Thursday, 28 April 2011


We talked to Bruises about him narrowly avoiding being beaten up and we showcase his newly finished track 'Oops' which is available for download in the link below.

Introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do, and where do you do it?
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
Echo Shade
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
Young Montana?
Le Big Mac
Blank and Kytt

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Techno For An Answer.

Doing something a bit different in todays post. It seems Not once have we done a post on any Techno Music, and I thought that this seemed odd as it is probably one of the fastest growing and most popular of dance music genres out there at the moment.

I thought id start with a clip from a forthcoming track on the legendary dirtybird label. Sebastian Leger delivers an absolute monster of a techno track where he samples the buzzing of bees...

Next up, a smooth roller from german producer Stimming. This guy is amazing, the production value is second to none. Highly recommend you check this out...

Saving the best to last, I am happy to bring you an EXCLUSIVE minimal techno mix from our man Ex-President. Amazing vibes in this one with very smooth transitions. You'll be a fool to miss it. Download it HERE.


Nu:tone - system (acapella)
Mount kimbie - maybes
Shackleton - death is not final
Appleblim/ramadanman - sous le sable
Polder - numbgum
Felix Bernhardt - Black Donkey (Wahrlich And Carbon Remix)
/Ricardo Villalobos - Dexter (Ex-Pres Mashup)


Monday, 25 April 2011

Lokiboi & Mista Men

 Yorkshire lads Mista Men and Moscow man Lokiboi have seriously delivered! 'E.L Vator' is one of those tracks i can see taking off over the summer months. You can download the track here!
Mista Men & LokiBoi - L-E-VATOR by Mista Men

Modepth Interview and Minimix

Introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do, and where do you do it?
"My name is Adam Flynn, 23 years old, I'm a producer as well as working a job, currently based in Stockport, a little town neighbouring Manchester"
What are your musical roots and what is doing it for you at the moment?
"I have a lot of roots in experimental music, ambient to be precise, made my first releases in that scene when I was about 17 and I think that's had a big impact on how I'm doing things today. I've been making or trying to make computer-based music since I was 11.
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!"
Can you tell us a bit about your setup and how you build tracks?
"Yeah, it's not much. My setup is very austere haha. I'm running Reason and Logic Pro- sometimes I rewire them. I own AU plugins and all that, I love the Zebra, but the box-standard stuff like Malstrom, Sculpture, EXS24, and ES P I'm using heavily for synthesising, Trueverb, Space Designer are my favourite effect plugins at the moment too, always loved my reverbs.
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."
What's the background of Flaming Idiot?
"I got this little collective going last year, we've just had our first run of digital releases on a tight schedule with a lot of help from Admin and Tanka, been getting some nice feedback on them. Soon getting ready to do some more releasing later in the year from the likes of Mirror State and Kapture, another producer living in my area. It's given me something music-related to do when not producing. For most of the guys this was their debut and I'm proper thrilled to see things starting to take off for all of them now too, although I don't believe them being involved with this label had much to do with it as I knew from the start that all their music was pretty special and bound to get noticed."
Are you planning anything in the way of bigger projects?
"I've got a track coming on Vol. 2 of Ministry of Sound's "Adventures in Dubstep & Beyond" on June 6th, as well as getting some kind of release out there this year. I've started on some ideas for an LP, no idea when that will surface, just when I feel I've done it right, got some more collaborations coming up but I can't reveal who with yet."
Anything you want to plug before we go?
"Yeah, if anyone is looking to grab some of my music any time soon, then look out for "Adventures in Dubstep & Beyond" vol. 2, out June 6th in all good record shops, I'd would also recommend people into their garage/dubstep check out the releases on Flaming Idiot Audio!"


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)

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ghanaian Funk

I'll start things off with a free download from Dj Cable a multi award-winning DJ, playing Hip Hop, Dubstep, Grime & Electronica. He's head honcho of Triangulum and also has a blog which you should check out here. 'Ghanaian Funk' samples Ebo Taylor's 'Heaven'. This should kick start you into summer!

Ghanaian Funk by djcable

Got this in the inbox the other day from Mahni who is really beginning to create his own unique sound with some really strong tracks under his belt. He's very good at using a crisp bouncy bass which seamlessly progresses and you just want to hear more n' more.

Only by Mahni

Here's a track with real promise and potential. Rumah has played alongside Admin and Tanka in Winchester's Crank playing some heavy vibes. Now we love Beyonce here at Boots n' Cats, who doesn't, but i think she has finally found her true calling!

The box by Rumah

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Make The Most Of Your View

Been a while since I myself last did a post as much has been going on in 2011. This post round Im leaving you with some of the most mesmerizing tracks Ive encountered so far.

First up from a man who lives in Russia names Pixelord. Real amazing work here, just wait for the vocal....

Secondly, A track from Bristol dwellers Swarms. This track is probably my favourite cut from their album "Old Ravers End", an astonishing track perfect for a lazy summer evening...


Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Im going to let the music do the talking today. All these tracks are sensational and up for free download!

Young Montana: Sacre Cool by ALPHA PUP

Hiatus-Insurrection (Graphics Remix) by Graphics

Kula Cola by Damu

Friday, 8 April 2011


 Neighbourhood Watch - It's kind of suprising that we havn't posted this sooner but here you go,  here's something you don't hear everyday.  

Admin & Mahni - Formattin' by ∆dmin

I have been itching to do another post on Bruises for a while now. Once again we will say a big thanks for the track 'Snow Roses' we put up as a limited free download over the christmas period. Now here's a couple of tracks which stand out from his collection to date. 'Introduce me to your friends' goes in hard, a proper stomper, distorted but still very tidy indeed.  More recently im really liking the contrast of low and high pitch vocals which are used in 'Would You'. His EP 'Rabbit' will be out in may so watch out for that.

Introduce Me To Your Friends (Unsigned) by BRUISES/

Would You by BRUISES/