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V/A – Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Reviewed)


Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space

“This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!” -Pinch

I know I am not the only one who was drawn to dubstep by spending formative years of my youth listening to reggae albums, especially dub. Honestly, Scientist has always been a personal favorite; no disrespect to King Tubby for being the originator and no disrespect to Mad Professor for embracing new technologies in an old sound however Scientist seemed to always sit perfectly in the middle of the proto, and the present. His “Vampires” and “World Cup” releases having left the biggest impression on me, even still today. Obviously, I’m absolutely enthralled that this release exists and even more having an opportunity to listen to these tracks and relay some early impressions on them back to readers.

Attempting my hardest to stay away from clichéd idioms when writing this review, it is difficult to approach speaking about specific tracks on this release without emphasizing “the sum is greater than the parts.” Honestly, this is something that I hope listeners appreciate start-to-finish as much as selectors and dancers will appreciate hearing singles played in DJ sets, or even more excitingly the upcoming UK tour with Scientist to support the album’s release.

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 043 09.06.10 on Dubstep.FM


This show the last on Dubstep.FM. It’s been great since last November, thanks to all involved.  Moving as of next week over on your internet dial to Sub.FM starting Tuesday 9/14 @ 6pm PST. Podcasting & Soundcloud will remain the same. Come say hi in the chat http://sub.fm/chat

Kept this one basswise with a little funky expedition in the middle.  Look out for new bits from Natalie Storm on Redlight’s MDMA, Breach, EshOne & more. Outro on some classic bass heavy dubstep.

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Tracklist:

Ferarri – Before Red (forthcoming Project Mooncircle)
V.I.V.E.K. – Feel It (Deep Medi)
Seahorse – Soja (dub)
DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Truth – Don’t Explain (Aquatic Lab)
DJ Cable vs Mark Pritchard – Wind It Up vs Lean Wit It (???)
Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser (forthcoming Embassy)
Redlight – MDMA (MTA)
Redlight ft Ms Dynamite – What You Talking About (MTA)
Redlight ft Natalie Storm – Bang Bang (free online)
Kulture – Bittersweet (Reduction)
V.I.V.E.K. – Motherland (Deep Medi)
Pinch – The Boxer (Darqwan remix) (Tectonic)
EshOne – Sofistas (dub)
Marcus Visionary – Belize City (Liondub International)
EshOne – Chingon (dub)
D1 – Atmosphere (free online)
Ruckspin – Shikra (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Volatil – In There (Biggerdubz)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune VIP (dub)
Ramadanman – Mir (whitelabel)
Kidkut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
Breach – Fatherless (PTN)
DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto – Vem Rebola (DJ Mankila Main Acid Mix) (Defected)
Busy Signal – Picantie (Greenmoney remix) (free online)
The Count & Sinden – Panther (Domino)
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou remix) (Youngunz)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Jam City – Shut The Lights Off (Night Slugs)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Sines – Crazy (dub)
Mala – Changes (Deep Medi)
Distance – Fallen (Vex’d remix) (Planet Mu)
LV ft Dandelion – CCTV (Hyperdub)
Massive Music – Find My Way (kode9 remix) (Hyperdub)
Benga – Dual (Big Apple)
Hijak – Nightmarez (Tectonic)
Loefah – Horror Show (DMZ)
J:Kenzo – Counteraction (Argon)
Peverelist – Esperanto (Punch Drunk)
F – The Untitled Dub (7even)
Pangaea – Neurons (Hessle)
Pinch – Motion Sickness (Tempa)
2562 – Love In Outer Space (Tectonic)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Unknown – On & On (whitelabel)
Thievery Corporation – Le Monde (Eighteenth Street Lounge)

 

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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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 030 06.07.10 on Dubstep.FM


New audio for your ears this week from EshOne, Helix, Resketch, Blind Prophet, GSS, Albert, Dom Hz, Baobinga & Cosmin TRG, Distance, and more.  Taking a week off after this show, back on June 21.

