Archive for February, 2010

Kid Simple – Fresh Like EP on Double Drop (plus free Example remix!)


Kid Simple - Fresh Like EPSeattle’s Kid Simple first came on the scene in 2009 and continues to grow.  This release is his biggest yet, with DJ support from Starkey among others.  The first tune “Fresh Like” is a space-age but heavy tune with arpeggiators that sound like raindrops falling on the bassline.  This one works with the second tune “Where You Left VIP” to create a nice package.  Things turn dirty with the two remixes from Zeno and Kial, definitely worth listening to for people into the harder sounds in dubstep.  Along with this release, Double Drop and Kid Simple were kind enough to give out a remix of “Won’t Go Quietly” by Example, it’s large.  Sample these below and get on the download of this free remix.

Look for this one out tomorrow (or now on Juno) on Double Drop Recordings.  Serious!

Kid Simple – Fresh Like

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Kid Simple – Where You Left VIP

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Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Zeno Remix)

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Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Kial Remix)

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Example – Won’t Go Quietly (Kid Simple Remix) (Download)

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Dub Mission with Antiserum, Maneesh the Twister and DJ Sep


Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Big weekly dub party in the mission brings SF reggae dubstepper Antiserum alongside Surya Dub member Maneesh and DJ Sep.
Date: 2010-02-28
Tickets: $6 at the door

Dub Mission

 

TONIGHT: Dirty Beats with Mark Instinct, Tarzan, Porkchop and more (free!)


Location: Paradise Lounge (map & inf0)
Description: Free show tonight at this weekly Sunday show that\’s moved to Paradise Lounge. Large lineup.
Date: 2010-02-21
Tickets: free  :)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 014 02.15.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFAll manner of basswise vibrations in this epsiode, including new tracks from Sepalcure, Zeno, Nebulla & Soroka, J. Rogers, Idlemode, ReSketch, KingThing, and more.  This one has some serious heat inside, tons of personal favorites.  This is a lighter episode soundwise with no really grimy/wobbly bits, also lots of tunes based around love and loving sounds, probably some lingering valentine’s day in the air.

This show every week, Monday nights from 6-8pm PST (GMT -8), or catch the archives in podcast format here:

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Tracklist:

Sepalcure – Love Pressure
Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (Black Acre)
Autopilot – Temporalysis (free online)
Deadbeat – Vampire Dub (Echocord)
Zeno and Zulu – DJ Machine
Nebulla & Soroka – Nitetime (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Marcus Visionary – Mabaruma (Liondub International)
Threnody – Intake (free online)
Kuedo – Starfox (Planet Mu)
Process Rebel – Call Me Bloodfire (J. Rogers & Archetypewriter Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Geiom and Dawntreader – Toscani (Double Science)
Idlemode – Please
Jibberish – Panther Moderns (free online)
ReSketch – Connected
Greymatter – Believe in Something (TRG Remix) (Unique Uncut)
Jack Dixon – Somebody Said They Saw You
KingThing – Mad Hatter
Sepalcure – Down
Duncan Powell – Came Into View (L2S Recordings)
Sclist – Hollow (Frijsfo)
Furesshu – Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Clubroot – Eastern Promise (free online, or used to be)
Rivel – Love For Life (Metamorphosis)
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Warrior One Remix) (free online)
Kloke – Aquarius (Entrada)
Mosca – Square One (L-Vis 1990 Relix) (Night Slugs)
Kingdom ft Shyvonne – Mind Reader (Bok Bok Remix) (Fool’s Gold)
ID & Baobinga – Hush Up Riddim (forthcoming)
EshOne – Float
HxdB – Immediate Media (Disco Assault VIP) (forthcoming Betamorph)
Swarms – Hypnotise (forthcoming SubDepth)
Desto – Disappearing Reappearing Ink (Ramp)
Clueless – Santa Cruz (L2S Recordings)
B. Bravo – Swing My Way Remix (free online)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Bills (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
F – Energy Distortion (7even)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora
TMSV – Future History (forthcoming Tube10)
SubReachers – From Point A to B
Daega Sound – You Make Me Feel (forthcoming Formant)
ReSketch – Places Like This
Sepalcure – Takin You Back
Submerse – Lost U (free online)
Starkey – Hold It (free online)
Pupajim – I Am a Robot (Jahtari)

 

Eprom – Never with Falty DL remix on Surefire 001 (Free DL!)


