It's about time stalwart of the UK bass scene Madam X made her way onto the open ocean's most beloved rave boat, Holy Ship! The DJ and label boss is prepping her very best for the 11th edition of the cruise party alongside worthy headliners like The Black Madonna, Green Velvet, Justin Martin, Testpilot and more.
Diving into her coveted collection, Madam X hands us a sneak peek into some of her favourite listenings of the moment including tunes from Hodge, Walton, Addison Groove & Bim Sanga and more. Expect to be blown away by these selections and make sure to catch Madam X on board Holy Ship! 11.0 from January 10 through 13.
Hodge 'Don't Hold Your Breath'
"Hodge has got to be one of my favourites at the minute. His set blew me away at Kaizen Klub the other month and I just love the way he combines techno with the heavyweight bass of dubstep; it's really interesting. This latest release on Berceuse Heroique is a little bit different, and there's two tracks on here that really stand out for me: this one and 'There's a Storm Coming in', influenced from the Terminator films with a bit more of an 80's analogue aesthetic. Love the build up of this one and the unpredictable drop. Perfect club tool."
"Biome's always been a master of electronic sound design. There's something incredibly unique about the way he'll take influences from his old dubstep roots and apply it to his 130 productions. I was so chuffed with this release we put out on Kaizen, and 'Weekend' in particular never fails to get the dance floor moving."
Giant Swan 'IFTLOYL'
"Bristol is home to so much exciting underground music and Batu's Timedance record label is really flying the flag for this experimental new wave of gully, UK techno. Ever since I got this release I've not stopped playing it. It's heavy, frenetic and spooky - just how I like it."
Fox 'Big Man Ting' (Meta Remix)
"Anyone who's come to see me play in the last year will know this is a staple in my sets. I'm a big supporter of the Meta guys and I really love the direction they're heading. Love the way they fuse grime vocals into punchy 130, and this 'Swing Ting' remix in particular - not a lot of people know - was made for me haha. I sent the Meta guys the Fox acapella and asked them to make me a dub for club play and they came back within a week with this absolute heater. Smashed it lads!"
Simo Cell 'Stop The Killing'
"Livity Sound again, are another label flying the flag for this pummeling new age of UK, bass-driven techno. I recently did a Boiler Room b2b with Loefah in Peru & had to drop this one. Big fan!"
Paleman 'Paranoid Loop'
"Paleman has always astounded me with his releases. He's genuinely one of the most talented people I've come across as a producer, sound designer, drummer, DJ etc. When you listen to his music, his background in jazz drumming really doesn't come as a surprise. There's so many intricate details and layers to his productions that makes his style impossible to replicate. He's a one of a kind, musical juggernaut breathing new life into electronic music."