50 Weapons is Modeselektor's white label series, dedicated to remixes and clandestine dance-floor weapons. Contributing artists have so far included hot-shots of the grime, dubstep and UK funky scenes, such as Shackleton, Roska, and Headhunter.
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Bad Things (HD Video)
The Album Transistor Rhythm (+Video) is featured in Update #078:
Addison Groove, Barker & Baumecker, Monolake
Right in time for the weekend here's our selection of this month's highlight releases. And what a great month it has been with new albums by Addison Groove, Vince Watson, Monolake, Soap & Skin, Julia Holter, The Host, and Damon Albarn's Rocket Juice & The Moon more...
The Album Transistor Rhythm (+Video) was reviewed:When we interviewed Tony Williams for our Bristol City Focus early last year, little did we know just how influential his perspective on bass music would become over the next 12 months. Not because of his prolific and acclaimed productions of 'serious' dubstep under his Headhunter alias, but for what seemed like his novelty side project at the time: Addison Groove.
Williams had just released one single under the new name: 'Footcrab', which fused the high speed breaks of Chicago's footwork style with UK bass music and which quickly became a worldwide attention grabber.
Now little more than a year later this approach has blossomed into a sub-genre of its own with the productions of Machinedrum, Kuedo, Ital Tek, and Om Unit all exploring similar avenues. Just in time we're treated to Addison Groove's full-length album debut, fittingly released on Modeselektor's 50 Weapons imprint.
On 'Transistor Rhythm' Williams brings back his trademark bitingly stripped and juke-inspired 808 ghetto infusions such as 'Bad Things' (feat. Spank Rock), 'Rudeboy', and 'Dance of the Women' (feat. Mark Prichard). His love for old-school drum machines (hinted at in the album's artwork) programmed in a cutting edge manner lies at the heart of this album, but clever jazz, dub, and electro references are bound to hold the attention of the more melodically inclined. Powerful dancefloor ignition.