"There's some real big
things coming from System; it doesn't fit in with what people have
heard from Soundboy before; it's just good music that'll blow people
away. It's music from the heart. It's not writing beats to sell units,
it's for the love of it"
Shy FX - Digital Soundboy
The people at Sun And Bass invited me to take care of this month's podcast. In many ways, I've reflected the musical diversity of the festival in my mix. I'd like to therefore, allow the music to do the talking . . .
Exit Records' Youtube channel is causing a stir following the submission of it's new Guest Playlist. Label boss dBridge, has Invited artists who've released with the imprint to create a playlist which can include "any song, any label, any genre". I took this as a wide open opportunity to reflect a smidgin of my almost random taste in music. I'm sure there's a thread running through my selection somewhere. . .
Benny Sings - Let Me In - Sonar Kollektiv (2007)
Spin Doctors - Forty Or Fifty - Epic Records (1991)
Neil Cowley Trio - Fable - Naim Label (2011)
Pat Metheny - Omaha Celebration - ECM Records (1976)
Don Carlos - Alone (Sax Ambient) - Calypso Records (1992)
Sandy Rivera Featuring L.T. Brown - Come Into My Room (D'Menace Remix) - Distant Music (1998)
Hokusai - Red Lights - Source Direct Recordings (1996)
Mouly And Lucida - Inertia - Timeless Recordings (1996)
O.C. - O-Zone - Wild Pitch Records (1994)
Phat Kat - Don't Nobody Care About Us - House Shoes Recordings (1999)
Goldseal Tribe - Time? - Goldseal Records (1993)
Friends Of Matthew - Out There - Pulse 8 Records (1991)
Last year, Kasra (owner of Critical Music) told me that he'd love to feature my music on his forthcoming FABRICLIVE mix. By way of congratulations, I wrote "Pursuit" and gave it to him exclusively.
My track sits alongside work by Kasra, Alix Perez, Dub Phizix, Noisia, S.P.Y, Commix and more.
It's available today: FABRICLIVE.62 Kasra
Expect to hear new and
hidden classic Drum & Bass and Deep House. This is the
first Digital Soundboy Show of 2012 - Broadcast live on 25th January.
Download a copy for a limited time period from here.
& Mark System - Yeah
But . . . / Closed Circuit (SubtitlesUK)
The latest release on Teebee's Subtitles UK is the result of a combined brainstorm between Fracture and me. Despite us having been good friends for many years, It's our first collaboration to see the light of day.
The 12" single came out on 1st August 2011 and (according to the distributor), has been very well received. Thank you all for the support!
BEATPORT: Yeah But . . . is an official "Must Hear Track Of The Week".
DJ MAG: "Highly
atmospheric and delightfully dark" 9/10
Listen back to the latest Digital Soundboy Show with Shy FX, Mark System and guest Seiji. Broadcast on 27th July 2011 -
Click the Rinse FM logo and enjoy . . .
This week, Fracture and I were pleased to be guests on Ash-A-Tack's "Just On Track" show. We had a mix, a chat and a quick drink. Thanks for the vodka Ash!
The broadcast has been archived for your listening pleasure. Click the logo & listen back. . .
The new "FABRICLIVE" series CD has been mixed by Goldie for Fabric London. That's two huge dance music names in one package.
In the winter of '99, on my first visit to (now renowned) Fabric night club,
Reinforced Records filled the new venue with music. Goldie played an old school set which contained no fillers. I only recognised 30% of the music he dropped, yet his set is the only one I remember hearing. His tune selection stood out. Almost 12 years on - I'm, proud to tell you that "Hold It" features on Goldie's FABRICLIVE mix CD. I'm proud, because I view Goldie as one of the Icons of Drum & Bass. He's inspired a lot of people. It's fantastic for me to give something back.
Fabric say "[the CD is] A loud and proud snapshot of his Metalheadz stable, and the like-minded
artists that stay at their level on equally progressive D&B labels. The mix features some of the most cutting edge and visionary music on
the genre’s helm".
See the full track list and info by clicking on the artwork. . .