Archive for May, 2010

Surefire 014 with LD, Roommate, and Salva

Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: Hyperdub & Transition Engineer LD brings his soulful flavor of dubstep alongside Roommate and Salva at Surefire.
Date: 2010-06-19
Tickets: $7 before 11, $10 after.


Bassism with Kozee, Phleck, Napsty and Nesta

Location: The Cellar (map & info)
Description: Bassism records monthly brings the recent dubstep ambassador award winner Kozee to headline this one.
Date: 2010-06-03
Tickets: Free?


Face Melter with Reid Speed, Noah D and the MalLabel crew

Location: The Gingerbread House
Description: Title explains it all. Filth sounds coming from Reid Speed & Noah D with MalLabel support.
Date: 2010-06-26
Tickets: here.


SMOG Takeover with Steady, Pawn, Pablo Hassan, Kelly Dean, and more

Location: Club Six (map & info)
Description: LA standard SMOG comes up to the bay with local support from UV & Phil T. Big dutty stinkin bass.
Date: 2010-06-11


Full Melt with Trolley Snatcha, Liquid Stranger, Antiserum, Wagawaga and tons more

Location: 103 Harriet St (map & info)
Description: Full Melt face melt session with a massive dubstep takeover of 103 Harriet.
Date: 2010-06-04
Tickets:$15 presale.


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 028 05.24.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring KingThing

Happy to feature a guest mix from KingThing of some wonky future garage business in this program with forthcoming sounds from El-B, Vas Guiro, Clueless, Tricky Strutt and of course KingThing himself.  On top of this, fresh tracks inside from Bojcot, more Clueless, Ital Tek, Dark Sky, and some bits off Guido’s new album.  This show’s a voyage through sound, hang on.


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Simple – Long Distance (forthcoming SubDepth)
SubReachers – Upside (Haunted Audio)
El Rakkas – I&I (XI Remix) (Lo Dubs)
Skream – I (Loefah Remix) (DMZ)
Ital Tek – Spectrum Falls (Atom River)
Dark Sky – Ghost Notes (Black Acre)
SRC – Brakedance (Numbers)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
Mensah – Untitled Future Funk (Hench)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Guido – Tango (Punch Drunk)
Timzed – Anonymous (free online)
Kloke – Acid Rain (Enchufada)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (20% Refix)
Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce – Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-edit) (Ramp)

– KingThing feature (download) —

Floating Points – Shark case (Planet Mu)
SBTRKT – Jamlock (Brainmath)
KingThing – Sexawoowho (Dub)
Vas Guiro – Snick Snack (Forthcoming Night Audio)
Clueless – Wrongness10 (Forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – la-di-da (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
El-B feat. Rolla – Back Wid Da Sound (forthcoming Ghost)
KingThing – Neglect Me (Forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Tricky Strutt – The Joy In Your Eye (Forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – Mad Hatter (Forthcoming Fortified Audio)

Bojcot & Dawn – Something
Doc Daneeka – Bumblebeeriddim (Pattern)
Randomer & Fife – Too Many Times (Fat!)
Distal – Coke Bottle (forthcoming Grizzly)
Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom Remix) (Mixpak)
Nehuen – Tropicalia (Corsario)
Marcus Visionary – Surinam (Liondub International)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
EshOne – Toast Burned (Dubfront)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Furesshu – Horizons (Project Squared)
Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) (Ninjatune)
June Miller – Brussels North (Wascal Remix) (54music)
(STC) – Chomp (Phaeleh mix) (Slimetime)
Blawan – Iddy (Hessle)
Guido – Mad Sax (Punch Drunk)
Clueless – Where Monsters Dwell
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
LD – Peace In Our Culture (Dub Police)
Leroy Smart – Rude Boy (Jammys)

Introducing: KingThing

I linked up with Olly KingThing some time ago through the Future Garage forum, though his music is really undefinable.  His productions have been consistently excellent and are featured in his guest mix, on top of this he’s affiliated with Night Audio & Fortified Audio and showcases some hot forthcoming tracks on each.  For a bit more info, check out this brief interview:

SNF: Always have to start with an intro: where are you coming from and how’d you get into music and production?

KingThing: I’m from Chester, a small town in between Liverpool and Manchester (more or less). Like a fair amount of people i’d been making music in various guises all my life, and then one day somebody stuck a copy of Reason infront of me and I’ve never looked back – i liked the fact that it was all me, there was no working with bandmates etc, i got complete control over the music – which is how i like it ;) So im either an introspective genius or an unsociable cunt, i haven’t decided yet. Its been a fun journey trying to figure it out though:p But through that avenue i came to Logic and Ableton, and it all began to get pretty serious when i moved to Leeds about 4/5 years ago – if you like music, you love Leeds.

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Review: Subreachers – Octave EP (HAR113)

Another exciting release from Haunted Audio Recordings today in the form of a four track EP from Belgian duo Subreachers. The title track of “Octave” starts off the release with a bubbling intro before dropping into a dark stepping rhythm on top of a deep drone accepted by a flanging background over myriad IDM style effects providing a unique texture to the track’s dark backdrop. The release’s second track “Upside” is my personal favorite of the release, a low frequency rattler with tightly syncopated percussion on top of long reverbs tails give this tune a very deep and introspective vibe. The second drop matches the bass of the first half of the track with a noticeable increase in resonance providing an almost tornado-like feel on any system with adequate bass response. ”Watched You” continues the introspective vibe of release with a subtlely, yet distinctly basstones across a sharp drum line interspersed with an occasional female vocal snippet. The release rounds off with “Wild Rose,” a slightly different track than the previous three tracks of the release; focusing heavily on the interplay of different percussion sounds as opposed to the cerebral bassline aesthetics of the releases previous tracks.

I have yet to be disappointed by any Haunted Audio Recordings release I have encountered up until this point and this latest effort from long time label contributors Subreachers definitely is keeping the streak alive. I am pleased to say I have a forthcoming review of another Haunted Audio Recordings release in the next few days planned so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for that here on Until then however, be sure to check the clips at Juno Download or your other favorite digital store of choice and pick up this new release!


Dub Mission with Nickodemus and The Spy From Cairo plus DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Sunday night dubwise standard brings Nickodemus and The Spy From Cairo aka ZEB both from NYC’s Turntables on the Hudson. One for the dancing crew.
Date: 2010-05-30
Tickets: $8 advance here or here, $11 door.


Dub Project with Roommate, Rob I and Pirate Jaime

Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: Roommate of Babylon System takes over the Triple Crown this Monday.
Date: 2010-05-24
Tickets: free  :)


TONIGHT: Lowdown at the Showdown with Kush Arora, Tommy Lexxus and more

Location: The Showdown (map & info)
Description: Funky bashment, dread bass and dubstep featuring Surya Dub’s Kush Arora fresh off his recent EP release and Bassism head Tommy Lexxus.
Date: 2010-05-20
Tickets: ??

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