Posts Tagged ‘ben & lex’

HUBIE SOUNDS with special guests Curl And Dean

24 May, 2010

Hey everyone!

Hubie Sounds is back on the interweb airwaves this Tuesday. This time around, as well as the usual selection of hot new joints and stone cold classics, we’ve got an exclusive guest mix from essex-based breakbeateers Curl And Dean. Here’s all you need to know about the dynamic duo…

Curl & Dean grew up in different parts of Essex immersed in hip hop culture, spraying walls & spitting into mics in the long hot summers of their youth. It was after the dungaree & floppy hat raves of ’89 that Curl bought his first keyboard, soon adding a 707 & 950 sampler, he started to PA to the ‘hands in the air’ rave circuit.

Meanwhile, Deano Bobalino (Boba), with his love for hip hop beats, started to learn the art of DJing, getting his first pair of decks as an xmas present at the age of 15. It was not long before he started to DJ & MC on the local pirate radio stations before throwing himself into the ‘hardcore you know the score’ rave scene.

After several releases on his own progressive label, Curl was introduced to Boba, who at the time was a member of the breakbeat band Axcess, which lead to a remix courtesy of Axcess for his label ‘Free for a Girl’. However, it was during a summer break in Ibiza, that Curl, with his early house and progressive background was introduced by Boba to the sound of breaks. This introduction convinced them – whilst supping yet another cold San Miguel on their inflatable shark lilos – to blend their musical production styles, thus creating the Curl & Dean Sound.

Shortly thereafter, Big Square Records head-bearded-honcho (and one-time Hubie Sounds guest DJ) Big Nick D asked the lads to remix a Ben & Lex tune ‘Floorburn’, this was followed by a further release of their own ‘Kabul’ which featured an excellent Merka Remix on the flip. The original was also licensed on the V2 released compilation LP ‘Urban Deluxe’.

Their follow-up release was the rolling sounds of the ‘Snow Buddha’, also released on Big Square Records with remixes from Future Funk Squad & MI Loki. The success of the ‘Buddha was literally measured in inches, causing the snow to fall all over the U.K from release, this little beauty earned a number 1 spot in the DJ Download Beats & Breaks Chart, a DJ magazine recommendation & support from many, including Jay Cunning’s Kiss FM show.

The lads also had a tune, ‘Shining Path’, featured on the NSB Uncovered compilation, released towards the end of ’09 on Ape Records. As well as throwing their own parties around London town, Curl & Dean present their own radio show on IBreaks Radio. Their next release, ‘Bantha’ is out soon on Scarcity, with remixes from Beta, Run Riot, Mesmer, Deriwer & Ruido, the lads also have some remixes due for release soon on Scarcity and Yellow Finger.

For more info about Curl & Dean, check out their myriad of websites and blogs here:

www.soundcloud.com/bobalino
www.facebook.com/curlanddean
www.myspace.com/curlanddean
www.twitter.com/curlanddean
www.curlanddean.com

We hope you can join us this Tuesday 25th May @ 9pm UK time, live and direct on NSB Radio!

Don’t forget to join us in the Chatroom!

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

Hubie x

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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! πŸ™‚

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 – NuSkoolBreaks.co.uk – http://www.nuskoolbreaks.co.uk
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

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: NuSkoolBreaks.co.uk 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 STATION: NSB Radio
  • 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


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