Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Footsie – Rastaman Pickney. Free EP

Footsie gives us a nice Christmas pressie, in the shape of this 4 track EP. The tracks on 'Rastaman Pickney' are the kind of sounds Im feeling right now, the merging of reggae dancehall with grime/electronica. Expect to hear at least one of these tracks on a forthcoming mix.

Tracklist:

1. The Title
2. Hold On
3. Highgrade No Bush (Instrumental)
4. Highgrade No Bush (Vocal)

Download link here >>> Footsie - Rastman Pickney  



Monday, 27 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

New Mix

Finally got around to putting this mix down. Kind of a summary of the sounds Im listening to at the moment, 50 mins of 'reggae-ified' niceness from old skool reggae, bashment to jungle..Enjoy :)


To download the mix click here... Darren Judge Mix

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

EOS New York Cassette Watch

If your stuck for something to buy me for Christmas, look no further. Available from Geek.com and costs roughly £85, this watch is a nice touch.

C'mon Son 20

Ed Lover delivers the goods once again, this time taking jabs at George Bush, Kat Stacks and Raz B!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Bluku Bluku TV (Episode 4)

This guy always gives me pure joke.. Episode 4 of D Double Es 'Bluku Bluku TV'.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Kayne West - Runaway

Watched Kayne's short film this morning, which is basically an elaborate extended promo for his up coming album, 'Dark Twisted Fantasy'. Didnt care much for the stylisation/visual aspect or the story for the matter BUT the soundtrack (tunes from the new album) was dope. This guy continues to push forward and deserves much credit for doing so. The full 35 minute version below, watch and then discuss...

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Banana Klan Live at Passing Clouds

Details for the big Roots Manuva/Banana Klan gig this coming saturday. If you havent already done so get your tickets now cos its gonna be ram dance session.


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Future Dancehall mix on Ninja Tune's Solid Steel Radio!

Clubb Rock has been featured on Ninjatune's Solid Steel radio show three times already this year and yesterday was my turn to go for dolo! Big shouts going out to DK for featuring my Future Dancehall mix in the podcast alongside a D&B mix from Kabuki.. maybe its time I do a Future Dancehall mix part 2!



Solid Steel Radio Show 8/10/2010 Part 3 + 4 - Darren Judge, Kabuki by Ninja Tune & Big Dada

Thursday, 7 October 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD! Jay-Z Vs Twisted Individual - Dirty Shoulder Rinse Out (Clubb Rock Refix)

So the plan has always been to release an album in 2010, turns out we're right on track to do so. Getting ready to drop in the next month or so will be Clubb Rock's refix/mash-up project entitled 'Splice N Peas' (I'll post more info on that closer to the time) and here's another taster of what to expect.. The lyrical giant Jay-Z, spitting classic bars over Twisted Individuals manic drum & bass instrumental.. this is fiyaaahh!


Jay Z Vs Twisted Indivdual - Dirty Shoulder Rinse Out (Clubb Rock Refix) by DarrenJudge



Saturday, 2 October 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Shotcallers interview Diamond D

After an incredible DJ set of original 7 inch breaks and a short performance of some of his golden era classics in Brixton earlier this month, The Shotcallers were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with man himself.   Audio's not great, but check out this interview Reggie Fantastik and I did with the one and only Diamond D. (Big shouts going out to Shuks & The Kool Skool for the hook up)






As a little bonus..heres some dodgy phone footage from the same night of DD performing 'Best Kept Secret'...

Monday, 20 September 2010

Cool 'an Deadly

I'll be back at 3 Blind Mice for the 1st time in over year, on 2nd October. A promotion in association with Tiger Beer, DJs on the night will be myself, Duke Etienne, Miss Crawford, Josephine Adachinonye and Jez 'Shook' Smadja. Its free all night and 3BM is a small basement spot, so get there early!




Monday, 13 September 2010

Biggie & Elephant Man Vs Cosa Nostra Riddim Mash Up

I had to test this out in the clubs before I let it go.. truss me it works, this mash-up is MAAAAAD!! Vocals from Biggie and Ele over one of the hottest riddims on road - Ward 21's Cosa Nostra riddim. Listen to it, download it and then play it... LOUD!










