Posts Tagged ‘antiserum’

Dubblestandart – Chrome Optimism (free DL, show tonight!)


Dubblestandart, Subatomic Sound and a gang of remix artists team up on “Chrome Optimism” with legends David Lynch and Lee Scratch Perry (both pictured smoking various dried leaves to the right).  The original Dubblestandart mix is robotic roots reggae with somewhat random interjections from Lynch overtop. The remix action is where this gets serious, with very strong work from Kush Arora, Antiserum & Bakir, Subatomic Sound and more. Check below for a nice video of the Subatomic Sound remix exploring the desert overtop the beat, fits quite well.

The Subatomic Sound and original radio mix are available for free download via the player below thanks to Emch & Subatomic Sound. If you’re in the Bay Area, both Dubblestandard and Subatomic Sound are headlining the weekly Dub Mission down at Elbo Room, so get yourself down there.

Dubblestandart meets David Lynch & Lee Scratch Perry “Chrome Optimism” remixes – out now! by SubatomicSound


 

Got Bayss with Antiserum, Alias, Hedlok & more


Location: Blakes (Berkeley) (map & info)
Description: SF basswise badman Antiserum headlines this Berkeley dubstep extravaganza. 18+.
Date: 2010-10-08
Tickets: $5 before 10, $12 after.

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 034 07.05.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Blipswitch


This show featuring Blipswitch Digital, a label run by J. Rogers here in San Francisco that seeks to combine Dub Techno and Dubstep.  New music inside coming from Terror Danjah, SubReachers, Digital Mystikz, Al Tourettes and more.

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Tracklist:

Digital Mystikz – Unexpected (DMZ)
SubReachers – Algarve
Matt Shadetek – Hybrid Orchid (Dutty Artz)
Low Density Matter – Blue Street (Keysound)
Pulsar – Contemplation
Darqwan – JahWan (Tectonic)
Hatcha – Dirtee Tek (Special Branch)
DOK ft Terror Danjah – Hysteria (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Digital Mystikz – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
EshOne – U Boat (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)

– Blipswitch Feature –
J. Rogers & Kenneth Scott – Transparentech
J. Rogers & Kevin Wall – Manifesto
Process Rebel – Call Me Bloodfire (J. Rogers & Archetypewriter remix)
J. Rogers & Antiserum – Evil Spirits
Coalition of the Killing – We Are The Glitch (Eskmo remix)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (Bakir remix)
Nate Mars ft Jahdan – Above and Beyond Dem
Daega Sound – SOS
Dhyan Moller – Lost in 3s (DJG remix)

Jericho – Judas (L2S)
SBTRKT & SAMPHA – Break Off (Ramp)
Resketch & Submerse – Only (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Jack Dixon – Seventy Six
KingThing – La-Di-Da
Gremino – Shining (Jam City remix) (Car Crash Set)
Kalbata – Wallabee (Cosmin TRG remix) (Double Science)
SBTRKT – 2020 (Brainmath)
George FitzGerald – Weakness (forthcoming Hotflush)
Mele – And Of The Son (Mixpak)
Guido – Cat In The Window (Punch Drunk)
Terror Danjah – Horror Story (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Terror Danjah – Ride 4 Me (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Jakes – Time Ends (Tectonic)
Borja – Sword of Truth (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Joe – Untitled (Apple Pips)
Al Tourettes – When I Rust I Rest (If Symptoms Persist)
Digital Mystikz – Livin Different (DMZ)
SubReachers – 200G
Deli – Gherkin (Geiomix) (Berkane Sol)
L-ow – Diver (forthcoming Project Squared)
SubReachers – Seven Beat Slowpoke

Feature: Blipswitch Digital

Blipswitch has been a personal favorite record label for a while with its infectious blend of dubstep and dub techno.  Releases tend to have techno remixes of dubstep tunes or vice versa leading to diverse tracks on a single EP.  Label head Joe Rogers took a moment to introduce the label in this short interview.

SNF: How’d you end up in electronic music?

