Driving listening to the weeknd and frank ocean whos with me? 2:07 AM Apr 12th via Twitter for iPhone
― Will.Have.Known (Local Garda), Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:17 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
― D-40, Sunday, 17 April 2011 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
that was ill blu btw...i don't have an active twitter or a car...and have never heard frank ocean. i thought the weekend was okay and i do have an iphone.
― Will.Have.Known (Local Garda), Sunday, 17 April 2011 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
ha nah i knew what you meant.
― D-40, Monday, 18 April 2011 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
If anyone can see fit to use their expertise to upload "Get Freaky With You" to youtube, I will credit you in a (non-remunerative) piece of internet-writing thereby ensuring you achieve instant and eternal fame.
― Tim F, Monday, 18 April 2011 09:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
Also, this is great:
― Tim F, Monday, 18 April 2011 13:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
The 12th April set version of "Get Freaky With You" has an entirely different section at the end! Too many ideas in one track.
― Tim F, Monday, 18 April 2011 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
maybe it is the next song?
― lex pretend, Monday, 18 April 2011 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
No, it's the same track but the beat pattern changes - the third such switch-up in the track so not surprising except to the extent that i'd already thought the tune was gargantuan in its generosity.
― Tim F, Monday, 18 April 2011 14:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
New section starts out with just this ominous bass pulse and kicks on the 3 and 4, and then these sorta underwater high-pitched papery drums. The restless inventiveness of it (not to mention the super sharp drums) reminds me of Dom & Roland's "Elektra".
― Tim F, Monday, 18 April 2011 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh okay. i've never been able to tell where one track ends and the next begins in mixes
― lex pretend, Monday, 18 April 2011 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
With this one it's pretty easy because the whole thing has these cycling vocals "uhuh uhuh uhuh uhuh ohohohohohohoyoy get. frea. ky. wit. you." And a ridic bassline of course.
― Tim F, Monday, 18 April 2011 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh go on then. (chuck my eternal fame over on the pile there).
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
wouldnt rule out my having gone overly ham with the eq there btw, i might've had a few.
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
Generations past, present and future will sing your name.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
They've done a mix for Crazy Legs.
DL link in there too.
― jimitheexploder, Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
Do Ill Blu ever actually DJ anywhere or do they just put out endless mixes?
― Matt DC, Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
I don't think I've ever seen them on a club lineup now you mention it.
They must have played a club somewhere right? I just assumed they had. They've got the DJ skills it would be strange if they hadn't.
― jimitheexploder, Thursday, 21 April 2011 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink
They put up info of the odd gig here: http://www.facebook.com/ILLBLU?sk=wall
― jimitheexploder, Thursday, 21 April 2011 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
I've been wondering what that Time Takers track was for weeks, its Vonstroke-jacking is shameless but it's going to be an anthem nonetheless.
― Matt DC, Thursday, 21 April 2011 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
i saw ill blu dj at fact's halloween party last year (alongside bok bok, hyetal, dj spinn) - they were really good. played "omg"!
― lex pretend, Thursday, 21 April 2011 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
i was so sure we'd come a lol id cropper with the funerealness tune but 'get freaky'?! wtf.
glad to have given laggardly dissensus vermin a titter anyway.
― r|t|c, Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
Lol no way. Lucky I hadn't finished my piece. From now on I'll trust nothing but the "eww" drop.
An amazing tune regardless of course - who are the living Graham bond anyway?
Benny b is a good bloke I think btw.
― Tim F, Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
ILL BLUhope every1 remembers y they r celebrating easter, this is actually more valuable thn xmas as Jesus was born in september...Easter is when Jesus christ sacrificed his life so we could be forgiven for our sins...Today - Gd Friday, is the day to celebrate when Jesus shared the fish and bread between the 5 thousand so its time to get fryin...Have a nice day ppz...Amen
― ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 22 April 2011 09:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'm not even religious and i approach all such seasonal messages with a fact-checker's censorious pedantry.
