Me love Yes King Long Time!

Watch out for Yes King this year, they’ve got some serious power moves going on. Over the past couple of months they’ve been kind enough to give away some of the heaviest tracks and remixes from their back catalogue too. This month you can download the remix they did a few years back for Mr Benn of his ‘Long Time’ single with Blackout JA and Blak Twang. Switching up the hip hop original to an 80s dancehall joint inspired by the punani riddim, this is a firm favourite round here. You should all go grab it now cos it’s absolutely free too – in the words of Blackout JA – ‘DIS A DI CHAMPION SOUND!’

Yesking Remix series 03 – “Long Time” Mr Benn ft Blak Twang & Blackout JA by YESKING

Skanking in the air

When consumate party starters and festival favourites Smerins Anti-Social Club were asked by Nemone on BBC6 music to do a christmas cover version we knew they were gonna come up with something a bit special. The boy’s didn’t dissappoint when the unleashed this skanking cover version of ‘Walking in the air’ from the Snowman animation. I wonder if they’ll be able to persuade Aled ‘ranking’ Jones to voice it?!

You can download the track for free over at their website and also check out a video of the making of the tune, so go get involved!

Smerins Anti-Social Club – Walking in the air

Brassroots

We first came accross these guys a couple of years back when band leader and ex member of SOS favourites Youngblood Brass Band Jerome Harper moved over to the UK, bringing his Trombone and a bucketload of ambition with him.

Since then, the band has been going from strength to strength, rocking countless festivals and parties all over the place, not to mention being the house band on the final Big Brother show.

If you haven’t had the chance to see them yet, I seriously recommend you get yourself down to one of their gigs (go to www.brassrootsmusic.com for more info), or failing that grab yourself a copy of their fantastic ‘Good Life EP’ which is out now and on heavy rotation on the Square One stereo.  The 3 track Ep features top notch brass reworkings of Inner City’s ‘Good Life’, the White Stripe’s ‘Seven nation army’ and Radiohead’s ‘Karma Police’ and is guaranteed to get rumps shaking in even the most conservative of knees ups!

Grab the EP on itunes here: Brassroots ‘Good Life EP’

Move from ya sofa…

I’m loving the new Nextmen single just released by our good friends over at Nice Up! It’s called ‘Sofa’ and features French MC Pupa Jim.  If you haven’t heard it yet, I advise checking it out via this wicked little video put together by DJ P

The release also features a digital reggae workout courtesy of Roots Manuva’s producer du jour Wrongtom which revisits and reworks the classic ‘Tempo’ riddim.

Limited edition vinyl can now be copped over at Juno, with the digital release and remixes out in a few weeks, but you can preview all the tracks here on the Nextmen’s Soundcloud page.