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hint
26-10-2004, 08:25 PM
would be interested to know how many of the members here are into / aware of people like bugz in the attic...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/dance/essentialmix/tracklistings.shtml

that's a mix they did for UK radio at the weekend (you'll be able to listen to the stream until this weekend)

I guess I see them as sort of straddling the gap between house and underground garage... certainly not grimey, but tracks that appear in that mix like "gypo" by mark force, seiji's track with spoonface and the solid groove remix of sunship certainly cross over. one of the crew, daz-i-kue, records as da ends (of "are you really from the ends?" fame) and many of the bigger names in the scene have been active in music for many many years - whether it be drum and bass or house or whatever. dego and domu are 2 good examples of this.

I personally really connect with the whole broken beat scene (as most people seem to call it) and we try and push a lot of the music through our crew's website http://www.futureboogie.com and the club night.

mms
26-10-2004, 08:28 PM
like the new single, it's fresh.

originaldrum
26-10-2004, 10:16 PM
and for once they didn't play the red single on big apple recs?

hint
27-10-2004, 09:07 AM
and for once they didn't play the red single on big apple recs?

ha!

I think it's good that there's DJs out there still getting mileage out of stuff like "dollar $ign", "oriental express" and "red"... I'm always happy to hear those tunes and the crowds that bugz play to week in week out seem to enjoy them too.

stelfox
27-10-2004, 09:59 AM
i like them a lot. their fabric mix was great and i still play red 1, it's a good tune and a great bridge record to get into other things when playing to a more housey/techy crowd

Andy K
28-10-2004, 12:07 AM
What has there been this year album-wise -- beyond DKD (love it), NSM (a little lukewarm on it) and the Bugz remix album (need to track down the vinyl since the CD has edits)? I've fallen behind.

As One might as well be considered full-fledged broken beat now, no? Not quite as into his new one as I was/am Planetary Folklore and 21st Century Soul. Doesn't mean I won't be wearing it out.

Logan Sama
28-10-2004, 05:40 AM
They sound very much like a bootleg Wookie

hint
28-10-2004, 11:58 AM
What has there been this year album-wise -- beyond DKD (love it), NSM (a little lukewarm on it) and the Bugz remix album (need to track down the vinyl since the CD has edits)? I've fallen behind.

it's slim pickings as far as albums are concerned... there's:

alex attias' album as mustang on compost - absolutely nuts. some people really hate it... it's certainly patchy, but you've gotta admire the balls, cos it's so out there. like a kind of broken techno jazz opera fusion album. :confused:

the troubleman album on far out - this is fresh... again, patchy (some of the slower tracks are a bit wishy washy), but the strong tracks are very, very strong.

domu's umod album on sonar kollectiv - not strictly dancefloor or broken beat, but domu's one of the best in my opinion and 90% of what he does is an enjoyable listen.

madlib's album as DJ Rels on stone's throw - I'm not a big fan of it as an album... it's typical madlib in the sense that it's pretty frustrating (good bits don't hang around long enough) and it has that whole squased-to-death sound he puts on all his tracks these days.



They sound very much like a bootleg Wookie

don't agree with this at all... they certainly share the same influences, but tracks like "booty la la", "loose lips", "transcend me"... sound nothing like wookie. which tracks (wookie / bugz) are you referring to in particular?

gumdrops
04-08-2005, 12:24 PM
anyone know what good new broken beat stuff there is to check out? there doesnt seem to have been many comps out in a while. i cant keep playing my 5-year old people make the world go round cd...

mms
04-08-2005, 01:02 PM
the troubleman album on far out - this is fresh... again, patchy (some of the slower tracks are a bit wishy washy), but the strong tracks are very, very strong.

that's man like mark pritchard isn't it ?
i really like booty la la it's a rum cove of a track but i can imagine listening to too much of that stuff and you might start to feel like a milksop pantywaiste .

gumdrops
04-08-2005, 01:45 PM
does anyone else think that with obvious exceptions, a lot of the songwriting and often even the singing/lyrics in broken beat tracks can be pretty weak? its one of the things that puts me off.

sweetfred
04-08-2005, 02:04 PM
Their production is up to standards but songwriting is not tops.
There is a new guy from Bristol called Zumen who I have a prerelease of (Rolexx).
It is even better than Seiji.
Isn't the broken scen a bit up its own arse (aka coop) with an almost "northern soul" attitude ?

gumdrops
04-08-2005, 02:18 PM
well they dont look upon much else with much affection, they seem to regard themselves as the heirs to 70s fusion, soul and soul-jazz, and think of themselves as sophisticated, mature, 'real music' etc etc. sometimes though, the 'classiness' in the music reminds me far more of 80s/90s notions of fusion, so seems a bit tepid and tame.

Blackdown
04-08-2005, 06:49 PM
i dont know if it's cos Kaidi Thadam plays on all of their tunes, but loads of the bugz tracks have these trademark keyboard riffs. kinda moody/modal or summat.

gumdrops
04-08-2005, 08:35 PM
kaidi is something of a genius. his album feed the cat is maybe the best back to front broken beat album ever. not sure if he plays on all bugz' stuff though. i dont think so.

machine hugger
04-08-2005, 09:02 PM
love 'em. I still go back to the Fabrix mix and the Phuturistic Dancin' comp on Bitasweet. Loose lips! :D

After hearing these guys and folks like IG Culture, Madlib went and did that broken Dj Rels album.BTW.

