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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)

 

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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Dubstepped Radio 005 featuring Distal


Dubstepped Radio

Oh gosh!  This episode is off all chains and hooks.  Introducing here Atlanta producer DISTAL with a boatload of unreleased tunes and the standard complement of fresh releases and unreleased tracks.

Not gonna waste any time on the intro, get this in your ears:

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Tracklist:

01 - FaltyDL - Must Sustain (Planet Mu)
02 - VVV - Linder Years (unreleased)
03 - Nate Mars - Higher to the Bass (forthcoming ‘Concentric Circles’)

– Distal Feature (all unreleased) –
04 - Distal - Attempt at Yellow
05 - Distal - Post-Soul Persona
06 - Distal - Heaven’s Blowback
07 - Distal - Serengeti
08 - Distal - Speed of Right
09 - Distal - Gun Confetti

10 - Vaski - Get Down (Rottun)
11 - NTRLD & Thurgood - Ghetto Fabulous (unreleased)
12 - Kid Simple - Fresh Like (forthcoming Double Drop)
13 - Dev79 - In Ya Face (Pharoah & Peach Remix) (Seclusiasis)
14 - EZ$ - Iron Breath (Get Money)
15 - Playdoe - Freeze Step (Starkey Remix) (Rwina)
16 - Sainttex - So Many Bits (unreleased)
17 - Zeno - Reboot Funk (unreleased)
18 - Jaybird - Work Dat Box (Kraken)
19 - Marcus Visionary - St. Vincent (forthcoming Liondub International)
20 - Noah D & Roommate - Street Sound (Thought)
21 - Jahdan Blakkamoore - Get Hustlin (Gold Dust)
22 - Heavy Heights ft Gina - Want and See (Intager Dubhouse Remix) (unreleased)
23 - Marcus Visionary ft Liondub & Johnny Osbourne - Coffee or Tea (forthcoming Liondub International)

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Introducing: Distal

I first heard Distal tunes a bit ago on the Sub.Traction radio show on Dubstep.FM and when I finally got around to checking out his tracks I immediately contacted him.  The production quality on all the songs is really high, from sound design to mixing to rhythm and diversity.  Detailed in the interview below he has extensive musical experience so in retrospect this makes sense but you can hear it even when you listen to the tracks for the first time.

If you want to learn more about Distal check out this mini interview:

snf: First off, where are you based now and what’s going down that people should know about?

Distal:

Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta Dubstep was formed 1st quarter of 2009, and has consistently been doing big things for the city. We have a monthly even called “Sub.Traction” at El Bar , and for the ‘recession proof’ price of 200 pennies you can catch local dubstep acts. The best part of Atlanta Dubstep is that we run in a very large group, so we are able to cater to everyone’s tastes whether it be more house influenced stuff or tear out wobble. We also host a bigger one off night once a month at various venues featuring international and domestic talent. We’ve had 2562, Appleblim, Ramadanman, and Noah D through so far; all have done exceedingly well. Atlanta is starting to make a ruckus!

Be on the lookout for Embassy Recordings, a forthcoming Atlanta based label run by myself, and partner Mite (www.myspace.com/mightystep). Our main goal is to build a bridge between slow Southern Crunk , the plastic-like drums and lush synths of Techno, and also the twisted bass of early Jungle and Drum & Bass. We just got a distribution deal with ST Holdings, and our first release should be out shortly.

Lastly I’m involved with a smaller promotion group ‘Heat Promotions’ run by Matt “Inferno” Heat’s goal is to bring up and coming international minimal and techno artists to Atlanta.

S: Tell me a little about yourself, how did you get into production & music in general?

D: I started dj’ing about 10 years ago when I was 16 under the alias ‘Proximal’ At the time I was playing Hardcore / Freeform. It was a very niche market, so I actually had a lot of opportunities stateside, and in Canada to do my thing. That’s where I picked up the etiquette of the beast. Later on in my dj’ing career I started getting into breakcore and the creative possibilities that came with breaking the formula. I began to mash everything I enjoyed (acid techno, jungle, rap, bmore, old country) into one set, and my mixtapes became a novelty act on the Internet.

I also spent a good deal of my time in college studying music theory and classical piano with other musicians. I studied the science of music, and its effects on sensation and perception. My senior research inolved the study of synesthesia or ‘the confusing of the senses’; specifically how pitch / timbre effected your visual perceptions of the world.

I first heard dubstep back in 2005 while shopping for breakcore; sites selling breakcore always carried an eclectic supply as long as it was quality. And more eclectic labels like Planet Mu started to put out dubstep. I began to notice. I bought Darqwan – Stargate 92 on vinyl in 2006, and I fell in love.

