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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 014 02.15.10 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFAll manner of basswise vibrations in this epsiode, including new tracks from Sepalcure, Zeno, Nebulla & Soroka, J. Rogers, Idlemode, ReSketch, KingThing, and more.  This one has some serious heat inside, tons of personal favorites.  This is a lighter episode soundwise with no really grimy/wobbly bits, also lots of tunes based around love and loving sounds, probably some lingering valentine’s day in the air.

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Sepalcure - Love Pressure
Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches (Black Acre)
Autopilot - Temporalysis (free online)
Deadbeat - Vampire Dub (Echocord)
Zeno and Zulu - DJ Machine
Nebulla & Soroka - Nitetime (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Marcus Visionary - Mabaruma (Liondub International)
Threnody - Intake (free online)
Kuedo - Starfox (Planet Mu)
Process Rebel - Call Me Bloodfire (J. Rogers & Archetypewriter Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Geiom and Dawntreader - Toscani (Double Science)
Idlemode - Please
Jibberish - Panther Moderns (free online)
ReSketch - Connected
Greymatter - Believe in Something (TRG Remix) (Unique Uncut)
Jack Dixon - Somebody Said They Saw You
KingThing - Mad Hatter
Sepalcure - Down
Duncan Powell - Came Into View (L2S Recordings)
Sclist - Hollow (Frijsfo)
Furesshu - Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Rozanski - Internet Millionaires Club (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Clubroot - Eastern Promise (free online, or used to be)
Rivel - Love For Life (Metamorphosis)
Bonobo - Eyesdown (Warrior One Remix) (free online)
Kloke - Aquarius (Entrada)
Mosca - Square One (L-Vis 1990 Relix) (Night Slugs)
Kingdom ft Shyvonne - Mind Reader (Bok Bok Remix) (Fool’s Gold)
ID & Baobinga - Hush Up Riddim (forthcoming)
EshOne - Float
HxdB - Immediate Media (Disco Assault VIP) (forthcoming Betamorph)
Swarms - Hypnotise (forthcoming SubDepth)
Desto - Disappearing Reappearing Ink (Ramp)
Clueless - Santa Cruz (L2S Recordings)
B. Bravo - Swing My Way Remix (free online)
Aiton - Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Fantastic Mr Fox - Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Bills (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
F - Energy Distortion (7even)
Cosmic Revenge - Aurora
TMSV - Future History (forthcoming Tube10)
SubReachers - From Point A to B
Daega Sound - You Make Me Feel (forthcoming Formant)
ReSketch - Places Like This
Sepalcure - Takin You Back
Submerse - Lost U (free online)
Starkey - Hold It (free online)
Pupajim - I Am a Robot (Jahtari)


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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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 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 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)


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 004 11.30.09 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin Into TomorrowThere’s so much music that comes out in dubstep that it’s deadly difficult to even begin to select tracks!  Because of this I went 30 minutes overtime this show, just too many tunes to play.  New to this episode is a forthcoming release by Jus Wan on Tube10, two tracks from KingThing destined for release, two tracks off Sines’ new EP on L2S Recordings, two off Pinch’s Get Up remix EP just out, and much much more.  To the tunes:


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Tracklist (64 tracks, 2h 35min):

