The Krakatoa volcanoes erupted and exploded in 1883. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history. The shock waves from the explosion were recorded on barographs around the globe.

Currently, what had been the northernmost of the three pre-1883 Krakatoa volcanoes, Perboewatan, has re-emerged from the ocean, and is the principal force in the on-going formation of a new island, Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatoa”.

On May 13th, 2013 we’ll be releasing Lewis James’ ‘Krakatoa’ EP, five tracks of dance music inspired by the scratch beats of the early 00s that demonstrate the enduring appeal of certain rhythmic and melodic tropes that have kept people moving on dancefloors for over a decade now.

In the run up to this we are proud to present ‘Anuk Krakatau’, a promotional single for the EP featuring an all-star cast of scratch luminaries old and new.

That’s right ‘Anuk Krakatau’ is a scratch posse cut (remember those?) in the finest tradition, with 13 DJs from 8 countries getting loose over one of the beats that didn’t make the cut for the EP. In order of appearance we have D-Styles, Grandeurs of Delusion, Om Unit, Free The Robots, Oslo Flow, DJackulate, Ken One, Jimmy the Hideous Penguin, Spada, Lewis James and Sleepin’ Giant.

You can download both the posse cut and a club version of the beat for free or pay what you want via our Bandcamp.

You can hear previews of the ‘Krakatoa’ EP, which features Chicago scratch legend Toadstyle, Ninja Tune’s Dolor and remixes from Astrophonica’s Dawn Day Night and Cosmic Bridge’s EAN on our Soundcloud.


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