Archive for June, 2010

EshOne – Loving What Is EP (free DL!)

EshOne (sddubstep, Soundcloud) coming out of San Diego has been producing tunes that go deep on the bass end of things for a while now and has recently decided to give away this 5 track EP chock full of heat.  Personal favorites on this are “Anti Oil Spill Dub” and “Die Cast”, though really all 5 are good.  These five in a classic dubstep style: bass heavy with tasteful wobbles and great percussion.

Be warned: the bass in these tracks is barely audible on most headphones and surely not on your laptop or imac speakers, this music is meant for an array of bassbins.  That said, if you have a sub this will give it a better workout than the last time you tried an hour of Tae Bo.

Download the EP here.

EshOne – Anti Oil Spill Dub by eshone

EshOne – Die Cast by eshone


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 033 06.28.10 on Dubstep.FM

New sounds inside coming from EshOne, Distal, SubReachers, Pulsar, L-ow, Borja & more.  Little deep medi vinyl session for fun, and as usual sounds coming from all over the place. If you’re in the SF area, come out tonight for a live session from me along these lines.

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King Midas Sound – Earth a Kill Ya (Hyperdub)
EshOne – Anti Oil Spill Dub (free online)
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
SubReachers – 200G
Quest – The Unknown (Deep Medi)
Silkie – Concrete Jungle (Deep Medi)
Skream – Backwards (Deep Medi)
Pulsar – Contemplation
J. Rogers – Composite (Blipswitch)
L-ow – Pinpoint (forthcoming Project Squared)
Helix – Vrai
Joe – Untitled (Apple Pips)
Borja – Disowning the Self (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Planas – Roots Music (Immerse)
James Blake – CMYK (R&S)
Albert – Side Showin’
Calibre – Tenopause (Deep Medi)
EshOne – Die Cast (free online)
Distal – Eel
Brackles & Shortstuff – Pipey D (Blunted Robots)
Martin Kemp – Wot U Got (Blunted Robots)
Gremino – Be & See (Car Crash Set)
Mr Mageeka – Different Lekstrix (Numbers)
Greenmoney ft Lady Chann – Political Hype (Fools Gold)
Poirier ft Face T – Enemies (Sticky remix) (NinjaTune)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback (Palms Out)
Marcus Price & Carli – Var E Naaaken (Bok Bok remix) (Palms Out)
Distal – Apple Bottom
Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom remix) (Mixpak)
Bok Bok – Dance Report (Enchufada)
Simple – tapemachine
George FitzGerald – Weakness (forthcoming HotflushTwo)
L-ow – Diver (forthcoming Project Squared)
Sepalcure – Down (Hotflush)
Scuba – Tense (dBridge remix) (Hotshore)
Vaccine – Ochre (Nonplus)
Kid Simple – For Real


Sam Supa – Prince Zammy Lost My Way 130-140 mix

Sam Supa, first known to me as an organizer of the classic dubstep/garage/grime night Grime City, comes with a fresh new direction with his most recent mix called “Prince Zammy Lost My Way”. This mix starts off firmly in house/funky territory with a big Drop The Lime remix from (former?) Fabric resident and Grizzly head Sinden.  The beats then mutate throughout the mix, some straight ahead, and some thoroughly syncopated.   Top notch selections throughout. The mix builds towards an end firmly rooted in dubstep territory, spanning a wide variety of bass music sounds in the process.  Sound of 2010.


1. Sex Sax – Drop The Lime (Sinden Remix)
2. Jerked – Acid Jacks
3. Still Believe feat. Amy Douglas (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
4. Bleeding – Egyptrixx
5. Pistol In Your Pocket – Hackman
6. The Warning – Sepalcure
7. Drive You Crazy – Egyptrixx
8. Lengthy Riddim – Mista Men (Hackman Remix)
9. Square One – Mosca (BokBok Remix)
10. Throwback – Dubbel Dutch
11. Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed – Marcus Price & Carli
12. Stupid – Redlight feat Roses Gabor
13. New Sick – UFO
14. Drive You Crazy – Egyptrixx (Bombaman Remix)
15. Neon Drive – F1


SamSupa-Prince Zammy Lost My Way 130-140mix by SSupa


Dub Project with Siren, Foxee, Rob I and Unca Buck

Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: Dub Project continues this time headlined by Siren.
Date: 2010-07-08
Tickets: Free before 11 with facebook RSVP, $5 otherwise.


Review: George FitzGerald – The Let Down (HFT012)

It has been a busy month for the HotFlush camp, with the recent release of Review: Sepalcure – Love Pressure EP (HF025), a new release on the ABUCS sub-label featuring a Ramadanman refix of Scuba’s Tense, as well as a new release on the HotFlush Two imprint from George FitzGerald. As much as I love the deeper, half-step sounds of modern bass-music, I am grateful for the refreshing summer swing of dance oriented releases such as this.

This release finds a great home on HotFlush Two, after some recent releases from the genre-bending Sigha, the imprint returns to a sound more exemplifying the aesthetics of Joy Orbison with this release. The A-Side of the release “The Let Down” fortunately does not live up to its name, with an intro of soulful synth stabs and layered vocals before the tune drops into a soulful and uplifting groove.

“Weakness,” the flip-side of the release builds intro with a slow filter release that builds tension before smoothly flowing into a deep groove accented by rhythmic percussion sounds with a smooth rolling bass behind it. Again, not an aptly named tune as the pressure from the sub-tones in this track make it anything but weak. The strong build continues through the second drop where the tune really comes alive with myriad vocal bends on top of staccato grooves of synth.

