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Specialist Mix
17.03.2021

Big Dada Records – Mixed by Maral

Bass Experimental Dub

Earlier this year, Big Dada – the influential, independent label distributed by Ninja Tune – announced that it would be relaunching as an imprint dedicated to Black, POC and minority ethnic artists. 

It marked the start of a new chapter in an already culturally-significant story. With a history of releases featuring Hype Williams, Roots Manuva, Ty and Congo Natty, the label symbolises an exploratory and daring strand of Black British music. A vision rooted in heritage but very much future-facing. 

To find out more about the second wave of Big Dada, we are hosting a discussion with representatives from the label and their newest signing Yaya Bey on 23 March as part of our digital festival for Supporters. If you haven’t already, sign up and be there.

Get acquainted with the catalogue via this specialist mix stitched together by previous crackaud.io contributor (and now Big Dada A&R) Maral. “The mix highlights all the years Big Dada pushed the boundaries of music and also celebrates the years to come,” Maral told us over email. “I wanted to epitomise this quote from Roots Manuva in sonic form “Big Dada’s unique and it will always be unique because it’s a philosophy, y’know? It’s unique because it dares to stick its neck out and it’s run by people who genuinely love music. It’s not just a record label, it’s a movement.” We hope to continue this legacy with the relaunch.”


See Tracklist
Alpha Prhyme - Misanthropic (Original Edit)
Asylum - Gemini Twins
Sampa The Great - Protect Your Queen
Gamma - Slang Teacher
King Geedorah - The Fine Print
Roots Manuva - Witness Dub
Ty - Ha Ha
Dels - Trumpalump
Jammer - 10 man Roll ft. Boy Better Know
Congo Natty - Jungle is I and I feat. Rebel MC & Lady Chann (Congo Natty Meets Vital Elements Mix)
Run The Jewels - Banana Clipper feat. Big Boi
Speech Debelle - Spinnin’ (DVA Funkstep Remix)
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer (Skit)
Ty - So U Want Mor (Refix) ft. Roots Manuva
Roots Manuva - Dub Styles (Micachu Remix)
YOUNG FATHERS - Old Rock n Roll
King Geedorah - Anti-Matter ft. MF Doom & Mr. Fantastik
Yaya Bey - Fxck It Then
Hype Williams - The Whole Lay
Kate Tempest - Lonely Daze
Onyx Collective - ONYX Court
Sampa The Great - Rhymes to the East
Diplo - Into The Sun ft. Martina Topley-Bird
Spank Rock - Screwville USA
Visonist - High Life
Hype Williams - Baby Blu
Lotek Hi-fi - Under My Bed

Big Dada Records – Mixed by Maral

Big Dada Records – Mixed by Maral

Earlier this year, Big Dada – the influential, independent label distributed by Ninja Tune – announced that it would be relaunching as an imprint dedicated to Black, POC and minority ethnic artists. 

It marked the start of a new chapter in an already culturally-significant story. With a history of releases featuring Hype Williams, Roots Manuva, Ty and Congo Natty, the label symbolises an exploratory and daring strand of Black British music. A vision rooted in heritage but very much future-facing. 

To find out more about the second wave of Big Dada, we are hosting a discussion with representatives from the label and their newest signing Yaya Bey on 23 March as part of our digital festival for Supporters. If you haven’t already, sign up and be there.

Get acquainted with the catalogue via this specialist mix stitched together by previous crackaud.io contributor (and now Big Dada A&R) Maral. “The mix highlights all the years Big Dada pushed the boundaries of music and also celebrates the years to come,” Maral told us over email. “I wanted to epitomise this quote from Roots Manuva in sonic form “Big Dada’s unique and it will always be unique because it’s a philosophy, y’know? It’s unique because it dares to stick its neck out and it’s run by people who genuinely love music. It’s not just a record label, it’s a movement.” We hope to continue this legacy with the relaunch.”

See Tracklist
Alpha Prhyme - Misanthropic (Original Edit)
Asylum - Gemini Twins
Sampa The Great - Protect Your Queen
Gamma - Slang Teacher
King Geedorah - The Fine Print
Roots Manuva - Witness Dub
Ty - Ha Ha
Dels - Trumpalump
Jammer - 10 man Roll ft. Boy Better Know
Congo Natty - Jungle is I and I feat. Rebel MC & Lady Chann (Congo Natty Meets Vital Elements Mix)
Run The Jewels - Banana Clipper feat. Big Boi
Speech Debelle - Spinnin’ (DVA Funkstep Remix)
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer (Skit)
Ty - So U Want Mor (Refix) ft. Roots Manuva
Roots Manuva - Dub Styles (Micachu Remix)
YOUNG FATHERS - Old Rock n Roll
King Geedorah - Anti-Matter ft. MF Doom & Mr. Fantastik
Yaya Bey - Fxck It Then
Hype Williams - The Whole Lay
Kate Tempest - Lonely Daze
Onyx Collective - ONYX Court
Sampa The Great - Rhymes to the East
Diplo - Into The Sun ft. Martina Topley-Bird
Spank Rock - Screwville USA
Visonist - High Life
Hype Williams - Baby Blu
Lotek Hi-fi - Under My Bed
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