Agent of Nang presents: Nangtasm
breakbeat breaks breakz
Shenaninganzier (August 2010)
August 23, 2010 12:18 PM PDT
1) DJ FIXX & SPORTY-O: shake it sporty
July 28, 2010 12:03 PM PDT
1) Agent K & Bella: sierra leone (lunar shift remix)
June 29, 2010 02:53 PM PDT
1) Beat Assassins: stand up
May 29, 2010 06:41 AM PDT
Having developed a rather "healthy" gut over the winter and with the world cup just around the corner (with all the bar-b-q's and beer fests that it brings) it's been a major diet the last few weeks for the Agent of Nang and in respect of that this months podcast is titled "Intelligent Snacking". Although light on calories it's definately full phat!
1) Rennie Pilgrem vs Nine Lives the Cat: can't stop this
Agent of Nang: Ska Trek
April 24, 2010 01:28 AM PDT
Alas time has been against me this month so i've not been able to do a new mix but i've had a dig through the Nanglab vaults and unearthed a mix from 2007 i hope you'll enjoy. "Ska Trek" is a mix of reggae & dub influenced breaks, just right now the sun is coming out and the atmosphere is warming.... Enjoy.
1) Dub Pistols feat Hoarce Andy: world gone crazy (dogtown clash vocal remix)
Agent of Nang - Armageddon Outta Here (March 2010)
March 27, 2010 08:30 AM PDT
1) Agresiveness: olive trees
Agent of Nang: Kingdumb Come (February 2010)
February 22, 2010 01:38 PM PST
1) Altered Grooves: come get my lovin'
Episode 9: Nerf Herder - January 2010
January 26, 2010 12:53 PM PST
1) Digitalis: the ride (kid blue remix)
November 10, 2009 10:54 AM PST
1) PFN: flow (false prophets remix)
July 02, 2009 12:57 PM PDT
it's phat, it's round, it's breaks on the ground: wobble factor
1) 30 HZ: in your ear
more breaks than jackie chan & evel kneivel's bones combined. phat, phunky, dirty & squelchy breaks (though not necessarily in that order) are the order of the day here!
It is said that it's what happens to us as children that shapes our adult selves and in the case of the Agent of Nang's musical direction this would certainly be the case. In the dark days of mid 1970's England, before morning tv had begun, a 5 year old boy would wake up at the crack of dawn and listen to the radio armed with a pair of drumsticks that a family friend had given him and would tap along on the arm of the sofa to the sounds he heard, it was here that he discovered the bass line and drum breaks of funk and the get up and dance attitude of disco. By the time he hit his teens Nang had discovered hip hop and could often be found break dancing at the local youth club and school disco's, the boy just had to dance, and so it seems a natural progression that a few short years later he would stumble into a dark warehouse in Bermondsey and have his first taste of "dance music".... acid house. Fast forward over a decade later, at a stage in your life when most people are thinking about getting a mortgage and 2.4 children, Nang for a reason he still doesn't know decided to get some turntables and a mixer and teach himself to mix tunes.Having spent many a night at the back of the arches in "The Cross" (mainly because that step in the middle of the floor would confuse him at 3 in the morning) the Agent of Nang learnt his trade mixing progressive house but this was at the time when most producers where on the prog bandwagon and he could never really find the tunes that moved him. In mid 2003 the Agent of Nang came across funky house at the popular "Formula" parties held at "Sia" in Wimbledon, here was the perfect fusion of music: house music but with the grooves and spirit he loved so much as a child and it was very shortly after, in early 2004, that the Agent of Nang made his playing out debut there. Instantly a favourite with the crowd he became a regular guest dj for over 4 years as well as playing several 9 hour sets at promotional events for the "House of Fraser" store chain as well as mixing compilation cd's to be played in the stores fashion departments. It was whilst playing at "Formula" that the Agent of Nang shaped the sound he plays today. Wanting to find something just that little bit different to the formulaic "Hed Kandi" style that funky house was heading into Nang scoured the record racksand was soon sneaking break beat, electro, progressive and tech house into his sets, in fact anything with a groove, not so much funky house but house that is funky but it was with breaks that the Agent of Nang became best known for. In 2008 a chance hearing of some of his breaks cd mixes lead to guest sets at "Bete Noire" and the wildly popular and acclaimed "Twisted Audio" parties and in the summer of that year he launched his "Nangtasm" podcast and was runner up in "International DJ" magazines "Raw Talent" contest. More recently the Agent of Nang has started his own radio show on "Fnoob.com", aired on Wednesday nights the show features breaks and house in all it's many forms as well as beginning his residency for "Lovepheesh".
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