REKTCHORDZ | MIXTAPE
Behind the limelight of tech-funks new rising star 'Rektchordz' is 24 year old Cornish dweller Jamie Smithson; who has been mastering the art of music production since back in 2001. Hearing the fresh sounds of the early tech-funk movement was enough for Jamie to set his sights and begin to create & shape a sound. First finding light in his work was the well acclaimed Newquay based House & breaks label 'Play Recordings'; label head Si Gordon recognized the skillful and enthusiastic qualities that Jamie brought to the table and quickly snapped up Rektchordz' single 'Breaking logic'.
Subsequently, following this were a long line of tech-esque, genre-bending breakbeat releases, with labels such as: Unstable, Bomtraxx, Sinister, Mofo, Control Breaks, Breakin Even, Brighton Breaks; all helping see Rektchordz move throughout the scene, dropping savage tracks such as 'Turn these speakers up' which rocked dance floors worldwide and earned a long stay at the number 2 spot in the Beatport breaks charts. Along with his original work, Rektchordz has turned heads with inspirational remixes such as 'Refunk-mr mole' (Re-connect) gaining support from the likes of Elite force, General Midi & Butterparty Other highlights include a 'Beta' remix of Rektchordz' 'left behind' (bomtraxx)' which received air play via Annie Nightingale on Radio One & the legend Matt Darey.
2009 saw Rektchordz' take a major step as he joined techfunk's finest clan signing to musical master mind Shack's (elite force) U&A recordings. With his first two release gaining props from the likes of laurent Garnier, James Zabiela, Will bailey, Dj Dan and getting the remix treatment from major players such as Lee mortimer, Calvertron, Meat Katie and Elite force, it was clear Jamie had found the perfect imprint to support his ever growing sound. Tracks were also included on the fantastic U&A album mixed by Aussie super kids Loops of fury which was labelled a “Must Buy” by 'In The Mix Magazine'. Producing on one of the best labels in the business demands a name to the face, So Jamie took to the stage and dj'ed at top locations such as; Helsinki, prague, USA ,Spain and all over the UK.
Moving into 2010 see's even bigger things for the 24 year old starting with a String of Remix's on Trickery collective, Aux and Ape with a Techfunk sample pack showing the true methods behind the trademark sound Jamie has developed. U&A once again will be showcasing The freshest original Rektchordz tracks with remix's from the likes of 'The loops of fury and dubstep's chart topper Vaski. Rektchordz will also continue doing his Dj performances across the globe and keeping you updated with his 'Filthy:inspiration:sessions, aimed at giving you the the freshest beats months before even a wiff of a promo.
01. Kaiserdisco - Amalfino
02. Zodiac Cartel -All Day
03. Stripper - Stripper Theme
04. Rektchordz - We Are Loud
05. Sam Hell - Mothership (Rektchordz Rmx)
06. Rektchordz - Speaker Bump (Loops Of Fury Rmx)
07. Y**h Y**h Y**hs - Maps (Elite Force Re-Fx)
08. Rektchordz - Lush
09. Freerange DJs - Back To The Old Jack (Rektchordz Rmx)
10. Tim Healey & Felguk - RIO
11. Freerange DJs - Drop That Beat (IF:IM Rmx)
12. Rektchordz - Speaker Bump
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