Jake Robertz might be a new name you’ve never heard of until recently. I will tell you that you probably have heard tons of his music though. Jake formerly was 1/2 of Knight Riderz. Nick and Jake have gone separate ways and Jake has begun to pursue his solo career. It brings a smile to my face to bring you another AfroMonk.com Exclusive! After hearing his first EP, Something Inside, I was hooked. Knight Riderz the past two releases had gone a direction I personally wasn’t into considering how aggressive it got but hearing Jake’s new material cheered me up. He has a unique style that doesn’t really encompass the old Knight Riderz sound but has a chill vibe that I adore.
Jake’s Purity Ring remix is stunning! If you’re into 808s than you’ll love this tune! Not to mention the vocals add such depth to the tune that you can’t help but jam out to this one. After hearing his debut EP and this remix it should be obvious that despite parting ways from Knight Riderz he is still on the right path! We have already begun talks of a possible Afro Monk Records release in the near future!
One of my all time favorite producers out there, +verb, has a release coming out! This release is being put out by Vermin St a great group of people behind it. This is everything you’d want in a release and few unique remixes along for the ride. There are three original tracks by Dominic and another three quality remixes. JerkOFF shines on this release with a such beauty. Playing this song never gets old. Seriously. It’s an instant classic in my book. We’ve also just begun because the rest of the tracks only show off some of the freshest beats done by +verb. The three takes of Puddleglum add the perfect amount of spice to an already original tune. Just when you’ve fallen in love jerkOFF in comes Freddy Todd to bring some extra hype with perfectly well placed samples.
+verb has so much more ahead and this is the perfect place to start checking out his material if you haven’t already. You can be sure to hear more from +verb as he begins gearing up for possible tour dates in the future. I know I’m excited to finally catch this guy playing out. He also has a ton more release where this came from. Be sure to check out his soundcloud and hear some of the amazing work he does. Big up to Vermin St for releasing this one. Top quality. This is officially due out this upcoming Tuesday! Be sure to pick this one up!
Knight Riderz is a Canadian bass duo that have been rising high and higher in popularity and with a good reason, their tunes slay! I’ve been a fan for quite awhile and been popping their tunes into my set. They just released a new EP, Mind Riddims, and it’s crushing charts. It’s hit #1 on the Additech chart already. My favorite tunes off it feature Juakali dropping some lyrics on the tune. Every tracks hit the subs like you can’t believe. You should def check it out and grab a copy.
Knight Riderz has been recieving support from some of the biggest names in bass music right now including Bassnectar, Starkey, DOV, Freestylers, and many more… Their Know Us remix just came out on Simplify and have other releases on ESL (Theivery Corporations label), Muti Music, Seclusiasis, Mad Decent, Made In Glitch, True Movement, & Discobelle.
Expect many more releases from them in 2011. There is no question that they are on a roll right now. Jake and Nick personally hit me up and we’ve been chatting for awhile. They asked me if I would help promo the new album with an exclusive bootleg to give away as an Afro Monk Exclusive. I of course agreed and even put some artwork together for it.
They remixed one of my favorite Radiohead songs, Street Spirit. Grab the FREE download here exclusively on the site for awhile.
Speaker Humpin is one of the biggest tracks of the year from producer Subvert. He’s band together some of the biggest names in bass music to create multiple remixes. The allstar line up includes Samples, ill-esha, Opiuo, Glitchy & Scratchy, Knight Riderz, Dov & Funk Monsta, & Mark Instinct. Every single one of these tracks has its unique take on the original.
Without a doubt this is one of the best remix packs of the year and some of the best people not only producers are on this one. I can’t tell you enough how much each of these tracks drop. You’re going to have to pick them up and see for yourself how the crowd eats them up. I’m paticularlly fond of the Samples and ill-esha takes. ill-esha’s has a MC ontop of the beat which adds some new flow to the track. Samples of course has that signature bass driven beat that I can’t get enough of.