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Kush Arora & Bakir ft MC Zulu – Dear Diary, The Mix

Kush Arora & Bakir of The Spit Brothers teamed up to throw down this bonefide excellent mix of funky, bashment & dubstep that is positively hype.  Mixing and blending is top notch, and at a furious pace with 17 tracks in just under 30 minutes.  Get this in your life.


1. 00:00 Kush Arora and Mega Banton “Shake Sitten” (Spanish Wall Street Riddim)
2. 02:15 Green Money and Lady Chann “Political Hype”
3. 04:18 Simone Pisapia feat. Jhonblack and Miss Muffin “The Anthem”
4. 05:20 Caliber “Elkasta Riddim” // **MC ZULU “Caress” Acapella
5. 07:00 Marcus Price & Carli “Var E Naaaken” (Girl Unit Remix)
6. 07:57 Bok Bok “Dance Report”
7. 08:45 Baobinga & Cosmin TRG “I Get Ruff”
8. 10:20 Blatta & Inesha “Pet Massage” (Kush Arora and Bakir Funky Shiatsu Remix)
9. 12:43 Lewis CanCut “Get Low” // **MC ZULU “Poision Pill” Acapella
10. 14:48 Dubblestandart feat. David Lynch & Lee Scratch Perry “Chrome Optimism” (Kush Arora Remix)
11. 16:40 Luthor “M Grow” (Bakir Remix)
12. 18:06 J Kenzo “Tropic Thunder”
13. 19:30 Dubloner Fights Halle Selassie “The Fight, The Spirit” (Kush Arora Remix)
14. 21:00 ??????
15. 22:30 Kush Arora “The Hacker”
16. 24:05 The Spit Brothers “No Curfew” (Djunya Remix)
17. 25:55 The Spit Brothers “Lazy Left”

Kush Arora + Bakir hosted by MCZulu- Dear Diary,The Mix by KushArora


Mixpak FM Number 2: Nadastrom (Dancehall, Moombahton, Bass)

Mixpak records continues their already excellent podcast with the second edition coming from Washington D.C.’s Nadastrom (Twitter).  Diversity on these first two episodes makes me extremely excited for what’s to come.  Sounds on this vary from excellent reworkings of dancehall and hiphop tunes over a personal favorite classic riddim the Bookshelf, to a little Moombahton session and some fully electronic bass music.  Also included is the Nadastrom remix of Mele’s Bombay which I positively can’t get enough of.  Check out Mele’s Bombay EP if you slept on it. Do it now.

As an aside if you’re wondering exactly what Moombahton is, check out an excellent article on the topic from Boston-based ethnomusicologist Wayne Marshall of Wayne & Wax.

This mix is pure summertime. Move your stereo onto the porch, clear an area for dancing, grab a cold drink & play at maximum volume.


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DJ Negro – “Andres Landero vs The Roockie”
Munchi – “Vamo A Darle Slow” (Toma Essa Porra VIP)
Congorock ft. Mr Lexx – “Babylon” (Nadastrom’s Ugly Edit)
Classixx Ft Jeppe – “I’ll Get You” (Steve1der Rudebwoy Remix)
Dre Skull ft. Vybz Kartel – “Yuh Love” (Nadastrom’s Bookshelf Blend)
T-Pain ft. Lil Wayne – “I Can’t Believe It” (Emynd Bookshelf Blend)
Delorean – “Stay Close” (Dave Nada Moombahton Remix)
Vybz Kartel FT Popcaan – “Clarks” (Kenny Meez & Gregg Nyce Mash Up)
B.O.B ft. Bruno Mars – “Nothing On You” (Kenny Meez & Gregg Nyce Mash Up)
Old Money – “Buena Mah Muva” (Starks & Nacey Remix)
Sabo – “Club Cultura”
Doc Adam – “Tried By Sex Sax” (Moombahton Edit)
Graffiti 6 – “Annie You Reset! Me” (A-Mac Moombahton Edit)
DJ Apt One vs Josh Wink – “Higher State of Moombahton”
Sabo – “Jesus Moombahton”
Dave Nada – “Oye Mami”
Dave Nada- “Drop Buddy Gyal”
Sonido Rampage – “Boy”
Sonido Rampage Y Nader – “If You Leave”
Munchi – “La Tipa”
Munchi – “I Love C.D.L.C.”
Skinny Friedman – “Block Rockin”
LA Riots – “Bombah” (Dave Nada Boombahton Remix)
Rampage & Nader – “Gave You Love” (Starks & Nacey V6 Remix)
Sam Tiba – “Barbie Weed”
Mele – “Bombay” (Nadastrom Remix)
King Tubby – “Rude Boy Dub”
Mad Professor – “Kunta Kinte Dub”
Rhythm & Sound ft. Love Joy – “Best Friend”
Jahdan Blakkamoore – “The General”
Bird Peterson – “Zutopong” (Nadastrom Dub)


