One Year of Spontaneous Rhythm

Our dear friends at Spontaneous Rhythm are celebrating their first anniversary with a beautiful compilation album. It contains seven tracks, all seven made by the finest talents out there. Not genre restricted at all, constantly in search of their own borders and reinventing themselves, Spontaneous Rhythm delivers quality with every release. Frank picked his 3 favourite tracks, not in a particular order they’re listed beneath:

1. Faisal - Sopha

Faisal is one of those young artists that doesn’t care about genres. He did remixes for Kissy Sell Out and Shameboy, reworked BreakbotsPenelope Pitstop' and recently released an EP on MSMD Records called 'Haircut’, make sure you cop that! For this compilation, he produced a track containing Julio Bashmore synths, rap vocals and techy drums. And as always, he keeps his funk alive.

Sopha by Faisal

2. Cutoff! Cutoff! - S&H

Cutoff! Cutoff! delivers a track I barely have words for to describe. It’s all about the atmosphere he creates by blending a sauthering synth together with exquisite drums.

S&H by CutOff!CutOff!

3. Diamond Messages - Untitled

The fact that this track hasen’t got a name, is a good thing. No drums, no synths, no vocals, no title. Just a piano. And Diamond Messages on it. That’s all you need for a track fallen from heaven.

Untitled by Diamond Messages

Download the album here: The first 200 copies are FREE, the others are availible for the ridiculously cheap price of £5. It will be worth every penny.




July Charts

It’s that time of the lunar cycle again where Frank spits out his 10 favorite tracks of the month, you all know the drill by now, let’s get on with this.

Frank’s July Chart

  1. Kelly Rowland - Motivation (Jacques Greene Bootleg)
  2. Bambounou - Alpha (Teeth Remix)
  3. Breton - R.D.I (Girl Unit Remix)
  4. LOL Boys - Moments In Heartbreak
  5. Joy O & Boddika - Swims
  6. Willow Smith - Whip My Hair (Jayhood Bootleg)
  7. Thefft - Time Machine
  8. Lil’ Silva - Different (Kingdom Remix Ft. Jazmine Sullivan)
  9. Funkbias - Last Forever
  10. Samename - Ransom

NT89 - Tyme EP

Up and coming Italian producer NT89 is back with a fabulous EP. It contains 3 orginal tracks, Tyme, Lyfe and Syne, and 2 remixes from Djedjotronic and Das Glow. The EP is full of typical NT89 tracks: innovative, great percussion, exquisite production and simply awesome. This won’t let you down, NT89 never does. Frank especially loves Lyfe and Djedjo’s remix.

NT89 - Tyme EP teaser with remixes from Djedjotronic & Das Glow by NT89


Hervé - Roll With The Winners (Samename Remix)


Herve - Roll With The Winners (Samename Remix) by Samename

Nice freebie given away here by Samename. I was pointed to Samename a few months back off a friend and he’s continued to shine with each production. Go check out is his SoundCloud, it’s a proper treasure cove of up and coming gems.

(Reblogged from thebookofpauper)

Hudson Mohawke - Satin Panthers EP


Hudson Mohawke - Satin Panthers (Snips Preview - out 1st/2nd August) by hudsonmohawke

Previews of Hudson Mohawke’s brilliant upcoming EP on WARP.

(Reblogged from thebookofpauper)

Steel Pans and Sun Lollies

Summer time is upon us (sort of) and it’s time for deck chairs to be unfolded and cheap cocktails to be drank. So much good music being released at the minute, I just had to knock together a quick summer selection for all the readers hitting the festivals and clubbing holidays (or in my case, sat in the back garden consoling myself). So kick back, suck an ice pop and force someone to BBQ half a kilo of burgers.

Frank’s Summer Playlist

Estelle - Break My Heart Ft. Rick Ross

I’ll be honest I’ve not heard much from Estelle since American Boy, but this track really strikes a chord. Rozay kills it on the verses. Taken from her 2011 album ‘All Of Me’.

Julio Bashmore - Father Father

I know, I know. He’s in everybody’s charts these days. Well rightly so I say. Bristol based producer/DJ, Julio Bashmore, has put the entire clubbing scene in a sleeper hold and now has every DJ waiting with baited breath on each and every one of his releases. Here’s another example of him bringing an amazing warmth to his tracks.

