13 years since founder Paul ‘Trouble’ Arnold started his weekly party at The Bug Bar in the crypt of St. Matthew’s Church, Brixton Chew The Fat! remains synonymous with fresh parties, cutting edge music and good, honest, unpretentious fun. In Paul’s own words… “over the 13 years we have grown a little, continued to evolve musically and still manage to have plenty of fun”.
This collection of 13 tracks, including some of our favourite Fat! Records releases from over the years (the Apollo Kids track was the earliest mp3 we could find), originals and remixes from artists playing at our 13th birthday party and a few exclusives, is our birthday present to you. Enjoy!
“La Vie Moderne” EP out August 30 on Kitsuné Maison
“Kitsuné’s latest export, LOGO, are a neatly groomed duo with a passion for banging out electro tunes. Combining heavy basslines and catchy guitar riffs with classic Kitsuné electro synths, the band’s first EP entitled ‘La Vie Moderne’ already contains two surefire hits: “La Vie Moderne” and ”Junocide” – DAZED
2: Junocide remix
3: La Vie Moderne remix
4: La Vie Moderne
+ Digital release remixes
5: La Vie Moderne DyE remix
6: La Vie Moderne GOHAN “Will- O’-The -Wisp” remix
7: La Vie Moderne DANTON EEPROM remix
8: La Vie Moderne (French Fries & Tony Senghore remix feat. PiuPiu)
Download a free 35 minute promo mix from
Dimitri from Paris’ new BBE compilation
Get Down With The Philly Sound!
2XCD compilation is the first ever to document the birth of disco in Philadelphia and the work of the unsung musicians who played on the numerous hits that came out from the Philadelphia scene and featuring platinum selling hits from Melvin & Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, The Trammps and The Jackson 5
This special promo mix is narrated by Dimitri From Paris for a unique history lesson into the music
CD1. Original Tracks
01. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – The Love I Lost
02. The Jackson’s – Living Together
03. Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself
04. Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way
05. John Davis – Night & Day
06. The Trammps – The Night The Lights Went Out
07. Teddy Pendergrass – The More I Get The More I Want
08. TJM – I Don’t Need No Music
09. Charles Mann – Do It Again
10. Eddie Kendricks – He’s a Friend
11. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – Tell The World How I Feel About ‘Cha Baby
12. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – Bad Luck (Pt. 1 & 2)
13. Philly Devotions – Hurt So Bad
14. The Girls (Brown Sugar) – I’m Going Through Changes
CD2. Remixes and Edits all respectfully done by Dimitri from Paris utilizing the original multi track parts
01. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – The Love I Lost (DFP remix)
02. The Jackson’s – Living Together (DFP edit)
03. The Trammps -The Night The Lights Went Out (DFP edit)
04. Teddy Pendergrass-You Can’t Hide From Yourself (DFP remix)
05. Teddy Pendergrass-The More I Get The More I Want (DFP remix)
06. Eddie Kendricks-He’s a Friend (DFP remix) 8mn
07. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes-Tell The World How I Feel About ‘Cha (DFP edit)
08. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes-Bad Luck (Pt. 1 & 2) (DFP edit)
09. Philly Devotions-Hurt So Bad (DFP remix)
KEY NOTES ABOUT THIS COMPILATION
1. This compilation is the first ever to document the birth of disco in Philadelphia and the work of the unsung musicians who played on the numerous hits that came out from the Philadelphia scene.
2. The compilation exclusively features five remixes and four edits by Dimitri from Paris.
3. Online bonus features – A Tom Moulton Mix in the style of his legendary Sandpiper mix tapes that brought him to the attention of Philly International and Salsoul records and started off the remix, available exclusively from the BBE website using download codes available to physical copy purchases.
4. This release is a historical documentation of the birth of modern dance or nightclub music. Every remixer, DJ and dancefloor has been influenced by the content of this release.
5. Gamble and Huff granted BBE access to multi track tapes for four tracks for Dimitri to create new mixes of their classic recordings.
6. Earl Young is founder of The Trammps and creator of the 4/4 disco drum pattern which laid the template for every dance record since
7. Recording engineer Joe Tarsia founded Sigma Sound in 1968, and virtually of all the disco recordings released on Philadelphia International, Salsoul, Philly World, Gold Mind and Atlantic were made at his studio.