Dubbel Dutch mix for URB and Free Funky South Tune

Dubbel Dutch (Soundcloud, Twitter) hailing from Austin comes with more goods for today with an exclusive mix for URB magazine and a free tune featured on FACT.  The mix showcases a blend of funky/house/bass styles chock full of dubplates from Dubbel Dutch himself, Bok Bok, Ghosts on Tape and more.  Keep a lookout for this man, he’s been representing the Lone Star state to the fullest.

Paired with this URB mix he’s got a free tune out thanks to FACT magazine which is a remix of Parson’s “I Rep the Dirty South” done up in a funky/bass style that I’ve glibly called Funky South.  Look out for more along these lines from Sines who’s been putting out some great dirty south juke/bass tunes lately.  You can grab the tune over at FACT for a week only!

Parson – I Rep The Dirty South (Dubbel Dutch Remix) by dubbeldutch



D51 – OD (Dubbel Dutch Remix) – Ghetto Division
Illmana ft. Stush – Ready Fe Di War – CD-R
Benjamin Damage – Pump – CD-R
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback (Munchi Remix) – CD-R
Sekta – Liquid Tek – Shifting Peaks
Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Djemeregne (Canblaster Tribal Mix) – CD-R
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou Remix) – Youngunz
Mu-Gen – Fizzdom (Sam Tiba Remix) – Scattermusic?
Roska – Boxed In (Bok Bok Remix) – CD-R
L-Vis 1990 – Forever You – Night Slugs
Doc Daneeka – Hold On – Ramp
American Men – Claude Speed (Ikonika and Optimum Remix) – LuckyMe
Dubbel Dutch – Fool in You VIP – CD-R
Mad Cobra – Big It Up (Night Hunter Riddim) – CD-R
Cardopusher – Coppertoned Punch (Ghosts on Tape Remix) – CD-R
Jackal Youth – Let Me Be – Reduction
LadyBox – Got it Right Here (Dubbel Dutch Remix) – Palms Out
Samo Sound Boy – The Bandit – Run Riot
J-WOW – The Rattle – Mad Decent
Munchi – You VIP – CD-R
Jamie Grind – Footwork – CD-R
Carl Thomas – I Wish (Chrissy Murderbot Remix) – Sleazetone


Distal – July Studio Mix (pure heat)

Distal (Soundcloud, Twitter) out of Atlanta comes with a new studio mix showcasing some recent productions of his own and general fire tunes.  Look out for Distal hitting up the West coast sometime later this summer (or so I hear through the series of tubes..) or if you’re in the Atlanta area playing out at Royal.


1. Steve Pointdexter – Work that Motherfucker ( Muzique Records , 1989 )
2. Pariah – The Slump ( R &S )
3. DISTAL – EEL ( Unreleased )
4. DISTAL – Space Graffiti ( Forthcoming TUBE10 )
5. Canblaster – I’m a Superfister (MikeQ Vs FisT) ( Unreleased )
6. DISTAL – OIL ( Unreleased )
7. Moldy – All I want ( Unreleased )
8. Dubbel Dutch – Something Unreal ( Unreleased )
9. DISTAL – Africa to Mars ( Unreleased )
10. DISTAL – Grit in my Sss ( Unreleased )
11. DISTAL – Coke Bottle ( Forthcoming Grizzly )
12. DISTAL – Apple Bottom ( Forthcoming TUBE10 )
13. Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser ( Forthcoming Embassy )
14. DISTAL – Boss of the South ( Forthcoming Grizzly )
15. James Blake – Footnotes ( R& S )
16. Cedaa – Tiffany ( Forthcoming Car Crash Set )
17. BetaSp – Bacteria ( Chrissy Muderbot RMX )
18. DJ Chi Boogie – Drop it Girl ( Juke Trax )
19. Dj Client – How Low Can You Go ? ( Juke Trax )


DISTAL – Studio Mix July 2010 ( new link posted ) by Distal


Sam Supa – Prince Zammy Lost My Way 130-140 mix

Sam Supa, first known to me as an organizer of the classic dubstep/garage/grime night Grime City, comes with a fresh new direction with his most recent mix called “Prince Zammy Lost My Way”. This mix starts off firmly in house/funky territory with a big Drop The Lime remix from (former?) Fabric resident and Grizzly head Sinden.  The beats then mutate throughout the mix, some straight ahead, and some thoroughly syncopated.   Top notch selections throughout. The mix builds towards an end firmly rooted in dubstep territory, spanning a wide variety of bass music sounds in the process.  Sound of 2010.