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Roof Light – Touch Down (Prolific)
GSS – Dreams of Kailash (free online)
Resketch & Submerse – Only
Blind Prophet – Glower (free online)
EshOne – Shakeweight
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Distance – Jungle Fears (Chestplate)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Lostlojic – Decart (SubDepth)
Wedge & Aesoteric – Detached Reality (If Symptoms Persist)
Mount Kimbie – At Least (Instra:mental remix) (Hotflush)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle)
Bok Bok – Dance Report (Enchufada)
Doc Daneeka – Bumblebeeriddim (PTN)
Helix – Attaque VIP
DVA – Freakout (free online)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Baobinga & Cosmin TRG – I Get Ruff (Build)
Brackles & Shortstuff – Pipey D (Blunted Robots)
Congorock ft Mr. Lexx – Babylon (Fool’s Gold)
Gremino – Shining (Jam City remix) (Car Crash Set)
Dubbel Dutch – Fool In You (Palms Out Sounds)
Ikonika – They Are Losing The War Edit (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Zomby – Diamonds & Pearls (Hyperdub)
Sx – Wooo Riddim (SX Beats)
Albert – Start of Something New
TRG – Time is Now (Untold’s Jeep Riot remix)
KingThing – The Infinity
LeyeMeyeD & Autopilot – Less Than Three
Africa Hi Tech – Too Late (free online)
Daega Sound – Forest Floor Dub
Sepalcure – Love Pressure (forthcoming Hotflush)
Sepalcure – Down (forthcoming Hotflush)
Actraiser – Blue Sapphire (Haunted Audio)
Resketch – Give It Them
Fused Forces – One Two Bop (L2S)
Douster – A Mi A Loco (Enchufada)
Distal – Coke Bottle
DJ Znobia – Pausa (Enchufada)
Kid Simple – For Real
Mr Lexx – Wine Pon Mi (Lunitic Riddim)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 022 04.12.10 on Dubstep.FM


New material this show coming from Nate Mars, Subreachers, Comma, Actraiser, Albert, Sclist, Jus Wan & more.  Gets a bit dark towards the end, and some classics from Distance & Joker inside.  Weekly Monday nights 6-8pm pacific time @ Dubstep.FM.

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Nate Mars ft Jahdan – Praylude (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Science – Bamboo Dub (Untitled!)
Deleted Scenes – Stutter (Deleted Scenes)
Mala – Level Nine (Hyperdub)
LV – Turn Away (Hyperdub)
Subreachers – Upside (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
EshOne ft Erica Price – Tease Me
Comma – Coyote (forthcoming Semisexual)
Albert – Crosseyed
Simonoff – 3056 (Haunted Audio)
Roof Light – How Far Are You From Anywhere (L2S Recordings)
Todd Edwards – I Might Be (Joy Orbison Remix) (free online)
Kyle Hall – You Know What I Feel (Hyperdub)
Sclist – Wrongside
Lecs – No Names (Wascal remix)
Pariah – Orpheus (R&S)
Actraiser – Lone Wolf VIP (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Mensah – Pulse 80 (Hench)
Outlaw Producer – Rip Me To Shreds (Chango Remix)
Nate Mars ft Jahdan Blakkamoore – Above and Beyond Dem (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Joker – Stuck In The System (Earwax)
Ultravid – Clan of Wow (Kingdom Remix) (Silverback)
12th Planet ft Juakali – Reasons (free online)
Ikonika – Idiot (Hyperdub)
Distal – Boss of the South
Addison Groove – Dumbshit (Swamp81)
Shortstuff and Mickey Pearce – Coconuts (Ramp)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Comma – Carry The Fire (forthcoming)
FBOM & VVV – Xelif (Kursed)
Distance – Fallen (Vex’d Remix) (Planet Mu)
EshOne – Texas Pete (Rogue Plates)
Gemmy – Wata Down Sound (Planet Mu)
Vex’d ft Jest – Disposition (Planet Mu)
Bakir & DZ – Into the Fog (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Gerry R – Dreamer
Seven – Dial Up (Untitled!)
TKR – Duck & Cover (Stoke)
Jus Wan – Connect
Cardopusher – Schematic Blocks (On The Edge)
Scuba – Three Sided Shape (Hotflush)
Starkey – Neck Snap (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Pariah – Detroit Falls (R&S)

 

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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Tracklist:

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)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 016 03.01.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFThis one on the darker side of things for the first half and then into the light in the second bit.  New bits inside from Snipaz, FBOM, BetaSP & Mite, and more.  More technical issues on the outro of this one, sorry for the abrupt ending, but the good news that I think I’ve figured out the source :)   For those using USB soundcards, I wouldn’t recommend connecting them via a USB hub, or at least as cheap of a USB hub as I’m currently using  :)   Hopefully all worked out by next time.