8. The release will be accompanied by extensive liner notes, pictures, interviews and anecdotes from the legendary players involved in the music.
9. Listening parties will take place in key capital cities as well as themed DJ events with Dimitri from Paris.
10. A bonus limited vinyl of mixes from Tom Moulton, Francois K and John Morales.
11. The vinyl edition of Dimitri’s remixes will include bonus passes not available on CD or digitally.
Bass Kleph (AKA Stu Tyson) is an artist you’re gonna start hearing a lot more about. The Sydney, Australia native has been taking the industry by storm with his Beatport #1 and mid-year chart topping remix of Joan Reyes’s “Shakedown; the club and radio pop smash $pend My Money (feat Stellar MC); a top 20 Beatport main-chart hit with “Keyboard Cat” remixes of acts like Green Velvet and Sarah McLeod and the continued success of his own label – Vacation Records (and new sister label Exit Row) – and its crew of producers like Wolfgang Gartner, Micky Slim, Mowgli. The label’s fans stretch from the stadium players like John Aquaviva, Crookers, Rene Amesz, Mark Knight, and Kissy Sell Out to the brightest lights of the techno underground like Alex Kenji, Popof, and Fergie.
As you can see, 2010’s been an extremely busy and successful year for Bass Kleph. Coming off a tour (with Afrojack) in support of his new Ministry of Sound Australia’s Guide To The Underground compilation and earlier gigs in venues from Fabric UK to Tunning Hall Moscow and Baby Face China, Bass Kleph is now preparing for his first jaunt across North America with stops through Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, El Paso, Miami and St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Bass Kleph’s been practicing his craft forever. Most kids are still in school at age 15, but as a teenager Bass Kleph was touring Australia and New Zealand as the drummer of a hugely successful three-piece rock act, Loki. Playing live in grubby rock venues gave him his earliest understandings that there’s a dynamic to making crowds dance. A catchy rhythm won’t catch without the hypnotism of an irresistible hook – but then even the most nagging hook won’t shuffle the feet until it’s bent out of shape by the thunder of a serious rhythm section. Loki imploded eventually, the inevitable result of the music industry trying to screw all it could out of the band’s three teenage members. Bass Kleph left, determined that he wouldn’t taken in by the empty promises of the industry again – but also that next time round he wanted to do it differently. A more electronic sound, focused on his new obsession, DJing.
That was 15 years ago. Bass Kleph’s been DJIng just about weekly now for 10 years – and the DJ booth is still one of his favorite places to be. He started in breaks, but soon pushed aside that genre’s limitations to add new, more subtle shades to his dancefloor palette – hypnotic techy grooves, jackin’ electro, and the curveballs that distinguish a real musician from the average gigging DJ. He’s also big on making his own mashups for the purpose of unleashing on unsuspecting crows. As such, we convinced Bass Kleph to allow us to share some of his weapons with you. The first bootleg combines Deformation “Weakness” + Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki “Warp” for a new track called “Weakness For Warp.” This track has never before been released and it’s now free for spreading like a thick coat of bass.
