It’s about that time of the week to take a mental break from whatever keeps you tethered and head to the electro-sphere for a much needed dose of ANTI-reality. No matter what you’re dodging today, let Juke (style derived from Ghetto House) be the antidote with its 140-160 BPM that will flat-line your brain and give a much needed jolt to your feet. Here to administer your meds is UK bass connoisseur, Addison Groove. Thank you, Doctor.
When all you want is a dance floor eruption, nobody quite gets it like the UK boys. This particular one, Antony Williams, operates under the moniker Headhunter for those UK dubstep frenzied moments, and Addison Groove for the “everything else.” Williams recently released the Addison Groove debut album, Transistor Rhythm, on Modeselektor’s distintively forward thinking, rebel-rousing label, 50 Weapons, making it the perfect place to call home. This one is all about the bass and the house and the booty, and of course, the juke, because
juke is the (not so) new black.
Addison Groove made his right of passage into the EDM world in 2010 with his hour long mix for legendary taste-maker, FACT Magazine. He takes it slow at first, weighing in at around 120 BPM, mixing in names such as Detroit Grand Pubahs with the track “Sandwiches” at 3:11, then administers the electric shock that leads to a whole lot of Rashad at 160 BPM. Along the way, Groove injects the mix with, “Footcrab” (28:42), an original track that quickly joins the ranks with another Juke royalty: manic lyrical repetition.
Only thing missing from the mix? WHEEZ-IE!
Oh wait, the gods of EDM are smiling today, as Mmmmaven brings the two producers together under one roof this evening at Naga for an Addison Groove live 808 performance with General Motor and Zola. The gang’s all here.