Posts Tagged ‘fidget’

A Bonkers Blast From The Past

13 February, 2014

Now That's What I Call Bonkers!

After re-uploading a bunch of my old DJ mixes a few days ago, I decided to listen to them again for old times’ sake. One of the older mixes, B-Bouncy B-Beats, inspired me to cast my mind back several years, in a rose-tinted, nostalgic stylee, to the second-coming of big beat-inspired silliness…

The year was 2007 and the UK dance music scene had never been healthier. Fidget, aka Wonky House, was leading the charge in clubland with its phasers set to bonkers, its utterly daft, farty basslines filling dancefloors all over the country with a fun, relentless energy that even the recently introduced smoking ban couldn’t extinguish.

The Fidget scene at the time was dominated by the mysterious Fake Blood, who was latterly revealed to be the butch one from Right Said Fred (kids these days know him better as Burial or one of Deadmau5‘s stand-ins when the real Deadmau5 is taking a day off to swim, Scrooge McDuck style, in his mountain of gold coins), along with Burberry fanatics Sinden and Hervé (aka The Count of Monte Cristo aka the Ambassador from the Ferrero Rocher ads), with their oft-copied, signature flatulent bass and choppy, garagey beats.

Today, some might argue that these artists have never escaped the silly stigma of the Fidget days. Their signature sounds were imitated and plagiarised on such a grand scale that some bass-loving rebels were forced to take another popular, but far more underground, genre called Dubstep and re-invent it as The Most Annoying Musical Genre Ever just to distract everyone from the relentless, McDonalds Happy Meal cheesiness of Fidget house.

Fidget became that annoying little bit of dog mess that gets stuck in the zig-zaggy bit on the soles of your Adidas shell toes that you can’t even dig out with a twig. It seemed like it was destined to fade away with the next rain shower, but frustratingly stuck around for ages, stinking up the place. That was until Ministry Of Sound released its Fidget-centric Now That’s What I Call Bandwagon House That Everyone’s Already Sick To The Teeth Of Vol. 69, which effectively sounded the death knell for Fidget and sent it the same way as Big Beat and UK Garage, to the great, big HMV bargain bin in the sky.

A small part of me:- the lager-swilling, stranger-hugging, E4-watching part, misses Fidget. It was silly, throwaway music that didn’t require any chin-stroking or in-depth critical analysis. Its sole purpose was to help people have fun and give them an excuse to wear their baseball caps at a jaunty angle. And few can argue that there’s anything wrong with that. Unless, of course, you have a strong aversion to having fun and wearing your cap at a jaunty angle, in which case you might as well end it all now because you’re most likely dead inside.

Anyway, back to this mix…

As you’ve probably guessed by now, some of the tunes in this mix haven’t dated very well (as well as the aforementioned Count & Sinden, I’m also looking at you, Messrs Tubbs and Rascal!), but there are some modern classics in there, especially those of the Breaks persuasion… Jewelz by Baobinga & ID epitomised the fun and creativity of the breaks scene at the time. There’s a bonkers little ravey number, which I believe is by Basement Jaxx  under their Nifty pseudonym, which bangs hard. There’s also a fine example of the Plump DJs in their absolute pomp with their ultimate party anthem System Addict. Elite Force‘s I Don’t Think So channels late ’90s Chemical Brothers with loads of cosmic synth action and dark, broody bass. And speaking of the Chems, the mix closes with one of Tom & Ed‘s most euphoric Electronic Battle Weapons, Saturate. I’m sure the fun-lovers amongst you would agree that most of these tunes would still smash a party’s back doors in these days too.

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this daft little slice of mid-noughties nostalgia. Try not to take it too seriously, afterall no-one really did at the time.

You can find B-Bouncy B-Beats, along with all my other mixes, on the DJ Mixes page.

Hubie x

DJ Mixes Are Back In Action

7 February, 2014

Hubie in the mix!

Following on from my post on Wednesday about radio show downloads, I am pleased to announce that all of the download links on my DJ Mixes page are now back in action too.

Many apologies to those of you who have had trouble downloading my mixes recently and thanks for your patience. I got there in the end!

Don’t forget, you can also access most of my DJ mixes, as well as my radio show archives, via my Mixcloud.

Thanks again gang. I hope you enjoy the tuna!