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Distance – Beyond (Chestplate)
Furesshu – Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Bridge – Reflekt (NE UK)
Instinct – Your Nobody
Kryptic Minds – 768 (Tectonic)
Gemmy – Wata Down Sound (Planet Mu)
Compound One – Perhaps the Darkness (Compound One)
TRG – Time is Now (Untold’s Jeep Riot Remix) (thanks to Immerse)
DJ SnipaZ – Groove Pool (forthcoming Bassclash)
EshOne – Toast Burned
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Vivek – Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Dub Gabriel vs U Roy – Luv n Liv (Timeblind Remix) (forthcoming Destroy All Concepts)
Sclist – Complicated (L2S)
Versa – Killah (Filthy Digital)
Selector Moldy – Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Indigo – Levitate (Mindset)
Mosca – Square One (L-vis 1990 Remix)
Jack Sparrow – Torment (Tectonic)
Crispo & Miley – This Way (Dom Hz Remix)
XI – Light FM (Formant)
EshOne – Float
Furesshu – 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
Kingdom ft Shyvonne – Mind Reader (Bok Bok Remix) (Fool’s Gold)
Outlaw Producer – Nimbus
Unknown – On & On (Hotbiz)
Jack Dixon – Between Us
Jibberish – Panther Moderns
Fantastic Mr Fox – Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Eskmo – Lands & Bones (ft Swan) (Planet Mu)
FBOM – The Lady in Ten Forward
Djunya – Bura (Full Melt)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Ticklah Remix) (Liondub International)
Zookeeper & Helatrobus – Samsara (Full Melt)
BetaSP & Mite – Juggernaught
Kuedo – Starfox (Planet Mu)
Mayhem vs Distal – Frozen Barnacles
Sepalcure – Down
Echo Wanderer – Gham Dub (Full Melt)
Heny G – Soul is Born Through Pain (3.5 Records)
Bridge – Secret Assassin (NE UK)
Simple – Let It Sink
FBOM – Down Out side

 

Distance – Menace / Beyond (CHST008)


There is no point in starting off this review with “Distance is back” because the reality is, despite his name, Greg Sanders is never far away from the action. Early already in 2010 we see the latest from Distance in the form of the latest 12″ from his Chestplate imprint featuring the two singles Menace and Beyond

The A-Side Menace opens up with the signature staccato Distance bassline that is arguably the producer’s signature sound, haunting over a far off drone before dropping into a groove that sounds closer to a groove from Pantera than current dubstep archetypes. To me however, this has always been Distance’s forte; an ability to create music that is hard on the dancefloor without being comically aggressive or without purpose.

On the flip side we have the aptly Beyond, exploring a deeper vibe than its dancefloor oriented flip-side. The intro teases a deep sub tone over precise and sharp percussion before  plunging the listener into a deep war-drum vibe. Beyond is exactly where this tune is headed, guaranteed to give an ample workout to any sound system. A contemplative breakdown resets the mood as the tune drops back into a deep familiar Distance groove.

As with any release from Distance, CHST008 is an essential addition for any casual listener, or DJ alike, another exceptional pair of tunes from one of the originators of the texture that is dubstep.

Be sure to buy a copy when it is available in your record store of choice, but until then enjoy the YouTube’s of both Menace and Beyond to whet your appetite.

Distance – Menace

Distance – Beyond

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 012 02.01.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBit of darkness in this show.  Mini reggae session with new tunes from Dub Gabriel, Rob Smith & 6blocc vs Pacheko, samplers of the forthcoming ID & Baobinga album, brand new material from Jack Dixon, Rumblejazz, Zeno, EshOne, Daega Sound, and loads of fresh releases.   Every week, Mondays @ 6pm PST Dubstep.FM is the place to be.

