Friday, May 28, 2010

Ben & Lex ‘Makaton’ [APEM019]


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Press Release

Ape Music is nearing the end of its troublesome teens! To celebrate the fact we are bringing you past, present and future badboy bass bizness!!

As a little teaser for the forthcoming 'From The Vaults' mix album we have dug into the monkey treasure trove and we bring you some special treats from labels bosses themselves, Ben and Lex!!

They have revisited their tune 'Makaton' and gone to town on new remixes across many genres each bringin a lil summat special to the table just for you!!

Their 2010 VIP remix is a MONSTER of a tune crossing the border of breaks, house and dubstep with badboy steppy beats and a bassline to lose your love juices over!

Also included is the never before released original which they have kept for just their live sets for the last year or so and its a proper straight up breakbeat beast that leans towards funk n bass land of the Plumps and Drummatics....You're welcome :)

First up on the remixes we have the stupidy talented Mr Rob Jones aka Anarchy Rice who has been releasing some insane bangers in the last year for the likes of Acidphonic and Dead Famous. He brings Ape exactly what we like, a hugely bass heavy tech funky stomper....A cheeky mellow pad in the intro hides the wonkathon of bass that arrives in the drop & slaps you firmly in the naughty bits !! Beware the Anarchy !!

Next up we have US badboys Viro & Rob Analyze who have turned in an awesome electro house/techno behemoth of a remix for us...This is definitely one for the peak time sets ladies and gents.

Next up we have drafted in a local rising star of the Dubstep world, Pulsar, to sprinkle new life into another old Ben & Lex badboy, 'Schizometric' and boy has he done us proud! Rinsing reese bass and heavy ass beats make for a real dancefloor epic.....With forthcoming releases on NYC label Code Of Arms and Subdepth records and remixes for the likes of Skitz, this fella is one to watch for 2010 fo sho!

DJ Feedback

Aquasky I totally go for the Makaton VIP mix on this project. Could nut nut bass which we love (eg. Direct hit!) thats the vibes man..
Peo de Pitte In the box!
Cut La Roc Deadly package
Pixel Fist So fat in need a boomerang to put it’s belt on in the morning!!!!
General Midi loads of fun! will play for sure
Pete Jordan Heavy heavy heavy!!! Big release, full support from me!
Flore I love both the original & Viro & Rob Analyze remix, i'll definitly play them!
Hexadecimal VIP mix sounds cool! Anarchy mix is cool but probably not something I'd reach for. Makaton Viro & Rob Analyse mix is cool but is defintely got a heavy deadmau5 influence, good track though! Dubstep mix is cool when it gets going, thanks!
Morphosis Yet another solid release from APE! Covers all the basses, squeaks & bleeps and monkey noises, can’t decide between the VIP and the original, both will be getting a rinse from us! **Essential!**
2 Bit Thugs Sounds hot
Schema Makaton VIP for me, def going to be playin that & schizometrix remix out all over!
Pyramid The fuckin pasties must ave sumit in them,BIG n BAAAAAD,great remix package boys,VIP is the one for me tho…peace lurv and puberty
Mr No Hands Love it!! making some heavy tunes at mo, arent weeeeee?
DJ Grief Wicked remix package here - something for all! Favouring the VIP mix as it has that mash of sampled breaks and wobble to make the floor shake and bounce. A close second is the Anarchy Rice remix for me - a techier rework with plenty of grit!
601 The Anarchy rice mix will be a biggy i think
Inconspicuous Villain Wow guys! I'm all about the OG and the VIP! This will get some serious play from me no doubt!
Iain Downsy (Dead Famous Recs) Dig the anarchy rice mix. has a good balance between rolling techy groove and nasty nastiness. i love what rob does. good stuffs!
Mobius Original and Anarchy Rice remix are both cool, but the remix just pips it for me. Loving that bassline

Ben & Lex 'Makaton'

Ben and Lex 'Makaton' [APEM019] by apemusic