Hubie x

download HUBIE SOUNDS 016

13 August, 2010

Alrighty, thanks for tuning in to the show on Tuesday night peeps! If you’d like to download the show, it is now available from the NSB Radio archives, apologies for the delay! Click the link below to download…

>> Download Hubie Sounds 016 <<

The show will also be available to stream on Mixcloud very soon. Keep an eye on my account here:

Here’s the show tracklist…

* Beastie Boys – Sabotage – Alex Metric Re-Edit (CDR)
* Prince Fatty – Insane In The Brain (Mr Bongo)
* DJ Twister – Feel-Good-La (BOTB)
* Philly Blunt – Mashboy Crim (Booty Pirates)
* Rennie Pilgrem – Chocolate (TCR)
* The Chemical Brothers – Another World (Freestyle Dust)

** Distinctive Records Showcase **
* Boom Jinx Presents BJX – Come On Over – Plaza De Funk Remix (Distinctive)
* General Midi – Absinthe – General Midi Mix (Distinctive)
* Hexadecimal – Dead Moose (Distinctive)
* Boom Jinx Presents BJX – Manipulator – Opencloud’s B-Root Force Mix (Distinctive)
* Hybrid – Can You Hear Me (Distinctive)
* Caper – Something Else (Distinctive)

* Drumattic Twins – Crazy Love – Peo De PItte 2010 Disco Edit (Finger Lickin)
* Voodoo Chilli – Check Out Our Groove – Ghetto Bass Remix (Cheap Thrills)
* Midnight Juggernaus Vs Dilemn – Tombstone – Elite Force Revamp (CDR)
* The Loops Of Fury – Pump Up (U & A)
* The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think (Freestyle Dust)
* Boris Dlugosch – Bangkok (Phantasy Sound)
* Drop The Lime – Sex Sax – Bart B More Remix (Trouble & Bass)
* Bassbin Twins – The Lock (Bassbin)
* Mr No Hands – Ruddy Bitch – Franci$co Remix (Air)
* WTF & Dead Prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop UK – Sidney Samson Remix (Breakbeat Kaos)
* Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Cheap Thrills)
* The Gourds – Gin And Juice (CDR)

Thanks for downloading the show, we hope you enjoy it!

Make sure you tune into the next Hubie Sounds on Tuesday 24th August for a chance to win an exclusive signed copy of the new limited edition Hybrid Remixes album Reappear Here – live and direct on

Hubie x

HUBIE SOUNDS on air this Tuesday!

9 August, 2010

Alrighty, it’s shaping up to being a busy week here at Hubie Sounds Studios! As well as gearing ourselves up for the inaugural NSB Radio Awards, we’re currently digging out a selection of hot new tunes for the next Hubie Sounds show airing this Tuesday night!

This time around, as well as spinning the aforementioned fresh new tuna, we’ll be presenting a Distinctive Records showcase with a selection of the finest new cuts the label has to offer! So if you like techy, proggy breaks and dubstep, you’re bound to enjoy this feature!

But wait! That’s not all! We’ll also be giving away some hot new vinyl by Boom Jinx and Rennie Pilgrem’s legendary rave crew Rhythm Section! So make sure you tune in to find out how to get your grubby mits on this delectable booty!

Hubie Sounds – Tuesday 10th August @ 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

Hubie Sounds is now on Mixcloud

14 May, 2010

That’s right, I’ve finally my act together and started uploading my shows to Mixcloud.

Why Mixcloud, I hear a small smelly person sitting in a darkened room ask? Well, firstly I am aware that a lot of peeps like to stream music, radio, podcasts, etc on the web without downloading to their computers, so Mixcloud ticks that box perfectly (check out the Mixcloud website for more info). Secondly, it is another handy way to promote Hubie Sounds and get it out to more people who might not venture onto NSB Radio, or facebook or this very website. And thirdly, Mixcloud is PRS registered, which means that every time someone listens to Hubie Sounds on Mixcloud, the artists, whose tracks feature on the show, receive royalty payments for their work, which has to be a good thing!

So anyway, without further ado, here is the first installment – I am uploading the shows in order of broadcast date, split into two parts per show (there is currently a 100MB limit on individual uploads to Mixcloud, so I”ve had to split each show in two in order to fit them in), so I am kicking off with Part 1 of my first show on NSB Radio, which is Hubie Sounds 001…

Hubie Sounds 001 – 3rd Nov 2009 – Part 1 by Hubiesounds on Mixcloud

Please bear with me as I upload each show, there are 14 of them so far and they will take a little while to upload! Keep checking for updates.

Cheers and thanks for listening to Hubie Sounds!

Hubie x

download HUBIE SOUNDS 013

14 May, 2010

Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning into the show on Tuesday, we hope you enjoyed it. And big ups once again to The 101 Connection for providing us with a tight and groovy guest mix!

