Activia Benz‘s new Activia Frenz compilation is great. Activia Benz / Slugabed agreed to make a mix for us last year and didn’t, so I’m going to use this opportunity to publish our stellar interview.
How did Activia Benz come about?
Greg: We were in the Pub and we wanted to start a record label.
Jake: SO WE DID!
What artists are on the label?
Jake: Deech, 813, Arm Watches Fingers, Eloq and a few more..
Greg: FROM BELARUS, RUSSIA, SCOTLAND, DENMARK AND A FEW MORE PLACES…
How did you decide to release them on your label?
Greg: We like their music
Jake: COS ITS GOOD!
Is there a specific style or sound you’re trying to articulate?
Jake: A good one!
Greg: RENAISSANCE LANDSCAPES!
Are Activia’s releases going to be pressed on vinyl?
What’s in this mix?
Greg: An even warm blend of eastern spices
Will there be an Activia showcase that we can look forward to anytime soon?
Jake: There’s a very real chance we will do a meat raffle at some point.
What race is the most scared of snakes?
What’s a crocodile’s favourite card game?
Greg: Is it snap?
Jake: IT’S SNAP, LOL!
What did Bart Simpson say when he was surprised in a furniture and homeware store?
Jake: I don’t know, what did Bart Simpson say when he was surprised in a
furniture and homeware store?
Jake: Very clever.
Jake: Your welcome. Thanks also to you.
Greg: Yes. Thanks. Great!
Jake: We were in the pub when we wrote this. Where were you?
John from Solar Bears was kind enough to let us know about this smooth jam from labelmates Ships. The Irish duo’s latest single feels as if it time traveled to us from a land of space funk, so naturally we’re obsessed. “Space Inside” is undeniably addictive, and we’re sure to have this on repeat for weeks. The 7″ is out now via Stratosfear Recordings, snag it here.
Big love to all who came out to our show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn two weeks ago, this one is for you.
Next – Butta Love
Obey City – Fallin’ (feat. Reggie B)
Keri Hilson – One Night Stand
DJ Yolo Bear – Party Dip
Chits – Looking So Good
Thomas White – Killah
Ifan Dafydd – Miranda
Colo – Rick
SZA – Ice Moon
Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain
Trey Songz – LOL ☺
Tokyo Hands – Rainforests
Comanche – West 7th
Jean Deaux – Find U (feat. Sampha)
Ghost Mutt – Sweat Mode
Vanilla – Endgame
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Ceremony darling Braxton/Palmer, but fortunately he decided to gift us with a new track on Valentine’s Day. We’re honored to be premiering “Callin’ Your Body”, a sensual follow-up to 2013′s “Creeper” featuring artwork by Danielle Giza. Snag this gorgeous track for free below and have a lovely Valentine’s Day.