Pinch - One Blood One Source (Distance Remix) (Tectonic)
Kromestar - Inside (Dubstar)
Jus Wan - Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Deepchild - Wannado (Gravious Remix) (Sub Continental Dub)
DJ Madd - Someone (Breakage Unspecified Remix) (Blackbox)
Luke Envoy - Feel Red (Stretched)
Shortstuff - Stuff (Ramp)
Headhunter - Prototype (Modeselektor’s Broken Handbrake Remix) (Tempa)
Peverelist - Jarvik Mindstate (Punch Drunk)
Cluekid - Shifty (Earwax)
Gemmy - Wata Down Sound (Planet Mu)
Pinch - Get Up (RSD Remix) (Tectonic)
Headhunter - Sex at the Prom (Tempa)
Synkro - Connected (Synkro)
NAT - Black Widow (Ill Boding Remix) (Bass Punch)
Freeland - Wish I Was Here (TRG Remix) (Marine Parade)
KingThing - Beuno (forthcoming ??)
Littlefoot and Dawntreader - Dreamin of U (Night Audio)
Sines - Still Foolish (L2S Recordings)
Sines - Tenderoni (L2S Recordings)
Cosmic Revenge - Cold Hearted (unreleased)
Pulsar - Splash (unreleased)
Geiom - No More Tears (Berkane Sol)
Peverelist - Bluez (Punch Drunk)
LD - Traumatic Times (Hyperdub)
Mark Pritchard & Ommas Keith - Wind It Up (Hyperdub)
Zomby - Expert Tuition (Ramp)
Spatial - 90807 (Infrasonics)
Planetary Assault Systems - X Speaks to X (Al Tourettes and Appleblim Remix) (Ostgut Ton)
Taz Buckfaster - 20 Red (Rwina)
Clouds - Elders (Wadadda Remix) (Jahtari)
Kromestar - The Buddha (Dubstar)
JazzyJazzy - Loved and Lost (??)
Quest - The Unknown (Deep Medi)
Silkie - Planet X (Deep Medi)
ID and Skinnz - The Blues (Mata Syn)
Wachs Lyrical - Ranger (forthcoming Double Drop)
Distance - Clockwork (Tectonic)
Demon and Versa - Drifter (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Numan - 7th Key (Wicky Lindows)
Silverlink ft Badness and Jammer - The Message Is Love (Starkey Remix) (No Hats No Hoods)
NastyNasty - The Reef (Frite Nite)
Guido - Chakra (Punch Drunk)
KingThing - Flutter (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Four Tet - Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix) (Domino)
FBOM - Up (unreleased)
Submerse - 94 (Night Audio)
Ramadanman and Appleblim - Justify (Apple Pips)
Untold - I can’t Stop This Feeling (Pangaea Remix) (Hemlock)
FBOM - Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
HxdB - Sunburst (Echodub)
DJG & XI - Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire Sound)
Joy Orbison - J. Doe (Doldrums)
Von D - Berlin Call (forthcoming Argon)
Hektagon - Inside the Tube (Freakz of Nature)
Instra:Mental - Forbidden (Apple Pips)
Bakir and Dubsworth - Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Hyetal - Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
Scuba - Negative (Naked Lunch)
Dom Hz - Missile (Subdepth)
Pinch - Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Untold - Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) (Hemlock)
Mount Kimbie - Sketch on Glass (Hotflush)
King Midas Sound - Earth a Kill Ya (Hyperdub)


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.

Straight to the music!


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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 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 or my soundcloud at 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 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”:


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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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 002 11.9.09 on Dubstep.FM

Second radio show is madness!  Inside: new DJG, Cosmic Revenge, Sines, Untold, Eskmo, Kryptic Minds, Clouds, Heny G, and many many more.  Big thanks to Zapruderpedro on lending me a mic on this one, once I have my own the levels should be better in the future.  This one more on the deep side and showcasing some garage/2step influenced tunes.  Big thanks to Tminus on the tip on some tracks, and to tons of producers and labels for sending me tracks for this show.  If you want to submit anything it’s snf @ dubstepped dot net by email or snfdubstepped on aim.  Enjoy!


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Tracklist (2h 20m, 58 tracks):

