Posts Tagged ‘distal’

Distal - March Studio Mix


Distal - March Studio MixDistal is always pushing the boundaries of sounds people use from synthesizers (and samples) and consequently this mix is almost opposite to the sounds in the recent mix from The Spit Brothers.  Alien noises will keep your mind wandering over dance-inducing rhythms.  Definitely loads of big tracks inside this mix.  Look out for Distal come 2010, already with 3 releases out on Rogue Dubs, Car Crash Set and Embassy.  Distance recently dropped his tune “Space Graffiti” on Rinse.FM, Julio Bashmore featured “Notlanta” on his mix for Mary Anne Hobbs, and other like-minded selectors have been pushing this sound.  Futurism.

If you want more info on Distal, check out interviews from me and over at bassfaced.

DISTAL - STUDIO MIX MAR 2010 (new DL link in comments) by Distal

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Tracklist:

01. - Domu - Take Control (2000)
02. - DISTAL - Grape Donut
03. - Cosmic Revenge - Psychic
04. - Rudy Currence - Christmas Card (Buckmaster Love Dub)
05. - DISTAL - Love a la Venturo
06. - DISTAL - No No No Yes Yes Yes
07. - Dubbel Dutch - Jumpin’ n Bumpin’
08. - Kingdom - You
09. - DISTAL - Tortelli’s Slave
10. - DISTAL - Android Tourism
11. - J. Courage - Clashback (BetaSP Remix)
12. - DIStAL - Oldboyman
13. - XI - Vacuum
14. - Mosca - Square One (Bok Bok Rmx)
15. - Mayhem & DISTAL - Frozen Barancles
16. - Mensah - 1986 was the future
17. - Egyptrixx - Hexagon Yo
18. - DISTAL - Notlanta
19. - Julio Bashmore - Restless
20. - The Milkman - Shades (DISTAL rmx)

 

Mite & Distal - Chocolate Circuit / Attempt At Yellow (EMB001)


EMB001For as many times as I’ve played both tracks on this release, I feel that I owe it a review; it has been a long time coming for these tunes to see the light of day and have the chance to make it into more people’s music collections and now because of the launch of the Embassy Recordings imprint through ST Holdings, this has become possible.

Read the full review online at shortstack : online

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 016 03.01.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFThis one on the darker side of things for the first half and then into the light in the second bit.  New bits inside from Snipaz, FBOM, BetaSP & Mite, and more.  More technical issues on the outro of this one, sorry for the abrupt ending, but the good news that I think I’ve figured out the source :)  For those using USB soundcards, I wouldn’t recommend connecting them via a USB hub, or at least as cheap of a USB hub as I’m currently using  :)  Hopefully all worked out by next time.

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Tracklist:

Distance - Beyond (Chestplate)
Furesshu - Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Bridge - Reflekt (NE UK)
Instinct - Your Nobody
Kryptic Minds - 768 (Tectonic)
Gemmy - Wata Down Sound (Planet Mu)
Compound One - Perhaps the Darkness (Compound One)
TRG - Time is Now (Untold’s Jeep Riot Remix) (thanks to Immerse)
DJ SnipaZ - Groove Pool (forthcoming Bassclash)
EshOne - Toast Burned
Djunya - Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Vivek - Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Dub Gabriel vs U Roy - Luv n Liv (Timeblind Remix) (forthcoming Destroy All Concepts)
Sclist - Complicated (L2S)
Versa - Killah (Filthy Digital)
Selector Moldy - Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Indigo - Levitate (Mindset)
Mosca - Square One (L-vis 1990 Remix)
Jack Sparrow - Torment (Tectonic)
Crispo & Miley - This Way (Dom Hz Remix)
XI - Light FM (Formant)
EshOne - Float
Furesshu - 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Sepalcure - Love Pressure
Kingdom ft Shyvonne - Mind Reader (Bok Bok Remix) (Fool’s Gold)
Outlaw Producer - Nimbus
Unknown - On & On (Hotbiz)
Jack Dixon - Between Us
Jibberish - Panther Moderns
Fantastic Mr Fox - Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Eskmo - Lands & Bones (ft Swan) (Planet Mu)
FBOM - The Lady in Ten Forward
Djunya - Bura (Full Melt)
Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Ticklah Remix) (Liondub International)
Zookeeper & Helatrobus - Samsara (Full Melt)
BetaSP & Mite - Juggernaught
Kuedo - Starfox (Planet Mu)
Mayhem vs Distal - Frozen Barnacles
Sepalcure - Down
Echo Wanderer - Gham Dub (Full Melt)
Heny G - Soul is Born Through Pain (3.5 Records)
Bridge - Secret Assassin (NE UK)
Simple - Let It Sink
FBOM - Down Out side

