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Podcast 156: Girl Unit

It may be a little early to start handing out Label of the Year nominations, but as it stands now, it would be hard to omit London's Night Slugs imprint from serious consideration. Label bosses Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 may get the lion's share of the attention, but the artist roster they've assembled is just as impressive, perhaps none more so than 24-year-old DJ, producer, and recent Bubblin' subject Girl Unit. With only one official release and a smattering of remixes and other tracks to his name, he nonetheless displays a keen ear for US street sounds, whether it be ghettotech and juke or radio-ready hip-hop and R&B. This week, the London-based artist is embarking on his first US tour, during which he'll hopefully be able to take in some of these sounds first-hand while playing a smattering of dates on both coasts. To celebrate, he's put together this mix for the XLR8R podcast series, which literally came in at the last minute because he wanted to make extra sure to fill it with the latest dubplates and unreleased tunes.

01 DJ Pierre "Feeling On Me"
02 Bok Bok "Say Stupid Things" (Monkeytown)
03 Ramadanman "Grab Somebody" (white)
04 Damu "Mermaid" (Local Action)
05 Velour "Booty Slammer" (Night Slugs)
06 Jam City "Shut The Lights Off (Devil Mix)" (Night Slugs)
07 Nguzunguzu "Rec Loose" (Silverback)
08 Kingdom "Bust Broke" (Night Slugs)
09 C.R.S.T. "The Bells (Girl Unit Remix)" (Car Crash Set)
10 Melanie Fiona "It Kills Me (Breakage Remix)" (Universal Motown)
11 Jacques Greene "(Baby I Don't Know) What You Want" (Night Slugs)
12 Johnny Moog "Fantastic Lover (Girl Unit VIP)"
13 Optimum "Max Power" (Planet Mu)
14 Addison Groove "Work It" (Swamp 81)
15 Terror Danjah "Menace" (Planet Mu)
16 Bobby Valentino "Anonymous Instrumental (Prod. Timbaland)" (Def Jam)
17 Ikonika "Millie" (Hyperdub)
18 Girl Unit "Every Time" (Night Slugs)
19 Cedaa "Justine"
20 Mr De' "Whonleeone" (Electrofunk)
21 DJ Nate "Find Your Dreams"

20 comments Girl Unit

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 09:31

having a hard time downloading the .mp3 file, with both Safari and wget. Only get this html page. WTFZ

Anonysmous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 09:38

great podcast!

DEFYTHENORM (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 09:39

Im having the same problem as homeboy up there.

Ultra Disco Shawn (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 10:53

Oh my! I do love this mix! Can you believe that he is playing at my FUTURE GARAGE monthly on the 28th?? I love BBQing lobsters to this mix. My only complaint is there REEALY could be more Cumbia. Big up me!

Ultra Disco Shawn (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 10:55

@DEFYTHENORM have you tried listening to cumbia with a BIG STINGRAY instead? It works! :)

Try This (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 11:08

Hey Safari dudes, ar eyou guys right clicking or option clicking? You don't need to do that. Try just normal clicking on the links and they should download automatically.

@Ultra Disco Shawn - I am so confused.

Ultra Disco Shawn (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 11:36

@Try This- LOL- DUDE all I am TRYING to say is, one time i had a big CUMBIA PARTY under the water of the ocean and the guest DJ was A BIG STINGRAY and he played the best CUMBIA set ever. Pretty cool huh?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 13:03

plus its not on itunes yet??

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 13:28

yah it iz bro

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 15:25

Not able to download at all on Safari. If I right click and save, it saves as a .html. If I normal click (left click) it just streams the track. HELP

some choonster (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 16:04

Had difficulty too downloading the file too, right-click->save as only got me girl-unit.htm, and left-click opened the podcast in Windows Media Player.

Right-click download this should work: http://media.xlr8r.com/files/podcasts/mp3/XLR8R_Podcast_Girl_Unit_2010_0...

Anyway, Girl Unit is amazing. And Cedaa is also very promising, check this out: http://soundcloud.com/cedaa/are-you-that-somebody-cedaa-remix

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 02:00

@ Some Choonster

Safe man, thanks a lot. Been streaming this mix and it sounds BIG. Could you do the same for the Falty DL mix by any chance?

Some Choonster (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:30

Sure: http://media.xlr8r.com/files/podcasts/mp3/XLR8R_Podcast_FaltyDL_2010_05_...

Here's the how-to:

left-click link. It will open in some kind of media player. In that media, right-click on the song and choose "properties" or something. Copy the file/address. Just post it online somewhere, such as here, where it will be automatically converted into a clickable link: http://media.xlr8r.com/files/podcasts/mp3/XLR8R_Podcast_FaltyDL_2010_05_... Right-click save and voila!

Ultra Disco Shawn (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:43

@Some Choonster thanks! can you do the same for the BIG STING RAY Cumbia Podcast? oh wait there IS no BIG STING RAY cumbia podcast. Can you believe it??? You guys are SLEEPING. Give me a break!

ULTIMO DISCO SHAÜN (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 12:05

Hallo xlr8r Ich bin interessiert zu hören mehr über Unterwasser Art Mischung hipster icee Musik mit Argentinien Geschmack aber mit nur die richtige Menge von tropischen bounce. hat sie keinen hotsauce oder tamale lady ?

Ultra Disco Shawn (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 12:36

@ ULTIMO DISCO SHAÜN Wenn Sie sich für genau die richtige Menge der troppical bounce Ich schlage vor, Sie suchen, versuchen mein Favorit Cumbia Künstlers Mr. Lobster er hat eine sehr gute Zukunft für Garage und Cumbia in einem argentinischen Stil ähnlich wie die Musik von THE BIG Sting Ray getan zu nehmen. Hey willst du Speerfischen mit mir gehen an diesem Wochenende? Ich habe keine Parteien muss ich CUMBIA im Spiel!

HiFi Cartel (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 13:15

Win two tickets to GIRL UNIT at Santos this Saturday

chrishawood (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 16:21

big stingray mix is up on www.aquaplanez.com have to tripleright click on the gill

sti3 (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 12:44

Absolutely smokin. And yes I am late!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:55

This mix is banging

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