Posts Tagged ‘dread foxx’

Psychedelic Radio one year anniversary with Kromestar, Dread Foxx, Hellfire Machina and more


Location: Club Six (map & info)
Description: One year special for Psychedelic Radio with Kromestar, Dread Foxx, Hellfire Machina and a boatload of SF DJs.
Date: 2010-05-28
Tickets: $15 before 11 with RSVP, $20 after.

 

Dread Foxx Free Remix Pack (Q-Project, Remarc, Fugees, Doc Scott, Blackstreet)


Port Arthur, TX producer Dread Foxx just put up six bootleg remixes for free download via his Soundcloud and I thought I’d pass along the love.  Mr. Foxx is a big remixer and these hit hard, trust me.  Inside there’s remixes of classic dnb tunes, R&B, and rap.  Personally I’m all over the Champion Sound remix, the remix of DJ Zinc’s “Ready or Not” (Fugees on the original), Remarc’s RIP in a dubstep style and the sexy step vibes of the Blackstreet reworking.  I’ve linked all these below, for even more freebies visit his Soundcloud.

Dread Foxx & BMC – Dready or Not rework by DreadFoxx

Dread Foxx – Wot’s My Deadline , Champ by DreadFoxx

Dread Foxx – Remarc RIP RMX by DreadFoxx

Blackstreet – Before I Let You Go Refix by DreadFoxx

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 006 12.14.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBig episode here with new tracks from Numan, Hudson Mohawke, Hypno, EshOne, Millie and Andrea, Quark, and many more.  There’s a brief jungle-influenced dubstep set in the middle with some serious reworkings, definitely into that set.  Also dug up some classics from Matty G and Orien this set, one step forward two steps backwards..

This show every Monday on Dubstep.FM from 6-8PM PST, lock in live or subscribe to a podcast of the show in iTunes by going to Advanced, Subscribe to Podcast… and entering this URL:

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Tracklist (51 tracks, 2h 7min):

Mala – Miracles (Deep Medi)
Numan – Warp Acid (Subdepth)
Hudson Mohawke – Fuse (Warp)
Hypno – Elevate (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Africa HiTech – Blen (Warp)
Starkey – Multidial (Planet Mu)
NastyNasty – The Reef (Frite Nite)
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) (Hemlock)
KingThing – Joyride (unreleased)
Fused Forces – City Skyline (Scruffy Hoodlum)
Volatil – Refugio (DubKraft)
Wachs Lyrical – Blue (Subdepth)
Primary 1 and Riton – Radiates (Joker Remix) (free online)
Matt U – Can’t Wake Up (Boka)
EshOne – Texas Pete (RoguePlates)
Bakir and Dubsworth – Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Headhunter – 3 mad P’s (Tempa)
Silkie and Harry Craze – French Knickers (Break the Habit)
T2 – Heartbroken (Kid Simple Remix) (unreleased)
Matty G – Bitter Love (Argon)
Orien – A Distant Place (Art Recordings)
Materielle – SloJam (unreleased)
Zomby – Euphoria (Werk Discs)
Skream – Burning Up (Digital Soundboy)
Dread Foxx and BMC – Dready or Not (unreleased)
DLX – Extinction (free online)
Jonny Miller – Snake Skin (Jus Listen)
Graish – Lamb’s Bread (Monkey Dub)
Millie and Andrea – Ever Since You Came Down (Daphne)
Cluekid and LD – Jupiter 9 (Bullfrog)
Quark – Patagonia (Ranking)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (unreleased)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Dhyan Moller – Lost in 3’s (DJG Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Headhunter – Experience (Tempa)
Numan – Secrets (Subdepth)
Pinch – Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Starkey – Ok Luv (Hyetal Remix) (Planet Mu)
Deleted Scenes – Stutter
Skream – Backwards (Deep Medi)
Thesis – Dub Boy (unreleased)
Moderat – Nr. 22 (BPitch Control)
A Made Up Sound – Rework (A Made Up Sound)
Mode – On and On (Dark Circles)
Hypno – Telescope (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
DJ Madd – Why (Tube10)
Sines and KP ft Amy K – Gravity (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Sines – That Thing She Does (free from Formant)
Gonjasufi – Ancestors (Warp)

 

Dubstepped Radio 006 featuring Cosmic Revenge


Dubstepped RadioFeatured alongside tons of fresh unreleased tracks is San Francisco bay area producer Cosmic Revenge.  This episode has all sorts of music, from deep dub techno influenced tracks, to heavy wobbly rhythms, to the future of garage, and everything in between.  Some of these tracks are even available for free download, check the links in the tracklist for info.

