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Mixes for Monday: Kid Simple vs Slevin Dubs


Pair of fresh mixes for today from Seattle’s Kid Simple and St. Louis’s Slevin Dubs. Both are on the harder side of things but bring their own flavor to your ears. First up, Kid Simple:

Kid Simple - ‘09 Promo Mix

Kid Simple has been making innovative, dancefloor oriented productions for time now and to my knowledge this is his first distributed mix.  He’s lately been picked up by Double Drop recordings here in SF and has been included in a bunch of mixes that are floating around, notably Starkey’s FACT mix.  This one is riddled with his own productions, I hope it gets him some deserving notice.

Tracklist (44 mins):
Kid Simple - Fresh Like (Forthcoming Double Drop)
Kid Simple - Where You Left VIP (Forthcoming Double Drop)
Numan - Virgo (Unreleased)
Eskmo - Let Them Sing (Planet Mu)
Rx - Just Ya Nutz (Unreleased)
NTRLD & Thurgood - Magic Pills (Double Drop)
Kid Simple - Simplify (Unreleased)
Kid Simple - Bananas (Shift)
Starkey - Rain City (Forthcoming RWINA)
Kanji Kinetic - Thrill Seeker (Unreleased)
Numan - Squarebot (Unreleased)
Guido - Chakra (Punch Drunk)
Distal - Attempt at Yellow (Unreleased)
Kid Simple - Dripz (Unreleased)
Kid Simple - Yes Or No VIP (Unreleased)
Synkro - Everybody Knows (Smokin’ Sessions)

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Slevin Dubs - Drum Drops & Bass Bombs

Next it’s Slevin Dubs out of St. Louis.  This one comes with tons of crossover tunes, dubstep remixes of everything from Kid Cudi’s Day & Night to Madonna - Music and even Taylor Swift.  Some people love the crossovers, some hate ‘em, you decide:

Tracklist (78 min):

1.   ramadanman - good feeling
2.   the widdler - sunday (bootleg remix)
3.   outrun - 8 bit spliff (original mix)
4.   kid cudi - day n night (the widdler remix)
5.   the widdler - lady dub feat. aaliyah (hd4000 remix)
6.   (slevin dubs mashup) rumble junkie - dope angel (antiserum remix)
+ the widdler - its a fine day (bootleg)
7.   charle p - somewhere over the rainbow remix
8.   amanda blank - i might like you better.. (rusko remix)
9.   (slevin dubs mashup) jay z - big pimpin (purephase &
panda cub remix) +  busta rhymes - woo ha (skirmish remix)
10. the widdler - we ready (bootleg)
11. noah d & babylon system - california style (original mix)
12. skream - lightening
13. boy crisis - dressed to digress (nero remix)
14. the widdler - make it rain (bootleg)
15. testrack - you keep me hanging on remix
16. prodigy - warriors dance (technologik remix)
17. arctic monkeys - crying lightening (aems remix)
18. taylor swift - you’re not sorry (figit! remix)
19. robert miles - children (hxdb remix)
20. dj mujava - township funk ( vip remix)
21. mike snow - black & blue (caspa remix)
22. madonna - music (the builder remix) (slevin dubs sample twist)

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DJ Solo - Crush.Kill.Destroy (dubstep turntablism!)


DJ Solo of the Soul Assassins crew (DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill, GZA, etc) down in LA comes with this uniquely styled mixtape in dubstep circles with transitions of cutting and scratching rather than blending.  It fits with the music though cause most of these tunes are intense club riddims that are all about the drop and he cuts straight into it.  Different style, give it a listen.  Hiphop heads will be familiar.  I think it’s damn hype.  Blending of mixing styles like this is exactly what happens when people that like different sorts of music get together and vibe over, well, the music.  Bigup to DJ Solo & the rest of the crew.

As Solo puts it “It’s not the newest, most exclusive tracks, just some hard, bangin beats that get me hype and ready to CRUSH.KILL.DESTROY!“  I gotta agree, strictly heat inside even if some of it is dated, but there are also some Solo blends that spice things up.  Excellent selections regardless of age, put this on in your car when you’re heading to the club. Quick mixing on this too with 30 tracks in 50 minutes. Did I mention hype?

Check the tracklist below and scope out the crew’s site.  Download the mix here.

