New mix: Smoke

We’re still in 2017-land with this one, but don’t let that put you off. I have to admit I missed a whack of good stuff last year in grime, which Butterz’s annual Grime 20XX comps always put me up on, but generally I tried to avoid those cuts since they mix them better than I could. Instead I pilfered some favourites from the ever-growing pile (Tuckz, 67) and some I overlooked that popped up in others’ lists (notably the always essential Bleep one, from which I snagged the revelatory DJ Lycox and a quirky one from E.M.M.A.). Plus the Stormzy and Dizzee LPs yielded a few bangers. Enjoy the fruits of my (belated) labour…

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Mixed 20 Jan 2018 by deemo for

1. Stormzy – Bad Boys (feat. Ghetts and J Hus) – Gang Signs & Prayer [#Merky]
2. DJ Lycox – Galinha – Sonhos & Pesadelos [Principe Discos]
3. STILL – Don’t Stop – I [PAN]
4. Avelino – Energy f Skepta and Stormzy – single [OddChild]
5. 67 – This Side – Glorious Twelfth [6ix 7even]
6. Pinch – Street Light – Brain Scan [Aquatic Lab]
7. Slackk & Logos – Moroccan Squares – BOXED004 [Boxed]
8. Slimzee – Judgement Day Garna Remix – Judgement Day EP [Slimzos]
9. Lethal Bizzle – Round Here ft Giggs and Flowdan – single [Dench]
10. Killa’s Army x Chimpo – Which One – single [Box N Lock]
11. E.M.M.A. – Mindmaze – Mindmaze/Pumpkin Emoji [Coyote]
12. Errorsmith – I’m Interesting, Cheerful & Sociable – Superlative Fatigue [PAN]
13. Sully – Bullseye f Jamakabi – Escape [Keysound]
14. Gantz – Shivy (feat. Dedw8) – Dying on Acid EP [Deep Medi Muzik]
15. D Double E – How I Like It – single [Bluku Music]
16. AS.IF KID – Bombay Mix – Slimzos Allstars Volume 1 [Slimzos]
17. Tuckz – Headtop – Beginner’s Luck [Trapdoor]
18. Dizzee Rascal – Focus – Raskit [Dirtee Stank/Island]
19. Bugzy Malone – Aggy Wid It – King of the North [Ill Gotten]
20. Sir Spyro – Topper Top f Killa P, Lady Chann, Teddy Bruckshot (Kahn & Neek Remix) – single [Deep Medi Musik]
21. Yizzy x Tuckz – Big Man – single [Young Yizzy]

New mix: Calling Card

Oh, but this was a fun one. It must be spring if there are this many bubbly tracks fighting for space in one mix — minds turning to knuckles-in-the-air outdoor raving and such. I’m a little late with the goods this time but I promise there will be another mix soon. Tracks are coming fast and furious, from the Stormzy album to various newcomers I’m enjoying like Tuckz. For now, enjoy, and play with the windows down.

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1. Alex Coulton – Radiance – WSDM004 (Wisdom Teeth)
2. Abra Cadabra – Money Haffi Mek Feat. Stefflon Don – NEW GEN (XL)
3. Facta – Scotch Mist – Alsatian / Scotch Mist (Bloc)
4. Gold Panda – Your Good Times Are Just Beginning – Your Good Times Are Just Beginning (City Slang)
5. Yamaneko – Gala Helipop – Project Nautilus [Keygen Loops] (Local Action)
6. Maribor – Bodybag – Keysound radio dubs 001 (Keysound)
7. FJAAK – Spnd Ballett- Fjaak (Monkeytown)
8. Via Maris – Tempora – Swarm / Tempora (Dnuos Ytivil)
9. Blackdown – Keysound Sessions Anthem (8bar Mix) – Rollage Vol.2: Keysound Sessions Anthem (Keysound)
10. Unknown Archetype – Tripp – Tripp (R&S)
11. Lil Silva – Cyrup – V1 / Cyrup (LS Whites)
12. Rabit – Intrepid – Excommunicate (Self-released)
13. Clams Casino – Back to You feat. Kelly Zutrau – 32 Levels (Columbia)
14. Mophono – Lump Sum Slum Lord – Lump Sum Slum Lord (CB Records)
15. Zgjim – Riddim – RIDDIM ALL STARS (Liquorish Records)
16. Macabre Unit – Neurotik – Neurotik EP (Nomine Sound)
17. Wiley – Name Brand (Feat. JME, Frisco & J2K) – Godfather (CTA Records)
18. Lethal Bizzle – Round Here f. Giggs, Flowdan – Round Here (Dench)
19. Jammz – Warrior – Warrior EP (I Am Grime)

