Blogs

 

13 Apr 2012

 

 

Blue Cheese Records logo

 

On Friday April 27th Kmag Presents a Blue Cheese label night at Café 1001. In anticipation of this event we caught up with label co-owner Freek, who has also put together an exclusive mix to whet your appetite...

Please introduce yourself and Blue Cheese Records...
I'm DJ Freek, I co-own Blue Cheese along with fellow producer/DJ Bluey. The idea behind Blue Cheese is to push music from new artists who are trying to break through into the scene. We don't confine ourselves to a single sub-genre as we prefer to concentrate on the artists and helping them craft their "signature" sounds. This can range from the most minimal deep, to the hardest thumping techstep.

We also have the sister label Rotten Cheese Records which focuses on the jump-up side of dnb. Rotten Cheese is managed by the label's very own Richie Stix who is definitely making a name for himself as both a producer and a DJ. As a label we are privileged to receive amazing support from some of the scene's biggest players such as DJ Hazard, Mutated Forms, S.P.Y and many more...

Your night with us at Cafe 1001 is billed as The Lighter Side Of Blue Cheese... is this a new direction for the label?
During March we had a series of Blue Cheese club nights and radio shows and these were focussed more on the heavier side of the label, promoting one of our jump-up releases. So we're very excited to showcase the complete opposite end of the spectrum and play sets that we haven't been able to play at any of our previous nights. It's not really a new direction for the label, we've always had a lighter side, it's just always been overshadowed by our intent to destroy dancefloors with techy bangers.

Tell us about everyone on the line-up for the April 27th date at Cafe 1001 and what people can expect from their sets...
Label owners myself and Bluey will be doing a three deck B2B liquid / deep set. Blue Cheese artists on the night are Teksteppa, SoveX and John Miszt who will be performing a live set using a combination of hardware controllers, Ableton live and CDJs to provide a wonderfully unique set. Opening the show for us is the very talented DJ Oversight.

Where else can people see you DJ in the near future?
We don't have any label nights arranged as we have had quite a few over the past months and we're now all working hard on the beats for the next instalment on Blue Cheese. however, you can catch me in room three for Shabba's Birthday Bash @ The Scala on 5th May. To book me, Freek, for your event email craig.ferguson.eam@gmail.com at Evolution Artist Management.

Anything else you want to tell us about?
The Intervention - Blue Edition, is out on May 7th and features tunes from Teksteppa, SoveX & John Miszt. It really is an excellent representation of what the label is all about and is receiving great support from within the scene.

I've also done a guest mix along for all the Kmag readers really to say thanks for all the continued support we've been receiving over the last 12 months.

Id like to give a shout out to Callide, Lewis & everyone at Cygnus Music for doing an excellent job, John Sutherland our mastering engineer who always provides a quality service, and shouts to all the Blue Cheese, Rotten Cheese, UKDNB, EAM, Lost In Bass & The Sik Mix crews...

 

 

Download Freek's guest mix here

 

Tracklisting

  1. Freek - BC#7 - Blue Cheese
  2. Teksteppa - 98 Track VIP - Blue Cheese Dub
  3. Dose - Reason Being - Samurai Music
  4. Mutated Forms - New Beginnings - Free Download
  5. SoveX - Day and Night - Blue Cheese Dub
  6. Eveson - The Alchemist - Influence Records
  7. Hybrid Minds - Patience - Fokuz Recordings
  8. Chase & Status - Time feat. Delilah (Dark Entity Remix) >>> Heavy1 & June Miller - Judge - Rubik Records
  9. SoveX - Reality Exists - Dub
  10. Teksteppa - The Grid - Blue Cheese Dub
  11. Liam Ruthless - Bad Magic - Dub >>> Dub Phizix & Skeptical feat. Strategy - Marka - Exit Records
  12. Freek feat. Impact MC - Gratify (Teksteppa Remix) - Blue Cheese Dub
  13. Freek - Billies Song - Dub
  14. Netsky - Tomorrows Another Day VIP - Playaz Recordings
  15. Teksteppa - White Widow VIP - Blue Cheese Dub
  16. SoveX - Forget The Future - Blue Cheese Dub
  17. Basher - Transmission - Ram Records
  18. John Miszt - 88MPH - Blue Cheese Dub
  19. SoveX - Detect - UKDNB

    Related Links:

    Like it? Share it!
    Sign up for more with the Kmag weekly newsletter.

    Comments

     

     

     

     

    • Top 10 Videos July 2014
      Our run down of the best videos from July features the likes of Enei, Ayah Marar, Histibe, Rockwell and Benny Page.

    • SB81 Guest Mix
      Having just unleashed his new EP for Metalheadz, Kmag touches down for a mix and chat with SB81 about everything from growing up near Goldie's hood to the meaning behind his new name.

    • Top 5 Free Tracks
      Our weekly guide to the best free tracks to download features Judda, BTK, G.H.O.S.T, DJ Dubsta and Puzzle.

    • Introducing: G.H.O.S.T
      G.H.O.S.T are a new outfit consisting of four producers. Their releases have been picking up support from many of dnb's finest so we got in touch with Lewis, Matt and Will to find out more.

    • Top 5 Free Mixes
      Our weekly guide to the best mixes features Mr Joseph, DJ IBM, Kulak, Deekline and Eskmo.

    • Botchit and Scarper To Release Leukaemia Charity LP
      Beats and bass label Botchit & Scarper are to release Push Play, a compilation with all proceeds going to the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.

    • Callide and Intraspekt Interview
      Callide & Intraspekt's Outbreak EP is set to drop on Crissy Criss' The Zoooo imprint so we had a chat with them about it plus time travel, Ziggy-Wiggle-Robo-Pop-Step and reading each other's minds.

    • Kmag presents Fluid Los Angeles
      Kmag is proud to partner up with West Coast affiliate Chris Muniz as he launches Fluid Los Angeles on Sunday July 27.

    • Free Bass Music Stage Visuals Kit
      Accent and bass music clothing label Dataset have teamed up to release a free stage visuals kit designed specifically to be mixed with bass heavy music.

    • Kmag Presents Soul Flex Digital
      Our next Kmag Presents session at Cafe 1001 is on August 8 with Soul Flex Digital to launch their new 'Vintage' LP. We caught up with Dubsta to find out what's in store from the night and the album.

    • In The Studio: Break
      Break is giving other producers the chance to add a bit of his magic to their music with his Symmetry Drum & Bass sample pack. Here Break reveals how he works in the studio.

    • KG Gives Away Massive Preset Bank
      Drum & bass producer KG is giving away his Drum N Bass Preset Pack For Massive, find out how to get your hands on it...

    • Technimatic interview
      Since we last spoke to Technicolour & Komatic they've become Technimatic, signed to Shogun Audio and have written the 'Desire Paths', which is about to drop. High time for another chat then...

    • Top 10 Free Tracks
      It's Tuesday so time for ten more tracks you can download for free. This week's list includes Spirit, Evol Intent, Makoto, Digital Niyabingh, Indivision, Dawn Raid & Jungle Drummer and more.

    • Bop Previews Punk's Not Dead On Spotify
      Kmag checks in with the genre-bending minimalist Bop as he unleashes a Spotify preview of his highly anticipated Punk's Not Dead LP on Med School.

     

     

    You have successfully unsubscribed from the Knowledge newsletter