JR: When I was younger, I was into the mainstream stuff like everyone else (Chemical Bros, Prodigy, etc, etc).  A few years later, when I was 14, I was lucky enough to spend the summer in Switzerland, and started going to some clubs there (the age restrictions there are quite a bit looser, obviously).  At that time, progressive trance was the sound, and I had never heard anything like it before.  But in particular, I had never seen/heard a performance by a proper DJ.  I remember turning to my friend at one point and saying, “man, this music is pretty cool, but damn this song is long, it’s been on for like 30 minutes.”  Naive, I know..  When my friend explained what the DJ was doing, I was floored.  The fact that this guy was going from track-to-track so seamlessly that I couldn’t even hear where one thing ended and the next started really blew me away.  I’ve been an addict ever since. (And no, I don’t listen to progressive trance anymore :)

SNF: What was your path to starting Blipswitch?

JR: I first started getting into the electronic scene again (after spending 4 years in music school working on composition and conducting) when I stumbled on KONTROL at the endup.  The minimal sound that was big back then was brand new, and was very exciting to me.  So I started going to a ton of techno shows, but always had a hard time finding parties except by word of mouth.  I knew about Groundscore and BayRaves, but there really wasn’t an equivalent website for techno in SF.  So I started Blipswitch.net with Sean McLucas to fill that gap.  When that blew up, we started doing monthly parties at 222 Hyde as a part of the 222uesdays series.  When that blew up, I started the label.  I had already made plans for all of this to happen, but things certainly progressed about five times as fast as I had expected.  It’s been quite a ride.

SNF: Why did you decide to combine Dub Techno and Dubstep in the label?

JR: When I joined Surya Dub originally, I was mainly coming in on the business side, to help with promotions and general business stuff.  At that time, dubstep was still fairly new to me, and to be completely honest, I didn’t like it all that much.  But then when the dubstep/techno thing started happening with the first 2562 album and Headhunter, etc, it started making sense to me.  Kush Arora from SD crew would also throw in some 4/4 techno in his sets, which was impressive to me.  Eventually, I found a way to make the sound work for me in my own way.  I like playing straight techno sometimes, or straight dubstep if it’s proper.  But I’m most happy mixing the two, whether it be DJ sets, production, or signing stuff to the label.  It’s just good business too, as having both sounds allows you to pull from each of the different audiences and increase musical attention from one side to the other.  Well…. it’s supposed to work that way anyway..  I think a lot of people in the scene need to pull their head out of their ass and stop being so wedded to one sound.  To take techno as an example, we’re talking about a sub-niche within a sub-niche (electronic/dance music), within a sub-niche (underground music)…  Unless people want to keep it that way, people need to learn to come together better and support other kinds of electronic music.  United we stand, divided we fall.. or something like that..  Anyway, bringing the musics together is what I’m about it, and that’s what Blipswitch is about.  And it will stay that way as long as I’m running things.

SNF: What can we look forward to from you and Blipswitch?

JR: I’ll be releasing a few things coming up, a Daega Sound Remix, a new track with Leon.  I’ll continue doing the twice-a-year Blipswitch Mixed compilations, which do very well.  Other than that man, I’ll have my nose in the books for the next three years out in small-town USA.  In July, I’m actually moving to Concord, New Hampshire to begin law school, and will have left SF probably by the time you’re reading this.  But don’t panic.  I’ve got A&R people in SF, LA, Miami, Vancouver, Dallas, New York, and Amsterdam that will be setting up Blipswitch releases for the next few years.  I already have the release schedule built through March 2011 from my own signings (yeah, I think that far ahead), but after that, my people are going to take over.  As a result of the worldwide area we’ll be covering and the different tastes each person will bring to the table, I expect the label’s sound to grow very much.  I’ll still have the deciding vote up or down on whether or not we’re going to sign something, but definitely expect growth in the Blipswitch sound.  Big things on the way, expect the best!

SNF: Thanks!

If you want to pick up some Blipswitch material, check out their back catalog on Juno:

 

Full Melt with Trolley Snatcha, Liquid Stranger, Antiserum, Wagawaga and tons more


Location: 103 Harriet St (map & info)
Description: Full Melt face melt session with a massive dubstep takeover of 103 Harriet.
Date: 2010-06-04
Tickets:$15 presale.

