super rhythm trax’s sister label bleeper welcomes snuff crew for 3 tough cuts of jacking techno fit for dark warehouses with smoke and strobes. off kilter gurn-drones and the wonderfully suggestive ‘where’s the bad’ sample take over the a side while the ear-worm strings and bounce of ‘naughty’ meet the pacey yet tongue in cheek ‘warehouse boy’ on the flip.
super rhythm trax is excited to unveil their brand new side label. bleeper, which will concentrate on a slightly tougher strain of techno. the first four releases are in production and will be enough to give you a strong idea of where the label will be going! first out of the gate are ford foster (unknown to the unknown/opal tapes) and frankie castle with bounce that, an ingenious ghetto house jam with a serious twist, backed with a jerome hill remix that strips the whole thing down leaving the bare ingredients to do damage on the dancefloor. also included are an instrumental version of the original, and the slo mo banger shake that.
having previously used their dnuos ytivil offshoot to release material from their nearest and dearest (think batu, bruce, hodge and alex coulton), bristol’s livity sound crew turns to unknown french producer simo cell. the two tracks showcased here are a rather fine introduction to this newcomer, with opener “piste jaune” offering a clandestine blend of stuttering electro bass, discordant analogue percussion hits and spooky electronics. the mystery man goes for the jugular on “cellar door”, with pitched-down, bleep style melodies and liquid electronics riding an off-kilter, broken techno groove. another fine livity release.
following from james blakes >bells sketch ep<, hessle audio 012 comes in the form of a double pack from co-founder david kennedy, aka ramadanman / pearson sound. david has released on a diverse selection of labels including soul jazz, tempa, aus, critical music and hessle audio, the label he co-runs with pangaea and ben ufo. ramadanman has also remixed a variety of artists including the ragga twins, delphic, beat pharmacy, howie b, spectrasoul and the bulgarian group wickeda. in 2009, ramadanman mixed the seventh installement of the iconic tempa dubstep allstars cd alongside dj chef he has enjoyed dj support from the likes of ricardo villalobos, skream, mr scruff, craig richards, francois k, kode9, mala, mary anne hobbs, rob da bank, gilles peterson and many more. he is also heavily involved in organizing the leeds night ruffage as well as co-hosting the hessle audio show on rinse.fm. ramadanman djs often both nationally and internationally including regular dates at the dubstep institution, fwd in london.