Posts Tagged ‘bakir’

Dub Mission with The Spit Brothers (live), DJ Sep & Maneesh


Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Sunday standard dubwise party brings out The Spit Brothers (Bakir & Dubsworth) to play their live flavor of dubstep. Look out for trumpet, bass, guitar, organ, synth & more. Support from Sep & Maneesh.
Date: 2010-10-31
Tickets: $7 at the door

 

Fixup with Submerse, Bakir and SNF


Location: 222 Hyde (map & info)
Description: Fixup one year anniversary! This midweek basswise night has been going strong for a year with a host of great headliners, this time Submerse fresh off his recent Well Rounded release. Support from Bakir and SNF.
Date: 2010-11-10
Tickets: $8

 

Dubs Alive 006 with The Spit Brothers, Luthor, Djunya and a free DL


The latest out on the San Francisco imprint Dubs Alive is this diverse 5 track EP with originals from The Spit Brothers and Luthor, and with Bakir, Djunya and 6blocc on remix duties.  The original “No Curfew” is a spooky, basswise tune that’s like a soundtrack to a new Dick Tracy film. Eerie keys create a brooding mood that the ultradeep bassline strongly reinforces. If you’re listening to this on headphones trust you’re missing out on half the song on the low end. Things get hectic in the second half, getting hyper with a 4×4 beat making this a strong transition song between sounds.

Djunya steps up next to tackle a remix of “No Curfew”, adding more swagger to the beat but maintaining the eerie feel of the original with keys and brass. When the main bit drops in this becomes an incredible remix with doubled up kicks and added synths overtop. Guaranteed to light up a dance.

Out of the five songs on the release the only one that doesn’t work is the 6blocc remix where the vibe of the original is entirely lost in an attempt to reproduce Bombaman-esque bass sounds that falls way short. Feels far too cookie cutter.

Luthor brings the next original with his emotive, bass heavy sound. Complex beats and a nice atmosphere built by Luthor make this one a quality late night or Sunday morning tune, matching elements of the jazzy sound found in many Dubs Alive releases.  On the remix of this one Bakir comes with a funky/soca styled beat under the keys and vocals of the original. The original mix is pretty mellow, this one is purely hyper. Intensity.

Along with these, Dubs Alive have put out another tune for free download, this one called “Done Gone There.” Download this one using the player below, then check the full DAV006 release using the second player.

The Spit Brothers – Done Gone There (Dubsworth ft. Bakir)(FREE DOWNLOAD) by Dubs Alive Records

Dubs Alive 006 by Dubs Alive Records

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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


 

The Spit Brothers – King Me (Free DL)


The Spit Brothers (Web, Soundcloud) recently decided to drop this funkified dubstep tune for free via their soundcloud – get on it.  Dubsworth on the guitar nails it on this one. Bassline’s a roller with upbeat guitar and funky keys keeping it going.  Jazz dubstep as they say in the genre tag sums it up perfectly. Music for a mystery film or a car chase courtesy their label Dubs Alive. Look out for more gems coming soon on Dubs Alive including a massive release with remixes from Djunya & 6blocc.

Download this one below using the arrow on the right, or click to visit their Soundcloud page.

The Spit Brothers – King Me (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Dubs Alive

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 040 08.16.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Bakir of The Spit Brothers


Guest appearance this show from Bakir of The Spit Brothers live in the studio. His session is large, packed with forthcoming & unreleased material. Outside, new tracks from DJ Cable & DJ Rodan on some dirty south mashups, DJG, a preview of Truth’s new album “Puppets”, Ramadanman, Josif, Bowly & more.

