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Sam Supa - Dub Machine (Exclusive Mix)


Sam Supa (Brapdem, Grime City, Surefire) described this mix as “a true spectrum of all the Dubstep I play and what is good in music right now” and I have to agree.  Straight out the gates it’s serious with Wachs Lyrical’s “Fear VIP,” but that’s just a foreshadowing of what’s to come as it fades into deeper tunes.  Constantly through the mix Sam is taking you on a journey, in and out of darkness, showcasing various vibes in dance music.  This to me is what makes a good mix, flexing all aspects of music to produce something that cycles in and out of intensity.  I was thinking about this at the recent “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” festival here in San Francisco where the musicians also used mellow, sparse introductions juxtaposed with more beat-heavy danceable sections to get people in the groove.  I feel like this is fundamental to well-executed dance music and this mix is a very good example.

Highlights of this for me are the intro from Wachs Lyrical, the DJG collaborations with XI and Headhunter, Eprom’s robotic glitchy track “Humanoid,” Eskmo’s bit off the Hypercolor EP (look for more from him soon on Planet Mu), Zeno’s fresh track and a Brapdem signing “Lazer Wolf 2010,” Djunya’s metallic, primal dancehall killer “Full Circle,” and Kozee’s 20,000 leagues deep tune “Sugar Loaf.”  After Kozee comes James Blake’s “Air & Lack Thereof” and this may be the best blend into the track I’ve ever heard, perfect example of going from one vibe to another seamlessly.

Featured in this mix is Skulltrane’s “This One Called Dub,” recently out on MalLabel.  They also distributed a couple free MP3s with this release, fans of the dirty sound should check these out:

Skulltrane - This One Called Dub (HD4000 Remix)

Skulltrane - Mirror Elements

Now for the audio:

Sam Supa - Dub Machine

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Tracklist:

1. Fear VIP - Wachs Lyrical - DUBSAW
2. Synchopath - Dub Fiend - DUB
3. Better With You - DJ Madd - BOKA
4. Putney Says - DJG & XI  - forthcoming SUREFIRE SOUND
5. Dark Entity - Wachs Lyrical  - DUBSAW
6. Twilight - Distance - forthcoming CHESTPLATE
7. Justice - Jakes - forthcoming SIN CITY
8. Guitar Hero - Skream - forthcoming SIN CITY
9. Humanoid - Eprom  - DUB
10. Grit Your Teeth - Kutz  -DUB
11. Pump Action - Chimpo - forthcoming SIN CITY
12. Kamikaze - Antiserum & No Thing  - DUB
13. Dream I’m Flying - Eskmo - ANCESTOR
14. Lazer Wolf 2010 - Zeno - forthcoming BRAP DEM RECORDINGS
15. Work That Box - Jay Bird - KRAKEN
16. Torso - NTRLD & Measure D - DUB
17. This One Called Dub - Skulltrane - MALLABEL MUSIC
18. Under Mi Sensi - 6Blocc & Dread Fox - DUB
19. Friend - Natty King and RedBud (Kush Aurora Remix) - DUB
20. Dub King Killah - Earlyworm (Roommate Remix) - VOLTAGE
21. Dub Spot Riddim - Zed Bias - SIDESTEPPER RECORDINGS
22. Full Circle - Djunya - forthcoming BRAP DEM RECORDINGS
23. How To Move - Sharmaji  - DUB
24. Spacecake - DJG & Headhunter - forthcoming WHEEL & DEAL
25. Sugar Loaf - Kozee - forthcoming BADMAN PRESS
26. Air Lack Thereof - James Blake -  HEMLOCK RECORDINGS
27. Free Me - Matt-U  - SCUM RECORDINGS
28. Bad - L.D. - HYPERDUB

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Dubstep LA Mixtape Preview courtesy Plastician


See here for the Dubstep LA mixtape: dubstepped or GetDarker

This is going to be the summer that dubstep exploded. The growth over the past year or so has been rampant with an estimated tenfold more shows in San Francisco so far this year than last year. This is only going to continue in the face of this mixtape due to come out in about a month. I don’t even have the full tracklist but the bits that I’ve heard destined for the mix make me know that this is going to get rinsed everywhere, including grocery store speakers, pop radio stations, and so forth. Whether this is good or bad is up for debate. Personally I love this sound and know that it will keep evolving. I was blown away when I first heard produers like Joker or Gemmy that they didn’t have hiphop MCs queueing to flow over the tracks and now it’s finally happening.

