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Murlo Interview and Guest Mix

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London based badman Murlo has been a favourite on the show for some time. With a  constant output of nothing but quality originals, remixes and edits popping up all over the most hyped blogs on the internet it only seemed right to hit up Murlo for an interview and a mix. Thankfully for us and you he was down.

Ok so for anyone out there unaware of the man called Murlo, can you give us a short breakdown of what you do? 
Hi, I’m Murlo. I’m a DJ / producer Based in the UK, London.

Your now based in London after originally growing up in the Midlands of England and then spending time in Brighton. How have you found the shift from being outside the bubble? and has being amongst everything in London had a positive effect on your own music and motivation to get busy?
I was DJing and occasionally making music when I was down in Brighton but the transition to London really kicked me up the arse in terms of making more music. I love it here, obviously London has an amazing legacy of music so to have that as well as an active group of producers and promoters making things happen it makes it a great place to live.

Your sound is a super refreshing approach to Dancehall, Soca and Bashment with healthy doses of uk bass vibes. What were your first introductions to Uk Bass and Caribbean music?
When I lived in Brighton I started djing at parties; playing grime, garage and uk funky. The more I got into it the more I looked back at the early roots of the genres and that’s when I started getting into dancehall, soca and SA house.

What draws you to making these kind of tunes?
I’m a big fan of melody, and the energy as well.

London is a huge city and forever been the Centre of forward thinking club music, Do you see any overlap between scenes? For example can you go out and hear Dancehall and in the same place hear Grime or Uk Garage? Or are the scenes all pretty segregated?  
Yeah I mean the dances I go to usually have a range of genres in the night. I’d say the London sound encapsulates all the genres you mentioned so its kinda standard you’d hear garage with grime and dancehall with funky. You get some nights that focus on a specific genres like hip-hop but I mean even those nights I’d hear a bashment tune or two.

You recently had a remix on a release from one of our Melbourne Homies Mat Cant’s “Make Believe” ep, which was a killer remix by the way! Are you working with any other Australian producers? please tell us there are some plans to come out to Australia in the pipeline?
ah no, nothing more yet, would love to visit Australia though, never been!

In your spare time if you have any, what sort of tunes do you listen to? Any guilty pleasures?
Haha well I listen to alot of r’n’b. That aint a a guilty pleasure though, just pleasure.

Who do you consider producers to lookout for in 2013?
So many! Samename and Major Grave are producing some of my favourite grime at the moment. Also some big releases to come from Famous Eno and swing ting this year.

What’s the plans for the year ahead? Anything we should be looking out for from your end release wise?
Yeah im sitting on quite a lot of stuff at the moment, hopefully I’ll see it released this summer on various labels. Other than that im just gonna keep making tunes.

Lastly Tell us about the Mix you have sent through for us?
It’s a live 2 hour mix of whole heap of sounds that i cover, best have a listen and take it all in.

Thanks and large up for taking the time to have a chat and sending us this mix. 

MURLO MIX

Some big Murlo remixes that haven’t left our crates since they first got there all FREEE.

Download: Swing Ting feat Fox- Head Gone- (Murlo remix)

Download: Stylo G- Call Mi a Yardie (Murlo remix)

Download: Mr Vegas- Certain law (Murlo remix)

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Dutty Bashment Mix by Shantan Wantan Ichiban


Download: Dutty Tropical Punani Mix by Empress Ichiban

Excuse the dodgy mixing, excuse the blaring mic levels, this is what happens when we trade places. The Empress Ichiban gets into the mix live on FBi, playing a mix of new old tropical favourites to give you a rough taste of what you can expect from Dutty Dancing this Saturday at Goodgod Small Club. More details hurrrr

Playlist:
Leftside – Phat Punani
Sasha – I Like The Way ft Pitbull
Lady Saw – Do Me Better
Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Popcaan – So We Do It
stylo G – Yardie vs Rack City
Skarra Mucci – Love Punanny Bad – Rack City Riddim (Kya Bamba Remix)[Chong X EDIT]
Beenie Man – Wine Gal
Adele – Rankin In The Deep( Harvey, K TEL Remix)
DjTiznas & MRBiGK – Rocksteady Boom
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Party Mix)
Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal & Flexican – Bumbaye (Watch Out Fi This)
Top Billin – Sleng Teng Moomba Break
Vybz Kartel Ft Popcaan – CLARKS MASH UP KENNY MEEZ GREGG NYCE REMIX
Maqueda – Can’t Get Enough
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m Corrupt (warped)
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto a Mi Tierra (J-Boogie Remix)
Bunji Garlin – We Done Dey (Iron Remix)
Benjai – Tanty Say (Extended)
Kerwin – Bacchanalist (Extended Mix)
Machel Montano – Vibes Cyah Done (Antilles Riddim)
Sean Paul – Straight Up
Nina Sky – Turnin’ Me On (Black Chiney Remix)
D’Banj – Oliver Twist (Zed Bias Bounce Remix)
Buraka Som Sistema – Komba (feat. Kaysha)
Shy FX featuring Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor – Raver (B. Traits Breaking Bad Remix)
Johnny Osbourne – Buddy Bye
Major Lazer – Hold The Line Remix (Sleng Teng Refuelled Riddim)
Tenor Fly meets Congo Natty – DJ School 1994

Listen: Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully

Listen: Quantic – Un Canto Mi Tierra (J Boogie Remix)

Listen: Shy-FX – Raver (B Traits Remix)

Download: Dutty Tropical Punani Mix by Empress Ichiban

Dutty Dancing | Goodgod Small Club | Sat Mar 23

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Just as your craving for dancehall becomes unbearable, it is time for DUTTY DANCING.