 

Paradise with Dieselboy, Mr Boogie, Djunya, Blackheart and tons more


Location: Lupin Lodge (map & info)
Description: Massive campout with Dieselboy and Mr Boogie headlining. Huge lineup.
Date: 2010-05-07
Tickets: $35 here.

 

Dub Mission with Antiserum, Maneesh the Twister and DJ Sep


Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Big weekly dub party in the mission brings SF reggae dubstepper Antiserum alongside Surya Dub member Maneesh and DJ Sep.
Date: 2010-02-28
Tickets: $6 at the door

Dub Mission

 

Big Up Sub ft OSC, Djunya, Sam Supa and more


Location: Red Sky Records (map & info)
Description: Huge lineup and everyone that shows up gets a free yearly subscription to Big Up Magazine. Right. Be there.  Also, BYOB so save $ on drinks.
Date: 2010-01-09
Tickets: $20 at the door

 

Mixes for Monday: Kid Simple vs Slevin Dubs


Pair of fresh mixes for today from Seattle’s Kid Simple and St. Louis’s Slevin Dubs. Both are on the harder side of things but bring their own flavor to your ears. First up, Kid Simple:

Kid Simple – ‘09 Promo Mix

Kid Simple has been making innovative, dancefloor oriented productions for time now and to my knowledge this is his first distributed mix.  He’s lately been picked up by Double Drop recordings here in SF and has been included in a bunch of mixes that are floating around, notably Starkey’s FACT mix.  This one is riddled with his own productions, I hope it gets him some deserving notice.

Tracklist (44 mins):
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Forthcoming Double Drop)
Kid Simple – Where You Left VIP (Forthcoming Double Drop)
Numan – Virgo (Unreleased)
Eskmo – Let Them Sing (Planet Mu)
Rx – Just Ya Nutz (Unreleased)
NTRLD & Thurgood – Magic Pills (Double Drop)
Kid Simple – Simplify (Unreleased)
Kid Simple – Bananas (Shift)
Starkey – Rain City (Forthcoming RWINA)
Kanji Kinetic – Thrill Seeker (Unreleased)
Numan – Squarebot (Unreleased)
Guido – Chakra (Punch Drunk)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (Unreleased)
Kid Simple – Dripz (Unreleased)
Kid Simple – Yes Or No VIP (Unreleased)
Synkro – Everybody Knows (Smokin’ Sessions)

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Slevin Dubs – Drum Drops & Bass Bombs

Next it’s Slevin Dubs out of St. Louis.  This one comes with tons of crossover tunes, dubstep remixes of everything from Kid Cudi’s Day & Night to Madonna – Music and even Taylor Swift.  Some people love the crossovers, some hate ‘em, you decide:

Tracklist (78 min):

1.   ramadanman – good feeling
2.   the widdler – sunday (bootleg remix)
3.   outrun – 8 bit spliff (original mix)
4.   kid cudi – day n night (the widdler remix)
5.   the widdler – lady dub feat. aaliyah (hd4000 remix)
6.   (slevin dubs mashup) rumble junkie – dope angel (antiserum remix)
+ the widdler – its a fine day (bootleg)
7.   charle p – somewhere over the rainbow remix
8.   amanda blank – i might like you better.. (rusko remix)
9.   (slevin dubs mashup) jay z – big pimpin (purephase &
panda cub remix) +  busta rhymes – woo ha (skirmish remix)
10. the widdler – we ready (bootleg)
11. noah d & babylon system – california style (original mix)
12. skream – lightening
13. boy crisis – dressed to digress (nero remix)
14. the widdler – make it rain (bootleg)
15. testrack – you keep me hanging on remix
16. prodigy – warriors dance (technologik remix)
17. arctic monkeys – crying lightening (aems remix)
18. taylor swift – you’re not sorry (figit! remix)
19. robert miles – children (hxdb remix)
20. dj mujava – township funk ( vip remix)
21. mike snow – black & blue (caspa remix)
22. madonna – music (the builder remix) (slevin dubs sample twist)

