[EVENT] RADIOTHON 2015 PARTY

‘little rascal’ loves RTR FM92.1 – a community powered independent radio station covering the full spectrum of all music – can’t get better than that…. If you also appreciate good music, independent media and community radio – then support RTR FM this RADIOTHON,  and subscribe/donate, share and attend.

Radiothon Party 2015

Saturday 15th August 2015

Time: 8pm-Late

Venue: The Bird, Connections Nightclub, Jimmy’s Den, Lounge (State Theatre Centre of WA) & Studio Underground Foyer

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RTRFM’s annual Radiothon Party returns on Saturday, 15 August from 8pm ‘til late, with a huge showcase of 23 local acts across five Northbridge venues!

Sprawling across The Bird, Connections Nightclub, Jimmy’s Den, and the Lounge and Studio Underground foyer at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, RTRFM’s Radiothon Party celebrates Western Australian talent, with a variety of acts and DJs covering all genres and styles.

Live and breathe rock ‘n’ roll? Head to Jimmy’s Den for a stellar line-up of hard rock heavyweights, including The Love Junkies, Pat Chow, Puck, Scalphunter and Surf Rabbits.

For explorations in psych, garage and jangle-rock, The Bird is the word, with live music from Mugwump, Rat Columns, The Spunloves, Verge Collection and DJ Tanya Bunter (Drivetime).

Bask in the golden glow of the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia’s expansive Studio Underground foyer for a special Radiothon edition of local talk show Magnolia’s Late Night Live, hosted Tristan Fidler and Matt Aitken.

Magnolia’s will be followed by live sets from alt-folk singer-songwriter Heathcote Blue, with The Leap Year, Red Jezebel and The Kill Devil Hills bringing the noise until well past midnight. RTRFM’s Homegrown DJs will close out the night, spinning nothin’ but the freshest domestic produce ‘til late.

Punters seeking carefree dance party vibes should make a beeline for Connections Nightclub, where they’ll enjoy the feel-good dance floor selections of Andrew Sinclair versus Rok Riley, Splash Bros., bedazzled beatmaker Catlips and The Monarchy DJs.

Or pop into the Lounge on William Street to chill and/or boogie to the sounds of Woodstock Rock DJs, Golden Apples DJs and {MOVE} DJs on the decks ‘til 2am.

Radiothon Party kicks off the first weekend of Radiothon, RTRFM’s annual 10-day fundraising drive that encourages listeners to dig deep and support the station they love by subscribing or donating.

Tickets available via rtrfm.com.au, Ticketbooth and Eventopia.

WHAT: Radiothon Party 2015
WHEN: Saturday, 15 August, 8pm-late
WHERE: The Bird, Connections Nightclub, Jimmy’s Den, Lounge (State Theatre Centre of WA) and Studio Underground Foyer
TICKETS: Presales $20 general public, $15 RTRFM subscribers* via rtrfm.com.au, Ticketbooth and Eventopia. Door sales (limited): $25 general public, $20 RTRFM subscribers* from 8pm on the night. *Gold/Platinum subscribers receive free entry upon presentation of their subscriber card.
Licensed (18+) event, valid photo ID required. 

[mixcloud] 4 Da Green Eyes by SK

Posted on 6th September 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dj set,drumstep,dub/wise,dubstep,hip hop - Tags: , , , , , ,

BIG UPS on this one beats>Aunty SK …!!

4 Da Green Eyez by Sk on Mixcloud

[new release] NUMA CREW FEAT DUB FX – Bass Hater – exclusive

…more goodness from LIONDUB INTERNATIONAL label. ‘rascal recommended’


‘rascal recommends’

Posted on 28th July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,download,drumstep,dub/wise,electronica,lrrecords,music,must see must do,release promo,web - Tags:

Righto’. Been loving the music gems I find here on the net and out there in ‘the world’. Always loved sharing those gems found, shared alike, and BIG UPs the artists, producers and labels. Sometimes [sometimes not] the links are via affiliate programs with well, our affiliates – beasts like itunes, and snazzy music places like junodownload, places where you will also find Little Rascal Records music!

