Guest TAPEr's Chart: Long Term
Okay, so, here's a new idea. After the conceptual sack of shit that was the TAPEr's chart failed to get off the ground, mainly due to my bad management skills, I've decided to er, reinvent the wheel ((c) Chris Martin). From now on the TAPEr's chart will be a weekly fixture, but instead of being an impossible concensus of everyone's favourite tracks digested by me, one lucky TAPE reader will be responsible for each week's chart. To make it even more interesting (as if that's not interesting enough), we'll bring you, somewhat erratically, charts from some very special 'celebrity' guests. Yeah, alright. So, if you're the kind of cat who visits this site regularly and leaves the odd comment behind, chances are I'll be calling upon you to deliver a chart in the future, annotations n' all. First up to bat is Bristol-based Long Term. If you're a West Country type, check out his night, Bruk - the next party is at Native on June 19th; full details at the bottom of the post. Right then....
1. GROOVE CHRONICLES - HOLIDAY DA VYBE // GROOVE CHRONICLES
2step garage as it should be, disembodied femininity scattered across a bed of twisting, skittering drums and cavernous, foreboding bass
2. CURSOR MINER - BABY UNIVERSE // NOODLES INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Disgusting, broken, cutup electrobreaks, militant low-end accompanied by celestial, haunting melodies
3. SHACKLETON - BLOOD ON MY HANDS // SKULL DISCO
Soothing, dark, meditative, beautiful... one of the most sublime dubstep cuts yet
4. BUCKFUNK 3000 - COMMAND YOUR SOUL // BOW WOW
The bastard spawn of twisted electronics and dark 2step, devastation for the dancefloor with a twist of humour from Mr Begg
5. DE SOUZA - KEEP IT COMING (DEM 2 REMIX) // LOCKED ON
Outrageously cut-up, micro-sampling 2step from the Essex-based masters, executed with the precision, skill and swing to make akufen blush
6. DIGITAL MYSTIKZ - ANCIENT MEMORIES // DMZ
The a-side is meditative depth itself, distilled into gorgeous, sub-loaded rasta-futurism, while the Skream "remix" on the flip is a bassline monster, drop it on a system and watch them wobble!
7. SHARON PHILLIPS - WANT 2 NEED 2 (SWITCH MIX) // GUT RECORDINGS
Im sure most know about this by now, absolutely monster tune, growling, dirty bass, skipping beats and old school cut-up yelping vox...absolutely bumping
8. TOMAS NORDSTROM - TAKE MY LEAVE // DON'T RECORDINGS
Wonky, hard techno with one of the catchiest, sickest, squeeliest synth lines ive come across... addictive
9. JUJU - I SPACE DUB // DUBPLATE
A ringing endorsement of multiculturalism, an open immigration policy, and the current degree of global communication, Columbian-born ex-dubwise DnB producer now residing in California catches the bug rapidly emanating from Croydon, South London, to produce agloriously trippy, dubbed-out, vocoder-laden, shimmering chest rattler
10. OCTOBER - LASER FINGER // FLUID OUNCE
While my attention was originally grabbed by the shuddering, stomping, low-end funk of the a side, I soon found myself loving each and every track on this:subtle, shuffling, emotive, wonderful
Am I allowed eleven? I forgot about this one momentarily, and I've never seen it get the public love I think it deserves...
Soft: Er, no. But go on then....
11. BEANFIELD - TIDES (CARL CRAIG'S "C'S MOVEMENT #1" REMIX) // COMPOST
The don sets himself to task, reworking the already excellent original into a glorious piece, building a shimmering, shuffling, tripped-out home for the beautiful vocal.
Catch Long Term at:
Monday 19th June; 10-4am
£1 before 11, £2 after
Oh, and here's summat for you to download:
Heiko Laux - Moved (Ricardo Villalobos Remix) // Kanzleramt