Knomad’s Music Monday: Ital Tek, Guy Andrews, Myrryrs

knomad in your interwebs for another Music Monday. The end of a year seems to be a busy time for new music, as artists often featured in January “who to watch” write-ups scramble to fulfill their editorialized destinies. I’d say they are trying to make money to buy their family holiday gifts, but do people really make money off music anymore?

As I digress, this week’s first feature is a minimix from Ital Tek. In this age of hyper-quick rises to stardom (and falls from grace for that matter) Ital Tek has managed to carve his own niche as a reliable producer exploring all the angles of this sound we call bass. First championed by Mary Anne Hobbes, Ital should now be on everyone’s radar.

His new EP Gonga, set to drop of 12.5.11 for planet mu, is sure to wake up anyone intrigued by the fringe sounds of juke, garage and house. Today he blessed us all by posting a short and sweet mix featuring portions of all 4 tracks, which you can stream here. (TAKE THE 5.5 MINUTES TO GET ACQUAINTED)

Gonga EP Promo Mix (Out Dec 5th Planet Mu Records) by ITAL TEK

I had the honor of hosting his North American debut this past September in Manhattan, before he ventured out to Seattle’s Decibel Fest. His set was enlightening, throwing caution to the wind and truly blurring genre boundaries, keeping our dance floor moving at 3AM friday morning (he even snuck in some quasimoto and some WTFs!?!?! were definitely heard around the room)

Next up is another genre blurring 2-track from scene new-comer Guy Andrews. Another native of Brighton (like Ital Tek), this release comes courtesy of Untold’s Hemlock recordings imprint. Managing to draw from 2-step, garage, d’n’b and dub techno, these two tracks are sure to please anyone who respects intricate drum programming as opposed to the easy out boom bap one two. Have a click and let the music speak for itself.

HEK014 A Guy Andrews – Shades by Hemlockrecordings

HEK014 AA Guy Andrews – Textures by Hemlockrecordings

To round out this week’s edition, immerse yourself into the new EP by Myrryrs, Nashville-based producer who you should start to get familiar with; you’ll find out why soon enough. Myrryrs stormed onto the scene with his “Feel U” EP for Discobelle, and this follow up is another collection of vocal oriented dance floor business. If you happened to tune into Keep Albany Boring radio last Friday on WCDB, you heard me start off with Teki Latex & Bambounou remix of Feel U.” Also, don’t sleep on the obey city remix featured here (who will be joining me, Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep and Archie Pelago for my monthy party in Manhattan; On The Sly, 11.17)

BYRSLF008 | MYRRYRS – Blood Of A Slave EP by B.YRSLF division

Scotty’s Music Monday: Bmore Club and Shout out to me

I am Scott Birdsey, born and raised here, and I’m gonna be posting up tracks and mixtapes that will make you pee your pants and otherwise might’ve passed you by. I’m real down with mostly all of the regional club music thats been coming out in the y2k. I DJ and make tracks as Mycon, and do parties and mixtapes with Looney as Deep Children.

I also started a moped gang in Albany called Mohawk Mammoths, so I might end up throwing up some moped porn on here to try and recruit some more kids who want to ride around on toys from the 70s. We sandblast and powdercoat too if you got a bicycle or headgear you want done.

Anyone who’s been to any of our parties has heard me play B-more, cause it was the first real outsider club music I fell in love with. It bounces around in content between raunchy, comical, block party feel good, and Lil’ Jon. 90% of B-more is built around one of two breaks – Sing Sing by Gaz or Think by Lyn Collins. Hollertronix and a few others brought it out of Bmore around 2003, but it had been knocking clubs and radio in the city for more than 10 years before then.

Anyway Dubstep and London in general has kinda killed B-more, at least for the hipster types, but there’s still bangers being made in kid’s basements and it’s still going hard in Philly, Baltimore, and in random cities with DJs like me.

Bottom line is there’s a deep culture around it, like any good regional dance music, and if you’re into it, you can go way down the rabbit-hole going back through its roots. Here is a recent mixtape from DJ Sega, one of the best:

[audio:https://keepalbanyboring.com/deliverables/DJSEGA-Best-of-Club-Music-2010.mp3″] or download [original source here, baltimore-club.com]

Tracklist:
1] Let’s Start This Shit Off – Rod Lee
2] Hard In The Paint – Sliink
3] Hit Me Wit Da Hornz (DJ’s Name) – Rod Lee
4] Yeah – Booman
5] Takeover – King Tutt
6] Warface – Booman
7] Kacks (Katz) – KW Griff and Porkchop
8] Kacks Remix – KW Griff and Porkchop
9] Massive Attack – Sliink
10] Shut Up – Rod Lee

Anyway, if you’re looking for something that’s killing it right now, you should check out the Night Slugs sound

Editor’s note: This was scheduled to be published Tuesday. Monday, Tuesday, same thing. Other than Roska on Rinse.fm.

Duncan’s Music Monday: Keep Albany Weighty

While just relaxing with the internet, it become infinitely easier to find cool shit. WIth that said I’m going to highlight a few dubstep tracks that are in my opinion good. These tracks may not be real new in terms of their release, but are new to my ears. *Read this with a cockney accent.

Far East Movement – Like a G6 (Dexcell Dubstep Remix) by Dexcell UK

Recently female leads in dubstep songs have become the object of my affection. Almost no matter what track it is, if there is a female lead I will like it substantially more. This remix by Dexcell does a good job at not over emphasizing the wobble. There are so many hyper electro dubstep songs coming out with female leads that when something like this skips along it should be highlighted. THe song treats the chorus differently allowing the dance floor to switch their footstyle and prep for the drop. Overall its just a solid track. Slow and Low right till the end.

The Glitch Mob-Drive It Like You Stole It-(GladKill Remix) by Gladkill

Glitchy dubstep when well executed is always very well received by my ears. This track has a nice low booming bass line and a fairly clean easy to follow progression of tone. Just a nice relaxed jingle.

Chase & Status – Blind Faith (ft. Liam Bailey) by ALXRSE

This track just speaks for itself. Its just massive and the builds in it are real top notch. Just big and full figured. MASSIVE CHUNE.

Lunice – Fancy Forty (Rustie Remix) by frankyboy

Rustie is what I would consider a power producer. He uses leading synth parts to really drive the track along. What I like the most is the simplicity that his songs have in their construction. It reminds me of 00-04 popular rap tracks but in a more refined way. He hits it out of the park with this catchy remix.