Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gigs this weekend....

Tomorrow night I'm playing Cambridge...

SUBCULTURE - Thursday 26th April 07

Atki2 (Werk/PunchDrunk/Shadetek)
Ramadanman (Bare Dubs)

Resident DJs:
Oslek, Damo and Ndrangheta

Check for more info.

Then on Saturday, Jon and I will be flying out to Porto, Portugal to play a Monkey Steak gig. We'll be playing at Plano B at a night called Yes Yes Y'all. Our hosts, The Bastards have all the details up on their myspace page. Can't upload a flyer for the night because I don't have one so here's a picture of what Jon and I have requested in our rider:

Will try and update this page with more gig info as and when. Otherwise, my myspace page at that should be up to date.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

New Atki2 mix available for download…

Recorded in December 06 for Selector Radio (, and broadcast last month on 9th February 2007. Many thanks to presenter Andrea Oliver and Ruth at Somethin’ Else for inviting me to record this session for the show. Anyone who remembers my session for the Gutterbreakz’ blog back in September 05 will recognise the format for this new mix – lots of new tracks spliced together over 20 minutes. Here’s what the tracklisting looks like:

01. Atki2 and Indi Kaur - Save Me (Bass and Ale) [live at Ruffnek Diskotek 24-08-06]
02. Monkey Steak - Lighthouse Dub [Punch Drunk]
03. Pinch - Cave Dreams [unreleased]
04. Atki2 - Dragonfly [unreleased]
05. Atki2 - Douceur [Immerse]
06. Cardopusher - Keep On Truckin' (Atki2 remix) [Terminal Dusk]
07. Atki2 & Indi Kaur - Guilty Pleasures Live VIP [unreleased]
08. Atki2 & Indi Kaur - Ghana Song [unreleased]
09. Stormfield - Haiku (Monkey Steak remix) [Combat]
10. Monkey Steak - Ruff Ting King Live VIP [unreleased]
11. Monkey Steak - Lone Gunman [unreleased]
12. Atki2 & Indi Kaur - Ghana Song Remix [unreleased]

The mix is available to download here or you can listen back to the show via the Selector Radio website (they also featured another new track of mine, ”Winter Buds” in that week’s tracklist, which isn’t included in the mix itself).

Friday, March 02, 2007

GoatLab tonight!!

Tim Dub Boy and I go head to head at tonight's GoatLab with an epic 3 hour Ruffnek takeover! This one will be proper carnage...
Big ups to Armin Parasite on the lineup. Have a look, it's huge and a bit different:
* Patric Catani aka Candie Hank (EC8OR / Puppetmastaz / A*Class )*
Jason Forrest aka DJ Donna Summer (Cock Rock Disco)*
Mad EP (Ad Noiseam / Hymen / Mirex)*
Acrnym (Sublight)* Hunting Lodge (Farm Girl)*
DJ Ruk * Gusset (Death$ucker)*
Parasite (Death$ucker / Peace Off)*
Ironside (P.R.A.N.K / Dissident)*
Dub Boy b2b Atki2 (Ruffnek Diskotek / Shadetek)*
Jay Nom (Death$ucker)*
Nim Chimpski (Bad Planet / Finga Munkie)
Friday 2nd March 2007
Timbuk2, Small Street, Bristol.
£6 b4 11pm, £7 after
Decor by Room 3 hosted by Descend.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Douceur out now on Immerse Records

The Substratum EP hits the shops this week! Very honoured to be a part of this one, huge respect out to Adam Kidkut, the chap behind Immerse, another killer Bristol label; not to mention the other artists who make up this 12" double pack, 23Hz & Numaestro, Diem, and of course all round class act and good buddy Forsaken (aka Pete Bubonic)! Adam's put together a press release and even a competition to go with this one so have a butchers below. In the meantime, you can pick up this record either here or here.

Immerse Records press release and competetion:

2 parts, 2 plates (all cut at 45 and sounding rough!)

Audio can be found here (

ime 003 pt1:

A. Galleon Dub - 23Hz & Numaestro
AA. Douceur - Atki2

ime 003 pt2:

A. Sitar Dub - Diem
AA. Thunder - Forsaken

Release Info
Following on from the sell-out first release featuring Benga & Walsh and the hefty drumfunk of Andy Skopes & Madcap on IME002, Immerse Records focus once again on the dubstep with the forthcoming Substratum EP. This is a weighty 2-part release featuring a clutch of new producers repping from Bristol to Barcelona, all supplying tunes designed to work as well off the dance floor as on it. Part 1. Spanish dubstep impresario’s 23Hz & Numaestro finally see Galleon Dub touch wax after what seems like an eternity on dubplate! Ethnic tinges and paranoid pads drift over the resonating subs and crisp percussion. Grim soldier Atki2 gets choppy with Douceur, building tension throughout with sliced & reversed drums; mournful strings and nasty squelch bass. Part 2. Forsaken’s Thunder kicks off with a warm boom bass and fathoms-deep space ethereals, then the devastating reese line comes out of nowhere to hit you right between the eyes. Finally, new artist Diem serves up Sitar Dub, a stone cold killer with air-bulging LFOs to complement the huge echo chamber snares and classic dread samples.

Release Date 02/03/2007


To win a copy of substratum ep please send the anwser to the following question to

Q. Name the artist(s) that produced under the guise of Foul Play

The winner will be picked at random, closing date 2nd March 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Rodigan comes to Bristol...

Rodigan at the Black Swan was probably one of my favourite events from last year - if you didn't seem him that time round, make sure you don't miss him this time!
DAVID RODIGAN Kiss FM / Riddim Clash Champion 2006 /
alongside... CANNIBUS(Doctor D)
BIG D(Unique Star)
HEATWAVE (Gabrial, Gervais & Henry / Punchline)
Visuals provided by the Sex Pixels
Plus in the side room!
SOCA. Carnival vibes with...
Lady V(Passion FM) & Mad House(Qualitex)
And Upstairs!
RUFFNEK DISKOTEK. Dubstep / Jungle / Grime
MORE ROCKERS & MC KELZ (Rob Smith, Peter D Rose & MC Kelz = Bristol legends!!)
M.R.K.1 (Planet Mu / Rephlex / Tectonic)
PINCH (Planet Mu / Tectonic)
BLAZEY (Subloaded / Sidewinder)
IRONSIDE (P.R.A.N.K / Dissident)
FORENSICS (Digital Sin / Ruffnek Diskotek)
Room 4....BOGGLE. Electronica / Booty / Bass / Mashup
Atki2 (Werk / Shadetek)
Jeneral Disarray (Terra / Leeds)
star delta & Brother WetlandsBeavis & Dub Boy
Sat 24th February 2007 @ Black Swan, Bristol
£6 adv / £7 b4 11 / £8 after
Tickets available from Rooted Records / Prime Cuts / / Khoi / DMT

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Atki2 in Sheffield

Big up the lads behind C90 - very excited about coming up to play at this one!


16th February 2007

Dn'R Bar, 25-29 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN
(opposite TJ Hughes, near The Roxy)

9pm til 1am

£5 on the door (R.O.A.R.)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Atki2 live dates

You catch my live set at any one of the following dates:

Get Raised at The Black Swan, BRISTOL, Saturday 3rd February 2007
Sureskank Convention at The Jazz Place, BRIGHTON, Thursday 8th February 2007
C90 at Dn 'R Bar, SHEFFIELD, Friday 16th February 2007
Rodigan and Ruffnek Diskotek at The Black Swan, BRISTOL, Saturday 24th February 2007

Scroll down for more info on each party....




3rd FEBRUARY 2007

The Black Swan, Stapleton Road, Bristol


FRICTION (hardware)
THE BUG (rephlex)
DISTANCE (hot flush / planet mu)
SLAUGHTER MOB (halo beats / stamp & go)
HEADHUNTER B2B WHITEBOI (tempa / h.e.n.c.h)
DUB BOY B2B HENRY HEATWAVE (ruffnek diskotek / heatwave)
MC'S - Sgt Pokes, Vicious & Dangerous (slt mob)

KYMATIK (inperspective / technicality)
DAZEE B2B LAYDEE BIRD & MC Sarah B (run / dutty girl)
INTRIGUE DJS(intrigue)
FIASCO (therapy sessions)
MC'S - Cara§el, Alpha


PUNKSI (bashout / clean cut)
IRONSIDE (prank)
SLUTCRUSHER (monkey!knife!fight!)
JAY NOM( death$ucker)


ATKI2 (shadetek / werk)
MAT CLU (cuisine)
BEAVIS (roots radical / heatwave)
FIREMAN SAM (only built 4.....)
BAZOOKA JOE(stfu and rave)

10pm - 5am
£5 b4 11, £6 after


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The Sureskank Convention Presents:

Thursday 8th February 2007

@ The Jazz Place, 10 Ship Street, Brighton

Bristol Bassweight Superstars!
Middleman and Neek

£5 entry



16th February 2007 Dn'R Bar, 25-29 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN (opposite TJ Hughes, near The Roxy)

Presenting a Dubstep showcase

DJ PINCH (Planet Mu, Tectonic)
Exclusive! Bristol's foremost dubstep pioneer, regular show-stealer at the infamous DMZ and FWD>> dances and one of the most inovative producers in the scene hands-down. Pinch heads to C90 for his first ever dance in Sheffield. Expect deep vibes, bare exclusive dubs and bass weight pressure from the Planet Mu artist and head of Tectonic Records.

