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Podcast No.17 – Torb The Roach

For our 17th podcast we have a very special mix courtesy of Torb The Roach. Earlier this year Torb The Roach and Floppy McSpace released the excellent instrumental hip hop album, “Tape Echo – Golden Floppies”. A lo-fi, beat crunching, bugged out album that pushes the musical boundaries while keeping its feet firmly in the realm of hip hop. The promotion for the album gave us one of the best and most bizarre short films we’ve seen in a long time, if you’ve not seen check out here.
The mix Torb has provided shows the influences on his production, gathering funky breaks and beats from all over the world and from all spectrum’s of music. Torb had this to say about the mix and making music in general –

“I started making music and collecting records shortly after I started breakin in 1999/2000. The last 8 years I got more heavy into producing music and also started to dig deeper for rarer and lesser known stuff. This is a mix of tunes that inspires me on my work on the tape echo gold floppies release. I love weird and obscure stuff, and always try to find something that is new to my ears. I don’t care about the genre or style to much, I look for a certain vibe and feeling in the music. This is mostly 60’s and 70’s records, from all over the planet including Japan, Korea, China, Singabpore, US, Jamaica, Belgium, Sweden etc. When I dj I normally play more dance related stuff for bboy jams or clubs, it iss the same kind of vibe but more uptempo.”

Sit back, relax and enjoy this awesome mix!

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Podcast 15 Xmas 2016 : Best of 2016

As Christmas approaches we wanted to give you all a round up of some of our favourite music release this year. As things get busy round this time of year, this will be the final post of 2016. To everyone our there we just want to say thank you so much for your support, interest, music, and all round help, we truly appreciate it. We are looking forward to continuing throughout 2017 and bringing you the best underground music around.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, see in 2017 enjoy the podcast!

Full tracklist is as follows –
Elektro4 – The Asylum
The Gaslamp Killer – Shred You To Bits
Mongrels – Duppy Conqueror
Markey Funk – Face To Face
Bardo Land – Overture
The Dandelion Set – Third Programme
Gonjasufi – Maniac Depressant
Chew – Soap
The Difference Machine – Reel World
A Tribe Called Quest – We The People
Algernon Cornelius – Totally Node
The Comet Is Coming – Slam Dunk in a Black Hole
Herma Puma – Sagat X
Renegades of Jazz – Zebra Talk
Brookzill – Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)
The Heliocentrics – Phenomenon of Man
Mutant Wildlife – Wu Wei
Digital Midgets – In The Mean Time
Diesler – Repeat This Moment (feat. Double Yellow)
El Michels & The Shacks – No Surprise
Drumetrics – MRR-001
Adrian Younge – Memories of War
BadBadNotGood – Hyssop of Love (feat. Mick Jenkins)
J-Zone – Seoul Power

 

Podcast 14 : June 2016

Yes we have finally got a brand new podcast up for your listening pleasure. As it’s been awhile, we thought we would put together a 35 minute mix of tracks we have been enjoying over the past few months. Ranging from instrumental funk, underground hip hop, psyched out beats, future beats and more, all tracks were released or re-issued this year. More info can be found on the artists and releases on our blog archive. Enjoy!

Renegades Of Jazz – Podcast and Interview

Our man inRenegades Of Jazz - TheLeftHandSide Podcast (1) Germany, Renegades Of Jazz has kindly taken time out to put together an awesome mix for the latest LeftHandSide Podcast and answer a few of our questions. Have a read and a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

Please introduce yourself and what you do.
Yeah hi, my name is David Hanke and I’m a 37 years old, DJ and Producer from north Germany.
Most of the time I spent on producing music under various names and DJing at the weekends.

When did you first get into making music?
I think I was 15 or 16 when I started playing guitar. I was into Alternative Rock at the time, my friends and me were totally into Rock music and all started learning guitar. Unfortunately none of us managed to start a band. So at the end of the 90’s I was through with Rock music and a friend gave me a cassette tape with electronic produced music. For me electronic music was like Techno and Trance at this time, but then I found out how you can create organic sounding music by using sequencer and samples. So I started my first steps in producing around 2003.

What were your main influences? Have your influences changed over time?
At the beginning I was totally into the Ninja Tune sound. Up, Bustle & Out were my biggest heroes. As well as The Herbaliser, Amon Tobin, DJ Food and all the other Ninjas. Bobby Hughes Experience  and Kid Loco also had a big impact on me.
From 2000-2006 I was mainly influenced by the Tru Thoughts sound and Ninja Tune. It all started with
a big love for Downbeat music and later I became a big fan of contemporary Funk and Soul music. So yes, my influences change from time to time.

