Posts Tagged ‘dubstep’


Friday, April 27th, 2012

I´m in Delhi right now, it´s the last day of a small Indian tour I did with “India Goes 3D”, an Indo-German Music Conference and Festival, as part of the Year of Germany in India 2012. Supported by the Goethe-Institut, the tour brought a delegation of artists and experts from Cologne, Berlin and Hamburg to India. Despite the amazing Indian food I had every day, I had the chance to see a few clubs, played at a progressive house trance festival which was headlined by Ferry Corsten (the Dutch trance “visionary”) and hung out with Delhi techno DJs BLOT, and Munbir from the highly recommendable Wild City Blog. The electronic music scene in India is still in its infant shoes, however, a small, well connected club and DJ scene has developed. Slowly, the styles in clubs and in people´s DJ selections are diversing and it´s not all about the 4/4 rule.


Nucleya from Delhi (spelled “Nuclear”) is one of the current Indian innovators that look beyond the usual groove formats. The DJ and producer uses elements of both Indian traditional music (mainly from South India) as well as dubstep and Moombathon. He remixed Tigerstyle lately and is about to drop his first official EP this summer.

In the meantime check out some of his recent tracks here:


Monday, February 28th, 2011


Today is the offical release date for the already much acclaimed Bert On Beats album “Antenna Of Tallinn”. Buy the album in hi-res from all major platforms such as Itunes, Beatport, JunoDownload etc. But the best thing is: As you´ve been such nice people to us lately, we decided to give the album away for free. Just click here, click on the “Like” button on the Facebook Man Recordings page, leave your email-adress and you can download the whole Bert On Beats album for plain and simple F.R.E.E.!!!
Purchase the release in high quality at all major plattforms:


Monday, February 21st, 2011


Boy, are we proud of this release! Bert on Beats, a.k.a. DJ Critical releases his debut album on Man Recordings today – exclusively on June Download one week ahead of its actual release date!

The Tallinn, Estonia based DJ fuses the rich legacy of UK bass science with the beat alchemy of Angolan Kuduro and other „New World“ genres , establishing a trans-national, hyper-hybrid sound that directs towards the future. After his first two singles „Suomo“ and „Alemão“ on Man Recordings he now presents „Antenna Of Tallinn“, his debut album.

In his hometown Tallinn, Estonia, Bert Prikenfeld has been a household name since the mid 1990s. Starting his career as DJ Critical, Bert soon became Estonia´s Nr.1 Hip Hop DJ, playing various club shows every week, and starting to produce his own cuts. Bert soon moved to Drum n´Bass and released his first album in 1999 which was critically acclaimed in Estonia and Finland.

Throughout the 00s, DJ Critical forged his sound engineering skills in productions for various Finnish and Estonian music projects and proceeded musically to early Dubstep and Baltimore club, the Rio Baile Funk compilations, and the releases of Berlin DJ and Man Recordings head; Daniel Haaksman. When Haaksman initiated a remix contest for his track „Kid Conga“ in 2009, Bert provided a remix under his new moniker Bert On Beats. Haaksman immediately recognised the production quality of Bert´s remix contest contribution and it became the winning remix. Soon Haaksman asked for more tracks by Bert On Beats and he was impressed by the fresh approach that Bert showed in fusing Dubstep basslines with the in-your-face aesthetic of Jump Up Drum n´Bass and the wave of new, „ghetto“ genres like Kuduro, Baile Funk or Soca.


Soon Bert On Beats was officially signed to Man Recordings and with „Suomo“ and „Alemão“ he released two EPs which created a strong buzz worldwide. For „Suomo“ Bert On Beats collaborated with the Ghanaian singer and MC Anbuley. For „Alemão“ he worked with São Paulo based Baile Funk MC Gi – two tracks that illustrate the trans-globe music approach from Bert On Beats. In between his single releases, remixes followed for Buraka Som Sistema, Ku Bo, Gotan Project (another remix contest won) and Sekta. His tracks currently get support from world class DJs such as Diplo, Sinden, Skream, Feadz, Buraka Som Sistema, Foamo and Douster to name but a few.

