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Steppin into Yesterday with SNF 037 07.26.10 on Dubstep.FM


I was feeling a bit nostalgic last week after Mary Anne Hobbs announced that she’s stepping down from her Radio 1 show which is, and has been for a while, pretty much the apex of underground dance music education.  This got me in the mood for some classics so I decided to take a break from the bleeding edge of dance music and look backwards towards 2006/2007.  Some of my all time favorite tracks are in this mix, and strong representation from some of the best labels out there: Hyperdub, Tempa, Tectonic, DMZ, and Hotflush.  Step into the time machine…

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Tracklist:

Quest – Smooth Skin (Deep Medi)
Vex’d – Bombardment of Saturn (Planet Mu)
Distance – Nomad (Hotflush)
Coki – Mood Dub (DMZ)
Hijak – Nightmarez (Tectonic)
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Portal (Hyperdub)
Loefah – Twisup (Youngsta & Task VIP Mix) (DMZ)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
Geiom – Zalim Maar Daala (Berkane Sol)
Moving Ninja – Murky (Tectonic)
Moldy ft Juakali – Glory (Earwax)
Peverelist – Roll With The Punches (Punch Drunk)
Digital Mystikz – Neverland (DMZ)
Skream – Bahl Fwd (Tectonic)
Pinch ft Juakali – Gangstaz (Tectonic)
Djuyna – Inclined (Aphex)
Scuba – Frisco (Hotflush)
Don Carlos – Young Girl (Juju remix)
The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG bootleg) (free online)
Skream – Sub Island (Soul Jazz)
2562 – Circulate (Tectonic)
Horsepower Productions – Gorgon Sound (Tempa)
Roxy vs El-b – Endorse and Set It (Ghost)
Kode9 – 9 Samurai (Hyperdub)
Joker – Stuck in the System (Earwax)
Massive Music – Find My Way (kode9 remix) (Hyperdub)
RSD – Pretty Bright Light (Punch Drunk)
Johnny Clark vs Mala – Sinners (Ringo)
Clouds – Shallow (Noppa)
Walsh & Kromestar – Panik Room (Hotflush)
Skream – Dutch Flowerz (Tempa)
LV ft Dandelion – CCTV (Hyperdub)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (Digital Mystikz remix) (Kartel)
Skream – I (Loefah remix) (Tempa)
Benga – Dual (Big Apple)
Luke Envoy – M.U.G.E.N. (Wonderland)
Digital Mystikz – Molten (Tectonic)
Loefah – Horror Show (DMZ)
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Backward (Hyperdub)
Skream – Tapped (Tempa)
The Bug ft Warrior Queen – Poison Dart (Ninja Tune)
Mark One – Slang (Tectonic)
Martyn – Velvet (3024)
2562 – Kameleon (Tectonic)
Horsepower Productions – Fat Larry’s Skank (Tempa)
Kode9 – Magnetic City (Soul Jazz)
Pinch ft Rudey Lee – Step 2 It (Soul Jazz)
Loefah – Mud (DMZ)
Skream – Midnight Request Line (Tempa)
Augustus Pablo – Africa (1983) (Rockers Production)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 035 07.12.10 on Dubstep.FM


New sounds this show from Jack Dixon, Cairo, SubReachers, Sines, Lapo, Ramadanman, Dark Sky, Doc Daneeka, L-vis 1990 & more.  Last 10 or so coming off vinyl.  Check below for links to some free tunes from this show as well.  Get in there!

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Benga – Dual (Big Apple)
Digital Mystikz – Return II Space (DMZ)
Loefah – Justabeat
Lost – Disgustin Justin (Hench)
Kulture – Screaming Frog (Disfigured Dubs)
EshOne – U Boat (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Sines – My Mind (free online)
David Starfire – Cobra (Sub Swara remix) (Six Degrees)
Guido – Tango (Punch Drunk)
Sduk – Clunge (Slit Jockey)
Dark Sky – Night Light (Pictures)
Lapo – Ghetto Dance (FakeID)
Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Redlight remix) (free online)
Dark Sky – Reflex (Pictures)
Jack Dixon – Coconuts
Hypno – Over the Top (PTN)
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Distal – Apple Bottom
Mr Mageeka – Different Lestrix (Numbers)
Grievous Angel – Move Down Low VIP (Soul Jazz)
Four Tet – Sing (Mosca remix) (Domino)
Greenmoney ft Lady Chann – Political Hype (Fool’s Gold)
Venom & Damage – Deeper (Doc Daneeka remix) (Ten Thousand Yen)
Lapo ft Sista Kinky – HC Youth (FakeID)
L-vis 1990 – Into the Stars (Night Slugs)
Arms & Suites – My Masterpiece (free online)
SubReachers – Andromeda Connection
Cairo – Evergreen
George Fitzgerald – Weakness (Hotflush)
L-ow – Pinpoint (forthcoming Project Squared)
Joe – Untitled (Apple Pips)
LD – Woodblock (Hyperdub)
2562 – Love in Outer Space (Tectonic)
Ramadanman – Glut (Hemlock)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle)
Addison Groove – Dumbshit (Swamp81)
Goth-trad – Dark Path (Deep Medi)
The Bug ft Flow Dan – Skeng (Kode9 remix) (Hyperdub)
Pinch – 136 Trek (Punch Drunk)
Peverelist – Bluez (Punch Drunk)
Digital Mystikz – Unexpected (DMZ)
Lady Chann – Feel Calm (Hold Yuh Riddim) (free online)