1. Sex Sax – Drop The Lime (Sinden Remix)
2. Jerked – Acid Jacks
3. Still Believe feat. Amy Douglas (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
4. Bleeding – Egyptrixx
5. Pistol In Your Pocket – Hackman
6. The Warning – Sepalcure
7. Drive You Crazy – Egyptrixx
8. Lengthy Riddim – Mista Men (Hackman Remix)
9. Square One – Mosca (BokBok Remix)
10. Throwback – Dubbel Dutch
11. Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed – Marcus Price & Carli
12. Stupid – Redlight feat Roses Gabor
13. New Sick – UFO
14. Drive You Crazy – Egyptrixx (Bombaman Remix)
15. Neon Drive – F1


SamSupa-Prince Zammy Lost My Way 130-140mix by SSupa


Zeno – Red Dragon Mix

Zeno just put together this excellent mix “Red Dragon” for mass consumption.  It weaves in and out of mellow dubwise selections and dubstep that will mop the floor with your face and is packed with original productions from Zeno himself.  Truly excellent blends in this one too.  Look out for the wolves inside, there’s two of them and they have lasers.  Zeno said that he’s put his blood, sweat and tears into this one and it shows.

If you’re in the Denver area look for Zeno playing out at Sub.Mission or the Denver Surefire chapter.  For those in the bay we’ll get a taste this July.  Full list of future shows here, and click here to download this mix.



1. Stagga – Rub on Ya Bassbins (Household/Abstract Logic)
2. The Widdler – Acheri (dub)
3. Kid Simple – Fresh Like Zeno Remix (Double Drop)
4. Doctor P – Sweetshop (circus)
5. Zeno – Object Pool Vip (Forthcoming Dirty Circuit)
6. Starkey – Starting Gates (Planet Mu)
7. Dr Knobz – Purple Gangsta DZ Remix (MalLabel)
8. Matty G – Turf W*rz (Scion)
9. Yoseph – Kiss my Converse (Savory Audio)
10. Joker – Tron (Kapsize)
11. Zeno – No parking remix (dub)
12. Zeno – Sensi Star [Staple Sisters VIP] (Household/Abstract Logic)
13. Zeno – Datacaster (Dubfront)
14. Zeno – Clish Widdler Remix (Forthcoming Crazy Language)
15. Zeno – Clish EZ+ (Forthcoming Crazy Language)
16. Stagga – Face gets splat (Zeno resplat)
17. Burial – Archangel (Zeno bootleg)
18. Zeno – Lazerwolf 2012 VIP (Forthcoming Brapdem)
19. Zeno – Lazerwolf Widdler remix (Forthcoming Brapdem)
20. Major Lazer – Keep it Goin Louder – Diplo remix (Cooperative Music)
21. Zeno – Folded Raspberry – ATL VIP (dub)
22. Chewie & Zeno – Nystagmus (dub)
23. B1t Crunch3r – Coronal mass ejection Zeno Remix (Gamma Audio)
24. Zeno – Stay together (Betamorph)
25. Zeno – Aardshark (dub)
26. Zeno & Serv One – ??? (dub)
27. Number nin6 – She (Migration)
28. Starkey – Stars Feat Anneka (Planet Mu)
29. Zeno – Reboot Funk(dub)
30. Zeno – The Tuner (Dirty Circuit)


Review: Kush Arora – Voodoo Sessions EP (KAP006)

Kush Arora, the ambassador of Dread Bass from San Francisco, has just put together a four-track EP of songs that are some hybrid of funky, dubstep and hiphop.  The first track “Humidifier” stands out on the release personally, with an epic intro that builds over nearly three minutes until the tension is released via a mutated funky drop.  Next up on “Empty Alleys” Kush takes it to in-your-face halftime dubstep but adds soca style snares which do a great job of complementing the wobble and halftime beat.  Peak intensity music.  On the third entry Bakir from The Spit Brothers joins up with Kush to tackle a remix of Maga Bo and K-Libre.  K-Libre is a Moroccan MC and “Nakhil” ends up sounding like a more dubsteppy version of DJ Vadim & the Russian Percussion.  Last up is an edit of the intro tune “Humidifier” that’s more DJ friendly, keeping the impact of the main section but without the long, and percussion-sparse build.  Great release all told.  This one’s out now @ Juno, May 18 on other e-music sites.