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Sam Supa – Dub Machine (Exclusive Mix)


Sam Supa (Brapdem, Grime City, Surefire) described this mix as “a true spectrum of all the Dubstep I play and what is good in music right now” and I have to agree.  Straight out the gates it’s serious with Wachs Lyrical’s “Fear VIP,” but that’s just a foreshadowing of what’s to come as it fades into deeper tunes.  Constantly through the mix Sam is taking you on a journey, in and out of darkness, showcasing various vibes in dance music.  This to me is what makes a good mix, flexing all aspects of music to produce something that cycles in and out of intensity.  I was thinking about this at the recent “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” festival here in San Francisco where the musicians also used mellow, sparse introductions juxtaposed with more beat-heavy danceable sections to get people in the groove.  I feel like this is fundamental to well-executed dance music and this mix is a very good example.

Highlights of this for me are the intro from Wachs Lyrical, the DJG collaborations with XI and Headhunter, Eprom’s robotic glitchy track “Humanoid,” Eskmo’s bit off the Hypercolor EP (look for more from him soon on Planet Mu), Zeno’s fresh track and a Brapdem signing “Lazer Wolf 2010,” Djunya’s metallic, primal dancehall killer “Full Circle,” and Kozee’s 20,000 leagues deep tune “Sugar Loaf.”  After Kozee comes James Blake’s “Air & Lack Thereof” and this may be the best blend into the track I’ve ever heard, perfect example of going from one vibe to another seamlessly.

Featured in this mix is Skulltrane’s “This One Called Dub,” recently out on MalLabel.  They also distributed a couple free MP3s with this release, fans of the dirty sound should check these out:

Skulltrane – This One Called Dub (HD4000 Remix)

Skulltrane – Mirror Elements

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Sam Supa - Dub Machine

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Tracklist:

1. Fear VIP – Wachs Lyrical – DUBSAW
2. Synchopath – Dub Fiend – DUB
3. Better With You – DJ Madd – BOKA
4. Putney Says – DJG & XI  – forthcoming SUREFIRE SOUND
5. Dark Entity – Wachs Lyrical  – DUBSAW
6. Twilight – Distance – forthcoming CHESTPLATE
7. Justice – Jakes – forthcoming SIN CITY
8. Guitar Hero – Skream – forthcoming SIN CITY
9. Humanoid – Eprom  – DUB
10. Grit Your Teeth – Kutz  -DUB
11. Pump Action – Chimpo – forthcoming SIN CITY
12. Kamikaze – Antiserum & No Thing  – DUB
13. Dream I’m Flying – Eskmo – ANCESTOR
14. Lazer Wolf 2010 – Zeno – forthcoming BRAP DEM RECORDINGS
15. Work That Box – Jay Bird – KRAKEN
16. Torso – NTRLD & Measure D – DUB
17. This One Called Dub – Skulltrane – MALLABEL MUSIC
18. Under Mi Sensi – 6Blocc & Dread Fox – DUB
19. Friend – Natty King and RedBud (Kush Aurora Remix) – DUB
20. Dub King Killah – Earlyworm (Roommate Remix) – VOLTAGE
21. Dub Spot Riddim – Zed Bias – SIDESTEPPER RECORDINGS
22. Full Circle – Djunya – forthcoming BRAP DEM RECORDINGS
23. How To Move – Sharmaji  – DUB
24. Spacecake – DJG & Headhunter – forthcoming WHEEL & DEAL
25. Sugar Loaf – Kozee – forthcoming BADMAN PRESS
26. Air Lack Thereof – James Blake -  HEMLOCK RECORDINGS
27. Free Me – Matt-U  – SCUM RECORDINGS
28. Bad – L.D. – HYPERDUB

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Reach for the Lazers with Eskmo, Eprom, Ana Sia and many more (massive underground)


Title: Reach for the Lazers with Eskmo, Eprom, Ana Sia and many more (massive underground)
Location: Underground
Description: Another huge lineup from the Redline crew with headliners for days and the night before halloween.
Date: 2009-10-30
Tickets: $20 presales at Red Sky Records