 

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)

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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:

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 033 06.28.10 on Dubstep.FM


New sounds inside coming from EshOne, Distal, SubReachers, Pulsar, L-ow, Borja & more.  Little deep medi vinyl session for fun, and as usual sounds coming from all over the place. If you’re in the SF area, come out tonight for a live session from me along these lines.

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King Midas Sound – Earth a Kill Ya (Hyperdub)
EshOne – Anti Oil Spill Dub (free online)
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
SubReachers – 200G
Quest – The Unknown (Deep Medi)
Silkie – Concrete Jungle (Deep Medi)
Skream – Backwards (Deep Medi)
Pulsar – Contemplation
J. Rogers – Composite (Blipswitch)
L-ow – Pinpoint (forthcoming Project Squared)
Helix – Vrai
Joe – Untitled (Apple Pips)
Borja – Disowning the Self (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Planas – Roots Music (Immerse)
James Blake – CMYK (R&S)
Albert – Side Showin’
Calibre – Tenopause (Deep Medi)
EshOne – Die Cast (free online)
Distal – Eel
Brackles & Shortstuff – Pipey D (Blunted Robots)
Martin Kemp – Wot U Got (Blunted Robots)
Gremino – Be & See (Car Crash Set)
Mr Mageeka – Different Lekstrix (Numbers)
Greenmoney ft Lady Chann – Political Hype (Fools Gold)
Poirier ft Face T – Enemies (Sticky remix) (NinjaTune)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback (Palms Out)
Marcus Price & Carli – Var E Naaaken (Bok Bok remix) (Palms Out)
Distal – Apple Bottom
Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom remix) (Mixpak)
Bok Bok – Dance Report (Enchufada)
Simple – tapemachine
George FitzGerald – Weakness (forthcoming HotflushTwo)
L-ow – Diver (forthcoming Project Squared)
Sepalcure – Down (Hotflush)
Scuba – Tense (dBridge remix) (Hotshore)
Vaccine – Ochre (Nonplus)
Kid Simple – For Real

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 028 05.24.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring KingThing


Happy to feature a guest mix from KingThing of some wonky future garage business in this program with forthcoming sounds from El-B, Vas Guiro, Clueless, Tricky Strutt and of course KingThing himself.  On top of this, fresh tracks inside from Bojcot, more Clueless, Ital Tek, Dark Sky, and some bits off Guido’s new album.  This show’s a voyage through sound, hang on.

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Simple – Long Distance (forthcoming SubDepth)
SubReachers – Upside (Haunted Audio)
El Rakkas – I&I (XI Remix) (Lo Dubs)
Skream – I (Loefah Remix) (DMZ)
Ital Tek – Spectrum Falls (Atom River)
Dark Sky – Ghost Notes (Black Acre)
SRC – Brakedance (Numbers)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
Mensah – Untitled Future Funk (Hench)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Guido – Tango (Punch Drunk)
Timzed – Anonymous (free online)
Kloke – Acid Rain (Enchufada)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (20% Refix)
Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce – Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-edit) (Ramp)

– KingThing feature (download) —

Floating Points – Shark case (Planet Mu)
SBTRKT – Jamlock (Brainmath)
KingThing – Sexawoowho (Dub)
Vas Guiro – Snick Snack (Forthcoming Night Audio)
Clueless – Wrongness10 (Forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – la-di-da (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
El-B feat. Rolla – Back Wid Da Sound (forthcoming Ghost)
KingThing – Neglect Me (Forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Tricky Strutt – The Joy In Your Eye (Forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – Mad Hatter (Forthcoming Fortified Audio)

