Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lighthouse dubs

Full artwork versions of "Lighthouse Dub" have now landed (featuring a great label design by John Elsaesser). You can pick up your copies online at Rooted Records.

Monkeysteak: Lighthouse Dub

A - Original Mix
B - DJ Pinch Remix


Tonight's HENCH night is still going ahead, though I understand Benga has had to drop out unfortunately. But no worries as Pinch is heroically stepping in to cover. So the details again:

HENCH @ The Tube, Bristol


10pm - 3am, £3 in

I'm also playing an Atki2 set this saturday along side Dub Boy as we represent Ruffnek Diskotek at the U.S.B (United Sounds of Bristol) rave at Lakota (Stokes Croft, Bristol) this Saturday night. Another massive party this, with 19 different clubs playing host over 5 rooms. All for a fiver too, so good value for money! Doors open at 10pm and the night goes on til 7 in morning!

Night represented are: Boggle, DMT, We Don't Play, Dissident, Bagman, Breaks, Ketwork32, Penguin Dance, Plummet, Prank, Ruffnek Diskotek, Breaksnorter, Giant Robot, Detectives of Perspective, Armada, Empathy, Tossers, Formulate and Monkey!Knife!Fight!

More details can be found here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A review, a mix, a gig and a release

Various artists - Haiku EP (remixes of Stormfield original by Blackmass Plastics, Monkey Steak, Ed Chamberlain and Point B), Combat Recordings
Out on 12": November 2006

Review from this month's DJ magazine:

"Finally an underground label decides to do something interesting with electro breaks. Stormfield seeks inspiration from Photek as well as Weatherall's Swordsmen guise for a electro/2step hybrid where the razor sharp percussion clashes with recoiled aggro bass. Some of the remixes are too slow to work in a fast-paced set, but self-respecting electro ninjas can throw shapes to the intricate rework by Monkey Steak and high-powered wobble of Ed Chamberlain's version. 4/5"

Kid Kameleon contributes a wicked dubstep mix to this month's XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series, and throws the Monkey Steak original of "Lighthouse Dub" into the proceedings. Download the mix here.


1. Loefah "Rufage" (DMZ)
2. Secret Agent Gel "Apple Sauce" (Dub War)
3. Skream "Tapped" feat. JME (Tempa Dub)
4. Digital Mystikz "Earth A Run Red" (Soul Jazz Dub)
5. Lady Bug "Dem Master" (Dub)
6. Mark One "Slang" (Tectonic )
7. Benga "Comb 60s" (Planet Mu)
8. Rustle "Lava" (dub)
9. Elemental "Stompa" (dub)
10. Demonic 1 "Watch Your Step" (Swaeg)
11. Burial "Versus" (Planet Mu Dub)
12. Kode9 & Spaceape "Curious Feat. Ms. Haptic" (Hyperdub)
13. Wasteland "Engicer" (Transparent)
14. Blackdown "Crackle Blues (Burial Mix)" (Keysound)
15. Wadadda "Love Jah" (Dub)
16. Pinch "Punisher V.I.P." (Planet Mu)
17. Skynet "Isolate" (Argon)
18. Distance "Cyclops" (Planet Mu)
19. Timeblind "Ontological Ground of Being" (Soot)
20. Monkey Steak "Lighthouse Dub" (Punch Drunk)
21. Revoldub "Trojan" (dub)
22. Gatekeeper "Tomb" (Skull Disco)
23. Appleblim "Fear" (Skull Disco)
24. Reso "Curse Dub" (Pressing Issues Dub)
25. Sileni "Twitchy Drold Leg (Vex'd Remix)" (Offshore)

Upcoming gig:

H.E.N.C.H. @ The Tube, Bristol
Thursday 19th October 06


Hosted by MC Jakes


Death$ucker will be releasing a new Monkey Steak 12" before the end of the year to follow up our split release with Parasite last December. Tracklist, artwork and release date to follow - watch this space!