Big Lineup. Free Party. Late License.
BRAIDEN (Rinse fm/DLDRMS) – myspace.com/djbraiden
Insanely tight dj, with a regular Rinse fm slot. He’s got a forthcoming 12″ on JO’s label, DLDRMS.
MARTIN KEMP (Blunted Robots) – myspace.com/themartinkemp
Absurdly talented producer, with a forthcoming remix on Roska’s label, Kicks & Snares.
MADBOY ZIMBA (Get Low/Brother’s Grime) – myspace.com/madboyzimba
Ridiculously fresh record crate, dropping classics and unknown gems.
BTG djs – btglondon.com
6-18 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW
Tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel
Our third mix in our series comes from one of the friendliest men I know in dubstep: Rob Kemp, or as most know him, Brackles. He’s released forward-thinking dance music for a good while now and started up a great label last year, garnering mad respect from all the right people. I asked him if he would be up for contributing a mix at a party a while ago, he replied that he’d really like to do a summer mix with tunes he didn’t get to play out. Now that summer is coming to an end, it seems like the perfect way to say goodbye to the best one in years. Most mixes that you come across these days are snapshots of a certain time and place, BTGMX003 avoids that in a really classy way – I know I’ll be bumping it for years to come.
Download: Brackles – BTGMX003
Could you please introduce yourself, for those that don’t know you?
I’m Brackles – I started out DJing when I was 15 and got into making music through that. I now DJ on Rinse FM every Thursday and play out most weekends. I also run the Blunted Robots label with Shortstuff.
What’s the story behind this mix?
There’s not really any rules to the mix – it’s from all different genres and decades. I just wanted to play some of the records you wouldn’t hear me playing on Rinse or in the clubs. Most of these records are my favourite track off a particular album so it made sense to draw them all together onto one mix. I guess the goal was just a good selection of tracks for the summer.
What do you prefer, making tunes or making mixes?
A few months ago I’d have said mixes, but I’ve really been getting into the tunes recently and I think I prefer making beats now.
What inspires you more, sights or sounds?
Definitely sounds, I couldn’t really say sights influence my music. I reckon that sights have a more subconscious effect on what I make..
You run Blunted Robots with Shortstuff and your brother Martin Kemp. How has that been? What’s in store for the future?
I just run it with Shortstuff actually! [ed note, my bad!] Yeh running the label has been a lot of fun and hard work. It’s been a steep learning curve but I think we’re getting there with it now. The next release is me and Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shox – Good Foundations with a Doc Daneeka rmx. After that we have DJ Dom’s debut 12″.
Any other hype stuff we should know about?
My Songs For Endless Cities CD is dropping on !K7 at the end of August. I’m working on a big project for after that but I’m not sure I can say what that is yet.
Recently found this Garage mix by Blunted Robots artist Brackles which he recorded a few years back. It’s full of loads of great blended mixes that remind me of DJ Zinc Drum and Bass sets. Check out the mix of “Know We” by Pay as Go Cartel and “Down On Me” by Wookie: top draw! There is a part 2 to these mixes which I will post up on Monday.
Anthill Mob – Burning
Victor Romeo – Inside You (Steve Gurley Mix)
M Dubs – Over Here (Sugar Shack Break Beat Funk)
Groove Chronicles – Masterplan
DND – Got myself together
El-B – Feelings Inside
Bump n Flex – Long time coming
Y-Tribe – Baby
Tubby T and Sticky – Tales from the hood
Pay As You Go – Know We
Wookie – Down on Me
M Dubs – Bump and Grind
Elephant Man – Log On (Horsepower RMX)
Tuff Jam and Xavier – Tumbling Down
Robbie Craig – Lessons in Love (Steve Gurley Mix)
El-B – Serious
The Streets – Has it come to this