In denial

You know, Cal often speaks the truth. My post this morning (night shift for the win!) will consist of me bitching about the weather, and dropping a few bombs, and a great video. I realize that it's nigh-useless for us to apologize about our laziness every other post, so I'll try to cut that out. Not that we arent' apologetic about it, of course, but merely because it must be getting old to hear the same speech all of the time.

Even though I've said in the past that I try not to listen to reggae in the winter, as it is way too depressing, a recent obsession with all things UK has forced me to come to terms with the vast carribean influence in its music scene. Also, after checking out a few BEST OF 2010 lists, I've come accross a few really dope tunes that had passed me by.

Jesus H Christ it's cold in Montreal. Ugh.

Enjoy the beats!

Natalie Storm x Redlight- Bang Bang (MDMA riddim refix)

Natalie Storm, of amazing dancehall outfit TnT, hopped over the grime/uk bass anthem MDMA from British procuder Redlight on a recent mixtape with Federation Sound's own Max Glazer (which you can grab on Federation's site HERE). You should really check out the mixtape, it's filled with great stuff. Natalie storms goes in on a bunch of dancehall, reggae, house and uk funky beats. Vicious flow!

Gappy Ranks- Longtime

Apparently Gappy Ranks got his start on UK Pirate Radio, and has collaborated with such artists as Twista, Lethal Bizzle & Kray Twinz. He's a multi-talented vocalist/lyricist that can pull off proper dancehall, reggae and grime tunes effortlessly. This is probably one of the best reggae tunes of the past year and I will definitely look forward to exploring more of Gappy Rank's vast catalog.

Completely unrelated sidenote:

Colour me reaaaaally late, but I just discovered Rinse FM. Yeah, I know. Tragic.

The last song that I'm posting is a reader submission, LUV LUV by Two Inch Punch, a producer out of the UK. It's a great slice of Luvstep, the peculiar sub-genre of dubstep that focuses on soft, ethereal vocals and melodies instead of the straight wobble-wobble that a lot of brostep banks on. Regardless, Two Inch Punch provided us with a little write-up that'll give a bit of insight into his admittedly interesting musical background. Check out his soundcloud more more goodies, if you please.

I am a frustrated Soul / RnB singer, with an ear for harmony, melody & a love for dub, rap and soul.

My background is that I am a songwriter/producer for I Blame Coco & Lil Wayne, guitarist for Little Boots, remixed for Marina & The Diamonds.

This is my solo project where i dig for weird drum sounds, glitchy basses, smashed up strings & squashed vocals and retune them to make my own track

+++ Luv Luv --- by +Two Inch Punch-

We've actually posted this next video on our Facebook page, but for those of you who are not members (shaaaaaame), I've decided to post it. It's a new documentary of sorts, shot by 2 guys who decided to explore New York City's beautiful underground, meaning the often abandonned subway stations. If you've ever written graffiti before, I think this video really captures that tension, that palpable feeling of adrenaline that comes with sneaking around in places that you shouldn't be at.

If you're into urban exploration, or if you just enjoy well-shot,visually amazing videos, then you should definitely get a kick out of this.





Temperature always seems to be the number 1 subject in the world.
Ain't got shit to say ? Just yack some bullshit about how ugly/beautiful the weather is/was.

Anyhow the song shared today is called "Temperature". I've been bumping this track for a long time. This beat is a classic, you'll never get tired of hearing this relaxing sound. I swear

Zion I feat. Talib Kweli - Temperature

cheap post huh,

better luck next time




well well well if it isnt my first post of the new years 
actually it must be my first post in the past 2 weeks or so
doing what AtV does best        

we didnt have a best of 2010 cause we are lazy bums
instead I encourage you to peep the brilliant list John Roman put together
110 tracks you should've heard in 2010
his Sing Ep is dropping mid January
show some love

on with material from the new year
Skream hopped on the remix of Cassius' "I love you so"
adding a very enjoyable up tempo dubstep twist to the song
it will be one of those early hits of the year
Annie Mac knows best

aahhhh sheeeeit Ghostface is back on the Killah tracks
the sample is weirdly inserted into this phenomenal beat
totally makes the song in my opinion