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 015 02.22.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBig new tracks in this show from Jus Wan, Distal, Jack Dixon, Selector Moldy, Eprom, Joy Orbison and more.  Just getting around to posting it in time for the next episode this evening.  There’s a hiccup at about 75 minutes in when my computer decided to fail, just think of it as a prolonged rewind.  :)

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Jack Dixon - Between Us
Lauren Pritchard - Stuck (Guido Remix) (Piccadilly)
Submerse - So True (free online)
Jose James - Warrior (Jus Wan Remix) (forthcoming Brownswood)
Asusu - Taurean (Project Squared)
Eprom - Never (Surefire Sound)
Simple - Let It Sink
Mayhem vs Distal - Frozen Barnacles
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (Baobinga & ID Remix) (Mad Decent)
DJ Pastek - Kromestar vs Killamu (free online)
Unknown - Tuff Africa (Erba)
DJG & XI - Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire)
Cosmic Revenge - Hurricane Blues
Daega Sound - Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
Spatial - 90807 (Infrasonics)
Jakes & Joker - 3K Lane 1999 (free online)
Emalkay - Battle Suit (Storming Productions)
XI - Slippin (Immerse)
Furesshu - 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Kryptic Minds - Badman (Swamp81)
Selector Moldy - Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Mite - Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Cairo - 7 Deadly Sins (free online)
Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches (Black Acre)
Luthor - Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Unknown - Gangsta Nuh Play (Erba)
Cosmin TRG - Strobe Lick (Tempa)
Indigo - Fading (Mindset)
Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow (Actress Remix) (Aus)
Volatil - Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Zeno & MC Zulu - DJ Machine
Pangaea - Why (Hessle)
Sepalcure - Takin You Back
Wedge and Aesoteric - Use Only As Directed (free online)
Aiton - Love For The Heads (Abucs)
Distal - No No No Yes Yes Yes
TMSV - Myth
Joy Orbison - So Derobe (Aus)
EshOne - When I’m Around
Daega Sound - SOS (Blipswitch)
Instinct - Your Nobody
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore - Sagrada
Autopilot - Temporalysis (free online)
Sepalcure - Love Pressure
D1 - Mind and Soul (Tempa)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 013 02.08.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFThis might be my favorite show yet.  13’s a lucky number.  Absolutely big new tracks from Luthor, Furesshu, Gerry R, Distal, HxdB, Jibberish, and more.  On top of this, tons of the songs in this show are free downloads online - check below for the links.  There’s a total of 10 free bits, love when producers give their tracks away.  Monday nights, 6-8pm PST lock in to dubstep.FM for freshness every week.

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Tracklist:

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Breakage’s Tight Rope Remix) (free online)
The Widdler - I Don’t Need You (DopeLabs remix) (unreleased)
Kingdom - You (Fool’s Gold)
Yong - Bleep Bloop (unreleased)
D1 - Jus Business (Dub Police)
Distal - Love a la Ventura (unreleased)
Bakir and Dubsworth - No Curfew (forthcoming)
Skinnz - Ukraine (Fabric)
Luthor - Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Peverelist - Bluez (Punch Drunk)
Distal - Grape Donut (unreleased)
Furesshu - 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Indigo - Levitate (OpenEarz)
D1 - Pitcher (Dub Police)
Gerry R - Easy Sniper (unreleased)
Lil Wayne - A Milli (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
Jibberish - Panther Moderns (free online)
Luthor - Diamond Cutter (Haunted Audio)
Vivek - Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Jus Wan - Stand Dub (unreleased)
Orien - Strawberry Kiss (free online)
Aiton - Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Jack Dixon - We Had a Better Life (unreleased)
Egoless - Apocalypse Dub (free online)
A Bridge Far Away - Killerbees (Be-1ne Remix) (free online)
Darkstar - Automating (free online)
Duncan Powell - Need Love (L2S Recordings)
Sebastien Tellier - L’amour et la Violence (Floating Points remix) (Lucky Number)
Cosmic Revenge - Baroness (unreleased)
Jay Diamond - Touch (Doyli Remix) (free online)
HxdB - Immediate Media (Disco Assault VIP) (forthcoming Betamorph)
F - Energy Distortion (Untold Remix) (7even)
Pangaea - Sunset Yellow (Hessle)
LD - Oh Yeah (free online)
Furesshu - Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Foiled Torsos - The Specialist (HxdB Remix) (forthcoming Echodub)
ID & Baobinga - Red Dust (forthcoming)
Cotti & Cluekid - Flashback (whitelabel)
Kid Simple - Dummy (unreleased)
Numan - Secrets (Subdepth)
Hypno - Over The Top (unreleased)
Destiny’s Child - Bills (harmonimix) (whitelabel)
D1 - BRB (free online)
Cosmin TRG - Strobe Lick (Tempa)
Distal - Attempt at Yellow (forthcoming Embassy)
Pangaea - Why (Hessle)
KingThing - Dazed (unreleased)
Hypno - Hubble Dub (20% Refix) (unreleased)
DJG - Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Jack Dixon - Somebody Said They Saw You (unreleased)
Jus Wan - Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Duncan Powell - Wombat Nite (L2S Recordings)
Indigo ft XXXY - Hold On (OpenEarz)
ID & Baobinga - Inland (forthcoming)
Daega Sound - Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
Rumblejazz - Monito (free online)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 011 01.25.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFI’m deeply into this show from the 25th, so many new sounds inside it’s almost inappropriate.  New dubs from Swarms, Distal, Hypno, and more, new releases from Pangaea, Baobinga & ID, Mosca, Desto, Mizz Beats, Geiom, Sully, and Heny G among others.  I reviewed the Desto and Mizz Beats releases for the most recent issue of Big Up Magazine, you’re definitely going to want to check that out.  Extremely well done magazine for anyone who’s interested in bass music.

With this episode I’m switching the way you can subscribe to these to make it easier.  This weekly Dubstep.FM show keeps me busy enough that I don’t have time to regularly do the Dubstepped Radio episodes anymore, so I’m going to merge the feed of this with the Radio feed and you can find them both on iTunes at Dubstepped Radio.  Click here to view the new iTunes store podcast page.

This small change will make it easier to subscribe to this show on mobile devices and in iTunes generally.  With this all said, I do still have plans to do features on US/CA producers on Dubstepped Radio episodes which will be proper studio mixes with full art and whatnot, they’ll just appear in the same podcast as the Steppin into Tomorrow episodes.

Bleh, too many words, this is what you really want:

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Tracklist:

DZ - Serenity Now (Badman Press)
Swarms - Hypnotise (unreleased)
Desto - Disappearing Reappearing Ink (Ramp)
Pangaea - Why (Hessle)
Mosca - Square One (Night Slugs)
Desto - Broken Memory (Ramp)
L-vis 1990 - United Groove (Baobinga & ID Remix) (Mad Decent)
Indigo - Levitate (Open Earz)
Youngsta & Seven - Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
The Wobblesauce Brigade - Moogli (unreleased)
TRG - Time is Now (Untold’s Jeep Riot Mix) (Immerse freebie)
Gatekeeper - Blip (If Symptoms Persist)
Mizz Beats - The Jester (Deep Medi)
Distal - Grape Donut (unreleased)
Heny G - Colours (3.5 Records)
Geiom and Dawntreader - Toscani (Double Science)
Hypno - Over The Top (unreleased)
LV ft Errol Bellot - Don’t Judge (Fantastic Mr Fox Remix) (2nd Drop)
Starkey - Knob Twiddler (Planet Mu)
Peverelist - Bluez (Punch Drunk)
Skream - Repercussions of a Razorblade (Swamp81)
Heny G - Soul Is Born Through Pain (3.5 Records)
Swarms - Your Words (unreleased)
Emika - Drop The Other (Scuba Remix) (NinjaTune)
EchoWanderer - Soundsystem Miracle (RogueDubs)
XI - Glass (Formant)
Sully - In Some Pattern (Keysound)
Geiom - Classic Rewinds (Double Science)
Pangaea - Sunset Yellow (Hessle)
RSD - Naked Mario Cart (Black Box)
Slaughter Mob - L’Amour (Hotflush)
Sclist - Complicated (L2S Recordings)
J-Treole - The Loot (Sully Remix) (Keysound)
Hypno - Hubble Dub (20% Refix) (unreleased)
Subreachers - Free Mind (unrelesaed)
Zombie-J - Occidental (MalLabel)
EshOne - When I’m Around (unreleased)
Guido - Beautiful Complication (Punch Drunk)
NastyNasty - No Names (free online)
Pangaea - Neurons (Hessle)
The Widdler - Lady Dub VIP (unreleased)
TMSV - Future History (unreleased)
Harry Craze - WA6 (Deep Medi)
Cluekid and LD - Don’t Wanna Cry (Bullfrog Beats)

 

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 007 12.21.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFNew tracks this show from EshOne, Argyle, Alien Pimp, Thesis, Misk, The Widdler, Noah D, Martin Kemp, and lots more.  I’m taking a week break after this one for the holidays, back early next year on January 4.  Until then!

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Tracklist (55 tunes, 2h 8m):

Quark - Point of Seeing (Ranking)
Pinch ft Rudey Lee - Step 2 It (Soul Jazz)
Joker - Output 1-2 (Tectonic)
Rachel Bennett - Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Mr Lager ft Alys Be - Tell Me (Sub Freq)
Benga - Technocal (Tectonic)
Asusu - Small Hours (Project Squared)
DJG - Lichen (forthcoming Lo Dubs)
Argyle - I’d Call It Dope (unreleased)
JazzyJazzy - Loved and Lost (forthcoming Gangsta Boogie)
Alien Pimp - My Garage Is Your House (DubKraft)
KingThing - Beuno (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Kanvas - Forget the Future (unreleased)
YLEM - Free Your Mind (unreleased)
Starkey ft Badness - Ok Luv (Planet Mu)
DJ Madd - Someone (Breakage Unspecified Remix) (Blackbox)
Hypno - Stay (unreleased)
DJG - Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Yong - Test (unreleased)
Appleblim - Vansan (Gatekeeper Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
Distal - Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
HxdB - Prism (Mindset)
Thesis - Escolas (unreleased)
Skream - Bahl Fwd (Tectonic)
Loefah - Truly Dread (Tempa)
Cyrus - Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
The Widdler - Tibet (unreleased)
Moving Ninja - Murky (Tectonic)
EshOne - When I’m Around (unreleased)
Sukh Knight - Diesel not Petrol (Noah D Remix) (True Tiger)
Burial - U Hurt Me (Hyperdub)
Kryptic Minds - Stepping Stone (Swamp81)
Svpreme Fiend - Mover (unreleased)
Loan - Mongol in Dub Steppe (IOT)
Martin Kemp - Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Alien Pimp - Lobster She Wrote (DubKraft)
Mr. Gasparov - Ruffneck (unreleased)
Sines - Twitta Dat (L2S Recordings)
Distal - Tortelli’s Slave (unreleased)
PhoneCall - Dimentional (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Numan - The Way (Subdepth)
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo (Hotflush)
Pearson Sound - PLSN (Hessle)
Misk - Watercolor (free online)
SubReachers - Indigo (unreleased)
Numan - Virgo (Subdepth)
Digital Mystikz - Thief In Da Night (Soul Jazz)
Kode9 - Magnetic City (Soul Jazz)
Headhunter - Experience (Tempa)
Youngsta and Seven - Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Hypno - Elevate (Haunted Audio)
Compound One - Perhaps the Darkness (Compound One)
Florence and the Machine - You’ve Got The Love (The XX Remix) (free online)
DZ - What You Wont Do For Love (Slit Jockey)
Kozee - Child Proof Heart (free online)

 

Dubstepped Radio 006 featuring Cosmic Revenge


Dubstepped RadioFeatured alongside tons of fresh unreleased tracks is San Francisco bay area producer Cosmic Revenge.  This episode has all sorts of music, from deep dub techno influenced tracks, to heavy wobbly rhythms, to the future of garage, and everything in between.  Some of these tracks are even available for free download, check the links in the tracklist for info.

I changed the format again this time, strictly music inside with literally no talking.  For all info on the shows check this site, and for info on the individual tracks check the enhanced podcast in m4a format with embedded tracklist & cover art. I talk over tracks on my Dubstep.FM radio show, so I’m going to keep this podcast strictly music now.

Big thanks to Sam Supa @ Brap Dem, J. Rogers @ Blipswitch, Jus Wan, DJG, Sines, Cosmic Revenge, Distal, FBOM, Bakir, Dubsworth, Zeno, and everyone else that sends me tunes. It makes this possible.

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Jose James - Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood)
FBOM - Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
Bakir and Dubsworth - Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Autopilot - She Says (Uncle Smutfist Remix) (free online)
Distal - Android Tourism (unreleased)
DJG & XI - Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire Sound)

– Cosmic Revenge Feature –

Cosmic Revenge - Baroness (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge - Psychic (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Cosmic Revenge - Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Cosmic Revenge - Street Bass (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge - Cold Hearted (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge - Late Nights (Kursed)

Jus Wan - Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Dhyan Moller - Lost in 3s (DJG Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Eskmo - From the Standpoint (Planet Mu)
NastyNasty - The Reef (Frite Nite)
The Brown Acid - Try Humanity (Starkey Dub) (N.E.W.S.)
Zeno - Clish (unreleased)
HxdB - Prism (Mindset)
Tyrant - Evasion (unreleased)
Dread Foxx - I’m for Real remix (unreleased)
Sines & KP ft Amy K - Gravity (unreleased)
Djunya - Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
6blocc vs El Diablo - Rollin (deep version) (MalLabel)
Blackheart - Jupiter (Brap Dem!)
The Spit Brothers - Roll On (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
MNUVR - Go Up (???)
Dhyan Moller - Quirkey Donkey (Metaphase Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Matt Shadetek - Strength in Numbers (free online)
Outlaw Producer - Left Hand Side (unreleased)
Subatomic Sound System ft Jahdan Blakkammore vs Dubblestandart & Lee Scratch Perry - Respect the Foundation 7″ Mix (Subatomic Sound)

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Introducing: Cosmic Revenge

Cosmic Revenge first made it into my eardrums with his recent release on Kursed and his newer work is out of this world.  The sounds he makes aren’t easily categorized, maybe dubstep, maybe garage, I like robot R&B personally.  He’s got a release coming soon on Whistla’s label L2S Recordings that’s definitely worth looking into, should be out sometime soon.  Cosmic Revenge has many musical influences which come across in his productions, making the end product something unique.

SNF: To set it off, where are you located and what should people know about you?
Cosmic Revenge: I’m from this little town about 40 minutes east of San Francisco called Pittsburg. There’s absolutely nothing going on this town though - its probably most well known for being the end of the line for BART in the East Bay - very exciting, I know. When I’m not at home working on music I’m usually in Pleasant Hill at Diablo Valley College, kickin’ it at my friends house in Lafayette, or out in the city getting my groove on at a club. What people should know about me… I’m obsessed with this little hole in the wall chinese restaurant called China City out in Antioch that has the best Mongolian Beef I’ve ever had, I have a Fat Tire bar light in my room to use instead of a lamp, I’m a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick, I hate Taylor Swift, and I listen to 98.1 Kiss FM because my cd player in my car is busted.

S: The thing that drew me to your music was its soulful, almost R&B feel especially on trackslike “Late Nights” and “Baroness,” what influences you musically?

CR: Yeah Late Nights came about from me sampling a Zapp song, I can’t remember which one it is exactly but I just started slicing and dicing until I got some pieces I liked and then started adding drums and a bassline to it.  Baroness came from me sampling some vocals and wanting to create a “lounge” style bassline along the lines of Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, and Air. I also wanted it to be almost two songs in one, hence the second part of the song takes on a 2 step/garage rhythm.

I listen to almost every style of music you can imagine. I’m into alot of shoegaze stuff such as Slowdive, Jesus and Mary Chain, M83, Jesu, and My Bloody Valentine. I am in love with bluegrass and alternative country such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, and Ryan Adams. I learned guitar after getting into metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Suffocation, and Cryptopsy. I grew up in high school seeing hardcore, punk, and crust bands come through the Pound (RIP) in San Francisco and Berkeley’s 924 Gilman seeing bands like Killing the dream, Go It Alone, Verse, Modern Life is War, Paint it Black, Witch Hunt, Behind Enemy Lines, and my personal favorite, the apocalyptic thrash/d-beat legends known as Tragedy.

In high school I also started exploring hip hop and got into Masta Ace and his amazing concept album A Long Hot Summer. After that show I got into Jeru the Damaja, ATCQ, Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang, Brother Ali, Little Brother, Freddie Foxxx, and a bunch more that I could talk about all day.  I got really into some of the great producers such as RZA, J Dilla, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, and was obsessed with their manipulation of vocal samples and old soul records in their beats. I then got a copy of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and still remember the feeling I had when I got through most of the album.  It was pure bliss, the way he chopped up drums, the layering of string samples to give it atmosphere, the haunting vocals… everything about it inspired me to save up and buy Pro Tools and an Mbox to start making beats.

From there I discovered Portishead and alot of music from what many people refer to as the Bristol Sound.  I saw Portishead in 2008 at Coachella and I can safely say that was one of the best performances I have ever seen in my life.  For me, Portishead and Massive Attack are the ideal bands. They blend soul, hip hop, electronica, and dub into this emotionally hazy mixture that I can only describe as perfection. Along with getting into alot of the Bristol Sound, I started listening to Leftfield and Underworld and fell in love with dance music.

I liked how there was so much diversity to be found within electronic dance music, and I quickly became accustomed to many styles. I liked the minimal side of techno and house with detroit style strings and pads, I liked the complexity of alot of the breaks mixed with the heavy dub styled basslines in jungle, I liked the use of sampling old funk and disco records in alot of Daft Punk tunes, and I just loved the energy an electronic dance artist would bring to a big soundsystem. Most importantly though, I loved how it moved me. There’s nothing in life like the feeling of a 20,000 + watt system pumping out the bassline to your favorite song while you get down to the music. I know alot of people say this, but it really can be a spiritual experience. It’s really meditative, which leads me to what brought me to dubstep.  SNF: Same!!!!

I got into dubstep after it was already established, but I was introduced to it with artists like Loefah, Mala, Skream, Distance, Pinch, and Shackleton. I was immediately into it - dark, eerie, atmospheric, influenced by minimal techno, heavy dub, all put together with a shuffled beat and the fattest sub bass I had ever heard. How could anyone NOT like this? As I dug deeper with this new scene of music I was introduced to the origins of dubstep with garage and 2 step artists and quickly fell in love with the 2 step beat. I started listening to El-B, MJ Cole, Burial, Synkro, and alot of stuff being played on Sub.FM and mixes I would find on the dubstepforum. Ever since then, I’ve found that garage beats are some of the most fun to make and people have been feeling some of my stuff so I’m going to keep shufflin’ those hi hats!

S: Lots of your music uses a garage beat but also is a new direction from a lot of garage I’ve heard, would you call it future garage, garage, dubstep, robot R&B?

CR: Personally I would just call it Garage, or New Skool Garage, but I don’t really care what its called to be honest. Like I said, I just really like the loose format of garage and 2 step beats. I like the swing and how open it is to throw in any kind of percussion. I have alot of fun programming and sampling hi hats, and misc. percussion like bongos, rim shots, etc.

S: Do you consider what genre your music fits into when you’re making it?

CR: I like to use a 2 step beat as a foundation and then just do whatever I feel like on top of it. Some days I’ll want to have a deep techno feel over it, some days I’ll want a juke house feel over it, some days I’ll want a house feel to it. That’s what I like about the beat - it gives you a foundation for alot of experimentation. The things I mostly consider when making a tune are: can you dance to it, bass pressure, and is it catchy. Other than that, I pretty much just go in the zone and start making music. I usually feel pretty confident to show my stuff to people in the dubstep/garage scene because there is so much experimentation and progression going on out there that alot of people that support the scene are really open to new ideas.

S: Whistla plays a lot of your music on his Sub.FM show and you have a release forthcoming on his label L2S, how’d you get connected being halfway around the world from each other?

CR: Yeah, I’d like say to thanks to Whistla for his support, its meant alot to me. He contacted me through myspace, I think he just heard my tunes on my page or on the forums and said he was really feelin’ the 2 step vibes and wanted to do a release. Obviously, I was really excited and sent him over some tunes to get mastered. I’m really into his vision for garage with the L2S label, he recently put out this tune 2RU Groove by Submerse that I really can’t get enough of. Its a four to floor garage tune that honestly sounds like something Todd Edwards made. I feel really honored to be a part of this label.

S: Who’s doing it for you musically currently?

CR: Right now I’m really into Submerse, Littlefoot, KingThing, Gon, M2J, Floating Points, RSD, Kryptic Minds, Distal, Jus Wan, DJG, Cyrus, most everyone in the Hyperdub camp, Loops Haunt, Buraka Som Sistema, Boys Noize, FBOM, Hudson Mohawke, Modeselektor, Guido, Joker, Gemmy, Vishnu, Hot City… damn there’s really too many to name. This scene is putting out some of the most exciting music I’ve heard in years. Also, Shackleton’s latest release is absolutely amazing. Also this producer Trey Runyan, aka “Tre-Dog” or “Runyan Rings” is doing some off the wall psychedelic/noise beats that I’m really into. He has a tune called “Ben Potter Grows Real Legs” or something weird like that and it is just out of this world. Lastly, VVV and KYEO are both doing some futuristic/outerspace tunes that I have been jamming on lately so watch out for them!

S: What things are on the horizon?

CR: I’m working on alot of new stuff, some garage, some really heavy house tunes that pay homage to 90’s rave, some roots influenced dub, some soulful/experimental hip hop, and a few remixes I’m working on for some people. Late Nights and this rhythmic house tune I did called River of Diamonds are going to be put out on vinyl with this new label out of LA called Baseball Records. It should be out sometime early next year, we’re just waiting for remixes from Bok Bok and Jam City. I’ve recently been contacted by Fortified Audio and we’re working on putting out an EP on vinyl that will include my tunes Mutations and Street Bass along with several others. I’m really excited to be putting my music out with this label, because they just put out one of my favorite tunes of the year by this producer named Loops Haunt. The tune is called Rubber Sun Grenade, check him out if you haven’t heard http://www.myspace.com/loopshaunt. So look out for the releases on Fortified and Baseball Records early next year and also the L2S release slated for late December (next month).
In the meantime I have alot of songs I’m working on that I might be giving out, so just keep checking my myspace at www.myspace.com/cosmicrevengedub or my soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/cosmic-revenge I’m also beginning to work on a downbeat/shoegaze/trip hop album with my buddy Eric that I think will blow minds, but its going to be made over the next two years or so. If you took the time to read all of this, I really appreciate it and I hope I didn’t bore you too badly! Much thanks to Stephen here at dubstepped.net for his support and for pushing the deeper side of things on his radio show “Steppin into Tomorrow” on Dubstep.FM
SNF: Thanks!

Check out this video that just went up for Cosmic Revenge’s recent tune “Cold Hearted”: