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Boka Records HQ – Mix Vol.5 (BOKAHQ005)

Posted in Mixes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2011 by Boka Records

It’s time for a long-overdue installment of the Boka HQ mix series. Stepping up is mr Squarewave, upcoming London producer whos single ‘Snitch / Dirty Game’ is out now on Boka Records’ digital series [TANK] BUY HERE.

Boka HQ did a brief interview with the man Squarewave as an introduction to this producer/DJ:

BOKA: So, Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about how you started out in music?
SW: Im born and bred in East London. Been into music from an early age as my dad was a Punjabi singer songwriter and put out a few records. I also used to hear my older cousins playing Dreamscape tape packs in their cars all the time so thats how I got into Jungle. From there I just immersed myself into collecting records, listening to the pirates and going out to raves. It was after going to a night called Eastern Drum and Breaks at Herbal in Shoreditch, that I hooked up with Nasha Records and started producing with them. We put out a few dubstep and dnb records as Nasha Experience over the past couple years. Now I’m working more on my own productions.

BOKA: You started up your own label ‘New World Audio’ tell us a little bit about the label and your motivation behind starting it up…
SW: The label has its second release in July, a 4 track ep. I started it to put out music by myself, my brother Sukh Knight and my friend Shandy. I felt that we had a lot of quality music that needed to get out there for people to hear.


Squarewave

BOKA: What’s the London scene like right now from your perspective, what sort of vibe are you really feeling at the moment?
SW: I am very proud to be born and living in East London. The creativity levels are very high, be it music, art, design or fashion. I’m enjoying the nightlife as these days you can hear a range of tempos and flavas all in one room. One of my favourite parties is a promotion called Ergh, who do monthly nights at Cable.
Musically, at the moment I’m really into the hip hop kinda stuff that Kromestar and Jay 5ive are releasing, and also the tribal flavas that Morphy and Raiden are coming out with. But I still listen to a lot of classic US Hip hop and a lot of dnb jungle – Calibre, Dillinja and Full Cycle.

BOKA: What are your Top 5 tracks right now?
SW:
1. Kromestar & The Real McKoy – Let Go – dub
2. Marc Rapson – The Kalimba – Futuristica Music
3. Morphy – Black Velvet – Voodoo Music
4. Kromestar – Don’t Make Sense – dub
5. Squarewave, Sukh Knight and Mr. K – Tribesman – New World Audio

BOKA: What are you Top 5 tracks of all time?
SW:
1. Digital – Deadline
2. Bad Company – The Nine
3. Three Six Mafia – Sippin on some Syrup
4. Bill Withers – Lovely Day
5. Wu Tang Clan – Uzi

BOKA: Obviously glad to have you release a record on Boka, what else have you got lined up in the future?
SW: I’m working on more of my own dubstep productions for both Boka and New World Audio. There’s a vocal track completed with Doctor, and collabs with Shandy and Nuphlo from Studio Rockers on the go. Also, I’ve completed two dnb tracks that will be out on Hazardous Muzik. Besides that, I’m looking forward to Outlook Festival in September and then I’ll be in India early 2012.

Tracklist:
1. Squarewave – Makes You Think – DUBPLATE
2. Squarewave – Dirty Game – BOKA RECORDS [TANK2]
3. Sukh Knight – Shankle – NEW WORLD AUDIO 002
4. Squarewave – Snitch – BOKA RECORDS [TANK2]
5. Shandy – Synthy – NEW WORLD AUDIO 002
6. Kromestar & Dark Tantrums – Circles – DUBPLATE
7. Sukh Knight – Hands Up – DUBPLATE
8. Squarewave, Sukh Knight & Mr. K – Tribesman – NEW WORLD AUDIO 002
9. Dark Tantrums – Moon Ships – GET DARKER
10. Sukh Knight – Untitled – DUBPLATE
11. Tunnidge – 7 Breaths – CHESTPLATE
12. Sukh Knight – Slang Like This (Kromestar VIP) – DUBPLATE
13. Mensah, Sukh Knight & Squarewave – Quad Bikes – HENCH
14. Kromestar – Straight Error – DUBPLATE
15. Shandy – Jump Up – DUBPLATE
16. Pixel Fist – Titans – BOKA RECORDS [TANK1]
17. Ashburner – Gutter – KRAKEN
18. Reggae Roast – Righteous (RSD Remix)

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Squarewave – Snitch / Dirty Game [TANK2] out now on Boka Records initially via the Boka Beatport store: http://t.co/AvocQTT

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Boka Dubstep – Rewind Vol.1 [BOKADIGILP01]

Posted in Mixes, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by Boka Records

Released Monday 21st February will be the first in a series of infrequent Boka compilations containing some of the notable tracks released on the label in last year or so.
It will intially only be available via iTunes for the special recession-busting price of £4.49.

Hit the image below and you will be taken to iTunes where you can pre-order the item so it will download automatically for you on the day of release (21st Feb).

We’ve posted a mini-mix to celebrate the release via Soundcloud, head here to listen:
http://soundcloud.com/boka

In other news, Jayglo‘s “Wiseau Funk EP” will be released on March 14th, and I’m also proud to announce that Von D‘s debut album “Daydreaming” will also be released on Boka in late April/May.

