KING CANNIBAL STACKS…
Upon recently observing it was 10 years since my first ever release . I decided it was time to go back and upon up the vaults. Upon finding some mashups even i had forgotten about i thought i’d upload them to soundcloud and share. There are currently a free download link for these, but as ever these things are always limited.
The first was created around the time of Grinted Teeth & Brawlsville and is a hidden track on that CD, from back around 2005.
The Second is from slightly later yet carrying on the vibe of southern hospitality. Master P Vs Funkarma.
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Get to know Ghettozoid, producer of my favourite 140 track at the moment ‘Boy Toy’ out on One4Ho which she co-runs with Mai Harper. A wet dream of rhythm that effortlessly injects an overbearing, moody tension (taking it’s cue from Dj Funk via Miss Kittin & Chicks On Speed ) into a dubstep framework. It’s about time we had something to counter the amount of ‘brostep’ that the dubstep scene has been drowning in recently. Hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of Ghettozoid around these parts including some work from her on the next King Cannibal album.
KING CANNIBAL SHARES…
Whilst browsing Diabolikdvd i stumbled across a strange looking VHS titled Video Horror Show Vol.2, a product boasting to be a 15 min witch house track created as an original score for this haunted tape, on blue vhs no less. What can i say, i was drawn to digging out more.
http://videohorrorshow.com/ are behind these superb limited tapes, Each seeming to be different exercises of cutting up all kinds of visual dark matter and pairing the footage which a variety of aural sludge (and i say that in total compliment) focussing on an act per tape. Think of them as in home installations, designed to make your TV twist and moan like it was in Videodrome. These make great companions with last year’s Jigoku by Lovely Jon and The Cherrystones, more focussed on italian bloodlust, goats and Barbara Bouchet than the Clouzot kinetic art and vintage region 3 of Jigoku.
This speaks to us here at Godsofwar on all levels so we URGE to investigate and CONSUME. They have a membership option allowing a year’s subscription over on their site http://videohorrorshow.com , or you can still pick up The Five Wounds
Here is a chart i put together for Mixmag a few weeks ago, it slipped my mind to mention it previously. By way of recompense i have given myself 3 Hail Marys and 5 Halie Selassies.
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If you head over to Ninja Tune’s Ninjashop you can hear samples from Amon Tobin’s forthcoming ‘Chaos Theory Remix’ album. I was honoured to be asked to be part of the project and for these to be the third and forth remixes i’ve completed of Amon’s works. Other remixes come from Kid Koala, Lorn, Eskmo, the Qemists and the man himself. Come take a listen. I’ve you’ve been to any King Cannibal show in the last 5 months you’ll know doubt have heard my remix of The Lighthouse already, when i’ve a fully developed av show i look forward to playing Theme From Battery,
The nice folk at Discrepant asked me to contribute a mix and I happily obliged with my homage to the legendary Starck Club. Listen/Download here
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So the end of 2010 is near and the blogs are full of round-ups and best of lists whilst the record shops take a breather from new releases. Last weekend saw my final two gigs of the year, at the Ninja XX after party at Concord 2 in Brighton and The Way Of The Ninja album launch at the Rhythm Factory in East London. Thanks to everyone who came out for the shows, extra thanks to those who mobbed out the launch making it strictly one in one out on the door and going nothing short of buckwild on the dancefloor.
Wednesday night saw me attending my first ever album launch as The Way Of The Ninja was up for DJ Mag’s Best Of British 2010 : best compilation award. I had stiff competition up against big names like Scuba and dBridge & instra:mental (who have been particularly influential to me this year) and wasn’t surprised to miss out to Autonomic Fabric 50. Congratulations guys. Also congratulations to Bonobo who won for Best Album and Ninja Tune for Best Label (so i guess i had a default win of sorts).
Before i head off to New Zealand tomorrow for a break over the christmas & new year period (i’ve got a large number of press interviews lines up for my stay, so if your in that part of the world stay tuned to your local favourite stations) i completed an interview for Miami crew Smut & Bass. Its fairly long and spills the beans a bit on how my second album is taking shape and what sounds you can expect as well as the thought process on my Blackout track and general production talk. You can check the piece out HERE.
NTSH London have put together a 15 minute documentary and behind the scenes piece on Ninja’s big XX show at Ewer Street earlier in the year. Its the best little doc i’ve seen on the label tied in to the 20th birthday – and i’m not just saying that as i feature quite heavily. honest.
With that being all things 2010 you can get a glimpse of 2011 with my remix of Memory9’s new single feat Juakali (whom i have also recently collaborated with) on Data Transmissions 2010 round up mix (podcast 075) which you can check out HERE or on soundcloud below. Whilst my material in the past has been very focussed on deep round low end and sharp high frequencies i decided to experiment with a ‘flatter’ sound for this, typical in more modern productions.