I changed the format again this time, strictly music inside with literally no talking.  For all info on the shows check this site, and for info on the individual tracks check the enhanced podcast in m4a format with embedded tracklist & cover art. I talk over tracks on my Dubstep.FM radio show, so I’m going to keep this podcast strictly music now.

Big thanks to Sam Supa @ Brap Dem, J. Rogers @ Blipswitch, Jus Wan, DJG, Sines, Cosmic Revenge, Distal, FBOM, Bakir, Dubsworth, Zeno, and everyone else that sends me tunes. It makes this possible.

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Jose James – Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood)
FBOM – Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
Bakir and Dubsworth – Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Autopilot – She Says (Uncle Smutfist Remix) (free online)
Distal – Android Tourism (unreleased)
DJG & XI – Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire Sound)

– Cosmic Revenge Feature –

Cosmic Revenge – Baroness (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Psychic (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Cosmic Revenge – Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Cosmic Revenge – Street Bass (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Cold Hearted (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Late Nights (Kursed)

Jus Wan – Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Dhyan Moller – Lost in 3s (DJG Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Eskmo – From the Standpoint (Planet Mu)
NastyNasty – The Reef (Frite Nite)
The Brown Acid – Try Humanity (Starkey Dub) (N.E.W.S.)
Zeno – Clish (unreleased)
HxdB – Prism (Mindset)
Tyrant – Evasion (unreleased)
Dread Foxx – I’m for Real remix (unreleased)
Sines & KP ft Amy K – Gravity (unreleased)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
6blocc vs El Diablo – Rollin (deep version) (MalLabel)
Blackheart – Jupiter (Brap Dem!)
The Spit Brothers – Roll On (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
MNUVR – Go Up (???)
Dhyan Moller – Quirkey Donkey (Metaphase Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Matt Shadetek – Strength in Numbers (free online)
Outlaw Producer – Left Hand Side (unreleased)
Subatomic Sound System ft Jahdan Blakkammore vs Dubblestandart & Lee Scratch Perry – Respect the Foundation 7″ Mix (Subatomic Sound)

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Introducing: Cosmic Revenge

Cosmic Revenge first made it into my eardrums with his recent release on Kursed and his newer work is out of this world.  The sounds he makes aren’t easily categorized, maybe dubstep, maybe garage, I like robot R&B personally.  He’s got a release coming soon on Whistla’s label L2S Recordings that’s definitely worth looking into, should be out sometime soon.  Cosmic Revenge has many musical influences which come across in his productions, making the end product something unique.

SNF: To set it off, where are you located and what should people know about you?
Cosmic Revenge: I’m from this little town about 40 minutes east of San Francisco called Pittsburg. There’s absolutely nothing going on this town though – its probably most well known for being the end of the line for BART in the East Bay – very exciting, I know. When I’m not at home working on music I’m usually in Pleasant Hill at Diablo Valley College, kickin’ it at my friends house in Lafayette, or out in the city getting my groove on at a club. What people should know about me… I’m obsessed with this little hole in the wall chinese restaurant called China City out in Antioch that has the best Mongolian Beef I’ve ever had, I have a Fat Tire bar light in my room to use instead of a lamp, I’m a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick, I hate Taylor Swift, and I listen to 98.1 Kiss FM because my cd player in my car is busted.

S: The thing that drew me to your music was its soulful, almost R&B feel especially on trackslike “Late Nights” and “Baroness,” what influences you musically?

CR: Yeah Late Nights came about from me sampling a Zapp song, I can’t remember which one it is exactly but I just started slicing and dicing until I got some pieces I liked and then started adding drums and a bassline to it.  Baroness came from me sampling some vocals and wanting to create a “lounge” style bassline along the lines of Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, and Air. I also wanted it to be almost two songs in one, hence the second part of the song takes on a 2 step/garage rhythm.

I listen to almost every style of music you can imagine. I’m into alot of shoegaze stuff such as Slowdive, Jesus and Mary Chain, M83, Jesu, and My Bloody Valentine. I am in love with bluegrass and alternative country such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, and Ryan Adams. I learned guitar after getting into metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Suffocation, and Cryptopsy. I grew up in high school seeing hardcore, punk, and crust bands come through the Pound (RIP) in San Francisco and Berkeley’s 924 Gilman seeing bands like Killing the dream, Go It Alone, Verse, Modern Life is War, Paint it Black, Witch Hunt, Behind Enemy Lines, and my personal favorite, the apocalyptic thrash/d-beat legends known as Tragedy.

