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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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Skinnz – Keep it Gutta / Euphorbia [BOKA033]

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

NOW SHIPPING!

Skinnz – Keep It Gutta / Euphorbia [BOKA033]
Released on 12″ Yellow Transparent Vinyl – LTD to 500 copies worldwide
Buy Vinyl
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Buy Digital: http://bit.ly/gAOIXr

BOKA033
Skinnz

a) Keep it Gutta
aa) Euphorbia

Audio Link:
Skinnz – Keep It Gutta [BOKA033] *Forthcoming*
by boka

Boomkat review:
Skinnz aka Baobinga comes correct with two crafty swingers for Boka, pressed on transparent ear-waxy-yellow vinyl. ‘Keep It Gutta’ dips into the Night Slugs slipstream with a heat-sealed fusion of delirious synthline excesses and percussive syncopation. ‘Euphorbia’ comes on sweet and fresh on the flipside, serving sea-sick swing rhythms and swirling, slightly discordant synths to wicked effect. Tipped to fans of Girl Unit, Bok Bok, or Mosca“.

Exclusive Skinnz mix and interview now live on Kmag:
http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/skinnz-guest-mix

Broken Note “Zound” now available on Beatport: http://beatport.com/s/r1gGHf

Boka label page on Beatport

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by Boka Records

The Boka Records label page on Beatport has now gone live, a convenient place for y’all to buy Boka Records MP3’s/WAV’s.

The direct link to access the page is here: https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/label/detail/8948/boka_records

BOKA031 – Matt-U & Riskotheque – Guillotine Growl / Double Blind is for sale right now.

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Watch out for BOKAHQ005, the 5th in the series of Boka HQ mixes coming very soon…

Chainsaw Calligraphy: The Remixes OUT NOW

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Boka Records

The wait is over, the vinyl and digital is available now.

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BOKA024PT1

a) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix)
aa) Chainsaw Calligraphy (PropaTingz Crunk Massacre Remix)

Now shipping at the following online stores (and many more):

Chemical Records
Mirage2000
Redeye Records
Seismic Records
Catapult
Juno Records

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BOKA024PT2
a) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Kanji Kinetic Remix)
aa) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Original Mix)

Now shipping at the following online stores (and many more):

Chemical Records
Redeye Records
Seismic Records
Catapult
Juno Records

The 4 track digital bundle is currently available at Beatport:

Buy Digital bundle

The digital version will be available everywhere from Monday 18th January.

BOKAHQ003 will be recorded soon, would have been a little sooner but my computer crashed at the tail end of an hour long mix….
Next on Boka – JSL “The Jack Cates EP”…… coming in late Feb/early March.

Thanks for the support.