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Dubstepped Radio Episode 002


Dubstepped Radio

I’d like to start off this week with a new episode of dubstepped radio.  I’m really excited about this episode, it’s got five styles of dubstep from jazz saxophones to hiphop to wobbly tunes.  It’s a pleasure to discuss tunes in a genre as diverse as dubstep, always keeps you on your toes.  This episode clocks in at just over 74 minutes with 23 tracks.

There’s a bunch of free music associated with this episode: Juju - Young Girl, Mastodon Tricycle - Lead Chips EP, Kid Simple - Ruthless (promo for Seattle Selections), Dumbsteppaz - Southern Fried Dub, and Elucid - My Mayor is a Billionaire plus Laser Days.  Get after those, some serious tunes.

Next episode should be up early July.  Send promos to snfdubstepped on aim or snf@dubstepped.net and I’ll give ‘em a listen.  I’m also open to including guest mixes so if you’re a DJ/producer and want to add your own flavor to the program contact me.  Bigup all involved.

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DS Radio 002 Tracklist:

01 - Yong & The Widdler - Cloudchaser (unreleased)
02 - Kial - The Skywalker (unreleased)
03 - Murderbot - Crowd (Dead Homies)
04 - 12th Planet - Be Blatent (Smog)
05 - Dubsworth ft Bakir - Dirty Suthin (Dubs Alive)
06 - Rumblejunkie - Training (Dirty Circuit)
07 - Kid Simple - Body Slam (Shift Digi)
08 - Decree & Enuf - Auto Motive (forthcoming Stupid Fly)
09 - Dumbsteppaz - Sho Nuff (unreleased)
10 - Starkey - Creature (Planet Mu)
11 - Sloppy - Pony Organ (unreleased)
12 - Mastodon Tricycle - Bullshit (unreleased)
13 - Eskmo - I Dream I’m Flying (Ancestor)
14 - FBOM - Got to Get (unreleased)
15 - Svpreme Fiend - Colors (unreleased)
16 - Zeno - Dub no. 9 (Trillbass)
17 - Joker - Digidesign (Hyperdub)
18 - Elucid - My Mayor is a Billionaire (BBC) (forthcoming Sub Bass Diet)
19 - Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Liondub International)
20 - Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Noah D Remix) (Liondub International)
21 - Juju ft Don Carlos - Young Girl (bootleg)
22 - Mochipet ft K. Flay - Lazy Day (memes Jazzy Day Dub Wobble) (unreleased)
23 - Overcast Radio - Vendetta (Surface Tension)

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Eskmo - Hypercolor EP


Eskmo - Hypercolor EPThe third release on Eskmo’s Ancestor label based out of San Francisco is this four-track Hypercolor EP out April 7.  You gotta love the title and cover art - out to the crew that had hypercolor shirts (and then ruined them in the dryer). Eskmo (aka Welder) has always been of the experimental ilk and this is no exception, but don’t interpret the word “experimental” as not being dancefloor-friendly or listenable. This EP artfully walks the line between experimental and dancefloor music producing something that is refreshing in dubstep.

All the cuts on this EP feature complex sound spaces shaped by a mastery of synthesizers and ambiance.  The title song is a grimy tune with either a 3/4 or triplet-based rhythm which has an excellent feel.  The second track “San Francisco (The Rhythm)” is a prime example of ambiance mastery with noises that are reminiscent of some Rube Goldberg robot marching along to the beat with an arsenal of guitars, pots and pans, cowbells, digital chimes, triangles, and heavy machinery.  “I Dream I’m Flying” is a contender for best on the EP with IDM-like clicks in the intro leading up to a synth that belongs in the late 70s and a HUGE drop that’s got me dancing as I write.  The last piece entitled “We Have Invisible Friends” is definitely my favorite though.  A mysterious intro builds tension until it’s relieved almost halfway into the song with a gorgeous melody over excellent percussion work.  This last one is a must listen as far as I’m concerned.

For me this EP is a very strong union of IDM and dubstep which definitely clicks.  Respect to Eskmo.  Now for two samples:

Eskmo - I Dream I’m Flying

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Eskmo - We Have Invisible Friends

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Pick it up April 7 at digital music stores.