Icicle – Entropy Live


Icicle is teaming up with Skittles to take a new project on the road called Entropy Live which promises to be something a bit different from the average DJ set. The man himself describes it as follows:

Entropy Live is based on hardware, controllers, live synthesis, sequencing and analogue mixing. There is no digital audio workstation involved and I cannot simply press play and take a step back. Sonically the show is a re-imagining of my album Entropy with some additional music from my earlier career and live improvisations. I think this show is about technical excellence as much as it is about depth, and Skittles is the embodiment of that sentiment holding a microphone.

Check out a teaser for the tour below and hit up Icicle’s website for tour dates across Europe over the next few months.


Icicle – Problem / The Edge [Shogun Audio]

Icicle teases his forthcoming LP for Shogun Audio with a pair of MC-led beats. Problem combines the unusual style and delivery of Manchester MC Skittles with a heavy combo of kicks, claps and bass growls; the influence of grime and hip-hop clearly flows through the veins of this tune.

Over on the flip The Edge sees Metropolis (better known as one half of Foreign Beggars) lending his vocal weight to a more conventional slice of up front tech D&B; all groove and swagger, and sure to move a dancefloor. Check out the clips (and the rather impressive video for Problem) below and look for the single dropping September 28th, with more news on the album sure to follow.

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Skittles – In For Me Remixes [Estate]

Manchester MC Skittles (who you should recognise from his huge collab with Dub Phizix I’m A Creator) gets the remix treatment on the latest release from Estate Recordings. Jubei delivers a sub-heavy stepper in his rework, while Need For Mirrors go leftfield with a dark, skittering rework; tribal drum bizness. As if that wasn’t enough Manchester newcomer Metrodome delivers a tight, bassy hip-hop rework which is well worth a listen.

Check out the first two remixes below and look out for the release dropping on vinyl and digital from August 26th.