TUFF WAX is proud to announce the launch of TUFF TRAX – our new free singles club with a ‘white label’ vibe, bringing you rarities, bootlegs, odds and sods and more on a monthly basis.
TTX-009: Bones & Money – Merrick
TUFF TRAX returns with a classic cut from the vaults courtesy of label co-owners Bones & Money – ‘Merrick’ is pure raw Aberdeen Truth 1.0, filled with rugged claps, daring donks & a snarling bassline that rather belies their soft & caring nature.
TTX-007: Zubuntu – Los Alamos Wolves
TTX-006: Pixelord & Lockah – Aloe Diva
TTX-005: T_A_M – Roze (Strict Face Edit)
TTX-004: Moist Ghost – Foamy
TTX-003: Bones & Money – Close (Grobbie Remix)
'Close/Anxious' caused a bit of a stir in early 2012 when it was released, resulting in unheard-of coverage for our then miniscule label and marking an explosive entrance onto the scene for Tuff Wax co-owners, Bones & Money. The duo have since racked up an impressive list of releases and features, including their first 7" for Tuff Wax, a subsequent remix EP in which their material was tackled by the likes of Chrissy Murderbot and TUFF WAX founder Lockah, and standout mixes for Truants & Liminal Sounds. Grobbie's dreamy, percussive remix was well known, but this previously unheard alternative rework remained a secret DJ weapon amongst the TUFF WAX fam. In the continued spirit of TUFF TRAX, we offer you this fine rarity. Enjoy!
TTX-002: Jaw Jam – Work It Out
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TTX-001: Lockah – Now U Wanna (Offshore Remix)
First up, a special piece of music which for a long time I wasn’t sure what to do with. Here’s an incredible remix that our friend Ewan Robertson aka Offshore did for me last year. This was originally planned to be included on ‘When U Stop Feeling Like A Weirdo & Become A Threat’ along with the original. We had spoken back and forth about putting it online but never found the time to just master it and get it out there. After Ewan’s sad passing & having spoken to his brother Neil, it just seemed like the right thing to do to give it away for all to enjoy.
Ewan was a real inspiration to us from day one, being a local guy who was a real success story in music and the arts. Despite us barely knowing each other when we first started chatting, he was so approachable and always took time out of his schedule to give us feedback and advice on our sometimes iffy early productions. We loved to hang out with him when he came home to visit his folks and we all miss him a lot. RIP mate.