Posts Tagged ‘darkstar’

Sines – Sonic Love Cycle


Valentine’s day is a buzz with new sounds.  Mixes with titles about love and producers from the deeper side of dubstep are popping up all over.  I’d like to highlight three here today, the first from Sines of Formant Recordings.  This mix isn’t strictly positive tunes per se, but an attempt by Sines to capture all emotions associated with love, some of which aren’t necessarily happy.  The sounds inside this mix are the new new, with big representation from VVV (look out for this man 2010), and heat from Deadboy, Roska, Cosmic Revenge, FBOM, and Cooly G.

Head over to Formant Recordings to show some love and download this one.

Tracklist:

Darkstar – Aidys Girl’s Is A Computer
Cooly G – Love (Refix Dub)
Fuzzy Logic – In The Morning
Roska – Wonderful Day
Clueless – Sexual
Dem 2 – Baby (You’re So Sexy)
Cosmic Revenge – Late Nights
Headhunter – Luvdup
Four Tet – Lovecry (Roska Mix)
Simbad – Soul Fever (Simbad Mix)
Aaron Carl – Oasis (Nick Holder Vocal Dub)
Deadboy – Heartbreaker
Horsepower Productions – Givin’ Up On Love
Groove Chronicles – Stonecold
VVV – Notice Luv
VVV – Back To Life
FBOM – Don’t Leave
MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Brackles Mix)
VVV – Selfish 1


 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 013 02.08.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFThis might be my favorite show yet.  13’s a lucky number.  Absolutely big new tracks from Luthor, Furesshu, Gerry R, Distal, HxdB, Jibberish, and more.  On top of this, tons of the songs in this show are free downloads online – check below for the links.  There’s a total of 10 free bits, love when producers give their tracks away.  Monday nights, 6-8pm PST lock in to dubstep.FM for freshness every week.

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Tracklist:

Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Breakage’s Tight Rope Remix) (free online)
The Widdler – I Don’t Need You (DopeLabs remix) (unreleased)
Kingdom – You (Fool’s Gold)
Yong – Bleep Bloop (unreleased)
D1 – Jus Business (Dub Police)
Distal – Love a la Ventura (unreleased)
Bakir and Dubsworth – No Curfew (forthcoming)
Skinnz – Ukraine (Fabric)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Peverelist – Bluez (Punch Drunk)
Distal – Grape Donut (unreleased)
Furesshu – 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Indigo – Levitate (OpenEarz)
D1 – Pitcher (Dub Police)
Gerry R – Easy Sniper (unreleased)
Lil Wayne – A Milli (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
Jibberish – Panther Moderns (free online)
Luthor – Diamond Cutter (Haunted Audio)
Vivek – Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Jus Wan – Stand Dub (unreleased)
Orien – Strawberry Kiss (free online)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Jack Dixon – We Had a Better Life (unreleased)
Egoless – Apocalypse Dub (free online)
A Bridge Far Away – Killerbees (Be-1ne Remix) (free online)
Darkstar – Automating (free online)
Duncan Powell – Need Love (L2S Recordings)
Sebastien Tellier – L’amour et la Violence (Floating Points remix) (Lucky Number)
Cosmic Revenge – Baroness (unreleased)
Jay Diamond – Touch (Doyli Remix) (free online)
HxdB – Immediate Media (Disco Assault VIP) (forthcoming Betamorph)
F – Energy Distortion (Untold Remix) (7even)
Pangaea – Sunset Yellow (Hessle)
LD – Oh Yeah (free online)
Furesshu – Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Foiled Torsos – The Specialist (HxdB Remix) (forthcoming Echodub)
ID & Baobinga – Red Dust (forthcoming)
Cotti & Cluekid – Flashback (whitelabel)
Kid Simple – Dummy (unreleased)
Numan – Secrets (Subdepth)
Hypno – Over The Top (unreleased)
Destiny’s Child – Bills (harmonimix) (whitelabel)
D1 – BRB (free online)
Cosmin TRG – Strobe Lick (Tempa)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (forthcoming Embassy)
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
KingThing – Dazed (unreleased)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (20% Refix) (unreleased)
DJG – Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Jack Dixon – Somebody Said They Saw You (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Duncan Powell – Wombat Nite (L2S Recordings)
Indigo ft XXXY – Hold On (OpenEarz)
ID & Baobinga – Inland (forthcoming)
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
Rumblejazz – Monito (free online)

 

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)

 

Mary Anne Hobbs – Wild Angels


Mary Anne Hobbs has a new compilation album coming out on Planet Mu on September eighth and man are the selections excellent and diverse, as expected from both MAH and Planet Mu.  If you aren’t familar with Mary Anne Hobbs then get to know: she runs a hugely influential radio show on the BBC’s Radio 1 and has been called the modern day John Peel.  Forward-looking beats from artists like Hudson Mohawke, Brackles, Untold, Starkey, Nosaj Thing, and many more come together yielding an excellent compilation of 2009 dubstep/hip hop/wonky/robot music.  Exclusive tracks from Gemmy, Teebs, Hyetal, Darkstar, and Floating Points should cause even the most well-educated to take note and Planet Mu nailed it by pressing all of those to 12″ vinyl for the DJs.

Surefire sums it up excellently:

This album represents emerging new Transatlantic sounds progressing
future-forward from dubstep, hip-hop, soul and electronic centered in
Glasgow, Bristol, London and on America’s West Coast. The album
displays many tiers of sound, embodying the best from the artists
often featured on Mary Anne’s esteemed BBC Radio 1 show.

It features pioneering tracks, such as Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Spotted’ and
Rustie’s ‘ZigZag’ which have been highly influential in the
evolutionary process, underground dancefloor anthems such as Starkey’s
‘Gutter Music VIP’, devastating cerebral pieces like Mark Pritchard’s
‘?’ and exclusive tracks from next generation artists such as Teebs’
‘WLTA’ and Gemmy’s ‘Rainbow Road.’

The title ‘Wild Angels’ comes from an expression that Mary Anne used
to describe the crucially influential work of the late Alice Coltrane
on her BBC Radio 1 ‘West Coast Rocks’ special. She said: “Alice
Coltrane plays her harp like a wild angel.”  Planet Mu label head Mike
Paradinas loved it so much he suggested it as a title.

Dom Sum of LuckyMe produced an excellent video to go with an abbreviated mix of the tracks on the comp.  Very nice visualizations here that blend superbly with the audio.  Great package here all things considered.

To accompany the compilation release Mary Anne’s doing a US tour north, east, south, and west.  I hope there’s one in your area:

Thursday, September 10 Smartbar (DubFix Party) – Chicago, IL
Friday, September 11  103 Harriet St, (Afterburn Party) – San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 12 The Cellar at Agenda – San Jose, CA
Wednesday, September 16 Holocene – Portland, OR
Friday, September 18  Love (Dub War Party) – New York, NY
Saturday, September 19 Shadow Lounge (SubDivision Party) – Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, September 20  Barcelona (MadClassy Party) – Austin, TX
Wednesday, September 23 Low End Theory – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, September, 25   Cervantes (Bass Invasion Party) w/Skream – Denver, CO
Saturday, September, 26 Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA

Here’s the full tracklist with exclusives in bold – mouthwatering!  Audio previews available thanks to Planet Mu.

01 Mark Pritchard – ?
02 Hudson Mohawke– Spotted
03 Gemmy – Rainbow Road
04 Mike Slott – Knock Knock
05 Brackles – LHC
06 Teebs – WLTA
07 Nosaj Thing – IOIO
08 Untold – Discipline
09 Tranqill – Payroll (Paul White’s Clean Dub)
10 Architeq – Sleeping Bear Lament (Take Remix)
11 Rustie – ZigZag
12 Mono/Poly – Red And Yellow Toys
13 Hyetal – We Should Light A Fire
14 Starkey – Gutter Music V.I.P.
15 Darkstar – Videotape
16 Floating Points – Esthian Three
17 Sunken Foal – Of Low Count And Light Pocket
18 Legion Of Two – And Now We Wait

Keep your ears open – this drops September eighth.