Posts Tagged ‘2010’

download the HUBIE SOUNDS xmas special

15 December, 2010


Thanks for tuning into the Christmas Special last night. The show is now available to download from the NSB Radio archives, just click the link below:

>> Download the Hubie Sounds Christmas Special <<

The show will also be available to stream on Mixcloud very soon. Keep an eye on the Hubie Sounds page here:

Here’s the show tracklist…

* DJ John – The Christmas Massacre Of Charlie Brown (CDR)
* Divide And Kreate – Velvet Santa (CDR)
* Brat – Funky Christmas (CDR)
* Sam Flanagan – Frosty DMC (CDR)
* ToToM – Rudolph The Paranoid Reindeer (CDR)
* Go Home Productions – Carpenters Christmas – Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown (CDR)
* Si Begg – Jinglin Boots (CDR)
* DJ Zebra – The Xmas Kick (CDR)
* A Peter Griffin Christmas (CDR)

** Cheekyboy – Christmas Megamix **
* Tracklist unavailable

* DJ Flack – Dreidl Bells (CDR)
* Leftfield – Song Of Life (Sony BMG) – Dedicated to Gary ‘Pitch Invader’ Thalemann R.I.P.
* Fat Freddys Drop – The Raft (The Drop)
* Desmond Dekker – The Israelites (B.C.D.)
* Rory Hoy – Xmas Banger (CDR)
* A-Skillz Vs. The Beatles – Come Together – A-Skillz Remix (CDR)
* Nick Thayer & Ali B – Music (Bombstrikes)
* Kooqla – Mute – Pimpsoul Mix (Lucky Break)
* War – Galaxy – Plump DJs Remix (Finger Lickin’)
* Leftfield – Inspection (Check One) (Hard Hands)
* Dean Martin Vs. Justice – Walking In A Waddle Wonderland – Vandal Mashup (CDR)
* K.GoL – Shell Game (Fly Beat)
* Plump DJs – Light Fantastic (Grand Hotel)
* Alex Dolby – Hazy Way – Evil Nine Remix (Mantra Vibes)
* Leftfield – Storm 3000 (Hard Hands)
* Leftfield – Phat Planet (Hard Hands)
* The Children Of South Park – Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo (CDR)

Thanks for downloading the show. We hope it brings you plenty of Christmas cheer (or at the very least inspires you to drink yourself into a Christmas cheery oblivion)

That’s the last Hubie Sounds for 2010! We’ll be back on the internet airwaves in the new year… keep an eye on this website for updates 😉

Merry Christmas y’all!

Hubie x


13 December, 2010

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.

Yep, I know, you’re probably sick of all this Christmas shizzle already… and there’s still more than a week of it to go. Groaaan. Well, may I suggest you tune into the Hubie Sounds Christmas Special this Tuesday night for a dose of alternative seasonal merryment that should cheer up even the humbuggeriest of Scrooges.

We’ll be spinning all sorts of daft seasonal mashups that should tickle your funny bones, as well as some banging tunes that bear absolutely no relation to fictional bogeymen and their multiple personalites whatsoever, just to keep things varied. Oh and as an added bonus, we’ll also be spinning a few classics by Leftfield to celebrate their recent well-overdue return to the live arena! Hallelujah!

The Hubie Sounds Christmas Special – Tuesday 14th December @ 9pm UK time – live and direct on NSB Radio!

Make sure you join us in the Chatroom too!

For all the details, including how to tune in to NSB Radio, check out the Radio Show page!

Hubie x

My Sonar 2010

22 June, 2010

Summer music festivals – sunshine, mind-blowing music, great times – these are words that immediately spring to mind at this time of year. Unfortunately, for a lot of us here in the UK there are three other words that tend to gatecrash this idyllic notion and they are: ‘rain’, ‘mud’ and ‘wellies’. So often we find ourselves ‘tolerating’ the typically unpredictable British ‘summer’ whilst trying to rave it up to the Prodigy or getting our groove on with Delphic. And for a lot of us, we battle through it in a Churchill’s England stylee, putting on a stiff upper lip and laughing off the deluge of mud and excrement as a mere novelty and the true mark of your character (looking out the window right now, I must admit the weather for the forthcoming Glasto is looking pretty good, but this is a rare exception to the rule really isn’t it!).

Well, bollocks to all that I say. Why tolerate this most enigmatic of seasons when you don’t really have to? Whilst the children of the local school down the road from the Matterly Bowl are being airlifted out of their flooded village and the various independent festivals are being put out of business by greedy police unions, there are many great festivals a mere hop, skip and a bogle away in Europe.

