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Audialist EP by alex
July 12, 2014, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Ambient, Beats, BRILLIANT, Dubstep, Experimental | Tags: , , ,

On my latest label-digging frenzy I found Deep Heads – a UK-based dub label. Their latest release, the two-track debut EP from Audialist, is something you should indulge in immediately.

Stream the album (or buy it) here. For more releases, check out Deep Heads on Bandcamp.



Titus 12 – Karnak by Chris
March 11, 2014, 12:13 PM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Dubstep, Electronica | Tags: , , , , , , ,

So very tempted to make this blog all about the dope shit coming out of Melbourne, there’d be more than enough to post about.

Ex-Bristol turned Melbourne local Titus 12 had his Karnak EP unleashed by Uncomfortable Beats just before our long weekend. Filled with both familiar sounds and what appear to be some quirky field recordings, the production behind Karnak is a tight mix of dub and future beat.



Willow Beats – Alchemy EP by Chris

Fuck the Radio Collective home boys Willow Beats have been super busy, returning from a sold-out national tour to support the release of their second EP (below).

I had a quick exchange with Narayana earlier,

There are some tracks on the EP that I started a year ago, some that came together in the last few weeks!
We tried much more experimenting with this EP. There are a-lot more recorded samples and things like the water drops in Elemental (recorded in my bath tub). A-lot more attention was paid to the individual sounds as well. I wanted every small aspect to be as good as I could make it.
The tour was sold out which was incredible! It was amazing to see the amount of support we have! You don’t really realise from Facebook etc but when you see support in numbers its incredible.



Capeface by Chris

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Rapidly gaining a well-deserved following is UK-based Capeface, a name you may be familiar with if you checked out our FUCK THE RADIO: EXORCIST MIXTAPE. On-top of tagging this release BRILLIANT (oh shit yes) download it free here right now -> http://www.mediafire.com/?a1e22bbelyc70jo. I caught up with Capeface a little while back to ask a few quick questions- hit the soundcloud ‘play’ button below and read what he had to say while soaking up his lush sounds.

First up- where’d you start? How’d you get into music?

I had a really classical upbringing to music. I started learning to play the tuba as well as joining a choir at the age of 8, more out of curiosity than anything, and then over the years I developed a very theoretical understanding to music. I started writing music properly when I got to secondary school for my studies, and then it became a hobby. Ever since then I’ve gradually adapted my styles until I got to this stage now.

Where does the name ‘Capeface’ come from?

My mate and I had gone up to Sheffield for a rave. Quite a few drinks later, we ended up convincing the DJ’s we were professional MC’s, so they asked us to get up on the mic. When asked for our names, my mate already had his alias, and i was alias-less. At the time, i was wearing a cape fashioned out of a sleeping bag and had some LED glasses on, so under pressure just blurted out ‘Capeface’, and ever since then i just ran with it!

What was the first record/cd/single you bought with your own money for yourself?

I think the first CD I ever bought was actually ‘Air Guitar Anthems’. I used to listen to my parents rock vinyls, (the likes of Black, Sabbath, UFO, Motorhead etc.) when I was a kid. I was brought up on a diet of that and Queen! I was so sure I’d be a lead singer of a rock band …

What are you listening to at the moment?

I’m starting to delve deeper into the underground scene at the moment; I feel I’ve only just skimmed the surface. South London Ordnance, Paleman, Dusky, Blawan are just a few of the people that I’m particularly into right now. Audio Cultures label is pumping out some incredible tunes at the moment as well. Oh and Thology’s also got a new EP out called ‘Introspect’ that’s well worth a listen!

What will music sound like in 10 years?

I couldn’t possibly comment! Capeface has only been going for 9 months, before that I was writing electro house tunes. Judging by that, I’d probably say some Tuvan throat warbling?

What non-music release has the best music?

The stuff John Williams writes is just insanely good, ‘Star Wars’ has incredibly evocative as well as powerful music, so most of the films he writes scores for are just brilliant.

If you could collaborate with anybody living/dead, who would it be?

Probably Freddie Mercury, just an fantastic musician on so many levels, plus the music video would probably be jokes!

Lastly, what’s your alcoholic beverage of choice?

A good fine English Ale, one in particular called ‘Taking the Pith’, plenty of citrus-y undertones, I highly recommend it.



Fuck the Radio EXORCIST Mixtape by Chris

It’s about time we released another Fuck the Radio mixtape! Bee Ampersand spun this up on Halloween and it’s packed full of dank head-bobbing goodness from local/international artists mixed into a seamless flowing 30-minute set (with the tracks split up so you can enjoy them individually too!) ranging from trip-hop, dubstep and more.

DOWNLOAD:
http://www.mediafire.com/?hmtw6giptfop6nj

ALT LINK:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2xcbvopcqmh81l/FTR%20Exorcist%20Mixtape.zip

You can also check out more FTR mixtapes here.



Sorrow – 1988 by Chris
September 26, 2012, 2:15 PM
Filed under: Beats, BRILLIANT, Chilled, Dubstep, Electronica, Mellow | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s happening, I’m giving Sorrow the BRILLIANT tag of BRILLIANCE here on Fuck the Radio for his exquisitely amazing 1988. The dark, melancholic sounds and smooth, flowing nature of the track come together to create an emotionally stimulating peice of electronic music. Everything hits the nail on the head perfectly here, from the percussive sounds to the ambient swirls of noise that drift on overhead. Not many tracks get tagged brilliant, but this one has thoroughly earned it.

Sorrow – 1988



Robot Koch & Kuhn – Sludge by Chris
August 20, 2012, 8:50 PM
Filed under: Dubstep | Tags: , , ,

Robot Koch and Kuhn‘s collaboration for the upcoming Cosmic Waves release on Project: Mooncirlce is deep and dank.

The Berlin-based Robot Koch is dropping his dual 10″ release on August 31st. You can nab this track off of the record here:




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