Posts Tagged ‘reggae’

Jahdan Blakkamoore ft DJ Theory and DJ Sep at Dub Mission


Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Jahdan Blakkamore to the bay! Been waiting for this man to come through for a while now, this show is gonna be one to remember. Support form DJ Theory and DJ Sep.
Date: 2010-01-17
Tickets: $8 advance at Brownpaper or Jambase.

For more about Jahdan see my review of Buzzrock Warrior and a whole post about him. Also, listen these:

 

Marcus Visionary - Carib EP (Liondub International)


Marcus Visionary comes with a different ting on the “Carib EP” out soon on Liondub International.  Included are three new bits and three tracks that are out on various singles.  This EP is a preview of what will be out on the longer, 23 track Carib LP out late this November.  The three released tracks (”The General” remix, “Black Panther”, and “In the VIP” out friday) are definitely worth a listen if you haven’t heard them yet.  “In the VIP” is when the so-called Sub-Soca flex comes in with whistles and a 4×4 beat under some growly dubsteppy synths.

This Sub-Soca style (first heard for me on the “Mama So Divine” remix) brings a whole new sound to the table.  Toronto’s Marcus Visionary has perfected it with the release of the Carib EP, likely to be expanded on the Carib LP.  “Left Foot Skank” has a nice, early dubstep-era wobble over a syncopated beat, but the shining track of the EP for me is “St. Vincent” when the wobble is thrown to the wind and replaced by upbeat claps, whistles, and cowbells.  Something about upbeat percussion always grabs me and I’m bubblin as I write.  Dancefloor in a club with this tune on is gonna be mobbed.  The third new entry is a collaboration on the roots dubstep tip with legendary vocalist Johnny Osbourne and production help from Liondub, feelin this one as well.

Marcus Visionary - St. Vincent

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Marcus Visionary - Left Foot Skank

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Marcus Visionary ft Liondub and Johnny Osbourne - Coffee or Tea

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If you’re enjoying this music you should also check out what’s coming out of Portugal, Spain, and Venezuela at the moment on the interface between Dubstep, Kuduro, Soca, and general excellence from people like Octa Push, Buraka Som Sistema, Relocate, Mr. Gasparov, Pacheko, Cardopusher, and more.  Peep the Chorizo Show on sub.fm for more of this flavor.

This EP is out soon on Liondub International.  Check Juno, Chemical, Boomkat and other quality music shops, I’ll update this when I see it drop.  For now, “In the VIP” is shipping this week at Redeye or Chemical.

 

Psychedelic Radio with DZ, DJ Cruz, NTRLD, Megalodon, Phleck and Napsty


Location: Club Six (map & info)
Description: Big night of bass in the Dark Room at Club Six with the original badman DZ and local support from double drop affil’d NTRLD and Megalodon.
Date: 2009-09-26
Tickets: $5 before 11, more after.

 

CDR Float Fundraiser with CSTAR, Matty G, Nick Argon, Audio Angel, and more


Location: The Cellar (map & info)
Description: CSTAR coming all the way from Finland for this one - look for recent releases from him on Bassism. Big lineup from the bay and beyond.
Date: 2009-09-24
Tickets: $5 or more donation

CSTAR - Helsinki, Finland
(BASSISM RECORDS//GWAN POSITIVE SOUNDSYSTEM)
CSTAR a.k.a Simon Andersson is a young artist from the south of Finland. In 2007 he won the final battle in Finland’s Rap Championship at the age of 18. Not long after his debut as a excellent freestyle rapper, he started doing Reggae and Dancehall music with Punky Reggae Band and Family Sound. Before his first tune was even signed, he was one of the most internationally known artists representing Reggae music in Finland. Once influenced by heavy bass music by producer Olpek, they formed the dubstep duo BEEP. His singing can’t be faded in his brand new soul live act called Simon & Cold Collective Band. A bass music lover all round and one of the main soldiers behind the infamous Gwan Positive Soundsystem. Names he’s been hosting and working with… South Rakkas Crew (US) , Dani M (SWE), Tes La Rok (FIN), Tommy Lexxus (USA)!!!

