Monday, 25 October 2010


If you're in Dubai and want to get freaky...

We've decided to throw a Zombie Invasion so get the gore and fake blood ready.
Expect to hear some heavy Zombie afrobeat, electro, funk, hip hop and brain guzzling breaks!

The best dressed Zombie of the night will WIN A BOTTLE!!!

We'll also be playing an assortment of the best zombie films we can lay our hands on so VOTE NOW on the FB event page for your favourites to be screened!

Heres a taste:

DJs on rotation from 10pm:

Mr Yeti (Ten Thousand Yen)
DJ Lobito (Zulu Nation Middle East)

Lets get bloody!!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

All Go.

Its been a busy day in TTY HQ today..

TTY003 is getting very ready to hit the streets - Julio Bashmore' s anthem that is Footsteppin as the flip to Chazm - another ice-cold monster is available to pre-order here.

<a href="">Chazm / Footsteppin' by Ten Thousand Yen</a>

Also the ball has started rolling on our Super Ltd Edition Ten Thousand Yen Tee's...
Only 30 made by the fine hand of: ambitionispitiful

And if that wasn't enough to keep the people of the world happy, the good folks over at FACT magazine have started a competition to win a copy of Julio's Test Press for the upcoming release..ultra rare - only a handful in existance and you could get one..

Click ont image for the jump. But be quick innit!

And if you're in Dubai tomoro night - 30th Sept 2010 then come down and shake your rump to the man that is JDilla in a Freshly Laced Dilla Special. Its gonna be sick..

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Baduka / Bump 10" Advance Copies Out Now at TTY HQ!!

<a href="">Baduka by Ten Thousand Yen</a>

Baduka / Bump - Double A side Purple 10" from Chesus x Diverse Concepts / C.R.S.T. is out on physical and digital through the Ten Thousand Yen store now.

It's at least a week in advance of all good record shops, so go grab yourselves a copy of these two heavy bass riddims from the current hotbed of Welsh production talent.

Both tracks have had Radio One support from Mary Anne Hobbes and Gilles Peterson as well as love from Greenmoney, Martyn, Oneman, Brackles, Seiji, Ben UFO and more.

The release is number two in a five part series of coloured 10" vinyl, strictly limited to 350 copies each. All vinyl are coloured and numbered, with hand screen-printed sleeves.

Each vinyl order includes a download code for instant MP3 / FLAC / WAV format.


Mary Anne Hobbes – "*Love* this..”

Ben Ufo –" This is wicked. Proper rowdy vibes. Tuff!"

Oneman - “Absolutely amazing, sick tunes both of them..Wicked release”

Jackmaster – “Massive Release!!!”

Shortstuff – “Woooiii...These bits are great!”

Fawaz Worldwide - “Real nice old skool sunshine vibes with a future edge.”

Warrior One – “Loving it”

TRG – “Both sides absolutely FIRE, loving Baduka!”

Martyn – “Love that Bump one! will play it :)”

Seiji – “Both are wicked. Bump is huge..”

The Boogaloo Crew – “Sik Tune”

Monday, 19 July 2010

Freshly Laced is a Toddler...

I may be on a bit of a catch-up tip right here...

So its been a wicked few months since Freshly Laced was born.

We've had some awesome nights, sick music and incredible visuals and drawn folks from Ras Al Khiamah to Abu Dhabi in droves - getting their fix of the finest funk, afrobeat, brasilia and proper hiphop & being keen to build the scene and community with us.

The bboy workshops have been going strong at Shelter and we've had Web, Radio, Print and TV support for FL and its only gonna keep growing - bigups Andy @ DJ Mag, Mo and crew, Zahra Soar, Simone @ Discoballbreaker, Lubna and the CWrap crew, Pecha Kucha, Infusion & Time Out Massive, Analect and Nile Rhythmik (who even dropped a custom beat for us!!)

