When DJ Absurd hit us up to tell us about a new(/old) compilation he was releasing for free on bandcamp it was the perfect opportunity to ask him to take the helm and put together a UKBMix for us and I for one am so glad we did.
Few have a history as rich as Absurd’s. Known as the ‘OG of Bass Music in France’ he cut his teeth back in 1999 producing Dark Garage and became the first French artist to release a Grime EP with an LP to follow. The years up to current day have seen his hard work shine in the form of releases, international gigs and a Rinse FM France residency with his own collective, The Bass Society.
Packed full of exclusives and a nod of respect to the recently passed legend, Aretha Franklin, this mix will no doubt be on repeat on quite a few speakers for a long time to come.
You can grab a free download of DJ Absurd’s ‘Jurassic Tracks 2005’ compilation from his bandcamp, released Friday 17th August which is jam packed with beats he made in 2005, and I’ll leave the man himself to describe the release so eloquently:
“This compilation album is a selection of 18 tunes made in 2005 , so you know the mixdown and mastering are going to be terrible but energy levels to the max!
Always at the crossroads of Grime & Dubstep, those tracks still sound relevant and are part of the french Bass Music history. Gonshaat with Ambitieux MC’s was the very first french Grime track released on vinyl.”
Personal fave track from the comp: Hold You Down Riddim
Welcoming DJ Absurd to the UKBMix series, listen to and download no. 45 below.
Aretha Franklin – A Change is Gonna Come (intro)
Von D – Hardcore Dub Music
Konshu – Vault 5
Kalada – Summertime Fine
DJ Absurd – Hold You Down Riddim
J-Fresh x Sharee Lewis x Monkstar – It’s Fresh
DJ Absurd ft Iram – Ti Ubsec (Demon 6FBS RMX)
DJ Absurd – From Within
Kromestar – Righteous
DJ Absurd – Jaffa Cake Riddim
Don O’Chron – Float
Sa Bat’ Machines – Plié
DJ Absurd – Friggle
Gemo – BxD Niglo Riddim
DJ Absurd – R3D Riddim
Efflex & Dubfreq – Bazkie
Jumboclart – Wheel Riddem
Truth, Stylust Beats, Sgt Pokes – Grampian
Rufus! – Elephant Combat
Flowdan – Grime (Fizik Remix)
Dotworks – Kong
P Jam – Anarchy
Sami – Capacitor
Grace – True For you
Nikki has worked in various positions in the Music industry for over ten years including Artist Management, Booking Agency and Record Label Management. She runs Synchronicity, Spentshell, UKBM and Manages Flowdan.
“Bass does something to me. I absolutely immersed myself in Drum & Bass during my teens and early twenties, and when Dubstep came along I was thrown into that love once again, not just the music, but the whole community surrounding it.
Working in the industry has been a dream for me, and being involved in such a vibrant scene means that I constantly come across incredibly talented individuals who I just want to shout about and that’s what I use the UKBM platform for, to promote talent whether known or new.”