Alexander Spit

Living Legends

Snoop Dogg

Xzibit

The mixtape is called “Mr Grustle and Tha Russian Present Dubstep LA.There are at least 6 tracks on it though I’m not sure on the official tracklist. Plastician (rinse.fm, Terrorhythm, Surefire) is mixing the tracks for the mixtape and sampled a bunch of them yesterday on his weekly rinse.fm radio show (download). I got so excited that I’m going to post samples from the set. Some of these are predictable, but some really blew me away, especially the Grouch and Eligh vs Vex’d cut. These previews are low quality with talking over them but I don’t care, give it a listen and take it in.

Before I post these I have to give credit to the people that have been producing similar work for time, notably DJ Nappy and the Rock The Dub THUGSTEP series (free downloads there), Dread Foxx, gWorm (see his recent mix), AC Slater (check here), Rx and Chae Hawk (check Malt Liquor on Rx’s space), KidLogic with the cali remixed EP (he as another one coming out this summer), and the Totally Unauthorized album by MRK1 and Chimpo.  Late breaking additions: forgot the remix tendencies of 6blocc, Parson, and the Dumbsteppaz. Also check out this early tune from Nebulla plus DJ Dore on La Dubstep Nostra.

Right, back to the mixtape. The general theme is existing dubstep productions iced by a variety of hiphop MCs. Beats are pretty raw and edgy including two bits from Chase & Status. First up, the first one released and the one that started a HUGE discussion in the scene about the future of dubstep, Snoop Dogg Millionaire:

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And Plastician’s remix of Snoop Dogg Millionaire (I like this one much more):

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Now for the freshness. I’m starting off with the track that I was feelin the most which is The Grouch and Eligh of Living Legends over the Jamie Vex’d remix of Scuba - Twitch. Listening to a teaser of this track is like eating just one pringle: leaves you wanting more and more and more.

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Next we’ve got Murs vs Chase & Status - Madhouse. Madhouse is a SERIOUS tune in a similar style to Eastern Jam and Saxon. Murs rips it. Love this one too.

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Fifth tune is from Alexander Spit based here in San Francisco over Rusko - Mr. Chips. Again this one is BAD. When I first envisioned MCs over dubstep it wasnt over tracks like Chase & Status and Rusko’s productions, but man it works well.

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Last but definitely not least is Jimmy Jams vs Rustie & Joker - Play Doe. Play Doe has been asking for an MC from day and I’m amazed it took this long to get one on it. Jimmy Jams destroys the mic, big sounds.

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The only other info I have is that there’s a still unheard tune with Xzibit vs D1 which has serious potential. Gotta get the mixtape to hear that one :)

For more info check twitter/dubstepla, twitter/djplastician, and this site. Now looking forward I’d really like to hear Busta Rhymes, Aesop Rock, Keak da Sneak, and tons of other MCs over dubstep, especially over the sounds of folks like Joker, Jakes, Gemmy, Guido, Plastician, Noah D, Starkey, and so on. Gonna get wild this summer!!!

The last thing I’ll say is to the haters both in press and in the forums is that a musical style is made to evolve. Dubstep itself evolved from dark garage and is currently an alamgam of many different genres of music. To claim that something like the introduction of American hiphop MCs to the sound of dubstep will “commercialize” or “ruin” the sound is shortsighted. This sound is a new dimension in dubstep, yet another sound that falls under the name of “dubstep.” The exact reason this music is so magical to me is because of the variety of sounds that are all “dubstep” so adding another dimension just means for more diverse mixes. Tell Miles Davis that by recording Bitches Brew he ruined Jazz. Tell Elvis that his sound ruined the blues. Tell Grandmaster Flash that mixing breaks ruined funk. And if you’re really not feeling it then just don’t play it.

 

Dread Foxx - Everything I Do Refix


Dread Foxx

A second tune from Dread Foxx today - the Everything I Do Refix.  This tune is a monster!  A wobbly, dirty dubstep refix of Bun B - You’re Everything featuring an all-star cast of dirty south rappers.  The original samples Jodeci which takes me way back and fits super well with both the original and this refix.  I’d leave if this didn’t blow up the club.  Reminds me of the refixes on that bootleg comp put out by MRK1 and Chimpo a while ago. Biggun!

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Kelly Dean - February ‘09 Mix


Kelly Dean

Really nice and diverse mix from Kelly Dean out of Costa Mesa (LA), Ca. Tends to err on the garagy side of things, in and out of wobbly, nasty tunes.  Definitely feeling the African Herb refix and many more tunes.  Big mix.

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Tracklist:
01 - Synkro - On My Mind - Smokin Sessions
02 - Synkro - Dub Specialist - Smokin Sessions
03 - Kelly Dean - Dynamics - Forthcomming Supernormous Recordings
04 - Quantum Soul - Dream Catcher - Dubbed Out
05 - Synkro - Jah Love - Dubbed Out
06 - Kelly Dean - African Herb - Forthcomming Relentless Dub
07 - Evergreen & Lanlord - Jah Rain (RSD Remix) - Ranking Records
08 - Antiserum - Top Shottas - Full Melt
09 - Antiserum - Blaze It - Full Melt
10 - Matty G - Cuttin’ N Scratchin - Argon
11 - Matty G - Last B Boy - Argon
12 - Kelly Dean - HardHat - Forthcomming Shift
13 - Pawn & EMU - Crunch Time - DUB
14 - Bone Loc & Mundy - Wasteman - DUB
15 - The Game Feat. Lil Wayne - My Life (chimpo remix) - Bootleg
16 - Kelly Dean - Ballin Out - DUB
17 - The Widdler - Lady Dub (HD4000 remix) - DUB
18 - Kelly Dean & Steady - Teflon - DUB
19 - Synkro - Hold Tight - Smokin Sessions
20 - Lil Wayne - a millie (mrk1 remix) - Bootleg
21 - The Qemists (Feat. Wiley) - Dem Na Like We (Subscape remix) - NinjaTune
22 - Flux Pavilion - Show Off - Forthcomming Shift
23 - Flux Pavilion - How Rude - Forthcomming Shift
24 - Dumbsteppaz - Princess Gone Dub - DUB
25 - TC - Wheres my money (caspa remix) - D Style
26 - Eskmo - Agnus Dei - Ancestor
27 - OSC - Bless up - Bassism

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Redline Volume One mixed by UltraViolet


Redline Volume 1 mixed by UltraViolet

Sick, sick mix by DJ UltraViolet of the redline crew.  Seriously dutty tunes inside.  Scope this, and then show up at the next makeout session.  Tracklist:

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Intro: Werd2Jah
1 - MRK1 - Peng In The Air
2 - Antiserum - Sweatshop Remix
3 - Rusko - Pro Nails Remix
4 - Marchmellow - Ouch vs Creator
5 - MRK1 - Musical War
6 - UltraViolet - Pandora
7 - Nero - This Way
8 - Chase & Status - Eastern Jam (Southwestern Jam Remix)
9 - Ikonika - Please
10 - Ruf - Raw Love
11 - Chimpo - Freaky Girl / Lock Off mashup
12 - Jakes - Kane
13 - Ultrablack - Musical Rush
14 - Yong - Infinite (Emu Remix)
15 - DZ & Kozee - Crack
16 - Pawn & Kelly Dean - Space Funk
17 - Peek & Bonk - Unknown
18 - Babylon System - Hyphey
19 - Dubsworth - Dirty Suthin
20 - M.I.A. - Boyz (Marchmellow Refix)
21 - DLX - Errorist (Roommate Remix)
22 - Pawn - Born Slippy Remix

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