An hour of club magic from Astral Black’s latest signing.
Astral Black has emerged as a stronghold for exciting club sounds in a relatively short space of time. Inaugurated by label boss Jon Phonics with his Rugers album in 2013, the UK imprint has since delivered a powerful medley of records that skirt both the depths of the club and the elation of the after party, with standout releases coming from the likes of DJ Milktray, Jaisu and Inkke.
The label’s most recent signing comes in the form of Glasgow producer Bushido, who recently dropped his sweltering debut EP Grandmaster Cash. An intoxicating voyage through dancehall, grime and other bass-heavy sounds, Bushido weaves booming 808s with infectious vocal cut-ups and agile percussion to create four cuts that are staunchly functional in the club, yet most importantly, a whole lot of fun. It should come as no surprise, then, that his productions have been picked up by the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Nina Las Vegas, Mr Mitch and Murlo.
The Glaswegian’s Hyp mix is a heady affair that travels through searing dancefloor ammunition from MM, Neana, Ida Dillan and Imaabs, as well as a heap of his own tracks. It’s a fitting demonstration of his abilities as a DJ – you’ll be seeing a lot more of Bushido in the coming year.
- Creep$ide – sink [imaabs remix]
- Gunshot [ahadadream remix]
- Mm – why you all in my face
- Bushido – palm trees
- Kali mutsa – traga traga [neana remix]
- Dj master d – mad drums
- Bleaker – hype funk
- Bushido & milktray – cuckoo clock
- Bushido & Lima – hocus bind
- Ida dillan – dm me
- Lemonick – paramite temple
- Bushido – through the glass
- Eloq & kid antoine – Orion
- Bushido – h.x.b
- Utah – graphite
- Rafael Aragon – aza djouka [zee reach & banginclude -crachat remix]
- S-type – lost girls [bushido n milktray]
- Kalekiri – num baxa u volum [prod by sp deville
- Bushido – twisted
- Wwings – ride high [galtier remix]
- Bushido – just us
- Dvsty – ellesse wallet
- Karful – Silk Road
- Lington – bond riddim
- Zha – f
- Sentiment – flexin
- Kareful – h2o
- Bushido – lurkin