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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 015 02.22.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBig new tracks in this show from Jus Wan, Distal, Jack Dixon, Selector Moldy, Eprom, Joy Orbison and more.  Just getting around to posting it in time for the next episode this evening.  There’s a hiccup at about 75 minutes in when my computer decided to fail, just think of it as a prolonged rewind.  :)

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Jack Dixon – Between Us
Lauren Pritchard – Stuck (Guido Remix) (Piccadilly)
Submerse – So True (free online)
Jose James – Warrior (Jus Wan Remix) (forthcoming Brownswood)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Eprom – Never (Surefire Sound)
Simple – Let It Sink
Mayhem vs Distal – Frozen Barnacles
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (Baobinga & ID Remix) (Mad Decent)
DJ Pastek – Kromestar vs Killamu (free online)
Unknown – Tuff Africa (Erba)
DJG & XI – Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire)
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
Spatial – 90807 (Infrasonics)
Jakes & Joker – 3K Lane 1999 (free online)
Emalkay – Battle Suit (Storming Productions)
XI – Slippin (Immerse)
Furesshu – 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Kryptic Minds – Badman (Swamp81)
Selector Moldy – Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Mite – Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Cairo – 7 Deadly Sins (free online)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (Black Acre)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Unknown – Gangsta Nuh Play (Erba)
Cosmin TRG – Strobe Lick (Tempa)
Indigo – Fading (Mindset)
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow (Actress Remix) (Aus)
Volatil – Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Zeno & MC Zulu – DJ Machine
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
Sepalcure – Takin You Back
Wedge and Aesoteric – Use Only As Directed (free online)
Aiton – Love For The Heads (Abucs)
Distal – No No No Yes Yes Yes
TMSV – Myth
Joy Orbison – So Derobe (Aus)
EshOne – When I’m Around
Daega Sound – SOS (Blipswitch)
Instinct – Your Nobody
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Sagrada
Autopilot – Temporalysis (free online)
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
D1 – Mind and Soul (Tempa)

 

Kid Simple – Fresh Like EP on Double Drop (plus free Example remix!)


Kid Simple - Fresh Like EPSeattle’s Kid Simple first came on the scene in 2009 and continues to grow.  This release is his biggest yet, with DJ support from Starkey among others.  The first tune “Fresh Like” is a space-age but heavy tune with arpeggiators that sound like raindrops falling on the bassline.  This one works with the second tune “Where You Left VIP” to create a nice package.  Things turn dirty with the two remixes from Zeno and Kial, definitely worth listening to for people into the harder sounds in dubstep.  Along with this release, Double Drop and Kid Simple were kind enough to give out a remix of “Won’t Go Quietly” by Example, it’s large.  Sample these below and get on the download of this free remix.

Look for this one out tomorrow (or now on Juno) on Double Drop Recordings.  Serious!

Kid Simple – Fresh Like

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Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Kial Remix)

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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 012 02.01.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBit of darkness in this show.  Mini reggae session with new tunes from Dub Gabriel, Rob Smith & 6blocc vs Pacheko, samplers of the forthcoming ID & Baobinga album, brand new material from Jack Dixon, Rumblejazz, Zeno, EshOne, Daega Sound, and loads of fresh releases.   Every week, Mondays @ 6pm PST Dubstep.FM is the place to be.

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Jack Dixon – Somebody Said They Saw You (unreleased)
ID & Baobinga – Hush Up Riddim (forthcoming)
Bukkha – Armageddon (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Dub Gabriel vs U Roy – Luv n’ Liv (Timeblind Remix) (forthcoming Destroy All Concepts)
Rob Smith ft Gaddiel – Living In Unity (Unearthed)
Pinch – One Blood One Source (Distance Remix) (Tectonic)
Subatomic Sound System & Dubblestandart vs Lee Perry & Jahdan Blakkamoore – Respect My Shit (Subatomic Sound)
Pacheko – Lockdown (6blocc Refix) (Seclusiasis)
MA1 – I’m Right Here (N-Type Remix) (free online)
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Zeno Remix) (forthcoming Double Drop)
Desto – Wizard of Wor (Noppa)
Destiny’s Child – Bills (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
Desto – Cold VIP (Noppa)
Jack Dixon – We Had A Better Life (unreleased)
Mark K B – Panic Attack (Rumblejazz Remix) (unreleased)
Geiom – Classic Rewinds (Double Science)
F – Energy Distortion (Untold Remix) (7even)
EshOne – Toast Burned (unreleased)
Zomby – The Lie (Ramp)
Desto – Dark Matter (Noppa)
ID & Baobinga – Inland (forthcoming)
EchoWanderer – Eruption Dub (Rogue Dubs)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (unreleased)
Tribal – Super Ambient Audio (unreleased)
MNUVR ft Werd2Jah – Afternoon Dubs VIP (unreleased)
ID & Baobinga – Still Tippin (forthcoming)
Loefah – It’s Yours (Ringo)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
F – Energy Distortion (7even)
RX – Fire Flies (Subdepth)
SubReachers – From Point A to B (unreleased)
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
DJ Rupture and Matt Shadetek – Under Water High Rise (The Agriculture)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Swarms – Hypnotize (unreleased)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Calles Traseras (unreleased)
Pangaea – Neurons (Hessle)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (Blipswitch)
Versa – Killah (Filthy Digital)
The Widder – Go Ask Alice (unreleased)
MusSck – The Town Made Of Clouds (Daly City Records)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 010 01.18.10 on Dubstep.FM


