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Medicin presents underground bass music locked down in the lock up at The Island.
A potent blend of the UKs finest featuring.
(Loose Squares/Black Acre/Senseless)
The Original bass don is teleporting from Leeds and bringing the Northern fire with the city’s hypest MCs for a grime clash showdown.
WE BUY GOLD
From Deptford to Detroit juke generals bring up the tempo and lower the tone with their exclusive-packed bag of 160BPM tricks.
Residents DAFOE and DEVILLE fill the gaps with psyco-tropic bass of all shapes and colours.
All this entwined with the artwork of JOE FUR.
Roots in London but with tendrils stretching as far as the jungles of the Yucatan, Joe’s artwork entwines the street styles of skate punk with visions of the Mayan netherworld and beyond.
Expect a fat dose of immersive visuals and live art
and lastly and most importantly this will be powered by UNDER KONSTRUCTION SOUNDSYSTEM….a lean, mean grilling machine to rattle your teeth and shake your spleen!!
Open up and swallow, the Medicin tastes good:)
Get your dose all for £5 on the door!
Me and ‘squatch played a great gig with Warrior Queen in Poznan, Poland, which I have to say was one of the nicest cities I’ve been to. The gig was rammed and the system was huge, even Loefah who was playing after us with Pokes said it was one of the best he’s played on in a long time. Massive respect to Miz and the other promoters for having us out. Got some good pics, and hopefully an audio recording too, but here is some video that some one took from the crowd… Warrior Queen was on fire!
Summer’s here, and some good summer gigs are coming in the next month (Z-Shed, East Village, Secret Garden) so I ate a Calippo and it inspired me to make this mix. Tropical bass for the sunshine mixed up with a few Senseless exclusives and a couple of old tracks I dug up from the recently organized vaults. Track list with bonus commentary:
Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido – Cumbia (Tom Tom Club Remix) w/ Bun B – Pop it 4 Pimp Acapella
Old school legends Tom Tom club make New York electro cumbia monster, couldn’t resist a bit of Bun B over the top, saw him live this year, legend.
Coki & Benga – Night (Sonido Del Principe RMX)
Benga and Coki chopped and screwed by one of Europe’s finest Cumbia producers. Woozy, chugging, great.
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Dakunt & Stinj RMX)
This called itself a Kuduro remix but really wasnt, it is a really nice edit of one of my favourite tracks off the LP though.
Basement Jaxx – Raindrops (Joker & Ginz RMX)
The Joker and Ginz EP on Kapsize was one of my records of the year, so when I saw this I was excited. Big squelchy rainbow bass for the sunshine.
Pacheko & Pocz – Zarbak
An exclusive from Venezuela, international funky business with an old school Warp acid vibe
Shystie – Bad Gal Bass (Ill Blu Funky RMX)
Shystie is back, Ill Blu makes it funky = Win.
Benga – 26 Basslines (Dubble Step RMX)
Never quite bought in to the original but this cheeky re-edit made my day.
Sticky ft Marvin Brown – Jack It Up
You don’t need to tell me Sticky is on fire at the moment, apparently Marvin is from Leeds. Where was he when I lived there?!
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers (Club Dub)
I have no shame in admitting I love this track, Armand Van Helden is the constant renaissance man.
Buraka Som Sistema – IC19
The highlight for me from a great album, almost understated comapred to some of their other stuff, but a banger none the less.
Maxwell D & Lil Silva – Blackberry Hype
Never thought I’d like a track about phones so much, they should use this on the Blackberry adverts.
DJQ – Shottas (MR V RMX)
Good bassline never gets old. Simple but effective would describe this one.
Stagga – Rockin Down The House
Cheeky re-edit of a classic track, Stagga’s lopsided basslines live up to his name. Who remember’s the Jaxx version?
Lol Boys/Sukh Knight – Diesel Paint Job
Re-edit from America of one of the grimestep tacks of last year. I’m told Ice cream paint job has some fairly dubious potential meanings.
Sasquatch – Kickboxer
Brand new Senseless Records, ‘squatch channels Van Damme 1989.
Swindle – A Different World
I swear Swindle is the grime Stevie Wonder. This is of his CV album, a lot of it is almost toooo funky for the club but this one edges it, amazing.
Toddla T – Shake It (Donaeo RMX)
Donaeo definitely has a sound, but its a good one.
DJ Gregory – Block Party (DJ Spen Dub)
Used to play this years ago, theres a few good mixes of it though. Doesn’t sound a million miles from UK funky now it has to be said, but that could be a good or bad thing.
Untold – Anaconda
I liked his old stuff but never played any of it but this tune is like woooooooah. Will not leave my box this year.
Iron Soul – Pressure Instrumental
Always thought Iron Soul was better than Kromestar. But rumour has it he’s on some new funky which was also fire.
Tempa T – Next Hype (Mosca RMX)
Grime/Baltimore re-edit, almost more of a DJ tool but it works.
Roska – Climate Change
Was blown away by this, and it still packs a punch. Not even sure if he’s bettered it yet.
DeVille ft Violet – Click (Octapush RMX)
Liboa in the house, was a honour to get two of my favorite new producers to remix one of my tracks.
Metronomy – Radio Ladio (Radioclit RMX)
Madeira Limpia – La Lenta (Schlachthofbronx RMX)
I’m still not ever sure I’ve spelt their name right but I like what I’m hearing from these guys. What is it with Germans and Latin music?
Boy Better Know – Too Many Man (Heartless Crew RMX)
A great tune, potentially made even greater. A Grime history lesson.
DeVille – Calippo / w Busy Signal – Step Out Acapella
I like Calippo’s this summer, this will have an official vocal later in the summer.
Ghosttown – Greezy
Another Senseless exclusive, also getting a VERY big vocal and rmx. Release Sept/Oct.
Launch party number one for Vocals and Versions, full crew at Exodus/DMZ Leeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An ADD inducing 50 minute mix with no less than 29 tracks showcasing 15 tracks from across the two CDs and two vinyl EP releases plus 14 totally exclusive dubs from the Sarantis, Sasquatch, and DeVille. A high energy hot foot across the spectrum of worldwide bass music mixed by DeVille.
Found this picture from Festinho last year on my desktop, I normally hate pictures of myself but this ones kind of shiny shiny and ok. Thanks to the guy who took it!
Me and ‘Squatch are playing a Senseless showcase at Terra Disco, Feb 21, Remarc, Heatwave, Hessle, The Others, and loads of other people as well, for 8 quid. Oh ambassador…
Wooooah. Long break. Things have been busy over the last six months, including another American tour in October. Since then we’ve been working overtime on Senseless Records and our two new CDs, Vocals and Versions 1&2, featuring original productions from the Senseless producers; Sarantis, Sasquatch, Ghosttown and me with vocals and versions from Starkey, King Cannibal, MRK1, Foreign Beggars, Warrior Queen, Octapush, Sick Sense Crew, Smasher, Bombaman, Kanji Kinetic, Billy Nasty, YT, Jack Sparrow and loads more… We were in the studio yesterday picking the track list for the two CDs, the picture above is how it stands right now, the handwriting got worse as the Polish beers got stronger.
Volume 1 is out May 4
Volume 2 is out June 1
Audio clips and mini mix coming soon…