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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

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 – 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

HUBIE SOUNDS On Air This Saturday Night!

23 June, 2009

Hiya Brappers!

It’s that time once again when Hubie Sounds hits the interweb airwaves and this week we’ve got plenty of fresh new tuna to keep you entertained, plus an excellent guest mix from a very talented pair of breakbeateers, Lunar Shift! If you like your beats broken and your basslines dirtier than a tramp in Elephant & Castle, then you’re gonna love this mix! For more info about the lads, read on…

Ian Radcliffe and Dan Hicks aka Lunar Shift first met 10 years ago. Realising they shared a passion for dance music, they DJ’d and promoted their own breaks nights in the East Anglia region. They began making breaks in 2006, with initial releases on their own imprint, 192K Records. Continuing to push their sound with other labels together with support from Annie Nightingale on Radio One and Jay Cunning on Kiss FM, they are looking forward to a busy year of releases……

In terms of what they are up to, the duo have a few local gigs coming up, but they are mostly in the studio, working on new releases. Ian and Dan had a release on Ego Shot last month and this week Supatronix had a release of which they did a remix. Coming up for the rest of the year, the lads have two more remixes on Ego Shot and their own material out on Definition, Bass Reflections, Supatronix, Big Square and Electrofly.

For further info, check out the lads’ myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/lunarshiftmusic

We hope you can tune in to Hubie Sounds this Saturday 27th June @ 8pm GMT, live and direct on Brap FM!

See you in the Brap Chatroom!

For further details, including how to tune in, check out my Radio Show page  )

Hubie x

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Hubie Sounds with Special Guest Catch23 this Sat Night!

1 April, 2009

Hi everyone!

This week on Hubie Sounds I will be joined by an absolute legend in breakbeat circles, Catch23! Some of you might know him as Adam G or Mr Moneyshot or formerly as a member of Slackshot. As well as being a talented DJ and promoter, Catch23 represents some of the hottest talent in dance music, managing the likes of Jay Cunning, Rico Tubbs, Breakspoll award-winner Lady Waks and exciting new act 2 Bit Thugs. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Catch23, feel free to check out his new Myspace page right here:

http://www.myspace.com/c23management

Anyway, this Saturday night Catch23 and his crew will be joining us in Hubie Sounds Studios for two hours of musical mashup madness, so expect to hear loads of fresh exclusive tunes and of course plenty of japery and jokes that Adam is so well known for in some circles 😉

So come and check us out, this Saturday 4th April @ 8pm GMT, live and direct on Brap FM!

See you in the Brap Chatroom!

Check out my Radio Show page for more details )

Hubie x

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Breakspoll Voting Now Closed

14 February, 2009

Thanks to all of you for your votes, now we wait and see how we get on. Nominations will be announced soon, so let’s all keep our fingers crossed!

As far as I know tickets are still available for Breakspoll and the official after party at Matter the following night. So if you haven’t got your tickets yet, head to the Breakspoll site to get yours as soon as poss cos they’ll probably sell out very soon!

Cheers peeps 🙂

Hubie x


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