Posts Tagged ‘dub’

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.

Click here to read my complete review


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


Dub Mission with Dubblestandart vs Subatomic Sound System

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Weekly standard dubwise sessions continue with a large quadruple record release party featuring Dubblestandart and Subatomic Sound System. Devon D controls the mic and DJ Sep is there for backup. Guaranteed large dubwise and dubstepwise sound.
Date: 2010-10-10
Tickets: $9 advance, $12 door.


Dub Mission with Dr Israel, Patch Dub, Turbo Sonidero Futuristico & DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: The FOURTEENTH anniversary of the weekly dubwise standard at Elbo Room. How many parties in the world have been rolling for 14 years. Really. This one dubwise from Dr Israel & Patch Dub along with the electronified cumbia/tumbia beats of Turbo Sonidero Futuristico.
Date: 2010-09-05
Tickets: $10 advance, $14 door.


Dub Mission with Mighty Dub Killaz and DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Sunday night dubwise session continues with Mighty Dub Killaz, a live dub band fusing turntablism, electronics, horns and dub.
Date: 2010-07-04
Tickets: $11 door, $8 advance.


Dub Mission with Nickodemus and The Spy From Cairo plus DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Sunday night dubwise standard brings Nickodemus and The Spy From Cairo aka ZEB both from NYC’s Turntables on the Hudson. One for the dancing crew.
Date: 2010-05-30
Tickets: $8 advance here or here, $11 door.


Dub Mission with DJ Sep, Maneesh the Twister and DJG

Dub MissionLocation: Elbo Room
Description: Dub Mission brings SF’s DJG along with standards DJ Sep and Maneesh to this big sunday night dubwise show.
Date: 2010-03-21
Tickets: $5 at the door.

Dub Mission with Antiserum, Maneesh the Twister and DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Big weekly dub party in the mission brings SF reggae dubstepper Antiserum alongside Surya Dub member Maneesh and DJ Sep.
Date: 2010-02-28
Tickets: $6 at the door

Dub Mission


Blackboard Jungle Volume 2 ft Lee Perry and Jahdan Blakkamoore

With collaborators including the dub legend Lee Perry, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Subatomic Sound System and Dubblestandart you know it’s gonna be large.  I wrote a while ago about the first episode in this collaboration and a video documenting the evolution of dub to dubstep and this is the second chapter.  This one’s been out for a bit but Subatomic recently made one of the tracks available for free download and I gotta pass that along.  The second volume of Blackboard Jungle is a dutty dubstep refix of the original available in three versions on the release.  Plus, the cover art is based on the classic Upsetters album “Super Ape” which is legendary.

If you’re in the bay area check out the release party for this one this Sunday the 14th at Dub Mission.  Rest of the world, click below to download the radio edit of this beast of a tune.

Blackboard Jungle Vol.2: Respect My Shit (Dubplate Radio Edit) w. Jahdan & Lee Perry by SubatomicSound


Dub Mission with Subatomic Sound, Treasure Don, DJ Collage and DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Dubwise Valentine’s day here with the Subatomic Sound System and EMCH from NYC celebrating the release of Blackboard Jungle ft Lee Scratch Perry and Jahdan Blakkamoore. Vocal support from Treasure Don and DJ Collage.
Date: 2010-02-14
Tickets: $8 advance at brownpaper or jambase, $11 door.

Subatomic Sound @ Dub Mission