As a man who is seemingly everywhere it’s refreshing to learn the Martelo, a London based DJ who’s toured the world several times over - with Oneman and Toddla T as End Of The World and when manning the decks for Santigold, isn’t sticking still. As an associated part of the collectives behind YoYo and the Boiler Room he’s had a hand in many a great project, constantly pushing the music he loves.
"So at this moment I’m working on more music, I’m currently working on remixes for Bang On! (Big Dada), French Fries (Young Gunz), Walton (On The Brink) and possibly 2 Bears (Southern Fried),” he tells us openly. “Of course there’s my own stuff.... I have a solo EP on the way, and then there’s a collab EP in the works too with Sam Tiba and Canblaster (who I worked with last year on ‘Cannibal,’ which was released on Enchufada).
“I'm also about to start a radio show on NTS online radio, alongside Bullion, Stones Throw, Deadly Rhythm, Cherry Stones and a load of other dope people,” he continues. “There’s lots of fun stuff coming up, there's also talks about doing the End Of The World tour Pt. 2, with Oneman and Toddla.”
Appearing in Room One this Friday, setting the scene for the debut Jack Beats Loves takeover – which features Breakage, Drop The Lime and Brodinski alongside the JBs – Martelo was so kind to lace us with a mix displaying his impeccable selection and superlative transitional mixing skills. Knowing his humour we also sought out his top 5 youtube funnies to sit alongside a hype chart from him. God, we love lists.
Download: Martelo - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix (tracklist after the jump)
Here’s the funnies:
fish boy init
there’s 3 parts to this, you need to watch them all..
this is the original documentary that the last one is a spoof of - watch the whole doc if u can
Oh and here’s the songs...
Canblaster- Clockworks (Teki Latex & Para One remix)
Jamie Woon - Lady Luck
Shackleton - International Fires
Franky Rizardo - Afrika (R3hab & Ferruccio Salvo Remix)
Fis-T x Wookie - Down On My Night Hunter [MARTELO EDIT]
Catch Martelo in Room One this Friday.
Martelo - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
Up Down Up Down – Koreless [PICTURES MUSIC]
Wife Her Up (J Sparrow Remix) – RSS [WALL OF SOUND]
High Rise – Dark Sky [BLUNTED ROBOTS]
Shower Eski (Mickey Pearce remix) – Wiley [BLUNTED ROBOTS]
Mascotte (Mr Tweeks Remix) – Richelle [PELICAN FLY]
Bubbelgum (Sam Tiba Remix) – Marcus Price [PALMS OUT SOUNDS]
Assasin – Unknown To The Unknown [UNKNOWN]
DS10 – Optimum [HUM & BUZZ]
Neon – The Boogaloo Crew [UNKNOWN]
Clockworks – Canblaster [NIGHT SHIFTERS]
FX1 – Donovans [CHEAP THRILLS]
Shock Headed – A1 Bassline [TIGHTEN UP RECORDS]
At Home (Berou and Canblaster Remix) – Crystal Fighters [DIFFERENT PIAS]
The Keep (Bowski Remix) – Boy 8-Bit [UNKNOWN]
All That – Diamond Bass [ENCHUFADA]
Villalobos for Presidente (Dubbel Dutch Remix) – Yolanda Be Cool [CDR]
Internet Connection (Buraka Som Sistema Instrumental) – M.I.A. [N.E.E.T. / INTERSCOPE]
City Staccs – Jay Weed [GRIZZLY]
Creepy Crawlies – Ossie [LIGHTWORKS]
Blue Bottle Kiwi – Wiley [ZIP FILES]
Dreamer – Gerry Read [DARK ARX RECORDINGS]
I’m New Here – Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX [XL RECORDS]