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Top Up The Dance

July 4th, 2013

Just quickly touching in and touching out again to say the 1st release on my new reggae/dancehall imprint Rongorock is currently being pressed up and prepped for release next month, for a sneak preview click play below…

Posse Galore

June 17th, 2013

As a young wrongun I couldn’t get enough of London Posse’s Gangster Chronicle, so it’s pretty damn exciting to be able to say I have a remix on the album’s re-release.

Out on Tru Thoughts today, the now plural Gangster Chronicles features the original LP, plus a handful of singles, b-sides and remixes including my own mix of British hip hop standard Money Mad, as well as The Nextmen’s amazing Style remix from ’96 and new stuff from Hint and The Beta Band’s Steve Mason.

I owe a heavy debt to this record as far as my own music goes, and I’d go as far to say it’s my version of Dark Side Of The Moon, or Nevermind or whatever your particular watershed musical moment may be. I’ll refrain from any more heavy handed accolades but you should definitely go and grab yourself a copy, so head over to the Tru Thoughts site for further info.

And if you haven’t yet heard it, here’s my remix, also available on the digi only Money Mad single

 

Wrongtom Meets Rodigan

May 10th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Fact Magazine HQ to park up on their couch and interview UK reggae legend David Rodigan MBE. With confirmation only coming in the night before, I rocked up sleep-addled, ill prepared, and caught off guard by Rodigan’s manager discussing an interview brief I knew nothing about, barely minutes before the cameras rolled.

Regardless we had a great chat – Dave’s an eloquent and insightful guy with decades of experience and the stories to show for it, and I’m glad we managed to touch on his lesser known acting career, even if the bit about his early roles in a couple of salubrious brit-sex-comedies didn’t make the cut. There’s no dirt here, they’re no raunchier than your average Carry On film and he was happy to chat about them, I guess there was just too much info to edit into 3 bite-size video clips which you can now watch below…

Liquid, Liquid!

April 9th, 2013

With vinyl flying off the shelves, some of you have been asking whether my Incredible remix will be getting a digital release, and the answer this week is, yes! Grab yours today via iTunes, Juno, Amazon and various other download stores.

Speaking of downloads, Superteng’s been riding up the Juno charts over the last week, topping the dub and drum & bass charts, and lingering around the breakbeat and dubstep top 10′s, even hitting number 9 on their overall sales chart for a brief moment which was nice. Anyway, if you still haven’t grabbed your copy, here’s the Juno link, or grab it direct from Tru Thoughts.

If you weren’t aware, I was invited by Trojan years ago to do a dub mix of Harry J’s Liquidator which since getting pressed on a limited 10″ has now been out of print for years so in honour of Harry J who sadly passed away last week, you can now grab an mp3 of my Liquid Rock Dub via the soundcloud link below, strictly limited of course so dawdle and don’t get none…

Lastly I couldn’t resist a Thatcher themed Skank Blog post so if you fancy a listen to a spiky dub rendition of Maggie’s Farm or some early UK rap action with more than a nod to the iron lady then go here now.

Tengs In Time

April 1st, 2013

You know what they say, you wait endlessly for a Wrongtom production and then 2 come along at once. Ok, I’m sure no one’s ever said that but that’s exactly what’s happened today.

1st up, the 2nd single from In East London drops today. Superteng is our downbeat dancehall tribute to Prince Jammy, Dj Zinc and Muhammed Ali all at once. The digital only single comes complete with a bevvy of remixes including a Mo’Matic bouncing hip hop relick, Scoop, Alter Ego & Rico taking it to the club with some piano led dubstep and Benny Page’s big room DnB reworking of Jump + Move + Rock, and for those who already have the LP there’s the original instrumental and the extended version of the original which had to be cut down to fit on the album. Grab it direct from Tru Thoughts today!

The Superteng video’s also almost in the bag but in the meantime, if you’re still not familiar, here’s Steve Lamacq playing it on his BBC6 show a few weeks back…

Also out today (i think, the label’s a bit vague) is a remix I put together with the vocal assistance of Deemas when I was invited to take Mirrors into the dancehall. “Dip You (Wrongtom & Deemas J Do The Dip)” drops today on Loungin’ Recordings and you can grab it on 12″ or digi. Have a listen to the track in full…

You’re probably more than familiar with my General Levy remix by now but if not, Rodigan joined the party yesterday by dropping it on his BBC 1xtra show. Cop your copy of the 7″ before they sell out (again!) and have a listen below.

And finally, if you wanna listen to the Superteng & Incredible rhythms getting the version excursion treatment, here’s a mix I put together for John Kennedy’s Xfm show last week featuring Deemas J, Mark Professor (who’s poised to release his debut 7″ on my Rongorock label soon), General Levy, Roots Manuva and Marcia Griffiths all on mic duties…

Super/Incredible mini-mix on Xfm by Wrongtom on Mixcloud