the tunes below.