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Tracklist:

01. The Future – Trolley Snatcha
02. Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) – Kid Sister
03. Goin Back To Cali (intro) – 6Blocc
04. Foes (16bit Fuck Hoes Remix) – Borgore
05. California Style – Babylon System & Antiserum
06. Gullybrook Lane – Joker
07. White Label
08. How I could Just Kill A Man (2-Step) – 6Blocc
09. Where’s My Weed Money – Solo x Rusko x Caspa
10. Trolley Snatcha & Doctor P - March of the Mallards
11. Kick Snare (ft. Youngman) – Crissy Criss
12. Zombie Steppa Nation (Solo Remix) – Solo x Miss Kitten & The Hacker
13. Get Back & Pour Up – Solo x 501 x UGK & Mike Jones
14. Evolution – Benga
15. Bass Fo Ya Face – HavocNdeeD
16. Funhouse – 16bit
17. Take That – Flux Pavillion
18. Ghost – Jayou
19. Murda Sound (Riskotheque Remix) – Bar 9
20. Whitle Label
21. Lady Dub (Original) -The Widdler
22. Burnin – Coki
23. Sensi Samurai – The Widdler
24. Bushido – The Others
25. Bring The Lights Down – Caspa
26. Puppy Phat – Toast
27. Beats In The Basement – Reso
28. Retreat – Datsik
29. Woo – Rusko
30. Blazin/The End – Solo x Zeno x 6Blocc

DJ Solo also did a dubstep edition of his series 40’s and Blunts with 6blocc, Woes, and Darklord of La Dubstep Nostra.  Pretty sick show including live high-grade scratching with dubstep.  I think this is even more dope than the studio mix:

 

Elucid - Bear Trapz (free DL)


Out yesterday was the Dubstep LA mixtape, out today is a three-track release from Brooklyn’s Elucid.  He’s had some solid releases in the past and this one doesn’t disappoint, with intelligent flows over beats from N-type, Caspa, and SuhBurb.  Get on the free DL over at rockthedub, bigup Khal and Elucid on the continued jams.  People not feeling the commercial vibe of some tracks on the Dubstep LA hiphop dubstep combination should definitely scope this out.  Any MC bold enough to include his lyrics in the release commands my respect, too often people hide behind basslines that you can’t hear them over…..

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Elucid - We Don’t Care (Caspa - Low Blow)

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Elucid - Yum Yum (N-Type - Dark Matter)

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Elucid - Trouble the Water (SuhBurb original beat)

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The Dubstep LA Mixtape mixed by Plastician


I’ve been waiting on this one for some time, promotion has been going around between people like Adidas and Virgin Airlines.  Should be major and expose tons of people to the sound of dubstep.  The release of this fusion of hiphop and dubstep is sure to excite and frustrate depending on your musical persuasion, but isn’t that what music is all about?  There’s definitely a strong reaction to this already with over 1,000 followers on the Dubstep LA twitter.  Now I’m wondering if there’s some tour in the workings….  Download the mixtape on GetDarker & spread the word!

Can’t forget the Dub Rap mixtape featuring Bay Area microphone stylings and other people that have been on this combination tip for time.  I love that Chae Hawk & Rx made it onto the final tape with “Malt Liquor” and Plastician’s selections are generally excellent (as expected).  I do wish that he’d gone with his own remix of “Snoop Dogg Millionaire” as that’s far better in my opinion, but I’m too played out on Eastern Jam to comment.

Big respect to all involved in this from the promoters to the MCs to the original producers.  I hope this combination continues and more people fuse these two genres to create a new flavor of dubstep (dare I say hopstep or some other nonsense genre name?)

Comment on what you’re thinking!  I’ll do the same once I give it a proper listen.  I should also add that you can download the Xzibit and Murs tunes for free.

Dubstep LA

 

Fourth Annual Symbiosis Gathering with Mala, Caspa, N-Type, Bassnectar, and loads more



Location: Yosemite
Description: Massive four day festival with an unreal lineup - amazing looking venue to boot.  Click the image above for full info.

Atmos : Caspa : Claude VonStroke : Domestic : Djuma Soundsystem : Extrawelt : Felguk : Flying Lotus : Flowjob : Glitch Mob : Hallucinogen : Heavyweight Dub Champion : Kox Box : Mala : N-Type : Perfect Stranger : Pretty Lights : Shadow FX vs Tetrameth : Slackbaba : Solar Fields : Sun Control Species : Thomas Brinkmann

An-Ten-Nae : Abakus : APOSTLE : Beats Antique : Bluetech : deepchild : edIT : Emok : Evan Marc : Fanna Fi Allah : Flip Flop : The Flying Skulls : Goddess Alchemy Project : Heyoka : Ido Ophir : Kether : Kontrol SF : Lazer Sword : Lipp Service : Lynx & Janover : Mimosa : MO2 : Of Porcelain (Ooah) : Penta : Random Rab : Signal Path : Shen : Souleye & DC : Telepath : Triple R : U-One : Vibesquad : Welder : Worthy : Yotopia : Yubaba

A bit more detail about the festival courtesy one of the promoters:

Symbiosis Gathering is not your average festival; these days even one-night outdoor events are calling themselves ‘festivals’ when everybody knows it is nothing more than a corporate event where most of the attendees are there to party, and not much more.