Ghostface Killah - Together Baby

I am quite surprised to have never posted the Toddla T remix of Gyptian's banger "Hold Yuh"
nor the Major Lazer remix and I really like the song
but my procrastination will be beneficial for all in the end
Mad Decent ya feel me

Gyptian - Hold Yuh (Richie Beretta Remix Feat Badda Flex)

Believe me we have hyped more than enough people from Reims
Rightously so
It is therefore impossible to pass up Monsieur Monsieur
Get on their new Dirty Minded EP
Dropping soon with remixes from Canblaster
Excellent say Brodinski, Drop the Lime, Style of Eye & Crookers
New remixes our up on their Soundcloud suckas

Adam Kesher - Hundred Years Later (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)

right hope you have been enjoying my punctuationless post
it has been a thrill to do
enough with the going mental
one more song should fix this
no idea how i missed this last year

Clouds - Liquid

B is for BANG


Regal Swag

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, courtesans and conquistadors.

Grown Folk, the great new collabo from Montreal's Kid Aloha and Roledex, have just released the second edition of their monthly Grown Folk Collection mix.

Their first one, which we posted a while back, was very well received, and since this second edition is of extremely high quality, I couldn't resist sharing it with you. If Grown Folk is not on your radar yet, they should be. The mixes they put out are fantastic, and they always include a new production. This time around, it's the groovy V.V.S (Very Very Slightly), forthcoming on Templar Sound (Who've just launched their new blog, too!).

Track Selection = So very on-point. Good lord. I haven't heard a lot of these, but better believe I will be hunting these tunes down.

Grown Folk Collection N˚ 02 by Grown Folk

1. Chrysalis Records (feat. Trust) - Egyptrixx / Night Slugs
2. Too Fast (Femme en Fourrure Remix) - Jamtech Foundation / Discobelle
3. 123 (STSQ Remix) - LOL Boys / CD-R
4. Monster Island (Christian Martin Remix) - Claude Von Stroke / Dirtybird
5. V.V.S. (Very, Very Slightly) - Grown Folk / Templar Sound
6. The Alps (Kassem Mosse Fix) - Braiden / Doldrums
7. Tilt Shift (Julio Bashmore Remix) - Mosca / Fat City
8. Holdin' On - Jacques Greene / Lucky Me
9. Atom Funk - Trankilou / KIF SA
10. R&B Drunkie - Mark E / Golf Channel
11. Tropical Heat - Boy 8-Bit / K7
12. Bobo - Hunnee / Rush Hour
13. Metropole - Kink / Rush Hour
14. One Thing (French Fries Remix) - Amerie / CD-R
15. 13 - Skanky / CD-R
16. PClart - Kavsrave / Numbers
17. Start It Up - Lloyd Banks ft. Fabolous, Kanye West, Swizz Beats, Ryan Leslie / G-Unit
18. 6'7" - Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz / Young Money

I hope that you enjoy this fine mix from the East Coast's newest future bass music maestros. It's the perfect soundtrack to a candle-lit dinner, a victorian masquerade rave, a knighting or even a druidic orgy. Grown Folk is pretty self-explanatory, actually. Refined, sexy dance music for those who know how to appreciate the finer things in life.

Show some love.

Grown Folk Soundcloud

Grown Folk Facebook

(lame write-up, perhaps, but I've just worked the night shift and I am fuckin' poooooped. Sleep time.)

I've also thrown in a few other grown-up future sounds for your next romantic soirée. There's nothing quite like deep, powerful bass and haunting melodies to put you in the mood to make magic.

Nicolas Jaar- Mi Mujer
Lunice & The Jealous Guys- Bus Stop Jazz (Buy)
Velour- Booty Slammer
Soul Clap-Extravaganza

Enjoy your afternoon, my friends.