Coki – ‘Tree Trunk’ | Dark distorted saw-toothed Dubstep

This latest offering from London producer Coki should refresh a few memories of how Dubstep is supposed to sound.

‘Tree Trunk’ is an absolute whopper of a track and the standout from the Don’t Get It Twisted EP without doubt. It’s dark and menacing, lurking in the shadows, waiting to unleash a barrage of distorted serrated sawtooth bass, reverb and brute force.

You can listen to it below or but it from here.

 Coki – Tree Trunk via Prodygy

Ghostpoet feat. The D.O.T. – ‘Trouble’

Ghostpoet has already left his mark on 2011 with his rather unique debut, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam.

Not content with that he has teamed up with one of his biggest fans, Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey (The D.O.T.)  to collaborate on a new track ‘Trouble’ for the latest Rizlab’s project. Fans of the contributing artists will, like me, be delighted with this development and even more so when they hear the result which is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Damu’s rework is fantastic too adding steel drums, a hard edged sound and a general freshening up.

Don’t just take my word for it, give them a spin below and make up your own mind.

 Ghostpoet – featuring THE D.O.T. – Trouble

 Ghostpoet – featuring THE D.O.T. – Trouble (Damu Remix)

Roots Manuva – ‘Get The Get (Slugabed Remix)’

UK hip hop has been going through a fairly healthy patch recently, no better time to welcome the return one of it’s finest stalwarts, Roots Manuva.

He’s back with a new LP 4everevolution and single ‘Get The Get’. The single would be good enough on it’s own but Slugabed’s remix accompanying the release is superb – adding glitches and beats transforming this party tune into a hard-hitting dancefloor tune.

Get The Get is the first single from forthcoming 4everevolution LP which people are saying may be his best LP yet. 

4everevolution and ‘Get The Get’ are out now on Big Dada / Banana Klan.

 Roots Manuva – Get The Get (Slugabed Remix) via Ninja Tune

 Roots Manuva – Get The Get

Us3 – ‘Lie, Cheat & Steal’

Us3 is the brainchild of London-based producer Geoff Wilkinson, formed in 1992 they returned with their 8th album Lie, Cheat & Steal on October 3rd.

Wilkinson’s hip-hop-jazz crew sees the introduction of two new MC’s, New York based rapper Oveous Maximus and all round UK hip hop genius Akala.

They have kindly previewed two tracks ‘You Can Run But You Can’t Hide’ and ‘Lie, Cheat & Steal’ on SoundCloud. As with anything Akala touches, this is pure gold. Sharp, articulate and powerful lyrics over a more unfamiliar but no less impressive old school jazzy sound, just wait for the epic crescendo of horns to kick in on the title track.

Lie, Cheat & Steal is out now.

Us3 – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide (ft Akala)

 Us3 – Lie, Cheat and Steal (ft Akala + Oveous Maximus)

Noisia – Tommy’s Theme

Inimitable Dutch trio Noisia are gearing up for the release of new track ‘Tommy’s Theme’ on October 24th.

Fans of Noisia’s stunning 2010 album Split the Atom will not be disappointed by the absolutely stunning ‘Tommy’s Theme. It is a morphing many-headed dubstep beast that reinforces their revered reputation for thumping electronic beats.

‘Tommy’s Theme’ is out on October 24th via Mau5trap.

 Noisia – Tommy’s Theme

Video: Toddla T – ‘Streets So Warm’ feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream

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If you been reading this blog for a while you’ll know I’m a massive fan of the prodigious talent that is Toddla T.

The Sheffield producer’s second album, Watch Me Dance is one of the finest records this year, so it’s hardly surprising that news of one of it’s standout tracks, ‘Streets So Warm’, being released a single is greeted with jubilation.

‘Streets So Warm’ features Wayne Marshall and Skream and is out 17 October w/ remixes from Zed Bias, Ross Orton & Pipes and Serial Killerz.

Ghostpoet – Liiines (Error Operator Straight Edge Remix)

Ghostpoet‘s latest single ‘Liiines’ has been given a face lift from London remixer/producer Error Operator.

‘Liiines’ is already one of the UK MC’s more uplifting numbers and it is given a nice coat of gloss along with a slight livening up too. This is the third single taken from his stunning Mercury nominated debut, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam.

Ghostpoet hits Whelan’s (Dublin) on September 26th. Tickets €12.45 excl. charges.

Download: Ghostpoet – Liiines (Error Operator Straight Edge Remix)