Thursday, November 15, 2012

KT Tunstall – Black Horse & The Cherry Tree (Slugrave Re-Fix)


A bit of a coup here, right?

We've always had a sneaky love for the baggy, boozy groove of Black Horse And Cherry Tree so when the Slug crew's Mr Lexicon ( got his naughty goblin hands on it and turned it into eight minutes of drugged-up, dubbed-out 3am slug chug we were very happy indeed.

And now you can share our joy.

Many thanks must also go to Red Ken, himself a serious edit-master, for his help and inspiration on this (Redken/ -


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ben & Lex '15 Years of Beatz & Bobz'


To celebrate 15 years of Beatz and Bobz we have put together this 74 mini mega mix!


01. The Chemical Brothers 'Hey Boy, Hey Girl'
02. Fake Blood 'Mars'
03. Drumattic Twins 'Crazy Love (Peo de Pitte Remix)'
04. Peo de Pitte 'Burning Up'
05. Leon Jean Marie 'Bring It On (Jack Beats Remix) (Krafty Kuts Rerub)'
06. Moston & Malente 'Fucked Up (Stupid Fresh Remix)'
07. Chable & Bonnici 'Ride (Have A Break Mix)'
08. Ils 'Next Level'
09. Dan F & Jariten 'Halo (Dopamine Remix)'
10. Bloc Party 'Mercury (Herve Is In Disarray Remix)'
11. TC 'Where's my Money (Caspa mx) (Elite Force Re-fix)'
12. Vato Gonzalez ft Foreign Beggers 'Badman Riddim (Jump Club Mix)'
13. Busta Rhymes 'Dangerous (Krafty Kuts Rerub)'
14. AC Slater 'Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)'
15. The Chemical Brothers 'Base 6'
16. Willow Smith vs Rose Royce 'Whip My Hair (Peo de Pitte Remix)'
17. Martelo feat. Herve 'Wasted'
18. B.L.I.M. 'Dust'
19. Sidney Samson 'Riverside (Peo de Pitte Rerub)'
20. Plump Djs 'The Gate'
21. Zero 'Emit/Collect (Rennie Pilgrem Remix)'
22. Ken Mac & Ed209 'Hell Yeah'
23. The Freestylers ft Belle Humble 'Cracks (CTRL-Z Remix)'
24. Agent K 'Black Haze (Aquasky Remix)'
25. Stanton Warriors 'Da Antidote'
26. Trevor Loveys 'Organ Grinder (The Count aka Herves Big B Morgan Remix)'
27. Forme 'Kick A Hole'
28. Scam 'I Feel It'
29. Larry Tee & Princess Superstar 'Licky Better (Krafty Kuts Rerub)'
30. Dan F & Jariten 'Halo (Backdraft Remix)'
31. Bassnectar 'Everybody (Freq Nasty vs. Bassnectar Remix)'
32. Shut Up & Dance 'Alcoholic Beans'
33. Freq Nasty ft Rodney P 'Come Let Me Know (Freq Nasty & B.L.I.M. Remix)'
34. Deep Impact 'Carpet Muncher'
35. Tsunami One & BT 'Hip Hop Phenomenon'
36. Freq Nasty ft Kovas 'Brooklyn 2 Brixton (The Freestylers Raw As F**K Remix)'
37. Baobinga 'The Bashment Track'
38. Jay Cunning vs 2 Sinners 'Bad Girl'
39. The Freestylers ft Mc Navigator 'Ruffneck 09'
40. DJ Zinc 'Old Flame'
41. Aquasky vs Masterblaster 'Wheels of Steel'
42. The Chemical Brothers 'Under The Influence'
43. North Base 'Ruffneck'
44. Groove Armada 'Superstylin' (Skool Of Thought Breaks Remix)'
45. Scam 'Killer'
46. The Freestylers 'Warrior Charge (Breakfastaz Remix)'
47. Redlight ft Zaniah, Dread & Redskin 'Feel So Good (Wine Up Yr Body)'
48. Apollo 440 'Dude Descending A Staircase (Stanton Warriors Vocal Club Mix)'
49. PMT 'Gyromancer'
50. Donaeo 'Riot Music (Skream Remix)'
51. Jammin 'Go DJ'
52. Dj Zinc '138 Trek'
53. Pyramid 'Trouble'
54. Kid Sister 'Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)'
55. Jack Beatz ft Dynamite MC 'What'
56. Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben & Lex Remix)'
57. Flosstradamus 'Underground Anthem'
58. Jammin 'Hold On'
59. Emeli Sande 'Heaven (Pyramid Remix)'
60. The Freestylers ft Million Dan 'Dogz n Sledgez'

