Darkstorm – On My Mind (Video)May 07, 2013
Here’s a new track from Darkstorm called ‘On My Mind’ – taken from his forthcoming album ‘Mind Like Water, available 24.06.13 on limited edition cassette tape and digital via Bad Taste Records. Also, he will be unveiling his alter ego Lean Low very soon! Darkstorm uses the Lean Low alias for all his House & Dance music output. The debut Lean Low EP will be out later this year but in the meantime listen to this guest-mix.
Walter Ego – Hyponik Guest MixApril 23, 2013
Walter Ego did a guest mix for Hyponik and it’s full of bangers! Here it is in case you missed it… On the topic of mixes, here’s a guest mix Murlo did for us earlier this month too! Grime/Dancehall vibes. Bad Taste Records Guest Mix #2 : Murlo by Bad Taste Records on Mixcloud
Louville EP Out Now!April 04, 2013
Bandcamp. Boomkat. Juno Download. Louville is the name of a crater located on the western edge of the Sinus Roris, a bay which inhabits the northern part of one of the largest plains on the face of the Moon. More immediately relevant, it’s also the name of the street in a small coastal town in Devon where the three members of the group recorded their debut, self-titled EP. But listen to the six tracks that comprise the record and it …
Darkstorm – Mika Mila (Free Download!)April 03, 2013
Darkstorm has just uploaded another free track called ‘Mika Mila’ – a sick, weird instrumental that finishes too soon for you to get it. That’s fine though, just keep listening until you do! Download it HERE.
Sniff x Morriarchi – Brainwave Canvas Out Now!April 01, 2013
Bandcamp. ‘Brainwave Canvas’ is the latest release on Bad Taste records by MC ‘Sniff’ and Producer/DJ ‘Morriarchi’. Equal parts warm and cold, the beats are heavy with a strong boom-bap aesthetic that create the perfect shifting spectrum of ‘Canvases’ for ‘Sniffs’ calm but often menacing, dissociated flows. The album evokes that familiar flicker of the film reel as you move from scenes to acts, and into short films. The release plays host to a few instrumental tracks from Morriarchi that …
Affelaye – Never Felt Real (Free Download)March 08, 2013
Affelaye is the newest addition to the BTR camp. He’s a young Brighton based producer that makes very nice electronic music with elements of Garage and Dubstep whilst managing to create his own distinct, ambient style. We’re releasing an EP from him in the next couple of months, in the meantime, here’s a freebie…
Darkstorm – Road Trips (Video)February 27, 2013
Darkstorm unveiled a new track from his forthcoming album Mind Like Water called ‘Road Trips’. It’s a laid back beat that gives you an idea of the new albums vibe – available on Bad Taste Records Spring 2013.
Trellion + Figment – The Shadow People Out Now!February 19, 2013
Bandcamp. The Shadow People” is a collaborative misadventure from Trellion, Figment and Third Person Lurkin. Figment and TPL had been carving music together, along side Sheffield MC Force, under the name ‘DeadBeat’ as far back as 2003. Trellion’s ‘Dive By Night’, which was also featured predominantly TPL productions, dropped in 2009 and also heavily featured Figment. Work on the “The Shadow People” began around this time. Although most of what took place during those years has descended into legend and …
Louville – Prelude #2 (Free Download!)February 17, 2013
Louville have just uploaded the second of three prelude tracks in the build up to their EP in March. It’s sick and it’s a free download so what you waiting for? Click ‘buy’ for the free dl link or here.
K Dot – Let It Guh feat. Rawkid (Prod. Tony Quattro x Branchez)February 04, 2013
So we hooked up NYC producer dons Tony Quattro & Branchez with K Dot & Rawkid and the end result was ‘Let It Guh’! It’s a free download HERE and make sure you cop the new K Dot mixtape from Cameramansketch!
Louville : Prelude 1 (Free Download)January 24, 2013
FREE DOWNLOAD Louville is a project centered entirely around environment. Sampling a location, and putting that atmosphere down on record. Louville is comprised of Nigel, Gordon and Laurie. Each a musical innovator in their own right, their paths crossed in Sheffield and slowly but surely they came to the decision to pool their talents. With Nigel and Gordon key figures in the Steel City’s musical landscape and Laurie the guitar-wielder in Hey Sholay, this was a meeting of minds that …
Walter Ego x Darkstorm – Who I Am feat. K Dot & Coco Out Now!January 21, 2013
iTunes. Boomkat. Juno Download. ‘Who I Am’ is the new single from Bad Taste Records honcho’s Walter Ego & Darkstorm, featuring Sheffield grime MC’s K Dot & Coco. Following on from Walter Ego’s ‘Calm Down’ single which received huge support across on-line blogs and Toddla T on Radio 1, ‘Who I Am’ is a tropical grime banger. It’s been a great year for Walter Ego, he signed to Toddla T’s Girls Music Imprint earlier this year and released ‘Set Off’ …
Third Person Lurkin – The Lake Of WoodsJanuary 20, 2013
Boomkat. Bandcamp. “The Lake of Woods” is the fourth solo instrumental album from Sheffield producer/beat maker Tommy Marshall, and the second to be released on Bad Taste records after 2011′s “Strange Light District”. Going under the alias Third Person Lurkin’, Marshall combines samples, breaks, synths and some kind of wizardry to create often dark and always mysterious soundscapes. The album has a distant, sometimes Lo-Fi quality while at the same time featuring some of Marshall’s most synth-heavy and possibly even …
Walter Ego x Darkstorm feat. K Dot & Coco – Who I Am (Official Video)December 24, 2012
Here’s the new video for ‘Who I Am’ – the forthcoming single from Walter Ego, Darkstorm, K Dot & Coco. The single will be available to buy digitally from iTunes, Boomkat & Juno Download on Monday 21st January. The track also got a spin on Plastician’s Rinse FM show on 12.12.12, which you can listen back to…
B Flat – Night Is Over EP Out Now!October 21, 2012
Juno. Boomkat. iTunes. B Flat, the latest US producer to touch down on Sheffield’s Bad Taste Records, is a 21 year old from San Francisco whose Soundcloud states simply: “I’m growing up”. If this is a music-maker who’s currently growing up then it would seem that he’s been raised on a diet of R&B, 808’s, kicks and snares, perfecting the knack of crafting melodic, percussive ruminations in the process of his creative adolescence. Combining the wide-screen garage angles of Jacques …
Trellion & Sniff – North Luna Out Now!October 20, 2012
Bandcamp. North Luna by Trellion and Sniff North Luna is the latest release from Bad Taste foundation stones Trellion and Sniff. Trellion has been somewhat prolific these last few years with countless releases including three short experimental projects they dubbed “dumb-scapes”, each released with a raw DIY video, not to mention ‘A-Street Cartel’ and a bunch of collaborations with label mates like Third Person Lurkin, Morriarchi & Darkstorm. Sniff hasn’t been sat around either; 2010′s ‘Die Squirrel Die’, 2012′s ‘A-Street …
[RE]Mixed In Sheffield – Crossing The Line [FREE DOWNLOAD]August 10, 2012
Click to Download Mixed In Sheffield is a platform for Sheffield producers, bands and visual artists to collaborate and showcase their work. Since launching in 2009, each year has seen the ‘Re-Mixed In Sheffield’ competition challenging the city’s electronic producers to remix the city’s bands, earning a spot on a compilation available either as a free download, or as a limited edition CD. With a different theme each year, 2012′s concept is – what else? – The Olympics, in celebration of …
Tony Quattro – Break Up (Flubba Remix)August 09, 2012
Check this heavyweight new remix from NYC based producer Flubba, which we’re giving you for FREE if you’re a fan of our facebook page! All you have to do is click HERE to claim that 808 monster.
Tony Quattro – Out On The Floor EP Out Now!August 01, 2012
Juno Download. Boomkat. iTunes. Proper dancing music from NYC-via-Sheffield thanks to Tony Quattro and Bad Taste Records. ‘Out On The Floor’ is a straight ace, working the spacious sound design of South London Ordnance with the Latinized NYC slink of DJ Qu or MikeQ and the shark-eyed swagger of Lil Silva to deadly effect. Make sure to check the grimy Technoid rudeness of ‘Jack’s Back’ and the booty throwdown ‘Back Swipe’ for measure. Killer remixes come from Walter Ego, Squarehead …
Stagga – Teleport Riddim Out Now!July 19, 2012
iTunes. Introducing the new Stagga single ‘Teleport Riddim’ (Ft. Trellion & Lax Luther). It’s a ridiculously catchy ‘new school’ Hip Hop track with a larger than life 808 kick drum. You can purchase it via iTunes and it will also be available through Bandcamp & Boomkat next month (with additional remixes from Mister X & Darkstorm). Peep the video for it below…
Trellion & Sniff – Out Cold VideoJuly 12, 2012
Trellion & Sniff are back with their trademark raw dumbscapes. Peep this new video for ‘Out Cold’ – a track taken from their forthcoming EP; ‘North Luna’. It will be released digitally on Bad Taste Records this summer through Boomkat & Bandcamp.
Walter Ego & 2046 – She’s A Myth / Hand In My Hand Out Now!May 26, 2012
Boomkat. Juno Download. Bandcamp. Accompanying his killer for UTTU and ahead of his drop on Toddla T’s Girls Music, Walter Ego goes in on a heavy House shakedown for Bad Taste. The rudely functional ‘She’s A Myth’ rolls off dub chord stabs and twirling marimba-like patterns to a great atmospheric breakdown. ‘Hand In My Hand’ is a more soulful counter, rolling with minimised garage rhythms and an infectious, pitched vocal. – Boomkat Review
Bad Taste Records Guest Mini-Mix #1 DARKHOUSE FAMMay 15, 2012
Darkhouse Fam have kindly provided us with a mini-mix for our upcoming event in London. They will be headlining our party alongside the legendary Luke Vibert. Full details on the facebook event page HERE. The mix features exclusive material along with recent tracks from the ‘In & Out’ EP, which dropped on Earnest Endeavours earlier this year. They deserve to blow up to be honest, surely only a matter of time… Cardiff’s finest in the building!
SCUMFAM – S.C.U.M EP OUT NOW!May 15, 2012
iTunes. Scumfam are a Sheffield Grime collective featuring artists like Tez Kidd, K Dot, Coco, Rawkid, AK, Milks & More. We’ve just put out their debut EP via iTunes and it’s banging. They’ve been making a lot of noise in the UK grime scene, they’ve been featured on the Logan Sama show (Kiss FM) as well as the DJ Q show (BBC Radio 1Xtra). Putting Sheffield grime on the map!
T Dogg – Revolt EP out now!May 03, 2012
iTunes. Bandcamp. T Dogg is a jack of all trades. Most of you will know him as a grime MC from the single ‘Ugly’. But did you know he’s also a producer? He made the beat for ‘Ugly’ (what a fuckin’ beat!) and produces under the alias of Mister X. If that wasn’t enough he films and edits videos for his own company RTD Productionz who extensively document UK grime and urban music. Check their website HERE, clearly the man …
Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction (Darkstorm Remix)April 06, 2012
Darkstorm has uploaded a new remix of Snoop Dogg’s ‘Sensual Seduction’. It’s different to the material he normally makes, on a purple punch r&b vibe. And it’s also a free download too so cop it now and play to your lover tonight…
Walter Ego – Bootlegs EP out now!March 23, 2012
FREE DOWNLOAD. Producer don Walter Ego has just dropped a new release on Bad Taste. The Bootlegs EP features 5 refixes of artists likes Whitney Houston (RIP) Usher & Dizzee Rascal. Every track is fresh and previously unreleased, apart from the Dizzee Rascal refix, which is the same beat used for ‘Calm Down’. The EP is FREE and absolute FIYAH! Seriously, download it HERE. Now!
Figment – Bag of illy EP out now!March 22, 2012
Bandcamp. Figment has just dropped the ‘Bag of illy’ EP, produced by Miggy Manacles. It’s that neck snapping, boom bap hip hop that gets our hiss of approval. For only £2 you get 2 tracks, the instrumentals and a remix. Support and cop it now!
T Dogg – Ugly Out Now!March 20, 2012
iTunes. Bandcamp. T Dogg goes in, holding nothing back with some raw grime that sees the trend continuing of emerging emcee’s to be putting out pretty solid & most definitely exciting material out of Sheffield at the minute. Production wise, it’s deep, dark & doesn’t hide away by doing the basics really, really well. Every element of a grime production that you’d expect are floating about in amongst it all, uncompromising at times, the heavy bass & kicks particularly standing …
Timbah – Cheryl Cole Remix! Free D/LMarch 20, 2012
Timbah has done an insane remix of Cheryl Coles ‘Fight for this love’! Yup we were shocked too but it’s actually good…
New Video : T Dogg – UglyMarch 07, 2012
Sheffield is on point when it comes to raw grime music at the moment. An example of this is T Dogg, an MC who also produces his own beats under the alias Mister X. His forthcoming single on Bad Taste Records demonstrates just how effective a simple, bass heavy grime track can be. The track name is also very fitting; ‘Ugly’. We just did a video for it, which you can watch below. The track will be available to buy …
Squarehead – Keep It Moving Out Now!February 21, 2012
Juno Download. Boomkat. iTunes. Bandcamp. Swinging Garage with raved-up remixes by Timbah and TOYC. ‘Steer Me Wrong’ displays a deft, subtle grasp of US-meets-UK styles, while the percussive UK accent is more pronounced on ‘Take-Away’. ‘Somethings’ keeps the vibe moody but frisky, while ‘Keep It Moving’ is exactly the kind of stuff we could imagine xxxy or Joy O dropping. Remixing, Timbah gives a flash, halfstepping fluoro-boogie drop, and TOYC nods to mid ’90s sounds. – Boomkat Review
Third Person Lurkin’ – The Cloud Mirror LPFebruary 19, 2012
After Nameless City and The Strange Light District, Third Person Lurkin’ has put out another sick FREE instrumental album called “The Cloud Mirror”. Plug in your headphones and prepare for a deep sound journey through the calm and melancholic universe of ambient, downtempo and trip-hop. Download for free HERE.
Squarehead EP Preview & Launch PartyFebruary 12, 2012
Check out the preview for the forthcoming Squarehead EP available on Friday 17.02.12 through Juno Download, iTunes and Boomkat. Squarehead is a seriously talented 19 year old house producer from Sheffield, when we first heard his material we couldn’t believe how fine-tuned and mature his sound was. His debut Bad Taste EP has been played non-stop in the office for the last two weeks! Also features sick remixes from Timbah and TOYC The Launch party for this EP will be …
Timbah – Can’t Love Without You EP Out Now!January 27, 2012
Juno Download. Boomkat. iTunes. Bandcamp. Ok, so today is a very busy day for Bad Taste Records! Firstly, Timbah’s debut EP is out now so go cop that via the links at the top. It’s an amazing debut and we can’t get enough of it! We think 2012 is going to be a great year for this young producer, he’s already received support from Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM as well as Monki on Rinse FM. Secondly, Trellion & Sniff, …
Tez Kidd on BBC DocumentaryJanuary 03, 2012
BBC 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth recently made ‘It’s grime up north’ – a documentary trying to find the best MC from the north of England as most cats who make it in the music business are from the big smoke. It’s a good watch and features none other than Tez Kidd! It’s available to stream on the BBC player below for a short period…
Tez Kidd – ‘The Paradigm Shift’ album out now!December 19, 2011
Tez Kidd has a new album out now called ‘The Paradigm Shift’ and it’s fiyah! Raw, northern grime at its finest. He recently took part in the legendary Lord of the mics 3 clashes and is a veteran in the Sheffield grime/bassline scene. We’re happy to be putting out this album as he’s one of the norths best grime MCs in our opinion. Buy ‘The Paradigm Shift’ on iTunes HERE or bandcamp HERE and for the next 3 days it …
Timbah – Can’t Love Without You EP PreviewDecember 17, 2011
We’re ridiculously excited and giddy about this forthcoming EP from Timbah, it’s incredible! Timbah is a very talented 19 year old who makes forward thinking bass music. He’s influenced by the likes of James Blake & Rustie and we predict a lot of attention heading his way in 2012 and beyond. Listen to the preview of his EP below. Timbah – Can’t Love Without You EP Preview by Bad Taste UK
Walter Ego – Free MP3December 15, 2011
Walter Ego has a brand new track up on our soundcloud page and we’re loving it! It’s slightly different from the material on his last two EP’s but it’s a certified banger and will have you dancing around your bedroom! On top of this we’re being generous and letting you download it for free! Consider it an early xmas present, download it from our soundcloud page here. Walter Ego – Only think of you by Bad Taste UK
Darkstorm Remix (Free Download)November 22, 2011
Darkstorm has just uploaded a remix of ‘Delf Obsessed’ by Trellion & Sniff. It’s gully! Have a listen to it on his soundcloud here where you can also download it free of charge. Trellion & Sniff – Delf Obsessed (Darkstorm Remix) by DARKSTORM In other good news, a label from Paris called Overcooked Records has just signed Darkstorm so expect new releases from him on Bad Taste and Overcooked Records in 2012.
