F & Jus Wan – Reason To Live

A collaboration between dubstep producers F and Jus Wan – one from Paris, the other from San Francisco. This dates back to 2008, but was never released properly.

There’s also some good and some bad news about this. The good news: this is a free download. However, the bad news has more of an impact: As mentioned in the track’s description, Jus Wan has decided to stop making music.

José James – Warrior (Jus Wan Remix)

The Warrior Remixes from José James have been pushed back for three weeks to April 12, 2010. Following the remix from Sbtrkt, the other two mixes have now been added to the Brownswood page on SoundCloud, including this from Jus Wan.

Jus Wan is San Franciso based Justin Shields, a producer of deep dubstep sounds, whose previous releases include an amazing 12-inch on the Apple Pips label. You can check him out on SoundCloud or MySpace.

Apr 11, 2010 The 12-inch is out now, get your copy from Rush Hour or Juno

José James – Warrior (Sbtrkt Remix)

Here is another tune from one of my favourite new producers in 2009, London’s Sbtrkt. This time he puts hands on “Warrior”, the next single from José James which will be out on March 22, 2010.

Sounds a lot like Benga’s Emotions you might say – and I agree. Further remixes of “Warrior” are coming from San Francisco’s Jus Wan and drum & bass producer Rockwell.

Apr 11, 2010 The 12-inch is out now, get your copy from Rush Hour or Juno

Mixtape Monday #6

My favourite mixtape from last week comes once again from Hotflush Recordings. For the fifth edition of their podcast, San Francisco based Jus Wan put together a nice selection of deep and dubby music. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the podcast!

Soulparlor, a trio of producers and DJs are also the hosts of Germany’s first address for broken beats and soulful vibes, the already legendary You Move Nothing If You Don’t Move Yourself night in Mainz. Only last Saturday, it was 2000black‘s Dego who blessed the place with his records. And following the recordings of Kaidi Tatham & Mark Force and Colonel Red, you can download two hours of Dego’s set.

Viral Radio’s latest show with Hudson Mohawke and Mamiko Motto just went online some minutes ago. Though I haven’t listened to it yet, I’m sure it’s one of the highlights this week. Make sure to check Viral Radio’s archive while you’re at it!  Hudson Mohawke’s mix from Benji B has also been spotted.

Another Dutch recording is the latest offering from The New Worck, who once again managed to get a mixtape from Rednose Distrikt’s very own Aardvarck (did you check his new album?)

One of the most interesting mixtapes was sent to me by Svetlana Industries, a new label based in Serbia. For an unusual and therefore exciting selection of dubstep and hip-hop beats, check out their first minimix.

Most fans of Theo Parrish certainly got his DJ set from The Do-Over already, otherwise I’m more than happy to mention it here.

For the jazz lovers I have one last mix today. Some of my Twitter followers called Blackclassical‘s anniversary mix the best jazz mix of all time. I will let you decide that for yourself.

Nov 12, 2009 Dego’s mix was recorded without permission and removed by request of the artist