Taken from the Isa GT "Pa´Chikirri" EP (Man 047), out now on Man Recordings. Featuring remixes by Crookers, João Brasil and Daniel Haaksman. Buy it on Beatport, Itunes, JunoDownload and all other digital music platforms.
Nightshifters label head Jason Forrest is back with a vengeance as DJ Donna Summer! Hot off his Pitchfork backed remix for The Arcade Fire (& Merge Records), he’s here to shake asses and (gasp!) even make you think a little bit. “Raw”, his first Ep for Nightshifters and first release in 2 years, is filled with syncopated drums, far-out bass, and hybridized house organs to take you well into the next morning.
The title track “Raw” is an expansive bass tune with enough sexual innuendo to keep a nun awake for a week and “Fighter” an explosive house-dubstep 1-2 punch that will surly call for many rewinds. “Back” is caught between deep house organs and a touch UK Breaks, whereas “King” uses Forrest’s Star6 iPhone app to shred police sirens over a driven beat. But it is the surprise last minute addition “Wood” that really pushes the boundaries between dubstep, house, and proto-Jungle! Save it for your year-end lists!
And then we have our remixes! Emerging UK star Bok Bok delivers what we think is his finest tune to date with a remix of “King”, which builds from an organic organ melody to a massive crescendo. Sonido Del Principe surprises with a deep, raw Cumbia mix that is sure to turn heads, and the Noise Floor Crew from Chicago go deepest with the lowest bass line we’ve yet to hear. Lastly our Scottish hero Hostage shows up in fine form fresh from his live BBC1 Essential Mix with Annie Mac.
Nightshifters is built around a core group of musicians making big club tracks to get people dancing! Our sound is hybridized; you can find elements of B’more, Rave, Electro, Dubstep, House, Bassline, and maybe even Drum and Bass in the mix. We’re an open-minded lot who are working hard to make your parties better.
Source footage from "Riot on 42nd Street":
edited by Jason Forrest
32 min - DVD - English.
Director Dan Brunn film Temporary Sanity was released at the RAI Film Festival in England, July 2007. Temporary Sanity tells about Jamaica's dance music culture in New York and especially about the versatile disc jockey Skerrit Bwoy. "Short Black an' Ugly" s how Skerrit introduces himself, and he is set to becoming the voice of the Bronx. Originally from St. Johns, Antigua, the youngster migrated to Bronx, New York in the mid 1990's. Clubbing at a very young age, and hanging out on Creston Avenue, it did not take him long to fit into the fast pace life of the city. Skerrit Bwoy burst on the international dancehall scene this year, with his sound system Ghetto Life that he has molded into becoming an award winning sound that was crowned as 2005 - 2006 "Bronx Sound of The Year."
Temporay Insanity features dancing, music, precarious behaviour and partying - pure energy that is. The movie carries fresh rhythm straight from New York and a remarkably topical picture of the newest forms of the club scene.