Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two of Bristol’s finest are next on the menu at SOUP‘s May party. Hailing from the east end of the South West Parker and DJ Moneyshot come from good stock with a track record of fine releases behind them this duo have a foot in soul, a hand in funk and a head for meaty beats. This 4 turntable set up will definitely bring the main sauce.

First starting his rise smashing chumps via DJ battles, Bristol’s Parker soon turned his hand to production gaining “lofty comparisons to the marvellous RJD2″. The driving soul and deep bass of his debut album To Eternity was described by DJ Magazine as having thrown “stylistic doors open wide with deliciously pleasing results”.

This exploration of different musical realms is what defines Parker, and what makes him “uncategorisable”. After the blissed out beats of his early work Parker ran full pelt into to more bottom end frequencies. Amongst his numerous bass laden treats, Parker’s remixes of James Brown and Bjork both topped the Hype Machine Chart, whilst ‘Where’s My Monkey?’ made him a household name. Parker’s accomplished and varied production has also been used to effect by the BBC, EA Sports and Playstation.

2011 saw Parker make another sidewards shift into pastures new, joining forces with fellow Bristolian Boca45 as one half of The Beekeepers. The result was ‘Apiculture’ a feast of chilled out beats, hip hop production and dubby bass which featured a myriad of delicious vocal sounds from leading lights in the UK scene.

As a DJ Parker has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile cross-genre selectors in clubs today. Bringing together the vital elements of Bass Music, Parker effortlessly glides between glitch hop, dubstep, garage, house and DnB with ease. His undisputed deck talents have see Parker smash stages at Glastonbury, Shambhala (Canada), Big Chill and Bestival, as well as various club hot spots across the globe including FabricLive.

Parker’s latest offerings will come courtesy of his new label Monkey Butler, giving him absolute freedom to open those “stylistic doors” even further. Who knows what sound he’ll be running, or inventing next, one thing is for sure, it’s guaranteed to be something different.

Parker From Behind the Bookcase Mix

The ever-eclectic DJ Moneyshot has won a mad decent following for his killer mixtapes, bubbling live sets, and party-smacking tunes. He’s an all round good egg, and jaw-droppingly nimble ‘pon the decks. His style is mad tight, and best described as “dancefloor beats, booties and bass with hip-hop skills,” if you ever find yourself in a situation needing it.

While we’re throwing out quotables, let’s take a quick word from The Guardian newspaper, notable for its objective stance on such matters:

“DJ Moneyshot is a stupidly talented mixer who never forgets that a DJ’s primary role is to get people dancing. And he will certainly do that” So there!

When he’s not getting big love in ink, he’s getting props from cats in the field. Yoda admits to biting mixes off him, and DJ Food called him his favourite DJ out there right now. Praise indeed.

Thanks to his official induction into Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel radio family, Moneyshot has being shining hard on the mixtape scene. His sets are the stuff of legend. Besides rocking thousands of downloads, winning Mix of the Year, and hitting over 36 countries a month, they all sound dope on your way to work.

Bar that, in the style of the day, Moneyshot has recently branched out into making tunes, and has had crazy airplay from Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens and Bethan Elfyn over at BBC Radio 1. His recent Stunt Cock EP on bootie legend label Big M has been smashing dancefloors worldwide, and his remixes of House head Eats Everything and Rap superstar Joe Driscoll are characteristically off the chain.

DJ Moneyshot Good Groove Mix

Although he has been saying “this is my year” since around ’93, 2012 is Moneyshot’s year. He’s not sure what to do with it yet, but is looking forward to a jam-packed summer of festivals and mad European gigs.

SOUP Saturday May 19th Sandsifter Gwithian £6 OTD

Sometimes you get a little caught up in looking for dance floor focused tunes and you get an almighty craving for a little bit of soul. Australia has plenty sunshine and now an abundance of soul from Dojo Cuts and the mighty fine Roxie Ray. Daptone Records are right behind this release and so it’s no surprise that you feel everything from Sharon Jones to Lee Fields on this LP. It feels like the album is split almost fifty-fifty with soul and funk cuts giving a blissful feel on one hand and a gritty edge on the other. Two choice tunes from the album are laid out below have a quick listen and pick it up on vinyl. Even better come listen to the likes of Dojo Cuts and more as we present DJ Dusty in the second SOUP night of the year this Saturday.

What Do I Have To Do Feat Roxie Ray
Take From Me Feat Roxie Ray