Update on The Living Graham Bond:
You can buy the "Get Freaky" tune on junodownload, it's called Purpl Pop's "The Way (The Living Graham Bond Remix)", the only difference being there's some additional, mostly irritating vocals. Ill Blu must have a dub or something. But the sound quality is blessedly sharp. From last year, irritatingly, so my opportunities to fete this for year end listicle purposes are restricted.
Nothing else by this dude sounds quite as magnificent (though forthcoming single "Werk" sounds promising) or Ill Blu-ish, however I ultimately purchased "The Bail Out" and "Guttergo", both on a Ramadanman tip (which, in retrospect, makes a great deal of sense). You can also download his free, enjoyable remix of Origin Unknown's "Valley of the Shadows" from his soundcloud.
― Tim F, Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
a couple new remixes (from last year) are for sale on amazon's mp3 store - two fresh's 'whatcha', which from the sample sounds like it may be cut from the same cloth as the roll deep mixes, and then selah's 'woman's world', which is great & should please drama seekers, nice busy juggling rhythm with a hook that sounds like 'riverside'
― lucas pine, Saturday, 4 June 2011 23:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
shout out to andy on this
― r|t|c, Friday, 17 June 2011 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Haha! Glad to ID this.
― Tim F, Saturday, 18 June 2011 01:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
shout out to andy on thisCheers mate, you're welcome.It does sound very Ill Blu-ish once you get to the section with the strings.
― Mr Andy M, Thursday, 23 June 2011 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
alrite fella, you defecting? :)
i shouldve thought of shox earlier tbf, they'd played his even more bluish 'raise the stakes' a few months ago:
― r|t|c, Thursday, 23 June 2011 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone listened to any sets of theirs recently? i moved onto greener pastures once it began to seem like the same 20 tracks in rotation but i imagine they mightve freshened it up by now
― r|t|c, Thursday, 23 June 2011 20:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hehe, not exactly defecting, but thought I might stick my head round the door here every so often, seeing as I already check the funky threads on here and it feels a bit daft us dissensus folks posting 'via ILX', 'big up the ILX crew' etc all the time and vice versa without interacting directly. Plus tbh there's so few places for decent UKF discussion online that I don't want to rule any of the existing ones out.^ I'd forgotten about Raise The Stakes, it's decent but maybe not quite in the same league as Strung Out imo. Not heard any IB sets in about a month either, can't often listen to Rinse during the day but might have a look at the site and see if there's any recent podcasts of them about.
― Mr Andy M, Thursday, 23 June 2011 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
its weird but i find some of ill blus recent tracks quite tiring to listen to. not only are the synths crazily caffeinated and almost piercing but the energy levels are unflagging and there is no respite between each section - its like constant building of manic energy. not saying its a bad thing but its like they have made sure there is no possiblity of boredom or something. its unignorable.
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
You can now download the instrumental dub of The Living Graham Bond's remix of "The Way" (aka "Get Freaky With You") for free on dude's soundcloud:
Given this version has only just emerged I feel I can technically name this one of my songs of the year.
― Tim F, Saturday, 23 July 2011 06:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dude's "Warehouse Bird" is pretty great also.
― Tim F, Saturday, 23 July 2011 06:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Okay his May 2011 promo mix is really ace:
― Tim F, Saturday, 23 July 2011 23:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone ever listen to redlight's show? i gave the most recent one a whirl and while i guess it's kinda what you'd expect* it actually manages to live up to its imagined fun too.
* superficially familiar but not easily categorized when you start to think about it; if i had to place it the presiding animus is that of big beat i reckon! definitely reminded me of jon carter doing an oldskool breezeblock session or something. would be interested in vahid's thoughts if he's reading obv.
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 10:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
also check this out, it's nuts! the berk mumbles all over the top of it unfortunately but i think he says it's by breach
full show here
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 11:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
That tune is amazing!!!
