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Pulsecode is the production alias of 19 year old Simon Kitt. Hailing from the South West this young producer is set to take the electronic music scene by storm. With a great combination of garage, techno and old school baselines this exciting new EP from the talented Pulsecode no doubt will transport you back to the Ibiza summers of the 90’s with a innovative contemporary edge.

The EP kicks off with On The Pulse, a two step garage tune that will no doubt be gracing your club nights. With huge build ups blasting through, leading to minimalistic bass lines with a twist of dubstep, On The Pulse really sets the standards for this elevating and gutsy EP. 

Heavy On The Hummus follows with a touch of house with swirling synths in quite a minimal style as it moves and flows into a jungle influence creating an interesting dynamic to the piece.

Track three, Here With Me channels some old school bass lines with a strong fusion of garage and techno forming a crowd worthy track with a hooky vocal showcase – extracting the voice and using it as an instrument within this heavily dance rooted track really pushes the boat out for an epic finish and intrepid EP from the talented young Pulsecode.

Pulsecode’s first EP will be available for digital purchase from the 3rd of December, being released through the cutting edge label, Disco’s Dead Records. Head over to www.discosdead.com to keep up to date with their mixes and releases featuring some of the South West’s freshest talent. 

Pulsecode // Review

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Have been out of action for so long

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It’s been a while … Been a bit under the weather and still recovering. But with all the time I have had on my hands, I have been able to do a lot of thinking about a lot of stuff in general; Something About, work, my third and final year of university amongst a lot of Max’s happenings too with his new EP completed and with us moving house – it is all rather exciting, be it crazy, but very exciting. But we finally feel as if we are back on track again.

To start with we are thinking that Something About should have a slight change in direction giving it more of a personal touch including showcasing events we’ve attended, taken part in or hosted, sharing photographs and snippets of our lives as well as anything and everything that tickles our interest. With perhaps a focus and outlet for reviews for new music releases, events and upcoming artists. Unfortunately due to university and work commitments posts wont be as regular as before, however we feel the content will have more depth and on more of a personal level. We want Something About to be a creative outlet for ourselves and our interests.

It’s at a very exciting time at the moment for us both, although very busy – Max with his recently completed new EP, which is sounding really great and we cant wait to share a sneak peak with you. He has also just received a rather snazzy new toy (which he hasn’t put down yet, looks and sounds amazing!) of which he will be incorporating within his Koven sets. Also our dear friend and vocalist in Koven, Kate, is moving up to the big smoke tomorrow, which is going to be fabulous!

As for me, my third and final year of university is beckoning and I can’t decide whether I am excited or nervous. I literally can not believe how fast the past two years have flown by, we have been living in London for two years…where has the time gone! But now is the time to buckle up and focus on the coming academic year…wish me luck.

And for the remainder of the week we finally have a little bit of time for each other, thinking about heading to central, shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or perhaps a stroll through Hyde Park tomorrow, then back to our flat to start packing up our stuff for the new house before our busy few weeks ahead.

Hope everyone is having a lovely summer.

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Busy Week for Max // Koven

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How Max turns this in to music I do not know.

Its been a busy one for Max this week, he has been putting the finishing touches on some new material, which are sounding really great. Expect some great bass combinations featuring vocals from the talented Kate Ashton which featured on Koven’s previous release ‘Wake You Up’. With a mixture of soothing melodic tracks and a unique take on some classic London dubstep sounds his new material will undoubtedly be a strong follow up to his recent EP.

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Hard Worker

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Max has been working very hard on his new EP, up till the ridiculous hours of the morning.
Very much looking forward to sharing a sneak peak of his stuff up here!

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Working Hard on the New EP

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Max has been working hard on his new tracks and I have to say there are sounding pretty tasty, literally can’t get it out of my head, very catchy.

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Ivan Dubsky x Great Skies

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You can check out a great preview of a couple of tracks from Ivan Dubskys’ and Great Skies upcoming collaborative EP they are currently working on here 

http://soundcloud.com/ivandubsky/ivan-dubsky-x-great-skies-ep

With these chill out ambient tracks fuelled with dubstep and breakbeat vibes this EP is set to be big this summer.


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Deavious Review // Plus Tin Man Army Video Interview Up Soon

Deavious Review 

If you missed out on our review of Deavious’s recent free five track EP, you can check out on the link here.
He has a great new 16 track album coming out in the near future, which is sounding brilliant and we were fortunate enough to have an interview with him about his forthcoming album, Tin Man Army.
So keep a look out for our video interview with Deavious which will be up at the end of week.

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Fresh Talent – Deavious

ImageDeavious’s free EP has been released TODAY. If you missed the review here it is below. Be sure to check it out.
You can download your free copy here
http://deavious.bandcamp.com/

Self produced artist Deavious from Cornwall is set to release a free five track EP ahead of his upcoming album, Tin Man Army.
Something-About have had the opportunity to check out what Deavious has been up to over the last few months. Here is a review of his free EP released on the 20th of March.

“I’m a producer, a writer, a lover and a fighter”

‘Cornish hip hop? No way mate, that would never work’. Actually it does, as proven by Cornish born and bred, self produced hip hop artist Ellis Deaves, aka Deavious. The 19 year old dominated the Cornish hip hop scene for three years, smashing sets all over the county before he moved to the capital. And now he’s in London to deliver a metaphorical diving head-butt to the home of UK Hip Hop.
Snowballing off the back of his debut album ‘It’s not a heart’, featuring the haunting but high tempo track ‘Dust’ and the filthy, filthy stand out track ‘It’s not a heart’ produced by UK dubstep artist Koven, Deavious maintains his gritty ‘I’ll say what the fuck I want to say’ style on his up-coming 5 track EP titled ‘D’.

“Mr Dirty’s back and he’s gone fuckin’ mad”

‘Mr Dirty’s Back’, the opening song, is one of those tracks that when, even if you’re having most uplifting day – sun shining, birds singing, sitting in a lush green space, you’ll want to give the next bloke that walks past looking like he might have a slightly better life than you an absolute leathering. Thats the power the Mr Deaves has over his listener’s emotions, it’s not often you find a song where you can empathise with literally everything the artist said. With it’s hypnotic, ‘Portishead-esque’ instrumental and dark infuriating lyrics, ‘Mr Dirty’s Back’ is the perfect track to set the mood for dark, mesmerizing journey you’re about to go on.

“Stay heavy like Jabba the Hut and my shoes stay greener that Yoda’s nuts”

If Darth Vader wasn’t a fictional character set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, oh and spat bars, he would definitely feature on the second track of ‘D’ titled ‘Battlestar’. The track features the unmistakable Darth Vader theme song as an instrumental but with a sort of 90’s sega megadrive twist adding to the nostalgia the listener will feel when realising what the instrumental actually is. London based rapper ‘0.o’ also features on track with a witty style reminiscent of a certain Dr Syntax.
‘DeamOn’, the third track on the EP, features an instrumental with an industrial sort of vibe bringing to mind a kind of space aged Soviet Russia setting. Deavious kills each verse in the track over an array of metallic sounding drums and deep phazing bassline.

“A room with no walls just a window in front of me, playing back on every thought and every single memory”

The second to last track ‘Through the Glass Window’ can only de described as tear jerker, a track about losing a loved one is something almost everyone can relate to. The song features a minimalistic but extremely effective instrumental with the duration of the verses consisting of only Deavious himself, a flute and drum beat. The chorus features haunting female vocals that compliment perfectly the deep heart felt lyrics that Deavious delivers on track 4.

His final track ends the mixtape on a high note with the once again Deavious produced ‘It’s Dark’. The track features a bouncy upbeat instrumental and a verse from life long friend of Deaves and also Cornish born Robbers. The Cornish lads absolute smash the final track of the EP providing a perfect conclusion to a what can only be described as an absolute banger of a mixtape.

There really is no reason not to get your hands on these 5 tracks. They provide a promising insight into the future of music from the den of Deavious. The mixtape leaves the listener gagging for some more of Deavious’ dark delights and pave the way perfectly for his much awaited next LP ‘Tin Man Army’.

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