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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 046 10.14.10 on Sub.FM


This episode is epic. A voyage. 98 to 170 bpm inside over 3 hours. New sounds from Distal, Cosmic Revenge, The Chemist, SBTRKT, Helix, Kush Arora, Jus Wan, and a ton more. Some classics too, early 90s material. A few free downloads linked as usual.

This show a warmup for Saturday night with me, Pinch & Gemmy. Soundsystem is serious. Gonna be a great time.

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Tracklist:
Om Unit – The Corridor (Terrorhythm)
Arp101 – Warriors Galactic (Eglo)
FaltyDL – Odyssey (Planet Mu)
Floating Points – People’s Potential (Eglo)
Pocz – Backdrop (free online)
Elgato – Blue (Hessle)
Moodymann – The Day We Lost The Soul (KDJ)
DVA & Fatima – Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix) (Hyperdub)
Julio Bashmore – Batak Groove (Soul Motive)
dubLoner & Isaac Haile Selassie – Wicked Man (Kush Arora remix) (def’child)
Bert On Beats ft MC Gi – Alemao (Bambounou remix) (Man Recordings)
Helix – Compiler (dub)
A Made Up Sound – Demons (AMS)
Hypno – Telescope (Hackman remix) (free online)
Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZ remix) (PTN)
DJ Naughty – Quicktime (Roska remix) (RKS)
Julio Bashmore – Footsteppin (Ten Thousand Yen)
Helix – Wavefunction Collapse (dub)
Joonipah – Apologies (forthcoming Life After Math)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Supra 1 – Still Believe (L-Vis 1990 remix dub) (Trouble & Bass)
Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis (Throwing Snow remix) (Notown)
Commix – How You Gonna Feel (Pangaea remix) (Metalheadz)
SBTRKT – Step In Shadows (forthcoming Young Turks)
Cosmic Revenge – Odyssey (dub)
James Blake – I Only Know What I Know Now (R&S)
The Chemist – Dreaming (Vekta free download)
Jus Wan – 11 Level (self released)
Distal – Amphibian (dub)
Untold – Fly Girls (Soul Jazz)
Velour – She Wore Velour (Night Slugs)
Distal – Mamanimal (dub)
Crystal Fighters – Follow (Jay Weed remix) (Zirkulo)
Kid Simple – Final Bout (dub)
Scott Detail – My Heart For You (dub)
Versa – Wisdom (dub)
Subreachers – Let Go (Jack Sparrow’s Space Cadet remix) (dub)
Cosmic Revenge – Aftermath (dub)
Superisk – Find Your Way (Mensah remix) (Punch Drunk)
Sclist – Safari (dub)
EshOne – Sofistas (dub)
Subreachers – Soul 101 (dub)
EshOne – U Boat (dub)
Graish – Dinner Breaks (forthcoming Monkeydub)
Renegade – Terrorist (Moving Shadow)
Peshay – Piano Tune (Good Looking Records)
Hidden Agenda – Flute Tune (Metalheadz)
Deep Blue – Helicopter Tune (Moving Shadow)
Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows (RAM Records)
Jus Wan – Miles Away (self released)
Commix – Japanese Electronics (Instra:mental moog remix) (Metalheadz)
DJG – Hydrate (Consequence remix) (Warm Communications)
Jack Sparrow – Regress (Tectonic)
James Blake – Klavierwerke (R&S)
Lusine – Numbers (Hymen)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 045 09.28.10 on Sub.FM


Second episode on SUB.FM with new sounds from Versa, HxdB, Outlaw Producer with Arms & Suites, loads more. Standard amounts of diversity. Catch the next episode on October 12, and if you want to hear this sound live come out this Sunday or October 16.

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King Midas Sound – Frequencies (Hyperdub)
The Spit Brothers – No Curfew (Djunya remix) (Dubs Alive)
Jack Sparrow – Shoal (forthcoming Tectonic)
Setspeed – Two Blocks Down (Bass Music)
Ruckspin – Shikra (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Pinch – The Boxer (Darqwan remix) (Tectonic)
EshOne – Chingon (dub)
Ramadanman – Pitter (Monkeytown)
HxdB – Miranda (forthcoming Subdepth)
Untold – Fly Girls (Soul Jazz)
Distal – Grape Donut (Soul Jazz)
Leon – VMZY (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Velour – She Wore Velour (Night Slugs)
Versa – 5am (dub)
Incyde – Dusk (Helix reshape) (dub)
Outlaw Producer – Nimbus (Arms & Suites remix) (dub)
KiloWatts – Evolving Revolving Door (KW)
Jam City – Let Me Bang (Night Slugs)
Sonido Rampage y Nader – Let Me Bang (free online)
KiloWatts – Deliriously (KW)
Cooly G – Dis Boy (DVA’s Hi Emotions remix) (DVA Music)
DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson – Dama S Salon (Defected)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Scuba – Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday remix) (Hotflush)
Mike Monday & Will Saul – Sequence 1 (Scuba remix) (Aus)
Chesus & Diverse Concepts – Baduka (Ten Thousand Yen)
The Count & Sinden – Panther (Domino)
Busy Signal – Picantie (Greenmoney remix) (free online)
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou remix) (Youngunz)
Breach – Fatherless (PTN)
KiloWatts – Black Ink (KW)
Sines – Long Way (dub)
Versa & Rowl – Soul (dub)
Sepalcure – Down (Hotflush)
XXXY – This Much (Fortified Audio)
Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser (forthcoming Embassy)
Icicle – Anything (Tempa)
The Bug – Skeng (Autechre dub) (??)
Scott Detail – My Heart For You (dub)
Phaeleh ft Soundmouse – Afterglow (dBridge remix) (Afterglow)
Scuba – Tense (Ramadanman remix) (Abucs)
dBridge, Instra:mental & Skream – Acacia Avenue (Autonomic)
Spectrasoul – Melodies (Exit)
Science Fiction – Last Draft of a Love Letter (Third Earth)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 044 09.14.10 on Sub.FM


This one’s my first episode on Sub.FM and runs all the way from 115 to 170 bpm with all sorts of bass styles in between.  New material inside from Jack Sparrow, Distal, Gappy Ranks, Prince Zammy, Sentel, Scott Detail & more.  This shows’ going to run every other Tuesday now, so next up is September 28.

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U-Roy – Earth Quake (Upsetter)
Gappy Ranks – Cool Water (??)
FaltyDL – Endeavor (Planet Mu)
Actress – Lost (Honest Jon’s)
Blue Daisy – Strings Detached (Black Acre)
Moodymann – Its 2 Late 4 U And Me (KDJ)
A Made Up Sound – Sun Touch (A Made Up Sound)
Gremino – Hyper (Rag & Bone)
Grievous Angel – Loser (whitelabel)
Breach – Fatherless (PTN)
Venom & Damage – Deeper (Doc Daneeka remix) (Ten Thousand Yen)
Kidkut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
Scuba – Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday remix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson – Dama S Salon (Defected)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Prince Zammy – Sunshine (unreleased)
Lil Silva – Against Yaself (Night Slugs)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune (unreleased)
Volatil – In There (Biggerdubz)
Redlight – MDMA (MTA)
Natalie Storm – Bang Bang (free online)
Optimum – Max Power (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
Jack Sparrow – Salvation (forthcoming Tectonic)
Logos – Medicate (LV refix) (Radial)
Icicle – Anything (Tempa)
Leon – VMZY (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser (forthcoming Embassy)
EshOne – Sofistas (unreleased)
Pinch – The Boxer (Darqwan remix) (Tectonic)
Jack Sparrow – Shoal (forthcoming Tectonic)
Scott Detail – My Heart For You (unreleased)
Darkstar – Dead 2 Me (2010)
Unknown – Poison (Sleazetone)
Sentel – Chapel 20 (forthcoming Concrete Cut)
Distal – Boca Ratawn (unreleased)
Pearson Sound – Higher (Darkestral)
SubReachers – Contradiction (unreleased)
DJG – Hydrate Dub (Warm Communications)
Arovane – Tides (Towerblock)

 

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 Tomorrow with SNF 042 08.30.10 on Dubstep.FM


This program is packed with the sound that has been so influential to me over the last year or so – UK funky house & its derivatives. Dubstep.FM has been a great host station to me but as the diversity of things I’ve been playing grows it’s clear that I should move to a station that isn’t all dubstep. The tracklist from this episode is a prime example.

For these reasons I’m proud to announce that the show will be moving to Sub.FM starting soon. The time is going to remain the same but the day is going to change to Tuesdays. Otherwise things will be the same with tracklists posted here & at soundcloud and podcasts sent out as normal. I still plan on playing dubstep, but I’ll be adding more funky house and new dnb sounds. Forward!