MLK day special here starting with Quark sampling MLK, into new Forsaken, Hypno, Ramadanman, Scuba, Jus Wan, and tons more. Another episode live tomorrow night at 6pm PST, tune in at dubstep.fm

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Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Calles Traseras (unreleased)
Synkro – If Only (Smoke Sessions)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (20% Refix) (unreleased)
James Fox – Put It Back (Ramadanman Refix) (Take Records)
Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe (Scuba Remix) (Modus)
Millie and Andrea – Temper Tantrum (Daphne)
Logos – Medicate (LV Refix) (Radial)
Instinct – Found (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Stand Dub (??)
Kanka – Step Forward Version (Hammerbass)
Mala – Forgive (Deep Medi)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Harry Craze – WA6 (Deep Medi)
Ike Release – Jenova (Infrasonics)
Hypno – Rotating Excursions (unreleased)
Starkey – Rain City (Rwina)
Kid Simple – Dummy (unreleased)
Monkey ft Dread MC – Cygnas X1 (Pesky Plates)
Hyetal & Shorstuff – Dont Sleep (Punch Drunk)
Yong – Bleep Bloop (unreleased)
Geiom – Reminissin (Berkane Sol)
Asusu – Small Hours (Project Squared)
Tribal – Super Ambient Audio (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues (unreleased)
The Widdler – Just Believe (unreleased)
MNUVR ft Werd2Jah – Afternoon Dubs VIP (unreleased)
Rumblejunkie vs The Widdler – Misfit Jazz (unreleased)
Quark – Patagonia (Ranking)
Clubroot – Eastern Promise (free online)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
LD – Derailment (2nd Drop)
Smith & Mighty – B-Line Fi Blow (Punch Drunk)
Burial – Etched Headplate (Hyperdub)
Gerry R – No Risk (unreleased)
TMSV – Myth (unreleased)
Numan – Secrets (Subdepth)
Starkey – Beatingz (Rwina)
Mite – Creepers (unreleased)
Kush Arora – Empty Alleys (free online)
Silkie – Cyber Dub (Skreamix) (Disfigured Dubs)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Salva – American Grime (NastyNasty Remix) (Made In Glitch)
Matty G – Bitter Love (Argon)
Instinct – Your Nobody (unreleased)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Sagrada (unreleased)
Zeno – Stay Together (forthcoming Betamorph)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
EshOne – Texas Pete (Rogue Dubs)
Jus Wan – Azure (Pushing Red)
Skinnz – Ukraine (Fabric)
Actraiser – Apocalypto (Haunted Audio)
Shortstuff – Behave (Fabric)
Emalkay – Angie Got Stoned (Dub Police)
Johnny Clark vs Mala – Sinners (Ringo)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 008 01.04.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFFirst show of 2010!  New tunes inside from XI, Cosmic Revenge, Distal, Mite, Pledge, Zeno, Versa, and tons more.  Start off your new year basswise.  There’s also a few free tunes inside with links so check that out.  More posts including some new developments with this blog soon come.