― Tim F, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 11:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Whoa! Thx for that r/t/c!
― pandemic, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 11:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
YES. Thanks for this Tim, really liking this mix. To me this is kind of like the ultimate party music i.e. it's actually fun & bouncy & kind of inventive (but in a cheerful, not very self-conscious way) rather than just boshy. Plus anything with a version of Monkey See Monkey Do can't really go wrong. Warehouse Bird is a cracker too, yeah.About to give that Redlight show a shot (Planet X is still one of my current fave tunes). I guess at this stage this is now more the 'Ill Blu/Graham Bond/Redlight/general chunky bangers hype thread'.
― Mr Andy M, Friday, 29 July 2011 19:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
just to save incorrect googling casting a pall over my swag
― r|t|c, Monday, 1 August 2011 10:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
do wish they hadnt tried to be a bit clever with it but thumbs up still
I guess at this stage this is now more the 'Ill Blu/Graham Bond/Redlight/general chunky bangers hype thread'.
― Mr Andy M, Friday, 29 July 2011 20:52 (3 days ago) Bookmark
yah this is how i was working it
― r|t|c, Monday, 1 August 2011 10:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
would like to help with "graham bond" but much like with "jhene aiko" something dark in me folds its arms and straight refuses to check
hopefully my therapist will bring the remedy one day
― r|t|c, Monday, 1 August 2011 10:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
His name is awful and annoying admittedly.
― Tim F, Monday, 1 August 2011 10:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha yeah i mean you try not to be shallow and follow through on your basic stated tenets but graham bond (remixing some awful awful AWFUL swedish discobelle goons to boot) really does bring the bloghouse wince so unforgivingly hard - likewise aiko screaming cutesy ill-starred mp3 pet cause etc
― r|t|c, Monday, 1 August 2011 11:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
That's totally hypnotic.
Yeah it's kind of astonishing how painful the vocals on "The Way" are, and yet dude still brought this awesome beat, it makes you question his sense and judgment that he would waste it on something like that. I guess he wised up tho.
― Tim F, Monday, 1 August 2011 11:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
When I delved a bit deeper into Redlight last year I was kinda amazed how much ropey frankendance there was in there, like the sort of thing you'd have heard on any Kitsune-hyping blog c. 2007, and had trouble squaring that with 'Stupid'. I suppose Ill Blu work so well because they're grounded in funky even as their sound gets so big it bursts out of it, and yeah I know huge maximalist bangers are very 2011 but the line between that and Chase & Status or Nero or something is kinda thin.
― Matt DC, Monday, 1 August 2011 11:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
My longer-term worry about Ill Blu is that the prospect of an actual album might make them switch up their sound a bit more. This maybe groundless but still, Bhangra Knights is thrilling in the middle of a mix of all their other stuff but it's not a rhythmic change I'd ever want them to repeat.
― Matt DC, Monday, 1 August 2011 11:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah "Bhangra Knights" is totally stunning as a one off. Though what's kinda clever about it is that it's only the big snare on the 3 that makes it seem very dubstep - if you removed that (or, rather, replaced it with a kick) it'd sound a lot like their other material. It's like they're doing it just to show that they can fuck with you.
Given none of their 2011 tunes have been released though I wouldn't be surprised if what we've heard to date makes up a large chunk of the album.
― Tim F, Monday, 1 August 2011 11:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
Slightly boring question - what do you guys mean when you talk about frankendance? It's not a concept I'm familiar with. Just from the name I'm getting the impression of something like Frankenstein's monster that's cobbled together from bits and pieces of different things and therefore doesn't really have a life of its own. Am I on the right track here?(Apologies for only posting in the same 3 funky-related threads over and over btw, I will warm up to joining in on some of the others eventually).
― Mr Andy M, Sunday, 21 August 2011 15:03 (1 year ago) Permalink