The release of „Antenna Of Tallinn“ will quite likely propel Bert On Beats profile into new global realms. Call it a new-bass-masterpiece: The album contains thirteen tracks that range from bogle bouncing tunes like „Zonin“ to the Kurudo beat inspired „Girl Ninja“ and all the way to the Dubstep slammer; „Bone Dat“. Many genre´s are touched, all are grounded by Bert´s skillfull usage of bass. There´s two more collaborations with Ghanaian MC Anbuley in „Kelewele“ and „Shika“, which bring together African lyrics with 21st century sound manufacturing. „Amon Ra“ and „Subkiss“ re-engineer the rootsical JA legacy with sci-fi-low-end wisdom. And with „Chega Mais“ feat. MC Gi, Bert On Beats even shows that he has the skills to create pop and radio compatible tunes too.

Now catch the signals from the Antenna Of Tallinn!!

DJ Feedback on Bert On Beats:

Diplo: „Good shit! Bone Dat Is In My Sets“
Sinden: „Gunclap is my fave!“
Skream: „Big tunes!“
Feadz: „Shika is good!“
Foamo: „Really love the tracks!“
J-Wow (Buraka Som Sistema): „Can´t Wait To Bang Some Of These Tracks“
Larry Tee: „Fresh & Smoking Hot!“
AC Slater: „Really feeling this. Fresh!“
Lex: „Diggin This A Lot!“
Mixhell: „Full support!“
Daniel Haaksman: „Amazing beats, top production!“
Mumdance: „Huge release!“
Tomb Crew: „Bert On Beats Coming On Strong!“
Reso: „Nice Grooves Will Play Out In Sets!“
Scottie B: „Great stuff!“
Rob Smith / Smith & Mighty: „I Like Bone Dat!“
Kid Kenobi: „Nice And Frehs! Bone Dat and Gun Clap Are Wicked!“
Auqaksi: „Bone Dat Is The Best!“
Act Yo Age: „Another killer from Man Recordings. Full support!“
Flore: „I´m a huge fan“
Beat Laden: „Big Up to Bert, amazing album!“
Joyce Muniz „Massive! Big Up!“
Moveltraxx: „OMFG this is so dope!“

As a celebration gift for the release of Bert´s debut, we´ll give you “Zonin” away for free! Grab it here:

Bert On Beats – Zonin by MANRECORDINGS

Buy it exclusively from Juno Download here:

And now available at all major download shops!

DJ Marky Mix

Sunday, March 28th, 2010
DJ Marky Mix


Great mix by DJ Marky over at Not less than a decade ago Marky was the biggest  DJ and electronic music export that came out of Brazil, however, in Brazil itself things cooled off for him a bit when other genres  became more fashionable, not least house music – groan. In fact in the first raves I worked in when I arrived in Brazil at the fag end of the nineties, the line-ups were surprisingly diverse, with techno djs being followed by drum and bass djs and so on. Marky always played a great set, really energising the crowd.

We can hear in this mix that he’s still on form and he takes in a variety of genres and also includes the ubiquitious “Hyph mngo” as well as some deep housey thangs (see track list below). In the interview he does to accompany the mix he explains that he now regulary plays with the dubstep crowd.

DJ Marky Tranquera Mixtape

Recorded live, March 2010

01. Daft Punk “Daftendirekt” 1996
02. Incredible Bongo Band “Apache” 1973
03. Babe Ruth “The Mexican” 1972
04. The Winstons “Amen Brother” 1969
05. Photek “Ni Ten Ichi Ryu” 1997
06. Marcus Intalex “Steady” 2010
07. Breakage “Foundation” 2010
08. Commix “Justified (Spectrasoul Remix)” 2010
09. Claude Von Stroke “Aundy (Marky & Spy Remix)” 2010
10. Zinc feat. Ms. Dynamite “Wile Out (Marky & Spy Crack’n’bass Remix)” 2010
11. Zinc feat. Ms. Dynamite “Wile Out” 2010
12. Instramental “Leave It All Behind” 2009
13. Joy Orbison “Hyph Mngo” 2009
14. 4 Hero “We Who Are Not As Others (Jazzanova Remix)” 1998
15. Bug Kann & Plastic Jam “Made In 2 Minutes (The Prodigy Remix)” 1994
16. Rufige Kru “Rollin’ Like Scottie” 1993
17. (tease) TC “Where’s My Money (Caspa Remix)” 2008
18. David Holmes “My Mate Paul” 1997
19. (tease) James Brown “The Funky Drummer” 1971
20. Roy Davis Jr. “Gabriel (M-Beat Remix)” 1997
21. Commix & SP MC “Daggers” 2007
22. Subwave “Road Rage” 2010
23. Spy “Hot Spot” 2010
24. Unknown Artist “Yellow Shoes” 2010
25. Unknown Artist “Mystic Sunset” 2010

download mix here