On November 8th we are proud to have Santiago and Bushido playing at Magik Bullet. They will be stopping in Plymouth on their UK tour and we are stoked to have them down. Grab their August mix below….They are on the same label as Crookers and are proper fidgety wonk!

They were Beatport’s most downloaded artist in January this year, and the momentum isn’t stopping for Santiago & Bushido — two longtime buddies who are climbing up the DJ heirachy with a lightning-fast quickness. Amidst the countless DJ’s and producers working in the burgeoning Chicago house scene, Santiago and Bushido stand apart from the rest with their unique blend of tech-tinged house beats and killer remixes that are becoming quite the sought-after commodity. Since teaming up as a production duo in 2001, Chris Santiago and Tim Bush have dropped numerous EP’s and remixes on some of the most well respected labels around including Potty Mouth, Om, Ultra,  and have been enjoying a huge buzz as of late. The duo’s “For What” EP on Potty Mouth Music was released to critical praise and support from DJs across the globe including Switch, Jesse Rose, and Johnny Fiasco. Their single “Head Trick” climbed the charts on, the world’s top online site for electronic music and held the number one spot for a few weeks. In addition to belting out club tracks earning them critical moxie in Chicago and beyond, Santiago and Bushido have been involved with Chicago native Colette‘s 2007 artist album “Push” for Om Records. They wrote and produced multiple songs on Push, including the album’s single, “If,” which has been licensed for a future episode of Real World for “MTV” and can also be purchased as a ringtone from Verizon.

Having been intimately involved with music his entire, life Bushido picked up his first pair of turntables and sampler on his 16th birthday and immediately went to work mixing, sampling, and cutting up any piece of vinyl he could get his hands on. His carefully crafted DJ sets caught the ears of some of Chicago’s nightlife elite and he soon found himself playing all over the city. Tim spent his days working at Chicago Recording Company, sharing the same recording space with the likes of R.Kelly and Smashing Pumpkins among others. By working alongside some of Chicago’s most well respected engineers at CRC, Bushido honed his engineering and production prowess until opportunity knocked.

While Bushido was mastering his craft, Santiago was working his way up the Chicago’s nightlife hierarchy. Within one year of playing live gigs, he secured a Friday night residency at Zentra Nightclub’s House Arrest, and within a year he would be playing to Chicago’s most musically educated and up-for-it partiers as an exclusive resident at “World’s Best Dance Club”, Smartbar, joining the halls of dance icons that have enjoyed similar slots there (including other current residents Kaskade and Justin Long).

As producers, Santiago & Bushido draw influences from their straight house background and apply harder and heavier elements to the sound. “We get really deep into the tracks we’re producing, flip them and cut them in so many different ways, all to get the heaviest groove possible,” Bushido says.   “One thing about us is we’re not afraid to do a deep track or a totally hardcore track…as long as it works on the dance floor and is pushing the sound forward, it works for us,” Santiago explains.   Given the tech-funk inflection of their forthcoming releases, the nastier better.

Coming Soon
Larry Tee – Louie Vuitton (S&B Rmx) – Ultra
Johnny Fiasco – Conduction (S&B Rmx) – Conduction
Colette – Runnin Around (S&B Rmx) – Om
Santiago & Bushido – Dotbleep EP – .Dotbleep

Original Work
Santiago & Bushido w/ Fame – For The People EP – Potty Mouth 2008
Cops and Robbers EP (as Cops and Robbers) – Potty Mouth 2008
Blowin Up My Phone (w/ Jake Childs) – Inuendo 2008
For What EP ­ Potty Mouth 2008
Colette – Push – Om 2007
Robsoul LTD 08 – Robsoul 2007
What’s Your Name? EP – Robsoul 2006
Get Down To It EP – So Sound 2006
Middle Ground EP – Uma Recordings 2006
New School Jackers Vol 1 – Control Recordings 2006
See Yourself EP – Blackcherry 2006
How We Do EP – Uni.form Recordings 2005
Humps Remixes (as FuCT & Big B) – White 2005
Chicago MF EP – Doubledown Recordings 2005
On Time EP (as FuCT & Big B) – WHO 2005

