Vindata | Leaders not Followers


(This interview done originally with in 2014 )

I’ve been a fan of Vindata for a long while now. I was first introduced to them by my Phoenix FM presenter; Vixter, who has been fiercely supporting Vindata for a long while. Regularly playing their tracks and telling anyone who will listen that they will be the next big thing, so how smug are we now that BBC Radio 1 have only just caught up and started playing one of their tracks off their next EP which was aired on Skream & Benga.

You will be blown away by this LA based duo too. Take my word.


Elle: For our readers could you tell me who forms Vindata and how you guys formed?

Vindata: Vindata is made up of Branden Ratcliff and Jared Poythress. We met through mutual friends around 2007. We started this project in 2010 after realizing how much our musical background and upbringing we had in common.


Elle: How would you describe your music style?

Vindata: We have a very broad range. It’s mostly based off what we’re feeling at any given time. Some call it Future Bass, Future R&B, Chill trap or whatever name they just created. We actually like not being bound by a specific genre. It gives us plenty of room to grow as artist.


Elle: What is your musical influence?

Vindata: Well, we grew up in Church so Gospel definitely had a huge impact on both of us. But we also have roots in Hip Hop and R&B.


Elle: Who would be your dream collaboration to work with?

Vindata: The Neptunes, Kanye West or Timbaland.


Elle: Which person do you feel you have learned the most from in life?

Branden: My Mother,

Jared: My Father.


Elle: Any plans to come to London soon?

Vindata: Hopefully, London has always been one of the places we wanted to visit first. We really respect and admire London’s appreciation for the arts.


Elle: What can we expect to see from Vindata?

Vindata: We finished our second EP titled “…For One To Follow”. Have been really excited for this, as it further elaborates our path we’ve chosen and what we’re currently feeling.

PDMusiK recommends…

Public Description ‘MusiK‘ is a new feature showcasing new music, emerging artist, videos and upcoming DJ/Producers.  PDM will be collaborating with Phoenix FM radio presenter Vixter, a music enthusiast with a wealth of musical talent and knowledge. He grew up in East London during the warehouse and rave scenes in the late 80’s and 90’s. A self confessed “Pirate Radio Junkie” with a diverse music interest.

PDM will broaden your musical horizons and provide a lucid way to discover music.

Vixter’s first feature is the Best of Drum & Bass 2016

Playlist includes tracks from DnB labels Hospital Records, Spearhead Records, MedSchool, Soul:R and many more. All worthy of Drum And Bass Awards with tracks from Logistics, Mutated Forms, Liz-E, NCT, LSB collaborating with Tyler Daley and DRS plus many more


Phoenix FM | One Night Only


I was back on the air last night for Phoenix FM.

Playlist included:

Worthy – Acid Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Worthys Nut Crackin Rerub up)

Ayer – Young (Mickey Valen Radio Edit)

Roy Davisjr ft. Robert Owens

Chase & Status – Count On Me (feat. Moko)

Chromeo – Night By Night (Oliver Nelson Remix)

Crystal Bats – Falling In Love (Louis La Roche Remix)

Empire of the Sun – Dna (Alex Metric Remix)

Ghosts of Venice – By My Side

Janet Jackson – Rock With U (Ghosts Of Venice Rework)

John Newman – Losing Sleep (Disciples Remix)

Lorde – Team (Mickey Valen Remix)

Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bearson Edit)

Punks Jump Up – Fairlight (Club Mix)

Tempations – TreatHerLikeALady

The Knocks & Treasure Fingers – My Body (Ghosts Of Venice Remix)

A Guy called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Grant Nelson Remix)

Chris Malinchak – If U Got It (The Magician Remix)

Disclosure – F For You (Dalton John remix)

Jerome LOL – Always (Bondax Tool)

Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You (Low Steppa rebattle)

Low Steppa – The Cry

Ms Mr – Fantasy (Xaphoon Remix)

Pat Lok ft. Bear Mountain – Same Hearts

Sango ft. SPZRKT   Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)

