Sunday on Soundcloud: Ronghua Mix by Alta


Were you at Dada for Electric East on Friday night? Every time I wanted to leave  for much needed sleep, someone handed me a drink or Q-Kraft dropped a stay-a-while tune. My good friend Chris aka DJ Alta was on at peak-time playing grime. I don’t know anyone else in Shanghai who plays grime, that stripped-back, aggressive, neon computer chip sound from the UK that gained mainstream popularity with Dizzie Rascal and the like in the early 2000s. The sounds of slamming mid-range basslines video game samples. It’s admittedly both jarring and loveable. Basically what came after gar-age and before dubstep.

Alta from Push and Pull cooked up the “融化 Mix,” a nice intro to some newer grime tunes and the sound he’s trying to push. Really nice one. He also does the all-vinyl night at Logo every month on the third Thursday, along  Nate, Arthur Fox aka Pip, myself, and rotating guests.

1. Sir Pixalot – Brazil
2. DJ Cable – Cartridge (Instrumental)
3. TC4 – Alpha
4. Crazy Cousinz – Funky Anthem (Murlo Remix)
5. Matt Shadetek – Battery Charge
6. Sir Pixalot – Untitled
7. Davinche – Jenny Remix
8. Rossi B & Luca – Nobody Knows
9. Murlo – Prism (Samename Remix)
10. P Jam – Intel
11. DJ Eastwood – U Ain’t Ready (Spooky Remix)
12. Sir Pixalot – Raiden Riddim
13. Bloom – Juniper
14. Prettybwoy – Kissin U
15. P Jam – Nightwriter 1

Jam City – Shut The Lites Off (Devil Refix)

great stripped back grime riddim by Jam City here. i’ve been after the white label vinyl since it came out in 2010. this three-track EP goes for > $50 on Discogs…I’d pay that much. it’s probably the best Night Slugs release; all three tracks are perfect.

this one took the longest to grow on me.

Jam City – Shut The Lites Off (Devil Refix)

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[this is a vinyl rip]