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Big Chill Special

Our next show will be broadcast live on from 7PM on Thursday (tomorrow) evening. We’ll be pondering the excellent Big Chill line up, and will present a special selection of tunes from some of the names playing. Expect rare remixes that I guarantee you wouldn’t have heard before from Massive Attack and Martyn, with some stone cold classics thrown in from DJ Food, Theo Parrish, Appleblim, and Mixmaster Morris, plus the usual chat from Claude and myself in the Bristol Hub studio.

Big Chill will once again be set in the beautiful surroundings of Eastnor Deer Park, Hertfordshire, with a musical policy which transcends genres, delivering headline sets from Bonobo, Massive Attack, The Bug, and recent ninja tune signing Andrea Triana. Last year Marcus & Trufflehunter brought the electronic headplug radio show to Big Chillers listening in on Eastnor FM live and direct from the on-site studio – check photos of the weekend here.

1900 – 2100 / this Thursday / streaming live on

Other News – New show on FUTURE MUSIC RADIO !!!

I’m proud to say I’ll be starting an additional, less frequent special house/techno slot on the internet radio site FUTURE MUSIC, founded by the brilliant SHEFFIELD BLEEP. The roster of DJs on the station is pretty awesome, and includes MARK ARCHER (Alten8) and PLACID (Bristol under_score) amongst many others. I can’t wait to start and will let you know when my first broadcast is….


Download the MP3 here

Vector Lovers – Long Wave ( Soma Records)
Daeja Sound – Kane’s Son (dub)
Gucci Vump – Sha Sti ( L- Vis 1990 remix)
Hodge – Conjecture (dub)
Andrea – You still got me (Daphne)
Vector Lovers – Crash Premonition (Soma)
Team Sleep – King Diamond (Maverick)
Pantha Du Prince – Lay in a Shimmer (Dial)
Funkstorung – A8 km34 (K7!)
Nauseous Youth Future –  mbbdpp (Broken Fader Cartel)
global goon – craehrzhd (Balkan)
Autechre – Oval Moon (Warp)
James Holden interview
DJ KOZE  – Bodenweich (Kompakt)
Bonobo – Eyes down – Appleblim & Komonazmuk rmx w / Andrea Triana (Ninja Tune)
Lawrence – Divided ( Ghostly International)
Kowton – Basic Music Knowledge (Idle Hands)
Mount Kimbie – William ( Tama Sumo & Prosumer remix) (Hot Flush)
The Other People Place – Eye Contact (Warp)
Mirko Loko – Love Harmonic (Carl Craig Soundscape mix)
Superpitcher – Tomorrow (Kaito remix) (Kompakt)
Deftones- Rocket Skates (M83 remix)

On air from 7PM tonight

Marcus S in the studio with two hours of electronic / experimental music, classic acid from The Other People Place, techno from Superpitcher, Lawrence, and Carl Craig. . . with brand new remixes of Mount Kimbie and Bonobo, plus recent releases from Bristol’s Kowton, Cologne’s Pantha Du Prince, and Vancouver’s Daeja Sound. tune in on from 7 – 9 PM .

last night’s show for download

click here to download

135 MB / 1 hour 53 minutes / 192 kbps / stream recording

So Claude & I are on the home straight with the show, though I hope to continue it into the summer and next academic year.  Last night went quite well, and we played out brand-spanking-new music from the likes of Efdemin, Ellen Allien, Bonobo, Caribou, and Four Tet, keeping to the show’s tradition with electronic and alternative music coming in equal helpings…. some bits here and there mixed in by Marcus on 2 x technics and a CDJ, gets a bit drill n bass flavoured towards the end with classic tunes from 2player, Enduser, and a track from the Echodub compilation from Autopilot.  Recorded with Audacity off the stream > .WAV > 192 kbps mp3 download.


