TMF 2.0 Home

Recent posts: Wen

Facta & Wen – Late Night / Poliwhirl


Label/Catalog#: Wisdom Teeth / WSDM001
Release date: 2014
Source: Vinyl
Format: mp3
Quality: 320 kbps
Size: 22 MB
Genre: Electronic
Style: Bass

A –Wen (7) Late Night
AA –Facta Poliwhirl

320 kbps

21.11.2014 Bass MusicARTIST:, , Read more

Wen – Signals


Label/Cat#: Keysound – LDN 044
Year: Mar, 2014
Source: WEB
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps
Size: 99 mb
Genre: Electronic
Style: Bass, Grime, UK Garage

1. Intro (Family) (02:35)
2. Galactic (04:15)
3. Lunar (feat Blackdown) (04:00)
4. You Know (03:33)
5. Persian (04:30)
6. Swingin’ (LDN mix) (03:53)
7. Vampin’ (04:15)
8. Time (feat Parris) (04:52)
9. In (05:38)
10. Signal (04:30)
11. Nightcrawler (Devils mix) (04:18)
12. Play Your Corner (feat Riko) (04:11)

The London producer broke onto the scene early last year with the Commotion EP, released through Dusk and Blackdown’s Keysound Recordings. Since then Wen, real name Owen Darby, has developed a strong affinity with the label. Heavily influenced by everyday life in the UK capital, the LP is littered with slang and pirate radio samples, laid atop Darby’s sparse grime frameworks.

“When I send out my responses it’s stamped with my identity,” says Darby. “The album was a way to show some progression through that identity. It has some calmer, emotive moments but moves into some energy and brightness, taking the temperature down to a darker place but ramping the urgency and tension up towards the end.”

The album features collaborations with Blackdown, Riko and Soundman Chronicles chief Parris, as well as a brief cameo from Wiley on “Nightcrawler (Devils Mix).” Signals lands as the latest in a string of full-lengths from Keysound, with Wen following the likes of Damu, E.M.M.A. and Logos.

320 kbps

08.03.2014 Album  Bass MusicARTIST:, Read more

Dizzee Rascal & Wen – Strings Hoe (Wen Refix) / Signal


Label: Keysound
Catalog#: LDN043
Release date: jan 2014
Source: Vinyl
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps
Size: 21 mb
Genre: Electronic
Style: Grime, UK Garage

As a key player in the emerging 130bpm movement, Wen returns to Keysound Recordings with a refix of seminal early Dizzee Rascal production “Strings Hoe”. With the original itself vinyl only, the refix will remain on white label but is released with Dirtee Stank’s blessing. Keysound’s 2013 began with Wen’s debut “Commotion” EP for the imprint, setting out his trademark style that uses the unique identity and power of the grime MC voice but couples it to the space and bass weight of early dubstep. Given the year ended with fellow grime-inspired pioneer Logos and his celebrated “Cold Mission” album, it hints at yet greater things to come in 2014 from Wen and the entire 130-centric Keysound camp. The flip of the 12” is marked by heater “Signal,” part grimey soca-esque dancefloor banger part semantic exercise, as it bites, toys with and spits out classic grime vocab before breaking out into the mid point between encoded rhythmic percussion and Morse code. Following a flourish of activity towards the end of 2013, including E.m.m.a’s debut as a Dummy Album of the year, Logos’ “Cold Mission” as a top 15 for Fact Magazine and Keysound itself as a Resident Advisor Top 5 label of 2013, the imprint rolls on into 2014 with an established dancefloor anthem from Wen.

1 Strings Hoe (Wen Refix) (4:42)
2 Signal (4:28)

320 kbps

10.02.2014 Bass MusicARTIST:, , Read more

Today’s TOP

Welcome TMF 2.0

Log in

Lost your password?