joker returns to form with this excellent 12 inch, presenting >old era< – a future proof dancefloor smasher backed by deadly re-mix from bristolian purple partner in grime, gemmy. very few producers can capture mainstream interest while focusing on an honest, underground vibe – joker is one of them and he has done it again! watch out too for the accompanying video of >old era<, which features a fully animated liam mclean, aka joker, riding his motorbike over barren land-scapes on an essential mission!
dj supports from benga, mistajam, n-type, mrk1, surgeon, bok bok, guido, gemmy, rsd, blackdown and many, many more!
joker has been riding a rocket propelled trajectory with an exponential rise in popularity since he first caught the attention of underground djs and bloggers alike, back in 2007. signed to major player 4ad for his debut lp >the vision<, dropping late last year joker has won the hearts and minds of both respected underground players and pop-loving youth alike. here he returns to his home imprint for a rare excursion away from 4ad with the monstrous, infectious fresh cut rhythm that is our lead track >skitta<. you know it must be a big lead if when you flip for the aa side and find the almighty newham generals featuring in secondary place! >i think you should know< sees footsie and d double roll out a shoulder popping beat in fine style while fans of all things instrumental can also enjoy an extended instrumental version of the same track. huge release all round.
joker & ginz purple city quite simply put ? purple city is one of the biggest tunes you will hear in 2009, no fronting! being repped across the board by the biggest, pickiest names in the scene, hear is a rhythm that crosses boundaries effortlessly. think turbo charged g funk flavours, chunky square wave bendy bass and rolling carnival drums ? perfectly executed. rave funk ? served extra greeeezy!
2008 is going to be the year that joker blows up. hes already been causing a stir with releases such as the recent anthem gully brook lane on soul jazz & last years sell out stuck in the system on earwax as well as remixes for smd i believe & roni size dont hold back (...that frankly, make the originals look weak!). its high time now for joker to unleash his finest works yet on his own brand new bristol based imprint kapsize. kapsize 001 launches with a double aside - both tracks showcase jokers insanely genius production style, a kind of melting pot of influences that take the best elements of neptunes, dirty south & west coast hip hop instrumentals - big !
kapsize is very proud to present our next release from none other than international dubstep superstar – benga! a man who should need little introduction – benga has been famously instrumental in shepherding dubstep music from its inception almost 10 years ago, right through to the global phenomenon it has become now. having stormed the charts and festivals recently as one third of the mighty magnetic man, benga is still able to walk a delicate tightrope – consistently providing us with credible underground dancefloor music with an accessible edge. the two cuts benga lets loose here on kapsize, >faithless< and >acid lie<, exemplify this finely tuned understanding of how to work a dancefloor into a frenzy without losing ones cool.
kapsize kick starts 2011 with 2 fresh cuts from a new label artist: l-wiz. while l-wiz is new to kapsize, the swedish duo are in no way new to the dubstep scene - drawing attention with killer tracks like >girl from codeine city< and the classic >girlfriend<, the production pair have been making high quality dubstep tracks since the early 2004-5 days, even launching the first ever release on dub police! it is with pleasure that we announce >straitjacket< and >4.42 oz< find a home on kapsize!
bristols purple prince returns to his kapsize stable after a brief stint away with kap003!! hes been labelled as everything from g funk to dubstep, but no tag quite suits joker. there is, however, a specific shade bristols latest king of the dancefloor picks out in his music.
* the mainframe is the bold new vision from joker, a conceptual piece produced as a cohesive body of work as opposed to a collection of standalone dj weapons. * the sophomore lp from the man who spawned the electronic music sub-genre purple, which is now galvanised internationally with artists such as flume, ganz and djemba djemba all drawing inspiration from productions of the 26 year old producer / dj . * the mainframe is a listening album as much as a dancefloor album it and hints at what a joker produced mainstream artist album would sound like with moments like ‘wise enough’ feat zak abel, ‘lucy’ feat sam frank and ‘love’ which features, winner of dutch x factor, rochelle.