Appleblim – Vansan (Gatekeeper remix)
Jack Sparrow – Tormented
Millie & Andrea – Vigilance
Planetary Assault System – (Appleblim & Al Tourettes remix)
Untold – I can’t stop this feeling
Bonobo – Kiara
Samiyam – Fishsticks
Oneself – Be Your Own
Pariah – Detroit Falls
Caribou – Sun
Matias Aguayo – Minimal (Rossknecht Mix)
Telex – Raised By Snakes
Four Tet – Sing
Massive Attack – Mezzanine
Ellen Allien – Our Utopie
Efdemin – Shoeshine
Mood II Swing – Move Me
Mirko Loko – Love Harmonic Soundscape (Carl Craig remix)
Mosca – Nike (Club Mix)
Roska – I Need Love
dBridge – Mr Malcontent
Starkey – Black Monolith
2Player – Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ remix)
Enduser – Another Door Opens
Autopilot – Once More (Echodub edit)

Next week, a very special guest interview with Border Community boss, and new K7 DJ KICKS star James Holden.

We first talked to James back at Glade 2008, since then he’s continued to push himself as one of the premier and most exciting British techno talents, having also released music from his pals Nathan Fake and Fairmont.  His remixes  – for everyone from Madonna to Mogwai – have assured his place on the forefront of the techno scene, both at home and abroad, with a worldwide tour shortly about to commence.

Tonight from 7 – 9 catch Claude & Marcus with new tunes from Samiyam, Efdemin, Ellen Allien, and M83. Streaming live from Bristol on

Tonight @ Mr Wolfs

Trufflehunter v Marcus S on the Hub

Live on from 1800 this Thursday – join Trufflehunter and I for a General Erection special. With serato hooked up to the technics we’ll be playing out a mixture of house, techno and dubstep, featuring all sorts of styles and speeds, old and new, dark and, er, cheerful. This is ahead of the Westworld Clubnight #2 I’m doing on next Tuesday evening where we will be offering DJ support to Idle Hand’s latest signing Kowton.

Brap.FM show now available to download

Still working on the tracklist, this is well worth a listen. Catch Trufflehunter and Marcus S b2b again on our Hub show soon

Download it from the Brap.FM servers here

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Blue Daisy – Hunterz
October – Raw
Omar S – Kosmos
Mood II Swing – Move Me
Claro Intelecto – Chicago
Martyn – elden St (Sebo K watergate edit)
John Tejada – Turning Point
Nick Hoppner – Brush Me Down (Original mix)
Mirko Loko – Love Harmonic (Carl Craig Soundscape mix)
zed Bias – Neighbourhood (Roska remix)
Donaeo – Devil in a Blue Dress
Warrior One – The Machine
Ikonika – Idiot (Altered Natives rmx)
Smith and Mighty – BLine Fi Blow
Shut Up and Dance – Black Men United
the Other People Place – It’s your Love
Ame – Ojomo
Roska – I Need Love
sully – In Some Pattern
L-Vis 1990 – Zahonda
Deadboy – If You Want Me
Jack Sparrow – Terminal
T.V.O – Afanc (remix)
Fantastic Mr fox and Rich Reason – Fall
Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperiance


Thursday evening Claude & Marcus return to the Hub Radio studio for another show full of musical delights, with a special exclusive guest mix from the DUKE DUMONT.  The tracklist includes some brand new remixes from the likes of Apparat, Four Tet, and a James Holden remix of Radiohead.  Marcus has also got some fresh new music from Headhunter, James Blake, Mosca, Floating Points, and Bonobo.

on from 1800

anticon. on the hub

BLOC warm up show from 7pm

The Electronic Headplug team will be down at Butlins this weekend, swimming and stuff. It’s officially sold out and it’s the biggest weekend of the year for British techno heads with legends  like Ellen Allien, Marcel Dettmann and Derrick May making very rare appearances alongside domestic powerhouses Autechre, Kode9 and Suregon. All at Butlins.

To mark this special weekend Claude and Marcus will be presenting a special Bloc warm-up show from 7pm tomorrow evening  (Thursday) live on . Give us a listen, check out the website for contact details, ring, text, or IM in with your thoughts.

black and white falling things from the dark sky

Two hours of electronic and experimental music from Claude & Marcus. Classics from Autechre, Burial,Squarepusher and Luke Vibert. Marcus S on the decks for a half hour mix of garage from the past and the future. MJ Cole and Smith n Mighty sit alongside brand new tunes from hot names like Untold, Roska, and Bristol’s Hyetal.