Kush Arora – Humidifier (most of the intro is not in this clip!)

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Kush Arora – Empty Alleys

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Maga Bo & K-Libre – Nakhil (Kush Arora & Bakir remix)

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On top of this release, Kush has just put together a mix of funky/dancehall & bashment vocalists which is positively hype.  If you aren’t trying to dance, don’t put it on.  If you’re looking for a workout on the other hand, throw away that exercise video and get after this:

Kush Arora-Daggering Funky+ Exclusives April2010 by KushArora


1. Kush Arora- “Humidifier” acapella- MC Zulu-spread the word+Bounty Killer- Warlord Walk
2.Kush Arora- “Rumbler Riddim”(unreleased live dub) acapella + MC Zulu- Caress(from DavidLast and Zulu’s “Musically Massive”)
3. Other Weapons feat Lady K +Dr. Isreal+Juakali ( SubSwara Remix) -”Backflow ”
4. Other Weapons feat. MC Zulu – “So Decadent”( Kush Arora Remix)
5. Ill Cosby + Natalie Storm “look pon me “-”Lo Oyen”
6. Lil Silva – Flex vs. Pulse +Kush Hunter “Rasta Daggering”
7.Warrior One -” Bad Like Jimmy Cliff”
8. Beware&Motorpitch-”Pororoca” + Tarrus Riley – “Trap Setter”
9. Secret Agent Gel – “6 Am Shuffle” + Wiseproof”Wallflower Flex off Dread Bass Chronicles”
10. Monkey Steak – “Haarlem Drift”
11. Mj Cole Feat. Fox – “Fly Up Yo Banna”
12. Busy Signal – “Bakka Di House”(KAMASUTRA RIDDIM)
13. Beenie Man- “Gucci Glass”
14.Lady Chann – “Sticky Situation”(Toddla T Remix)
15. Nickodemus- 2 Sips & Cup ( Kush Arora Remix)
16. L Viz 1990 – “Compass ” + Bongo Chilli “Wine Mek Me See You( Off dread bass chronicles)
17. Freeland – “Do You” (High Rankin remix)
18. Mosca – “Nike (Club Edit)”
19. Kush Arora – Blood Magic” ( Unreleased live dub) +Juakali “Two Finga”
20. Sully – “Phonebox” (Point B Remix) + Juakali “Dem Boys”
21. Kush Arora – “Empty Alleys” (forthcoming Voodoo Sessions)
22. Eprom – “Never”
23.Octa Push feat. MC Zulu -” Baila Mundo”
24. Kush Arora – “Deal Breaker” ( live dub) + Mc Zulu “Lose Control”
25.Schlachthofbronx feat Spoek & Gnucci Banana- “Ayoba”(Ku Bo remix)
26. Jahcoozi feat Lexi Lee – “Freeze(Kalbata remix)”
27. Distal – “Boss Of The South”
28. Wiley – “Average Worker”
29.Roll Deep Riddim unknown
30. Marcus Visionary – “Crackhead”


Distal – March Studio Mix

Distal - March Studio MixDistal is always pushing the boundaries of sounds people use from synthesizers (and samples) and consequently this mix is almost opposite to the sounds in the recent mix from The Spit Brothers.  Alien noises will keep your mind wandering over dance-inducing rhythms.  Definitely loads of big tracks inside this mix.  Look out for Distal come 2010, already with 3 releases out on Rogue Dubs, Car Crash Set and Embassy.  Distance recently dropped his tune “Space Graffiti” on Rinse.FM, Julio Bashmore featured “Notlanta” on his mix for Mary Anne Hobbs, and other like-minded selectors have been pushing this sound.  Futurism.

If you want more info on Distal, check out interviews from me and over at bassfaced.

