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Jamie Lloyd shares exclusive new DJ mix

Sydney’s warehouse party scene will be familiar with Jamie Lloyd who emerged in 2006 with his debut Trouble Within and then 2009’s Beware of The Light through Future Classic. Positive international attention was quickly followed by a remix EP featuring Matthew Herbert, and regular DJ sets whilst studying Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture.

Lloyd’s sound simmers cool with influences from Moodyman and House of Jezebel to Mzungu and Arthur Russell, his ear attuned to the quality Mad Racket sound systems, informing a skillfully sparse yet warm production aesthetic.

FFF Radio is happy to present over an hour of that sound for your very own ears in our latest podcast mix, direct and exclusive from Jamie himself. Download or stream the mix below and see Jamie Lloyd mix it up live at the Spice Cellar in Sydney on August 15th and 22nd.

Track list

1. House Of Jezebel – Love & Happiness
2. Edward – Take Me Out (Original mix)
3. Willie Burns – Pong in a Tracksuit
4. Mzungu – The Third (Original Mix)
5. Four Tet – Buchla (Seven Davis Jr Remix)
6. Orgue Electronique – The Serpent
7. Willie Burns – Windows Down
8. Tim Love Lee – The Tortoise (Sex Tags Mania NYC Mix)
9. Loud E – Robotism
10. Caltrop – Lenny
11. White label
12. TowLie – This is a Momenth (BMX edit)
14. House of Jezebel – Back in DogTown USA
15. Jovonn – Torched (Original mix)
16. Coni – My Secret Diving (Original Mix)
17. No Smoke – Koro koro (Original Mix)
18. Blaze – Blaze Theme Track
19. Moodyman – It’s too late 4 U and me

FFF Hot Tape 005 – Cardopusher

For our fifth Hot Tape we invited one of our favorite, most consistent producers to take over the helm – Venezuelan-bred and Barcelona-based producer and DJ Cardopusher. An artist with some significant contributions to the electronic music landscape over the last 5 years, Cardopusher has been consistent to pumping out quality tunes across a range of genres stretching from breakcore, to dubstep, to his current incarnation as a mastercrafter of sinister, drum machine warping acid, house and techno.

A master of beat programming, Cardo’s productions stand out for their tight dynamics, sharp drops and capacity for high impact synth and sample work. He also has a bloody lot of fun making the tracks, and that shines through – every sinister synth is matched with a tongue in cheek playfulness that invites you in to boogie down til apocalypse. Drawing proudly on his influences of early old school Electro, Chicago House, Detroit Techno, and the combined output of Trax Records, Dancemania and Underground Constructions, Cardo blends these elements into something faster, heavier and unmistakably sounding like it came from the future. This retro-futurist dedication is undoubtedly what lead himself and labelmate Nehuen to form Classicworks, a hotly tipped label featuring work from the label honchos and up and coming artists such as Nick Hook, Vin Sol, Scratcha DVA and Matrixxxman.

His love for the drum machine and wierd fuzzy synthesis shines through in this absolutely blazing Hot Tape, which we are lucky enough to be launching today. Blaring through Acid House 303 marathons to straight booty and jacking house, Cardo has joined the dots betweeen underground classics and newer offerings from Bodyjack, Creepy Autograph, Borai and his own blistering productions. It’s all guns blazing on this one – crank it up in your headphones and instantly be transported to the best warehouse party you’ve ever been to.

Tracklist

1. Jared Wilson -Grave Stalking (Skudge)
2. Bonquiqui – Sansvotime (L.I.E.S.)
3. Andreas Gehm – 1000 Miles (Solar One Music)
4. Creepy Autograph – Back Alley (forthcoming Ultramajic)
5. Paranoid London w/ Mutado Pintado – Transmission 5 (Paranoid London Records)
6. Crackboy – Kiddo (I´m A Cliché)
7. Turbo Turbo – Jack Your House (GND Rec)
8. Jomanda – I Cried The Tears (Keep Cryin´Dub) (Big Beat)
9.  Borai – Last Time Out (forthcoming Tasteful Nudes)
10. Hank Jackson – Deposit (Mr. Saturday Night)
11. Bodyjack – Bodyjack001 (forthcoming Bodyjack)
12. Cardopusher – Control Your Body (forthcoming BNR TRAX)
13. Cybotron – Clear (Fantasy)
14. Steve Pointdexter – Work That Motherfucker (Giant)
15. Model 500 – No UFOs (D-Mix) (Metroplex)
16. Strictly Traxx – Untitled (I Can´t Take The Heartbreak) (Underground Construction)
17. Gunrose – Life (BNR TRAX)
18. Huerco S – Untitled (Opal Tapes)