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Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues (unreleased)
DJG – We Don’t Go Home (unreleased)
Gatekeeper – Which Way (M4)
F and Headhunter – Dedale (Transistor)
Roxy vs El B – 2 Bad (Ghost)
XI – Glass (forthcoming Formant)
Joker – Snake Eater (Soul Motive)
Sukh Knight – Diesel Not Petrol (Noah D Remix) (True Tiger)
Mite – Game By Da Minute (unreleased)
Youngsta and Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Starkey – Multidial (Planet Mu)
Zombie J – Zombie Blob VIP (unreleased)
Zomby – Digital Fauna (Brainmath)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robot)
Mite – Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (forthcoming Embassy)
Rumblejunkie vs The Widdler – Misfit Jazz (unreleased)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Numan – Warp Acid (Subdepth)
Silkie – Concrete Jungle (Deep Medi)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Distal and Mite – Forgotten Formula (forthcoming)
Scuba – Speak (Naked Lunch)
Twisted – Changes (Red Volume)
TRG – Time is Now (Untolds Jeep Riot Mix) (thx to Immerse)
Satori and Channel 2 – Y’all Ready (Positive Thought)
Relocate – Dot Dot Dash (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) (Iberian)
Nickodemus – 2 Sips and Magic (Kush Arora Remix) (free online)
Skream and Cluekid – Sandsnake (Goth Trad Remix) (Disfigured Dubs)
Zeno – Lazer Wolf VIP 2012 (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Distinction – Fly Eyes (Argon)
Taz Buckfaster – 20 Red (Rwina)
DJ Zinc – Killa Sound (Skreamix) (Bingo Bass)
Distal – Off With His Head (unreleased)
Brackles – LHC (Planet Mu)
XI – Light FM (forthcoming Formant)
DJ Madd – In The Lounge (free online)
EshOne – Float (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Vivek – Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Misk – Watercolor (free online)
Mala – Changes (Deep Medi)
DJ Madd – Why (Tube10)
Versa – Killah (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Headhunter – Sex At The Prom (Tempa)
Marcus Visionary ft Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Sub Soca Remix) (Liondub International)
Untold – Palamino (Hemlock)
2562 – Lost (Tectonic)
Distal – Funk Poverty (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Pinch – Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Rustie – Throw Some D’s (Click Clack) (Dress 2 Sweat)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
ST Files – Tek No Dub (Revolver)
LD – Peace In Our Culture (Dub Police)
Burial – Archangel (Zeno Bootleg) (free online)
Reso – Hyperglide (Civil Music)

 

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”:

 

NastyNasty – The Reef and Haterade with Slugabed Remix


NastyNasty - The ReefNastyNasty comes with some futuristic laser music with this new release on Frite Nite including a huge remix by Slugabed.  Slugabed and NastyNasty along with Kid Simple, Zeno, Starkey, and a select few others have been producing this new sound that I can only attempt to describe as synth hiphop, Starkey calls it Street Bass, and I’m completely taken by it.  This release has three flavors, the 142bpm dubstep-compatible “The Reef”, a hiphop tempo remix by Slugabed, and a dancehall/house tempo entry with “Haterade”.  Definitely no haterade consumption personally, I’m enamored with all three tunes.  In your ears, instant:

NastyNasty – The Reef

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NastyNasty – Haterade

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There’s a lot of this sound coming from Starkey and Dev79, like In Ya Face, the Try Humanity Remix, the Freeze Step remix, and BD1982’s Space Boots along with anything on Starkey & Dev79’s label Seclusiasis.  Love these all.  Check a full interview with them in XLR8R.

If you’re in the SF bay area make sure to catch NastyNasty this Friday with Joker & Nomad, gonna be a big one.  More to come on that soon…

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 003 11.23.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin Into TomorrowThis newest episode is all over the place musically, starting with some deepness, into some vocal hiphop reworkings of dubstep tracks, off to an alien world inhabited only by synthesizers, some kuduro influenced tunes, and heading out on some darker business.  Fresh tracks from FBOM, Pangaea and James Blake on Untold remixes,Guido, Bakir and Dubsworth, Cosmic Revenge, JazzyJazzy, NastyNasty and many more.

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Tracklist (55 tunes, 2h 12m):