One such festival is Sonar: International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, in Barcelona, where I was lucky enough to pop my european festival cherry just last week. As I cast my mind back a few days, I fondly recall the beautiful clear blue skies, the temperatures in the mid-20s, the throngs of bikini-clad beautiful people, the complete lack of feral psy-trancers, the friendly naked chaps with the grande tattooed pene… oh and of course, the music. Sonar, for me, was as much about the setting as it was the music. Nestled amongst the bohemian el Raval by day, and the enormous disused airport near the majestic Montjuic by night, Sonar had the best of both worlds. It had the sunny laid-back vibes of a field in the middle of nowhere, yet you could still duck out whenever you liked to pick up cartons of sangria for 1 euro from the local Supermercado (quite handy considering one of the few downsides was the expensive drinks and food – but then that’s pretty much par for the course at most festivals). Of course that was if you could tear yourself away from the very cool Adidas-sponsored VIP bar that was dressed up to resemble the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars, complete with giant Millennium Falcon-shaped beanbags. And as a respite from the sun and sangria, there were also plenty of seminars, product demos and exhibitions to sink your intellectual teeth into. Then after a quick spruce up at your air-conditioned, mud-free, non-leaky hotel nearby, you’d take a short bus ride to the Sonar By Night venue and simply immerse yourself in banging dance music until the sun came up.

And what music! Highlights during the daytime for me were the SonarDome roadblock for Caribou, the electro-punk noise of Nedry, the 80s p-funk of Shake Aletti, the socio-political rhymes of Speech Debelle and, most surprsingly, the deep house grooves of Pete Tong on the ‘ones and zeroes’. The evenings were a more intense affair where the bigger acts got to flex their 303s in front of equally bigger crowds across the three arenas. Of the heavyweights, I was stunned by James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem in SonarClub, who were completely on top of their game. Performances of Drunk Girls, All My Friends and the epic Tribulations would have left me frozen with amazement if I hadn’t been dancing like such a loon instead. There were a few WTF looks from the more leftfield-leaning punters as Dizzee Rascal banged out pop hits such as Bonkers and Dance With Me, but they were in a minority as the rest of the crowd bounced with the boy in the corner prior to being kicked squarely in the cajones by the mental grooves of Caspa. And I’d be ashamed to omit the simply beautiful SonarPub arena, lit up like Piccadilly Circus (if Antoni Gaudi did neon advertising, of course).

However, as those who know me would expect, my highlight of the festival was always going to be The Chemical Brothers on the last night. Tom and Ed performed their new album Further from start to finish, followed by an encore of greatest hits and there wasn’t a single static person in the entire room. I say room, but that doesn’t really do the Sonar Club any justice… the place is immense. Like several football fields immense. I’m not usually a big fan of huge gigs, usually because the atmosphere can be rather tepid, often thanks to an imbalance of aggro lager boys and plastic music fans outnumbering the hug-a-stranger rave crew. But in this case, everyone was up for it, everyone was bouncing to every beat and everyone was left smiling after three days and three nights of showing the rest of festival-land how to do an excellent music festival.

I have told one slight cerdo pie though. As great as the Chemical Brothers were, the absolute highlight of the festival for me was sunny Barcelona. Giant tattooed nobs and all 🙂

Hubie x

congrats to all the breakspoll winners

1 March, 2010

Picture provided by Marty B

Hey everyone!

I know I’m a bit late on this, I’ve only just recovered from the Breakspoll double-header at Fabric and Matter last week! But now that I’ve fully recovered my cognitive capabilities (well, enough to type with one finger anyway), I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Breakspoll 2010 winners (the details of which are listed below).

But most importantly, I’d like to big up NSB Radio for winning BEST RADIO STATION FOR THE 3RD YEAR RUNNING!!

Thanks very much to all of you who showed your support and voted for us, we really appreciate it! 🙂

Anyway, for those of you who are interested, here’s the full list of winners at last week’s Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards 2010…

Best Album – Deekline & Wizard – Back Up Coming Through
Best Compilation Album – Krafty Kuts – Re-Rubs
Best Track 2009 – NAPT ft Louise Marshall – Make My Day (Funkatech)
Best Remix – Stanton Warriors – Precinct (Plump DJs Remix)
Best Label – Funkatech
Best New Label – Dusted Breaks
Best Producer – NAPT
Best Breakthrough Producer – BSD
Best DJ – Krafty Kuts
Best Breakthrough DJ – Richie Balboa
Best Large Club / Event – Glade Festival
Best Small Club / Event – Bass Kitchen
Best Website – –
Best Radio Station – NSB Radio
Best Radio Show – Annie Nightingale (Radio One)
Best Podcast – Beatz & Bobz Show with Ben & Lex
Best Retailer – Beatport
Outstanding Contribution to Breaks – Jay Cunning

Thanks again to all who voted, attended the awards at Fabric and the after party at Matter and generally helped support the scene. See you next year!

