Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
This shit takes soo long to progress. I studied audio engineering for 2 years which undoubtably helped me push forward...Even though im using the techniques they showed me in like the opposite form haha.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
IM002 B Flat - Gotcha/Again (Sibian &Faun and Admin Remixes)
IM003 Bwana EP digital (July 31st)
IM005 123Mrk EP 12"
IM006 Bwana EP 12"
Friday, 8 July 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Martial's Law Boots n Cats Mix by bootsncatsmusicblog
Neighbourhood Watch presents Martial's Law Mix
Admin - Fake Ass Bitches (Intro)
LV feat. Joshua Idehen - Tough
Sole Fusion - Bass Tone (House Nation mix)
George Morel - Let's Groove
Mr. Tickle - Grinding
Lil Mo Yin Yang - Reach (Kenny Dope Remix)
Mala - Bury Da Bwoy
Tanka - Lesgo
New Horizons - Find The Path (In Your Mind)
Nguzunguzu - Mirage (Girl Unit Remix)
Untold - Molasses Guaguanco
Roll Deep - Eskimo (vocal)
RSD - Kingfisher
JME - JuJu Riddim
Skepta - I Spy
Skream - Stagger
Om Unit - Prawn Cocktail (Salva Remix)
Machinedrum - Listen 2 Me
Addison Groove - Sexual/ Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne - Look At Me Now (Acapella)
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Hospital Walls by iO.
Patchwork by iO.
On the Ride by FLN
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Admin's BootsNCats Mixtape by bootsncatsmusicblog
Monday, 6 June 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Can you tell us a bit about your setup and how you build tracks?
Big up Boots'n'cats for the shout! Cheers!
Skanky - Do You
Jay Haz - I Wait For You
Xpress 2 Ft David Byrne - Lazy
Koreles - MTI
Wiley - So Amazing
Untold - Anaconda
Dark Star - Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
We got an awesome interview with bass music producer Berou! Bosting collaborations with the likes of Canblaster this guy is definatly one to watch.
Why not listen to his latest vibes while you read about him...
Would you kindly introduce yourself for all those bootsncats readers out there!
Im Berou, I come from the north of France. From a mysterious city which looks a lot like Manchester. I currently live in Brussels, Belgium. And make music alone or with my homies from Club Cheval or from Pelican Fly (the new Brussels based label)
Can you tell us who are you main influences how music has affected your past?
My biggest influence is definitely hip hop. This music is my first love. When I was 13 I discovered New York hip hop. And all the east coast rap. I was a big fan of Dj Premier, Ghetto Boys, Fat Joe. I was also totally in love with Aaliyah. Her sensuality, her voice, her producers. She was so perfect. So talented (RIP). I also enjoy some West Coast Music: Eazy e, E-40 Bloods vs Crips (my favourites I think), the old Ja Rule tracks, Z-Ro, Dom Kennedy, Smoke Dza' This is not west coast club music, but just VIBES, Im sure you all know what I mean. After this step of my musical life I was more into RNB (still Aaliyah). To be honest I love R.Kelly but he has never been one of my gods. I think Ive been totally mind fucked by the first track of the first album of Lloyd: ATL Represent, you know the track featured by Ja rule (the beginning was something like: I want to introduce you my 18 years old n**** Lloyd. Damn, Im always so moved by this track).
At this point I am been more interested in the South of the USA, but I dont really have a favourite rapper in the south. Im still hooked on the West Coast weed vibes music. Freddie Gibbs is another example of an amazing guy, but there is nothing better than the next album of Smoke DZA whose title is "THC" (best sum up possible of the project).
When I was 20 I discovered electronic music. It was the French touch music trend era, there was no way not to listen this music. I think my tastes in were pretty "main stream" during 1 year. All changed however when one of my mates introduced me to Sam Tiba and Canblaster, beginning a long friendship. Sam was also a lot into hip hop and ghetto electronic music. But Canblaster was the ONE to know all the electronic music in the crew. Ive stolen his vinyls when he was sleeping before to learn about Detroit Music, Chicago house and 2 years ago he gave me the chance to listen some UK bass shit. I totally fell in love with this because of 2 reasons: the melody (I remember that B more music was the "stuff" when I discovered UK scene, and we cant say that b more is very melodic). It has been a big slap for me. The second reason is the energy in the uk bass music.
Between this, Ive play piano since I was 11 years old. So you can better understand how melodic aspect is important for me.
What kind of music is really doing it for you at the moment and what are you busy with at the present?
I dont know if I can really answer to this question. Cause I am not really a digger for the current producers. All the stuff that I receive in my mailbox come from friends. But in my friends there is: Lucid (I love his music approach), Samename (a guy from Manchester, just remember his name uk people because this guy is fucking gifted), Bosstone (also an Australian, he is my vibes brother I think), Sam Tiba, Canblaster and Mister Tweeks.