Thanks to our big digi-distributor theorchard, I have recently found a great service called GeoRiot thats rounds alot of em up in a netmachine kinda way. GeoRiot liberates your affiliate links from national boundaries to maximize your profits and ensure a better global user experience.

Anyways the point is ‘rascal recommends’ some good music here and all over the netwaves and I want you to check it out because your bound to find something awesome. We are starting a ‘rascal recommends’ page on the label blog, don’t miss out on some true gems and genius albums in genres like: reggae/dub, dnb/jungle, dubstep/grime/trap/bass, hip hop, rave/acid/techno, electronica/experimental, ambient, indie, acoustic, singer/songwriter,  rock/prog/heavy, punk/hardcore….uuummmmm maaayybee I should just put all genres except: country/western, christian, new age, etc..

I’ve taken a few selections from our ‘rascal recommends’ page, as a little taster:

 

King Tubby’s Special King Tubby
Tubby is in the roots of dub….A great journey thru dub.
 

See Mi Yah Remixes Rhythm & Sound
I can’t go by without recommending Rhythm & Sound
 

Jungle Stories EP Jerry Mane
And Jerry Mane’s Jungle Stories EP on LRRecords is quiet a numba :)

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….and here we go with some selected junodownload recommends:

OM UNIT & MORESOUNDS – Nuff Music

ROCKWELL – INeedU/1_2_3_4


Review:
One of drum & bass’ true innovators, Rockwell spends his time wisely over at Shogun Audio creating only the best messed-up beats from a mind-bendingly diverse spectrum of influences. “INeedU” is a skitterish firefly of a track, complete with hyped-up ADD beats stolen from a Rave mixtape circa ’93 and samples from every corner of his record collection. “1_2_3_4″ features harsher than harsh pads throughout, creating a hard techno blast through the neon wormhole of Rockwell’s D&B fever fit. More Bangface than Sun and Bass, it’s an amazing mental breakdown of a tune that somehow works itself out into quite the little mover. Be prepared for a scare.

Juno Plus is a London based online editorial hub affiliated with Juno Records that has been in operation since September 2009.

We aim to focus on all manner of electronic music, looking to give a balanced viewpoint on established artists and labels as well as the boutique operations and producers that might fly under the radar of wider appreciation. Juno Plus take particular pride in championing vinyl-focused labels that place importance on quality music and artwork. Our editorial team is small but eminently knowledgeable and we place an emphasis on quality over content, aiming to provide a wealth of information for followers of contemporary electronic music.

Along with our daily news feed and the regularly updated A/V stream, you can expect regular in-depth features and interviews with the artists and labels that are currently shaping our own musical tastes. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our reviews of the latest EPs, albums and compilations read better than mere book reports. Noting that there’s a deluge of regular podcasts, our own growing mix series will remain on a fortnightly axis and hopefully not sacrifice the standards of quality set over its duration since it began in earnest in 2011.

“Always searching, never perching”

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[release promo] Freakquency – Gravatis Recordings

Posted on 16th July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in download,drumstep,music,release promo - Tags: , , , , ,

,,,,raving freakout!!! >> ‘rascal recommended’

Freakquency by Zebbler Encanti Experience

As masters of the full sensory psychedelic experience, audio-visual group Zebbler Encanti Experience return to Gravitas Recordings with their newest offering, Freakquency. Coining a musical style they refer to as “psytrap”, ZEE shows off their aural dynamism by combining elements from dubstep, psytrance, trap, and other bass music styles into five tenaciously coherent songs. Sound design takes center stage in their creations, transporting the listener into an ever expanding kaleidoscopic world populated by entities that are anything but monochrome. Each track on the EP will also be given it’s very own visual treatment, creating an ocular story that challenges popular subjective conceptions of beauty and desolation. Due July 15th, the album will be available through Gravitas as an expected pay-what-you-want download, opening the doors for every listener to ride this Freakquency.

 

Dexcell – Face The Music EP

Posted on 8th September 2012 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dnb,drumstep,dubstep,labels,music,reggae,release promo - Tags: , , , , ,

“Some big tunes here folks from a producer working it,…dropping on Mastermind Records” –  ‘rascal recommended’

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Dexcell – Timebomb

Dexcell – Scramble

Dexcell Array (Feat Proton)

Dexcell – Decoy

 

MMR007

 

Out 9th  September on Vinyl and Digital Downloads.