In high school I also started exploring hip hop and got into Masta Ace and his amazing concept album A Long Hot Summer. After that show I got into Jeru the Damaja, ATCQ, Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang, Brother Ali, Little Brother, Freddie Foxxx, and a bunch more that I could talk about all day.  I got really into some of the great producers such as RZA, J Dilla, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, and was obsessed with their manipulation of vocal samples and old soul records in their beats. I then got a copy of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and still remember the feeling I had when I got through most of the album.  It was pure bliss, the way he chopped up drums, the layering of string samples to give it atmosphere, the haunting vocals… everything about it inspired me to save up and buy Pro Tools and an Mbox to start making beats.

From there I discovered Portishead and alot of music from what many people refer to as the Bristol Sound.  I saw Portishead in 2008 at Coachella and I can safely say that was one of the best performances I have ever seen in my life.  For me, Portishead and Massive Attack are the ideal bands. They blend soul, hip hop, electronica, and dub into this emotionally hazy mixture that I can only describe as perfection. Along with getting into alot of the Bristol Sound, I started listening to Leftfield and Underworld and fell in love with dance music.

I liked how there was so much diversity to be found within electronic dance music, and I quickly became accustomed to many styles. I liked the minimal side of techno and house with detroit style strings and pads, I liked the complexity of alot of the breaks mixed with the heavy dub styled basslines in jungle, I liked the use of sampling old funk and disco records in alot of Daft Punk tunes, and I just loved the energy an electronic dance artist would bring to a big soundsystem. Most importantly though, I loved how it moved me. There’s nothing in life like the feeling of a 20,000 + watt system pumping out the bassline to your favorite song while you get down to the music. I know alot of people say this, but it really can be a spiritual experience. It’s really meditative, which leads me to what brought me to dubstep.  SNF: Same!!!!

I got into dubstep after it was already established, but I was introduced to it with artists like Loefah, Mala, Skream, Distance, Pinch, and Shackleton. I was immediately into it – dark, eerie, atmospheric, influenced by minimal techno, heavy dub, all put together with a shuffled beat and the fattest sub bass I had ever heard. How could anyone NOT like this? As I dug deeper with this new scene of music I was introduced to the origins of dubstep with garage and 2 step artists and quickly fell in love with the 2 step beat. I started listening to El-B, MJ Cole, Burial, Synkro, and alot of stuff being played on Sub.FM and mixes I would find on the dubstepforum. Ever since then, I’ve found that garage beats are some of the most fun to make and people have been feeling some of my stuff so I’m going to keep shufflin’ those hi hats!

S: Lots of your music uses a garage beat but also is a new direction from a lot of garage I’ve heard, would you call it future garage, garage, dubstep, robot R&B?

CR: Personally I would just call it Garage, or New Skool Garage, but I don’t really care what its called to be honest. Like I said, I just really like the loose format of garage and 2 step beats. I like the swing and how open it is to throw in any kind of percussion. I have alot of fun programming and sampling hi hats, and misc. percussion like bongos, rim shots, etc.

S: Do you consider what genre your music fits into when you’re making it?

CR: I like to use a 2 step beat as a foundation and then just do whatever I feel like on top of it. Some days I’ll want to have a deep techno feel over it, some days I’ll want a juke house feel over it, some days I’ll want a house feel to it. That’s what I like about the beat – it gives you a foundation for alot of experimentation. The things I mostly consider when making a tune are: can you dance to it, bass pressure, and is it catchy. Other than that, I pretty much just go in the zone and start making music. I usually feel pretty confident to show my stuff to people in the dubstep/garage scene because there is so much experimentation and progression going on out there that alot of people that support the scene are really open to new ideas.

S: Whistla plays a lot of your music on his Sub.FM show and you have a release forthcoming on his label L2S, how’d you get connected being halfway around the world from each other?

CR: Yeah, I’d like say to thanks to Whistla for his support, its meant alot to me. He contacted me through myspace, I think he just heard my tunes on my page or on the forums and said he was really feelin’ the 2 step vibes and wanted to do a release. Obviously, I was really excited and sent him over some tunes to get mastered. I’m really into his vision for garage with the L2S label, he recently put out this tune 2RU Groove by Submerse that I really can’t get enough of. Its a four to floor garage tune that honestly sounds like something Todd Edwards made. I feel really honored to be a part of this label.

