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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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Tracklist:

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:

 

Jakes with Siren, Bogl, Dials, and Jamal


Location: Club Roe (map & info)
Description: Jakes (HENCH headmaster) is back, supported by Rukkuz and Soundpieces crew.
Date: 2010-07-02
Tickets: $10

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 015 02.22.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBig new tracks in this show from Jus Wan, Distal, Jack Dixon, Selector Moldy, Eprom, Joy Orbison and more.  Just getting around to posting it in time for the next episode this evening.  There’s a hiccup at about 75 minutes in when my computer decided to fail, just think of it as a prolonged rewind.  :)

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Tracklist:

Jack Dixon – Between Us
Lauren Pritchard – Stuck (Guido Remix) (Piccadilly)
Submerse – So True (free online)
Jose James – Warrior (Jus Wan Remix) (forthcoming Brownswood)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Eprom – Never (Surefire Sound)
Simple – Let It Sink
Mayhem vs Distal – Frozen Barnacles
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (Baobinga & ID Remix) (Mad Decent)
DJ Pastek – Kromestar vs Killamu (free online)
Unknown – Tuff Africa (Erba)
DJG & XI – Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire)
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
Spatial – 90807 (Infrasonics)
Jakes & Joker – 3K Lane 1999 (free online)
Emalkay – Battle Suit (Storming Productions)
XI – Slippin (Immerse)
Furesshu – 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Kryptic Minds – Badman (Swamp81)
Selector Moldy – Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Mite – Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Cairo – 7 Deadly Sins (free online)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (Black Acre)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Unknown – Gangsta Nuh Play (Erba)
Cosmin TRG – Strobe Lick (Tempa)
Indigo – Fading (Mindset)
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow (Actress Remix) (Aus)
Volatil – Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Zeno & MC Zulu – DJ Machine
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
Sepalcure – Takin You Back
Wedge and Aesoteric – Use Only As Directed (free online)
Aiton – Love For The Heads (Abucs)
Distal – No No No Yes Yes Yes
TMSV – Myth
Joy Orbison – So Derobe (Aus)
EshOne – When I’m Around
Daega Sound – SOS (Blipswitch)
Instinct – Your Nobody
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Sagrada
Autopilot – Temporalysis (free online)
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
D1 – Mind and Soul (Tempa)

 

Rave Nu World with Jakes, Benny Page, An-Ten-Nae, Redline Residents and many more


Location: Underground MOVED TO CLUB 6
Description: HENCH Records head Jakes and Benny Page come to clash along with massive support from a huge lineup. Full lineup below:

JAKES
BENNY PAGE
AN-TEN-NAE
BABYLON SYSTEM
ULTRAVIOLET
PAWN
KOZEE
SAM SUPA
BLACKHEART
NTRLD
JON HOLLIDAY
J.ROGERS
IVRY
MEGALODON
LB VS KONFUSION
CANADUB
ROB CANNON
NAPSTY
CUBEHEAD
FIRE LIEBER
8-BIT-CH
AUDIO ANGEL

organic & vegan food
bar for 21+
clothing vendors
live artists
lazers & visuals in every room
Date: 2010-01-29
Tickets: $15 presale at Red Sky Records or here.

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 003 11.23.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin Into TomorrowThis newest episode is all over the place musically, starting with some deepness, into some vocal hiphop reworkings of dubstep tracks, off to an alien world inhabited only by synthesizers, some kuduro influenced tunes, and heading out on some darker business.  Fresh tracks from FBOM, Pangaea and James Blake on Untold remixes,Guido, Bakir and Dubsworth, Cosmic Revenge, JazzyJazzy, NastyNasty and many more.