DJG – NYC (unreleased)
ID – Leaves (Mata Syn)
Luke Envoy – M.U.G.E.N. (Wonderland)
Kryptic Minds – Stepping Stone (Swamp81)
Baby Kites – Reef (The Agriculture)
Bakir and Dubsworth – Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Peverelist – Infinity is Now (Tectonic)
FBOM – Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
Scuba – Speak (Naked Lunch)
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling (Pangaea Remix) (Hemlock)
Cosmic Revenge – Cold Hearted (free online)
Jus Wan – Dwell (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Massive Music – Find My Way (Kode9 Remix) (Hyperdub)
The Brown Acid – Try Humanity (Starkey Dub) (N.E.W.S.)
NastyNasty – The Reef (Frite Night)
Elucid – My Mayor is a Billionaire (free online)
Chrissy Murderbot – Roll Another One (Tremor Dub Refix) (Sleazetone)
12th Planet vs Ras Kass – West Coast Dub (free online)
Numan – 7th Key (Wicky Lindows)
Sharps – My Little Pony (Saedos)
Guido – Beautiful Complication (Punch Drunk)
Eskmo – San Francisco (The Rhythm) (Ancestor)
Fused Forces – Prefer to be Plastered (Scruffy Hoodlum)
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (Hemlock)
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) (Hemlock)
Guido – Chakra (Punch Drunk)
Gemmy – Johnny 5 (Planet Mu)
Zeno – Feel It (unreleased)
Ikonika – Smuck (Planet Mu)
Cauto & Das Nevez – Alegria (Disboot)
Baobinga and ID – Man Down (free online)
Jakes – Calypso (Soul Jazz)
Mr. Gasparov – Solstice (Disboot)
uXuKa – Sangre (Disboot)
Pangaea – Memories (whitelabel)
Cosmic Revenge – Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S)
Duncan Powell – Care 4 Me (Whistla Remix) (free online)
FBOM – Untitled (unreleased)
Digital Mystikz – Neverland (DMZ)
Roxy vs El-B – Endorse and Set It (Ghost)
Vista – Ukodus (Sequence)
Chainsaw Sound – Mondo Dub (free online)
Bakir and Dubsworth – No Curfew (unreleased)
Demon and Versa – Drifter (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Kial – The Skywalker (Sub Pressure)
Clubroot – Talisman (Lo Dubs)
Silkie – Illegal Immigrant (Cloqworq)
Distance – Traffic (Goth-Trad Remix) (Planet Mu)
MNUVR – Go Up (forthcoming ???)
SP:MC and Joker D – Bad Dreams (Tempa)
LV ft Dandelion – Turn Away (Hyperdub)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (??)
Jose James – Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood)
6blocc – Tru Love (Digital 6)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (DMZ Remix)

 

Redline Volume 5.0 feat NTRLD


This heavy new mix comes from the duo NTRLD (interlude) out of San Francisco, big producers and residents for Redline.  It’s the first of two mixes I’m going to put up today, this one represents the dark side.  Big tunes inside.  Look out for NTRLD at a bunch of events in the Bay Area soon.  NTRLD themselves have a load of unreleased tunes, maybe headed for an album at some point??? Who knows.  :)

On their studio mixes NTRLD like to select choice bits of songs and include them in the mix rather than mixing from the intro of each track, check all the edits inside this one.

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1//THE OBSERVERS – HEADLINE DUB [NTRLD INTRO EDIT]
2//NTRLD & MEASURE D – NOT HUMAN [ORIGINAL MIX] DUB
3//STAN G – RAZORLIGHT [METAPHASE REMIX] (NTRLD EDIT) FORTHCOMING BETAMORPH RECORDINGS
4//BENGA – BUZZIN [ORIGINAL MIX] TEMPA
5//NTRLD – TORSO FEAT. MEASURE D [ORIGINAL MIX] DUB
6//EMU & PAWN – THREADZ [FUCK YOU] DUB
7//BORGORE – ICE CREAM [ORIGINAL MIX] DUB
8//NTRLD – UP [VIP MIX] DUB
9//ULTRABLACK – BEAR TRAP [EXCISION REMIX] ROTTUN RECORDINGS
10//NTRLD & THURGOOD – PILLS [ORIGINAL MIX] DOUBLE DROP RECORDINGS
11//BEEP – MORNING [ORIGINAL MIX] FORTHCOMING BASSISM RECORDS
12//ZENO – LAZER WOLF 2010 [NTRLD EDIT] FORTHCOMING BRAP DEM! RECORDINGS
13//JAHDAN BLAKKAMOORE – THE GENERAL [NOAH D REMIX] LIONDUB
14//WARTECH – THE RATTLESNAKE [ORIGINAL MIX] FREAKZ OF NATURE
15//NTRLD – HALLUCINATIONS [THE BASSIST REMIX] (NTRLD VIP) FORTHCOMING BRAP DEM! RECORDINGS
16//CHASING SHADOWS – AMIRAH [ORIGINAL MIX] HENCH
17//PROPA TINGZ – BABYLON SCARED FEAT. DAKINI [16BIT REMIX] FREAKZ OF NATURE
18//TOTAL RECALL – HEADZ ONLY [VIP MIX] DUB
19//DEV – FIREBALL [NTRLD REMIX] DUB
20//SUKH KNIGHT – GANJA DUB [NTRLD EDIT] TRUE TIGER
21//BLACKHEART – JUPITER [ORIGINAL MIX] FORTHCOMING BRAP DEM! RECORDINGS
22//DEAD PREZ – IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP HOP [NTRLD REMIX] DUB
23//MEGALODON – APOLLO [ORIGINAL MIX] DUB
24//NTRLD – LET YA GLOCK BURST [VIP MIX] DUB
25//THE OBSERVERS – HEADLINE DUB [NTRLD OUTRO EDIT]