Marble Players - Minute Of Love

2011 brought around the death Institubes and the birth of newly founded label, Marble. Para One, High Powered Boys et al are now putting out a ridiculous high rate of brilliant releases - this Monday the new Marble Players EP dropped, next monday new Canblaster?! - f you haven’t already grabbed the new single I suggest you do.

Blawan - Getting Me Down

Obvious selection. Definitely one of the most hyped songs of the summer and after finally getting released on white label, it’s become an anthem in the matter of months. This song epitomizes summer of 2011, for me.

The Weeknd - Rolling Stone

This guy is my favorite thing to emerge out of 2011. After dropping his first mixtape ‘House of Balloons’, The Weeknd has gone on to gain a stupidly large fanbase, backing from club DJs all around the world and has just been confirmed to feature on Drake’s upcoming album ‘Take Care’. If you haven’t checked the mixtape grab it here for free.

Jamie xx - Far Nearer

After hearing it nearly a year ago, it’s finally released thanks to the wonderful Numbers label. Sublime work here from Jamie xx. If you don’t like steel drums you’re clearly a reptile.

Anyone going to Outlook… God. I am jealous of you.

Official Video:

Drake - Marvin’s Room

Africa Hitech - Out In The Streets

One of my favourite tracks of 2011 has been given it’s own video clip! Directed by Sixty40 the video follows some bizarre story about robots! It’s brilliant!

Lapalux Offerings

Lapalux - Time Spike Jamz (devonwho remix) by BOILER ROOM

Free riddims courtesy of the guys over at Boiler Room. A devonwho remix of the very talented Lapalux (whose remix features on the forthcoming Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs EP).  Guaranteed to extract crowd screams, including; ‘PULL IT’ and the ever popular ‘WOIIIIIIIIII’.


AO-AO Mixtape 018: CHOW DOWN - mixed by PAUPER by Pauper on Mixcloud

Quick shameless plug to the followers of this blog. If anyone knows the blogosphere that well, then AO-AO will be without a doubt one of the most visited in your timeline. After following and contributing to this blog for a couple of years, I was honored to put together their 18th guestmix, under the alias of my club night CHOW DOWN.

Hope you enjoy the mixtape! I’m not gonna sit here quoting people who like it or biggin it up in general. That’s lame.


01: Buck UK – Without 
02: Disclosure – Blue You 
03: Groove Theory – Tell Me (George Fitzgerald Remix) 
04: Kyle Hall – Solar Funk 
05: T. Williams – Heartbeat (Paul Woolford Rewurq) 
06: Urulu – Kookaburra (Damu Remix) 
07: Midik – Comon 
08: L.V. & Joshua Idehen – Talk Talk 
09: Mr. Solo – Lost 
10: Roska – Abrupt 
11: Mr. Tickle – Grinding 
12: Slap In The Bass – Egypt 
13: Dark Sky – Armour 
14: Addison Groove – Footcrab 
15: Brey – Distant Dreams of 2006 
16: 2562 – This Is Hardcore 
17: Canblaster x Fis-T – SUPERFISTXXXX 
18: Untold – Come Follow Me 
19: ??? – Sicko Cell 
20: MJ Cole – Hawaii 
21: Burial – Archangel 
22: The Weeknd – What You Need

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FACT mix 257: Ossie

The latest entry to the FACT archives comes from East London’s young star of the House scene, Ossie. You may have already come across some of his earlier hits like ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Creepy Crawlies’ which was release by Jon Reech & Rusta’s new label. The mixtape itself shows that Ossie is more than a great producer, but a brilliant mixer of records too.



Moloko – Sing It back (Ossie Remix)
Karizma – Groove A ‘K” Ordingly (Atjazz Remix)
FCL – Let’s Go
Ossie – The Power of Love
DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson – Dama S Salon
Plesurekraft – Tarantula (Ghooppee Remix)
Ossie – That’s Mine
Danny Marquez & Tuccillo – Mumba
Ossie – Set The Tone
DJ Gregory – Attend 1
Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
DJ Gregory – Traffic
Bopstar feat. Zara Mc Farlane – Chiaroscuro (Vudoo Reprise)
Marlon D – Jesus Creates Sounds
Ossie – Ossie Baba

NS011: Jam City - Waterworx EP

Midland - Through Motion

Absolutely stunning track.