Expect another night of dutty tropical riddims and low slung basslines to have you down low on the dancefloor. No other night has you twerkin’ it like this.

Presented by Sydney’s modest champions of reggae, dancehall and bashment Nick Toth, Basslines, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Mike Who.

Plus… DUTTY DANCE OFF RETURNS! Win one of our finest cask of DUTTY WINE from the vineyards of Jamaica in our controversial dancehall dance off. Start practicing now, working on your routine – and you could win fame and glory and a cheap goonbag as our DUTTY DANCEHALL QUEEN.

Download: Konshens – Do Sumn

Download: Shabba Ranks – Ting A Ling (Don D Selectah Trap Rework)

Dutty Dancing: The Straya Day Edition

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Strooof! Get this up ya on Straya Day! Guaranteed riper of a dancehall shindig. Sydney’s premier night for Caribbean rhythms, hot sweaty dancing and top sorts. Plus it is only $5 if you sign up here…

Here are some tunes to get you in the mood…

Download: Konshens – Gyal A Bubble

Download: Konshens ft Miguel – Take You Ova (DJ Mike D ‘Tropical Blend’)

Listen: Miguel – Adorn (J Buttah Remix ft Edley Shine) | Soundcloud

Photos: Major Lazer Goodgod Small Club Semi Not Really That Secret Show


Photos by Robin Hearfield

Errr… Somebody give me 5 litres of water. That was just way too bigger dose of fun on a school night. This week in Sydney has been crazy artists on the Steresonic tour popping up at Sydney Clubs for some secret and not so secret sets. Both Brodinski and Geffenstein were sighted playing hip hop sets at the Flinders, while across town Major Lazer were bringing bedlam to a small nightspot. I thought our Destiny’s Child tribute was big. The line for this went all around the block. If Major Lazer playing a Bashment Party at Goodgod was meant to be a secret, it was a very poorly kept one. It was also meant to be a Reggae, Dancehall, Bashment party, but after Walshy Fire dropped Daft Punk it became something else. Too much crazy for a small hot dingy little room.

Download: Major Lazer – Hold Di Line (Skratch Bastard ‘Wipe Out Riddim’ Refix)

Download: Major Lazer – Jah No Partial (Yellow Claw & Young Felix Remix)

Download: Major Lazer – Jump Up (Genghis Clan vs Rivestarr Mambo Jambo Remix)

Photos: Dutty Dancing III at Goodgod Small Club


It was a little controversial and not well received by all. I heard quite a few complaints from women saying – “How can a man win a Dancehall Queen contest?”. However, the majority of the mob decided and Jose took home the much sort after Rum filled Watermelon and was crowned Dancehall Man Queen in our Dutty Dancing Contest.

All together this was an amazing night. The dancefloor stayed packed with bodies grinding the night away to the best of new and classic dancehall reggae hits. Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Basslines and Nick Toth throwing everything they had at the crowd.

Make sure you are back in late November for more tropical riddims and gringos talking patois. Booyakashaaaa!

If you missed out here is a little taste of the musical vibes…

Listen: Busta Rhymes ft Vybz Kartel – Wine & Go Down

Download: Dirtsman & Missy Elliot – Get Impeccable (Heatwave Refix)

Dutty Dancing | Goodgod Small Club | Sat July 21

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Goodgod’s Danceteria was packed at the first Dutty Dancing. And we’re doing it again! DUTTY DANCING RETURNS! Yet again, the best of the best reggae sound systems join forces for one more night of tropical riddims and sexually inappropriate dancing.

DUTTY DANCING PROMO MIX

Playlist:
Schlachtofbronx – Dickie Riddim (feat Warrior Queen)
Cham ft. O – Back Way
Bounty Killer ft. Cecile – Ride
Wretch 32 – Traktor
Cham – Ghetto Story (Traktor Riddim Remix)
Bambi – Brooklyn Story
Jay-Z – Dirt Of Your Shoulders (Eighty Five Riddim Remix)
Wayne Wonder & Buju Banton – Bonafide Love
Nadine Sutherland & Terror Fabulous – Action
Red Fox & Screechie Dan – Pose Off (Hip Hop Mix)
Cutty Ranks – Who Say Me Dun
Raghav – Teri Baton Mein (Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote Cover)
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote
Apache Indian – Chok there
Desmond Decker & Apache Indian – The Israelites (Bashment Remix) [Thanks to Franco for this tune]
Cecile – Ladies In The Club
Tony Matterhorn – Move Your Body
R. Kelly – Slow Wind (Feat. Sean Paul)
Prince Zimboo – Zimboouicy (One Day Riddim Remix)
Future Fambo & Beenie Man Ft. Busta Rhymes – Rum & Redbull (Remix)
Cham – Wine
Lady Saw – Mi Train Yuh Man
Tyga – Rack City (Mike Who Dancehall Refix)
Protoje & Keida – All Again
Sean Paul – Gimme Your Loving
Vybz Kartel & Spice – Romping Shop
I Wayne – Cant Satisfy Her
Tanya Stephens – Handle the Ride
Estelle – Come Over

Download: Cham ft O – Back Way

Download: Tyga – Rack City (Mike Who Dancehall Transition Mix 104-90)

Listen: Buju Banton & Wayne Wonder – Bonafied Love | Buy Me