 Biggie & Elephant Man Vs Cosa Nostra Riddim Mash Up by DarrenJudge

Thursday, 9 September 2010

RIP Fat Beats..

Internet killed the record shop..? Another one bites the dust. Closing down after nearly 20 years, the legendary Fat Beats store is no more. I was lucky enough to go and buy vinyl back in the day from the New York and Amsterdam stores so I feel blessed. To celebrate the history and contribution the NYC store made to Hip Hop culture, what I guess could be called a wake was held..check out the DJ sets from hiphop heavyweights Just Blaze, DJ Premier, A-Trak & Cypha Sounds (who made me laugh cos I brought my copy of Da Enemy from there on my first visit). RIP Fat Beats.

Fat Beats Website








Saturday, 4 September 2010

Free Download - Biggie & Nas Vs Studio 1 Mashup

A mashup track thats been floating around for a little while now. Taken from the Splice N Peas project I was working on a couple years back this is New York's finest inna Studio 1 dub stylee.




Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Spragga Benz - Shotta Culture (Free Download!)

Spragga been missing of late, I heard him on a few riddims here and there but nuttin to get excited about, until I was sent the link to download a clean version of his new LP 'Shotta Culture'. Exec produced by Salaam Remi featuring man like Sizzla, Jah Cure, Nas & Kardinal Offishall, you NEED this in your life. In case you dont believe me, check out the first video 'This is the Way'.

SHOTTA CULTURE (CLEAN) FREE DOWNLOAD
(Shout out to Samson Promo)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Gappy Ranks - Put the Stereo On LP Trailer

A good friend of mine, put me on to Gappy Ranks a few years back and I've been checking for him ever since. Despite having recorded this album with the legendary Peckings over a year ago, its set to drop this month and features Gappy on nuttin but classic Studio One riddims. Its already got my vote as it features two of the biggest cuts of the last 12 months, the massive 'Heaven in Her Eyes' and personal favorite 'Put the Stereo On'. Now signed to a major, I hope he gets the push he deserves fi buss worldwide.



Beats 2 Go.. Sat 11/Sept

The first of a few gigs I've got coming up over the next few weeks, this one is something to look forward to for next month. Reggie Fantastik and I will be in full 'Shotcallers' mode, playing Hip Hop and Bashment for the party massive..make sure put this one in your diary from now cos I've heard that the sound system at Silver Bullet is LOUD! (and if you cant make it the whole night will be streamed live on Sensei.FM so you've got no excuse really)

BEATS 2 GO

Saturday 11th September 2010 - 8pm – 4am
The Silver Bullet, 5 Station Place, Finsbury Park N4
Free before 10pm, £3 after
DJs: Snuff The Ablist, Shotcallers, Downlow, La Fours, Chris Brouge, Alex Untitled

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SENSEI.FM and HOOCHINOO LIVE team up to bring you "BEATS 2 GO" the BRAND NEW monthly all nighter featuring the finest DJs from London's music space, playing HIP HOP PARTY ANTHEMS, DUBSTEP, BASHMENT, FUNK, SOUL, BRAZILLIAN AND LATIN BEATS, all of this till 4am at the Silver Bullet pop up venue in Finsbury Park.
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DJS:
SNUFF THE ABLIST (DENTED)
SHOTCALLERS (SENSEI.FM)
DOWNLOW (UK DMC FINALIST)
LA FOURS (HOOCHINOO BRAVES)
ALEX UNTITLED (PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD)
CHRIS BROUGE (HOOCHINOO)
****STREAMED LIVE ON SENSEI.FM****
Brought to you by:
Hoochinoo - www.hoochinoo.comSensei.FM - www.sensei.fm
This event is proudly sponsored by: Eastpak - http://www.eastpak.com
For more information, photos etc. Please contact: master@sensei.fm



Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Favela on Blast Trailer

Brazils a place I've always wanted to go, posting up a short trailer for this documentary somehow makes me feel a little closer to getting there plus Notting Hill carnival's only round the corner so it seems only right. Favela on Blast, the directorial film debut from Major Lazers Diplo, and his partner Leandro. Documents the vibrant and innovative musical subculture that has emerged in Brazil, Diplo takes you on a journey through the many artists and communities shaping the Baile Funk culture. Go to www.favelaonblast.com to purchase the film for only $5.00 or check out t-shirt bundle with a limited run exclusive Mad Decent Logo Design. Im looking forward to see this one.


