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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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Tracklist:

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 036 07.19.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin again, new sounds from Pressa, Machinedrum, Peverelist, Kid Simple, Mount Kimbie, Sines, Zeno, The Spit Brothers, Kush Arora, Jibberish, Leon, and more inside.  Little reggaeish session in the middle for fun.

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Mount Kimbie – Ruby (Hotflush)
SubReachers – Channeling
Bridge – Summers Day (NE UK)
Kid Simple – Notice U
Peverelist – Better Ways of Living (Punch Drunk)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex (Machinedrum remix) (free online)
Pressa – Friction
Dark Sky – Reflex (Pictures)
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Daega Sound – Forest Floor dub
Indigo – Fading (Mindset)
Sines – Stuff Dreams Are Made Of (forthcoming Embassy)
Spit Brothers – Violet Dub
Versa ft Rowl – G’d up (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Ticklah remix) (Liondub International)
LV & Errol Bellot – Dub Judge
Mungos Hi Fi ft Earl 16 – International Roots (Scotch Bonnet)
Mala – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
Djunya – Dawn (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Zeno – Western Omelet
Jack Dixon – Coconuts
Distal – Apple Bottom
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (Hyperdub)
Suncycle ft Mavado – No More (Ill Blu remix) (Suncycle Digital)
Grievous Angel – Move Down Low VIP (Soul Jazz)
Greenmoney ft Serocee – Suh Mi Stay (Fool’s Gold)
Supra 1 – Still Believe (L-vis 1990 remix dub) (Trouble & Bass)
Lil Silva – Seasons (Night Slugs)
Jibberish – The Derms VIP
Kush Arora & Bakir – Pet Massage Shiatsu
Soil & Pimp sessions – Popkorn (Doc Daneeka remix)
Ramadanman – Fall Short (Swamp81)
Leon – VMZY (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Parson – I Rep The Dirty South (Dubbel Dutch remix) (free online)
Girl Unit – Shade On (Night Slugs)
Distal – Coke Bottle (forthcoming Grizzly)
Kotchy – She Made It Easy (Son of Kicks remix) (Seclusiasis)
Terror Danjah – Bruzin VIP (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Sx – Wooo Riddim (SX Beats)
Mount Kimbie – Adriatic (Hotflush)
Prefuse73 – I Got No Time For Rearviews (Warp)

 

Big Up and Brapdem present Hatcha, Truth and more


Location: Temple (map & info)
Description: Come to this show. Original dubstep don Hatcha is sure to educate, Truth from NZ will drop some fatman beats, support from Frite Nite DJs B. Bravo and Epcot and a crack house room with Juju and Reyka. Best Wednesday night in ages.
Date: 2010-07-21
Tickets: $10 before 11.

 

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)

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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:

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 027 05.17.10 on Dubstep.FM


This program featuring new sounds from Distal, Zeno, Blind Prophet & tons more.  Broke out some classics too.  No feature this program, but more coming soon and they’re going to be big.

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Pulsar – Afterthought (SubDepth)
June Miller – Brussels North (54music)
June Miller – Brussels North (Wascal Remix) (54music)
Blind Prophet – From Within
Cosmic Revenge – Late Nights (Kastle Remix) (free online)
Touch – The Rain (Whistla Remix) (L2S)
Distal – Serengeti (Embassy)
Mele – Bombay (Mixpak)
Distal – Coke Bottle (forthcoming Grizzly)
Blawan – Iddy (Hessle)
Ceeker – Body Rocker (Zeno Remix)
Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) (Ninja Tune)
Coalition of the Killing – We Are The Glitch (Eskmo Remix) (Blipswitch)
EshOne – U Boat (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Ramadanman – Glut (Hemlock)
Cajmere – Percolator (Cajual)
Hackman – Always (Brackles Remix) (Shifting Peaks)
Deadboy – Way That I Luv U (Well Rounded)
Stagga – Time Warp (Zeno Remix)
Girl Unit – Shade On (Night Slugs)
Supra 1 – Still Believe (L-Vis 1990 Remix Dub) (free online)
Marcus Price & Carli – Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed (Kingdom Remix) (Palms Out)
Deadboy – Unofficial Girl (Well Rounded)
Mele – Flexi (Mixpak)
West Norwood Casette Library – What It Is (WNCL)
Blawan – Fram (Hessle)
Dhyan Moller – Lost in 3’s (DJG Remix) (Blipswitch)
Outlaw Producer – Rip Me To Shreds (Chango Remix)
Kulture – Screaming Frog (Disfigured Dubs)
Loefah – Justabeat
Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Nehuen – Winter Holidays (Disboot)
SBTRKT – Rundown (Young Turks)
Pacheko & Pocz – Tigre VIP
Albert – Crosseyed
Breakage – Open Up (Digital Soundboy)
Cardopusher – Schematic Blocks (On The Edge)
El Rakkas – Seas of Disease (LV Remix) (Lo Dubs)
Dubloner & Isaac Haile Selassie – The Fight, The Spirit (Kush Arora Remix) (free online)
Marcus Visionary ft Johnny Osbourne – Nightfall (Liondub International)
Madlib – Green Power

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 026 05.10.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Simple


Dense amounts of new music in this show coming from EshOne, Cosmic Revenge, Resketch, Kush Arora, Dubsworth, Autopilot, Clueless, VVV, and tons more.  This show is also the first feature I’m doing on a producer, this time on Simple coming out of San Francisco.  Listen to the feature section in the show and for more info read the interview later on in the post.  I’m going to try to do this weekly – we’ll see!

