Posts Tagged ‘sines’

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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Tracklist:

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)

 

Surefire with Sines, Enzyme, Sam Supa and Emcee Child


Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: SINES comes up from Houston to hit you with his blend of dubstep, garage, and UK funky. This is going to be big. Local support from Grime City DJs Enzyme and Sam Supa.
Date: 2010-01-16
Tickets: $7 before 11, $10 after.

 

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 006 12.14.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBig episode here with new tracks from Numan, Hudson Mohawke, Hypno, EshOne, Millie and Andrea, Quark, and many more.  There’s a brief jungle-influenced dubstep set in the middle with some serious reworkings, definitely into that set.  Also dug up some classics from Matty G and Orien this set, one step forward two steps backwards..

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Tracklist (51 tracks, 2h 7min):

Mala - Miracles (Deep Medi)
Numan - Warp Acid (Subdepth)
Hudson Mohawke - Fuse (Warp)
Hypno - Elevate (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Africa HiTech - Blen (Warp)
Starkey - Multidial (Planet Mu)
NastyNasty - The Reef (Frite Nite)
Untold - Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) (Hemlock)
KingThing - Joyride (unreleased)
Fused Forces - City Skyline (Scruffy Hoodlum)
Volatil - Refugio (DubKraft)
Wachs Lyrical - Blue (Subdepth)
Primary 1 and Riton - Radiates (Joker Remix) (free online)
Matt U - Can’t Wake Up (Boka)
EshOne - Texas Pete (RoguePlates)
Bakir and Dubsworth - Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Headhunter - 3 mad P’s (Tempa)
Silkie and Harry Craze - French Knickers (Break the Habit)
T2 - Heartbroken (Kid Simple Remix) (unreleased)
Matty G - Bitter Love (Argon)
Orien - A Distant Place (Art Recordings)
Materielle - SloJam (unreleased)
Zomby - Euphoria (Werk Discs)
Skream - Burning Up (Digital Soundboy)
Dread Foxx and BMC - Dready or Not (unreleased)
DLX - Extinction (free online)
Jonny Miller - Snake Skin (Jus Listen)
Graish - Lamb’s Bread (Monkey Dub)
Millie and Andrea - Ever Since You Came Down (Daphne)
Cluekid and LD - Jupiter 9 (Bullfrog)
Quark - Patagonia (Ranking)
Hypno - Hubble Dub (unreleased)
Djunya - Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Dhyan Moller - Lost in 3’s (DJG Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Headhunter - Experience (Tempa)
Numan - Secrets (Subdepth)
Pinch - Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Starkey - Ok Luv (Hyetal Remix) (Planet Mu)
Deleted Scenes - Stutter
Skream - Backwards (Deep Medi)
Thesis - Dub Boy (unreleased)
Moderat - Nr. 22 (BPitch Control)
A Made Up Sound - Rework (A Made Up Sound)
Mode - On and On (Dark Circles)
Hypno - Telescope (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
DJ Madd - Why (Tube10)
Sines and KP ft Amy K - Gravity (unreleased)
Jus Wan - Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Asusu - Taurean (Project Squared)
Sines - That Thing She Does (free from Formant)
Gonjasufi - Ancestors (Warp)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 005 12.07.09 on Dubstep.FM


This might be my favorite show yet.  Ridiculously diverse, with a reggae-influenced dubstep interlude, post-garage riddims, deep basswise sounds and some classic tracks.  New songs in this one from Kid Simple, The Widdler, Starkey, Helixir, Yong, Sines, Hypno, Asusu, and many more.  Get it in your ears!

This show every Monday on Dubstep.FM from 6-8pm PST.

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Tracklist (63 tracks, 2h 24m):

T2 - Heartbroken (Kid Simple Remix) (unreleased)
Hypno - Autumn (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Headhunter - 3 Mad P’s (Tempa)
Mr. Gasparov  - Ruffnek (unreleased)
Rustie - Bad Science (Wireblock)
Wachs Lyrical - Fossil (Subdepth)
Materielle - SloJam (unreleased)
Sbtrkt - Rekorda (free online)
KingThing - Monoloop (free online)
The Widdler - Just Believe (unreleased)
Svpreme Fiend - Killer (unreleased)
Deepchild - Wannado (Gravious Remix) (Sub Continental)
DJG - We Don’t Go Home (unreleased)
Starkey ft Badness - Ok Luv (Planet Mu)
Pinch ft Juakali - Gangstaz (Tectonic)
Brown and Gammon - Gwann Plant Refix (unreleased)
DJ Madd - Rizla Dub (War)
Kalbata - Ninja (whitelabel)
LV ft Dandelion - CCTV (Hyperdub)
Henry and Louis ft Steve Harper - Rise Up (RSD Remix) (2kings)
Kulture - Babylon (Ghetto Knowledge)
Scientist - Bad Days Dub (Clocktower)
6Blocc - Times Like These (Digital 6)
Noah D - Polizia Remix (War)
Rusko - Sound Guy Is My Target (Sub Soldiers)
Synkro - King of Kings (whitelabel)
Cotti ft Doctor - Rise the Temperature (MTA)
Dom Hz - Missile (Subdepth)
The Specials - Ghost Town (DJG Remix) (bootleg)
Mungo’s Hi Fi - Dubplate Fi Dem (Scrub a Dub)
Scientist - Dance of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
Radikal Guru - No Good (whitelabel)
Olpek ft Cstar - Morning Dub (Bassism)
MK2 aka MNUVR ft Werd2jah - Afternoon Dubs (unreleased)
Breakage - Together (Digital Soundboy)
Vex’d - Bombardment of Saturn (Planet Mu)
The Widdler - December Demo (unreleased)
YLEM - Free Your Mind (unreleased)
Hypno - Hubble Dub (unreleased)
KingThing - Beuno (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Jus Wan - Azure (Pushing Red)
JazzyJazzy - Loved and Lost (??)
Asusu - Small Hours (forthcoming Project Squared)
Yong - Test (unreleased)
Hypno - Stay (unreleased)
Helixir - Convultions (7even)
Cosmic Revenge - Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Sines - That Thing She Does (Forsaken Remix) (Formant free tune)
Mr. Gasparov - Singularity (unreleased)
Jus Wan - Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Von D - Berlin Call (Argon)
Rooflight - The Human Connection (unreleased)
Kidkanevil - Megajoy (First Word)
Ikonika - Fish (Hyperdub)
Materielle - Ceiling Fan (unreleased)
Pinch - Get Up (LV Remix) (Tectonic)
Headhunter - Experience (Tempa)
Tzara - Dobbler Effect (5 Hz)
DJ Snipaz - Swanky (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Asusu - Effigy (unreleased)
Helixir - Let Me Drive Now (7even)
Volatil - Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Turbo Sonidero Futuristico - Gritaria Que Te Amo Tumbia Remix (free online)

 

Sines - That Thing She Does and Forsaken Remix free from Formant Recordings


These two tracks just released FOR FREE courtesy Sines, Forsaken, and Formant Recordings. Get to know about these people, absolutely big sounds on these tracks. Melodic, organic sounds over shuffly basswise beats leading to a gorgeous composition. This is only free out of the kindness of Sines & Forsaken, these could easily be sold.

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Download these @ Formant’s Soundcloud.

 

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.

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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”:

 

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)

 

Dubstepped Radio 005 featuring Distal


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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.

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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 !