Click on the image to download the MP3…

Sully – Leaves
Joe – Grimelight
Burial – Archangel
Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader
Odd Nosdam – On
Squarepusher – Squarepusher Theme
Tom Vek – CC (Set the fire in me)
His Name Is Alive – Someday my blues will cover the earth (nonplace rmx)
instra:mental – watching you
Dimlite – Bourneville Chamber

*Marcus S in the mix*

Hackman – Pistol in your Pocket
J-Treole – The Loot (Sully rmx)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Don’t Sleep
Four Tet – Love Cry (Roska Remix)
Smith & Mighty – B Line Bi Flow
MJ Cole – Sincere
Martyn – These Words (Roska Remix)
Untold – Bad Girls

The Field – Everybody’s gotta learn sometime
Autechre – Basscadet
Remarc – Bad No Blood clart
DJ Numark – Hobo Melody
Millie & Andrea – Ever Since U Came Down
A Made Up Sound – Rework
Luke Vibert – Cash n Carry Acid

3024 on the Headplug

New Mix – ‘I Was There…’

100MB / 224 kbps MP3 / 01:02:24 / Download


1.  Intro / Traumatic Times – LD
2.  Ikonika – Direct
3.  Joker – Digidesign
4.  Brackles – LHC
5.  Mount Kimbie – Sketch on Glass
6.  Prelude – Bookstore / Rain on a Skylight
7.  Peverelist – Erstwhile Rhythm
8.  Martyn – All I Have is Memories
9.  Mr Lager – Tell Me
10. Jus Wan – Action Potential
11.  Appleblim & Geiom – Shreds
12.  Pinch – Battered
13.  Mala – Lean FWD
14.  2562 – Lost
15.  Martyn – Broken
16.  Calenda – Forever
17.  Darkstar – Need You
18.  TRG – Missed Calls
19.  Joy Orbison – HYPH MNGO


MP3/ 224kbps / 01hr 23mins / 133MB / Download

1.  Appleblim & Peverelist – Circling
2.  Kode9 & Spaceape – Fukkaz
3.  TRG – Drum Tribe
4.  Neil Landstrumm – Shit Daddy Bass (w/ Carlton Kilawatt)
5.  Babylon System & Noah D – Examination Of Time
6.  Komonazmuk – Miss Her
7.  Mala – Bury the Bwoy
8.  Pinch – Joyride
9.  Ghislian Poirer – Blazin’ (Modeselektor remix)
10. 2562 – Basin Dub
11. Pangaea – Bear Witness
12. Data – Leaves
13. Sully – Reminder
14. Appleblim & Ramadanman – Justify
15. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (unknown remix)
16. Joker & Ginz – Purple City
17. Rustie – Tempered
18. Daedelus – Touchstone
19. Aphex Twin – Leaves
20. Loefah – Mud
21. RSD – Energy
22. Jack Sparrow – The Chase
23. Sigha – On The Strip
24. The Bug – Jah Wars
25. Appleblim & Gatekeeper – Tomb VIP
26. Andy Stott – Drippin
27. Ramadanman – Carla
28. Millie & Andrea – Black Hammer
29. Ikonika – Phonelines VIP


Big up Daega Sound coming out of Vancouver BC for some sick dubby two step techno.

This is a mix they did a while back for Rob Booth’s show (Electronic Explorations) and its worth a d/l.

We’ll be back on the air Thursday and will start podcasts up again soon too . . .



Quite a few new things to report:

  • My night with one of the boys from HIGHER GROUND is starting next month on Saturday 24th at Day & Night.  Claude is also involved.  Headhunter / Atki2 / [sic] / residents .  Big line up showcasing the Bristol techno/house/dubstep sound.
  • Radio show kicking off again very soon in a new slot Thursday evenings 18:00 – 20:00 . I’ve been working with the Hub Radio manager on the new studio location…Watch this space.
  • Upcoming gigs for Marcus S :

Tuesday 22nd Sept – Bower Ashton Paint Jam

Thursday 24th Sept – Frenchay Campus – w/ Dave Pearce

Thursday 15th Oct – Live Broadcast on Brap.FM – guest on the Further Fluent show B2B w/ Trufflehunter

Thursday 22nd Oct – LAB, Broad st – w/ Silkie, Quest [Deep Medi]

Saturday 24 Oct – Day & Night, St Nicholas st – w/ Headhunter, ATKI2, Trufflehunter

Electronic Headplug @ Big Chill

Marcus S and the unofficial third member of the Electronic Headplug DJ team Trufflehunter (Higher Ground) rinsed an extended DJ set on Big Chill FM earlier this month at the festival site which saw other DJ sets from Kode9, MJ Cole, Shackleton, and many others. Spanning three hours, the B2B set saw fifty-something songs spinned in quick sucession, starting with deep house and merging into UK Funky, Two Step, Garage, Techno, and finally some filthy Dubstep – all genres which in my opinion come under the umbrella of BASS MUSIC.