FFF Hot Tape 004 – Baron Oneway

Our most high octane Hot Tape to date: it’s number four with a bullet from one of  Australia’s most reliable floor igniters, the esteemed Baron Oneway. Many followers of FFF Radio will already be familiar with Baron’s tight mixing and unbeatable diverse selection. For the rest of you: Baron One Way is one half of the Samedi Sound System, completed by vocalist Vir Asan; long time host of the Carmen Sandiego Show on Brisbane’s legendary 4ZZZFM. His musical appreciation is diverse and surprising – but one thing remains constant, the Baron knows a killer beat.

As a producer, his work reflects his wide reaching ear for global club sounds, anchored by his intense dedication to heavyweight bass and influences in Jamaican sound system culture. Recent releases with Samedi Sound System, ‘Duke Side A’ and it’s flip – “Side B” on Dub Temple records highlight the Baron’s own vision of pressure driven electronics and heavy, breakneck dance-floor rhythms. If you manage to find yourself in Brisbane, chances are you’ll hear these tunes tearing up the block.

The mix sees him slam through the crates across a heady range of BPM’s – hitting us with unexpected twists and turns like a boxer keeping us on our dancing game. Never missing a beat, the Baron has not only stepped up to the plate, he’s smashed the whole pitch into a multi-dimensional black hole of hip twisting and late night strutting. Steal a car, plug this into it’s pimped out sound system, and drive your getaway to this blistering soundtrack of bass music from all corners of the electronic music globe.

FFF Hot Tape 004 – Baron Oneway
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Track List

  • Paisley Parks – Dis Iz A Man’s World Wide Juke
  • DJ Pillsbury – Shake Yo Booty
  • 618 Footwork – Child Of The Ghetto
  • Drax – Amphetamine (Samedi Soundsystem Re-edit)
  • Deejay Earl – Fye Up Tht Cush
  • Boylan – Noiz Factory
  • Monster Zoku Onsomb – Ranz des Vaches (Samedi Smash Bros Version)
  • Strange VIP – Take Me From Heaven
  • Meek Mill – Young & Gettin’ It (Instrumental) (Prod By Jahlil Beats)
  • DJ Tray – Turn The Bass Up
  • DJ Booman – Its A Feeling (Instrumental)
  • DJ Booman – Its A Feeling (Instrumental) (Instrumental)
  • DJ Tameil – Fuck Em Up
  • Jon Kwest – Club Fighter
  • DJ Jayhood – Beat It
  • DJ Lil Jay – Jay Theme
  • L-Vis 1990 – Ballad 4D
  • Mad Professor – Boombox [Dub]
  • Cocky Balboa – Get Down
  • DJ Nehpets – Nonthink
  • RP Boo – Speakers R-4 (Sounds)
  • Baauer – Dum Dum
  • Battles – White Electric (Shabazz Palaces Remix)
  • Mad Scientist – Carmina Burana Riddim
  • DJ Sway ft DJ Adii – Crack So Dope 2k11
  • Nick Hook, Vin Sol & Matrixxman – 666 Wayz
  • DJ Marfox – Subliminar
  • Pangaea – Majestic 12
  • K Bo – Kaggua (feat Tshila)
  • Cevin Fisher – The Way We Used To (Acapella)
  • Rick Wilhite – War On Woodward Ave
  • Axel Boman – Purple Drank (Original Mix)
  • Aero Manyelo – Just In Time
  • Pachanga Boys – Black Naga
  • Natlek – At L’Ass
  • Lazy Flow – Helios (Slap In The Bass Remix)
  • Bonnie Banane – Billion 7


FFF Hot Tape 003 – Monkey Marc

Stepping up to deliver the third installment of our FFF Hot Tape series, we have a very sticky blend of beats, bass and dub from Melbourne’s Monkey Marc. Best known for his work as the brain behind activist hip-hop powerhouse Combat Wombat, and productions for rappers such as Roots Manuva and Soom T, he is a focused, prolific producer. His recent release, ‘Planet Smashers’, on Jahtari, demonstrates his knack for taming analog synthesizers, SP1200s and entirely solar powered studios and dub sound systems.

