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Posts published in October 2013

Stray x Exit Records x Matchsticks EP Promo Mix


Here is a studio mix by Stray, put together to showcase his new EP, released on October 28th via Exit Records.

J Fogel aka Stray made his first appearance on Exit Records in 2011 with the musically rich masterpiece ‘Pushed’ which featured on the Mosaic Vol 1 mixed artists LP and was a great insight into his production ability and an indication that he was a talent about to flourish. His second outing on Exit was the mighty ‘LA Zoom’ on Mosaic Vol 2 which was one of the most anticipated tracks on the album and set the tone for many of his current productions with the fusion of footwork, jungle and dnb foundations.

stray_matchsticks_epThe ‘Matchsticks’ EP is his first full release on Exit and comes in the form of a four track 12″ with heavy support from DJs such as  Giles Peterson, Mark Pritchard, Om Unit, Machine Drum Alix Perex, Annie Mac, Lenzman and dBridge amongst many more.  Picking up from where ‘LA Zoom’ left off we stay in the same vein with ‘Prof Popper’ ‘Dropping Bombs’ and his collab with Fracture on ‘Bounce That’. All of which are loaded with energy and have been going off in DJ sets across the globe over the last few months. The title track ‘Matchsticks’ is a Dillaesque hip hop Instrumental which again shows us that Stray’s musical ambition is certainly not limited to any fixed style and rounds off the EP nicely.

get it here:


Sabre – Cashmere For Xmas (Critical Music)
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (N/A)
Rigglebeats – Doves (N/A)
Sam Binga ft. Redders – Leftem (Critical Music)
Stray – Matchsticks (Exit Records)
Mr. Carmack – Hopscotch (Mad Decent)

Dutty Audio Podcast 004 with Optiv & BTK

Tracklist: 1. Gridlok and Prolix – Revange (Project TrendKill) 2. Mefjus & Icicle – Contemporary (Critical Music) 3. Maztek – Dizzy Step (ProgRAM) 4. Mindscape…


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After his last podcast reached number 1 in the iTunes podcasting charts, Mefjus is back with another episode set to smash that record once again.

Showcasing some of the world’s most future thinking producers from the likes of Fourward, Inside Info, Maztek, Phace, Noisia, Prolix & Gridlok.

Mefjus doesn’t hold back either, with somesneak peaks of Critical’s secret album project that is due out over the next few months and showcasing his upcoming Contemporary EP. Keep your ears peeled for those! Enjoy!


01 – Gang Starr – Above the Clouds [Noo Trybe]
02 – Rido – They think that [Metalheadz]

Mefjus – Contemporary EP [Critical Music]

[youtube][/youtube] CONTEMPORARY EP Austrian producer Mefjus has taken the scene by storm over recent months and this latest release is further proof of his incredible talents. The Contemporary…

Response – Creep / Resistance / Surveillance / One Nation – Ingredients Records

response-creep_resistance_recipe036Response co-wrote Ingredients 033 alongside ST Files and has been sending all his solo material ever since.
We’ve finally buckled under the pressure of how good this producer is and are releasing 2 x 12” singles in quick succession. Kicking off with ‘Creep’
with it’s immense weight and heavy production, this is backed with the more rolling but just as deadly ‘Resistance’.
The Manchester producer, we feel, is only just getting going.




response-surveillance_one_nation_recipe037Coming with the 2nd solo release by Response, are two contrasting but equally as good tracks in the shape of ‘Surveillance’ which has been heavily supported by Fabio.