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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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Von D “Daydreaming” LP

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2011 by Boka Records

Von D “Daydreaming” LP

The debut LP from Paris born Von D is OUT NOW on Boka Records in the following formats:

12″ Sampler (Limited edition)
BOKA035
A) Von D Ft. Foreign Beggars & Spyda – Maximum Boost
AA) E-Von
Released 23rd May
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2×12″ LP
BOKALP001
A) Von D Ft. Riya – One Day
B) Von D Ft. Phephe – You’re The One
C) Von D & Mr Lager Ft. Phephe – You’re my..
D) Von D – ASAP
Released 6th June
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CD / Digital LP
BOKACD001
01. Von D Ft. Phephe – Love Music
02. Von D & Simbad Ft. Riya – Watching You
03. Von D Ft. Phephe – You’re The One
04. Von D & Lakaye Jolie – From Jupiter To Venus
05. Von D – ASAP
06. Von D Ft. David Boomah – Star
07. Von D & Mr Lager Ft. Phephe – You’re my..
08. Von D – Liquid
09. Von D Ft. Foreign Beggars & Spyda – Maximum Boost
10. Von D Ft. Alyz Be – Push It
11. Von D – E Von
12. Von D Ft. Moxy Phinx – Booboodoo
13. Von D Ft. Vicky Harrison – Sight
14. Von D Ft. Riya – One Day
15. Von D Ft. Phephe – Set Me Free
Released 6th June
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BUY THE DIGITAL HERE

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Jayglo – Wiseau Funk EP [BOKA034]

Posted in release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by Boka Records

It’s out now! In fact it’s been out since the 14th March, but what with being so busy with the imminent Von D album (more news on that soon…..) we just haven’t given it the obligatory blog post, so here goes……Don’t you dare sleep on this one…

BOKA034
Jayglo
a) Jayglo – Wiseau Funk
aa) Jayglo & Wil Blaze – Glo Worm
03) Jayglo – Where [Digital Exclusive]

Download: boomkat.com/downloads/380678-jayglo-wiseau-funk-glo-worm
Vinyl: boomkat.com/vinyl/389213-jayglo-wiseau-funk-glo-worm

Supported by Skism, 16bit, Skream, Mistajam (Radio1), Roska, Diplo, Akira Kiteshi etc.
Jayglo has also recorded a cheeky mix for you to stream via soundcloud, you can nab/listen here:

soundcloud.com/jayglo/jayglo-infectious-pr-mix

Watch out for more Jayglo shizzle coming soon….this boy gunna blow uuuuuup!

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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…

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:
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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)

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DJ Madd – Flex’d (Ikonika Remix) / Detroit Skank (BOKA028)

Posted in developments, release news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2010 by Boka Records

Released on 31st May 2010 is a brand new single from DJ Madd.

Madd is on a heater right now with support for his music coming from all angles, and so the time is right to release argueably his biggest and most supported track ‘Detroit Skank’, first showcased on Skream‘s ‘Stella Sessions’ radio show on RinseFM.
It’s a beast of a roller which expertly incorporates dub and techno influences and the bassline on this one is absolutely sick, the likes of Headhunter, Skream, RSD and Akira Kiteshi have been utlising it in the raves to devastating effect.


DJ Madd

On the A-side of the single is a post-garage relick of ‘Flex’d’ (the original was released on DJ Madd’s ‘Better With You EP’ – BOKA020) by Hyperdub‘s finest, Ikonika.
It was first showcased by Alleycat on her highly successful Kokeshi Podkast series and is currently garnering support from Mary Anne Hobbs and Martyn. It’s certainly a musical departure for the Boka camp but 2010 has been all about diversifying and showcasing all styles within the realms of bass music.

BOKA028
DJ Madd

a) Flex’d (Ikonika Remix)
aa) Detroit Skank

Released on 31st May 2010 on 12″ Vinyl / Digital
Pre-order the vinyl at Redeye Records here

Coming in late June / early July will be a debut from Vista & Presence Known ‘Their Prey / Water Torture’ (BOKA029)……watch out, this one evil.