- New Tracks by The Angel for Glow 2013
The Angel contributed new tracks to KCRW’s audio guide for Glow, Santa Monica’s all-night art event which happens tonight, September 28.
Angel was asked by KCRW’s Gemma Dempsey, to contribute music to the 2013 audio guide for this amazing event. The tracks Angel contributed accompany the work of Janet Echelman, narrated by Jason Bentley, and Karen Atkinson, narrated by Garth Trinidad.
Check out Glow tonight, which runs from 7pm to 3am. Details at http://glowsantamonica.org
#15 Karen Atkinson – GLOWbal
(Angel’s Glow 2013 Part 2 “Afterglow” blog post)
- “Xtra Sensory Goodness” Album In The Works….
Although it’s been a while coming to fruition, the album is coming together in between Angel’s film and tv projects. The fully instrumental work will be out in January 2014. There are some choice remixes about to drop, that will give a taster of what’s to come. Watch this space for more news.
- The Angel “KiDULTHOOD Opening Theme (Darkforce Dub)” – single
The UK feature “KiDULTHOOD” scored by The Angel, turned five this year. So to coincide with this anniversary and the recent airing on BBC3 in the UK here are two re-workings of The Angel’s original opening theme.
A DNB remix by E-Sassin and a Dubstep on Sedatives remix by The Angel. These “Darkforce Dub” remixes take this classic to a whole new level.
Pre-Order available now on iTunes. Official release date August 2nd.
- The Angel “Ultra Light (feat. Jhelisa) [R.A.W. Remix/Dstar & Mason Remix]” – single
Single release with drum and bass remixes of “Ultra Light,” from R.A.W., backed with another by Dstar & Mason. Now available on iTunes.
LA’s R.A.W., is regularly out manning the decks. Check his itinerary and all things R.A.W. and 6BLOCC related on the web site www.6blocc.com.
You can keep up to speed with Philly’s Dstar & Mason at the Gasm Recordings website, www.gasmrecordings.com.
- The Angel “Ultra Light (feat. Jhelisa)” – single
This track features the amazing vocals of Jhelisa and is released on September 22, available on iTunes.
The single features three versions of the track; the original mix, the “Sustenance” mix, and remix version by DJ Drez, bringing his Jhata beat to the track.
The single was recorded while Jhelisa was on a visit to Los Angeles. You can read more about the collaboration on Angel’s blog.
- The Angel on the Echo Chamber
The Echo Chamber
Wednesday May 26th 2009. Dr. StrangeDub played an extended set entitled "Supa Supa Crucial Mix" on his weekly The Echo Chamber radio show on KFAI FM. Dr. StangeDub put together a dub leaning selection of works throughout The Angel’s career, including tracks from the recently released "Supa Crucial Downtempo Remixes & Rarities." The set included an extended Dr. StrangeDub Mix of the track "Counter Evolution," bringing the vocal and instrumental versions together in an Echo Chamber clash. Wonderful stuff. A big shout out to Dr. StrangeDub and the Echo Chamber crew for laying down some choice cuts from the Supa Crucial label.
- The Angel “Supa Crucial Downtempo Remixes & Rarities” – album
Compiled by The Angel with tracks from her Supa Crucial Recordings label featuring vocalists Mystic, Tre Hardson, Navigator and Divine Styler along with remixes by Divine Styler, Ming+FS, Spearhead, DJ Drez, Headset, Dread Flimstone and The Angel.
“I took a look through the Supa Crucial vaults and realized that we have some real gems that either, no one can find out there anymore due to labels having gone under, limited vinyl releases that never got digitized or simply because tunes got lost in the flurry of new activities and priorities… temporarily forgotten but the love was never lost.” – The Angel
This album charts many of the collaborations thorugh The Angel’s career. From back in the day; the one-time Garth Trinidad (KCRW) favorite by Jaz Klash, “Thru The Haze (The Angel Remix),” where The Angel remixed her jazzy dnb collaboration with Bristol’s More Rockers, to new remixes courtesy of DJ Drez, who gives both versions of The Angel’s “Destiny Complete” feat Mystic, the Jahta treatment. Divine Styler appears on the album on both sides of the mixing board; remixing The Angel’s “Make It Betta” (feat Tre Hardson), originally a limited vinyl only release, while also guesting on vocals on both the “Act I” and “Act III” mixes of “Act As If.” The Dread Flimstone & Pale Face remix redub of 60 Channels’ “Ride With The Flow,” originally a limited vinyl only release, the O.G. version of which was featured in the TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “La Femme Nikita.” Headset’s (Plug Research) unreleased remix of “OK…Alright” by Mystic, recently unearthed, available here for the first time. Tre Hardson “10 Million Ways,” produced by The Angel is also previously unreleased.. Check the SupaStore page for detailed album release info.
