Tag Archives: Randomer

Randomer // RNDMR001 EP

14 Apr

Randomer - RNDMR001 EP

Check out Randomer‘s first release this year: RNDMR001. Tune in below and grab it here.

Hemlock Recordings // Chapter One

24 Nov

2012 sees Hemlock‘s 20th release after four years at the frontline of forwardlooking bass music and dark electronica.

To mark the occasion Hemlock boss Untold has curated a 65-minute mix joining the dots between the label’s past, present and future. ‘Chapter One’ weaves his favourite moments from the back catalogue with a series of exclusive material from FaltyDL, Randomer, Joe, Sei A, Guy Andrews and Untold himself. The beautifully packaged CD will be released alongside three 12″ vinyls containing exclusive music.

From modest beginnings in the heady days of dubstep’s conception, Hemlock – founded by producer Jack Dunning (AKA Untold) and designer Andy Spencer in 2008 – quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the sprawling, and often confused, world of UK bass music.

Since then, the label has steadily forged its own curious path, building an enviable back catalogue and garnering a reputation along the way for zeitgeistdefining releases.

It also has a reputation for discovering incredible new talent. It was Hemlock that introduced the world to the James Blake, whose debut release ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ saw the light in 2009, and was followed by his seminal ‘Stop What You’re Doing’ remix later that year.

As well as some phenomenal new talent, Hemlock has also been a place where established producers can find a home for their more surprising, spontaneous or downright deranged music. Key moments include Untold’s game-changing ‘Gonna Work Out Fine’ EP in 2010, Pangaea’s jungle-inspired ‘Hex’ and ‘Fatalist’, and Ramadanman (AKA Pearson Sound’s) seminal 808 anthem, ‘Glut’. With the likes of Cosmin TRG, LV, Mount Kimbie, Girl Unit and Funkineven also passing through their halls, the roster now reads like a who’s who of bass music talent.

‘Chaper One’, as you’d expect from Untold by now, is anything but your average mix. It takes as many twists and turns as Hemlock’s back catalogue and reflects the story of not just the label’s evolution, but also the evolution of the music scene it spawned from.

Starting briskly, it jumps through percussive workouts from Fantastic Mr. Fox and Mount Kimbie, soon blunted with the bassweight of the half-step anthems ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ and ‘Discipline’. The section climaxes into the psychedelic organ studies from James Blake’s ‘Stop What You’re Doing’ remix before gradually fading into an icy noise speckled mid-section.

Cosmin TRG’s brutally sparse ‘Béton Brut’ crumbles into the muzzled chimes of ‘Under’ – one of Untold’s most ambiguous cuts to date. The panic reigns through FaltyDL’s ‘Artemis’, picking up momentum into the metallic jacking 4/4 kicks of Sei A’s ‘Hyphen’. Guy Andrews cements the groove with the epic ‘Resistivity’, morphing into a broken tribal drum workout towards the end. Randomer then picks up the funk with ‘This Train’, before getting nasty with ‘We Laugh, We Scream’.

The final section explores the label’s fascination with reconfiguring the hallmarks of jungle and drum ‘n’ bass, with the rowdy MC chatter on ‘Fatalist’ sparring with the rugged bleeps and bass of ‘Studio Power On’, and the sinister Reece synths of ‘Motion the Dance’. After the last onslaught the mix fades out to the calming neon glow of Nautiluss & Lord Skywave’s ‘Ultraviolet’.
(Surus, 2012)

Release date: 19/11/2012
Catalogue number: HEK020BUNDLE

Randomer // We Laugh, We Scream

26 Sep

Always look forward to releases from Randomer – this one out soon on Untold’s label, Hemlock Recordings! Preview below then keep your eyes peeled for the release in October.

Randomer // Scruff Box

16 Feb

More proper bangers from Randomer coming out Feb 20 on Hemlock Recordings!

A. Scruff Box’s beats roll heavy but with a crafty, garage skip in their step, giving no clues to the obese bass riff that soon rudely exposes itself, tearing through the track roll by roll. 
AA. Get Yourself Together – More of those trademark, overweight beats with one giant, elasticated bassline. For those who like them large and lovely. (stholdings SC, 2012)

_Randomer – Scruff Box

_Randomer – Get Yourself Together

Randomer // Real Talk EP

1 Dec

Bangin new ep by Randomer, out now on Numbers! Text from the label:

Our twentieth release comes courtesy of London’s Randomer. ‘Real Talk’ highlights his awe inspiring drum programming – a Jungle head swapping teams and taking it in a raw house and techno direction.

From the Dance Mania on steroids vibes of the title track, the acid laced ‘Lime Pie’ and the nightmarish clanging funk of ‘Stalker’, this is one for the freakier end of the dancefloor.

Preview then beatport it!

_Randomer – Real Talk EP Preview

Free Bass, Tropics & Steps

15 Mar

_Toy Selectah – Sonidero Compay (Waya Waya Remix)

First off on Mad Decent is a tropical remix by Waya Waya of an original on Toy Selectah‘s Mex Machine ep.

_T.E.E.D. – How Far (The 2 Bears Remix)

Next up is the 2 Bears‘ remix of T.E.E.D.‘s  How Far with a ghetto 2-step bassline vibe plus a hint of old school breaks and uk funky.

_Pl8skeud – Guerrillero Bass

Here is a heavy piece of tropical bass from Pl8skeud (France) whom I haven’t heard of before. Nice one!

_Flore – Pum Pum Gal (Absurd Wobbleton Remix)

And now for a heavy bass wobble break penetrating sound with a hint of carioca brought to you by Flore from Lyon featuring Joyce Muniz and ThaiStylee. Play this loud!

_Randomer – Comeback

This one’s a bit more chilly on the uk funk glitch grillstep. Randomer on Soul Jazz, Hospital, Medschool and recently on Tru Thoughts!

_Onyenze – Onwa Nna Na Nwa (Schlachthofbronx Remix)

Last of all is tropical piece full of percussions, chants and the lot (unfortunately not a 320) but still for the taking – remixed by Schlachthofbronx and looks like presented by Perfect Loosers from Paris. Enjoy!

two-step-bass

19 Jan

Uno es tropical bass vibes, dos with mj cole’s tgv journey? y tres with what to expect with a foamo and randomer collab!

_Extract from “When I’m Tropicall, I’m Dancing”

_MJ Cole – TGV

_Foamo & Randomer – Pull Up