Because we know this man has a deep knowledge and connection to a lot of music we treasure here at FFF, we couldn’t not ask him to make us a Hot Tape. Drawing a lineage between UK Hip Hop, classic dancehall and frequency-crushing dub, Monkey has whipped us up a mix that reflects a very personal, rebellious and above all anthemic journey through sound system culture and it’s music. Turn it up, bruck out and get educated by this rare and comprehensive insight into the potent mix of influences behind one of Australia’s most distinctive beat-makers.



FFF Hot Tape 002 – Aoi

For the second installment in our FFF Hot Tape series, we’re honored to have the one and only AOI step up to the plate. The man has featured on our site many times, and given his output, it’s no surprise to see him back here.

Regularly heralded as one of Australia’s wildest and most prolific beat makers; when AOI isn’t producing albums for Lukey Cage, GDP, The Baroness or releasing an uncountable amount of skewed hip hop beats under his own name, the man is often found haunting the second-hand record shops of North Melbourne, adding to his ever expanding and always daunting record collection. Seriously, this guy has an entire living room dedicated to a vinyl collection that spans hip hop, electronic music, library records, 70’s soul, psych rock, Japanese anime soundtracks and all other bizarre points in between. It represents a lifetime dedication to digging in dusty crates, sampling and the vinyl format.

AOI’s sampling and digging prowess is what puts him ahead of everyone else in the game, and exactly why we asked him to make a 60 minute mix that digs deep into this collection. It’s a truly rare visit through the labyrinth of influences and sample sources of a hard working producer and obsessive collector – an absolute goldmine for the fellow record enthusiast or sample trainspotter. AOI has declined the opportunity to present a track list, and with over 60 tracks blazing in through the hour, it’s a much better idea to crank this baby up, light a phatty or take a sip, and enjoy the ride.

Download or listen below; podcast via iTunes



FFF Hot Tape 001 – Pacheko

This month, FFF Radio is excited to launch a fortnightly ‘FFF Hot Tape‘ mix series whereby we invite one of our favourite artists to step up to the plate and lay down a mix of music from their crates, collections and hearts. Sometimes you’ll get a sneak preview into new and emerging talent, bold statements by artists at the top of their game and specially crafted, connoisseur-ish insights into the record collections of some of the most talented musical minds emerging today.

So, now to present the first installment in our series, for which we invited Venezuelan bass aficionado Pacheko to step up. For those of you who don’t know, Pacheko (sometimes producing with his partner in crime Pocz), is best known for his role in shining light on Venezuela’s Tuki Changa scene.

Tuki Changa is a style of techno distinct to Venezuela, combining simplistic, high energy synths with driving, grimey tribal beats. He recently combined with fellow Venezuelan Pocz for ‘Changa Letal’ on Buraka Som Sistema’s Enchufada label, as well as contributing to the crazy-good ‘Changa Tuki Classics’ compilation from the same label. Now based in Barcelona, the DJ and producer melds his local produce with influences of Chicago house, Detroit Techno and UK Bass music into a sweaty, pressure-driven junglistic space chamber.

Pacheko’s mix deftly spans this range of influences, while drawing the dots between drum machine-driven rhythms from around the world. It’s the perfect antidote to your mid week hustle, your ideal hype machine before heading out for a weekend of debauchery, and an excellent way to launch our new mix series.

Download or listen below; podcast via iTunes.

FFF HOT TAPE 001 – TRACKLIST

1- Soundhack: Vintage
2- Strip Steve: Calcium (tr 505 version)
3- ????
4- Pacheko: Morsa
5- Vin Sol: Voice Chip Activate (Matrixxxman remix)
6- Cardopusher: I know you will (Nehuen Remix)
7-Nehuen: Bad Automation
8- Pacheko: Where is everybody
9- Nehuen: Build and release
10- Dj Yirvin: Dale culo al wapero (Nehuen remix)
11- Dj Yirvin: Toca la boca (Pacheko remix)
12- Pacheko: Electra
13- Clip!: Get down
14- Dj Sluggo:
15- 2 men on wax: Active Beat
16- Dj Trajic: The horn dog
17- Dj Yirvin: Todo el mundo pa la pista
18- Nick Hook & Vin Sol Matrixxxman: I can feel it
19- The Panamax Project: Width
20- Downliners Sekt: Trim/tab
21- Burial: NYC



Rustie’s Top Five Oz Tour Tracks

Glasgow’s wonder kid Rustie has his sights set on Australia. In March the producer – who had a rather stellar 2011 due to his celebrated album Glass Swords – will be heading down under to destroy crowds and melt minds with his own unique take on the all-encompassing future bass sound.

