Posts Tagged ‘brackles’

Geiom – Sugar Coated Lover (BRK014)

March finally brings us to the first Berkane Sol pressing of the year with label-head Geiom partnering up with female vocalist Marita for an upbeat dancefloor tune in “Sugar Coated Lover.” The label has taken quite a shift from when “Flame Tree” and “Net Weight” were releases;  after the anthemic rise of  ”Reminissin’” Berkane Sol seems set on a path to take over playlist with soul-laced dancefloor grooves.

The A-Side of the release features the original Geiomix of the release, a kick drum sets a quick intro before a fast electric bass groove sets the tone for Marita’s vocals. Do not take my previous assessment totally at face-value, quickly into listening to “Sugar Coated Lover” it’s clear to see Geiom did not intend for this to be a simple follow-up groove to “Reminissin’.” The pace of “Sugar Coated Lover” is an excellent contrast, Marita’s delivery on top of an uptempo rhythmic section are enough to get all the standarounds back to the dancefloor.

The B-Side features a remix of the original from Brackles and Shortstuff, and as always Blunted Robots comes deadly on the remix. The A-Side Geiomix holds an advantage by perserving Marita’s vocals unadultured throughout the track. Blunted Robots comes after the vocal track with an intelligent reinterpretation, looping and editing techniques give Maria’s voice an atmospheric role in the mix, as the duo’s signature bassline drops the remix in to high-gear. Groove-heavy in a totally different manner than the original, these two mixes give two vastly unique interpretations on the expectations of near 140-bpm bass music.

Geiom sets himself, and Berkane Sol apart yet again on this release. Very exciting for two exceptionally different interpretations of the same tune, this is a very refreshing release to take us out of the dark winter sounds and into the uplifting spring / summer dance vibes. I’m itching to get out in the club and hear myself, if not somebody else play these tunes sooner rather than later, the response to these is going to be huge — deservedly so.

Also of note, Geiom recently compiled a wonderful mix for The Wire, click here to see what you might have missed.


Sines – Sonic Love Cycle

Valentine’s day is a buzz with new sounds.  Mixes with titles about love and producers from the deeper side of dubstep are popping up all over.  I’d like to highlight three here today, the first from Sines of Formant Recordings.  This mix isn’t strictly positive tunes per se, but an attempt by Sines to capture all emotions associated with love, some of which aren’t necessarily happy.  The sounds inside this mix are the new new, with big representation from VVV (look out for this man 2010), and heat from Deadboy, Roska, Cosmic Revenge, FBOM, and Cooly G.

Head over to Formant Recordings to show some love and download this one.


Darkstar – Aidys Girl’s Is A Computer
Cooly G – Love (Refix Dub)
Fuzzy Logic – In The Morning
Roska – Wonderful Day
Clueless – Sexual
Dem 2 – Baby (You’re So Sexy)
Cosmic Revenge – Late Nights
Headhunter – Luvdup
Four Tet – Lovecry (Roska Mix)
Simbad – Soul Fever (Simbad Mix)
Aaron Carl – Oasis (Nick Holder Vocal Dub)
Deadboy – Heartbreaker
Horsepower Productions – Givin’ Up On Love
Groove Chronicles – Stonecold
VVV – Notice Luv
VVV – Back To Life
FBOM – Don’t Leave
MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Brackles Mix)
VVV – Selfish 1


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 009 01.11.10 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFHuge episode here!  New tunes from Actraiser, Instinct, TMSV, SubReachers, Swarms, The Widdler, Jahdan Blakkamoore, NastyNasty, Megalodon, Distal, Materielle, Daega Sound, and more!  Too much.  Minimalism, dubwise riddims, garage-influenced tunes, robotic jazz from the year 2177, and other sounds inside.  Every Monday from 6-8pm PST on Dubstep.FM.


