Wednesday, 26 August 2015

UKGH Return to Silver Bullet this September...

Silver Bullet was the venue for our hugely successful UKGH Best of 2014 Awards night at the start of the summer.

September 11th will see the return of residents William Breakspear, K.L.O. (Kursa, Lonedrum & Osmetic), Your Niece, Terrorbyte and Raptus for an end of summer, post festival knees up!

Flyer and more info coming soon!

Silver Bullet Website

Friday, 15 May 2015

UKGH Awards Best of 2014 Winners!

Announcing the winners of the Best of 2014 UK Glitch Hop awards!

After an incredible packed out party at Silver Bullet on the 8th May 2015, here are the results of the awards, as voted by you the UKGH public!

Best International Producer of 2014 - Opiou
Best International Track of 2014 - Tipper - Shatterbox VIP
Best International Remix of 2014 - Opiuo - Chubby Putty ft. Beats Antique (Mr Bill Remix)
Best International EP of 2014 - Audeka - Business Box EP
Best International Live Act of 2014 - Opiuo
Best International Label of 2014 - Adapted Records
Best UK Newcomer of 2014 - Joe Ford
Best UK Producer of 2014 - Koan Sound
Best UK Remix for 2014 - Opiou - Life Ft. Gift Of The Gab & Syreneiscreamy (Koan Sound Remix)
Best UK DJ of 2014 - Reso
Best UK Event of 2014 - Boomtown Festival
Best UK EP of 2014 - Kursa & Duskky - Unearthed EP
Best UK Label of 2014 - Inspected Records
Best UK Track of 2014 - Koan Sound - Infinite Funk
Best Compilation of 2014 - Wonka#ay Records - We're Contagious

Thursday, 23 April 2015

You only have a few more days to make your vote count this May - in the Best of 2014 UK Glitch Hop Awards!  

Then join us in London on Friday 8 May to find out who's won, as we celebrate three official years of glitching. Good times guaranteed, whatever the outcome of the day before...

Vote for Glitch Hop!

There's just 1 week left to vote for your favourite tunes, remixes, artists and releases of 2014. Make your voice count this May and VOTE HERE!

Awards Party @ Silver Bullet, London, 8th May 2015

Join special guests WBBL, K.L.O. + UK Glitch Hop residents for our birthday day knees up. FREE B4 11PM, £3 AFTER!  GIG INFO

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Presenting "Pin Ups" - New UKGH night for London

Glitch & Bowl in London town!

On 19th September 2014 a new Glitch Hop club night hits central London.  From 9pm-3am some of the UK's hottest talent hits Bloomsbury Lanes WC1 for a night of phat tunes, big vibes and if we're lucky plenty of strikes!

Joint the Facebook event page HERE for more info.

UK Glitch Hop crew from Colony Productions, Wonk#ay Records and Skanky Panky Records have clubbed together to bring this for you so whatever style of Glitch Hop you're into, expect some top notch tunes.

DJs on the 1st night are…

Skope (Adapted Records)

Vent (Colony Productions)

William Breakspear (Skanky Panky Records)

Bunkle & Duskky (Wonk#ay Records)

Krymes (Colony Productions)

Tickets are available from but move quick and get some in advance to get them for the frankly ridiculous price of 
£3.  Otherwise £5 on the door (still a bargain even if we say so ourselves!)

On top of the bargain door price, Wonk#ay Records will be giving away download codes to the first 50 people through the door for their next EP by "Twins are loud".

Want to know about future PinUps events? Like the Facebook page! ;)

Monday, 18 August 2014

UKGH Radio Archives

Hey UK Glitch Hoppers!  Been a minute since our last blog post, but there's plenty going on over at UK Glitch Hop HQ… more news coming soon about our new club night for London, the new format for our Glitch.FM radio shows and releases & gigs from your favourite UK Glitch Hop labels.

Our radio archives are available on Soundcloud, and now Mixcloud too!  Over the last 2 years we have smashed out over 110 shows.  Whether from the Morbidly Obese Midget, Colony Productions, Skanky Panky Records, Wonk#ay Records, Beta Test, Mouldy Soul, Your Niece or a whole host of other guest DJs the shows have always been full of killer jams and info about your favourite genre.

You can listen again to most of the shows on Soundcloud, and we try to keep this playlist updated with all the latest shows!  Most of them can be downloaded too!

Due to popular demand, our latest shows are now also available on Mixcloud by clicking the image below…

Don't forget you can listen LIVE to UK Glitch Hop on every Wednesday night from 10pm - midnight UK time of course!  Big ups!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Review: The Glitch Mob / Opiuo / Your Niece @ The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 30 May 2014

Mike Wabro (glitchrate) reports on The Glitch Mob's Love Death Immortality Tour from a sweat-soaked Forum. Opiuo and our kid Your Niece in support.

We arrive at The Forum just in time to catch the end of Your Niece’s first opening set of the night. It seemed like he had set a great tone for the night’s events.