BASS KLEPH TOUR DATES
Aug 19 – Shine – Vancouver
Aug 20 – Mission Rock Café – San Francisco
Aug 21 – Love Festival – Los Angeles
Aug 26 – The Vault – El Paso
Aug 27 – Cameo – Miami
Aug 28 – Club V – St John’s, NL
Bass Kleph – Hey Ya / Shake Up – Fresco Records
Work Your Body w Hatiras . Hatrax Records . 2010
Duro . Vacation Records . 2010
$pend My Money feat Stella MC . Vacation Records . 2009
But Enough About Me . Vacation Records . 2009
Keyboard Cat . Vacation Records . 2009
Organ Cat . Vacation Records . 2009
Viajero EP . Vacation Records . 2009
Helium . Vacation Records . 2008
Joan Reynes . Shakedown . Fresco . 2010 (Beatport #1)
Hook N Sling – Snob Disco (Bass Kleph Remix) – Ministry Of Sound Aus (ARIA chart #1)
Christian Luke – Shine (Bass Kleph Remix)
My Heart Stops feat Rosie . Chris Arnott + fRew . Vacation . 2010
Mark Trophy . Musika . Vacation Records . 2009
Guide to the Underground . Ministry of Sound . 2010
Clubbers Guide to 2009 . Ministry of Sound . 2009
Bass Kleph & Chris Arnott – Where Do We Go
Green Velvet – Everybody Wants (Bass Kleph Remix) – Ministry Of Sound
Amo + Navas, Bass Kleph & Joan Reyes – NYC rocks – Fresco Records
DJ Groover – At Night (Bass Kleph Remix) – Audio Damage Records
Bump DJs – Falcone (Bass Kleph Remix) – Disconnected Records
Bass Kleph & Joan Reyes – Salida / Britney – Fresco Records
‘Who’s Your Daddy’ is the first official single from Don Diablo’s forthcoming debut album ‘Exit Studio Sweatshop’. The single already enjoys support from key tastemaker DJs such as Fake Blood, Plump DJs, Laidback Luke, Alex Gopher, BURNS, Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1), Kissy Sell Out (BBC Radio 1), The Bloody Beetroots, The Crystal Method, Shinichi Osawa, Loose Cannons (Kiss 100), Bad Boy Bill and Judge Jules (BBC Radio 1), to name but a few. Get a first taste and grab your FREE copy of Chew Fu’s remix as well as Don Diablo’s own Drive-by Disco mix. And as a bonus, there’s the white hot ‘Seven Nation Daddy’ bootleg, which is quickly turning into this summer’s festival favourite! Haven’t seen the music video yet? Go check it out, right here.
Also, Don Diablo is set to return to the Wild Wild West that is the United States of America. Try to catch Don Diablo at one of the shows below!
12 August 2010 Glow @ Lima (Washington DC, USA)
13 August 2010 Club 101 (El Paso, USA)
14 August 2010 La Sexta House of Music (Tijuana, Mexico)
20 August 2010 Avalon (Los Angeles, USA)
21 August 2010 Voyeur (San Diego, USA)
DIPLO & DON DIABLO MAKE THE WORLD GO ‘POP’
The (co)producers behind two of the biggest underground hits of 2009, Pon di floor (DIPLO) and Hooligans (DON DIABLO), get together to make the world go ‘POP’ with their instant club smash ‘MAKE YOU POP’. To give you a first taste, the boys have agreed to share Don Diablo’s Dubstep Mix, so grab it now. Release will be out mid-August!
Don Diablo takes you on a trip down memory lane! This thursday, Don did an interview with BBC Radio 1 and dropped a Klassroom mix for Kissy Sell Out’s radioshow. Grab the radio broadcast right here, and check out what Don was bobbing his head to in highschool! From Massive Attack to The Smashing Pumpkins and from Prince to Bruce Springsteen and way beyond that…! In short: 40 classics in 20 minutes, enjoy!
1 Ace of Base – All that she wants
2 Melodie MC – Dum Dam Dum
3 Yello – Oh yeah
4 Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
5 TQ – West side
6 Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
7 Kriss Kross – Jump
8 Jurassic 5 – What’s golden
9 Moby – Honey
10 Smash Mouth – All Star
11 Felix – Don’t u want me (Classical Cover)
12 The prodigy / Lisa Stansfield – No good (Start the dance)
13 Oasis v.s. Queen – Wonderwall will rock u (Don Diablo MashUp)
14 Moby – Feeling so real (Don Diablo Remix)
15 Marusha – Over the rainbow
16 Sunbeam – Outside world
17 Bertocucci Feranzano – XTC Love
18 Westbam – Mayday Anthem
19 Soul II Soul – Back to life
20 Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Don Diablo Refix)
21 Skee-Lo – I wish
22 New Radicals – You get what u give
22 Salt-n-Pepa – Push it
23 Prince – I wanna be your lover
24 De la Soul – Me, myself & I (Don Diablo Refix)
25 Wildchild – Renegade Master
26 Massive Attack – Unfinished symphony
27 Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia
28 System of a down – Chop Suey
29 EMF – Unbelievable
30 Weirdo & Sim – Go get busy
31 Mainx – 88 to Piano
32 Natural Born Chillers – Rock the funky beats
33 Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag
34 Fatboy Slim – Don’t let the man get you down
35 Dr. Dre – Keep their heads ringin’
36 Warren G ft. Nate Dogg – Regulate
37 Eric B & Rakim – Pump up the volume
38 2Unlimited – Let the beat control your body
39 Michael Jackson- Remember the time (Don Diablo Remix)
40 Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Sketch Records is a London-based label specialising in Electro House, Fidget House, Breaks and Dubstep, and is also committed to running events at key London venues, bringing together big name DJs with more up-and-coming faces to promote the music that we love.
