The Big Plain Sailing Riddim Round-up vol. 10

Yes, yes! We’re back with another batch of riddims straight out the oven. With Bandcamp announcing they’ll be waving their fees for at least once a month for the rest of the year, there really hasn’t been a better time to cop some new music!

Support the artists, support the movements! Here’s what in our bag this week!

Izco, PK – Warrior Chant / Ps

Legendary link up as arguably the most exciting producer in contemporary UK garage teams up with YGG member PK across two wavy one forty riddims. Huge release.

Murlo & JT The Goon – Plume

Throwing it back to 2014 with this one as grime and electronic music futurists link up on Oil Gang. A meeting of two titanic artist, Plume features the very best of both; from the flamboyant flutes of Murlo to the dramatic grime of JT. One of the standout releases in a year that was incredibly productive for instrumental UK music.

Pépe – Windfall

Valencia artist Pépe played at the first party we ever threw, and it’s easy to see why we booked him. Windfall is made using original sounds from The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker, and it’s a stunning exploration through inspired, orchestral ambient, mutated electro-grime and deep breaks.

Mez – Tyrone 3

Nottingham MC Mez comes through with the final segment of the Tyrone trilogy. Brimming with unorthodox flows, intelligent wordplay and screw-face beats, this might just be the hottest grime release this year. We’ve had Silus on repeat, be sure to check it out.

Swing Ting – 100 Dances Reworked

100 Dances was the first ever full-length released by Swing Ting co-founders Samrai and Platt; a culmination of the sounds and experiences you could expect to hear across the last decade of their party in Manchester.

The reworked edition features renditions from KG, Ikonika, Sam Binga, Hard Dub and Smooth Take which span summer bubblers, bulging basslines, UK funky drums and low-swinging 2-step. Huge tip.

Matt Finnegan – Heave

I swear, it seems like every Bandcamp Friday Irish artist Matt Finnegan digs up an old record found on his USB, and every time it blows us away. Heave is a blissed-out, ethereal trip through broken breaks and UK techno. If this is his old shit, we can’t wait to hear what’s coming next.

DJ Q – All That I Could Do

Favourite DJ Q returns to Local Action for his first release on the label since 2016. The UK don journeys us through lairy basslines, sugary vocal samples and all the NRG we’ve come to expect. No one quite does it like Q.

Breaka – The Startup

I feel like we’re never done sharing Breaka’s music, but when you’re as consistent as this who can really blame us? 

Denham Audio – Top Buzz

There we were, both sitting at home scrolling endlessly through Soundcloud. Then, this absolute whopper of an EP pops up. We didn’t need to say anything, but our faces said it all. 

Another wild ride from Denham Audio, best played at high volumes and preferably with a mate.

Brién – Can I lie With U ft. Célia Tiab

Released back in ’17 as part of his Tandem EP on Soft boy Records; Brien serves up an emotional trip capturing the innocence of new found love. The track features vocals from French artist Célia Tiab recorded directly from her phone resulting in a beautiful understated piece of starry-eyed magic.

For the lovers and the listeners. 

Club Djembe Vol​.​2

Scattered riddims, enchanting melodies and straight up club heaters from label Club Djembe in their latest VA. Check the carnivalesque manic energy on the last two tracks from DJ Tess and Bianca Oblivion – this has got us yearning for the dance floor.

Skeleton King – Breaks ‘N’ Pieces 

Six killer cuts exploring many of the sounds we love, from feel-good UKG to breaks so heavy your arms feel numb . We have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from Skeleton King in the future. 

6th November 2020