Author Archives: bertcoyle

Throwback: Smith & Mighty feat. Niji 40 – B Line Fi Blow

West country legends Smith & Mighty bring in the low-end with this classic piece of Bristol bass. Originally released 2002, it received a repress in 2010 from an imprint of Peverlist’s label.

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Throwback: Apple- Mr Bean (VIP Remix)

It feels a bit like every possible way to arrange this lead and drum pattern has been tried once, but this remix is up there with the best. While not perhaps accessible as dancefloor classics ‘De Siegalizer’ or ‘Mr Bean’, it pushes the lurching melody and erratic percussion into something better suited to soundtracking an arcane […]

Nextup: Novelist- Yakuta Riddim

More than just an MC, The Square member Novelist is an accomplished producer with a style heavily based on golden era grime. He’s got a knack for the asymmetric percussion and oddball synths of yesteryear, although for Nov it’s to studied effect rather than a by product of making outsider garage. In ‘Yakuta Riddim’ he’s […]

Nextup: Finn- Keep Calling (Fallow’s Keep Ballin’ Remix)

Local Action boy Finn making arguably his first swipe at recognisability outside of boxed and blog-grime circles with the ‘Finn Remixed’ EP out now. Featuring two remixes (the other seeing DJ Q on bassline tip) of his jerky party classic ‘Keep Calling’ as well as re-works of ‘My My’ and ‘Only Boy’, the producers deliberately weren’t given […]

Nextup: Stormzy & Section Boyz- Not That Deep Remix

Catapulting from a Youtube street sensation to MOBO winning star in what feels like the blink of an eye, Stormzy keeps proving himself one of the UK’s most talented and hungry rappers. In this remix of his breakthrough hit ‘Not That Deep’ he brings in his friends and associates the Section Boyz, a slightly oddball […]

Throwback: Inner City- Ain’t Nobody Better (Magic Juan Techno Trix Remix)

Some throwback Detroit grooves from the man himself, Juan Atkins with remix of a track by fellow techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s more pop-orientated outfit Inner City. It still sounds fresh today despite being over half a decade older than myself, released in the late 80s (the track, not me). Maybe fresh isn’t the right the […]

Nextup: Novelist x Mumdance- 1 Sec

Novelist and Mumdance’s fruitful partnership opens a new chapter in their 1 Sec EP released today, the date of MC Novelist’s 18th birthday. The unlikely duo had a breakout hit last year in ‘Take Time’, and this new collaboration is largely an extension of the sound they hit upon. Clanging, squelching drum machines and vintage […]