Recorded Feb 20, 2017 by Deemo for

Mix: Massive 2: Metal Plates


Drum and bass was my first dance-music love (unless you count a flirtation with C&C Music Factory in grade school); I think it was a direct route from seeing Prodigy’s “Firestarter” video on MuchMusic to getting hold of MTV’s first Amp compilation and just playing and replaying Goldie’s “Inner City Life” over and over and over. I was all about the breaks, aside from a lingering fondness for Roni Size (firmly wiped out by paying UK import prices at the Eaton Centre HMV to get hold of the Breakbeat Era album… yurgh). I lapped up anything Goldie-related, discovered Alex Reece, Remarc, Plug, Wax Doctor, goggled a bit at Aphex Twin, Alec Empire and Squarepusher’s cuckoo-bananas contributions to the genre, and even made my poor mother turn the car radio to CIUT to catch a ragga jungle show that aired at 6am while we were on our way to school. (Sorry, mom.)

Tech-step pretty much killed the sound off for me, at which point I was deep into IDM anyway – anyone want to buy some Team Doyobi vinyl, not even slightly used, hit me on my beeper. Don’t all call at once. Anyways, the resurgence of Metalheadz, in the form of a flurry of new releases, is plenty of reason to make a sequel to the original Massive mix I did a while back. But all this grime and footwork business goes rather well with it, I must say…

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Deemo – Massive 2: Metal Plates by Deemo on Mixcloud

1. Ishan Sound – Namkha (Kahn Remix) – Namkha (Tectonic)
2. DVA – Solid (feat. Zaki Ibrahim & Metrodome) – Hyperdub 10.2 (Hyperdub)
3. Tessela – Rough 2 –  Rough 2 (R&S)
4. Four Tet – Kool FM (Champion Remix) – Beautiful Rewind Remixes (Domino)
5. Cassius Select – Bruv – Tuff Sherm / Cassius Select (Plastic World)
6. Lunice  – Can’t Wait To – Can’t Wait To (LuckyMe)
7. Danny Brown – Smokin & Drinkin (DJ Sliink Remix) – Smokin & Drinkin EP (Fools Gold)
8. Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) – Missing in Action: A Collection of Selected Tracks, B-Sides and Remixes from 2006-2010 (Tectonic)
9. Plastician – Aqua Riddim – Plasticman Remastered (Terrorythm)
10. Footsie  – War Dub 4 (Send For Everyone) – King Original Vol 3 (Braindead Ent)
11. Flowdan – No Gyal Tune – Serious Business EP (Hyperdub)
12. Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits (feat. Juelz Santana) (clean) – Federal Reserve (Fools Gold)
13. Traxman – Da Geto Dj’z And Teklife Anthem – Traxman presents TEKLIVING the Bandcamp Album (Bandcamp)
14. DJ Rashad, MoonDoctoR & FreshtillDef – Don’t Blow My High – WTF! (Freshmoon)
15. Nucleus & Paradox – The Return Of…   – The Return Of… / Analogue Life (Metalheadz)
16. Mako feat. Detail – Tell Me Something – The Truthseekers (Metalheadz)
17. SB81 – Arq – The Blueprints EP (Metalheadz)
18. Lenzman – My Tearz (feat. Steo) – Looking at the Stars (Metalheadz)