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Slugrave Mixtape #012

Summer, or what we had of it, is ending. Dimensions Festival is just around the corner and the Slugs are returning to the mixtape series… First up Joe Muggs takes the lead and drops this Slugrave Mixtape as well as a interview for Generation Bass
The ethos of Slugrave is about stopping, sitting back, letting go of the earnest need to be on top of things, and just getting your groove on. It’s about taking it easy. It’s also generally about not letting the tempo go over 115bpm, but that’s arbitrary really – far more importantly it’s about stopping yourself hurtling forward at the expense of all else. It’s about lazily leafing through your vinyl shelves / CD booklets / file folders and digging out things that you slept on, about casually thinking “ahhh I’d forgotten that one” or “oh this will go with that”. No grand concept, no over-arching aesthetic – you’ll hear echoes of the Balearic ethos, of cosmic disco, of the deeper side of Moombahton, of indie-dance, of all flavours of bass music, of 90s electronica, of neo-soul and nu-jazz – just vibes.
Check out the full interview over on Generation Bass

Cristian Vogel – Spectral Transmissions (Specially Slugged)
Sun Ra – I Seek A New World
The 13th Tribe – Babylon Shall Fall
Sonido Berzerk – Love Affair (feat. Billie Holliday)
Daphni – Ahora (Well Slugged)
THEESatisfaction – QueenS
Blondes – Gold
Huerco S. – No Jack
Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth (Trancentral Mix)
Stumbleine – Cassette
Distal – She Wears Pearls
The 13th Tribe – Take the Mic (feat. Sara Rimes & Ben Lu)
Kabdriver – The Mule
Bucketheads – Just Plain Funky
Bondax – Baby I Got That
Anon – Jungle Rag
Sufjan Stevens – The Dress Looks Nice on You (Nate Compton Remix)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ben & Lex ft Jay Tuns 'We Are Back (Turn It Up!)' OUT NOW


Ladies and Gentlemen, Ben and Lex are most definitely back!

After over a year in the wilderness working on other projects - including, in the case of Mr Lexicon, producing & scoring original music for film trailers: MEN IN BLACK 3 and LUC BESSON'S LOCKOUT - Ben and Lex returned to the studio to start work on their DEBUT ALBUM after nearly a decade in the game!

WE ARE BACK (TURN IT UP!) is the 1st outing from that mission featuring the mighty JAY TUNS on vocal duties. A ridiculously large slice of party breaks action for fans of the more jacking booty shaking side of things with badboy bass and an awesomely infectious lead line!

Tried and tested for a year from GLADE to GLASTONBURY to Germany and has never let them down! 

Flip, for an exclusive non LP track theyve revisited their fave single from many moons ago, SOUNDGAL and given it a 2012 140 bpm jungley relick!

So Turn It Up and get on down!

Early support:
AQUASKY 'like listening to drum and bass but its not 180 bpm ! Dope'
CRYSTAL METHOD 'great crowd lifter'
DJ MAG DJ SAPPO (1 XTRA) 'sound gal is the one for me...will support thanks'
RTE RADIO 'Now thats the bounce Ive been looking for! Wooohaa! Love We Are Back. Quality'
JAY CUNNING 'Nice work fellas.'


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ben & Lex 'We Are Back' Promo Mix


Ladies and Gentlemen, Ben & Lex are most definitely back!!
01. Ben & Lex ft Jay Tuns 'We Are Back (Turn It Up)'
02. Basement Jaxx, Joss Stone & Elite Force 'Fly Life (RVMPD)'
03. Black Strobe, Elite Force & Loops Of Fury 'Bee Strobe (Meat Katie Re-Rub)'
04. Plump Djs vs Loops Of Fury 'Gobbstoppers Be Strong (Twinz Beatsz Booty)'
05. Enough Weapons 'Damage Test'
06. Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben & Lex Remix)'
07. Diplo 'Express Yourself (Starfoxx Remix)'
08. Freestylers 'Say Yes (Ben & Lex Remix)'
09. Sawgood & Hanuman Tribe 'Sawtribe (Ben & Lex Remix)'
10. Jody Wisternoff 'Wont Let You Down (Ben & Lex Refix)'
The brand new single 'We Are Back' featuring Jay Tuns is available to buy from the 30th July exclusively from Beatport.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ben & Lex Glade Festival 2012 Podcast


The best electronic music festival there is is this weekend and two of the festivals favourite DJs have put together an outstanding mix in preparation. Ben & Lex have opened the main stage for as many years as I can remember and have become as much a part of the festival as the crusty psy ravers and chai tea. This mix is a full on example of what they are playing at the moment and features some slamming new material from the boys as well as some of the best in breaks, house and dubstep. Get on the download and play it loud!


01. Ben and Lex ft Jay Tuns 'We Are Back' 
02. Elite Force 'Laser Lights' 
03. Splitloop vs Adsorb 'Chill Pill' 
04. Peo De Pitte 'Who Do You Love' 
05. Die Antwood 'I Fink You Freeky (FreQ Nasty Remix)' 
06. DaVip ft. Place 2b and Paimon 'Sistema' 
07. Mord Fusting, Thomas Bangalter, Elite Force 'Lick The Scratch' 
08. NAPT and Peo de Pitte 'Gonna Be Mine (Far Too Loud Remix)' 
09. Gosteffect 'Kick The Bass' 
10. Alex Metric 'Rave Weapon' 
11. Hostage 'Crocodile' 
12. Plump Djs vs Loops Of Fury 'Gobstoppers Be Strong (Twinz Beatz Booty)' 
13. Calvertron 'Raw 2 Da Floor (Calvertron Remix)' 
14. TC 'New Style' 
15. Lobster Boy 'Mosquito' 
16. Yasmin ft Shy FX and Ms Dynamite 'Light Up (The World) (MJ Cole Dub)' 
17. Santigold 'Disparate Youth (Grogan City Remix)' 
18. DJ Zinc '138 Trek (Kid Chameleon Riddim Mix)' 
19. Minikin 'Hardbass' 
20. D'State, Darkus and Tension 'Shoulderroller (Schema Remix)' 
21. 601 'Raise It Up' 
22. Shut Up and Dance 'Fire' 
23. 601 'Rage' 
24. Ben and Lex 'You Got Me' 
25. Rebel Mc 'Get Ready (All Junglist)'

Catch us playing at the Glade festival this year on...

Friday - Glade Stage - 14:30-15:30
Saturday - Bassment - 00:15-01:30


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2 Years Riot Riot Records


Brand new compilation from Riot Riot records is now available featuring the Ben & Lex remix of Solid Frames 'Forever' GO AND BUY IT NOW!!! Buy '2 Years Riot Riot Records' from Beatport


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dope Dragon Part 2 | SWU Sessions Season 5


Wheel it up and come again! Its part two of the Dope Dragon SWU Session, grab part 1 of the Dope Dragon sessions if you missed it. Dropping killer OMC D&B from the mighty Dope Dragon label with a retrospective mix from release 15 to 28.

Keep and eye out on the SWU Sessions mixcloud page for future mixes coming soon.

01. Mask 'Sqaure Off' [Dope Dragon 015]
02. Swabe 'Uno Dos Tres' [Dope Dragon 014]
03. Mask 'Freedom' [Dope Dragon 015]
04. Mask 'You Rang' [Dope Dragon 016]
05. Gang Related 'Rukus' [Dope Dragon 017]
06. Mask 'Better World' [Dope Dragon 016]
07. Gang Related 'Vibrations' [Dope Dragon 017]
08. Mask & Swabe 'Cash Till' [Dope Dragon 018]
09. Gang Related & Mask 'Dictation Remix' [Dope Dragon 019]
10. 3 Way 'Subway' [Dope Dragon 018]
11. Mask 'Mad Professor' [Dope Dragon 019]
12. Gang Related 'Miami Bass' [Dope Dragon 020]
13. 3 Way 'Sgt. General' [Dope Dragon 019]
14. Mask 'Kitchen Sink' [Dope Dragon 020]
15. Mask 'Square Off (Roni Size Remix)' [Dope Dragon 023]
16. Mask 'Splurt (Ray Keith Remix)' [Dope Dragon 020]
17. Mask 'Bad Mutha' [Dope Dragon 023]
18. Mask & Swabe 'Blow Da Fuse' [Dope Dragon 020]
19. Gang Related 'Feeling Time' [Dope Dragon 024]
20. Kilo 'Scum City' [Dope Dragon 025]
21. Gang Related 'Laws Of Attraction' [Dope Dragon 024]
22. Kilo 'Muddy Waters' [Dope Dragon 025]
23. Swabe 'Camouflage' [Dope Dragon 027]
24. Kilo 'Blinded' [Dope Dragon 028]
25. Swabe 'Skintflint' [Dope Dragon 027]
26. Kilo 'Push & Pull' [Dope Dragon 028]
27. Mask & Swabe 'Came and Conquered' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
28. Bigga Star 'Ghost' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
29. Gang Related 'Who Are You (Dumb Dumb Mix)' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
30. Swabe 'Liquid Air' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
31. 3 Way 'Replay' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
32. 3 Way 'Come On' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
33. Bigga Star 'Information' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
34. Mask 'Splurt' [Dope Dragon LP 001]
35. Gang Related & Mask 'Dictation' [Dope Dragon LP 001]


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dope Dragon Part 1 | SWU Sessions Season 5


I used to do a radio show on Southwest Underground loosely dedicated to an artist, genre or label. OMC bay Richie Rundle did a few towards the end as well with the Wetherall sessions etc and these mixes are still the ones I listen to most, as there funking RAD!!!

Now as the radio show is no more its been ages since I did a SWU Sessions mix and having just completed my Dope Dragon collection I thought its time to put them all into one massive session mix. So here it is, Dope Dragon Part One, featuring just about every tune from Dope Dragon 1 - 14.

Proper OMC rolling D&B from back in the day!

01. Roni Size & Krust 'Selektor (Roni Size Mix)' [Dope Dragon 001]
02. Mask 'Alright' [Drop Dragon 002]
03. Gang Related & Mask 'Oh My Gosh' [Drop Dragon 003]
04. Mask 'Reese' [Drop Dragon 002]
05. Gang Related & Mask 'Soldier' [Drop Dragon 004]
06. Crazy Loops 'Lost Our Mind' [Drop Dragon 005]
07. Gang Related & Mask 'Bass Is Rollin' [Drop Dragon 004]
08. 3 The Hardway 'Smooth Operator' [Drop Dragon 005]
09. Gang Related 'Hostile' [Drop Dragon 006]
10. Gang Related 'Numbers' [Drop Dragon 007]
11. Gang Related 'Big Time' [Drop Dragon 006]
12. Gang Related 'Death blow' [Drop Dragon 007]
13. Mask 'One People' [Dope Dragon 008]
14. Gang Related & Mash 'Ready Or Not' [Dope Dragon 009]
15. Bigger Star 'Raid' [Dope Dragon 008]
16. Gang Related & Mask 'Sky' [Dope Dragon 009]
17. Gang Related & Mask 'Biters' [Dope Dragon 010]
18. Gang Related & Mask 'One Time' [Dope Dragon 011]
19. Gang Related & Mask 'Suckers' [Dope Dragon 010]
20. Gang Related & Mask 'Tear It Up' [Dope Dragon 011]
21. Gang Related & Mask 'Concentration' [Dope Dragon 012]
22. Gang Related & Mask 'Dictaion' [Dope Dragon 013]
23. Gang Related & Mask 'Follow None' [Dope Dragon 012]
24. Gang Related & Mask 'Not Not' [Dope Dragon 013]
25. Swabe 'Will O' The Wisp' [Dope Dragon 014]

Part two coming next week

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ben & Lex 'Cosa Nostra Promo Mix' [2003]


Been clearing out the loft and found a bunch of old mix cds, plus a whole bunch of beer sessions archives. so I thought i would whack em up online. This one being the 1st of many

This mix would have only been sent to radio stations to promote our 1st release 'Cosa Nostra' with Functional breaks all the way back in 2003.

So this is the 1st time the mix has ever been available to listen to on digital, as far as I am aware anyways, could be wrong.. who knows haha

01. Swayzak 'Make Up Your Mind'
02. Ben & Lex 'Cosa Nostra'
03. Lawgiverz 'Passion'
04. Radioactive Man 'Uranium'
05. Plump Djs 'Squeaks & Bleeps'
06. Bushwacka! 'Break You Face'
07. Mr Reds & Dj Skribble 'Everybody Come On (Stanton Warriors Remix)'
08. Dj Quest 'Da Bleepz
09. Vlad & Ardisson 'Split Screen (Ardisson Mix)'
10. Apollo 440 'Dude Descending A Staircase Ft Beatnuts (Stanton Warriors Vocal Club Mix)'
11. Vlad & Ardisson 'Split Screen (Vlad Mix)'
12. Zero 'Emit / Collect (Rennie Pilgrem Agatha Stomp)'
13. Dj Misjah 'Memorial Day'
14. Grudge 'Grudge 2'
15. Bryan Zentz 'D- Clash'


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lee Waller 'Old Boy On The Turns'

Lee Waller 'Old Boy On The Turns'

It comes round quick its.. OMC mix day!

OMC regular Lee Waller comes correct this week with one awesome mix of OMC classics. Get on the download for this one as its on FIRE!!!

You can catch Lee play this Friday at Old Man Corner at The Angel in Exeter

01. Mantronix 'Needle To The Groove'
02. The Art Of Noise 'Beatbox'
03. Showbiz & AG 'Soulclap'
04. Maceo & The Macks 'Cross The Tracks'
05. Eric B & Rakim 'I Know You Got Soul'
06. Transglobal Underground 'Temple Head'
07. Gary Numan 'M. E.'
08. Newcleus 'Jam On Revenge'
09. Newcleus 'Jam On It'
10. Man Parrish 'Boogie Down Bronx'
11. INXS 'Need You Tonight'
12. Double Trouble & Rebel MC 'Street Tuff'
13. M.A.R.R.S. 'Pump Up The Volume'
14. George Kranz 'Din Daa Daa'
15. Tapas Rappers 'La Passionara'
16. The Incredible Bongo Band 'Apache'
17. Arthur Baker 'Breaker's Revenge (Freestylers Remix)'
18. Egyptian Lover 'Freakoholic'
19. Herbie Hancock 'Future Shock'
20. The Stone Roses 'Fools Gold'


Don’t forget if you want to submit a mix for the OMC Mixcloud then email us on with a sendspace link to the mp3, tracklisting, bio and a photo.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Matt Anderson 'Shut Up and Dance!!!'

Matt Anderson

Its Thursday and that can only mean one thing... it's OMC Mix Day!

Stepping up to the decks this week we have Matt Anderson who brings us a sweet lil 30 min 'Shut Up and Dance' retrospective mix to bring back the OMC rave day memories.
Shut Up and Dance is probably my favourite label of time, and set out the blue print for much of the great drum and bass / jungle music that was to come out of the UK during the 90's. Hope you enjoy and if you don't know these artists, you need to check.
Matt started DJing on a mobile disco 25 years ago, so he well qualifies for a place on OMC! From there he moved to playing at legal and illegal raves at the start of the acid house era in his home county of Essex and then on to London. Matt has also played at some of the legendary nights and venues of the era such as Labyrinth, Limelight and The Rocket.

From rave and early hardcore he progressed to drum and bass, and enjoyed success as an artist on certificate 18 records, collaborating with Rupert Parkes (Photek) and Skanna. He also continued DJing at nights such as Logical Progression, Balance at Plastic People, as well as stints abroad in Iceland, Belarus, Italy and the USA.

Today, you can still catch Matt spinning around the West Country at The Angel in Exeter, all Hold It Down Events and wherever else gives the him the freedom to play the music he loves.
01. Rum And Black 'Slaves'
02. Shut Up And Dance 'Lambourghini'
03. Ragga Twins 'Hooligan 69'
04. Rum And Black 'Fuck The Legal Stations'
05. Ragga Twins 'Bring Up The Mic Some More'
06. Shut Up And Dance 'Derek Wend Mad'
07. Ragga Twins 'Spliffhead'


Don’t forget if you want to submit a mix for the OMC Mixcloud then email us on with a sendspace link to the mp3, tracklisting, bio and a photo.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Casual Breakin 'Once We Were Students'

Once We Were Students

After last weeks Guilty Pleasures with King Farmer the OMC mix returns with a slammer of nostalgic floppy haired student indie rave.

James 'Casual Breakin' Randall posted this mix up on the OMC facebook page and it blew us away, so here it is again as the official OMC mix of this week.

"Recorded in 2004 with 3 dex and fx and ropey late night drunken scratching... and FLUFF ON THE NEEDLES n everything... old skool :)"

Stone Roses, Blur, Charlatans, Soup Dragons and even Betty Boo... jebus funking awesome, its got it all!

Casual Breakin's mixes are all kick ass so head over to and fill your boots.

01. Bassomatic 'Facinating Rhythm'
02. EMF 'Unbeleivable'
03. The Soup Dragons 'I'm Free'
04. Happy Monday 'Step On'
05. Blur 'There’s No Other Way'
06. The Charlatans 'One To Another'
07. The Stone Roses 'This Is The One'
08. Sound Of Music 'Interlude'
09. Adamski 'Killer'
10. A Guy Called Gerald 'Voodoo Ray'
11. The Rebel Mc & Double Trouble 'Street Tough'
12. The Beatmasters Feat Bettie Boo 'Hey Dj'
13. King Bee 'Back By Dope'
14. Shut Up And Dance '5,6,7,8'
15. Silver Bullit 'Bring Forth The Guillotine'
16. Bomb The Bass 'Don't Make Me Wait'
17. Hack # 1 'Think Tank'
18. Convert 'Nightbird'
19. Noel Edmunds 'Interlude'
20. Public Enemy 'Mi Uzi Weighs A Ton'


Don't forget if you want to submit a mix for the OMC Mixcloud then email us on with a sendspace link to the mp3, tracklisting, bio and a photo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

White Riots 'Too Much For You EP' [APE033]



Ape Towers would like to welcome on board to the Ape Music famalam the incredibley talented new act 'The White Riots'

We are very proud to bring you the debut EP of massively cool bass n breaks bizzness 'Too Much for you'.

As usual I was going to write some comedy tinged work of pure genius but in reality there is nothing more to be be said about this release except that it is 4 tunes of varying degrees of f*ckin awesome!! 'Let the music do the talking' as they say!!

From badman bass music to proper electro-breaks action every tune on this EP is without a doubt worthy of being a single in its own right so you mofos have yourself one hell of an EP here!!

White Riots 'Too Much For You EP' [APE033]

01. White Riots 'Too Much For You'
02. White Riots 'Culture Bass'
03. White Riots 'Sole Step'
04. White Riots 'Fresh To Swing'

Out Monday 26th March on Beatport

Aquasky - BOOOOOM!!! love it
Mixmag Breaks - Liking Fresh to swing!
Jay Cunning - heavyweight Bass EP - niiiiiice!
Schema - Some proper breakbeat action here, class E.P

Sunday, March 25, 2012

King Farmer's Guilty Pleasures | Old Man Corner


Old Man Corner have started to do mixes... and the first one is EPIC!!

If your on Mixcloud head over to and give them a follow.

01. Shep Dog 'Groove Is In Jah Heart'
02. Bob Marley 'Could You Be Loved'
03. Dexys Midnight Runners 'Come on Eileen'
04. Paul Simon 'You Can Call Me Al'
05. The B52's 'Love Shack'
06. A-Ha 'Take On Me'
07. Billy Idol 'Dancing With Myself'
08. The Knack 'My Sharona'
09. Aerosmith 'Walk This Way'
10. The Source Ft. Candi Staton 'You've Got The Love'
11. Journey 'Don't Stop Believin'
12. Rick James 'Super Freak'
13. MC Hammer 'U Can't Touch This'
14. Blur 'There's No Other Way'
15. Oasis 'Wonderwall'
16. Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody'



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Slugrave 'The Complete 1st Year Archive'

Slugrave The Complete 1st Year Archive

We came, We saw, We slowed it down.

We are one! What an amazing year, big gigs like Glastonbury, Big Chill, Cultural Vibes, and smaller mini sized Slugraves in Exeter and London. We have been busy on the remix front to (soon to be revealed) and have released a ‘mixtape’ every month, give your take.

The good news is we won’t be slowing anything down on the mixtape, gig or music front, in fact, that side of things will keep going at a most un sluggy pace.

We will be playing some excellent festivals in 2012 and will be letting you know as and when we have more details (*STOP PRESS* Glade Festival information now in).

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far. Huge thanks to Tom Middleton, Joe Muggs, Lex Shellard, Damon Baxter, Dave Green, Giles Looker, Martyn Riley, The Beat Hotel at Glastonbury, The Sound of the Cosmos at The Big Chill, Cultural Vibes, Freddy Pimms, Paul Mcgee, Oli Kenney, Chex, Biff, Glade Festival, Aeon Festival, City arts and Music Project and everyone else we have forgotten who supplied a mixtape, came to our events, danced and enjoyed Slugrave.

Please continue to support us by downloading, liking, sharing and spreading the sluggy word.

Richie & Benny

We have received many, many emails from you requesting re-ups from our mixtape archive and so we are pleased to announce that we have made the entire mix series downloadable to you again, so slug out your ipods.

Slugrave The Complete 1st Year Archive

Mixtape 001 (194mb zip) via Mediafire
Mixtape 002 (196mb zip) via Mediafire
Mixtape 003 (178mb zip) via Mediafire
Mixtape 004 (185mb zip) via Mediafire
Mixtape 005 (249mb zip) via Sendspace
Mixtape 006 (193mb zip) via Mediafire
Mixtape 007 (207mb zip) via Sendspace
Mixtape 008 (214mb zip) via Sendspace
Mixtape 009 (233mb zip) via Sendspace
Mixtape 010 (197mb zip) via Mediafire

If there are any problems with the zip files please contact us and we will fix them asap.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lethalness 'Jawbreaker / Rocky Dog' [APEM032] OUT NOW!



Continuing APE Towers' mission into the land of 140 Jungle and all things bass music n breaksy we are very very proud to welcome back the mighty Spanish bassmeisters Lethalness to kick off 2012 in style!!

First up 'Jawbreaker' a rolling nasty dirty techy 140 jungle behemoth that harks back to the dark and gnarly days of early Virus & Prototype badboys... Tight, punchy drums and twisted distorted bass so badass that will slay a mofo in a minute!

'Rocky Dog' no less of a beast and is a full on bassfest in its own right. Leaning towards the dubstep end of the 140 market but still sat firmly in the land of uptempo breaks it's packed chockablock with heavy beats, tight synths from electro leads to dubstep wobbles and the odd classic break thrown in for good measure. This is the perfect party shakin partner to Jawbreaker!

We looking forward to an even bigger year and this is the perfect way to kick it off!!

"Dirty and tight, just how I like it" [Jay Cunning, Sub Slayers]
"I loves you you schlaaaags!" [Pyramid, Funkatech]
"Both are BIG tracks - my fave would be Rocky Dog" [Dave No Hands, Mixmag]
"Heavy fun!" [General Midi ]
"Dirty rolling track" [Nursery Of Naughtiness]
"Wicked stuff. Two great tracks, but Jawbreaker is an absolute monster!" [Schema, Sub Slayers]
"Jawbreaker...does exactly what it says on the tin! Full support on this!" [Adam Fogart, RTE Ireland]
"Nice one. BIG!" [Left/Right]
"Jawbreaker is my kind of breaks! Keep on the 140 jungle please!" [Benjamin Vial, Death Proof]
"Badass!!" [DJ Anna Kiss]
"Massive tunes!" [Inconspicuos Villain]
"Nice tunes, will play them" [DJ Mars]
"Loving the vibe of Jawbreaker on this one, will go down well in my bass heavy sets for sure!" [Marty B, Triple J]
"Jawbreaker is cool ..... Rocky Dog sounds cool too!!!" [Hexadecimal, Distinctive]
"WKD, love it :) Straight in the bag" [Original Primate]
"Oh My Gosh!!! 2 smashers from Lethalness - they always deliver for sure and this release is no exception. After an amazing album this is a great follow up for sure. Big is the word - and full support from The Definition:breaks camp is assured" [John Grief, Definition Breaks]
"Checked jawbreaker at family sunday gathering. grandparents totally lost it, ruff step on the cake buffet." [Lilijan, Hanumantribe]
"Big fan of Lethalness. Once again another quality release!" [Dave Love, Enough Weapons]
"Huge release !!!" [Aurelio]
"Yeah quality bidness from the APE famalamadingdong again, deffo be getting a spin from me!" [Jack Nash, Simian Sounds]
"Skillz as always peeps :)" [Reject Beats]
"Both tracks are pretty hot but my pick would have to be Jawbreaker I reckon" [Ali Mobius, Dusted Breaks]


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Slugrave 'Slow It Down' [LDN] 24/02/12


Our first birthday approaches, and we will be celebrating with the first official Slugrave club night on Fri 24th February at City Arts & Music Project in London.

Joining Ben and Richie (The Slugrave Bosses) will be renowned journalist and A&R Joe Muggs, a regular contributor to the mixtape series.

The night will be live streamed online, and there will be free Slugrave button badges for those in attendance.


Doors : 8-2
The City Arts & Music Project
70-74 City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ London, United Kingdom

If you cant make it the night will be on our ustream channel

More info >>


Monday, January 23, 2012

Ben & Lex 'Freeze Promo Mix'



01. Rack n Ruin vs Hostage 'Dangerous'
02. Woz 'Gain'
03. Jordan & Santero 'Bubbles (Grand Ruckus Remix)'
04. Krafty Kuts ft Dynmatic MC 'Pounding (Jay Robinson Remix)'
05. Peo de Pitte 'Who Do You Love'
06. Hostage 'Dreams'
07. Will Bailey 'Sex Shop (Will Bailey Remix)'
08. 2 Intiman ft Foreign Beggers 'Hit That (Clavertron Remix)'
09. Herve 'Lets Go'
10. DJ Shepdog '96 Selecta'
11. Peo de Pitte 'Burning Up (Torqux vs Elite Force Remix)'
12. 601 'Heat'
13. Karton 'Chase It High (Left Right Remix)'
14. Four Gold 'Back To The Break'
15. Warrior One ft Ayah Mara 'Fyah (Baxta Remix)'
16. Toronto In Broken 'Move It'
17. Breaking News 'Oldskool Bizz'
18. Warrior One ft Ayah Mara 'Fyah (Baxta Remix)'
19. Warrior One ft Ayah Mara 'Fyah (Bojcot VIP)'
20. Addison Groove 'This Is It'
21. Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben and Lex Remix)'


DOWNLOAD Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben and Lex Remix)' FOR FREE






Thursday, January 19, 2012

Slugrave Mixtape #010

The latest Slugrave mixtape is here at last and features two 45 minute mixes by the Slug Bosses.

Side A features the latest in futuristic Sluggy vibes whereas Side B has been masking taped together featuring updated classics and vintage sluggy gems.

If you have caught Slugrave Djing at Glastonbury, The Big Chill or other festivals last year you'll already know that this mixtape is a good representation of their eclectic sets.

Same rules apply; 100 downloads only, stream forever.

Slugrave Mixtape #010 - Side A by slugrave

Side A

01. Nicolas Jaar 'Colomb'
02. Om Unit vs Kromestar 'Solar Cycle'
03. Ezekiel Honig 'Between Bridges'
04. Paul Woolford 'Stolen'
05. Scuba 'Adrenalin'
06. Roman Flugel 'How To Spread Lies'
07. Maya Jane Coles 'Little One'
08. Photek '101'

Slugrave Mixtape #010 - Side B by slugrave

Side B

01. The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever (Fear Of Infiltration Rework)'
02. Talk Talk 'Life's What You Make It (Star Killers Space Remix)'
03. Led Zeppelin 'Whole Lotta Love (V's Dub Mix)'
04. Duff Disco 'Slow'
05. Trickski 'Pill Collins'
06. St Ettiene 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Richard X Extended Mix)'
07. The Orb 'Little Fluffy Clouds (Cumulonimbus Mix)'


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben & Lex Remix)' FREE DOWNLOAD


Kicking off 2012 in true style we are very pleased to give away our festival slaying offical remix of Cut La Roc's anthem 'Freeze'.

The classic has also received the 2012 remix treatment from Afgahn Headspin, Rennie Pilgrem and Hoi! and will be out on Skint on 23rd January

Read the interview on Life Support Machine and Grab yourself the Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben & Lex Remix)' for FREE

Cut La Roc 'Freeze (Ben & Lex Remix)' FREE DOWNLOAD by Ben and Lex

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Slugrave End Of The Year Poll / T-shirt Competition


So then end of year / competition / round up time :)

Slugrave have created a poll over on their Facebook page for you to choose your favourite Slugrave Mixtape and 1 winner will be chosen at random to win one of these fresh 'Slow It Down' t-shirts in any size and colour combo!

Enter the competition via their poll on facebook

Have a listen to the mixtapes to refresh your memory >>


Friday, January 6, 2012

Slugrave Mixtape 10 Teaser


Our friends over on Slugrave have released a teaser to their long awaited Mixtape 10! proper vibes on this one indeed.


01. Nicolas Jaar 'Colomb'
02. Om Unit vs Kromestar 'Solar Cycle'
03. Ezekiel Honig 'Between Bridges'
04. Paul Woolford 'Stolen'
05. Scuba 'Adrenalin'
06. Roman Flugel 'How To Spread Lies'
07. Maya Jane Coles 'Little One'
08. Photek '101'

Check out the Slugrave scene on quote>webpage and on their facebook page.

via/ Slugrave


Breakspoll 2012 Voting Time!


Its that time again! The Ape Fam would love it if you could chuck us a couple of your valuable voting choices! Its been a very cool year for us and our crew of amazing artists so we'd love it if you could show us some lovin in ya clickery!

Voting suggestions...

Best Track:

Ben & Lex 'Damage' [Menu Music]
Freerange Djs 'Pary Killer' [APE Music]
Freerange Djs 'Body Switch' [APE Music]

Best Remix:

Ben & lex 'Ruffneck (Jinx Remix)' [Functional]
Solid Frame 'Forever (Ben & Lex Remix)' [Riot Riot]

Best label: APE Music

Best Producer: Ben & Lex

Best New Producter: Freerange Djs

Best Dj: Ben & Lex

Best New Dj: Freerange Djs

Best Radio Show: Beatz & Bobz Show hosted by Ben & Lex [NSB Radio]

Best Free Blog Track:

Freestylers 'Say Yes (Ben & Lex Remix)'
Emelie Sande 'Heaven (Pyramid Refix)'

get your votes in >>