2012-03-06T15:25:35-05:00 2012-03-06T16:58:28-05:00

Future Fresh: Episode 4 - Juke Edition

Welcome to Future Fresh, where the expiration date on these tunes never expire. This will be a tall glass of freshness into the futuristic sounds of future garage, UK funky, wonky, garage, 2-step, experimental dubstep, bass music, and most recently juke. Basically it's time to relax, hop in your DeLorean and take a roller coaster ride to the future. The names of the genres are not whats important, what is important is how these songs were put together. You will hear a range of BPMs, not everything is in 130-140 BPM range. Another thing you will notice is that the music features very off-kilter loops within the 4/4 time signature, and many songs will feature a gliding-synth that just won't sit still, pitching up and down blasting you off into the future. It's been a while since I last showed face on here, but luckily that has given some time for this burgeoning style of music to mature a little bit more, and now it's slowly capturing the audience it deserves.

This time around I wanted to bring you a fresh new sound sweeping the underground. It's called juke, and while juke has been around for quite some time, it's enjoying a resurgence of late. Originally called ghetto house, it has evolved into a fast, energy driven, pulsing type of music. Juke, eventually born out of ghetto house, got even faster, employing BPMs around the 150-160 range, and featuring Roland's famous 909's and 808's as a staple. Although juke in some form or fashion has been around since the late 80s and early 90s, I believe this is the year this style of music gains a bit more world-wide appeal. The appeal is mainly due to the new artists it's attracting, its fresh style, fast pace, and the fact that there is a lot of room to experiment and explore the 150-160 bpm range which has traditionally belonged to such genres as drum and bass and jungle.

New artists are taking Juke/Footwork to a whole new level now with deep vibes, chorded synths, intricate melodies and a fresh approach to an established genre. But enough of the brief history lesson, lets get to the meat and potatoes and dig into this future fresh plate of tunes.

      Bonobo - Eyesdown (Machinedrum remix)
Download: Bonobo - Eyesdown (Machinedrum Remix 5" Edit)

      Krampfhaft - Spit Thunder
Download: Krampfhaft - Spit Thunder

      Clicks%20%20Whistles - Cranberry Goose (Distal Remix)
Download: Clicks & Whistles - Cranberry Goose (Distal Remix)

      Cadenza - The Darkest Hype (Philip D Kick Remix)
Download: Cadenza - The Darkest Hype (Philip D Kick Remix)

      Rabit - Fuckin Bitches
Download: Rabit - Fuckin Bitches

      Murder Mark - Bad Bitches Drop It Low (Slick Shoota Remix)
Download: Murder Mark - Bad Bitches Drop It Low (Slick Shoota Remix)

      Chrissy Murderbot - Break U Off (Mystica Tribe Remix)
Download: Chrissy Murderbot - Break U Off (Mystica Tribe Remix)_Chrissy Murderbot

      Raggo Flame - I Got Love
Download: Raggo Flame - I Got Love

      James Blake - CMYK (Dabblr Remix)
Download: Dabblr - James Blake - "CMYK" (Dabblr Remix)

      DJ Rashad - Shoot Me
Download: DJ Rashad - Shoot Me

      Noms- Triforce
Download: Noms - Triforce~

      DJ Manny - All I Do Is (Smoke Trees)
Download: DJ Manny - All I Do Is (Smoke Trees)

P.S. If you are going to be at SXSW, be sure to check out many of the aforementioned artists, and hit me up on twitter, I will be roaming the streets of Austin looking for the freshest of the fresh.

Experimental · Feature · Garage


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