26 Feb
2011

Guest Mix – Lee Coombs (UK)

Bending boundaries and ignoring the status quo – where would the electronic music scene be today without Lee Coombs? For over a decade this British producer has been at the forefront of it all; releasing groundbreaking mix CDs, remixing the world’s most acclaimed artists and knocking out dancefloor destroying productions that are considered classics years after their release.

A seasoned veteran, Coombs first hit the DJ slopes in 1989, bathing himself in the acid house scene at parties around London and Cambridge. Crucial in shaping his all-encompassing approach to DJing and production, this boundary-less approach would become Coombs’ trademark, mixing up breaks, house, electro, techno and acid with dexterous assurance.

In 1998 Coombs made his first massive strike on the breaks scene as the prized recruit of then ‘up and coming’ label Finger Lickin’, with the man’s acclaimed album of 2001 ‘Future Sound of Retro’ signalling his arrival on the world stage. The album struck a chord within the dance music community, so much so that respected industry figurehead Pete Tong noted him as the ‘man to watch’. An ‘Essential New Tune’ accolade soon followed courtesy of Tong, with Coombs’ re-rub of Quivver’s ‘One Last Time’ making dance fans weak at the knees the world over.

Such was the demand for Coombs, that luminary Paul Oakenfold was soon knocking at his door, resulting in the critically acclaimed Perfecto Breaks album of 2002. After landing the job of remixing Oakenfold’s ‘Time of your Life’ and then further re-rubs for world class acts such as Moby, New Order, Lamb and Planet Funk, Coombs’ status as one of the industry’s most in-demand artists quickly developed. Even the BBC was under the Coombs spell with them flying him over to Prague in the summer of 2003 to record the theme music for the television program ‘Born to Win’ with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ever the musical innovator, Lee Coombs’ 2004 album release ‘Breakfast of Champions’ signalled a significant evolution in his sound. Collaborating with some of the most respected artists in his field – from Dylan Rhymes to Christian J, Andy Gardner (Plump DJs) and Jem Panufnik (Soul of Man), the album charted the ambitious new territory of Tech Funk, injecting the Breaks sound with butt-shaking elements of House, Electro and Techno. It was a style Coombs would make his own, alongside fellow innovators Meat Katie, Elite Force and Dylan Rhymes. Featured on the acclaimed album was the cracking single ‘Shiver’ (feat. Katherine Ellis) which was snapped up by classic house imprint Azuli and became one of the biggest vocal house anthems of 2005, whilst the ‘Alright All-Night/Dubhead’ and ‘Obsessional Rhythm’ singles went straight to no.1 in the DJ Mag Beats & Breaks Chart.

Departing Finger Lickin’ for new pastures in 2005, Coombs’ focus shifted to releasing music through his own Thrust Recordings imprint as well as Adrift and Meat Katie’s Lot49 (then Whole9Yards). It was at this time that he started his Thrust club nights in San Francisco, with the quarterly events becoming one of the hottest tickets on the West Coast.

On the immediate horizon is Coomb’s highly anticipated new artist album entitled “Light and Dark.” Just released in October 2009 on Lot49, Coombs views this as his most ambitious project yet with a range of tempo from 100 – 128 bpm. While still dancefloor focused, collaborations with the likes of Seasunz, Katherine Ellis, Uberzone and others help push the albums boundaries and showcase Coombs’ abilities across multiple genres.

Coming off the success of his lauded artist album, Lee Coombs and Lot49 have recently unleashed yet another sonic monster with the album “Light and Dark Remixed.”

In an industry that’s so often governed by trends and fads, Coombs’ unwavering ability to simultaneously destroy dancefloors and push musical boundaries almost 20 years since he first touched a pair of turntables is a remarkable achievement in itself. There’s little doubt that his impressive sonic skills will be rocking ears for many years to come.

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TRACKLIST:

  1. House Syndicate – Jam the Mace – Lee Coombs 2011 Re Rub
  2. Worthy – Work it work – Televizion
  3. Lee Coombs – Hypnotone – Tech Mix – Thrust Recordings
  4. Lee Coombs – Ambar – Lot49 (featured on the new Meat Katie comp)
  5. Zodiac Cartel – Just do it – U&A
  6. X Press 2 – Get on you – Moguai Remix – Skint
  7. Peo de Pitte – Burning Up – U&A
  8. Lee Coombs – Hypnotone – Breaks Mix – Thrust Recordings
  9. Dylan Rhymes – Filth Bag – Lot49
  10. Kosheen Djs – Konflict – Audio 23 Records
  11. Chevy One – Shift the Gear – N-Mity Records
  12. Lee Coombs – Drone – Thrust Recordings

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23 Feb
2011

Lush – Live at Channel One NYE (Dec 31, 2010)

Giving you a sneak preview of what goes down at a Channel One event, DJ Lush steps up with the late night slot at our NYE house party. By this point the dance was an all out shoulder to shoulder sloppy sweaty mess, just the way we like it! Even the cop cars were lining up just outside the window while our door staff turned away all the drunken transients trying to gain entry.

Plain English on the mic with appearances by Freeza Chin and Marcus Visionary, the whole crew was raving along with the crowd, while Lush came with the heavyweight NYE selection. Strictly Gutter Bass Soul Music!

Featuring tracks from: Redlight, Breakage, Lex Luger, Emalkay, Donaeo, Zinc, Seiji, Eastwood, Chase & Status, Jan Driver, Dubbel Dutch, Justin Martin and more…

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20 Feb
2011

Guest Mix – Liondub *LIVE* (US)

Brooklyn NY’s Jungle/Reggae/Bass music impresario Lion Dub returns to Channel One, this time with an all Ragga Jungle Dubplate execution of a set! Recorded live from Champion Sound at Lakota In Bristol UK and featuring the living legend MC Navigator on the microphone alongside dancehall/jungle singer David Boomah.

Lion slews the crowd with a huge all dubplate selection featuring specials and exclusives from the likes of Marcus Visionary, Shy FX, Benny Page, Potential Badboy and more. Check out Marcus Visionary’s Humble Lp currently released on Lion Dub International for some of these killers and be on the look out for the follow up LP in the months to come to get your hands on some of the exclusives featured in this set.

If you crave real deal original ragga jungle then you NEED this in your life. Allright? First sound READY UP!!! Let the soundkilling begin…

Check www.djliondub.com for his full history and current updates.

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13 Feb
2011

Lush – On Point PODCAST

Channel One co-founder DJ Lush gets down to business with what he does best, dropping this Jungle/Dnb and 140 bpm podcast for our good friends over at On Point Music. Patented DJ Lush style puzzle piece rolling mixing and selection strictly for the headz, guaranteed to get you doing that Bombay Gin dance mayne.

Download the direct link below or go to www.onpointmusic.ca to get it there and check the full lowdown on On Point’s label, artists and events.

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TRACKLIST:

  • She Gives Me – Jaydan
  • - Metropolis – Adam F
  • Legion – Total Science & S.P.Y
  • Go With The Flow – S.P.Y
  • Ghet’ To Business – DJ Die
  • Slow Down – Break feat DJ Die
  • - Something Out There – Ray Kieth
  • Badman VIP (Serum rmx) – Visionary
  • Link 2 The Past – Xample & Lomax
  • Judgement(Informer) – Chase & Status
  • - The Dark Stanger (Origin Unknown rmx) – Boogie Times Tribe
  • Murderation (Tear Out mix) – Ebony Dubsters
  • Explicit (Shy FX rmx) – Emalkay
  • Ladies Night VIP – Demo & Cease
  • - Slum Dub – S.P.Y-
  • Death March – Hazard
  • Demon Seed 2010 – S.P.Y remix
  • Time After Time – Break
  • Busta Move – Hazard
  • Raver (Breakage rmx) – Shy Fx
  • Crusader Dub – Emalkay
  • Hard (Redlight rmx) – Breakage feat Newham Generals
  • Stupid (Inst) – Redlight
  • Selecta – Redlight feat Mz Bratt
  • Selecta rmx – Redlight feat Mz Bratt & General Levy
  • Showstoppa – Girl Unit
  • Heavy – Chase & Status feat Dizzee Rascal
  • Street Fighter Riddim – D Double E
  • Out Of Space – The Prodigy
5 Feb
2011

Freeza Chin – Live at the Channel One NYE (Dec 31, 2010)

The next set from our New Years Eve House party comes from Freeza Chin.