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Jack Dixon – Somebody Said They Saw You (unreleased)
ID & Baobinga – Hush Up Riddim (forthcoming)
Bukkha – Armageddon (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Dub Gabriel vs U Roy – Luv n’ Liv (Timeblind Remix) (forthcoming Destroy All Concepts)
Rob Smith ft Gaddiel – Living In Unity (Unearthed)
Pinch – One Blood One Source (Distance Remix) (Tectonic)
Subatomic Sound System & Dubblestandart vs Lee Perry & Jahdan Blakkamoore – Respect My Shit (Subatomic Sound)
Pacheko – Lockdown (6blocc Refix) (Seclusiasis)
MA1 – I’m Right Here (N-Type Remix) (free online)
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Zeno Remix) (forthcoming Double Drop)
Desto – Wizard of Wor (Noppa)
Destiny’s Child – Bills (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
Desto – Cold VIP (Noppa)
Jack Dixon – We Had A Better Life (unreleased)
Mark K B – Panic Attack (Rumblejazz Remix) (unreleased)
Geiom – Classic Rewinds (Double Science)
F – Energy Distortion (Untold Remix) (7even)
EshOne – Toast Burned (unreleased)
Zomby – The Lie (Ramp)
Desto – Dark Matter (Noppa)
ID & Baobinga – Inland (forthcoming)
EchoWanderer – Eruption Dub (Rogue Dubs)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (unreleased)
Tribal – Super Ambient Audio (unreleased)
MNUVR ft Werd2Jah – Afternoon Dubs VIP (unreleased)
ID & Baobinga – Still Tippin (forthcoming)
Loefah – It’s Yours (Ringo)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
F – Energy Distortion (7even)
RX – Fire Flies (Subdepth)
SubReachers – From Point A to B (unreleased)
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
DJ Rupture and Matt Shadetek – Under Water High Rise (The Agriculture)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Swarms – Hypnotize (unreleased)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Calles Traseras (unreleased)
Pangaea – Neurons (Hessle)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (Blipswitch)
Versa – Killah (Filthy Digital)
The Widder – Go Ask Alice (unreleased)
MusSck – The Town Made Of Clouds (Daly City Records)

 

Incyde podcast for Dub War


Big mix out this week from Incyde, a resident at Dub War in NYC.  He’s also linked up with Hotflush so this mix is packed with forthcoming releases.  I’m personally really into the tunes from Asusu, FaltyDL, XI, Djunya, Distance, and the whole mix to be honest.  Exquisite selection on this one.

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Tracklisting:

01. Dopplereffekt – Calabi Yau Manifold [Rephlex]
02. Al Tourettes – The Next Meal [forthcoming If Symptoms Persist]
03. Asusu – No Kya [dub]
04. XI – Slippin [forthcoming Immerse]
05. Pangaea – Neurons [Hessle Audio]
06. F – Forever [forthcoming 7EVEN]
07. Scuba – Three Sided Shape [forthcoming Hotflush]
08. Ben Verse – Inhale [forthcoming Wheel&Deal]
09. F – Spacewalker [forthcoming 7EVEN]
10. FaltyDL – Body Down Mark [dub]
11. Sepalcure – Down [dub]
12. XI – Superwhatever (Incyde VIP) [dub]
13. Incyde – Station [dub]
14. Djunya – On The Verge [dub]
15. Al Tourettes – When I Rest, I Rust [forthcoming If Symptoms Persist]
16. Badawi – Lost Highway (Headhunter Remix) [forthcoming The Index]
17. Distance – Beyond [forthcoming Chestplate]
18. Ben Verse – Flip The Coin [forthcoming Wheel&Deal]
19. Seven & Elvee – Breakdown [forthcoming Wheel&Deal]
20. Compound One – Perhaps The Darkness [Compound One]
21. F – Funk Injection [forthcoming 7EVEN]
22. EPROM – Never [forthcoming Surefire Sound]
23. Scuba – You Got Me [forthcoming Hotflush]
24. Peverelist – Clunk Click Every Trip [Punch Drunk]
25. Dopplereffekt – Compactification [Rephlex]