Remix Work
House of Stank – Make You Jack (S&B Rmx) – Dust Traxx 2008
Robosonic – Kaputt In Hollywood (S&B Rmx) – diskomafia 2008
Troydon – Flowers (S&B Rmx) – Phonoshuffle 2008
Kaskade – Move For Me (S&B Rmx) – Ultra 2008
Heavyfeet – Sick Like That (S&B Rmx) – Potty Mouth 2008
The Bulgarian – Jack It Like A Zombie (S&B Rmx) – Potty Mouth 2007)
Union DJ’s – Party Life (S&B Remix) – Union 2007
Bryan Jones: Jack Chicago (S&B’s Chicago MF Rubdown) – Control 2007
DJ Heather: “Pictures of You” (S&B Rework) – Om Records 2006
Andrew Phelan & Origami “We Carry On” (S&B Remix) – Prismatic 2006
No Assembly Firm: “Ghetto Fab” (S&B Remix) – Uni.form Recordings 2005
CPEN: “Spanish Robot” (S&B Remix) – A2 2005

Grab their August 2008 Mix

We will reveal the other act soon!


Mix from Jody Wisternhoff (Way out West)

Posted in news at September 18th, 2008 / 1 Comment »

Jody from Way Out West

Jody from Way Out West is headlining Magik Bullet in December, check this mix out to get a flavour of what he is all about.

01 Scope – Omoplata [Soma]
02 Lil Dirty – Vintage ( Jim Rivers Remix )
03 Tim Andreson – Grasshopper ( Dale Anderson Remix )
04 Anthony Middleton – Underneath The Sky
05 Nick Dare – Dub People
06 Pak & Vak – Violent Rooms ( Blackfeel Wite Remix )
07 David Jimenez – Sirocco ( Le Noir & Meriton Remix )
08 Action Level & Solila – Ferracosmo ( Solila Cosmo Mix )
09 ? – Thinking Of You ( Ricky Ryan Edit )
10 Duane Barry – Soft Light

01 Mirror Music – Midnight Sun ( Questionmarq Remix )
02 Hot Chip – Touch Too Much ( Kollectiv Termsrasse Remix)
03 Dolle Jolle – Balearic Incarnation ( Todd Terje Remix )
04 Foals – Olymic Airways ( Wudwerd Remix )
05 Jimmy Van M Feat Steve T – My Eyes ( 2 Am Mix )
06 Burial – Archangel ( Nomad In The Dark Remix )
07 Analog People In A Digital World – Follow The Footprints
08 Jay Leblone – Alma ( Francois Dubois Remix )
09 Bruna – From Lovers To Friends

high eight

Here is a treat for you, a brand new mix from one of our favourite DJs – High Eight (who will be joining us once again in November….)

1. Fine Cut Bodies – Beaver Blink (Amb Remix) [Chi Recordings]
2. Platinum Mules – Fresh Start [Re:Connect]
3. LBJ Vs Break The Box – No Rules (High Eight Remix) [Big Square Records]
4. Adam Routh feat Kimberley Hale – Out Of Here (Force Mass Motion Remix) [Flux Deluxe]
5. That Girl DJ – Mi Casa Su Casa (Karl Sav Remix) [Re:Connect]
6. Retroid – Origin (Plastic Shell Remix) [Ego Shot Recordings]
7. Future Funk Squad Vs Kraymon – Firewater [En:Vision]
8. ID – Mission [Re:Connect]
9. Superpolitik – Whipped Cream (Boonos Remix) [Trickery Collective]
10. Plump DJ’s – Rocket Soul [Finger Lickin’]
11. – T-Break (Beta Remix) [Glack Audio]

Thanks to breakbeat royalty & high eight


Two new Mixes for you on our music page…

Posted in news at September 9th, 2008 / No Comments »

Dam0 and Tom Real have both made mixes for you, so why don’t you head on over to the music page and download them?