It’s cliché I know, but its true 140bpm was the perfect median to experiment and keep the audience. The sound is so ambiguous you can go in so many directions.

Something clicked like it never had before. I looked at all the ammo I had collected throughout the years, the theory I had learned, the science I had learned, and realized how expansive the canvas now was at 140bpm. I opened my laptop, got serious, and haven’t looked back since.

Distal

S: There are elements from all sorts of music in your songs.. hiphop, Berlin techno, reggae, 8-bit nintendo riddims, maybe even indie pop..what are your musical roots?

D: I’ve been influenced by a wide array of sounds throughout my life. I love good melodies and grooves no matter what they are. Last ride in my car I remember hearing Tammy Wynette, Project Pat, Fugazi, David Pajo, and 808 state. Being able to appreciate and understand other and all works for what they are helps you grow as an artist, and along the way you’ll notice it leak into your output. Now the challenge is ‘how do I use what I love and turn it into what I am doing’? Computers and software definitely make the process an easier one.

But I must say I have a soft spot for early acid techno and breakbeat hardcore. It doesn’t get much better than 4Hero, Mr. Fingers or sleezy D (anything off Trax records) from the late 80’s. Hearing dance music that early on always brings a smile to my face. That analog sound has so much warmth and depth to it, it’s like looking at an old photo. Plus you have to admire those guys making it back then, they were doing something big, and they didn’t have it as easy on any front (communication, process, tools, digital distro etc.). They are the real explorers.

S: You tend to produce both more aggressive tunes and deeper ones, do you find it hard to go back and forth between the vibes? This is something that happens often in good DJ sets, mixing all vibes of music, but what’s it like from the production perspective?

D: It all depends on my mood really. I think I’ve found the aesthetic I want to get down for ‘Distal’. I want people to know it’s a Distal tune regardless of the style its in. We’re humans, our emotions and actions change constantly, but it’s always US at the controls, the same applies with the creation of sound.

But I definitely have a sound I’m leaning towards at the moment. Some people are calling it ‘future garage’ some people are calling it ‘future step’. The sound is characterized mainly by its slightly syncopated rhythm, and influence from garage, house and soul music. I know it’s just human to want to categorize things like were on the Galapagos, but at the end of the day it’s all just good mid-tempo bass music.

S: What producers are on your radar that people should know about? What future things are coming from you?

D: Right now I’m ALWAYS happy to hear a new Untold tune. When Hessle Audio released ‘Kingdom’ last year it changed the way I think about music. It challenged me. I love it when a producer successfully challenges the dance floor. Secondly MAYHEM, another ATL homie is just cranking out excellence. He’s making more crunk-influenced stuff. Guaranteed a rewind. His engineering skills are air tight, check out “4th of July Jam” on my latest mix !Embassy Recordings

Anything off of Apple Pips is also going to be a treat. Those guys know how to do things proper! Their quality control bar is set so high! I’m also feeling a lot of stuff from ‘Shortstuff’ his release on Formant Recordings was huge, every time I play ‘Relapse’ people run to the laptop to see what’s going on. I’m also big on DJG right now, his tunes have so much tension behind them; it’s like a good thriller film. Joy Orbison… enough said. Lastly SINES from Texas … he sent me this new bit the other day ‘gravity’ wow so funky and smooth. Def. check him out. So many others I can list right now I could do this all day.

Be on the lookout for a few of my plates to be released on Embassy Recordings by 1st quarter 2010. I also am working deals out at the moment to sort out a good portion of my catalog with a few big labels. Wish I could say who, but I can’t at the moment !

 

Zeno - Audiovision


Zeno put out this excellent EP today on Dirty Circuit with six tracks of futuristic basswise music.  Zeno hails from Colorado and does a monthly show on Dubstep.FM, check the archives for the most recent one from this Wednesday it should be posted to the podcast soon.

This EP represents a new direction from a lot of dubstep that’s produced in the US and reminds me of the sounds coming from Untold, Ramadanman or Shortstuff lately.  The final cut “Ease” is just downright mellow with a lead synth singing a robot love song over a strong beat.

My three favorites:

Zeno - The Tuner

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Zeno - Ease

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Zeno - Folded Raspberry

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Digital TunesBeatport Small Green
 

Surefire ft Ramadanman, Mike Bee, Sam Supa, and Audio Angel


Location: The Triple Crown
Description: Fourth installment of the surefire series. Last one was excellent, expect the same.
Date: 2009-07-18
Tickets:
7 before 11, 10 after.
 

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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