Freshly laced by Nile Rhythmik

And if you haven't already copped it pickup the Spring Collection for the last time here:


1. Grand Wizard Theodore 'Can I Get A Soul Clap'
2. Bibio 'Jealous of Roses'
3. Oddisee 'I'm from PG'
4. Flying Lotus 'Astral Plane'
5. Ulysees 82 'Easy to Find, Hard to Lose'
6. Esther Phillips 'Disposable Society'
7. Dee Edwards 'Why Can't There Be Love'
8. Ghetto Brothers 'Got This Happy feeling'
9. Joe Quarterman & Free Soul 'This Girl Of Mine (She's Good)'
10. Fubura Sekibo 'Psychedelic Baby'
11. 14 Bis 'God Save The Queen'
12. Alice Russell 'Let Us Be Loving' (KidKanevil Remix)
13. El Michels Affair 'Walk On By' (short version)
14. Dimlite 'Rump Studies w/Ketepica'
15. Daniel Wang 'Free Lovin'
16. Ohmega Watts 'The Platypus Strut'

I'm about to leave for the summer so swing by Casa Latina in Ibis Al Barsha this Thursday to wave goodbye to a yeti.

Have no fear though - DJ Solo and DJ Lobito will be holding it down up until our Closing Party on August 5th.

Keep em peeled in September when Freshly Laced is gonna drop the next level on Dubai...

To be in with the know come join the FB group.


Saturday, 19 June 2010

Kuwait City is Aiiight.

For a city with no legal alcohol or dancing - Kuwait City is pretty sick.

The first night we had there we got to check out some hush hush, little-promoted Rooftop Cinema Anime - catching Paprika up in the hot breeze.

I gotta say this blog was what hooked me up with a few juicey gems in Kuwait so bigups to the 2:48am fam for putting in the effort.

I've felt pretty graph deprived by the UAE's squeaky clean policy, it was cool to see some bits and pieces dotted around - and a decent lil skate park too..

The city's even got some MIB style camoflaged UFO's dotting about:

Wifey nearly turned reptilian in the Aquarium thingy:

yeti vs trex:


astral travelling:

they even had giant test tubes for giants to carry humans:

Kuwait has one of the dopest resteraunts I've been to: Slider Station - a burger bar, themed like a car workshop, serving really tasty mini burgers via the medium of a yo-sushi style conveyor belt.

Great staff (complete with mechanics jumpsuits), Awesome food, Sweet little vibe.



They seem to still love the old school arcades over there.

I found this little gem upstairs in a Lulu centre.

The keen eyed and 80's children amongst you may recognise Yeti getting his youth back with a blast on Stryder:

...and wifey doing damage in whats gotta be the only Ninja / Dog partnership game in history - Shadow Dancer:

Both ultimate classics - and the "built for dwarves" factor of the machines only added to the fun.

All in all - worth a detox trip to search out the gems.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Freshly Laced Launching Weekly Club Night!

Loads of stuff on at the moment - i'll start with what's closest to home:

Launch night is Thursday May 6th, to promote it I gone done a mix:


tm juke & the jack baker trio - spread it on (feat. alice russel)
the bamboos - my baby's cheating (i sure got the feeling)
hector riviera - a chance for romance
james brown - people get up and drive that funky soul
googie rene combo - smokey joe's la la
pearl dowdell - good things
freda payne - unhooked generation
willie bobo - evil ways (karriem riggins rmx)
commodores - i feel sanctified
sam irl - keep talking
zerodb - samba do umbigo
cela - i'm in love
nicole willis and the soul investigators - if this aint love

download the mix: here

If anyone fancies some real music, good vibes and cheap drinks - come down and say hallo.



Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mr Yeti's Big Room Mix OUT NOW!

Ok peoples,

It's that time again!

This is the first of three mixes in the "Big Room, Little Room, Cardboard Box!" Series.

Taking in sounds from future hiphop, glitch hop, basement house, uk funky, electro house, garage, and nu disco, it's a collection to get you amped: dancefloor rough edged bangers, old school vocals, filthy beats and deep bass nuggets - boom!