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Skynet – Swamp (Pinch Remix) (Argon)
EshOne – U Boat
Loefah – Justabeat (free online)
Dubsworth – Looky Hear (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Kulture – Liquid Sound (Disfigured Dubs)
Cosmic Revenge – Neptune
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Benga – Baltimore Clap (Tempa)
Skream – Clap Your Hands (free online)
Kush Arora – Empty Alleys (forthcoming KAP)
Eskmo – Sister, You Have Got To Listen (free online)
Robot Koch – Listen To Them Fade (Project Mooncircle)

– Simple feature –
Simple – 2 Ways to Three (forthcoming Ilian Tape)
Simple – Let It Sink (forthcoming Ilian Tape)
Simple – In The Thick Of It
Simple – Agua
Simple – Seek/hunt
Simple – Only Once (forthcoming SubDepth)
Simple – Lightly (forthcoming Ilian Tape)
Simple – Barely Together

Clueless – Secret Love VIP (free online)
SBTRKT – Soundboy Shift (Young Turks)
Gon – Gotta Have You (free online)
Pacheko & Pocz – Tigre VIP
Caribou – Sun (VVV Remix) (free online)
Colz – Sunflower (Grizzle Mix) (free online)
Ramadanman – Tempest (Hemlock)
SubReachers – A While Back (Resketch remix)
Chango – Onemore (Autopilot remix)
Helix – Pulse X Tribute
Mensah – Pulse 80s (Hench)
Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser
Marcus Visionary – Surinam (Liondub International)
Albert – Darling Now
Mount Kimbie – Maybes (James Blake remix) (Hotflush)
Resketch – Places Like This (forthcoming Kursed)
Kush Arora – Humidifier (forthcoming KAP)
Natalie Storm – Look Pon Me (Jumeirah Riddim) (Mixpak)
Mosca – Square One (Night Slugs)
Girl Unit – IRL (French Fries remix) (Night Slugs)
Resketch – Connected (forthcoming Kursed)

Get to know about Simple.

This program has the first in a series of features on producers, starting off with Simple.  Simple is based in San Francisco, heads up the netlabel Two Circles Records, and has forthcoming releases on a few labels.  I first heard about him at the recommendation of fellow contributor Shortstack who couldn’t stop listening to his “Casual Sex” release on Two Circles last fall.  I got hooked as well.

Check out his Soundcloud page for more audio and a bunch of free downloads.  The “Fall Around The Cut EP” should be out on Ilian Tape next week or so so look out for that one.  Simple was kind enough to do a little interview also, so read about what makes him tick below.

SNF: Lets set it off with a little introduction, how’d you get into production?

Simple: Well, I have the typical story of my youth being filled with music and etc. Started playing the drums, piano and guitar at a young age, never really took it serious but loved making noise. Growing up around Detroit I was introduced to electronica at a fairly young age and at that age, was specifically, very in to turntabalism. When I was 11 I received one turntable, a mixer and an invisible scratch pickles VHS, so I could learn how to scratch. Goofed around with that for a couple years, got another deck got into Dj’ing more and more, then at about age 18, I just stopped. I became fascinated again with the guitar, this time it would take me overseas to London, where I studied for a bit. I got into production because I needed something to back my guitar. I had always fooled around with production, but in 2005 I really started producing my own tracks. At that point it was all guitar based music. It wasn’t until 2007 that I started producing more electronic oriented music.

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 025 05.03.10 on Dubstep.FM


This episode HI-NRG, strictly for those looking to dance.  I’m all about this heavily syncopated bass music that’s been coming out recently, demonstrated very nicely by Hatcha’s most recent release on Special Branch.  Marcus Visionary has been making this sound for a while now too, expect more info on his recent album release coming soon.

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Matty G – Cuttin N Scratchin (free online)
J:Kenzo – Counteraction (Argon)
TKR – Progress (Biggerdubz)
Marcus Visionary – Belize City (Liondub International)
Hatcha – Dirtee Tek (Special Branch)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Nehuen – Tropicalia (Corsario)
Marcus Visionary – Surinam (Liondub International)
Depthide – Lost in a Daydream (Blixaboy and Red Eye Wet Dream Mix) (3345 Music)
Ramadanman – Glut (Hemlock)
Cajmere – It’s Time for the Percolator (Cajual)
Hackman – Pistol in your Pocket (Hypno’s Tight Pants Mix) (Fabric)
TRPWR – Holland (Car Crash Set)
West Norwood Cassette Library – What It Is (WNCL)
Psychonaught – Vibes (forthcoming Kursed)
F – Perspectives (7even)
TRPWR – Water (Car Crash Set)
KingThing – Sexawoowho
Jamtech Foundation – Run The Track (free online)
Warrior One ft Lady Chann – King Riddim (King Pigeon)
Numa Crew – Tuff Africa (Erba)
Udachi & Jubilee – Smoke Rings (Mike Hindle’s UK Remix) (free online)
Eprom – Humanoid (Rwina)
Joker & Ginz – Stash (Hyperdub)
Sduk – Clunge (Slit Jockey)
Ruckspin – Get Naked (Ranking)
Pariah – Orpheus (R&S)
Funk Ethics – Broken Soul Music (Reduction)
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
Robot Koch – Listen to them Fade (forthcoming Project Mooncircles)
Psychonaught – Concrete Seat (forthcoming Kursed)
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
TKR – Do It (Biggerdubz)
??? – ???
Marcus Visionary ft Johnny Osbourne – Nightfall (Liondub International)
FBOM & Outlaw Producer – Pedicab Ride
Floating Points – People’s Potential (Eglo)
Pursuit Grooves – Shabaps (Tectonic)