myself and pete pitch dropped our loads when we first heard this 813 track. a stonker in every sense of the word ‘plumbeous bubbles’ is nothing short of the f*cking jam. no messing. those chopped up vocals in in the final furlong? blimey. potholes in my blog premiered the bubbles today - go check that out now, or stream below. the ‘spectrum riff ep’ officially drops on...
nicolas jaar - dont break my love
pure loveliness from nicolas jaar, but you probably expected than before you pressed play right?
813 interview on din mag
our 4th ep is out in a few weeks, a heavy 6 tracks session (including sluga on the remix) from moscow based firefighter 813. check this interview with him right -> here, where he chats about the russian beat scene, his studio set up and how he started making some of the best synth-driven boogie-laced beats around.
montgomery clunk - hearts
played lemonade at donky pitch last night and woke up to find this great ravey rustie-like beats tune from monte clunk in the inbox. give it 51 seconds before you pass judgement.
time wharp - later.rmx
i’ve had this one bookmarked for well over a week; as i have been feeling alot of time wharps stuff. i’ve never actually heard of any of the peeps on remix duties here, bar divine interface, which makes for an even more pleasant suprise when the quality is high. beat based, synthy niceness. some for the mind, some for the dancefloor. well worth you checking his grn ep and the...
drake - over my dead body (star slinger remix)
against my better judgement i’ve been totally sucked into this new drake album, it’s smooth in most of the right places and the not so ‘swoony schmoozy’ tracks are all killer. this star slinger remix takes one of those ‘smooth in the right places’ tracks, the album opener, and, keeping the vocal intact, injects some pace. it’s a winner for me. one...
Slugabed - Kittens
slugaclaus! youllsoonknow: Download: Slugabed - Kittens (.mp3) Slugabed just posted a free tune up on his soundcloud page, an old track that has previously not seen the light of day. Keep checking his soundcloud as he’s going to be giving away a new one of these every Monday on the run up to Christmas. Read More
Knx, Mndsgn & House Shoes on Soundwaves
Soundwaves KPFK is a weekly show out of sunny Southern California, featuring music from across the sonic spectrum. It just so happens that, a couple of months back, Soundwaves aired a pair of two hour long sessions hosted by some Donky favourites. Man like Knxwledge is joined by Dee-troit resident House Shoes then by brother Mndsgn the following week. Essential listening to be found...
jonwayne - dublab / pledge show
terrible quality on the recording but it’s still well worth peeping this 35 minute session from jonwayne. all unreleased beats made on his sp404. i say that like i know what an sp404 is, i actually have no idea. frankly i don’t need to know; whatever it was made on there is some crazy good stuff in here. did i mention you should come play donky pitch jon? DubLab /Noon Show...
peaking lights (main attrakionz man world remix)
loved that peaking light album, love these hipster rappers. what could go wrong? Peaking Lights - Marshmellow Yellow / Amazing And Wonderful (Main Attrakionz MAN WORLD remix) by Weird World Record Co
podcast for november radio
sick selection from elliot yorke, in which you might just hear some forthcoming donky pitch jams, amongst all the usual goodies. next month is our ‘best of 2011’ show. Donky X Hivemind Vol 14 (Elliot Yorke [Royalty] mix) by Donky_Pitch on Mixcloud
813 - spectrum riff ep
check owt our next 12”, from Moscow based fireman 813. five original tracks bursting with juicy synth lines, retro drum machines and waves of thick sub bass, culminating in a sound that is one part boogie, one part hip hop, one part electro and three parts forward thinking bass music. + that slugabed remix Vinyl - 12th December Digital - 9th January pleased DKY004 - 813 - Spectrum...
nasty nasty interviews slugabed
don’t think this needs any explanation… Codeine blunts interview vol 1: SLUGABED (Ninja Tune, Planet-Mu) by NastyNasty
ta ku - 50 days for dilla
i meant to post this up on day 1, but somehow it’s day 3 already! i’ve got a lot of love for ta ku’s productions and his work rate is phenomenal releasing so many great beat tapes this year, but this new endevour reaches new levels of dedication. he will be uploading a new beat every day to his soundcloud for a full 50 days, in celebration of that man j dilla. check his...
keyboard kid - 4evergreen [video]
‘i’m gonna swag harder that the fucking beatles’ yes
slugabed on tom ravenscroft (bbc6 music)
sluga did a wee interview and mix for tom ravenscroft’s show this weekend. it starts some time in the third hour, but to be honest you should check the whole show cos ravensroft is the don. you’ve got 6 days to listen, before the podcast disappears. here’s the tl for the mix 813 — Tinky Tonky [Slugabed Remix] Slugabed — Sex 813 — Lazerboard Walk Glam Franklin — All Fours Herbie...
813 - tinky tonky (slugabed remix)
so our fourth record, 813’s ‘spectrum riff ep’ drops in a little over four weeks. we’ve had some really dope feedback so far from the likes of brackles, skream, sweatson klank (aka take), starkey, jay scarlett, darkhouse fam, mary anne hobbs and a bunch of other kind folks. we’ll up the clips soon but for now all you have to do is swoon to this sluga remix (which is...
november radio - elliot yorke (royalty) mix
tonight we have an exclusive mix from elliot yorke (aka one half of royalty) amongst a heap of exclusives and the best of this month’s releases, freebees and remixes. ghost mutt will be joining myself and pete pitch live in the lounge. tune in 7-10pm GMT here
i swear this is close to one of the best line ups we’ve ever had, and it’s bloomin’ free entry. wait a second whilst i blow our own trumpet… lapalux is a producer on everyone’s lips right now. he’s played the boiler room, done high profile remixes for thundercat and fink (amongst many others) and has an ep forthcoming on fly lo’s brainfeeder label in...
Whilst in the middle of a slightly blunted listening of the new Scuba dj kicks mix I was caught off guard by a recent Peverelist cut that had so far gone unnoticed by me (‘Sun Dance’), so enamoured with it’s driving heads down vibe, swirling synths and tense percussion I immediately dug out every Pev record I could find from my collection and reacquainted myself. For me Peverelist’s music...
com truise - she melts
so hyped for this man’s gig in brighton next week. shouts to be nothing for the booking. loved the album, loved date bar and loving this new freebee he’s thrown up. stream below or download here. if you’re in europe, catch him at the following places. She Melts by Com Truise
sven swift - super feelers compilation
quite a few of these tracks are available elsewhere, but this comp does a sterling job of bringing them all together under one great listen. the stephen farris flip of panda bear is particularly special. there’s definitely too many ‘beat’ comps out there at the moment, but this one’s well worth a peep. &lt;a...
Just got through reading Fact’s take on Dabrye, one of the most talented and important beat makers of recent musical history. As far as beats/instrumental hip hop/etc (not getting into that one here!) goes, he is up there with Jneiro Jarel as one of the relatively unsung fathers of the movement. While we’re still waiting for new material from Dabrye, this article is a good reminder of...
keyboard kid - based in the rain 666
it’s only been a minute since keyboard kid (aka lil b’s main producer) dropped his last beat tape, ‘the mind is so complex when you’re based’, and he’s already back with another six tracks of heet. only the first 200 dl’s were free so you’ve all gotta pay at least $1.50. my bad, i should have got this post up sooner. i owe you all a coffee yeah. ...