Friday, November 11, 2011

FACT mix 298: Dusk & Blackdown

Dusk & Blackdown are another of those acts that we’ve been asking for a FACT mix from for years. Last month, they submitted it, and we’re glad they chose to wait. In late 2011, the pair’s Keysound label finds itself on an all-time rich run of form – and it pays to bear in mind that this is an imprint that’s released music by Burial, Skream, Zomby, Durrty Goodz and more in the past. Albums have arrived from some of the UK’s finest acts in Damu, Sully, and most notably, LV & Joshua Idehen with the remarkable Routes, while the elusive LHF collective continue to use Keysound as a key incubation chamber for their unique, deceptive dubstep. They’ve also signed a future single from Logos, who’s been twisting Wiley’s eski template into his own isolationist creations and creating some of 2011′s most promising music in the process.


Track list:

St Germain “Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards vocal mix)” [F Communications]
Sole Fusion (Masters At Work) “Bass Tone” [BBE]
Bump & Flex (Grant Nelson) “Long Time Coming (Big Up Version)” [Heat Recordings]
Sunship “Cheque One-Two ft MC RB (Rockers Dub)” [Filter]
Ghost (El-B) “The Club” [Ghost]
Es-G “Roll London City” [Shelflife]
El-B “Serious ft Rolla (Mix 2)” [Locked On]
Menta (Arthur “Artwork/Magnetic Man” Smith & Danny Harrison) “The Soul” [White]
Artwork (Arthur Smith) “Red” [Big Apple]
Sounds of Da Future (aka Menta) “Sounds Of Da Future (Nervous Refix)” [White]
Benga “Dose” [Big Apple]
Ras Kwame “Cum On” [Soulja]
Maddslinky (Zed Bias) “Desert Fog (Nebbia Sui Deserto)” [Sirkus]
DJ Abstract “Identity Crisis” [Vehicle]
Naughty (DJ Hype) “Pussy Trak (DJ Hype remix)” [Naughty]
Dub War (Benny “Horsepower” Ill and B Fuller) “Murderous Style” [Tempa]
Allstars (Steve Gurley) “Hotboy” [Allstars]
Loefah “Jungle” [Big Apple]