In the non-friends group, I am a big fan of Sampha, Kastle, Salva, B Bravo and Chaos In The CBD. But for the last 3 or 4 months Im really digging UK Garage/2 Step. I am also a lot into Chicago house, RNB, all this new west coast scene (Currensy) I cant give you names cause there are too many names that I like.
At the present I am very busy with remixes. I dont know if its frequent in music, but I always remix guys that I like. Ive remixed for Dabo for Bossman Records. At the moment im working on a remix of Bosstone for a release on a new amazing Australian label. Im also working with Mister Tweeks from Pelican Fly, with my men Dj Slow and Kid strike too. Gonna make a remix for Kidnap Kid on Squelch and Clap. I also have a track to finish with Canblaster. So, yes, very busy.
What can we expect from you in the future?
New remixes for friends. One of my values is to only work with friends. I need to know a bit about the label manager to work with him. Its always good to be confident.
I also maybe working on original tracks and feats for a mysterious Belgian label and also certainly an ep for a mysterious label. Cant give the name today. I need to work a lot. You know Im still a kid in the producing world. I make music alone for 6 or 7 months. Everyday I learn a new trick. Its amazing to realize your producing progression and I still have a lot of skills to improve. Happily, my mates are always ready to help me.
Any tips for budding producers out there?
Hey guys, just buy a mini Canblaster. Available in all the Chinese shops.
Favourite track right now?
Free my soul by Big Krit. And also the Lucid bootleg of James Fox.
Anything else you would like to say before you go?
We all need vibes in our lifes. Dont smoke weed kids, its bad for health but good for vibes.
Cheers Berou! :D
Thursday, 28 April 2011
OOOOOOOOOOOPS. ( F I N I S H E D ) by BRUISES
I'm Robinson, 19 years of age and i'm making fresh beats in my bedroom in Coventry, UK
What are your musical roots and what is doing it for you at the moment?
Music has always been the biggest thing in my family. My grandad has taught Music at Leeds Met for around 20 years and my Dad's just gotten his PHD in Composition, my grandad was the first to do so in the UK. I started the same as most people with piano lessons when i was about 8 but it wasn't until i was around 13 and my dad showed me how to insert a new VST layer on Sonar that i first started making proper tracks. In secondary school i used to make grime beats for all the MC's to avoid gettin my head kicked in and thats how i came into the more garage/dub side of things. Right now i'm playing a lot of Flying Lotus, Actress, Two Inch Punch, Emeralds and old school jungle mixtapes i found in my attic.
Can you tell us a bit about your setup and how you build tracks?
All i have now is a laptop running FL Studio 10 with about 1GB of RAM, a Korg padkontrol and a prophet '08, a lot of people shun me for using FL but it's their loss. I usually build tracks by just ripping off other people.
Are you planning anything in the way of bigger projects?
Right now i'm just focusing on my degree, but in between that i'm doing bits and bobs for tv, remixes for friends and alike.
Anything you want to plug before we go?
I wanna plug a few of my music bros
Betamaxx and Echo Shade - two of my bros who are killing it in the uk chillwave scene at the moment
Palace (SMW, Amba), who's been showing me the ropes since day
and a few of my hometown heros; Young Montana?, Blank & Kytt, Kovu and Le Big Mac
Le Big Mac
Blank and Kytt
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
So much music I find inspiring right now, I like my deep stuff but also been listening to a lot of soul records and some arabic stuff for influence, check the artists in the mix too!"
I've had no classical training in music or sound engineering whatsoever when I was school or college and I think I wear that on my sleeve with my production, as a result I don't have an effective work ethic. I just try to make something more enjoyable than what I would have made the day before. When building a tune I often try to write out a nice loop, sometimes beats and bass, but mostly synths and melodies- I've probably made hundreds now. If I can listen to a loop for about 10 or 20 minutes without getting sick of it then I'll usually build on it.
I try to make music that I'd like to listen to; something that I can come back to in a few months or maybe even a few years down the line and still get a little tingle from it, and if anyone else is feeling it then that's a huge, huge bonus."
5-SONG MINIMIX TRACKLIST:
Buck UK - Miserable (FORTHCOMING Car Crash Set)
Kerogen - Hope (Echodub)
Modepth - Fell Over Stars (Mirror State Remix) (FORTHCOMING)
Kontigo - The Final Touch (FORTHCOMING)
Korus - Faded (FORTHCOMING Audio Doughnuts)
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Ghanaian Funk by djcable
The box by Rumah
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Admin & Mahni - Formattin' by ∆dmin
Introduce Me To Your Friends (Unsigned) by BRUISES/
Would You by BRUISES/
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Neighbourhood Watch introduces to you Doopler, otherwise known as Data Junkie who you may remember from a previous post. This is a brand spanking new EP that he has just finished and it's an absolute killer! I strongly suggest that you play this from start to finish to really appreciate the effort and variety that the mans put into it. 'Gritava', as mentioned before, is still a personal favourite and the aptly named 'Doop Theme' is a strong contender too. If you like what you hear, spread this like wild fire!
Watching Free Download by Parralax