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Dub Pistols Soundboy KillerAfter the lively breakbeat-fuelled skank of previous single Nice Up, Dub Pistols make sure they keep dancefloors alight before the arrival of their forthcoming Frontline LP with the even more energetic Soundboy Killa.   And that’s about 25 bpm more energetic by the monkey’s reckoning, resulting in a very sweaty 135bpm.  Also it’s always nice when you can invite your mates along


FREESTYLERS feat. SCARLETT QUINN: FabulousFreestylers’ forthcoming Other Worlds LP looks set to nail the band more crossover success as they follow the pop-drenched breakbeat stylings of previous single Happiness with the equally pop-drenched breakbeat stylings of Scarlett Quinn-featuring new single Fabulous. According to the PR, the band had been feeling a bit nostalgic but rather than small boys in the park, jumpers for

CTRL Z: Ruffneck ’09 – 2009 – Single review RATING: 2/5

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Ctrl Z? Ctrl Alt Delete more like. The Freestylers’ so-so mid-nineties ragga-hop single gets a vicious breaks makeover that’s loud, lairy and reeks of chemicals. Talking of which, I was at a party the other night having a discussion with a mate of a mate while the DJ spun a mixture of hip-hop, funk and reggae. “Play something harder!” he shouts. “You’ll need to take drugs to enjoy that,” I said. “All music’s drug music!” he replies. “Yeah,” I said, “but you don’t need to take drugs to enjoy this.” I saw him later at four in the morning when the DJ had switched to banging ‘choons’. He comes over to me, eyes all pupils and grinning from ear to ear. “You’re right mate!” he shouts, “I’ve taken loads of drugs and I fucking LOVE it!” It’s a sentiment that might apply to this. And probably will.
(Out now on Never Say Die)

Listen to Ctrl Z – Ruffneck ’09

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CTRL Z vs FREESTYLERS: Ruffneck ’09 video

I haven’t got the energy for this though you might have – it’s the vid for those free Ruffneck remixes posted up last week. If your club nights involve huge quantities of man-made mood enhancers and if you didn’t already – you can cop them HERE

Ctrl Z – Myspace

Freestylers – Myspace

CTRL Z: Ruffneck ’09 – Free downloads

DJs Dash and Inch resurrect an old Freestylers track. I have some reservations about the advisability of this but then some people’ll dance to anything when they’ve had few chemicals – Pendulum for example. Hit the links below to DOWNLOAD:
Ruffneck ’09 – Never Say Die Mix
Ruffneck ’09 – Rack N Ruin remix
Vinyl release: November 23rd / Digital release: November 30th
The Freestylers need no introduction and neither does their all time classic ‘Ruffneck’. This Anthem has been re-recorded and hurtled into the future by notorious electronic punks Ctrl Z and has been one of the biggest tunes in the sets of the likes of Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Freq Nasty, Deekline and of course the ‘Stylers for the past year!
Every time these two acts have met in the past, the results have been devastating. The Ctrl Z remix of The Freestylers & Pendulum track ‘Security’ was one of the highlights of 2007 and their album collab ‘Turn to Dust’ was rock breaks at its very best, so it was natural that the Stylers would turn to the Z to put their take on what is considered by many as the best Freestylers track ever!
This track was the subject of a Computer Music magazine masterclass and when you hear it you’ll see why. Blending the old with the new, Ctrl Z have managed to keep the ‘rough around the edges’ vibe of the Freestylers original, while stamping their monstrous bassline and synth sounds all over it.
Now it’s finally getting the release it deserves with remixes to blow your socks off including; the seemingly omnipresent High Rankin, best selling dubsteppers Excision & Datsik, bassline remix kings Pirate Soundsystem and the fast rising crack house wunderkid Rack n Ruin!
The vinyl (Original / Excision & Datsik remix) is due out on November the 23rd and all mixes will be available digitally on November 30th.
Coming up next year on the label – Foreign Beggars & Noisia, SkisM, Ctrl Z, Losers, Reso and anyone else we can get our grubby little paws on!

Never Say Die – Myspace

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