Archive for April, 2010

Review: SFS002 – El Presidente / Putney Says

SureFire Sound is back with installment 002 to their label, following an exciting release from Eprom and FaltyDL with SFS001, this release goes even more over the top bringing four of the front running producers in dubstep on a single release.

Side A brings the combination of San Francisco based Djunya, alongside Bristol native Headhunter on “El Presidente” I was fortunate to first hear this tune rinsed out by Djunya during Atlanta’s Dub_ocracy Festival in early summer of last year. No surprise in the sheer depth in this tunes sound, and the fact it accomplishes this so easily without resorting to a typical ‘dark dub’ sound makes it all the more unique. This one has been in my own record bag for quite some time and has yet to come out.

Side B, “Putney Says,” is a collaborative effort between another San Francisco native in DJG with Canada’s XI, similar to the a-side some very deep introspective vibes on this but what definitely feels like a much darker aesthetic than the flip-side. As the vocal cuts in the song proclaim you’ve “got to have soul,” and this tune definitely has it. Most certainly not a headbanger but the bass in this tune is massive enough to ensure anything with a soul on the dancefloor is keyed into the groove.

This one has been on on vinyl for a moment and the digital version of this became available Monday, be sure to grab your copy now!


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 021 04.05.10 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFNew sounds this program coming from Wascal, 12th Planet & Juakali, Ikonika, FBOM & Outlaw Producer, Helix, Distal, Bakir & DZ, Sines and more.  Second half of this one on a different sound, showcasing the music coming from Night Slugs, Blunted Robots, Roska, Dubbel Dutch and related sounds.  Mutated funky crossover business.  Let me know what you think.

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Starkey ft Anneka – Stars (Planet Mu)
Ramadanman – I Beg You (Hessle)
Zed Bias ft Juiceman & Simba – Jigga Up (Sidestepper)
Lecs – No Names (Wascal vocal remix)
12th Planet ft Juakali – Reasons (free online)
Pupajim – International Farmer (Jahtari)
Skinnz & ID – Offshore (Double Science)
Sunship ft Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Skreamix) (free online)
Starkey ft P-Money – Numb (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Ramadanman – Tumble (Hessle)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
SBTRKT – Pause for Thought (Brainmath)
Joy Orbison vs Young Money – Hyph Mngo To Go (DJ Dials mashup, free online)
FBOM & Outlaw Producer – That Look
Helix – Untitled
Ikonika – Idiot (Hyperdub)
Distal – Boss of the South
Bakir & DZ – Into the Fog (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Cosmic Revenge – Haunted by the Past
Starkey – Fidelio (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Shortstuff – Behave (Fabric)
Kingdom ft Shyvonne – Mind Reader (Bok Bok remix) (Fool’s Gold)
Mosca – Square One (L-Vis 1990 relix) (Night Slugs)
Blackpocket – Ure a Star (Martyn remix) (Fat City)
Distal – Space Graffiti
Hypno – Over the Top
Helix – Toaster Riddim
Bok Bok ft Bubbz – Citizens Dub (Blunted Robots)
Ikonika – Psoriasis (Hyperdub)
Roska – Tomorrow is Today (Rinse)
Cardopusher – Its Yesterday Already (On The Edge)
Deadboy – If U Want Me (Numbers)
Edu K – Jumpin n Pumpin (Dubbel Dutch Remix) (free online)
SBTRKT – 2020 (Brainmath)
Roska ft Anesha – I Need Love (Rinse)
DVA – Natty (Hyperdub)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Dont Sleep (Punch Drunk)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Debruit – Nigeria What (Civil Music)
Sines – Z Riddim
Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce – Tripped Up (Ramp)
Sepalcure – Feeling That I Know So Well
Geiom – Sugar Coated Lover (Brackles & Shortstuff remix) (Berkane Sol)
Roska – Squark (Rinse)
Egyptrixx – The Only Way Up (Cubic Zirconia remix) (Night Slugs)
Scuba – On Deck (Hotflush)
Martin Kemp – No Charisma (Blunted Robots)
John Frum – Shreveport Shuffle (Jahtari)
Destinys Child – Bills (Harmonimix)
Mike Slott – Home (Fat City)
Space Dimension Controller – The Love Quadrant (Kinnego)


Tormenta Tropical with Roska, Ghosts on Tape, Disco Shawn and Oro11

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Sublow funky champion Roska comes through to take this already infectiously danceable monthly to a new level. Support from Ghosts on Tape, Disco Shawn and Oro11.  This one hot on the heels of Roska’s new album out from Rinse.
Date: 2010-04-10
Tickets: $10


Hard with Major Lazer, Rusko, Miike Snow and more

Location: Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: Diplo & Switch get your body moving with dubstep support from now-LA resident Rusko.
Date: 2010-04-16
Tickets: $25 presale here.


Fixup with El Diablo, Retox and Psych Tyson

Location: 222 Hyde (map & info)
Description: Sixth edition of this monthly comes from MalLabel sounds of El Diablo with support from Retox and Psych Tyson.
Date: 2010-04-14
Tickets: $5


Trust with Roommate, DJ Enki, Commodore69, Atos1 and Konnect

Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: Roommate of Babylon System headlines this bass attack at the Triple Crown.
Date: 2010-04-10
Tickets: Free before 11, $5 after.


Compression with Seven, Kutz, Cookie Monsta and more

Location: 103 Harriet St (map & info)
Description: Seven and Kutz come through with the bass heavy dubstep iced with Cookie Monsta on the filth. Should be a mega night.
Date: 2010-04-16
Tickets: $10 presales here.


Dirty Beats with Coma, D-Program, Bogl, Tek Freaks and more

Location: Paradise Lounge (map & info)
Description: California Dubstep Republic fundraiser with dutty sounds from Coma and local DJs.
Date: 2010-04-11
Tickets: $5 donation


Transmission with Hellfire Machina, Napsty & Phleck, Porkchop and more

Location: Paradise Lounge (map & info)
Description: Hellfire Machina comes straight from NYC to throw down a dirty night of beats. Local filth support.
Date: 2010-04-18
Tickets: Free  :)


Surefire 012 1 year anniversary with Dub Gabriel, Max Ulis and Epcot

Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: Surefire turns 1 year old with this diverse lineup featuring future dub and bass sounds.
Date: 2010-04-17
Tickets: $7 before 11, $10 after.