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Boka Records HQ – Mix Vol.4 (BOKAHQ004)

Posted in developments, Mixes, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Boka Records

Stepping up for Vol.4 of the BOKA HQ Mix series is none other than Vista!
To coincide with his debut release (alongside Presence Known) for Boka Records we decided it was a good a time as any to enlist his expert mixing services.

This is the first of many guest mixes for the series, so expect to see many more soon, available right here first.

BOKA029 is shipping this week (Released 12th July), featuring the tracks ‘Their Prey’ and ‘Water Torture’ both collaborative tracks between Vista and Presence Known, check them out in the mix if you haven’t already heard them:
Or visit www.youtube.com/bokarecords

Order the vinyl now at one of these stores (or visit your local store):

Redeye Records
Juno Records
Chemical Records
Drop Records

bokahq004

Tracklist:
01. 501 – Echo in my Head – (dub)
02. Jayglo – Wiseau Funk – (Forthcoming Boka Records)
03. Reso – Armoured Core – (Civil Music)
04. Twisted – Dirt Cluster VIP – (dub)
05. Datsik – Mechano – (dub)
06. Vista & Presence Known – Move the Earth – (dub)
07. Taz Buckfaster – Recovery – (Subway)
08. Jayglo & Wil Blaze – Glo Worm – (Forthcoming Boka Records)
09. Silkie – Planet X – (Deep Medi Musik)
10. Shaunise – Purple Haze (Desto remix) – (dub)
11. Dom Hz – You (Vista’s big deak remix) – (forthcoming Subdepth)
12. Jayglo & Wil Blaze – Levelz – (dub)
13. Matt-U – Watchin U – (Forthcoming Subway)
14. Riskotheque & Matt-U – Elephant Man – (Forthcoming Sequence)
15. Skream – Filth – (Tempa)
16. Ghetts – Commandments (16bit remix) – (dub)
17. Culprate – Don’t do that (Flux Pavillion remix) – (Forthcoming dubsaw)
18. Vista & Presence Known – Cataclysm – (Forthcoming Rottun)
19. Vista & Presence Known – Water Torture – (Forthcoming Boka Records)*
20. Vista & Presence Known – Their Prey – (Forthcoming Boka Records)*
21. Von D & Riskotheque – Like a Bird – (Forthcoming Disfigured Dubs)
22. Phaeleh – Soul Funk – (dub)
23. DJ Madd – Arpz3000 – (Forthcoming Subway)
24. Vista & Presence Known – Packard Nights – (dub)
25. Vista – Axel (1994) – (dub)
26. XXXY – You Always Start it – (dub)

http://www.bokarecords.co.uk/bokahq004.zip

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BOKA Records HQ – Mix Vol.3 (BOKAHQ003)

Posted in developments, Mixes, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2010 by Boka Records

It’s been a while since 002 and many apologies for this, BokaHQ has been busy but finally the first mix of 010 is upon us – BOKAHQ003.

This time we give props to many new, recent and upcoming releases on other labels, these mixes are all about showcasing the sounds that keep motivating Boka to do what we do.
You can hear new beats from N-Type’s Wheel & Deal Records, a new release on US based Surefire Sound, brand new Distance on his Chestplate label and more…..

Naturally we have also showcased some upcoming Boka releases, there’s a couple of brand new Dubs in their too which will be forthcoming in the not too distant future.

BOKAHQ003

Tracklist:
01. Ben Verse – Flip The Coin (Wheel & Deal Records)
02. Vista & Will Blaze – Glo Worm (BOKA Dub)
03. Headhunter & Djunya – El Presidente (Surefire Sound)
04. Funk Ethics & RLD – Give (BOKA Dub)
05. Distance – Beyond (Chestplate)
06. Truth – Timeshift (BOKA Dub) – Released Mid-Late April on 12″ / Digital
07. Addison Groove – Footcramp (Swamp81)
08. Von D & DJ Madd – U (BOKA Dub) – Released 1st April on 12″ White Vinyl / Digital
09. Cluekid – Late Nights (Aquatic Lab)
10. DJ Madd – Detroit Skank (BOKA Dub)
11. Emalkay – A.G.S (Dub Police)
12. Vista & Presence Known – Their Prey (BOKA Dub)
13. Youngsta & Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal Records)
14. Von D & DJ Madd – It’s Over (BOKA Dub) – Released 1st April on 12″ White Vinyl / Digital

http://www.bokarecords.co.uk/bokahq003.zip

Enjoy.

Boka Interview and Mix on Kmag & Hush House

Posted in developments, Mixes, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by Boka Records

To start off the new year in style Boka has had two interviews on the web as well as an exclusive label mix for Kmag (Formerly Knowledge magazine).