 

After the success of Dexcell’s first single with Mastermind Records (‘Believe’), which gained worldwide support on TV, radio, dance floors and festivals, Dexcell have now come forward with a new release which displays  to  their many fans that they are still deeply rooted in the underground production world. With bookings at  festivals across Europe and the UK, a number of remixes for major labels and over ten million youtube views, Dexcell are well on their way to becoming a household name. The ‘Face The Music’ E.P is already making waves in the Drum and Bass world, proving that their production is on par with the elite as well as showcasing their tight Dubstep production skills. This EP is the next step on their journey with Mastermind; with their debut album in the works, this EP shows that fans can expect a lot more from this phenomenal trio in the near future. So keep your eyes peeled.

 

The lead track on the EP, Timebomb, has already received extensive coverage on stations such as BBC 1 Xtra and on packed dancefloors worldwide, and it is easy to imagine why. The track begins with a seductive pad which is rich and warm in texture, and the short stabs of heavily reverbed and delayed synth create an ambient feel. Tribal drums, although not a prominent feature in the intro, add to the mystical texture Dexcell creates. The track itself consists of a bruising and dirty heart wrenching bassline over a rolling breakbeat, and this bleak,  forbidding sound becomes a fundamental aspect of Dexcell’s production throughout the EP. The drum sequencing is given further layers through the use of more tribal drums, and unlike many Drum and Bass producers, Dexcell avoids over relying on a simple, repetitive loop.

 

Scramble is the second track on Dexcell’s ‘Face The Music’ EP, and draws strongly on dance floor and roots reggae influences while retaining the thundering basslines and driving kick patterns that makes Drumstep such an appealing genre to ravers. Reggae is a genre that many drum and bass producers utilize, but rarely as effectively as Dexcell does here. The drum rolls and synth’s create a sound similar to that of dancehall artists  such as Movado, which leads into an explosion of Drumstep turmoil driven by pistol-crack snares and anarchic bass. This in turn leads into a fully-fledged Drum and Bass sequence, and introduces a more menacing bass sound. The interesting use of west- coast style synths over the breakdown reveals Dre style hip-hop influences; this and the dancehall vibe introduced from the opening makes ‘Scramble’ a multi-dimensional Drumstep hit that will interest fans of many genres of urban music.

 

The penultimate on the EP ʻArrayʼ showcases the new direction taken by the artists in pursuing a draker and more underground vibe. The intro offers an almost melancholic string section that, coupled with the heavily reverbed pads, create a sense of uncertainty. Unlike many producers, Dexcell employs a much more restrained take on the drop, which is subtle and suits the track perfectly. The bassline is not overdone either; it is simple and repetitive, avoiding the overly heavy basslines that are commonplace in many energy rich Drum and Bass  of today, while remaining effective and prominent. The drum sequencing also differs from conventional Drum and Bass in that Dexcell’s choice of snare resembles more of a clap; this helps create a dillinja-esque vibe that  seems to be coming back to the forefront in a number of established current producers. Overall, Array  presents the listener with a sinister side of Drum and Bass, that is both innovative and captivating.

 

The final piece on the EP is a Dubstep track, ʻDecoyʼ more conventional in the sense that it is more or  less  a relentless wave of hard basslines and even harder drum sequencing that is sure to smash raves across the country. However  Dexcell’s  use  of  spacey  synths  and  awe-inspiring  pads  give  the  track  another  dimension;  while  it  is undoubtedly a ruthless and aggressive track, it is unsettlingly melodic in parts. The drop is so sudden that the listener is not prepared for it, and is brought from an ominous yet harmonious bell-like sound and dragged straight into an intense wall of heavily distorted wobble basses and snare drums. Coming from producers that are better known for their Drum and Bass, Decoy exhibits Dexcell’s versatility and ability to make club smashers in both the Dubstep and Drum and Bass world.

 

Words By Tom Bletso

Mastermind Records Ltd