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Actraiser – Let It Rain (Haunted Audio)
Instinct – Found (unreleased)
TMSV – Myth (unreleased)
Swarms – Spectre (unreleased)
Zion Train – Life That I Choose (Professor Skank Remix) (Universal Egg)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – Fire Pon A Dubplate (Scrub A Dub)
The Widdler – Strong Dub (unreleased)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – Long Road (Lion Dub and Matt Shadetek Remix) (The Agriculture)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
HxdB – Prism (Mindset)
NastyNasty – Knife Play (free online)
Starkey – Miracles (Jamie Vex’d Remix) (Planet Mu)
Megalodon – Swamp Thing (unreleased)
Brackles – Sutorito Faita (Planet Mu)
XI – Glass (forthcoming Formant)
Distal – Notlanta (unreleased)
Instinct – Your Nobody (unreleased)
Gerry R – Speech (unreleased)
Materielle – Out Of Nowhere (free online)
Subreachers – Free Mind (unreleased)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Zion Train – Baby Father (Digital Dubs Remix) (Universal Egg)
NastyNasty – No Names (free online)
Swarms ft Holly Prathman – I Gave You Everything (For The Win)
Horsepower Productions – When You Hold Me (Version) (Tempa)
The Widdler – Lady Dub VIP (unreleased)
TMSV – Future History (unreleased)
Mite – Villa de Straylight (unreleased)
Magic Mash – Daddy Long Legs (free online)
Raffertie – String Theory (Planet Mu)
Sclist – Complicated (L2S Recordings)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube 10)
Shut Up And Dance – Epileptic (Martyn’s No Strobe Remix) (Z Audio)
Swarms – Never Step On Me (For The Win)
Hypno – Autumn (Haunted Audio)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Demos – Free (L2S Recordings)
Distal – Tortelli’s Slave (unreleased)
Geiom ft Earlybird – Net Weight (Berkane Sol)
XI – Light FM (forthcoming Formant)
Sines – Blu (L2S Recordings)
FBOM, Outlaw Producer & Trouble – Transitionary Implementations (free online)
Sigha – On The Strip (Hotflush)
KingThing – Dazed (unreleased)
Daega Sound – SOS (forthcoming Blipswitch)
DJG – Lichen (forthcoming Lo Dubs)
Rozanski – The Internet Millionaires Club (unreleased)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Actraiser – Apocalypto (Haunted Audio)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
Quark – Point Of Seeing (Ranking)
Loops Haunt – Joplin (Black Acre)


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 008 01.04.10 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFFirst show of 2010!  New tunes inside from XI, Cosmic Revenge, Distal, Mite, Pledge, Zeno, Versa, and tons more.  Start off your new year basswise.  There’s also a few free tunes inside with links so check that out.  More posts including some new developments with this blog soon come.


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Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues (unreleased)
DJG – We Don’t Go Home (unreleased)
Gatekeeper – Which Way (M4)
F and Headhunter – Dedale (Transistor)
Roxy vs El B – 2 Bad (Ghost)
XI – Glass (forthcoming Formant)
Joker – Snake Eater (Soul Motive)
Sukh Knight – Diesel Not Petrol (Noah D Remix) (True Tiger)
Mite – Game By Da Minute (unreleased)
Youngsta and Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Starkey – Multidial (Planet Mu)
Zombie J – Zombie Blob VIP (unreleased)
Zomby – Digital Fauna (Brainmath)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robot)
Mite – Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (forthcoming Embassy)
Rumblejunkie vs The Widdler – Misfit Jazz (unreleased)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Numan – Warp Acid (Subdepth)
Silkie – Concrete Jungle (Deep Medi)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Distal and Mite – Forgotten Formula (forthcoming)
Scuba – Speak (Naked Lunch)
Twisted – Changes (Red Volume)
TRG – Time is Now (Untolds Jeep Riot Mix) (thx to Immerse)
Satori and Channel 2 – Y’all Ready (Positive Thought)
Relocate – Dot Dot Dash (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) (Iberian)
Nickodemus – 2 Sips and Magic (Kush Arora Remix) (free online)
Skream and Cluekid – Sandsnake (Goth Trad Remix) (Disfigured Dubs)
Zeno – Lazer Wolf VIP 2012 (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Distinction – Fly Eyes (Argon)
Taz Buckfaster – 20 Red (Rwina)
DJ Zinc – Killa Sound (Skreamix) (Bingo Bass)
Distal – Off With His Head (unreleased)
Brackles – LHC (Planet Mu)
XI – Light FM (forthcoming Formant)
DJ Madd – In The Lounge (free online)
EshOne – Float (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Vivek – Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Misk – Watercolor (free online)
Mala – Changes (Deep Medi)
DJ Madd – Why (Tube10)
Versa – Killah (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Headhunter – Sex At The Prom (Tempa)
Marcus Visionary ft Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Sub Soca Remix) (Liondub International)
Untold – Palamino (Hemlock)
2562 – Lost (Tectonic)
Distal – Funk Poverty (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Pinch – Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Rustie – Throw Some D’s (Click Clack) (Dress 2 Sweat)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
ST Files – Tek No Dub (Revolver)
LD – Peace In Our Culture (Dub Police)
Burial – Archangel (Zeno Bootleg) (free online)
Reso – Hyperglide (Civil Music)


