In preparation for next weekend’s Bloc Festival in the UK (July 6-7), showcase presenters Bleep.com have assembled a free 5-song EP featuring an impressive grip of artists who will be performing over the weekend—including Battles (remixed by Kode9), Four Tet and Martyn, as well as Cosmic TRG and Jon Hopkins. You can download the EP for free by “Liking” this Facebook Post.
It’s been a wild ride for TURRBOTAX residents Contakt and Mayster. While both producers have been part of running one of the most-lauded and eccentric monthly events in New York, they’ve also been hard at work making some serious bass-y business. Earlier in 2011, we were treated to Contakt’s debut release, Not Forgotten on the distinguished Local Action label. This time around on the all-encompassing Dutty Artz label, they bring us their newest output, Korak, which is a progressive stance on the sounds both Contakt and Mayster have been experiencing sonically on the floor as well as their own environments. Strong from start to finish, the EP is only a teaser of what’s to come from each producer. To celebrate its release –along with giving them an excuse to jam out some exclusive cuts– they’ve given URB a mix exclusive, thanks in big part to the lovely people at Dutty Artz. Peep the mix and tracklist down below.
This week’s URB podcast comes from two special acts from the country of Poland. Both well-buzzed and well-versed in their respectful sounds. the duo of Supra1 and the man known as The Phantom are making quite a stir not just in Poland but worldwide as well. With Supra1 putting together solid releases for Brooklyn’s revered Trouble & Bass label as well as an upcoming project with fellow Polish producers Catz N’ Dogz, the duo is primed to keep progressing into something bigger and better as time goes on. The Phantom is a completely different story; as his newest self-titled EP is currently out on Senseless Records (along with a visually scintillating video for his tune “Connect The Dots“), he’s only begun to scratch the surface. With both acts providing fantastic sets at Unsound Festival 2010 in Krakow, they collaborated on this mix, 50/50 style to show their similar yet different tastes in all things bass. If you want to know what Poland sounds like from the underground, this is your best chance to hear it.