This event will celebrate CSTAR’s debut release alongside OLPEK as BEEP on BASS007, Bassism’s first 12″ vinyl… “Morning” b/w “Darkness”.
Remixes and collaborations from Dubsworth, Bakir, Antiserum, Lexxus, and other local and international heroes forthcoming on Bassism.
Wink
http://www.myspace.com/kscstar

Also Starring…
MATTY G
MATTY G - Santa Cruz, California
(ARGON RECORDS//DUB POLICE)
http://www.myspace.com/mattygbeatz

NICK ARGON
NICK ARGON - Santa Cruz, California
(ARGON RECORDS)
http://www.myspace.com/nickargon

AUDIO ANGEL
AUDIO ANGEL - San Francisco, California
(ARGON RECORDS//1320/OFFSHORE//CREATIVE SOURCE//BEATROPOLIS//GROUNDSCORE//CELEBRITY JUNGLIST)
http://www.myspace.com/audioangel

Performing with CSTAR…

TOMMY LEXXUS

(BASSISM//BLIPSWITCH//FORECAST-HU//EIGHT:FX-UK)
http://www.myspace.com/lexxus

RECLIPSE
RECLIPSE
(TRAUMA//BAY RAVES)
http://www.myspace.com/reclipse


IVRY
(LINK’D BEATZ//COMPRESSION//RED SKY)
http://www.myspace.com/compressionlinkd

ROB CANNON
ROB CANNON
(REDLINE//MAKEOUT SESSIONS)
http://www.myspace.com/djrobcannon


KOZEE
(REDLINE//MAKEOUT SESSIONS//BADMAN PRESS)
http://www.myspace.com/kozeerunnintingz


DULCE VITA
(OPULENT TEMPLE//WOMPER WOMB)
http://www.myspace.com/dulcevita

LB
KONFUSION
LB & KONFUSION
(SANTA CRUZ DUBSTEP//STEP IT UP)
http://virb.com/lbeezy
http://www.myspace.com/konfusion303


NTRLD
(DOUBLE DROP//BRAPDEM)
http://www.myspace.com/ntrldsf


MEGALODON
(DOUBLE DROP//DUBSTEPPED)
http://www.myspace.com/megalodonbeatz

CRUNK HOP & MASHUP ROOM

ARSON (CLASSIC HIP HOP SET)

(HUM FI DUB)
http://www.myspace.com/keepthefireburnin

BOGL
DIALS
BOGL & DIALS (CRUNK MASH SET)
(SOUNDPIECES//SYMBIOSIS//FACEMELT)
http://www.myspace.com/piecesofsound
http://www.myspace.com/djdials


FUNKTION (FOOTBALL FUNK SET)
(DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE)
http://www.myspace.com/djfunktion

 

Psychedelic Radio with OSC, Lukieno, Ax!om, NTRLD, Megalodon, and Phleck


Location: Club Six (map & info)
Description: Dubstep, Reggae, and Electro this saturday headed up by OSC who is a duo better known as ROOMMATE + ANTISERUM. Get your dancing shoes on.
Date: 2009-08-22
Tickets: $5 before 11pm
 

Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General, Buzzrock Warrior, and more


Jahdan Blakkamoore of the Dutty Artz crew caught my eye (ear?) a while ago but I’ve been hooked ever since the XLR8R Full Hundred podcast mixed by Matt Shadetek. There’s strictly fire on this mix, and since it came out many of the tunes have been picked up and a full album has been announced.  I’d like to preview some tunes with Jahdan on the mic, he’s one to watch this year.  The entire Dutty Artz family with their New York Tropical sound are on something delightful and I’ll definitely be keeping a look out for more of this new flavor of music.

Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Liondub International)

I featured the original of The General and a remix by Portland’s Noah D in my last podcast and really can’t get enough of it. Four versions total on the 12″ release: the original, the Noah D remix, the Marcus Visionary remix, and the acapella. This is a sampler off the LP Buzzrock Warrior due out soon.  This to me is a perfect blend of reggae lyrics with a dubby beat.  Jahdan control the whole entire district.  You can pick your flavor of choice between these three versions:

Original mix (prod. Liondub & Matt Shadetek):

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Noah D Remix:

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Marcus Visionary Remix:

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Long Road (forthcoming The Agriculture)

I’ve only heard short clips of the original but this sounds like another solid reggae production from Liondub & Jahdan with conscious lyrics and an excellent rhythm. Then came Shadetek with the remix (which I think starts at about 27 seconds in this clip from the XLR8R podcast) and transformed the original via a relentless synth and monster halftime beat. I’ve been trying to hunt down info on this one and happily just heard that it’s slated to come out on The Agriculture next month. Salute!

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Major Lazer - Cash Flow (Downtown)

Diplo & Switch’s project “Major Lazer” has been getting lots of hype including many remixes of “Hold the Line” after they put out the acapella with Mr. Lexx. The full-length LP is an eclectic collection of songs of various bass-related genres with many guest vocalists.  This one featuring Jahdan was made available for free via /rupture’s blog (negrophonic.com).  It’s lyrically solid and ends with a nice synth horn bit, good rootsy tune.

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Lastly I gotta give a shoutout to Dutty Artz, Shadetek, DJ /Rupture, Geko Jones, and Jahdan’s forthcoming album Buzzrock Warrior due out this September.  It features Modeselektor, Maga Bo, Durrty Goodz, Chancha Via Circuito, 77Klash, Abena Koomson, and others.  The General is a sampler for this which, if that’s any indication, will make this an album to remember.  The General is out now on Liondub International, Noble Society - Take Charge (LP) featuring Jahdan out on Lustre Kings, We Are Radiers on Dutty Artz, and Heartbroken with Liondub and Noah D on the remix out yesterday on Earwax.  Look out also for Marcus Visionary’s soca/kuduro flavored remix of Noble Society - Mama So Divine out soon on Liondub International.  Forward!

 

Dub Mission with DJ Arson and Maneesh the Twister


Location: Elbo Room
Description: Somewhere around 1998, DJ ARSON bought one Numark tt-18 belt drive turntable , and a basic Numark two channel dj mixer for $160 from a local dj/car audio shop not too far from his East Bay home. Ten years later, he has played almost every venue in Northern California and headlined numerous shows in the United States. Through his series of “Trail of Destruction” tours, ARSON has shared the stage with artists like Grandmixer D.ST , R.A.W. , Enduser , Soul Majestic , Tester, General Malice and countless other world-renowned reggae, hip hop, and drumnbass DJs and bands at venues like Konkrete Jungle in NY, The Snakepit in Denver, LIQUID in Las Vegas , SEEN in Phoenix, and The Brickhouse in Boston for the Annual Ragga-Jungle Explosion. Ultimately his musical focus has been reggae. Boasting a slew of seamless mixes, remixes, and dubplates from world famous artists like Sizzla, Jah Sun, Messenjah Selah, Agent, Stevie Culture and more, hee has humbly earned headlining status at many prestigious reggae clubs and events in California and around the US. His latest mix CD, “Keep The Fire Burnin,” features dubplates from Sizzla Kalonji, Jah Sun, Stevie Culture, Messenjah Selah, Winstrong, Agent & more.
Date: 2009-06-21
Tickets: $6 at the door

 

Eskmo, Blu-Tech, Welder, Maneesh the Twister, and more (5/9)


May Veni Vidi ViciLocation: Club Six (map & info)
Description: Another fashion & music combination show from Art Now SF at club six. Big lineup on this one with 3 rooms of excellence.  Gotta go to this one after Eskmo’s recent Hypercolor EP.
Date: 2009-05-09
Tickets: Limited $10 presale at going.com
 

Veni Vidi Vici (Juxtapoz Release Party w/ Pressure, Sub Swara, Joe Nice, and more)


Title: Veni Vidi Vici (Juxtapoz Release Party w/ Nick Argon, Matty G, Joe Nice, and more)
Location: Club Six (map & info)
Description: Art openings, a fashion show, one room of reggae/dancehall DJs and another of dubstep DJs.
Date: 2009-03-14
Tickets: Going.com