S: Who’s doing it for you musically currently?

CR: Right now I’m really into Submerse, Littlefoot, KingThing, Gon, M2J, Floating Points, RSD, Kryptic Minds, Distal, Jus Wan, DJG, Cyrus, most everyone in the Hyperdub camp, Loops Haunt, Buraka Som Sistema, Boys Noize, FBOM, Hudson Mohawke, Modeselektor, Guido, Joker, Gemmy, Vishnu, Hot City… damn there’s really too many to name. This scene is putting out some of the most exciting music I’ve heard in years. Also, Shackleton’s latest release is absolutely amazing. Also this producer Trey Runyan, aka “Tre-Dog” or “Runyan Rings” is doing some off the wall psychedelic/noise beats that I’m really into. He has a tune called “Ben Potter Grows Real Legs” or something weird like that and it is just out of this world. Lastly, VVV and KYEO are both doing some futuristic/outerspace tunes that I have been jamming on lately so watch out for them!

S: What things are on the horizon?

CR: I’m working on alot of new stuff, some garage, some really heavy house tunes that pay homage to 90’s rave, some roots influenced dub, some soulful/experimental hip hop, and a few remixes I’m working on for some people. Late Nights and this rhythmic house tune I did called River of Diamonds are going to be put out on vinyl with this new label out of LA called Baseball Records. It should be out sometime early next year, we’re just waiting for remixes from Bok Bok and Jam City. I’ve recently been contacted by Fortified Audio and we’re working on putting out an EP on vinyl that will include my tunes Mutations and Street Bass along with several others. I’m really excited to be putting my music out with this label, because they just put out one of my favorite tunes of the year by this producer named Loops Haunt. The tune is called Rubber Sun Grenade, check him out if you haven’t heard http://www.myspace.com/loopshaunt. So look out for the releases on Fortified and Baseball Records early next year and also the L2S release slated for late December (next month).
In the meantime I have alot of songs I’m working on that I might be giving out, so just keep checking my myspace at www.myspace.com/cosmicrevengedub or my soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/cosmic-revenge I’m also beginning to work on a downbeat/shoegaze/trip hop album with my buddy Eric that I think will blow minds, but its going to be made over the next two years or so. If you took the time to read all of this, I really appreciate it and I hope I didn’t bore you too badly! Much thanks to Stephen here at dubstepped.net for his support and for pushing the deeper side of things on his radio show “Steppin into Tomorrow” on Dubstep.FM
SNF: Thanks!

Check out this video that just went up for Cosmic Revenge’s recent tune “Cold Hearted”:

 

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)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF – First Episode!


I did my first show Monday on Dubstep.FM and it went off!  I had so much fun, massive respect to all listeners both in the chatroom and silent.  Posting this here with a tracklist like I’ll do for all these shows, and I’ve set up a podcast-style feed on the site just for these Dubstep.FM broadcasts.  To subscribe in iTunes go to Advanced, Subscribe to Podcast… and enter this URL:

/index.php/category/steppin/feed/

This will of course work in other readers besides iTunes also.  I should also say that I’ve got loads of new material for dubstepped, so expect a flurry of posts soon come!!!

I should also say that the mic I have at the moment is complete crap so please excuse any inappropriate mic noises  :)   I’ve got a new one on the way currently so this should be solved in the future.

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Check the tracklist (59 tunes, 2 hours):

