// FREESTYLE: Jameson Yeah? x CD Spinz - Killing
As the team were "taking a break" in the studio last week, CD decided to jump on the mic and spit some raw punchline driven bars over the top of Killing by Jameson Yeah? There's no way we were gonna keep this one to ourselves!
// PREVIEW: JAckie - Plastic EP
We're in for a treat tonight as JAckie surprises us by releasing a short clip of W.E.I.T - a track taken from his forthcoming EP entitled 'Plastic'.
Inspired by the way cheap, large-scale manufacturing has led to a global boom in disposable culture, JAckie took a different approach to creating this project. All will be revealed come Thursday 27th August when the full release drops right here.
// HJJ's DFUOB 2015 Entry
HJJ represents TwoSixtySix in this year's Don't Funk Up Our Beats contest run by Funk Volume. Check out his video submission below and vote for him HERE.
// NEW RELEASE: BDZ - Dire Straits
Feel the rumble of BDZ as he delivers some serious heat. Dire Straits knocks hard right from the word go, making it difficult to believe this is one of his lighter creations. Lots more to come from this talented fella over the next few months.
Dire Straits will be available to DL HERE very soon.
// NEW RELEASE: Fosterbeats x Jackie - Tell Me
Things are moving fast at TwoSixtySix, two weeks after after dropping our debut compilation The Setup and we're bringing you more fresh sounds. This time it's Fosterbeats and JAckie stepping into the spotlight. Reminiscing of the incredible remixes put out by Jessie's Song and Rayman Productions at the turn of the millennia, the pair agreed it was about time someone stepped up and revisited this classic by Groove Theory. Not an easy task but we think they certainly did it justice. Available to DL on SC from Mon 3rd Aug.
// NEW RELEASE: The Setup
Almost exactly a year to the day since we all first met at the Converse CONS Project and we're finally ready to reveal our newfound collective TwoSixtySix to the world. We're introducing ourselves by dropping the first in what we anticipate being a longstanding series of TwoSixtySix compilations. 'The Setup' features exclusive material from artists within the collective. Free download available over on our Bandcamp page. You can also follow us on twitter: @TwoSixtySix
// #Looplife baby!
// Ratomagoson On Kingston Green Radio 87.7FM
TwoSixtySix's Ratomagoson was invited down to Kingston Green Radio HQ by Jay Bennett last week. In true Rato style he champions the music of others by revealing the artists and albums that have inspired him past and present. He also gives us an insight into the type of sounds we can expect to hear from him in the near future and somehow leaves the studio with Wotsits for fingers. I guess this rat has a real love of cheese.
- The Whitest Boy Alive - Rollercoaster Ride
- The Child of Lov - Give Me
- Gonjasufi - Candylane
- Alphaduka - Visions
- Silk Rhodes - Face 2 Face
- Alice Russell - For A While
- Ratomagoson - Orange (Live Take)
- Fosterbeats & Ratomagoson Ft. CD Spinz and Amaya Flow - Blue
- Ratomagoson - Last Seen
- Polypop - Attenborg
// HJJ - The Empathy Project
Repping the Northern territory for TwoSixtySix, HJJ drops his debut album "The Empathy Project" today. The multi-talented Geordie born rapper-producer shows what he's capable of with this release, displaying a powerful sense of meaningful left-field lyricism over his trademark instrumental sound of intricate and dazzling hip-hop arrangements. Like this? I can tell you now there are even bigger and better things to come from this man in 2015.
// CONS Cuts
Some of the tracks from the TwoSixtySix team that ended up on wax thanks to Converse.
// From 133 To 266
Over 10 weeks in the Summer of 2014, Converse ran a series of creative workshops out of a warehouse unit at 133 Copeland Road, Peckham. This was the London leg of the global "CONS Project" which also visited Paris, Berlin, New York and Toronto.
One of the workshops saw the likes of Scratcha DVA, Zed Bias, Mele and Scott Garcia mentoring 12 up and coming London based music producers. By sharing tips, tricks and lending an ear to the mix, the mentors helped these 12 producers to strengthen a track they were working on and cut it to vinyl.
The 12 producers selected to participate were JAckie, HJJ, CD Spinz, Vibrant, Slumba Bear, Fosterbeats, Ratamagoson, Joss Ryan, Tanaka, BDZ, Bloc1 and Anthony Shaw.
Sharing such an incredible experience together led these producers to continue linking, drinking and working together long after CONS had finished.
We decided to set up TwoSixtySix as a place for us to document our work and attract new people to create with, learn from and hopefully help.
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