Heres one of my favourites from last night:

Phoenix FM | Dedicated Follower of Fashion

the kinks

Regular followers of my blog will no doubt know that I do a show for Shoreditch Radio and also Phoenix FM, so heres a snippet of the tracks I played on last nights show for Phoenix FM:)

Playlist included:

Aluna George – Your Drum Your Love (Deebs Ex Mix)
Atlas Genius – Trojans (Lenno Remix)
David Bowie- Golden Years (Tim Fuchs Edit)
Dillon- Firthyone Firthyfive (Lexer & David K Remix)
Drake – Doing it Wrong (Figgy Remix)
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac (Psychemagik Remix)
Falcon Punch and Roller Radio – I Might Be Gone (Original Mix)
Faraway Skies – Thing Called Love (Faraway Skies Remix)
Florence and The Machine – You’ve Got the Love (3.A.M. Remix)
Hot Chip – Night and Day (Bufi ft. Vernous Remix)
I’m Talking – Holy Word (Abelard Edit).mp3
Lana Del Rey – National Anthem (Fred Falke Remix Edit)
Lancelot – Higher Ground
Lipps Inc- Funkytown (Ipaneema Remix)
Little Dragon – Twice (Coda’s Gully Noise Mix)
Madeon x St LucOui Got It Wrong (Xaphoon Jones Bootleg)
Miles Bonny – as you sleep on my lap [beat by Ta-Ku]
Rudimental (Stay Positive remix) – Not Giving
Sneaky Sound System – Big
Ta Ku – Brokeas
Ta-ku – Go Girl
The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb (Felix Cartal Remix)
The XX – Night Time (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow Extended Edit)
Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart (Blende edit)

Happy New Year!!!


Many thanks to everyone this year who has tuned in to my radio shows and my shows with DJ Vixter, for Phoenix FM and Shoreditch Radio; either regularly or as a once to never be repeated experience!:) Thanks also to the many followers of Public Description blog and tumblr and my fashion column for Brentwood gazette. You keep me motivated!:) Thanks also to our loyal Black Vanilla Cupcake fans, we’ll continue in 2013, to rock your party and event with our delights.


We had our last show of the year last night, playlist below.

Look forward to doing it all again with you next year. Wishing you all a happy New Year,

Love  & Light,

Elle x



Playlist for Phoenix FM included:

Bailey – My Girlfriend

Bastille Feat Ella – No Angels (The xx vs. TLC)

Bloc Party – Octopus (SLDGHMR Remix)

Bobby Womack – Love Is Gonna Lift You Up (Julio Bashmore Remix)

Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me

Codec – Be Yourself

Crown Duels – Up in Your Mix (Original Mix)

Dusky feat janai- Lost In You (T. Williams Remix)

Fion – This Way

Flume – Sleepless (RUN DMT Remix)

Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk (Urulu ‘Works For Me’ Dub)

Kastle – Baby, Keep It Real

Keri Hilson – Energy (AZ&TOR Remix)

Lana Del Rey – Ride (Barretso Remix)

Mario – How Do I Breathe Without You (Cream Dream Remix)

Mark Henning – The Right Time (Chris Simmonds Houseproud Remix)

Moloko – Bring It Back (Ossie Remix)

Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonite (Mr. Ho & Robotti’s Hobotti Edit)

Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (Casual Encounters Edit)

Mr Tickle – Bassline Skanka

Naughty Boy – Wonder (Kidnap Kid Remix)

Paper Diamond – Can we go up

Plump DJs – WBCV (urchins remix)

Polkadot Feat Wonda – We Got History

Porter Robinson & Mat Zo – Easy (Bring The Noise Remix)

Stanton Warriors – Still Here (Bounce Funk Mix)

Stay Positive feat Queenie –  Crashed

The Wild Knights – Fall Down

The XX – Angels (Shadow Child Unofficial VIP)

Usher – Burn (Equator Club Remix)

Wiley – I’m Skanking (The 2 Bears Remix Dub)