Blackdown
04-08-2005, 09:08 PM
i dont mind some broken beat but it's always the bassy stuff that excites me more i guess...

machine hugger
04-08-2005, 09:16 PM
I understand that, Blackdown.

gumdrops
04-08-2005, 09:58 PM
blackdown, have you heard the misa negra remix of afronaught's carnival track? its amazing (and it has some killer D&B/UKG-ish basslines).

machine hugger
04-08-2005, 10:53 PM
gumdrops' please YSI.

gumdrops
04-08-2005, 11:11 PM
hxxp://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3FMIFREXX6JKL2T6NAAXV7HV4J
see what you reckon, i think its brilliant.

ThinKing
05-08-2005, 11:33 AM
Some good, mostly pretty heavy and relatively recent broken tunage:

Solution / Slide feat. Yungun - Son of Scientist - Main Squeeze
Golpe Tuyo Calinda - Afronaught - Bitasweet
Asokere (IG Culture rmx) - Lekan Babola - Lex 51
Make Love to the Boogie - Da Monikeerz - Diggers
Soul Searchin - Flowriders - 4Lux
Yin Yang - Seiji feat Spoonface - Honest Jon's
Carnaval - Afronaught pres. Son de Batey - Naut
Who Are We? - Freeq Unique - Bitasweet
Something Extra - Maddslinky feat Jenna G - Askew
Calle - Blakai - Schtum
Afrospace - Blakai - Schtum
Nightingale - Grinch - Escapism
Bloodfire Vol. II - Daz-I-Kue? - Bloodfire

when it gets too nu-jazzy I reckon it does disappear up its own arsehole a bit, but most of the above is decent enough.

hint
12-08-2005, 04:08 PM
Their production is up to standards but songwriting is not tops.
There is a new guy from Bristol called Zumen who I have a prerelease of (Rolexx).
It is even better than Seiji.

heh - where did you get that from, SweetFred? Do I know you?



Isn't the broken scene a bit up its own arse (aka coop) with an almost "northern soul" attitude ?

It definitely attracts a certain number of people who have that kind of attitude, yes.

reza
15-08-2005, 02:05 PM
yes, there's a lot of nice broken stuff out there - see ThinKing's list above.

Here are two mixes from our site - we like joining the dots between the styles.

http://www.tempotantrum.co.uk/tt/audio/reza_0505.mp3

1. Cold Mission - DH Shuffle
2. Cousin Cockroach & Shox - King Tut Fool
3. Afronaught - Golpe Duro Culinda
4. Dom Um Romao - Lake Of Perseverance (Opaque Remix)
5. Darqwan - Said The Spider
6. Kelis - Milkshake (Freq Nasty's Hip Hall Mix)
7. Somatik - Reflections Of The Future
8. Seiji & Spoonface - Yin Yang
9. Misa Negra - Mixamatosis
10. Lady Sovereign - Chi Ching (Landslide Remix)
11. Almost Human - Criminal Minded
12. Loefah - Indian Dub
13. Solid Groove - Flookin (Domu's Lucky Dub)
14. Zed Bias - Old School, New School
15. Menta - Snakecharmer
16. Horsepower Productions - Classic Deluxe Part 2
17. Toasty - Angel

Matt Juice

http://www.tempotantrum.co.uk/tt/au..._juice_0505.mp3

Reel People ft Sharlene Hector - The Rain
Blakai ft Bembe Segue - Afrospace
Belladona - Brazilian Beat
Alessandroni + Paul + Honesty - Welcome (Sygaire remix)
Zed - Afrobug (Maddslinky remix)
Sunship ft Warrior Queen -Almighty Father
Hexstatic ft Juice Alem - Distorted Minds (zero db vox)
Toasty - Too Hot
Alex Phountzi ft Xantoné Blacq - Another Way (Daz-I-Kue remix)
Big Bang - Smile In Your Eyes (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix)
Lekan Babalola - Asokere (Icon of the crossroads) (I.G. Culture mix)
Daz-I-Kue ft Andrea Clarke - Lifeline

Some new mixes will be online inside the next couple of weeks...

http://www.tempotantrum.co.uk

Tactics
15-08-2005, 05:00 PM
well they dont look upon much else with much affection, they seem to regard themselves as the heirs to 70s fusion, soul and soul-jazz, and think of themselves as sophisticated, mature, 'real music' etc etc. sometimes though, the 'classiness' in the music reminds me far more of 80s/90s notions of fusion, so seems a bit tepid and tame.

huh? where do you get this from? I aint heard any broken producer come out talking like this or do you mean from the fans?

im sorry but some of you guys on here just seem to dislike music with a bit of soul rather preferring some pots and pans type tunes.

Melchior
15-08-2005, 11:23 PM
huh? where do you get this from? I aint heard any broken producer come out talking like this or do you mean from the fans?

It's definitely the attitude that some of the fans have. Wouldn't know about the producers.

Melchior
15-08-2005, 11:25 PM
Matt Juice

http://www.tempotantrum.co.uk/tt/au..._juice_0505.mp3

Hey Reza, this link doesn't work. It's probably the elipses in the middle...

hint
16-08-2005, 09:34 AM
Here's the full link:
http://www.tempotantrum.co.uk/tt/audio/matt_juice_0505.mp3

Nice mixes, Reza.

reza
17-08-2005, 06:28 PM
Thanks Hint, glad you liked them. Hope you got thru to the Matt Juice set Melchior, this is the full link:

http://www.tempotantrum.co.uk/tt/audio/matt_juice_0505.mp3

more sets are on the way...