If you’d like to download the show, it is now available from the NSB Radio archives, just click the download link below (sorry for the delay!)…

>> Download Hubie Sounds 013 <<

Here’s the show tracklist…

* The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Freestyle Dust)
* Kool Hertz – Offsprung (CDR)
* Parker Vs Fake Blood – Mars Needs Parker (CDR)
* DJ Twister – Blow Your Tambourine (BOTB)
* Mashed Up Funk – Tutto Dreams (Mashed Up Funk)
* The Third Degree – Mercy – Greg Wilson Edit (Tirk)

** The 101 Connection Guest Mix **
* Nuboy – Funk54
* Stanton Warriors – Who are the Warriors (Bass Kleph Remix)
* Rochelle – Fer Der Lance (Proper Villains Dub)
* Metro Area – Miura (Stanton Warriors Remix)
* Whatwhatwhat – The Box
* Alex Metric – Oh

* King DJ – Attack Of The Killer Monks – The Glimmers Black Hole Dub (Bear Funk)
* Deekline & Tim Healey Ft. Babe Ruth – The Mexican – Deekline & Tim Healey Mix (Superstar)
* Plaza De Funk – Get Crazy (Mofo)
* Vandal – Tonight We Ride (Lot 49)
* Midfield General – Noels House Party (Skint)
* Nick Thayer – Zombies – HeavyFeet Remix (Passenger)
* Herve – Zombies (Cheap Thrills)
* Filthy Rehab – Ooh La Wee (Kiss My Bass)
* Major Lazer – ‘Pon De Floor – Sangers & Ra Mix (CDR)
* Deekline – I Don’t Smoke – 2 Bit Thugs VIP Mix (Rat)
* Bassbin Twins – The Lock (Bassbin)
* Elite Force – Cali Sk8r (U & A)
* The Rogue Element – Mistakes – Cassette Jam Remix (Exceptional)
* Josh Wink – Higher State Of Pantyness – Krafty Mix (CDR)

Make sure you tune in to the next Hubie Sounds on Tuesday 25th May @ 9pm UK time for a special guest mix from Curl And Dean – live & direct on

Hubie x

download HUBIE SOUNDS 011

14 April, 2010

Hey peeps

Thanks for tuning in to the show last night, we hope you enjoyed it. The show is now available to download from the NSB Radio archives, so if you’d like to download it, just click the link below…

>> Download Hubie Sounds 011 <<

Here’s the show tracklist…

* Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals (Virgin)
* INXS Vs Grandmaster Flash – The Message – PopChop Remix (PopChop)
* DJ Format – English Lesson – Remix (Genuine)
* Dirty Dubsters – Skatty Riddem (Dirty Dubsters Digital)
* Tiga – Hot In Herre – Hereldeduke Remix (Skint)
* The Time And Space Machine – Set Phazer To Stun (Tirk)

** Bassbin Twins Spring Promo Mix **
Tracklist unavailable

* DeeJay Punk-Roc – My Beatbox (Independiente)
* Solid Groove – This Is Sick – Yeah! Woho! Remix (Front Room)
* Freerange DJs – Back To The Old Jack (Ape Music)
* Plaza De Funk – Keep Yo Head (Mofo)
* Dirty Super Car – Get A Grip – Loops Of Fury Remix (Grand Hotel)
* Elite Force – Rhythm Rocks The Blue (U & A)
* Lee Coombs – Punji – The Omega Men Remix (Lot 49)
* Genghis Clan – Saudade De Ex (Man)
* Yolanda Be Cool – Afro Nuts – Douster Remix & Herve Beats VIP Mix (Cheaper Thrills)
* Tomb Crew – Inna Dat (Bass=Win)
* Herve – Zombies (Cheap Thrills)
* Tai – Power Chords – Zodiac Cartel Remix (Coco Machete)
* Fake Blood – The Dozens (Cheap Thrills)
* Beach Boys – Good Vibrations – Stanton Warriors Remix (CDR)

Thanks for downloading this show, we hope you enjoy it.

Make sure you tune in to the next edition of Hubie Sounds on Tuesday 27th April @ 9pm BST – live & direct on

Hubie x

HUBIE SOUNDS with special guest peo de pitte!

5 February, 2010

Hey everyone!

In the first of two Breakspoll Specials, this Tuesday night we will be joined in the studio by one of the hottest talents in dance music… the one and only Peo de Pitte!

Yes that’s right, the man behind the excellent Crazy Love remix for the Drumattic Twins and numerous other booty shaking productions will be joining us in the Hubie Sounds studio this Tuesday night for two hours of bouncy beats and musical mayhem on NSB Radio.

If you’re unfamiliar with Peo, please check out his myshizzle right here:

>> We hope you can tune in to Hubie Sounds, Tuesday 9th 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

HUBIE SOUNDS with special guest sai

25 January, 2010

Hey everyone!

Hubie Sounds hits the internet airwaves once again this Tuesday night and this week we’ve got a very tasty guest mix from the Burmese son of wobble, Sai. He’s put together a mix chock full of wobbly basslines, dubby riddims and filthy beats which we guarantee you’ll love.

