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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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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

Coming soon: 16bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy – The Remixes

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2009 by Boka Records

Swiftly following the Matt-U release (12″ / Digital – 7th December 2009) will see a 2 part remix package of the mighty 16bit‘s ‘Chainsaw Calligraphy’, featuring cuts and reinterpretations from Jakes, Kanji Kinetic and Propatingz and a re-release of the original, remastered and cut loud on 45rpm.

The Jakes remix had it’s debut airing right here on the BOKAHQ Mix Vol.2 (see previous post) and more recently by N-Type on Rinse FM, full details of the releases are revealed right here:

BOKA024PT1 – 16bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy Remixes Part 1
A) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix)
AA) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Propatingz Crunk Massacre Remix)

BOKA024PT2 – 16bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy Remixes Part 2
A) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Kanji Kinetic Remix)
AA) Chainsaw Calligraphy (Original Mix)

Due to be released in early January 2010 on 12″ Vinyl and Digital.

Sample of the Jakes Remix (Taken from BOKAHQ002) kindly posted on Youtube:

BOKA on facebook

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 28, 2009 by Boka Records

BOKA joins the ranks of Facebook as the Boka tank cautiously and quietly patrols the world of social networking……

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This is a work in progress, but you can become a fan by clicking the image below:

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