The legendary Don Letts drops Aim 'True to Hip-Hop' on BBC Radio Music 6! The full show is up for a limited time, head over to the BBC Radio Music 6 website to listen to his show . If you're a fan of radio use the brand new BBC Radio playlister the + button next to the tune and add the song to your very own bespoke playlist! To get your very own copy of this Remix on limited edition picture disc 7" vinyl, head over to the ATIC shop .
You need to hear this! Vice Magazine's Noisey Muisc & Phillips premire Aim 'True to Hip-Hop'. Check it out HERE ! Be sure to share, tweet & like!! Also Aim has finally set up a Soundcloud! Be sure to click on his profile and follow, lot's of fresh music and mixes will be shared here.
"New York's D.I.T.C. (Diggin' in the Crates) crew were a huge influence on my music when I was starting out. The early 90's output of artists like Show & AG, Diamond D and Lord Finesse inspired me to make the move from DJ'ing to production. I've been meaning to remix this track for years and releasing Drum Machines & VHS Dreams seemed like the perfect time to finally get round it." - Aim 2014
An all-new Aim Remix of ‘True To Hip-Hop’ feat. AG (of legendary hip-hop crew D.I.T.C.). The original version, which first appeared on Aim’s classic debut album ‘Cold Water Music’, is transformed into a relentlessly energetic, synth and dirty sax-fuelled club banger, that breaths new life into AG’s incredible vocals. It’s the perfect bridge between Aim's production past, present and future and a heavyweight taste of things to come. Presented on Limited Edition 7” Picture Disc vinyl housed in a deluxe PVC bag, the track is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Drum Machines & VHS Dreams – The Best Of Aim 1996-2006’.
Available to Pre-order now
Aim and Niko head over to Cork Ireland on Valentines Day, Friday February 14th to join Stevie G at The Pavilion to be part of the Dirty Weekender #4. A rare chance to see an Aim DJ set as well as guest vocals from Niko plus Cork favorite Stevie G playing nothing but vinyl, Friday night is expected to be a Loved up affair indeed. For more info visit The Pavilion website .
Happy New Year from ATIC Records! We're really looking forward to this year's releases and will be setting things off in style with a 'Best Of Aim' album due this spring featuring classic cuts hand-picked by the man himself, along with an all-new Aim remix of 'True To Hip-Hop' featuring AG of D.I.T.C. Following that will be the long-awaited full album collaboration between Aim and QNC and a stunning new Niko EP. Sign up to the ATIC Newsletter for the latest updates and as ever, thanks for the support and all the best for 2014!!!
Niko features in part 3 of this three part series presented by Dubspot: Clive Chin - The Lost Archives of 17 North Parade which details the history and discovery of previously unknown and unreleased recordings by many of reggae’s greatest stars during the heyday of ska and early reggae. Watch the entire series at Dubspot . Stay tuned for the release of 'Kissing' by Lord Creator feat. Niko and the newly resored and mastered archive recordings from 17 North Parade.
Niko's stark love song "Over You" is set to be heard on the silver screens this summer. "Syrup" Directed by Aram Rapport and starring Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez and Kellan Lutz is based on the bast-selling book. Go see the film now at a theatre near you or on-demand. For more information check out the Syrup official webiste.
Aim and Niko played a belter of a set at Blackpool Alfresco 2013 to a sun-drenched crowd. Thanks to everyone there and especially Chinny and all at Cowbell Radio for such a fantastic day!
After releasing the 2-disc, 32-track Self-Titled debut, Death Of The Neighbourhood, and record label ATIC Records decided to slim things down by releasing DOTN Redux, a collection of remastered songs picked from DOTN’s earlier releases along with 4 new songs. The collection is a beautiful mix of ambient textures, indie hip-hop beats, and haunting vocals all presented in a wide-lens cinematic scope.
Stephen Jones, formerly of Babybird, the UK group known for their 1996 hit, You’re Gorgeous, finds himself exploring simple lyrical themes that, in his unique frail falsetto, take on a very dark and introspective quality, which, when paired with the lush atmospheric music, creates an incredibly interesting dichotomy. The album, then, seems to become focused on how the banality of the lyrics, and subsequently the singer himself, gets lost in the texture of the music. The whole album takes on a certain kind of sad nostalgia and regret, which is highlighted by the use of the Norman Rockwell painting as the cover.
The album is available as a Limited Edition Deluxe-Digipak CD or Mp3 download via ATIC Records.
Thank you Dear Song In My Head for this fantastic review!