Well, Tom Real has just come back from Kazantip and was inspired to make a new mix. Damo has also been inspired to make a mix and its the sound of the deeper side of house and techno…….its totally where his sound is at right now..have a tracklist….

Lindstrom – Where you go i go too
Oliver Koletzski – This is so fucking Old School
John Dahlback – Pyramid
Maniax – Pyramid
Radio Slave – Grindhouse (Dubfire Terror Planet Remix)
Spirit Catcher – Core Memory
Milton Channels – You Lose
Maniax – Heroes
Riva Starr – Vauxhall (Tim Green Remix)
E-Contact – Poppop
Jona – Take Five
Layo and Bushwacka – Love Story
Kelis – Milkshake (DJ Zinc Remix)
DJ Blacqstarr – Shake it to the Ground
The Martin Brothers – Dum
Tim Green – Revox (Justin Martin Remix)

Tom Real’s is full of unreleased exclusives and we can post thr tracklist yet!


Tom Real playing on 11th October

Posted in news at September 4th, 2008 / No Comments »

Tom Real @ Burning Man 2008

Tom Real – Boxing Clever…

Listen up as 2008 looks set to be the year DJ and producer Tom Real really makes his mark on the global dance scene. Kicking things off on New Year’s Eve by playing to a crowd of thousands at Universo Paralello, Brazil’s wildest beach party, Tom had two further dates in the country before returning to London and playing across the UK and Europe on a near weekly basis.

On the production front, the start of the year saw Tom unleash four new tracks on digital label Fakt Recordings. A mixture of electro, tech house and seriously wonky beats, the ‘Get Fakt’ EP showcased his diverse sound and received support from Hernan Cattaneo, Jon Carter, Acid Jacks, Alex Gopher, Etienne De Crécy, Greg Churchill, autoKratz, Remute and Slok to name just a few.

Always pushing things forward, he has been busy working on fresh music and remixes including a new project with long-time production partner The Rogue Element entitled ‘Disco of Doom’ that will see the duo leave their breakbeat past behind and forge ahead with a new bass-heavy mixture of tech-funk and electro. The first EP is scheduled for release in September and is already drawing upfront support from Meat Katie, autoKratz, Tronik Youth, The Loose Cannons (Kiss FM), Annie Nightingale (Radio 1) and Foamo. There has been press acclaim too with iDJ and DJ magazines awarding it 5/5 and 4/5 in their current issues respectively. The duo have also remixed Swedish artist Rob Le Pitch under their new guise for what they feel is their strongest remix to date.

Tom is also working on a new progressive/tech house project with Fake Hero and the first track ‘Boxed In’ (as featured on kaZantip 2008 video below) is receiving praise from the likes of King Roc, Hernan Cattaneo, Moguai, Dom Kane, Timo Garcia, Tim Davison, Dopamine and Tania Von Pear from an initial taster mail out. All this with the first release not even being complete and the track remaining unsigned – expect big things!

Elsewhere, Tom has remixed tech-funk supremo Elite Force with Black Russian and the track, ‘Return2Mindfunk’, will feature as part of the Elite Force tenth anniversary album. There’s also ‘Bad Boy Bass’, a collaboration with Gaudi, one of the world’s leading dub experimentalists, which will be featured on the latter’s forthcoming artist album and sees the duo mash up electro-tech and dub-breaks with earthshaking results.

Put it all together and it’s easy to see why Tom is fast becoming a permanent fixture on the international festival scene and this year has also seen him play in Spain, China and Romania as well as across the UK. Most recently, the legendary kaZantip festival in Ukraine, Portugal’s Boom festival and the mother of all festivals, Burning Man in the Nevada desert have been treated to the Tom Real sound.

Next up on the agenda is a packed studio schedule working on his own productions alongside more Disco of Doom material with The Rogue Element and more tech house with Fake Hero, as well as packed DJ diary, both in the UK and internationally. Tom Real and The Rogue Element also have their own monthly Disco of Doom radio show on, one of the world’s coolest online radio stations, and selected press cuttings about Tom can be found on his MySpace page.