Surefire Productions from San Francisco has been running a premier booking agency for some time (since 2006 I think), a monthly for around a year now, and is now launching the third dimension: the Surefire Sound label.  How does Surefire set it off you might ask?  The debut release comes from San Francisco producer Eprom who has been all over the musical map, producing quality Glitch, Dubstep, and more. SFS001 is out on vinyl now with digital coming in about a month.

To promote the release Surefire put out a free download of the title track.  The b-side is a remix by Falty DL which is equally good.

My favorite tracks tend to be the ones that fail to fit into any of the neat categories that exist in music.  “Never” by Eprom blends elements from UK funky, Garage, Dubstep, and music that belongs on the Tron soundtrack to produce an absolute dancefloor killer with a driving 4×4 beat offset by syncopated snares and a wobbly midrange synth.  Whatever this music is, I love it.

Eprom – Never

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Pick this one up:

BOOMKAT: http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=268050
BLEEP: http://bleep.com/index.php?page=release … seid=23638
REDEYE: http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/products … 22381.html
CHEMICAL: http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/se … ack=SFS001

 

Get to know about Sepalcure


The music of Sepalcure aims to carve out a new sound in music – lovestep.  Praveen (Merck, Neo Ouija, Percussionlab.com) and Machine Drum (Normrex, Merck) collaborate to produce the music of Sepalcure and they’ve got an album lined up that’s about to send shock waves through music.  I’m not sure about the lovestep moniker, but I am sure that these sounds are innovative, extremely well produced, and a pleasure to listen to.  It’s like caressing your eardrums with the petal of a California Poppy.

Now for some sounds along with live illustration.  The drawing in these videos comes from Sougwen Chung, a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator for artwork used by Sepalcure (as above).  This art is in a class of its own as far as most art associated with music (especially dubstep) goes and the match between the designs and music is striking.

For more sounds visit Sepalcure.com, check out Praveen’s Lovestep mix vol 1 and vol 2, or listen to my radio shows on Dubstep.FM – I’ll be playing these for time.

Sepalcure – Feeling That I Know So Well from sougwen on Vimeo.

Sepalcure – Every Day of my Life from sougwen on Vimeo.

 

TONIGHT: Trust with Matty G, Ultraviolet, Kozee and Skulltrane


Location: Vessel (map & info)
Description: Ridiculous lineup on a Wednesday, this one serious.
Date: 2010-02-17
Tickets: Free before 11, $5 after.

 

Compression with Ultrablack, Crissy Criss, Goldie, Subfocus, and many more


Location: 103 Harriet St (map & info)
Description: Split dnb/dubstep night with Crissy Criss working both sides. Dirty dubstep sounds from Ultrablack, HavocNdeeD, and Numbernin6.
Date: 2010-03-19
Tickets: 20/25/30 presale here.

 

Kokostep with J. Rogers, Bakir, Rozanski, and Zapruderpedro


Location: Koko Cocktails (map & info)
Description: Kokostep continues with a Blipswitch / Dubs Alive night from J. Rogers, Bakir and Rozanski and support from Zapruderpedro.
Date: 2010-02-24
Tickets: free  :)

 

Squeeze with DJG, Kuze, Method One, and the Moonlight Orchestra


Location: Milk (map & info)
Description: Another new monthly starting, this one split styles with a DJ booth headlined by DJG and Moonlight Orchestra on stage.
Date: 2010-02-27
Tickets: $5 before 10, $10 after.