Kmag Interview and exclusive mix available here now:
http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/boka-guest-mix

Mix tracklist:

  1. Matt-U – Double Blind (Dub)
  2. Matt-U – Whyle The Fuck Out (BOKA023)
  3. Truth – Hackerz (forthcoming Boka)
  4. DJ Madd – Better With You (BOKA020)
  5. DJ Madd – Detroit Skank (forthcoming Boka)
  6. 16bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix) (BOKA024PT1)
  7. JSL – Jack Cates (forthcoming Boka)
  8. DJ Madd – Better With You (Akira Kiteshi Remix) (BOKA022)
  9. Matt-U & Riskotheque – Guillotine Growl (forthcoming Boka)
  10. 16bit – In The Death Car (BOKA018)
  11. Emalkay – Solid State (forthcoming Storming Productions)
  12. Tunnidge – Higher Forces (BOKA019)
  13. Von D & DJ Madd – U (forthcoming Boka)
  14. 16bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy (PropaTingz Crunk Massacre Remix) (BOKA024PT1)
  15. DJ Madd – Flex’d (Ikonika Remix) (forthcoming Boka)

Lengthy interview also online now on the Hush House blog here:
http://hush-house.blogspot.com/2010/01/featuring-boka.html

Look out for the full vinyl releases of Matt-U – Can’t Wake Up / Whyle The F*ck Out and 16bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy: The Remixes Parts 1 & 2 released soon.

BOKA025 – JSL – The Jack Cates EP will be released on 12″ Vinyl / Digital on 1st March 2010.

More news soon.

Chainsaw Calligraphy: The Remixes 18th Jan 2010

Posted in developments, Mixes, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by Boka Records

RELEASED 18TH JANUARY 2010 on Boka Records:

Chainsaw Calligraphy: The Remixes

Part 1 (BOKA024PT1)  ////////////////

A) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix)

AA) Chainsaw Calligraphy (PropaTingz Crunk Massacre Remix)

– 12″ Vinyl (Custom housebag, design by Foldesign)
Click here to preorder now.

Part 2 (BOKA024PT2) /////////////

A) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Kanji Kinetic Remix)

AA) Chainsaw Calligraphy (16bit Original Mix)
Re-release of the original track cut loud on 45rpm. (Originally featured on the now deleted
BOKA018)

– 12″ Vinyl (Custom housebag)
Click here to preorder now.

Digital version available as a 4 track bundle also to be released on 18th January 2010.
Preorder here.

Distribution by S.T. Holdings
Mastering by Finyl Tweek

Bristol’s Dubquack has made for us a sick little mini-mix mashup previewing the remixes:

Chainsaw Calligraphy Remix Mini-Mix (By Dubquack) by boka


16bit US TOUR Announced:

14 Jan 2010 20:00
THE VAGABOND MIAMI
15 Jan 2010 20:00
BARFLY LOFT MINNEAPOLIS
16 Jan 2010 20:00
THE HUDSON/GOTHAM LOS ANGELES
17 Jan 2010 20:00
BOURBON ST BALTIMORE
20 Jan 2010 20:00
MERCURY LOUNGE CLEVELAND
21 Jan 2010 20:00
CHERRY LOUNGE & PIT PHOENIX
22 Jan 2010 20:00
TBA NEW YORK CITY
27 Jan 2010 20:00
TBA PHILLY
28 Jan 2010 20:00
SMART BAR CHICAGO
29 Jan 2010 20:00
QUITOXTES DENVER
30 Jan 2010 20:00
GRAVEYARD TAVERN ATL
4 Feb 2010 20:00
LAST SUPPER CLUB SEATTLE
5 Feb 2010 20:00
1015 SAN FRAN
6 Feb 2010 20:00
THE GREEN ELEPHANT DALLAS
7 Feb 2010 20:00
TBA HOUSTON

Boka will be showcasing some deeper 16bit tracks around March 2010, including a track entitled ‘Otako’:

DJ Madd – Skream Stella Sessions Mix

Posted in Mixes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by Boka Records

DJ Madd recently performed a guest Mix on Skream‘s ‘Stella Sessions’ Rinse.FM show, and it deserves it’s own blog post.

Showcasing his recent and upcoming Boka releases (among others) as well as unreleased dub plates and even a cheeky preview of a totally unfinished collaboration with Kito.

Tracklist:
01. DJ Madd & Von D – U (Forthcoming Boka)
02. DJ Madd – Select Me
03. DJ Madd – Someone (Breakage Remix)
04. The Others -Karma
05. Von D -Berlin Call
06. DJ Madd – Detroit Skank (Forthcoming Boka)
07. Emalkay – A.G.S.
08. DJ Madd – Maybe
09. DJ Madd + Von D – It’s Over (Forthcoming Boka)
10. Kromestar – Skaredem
11. DJ Madd – Dub Marine
12. DJ Madd + Matt-U – Sound System
13. Matt U – Magma
14. Emalkay – Solid State
15. Joker & Ginz – Stash
16. DJ Madd + Kito – On Top

You can stream the mix here:
http://www.mixcloud.com/djmadd/skream-stella-sessions-dj-madd-guest-mix/

You can catch DJ Madd live over the next few months at the following locations:

30th November – Monday Club – London
2nd December – The Lab – Bristol
3rd December – Plan B – London
11th December – Custard Factory – Birmingham
12th December – Back 2 Basics – Bristol
18th December – Basement 45 – Bristol