Welcome to the nostalgic vibes of Proper Villains’ mind. While he’s been featured on Discobelle and Palms Out Sounds for his mixes and releases on labels like Nightshifters and Southern Fried, New York City’s Proper Villains is a man (yes, one dude) that delivers something more than what usual people get out of a mix. Whether it be dropping fresh cuts from 2000 or 2010, he takes notice of a sound and runs with it from the beginning to the end. Luckily, he was nice enough to do a special themed mix for URB. Not focusing strictly on current bangers and mash, this mix is a dedication to all things 2-step; past, present and future. For anyone in the States who hasn’t discovered the world of UK Garage, consider this an appetizer to a course that might be too big to consume in one sitting. It’s been a long time coming, but here is a 2-step journey provided by the ever-elusive Proper Villains. Tracklist and D/L link after the jump.
Reaching the end of SXSW is no easy task. Walking along Sixth Street proves to be a daunting task as attendees are tired, stressed and looking to wrap up their musical journey with a bang. While everyone was looking for a way to get a second wind to move on, Mother Nature provided more wind than anything. With a high temperature in the low 40s, this wasn’t the Austin anyone expected; but they marched forth to continue on the conquest of having a successful SXSW experience.
Starting the day off with ghetto house and heavy (and at times funky) bass, the club Barcelona was the starting point with DJs Jubilee (Nightshifters), L-Vis 1990, (Mad Decent, Night Slugs) Kingdom (Fool’s Gold, Night Slugs) representing …