Saturday, March 24, 2012

[Mix] Justice Never Sleeps Mix #1 - Boomshank Redemption

New feature - we will now be doing a monthly JNS mix!

Check the blog at the end of each month to stream or download the latest mix, which will be made by either a guest dj or one of our finest from the JNS team.

Here's the first mix, a house/minimal/techno mix from Boomshank Redemption. The mix starts with smooth, chilled house, then works up to some nice minimal/techno stuff. Look out for the Matt Berry special appearance. Enjoy!

Track listing:

Thugfucker - Disco Gnome (Tale of Us Remix)
H.O.S.H and Taprikk Sweezee - Dead and Alive
No Regular Play - Lookin (Life and death remix)
Azari & III - Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Remix)
Maceo Plex - Vibe Your Love
Erick Morillo & Harry Choo Choo Romero - Pa Ra Ra
Bart Skils - All About the Music
Matt Berry - One Track Lover (Synthia Remix)
Claptone - Cream
Mumbai Science - Alchemy
Andre Detoxx - Redeem (yokoO Remix)
Fuckpony - Cold Slave
Meat vs. Einzelkind - Not a Musical Masterpiece
Shades Of Gray, Beckford - Midnight Lover
SLG- Ssswing
Booka Shade - Tickle
Maetrik - Push Me (Popof Remix)
Mighty Dub Catz - Magic Carpet Ride (Claude Vonstroke Sucker Free City Edition)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

[FREE 320] The Prodigy - Firestarter (Coda vs Rutile rmx)

Rutile's rather rude remix of Prodigy's Firestarter, phat, free and filthy.

[Event] Ruckus @ Nova 31/3/12

Ruckus  @ Nova
Saturday 31st of March
Doors 10pm - 3am
Entry £3

After the initial success of their first night at Nova, Ruckus return to bring us more electro, techno and house to this new up and coming Inverness venue.

Ruckus have been very exciting in Inverness recently and have been trail blazing gigs at Studio 25 (now renamed Vinyl) and at Nova, which has now become a hub for cutting edge underground music in the city (as mentioned in our Turbulence @ Nova preview).

For only £3 entry this is the only place to be in Inverness on the night!

Facebook event page here
Ruckus official website here

Here's a preview of what you can expect:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[Event] Turbulence @ Nova

Turbulence @ Nova
Friday 30th of March
Doors 10pm - 3am
Free Entry

Turbulence, the biggest and best jungle, drum and bass and dubstep night in Inverness makes it's first appearance at Nova on Friday the 30th of March.

The Highland Junglists, who are - I am Kojak, Dropz, Silent Assassin and Raboon have been a big part of the scene in the local area in the past few years, most notably playing Belladrum Festival last year and holding regular nights at Cake and the Bothy.

Judging by the word on the street, it's already looking like it's going to be a huge turnout, and it forms part of the revolutionary Underground Music Project - a series of gigs held at Nova covering a range of underground electronic music genres. It is extremely encouraging to see a venue finally seeing the gap in the market and doing something positive for the scene. Look out for a special Justice Never Sleeps report on the Underground Music Project coming soon.

Dj Dropz, Highland Junglists mix:

For the Facebook event page, click here
For the Underground Music Project page, click here

Monday, March 12, 2012

El Hatred - Get On Your Knees

Nice dark dubstep available to purchase in the soundcloud embed, so you can hear more than 20 seconds after the drop.

Street Lurkin - Hold Your Breath (Computer Club Remix)

Really sweet remix of 'Hold Your Breath' by Street Lurkin featuring Anna Yvette by the ever fantastic Computer Club.

Out March 19th on Play Me Records!

Check out the rest of the EP here as well, but it's all about this Computer Club remix for me.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

[Jackin House] TJR - Baby Got Jacked/California Love

TJR is someone to watch right now! He is already pretty big when it comes to house but his tune 'Funky Vodka' is definitely going to be a summer hit (I'l leave a link below).
Anyway, here is two free remixes/bootleg originals he left up on his soundcloudio!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

KONY 2012 - Do we know what we are doing?

Well its fair to say there has been a lot of talk about this KONY 2012 movement with everyone sharing and caring there way to a more peaceful Uganda. Or so we think.
The campaign has sent out a very clear and simple objective; raise awareness about Joseph Kony and his crimes so that the power can be put in place to capture him. And this I have full support for, I mean this has to be good a thing right? Well unfortunately we live in a very complicated world where there is more than one 'bad guy' and plenty of people to take their place. Before I begin to explain my view of this I want to make it clear that I am not writing this article to stop people from joining the KONY movement, I myself have signed the petition and shared the film however we are dealing with a very delicate situation which could result in the death of many children as a result of misplaced information and power and so if we are to join this cause we should all look into the full facts and agree on the most effective and efficient way to put a stop on this forever.

One term that has been thrown around a lot this week is 'the white man's burden'. I'm going to stay away from the race descriptive in this term, I think one way to put it is our reaction to KONY 2012 has been one that can very easily be mistaken as thousands of well off western teenagers desperate to avoid public guilt. In other words when you share the video, change your display picture, post some plead or make you purchase of campaign posters, bracelets etc from the outside this could be perceived as an attempt to show you are not selfish being rather than a genuinely caring person. And there is always going to be the odd attention seeker who see's this a chance to enlighten their image including the vast amount of celebrities and politicians who have agreed to join the cause. I can't knock this though. In the end, mass awareness is always a positive and this is highly achieved through the use of widely known and respected individuals however what happens when the message that has been shared by these people is not necessarily the right one? We end up with an even worse situation than before we started.

I fear that this cause may end up on its arse because the leading organisation responsible for the worldwide campaign haven't got the agenda in place to stop these crimes for good. They are a non-profit organisation however the majority of their spending has been flushed into making incredibly expensive films and promotional campaigns which makes them the most widely known organisation and soon they will become under a load of pressure from the powers that be

So what do I suggest we do? Well I did some research this morning and within half an hour my understanding of this subject had been twisted and challenged. I don't feel its my place to convince you to do anything except look further into this and so I have left some links that I have found useful.

If your want my opinion based on what I have heard and read so far I would say a simple campaign like the KONY one can go very far because it has one objective that can be spread very easily in a world on facebook. However anyone that has had an interest in politics or studied history knows that you can take away the man at the top but someone else always takes their place. There are other powers in Uganda that need to be developed and investigated for change including the government and the army itself. Until this has been done then we are wasting our time only taking one man out of power. As the Independent article you are about to see in the links puts it, 'Stop Kony, but don't stop asking questions'.

Interesting articles:

The Independent >>> 'Stop Kony, but don't stop asking questions'
The Educated Field Negro >>> 'We Got Trouble'

[FREE EP] Treasure Fingers - Rooftop Revival EP

A great EP and like most things, tastes sweeter when it's free. I'm particularly loving the Computer Club remix, first ditty I've heard from him in a while and it appears he has not forgotten how to make huge synths. In blog language, his remix takes this cheeky disco number and turns into in a rowdy disco smasher. The video is quite a lot of fun as well, unless you don't like seeing people fun in which case its probably rather irritating to you, like most things.

Direct Download link

Check out @ScionAV's Treasure Fingers - Rooftop Revival EP on!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

[Event] Ruckus at Nova

Ruckus at NOVA
Saturday 10th of March
Doors 10pm - 3am
Entry Fee £3
Electro, Techno, House

Ruckus, the newest night to hit Inverness, will be bringing a metric fuckton of tunage to Bar Nova next weekend. It's always great to see something new and positive on the scene and Ruckus is a refreshing splash of bass on what has been a pretty much stagnant underground scene since the closing of cake nightclub.

In their first gig, the boys pulled off a feat equivalent to bending the laws of the universe; they got me to go into Studio 25! (Studio 25, now re-branded as Vinyl, under normal circumstances is a commercial music playing snake pit that I had once sworn NEVER to go in). It was the first time Studio had let non-chart music into their midst, and it turned out to be a incredible night. We now have the boys from Filth about to play a night in the club upstairs, Love2love (another place I took a vow with, now re-branded as Digital). It's really encouraging to see venues like this finally realising that they can be more varied and cater for a broader audience. Be sure to catch the Filth night preview coming to the blog soon.

The relatively new venue Bar Nova is a place I have not been to yet, but I have been to the venue when in was under a different name and I can say that it definitely has the potential for a good rave. Not too small and not too big, perfect for a good sound system and Ruckus's exclusive lighting rig. Under its last moniker, Mambos, it was yet another naff cheesy pop pub, so yet again it's good to see another venue turning the corner and doing something positive.

Music for the night will be supplied by djs Matt Lyon, Findlay Hart and Lucas Manning who will be bringing you all all the best from electro, techno and house. Only £3 entry fee and open till 3am, nothing in the town comes close to it this weekend. This is a gig not to be missed, GO TO IT!

Check out the facebook page here
or the official Ruckus website here

Friday, March 2, 2012

[Article] The Death of the Rock 'n Roll Dream

Throwing TVs out of hotel windows. Smashing cars into swimming pools. Biting heads off bats live on stage. Staying up all night having orgies with hookers and taking cheese balls (that's cocaine and cheese). These were some of the things that the almighty guitarists, drummers, djs and singers of yesteryear would get up to. Ahhh those were the glory days, when rock stars were actually cool and not some half arsed soft cock singing about your inner feelings bullshit. Coldplay for example, what the fuck are they all about? If you like them you should go kill yourself, I know you won't be far from doing it anyway you depressing fuck. Ed Sheeran? I reckon the most rock n roll thing he's even done is spilt his coco pops at breakfast without even apologizing to his mum. Nutter.
Gingers. Eww gross.

Rizzle Kicks
Recently in my home town there was a gig by a band (?) called Rizzle Kicks. Now, amongst friends in a more colloquial situation I would normally just refer to Rizzle Kicks as a black Jedward, but that would be too damn rotten to the black community. So I'll just call them shite instead. So this shite was playing in my home town, and I was utterly repulsed by the amount of otherwise normal rational people who paid good money to go see them. What possesses a man/woman to go and see such poorly written and over commercialised wank performed by a pair of pussies too dumb to even take advantage of the whole situation? I know some of you will think I'm just bitter and envious. And yes, your right, I won't even waste my fucks trying to deny it. But it's just the fact that they don't even have the common decency to lord it up, get smashed out their faces and burn hotels to the ground has me riled and irked the most.

When I go to a gig I sometimes like to fantasise about what might be going on backstage. Midgets serving up coke on a silver platter or maybe just a few groupies giving the odd casual blowjob. These days, your more likely to find a stroppy little cunt giving his PA ten shades of fuck because his dressing room isn't feng shui. We used to have the likes of Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix. Real visionaries who's music reflected true and deep meaning in a beautifully poetic way, yet they were still bad ass and had that dangerous, mysterious edge to them. Now what have we got? Justin Bieber, Olly Murs, and whoever won the Xfactor last year. These people who don't even write their own songs, have no opinion and are picked out for being marketable to the dumb beasts that we call the general public.

How did this all happen in the first place? How did we get from being disgustingly awesome to pleasantly naff? A number of things possibly. I would probably blame most of it on the capitalisation of music. Music is increasingly becoming business rather than art, it's all about monetary gain rather than intrinsic value. It has been constantly subjected to degrading abuse and repeated anal gang rape by the suits. I'm not sure what it is that's turning all the musicians into pillow biting faggots though. I have a theory it may be because record companies want to sell shit to kids with an image their parents will approve of (in these days of over protective parenting). Perhaps it's the stars becoming increasingly paranoid of appearing in a tabloid scanal. Maybe it's because in society now we don't stand up for ourselves and rebel any more, it's as if we're far more content to take authority as the truth rather than truth as the authority.

Even the followers of this woeful nonsense get defensive over it, too ashamed to admit that they are tasteless consumers of this musical version of a ready meal. Eventually, these people will grow so stupid yet so protective of their branded pish, that all the record company will have to do is play them a single note (or maybe a chord if they are going for Christmas number 1). The masses will go crazy for it, simply because that single note is being played by the Xfactor winner. The "artists" themselves will become super pussies that promise to not have sex until they are over 30 and married for at least 10 years. They will also be ginger like Ed Sheeran.

So people, if you are a musician, remember that you have to go fucking mental at every gig you ever get. Smash that fridge, kick that beer into the crowd, punch that kid in the front row. Go mad, DO IT! If you are a music fan, encourage this behaviour, get as nutted as your idol is. And if he/she starts to be a soft cock, stop going to their lame gigs and go to something with more debauchery. If we don't go nuts, if we don't rebel from time then that will be the end of the rock and roll lifestyle, the beginning of mediocrity and a breeding ground for idiocracy . It shall ultimately be - the death of the Rock 'n Roll Dream.

[Exclusive] Top Five with Nik Cooper

It feels like years since I last got time to post on here so I'm very excited to be able to come back and give you all something new to read and listen to. First up I should explain that this is a new feature that I have decided to take on.

As often as I can, I will convince someone from the music industry to make up a selection of there top five tracks while I introduce this person to you all. Our first exclusive selection comes from Russian promoter/producer Nik Cooper.

I first heard of Nik when he contacted me about one of my remixes, was easy to tell from the start that this was someone with a lot organisation and a passion for electro house. Ten minutes into our conversation and he had already spoke to the owner of one of the biggest electronic labels in the world about my music with a quick and positive response. Unlike a lot of promoters, Nik isn't all talk because he doesn't piss about. He. Gets. Shit. Done. Oh, and he's not a dick! In fact he is a genuinely friendly dude.
He's YouTube channel is not bad either to say the least with just over 5500 subscribers and not shy of 1,000,000 views. As far as young promoters come, he has to be up there with the most connected and well respected.
So I couldn't pass up the chance to let Nik choose some of his favorite tracks for our new feature.

Hey there, I’m Nik Cooper – producer, promoter and designer. I’ve began my music career 1 year ago, as a producer, later I’ve got connections with my favorite artists such as Alex Mind, Lazy Rich and many more – so I began also promoting artists and labels. Today, I’m partnering with up to 30 record labels and up to 100 artists from all over the world.
Many people asks me what I’ve done to be successful and connected with a large amount of people from the EDM scene, and I think the only secret is: Never give up. People always told me that I won’t be able to do something, but I did it anyways – I believed in myself. Also, I believe that anyone can contact anyone – we all are humans, we all have ways to get contacted by everyone: Email, Facebook or even Skype. So you guys shouldn’t give up.
I never had any help from anyone, I’ve done everything by myself only. Just BELIEVE and be POSITIVE, and you will success, not only in music.

I’ve got a large amount of favorite tunes, but I think that my top 5 are:

1.      Porter Robinson – The Wildcat
Such an amazing tune ! I freakin’ love Porter’s melodies, it sounds so good with the Electro House basslines and effects. Porter is one of my favorite artists, this dude is fuckin’ awesome !

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2.      Kaskade ft. Mindy Gledhill - Eyes (Alvin Risk Remix)
Alvin is a crazy guy, I like chatting with him, he is amazing. This tune is one of my favorites too, I really like the original vocals, and the amazing screaming bass from Alvin. I like the lead, the vocals, the bass – I like everything there.

3.      KOAN Sound - Meanwhile, In The Future
Oh god, this tune is so sick. Amazing funky intro always relax me, and then, HOT bass – a great balance between the bass, the kicks, the melody and everything. I always enjoy listening to this tune.

4.      Zedd - Shave It (501 Remix)
Yeah, I’ve discovered 501 from one of my partner labels. I really love this remix, really relaxing one, a great balance between the melody and the dubstep bass. Always relaxing me.

5.      Porter Robinson - Unison (Knife Party Remix)
Yeah, Knife Party surprised me. I love this tune, with Porter’s amazing melody and Knife Party’s amazing bass and effects – this tune made me go crazy. I LOVE IT !
I have a lot of plans for my channel, bringing new styles, new artists, new labels. But I would like to tell you guys about something new and HOT !

I was thinking about something that people will like, and I guess I found it. I’ve invented the ‘Bass Ring’ show. In this show, I bring 2 great artists with their greatest hits to one 15minute long mini-mix (mixed by myself) – people will love it ! I’ve worked on it a lot, and I hope that my fans will love it.
Thank you guys for reading this one ! Justice Never Sleeps are amazing guys, pretty sure that they will be BIG ! You can visit my channel for your daily dose of electronic music:
Best Regards,
Nik Cooper.

You can check his channel out on for the latest episode of Bass Ring and some fantastic promos.