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF – First Episode!

I did my first show Monday on Dubstep.FM and it went off!  I had so much fun, massive respect to all listeners both in the chatroom and silent.  Posting this here with a tracklist like I’ll do for all these shows, and I’ve set up a podcast-style feed on the site just for these Dubstep.FM broadcasts.  To subscribe in iTunes go to Advanced, Subscribe to Podcast… and enter this URL:


This will of course work in other readers besides iTunes also.  I should also say that I’ve got loads of new material for dubstepped, so expect a flurry of posts soon come!!!

I should also say that the mic I have at the moment is complete crap so please excuse any inappropriate mic noises  :)   I’ve got a new one on the way currently so this should be solved in the future.

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Check the tracklist (59 tunes, 2 hours):

Distal – Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Jus Wan – Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Brackles – Rawkus (Planet Mu)
2562 – Narita (Tectonic)
Shortstuff – Relapse (Formant)
ID – Nine Tree Hill (Mata Syn)
Hyetal – Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
Kromestar – Skaredem (Dubstar)
Ital Tek – Chemical Temple (Atom River)
Outlaw Producer – Time Chamber (unreleased)
Phaeleh – Lounge (Surface Tension)
Blackheart – Jupiter (Brap Dem)
Deleted Scenes – Terminate (Deleted Scenes)
El Diablo – Rollin With My Crew (MalLabel)
Joker vs Seal Paul – So Fine Remix (whitelabel)
L.V. ft Errol Bellot – Don’t Judge (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix) (2nd Drop)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – International Roots (LD remix) (Dub Police)
Silkie – Step Aside (Cloqworq)
Matt U – Jump (Wheel & Deal)
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (forthcoming Double Drop)
Shortstuff – Progression (Formant)
Ikonika – We Could Be Ikons ft Eero Johannes (Planet Mu)
Dusk – Focus (Soul Jazz)
Moderat – A New Error (Headhunter’s Answer Remix)
DJ Madd – I know Its You (Black Box)
Deleted Scenes – Stutter (Deleted Scenes)
Wedge & Shadz – Running Away (Guido Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
BD1982 – Space Boots (Slugabed Remix) (Seclusiasis)
Playdoe – Freeze Step (Starkey Remix) (Rwina)
Major Lazer – Hold the Line (Numan’s Zapper Remix) (bootleg)
LD – The King of Kong (Dub Police)
Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent (Liondub International)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Relocate – Dot Dot Dash (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) (Iberian)
Randomer – Scapegoat (Med School)
Distal – Serengeti (unreleased)
Blackheart – Dazed (unreleased)
Kromestar – Technique (Dubstar)
Zeno – Lazer Wolf 2010 (Brap Dem)
Kryptic Minds – 768  (Tectonic)
F & Headhunter – Dedale (Transistor)
Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) (bootleg)
Untold – You Didn’t Win the Holiday (Soul Jazz)
Zeno – Clish (unreleased)
Vaski – Get Down (Rottun)
Dubsworth – Roll On (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Cardopusher – Youthman Dread (Tigerbeat6)
Cluekid & LD – Don’t Wanna Cry (Bullfrog Beats)
Dread Foxx & BMC – Dready or Not (unreleased)
Outlaw Producer – Left Hand Side (unreleased)
Sully – Shanks (LD Remix)
Scuba – Reverse (Hotflush)
Autopilot – She Says (Uncle Smutfist Remix) (free online)
Sigha & Spherix – Separation (Immerse)
FBOM – Vordai (unreleased)
Luthor – Some Place (Haunted Audio)
Distal – Speed of Right (unreleased)
Marcus Visionary ft Liondub & Johnny Osbourne – Coffee or Tea (Liondub International)


