Friday, 31 December 2010

My Top House & Funky Tracks of 2010

So we've come to the end of another year so it's that time when I disclose the tracks that have been my favourites throughout. As previously, I was aiming for 10 but ended up with many more than I had bargained for....

The list is strictly UK House & Funky tracks that arose during 2010, so if there's any that you feel are missing that were floating around last summer or even December, that would be why.

NB: To avoid politics, tracks are listed in
alphabetical order according to track title.

  1. All My Love – Fuzzy Logik feat Jada Pearl
  2. Bad Girl VIP Remix – Addictive feat Trilla (produced by Champion)
  3. Blu Magic – Ill Blu
  4. Can’t Say No – Digital Dubstar feat Miss Fire
  5. Deception – Esko
  6. Ground Zero – Mystery (Must Have Music)
  7. Hand In The Air – Ramzee
  8. Heartbeat – Lil Silva
  9. High Definition – MA1 (Karnival Music)
  10. I Need Love – Roska feat Anesha
  11. I Wonder – Louise Williams
  12. Insomniac – Major Notes
  13. It’s What You Do – The Fives ft Vanya Taylor
  14. Kills Me (Footsteps Remix)Melanie Fiona
  15. Lighter – Champion
  16. Lights On – Katy B feat Ms Dynamite (produced by Geeneus)
  17. No Hooks – Lil Silva
  18. Shitta – Bassboy & Marcus Nasty
  19. What You Want – Kosha (produced by Kodi)
  20. Whispers – Funkystepz feat Louise Williams

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

New Video: Trilla - 0121

Trilla is definitely doing his bit to have Birmingham recognised on the map.... How many cameos can you spot?

Currently on the BBC 1Xtra A-playlist... Keep an eye out for more releases from Trilla Jermaine Trilloski in 2011

Monday, 27 December 2010

Katy B Takes The Throne!!

Katy B has had a remarkable year. First she entered into the national charts at #5 with her dubstep smash 'On A Mission', now the songstress has taken the throne in the UK Funky genre as holding the highest chart position with an impressive entry at #4 with 'Lights On' which features the legendary Ms Dynamite.

I'd like Katy B to hold a position within the top ten next week so ensure you continue buying!

New Video: Skepta - Mike Lowery

Sunday, 26 December 2010

And Janine's Still Alive Because??....

Ryan gets sung a song of praise.... After being slowly poisoned by his wife who let's face it, was attracted to her because of her twisted mind. But even though he has left Janine in a compromising situation, we all know that as she's in the hospital, she still won't die. What is it about her evil character that make the Eastenders scriptwriters keep subjecting us to her vendettas that have the viewers cringing. What needs to happen to get rid of Janine?

Did you see the massive knife that she used? How did she take a walk across the square and back losing all that blood? Do you remember our dear Dennis Rickman? Dirty Den's son.... Do you remember his tragic death?

One likkle passing stab was enough to hit exactly the right place to do the job! But yet Janine decides to dig herself with a chopping knife and take a walk in the park and yet she don't die..... KMT

C'mon Eastenders, listen to your viewers.....
We're done with Janine!!!

Christmas Eastenders...... What was THAT!?

Stuffing down another plate of food while sipping on another drink whilst enjoying my ritual of Christmas episode of Eastenders, I had to wonder what the hell happened with the scriptwriter's reins during the creation of Stacey Branning's exit from the square....

The following questions seriously keep lingering in my mind:

Firstly, which single parent suffering from bipolar do you know that would be faced with the task of batting off not 1, but 2 men after it becomes public knowledge that she committed a murder?

Secondly, when Stacey arrived at the airport did she pay for her flight before or after she realised she had large amounts of blood dried onto her hands? AND how did she manage to not get ANY of it on her clothes or coat?

Last but surely not least...... Max left her at City Airport and lives in the east end...... Stacey paid for her flight, checked in, boarded and took off all before Max got home? Not to mention the fact that she had a window seat!!! - I think every jet setter would like to know which airline Stacey flew with because their popularity is sure to go up!!

We all love Stacey and are glad she managed to get away after evil Janine's vandetta against her, but you could've at least made it realistic.... tut tut tut. Anyway, tonight I'll be sitting down with another plate of Christmas leftovers and I'm hoping Janine is going to be fighting for her last breath tonight.....
Please don't let me down!

