Monday 2 February 2009

Whilst the snow mounts up outside keep yourself warm in the knowledge we have some fantastic content this week to keep your brain toasty and your eyeballs steaming.

First up BUG favourite Kallendar has dropped some more sweet science on us with this new set of tracks, Jiminy Cricket and Zennith. Kallendar's production has come on leaps and bounds over the last few months and these tracks are testament to that progress. The former track is an atmospheric bubbler connecting the dots between dubstep and breakbeat, whilst the latter is a cinematic driving smash-up of a song. Incredible skills from this fledgling producer and one to watch for the future. Download the mixed promo version below.

DOWNLOAD - Kallendar : Jiminy Cricket / Zennith

If you haven't been checking the UKHD show on Passion FM recently then you need your head checked, because they've been firing out some seriously heavyweight mixes. Tune in every Wednesday night at 9pm for the latest fix of all things bass-heavy and banging.

DOWNLOAD - UKHD Radio Show 28.01.09

Switching it up there's some interesting happenings in Bristol this week, beginning with We Live Here, a weekender of exhibitions and live music at the Arnolfini which looks very intriguing indeed. A weekend pass will set you back £15, with music from Freeze Puppy, Magnus Spectum and many more as well as installations and exhibits from the region's best up and coming artists.

If that doesn't satisfy your artistic urges, then head over to the Folk House from this Friday for the launch of a new exhibition by local illustrator Dave Bain, who is showcasing his alternative vision of the cover art of some classic books. We'll be bringing you a full interview with the man himself later this week.

Pick of the club nights this week has to be the charity event at The Croft for the Malawi Education Project, featuring a Bristol debut for esoteric dubstepper Boxcutter alongside Appleblim and some quality local support. Tickets are £7 and it's all for a good cause so get on it!

Across the city at Motion, Drum & Bass crew Intrigue are launching their new label with a quality line up featuring Jenna G and Krust amongst others. The debut release on the imprint comes out tomorrow and is well worth the investment, and you can preview the tracks at their online shop. We'll be bringing you an interview with the Intrigue boys next week.

If you'd prefer an earlier start to the weekend, then Pollen have the answer. A Bristol debut for up and coming producer Bullion as well as possibly the first Skwee showcase in the city from Metske. Well worth a look if you're after some quality beats and only £4 before 11pm too.