Monday, December 12, 2011

2 Free Mixes, New Release & Exclusive Interview - Rumblefish - Eyes In The Sky

Barry Ashworth & Will Hensel reignite their Rumblefish project along with Martin MY who joins them for their "Eyes In The Sky" release. Remixes come from Jerry C4, Polaroids, Medicine 8 & Snarephobe. The inimitable vocals of TK are featured on this single as well as on the 1st single Rumblefish released back in February. 

Barry & Will first put out an EP on Ugly Records a decade ago and since then Barry has obviously been busy being a Dub Pistol and Westway Records main man and leading the charge at clubs and festivals all around the world. Will in the meantime has been beavering away in west London studios under a variety of guises working on projects with The Chemical Brothers & Leftfield as well as The Dub Pistols. Martin, who has just joined Rumblefish, used to run two of Camden's most respected record shops as well as producing as one half of Move Ya & Steve Lavers, with their slew of releases on Audio Bug. More recently you will find him producing as one half of Dirty Tricks as well as Rumblefish. Keep your eyes in the skies.

The Dub Pistols was founded by Barry Ashworth (Resident Dj at Jade Jagger's Jezebel Loft Parties). Guest songwriters and vocalists have included Rodney P and Terry Hall. To date, they have released three studio albums one of which was through Rob Da Bank's Sunday Best label as well as contributing to numerous film soundtracks, including Blade II, Bad Company and Mystery Men. They have remixed tracks for the likes of Ian Brown, Limp Bizkit, The Crystal Method and Moby.

Showing us they know how to get things done and in serious fashion, Rumblefish have put together a wicked number with TK's vocals providing the icing on the cake. Live-like drums and low tones backed by heavily verbed vocal bits take you into the first drop where TK let's you know what's up. Big and beefy bass takes control when the beat comes back and it's time for a heads down workout that will have your feet moving and your hands clapping. Epic female bits provide a nice touch to the main breakdown which has a huge build that starts off with Amens and makes it's way into snares and kicks backed by a huge sweep for the final roll.

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Rumblefish Mix (Barry Ashworth)

1. - Deekline & Ed Solo "Shake The Pressure" Martin Horger Edit
2. - Mord Fustang "Lick the Rainbow" Krafty Kuts Re-Rub
3. - The Chemical Brothers "Hey Boy Hey Girl" Krafty Kuts Re-Rub
4. - D-Jastic "Up To No Good" Fak Y3ah Re-Bounce
5. - Hedflux "Energy Vibration"
6. - Crisp Biscuit "Watch the Club Go"
7. - Crookers "Dr. Gonzo Anthem" (Waxlife)
8. - Harvard Bass "Listen to This"

Download Here - Barry Ashworth Rumblefish Mix

Rumblefish Mix (Martin MY)

1. - Bass Heavy Electronic Dance Music with Funk, Electro, Techno, Reggae, Disco, Garage, Drum & Bass & Dubstep influences.
2. - Club Therapy "Peace Division" Stanton Warriors Edit
3. - Napt "Lock The P" (Red Sugar)
4. - Slyde "Escapism"
5. - Edit
6. - "Jack That Body" Edit
7. - Dirty Tricks "The Answer Inst" & "What Happened" Acapella.
8. - Bassbin Twins "Floorwerk"
9. - Willow Smith Vs Rose Royce "Whip My Hair" Peo De Pitte Remix
10. - Edit
11. - "Jack Beats" Plaza De Funk Edit
12. - Left/Right "Everybody"
13. - Digibox "Phase One" Lunar Shift Remix
14. - Plumps Djs "System Addict" Elite Force Edit
15. - The Freestylers "Warrior Charge"
16. - Rack N 'Ruin "Soundboy" Warrior One Remix
17. - ? "Grand Rukus"

   Rumblemix pt1 - summer 2011 (192kbps) by RumblefishUK

The Kick It 12 - Rumblefish Edition

1. – At what age did you first find yourself gravitating towards electronic music and who were some of the artists outside of Electronic music that influenced that?

Barry: I guess it would have been Kraftwerk when I was growing up. Outside of EDM, The Clash & The Specials.

Martin: Before I was into EDM I was into bands like Madness, The Jam, The Specials, The Squeeze until I was 18 or 19. I then started to listen to a lot of Hip Hop, Two Tone, Ska & Reggae. I would also  listen to bands like Soft Cell, The The, Talking Heads among others, not even really realising it was the electronic influences i was getting off on. Then along came Chicago House & albums like Acid Trax on Dj International, Jack Trax & House Hallucinates, I was sold immediately.

