Posts Tagged ‘glitch mob’

Fourth Annual Symbiosis Gathering with Mala, Caspa, N-Type, Bassnectar, and loads more



Location: Yosemite
Description: Massive four day festival with an unreal lineup – amazing looking venue to boot.  Click the image above for full info.

Atmos : Caspa : Claude VonStroke : Domestic : Djuma Soundsystem : Extrawelt : Felguk : Flying Lotus : Flowjob : Glitch Mob : Hallucinogen : Heavyweight Dub Champion : Kox Box : Mala : N-Type : Perfect Stranger : Pretty Lights : Shadow FX vs Tetrameth : Slackbaba : Solar Fields : Sun Control Species : Thomas Brinkmann

An-Ten-Nae : Abakus : APOSTLE : Beats Antique : Bluetech : deepchild : edIT : Emok : Evan Marc : Fanna Fi Allah : Flip Flop : The Flying Skulls : Goddess Alchemy Project : Heyoka : Ido Ophir : Kether : Kontrol SF : Lazer Sword : Lipp Service : Lynx & Janover : Mimosa : MO2 : Of Porcelain (Ooah) : Penta : Random Rab : Signal Path : Shen : Souleye & DC : Telepath : Triple R : U-One : Vibesquad : Welder : Worthy : Yotopia : Yubaba

A bit more detail about the festival courtesy one of the promoters:

Symbiosis Gathering is not your average festival; these days even one-night outdoor events are calling themselves ‘festivals’ when everybody knows it is nothing more than a corporate event where most of the attendees are there to party, and not much more.

Symbiosis is different. With a focus on environmental consciousness and ecological sustainability, this celebration has a deep respect for our natural world as well as the community it sustains. Besides green living, Symbiosis is very much about transformational learning experiences and the aesthetics of co-creation, from visual arts to performance, rituals and dance.

And then there is the music. Not only does Symbiosis Gathering provide a meaningful backdrop to showcase our beloved West Coast artists and their evolving future sound, but we also create a welcoming environment for musicians, bands, DJs and producers from all over the world. From dubstep legends and jam band rockers to abstract beat scientists and street bass pioneers, there will be many old favorites to dance to as well as plenty of new discoveries to make.

Just to name a few: Les Claypool, Coco Rosie, Amon Tobin, Bassnectar, Freeland Live Band, Caspa, Flying Lotus, Glitch Mob, N-Type, Pretty Lights, Beats Antique, Bluetech, an-ten-nae, Heyoka, Lipp Service, Mimosa, Of Porcelain, Vibesquad, Welder, Babylon System and over a hundred more.

Visual arts are also a major focus of Symbiosis, and you will find large-scale art installations, body art, a graffiti mural, a full-size art gallery space and live painting and workshops from many talented creators including Alex and Alyson Grey. Performing artists will also roam the venue and inject the community with the wild, the weird, and the wonder-inspiring. Come and join in the fun!

Transformational learning and integrated education is also central to the Symbiosis philosophy, and there will be workshops, playshops, discussions and presentations on a wide variety of subjects from esoteric philosophy and embodied movement to sacred geometry and composting alchemy. Our “Wellness Oasis” has a variety of resources to rejuvenate your body, nurture your spirit, and expand your mind with reiki, acupuncture, tai chi, Capoeira, juggling and much more.

And more! We have organic food vendors, sustainable arts and craft merchants in the tribal market, a kids’ area, guided nature walks, eco-arting, a lake for splash wars and water wings, and dishwashing stations to help you make this a no trash, carry-in, carry-out event.

Join us at historic Camp Mather on the edge of California’s treasured Yosemite National Park; the beautiful outdoor location is a gracious player and its natural splendor will inspire all who encounter it. It is with great respect that we will dance upon this land.