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Arp 101 – Warriors Galactic (Eglo)
Subreachers – Let Go (dub)
Cosmin TRG – Tower Block (Hemlock)
Jam City – Let Me Bang Refix (Night Slugs)
Cooly G – Up In My Head (Hyperdub)
Uncle Bakongo – Amhara (Brainmath)
Optimum – Lily (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Scuba – Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday remix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
The Count & Sinden – Panther (Domino)
Busy Signal – Picantie (Greenmoney remix) (free online)
D-51 – OD (M-DOK remix) (Ghetto Division)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune VIP (dub)
Optimum – Max Power (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
Truth – Puppets (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Ruckspin – Puppets (forthcoming Pushing Red)
EshOne – Chingon (dub)
The Spit Brothers – King Me (free online)
Pressa & Crisp – Monitored (dub)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Ladybox – Pulse (Distal remix) (dub)
Seahorse – Soja (dub)
Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery (forthcoming King Dubbist)
Truth – Wicked Vibe Broccoli (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
J. Sparrow & Ruckspin – Blessings (forthcoming Pushing Red)
DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot, Raw, Sex (Instra:mental remix) (free online)
Misk & EshOne – Cambio (dub)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
Mala – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
Goth Trad – Saturn (Deep Medi)
Dark Sky – Ghost Notes (Black Acre)
Roxy & El-B – Endorse & Set It (Ghost)
SP:MC – Future (Tempa)
Kutz – Drumz Of No Return (Soul Jazz)
Numa Crew – Tuff Africa (Erba)
Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Marcus Visionary remix) (Liondub International)
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Jam City – Ecstasy Refix (Night Slugs)
KidKut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
Gremino – Problem (Rag & Bone)
Grievous Angel – Move Down Low VIP (Soul Jazz)
Pariah – Prism (free online)
Actress – Lost (Honest Jon’s)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 040 08.16.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Bakir of The Spit Brothers


Guest appearance this show from Bakir of The Spit Brothers live in the studio. His session is large, packed with forthcoming & unreleased material. Outside, new tracks from DJ Cable & DJ Rodan on some dirty south mashups, DJG, a preview of Truth’s new album “Puppets”, Ramadanman, Josif, Bowly & more.

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Tracklist:

DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Icicle – Xylophobia (Shogun Audio)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
DJ Cable vs Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchise Boyz – Wind It Up & Lean Wit It (free online)
DJ Rodan vs Distal & Pimp C – Pourin Up Some Oil
Terror Danjah – Trojan (free online)
2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Leisure remix)
Cosmic Revenge – After Party
EshOne – U Boat
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)

– Bakir in the mix –

1.  DJG – Obsessed
2.  Dubsworth – Carbonation
3.  The Spit Brothers – No Curfew (Djunya remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
4.  J Kenzo – Stomp (ARGO34A)
5.  Luthor – M Grow (Bakir remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
6.  WAR 17B
7.  Pachecko & Pocz – Zarbak (Mr Gasparov remix)
8.  The Spit Brothers – Single Coil (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
9.  Bukkha – No Guns, No Fire
10.The Spit Brothers – By The Fire (Nate Mars remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
11.The Spit Brothers – Violet Dub (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
12.The Spit Brothers – Some of the Time (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
13.Bakir – Going Down low (forthcoming on Fullmelt’s BAD3)
14.Bakir & Vinja – Untitled (preview)
15.The Spit Brothers – Beg To Differ (DJG reformat)
16.J Kenzo – Between Two Worlds (ARGO34B)
17.Bukkha – Minor (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
18.Billingsley – Alien Song (preview)
19.The Spit Brothers – King Me
20.Daega Sound System – SOS (Blipswitch Digital)
21. Kush Arora Ft. Mega Banton – Repping and Stepping

Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery (forthcoming King Dubbist)
Seahorse – Limestone Cave
Truth – Burglar (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Puppets (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Dead Silence (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Indigo Mood (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Truth – Don’t Explain (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Ramadanman – Grab Somebody (whitelabel)
Jam City – Let Me Bang refix (Night Slugs whitelabel)
Bowly – Idee D’un Tropique (Berkane Sol)
Kidkut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou remix) (Youngunz)
Gremino – Hyper (Rag & Bone)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Prince Zammy – Passion
Ramadanman – Tempest (Hemlock)
Incyde – Dusk (Helix reshape)
Josif – Numb (forthcoming 2circles)
Africa Hi Tech – Too Late (Warp)
Kyla – Don’t Play With My Heart (Roska remix) (free online)

 

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)

– Blipswitch Feature –
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:

 

EshOne – Loving What Is EP (free DL!)


EshOne (sddubstep, Soundcloud) coming out of San Diego has been producing tunes that go deep on the bass end of things for a while now and has recently decided to give away this 5 track EP chock full of heat.  Personal favorites on this are “Anti Oil Spill Dub” and “Die Cast”, though really all 5 are good.  These five in a classic dubstep style: bass heavy with tasteful wobbles and great percussion.

Be warned: the bass in these tracks is barely audible on most headphones and surely not on your laptop or imac speakers, this music is meant for an array of bassbins.  That said, if you have a sub this will give it a better workout than the last time you tried an hour of Tae Bo.

Download the EP here.

EshOne – Anti Oil Spill Dub by eshone

EshOne – Die Cast by eshone

 

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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Tracklist:

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