It’s hard to pin down your sound; there are many different elements and styles in there. How would you describe your music?
Haha well, I call it my “Northern Jazz” which includes Jazz, Funk, a bit of Soul, B-boy elements, Breaks
or even Downbeat with a darker touch. I even did some dub music or Drum & Bass songs.

You have worked with a number of UK artists, including Greg Blackman and Aspects. How did these collaborations come about?
I usually write them a mail. In case of Aspects it was clear to me that I would love to do something with them. I knew them from their own material and a featuring on a Quantic song. So I wrote them a mail, showing them my idea and the song and we teamed up for “Fire”…Same with Greg. He’s a great chap…and he works very professionally. He loved the idea of the “Paradise Lost” album with it’s dark feel and was writing the lyrics and vocals for three songs on the album, I’m really happy that I have the chance to work with him. I only knew his material from his collaborations with DJ Vadim.

Are there any artists out there you are going to or would like to collaborate with in the
future?
Oh yes for sure. Currently I’m working with some new vocalists….there is a wonderful Lady from New York
and we just started working on some material as well as collaboration with Myles Sanko and Alexia Coley.

You regularly DJ at the legendary Mojo Club. Is DJing an important part of your music and life?
Yes it is important. While Djing I can test my new productions and remixes and I always enjoy seeing people dancing to my music. It’s kind of a balance, during the week I produce and at the weekends I’m Djing those songs or remixes.

On that note, you have supplied us with a fantastic new mix for our podcast. Can you give us a
little insight into the thought, inspiration etc that went into this mix.
Thanks, yes sure…The mix is more a podcast kind of selection what I listen to at the moment. So pretty different
styles in it and wildly mixed.

Which cartoon, old or new, would you like to supply the soundtrack to?
Haha…let me think…Maybe CatDog, I liked it a lot when I was a kid.

What’s next for Renegades of Jazz?
Next the “Moyo Wangu” album will see the light. It will be out early 2016 on Agogo Records. It’s an clubby Afrofunk
album with Artwork by Espen Horne.

Any shout outs etc?
Yeah shout out to the Agogo family, Pimpernel Jones, Deli-Kutt, Master Quest, Rhino Soulsystem, Felox @ The 45/7 Vinyl Club and all friends and people who support us. Thanks for having me!

Buy all Renegades Of Jazz releases HERE and check out the awesome podcast Renegades of Jazz have given us.

Podcast No. 12 – Memory Man

It’s been a lmemoryong time, and for that we apologies, but the Left Hand Side podcast is back!
For the 12th podcast we have a very special guest, the one and only Memory Man. Having recently released his excellent album, “Broadcast One”, featuring artists such as Edan, Paul Barman, Kool Keith and more, Memory Man’s podcasts reflects his influences and his supreme producing talents.
An interview with Mr Memory will follow shortly, but for now check out this excellent mix of hip hop, psychedelia and more…

 

Funk By Funk – Playdioh(Beat Compound)

Check out this awesome beat tape from Funk By Funk‘s Mark Ski. ‘Playdioh (Beat Compound)’ moulds timeless beats and brodcasting bleeps into 30 minutes of colourful instrumental Hip-Hop fun. All beats and cuts by Mark Ski for Funk by Funk productions. Executive produced by J57 of The Brown Bag All Stars. UK to BK!

Mongrels – Low Budget High Concept Minimix

The Mongrels (Kid Acne & Benjamin) are back with a brand new EP, here is a fresh minimix giving us all a taste of what’s in store. Judging by this we are in for a real treat.

Awkward – Treacherous Mix 2

Bristol producer Awkward has just unleashed a new mix consisting of his own productions. There are tracks here Awkward has produced and remixed for Megabusive, The Cloaks, Open Mike Eagle, Self Jupiter, Rheteric Ramirez, Radioinactive, Acid Reign and more. Check it out.

 

Edan Radio show No.4

The one and only Edan is back with the 4th instalment of his radio show. Playing the usual, or should that be unusual mix hip hop rarities, psychedelia, funk and more. Always informative, always entertaining check it out now!

The Beatles vs. Hip-Hop Legends – An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space’

The manBeatles-vs-Hip-hop-Legends who brought you ‘Jimi Hendrix Vs Wu-Tang’ and the ‘The Okay Player Bollywood Remake’, returns with a new album of ingenious mash-ups. This time, Tom Caruana (although no one is saying its him) has plundered The Beatles catalogue, spliced it together with some classic hip hop acappellas to create some of the most interesting, creative and entertaining mash-ups we’ve heard in a long time.
Grab it for free while you can, via the Monkeyboxing blog.

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