Diabolik – Smoots Got SoulNovember 09, 2011
Diabolik has a brand new beat tape out today called “Smoots got soul.” It features a load of instrumental hip hop tracks on a soul tip and is available for FREE download! Grab it from mediafire HERE or bandcamp HERE If you’re thinking to yourself “Who is Diabolik?” Then you need to check out the instrumental album he did with Darkstorm HERE which is the perfect accompaniment to a sunday afternoon blunt session. Oh and it’s also a free download.
Stagga – Teleport Riddim ft. Trellion & Lax Luther VideoSeptember 19, 2011
We’ve just uploaded the new promo video for the Stagga, Trellion & Lax Luther track ‘Teleport Riddim.’ It’s a banger! The single will be available very soon on iTunes but for now bump this.
A Street Cartel debut album out now!September 17, 2011
A Street Cartel have just released their debut album for digital download! Be sure to cop that and support the movement, especially as you get 10 tracks for a measly £3. Bargain. Listen and buy it HERE. They also did a video for the track ‘Key Largo’ which is as raw as their music. Watch in 1080 HD!
Third Person Lurkin – ‘Strange Light District’ album out now!August 24, 2011
Third Person Lurkin’ a.k.a Marshall Artist has just put out a new album called Strange Light District and it’s one of our favourite releases so far! It’s dusty, lo-fi instrumental hip hop and we can’t recommend it enough – you need this in your life! Preview and buy it digitally over on our bandcamp HERE!
Darkstorm’s new EP “XY Swag” out now!August 09, 2011
Darkstorm has just released a brand new EP today for free download! It’s called “XY Swag” and features four 808 down-tempo beats with accapellas from Darkstorms favourite female vocalists; PJ Harvey, Bjork, M.I.A & Morcheeba. It’s a little bit different from what he normally makes but listen with an open mind as he branches out into new territory! Download it free of charge HERE!
New Miggy Manacles MixAugust 03, 2011
Miggy Manacles has just done a new mix called ‘Knuckles to the Creep Vol.1′ and it’s dope! It features a load of unreleased and forthcoming material on Bad Taste Records as well as classic material on the label. You can listen to it on soundcloud and even download it for free here! Knuckles To The Creep… Vol 1 mixed by Miggy Manacles by Bad Taste UK
Walter Ego ‘Calm Down’ EP Out Now!July 27, 2011
The brand new Walter Ego ‘Calm Down’ EP is out now on iTunes & Juno Download! It mixes grime, dubstep & UK Funky effortlessly and features 5 sick tracks that are all bangers! On MC duties we have the cream of the Sheffield grime scene representing; Coco, K Dot, Tez Kidd, Shinobi & Raw Kid. Go cop it now on iTunes HERE or on Juno Download HERE. Listen to the EP preview- Walter Ego – “Calm Down” EP Preview by …
Tramlines Festival 2011July 19, 2011
This friday is our Tramlines party! We’re really excited about the festival, Sheffield is always its most busy and vibrant during this weekend and if you came to our Tramlines party last year you’ll remember how sick and roadblock it was! This year we’ve got the amazing C.R.S.T headlining, they’ve put out an amazing EP earlier this year on Herves label ‘Deep Thrills’ and they’re guaranteed to get the dancefloor jumpin. It’s also the launch party for Walter Egos EP …
Skelly Zone EPJuly 08, 2011
The Kush Twins is the brain child of production duo Marshall Artist and Miggy Manacles. We’ve just put out their debut EP “The Skelly Zone” for FREE download. It’s raw, dusty, dank Hip Hop featuring Trellion on MC duties. Preview and download it HERE.
Darkstorm & Walter Ego Dumbfresh PodcastJuly 08, 2011
Check the new mix from Darkstorm & Walter Ego for the Dumbfresh Blog Full info and download link HERE Dumbfresh 006 Podcast by Dumbfresh Tracklisting : 1. Trellion & Sniff – Sunny Side Down 2. Doppelgangaz – Here We Go 3. Lunice x Souljah Boy – Hitmanes Anthem/Turn my swag on 4. Young L – Tucan Sam 5. TOYC – Joompa 6. Zarif – Box of Secrets (Redlight Remix) 7. Blawan – Potchia Vee 8. Checan – Rosamund 9. Bok …