Champion? Something's Not Right Here......

Watching this video I wondered......

You mean to say that after Chipmunk found his face in the camera so often during making Skepta's Hello Good Morning video with Diddy, he only managed to spare a 2 second cameo?

SMH Not serious!

Pow 2011 Official Video

Lethal B featuring JME, Wiley, Face, Chipmunk, P Money, Ghetts & Kano.

The track highly anticipated and going up against Tinchy Stryder's Game Over to be favoured within the grime scene, collaborates a number of artist to revive the classic original from Lethal Bizzle released in 2004. The video, directed by Carly Cussen, was also highly anticipated and reached over 50,000 YouTube views within 2 days.

Wiley's lack of attendace has been noted once again and not appreciated amongst the ranks..... But most are loving the video and track, whilst some feel that the classic should've been left alone. Released for download in February 2011, the figures will speak for themselves.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Akatriel Keeps It Moving

The track has been around for a long while but finally Akatriel has released the video!!

Taken from her EP titled 'Keep It Moving' currently available on iTunes, On & On is the first video from the Funky diva that has done much more than has been recognised. Keep It Moving which includes work with House DJ/Producer IC (Circle), has tracks many may have heard and not realised they were listening to Akatriel's vocals.

In addition Akatriel also hosts more recent productions on her soundcloud so what's your reason for not checking her out??

Where My Mans Dem At?

New track from Burgaboy feat Donaeo which has just surfaced and I'm extremely loving it!!

"I don't socialise often, I cried on my lonely..... Fashion I don't follow, sometimes I wish my pride I would swallow" - Some great lyrics there!

Donaeo has been kind enough to release the track on FREE download so we can ALL have a copy.... Click here to get yours!!

This is City Love.... Flight CL1111

Have to admit, my raving bug hasn't been caught this year. Maybe the snow and cold has put me off.... After being out in it all day, the desire to thaw out seems to be superseding the desire to be out in it during the night/early hours of the morning.

However there are a few places that may be able to sway me over before we get into what is to be 2011..... But I think the most likely place would have to be City Love on New Years Day. Why value for money!!!

Before you jump on aboard Flight CL1111, have a read of Volume 8 of Da-Mjuzik Magazine where you can find a review on pages 24-25 of my past visit to the event.

Click HERE if you want a ticket or more info...

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Start It Up Remix

Lloyd Banks feat. Sway, Giggs, Kanye, Swiss Beats & Ryan Leslie

Came across this one a few weeks back. With the common thing to be to do a remix including a US/UK collabo I don't think this will be the last one. I haven't heard this track being played much however, maybe the idea has become rather saturated? Or maybe it just hasn't been heard enough? I can see this one being played in the clubs while the DJs do their montages though.....

Not heard it? Check it out....

Saturday, 18 December 2010

I'm Not A DJ, But I Know Tunes Vol 2

Well with all the snow I thought I'd may as well put together another selection to encourage some dancing. Just to help keep your bodies warm..... Aren't I nice? lol

I'm Not A DJ, But I Know Tunes: Vol 2 by MakedaQoS


  1. Love Letter - Meleka
  2. Perfect Stranger - Magnetic Man feat. Katy B
  3. Do It Like Me (Crazy Cousinz Remix) - RD feat Roll Deep
  4. Take Control - Princess Nyah
  5. Rat Alert - Jan Driver
  6. It's What You Do -The Fives feat Vanya Taylor
  7. All My Love - Fuzzy Logik feat Jada Pearl
  8. Soul Fever - Simbad feat Steelo
  9. The Way You Move - Fuzzy Logik
  10. Poison (Bopstar Remix) - D Malice feat Rebecca Knight
  11. Ground Zero - DJ Mystery (Must Have Music)
  12. Whispers - Funkystepz feat Louise Williams
  13. Promise (Roska Remix) - Darkus Beat Project
  14. Rising Sun - Tadow
  15. Sea Sick (Naughty Remix) - Ny
  16. Yellow Tail - Geeneus
  17. Turn It Around - Hard House Banton feat Alena
  18. Tell Me (QoS Dub) - Footsteps feat AL
  19. Round & Round - Chuck Dem Gee
  20. As I - Geeneus feat Katy B

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Loving It: Viper V Man B.T.A - Psychomatic

No she didn't!!!!

So this is the video being talked about the most at the moment. Skip to 5 minutes if you get bored of the build up......

Now somebody tell me..... How on earth does the man bring you on stage, you hug him up, whine up on his front, not to mention the bumping and grinding, wrap your legs around him and then take your big are boots and catch him in the face with your heels?

She just made the best moment of her life, one of the worst!!! Excitement can be an damning thing I tell ya!!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Hold Yuh - UK Funky Remix

A man who is doing serious things for the Dancehall scene at present.... It's Gyptian with the track that took over the airwaves Hold Yuh. But it's another official remix coming out of the FunkyStepz camp and I'm totally loving it!!!!

Funky and Bashment have been mixed a few times already, but not always done with success. Already heard this remix being played on the airwaves and I surely wouldn't complain if I heard it a bit more.

Have a listen.....

Gyptian - Hold Yuh (Funkystepz House Mix) by meshculture

If you missed the previous post regarding the FunkyStepz MTV article, check it out here

Ghetts Impression of Wiley

To view the full video go to the Cut The Chat website where you can view many other episodes too!!

More Glamma!!

Only recently posted about Glamma Kid's return and already there's more!!! This time Glamma Kid has teamed up with Beenie Man & Jamelia, bringing it back to the old skool.

Planned for release April 2011

Very intrigued to see what else Glamma Kid has up his sleeve. Follow his Twitter and keep yourself in the know!!

New Video: Game Over - Female Takeover Remix

Wasn't a big fan of this remix as I felt there were a few names that could've been put into the pot instead of some that were featured but one thing that cannot be denied is the unity these females have shown. Something I feel is missing majorly from the music scene at the moment so whatever feelings may be about the track content, these females held it down for one another.

Major Props for that!!!!

PS: The behind the scenes of this video can be found HERE

New Release: Meleka - Love Letter

I've been watching Meleka for a while. The lovely lady first caught my attention with her debut track 'Go'. The track was first released having won the HUGO Boss Urban Rules competition and the Crazy Cousins remix really put her on the map. After seeing her perform at I Luv Live I could see exactly why she won. Her performace and voice absolutely blew me away.

Having gained a reputation within the UK Funky circuit, Meleka continued work with Crazy Cousins to release 'Miss Me'. Now the young lady has stepped into another genre to bring us 'Love Letter'. With Dubstep on the evident rise, it has to be questioned whether this change has come in light of the success Katy B has been having alongside Magnetic Man, Skream, Benga, Zinc and the many others.

However, Love Letter does still show Meleka's music talents. Her voice sits nicely over the dubstep drum pattern and can be appreciated. As the first release from her upcoming EP titled 'Next', let's hope the change of genre pays off for her.

Mz Bratt - Get Dark

I have to admit, Mz Bratt is someone I've never really been able to understand where she's coming from. Her music has made various changes over time in sound so it's hard to decide on whether I think she's making progression while making change. Either way, she's shown that she isn't afraid to experiment and in the long run will definitely be recognised as an artist who embraces diversity.

Get Dark being her latest release following Selecta, one thing that can never be denied is this young ladies fanbase. Is this due to her pretty face, banging bars or both? Who cares.... She's doing her thing!!!

Mz Bratt has also recently joined Wiley on Fugative's next release 'Go Hard' which is released on 3rd January 2011. If you've not heard it yet.....

Check it out!!

Tinie Tempah - Invincible

feat Kelly Rowland

Not too sure about this one but it's a good look for the UK scene all the same....

Available on release 26 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Slang Like This Remix

It's been floating around for a while but it's a track that cannot be ignored.... The original was posted as a track that I absolutely loved. The remix which includes Newham Generals & Blacks gives the track a breath of fresh air that gives it a whole new edge.

Think Ghetts would've sat nicely on this track to give it that ultimate remix kick but we can't have it all.....

Rihanna on X-Factor

Rihanna's performance on X-Factor was extremely hot!! I'm sure many females out there started to question their sexuality....

I just simply had to post it. It's one of those things you don't mind watching over if you know what I mean. That must sound extremely homo but props have to be given where due....

Musical Mini - Recession Freestyle

Came across this via the powers that be Twitter and rather like it so thought it only right I share it..... Have a listen and feel free to share your thoughts via a comment.

Musical Mini - Recession Freestyle by Musical Mini

Produced by Teddy

Pow 2011 Video Trailer


Friday, 10 December 2010

Protest or Rave?

Don't agree with the University Student Fee protests but at least these students done it in style!!

Those protestors who thought it a good idea to start riots never thought about the power of sending a message via music.....

They may as well have as much fun as possible..... Something tells me that the future students won't be having as many campus raves as the present students..... #JustSaying

FunkyStepz on MTV Wrap Up

This young production trio have spent many years mastering their individual crafts and are now finally reaching a point where they‘re able to reflect in hindsight, and see what recognition they have accomplished and plan for future steps to further their achievements. Funkystepz, also known as Maxsin (23), Stimpy (21) and Renay (19), came to know of each other through their own musical capacities and eventually joined together to become a reckoning force of producers/DJs within the UK funky circuit. Together, the trio have found a niche for themselves that has taken them on a journey that they're happy to continue...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Listen to what the Dan Man's Saying!!

The Garage era was an ground breaking time for the UK music scene. Although many great producers and artists never made it past the mainstream barrier, there are a plethora of tracks which have been sampled and brought back to life in their own way within the genres that have followed the era. This track is a rendition which can be appreciated and accepted as it's own.

Brought to us by Orange Hill Productions (Ras Kwame and Jnr Tubby) and featuring Ritchie Dan and Chino, this track entitled 'Dan Man' samples the underground classic 'Over Here' which was a major favourite on the club circuit and pirate radio stations in it's time. Dan Man revives the original vibe and blesses it with an up to date UK Funky flavour. I'm sure this is going to be a new favourite amongst the youngsters and connoisseurs alike.


Due for release in January including various remixes, make sure you keep an eye out for it.

Just for those, who like me loved the original.....

NEW VIDEO: Tinchy Stryder - Let It Rain

feat. Melanie Fiona

Love Melanie Fiona's vocals on this one!!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

It's Sammy Pepper!!!

Ever wondered what Sammy Pepper has been getting up to since his days in the Big Brother house?? Ponder on the thought no more.....

Sam Pepper & Enigma ft Snakeyman - Salt 'n' Pepper

I was cracking up when I first watched this.... Too much jokes!!!

New Video: Yasmin - On My Own

Released 30th January 2011

He's Back..... It's GLAMMA!!!!!

Glamma Kid, fellow produce of Hackney, East London, first became a household name when he was tearing up bashment dances circa 1996 with his dub of the Metric Riddim titled Moschino. Going forth to make his stance in April 1999 on the UK charts reaching #10 alongside Shola Ama (also from Hackney) with Taboo. A song that many remember playing to death during their childhood (I know I certainly did..... both original and MJ Cole remix). As time went on, Glamma Kid seem to loose his creative control and released 'Bills' in 2000 reaching #17 in the charts. The song proved to be a subliminal insight into his life.....

For the past 10 years many have questioned where Glamma Kid disappeared to..... Overcoming his personal struggles, Glamma Kid has returned and hopefully will be able to answer all those questions. In the meantime teaming up with Stevie Starr to bring us a preview of what's coming up in 2011, lets hear what he has to say with 'Fly Away'.....

Taking Over - Rick Ross: MC Hammer (UK Refix)

D.Walker featuring....
Snakeyman, TY, iLLAMADi, Mafiella, Queen Ice Cream & Jaja Soze

Press Play

and if you like it........

New Video: Devlin ft Labrinth - Let It Go

Upon first viewing of this video, I really liked the concept. But the more I watch it the more I wonder why Devlin is so depicted as an angry young man? Though very fitting for the track, after 3.11 a glimpse of the serenity longed for after 'letting go', would've been a nice spin on the video and enabled the 'lighter hearted' side of Devlin's character briefly captured at 3.20 a chance to shine.

Labrinth's feature is also highly recognised. As a producer/artist that hasn't been particuarly represented in many of the past productions of which he has played part within the composition, Let It Go pays deserved dues to Labrinth who hit the charts earlier this year with his solo single Let The Sun Shine.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Shy FX - Raver

featuring Kano, Donaeo & Roses Gabor

Absolutely love this track and the video has some great cameos. Never expected the collaboration from these artists but it shows what great music can be produced when the correct talents are forged together.

"When me was a yout, I used to blow my horn like a raver!!"