ATKI2 (Werk, Death$ucker, Shadetek)
Atki2 returns for his first solo performance at c90. Having visited us for a devastating live set as one half of Monkeysteak we had to get him back. With a slew of recent and forthcoming releases on a host of essential labels, expect grimey beats, subsonic bass detonation and dark garage flavoured riddims.

C90 DJs - discharging other duties.

9pm til 1am
£5 on the door (R.O.A.R.)



Sat 24th February 2007 @ Black Swan,


DAVID RODIGAN [Kiss FM/ Riddim Clash Champion 2006]
BIG D [Unique Star]
HEATWAVE [Gabriel, Gervase, Henry/Punchline & MC Rubi D]

Visuals provided by the Sex Pixels

Side Room - SOCA, Carnival vibes with:
Lady V [Passion FM] & Mad House [Qualitex]

Upstairs - RUFFNEK DISKOTEK, Dubstep/ Jungle/ Grime:

MORE ROCKERS [Smith & Mighty /Bristol legends!!]
M.R.K.1 [Planet Mu/ Rephlex/ Tectonic]
PINCH [Planet Mu / Tectonic]
BLAZEY [Subloaded/ Sidewiner]
IRONSIDE [P.R.A.N.K/ Dissident]
FORENSICS [Digital Sin/ Ruffnek Diskotek]

Room 4 - BOGGLE, Electronica/ Booty/ Bass:

Atki2 [Werk/ Shadetek]
Jeneral Disarray [Terra/ Leeds]
star delta & Brother Wetlands
Beavis & Dub Boy

Bristol £6 adv/ £7 b4 11 /£8 after

Tickets will be available from the usual outlets soon

Praise for Electric Birdland:

Grimey Dubstep sounds backed up with some hefty Drum & Bass / Junglist cuts from these bods who previously appeared on one of the Werk Grim Dubs EPs (if I remember rightly). Tight production and some whopping great big basslines (particularly on the Grime side) mean that this'll be seeing some serious play on the heavier dancefloors. One of the best Deathsucker releases so far in my opinion. Check. (Smallfish Records)

Nice to get a 12" on Death$ucker at the end of all the 6 stringed mayhem. This is a 4 track newie by MONKEY STEAK, side 'B' featuring tidy, funky breaks/itchy grimey beats, effortless playful agit funk rythyms with lots of skanking ideas & dancefloor pummeling action. I feel this label bridges the gap between quality underground club music & the madder end of DnB, comin atcha like a passionate stable for the less nihilistic elements of the breakcore scene. This is beautifully produced stuff full of deep sounds, eastern samples & slightly wonky exitable beats. Flip over, you get some breathless skittering DnB action with some sweet reggae touches from the classic track 'Too Late' (this is side A! I keep on doing these records the wrong way round. Do I give a toss???) 'Toxic RIP VIP' finishes the fun with some twatted DnB hyper breaks & some mad ass warped dub/harmonica action. Cracking gear. (Norman Records)

"elecric birdland ep" is their latest offering on the excellect death$ucker label. the a side features two tracks of jungle sweetness; "too late" and "toxic rip vip", the later a tribute to the late toxic dancehall (probably the uk's best ever breakcore party!). the b side is a more 2 step garage / grime flavoured affair; "black milk" and "gaza stripclub" have monkey steak flexing their bass muscles, proving that its not all about junglism. (Rough Trade)

Fresh from having his last single remixed by Pinch, Bristol's Monkeysteak drops this four tracker, with two good rather tight Eastern influenced tracks with some tight exciting editing and punchy sounds. The other side which carries a reggae version of Mum favorite Carole King's ' Too Late' is entertaining and a good attempt but needs some work. Toxic Rip V.I.P. is a mashed up piece of err mash up. (Warpmart)

For their first solo release (following a split with Dswat's founder Parasite), Monkey Steak present a very strong four tracker on which these duo display more than ever their dubby roots. While the whole thing is obviously drum'n'bass, several tracks on this "Electric Birdland" have a light-sounding, flowing dub bassline and feel, with some slight hip hop experiments. Add to this a very catchy Bollywood-inspired tune, and you get a pleasant, well done and very "spinnable" record. Recommended. (Ad Noiseam)

A diversified grime ragga dubstep mixture with eclectic leanings, flexing the bass. (Sound Control)

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