Hubie x

download the HUBIE SOUNDS breakspoll special pt.2

24 February, 2010

Hey everyone!

Thanks for tuning in to Hubie Sounds last night, we hope you enjoyed the show and that it’s warmed you up nicely for the big event tomorrow. If you’d like to listen to the show again, you can download it from the NSB Radio archives by clicking the download link below…

>> Download the Hubie Sounds Breakspoll Special Pt.2 <<

Here’s the show tracklist…

* Hubie’s ‘Fix Up Plus You’ intro
* Mooqee vs Beatvandals – Back Up (Bomb Strikes)
* Featurecast – Run For Cover (Baffin Island Beat Brigade)
* Perfection & Will Streetwise – Tough Old Colin (ADHD Digital)
* Kouncilhouse – Daddy (ADHD Digital)
* Flore Ft. Shunda K – Feel Me (Botchit & Scarper)
* Pimpsoul Ft. Claire G – Noggins Groove (Ground Level)

* Fort Knox Five Ft. Asheru – Insight – A-Skillz Remix (Fort Knox)
* DJ Deekline & Red Polo Ft. Missy – Let It Bump – Hydroz Remix (Booty Breaks)
* Crackerz & Jam – Big Up Girl (Upstart Music)
* Felguk vs Tim Healey – Rio – Slyde Remix (Giant Pussy)
* Drumattic Twins – Crazy Love – Peo de Pitte Remix (Finger Lickin’)
* NAPT Ft. Louise Marshall – Make My Day (Funkatech)

* Stanton Warriors – Precinct – Plump DJs Remix (Punks)
* Sidney Samson – Riverside – Peo de Pitte Re-rub (CDR)
* Deadmau5 – Strobe – Plump DJs Remix (Mau5trap)
* Plaza de Funk Ft. Miss Trouble – Push N’ Pull (Mofo)
* Cut La Roc – Classic – 601 Remix (Rocstar)
* Mobius vs Mr Snook – Zion Movement (Ape)
* Meat Katie & Elite Force – Believe (U & A)

* TC – Where’s My Money – Caspa Remix – Elite Force Re-Fix (CDR)
* Stereo:Type – Balls To The Wall – Stereo:Typical Part 2 Mix (Hardcore Beats)
* Enough Weapons – Supersonic – Eshericks Remix (Ape)
* Deekline & Wizard – Back Up (Love For The Music) – Krafty Kuts ‘Club’ Remix (Against The Grain)
* Refracture – Eternal – Mr No Hands Remix (Dusted Breaks)
* Afghan Headspin – Beef Disco (ADHD Digital)

Thanks for downloading this show, we hope you enjoy it! See you at Fabric on Thursday night!

Make sure you tune into the next Hubie Sounds on Tuesday 9th March – live & direct on

Hubie x

HUBIE SOUNDS breakspoll special pt.2

22 February, 2010

Hey peeps!

It’s time for the second installment of Hubie Sounds Breakspoll 2010 Specials and this week we’ll be dedicating the whole show to wall-to-wall breakbeat classics of the past 12 months.

That’s right, to get you nice and fluffed for the big event that’s taking place this Thursday night at Fabric in London, we’ll be spinning great tunes by the front runners of the breaks scene and some of the Breakspoll nominees – artists such at NAPT, Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors, Elite Force, Krafty Kuts, A-Skillz, Peo de Pitte, Eshericks and many more!

We hope you can tune in to the Hubie Sounds Breakspoll Special Pt.2 this Tuesday 23rd February @ 9pm GMT – live and direct on!

Don’t forget to join us in the Chatroom too!

For all the details, including how to tune in to NSB Radio, check out the Radio Show page!

Hubie x

breakspoll 2010 nominees announced

19 February, 2010

Hey everyone!

Well, the votes have been counted and the nominees for this year’s Breakspoll Awards have been announced. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees and also to thank those of you who voted for NSB Radio and helped us achieve a nomination for Best Radio Station. We really appreciate your support. Now all that’s left to be done is to keep our breakbeat fingers and toes crossed for the win on Thursday!

