Archive for August, 2010

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 041 08.23.10 on Dubstep.FM

Audio from last week’s show, cut a bit short due to some technical woes. Autonomic sound at the end plus new bits from Acre & more.


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Medictune – A Bold World (Scott Detail remix) (Bassweight)
Dark Knight – Reasons (Urban Ridims)
Leon – Bring Dem (dub)
Janner – Just One Kiss (Haunted Audio)
Sines – Long Way (dub)
Jack Dixon – Be There (dub)
Albert – Can’t Lie Still (dub)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot, Raw, Sex (Instra:mental remix) (free online)
SubReachers – Let Go (dub)
Cosmic Revenge – After Party (dub)
Ramadanman – Glut (Hemlock)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune (dub)
Bowly – Idee D’un Tropique (Berkane Sol)
Kidkut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
D-51 – OD (M-DOK remix) (Ghetto Division)
Pearson Sound – Higher (Darkestral)
Subreachers – Contradiction (dub)
Vaccine – Ochre (NonPlus)
DJG – Hydration Dub (Warm Communications)
DBridge, Instra:mental & Skream – Acacia Avenue (Autonomic)
Scuba – Tense (Ramadanman remix) (Abucs)


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 042 08.30.10 on Dubstep.FM

This program is packed with the sound that has been so influential to me over the last year or so – UK funky house & its derivatives. Dubstep.FM has been a great host station to me but as the diversity of things I’ve been playing grows it’s clear that I should move to a station that isn’t all dubstep. The tracklist from this episode is a prime example.

For these reasons I’m proud to announce that the show will be moving to Sub.FM starting soon. The time is going to remain the same but the day is going to change to Tuesdays. Otherwise things will be the same with tracklists posted here & at soundcloud and podcasts sent out as normal. I still plan on playing dubstep, but I’ll be adding more funky house and new dnb sounds. Forward!


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 042 08.30.10 on Dubstep.FM by snf



Arp 101 – Warriors Galactic (Eglo)
Subreachers – Let Go (dub)
Cosmin TRG – Tower Block (Hemlock)
Jam City – Let Me Bang Refix (Night Slugs)
Cooly G – Up In My Head (Hyperdub)
Uncle Bakongo – Amhara (Brainmath)
Optimum – Lily (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Scuba – Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday remix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
The Count & Sinden – Panther (Domino)
Busy Signal – Picantie (Greenmoney remix) (free online)
D-51 – OD (M-DOK remix) (Ghetto Division)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune VIP (dub)
Optimum – Max Power (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
Truth – Puppets (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Ruckspin – Puppets (forthcoming Pushing Red)
EshOne – Chingon (dub)
The Spit Brothers – King Me (free online)
Pressa & Crisp – Monitored (dub)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Ladybox – Pulse (Distal remix) (dub)
Seahorse – Soja (dub)
Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery (forthcoming King Dubbist)
Truth – Wicked Vibe Broccoli (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
J. Sparrow & Ruckspin – Blessings (forthcoming Pushing Red)
DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot, Raw, Sex (Instra:mental remix) (free online)
Misk & EshOne – Cambio (dub)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
Mala – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
Goth Trad – Saturn (Deep Medi)
Dark Sky – Ghost Notes (Black Acre)
Roxy & El-B – Endorse & Set It (Ghost)
SP:MC – Future (Tempa)
Kutz – Drumz Of No Return (Soul Jazz)
Numa Crew – Tuff Africa (Erba)
Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Marcus Visionary remix) (Liondub International)
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Jam City – Ecstasy Refix (Night Slugs)
KidKut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
Gremino – Problem (Rag & Bone)
Grievous Angel – Move Down Low VIP (Soul Jazz)
Pariah – Prism (free online)
Actress – Lost (Honest Jon’s)


LV ft Okmalumkoolkat – Boomslang (video)

LV is an English trio best known for their dubwise dubstep classics like CCTV, Globetrotting & Don’t Judge. Out this October on Hyperdub comes a new direction in a collaboration with the South African Okmalumkoolkat on an interpretation of the Kwaito sound.  The end result is stunning:


The Spit Brothers – King Me (Free DL)

The Spit Brothers (Web, Soundcloud) recently decided to drop this funkified dubstep tune for free via their soundcloud – get on it.  Dubsworth on the guitar nails it on this one. Bassline’s a roller with upbeat guitar and funky keys keeping it going.  Jazz dubstep as they say in the genre tag sums it up perfectly. Music for a mystery film or a car chase courtesy their label Dubs Alive. Look out for more gems coming soon on Dubs Alive including a massive release with remixes from Djunya & 6blocc.

Download this one below using the arrow on the right, or click to visit their Soundcloud page.

The Spit Brothers – King Me (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Dubs Alive


Rusko with Mochipet, Neptune and more

Location: Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: Rusko comes through on an OMG tour – witness the writer of “Da Cali Anthem” in person.
Date: 2010-09-28
Tickets: $18 advance


Dub Mission with Dr Israel, Patch Dub, Turbo Sonidero Futuristico & DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: The FOURTEENTH anniversary of the weekly dubwise standard at Elbo Room. How many parties in the world have been rolling for 14 years. Really. This one dubwise from Dr Israel & Patch Dub along with the electronified cumbia/tumbia beats of Turbo Sonidero Futuristico.
Date: 2010-09-05
Tickets: $10 advance, $14 door.


Icee Hot with Girl Unit, Disco Shawn, Ghosts on Tape & Rollie Fingers

Location: 222 Hyde
Description: Icee Hot continues to nail the bookings with Girl Unit coming through. Check his recent mix at XLR8R, this Night Slugs artist is going to light up the spot.
Date: 2010-08-28
Tickets: $5, free before 11 with RSVP.


The Future 006 with Flying Lotus & Caspa

Location: Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: FlyLo comes through for another appearance in The Future series joined this time by Caspa. Local backup TBA.
Date: 2010-09-24
Tickets: $20 presales here.

Flyer & info tba. Visit blasthaus for more.


Review: Kidkut – ILove04/Lilt (PIPS013)

In the brief period of time following the dissolution of Skull Disco, I was curious to see how Appleblim would follow suit. After combining with Shackleton to establish label that undoubtably bridged the gap between dubstep and it’s minimal / techno influences it seemed impossible that the work was done after a mere fifteen or so releases. Fortunately for bass music fans everywhere, Apple Pips emerged. Similar to the expectations set by Appleblim’s previous label, the emphasis here is in blending sounds from dubstep’s myriad influences to create a new sound greater than the sum of it’s parts. With a clear focus on house and classic garage sounds, Appleblim has curated selections from numerous formidable label heads such as Ramadanman, Brackles, and Instra:Mental. This latest release is no break from the high standards already set with a release from Immerse Recordings label chief anf fellow Bristol native Adam Jackson, aka ‘Kidkut.’

‘ILove04′ starts the release with a hard soul-infused rhythm that channels Melvin Bliss more than it does any current drum programming technique, and short vocal cuts sharply carry the vibe along to a heavy wobbly-bass. It is unfortunate to use that word to describe the feeling achieved by Kidkut; it is safe to assume between the obvious ear for quality of Immerse and Applepips alike, it is safe to assume this is no obnoxious onslaught of bro-bass, but instead a rich dynamic technique set to excite ears and bassbins alike. While more jarring than the so called ‘micro’ or ‘tech’ house releases, but not nearly as abrasive as the ‘jacking’ or electro’ house, Jackson touches on a vibe that happily sits somewhere in the middle, in no doubt thanks to creative use of the anthemic sounds of the classic Pacific State by 808 State. Enough energy to keep the young ones moving on the floor, and just enough nostalgia to keep the attention span of the chin-stroking club music historians as well.

‘Lilt’ carries the flip side of this release with a very summertime dance tune, replete with pitched percussion, latin whistles, cuica, and 808 cowbells (always a personal favorite,) amidst a driving bassline completely unlike the one displayed from ‘ILove04.’ With a long break and build for a relatively short track, ‘Lilt’ is guaranteed to be one of the go-to selections in your bag to quickly drop-down and reenergize the dancefloor no matter where it’s placed in the set. An absolute ‘diamond in the rough’ track that should come to no surprise to anybody who has been following Appleblim’s ear, or has had the privilege of hearing him select a dj set.

Great stuff once again from the Applepips and Immerse camps on this one, this release has been available since early August so be sure to go bag your copy whether it be physical or digital.

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 040 08.16.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Bakir of The Spit Brothers

Guest appearance this show from Bakir of The Spit Brothers live in the studio. His session is large, packed with forthcoming & unreleased material. Outside, new tracks from DJ Cable & DJ Rodan on some dirty south mashups, DJG, a preview of Truth’s new album “Puppets”, Ramadanman, Josif, Bowly & more.


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 040 08.16.10 featuring Bakir of The Spit Brothers by snf



DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Icicle – Xylophobia (Shogun Audio)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
DJ Cable vs Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchise Boyz – Wind It Up & Lean Wit It (free online)
DJ Rodan vs Distal & Pimp C – Pourin Up Some Oil
Terror Danjah – Trojan (free online)
2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Leisure remix)
Cosmic Revenge – After Party
EshOne – U Boat
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)

– Bakir in the mix –

1.  DJG – Obsessed
2.  Dubsworth – Carbonation
3.  The Spit Brothers – No Curfew (Djunya remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
4.  J Kenzo – Stomp (ARGO34A)
5.  Luthor – M Grow (Bakir remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
6.  WAR 17B
7.  Pachecko & Pocz – Zarbak (Mr Gasparov remix)
8.  The Spit Brothers – Single Coil (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
9.  Bukkha – No Guns, No Fire
10.The Spit Brothers – By The Fire (Nate Mars remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
11.The Spit Brothers – Violet Dub (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
12.The Spit Brothers – Some of the Time (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
13.Bakir – Going Down low (forthcoming on Fullmelt’s BAD3)
14.Bakir & Vinja – Untitled (preview)
15.The Spit Brothers – Beg To Differ (DJG reformat)
16.J Kenzo – Between Two Worlds (ARGO34B)
17.Bukkha – Minor (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
18.Billingsley – Alien Song (preview)
19.The Spit Brothers – King Me
20.Daega Sound System – SOS (Blipswitch Digital)
21. Kush Arora Ft. Mega Banton – Repping and Stepping

Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery (forthcoming King Dubbist)
Seahorse – Limestone Cave
Truth – Burglar (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Puppets (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Dead Silence (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Indigo Mood (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Don’t Explain (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Ramadanman – Grab Somebody (whitelabel)
Jam City – Let Me Bang refix (Night Slugs whitelabel)
Bowly – Idee D’un Tropique (Berkane Sol)
Kidkut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou remix) (Youngunz)
Gremino – Hyper (Rag & Bone)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Prince Zammy – Passion
Ramadanman – Tempest (Hemlock)
Incyde – Dusk (Helix reshape)
Josif – Numb (forthcoming 2circles)
Africa Hi Tech – Too Late (Warp)
Kyla – Don’t Play With My Heart (Roska remix) (free online)