- Baltimore (Supa Crucial Mix) The Angel feat. Mystic
- Act As If (Act III Mix) The Angel feat. Divine Styler
- Ride With The Flow (Reflow Remix Redub) 60 Channels feat. Navigator & Cokni O’Dire
- Destiny Complete (Bittersweet Version)[DJ Drez Remix] The Angel feat. Mystic
- Make It Betta (Divine Styler Remix) The Angel feat. Tre Hardson
- Thru The Haze (The Angel Remix) Jaz Klash
- OK…Alright (Headset Remix) Mystic
- Ride With The Flow (Supa Crucial Mix) 60 Channels feat. Navigator & Cokni O’Dire
- 10 Million Ways Tre Hardson
- Destiny Complete (Ming+FS Remix) The Angel feat. Mystic
- Steppin’ To Tha Lite The Angel feat. CB, Blake & Cokni O’Dire
- Act As If (Act I Mix) The Angel feat. Divine Styler
- Thru The Haze (Spearhead Blak Militia Remix Redub) Jaz Klash
- Destiny Complete (DJ Drez Remix) The Angel feat. Mystic
- 60 Channels “Covert Movements (Instrumentals)” – album
March 2009, the 60 Channels album “Covert Movements (Instrumentals)”. An entirely instrumental version of the album “Covert Movements”.
- My Secret Playlist – The Angel
Originally contributed to the now defunct blog “My Secret Playlist“, reproduced here is one of The Angel’s list of “all-time” top tunes.
1. Collie Buddz / Come Around
Collie captured the classic vibe of Beres Hammond & Zap Pow’s ”Last War,” using it as the backing track, and giving it a whole new life… love it! So when I was scoring a UK based TV show called, “WEST10 LDN,” I played this to Menhaj Huda, the director, and he just laughed at how perfect it would be for the scene where our main characters are looking to unload a kilo of hash… and in it went.
2. Roll Deep / Fat Mac 90
Flow Dan with the deepest of deep deliveries – whoah… and this track has a wicked beat. Diggin’ deep into their catalogue I love it when they fire hundreds of words per minute at you and the tracks are hype as hell. With the addition of “Fat Mac,” they’ve got all bases covered.
3. Caspa & Rusko / Custard Chucker
A quintessentially cheeky Brit name for a cheeky dubstep choon. Though this track has been around for a while, I have a special affection for it’s bubbly, bouncy, melodic niceness. Anyone into dubstep knows what both of these producers have done since and for those dipping their toe in the water, this is not a bad place to start.
4. Buddha Monk / Got’s Like Come On Thru (Prisoners of Technology Remix)
The call of the Wu… who put Monk on bv’s on “C.R.E.A.M.,” another all time fav! Back when I was spinning mostly dnb, “Got’s” was the tune I was itching to drop given any opportunity. From half time to double time sections, it cleverly blends hip hop with drum ‘n bass (not easy because of the huge gap in bpm). It ‘s aggressive, progressive and hooky with vocals by Buddha Monk, Drunken Dragon & Ol’ Dirty Bastard. “Yes, I get dirty with my skills”… so did P.O.T.
5. Kraftwerk / Trans Europe Express
An absolute “electronic music” classic, this is the hypnotic track that transitioned my love for electronic music into another obsession, hip hop. When Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force incorporated this into “Planet Rock” that was a defining moment in the evolution of cutting edge street / urban music and the experimentation continues on… with the UK leading the way now.
6. Smith & Mighty / Move You Run featuring Tammy Payne
Some tunes retain the effect they had on you when you first heard them. Smith & Mighty predate the genre of dubstep and are an integral part of Bristol’s rich dubby history. Tammy Payne’s vocals are irresistible and distinctive, with intricate, soulful melodies. I collaborated with Rob Smith and Peter D on a project called Jaz Klash back in the nineties and rate Rob (aka RSD) as one of my top five favorite producers.
7. The Tamlins / Baltimore
I grew up listening to this tune and had no idea all the while that it was written by Randy Newman until I decided to cover this version and feature Mystic on vocals. Nina Simone also recorded a version of the song, but it is The Tamlins version that I absolutely love. The vocal harmonies, horn arrangements and Sly & Robbie riddim section all do it for me.
8. Elbow / Little Beast
This is where my love for this band began, before the hype and the awards, though I’m so glad they finally got the exposure that they deserved. This might be cheating here, but there are many reasons why I’m still so enamored and here’s the shortlist “I’ve Got Your Number,” “My Very Best,” “Great Expectations,” “Mirrorball”… and they are every bit as good, if not better, live. I’m such a fan…
- 60 Channels “Counter Evolution (The Angel Remix)” – single
February 2009: 60 Channels track “Counter Evolution (The Angel Remix)” feat. Karen Grant & DJ Collage. Newly remixed by The Angel to coincide with the release of the instrumental version of the album “Covert Movements.”