Bojcot & Dawn – Something
Doc Daneeka – Bumblebeeriddim (Pattern)
Randomer & Fife – Too Many Times (Fat!)
Distal – Coke Bottle (forthcoming Grizzly)
Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom Remix) (Mixpak)
Nehuen – Tropicalia (Corsario)
Marcus Visionary – Surinam (Liondub International)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
EshOne – Toast Burned (Dubfront)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Furesshu – Horizons (Project Squared)
Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) (Ninjatune)
June Miller – Brussels North (Wascal Remix) (54music)
(STC) – Chomp (Phaeleh mix) (Slimetime)
Blawan – Iddy (Hessle)
Guido – Mad Sax (Punch Drunk)
Clueless – Where Monsters Dwell
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
LD – Peace In Our Culture (Dub Police)
Leroy Smart – Rude Boy (Jammys)

Introducing: KingThing

I linked up with Olly KingThing some time ago through the Future Garage forum, though his music is really undefinable.  His productions have been consistently excellent and are featured in his guest mix, on top of this he’s affiliated with Night Audio & Fortified Audio and showcases some hot forthcoming tracks on each.  For a bit more info, check out this brief interview:

SNF: Always have to start with an intro: where are you coming from and how’d you get into music and production?

KingThing: I’m from Chester, a small town in between Liverpool and Manchester (more or less). Like a fair amount of people i’d been making music in various guises all my life, and then one day somebody stuck a copy of Reason infront of me and I’ve never looked back – i liked the fact that it was all me, there was no working with bandmates etc, i got complete control over the music – which is how i like it ;) So im either an introspective genius or an unsociable cunt, i haven’t decided yet. Its been a fun journey trying to figure it out though:p But through that avenue i came to Logic and Ableton, and it all began to get pretty serious when i moved to Leeds about 4/5 years ago – if you like music, you love Leeds.

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 007 12.21.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFNew tracks this show from EshOne, Argyle, Alien Pimp, Thesis, Misk, The Widdler, Noah D, Martin Kemp, and lots more.  I’m taking a week break after this one for the holidays, back early next year on January 4.  Until then!

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Tracklist (55 tunes, 2h 8m):

Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
Pinch ft Rudey Lee – Step 2 It (Soul Jazz)
Joker – Output 1-2 (Tectonic)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Mr Lager ft Alys Be – Tell Me (Sub Freq)
Benga – Technocal (Tectonic)
Asusu – Small Hours (Project Squared)
DJG – Lichen (forthcoming Lo Dubs)
Argyle – I’d Call It Dope (unreleased)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (forthcoming Gangsta Boogie)
Alien Pimp – My Garage Is Your House (DubKraft)
KingThing – Beuno (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Kanvas – Forget the Future (unreleased)
YLEM – Free Your Mind (unreleased)
Starkey ft Badness – Ok Luv (Planet Mu)
DJ Madd – Someone (Breakage Unspecified Remix) (Blackbox)
Hypno – Stay (unreleased)
DJG – Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Appleblim – Vansan (Gatekeeper Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
HxdB – Prism (Mindset)
Thesis – Escolas (unreleased)
Skream – Bahl Fwd (Tectonic)
Loefah – Truly Dread (Tempa)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
The Widdler – Tibet (unreleased)
Moving Ninja – Murky (Tectonic)
EshOne – When I’m Around (unreleased)
Sukh Knight – Diesel not Petrol (Noah D Remix) (True Tiger)
Burial – U Hurt Me (Hyperdub)
Kryptic Minds – Stepping Stone (Swamp81)
Svpreme Fiend – Mover (unreleased)
Loan – Mongol in Dub Steppe (IOT)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Alien Pimp – Lobster She Wrote (DubKraft)
Mr. Gasparov – Ruffneck (unreleased)
Sines – Twitta Dat (L2S Recordings)
Distal – Tortelli’s Slave (unreleased)
PhoneCall – Dimentional (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Numan – The Way (Subdepth)
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Hotflush)
Pearson Sound – PLSN (Hessle)
Misk – Watercolor (free online)
SubReachers – Indigo (unreleased)
Numan – Virgo (Subdepth)
Digital Mystikz – Thief In Da Night (Soul Jazz)
Kode9 – Magnetic City (Soul Jazz)
Headhunter – Experience (Tempa)
Youngsta and Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Hypno – Elevate (Haunted Audio)
Compound One – Perhaps the Darkness (Compound One)
Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The XX Remix) (free online)
DZ – What You Wont Do For Love (Slit Jockey)
Kozee – Child Proof Heart (free online)