Will: My Dad had a pretty eclectic record collection, I heard these early blues musicans, I remember hearing Albert Ammons playing this deep pumping piano boogie on his old reel-to-reel tape. I got into all sorts... Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Led Zep, Hendrix. Pink Floyd's "On The Run" track, it was the first thing I ever heard with this sequencer bassline running through it. At 15 I would listen to Hip Hop, John Peel, I used to tape Colin Faver and Colin Dale on Kiss FM. I remember hearing the Orb for the first time on John Peel's show, inspiring stuff.

2. – What was your very first Album? How about CD?

Martin: The The "Soul Mining", CD?..The Squeeze.

Will: First CD I bought, "Doppelganger" by Curve.. Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld. The first electronic record I went out and bought was "Didgeridoo" by Aphex Twin...that EP with "Analogue Bubblebath" on it... First important album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' by Underworld... man I played that to death!

3. – How did you first get involved with the Electronic music culture and what was the first event that you attended?

Martin: After listening to a lot of Two Tone, Ska & Reggae in the 80’s I ended up working in a club in 1987 when Acid House was coming through. Acid house was banned at one point for causing trouble?… The fact was, no one was drinking alcohol anymore, just water for some strange reason. 1st event, M25 party, nothing like a convoy!

Barry: I went to Ibiza and in 87 listening to Alfredo in Amnesia blew my mind then came back to the UK and started hanging out there which is where I met so many DJ's and producers of the future.

Will: I sent a demo of some weird electronic musical experiments to an ad in the classifieds NME for a new label... To my surprise this guy told me he liked the House track I'd made and did I want to go and record it up in London, which of course I did. We went to Knowledge after the session I think it was Colin Dale playing.

4. – Where was your favorite gig that you have had to date?

Barry: Too many to pick 1, Bestival has always been special and Creamfields in Argentina was pretty crazy.

Martin: Lots to choose from but Sancho Panza at carnival & the random raves I played at in fields up & down the country in the late 80's, early 90's, which concluded with Castlemorten..they were fantastic! There was nothing like that feeling of freedom, love and unity...

Will: There was this one gig in Hong Kong many years ago, in another life...or we used to have these parties in a warehouse down in N15, one or two of those were pretty special for me.

5. - Who have you been most proud to play alongside?

Barry: Well I played on stage with Terry Hall of the Specials (My Favourite Band ever) with my band Dub Pistols and I've Dj'ed alongside Carl Cox (My Fav DJ of all time) at the old Zap Club in Brighton. It would be hard for me to top those 2

Martin: Colin Dale, Bushwacka.

6. - Where would you most like to play that you have not yet?

Barry: Brazil

Martin: Brazil as well, I played in Panama a while back and nearly made it to Carnival, didn’t work out unfortunately. It comes highly recommended.

Will: Japan

7. - What is your favorite tune you have released?

Martin: Move Ya & Steve Lavers – “Dopefreak”

8. - Who is your favorite EDM artist? How about outside of EDM?

Martin: The Prodigy, from teenagers bouncing around on a stage to one of the worlds biggest bands, hats off! Outside EDM, Santigold, Gentleman's Dub Club.

Barry: I think the best EDM artist of all time is Chemical Bros, they haven't ever made a bad record. Outside of EDM, I like Hollie Cook and Gentlemans Dub Club.

Will: Dangermouse....Blakroc, too many to mention

9. - Who are some artists you would like to collaborate with in the future?

Barry: Dub FX, Hollie Cook

Will: Dub FX for sure. Martina Topley Bird, just love her voice... Foreign Beggars are awesome.

10. - What is your preferred software for producing? Hardware?

Will: Software-- Ableton Live mostly although there are some things you can't do so easily.. tend to use it in conjunction with Logic for mixing...depends what we're doing. Hardware - I love my keyboards & faithful MS, I try to use as much analogue as possible.

11. - What life lessons has the music industry taught you?

Martin: It’s a fickle industry, try to be in it for the music first, money second.

Barry: Never give up anything you believe in!

Will: Put in the time and effort.. cos once you get it right it lasts forever.

12. - What does the future hold for Rumblefish?

Big big tings, keep your eyes to the skies!

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