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Clubb Rock August 2010 Mix

This ones been a long time coming..but truss me its worth the wait!

Brits Abroad Sampler

A quick promo mix for a gig this coming weekend. Brits Abroad 002: PUNKS IN TRUNKS Party @ Korsan Bar on 21st August.





  Brits Abroad Sampler -Darren Judge (Clubb Rock) by DarrenJudge


Tracklist

Dizzee Rascal - Sirens (Chase & Status Remix)
Breakage Ft Roots Manuva - Run Em Out
Datsik- Firepower (Munchi Moobahoore Remix)
Suncycle Ft Movado - No More (Toddla T & Redlight Remix)
Gella - Twinkle
Ghislain Poirier Ft MC Zulu - Go Ballistic (Tony O Remix)
Tony Matterhorn - Dutty Wine
Busy Signal - Da Style Deh - (Douster Dagga Remix)
The Party Squad - Pull Up
Drake - Be Over (DJ eSentrik & DJ Sega Bootleg)
Clubb Rock - King Busta
The Mike Delinquent Project - Dancehall
Kicks Like a Mule - The Bouncer
Code Red - Conquering Lion

Sunday, 15 August 2010

New Beats... pt2

Riddim 2 beat from the Future Dancehall Mix I posted last month. Riddim 12 is a dedication to Saxon Sound (and all di big Soundman from back in the day) and to the Showtime Riddim. And final track is fressshh of the Mac... the new Shotcallers Mixtape Show Intro produced by Reggie Fantastik.



Friday, 13 August 2010

New Vids...

First up a tune for the trendies down in Shoreditch. Featuring the ill pairing of everybodys favorite female MC, Ms 'Dont call it a comeback' Dynamite and the sonic wizardary of Redlight. Im sure this will be massive in the coming weeks/months. Secondly, a stateside artist that Im trying to get familiar with 'Mexicans With Guns'. I honestly don't think I would have checked it out if it were not for this SICK azzz video. All my El Chicharito's stand up!
And lastly, some PHAT hiphop flavor from the D (as in Detroit). Invincible and Waajeed kill it with this joint celebrating the 'Detroit Summer'.







Monday, 9 August 2010

History in the Making Beenie Man & Bounty Killer Unite!!!

A beef thats been going on for nearly TWENTY YEARS finally gets put to rest. 'The Dancehall King' and 'The Poor People's Governor' together on one stage, going back to back, lyric for lyric at Fully Loaded MAAADDDD!!!!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Clubb Rock on Solid Steel Radio 6/8/10

Yes we're back on this weeks Solid Steel Radio Show! Big shouts going out to DK and the crew, its a good look. Nothing more to say other than check out the podcast below and hold tight for August's Clubb Rock mix its a banger!!


  Solid Steel Radio Show 6/8/2010 Part 1 + 2 - Clubb Rock + DK by Ninja Tune & Big Dada

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Brits Abroad Ibiza Anarchy, Foam Party, August 21st!

The crew that brought you Aztecs on Acid and Egyptians on Ecstasy (the next in the series is apparently African Astronauts) are on road again with 'Brits Abroad Ibiza Anarchy, Foam Party' at Korsan Bar. This time yours truly is on the bill alongside the Silky Boys, The Large, DJ Cooks and the original bassline don dadda Sticky headlining. If their last jam was anything to go by this will be maaaaaddddd!!

Click on the facebook event link for more info : Brits Abroad, Foam Party - 21st August







Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Free download! Beenie Man Vs Gyptian Mashup

We've literally got loads of these on stash. Using the massive Hold Yuh Riddim, this one features Beenie Man and Chevelle Franklin on vocals from the equally massive - Dancehall Queen.  I'll be letting go more mashups likkle by likkle so stay tuned...

Saturday, 31 July 2010

New Beats..

Ive done a couple of beats recently that I think are definitely getting nearer the sound I want, so I'm gona post a couple up over the next few days. Starting with this older track which was used on a Clubb Rock mix a couple of months back called Gyal Hip Shaker. Vybz Kartel on the vocal sample. Any feedback on these lemme know.





  Gyal Hip Shaker by DarrenJudge

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Future Dancehall Mix

I've heard the term used a lot lately to describe reggae dancehall/bashment which sounds grimier than that of its Jamaican cousin and more often than not, has it origins right here in Europe. I've been following the progression of this sound for a little while now, and after a playing a couple of bashment sets at Passing Clouds recently, It got me inspired to do this. Check it out and pass it on. 


Future Dancehall Mix



Tracklist
Major Lazer – Cashflow (Subskrpt Remix)
Razor X Productions – Boom Boom Claat Ft Cutty Ranks
Ninjaman & Knifehandchop – Weed Wid Da Macka (Modeselektor Mix)
Darren Judge – Riddim No. 2
Vybz Kartel – Clarkes
Alien Entertainment Ft Black Canvas – Real Bad Man (Stereotyp Remix Inst)
Razox X Productions - Slew Version
Sarantis – Retaliate Ft Warrior Queen (King Cannibal Remix)
Jacuzzi Club – Sensimilia Riddim
Coldcut – True Skool Ft Roots Manuva
Damian Jr Gong Marley & Nas – Promised Land Ft Dennis Brown
Spragga Benz – Red Dot Special Ft Shabba Ranks, Kardinal Offishall & Swizz Beats
Rebel MC – Junglist Ft Peter Bouncer (DJ Zinc Remix)
Deekline & Ed Solo – Good Looking Gyal
The Count & Sinden – Strange Things (High Rankin’s Junglist Gentleman Remix)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Im Fly..

As much as I try to duck the majority of the 1Xtra playlist, some songs you just cant hide from (although it does help when it gets played every hour on the hour). Standard video but Doneao comes with the goods once again on the monster 'Im Fly'. Pop ya collar to this one..

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Clubb Rock on Sensei.FM

Been meaning to do this for a while, so now its finally done. All of this years Clubb Rock mixes finally have a home (via our Shotcallers page) on Sensei.FM. Make sure you check its got a massive archive of shows, dope DJs and regular live webcasts. Big Shouts going out to all the Sensei massive and crew.

Damian Marley & Nas Live in London

Yesterday was my birthday!! What better way to end off a good day than going to a concert featuring two of my favorite artist? It was written... After BIG warm up sets from Semtex and Rodigan, and an impromptu verse from Jay Electronica, Marley and Nas (live band and Green Lantern) smacked through a two our set, and left us all, well... blown away...  A little shakey but heres some footage.


Sunday, 18 July 2010

U-Roy - The Original

After Brum's Goody Bag we're on our way home in a taxi, and the driver starts drawin' for some BIG dubs on his stereo whilst simultaneously giving us all a lesson on history of Reggae music. It was funny if a little surreal at 3 in the morning.
In any case he was right.. U-Roy was the ORIGINAL Deejay (MC)...... and by the wonders of Youtube, some classic early U-Roy footage (must be quite rare cos he looks mad young).







Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Heads High Vs 12 Tone

This monthly event at Vibe Bar rolls on, with me, Duke Etienne and Cal Jader 'clashing' against the live sounds of the 12 Tone Allstars. Don't worry though its all in good fun, the atmosphere is laid back and stress free, its a Sunday evening afterall, so if you are looking for a way to unwind before the start of another week come check us out.

D Double E Street Fighter Riddim

According to one of my lil cousins D Double is related to me somehow..now I dont know about that but what I do know is that this tune (produced by DJ Swerve) is vibes! Harddddukennnnn!!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Goodie Bag in London 24th July - Put this date in your Diary!

The wait is over... after two years The Goodie Bag finally hits the Big Smoke. What started off as a mix CD from Mikee, blending lots of genres into one mix has exploded into a regular series of events, each one better than the last. Goodie Bag have thrown over 10 events, with Clubb Rock residents at each, all being a massive success after finding a permenant home at The Hare and Hounds in Birmingham. We'll be sprinkling a little brummie magic on London Town at 'Pop-Up Pirates' on 24th July with our special guests : The Large and Sneaker P its FREE before 10pm so get there early to avoid the queues its gona be roadblock!

(As per usual big, big shoutout goes to Cubarox for the ill flyer design!)


Clubb Rock June Mix

Clubb Rock is a musical concept Mikee and I came up with just over two years ago, and when I look back on how our sound has progressed in that time, it amazes me. Big dirty basslines, four four beats, grungy synths, Clubb Rock has definitely found its sound.  One of our best monthly mixes to date, June's mix is strictly for the skankin' massive..enjoy..

Clubb Rock June 2010 Mix by CLUBB ROCK "> Clubb Rock June 2010 Mix by CLUBB ROCK

TRACKLIST
CHARLI 2NA AND RUSKO– GADGET GO GO (DECON)
PHATCAT – WANNA KISSS MYSELF (FUTURE ROOTS)
BOMBAY – MELE (MIXPAK)
BARBIE WEED - SAM TIBA (TOP BILLIN)
DANCEHALL – THE MIKE DELIQUENT PROJECT (MINDSET)
DETROIT SKANK – DJ MADD (BOKA)
DIRTEE TEK – DJ HATCHA (SPECIAL BRANCH)
BLOOD PRESSURE (FT RIKO) - TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS(GRECO ROMAN)
TOLD YA – SANDRO SILVA (DIM MAK US)
PERFUSSION - LIL SILVA (NIGHTSLUGS)
COMPUTER JUICE (SEIJI REMIX) – COMPUTER JUICE(TURBO CANADA)
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (HUDSON MOHAWKE REMIX) – WILEY (MINISTRY OF SOUND)
BRUKOUT – AQUADROP (TRENCHANT DUBS)
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Monday, 5 July 2010

Clubb Rock on Ninja Tune's Solid Steel Radio

Last month Clubb Rock gained some major exposure, for the second time we were featured on Solid Steel's weekly podcast. Syndicated via the European Broadcasting Union, the weekly shows truly have a worldwide audience, through the internet and analogue radio, and our mix has been played well over 2000 times and counting! So here it is for you to listen and enjoy (the second half of the mix is from Zoom T)


Solid Steel Radio Show 18/6/2010 Part 1 + 2 - Clubb Rock, Zero T by Ninja Tune & Big Dada

Gella Twinkle SUB SLAYERS
Lady Chann Sticky Situation (Toddla T & Seiji Refix) GIRLS MUSIC
Redlight Stupid DIGITAL SOUNDBOY
Shystie Pull It (Ill Blue Remix) ITS FUNKY UK
Bart B More Romane _ INSTITUBES
MJ Cole Over The Volcano (Clubb Rock Refix) WHITE
Seiji Elevator SEIJIMUSIC
The Party Squad Pull Up MAD DECENT
Zinc Nexx ZINC MUSIC
Boy 8 Bit The Keep THIS IS MUSIC
DJ Gregory/Sidney Samson - Dama S Salon DEFECTED
Africa Hitech Blen (Remix) WARP
Radiokillaz Raggamuffin Sound RADIOKILLAZ
High Rankin Meow Meow CHEAPER THRILLS
12 Planet Reasons (Doctor P Remix) SCION
DZ Untitled Facemelter MAILABEL


Just in case you missed it, this the first mix Clubb Rock mix featured on Solid Steel Radio from May 2010.. turn it up louder!

