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Dubstepped Radio Episode 004


Dubstepped Radio
Yes yes, it’s the fourth episode of Dubstepped Radio.  I had to take a bit of a hiatus making them but we’re back in action.  This one’s heavily vocal with the talents of Jahdan Blakkamoore, Winstrong, Sky-I, MC Zulu, Rankin Scroo, DJ Collage, Jammer and Badness on the mic.  It starts off with some 2steppy rhythms by a trio of Texas producers and then moves into some synthy futuristic ’step from KidLogic and Zeno, a vocal bashment session, some club rhythms and a reggaeish outro.  Big!

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DS Radio 004 Tracklist:

01 - Fragile - Into the Night (Creative Space)
02 - FBOM - Vo Wacune (unreleased)
03 - Sines - Deja Vu (free tune)
04 - Zeno - The Tuner (Dirty Circuit)
05 - KidLogic - Dead Battery (unreleased)
06 - Noah D - Got U Now (Subway)
07 - Silverlink ft Jammer & Badness - The Message Is Love (Starkey Remix) (No Hats No Hoods)
08 - Nate Mars ft Jahdan Blakkamoore - Above & Beyond Dem (forthcoming “Concentric Circles”)
09 - Kush Arora ft MC Zulu - Lose Control (Kush Arora Productions)
10 - Winstrong & Sky-I - Big Up (Benga - Music Box) (unreleased)
11 - NTRLD & Thurgood - Pills (Double Drop Recordings)
12 - Blackheart - Dazed (unreleased)
13 - Austin Speed - Full Clip (Rogue Dubs)
14 - HD4000 - Jekal (forthcoming Mal Label Music)
15 - Megalodon - Apollo (unreleased)
16 - Kid Simple - Where You Left (Double Drop Recordings)
17 - Emu and Pawn - Gone (Perk Recordings)
18 - Rankin Scroo - My Trees (unreleased)
19 - Radikal Guru - Strong Dub (Dubbed Out)
20 - The Spit Brothers - Roll and Tumble VIP (Dubs Alive)
21 - DJ Sep & Jason Short ft DJ Collage - Get Your Dub Wet (Daly City Records)

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Lastly this is the first time I’ve distributed this podcast as an “enhanced podcast” in mp4 (m4a) format with built-in cover art and tracklist.  Please get back at me if you have any problems with this new access mode or if you want me to post a standard mp3 and I’ll get right on it.

 

Dubstepped Radio Episode 003


Dubstepped Radio

Happy to put out the third episode of Dubstepped Radio this weekend - this one’s HUGE! Love the sounds inside. I’d like to subtitle this episode the remix episode because of the number of remixes inside, we’ve got a total of nine from classic rock to drum’n'bass. Everyone gets a taste of the dubstep flavor.

Now for some free music associated with this episode: the split Surpass/Zeno subdotmission release, Widdler’s free bootleg pack, Extinction from DLX, Chae Hawk’s fliptape, and Simple’s Casual Sex EP on TwoCircles.

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DS Radio 003 Tracklist:

01 - KidLogic - Summer Madness (forthcoming twenty twelve)
02 - STS9 - Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix) (1320 Records)
03 - Kid Simple - What You Did (unreleased)
04 - Mundo - Creep (Blipswitch Digital)
05 - Surpass - Crop Circle Dub (Sub.Mission)
06 - Phatcat & DZ - Shadows (unreleased)
07 - Zeno - Regloved Remix (Sub.Mission)
08 - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (DZ vs Rastatronics Remix) (bootleg)
09 - DLX - Nitrous Oxide (forthcoming Smog Records)
10 - Portishead - Western Eyes (Widdler Dub) (bootleg)
11 - Broken Spindles - Introvert (RX Remix) (free online)
12 - Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes (LD Remix) (Domino)
13 - Jus Wan - QB41 (Naked Lunch)
14 - VVV - The Double Neutral (unreleased)
15 - Simple - rO (TwoCircles)
16 - Yong - Untitled (unreleased)
17 - The Wobblesauce Brigade - Geisha Slap Fight (unreleased)
18 - Dread Foxx ft Werd2Jah - Clash (Airtight Imprint)

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Mellow Mixes for Sunday


A pair of mixes today from KidLogic from LA and J. Rogers of Blipswitch here in SF.  Both are on the deeper side of things and are perfect for chilling out on a Sunday.  Been rinsing them pretty heavily myself, just getting around to posting them up now.

KidLogic - Mix for Sundays

First up is KidLogic’s “Mix for Sundays” which is an adventure through styles from dubstep to funky and the wonderful ground in between.  Big tunes in the mix and the blending is excellent.  Check out his virb player for recent productions, highly recommended.  This mix is exclusive to dubstepped thanks to KL, respect.  Check out his shows on dubstep.fm if you’re enjoying this one, he’s usually on the Supernormous Sessions.

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Tracklist:

1. Feel So Good - SplatterSloth
2. Futurist - Instra:mental
3. Traumatic Times - LD
4. Linc - Overcast Radio
5. Yellowtail - Geeneus
6. Black Sun - Kode9
7. Rut - Joe
8. Plumes - Kontext (Relocate Remix)
9. Circling - Appleblim & Perverlist
10. Runes - Indigo
11. Brown - Scuba
12. Four Three Three - Marcus Intalex
13. Knowledge - Search & Destroy (Untold Remix)
14. Woodblock - LD
15. Stung - Kode9
16. Trapdoor - Headhunter & Luke Envoy
17. Traveling - Kutz
18. Left Leg Out - Mala
19. Anaconda - Untold
20. Congo - Geeneus
21. 2 Bad - Kode9 & LD
22. Favela - Harry Craze & Silkie

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J. Rogers - Live at Underground SF 4/24

Second is a mix from J. Rogers which is also a fusion of styles, this time dubstep and dubby techno or dub-tek.  This was a live set from the recent session with DJG and J. Rogers at Underground SF on 4/24.  If you’re enjoying this vibe be sure to head to Trauma on the 11th where they meet up again.

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Tracklist:

1. Ripperton – Nobody Loves the Darkness
2. COTK & Eutactic – Aww Naw
3. Pheek – Aye Aya Ashawa (Mathias Kaden Remix)
4. Cherry – Conona
5. Untold – Dante
6. Joe – Rut
7. Boogie Drama – Magnetic Shore
8. Marc Houle – Selection
9. Headhunter – Birks Range
10. Kenneth Graham – Salvation
11. COTK – We Are the Glitch (DJG Remix)
12. Headhunter – Prototype
13. Martyn – Elden St.
14. Scuba – Tense
15. E-Contact – Frozen Girls
16. Kontext – Plumes (Relocate Mix)
17. Tobias – Go
18. Ramadanman – Humber
19. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches
20. Untold – Discipline
21. 2562 – Kontrol
22. Hobo – Midnight
23. Shed – Masque (A Made Up Refix)
24. DZ – Hella (J.Rogers Stepped Tech Mix)
25. Dubsworth – Funny Walkin
26. George Delkos – Deftoner (D.Mag Remix)
27. El Farouki – Octa
28. Snoop Dogg – Snoop World
29. Snoop Dogg – Woof!
30. F – The Untitled Dub

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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.