Premiere: DJ Frankie – Reboot Machine (Shubzin)

As the exciting and brand new Shubzin prepares for the release of their first VA, The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight offers an exclusive premiere of DJ Frankie’s brilliant electro workout, Reboot Machine.

If you’ve been following London’s Osc Kins of late (and there is every reason why you should be, he’s on FIRE), you will be aware of the forthcoming launch of his new label, Shubzin.

We had a quick chat with Osc and here’s what he had to say about the impending Shubzin explosion into our ears…

“As you well know, it’s nice to drown all your troubles in blistering music. To some its like meditation, and with current affairs the way they are, there’s never been a better time to launch Shubzin. With tunes to help you get lost, get angry, and disassociate to. However Shubzin aspires to be more than that, we want to use the strength of our scene to pump in positivity into our local communities.

With authority attempting to constantly quash culture and break apart communities we would like for Shubzin to one day be formidable enough to rent a space, host workshops, showcase talent, create open dialogues between the youths of today. Ultimately just give young people a space where they can safely be themselves. And do it independently of our failing government.”

DJ Frankie

The imprint is set to drop their first release on Friday, March 6th, and boy are you lot in for a treat. The inaugural release is a compilation featuring various artists, one of whom—DJ Frankie—joins us today with an exclusive premiere of the really rather excellent electro track, Reboot Machine.

The track is all-out Detroit Electro. It opens with a minimal vibe, with pads and a hissing percussive break taking us up to the break 30-seconds in. This is futuristic electro at its finest and DJ Frankie expertly drops a track that we can see the likes of DJ Stingray booting you in the face with.

The whole compilation is superb and covers a lot of ground in terms of musical style. Volruptus makes an appearance with his own brand of warped, leftfield electroGo Nuclear appears, too, with a killer track reminiscent of Computor Rockers.

Volruptus, allegedly…

Fiesta Soundsystem drops all sorts of jungle goodness down your new t-shirt, and Garneau follows suit with a hypnotic, stripped-back track that boasts a wicked breakbeat throughout.

LMajor continues the junglist themes with a prime time woofer-wrecker; Roll the BeepsWeith, too, gives jungle a dose of dystopia with Can’t Stop Feeling (Trapped).


Hermeth delivers an IDM-infused, pacey number, as does All Trades with the dystopian computer music featured within Built Like Concrete, Breaks Like Glass, which reminded us of the kind of production’s Kid606 was lenging out during his Who Still Kill Sound era.

We are treated to more electro courtesy of 5ZYL, with the speaker shattering Check This Out. For all-out Baltimore Bass style mayhem, Rory Kelly turns a trick with his Pump It track, which would have slotted perfectly into a Disco-D or Mathhead mix.

Get your greasy mitts on a copy of Shubzin‘s killer debut this Friday, keep your ears peeled. Not only will you be doing yourself a favour, by adding a shitload of awesome tracks to your repertoire, you’ll also be helping others with the profits from your purchase. Win/Win!

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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