MIXOLOGY EIGHT: KINGTHING

Mixology Eight is left in the capable hands of KingThing, the DJ, producer and record label owner from Chester, UK. A founder of the Night Audio imprint with friend and collaborator Submerse, KingThing was one of the key founders of the future garage movement. The term has split some involved in the the ‘wot d’you call it’ wars currently enveloping the bass music continuum, yet the term has undoubtedly entered it’s lexicon and is throwing new light in the direction of garage. His studio output is laced with solid, yet often idiosyncratic 2-step that caresses the work of early pioneers Menta, Oris Jay and in places the neurofunk virus of Ed Rush and Optical. His recent 12-inch released on Fortified Audio honours the spirit of UK Garage to tremendous effect, splicing jittery vocals and ominous staccato rhythms with deluxe warping basslines. With other releases including one on Car Crash Set and more from his own Night Audio forthcoming, expect to see KingThing burning bright in 2011.

Tracklist for Mixology Eight:
Jamie Grind – Remember Those Days (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Plot Twist – Ohene (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
James Fox – New Jack Swing
Resketch – Ghosts
KingThing – Mad Hatter
Dark Sky – High Rise (forthcoming Blunted Robots)
Gon – Untitled
Distal & HxdB – Untitled
KingThing – You Know
Volta Cab – Give It Juice (XXXY’s Rubicon RMX -forthcoming Wicked Bass)
DJ P.O.L. Style – Vampire Killah
Zed Bias – Neighbourhood (El-B remix)
Submerse – Tokyopop (forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – Neglect Me
KingThing – Different Spin
Mock The Zuma – Me (forthcoming Night Audio)

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