Dot Rotten X Beat Geeks - Thunder
The first edition went off with a boom bam bang bang and before I get into it, I'd like to thank Dot Rotten and my team at Roundhouse (Dayalan, Rachel and Tom) who have helped me put this project together. You all had a choice of 3 different productions, to vote from, and you chose Nightmare for Dot to go to war on. The results speak for itself DOT ROTTEN - THUNDER.
The track has had support from some of the best DJ's we have here in the UK, from Mistajam to Semtex and Logan Sama. It's been played all over the country from local radio in Manchester and Nottingham to BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra Kiss 100 and Rinse FM. I have to also shout out everyone who blogged, retweeted, shared it on facebook and generally represented.
One of the main reasons for bringing this project together was to create some new exciting music and help talented producers get some credit for their skills. Edition 1 saw Beat Geeks, who have been around for years, bring a haunted but very current vibe to the table. They're definitely a collective that you should watch out for, they've just dropped a great mixtape with Wariko & Z Dot, which you can download here.
It's exciting to see the next few months come together, with some great acts, new producers and some beautiful fresh brands, I hope every edition can make Volume Control grow to become bigger and better. In a world where even when we vote for a government we don't get what we asked for, with VC you've always got the power. Turn up the volume, take control and keep supporting as I appreciate it all. Edition 2 Griminal - GO!!
Listen to me interviewing Dot Rotten for Roundhouse Radio - HERE