Archive for November, 2010

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 048 11.09.10 on SUB.FM

Set it off this show with a bit of bass-heavy dubstep then moved into some housey bits. New material inside coming from all over, including two new songs from Moldy, a few Scuba remixes, new tracks from Subreachers, Mount Kimbie, Helix, Prince Zammy & more. As always it’s 2nd and 4th Tuesdays on SUB.FM 6-8pm PST. Check paper writing services reviews before ordering term paper

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 048 11.09.10 on SUB.FM by snf



Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Tamla)
Moldy ft Preston Murphy – Embrace the Filth (forthcoming Embassy)
Subreachers – Tsukuyomi (dub)
Mala – Explorer (Monkeytown)
Arkist – Sexy Space Mother (Subdepth)
Subreachers ft Asher Dust – Soul 101 (dub)
King Midas Sound – Frequencies (Hyperdub)
Jus Wan – Beyond (self released)
Asusu – No Kya (forthcoming Project Squared)
Moldy – No Means to Smoke It (forthcoming Embassy)
Ptr1 – Falling (forthcoming Concrete Cut)
Ciara – Deuces (Nguzunguzu remix) (free online)
Mount Kimbie – William (Dayglo Mix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
Jessie Ware & SBTRKT – Nervous (Numbers)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Over (Black Acre)
Luisa Maita – Lero-Lero (Seiji remix) (Cumbancha)
Scuba – Before (Deadboy remix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
Pariah – Orpheus (R&S)
Scuba – So You Think You’re Special (Joe remix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
Alex Coulton – Bounce (dub)
Cosmic Revenge – Renegade (dub)
Nguzunguzu – Mirage (Silverback)
Helix – Zengyo Station (dub)
Boddika – Syn Chron (Naked Lunch)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune VIP (forthcoming Surefire)
Prince Zammy & Specters – Clear (dub)
Velour – She Wore Velour (Night Slugs)
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Julio Bashmore – Batak Groove (Soul Motive)
Breach – Fatherless (PTN)
Venom & Damage – Deeper (Doc Daneeka remix) (Ten Thousand Yen)
Pinch – Croydon House (Swamp81)
Untold – Come Follow We (Soul Jazz)
Lady Saw – Loser (Grievous Angel remix) (whitelabel)
Lil Silva – Against Yaself (Night Slugs)
Optimum – Max Power (Planet Mu)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle)
Addison Groove – Footcrab (Swamp81)
Rhythm & Sound – Mango Drive (Rhythm & Sound)
Darkstar – Ostkruez (Hyperdub)


Appleblim with Salva, Epcot, Psych Tyson and many more

Location: Som (map & info)
Description: Change the Beat brings Appleblim of Apple Pips and other fame. Large local support from Salva & Epcot and more of the Frite Nite crew.
Date: 2010-11-09
Tickets: $5


Circadian Rhythms release party with Ill-Esha, Glitchy & Scratchy, Mochipet, B. Bravo and more

Location: Public Works (map & info)
Description: Release party for the most recent Daly City product, Circadian Rhythms from Ill-Esha. This girl’s got serious vocal talent. Large support including the first US appearance from Vancouver’s Glitchy & Scratchy.
Date: 2010-11-20
Tickets: Free before 11, $5 after.


Dub Project with Ill-Esha, Lukeino & Rob-i

Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: Free thursday night with SF’s Ill-Esha and her combination of bass & vocal stylings. Support from lukeino & Rob-I.
Date: 2010-11-11
Tickets: Free  :)


V/A – Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Reviewed)

Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space

“This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!” -Pinch

I know I am not the only one who was drawn to dubstep by spending formative years of my youth listening to reggae albums, especially dub. Honestly, Scientist has always been a personal favorite; no disrespect to King Tubby for being the originator and no disrespect to Mad Professor for embracing new technologies in an old sound however Scientist seemed to always sit perfectly in the middle of the proto, and the present. His “Vampires” and “World Cup” releases having left the biggest impression on me, even still today. Obviously, I’m absolutely enthralled that this release exists and even more having an opportunity to listen to these tracks and relay some early impressions on them back to readers.

Attempting my hardest to stay away from clichéd idioms when writing this review, it is difficult to approach speaking about specific tracks on this release without emphasizing “the sum is greater than the parts.” Honestly, this is something that I hope listeners appreciate start-to-finish as much as selectors and dancers will appreciate hearing singles played in DJ sets, or even more excitingly the upcoming UK tour with Scientist to support the album’s release.

Click here to read my complete review