Mary Anne Hobbs – Wild Angels

Mary Anne Hobbs has a new compilation album coming out on Planet Mu on September eighth and man are the selections excellent and diverse, as expected from both MAH and Planet Mu.  If you aren’t familar with Mary Anne Hobbs then get to know: she runs a hugely influential radio show on the BBC’s Radio 1 and has been called the modern day John Peel.  Forward-looking beats from artists like Hudson Mohawke, Brackles, Untold, Starkey, Nosaj Thing, and many more come together yielding an excellent compilation of 2009 dubstep/hip hop/wonky/robot music.  Exclusive tracks from Gemmy, Teebs, Hyetal, Darkstar, and Floating Points should cause even the most well-educated to take note and Planet Mu nailed it by pressing all of those to 12″ vinyl for the DJs.

Surefire sums it up excellently:

This album represents emerging new Transatlantic sounds progressing
future-forward from dubstep, hip-hop, soul and electronic centered in
Glasgow, Bristol, London and on America’s West Coast. The album
displays many tiers of sound, embodying the best from the artists
often featured on Mary Anne’s esteemed BBC Radio 1 show.

It features pioneering tracks, such as Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Spotted’ and
Rustie’s ‘ZigZag’ which have been highly influential in the
evolutionary process, underground dancefloor anthems such as Starkey’s
‘Gutter Music VIP’, devastating cerebral pieces like Mark Pritchard’s
‘?’ and exclusive tracks from next generation artists such as Teebs’
‘WLTA’ and Gemmy’s ‘Rainbow Road.’

The title ‘Wild Angels’ comes from an expression that Mary Anne used
to describe the crucially influential work of the late Alice Coltrane
on her BBC Radio 1 ‘West Coast Rocks’ special. She said: “Alice
Coltrane plays her harp like a wild angel.”  Planet Mu label head Mike
Paradinas loved it so much he suggested it as a title.

Dom Sum of LuckyMe produced an excellent video to go with an abbreviated mix of the tracks on the comp.  Very nice visualizations here that blend superbly with the audio.  Great package here all things considered.

To accompany the compilation release Mary Anne’s doing a US tour north, east, south, and west.  I hope there’s one in your area:

Thursday, September 10 Smartbar (DubFix Party) – Chicago, IL
Friday, September 11  103 Harriet St, (Afterburn Party) – San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 12 The Cellar at Agenda – San Jose, CA
Wednesday, September 16 Holocene – Portland, OR
Friday, September 18  Love (Dub War Party) – New York, NY
Saturday, September 19 Shadow Lounge (SubDivision Party) – Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, September 20  Barcelona (MadClassy Party) – Austin, TX
Wednesday, September 23 Low End Theory – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, September, 25   Cervantes (Bass Invasion Party) w/Skream – Denver, CO
Saturday, September, 26 Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA

Here’s the full tracklist with exclusives in bold – mouthwatering!  Audio previews available thanks to Planet Mu.

01 Mark Pritchard – ?
02 Hudson Mohawke– Spotted
03 Gemmy – Rainbow Road
04 Mike Slott – Knock Knock
05 Brackles – LHC
06 Teebs – WLTA
07 Nosaj Thing – IOIO
08 Untold – Discipline
09 Tranqill – Payroll (Paul White’s Clean Dub)
10 Architeq – Sleeping Bear Lament (Take Remix)
11 Rustie – ZigZag
12 Mono/Poly – Red And Yellow Toys
13 Hyetal – We Should Light A Fire
14 Starkey – Gutter Music V.I.P.
15 Darkstar – Videotape
16 Floating Points – Esthian Three
17 Sunken Foal – Of Low Count And Light Pocket
18 Legion Of Two – And Now We Wait

Keep your ears open – this drops September eighth.