00:00 :: notorious BIG - suicidal thoughts (lorn rmx)
02:06 :: lunice - out of touch
(self released digiEP)
04:26 :: mosca - nike
(night slugs)
08:52 :: venom and damage - deeper (doc daneeka rmx)
(forthcoming ten thousand yen)
11:44 :: rox - my baby left me (arms rmx)
(rough trade records)
15:10 :: uffie - pop the glock (felix da housecat's pink enemy rmx)
(ed banger / because music)
18:11 :: sekta ft. spoek mathambo - peter pan (doc daneeka rmx)
(top billin)
21:09 :: sully - in some pattern
(keysound recordings)
24:04 :: damage - 808 rhythm
(unreleased banger)
26:12 :: donaeo - riot music
(forthcoming digital soundboy)
29:10 :: C.R.S.T. - ultra64
(forthcoming no hats no hoods)

32:48 :: kingdom - you
(fool's gold)
36:33 :: brackles - rawkus
(planet mu)
40:14 :: crystal castles - i love london (brackles rmx)
44:50 :: rudy currence - christmas card (buckmaster's love dub)
48:20 :: C.R.S.T. - bump
(forthcoming ten thousand yen)
50:31 :: soil and pimp sessions - popkorn (doc daneeka remix)
(forthcoming brownswood recordings)
52:31 :: breakbot ft. irfane - baby i'm yours
(ed banger records)

to download right or ctrl click by here

Keep em peeled for Ten Thousand Yen - it's gonna be a big 2010!!!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Doc Daneeka in FACT Magazine's 10 Hot Tips for 2010

Bigups to Doc D - big stuff on its way from my homie:

"Doc Daneeka Loves his Ice Cream"

Check his feature in FACT online here.

Keep those eyes peeled for an official mix for FACT coming up..

in fact here it is: click me fool!

Not to mention Ten Thousand Yen Zero Zero One! Woooop.

We Survived The Rickshaw Run 2010!

Yes yes!

We all survived with limbs and lives intact!

4 guys, 3400km, 18 days in a 3wheeled 150cc Auto-Rickshaw.

We travelled the length of India squeezed in to our trusty ricky: Raul Bajaj

"The Mighty Raul Bajaj"

From Pokhara in Nepal to Cochin in Kerala, India, via Raxual, Patna, Varanassi, Agra (and the Taj Mahal & Akbar's Fort - complete with impressive 5000 strong hareem storage facility), Mumbai, Goa and Munner.

View Indian Adventures with a Rickshaw here

It was an epic journey of intense contrasts; beauty and ugliness, wealth and poverty, friendliness and hostility, and slaps and kisses!

So far we have managed to raise over AED10,000 for Maiti Nepal and Mercy Corps.

So many stories:
  • Being chased by local bandits with sticks in Bihar
  • Living off thali’s, breakfast, noon and night
  • Being seen as celebrities in small villages – (attracting a crowd of 20-30 curious people in under 2 minutes was our record)
  • Breaking down on the side of the road – often
  • Being genuinely concerned for our lives on a daily basis on some of India's most dangerous roads
  • Blasting NOFX's "the decline" at full volume for joe's birthday with a large blow-up sheep looking out at several confused Indian faces at 7:30am

"Every Day i'm Hustling"
Man's holding down Raxaul, the only place in Bihar you need in your life.

"Another Day, Another Thali"


"National Highway 17"

"Joe's Birthday Friend - Our Co-Pilot"

"Have music, will travel the length of India"

But the lasting memories would be the countless folks that went out of their way to help us at times when we literally had no clue about what to do next:

Big up's to:

Rajeev and his family in Patna (the best auto rickshaw dealer in India);

The family who sold fuel out of their house in coke bottles in the middle of nowhere when we were running on vapours;

The guys outside Calicut who helped us in arranging the 17km tow in the dark to civilisation and a Bajaj dealer - come and give me a shout in RAK gents!

The hundreds of guys that stopped to help teach us the common fixes to many a Rickshaw drama.

The Oy's La Family - the best guest house in Fort Cochin ready to take you in at midnight if necessary!

"Rajeev's Posse"

"Bajaj Calicut's Finest"

"Fort Cochin Rickshaw Walla Crew"

Big thanks to Jani for giving us a heroes welcome, feeding us and providing the victory beer to wash it all down.

And if anyone ever wants to know the best place in the world to have a cup of tea, you could do a lot worse than searching out this place in stunning Munner. is where you need to go to if you fancy giving the experience a whirl.

I recommend.