Claude and Marcus’s radio show will return within the next few weeks on a new Monday night slot and a newly relocated studio here in Bristol.

Gigs info soon.

SUBLOADED – Joker / Ginz / Pinch / Peverelist – review

Dubloaded Wed 8 July – Pinch vs Peverelist : Joker vs Ginz : Forsaken vs Kidcut


Dubloaded’s regular mid-week slot is irrelevant to its clientele, Pinch’s club night having hosted both Kode 9 and Martyn in recent months. The club’s regular sound system is reinforced as per normal, though the service of DJs who might be from further afield than the city’s ring road is not needed tonight. Forsaken and Kidcut are regulars on this circuit and the pair’s excitable performance is not wasted on the few who have made it in before 11pm. One tune is cut mid-chorus only for Forsaken to wipe the needle and casually re-assure the bemused audience that his actions will make it “sound much better.”

It’s this almost domestic enthusiasm for both sound systems and dubstep that, as epitomized at last week’s St Pauls Carnival, is central to Dubloaded and more broadly the Bristol dubstep scene. Tonight’s headliners Pinch and Peverelist, then, are surely two of the most pivotal figures involved, the latter to be found usually behind the desk at Rooted Records. From the body of a set mostly occupied by white labels, the dark, thick sound that Pinch has been pursuing since 2006’s ‘Underwater Dancehall’ contrasts deeply against Peverelist’s autonomy which holds techno more closely to its centre. The rhythms never fully transcend the 4/4 framework of the aftermentioned genre, though it’s only the delay and echo of dub, or the soulful vocals of a female MC that hold this ominous threat in balance. Martyn’s Vancouver sounds just as fresh and brilliant as it did when it was released almost two years ago, but whilst his recent visit showcased a set that encompassed other genres such as funky and bassline, the impression is that these two, and Peverelist in particular, will always stay set on a darker path more in tune with the constantly referenced and always attractive aura of Berlin.

The night’s showcase of local producers currently touring worldwide is completed by Joker and Ginz, and it’s clear within half an hour who obviously reigns this back to back set. If turn length was to decide who was to be perceived as tonight’s most significant and popular producer between the two collaborators, then Ginz needn’t apply – Joker’s reassurances that he’s going to drop just the one more tune before stepping back being culled from the most bedroom of DJ’ing ettiquete. It’s amusing to watch – and it might be unnecessary to say he didn’t do the same whilst sharing the same slot with Rustie and Hudson Mohawke as he did at this club 8 months ago. But since that night Joker’s sound has arguably surpassed that of his Glaswegan counterparts, and though tunes such as ‘Tempered’ and ‘Play Doe’ pay tribute to a circle of producers all very much on similar trips, the pair‘s ‘Purple City’ and the Joker tune on Pinch’s recent label compilation ‘Untitled RSN’ goes a step further in conjuring a technicolor, hazardous, and psychedelic sound. As Joker imitates the wild synth licks that frequently occupy his productions on an imaginary violin, the 10” serato controllers are exposed to frequent rewinds executed by other stage occupants  if the DJs themselves aren’t obliging. It’s an atmosphere only possible at small, local nights such as these, that showcases a sound that, though imitated elsewhere, might be at its most vibrant in Bristol.

Marcus S – stroopwafels mix

224 kbps / MP3 /  01:09:02 / Download

Been sat on this for a while – recorded a few weeks ago – serato + 1210s

Lots of my favourite dubstep from the last few years – some tracks you’ll definitely know from Kode9, TRG, Rustie etc – alongside some lesser known bangers from Milanese, Marcus Intalex, and Elemental. The first 15-20 minutes is slicing 4×4 dub techno – amazing 2562 remix of TVO, with some local bristol producers Headhunter and Appleblim too.