DISTAL – STUDIO MIX MAR 2010 (new DL link in comments) by Distal

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01. – Domu – Take Control (2000)
02. – DISTAL – Grape Donut
03. – Cosmic Revenge – Psychic
04. – Rudy Currence – Christmas Card (Buckmaster Love Dub)
05. – DISTAL – Love a la Venturo
06. – DISTAL – No No No Yes Yes Yes
07. – Dubbel Dutch – Jumpin’ n Bumpin’
08. – Kingdom – You
09. – DISTAL – Tortelli’s Slave
10. – DISTAL – Android Tourism
11. – J. Courage – Clashback (BetaSP Remix)
12. – DIStAL – Oldboyman
13. – XI – Vacuum
14. – Mosca – Square One (Bok Bok Rmx)
15. – Mayhem & DISTAL – Frozen Barancles
16. – Mensah – 1986 was the future
17. – Egyptrixx – Hexagon Yo
18. – DISTAL – Notlanta
19. – Julio Bashmore – Restless
20. – The Milkman – Shades (DISTAL rmx)


The Spit Brothers mix it up for 2010

Bakir & Dubsworth form The Spit Brothers, a duo based in San Francisco focusing on the use of live instruments in bass music who just put out a mix for 2010 that has more exclusives than a Washington DC dinner party.  The two are prolific and write excellent music using Dubsworth’s guitar skills & Bakir’s various talents on instruments like the clavinet, trumpet, flugelhorn, and keys.  Oh, and also bass.  Lots of bass.  Highlights on this come from their own label Dubs Alive along with releases on Brap Dem, Full Melt and Sub Life.  Lots of the tracks on this are slated for release on a Spit Brothers full-length album coming sometime in the future so keep your eyes out for that one.

This music draws from all sounds: synthesizers, samples, instruments, vocals, pretty much anything.  For your eardrums.  Click the arrow on the widget below to download this one.

TSB 2010 MIX by Bakir (The Spit Brothers)

1. 00:00 The Spit Brothers – No Curfew (dub)
2. 02:40 Dubsworth feat. Bakir – Not The One (DZ Remix)
3. 05:55 The Spit Brothers – Some Of The Time (dub)
4. 10:00 Liquid Stranger – Dub Missile
5. 12:48 The Spit Brothers – Beg To Differ (dub)
6. 15:38 Wascal feat. Dubsworth – Mustang (dub)
7. 17:45 Luthor – M Grow (Bakir Remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
8. 20:27 The Spit Brothers – By The Fire (dub)
9. 24:06 The Spit Brothers – No Curfew (Djunya Remix)
10. 27:20 The Spit Brothers – Single Coil (dub)
11. 30:15 Dubsworth – No More (dub)
12. 32:45 The Spit Brothers – Lazy Left (dub)
13. 36:05 Luekino feat. Paulie Rhyme – The Key (Dubsworth Remix)(forthcoming Sub Life)
14. 38:00 Bakir and DZ – Late Departure (forthcoming Brap Dem)
15. 41:40 Dubsworth – Funny Walkin (dub)
16. 44:20 The Spit Brothers – Practical Smoker (dub)
17. 46:35 Dubsworth feat. Bakir- Done Gone There (dub)
18. 48:42 Bakir and Rozanski – Untitled (dub)
19. 50:58 Bakir and Rozanski – ???? (dub)
20. 53:10 The Spit Brothers – Splint Fingers (dub)
21. 54:24 Bakir – Going Down Slow (forthcoming Full Melt)
22. 57:50 Bakir and DZ – Into The Fog (forthcoming Brap Dem)
23. 59:40 The Spit Brothers – King Me (forthcoming Dubs Alive


Praveen – Lovestep Volume 2

The last entry for Valentine’s Day and probably my favorite of the three, though Sines’ mix is damn good also, comes from Praveen (Percussion Lab, Sepalcure).  I’ve got more info on Sepalcure coming soon, and some of their tracks featured tomorrow on my Dubstep.FM radio show, but until then get to know about this sound – lovestep.  This mix is the second foray into this sound from Praveen and he executes it like a pro with this mix, selections are just excellent.  Check out the tracklist here, and visit Percussion Lab for streaming & download of the set.  Keep a lookout for Sepalcure also.

Download via Percussion Lab.


Synkro – My Own World
Pangaea – Because of You
2562 – Lost
Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow
South East Soul – Lust
Deadboy – U Cheated
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
Joy Orbison – So Derobe
Mala – Alicia
Roof Light – In Your Hands
Wax / Shed – Dub Shed / STP Remix
Sepalcure – Down
Raffertie – 7th Dimension
Cosmin TRG – Since Last Night
Peter Hadar – Full Time Lover / Machinedrum Remix
Floating Points – For You

Also, I gotta say, both Praveen and Starkey are talkin about Lovestep/Luvstep, but only Kells really knows: