alex_nut

I have been listening to this little badboy of a mix from the amazingly talented Alexander Nut all morning. It is good, really really good. Perfect way of getting into the weekend spirits! So Nuff said, just download it now my friends! Many thanks to the peeps over at Sonic Router who posted it! Go and check out their page, it’s a good one too. Download is below, ENJOY! x

Tracklisting for Alex Nut – Ballers Mix:

Dizzie Rascal – Flyin’ (instrumental)
Tiago – Bable Fish
Rustie – Shadow Enter
?>£>$>$>$$>$ (Floating Points remix)
Dark House – Darkhouse Mediation
Om Unit – Cradle
Dam Funk – Chocolate
Funkineven 1956 ‘She’s Acid’
Floating Points – Peoples Potential
Karizma – Nessesary Madness
Rustie – Bad Science
Afrika Hi Tech – Blen!
Brackles – Get A Job
Brackles & Shortstuff – Sutorita Faita
Untold – Its Gonna Work Out Fine
Pearson Sound – Wad
Tempa T – Next Hype (Plastician Remix)
Joker – Retro Racer
Skepta ft Wiley – Are You Ready
Zomby – Godzilla
Shuanise – Catch

Good afternoon my darlings!

I hope you’re enjoying this very warm and somewhat sunny Thursday afternoon.  Need to write some thoughts down that have been circulating in my head lately, and it’s in regards to this whole ”thing” about being a girl and being into/working with music.

There are two reoccurring “themes” that keep popping up every now and again, and I just want to address them once and for all, since they are starting to slightly annoy me:

1.  “I didn’t know girls were into this kind of music…”

I hate this expression, and I very much dislike when people say it to me (even if they sometimes say it a good way). What correlation is there between my gender and what music I’m into?  NONE, absolutely none. Ok, fair enough, there might not be a lot of girls in certain “scenes” or what ever you want to call it, but I wouldn’t say that it is because of the fact that they are girls and rather listen to some shitty R&B or pop. Trust me when I say that there are plenty of girls out there who love a heavy beat and a fat bass. You might not find them in the places where you think you would, but that doesn’t rule out the fact that they exist. They are just as common as all the guys who like shitty mainstream music.

2. “You’re a girl, so of course it is easier for you…”

Ok, let me first point out that I am a nobody. I was blessed and lucky enough to get accepted and join the Brownswood family 1,5 year ago now, and yes, because of that I got the chance to meet some incredible people. But, I don’t make music and I don’t DJ, and apart from being passionate about music and having the intention of maybe one day start working with it again, I don’t consider myself part of the music scene here in London.

I get a lot of people taking the piss out of me or asking me how I know this and this person, how I know about this and this event etc and for most of them, it almost always boils down to the fact that I am a girl and therefore I get special treatment. And my response to that is: The reason why I know these people, why I get invited to these events, have some of that (what they like to call) “underground music” is because I MAKE AN EFFORT. I listen to their music, I buy their music, I play their music, I go to their events, I contact them and tell them I like their stuff, I write to other people and recommend their stuff, I write in this blog about them, if I can help them in any other way or form I’ll go and help them. I put in a lot of my time and effort doing all these things. Not because I have to or because I want to be cool/be recognised/whatever, I do it because I genuinely love music, because I am passionate about the art behind making it, and because I truly care and want to help these people succeed in every way I can.

You say: I have it easy because I am a girl and that I get treated differently
I say: it is people like you that treat me differently because I am a girl.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean I/we girls have it easier. I constantly feel like I have to prove myself because I am a girl, and I am sure Im not the only one who feels that way.

Bottom line is, when it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female. If you have the passion and you have the will to push forward and do what it takes to achieve your goals/dreams (whatever they might be) I am confident in the fact that you will.

Right, rant over. Thanks for that, needed to get that out of my system. Much love! x

bestofbubblers

As you might know, Brownswood Bubblers 4 is being released this month on the 24th, and I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait! I have heard the compilation and is it AMAZING! Best bubblers compilation by far in my opinion. However, whilst still having to wait 1,5 week for it to drop, the brownswood fam has been kind enough to treat us all with a little teaser on the shape mixtape. Its a lovely little gem and includes almost all my favourite tracks from all four bubblers compilations. So enjoy my dears, and make sure you get the new bubblers compilation when it’s out on the 24th August, 2009.

Tracklisting for Best of Bubblers:

1. Soundspecies – Can We Call It Love (with Ahu) [BB4]
2. Simbad feat. Steelo – Soul Fever [BB1]
3. Bullion – Get Familiar [BB3]
4. NSM – The Hype [BB2]
5. Katalyst feat. Steve Spacek – How Bout Us [BB3]
6. Cornish Waters feat. Duchess – Walking [BB2]
7. Ayak & First Man – Can We Go Back? [BB1]
8. DJ Day – A Place To Go [BB3]
9. Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No [BB4]
10. Iman – Who Was I Trying To Fool [BB1]
11. Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers [BB2]
12. New Look – Everything [BB4]