1.  Benga – Zero M2 (Tempa)
2.  Headhunter – Paragdim Shift (Tempa)
3.  TVO – The Dark is Rising (2562 remix) (Simple)
4.  Sideshow – If Alone (Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix) (Aus)
5.  Stereotype – Jahman (G-Stone)
6.  2562 – Morvern (Tectonic)
7.  Martyn – Vancouver (3024)
8.  TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn’s DCM Remix) (Hessle)
9.  Geoim – Reminissin’ (Berkane Sol)
10. Headhunter – Your say (Tempa)
11. Martyn and Marcus Intalex – After seven (Revolver)
12. Flying Lotus – RobertaFlack (Martyn remix) (Warp)
13. Pinch – Get Up (Tectonic)
14. Pattie Blingh_And The Akebulan 5 – Brother: The Point (2562 Remix) (Ramp)
15. Zomby – Spliff Dub (Rustie rmx) (Hyperdub)
16. Kode9 – 9 Samuari (Hyperdub)
17. The Bug w/ Flow Dan – Skeng (Kode9 mix)
18. Modeselektor w/ Paul St Heliare – Let Your Love Grow (Bpitch Control)
19. Elemental – Raw Material (Hotflush
20. Milanese – Double Face (Planet Mu)


A couple of weeks ago Claude and Marcus went into the studio with two guests DJs Whatnot and Trufflehunter for a special B2B mixing session on the technics – and the show is now here for you to download in MP3 form.

Higher Ground has been resident of Portland Square’s underground venue/bar Cosies for over a year now, and brings the funk down on a bi-monthly basis – with big Bristol guests always heading the bill, and funk, soul, hip hop and reggae pertruding from the Friday night Bristol air. Whatnot and Trufflehunter themselves have been about Bristol for quite some time now and most recently featured on the DMZ / Skull Disco lineup at Motion skate park, rocking the outdoor terrace with some silly disco skills.

The two hour set here is a mix of warm-up ambient, breaks and hip hop, before things get a bit filthy about 45 minutes in and the dubstep / techno tip comes to the fore. All, of course, interspered with some lovely microphone work from Claude (and one or two technical glitches). Rare Flying Lotus bootlegs sit alongside classics from Leftfield, and of course some brand spanking new tunes from modern names like Ramadanman, Geiom, Appleblim, and so on. Bass from both local and far away lands – with four St Pauls DJs at the helm.  Find the download link and tracklist in the playlists section. More updates concerning the show coming soon !!!

1 hour : 16 minutes / MP3 / 192 kbps / 105 MB / Download

A locked studio meant Claude and I were kept off air this Monday just passed, but no need to think about that when you have the prior week’s show right here for your downloading pleasure. Marcus was in the studio with only turntables and a mixer for company. Again the show was done in mixtape fashion, with old genres such as deep house and psychedelic rock sitting alongside the newer strains of dubtechno – which here comes in the form of some sick remixes from 2562 and Appleblim – and UK Funky, as Roska and Martino head up the new sound slowly emerging from London. As standard everything is backed up with local Bristol producers appearing amongst the foray – RSD, Headhunter and Komonazmuk continue the legacy of this city’s musical landscape….

Catch Marcus DJ’ing in Bristol at the Croft this Thursday evening alongside Roska, Geoim, Ben UFO & more . . .

School Of Seven Bells – Iamundernodisguise (Ghostly)
DJ Koze – Elementary Lover (Komapkt)
Benga – The Cut (Tempa)
Benga – Zero M2 (Tempa)
Headhunter – Paragdim Shift (Tempa)
TVO – (2562) (The dark is rising) (Stuff)
Sideshow – If Alone (Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix) (Aus Simple)
Stereotyp w/ Tikiman – Jahman (G-stone)
2562 – Morvern (Tectonic)
Martino ft.Sacha – Piece of Heaven (Bingo Beats)
Mentor Roska – Feeline (white label)
MA1 – Right Here (white label)
Uncle Bakongo – Anlo Ewe (Roska Kicks & Snares)
Benga & Coki – Night (Geeneus remix)
Slowhouse Two – Untitled (Slowhouse)
Lawrence – Rabbit Tube (DJ Koze remix) (Kompakt)
Move D – Jus’ House (Uzuri)
30HZ – Mutate Lot49 (Pinch remix) (Re-Herded – Sampler #2 )
Komonazmuk – Night at Delux (hench)
RSD – Pretty Bright Light (Punch Drunk)