Son Raw just left London a much poorer, and happier man.
In an era of rehashed press releases and sloppily executed dance music singles, the list of music publications and record labels I find interest in is short like leprechauns. Fact Magazine and Local Action are both great examples of how to do it right, and a lot of that is down to contributor and label founder Tom Lea, a man as adept at dropping knowledge on RnG as he is releasing debut albums by Niche legends. Turns out, those skills also translate behind the decks so when he asked us to host his latest mix for May, we were all too glad to accept. Blending everything from bouncy UKG to the most upfront of Grime with just a bit US Trap/Footwork influence thrown in for good measure, it’s a statement on how strong the connections are between various strands of beat and bass music in 2014.
Tracklist after the jump, and be on the look out for an announcement about Local Action’s next release – an EP by Grime upstart and Boxed favorite Inkke.
Dubbel Dutch – False Witness Refix
Shriekin – Wedding Day (demo version)
Filter Dread – Square Layer
Dat Oven- Icy Lake Total Freedom Remix (Rabit Edit)
Lil Jabba – Tea
Dark0 – Mako March
William Skeng -500 Years edit
Inkke – Dididi Dididi
Murlo – Cold Stroke (Sudanim Edit)
Rabit – 9999 Cunt
Yamaneko – Calotype Process
Strictface – White Rovers