February 2, 2010

Sach O reporting live from the trenches.

A newly found excess of civic pride once again compels me to alert our Montreal readership of a fantastic show going on this Thursday. Ninjatune head honcho Ghostbeard, UK bass monster King Cannibal and Future Garage will be throwing it down at Passeport for a paltry 8$ and frankly in the age of Avatar and 3D extravaganzas, one doesn’t find that much entertainment value for under a dime every day. To get y’all hype (and for the 99% of our audience that has no interest in the above), I’ve provided a few mixes and tracks to get y’all familiar. Ghostbeard’s been operating out of MTL for years, running Ninjatune’s North-American operations all while dropping DJ sets ranging from Jungle to Reggae and back. Who knows what he’s got planned this week but last year’s “Ghostbeard wins the Stanley Cup” provides a quality blend of Dancehall vibes for those who like me, are STILL upset at that Major Lazer debacle.

King Cannibal on the other hand approaches sound system styles from a considerably more aggressive vantage point, sounding like The Bug if Kevin Martin speedballed cocaine and steroids while smoking meth and listening to industrial music. The Jamaican influence is still there, but subjugated to the whims of an angry Londoner who spent his formative years listening to entirely too much of the Gravediggaz’ oeuvre: check out Dirt featuring Daddy Freddy for proof. Finally, Synkro’s progressive styles are very much welcome (particularly after that sonic thresher of a Cannibal track). Alternating between deep dub and future garage material for the steppers, this mix from Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations show has got me rolling blunts already. Tracklists after the jump.

MP3: Ghostbeard – Ghostbeard wins the Stanley Cup Mix

MP3: Synkro – Electronic Explorations Mix (Left Click)
MP3: King Cannibal – Dirt ft. Daddy Freddy (Left Click)

Ghostbeard Mix:

Burro Banton : Sort Out Yourself
Jah Thunder : Place No Man
Warrior Queen : Things Change
Rico Dan & The Heatwave : Mind How You Talk
Mr Vegas : Hottie
Roots Manuva : Do Nah Badda Me
Jr Reid : Stand Up
Burro Banton : Badda Den Dem
Half Pint : She’s Fever
Hallow Point : Dads
Shabba Ranks : Caan Dun
Capleton : Mellow
Apachie Indian : Chok There
Buju Banton : Bunz Dem A Buss
Ninja Man : Don
Dirstman : Hot This Year
Cutty Ranks : Retreat (Ugly Girl)
Red Rat : Dwayne
New Kidz : Flava
Buju Banton : You Ago Happen
General Good : Here I Come
An-Ten-Nae : Citoyen Du Monde / Vybz Kartel : Bad Man Pull Up
An-Ten-Nae : Citoyen Du Monde (Ghislain Poirier & Face T mix)
Two Fingers w/ Ms Jade : Act Like You Know
Busy Signal : Tic-Toc
Mr Vegas : Mek Dem R.I.P
Notch : Bun Out Dem Badmind
Ward 21 : Sen Fi Di Gunz
Spragga Benz / Lady Saw / Pitbull : Freaky Toma
Ghislain Poirier “Go Ballistic” (Toddla T mix)
Tigerstyle feat Vybz Kartel : Balle Shava (Sinden mix)
Thunderheist : Sweet 16
Mr Oizo / Capleton : Flat Tour
Tiger : Yu Dead Now
South Rakkas Crew : Mad Again (OG Dancehall mix)
Choppa Chop : Where We Live
Vybz Kartel : U Hotte
Burro Banton : Da Streetz
Playgroup feat. Shinehead “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Synkro Mix:

01 – Synkro & Indigo – Turning – [Forthcoming Smokin Sessions]
02 – Indigo – Rune – [Forthcoming ‘Mindset003′]
03 – Synkro – Dub Specialist – [Smokin Sessions]
04 – Synkro – Angels – [Forthcoming ‘Smokin Sessions’]
05 – Indigo – Echo Vibes – [Unreleased]
06 – Synkro – Come With Me – [Unreleased]
07 – Synkro – Heroes – [Forthcoming ‘Smokin Sessions’]
08 – Dj Madd – Homeland – [Forthcoming ‘3.5′]
09 – Synkro – Autumn – [Unreleased]
10 – J.treole – The Loot (Sully Remix) – [Unreleased]
11 – Dj Madd – Cut The Move – [Unreleased]
12 – Jus Wan – Deep Mobb – [Forthcoming ‘Naked Lunch’]
13 – Synkro – Everyday – [Forthcoming ‘SYNKRO002′]
14 – Late – Never Forgive – [Formant]
15 – Indigo – Fading – [Forthcoming Formant]
16 – Synkro – Tell Me – [Forthcoming ‘SYNKRO002′]

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