London goes mad for Opiuo

Kiwi glitch-hop don, Opiuo was next to hit the stage and was greeted with a huge reception from the crowd. Boasting a new live setup replete with laptop, controller, mixer, fresh drum-pad & his big orange drum-sticks, he began knocking out the beats live over his set - moving swiftly into, and mixing seamlessly between, some of the new corkers like 'Clumpy Cider', 'Snorkle' and 'Misty Digit' from his latest album, Meraki. His staple crowd favourite remixes of Koan Sound and Ray Charles got the, now nearly full, dance-floor vibing, bums shaking to his infectious stage energy. As ever, he kept his set diverse and fun - effortlessly spanning between tempos and styles - yet always with that trademark, cheeky, super funked-up Opiuo sound we have grown to love so much. After a set filled with more funky fun than you can shake a glitchy stick at, the whole place was buzzing with anticipation of The Glitch Mob.

Mike & Donna during Opiuo’s set

Your Niece got his second sneaky 15 minute set of the night on after that, whilst the stage was set for the mighty Mob, starting with Boards Of Canada’s 'Dayvan Cowboy'. The dancefloor started cramming fuller than a sardine can. As I was pressed hard against the front side wall of the live mixing desk area, I realized then that the dancefloor had not actually been full at all until that point. I wondered again why they chose The Forum over Electric at Brixton- as they did on their last tour. Crowd dispersion, sound system, & room acoustics all seemed to suffer somewhat at The Forum.

The lights dimmed. That sudden feeling of being at a massive rock gig- crowd screaming with all hands in the air as Ooah, Boreta & ediT walked onto the stage. As the stunning lazer light show began, the mysterious cover was drawn away, to reveal the massive silhouettes of their awesome new drums- looking like an HR Geiger inspired fusion of a jumbo jet engine and a Kyoto Drum. Each of them had the same setup in front of them, with the massive drum behind them, another electronic kit below that, & a pillar in front with 4 ipad-like screens in each, angled down facing towards the crowd- on which they played most of the riffs live, in divided colour quadrants that lighted up each time they did.

The energy was immense as they began pounding their drums with explosive visuals to the tune of the epic, ‘Drive Like You Stole It’, from their previous album, 'Drink The Sea'. Surrounded by such a diversely eclectic array of people, made for an electrically inclusive atmosphere. Their grueling schedule of almost a show in a different country every alternate day, had clearly done nothing to hamper their energetic spirit and passion for their sound, and the love for their fans.

I must confess that by that stage, the rounds of beer & shots in-between in celebration of my extended birthday, had started taking effect as the specifics of which track was which, became somewhat blurred- especially since they were mixing tracks into one another. All the epic bangers: the old & a lot of the new off their latest seminal album, ‘Love Death Immortality’. I was fully enveloped in their performance. I remembered the contrast of seeing them in their very early days on their first ever UK visit in 2008- in the very shanty surroundings of the Rhythm Factory. That was like sitting on a couch in someone’s over-sized living room, watching a bunch of guys having fun mixing tunes up all-over each other on one controller. This, in contrast, was like an extremely tight and flawless extravaganza of sound and visual orgasm! The Glitch Mob are undeniably a powerful force now, entirely unique with their own take on that infamous big West Coast Lazer Crunk Metal sound- yet always relevant & nodding to the current sound.
After their last song, it did not take long for them to be screamed back on stage for an encore, dropping one of my favourites, 'We Can Make The World Stop' - which seemed like a climax for the crowd- with extra high crowd jumping & fist pumping action. They ended with the new rework of 'West Coast Rocks' - to huge standing applause and Glitch Mob finger signs. They seemed so happy, taking a moment to take a bunch of selfies against the backdrop of the crowd, while Boreta took to the mic & confessed how much it meant to them to have so much love & appreciation from the UK crowd- as all their influences came from UK.
This was my third time watching The Glitch Mob preform over the years; and they certainly didn’t disappoint. I had to buy a T-shirt this time- purely on the basis that my T-shirt was utterly sweat-drenched.

Mike & Lizzy after the show
To round things up, Your Niece took back to the decks, keeping the remaining crowd moving to some fresh ghetto bassy trap and dubstep. A brilliant night all-round.

By Mike Wabro (glitchrate) for UK Glitch Hop

Friday, 4 April 2014


As voted for by YOU!



Mat Tha Hat 


Crédit Photo: Maxime FORT

Koan Sound



Photo by Khris with a K

Tryptich & Dephicit - Get Dirty [Colony Productions]

Stickybuds & South Crew feat. Rage - Bouncy Bouncy [Apapted Records]

Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumpin (Krossbow Remix) [Instant Vibes] 

Defunk feat. Sam Klass, Vindaloo - I Put A Spell On You (Blunt Instrument Remix) [Simplify Recordings]

BEST EP OF 2013 (UK)
Various - Scoured Cream: Vol.03 [Scour Records]

Nico Luminous - Music is my Spaceship [Muti Music] 

BEST ALBUM OF 2013 (UK & International)
Mr Bill - The Collaborative Endeavors: A Glitch Opera

BEST COMPILATION OF 2013 (UK & International)
The Glitch Shop - Glitch Shop Vol.1

Riddim Fruit

Adapted Records

Koan Sound Presents...