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Album

Crystal Method – Divided by Night
Deekline & Wizard – Back Up Coming Through
Drumattic Twins – Hammer & Tongs
Future Funk Squad – Disorders of Skill
Stereo:type presents Whats That Noize

Best Compilation

Deekline & Wizard – Back up Coming Through Remixed
Fort Knox Five – Radio Free DC Remixed
Krafty Kuts – Re-Rubs presents Uncovered – Mixed by Ben & Lex
Plump DJs – Global Underground

Best Track 2009

Ctrl Z Vs The Freestylers – Ruffneck 09 Feat Navigator (Never Say Die Records)
Elite Force & Meat Katie – Believe (U&A Recordings)
Far Too Loud – Bass Association (Funkatech)
NAPT ft Louise Marshall – Make My Day (Funkatech)
Stanton Warriors – Precinct (Punks)

Best Remix

Deadmau5 – Strobe (Plump DJs Remix)
Deekline & Wizard – Back Up (Krafty Kuts Remix)
Drumattic Twins – Crazy Love (Peo De Pitte Remix)
Stanton Warriors – Precinct (Plump DJs Remix)
The Prodigy – Omen (Noisia Remix)

Best Label

Against The Grain
Dead Famous

Best New Label

Broken Robot Recordings
Dusted Breaks
InBeatWeTrust Music
Up:Start Music

Best Producer

Elite Force
Krafty Kuts
Stanton Warriors

Best Breakthrough Producer

Peo De Pitte

Best DJ

A Skillz
Krafty Kuts
Lady Waks
Stanton Warriors

Best Breakthrough DJ

DJ Chamber
James D´Ley
Richie Balboa

Best Large Club / Event

Breaks Arena
Future Sound of Breaks
Glade Festival
Stanton Sessions

Best Small Club / Event

Barhouse, Chelmsford
Bass Kitchen
In Beat We Trust
Monster Monster
Naughty Panda

Best Website / Blog

Noise Porn – – –
Rough Tempo Radio –
This Is Breaks –

Best Radio Station

Brap FM
NSB Radio
Rough Tempo

Best Radio Show

Annie Mac (Radio One)
Annie Nightingale (Radio One)
Beatz n Bobz Show hosted by Ben & Lex (NSB Radio)
DJ Iceys Automatic Static (Sirius)
Jay Cunning Breakbeat Show (Kiss FM)

Best Podcast

Ali B presents Airpod
Beatz & Bobz Show with Ben & Lex
Evil Keg Breakbeat Podcast
Juno Breakbeat Podcast with Richie Balboa
The Bass & Breaks Podcast

Best Retailer

Breakbeat Online
Chemical Records

The winners will be announced on Thursday 25th February @ Fabric, London. Tickets for this event are on sale now – visit for all the details.

Good luck to all involved and I will hopefully see you at Fabric next week!

Oh and make sure you tune in to the next Hubie Sounds this Tuesday night, where we will be presenting our Breakspoll Special. Further info will be announced very soon!

Hubie x

breakspoll 2010 – voting is now open!

21 January, 2010

Hey kids!

It’s that time of year again where the breakbeat community dusts off its best breakbeat tuxedo and prepares itself for a civilised evening of backslapping and japery at the annual Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards. And I’m sure you all know what that means… it’s time for you to flex your voting muscles and vote for your favourite DJs, producers and so on!

Now I’m fairly sure you’ve already been inundated with spam from numerous hopefuls attempting to secure your votes, so we here at Hubie Sounds have decided to take the softly softly approach this year. So please treat this post as a gentle reminder to support your favourite artists, because the more of you who vote, the more fair and equal the voting will be.

I’m sure you already know who you want to vote for, but if you need any help with your votes, please read on and give your support to these friends of Hubie Sounds…

  • BEST ALBUM: General Midi – Operation Overdrive
  • BEST COMPILATION / MIX: Presents Uncovered mixed by Ben & Lex
  • BEST TRACK: General Midi ft. Whiskey Pete – Get It Down
  • BEST REMIX: The Amplifetes – It’s My Life (General Midi Remix)
  • BEST LABEL: Distinctive Records
  • BEST PRODUCER: General Midi
  • BEST RADIO SHOW: vote for Hubie Sounds if you like, and a big thank you if you do! But may I suggest you vote for Ben & Lex’s Beats n Bobs show, which is also on NSB Radio. It’s a great show and it stands a brilliant chance of knocking Annie Nightingale off her best radio show perch this year!

>>>> Click HERE to vote! <<<<

Make sure you get your votes in as soon as poss, cos voting closes in a couple of weeks’ time!

Thanks for taking the time to vote and extra special thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!

Hubie x

HUBIE SOUNDS best of 2009 special

3 January, 2010

Happy New Year everyone!

To celebrate the ringing in of a new year and a new decade, we here at Hubie Sounds have decided to kick off 2010 by having a look back at a selection of our favourite tunes of the past year. We’ll be spinning some of the best tunes of 2009 by the likes of Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Elite Force, General MIDI, Peo de Pitte, Plaza de Funk and many more.

So we hope you can tune in to the first Hubie Sounds of 2010 this Tuesday 5th January @ 9pm UK time, live and direct on!

Don’t forget to join us in the Chatroom too!

For all the details, including how to tune in to NSB Radio, check out the Radio Show page!

Hubie x

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