Distal – Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Jus Wan – Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Brackles – Rawkus (Planet Mu)
2562 – Narita (Tectonic)
Shortstuff – Relapse (Formant)
ID – Nine Tree Hill (Mata Syn)
Hyetal – Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
Kromestar – Skaredem (Dubstar)
Ital Tek – Chemical Temple (Atom River)
Outlaw Producer – Time Chamber (unreleased)
Phaeleh – Lounge (Surface Tension)
Blackheart – Jupiter (Brap Dem)
Deleted Scenes – Terminate (Deleted Scenes)
El Diablo – Rollin With My Crew (MalLabel)
Joker vs Seal Paul – So Fine Remix (whitelabel)
L.V. ft Errol Bellot – Don’t Judge (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix) (2nd Drop)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – International Roots (LD remix) (Dub Police)
Silkie – Step Aside (Cloqworq)
Matt U – Jump (Wheel & Deal)
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (forthcoming Double Drop)
Shortstuff – Progression (Formant)
Ikonika – We Could Be Ikons ft Eero Johannes (Planet Mu)
Dusk – Focus (Soul Jazz)
Moderat – A New Error (Headhunter’s Answer Remix)
DJ Madd – I know Its You (Black Box)
Deleted Scenes – Stutter (Deleted Scenes)
Wedge & Shadz – Running Away (Guido Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
BD1982 – Space Boots (Slugabed Remix) (Seclusiasis)
Playdoe – Freeze Step (Starkey Remix) (Rwina)
Major Lazer – Hold the Line (Numan’s Zapper Remix) (bootleg)
LD – The King of Kong (Dub Police)
Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent (Liondub International)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Relocate – Dot Dot Dash (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) (Iberian)
Randomer – Scapegoat (Med School)
Distal – Serengeti (unreleased)
Blackheart – Dazed (unreleased)
Kromestar – Technique (Dubstar)
Zeno – Lazer Wolf 2010 (Brap Dem)
Kryptic Minds – 768  (Tectonic)
F & Headhunter – Dedale (Transistor)
Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) (bootleg)
Untold – You Didn’t Win the Holiday (Soul Jazz)
Zeno – Clish (unreleased)
Vaski – Get Down (Rottun)
Dubsworth – Roll On (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Cardopusher – Youthman Dread (Tigerbeat6)
Cluekid & LD – Don’t Wanna Cry (Bullfrog Beats)
Dread Foxx & BMC – Dready or Not (unreleased)
Outlaw Producer – Left Hand Side (unreleased)
Sully – Shanks (LD Remix)
Scuba – Reverse (Hotflush)
Autopilot – She Says (Uncle Smutfist Remix) (free online)
Sigha & Spherix – Separation (Immerse)
FBOM – Vordai (unreleased)
Luthor – Some Place (Haunted Audio)
Distal – Speed of Right (unreleased)
Marcus Visionary ft Liondub & Johnny Osbourne – Coffee or Tea (Liondub International)

 

Superstitious Whompalicious with 6blocc, Dread Foxx, Subvert, TDBZ, and many more


Location: Mission Rock Cafe (map & info)
Description: 6blocc & Dread Foxx come to slew the dancefloor, with massive support from:

Ultraviolet
Babylon System
Dubsworth
Bogl
NTRLD
Megalodon
Rob Cannon
Lukeino
Tommy Lexxus
Phleck
Napsty
Date: 2009-11-13
Tickets: $20 day of, $10 presale @ Red Sky Records

 

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

Now for the audio:

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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Dubstepped Radio Episode 003


Dubstepped Radio

Happy to put out the third episode of Dubstepped Radio this weekend – this one’s HUGE! Love the sounds inside. I’d like to subtitle this episode the remix episode because of the number of remixes inside, we’ve got a total of nine from classic rock to drum’n'bass. Everyone gets a taste of the dubstep flavor.

Now for some free music associated with this episode: the split Surpass/Zeno subdotmission release, Widdler’s free bootleg pack, Extinction from DLX, Chae Hawk’s fliptape, and Simple’s Casual Sex EP on TwoCircles.

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DS Radio 003 Tracklist:

01 – KidLogic – Summer Madness (forthcoming twenty twelve)
02 – STS9 – Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix) (1320 Records)
03 – Kid Simple – What You Did (unreleased)
04 – Mundo – Creep (Blipswitch Digital)
05 – Surpass – Crop Circle Dub (Sub.Mission)
06 – Phatcat & DZ – Shadows (unreleased)
07 – Zeno – Regloved Remix (Sub.Mission)
08 – Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (DZ vs Rastatronics Remix) (bootleg)
09 – DLX – Nitrous Oxide (forthcoming Smog Records)
10 – Portishead – Western Eyes (Widdler Dub) (bootleg)
11 – Broken Spindles – Introvert (RX Remix) (free online)
12 – Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (LD Remix) (Domino)
13 – Jus Wan – QB41 (Naked Lunch)
14 – VVV – The Double Neutral (unreleased)
15 – Simple – rO (TwoCircles)
16 – Yong – Untitled (unreleased)
17 – The Wobblesauce Brigade – Geisha Slap Fight (unreleased)
18 – Dread Foxx ft Werd2Jah – Clash (Airtight Imprint)

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Dubstep LA Mixtape Preview courtesy Plastician


See here for the Dubstep LA mixtape: dubstepped or GetDarker

This is going to be the summer that dubstep exploded. The growth over the past year or so has been rampant with an estimated tenfold more shows in San Francisco so far this year than last year. This is only going to continue in the face of this mixtape due to come out in about a month. I don’t even have the full tracklist but the bits that I’ve heard destined for the mix make me know that this is going to get rinsed everywhere, including grocery store speakers, pop radio stations, and so forth. Whether this is good or bad is up for debate. Personally I love this sound and know that it will keep evolving. I was blown away when I first heard produers like Joker or Gemmy that they didn’t have hiphop MCs queueing to flow over the tracks and now it’s finally happening.

Alexander Spit

Living Legends

Snoop Dogg

Xzibit

The mixtape is called “Mr Grustle and Tha Russian Present Dubstep LA.There are at least 6 tracks on it though I’m not sure on the official tracklist. Plastician (rinse.fm, Terrorhythm, Surefire) is mixing the tracks for the mixtape and sampled a bunch of them yesterday on his weekly rinse.fm radio show (download). I got so excited that I’m going to post samples from the set. Some of these are predictable, but some really blew me away, especially the Grouch and Eligh vs Vex’d cut. These previews are low quality with talking over them but I don’t care, give it a listen and take it in.

Before I post these I have to give credit to the people that have been producing similar work for time, notably DJ Nappy and the Rock The Dub THUGSTEP series (free downloads there), Dread Foxx, gWorm (see his recent mix), AC Slater (check here), Rx and Chae Hawk (check Malt Liquor on Rx’s space), KidLogic with the cali remixed EP (he as another one coming out this summer), and the Totally Unauthorized album by MRK1 and Chimpo.  Late breaking additions: forgot the remix tendencies of 6blocc, Parson, and the Dumbsteppaz. Also check out this early tune from Nebulla plus DJ Dore on La Dubstep Nostra.

Right, back to the mixtape. The general theme is existing dubstep productions iced by a variety of hiphop MCs. Beats are pretty raw and edgy including two bits from Chase & Status. First up, the first one released and the one that started a HUGE discussion in the scene about the future of dubstep, Snoop Dogg Millionaire:

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And Plastician’s remix of Snoop Dogg Millionaire (I like this one much more):

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Now for the freshness. I’m starting off with the track that I was feelin the most which is The Grouch and Eligh of Living Legends over the Jamie Vex’d remix of Scuba – Twitch. Listening to a teaser of this track is like eating just one pringle: leaves you wanting more and more and more.

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Next we’ve got Murs vs Chase & Status – Madhouse. Madhouse is a SERIOUS tune in a similar style to Eastern Jam and Saxon. Murs rips it. Love this one too.

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Fifth tune is from Alexander Spit based here in San Francisco over Rusko – Mr. Chips. Again this one is BAD. When I first envisioned MCs over dubstep it wasnt over tracks like Chase & Status and Rusko’s productions, but man it works well.

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Last but definitely not least is Jimmy Jams vs Rustie & Joker – Play Doe. Play Doe has been asking for an MC from day and I’m amazed it took this long to get one on it. Jimmy Jams destroys the mic, big sounds.

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The only other info I have is that there’s a still unheard tune with Xzibit vs D1 which has serious potential. Gotta get the mixtape to hear that one :)

For more info check twitter/dubstepla, twitter/djplastician, and this site. Now looking forward I’d really like to hear Busta Rhymes, Aesop Rock, Keak da Sneak, and tons of other MCs over dubstep, especially over the sounds of folks like Joker, Jakes, Gemmy, Guido, Plastician, Noah D, Starkey, and so on. Gonna get wild this summer!!!

The last thing I’ll say is to the haters both in press and in the forums is that a musical style is made to evolve. Dubstep itself evolved from dark garage and is currently an alamgam of many different genres of music. To claim that something like the introduction of American hiphop MCs to the sound of dubstep will “commercialize” or “ruin” the sound is shortsighted. This sound is a new dimension in dubstep, yet another sound that falls under the name of “dubstep.” The exact reason this music is so magical to me is because of the variety of sounds that are all “dubstep” so adding another dimension just means for more diverse mixes. Tell Miles Davis that by recording Bitches Brew he ruined Jazz. Tell Elvis that his sound ruined the blues. Tell Grandmaster Flash that mixing breaks ruined funk. And if you’re really not feeling it then just don’t play it.