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Tracklist:

DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Icicle – Xylophobia (Shogun Audio)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
DJ Cable vs Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchise Boyz – Wind It Up & Lean Wit It (free online)
DJ Rodan vs Distal & Pimp C – Pourin Up Some Oil
Terror Danjah – Trojan (free online)
2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Leisure remix)
Cosmic Revenge – After Party
EshOne – U Boat
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)

– Bakir in the mix –

1.  DJG – Obsessed
2.  Dubsworth – Carbonation
3.  The Spit Brothers – No Curfew (Djunya remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
4.  J Kenzo – Stomp (ARGO34A)
5.  Luthor – M Grow (Bakir remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
6.  WAR 17B
7.  Pachecko & Pocz – Zarbak (Mr Gasparov remix)
8.  The Spit Brothers – Single Coil (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
9.  Bukkha – No Guns, No Fire
10.The Spit Brothers – By The Fire (Nate Mars remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
11.The Spit Brothers – Violet Dub (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
12.The Spit Brothers – Some of the Time (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
13.Bakir – Going Down low (forthcoming on Fullmelt’s BAD3)
14.Bakir & Vinja – Untitled (preview)
15.The Spit Brothers – Beg To Differ (DJG reformat)
16.J Kenzo – Between Two Worlds (ARGO34B)
17.Bukkha – Minor (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
18.Billingsley – Alien Song (preview)
19.The Spit Brothers – King Me
20.Daega Sound System – SOS (Blipswitch Digital)
21. Kush Arora Ft. Mega Banton – Repping and Stepping

Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery (forthcoming King Dubbist)
Seahorse – Limestone Cave
Truth – Burglar (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Puppets (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Dead Silence (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Indigo Mood (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Don’t Explain (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Ramadanman – Grab Somebody (whitelabel)
Jam City – Let Me Bang refix (Night Slugs whitelabel)
Bowly – Idee D’un Tropique (Berkane Sol)
Kidkut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou remix) (Youngunz)
Gremino – Hyper (Rag & Bone)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Prince Zammy – Passion
Ramadanman – Tempest (Hemlock)
Incyde – Dusk (Helix reshape)
Josif – Numb (forthcoming 2circles)
Africa Hi Tech – Too Late (Warp)
Kyla – Don’t Play With My Heart (Roska remix) (free online)

 

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.

Tracklist:

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

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 036 07.19.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin again, new sounds from Pressa, Machinedrum, Peverelist, Kid Simple, Mount Kimbie, Sines, Zeno, The Spit Brothers, Kush Arora, Jibberish, Leon, and more inside.  Little reggaeish session in the middle for fun.

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Tracklist:

Mount Kimbie – Ruby (Hotflush)
SubReachers – Channeling
Bridge – Summers Day (NE UK)
Kid Simple – Notice U
Peverelist – Better Ways of Living (Punch Drunk)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex (Machinedrum remix) (free online)
Pressa – Friction
Dark Sky – Reflex (Pictures)
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Daega Sound – Forest Floor dub
Indigo – Fading (Mindset)
Sines – Stuff Dreams Are Made Of (forthcoming Embassy)
Spit Brothers – Violet Dub
Versa ft Rowl – G’d up (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Ticklah remix) (Liondub International)
LV & Errol Bellot – Dub Judge
Mungos Hi Fi ft Earl 16 – International Roots (Scotch Bonnet)
Mala – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
Djunya – Dawn (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Zeno – Western Omelet
Jack Dixon – Coconuts
Distal – Apple Bottom
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (Hyperdub)
Suncycle ft Mavado – No More (Ill Blu remix) (Suncycle Digital)
Grievous Angel – Move Down Low VIP (Soul Jazz)
Greenmoney ft Serocee – Suh Mi Stay (Fool’s Gold)
Supra 1 – Still Believe (L-vis 1990 remix dub) (Trouble & Bass)
Lil Silva – Seasons (Night Slugs)
Jibberish – The Derms VIP
Kush Arora & Bakir – Pet Massage Shiatsu
Soil & Pimp sessions – Popkorn (Doc Daneeka remix)
Ramadanman – Fall Short (Swamp81)
Leon – VMZY (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Parson – I Rep The Dirty South (Dubbel Dutch remix) (free online)
Girl Unit – Shade On (Night Slugs)
Distal – Coke Bottle (forthcoming Grizzly)
Kotchy – She Made It Easy (Son of Kicks remix) (Seclusiasis)
Terror Danjah – Bruzin VIP (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Sx – Wooo Riddim (SX Beats)
Mount Kimbie – Adriatic (Hotflush)
Prefuse73 – I Got No Time For Rearviews (Warp)

 

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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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!

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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

Tracklist:

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”