The first single from Cardopusher’s upcoming full length “Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up” on Tigerbeat6, “Coppertoned Punch”, is an original slice of forward thinking tropical electronica, mixing it all up with fractured beats, rich textures, colorful crunked out synths and booty shaking reggaeton funk and percussion. San Francisco’s Ghosts On Tape (Icee Hot/Wireblock/Numbers) delivers a standout remix of “Coppertoned Punch” turning the original track into his own perverted blend of old-school jackin’ house and modern UK club sounds. BADXMAN and Emmerson each deliver solid four to the floor techno-dub remixes, heady enough for home listening yet still pumping enough for the dancefloor.
Pacheko is a Venezuelan DJ/Producer who blends bass-heavy music with tropical flavours like Reggaeton and Changa Tuki (a local Venezuelan dance sound similar to Angolan Kuduro or Brazilian Baile Funk). He has been remixed by Starkey (Planet Mu) and Brackles (Planet Mu/ Applepips), has collaborated with MC Juakali (Dub War) and Cardopusher (Tigerbeat6), and has released music on labels such as Senseless Recordings (UK) and Buraka Som Sistema’s Enchufada – some of these as co-productions with his partner in crime Pocz. The songs on this EP are three brand-new tracks combining House/Acid/ UK Funky vibes with more Latin/Kuduro sounds. Together, they constitute a big departure from Pacheko’s normal sound: after playing his first European tour in Autumn of 2010 (specifically Portugal’s Boom Festival), he has moved away from the deeper sounds of his older productions towards a bigger party vibe. The name “Kosmicare” is taken from a tent at Portugal’s Boom Festival, where party people enduring a bad trip can go to relax, recover, and get back to having fun. Pacheko builds on contemporary UK influences (like Untold, Shortstuff, and Ramadanman), as well as acid house classics and his Latin roots, culminating in something altogether different, and uniquely Venezuelan. The remix from Nehuen builds on these influences, incorporating elements of Juke and Footwork as well, with an overall deeper vibe. Pacheko also co-runs Abstractor, a collective of producers, artists and designers who promote parties, run a popular blog (www.abstractor.net), and represent bass music in Venezuela.
Cardopusher / Ghosts On Tape / Pacheco & Pocz / Badxman
Silicon Summer EP
Brand new instrumental Shockout EP featuring some of our favorite artists delivering refreshingly deep and edgy beat-heavy tracks skittering the lines between Dubstep, Kuduro, Soca, House, Jungle, and UK Funky. On the darker side of the EP are tracks from UK's BADXMAN and San Francisco's Ghosts On Tape, best known for his blindingly good debut EP on Wireblock which was included in XLR8R, Bleep, and Boomkat's best of 2009 lists. The good summer vibes come from Barcelona's brightest light of forward thinking dubstep, Cardopusher, and his friends from Caracas, the production duo of Pacheko & Pocz. The idea behind their two tracks on the EP was to build some Kuduro type beats and give them an old school Jungle feel, with the sub-bass presence and depth of dubstep. Expect big things from this new team, as when Pacheko is flying solo he has kept busy with releases on LoDubs, Mashit, Murder Channel, Civil Music, Seclusiasis, and Senseless, he's been remixed by Starkey (LoDubs / Planet Mu), Brackles (Applepips / Rinse FM), and his tracks regularly get rinsed by the likes of Cardopusher, Untold, Timeblind, 6Blocc, Bunzer0, and BD1982.
Disciples of Dread EP
Big New Release from Shockout! No MC's here, just massive soundsystem pressure. The basslines start off big and just got bigger as the EP progresses. Newcomer to the scene BADXMAN kicks things off with two unique tunes successfully blending afrobeat, Heavy bass, and funky house with filthy growling basslines, keep our eyes on this producer, we predict big things for him. Next up we have breakcore legend/current Dubstep heavyweight CARDOPUSHER, evolving beyond his seminal breakcore sound of years past Cardopusher has been dropping humoungous dubstep records on True Tiger, AD Noiseam, Lo Dubs and Offroad, then he starts making playlists worldwide with his genre blurring remixes on Trouble & Bass,Hyperdub and Tigerbeat6. "Carne Sentada" and "Youthman Dread" show a whole new dimension of this talented producer, getting in touch with a true caribbean rasta spirit, these tracks shake bassbins and will surely inspire many imitators. Kid606 takes things to extremes with two versions of a classic motif. "Mash up the Place" takes a dark syncopated Skank with loud claps and piercing synths that just keep building and building to a climactic end, While the DigiSoca mix is soca like you have never heard it before.
Filastine & Maga Bo
Filastine returns to Shockout for this collaboration with partner and fellow nomad, Maga Bo. Together they are Sonar Calibrado. Meeting in different countries with their mobile production studios, the duo built this four-song EP, a collection of tracks that are not only bangers on the dancefloor but also possess an impressive level of density and detail. The three at ragga tempo nearly constitute a genre of their own, defined by syncopated percussion, sub-bass, and distorted melodies, and feature the filthiest rappers from Brazil and Morocco: Speed Freaks, Mario Z, and Jawad. "Os Assasinos" jumps to a Rio baile funk speed and features one of the genre's most infamous gangsters, Mr. Catra. With its chopped up Arabic strings and gunshot batucada, the track steers clear of any cliches. Maga Bo's new CD, Archipelagoes, has just come out on DJ Rupture's Soot Records! He recently returned to Rio de Janeiro from a tour of North America, including the (dubious) WMC in Miami. Filastine released his wildly successful first record Burn It in 2006 and has toured the whole earth a few times over since then. He is now about ready to drop his next CD. Sonar Calibrado gets busy whenever these two cross paths--in Amsterdam, Tangier, NYC, or Barcelona; working by day and throwing guerilla street parties by night; during carnival in Rio with pirated electricity; or from a mobile car sound system in the States.
Dj Rupture / Com.a / Wicked Act
***“No Heathen” has a dynamite vocal delivered with apocalyptic fervor by Jamaican dancehall MC Wicked Act, an aptly named friend and collaborator of Wayne Lonesome. Renegade global turntablist DJ/Rupture takes a break from nonstop touring for studio production; the blazing “Blacksmith Riddim” is the first fruit of his work. Rupture joins Wicked Act’s strident ragga vocals to a dancefloor-ready, post- Neptunes beat. The instrumental version allows the bad-ass bassline and uncategorizable, funky hiphop-reggae riddim structure to shine. Another Rupture banger, perfectly timed for a summer soundsystem meltdown. Com.a comes correct with two mixes, one blending a hard-edged Japanese digidub-styled steppers beat with caustic delays and guitars that would make Asian Dub Foundation or Adrian Sherwood proud. The second mix drops in a double- time ragga-junglist mashup sure to shockout all the jungle headz. • Tigerbeat6-related dancehall / dub • Previous Shockout 12"ers disappeared quickly • Push to fans of Adrian Sherwood, Asian Dub Foundation and all of the above
Timeblind / Ove Naxx / Dj C / Wayne Lonesome
Come Back Wicked
***This installment of Shockout's 12-inch series pits a dancehall MC of serious weight and lyrical force against innovative and capable electronic musicians. "Come Back Wicked" is a tuff bad-boy salute to vengeance and confrontation voiced by Jamaicanborn MC Wayne Lonesome (The Bug, Razor X). Music is provided by esteemed techno/electronica innovator Timeblind, known for his genre-defying releases on Orthlorng Musork, Drop Bass, Drop Beat, Mutek, Kanzleramt, Communique, and appearances on mix CDs by Laurent Garnier and Josh Wink. Timeblind's seminal "Rastabomba" was one of the first and best ragga-electronica hybrids. Along with the original new dancehall instrumental bonus track "What the...?" these Shockout mixes take things even further, delving into Babylonian abstraction while still swinging a funky Timbaland-on-supercollider beat. Also stepping up to the international soundclash scene are Ove-Naxx and DJ C. The prodigal find of Soot Records, Ove-Naxx pulls off a healthy cross between Aphex Twin and DJ /Rupture. Boston's DJ C (aka EOSS) is well known in the ragga jungle scene for running his own Mash It and Bliss labels, and for helping to found the Toneburst collective.