Symbiosis is different. With a focus on environmental consciousness and ecological sustainability, this celebration has a deep respect for our natural world as well as the community it sustains. Besides green living, Symbiosis is very much about transformational learning experiences and the aesthetics of co-creation, from visual arts to performance, rituals and dance.

And then there is the music. Not only does Symbiosis Gathering provide a meaningful backdrop to showcase our beloved West Coast artists and their evolving future sound, but we also create a welcoming environment for musicians, bands, DJs and producers from all over the world. From dubstep legends and jam band rockers to abstract beat scientists and street bass pioneers, there will be many old favorites to dance to as well as plenty of new discoveries to make.

Just to name a few: Les Claypool, Coco Rosie, Amon Tobin, Bassnectar, Freeland Live Band, Caspa, Flying Lotus, Glitch Mob, N-Type, Pretty Lights, Beats Antique, Bluetech, an-ten-nae, Heyoka, Lipp Service, Mimosa, Of Porcelain, Vibesquad, Welder, Babylon System and over a hundred more.

Visual arts are also a major focus of Symbiosis, and you will find large-scale art installations, body art, a graffiti mural, a full-size art gallery space and live painting and workshops from many talented creators including Alex and Alyson Grey. Performing artists will also roam the venue and inject the community with the wild, the weird, and the wonder-inspiring. Come and join in the fun!

Transformational learning and integrated education is also central to the Symbiosis philosophy, and there will be workshops, playshops, discussions and presentations on a wide variety of subjects from esoteric philosophy and embodied movement to sacred geometry and composting alchemy. Our “Wellness Oasis” has a variety of resources to rejuvenate your body, nurture your spirit, and expand your mind with reiki, acupuncture, tai chi, Capoeira, juggling and much more.

And more! We have organic food vendors, sustainable arts and craft merchants in the tribal market, a kids’ area, guided nature walks, eco-arting, a lake for splash wars and water wings, and dishwashing stations to help you make this a no trash, carry-in, carry-out event.

Join us at historic Camp Mather on the edge of California’s treasured Yosemite National Park; the beautiful outdoor location is a gracious player and its natural splendor will inspire all who encounter it. It is with great respect that we will dance upon this land.

 

Ricky Switch presents the DubRap mixtape ft Sky-I, Starski, and more


Dub Rap FrontDub Rap Back
Ricky Switch, Pimp Hop Records, and a host of MCs from the Bay Area and beyond present Dub Rap volume 1, a hype and diverse mixtape of dubstep and glitch beats with MCs on the track.  Styles are diverse including autotuned flows, screwed & chopped cuts, glitched out beats and ragga MCs.  This one’s a guaranteed party rocker with an excellent job by the MCs over a killer selection of dubstep beats. Get it for free at dubrap.com.  Highlights for me include Fed the Thief, Fever, Monster, Chains, Wide Open, Big Up, and Yes I’m Back, and for the top two I’d have to go with Rankin Scroo on My Trees and Dub Life. Stream it here:
They say in the intro jungle or dubstep is the only natural progression for hiphop, I’m not sure it’s the only one but I think the sound has been moving in that direction for a while. Some examples here from J. Dilla:

Here’s the official summary of the mixtape:

Over a year in the making, countless hours logged, blood, sweat, and tears poured into it, and it’s day has finally arrived, Enter: Dub Rap. This new genre of music has been defined and developed thru the making of DJ Ricky Switch’s newest mixtape: Dub Rap Volume1, featuring One Drop. Put your seat belts on it’s gonna be a bumpy ride, but if your ears are ready to hear the future of music, stay tuned….Rewind four years prior, to a remote island off the north coast of Ireland where a young, but seasoned DrumNBass DJ named Ricky Switch was first being being exposed to wobble basslines, boom bap slaps, and a whole new sound of music which he soon found himself engulfed in, Dubstep. Shortly after, Ricky packed his bags and moved out to California, the San Francisco Bay Area to be exact. He found his way DJ’ing the few Dubstep and DnB shows that he could find, and doing so he also became involved in the local hip hop scene, where he joined the underground rap group Distant Relatives. In due course, he would share a studio with local Bay Area Rapper Starski, and while Ricky would be bumping dubstep dj sets in one room, Starski and his crew were knocking out raps in the other. It was only a matter of time before peanut butter met the chocolate and Reese’s Pieces was made, or as they call it Dub Rap.

During the process of working on the mixtape, they created a marriage the authentic sounds of UK Dubstep music and hardcore underground bay area MC’s and singers. Instantly, the artists became fully engrossed in the sounds and space that Dubstep offers a vocalist and found many ways to deliver their art form. Over 50 tracks were recorded in a year’s time, and only about half of them made it to the mixtape (respect to the ones that didn’t). The Dub Rap sound that came out of this experience is an intense mix of otherworldly sounds courtesy of UK Dubstep rhythms, and the future of bay area and worldwide hip hop music.