Following the HUGE SMASH SUCCESS of our last release, ‘Pump Up The Volume’ which went Top 20 in Beatport’s Electro House Chart, gained Featured Release status and entered Beatport’s 10 Must Hear Electro House Tracks, as well as receiving fantastic reactions from The Squatters, Flash Brothers and more as well as support from Kiss FM, we present the first of the Keep Jackin’ EPs !
‘Keep Jackin’ Vol 1′ does exactly what it says in the title… 4 prime cuts of jacking house, perfect for the club, the boat, the Bentley too…. ;-)
We welcome back Mudhut to Sketch for this release, kicking us off with the very aptly-named ‘Here We Go’ ! This is squidgy, bass-wobbling excitement with a cool house sauce on top, summer refreshment at its biggest ! Lay back (metaphorically of course ;-) and think of Ibiza….
‘This Frequency’, the second Mudhut cut, is deep and grooving, roaming and jazzable house – it’s actually impossible to keep your head still when you hear this ! Very much the sound of the moment, we’re very pleased to be able to grab these 2 Mudhut classics whilst we still can !
Taking us into new electronic territory on this release is Brighton duo Tone Idle – having produced and toured with A1 Bassline, Joy Orbison, Kasrave and Home Park,their innovative take on the electro sound is menacingly wide, making this track an unrelenting tour de force !
Heading squarely into warehouse partyland, Antonio Gregorio rounds out this first Sketch EP with a sonic freight train – the synths climb and climb… just don’t look down !
☆☆☆ SPECIAL SKETCH RECORDS FREE BOOTLEG ☆☆☆
We are very proud to be able to bring you an exclusive track from forthcoming Sketch Records artists 3D Criminalz – these guys have some MASSIVE tunage in the pipeline, and this is the perfect taster for your summer’s delectation ! Taking Fidget into jazz / swing territory, (with the help of one Mary J Blige no less !) this slice of cool is an irresistible secret weapon – GRAB IT FOR FREE BELOW NOW !
Sketch is very excited to have co-hosted 93 Feet East on East London’s Brick Lane on Friday 30th July – we did ourselves proud, throwing it down side-by-side with the Superfilth boys, cracking out the best dirty sexy party music to be heard hear all summer ! To date, we’ve thrown parties at Ministry of Sound, Area and The Russian in Shoreditch and last Friday was the best by far ! Check out some of the pics from the night below :
We’ve featured Whis This before on theis blog and I’ve put some of their tracks in my mixes. They sent over a whow bunch of fidgety goodness. Read up on them below and make room on your hardrive for these free tracks that I know you’re going to download. Get ready for the wobbly bass!
“Whis This” is a Milan-based fidget/crunk project born in 2009. The two
djs/producers behind the name come from quite different musical
backgrounds; Gianluca (LeBatman) is a french-touch/electro producer and
dj, while Ale (Mad Thug) comes from a techno scene. They both released
tracks and remixes on their own before meeting and deciding to put
together their own personal backgrounds, tastes and experiences to
create the unique sound of Whis This.
Whis This are featured in Ministry of Sound’s Addicted to bass 2010 &
Clubbers guide summer 2010!
Now we still work on NuHipHop /Crunk n’ Bouny sound!
The answer shouldn’t be a mystery to anyone who knows the history of house music.
Music Is The Answer of course!
The track by Danny Tenaglia & Celeda is almost mythological in house music circles. In this go around, Breakdown have reworked this classic track into an electro house club thumper that maintains the groove of the original.
In keeping with the spirit of house music, the Breakdown boys are making this remix freely available in all of its 320kbps MP3 glory!
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