Solid Steel Radio Show 2/4/2010 Part 1 + 2 - Clubb Rock by Ninja Tune & Big Dada

Adam F & Horx Shut The Lights Off (caspa & Trolley Snatcha Remix) Breakbeat Kaos
Crissy Criss I Dont Smoke The Reefer Rat Records
Clubb Rock Bounty Killa Sound Unknown
Benga Ft Eve Me And My Bitches Unknown
Deekline & Redpolo Forget Bout Dre (dubstep Remix) Booty Breaks
Chromeo Night By Night (skream Remix) Green Label
Sidney Samson Riverside (lets Go) (breakage Remix) Data
Ludacris How Low Def Jam
Doctor P Sweet Shop Circus
Cotti Ft Doctor Rise The Temperature Mta
Skream Minimalistix Nonplus
Mj Cole Sincere (nero Remix) Prolific
Sorecee & Mj Cole Badeng Unknown
Zinc & Benga My Dj Zinc Music
Hostage Achtung Nightshifters
Sub Focus Could This Be Real Ram
Suncycle Ft Movado No More (redlight & Toddla T Remix) Suncycle
Tigerstyle Ft Vybz Kartel Balleshava Nachural
Wiley Ft Emeli Sande Never Be Your Woman (solo Dub) Paragon


Zinc The Music Maker Zinc Music
Roundtable Knights Calaypso Made To Play
Warrior One Turn The Music Up King Pigeon
French Fries Predador (tomb Crew Remix) Youngunz
Donaeo Riot Music (the Nextmen Remix) Digital Soundboy
Clubb Rock Gyal Hip Shaker Unknown
Stenchmen What The Hell Are You Prime Audio
Breakage Higher Digital Soundboy
Gorillaz Stylo (seiji Remix) Parlophone
Kingdom Ft Shyvonne Mind Reader (l-vis 1990 Mix) Kingdom
Aquasky & Slip Z Dapz You Know We Do It Big Passenger
Warrior One Bad Like Jimmy Cliff King Pigeon

Saturday, 3 July 2010

The making of Outkast's Aquemini album


I've always enjoyed reading about the creative processes artists go through to make their music, so reading a breakdown on how each track came about for Outkast's seminal album Aquemini was a treat. Essential reading for any hip hop fan.

http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-making-of-outkasts-aquemini/Content?oid=1552576


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Clubb Rock in Brum!

Wow I cant believe its July already??! Anyway..Its been a little while since me and Mikee (Clubb Rock) did the Goodie Bag night in Birmingham, so we thought it was high time we brought it back to the Kings Heath massive. As always Cubarox came through with the ill visuals, this time depicting us as Street Fighter characters! So if your in the area on Saturday 17th July pass through its gonna be fun!

Ps. The Goodie Bag is coming to London very soon...



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Monday, 28 June 2010

Better late than never...

You may know me from the electronic, dubstep/electro-crack house sound or from being a true hip hop head from day. Truth is Im into both. Although lately Im mostly on the former with Clubb Rock, I still like to keep my hand in hiphop circles. That being said here's my latest hiphop mix, its only short but you know what they say about good things coming in small packages...


April 2010 Mix by DarrenJudge

April Mix Tracklist

As We Enter – Nas & Damian Marley
Yegelle Tezeta – Mulatu Astatke
Struggla – Skitz ft Rodney P, Kardinal Offishal & Skibadee
Born Inna System – Skitz ft Buggsy
Kill Em With The Flow (Remix) – Skandal ft Klashnekoff & P Money
Shutterbug – Big Boi
EMC (What It Stands For) – EMC
Twilite Speedball – Mos Def
Orange Murderer – Clubb Rock
Lit Up – Flying Lotus & Declaime
Geek Down – J Dilla
914 – Pete Rock ft Styles P & Sheek Louch
My Aggin (Inst) - OhNo

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Rare Madlib Interview

Madlib is one of my favorite hip hop producers, heres a rare interview from LA Weekly Magazine.

Madlib Interview from LA Weekly 24/6/10