Here’s some info about Sai…

Starting out producing hip-hop on an MPC, Sai decided to concentrate on mixing when moving to London from Burma, adding dubstep and breakbeat to his repertoire and even spitting lyrics in Burmese for hip-hop group Vokal as part of his musical apprenticeship. Now rocketing to fame in London’s alternative electronic scene, recently coming 3rd in the Eastpak soundclash, he has also won the Mad DJ Comp in Nov 2009. Sai’s versatility and musical intelligence has paved the way for his on-going success. With the ability to hold down crowd rocking sets wherever he plays, from party vibe hip hop to the most gut wrenching dubstep and bassline you can dare to imagine with all the ear carnage in between. All mixed to perfection and done with bags of charisma makes him an instant fan favourite all over town and further afield!

Holding residency at london’s breakbeat stalwarts SUPATRONIX and Door. Promotions eclectic cross-genre night Never Grow Up. Also rolling with the likes of Rokit Science, Your Mum and Trouble Vision he has been booked alongside some of raves leading lights including; Pendulum, Chase & Status, Eddy TM, General Midi , Calvertron, Rennie Pilgrem, Slyde, Freestylers. Utah Saint, Elite Force, Rico Tubbs, A1 Bassline, Bass Weazal, South Rakkas Crew, Toddla T, Baobinga, Raffertie, Plastician, Reso, Brackles, Deekline & Wizard, SOTO, Plaza de Funk, 2 Bit Thugs and more. Founding UK underground DJs & skateboarders group UPPER PLAYGROUND, Sai’s library of basslines is given its own agenda and ready to push the boundaries of London’s eclectic heavy bass scene.

Make sure you mark the Wobble Squad launch night on 19th Feb and the Upper Playground Birthday on 3rd April in your diaries peeps, you won’t want to miss them! Both nights will be held at the Gramaphone in London.

For more info, make sure you check out Sai’s Myspace:

We’ll also be spinning the usual selection of bouncy beats for your aural entertainment, including fresh tuna by the likes of Elite Force, Mr No Hands, Plaza de Funk and many more!

>> So make sure you tune into Hubie Sounds this Tuesday 26th January @ 9pm GMT, live and direct on NSB Radio! <<

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

download the HUBIE SOUNDS best of 2009 special!

13 January, 2010

Yo peeps.

Thanks for tuning in to Hubie Sounds last night, we hope you enjoyed the show. 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 Best Of 2009 Special <<

Here’s the show tracklist…

* Deekline – I Don’t Smoke – Deekline & Tim Healey Mix – Krafty Kuts Edit (Rat UK)
* Yo Majesty – Club Action – Stanton Warriors Remix (Domino)
* Young MC – Know How – Stanton Warriors Edit (CDR)
* Slyde – Block Parties (Hot Cakes)
* That Girl DJ – Go Commando (Re:Connect)
* Acidkids – Mad Mahoney – Trevor Loveys Remix (Acidkids)
* Crackerz & Jam – Big Up Girl (Upstart Music)
* General MIDI ft. Whiskey Pete – Get It Down – Bassline Mix (Distinctive)
* DJ Zinc – Submarines (Bingo Bass)
* Djedjotronic ft. Spoek – Dirty & Hard – Stereoheroes Remix (CDR)
* Tiga – What You Need – Proxy Remix (Different)
* Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls – Zodiac Cartel Extended Mix (CDR)
* Dub Pistols ft. Lindy Layton & Rodney P – I’m In Love – Foamo Remix (Sunday Best)

* Haggstrom ft. Terri Walker – Be My Baby – Peo de Pitte Remix (Flat Out)
* H2 – Clocks (CDR)
* Rektchordz – Feed Your Head – Elite Force Mix (U & A)
* Meat Katie & Elite Force – Believe (U & A)
* TC – Where’s My Money – Caspa Remix – Elite Force Re-Fix (CDR)
* Jack Beats ft. Dynamite MC – What – Dub Mix (Cheaper Thrills)
* Rico Tubbs – Gangsters – Jay Stewart Remix (Menu)
* Plaza de Funk – Do It (CDR)
* Refracture – Eternal – Mr No Hands Remix (Dusted Breaks)
* Bassbin Twins – Whistle Choon (Bassbin)
* Si Begg – The Bleeps – Shades Of Rhythm Remix (Mutate)
* The Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital (Take Me To The Hospital)
* Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name (Columbia)

Thanks for downloading this show, we hope you enjoy it!

Make sure you also check out all the other excellent shows available to download from the archives at

We hope you can tune into the next edition of Hubie Sounds on Tues 26th Jan @ 9pm GMT, live & direct on NSB Radio 🙂

Hubie x

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