Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Maga Bo - Outras Terras Mixtape‏

I've been meaning to blog this one up for a while now. The new mixtape from Maga Bo is something very special indeed. 1 hour of Maga Bo productions with contributions from Poirier Jahdan Blakkamoore, Filastine, Pacheko and Dr. Das amongst others.

Global Bass at its finest!

Grab it below.

STEAK 002: Review in Clash Magazine

Nice Review of Steak 002 in Clash Magazine. We're hoping to have the record out in about 4 weeks.

Clash Magazine Jan 10

Monday, 18 January 2010

New Dub Boy Tropical Bass Mix

We have another mix to post up here on the Steak House blog today, this time courtesy of yours truly.....

I recently recorded a mix for Amsterdam's Bombdiggy crew which has now gone up on their website. I really enjoyed putting this together for them and managed to include a good number of the karnival / funky bashment / tropical tunes that have been a staple of my dj sets for the last few months.

You can grab the mix here!

Or copy and paste the link:

And here's the tracklisting....

1. Baobinga - Ride It
2. Busy Signal - Step Out (Mosca's Step It On The Frontline Remix)
3. Sticky - Jumeriah Riddim
4. Bunji Garlin - Fire Now (Mr Leub Remix)
5. Contagno - Smash
6. Flippa Mafia - Tight Tight
7. Pamputtae - Sidung Pon Di Buddy
8. Mr. G - Wining So
9. Mr G - Old Mattrass Riddim
10. NB Funky vs Natasja - Bonfire Riddim Box (Steak House Remix)
11. Jera - Jungle Dub
12. Stush We Nah Run
13. Sean Paul - Temperature (Heatwave Remix)
14. Maxwell D - Drunken Master
15. Lil Silver - Different
16. Vybz Cartel - Tek Buddy (DJ Shredda Remix)
17. Vybz Cartel & Spice - Rampin Shop (DJ Shredda Remix)
18. Maxwell D - Blackberry Hype
19. Dub Boy & Atki2 - Tigerflower (Grevious Angel Remix)
20. Major Lazer - Jump Up (Laza Beam Remix)
21. Poirier - Coco Drunk
22. Busy Signal - Da Style Deh (Heatwave Remix)
23. Benga & Coki - Night (Geeneus Remix)
24. Shabba Ranks - Love U No More (Sublusive Remix)
25. Monkey Steak - Haarlem Drift
26. Machel Montano - Love A Come Down

Friday, 15 January 2010

Steak House Family 12" on Idle Hands

This morning, I was excited to find that the second 12" on Idle Hands went on sale at Rooted Records yesterday. For those who may not yet know, this is the first 12" to feature all the Steak House crew on production duties!

A1 - Hanuman - Bola (Atki2 remix)
B1 - Atki2 and Dub Boy - Tigerflower
B2 - Atki2 and Dub Boy - Tigerflower (Grievous Angel remix)

Clips for all the tracks can be heard on the Idle Hands myspace. Those wanting to check the original Bola (fine tune it is too!), I believe there's another Sleazetone 12" in the works featuring said track and more remixes (Murderbot, Kanji Kinetic and Star Eyes if memory serves). But for now, I'm very content to have my version cut loud and proud on Bristol wax!

Tigerflower, I believe, was made about two years ago now, when Dubbers and I first stumbled across some Marcus Nasty mixtapes. It was a little while before we were really aware of what UK Funky was, and I remember he and I had several long (and probably quite tedious) conversations trying to work out whether what we were hearing was dancehall, or house, or garage, or quite what. Anyway, we both agreed that we should get in the music room and have a go at bashing some these beats out ourselves and so Tigerflower was the result. Looking back, it was definitely a significant moment getting Dub Boy working on production this time! Big ups to you mate, I still look back on that session fondly, and hopefully next time we'll get you pushing the buttons as well as rolling the joints! ;)

As for the Grievous Angel remix, I can't shed any further light on that one, other than to suggest listening to the clips, dropping it in the clubs and letting it work its magic! Paul has the Midas touch when it comes to bashment funky bangers.


Monday, 11 January 2010

Mix Monday: From the Tundra to the Tropics.

The United Kingdom sits under a dirty white blanket of snow. On the other side of the world, Carnival season is getting into full swing. Whether you love the snow or are holed up under the sun lamp with a rum punch and Cumbia on the radio we've got a mix for that.

Tundra: First up is the incredible snow mix from Aussie Ex-Pat Dubsola This mix is perfect listening for frosty mornings; all arctic orchestration, frozen noise, and brittle drums. Crisp like winter air.