Cosmic Revenge - Baroness (unreleased)
Littlefoot and Erra - Grave Rave (free online)
DJG & XI - Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire)
Djunya - Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Demon and Versa - Drifter (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Eskmo - Let Them Sing (Planet Mu)
Gucci Vump - Sha! Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 VIP Remix) (free online)
Untold - No One Likes a Smart-Arse (Hemlock)
Sines - I Can Try (unreleased)
Fused Forces - Big Foot (Substance Abuse)
Dread Foxx - Werewolf (Outlaw Producer Remix) (unreleased)
Jus Wan - Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Deadboy - U Cheated (Well Rounded)
HxdB - Prism (Mindset)
VVV - Linder Years (unreleased)
Martyn - Mega Drive Generation (Hyperdub)
Sines - Memory Walk (unreleased)
Deadboy - Heartbreaker (Well Rounded)
2562 - Flashback (Tectonic)
Instra:mental - Forbidden (Apple Pips)
Jahdan Blakkamoore - What U Know About This (Gold Dust)
Shortstuff - Relapse (Formant)
Jose James - Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood UK)
Clouds - Era of Black Holes pt 2 (Channel Zero)
Heny G - Arena 1 (Gangsta Boogie)
Rx - Justyanutz (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge - Late Nights (Kursed)
Kryptic Minds - Wondering Why (Osiris)
Indigo - Fading (Mindset)
Hyetal - Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
FBOM - Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
Yong - Breathe (unreleased)
DJG - Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Von D - Nouvelle Histoire (forthcoming Argon)
AC23 - Love Her (Formant)
SP:MC and Joker D - Bad Dreams (Tempa)
Distal - Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
Ruckspin and Fez - All Night (Ranking)
Cosmic Revenge - Street Bass (unreleased)
Benny Ill and Gold Spot Productions - dB Step (GetDarker)
LD - The King of Kong (Dub Police)
Eskmo - From The Standpoint (Planet Mu)
Untold - Never Went Away (Hemlock)
Sully - Jackman’s Rec (Frijsfo)
Tribal - 4000 Feet Under (unreleased)
Selande - Spades (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Data and Cell - Doors of Perception (Tempa)
16 Bit - ADSL (Southside Dubstars)
Wedge & Shadz - Running Away (Guido Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
RSD - Green Hill (Punch Drunk)
LV ft Errol Bellot - Dont Judge (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix) (2nd drop)
Outlaw Producer - Left Hand Side (unreleased)
XxXy - Science Fiction (Formant)
Planas - Kutumba (Ranking)
Moderat - Rusty Nails (T++ Remix) (50 Weapons)
Puppy Kicker - The Smooth Over (Rogue Dubs)
Data - Leaves (Tempa)
Darkstar - Aidys Girl’s a Computer (Hyperdub)


Autopilot - She Says Remix EP (FREE, ft HxdB, Uncle Smutfist, more)

Vibes! Autopilot recently released this tune She Says on his Fireflies LP out back in August and did a remix competition for it for stellar prizes like a half-eaten cracker.  The real prize though is this FREE remix EP where every tune is solid.  Not envious of Autopilot for having to pick the top three remixes, must have been damn hard. I played the Uncle Smutfist remix on dubstep.FM last Monday, more coming soon on the radio, trust me.

She Says EP Tracklist:

01 :: RDubz Rmx
02 :: HxdB Rmx
03 :: Uncle Smutfist Rmx
04 :: Clueless Rmx
05 :: FBOM Rmx
06 :: Roke Rmx
07 :: Vishnu Rmx

Listen & download.

Also might as well throw in this other freebie from Autopilot while I’m at it:

Roommate & The Bassist - Rub-a-Dub (Autopilot Remix)

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Download. Awards 2009 - Nominations Now!

The Dubstep Forum is bringing back their awards for 2009.  There are a number of categories, Best Producer, Best Radio Station, Best Website/Magazine, and many more.  Check the full list.  Currently it’s the nomination process where you put forward 3 suggestions for each category, later on (after 11/30) and probably for most of December it will be the voting stage.  I’ll post again when that time comes.  These awards really do mean a lot to people as the Dubstep Forum is a premier source of dubstep news, audio, shows, and related conversations, so even if you don’t have an account consider making one so you can contribute to these awards.

Some of my nominations:

Best Radio Station:


Best New Producer (first release in 2009):

Kid Simple

Best New Label:

Brap Dem
If Symptoms Persist

Best Website/Magazine:

Big Up Magazine <– really no competitor for this one imo

Get your nominations in!!! Voting will be in December, but for now it’s important to nominate people as only the 3 most nominated will be candidates for the main vote!