Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’


Monday, March 4th, 2013


Swiss rudeboy Wildlife! releases his debut full length album on PHREE March 4th!

35 years ago, punk rock and reggae met at London’s legendary punk venue, The Roxy. Wildlife! revisits the kinship spawned from this brief but influential moment of music history, transferring it to his own era and sound for Roxy Reboot. He tracked down legendary figures from the UK’s late 70’s punk rock movement to reinterpret their favorite reggae classic, while simultaneously collaborating with the forefront of Jamaica’s dancehall avant-garde, to reinterpret influential punk classics and forgotten gems.

The album’s genre-defying sound refuses to linger on historical memories. Instead, Switzerland based Wildlife! pushed each contributing artist to leave their respective natural habitats and face a raw and stripped down sound as the backdrop to record to. His insistence while collaborating was not to bask in nostalgia but rather attempt to capture an original and contemporary musical snapshot of his own design. ”

“The alliance between punk and reggae was a genuine and a real one. Reggae was the music of rebellion and punk was the music of rebellion, so it was black and white working class culture showing some solidarity with each other.” – Linton Kwesi Johnson

Download “Armagideon Time” ft. Knox from Here:

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Friday, November 9th, 2012


After teaming up with global heavy-hitters Toddla T, Branko (formerly known as J-Wow) and Daniel Haaksman, Swiss badboy Wildlife! is now bringing the remix version of his highly acclaimed collabo release.

The “Pastiche Remixes EP” features a bass-laden take on “Hear Dat” from Warsaw-based up-and-comer The Phantom, who’s recent releases for Silverback Recordings have gotten him praises from FACT, XLR8R, The Fader among many others. Italian stallion Nic Sarno turns the collaborative effort between Wildlife! & Toddla T into a southern rap influenced 80 bpm smasher. Young Chicago beatsmith EQ Why gives “Paragon” a mind-bending footwork treatment, while UK young-guns Piri Piri – of Sounds Of Sumo fame – take “DNO” into slightly housier but nevertheless bassbin-shaking territories.

Wheel up and come again!

DJ Feedback:

Crookers: “I like The Phantom remix!”
Feadz: “Great ! Will play The Phantom version and the Nic Sarno !”
Sinden: “Feeling the Piri Piri remix, theres some very good mixes here.”
Schlachthofbronx: “Wildlife! is the don. Nic Sarno and The Phantom remix are da bombs.”
So Shifty: “Great stuff, Nic Sarno remix is for us!”
Chrissy Murderbot: “Love The Phantom remix”
DJ Orgasmic: “Love The Phantom remix”
DJ Sabo: “Piri Piri remix is sick!”
Big Dope P: “EQ WHY murdered it ! And the whole release is dope!”
Beataucue: “Great release, thanks!”
Acid Washed: “Piri Piri remix is great, thanks!”
Mixhell: “Wicked!”
Chief Boima: “Love it, unexpected!”
DJ Crabbe: “Totally love The Phantom remix”
Max Le Daron: “Good to hear some dirty south rythms in dance music without noisy dutch trance leads innit”
Flore: “Love this release, very different stuff & forward thinking.”

Grab the free Nic Sarno remix of “Hear Dat” feat. Toddla-T from here:

Listen to the whole release here:

Buy it from here:

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Bauchamp – La Baguette

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Bauchamp - La Baguette

More club heat from Switzerland, this time from the man called Bauchamp, whose “La Baguette” track could easily be termed “Bmore Beethoven”. I really dig this pairing of Old Europe with brick city beats. I bet Herbert Karajan (displayed in the video) would´ve loved it too!

The press info says on this release: “In between house and b-more club, with a subtle touch of electro, this release subsumes Leo Ramseyer’s concept of the Bumpy Sound. Think about a dirty club, full of sweat, spilled beer fragrance and heavy sub bass, top it with Beyoncé’s look alike and cheeky boys, you’ll get the place Leo was thinking of when he wrote the four tracks of this EP. Ain’t no hip hop superstar but wanna go out with the newest R’n’B prima donna ? Time to get Bumpy!”

The Bumpy Night EP feat. “La Baguette” by Bauchamp has just been released by Argentsale. Listen to the release here:


Friday, May 11th, 2012

Wildlife! EP

WILDLIFE! who first gained public attention for his unanimously praised productions for Jamaican bad gal Terry Lynn, and then continued making waves with global bass bubblers “Jumbie”, “Metazoa” and his dancehall-soaked “Buckup EP”, readies his first outing for Man Recordings.

The Swiss badboy teams up with Buraka Som Sistema’s J-Wow, with Toddla T and with Mr. Daniel Haaksman himself to deliver a bass fueled 4-tracker, respectfully paying hommage to a variety of genres they’re drawing inspiration and influence from.

On “DNO” WILDLIFE! & J-Wow deliver slowed down kuduroesque rhythm patterns paired with heavy sub-bass action , while the Toddla T collabo “Hear Dat” swings between grimey dancehall and post-apocalyptic soca madness. On “Paragon” WILDLIFE! and Haaksman take things up to 150 bpm, clashing a Juke/Footwork influenced percussion section with chopped-up vocal bits and genre-defying electronica weirdness. WILDLIFE! rounds things up, with dub influenced half-time smasher “Clappaz”.

Listen to the EP here:

DJ Feedback:

BRODINSKI : “Really good one! Congrats!”
POIRIER. “Wildlife! is one of my favourite producers out there!”
SABO: “DNO and Clappaz are the ones for me!”
DOUSTER: “Hear Dat is heavy!”
BIG DOPE P: “Big EP, Love It!”
BERT ON BEATS. “Love Hear Dat!”
SABBO: “I hear dat!”
DJ ROB 3: “Very cool sounds”
PHRA/CROOKERS : “All traks supa!”
LARRY TEE: “Awesome!”
MIXHELL: “Samuel is one of our favourite producers nowadays!”
RITON: “I love me some swizz reggae”
FLORE: “Maximum support”
MUMDANCE: “Paragon – Love This!”

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