Yikes. This one’ll get you going for the weekend. On June 19th Ministry of Sound/Level Recordings release a birrova whopper: ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ – a monster reworking of Dutch DJ/producer Vato Gonzalez’s 2010 instrumental, with vocals from UK urban heavyweights Foreign Beggars.
It has already received national radio’s seal of approval too – with playlists on Radio 1, 1Xtra and Capital, as well as early support from Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, Trevor Nelson, Scott Mills, Mistajam & Judge Jules.
Vato Gonzalez is one of the world’s top emerging DJ talents. Having already built a massively successful label, event and genre, known as ‘Dirty House,’ Vato’s original ‘Badman Riddim’ was one of the biggest instrumentals of last year, winning over the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Annie Nightingale, Pete Tong, MistaJam and Toddla T, as well as notching up over 2 million views on YouTube.
Foreign Beggars are the critically acclaimed rap duo from London, winners of ‘Best New Act’ at the 2004 UK Hip Hop awards, and Best Group at the 2005’s Lyric Pad Hip Hop Awards. They’ve supported the likes of The Prodigy, Snoop Dogg, Amy Winehouse, Public Enemy, Ian Brown and De La Soul and were nominated for Best European Hip Hop Act at the 2010 Urban Music Awards, alongside Roots Manuva, Professor Green and Tinie Tempah.
If you like things a little longer, remixes include a HUGE D&B remix from label boss DJ Friction, extended & dub edits, a heavy bass driven re-rub from acclaimed underground duo TruFix & Thunderskank and a high-tempo electro mix from Static Shokx.
Phew! we’re exhausted now.