If you want a preview on just what kind of an effect Rustie’s music experienced live can have on the average festival punter, read my anecdote on Lunice dropping Rustie at the Musica festival in Sydney last year. Little did I know back in December that the album would win The Guardian’s ‘First Album’ award; where the judges felt Glass Swords encapsulated the state of music in 2011.

So to get us in the mood for what will no doubt be a sold out tour, we asked Rustie to share five tracks with FFF Radio that will be in his bag when he arrives in Sydney. Featuring Rick Ross, Vado, Sibian & Faun, Nathan Fake remixing Neon Jung’s ‘Delirium Tremens’, and JME; Rustie’s selections are in live with his penchants for the 8 bit infected RnB, power ambient indie and Grime that have appeared before in his relatively rare mixtapes.

Listen to Rustie’s Top Five tracks below and catch him along with Hudson Mohawke at their Sydney side show courtesy of Niche Productions.

Rick Ross – MMG The World Is Ours

Vado – Louis V Bag

Sibian & Faun – I’m Sorry

Neon Jung – >Delirium Tremens (Nathan Fake Remix)

Listen to a preview of the orginal track here.

Jme – 96 Fuckries

Dro Carey: Artesian rising

I heard about Dro Carey a week or so before this post via local Sydney DJ Nicky Damage and instantly wanted to know more. A trip to Dro Carey’s Tumblr and Vimeo sites soon became an epic audio visual journey through this prolific artists catalogue of original music. I quickly realised big things were happening and this was confirmed when i read that the Sydney based producer is one of FACT magazines top 10 producers to watch in 2011 with a string of upcoming releases at home and abroad. After making contact i was promptly provided with an exclusive Dro Carey mix for Forcefed Fistfuls (listen below), along with an illuminating Q&A session.

FFF: Whats happening with your latest releases? DC: I did the Trilogy Tapes one – Venus Knock. That was an EP limited to 200 pressings but because they sold out in a week 200 more have been repressed. Another Trilogy Tapes release is finished and coming soon, titled LBEP. And another Trilogy one is in the works, titled Chion Edits. As well as an EP for Ramp recordings called Journey With The Heavy that’s gonna be double vinyl. Finally there’s the Much Coke EP coming out in March on Sydney label Templar Sound. On Hum and Buzz [Ed: run by Ikonika and Optimum] I have the Candy Red/Hungry Horse single coming.

What can you tell us about your collab with UK Grime producer and MC TRIM? Aidan Bennison of Templar Sound organized that. He asked Trim over twitter and some supportive folks like Fact and Ben UFO essentially kept that request bumped up the twitter feed, if that makes sense. He heard the beat and put something together within a week or so. He sent the acapella stems and I did a new mixdown and that’s gonna be on the Much Coke release on Templar Sound. It was a weird experience because for so long I’d been contacting MCs to no avail and then this suddenly came about without me doing anything!

Your Vimeo channel is packed full; who is doing the video? I do those videos. Through mainly found footage and sometimes segments I’ve filmed myself. I feel it can be a good compliment to the music and also for promotion as well.

What are some of your main musical influences? I’m influenced by a range of music and production styles, Detroit Techno, Chicago house, garage rhythms, R&B, avant-garde/minimal synth records.

You mentioned in your Fact magazine interview “Even my most sugary productions are based around subliminal experiences of awkwardness, aggression and guilt”.  As a producer… and a neurotic, I think i understand… does this mean music is ‘therapy’ for you? I guess its therapy. I mean the core goal is to construct something fun and worth listening to, but also there’s this ridiculous undercurrent essentially that embodies all those emotional things. It’s very hard to provide evidence for this, given its electronic music, and I’m really not trying to simulate depth that isn’t there. Basically I’ll just say that yeah its an outlet for a range of neuroses. Hungry Horse was probably the first conscious realization of this, as it is an elaborate pun/inside joke concerning an ex-girlfriend (which is really lame now that I think about it).