 

Ricky Switch presents the DubRap mixtape ft Sky-I, Starski, and more


Dub Rap FrontDub Rap Back
Ricky Switch, Pimp Hop Records, and a host of MCs from the Bay Area and beyond present Dub Rap volume 1, a hype and diverse mixtape of dubstep and glitch beats with MCs on the track.  Styles are diverse including autotuned flows, screwed & chopped cuts, glitched out beats and ragga MCs.  This one’s a guaranteed party rocker with an excellent job by the MCs over a killer selection of dubstep beats. Get it for free at dubrap.com.  Highlights for me include Fed the Thief, Fever, Monster, Chains, Wide Open, Big Up, and Yes I’m Back, and for the top two I’d have to go with Rankin Scroo on My Trees and Dub Life. Stream it here:
They say in the intro jungle or dubstep is the only natural progression for hiphop, I’m not sure it’s the only one but I think the sound has been moving in that direction for a while. Some examples here from J. Dilla:

Here’s the official summary of the mixtape:

Over a year in the making, countless hours logged, blood, sweat, and tears poured into it, and it’s day has finally arrived, Enter: Dub Rap. This new genre of music has been defined and developed thru the making of DJ Ricky Switch’s newest mixtape: Dub Rap Volume1, featuring One Drop. Put your seat belts on it’s gonna be a bumpy ride, but if your ears are ready to hear the future of music, stay tuned….Rewind four years prior, to a remote island off the north coast of Ireland where a young, but seasoned DrumNBass DJ named Ricky Switch was first being being exposed to wobble basslines, boom bap slaps, and a whole new sound of music which he soon found himself engulfed in, Dubstep. Shortly after, Ricky packed his bags and moved out to California, the San Francisco Bay Area to be exact. He found his way DJ’ing the few Dubstep and DnB shows that he could find, and doing so he also became involved in the local hip hop scene, where he joined the underground rap group Distant Relatives. In due course, he would share a studio with local Bay Area Rapper Starski, and while Ricky would be bumping dubstep dj sets in one room, Starski and his crew were knocking out raps in the other. It was only a matter of time before peanut butter met the chocolate and Reese’s Pieces was made, or as they call it Dub Rap.

During the process of working on the mixtape, they created a marriage the authentic sounds of UK Dubstep music and hardcore underground bay area MC’s and singers. Instantly, the artists became fully engrossed in the sounds and space that Dubstep offers a vocalist and found many ways to deliver their art form. Over 50 tracks were recorded in a year’s time, and only about half of them made it to the mixtape (respect to the ones that didn’t). The Dub Rap sound that came out of this experience is an intense mix of otherworldly sounds courtesy of UK Dubstep rhythms, and the future of bay area and worldwide hip hop music.

This project was done with much praise and respect given to the originators of Dubstep, and the producers who made the music that made this mix possible. It’s aimed at giving the genre another avenue to allow it to grow and to expose more people to it’s undeniable sound and originality. The core artists (the mcs/ singers) involved have no doubts that they will continue to work within this medium of art to allow their creative juices to flourish and expand on an ever broadening horizon of Dubstep visions. Their is no question that the genre of “Dubrap” will catch on with other artists the world over, and allow rappers and singers alike to grow into the next millennium of audio murder: Dubstep and now Dubrap.

 

Bassnectar, Boreta, An-Ten-Nae, Kush Arora, and more


BassnectarLocation: 103 Harriet St (map & info)
Description: A night of bass on the glitchy side headlined by Bassnectar. Extreme.
Date: 2009-05-15
Tickets: $25 at the door

Full lineup:

BASSNECTAR
BORETA of the GLITCH MOB
AN-TEN-NAE AND LAURA
KUSH ARORA
KID CHAMELEON

10pm – 5am

 

RUSKO and Rod Azlan w/ Ooah, an-ten-nae, Marty Party, Rastatronics, and Kozee


Title: RUSKO and Rod Azlan w/ Ooah, an-ten-nae, Marty Party, Rastatronics, and Kozee
Location: 103 Harriet St (map & info)
Description: Arguably the king of LFO basslines (the wobble) is coming to throw down with a heavy hitting lineup of local DJs. Get out the skanking shoes!
Date: 2009-03-20
Tickets: RSVP @ going