This project was done with much praise and respect given to the originators of Dubstep, and the producers who made the music that made this mix possible. It’s aimed at giving the genre another avenue to allow it to grow and to expose more people to it’s undeniable sound and originality. The core artists (the mcs/ singers) involved have no doubts that they will continue to work within this medium of art to allow their creative juices to flourish and expand on an ever broadening horizon of Dubstep visions. Their is no question that the genre of “Dubrap” will catch on with other artists the world over, and allow rappers and singers alike to grow into the next millennium of audio murder: Dubstep and now Dubrap.

 

gWorm - Hiphop Meets Wobble Mix


gWorm

gWorm from Dallas Fort Worth brings some southern dubstep flavor with this one in a BIG, wobbly mix featuring a bunch of hiphop & dubstep mashups to start off the set.  All in all most tunes have vocals, many with hiphop influences.  Wobbles are large in this one, you know any mix with Chainsaw Calligraphy in it is serious.  If you dunno about that track listen to this mix and get to know.  Sam Supa and Kozee once had a ‘filth-off’ at the makeout sessions here in San Francisco and the finale was Chainsaw Calligraphy - there’s simply nowhere to go from there.

I’m really feeling this hiphop & dubstep hybrid, but I’ve always been a sucker for the mashups.  Beyond that though the selection on this mix is ace and the mixing is excellent.  Big respect to gWorm, loving this sound.  If you’re feeling this vibe and are interested in similar sounds check out gWorm’s edit of Move If You Wanna and the Totally Unauthorized comp by MRK1 and Chimpo.

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Tracklist:

Twisted, Redemption - Il Dire (Mac Koall Remix + gWorm’s Ice Cream Paint Job Mash)
Wine-o - Squincy Jones Pop Trunk
Dz - Down + gWorm Still Tippin Mash
Kid Sister - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix + gWorm Magic Stick Mash)
Lil Wayne - A Milli (DatsiK Remix mixed by Aftee)
Jakes - War Face
Stagga ft. Skamma - Sick As Sin
Foreign Beggars - Hit That Gash (DJ Primecuts Itchy Naaan Re-Rub)
DZ, Morcheeba - World Looking In (DZ Remix)
Caspa - Marmite
Babylon System - Hyphy (feat. Candy Vox)
The Widdler - Sunday
DatsiK - Gecko
Bar 9 - Malicious Tactics
Caspa - I Beat My Robot
Caspa - Floor Dem
Emalkay - Explicit
Jakes - Rock Tha Bells
16 Bit - Chainsaw Calligraphy
Selfsimilar - 1st Degree (VIP)
Marchmellow - Youngfolkdub

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Sam Supa - Darkness and Hype - Brap Dem Promo Mix


This new mix from Sam Supa (Grime City, Brap Dem) is a diverse and quality selection of fresh dubstep tunes.  The mixing is excellent, Sam is a pro blender (KitchenAid quality).  Lots of big tunes on this one but my favorites are Von D - Show Me, Kial - Bell Curve, and Jakes - Custard Cream.  This one’s dangerous.  Download & enjoy, then come see Sam live in action tonight or at the next Grime City.

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Violet Gray and (DUB) A-Tak present Danger Dub Duo Vol 1


Violet Gray and Dub A-Tak - Danger Dub Duo Vol 1

This is a filthy hour of music from Los Angeles residents Violet Gray and DJ A-Tak.  Definitely for the dark inclined.  Mixing and selection are excellent - respect Violet Gray and A-Tak.  Tak was very humble about this mix but it really is quality.

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1) Banjo and Sullivan Intro
2) Kid Sister - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
3) The Quemists ft. Wiley - Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub)
4) Nero - Something Else
5) TC - Where’s My Money (Caspa Remix)
6) Reso - If ya Can’t Beat ‘Em
7) MIA - Paper Planes (MC Dino DIZD Remix)
8 ) Santogold - Starstruck (Diplo Remix)
9) Kosheen - Guilty (Plastician Remix)
10) Ultrablack - Hate on Us (6Blocc Remix)
11) Tekstep - Streetfighter Remix
12) 16Bit - In The Death Car
13) Anne Rani - Fall (Tech Itch Dub Mix)
14) Cardopusher - Steppin Worldwide
15) Sukh Knight - Tricks of Trade
16) Dub & Run - Young Folks
17) The Widdler - Sunday Bootleg
18) Rusko - Hornz Cru
19) Rusko - SNES Dub
20) hd4000 - Soul-ja dub
21) Kelly Dean - Hardhat
22) hd4000 - beep beep
23) Bassnectar - Heads Up - California Style Mix

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