Whats your argument for producers letting their guard down; are you yourself capable of being anything other than honest in your music making, or could you whip out a pop track anytime if you wanted? Actually, whipping out a pop track would be the pinnacle of honesty for me. In fact I’m going to have take an issue with ‘whipping out’… Writing a pop/hit song is the hardest thing for an artist to achieve. It takes more skill than any other musical pursuit. I am many stages from developing to that point and it is the ultimate thing I can hope for. It’s years away. Like I’m streetfighting right now, kicking a few dudes in the faces and impressing a small pit of people, but I want to be olympic.Some kind of Taekwondo gold medal. Refining your sound is never a corruption of an ideal, I don’t believe selling out exists. Letting your guard down is a matter of aiming for this but still being yourself, of not being elitist no matter what rung of the music world you’re on. Perhaps what I mean is that your personality can sell out.

You seem to be well noticed overseas, but still underground here in Australia. Is this accurate, and do you see this changing? It’s like Momus predicted, the internet age allows us not 15 minutes of fame, but to be famous to 15 people. And for me 10 of them are in Japan and 4 in the UK. Or some ratio like that. I’m underground everywhere, but I guess you could say I’m Artesian when it comes to Australia. Wouldn’t mind tunneling up to underground status.

Dro Carey Forcefed Fistfuls Mix

    1. Stagga – Ghetto Yutes
    2. Nochexxx – Timepiece
    3. Crooked Luck – Steel
    4. Sir Fresh & DJ Critical – I’m Smooth
    5. DJ Q – Final Boss
    6. Seiji – Sticks
    7. Sinden vs. SBTRKT – Seekwal / GS Boyz – I Wanna C Ya Acapella
    8. GS Boyz – I Wanna C Ya Acapella
    9. Royal T – Orangeade (Walton Edit)
    10. Kahn – Helter Skelter
    11. Soulja Boy & Lil B – That Boy Can Fly (Gucci Wings)
    12. Terror Danjah – Ride 4 Me
    13. Young Jeezy – I Got This
    14. Dro Carey – Delirium Event Line
    15. George Fitzgerald – Don’t You (SCB Edit)
    16. James Fox – Put It Back (Ramadanman Refix)
  1. James T. Cotton – On Time (Rick Wade’s Grimetime Remix)
  2. Chromatic – Hypnotic
  3. BD1982 – Utukku (Ikonika & Optimum Remix)
  4. Yong 3rd & Tay 3rd – Fucc Dat Nigga (Tell Em I Said It)

Follow Dro Carey at his bursting tumblr and listen to his release over at Boomkat.

Notting Hill Carnival RBMA Live Web Stream

In an Australia-wide exclusive, Forcefed Fistfuls Radio presents a live web stream from the Red Bull Music Academy’s sold-out Notting Hill Carnival event. The live performance will be streaming from this podcast episode Monday August 30th from noon to 7pm GMT+1 (11pm – 6am Brisbane time). Look for the RBMA Radio player below to listen live.

Returning to the city that hosted the Red Bull Music Academy earlier this year, the Academy will for the third time present a stage at the Notting Hill Carnival: a London pow wow set up in 1966 that has always been a hotbed for pulsing bass movements. In fact, with its massive influx of visitors and Caribbean residents, Notting Hill Carnival is ranked the second largest carnival in the world, second only to the Rio original.

The Acts: Major Lazer is made up of DJs Diplo and Switch. The name represents a cartoon alias to express their unique, futuristic take on the deviant dancehall sounds of the West Indies. Joined by an all-star cast of Jamaican vocalists, the pair has created an experimental and infectious set that will propel you through Carnival. David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan is a man who needs little introduction. Slayer of monstrous sound systems, the sound clash scientist brings heavy hype to any party he plays. Prepare to embrace the bass. Breaking from convention, Drop The Lime is renowned for chopped-up breaks and wobbling bass, Carnival will see DTL drop a fully Rockabilly set, bringing the double bass to a bass-heavy party.

Another Carnival newcomer is Poirier. A graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy 2010, the Montreal-based producer effortlessly combines styles to create a completely unique sound. Past hook ups include the likes of Crookers and Toddla T – this year’s Academy stage will, however, see him join forces with Face T to create a bouncing Carnival mash up.

Douster was born in France but has called Buenos Aires his home for the past two years – combining electro, house, bass, dancehall and hip hop with Argentine flavours. Meanwhile UK bass warrior Joker will raise the crowd with his instantly recognizable drops.

[UPDATE: The live stream has now ended].