Summertime is here, and the latest string of releases from the Hot Flush camp have made sure that the dancefloor stays as hot as the weather has been with this release from up-and-coming producer George FitzGerald. These tracks are slated for release next week on June 28th. Anybody looking for more uplifting vibes on the floor should make it a point to bag these as soon as they are available.

George FitzGerald – The Let Down / Weakness [HFT012] by Hotflush


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 032 06.21.10 on Dubstep.FM

Back in SF for this program with loads of new sounds as usual, this time coming from Simple, Albert, Distal, EshOne, Bert on Beats, George FitzGerald, Sticky and loads more.  Thanks again to Yong and Helix on the cover show last week, that one was great.

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Simple – Dube
Albert – Side Showin’
EshOne – Anti Oil Spill Dub
Versa – Revival Dub
Djunya – Dawn (forthcoming Brap Dem)
El Rakkas – I&I (XI Remix) (Lo Dubs)
Mungos Hi Fi – International Roots Dub (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungos Hi Fi ft Earl 16 – International Roots (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungos Hi Fi ft Black Warrior – Buffalo Soldier (Scotch Bonnet)
Mungos Hi Fi ft YT – Scream (Scotch Bonnet)
LV & Errol Bellot – Dub Judge
Guido – Mad Sax (Punch Drunk)
Deli – Gherkin (Geiomix) (Berkane Sol)
Starkey – Neck Snap (Planet Mu)
Matt Shadetek – Hybrid Orchid (Dutty Artz)
Andrea – You Still Got Me (Daphne)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle)
Benga – Baltimore Clap (Tempa)
Benga – Baltimore Clap (Bert on Beats Remix)
Distal – Apple Bottom
George FitzGerald – Weakness (forthcoming Hotflush)
Sepalcure – The Warning (Hotflush)
Lemonade – Lifted (Shortstuff remix) (True Panther)
Poirier ft Face T – Enemies (Sticky remix) (Ninja Tune)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Jamtech Foundation – Run the Track
Lady Chann – Eye Too Fast (Girls Music)
Lil Silva – Seasons (Night Slugs)
Mele – Digits
Ital Tek – Infinity (Planet Mu)
Bok Bok – Dance Report (Enchufada)
Simple – Tapemachine
Resketch & Submerse – Only (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Lecs – No Names (Wascal vocal mix)
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues (Fortified Audio)
Calibre – Tenopause (Deep Medi)
Lost – Disgustin Justin (Hench)
Kulture – Screaming Frog (Disfigured Dubs)
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)
EshOne – U Boat (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
XI – The Ghost (Headhunter remix) (Orca)
Africa HiTech – Too Late
Yabby You – Together (Grove Music)


Dub Mission with Mighty Dub Killaz and DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Sunday night dubwise session continues with Mighty Dub Killaz, a live dub band fusing turntablism, electronics, horns and dub.
Date: 2010-07-04
Tickets: $11 door, $8 advance.


Future Night with SNF, DJ Danny Glover and VJ D’Raven

Location: The Knockout (map & info)
Description: Strap yourself to the outside of a spaceship and blast off into the future with DJs SNF (, and Danny Glover (Maus Haus). This one’s the first in a new monthly “Future Night” that’s going to be taking The Knockout by storm blending Dubstep, UK Funky, Future Garage, Chillwave and other Electronic sounds to get your body moving.
Date: 2010-06-30
Tickets: Free before 10, $3 after.

Here’s some audio previews, first from a recent Steppin into Tomorrow show on Dubstep.FM:

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 032 06.21.10 on Dubstep.FM by snf

Second a funky/bashment mix from SNF in late May:

snf presents A Funky Bashment Affair by snf


TONIGHT: Kokostep with El Diablo, Johnny5 and Zapruderpedro

Location: Koko Cocktails (map & info)
Description: Kokostep continues this time with MalLabel’s El Diablo.
Date: 2010-06-23
Tickets: Free  :)


Stilldream 10yr Anniversary 3 day Festival ft Tipper, SPL, 12th Planet, and many more

Location: Laytonville, CA (info here)
Description: Massive outdoor three-day festival with a huge number of performers. Integrated with Nature, Community, Culture, Consciousness.
Tickets: Available here

Tipper – Last West Coast apperance of 2010 – Special Downtempo Twilight set – DO NOT MISS!!!

Myagi aka Sole Claw – Toronto, CA –

Hybrid (dj Set) – UK –
Mark Farina
The 12th Planet
DJ ESP aka Woody McBride (special downtempo set)
Keith MacKenzie
The collabe Project
Organik Time Machine
Forest Green
DJ Denise
DJ Icon
Nick Nyquil
Carlos Alfonzo
Atom ONE
Ivan Ruiz
Dr. Spook
Michael Liu
Heavenly Father
MF Silva
Dave Sweeten
Phillip Meshekey & Bluebird Wombyn
CarlyD. & Dr. Knobz
Reptilian Bass Station
Adam Ant
Andy P.
Mad Zach
S.O.S. Sounds
Tha Fruitbat
Rob I.
Andy AM
2 Playa Game
Knifey Paul
The Doctor
DJ Chipy
Bing Bong Twins
Ryan Kendall
Leafy Green
Tim Manas
Moon Juice
Morroco Slim