Hauschka - Ginsterweg (from Snowflakes and Car Wrecks)
Inch Time - Icicles and Snowflakes
Ezekial Honig - Fractures and Fissures
Robin Saville - Snow Jewel
Tenniscoats - Aurora Curtains
The Necks - Drive By
Harold Budd - As Long As I Can Hold My Breath
Fluxion - Atlos
Carl Craig - Es. 30
Vainqueur - Elevation
Indio - Snowdrifts

Dubsola - Snow

Tropics: Pollinate Records boss Squared has just dropped a new mix which makes snowy London feel a million miles away. Karnival heat flows through every minute of this one. Exclusives, favourites, forthcoming Pollinate releases and a cheeky burst of STEAK 001 make up this 40 minute mix. Perfect for chasing away the winter blues.

DJ P-Flow - Budum Ridim
SQUARED° - Hello I’m Here Now [demo] [*Forthcoming on Pollinate]
Zaima - Mi Cosita Tiradera Pa Baby Killa
Esgar - Blaster [*Forthcoming on Pollinate]
SQUARED° - Shortwave Is Skin Deep pt.1 take.1
Lido Pimienta - Humano
Pesina Siller - Entona-Ritmos [Parte II]
Greyman - Doughnut
Unknown Artist - Flautazo Azteca
DJ Baton - Ritmo Ochumba
DJ Baton - Flaute Pan
Stimming - Song For Isabelle
El Guincho - Kalise [Kubo Remix]
Octapush - Al Nadia
Figura - Ze Bula [Chancha Via Circuito Remix]
Frederic Galliano - Saudade Nova York
Deckstar [Featuring Phe Phe] - Take Me Away
Dama S [Featuring Puto Stro] - Wo Wo Wo
Jumping Back Slash - Kwaai Sneakers [*Forthcoming on Pollinate]

SQUARED° - Here, There, Now & You [mix] by Pollinate

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Busy Signal & Machel Montano - Whoiii Gal Whoiii

So as you may or may not now it's soca season in the carribean at the moment. There's loads of fantastic music pouring out of the islands right now, not least this wicked soca/reggae tune by two kings within their respective scenes, Machel Montano & Busy Signal

Busy Signal & Machel Montano - Whoii Gal Whoii: www.box.net/shared/ac7hd3kxfg

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Ghislain Poirier - Gutter Riddim

It seems that someone has started a blogging fire in the Steak House! Not to be outdone by Atki2 and Dub Boy, here is my new years blog post!

Future Steak House family member (hold tight for a remix on STEAK 003 and an artist EP to come) Poirier has recently refixed the tunes from his excellent Soca Sound System EP, taking the vocal tracks and splicing them over the new Gutter Riddim.

Most of the UK is buried under a thick carpet of snow but this is the perfect antidote to the bleak midwinter. Karnival heat to warm your cockles. Grab it below.

Poirier - Get Crazy feat. Mr. Slaughter (Gutter Riddim Refix)

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Todd Edwards comes to Bristol

For my first blog post of the new decade, I can't resist mentioning yesterday's official opening of the world's tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. It stands at a collosal 828m (2,717ft) and the summit hosts what is quite possibly the most terrifying view I think I've ever seen....

One man, however, who doesn't need to build a Tower of Babel to get to Heaven is garage legend, Todd "the God" Edwards. The lovely people at Crazylegs (in their LoveBug guise) are, unbelievably, giving him his Bristol debut this Saturday night / Sunday morning at Basement45 and he'll be treating his two-stepping congregation to a top notch selection of his newest productions alongside some of his old garage classics. If his latest FACT mix is anything to go by, he is currently on fine form!

Worth checking out are two productions Todd's been giving away for free last month, one new, one old. The first is a rather surprising rework of Japanese noise metal band Boris, the second is an old unreleased beat from the vaults. I understand Todd's working on a website at the moment where a lot of previously unavailable versions of his tracks / remixes will be available for the first time as mpfrees which will launch later this year.



Monday, 4 January 2010

New Boops Riddim from Juke Boxx Productions!

Happy new year to all our readers!

To start off the year I want to bring everyone's attention to what is probably my favourite reggae dancehall riddim at the minute.

Juke Boxx productions have recently recorded an updated version of the timeless Boops riddim, made famous by the Supercat tune of the same name, which is in tribute to the infamous reggae producer Steelie who sadly passed away last year.

A slew of top class reggae & dancehall artists have jumped on this riddim to voice some excellent cuts. There's 3 (yup count them!!) quality Busy Signal voicings, plus stand out cuts from Taurus Riley, Lutan Fyah and Assassin.

To start 2010 off in the right way I thought I would link you all to a couple of wicked cuts by Chino and the lovely Timaka Marshall.........

(Links courtesy of 21st Productions)