Mr Freeze set the tone for the night getting everybody in the mood to Rave with us into the wee hours. Warming up with some conscious foundation reggae riddims, then shifting into his unique Bashment Funky/House hybrid selection, Freeza once again proves his pedigree as one of the most exciting DJ’s in Toronto today.

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29 Jan
2011

TASC – Live at the Channel One NYE (Dec 31, 2010)

For our NYE party the crew all drew straws to see who would play the midnight set. Tasc Money won the draw and took on the countdown with his trademark selection, dropping everything from new gems to certified classic’s all while alternating between Grey Goose and that New Years bubbly stuff (Veuve Cliquot).

The French James Bond built up the intensity to the boiling point and turned the House Party into a sweaty, grinding rave full of normally responsible people degenerating into some illicit and deviant activities… here is the live recording featuring heat from the likes of:

Samo Sound Boy, Riva Starr, Sam Tiba, Mastiksoul, Riva Starr, Julio Bashmore, MJ Cole, Deekline, Bart B More, Kanye West, A-Trak, Plump DJs, Steve Angello, Kingdom, Zinc, Jesse Rose, Todd Terry, Kenny Dope, Treasure Fingers, Drop The Lime, Buraka Som Sistema, The Martin Brothers and Gucci Mane.

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16 Jan
2011

Marcus Visionary – Funk, Soul, Boogie vol.1 – PODCAST

Channel One resident Marcus Visionary shows off his versatility once again with a 1 Hour 45 minute mix of Funk, Soul, and Boogie!

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9 Jan
2011

Guest Mix – Liondub (US)

Brooklyn NY’s Liondub has been a lynchpin for all stops along the hardcore continuum for close to 20 years. his label, Lion Dub International which he runs with Marcus Visionary is a conduit for the colliding cultures of Jamaican, British and North American electronic street music, binding them together as one.

He is also a seasoned international DJ, always loaded with the latest Jungle/Dnb, Dubstep, Dancehall and Foundation dubs. Exclusive for Channel One he delivers us his take on the current state of modern 140 bpm bass music with this deep introspective dubstep and beyond mix which he entitled simply: “Secrets“.

Check www.djliondub.com for his full history and current updates.

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6 Jan
2011

Guest Mix – Laminate Radio (UK)

For the first podcast of 2011 we take it back to go forward.

Channel One is very pleased to present the sounds of Laminate Radio. Laminate Radio is the partnership of Bristol Drum n Bass legend DJ Die (Reprazent, Full Cycle, Breakbeat Era) under his “Blue Fontaine” moniker along with co-conspirator Gus Pirelli. Together they have been both igniting and educating UK dancefloors to the classic sounds of post Disco Electro Funk, Boogie and Groove. Very high profile appearances at Glastonbury festival and exclusive gigs in all of London’s trendiest clubs led to the creation of this mythical radio station as a platform to spread their sound.

Check out their full bio at www.laminateradio.com for the full backstory on there music, history and concepts, and get ready to dance around your house as you take in what we feel is this all time classic mixtape.

Laminate Radio – Born In the Year Of The Boogie… Don’t Be Late…

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24 Dec
2010

Channel One XMas Party – LIVE!

Giving you just a sneak peak into what’s in store for Channel One NYE at Tequila Bookworm, Marcus Visionary, Tasc and DJ Lush got together and recorded this rowdy podcast while in the middle of a Christmas party.

Across the board beats, tons of hilarious shit talking and overall good holiday vibes. This is the first of many crew podcast’s to come in 2011 and a good example of what we mean when we say: Gutter Bass Soul Music.

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