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Tracklist (55 tunes, 2h 12m):

DJG – NYC (unreleased)
ID – Leaves (Mata Syn)
Luke Envoy – M.U.G.E.N. (Wonderland)
Kryptic Minds – Stepping Stone (Swamp81)
Baby Kites – Reef (The Agriculture)
Bakir and Dubsworth – Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Peverelist – Infinity is Now (Tectonic)
FBOM – Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
Scuba – Speak (Naked Lunch)
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling (Pangaea Remix) (Hemlock)
Cosmic Revenge – Cold Hearted (free online)
Jus Wan – Dwell (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Massive Music – Find My Way (Kode9 Remix) (Hyperdub)
The Brown Acid – Try Humanity (Starkey Dub) (N.E.W.S.)
NastyNasty – The Reef (Frite Night)
Elucid – My Mayor is a Billionaire (free online)
Chrissy Murderbot – Roll Another One (Tremor Dub Refix) (Sleazetone)
12th Planet vs Ras Kass – West Coast Dub (free online)
Numan – 7th Key (Wicky Lindows)
Sharps – My Little Pony (Saedos)
Guido – Beautiful Complication (Punch Drunk)
Eskmo – San Francisco (The Rhythm) (Ancestor)
Fused Forces – Prefer to be Plastered (Scruffy Hoodlum)
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (Hemlock)
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) (Hemlock)
Guido – Chakra (Punch Drunk)
Gemmy – Johnny 5 (Planet Mu)
Zeno – Feel It (unreleased)
Ikonika – Smuck (Planet Mu)
Cauto & Das Nevez – Alegria (Disboot)
Baobinga and ID – Man Down (free online)
Jakes – Calypso (Soul Jazz)
Mr. Gasparov – Solstice (Disboot)
uXuKa – Sangre (Disboot)
Pangaea – Memories (whitelabel)
Cosmic Revenge – Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S)
Duncan Powell – Care 4 Me (Whistla Remix) (free online)
FBOM – Untitled (unreleased)
Digital Mystikz – Neverland (DMZ)
Roxy vs El-B – Endorse and Set It (Ghost)
Vista – Ukodus (Sequence)
Chainsaw Sound – Mondo Dub (free online)
Bakir and Dubsworth – No Curfew (unreleased)
Demon and Versa – Drifter (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Kial – The Skywalker (Sub Pressure)
Clubroot – Talisman (Lo Dubs)
Silkie – Illegal Immigrant (Cloqworq)
Distance – Traffic (Goth-Trad Remix) (Planet Mu)
MNUVR – Go Up (forthcoming ???)
SP:MC and Joker D – Bad Dreams (Tempa)
LV ft Dandelion – Turn Away (Hyperdub)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (??)
Jose James – Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood)
6blocc – Tru Love (Digital 6)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (DMZ Remix)

 

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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The Dubstep LA Mixtape mixed by Plastician


I’ve been waiting on this one for some time, promotion has been going around between people like Adidas and Virgin Airlines.  Should be major and expose tons of people to the sound of dubstep.  The release of this fusion of hiphop and dubstep is sure to excite and frustrate depending on your musical persuasion, but isn’t that what music is all about?  There’s definitely a strong reaction to this already with over 1,000 followers on the Dubstep LA twitter.  Now I’m wondering if there’s some tour in the workings….  Download the mixtape on GetDarker & spread the word!

Can’t forget the Dub Rap mixtape featuring Bay Area microphone stylings and other people that have been on this combination tip for time.  I love that Chae Hawk & Rx made it onto the final tape with “Malt Liquor” and Plastician’s selections are generally excellent (as expected).  I do wish that he’d gone with his own remix of “Snoop Dogg Millionaire” as that’s far better in my opinion, but I’m too played out on Eastern Jam to comment.

Big respect to all involved in this from the promoters to the MCs to the original producers.  I hope this combination continues and more people fuse these two genres to create a new flavor of dubstep (dare I say hopstep or some other nonsense genre name?)

Comment on what you’re thinking!  I’ll do the same once I give it a proper listen.  I should also add that you can download the Xzibit and Murs tunes for free.

Dubstep LA

 

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.

 

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.

 

gWorm – Hiphop Meets Wobble Mix


gWorm

gWorm from Dallas Fort Worth brings some southern dubstep flavor with this one in a BIG, wobbly mix featuring a bunch of hiphop & dubstep mashups to start off the set.  All in all most tunes have vocals, many with hiphop influences.  Wobbles are large in this one, you know any mix with Chainsaw Calligraphy in it is serious.  If you dunno about that track listen to this mix and get to know.  Sam Supa and Kozee once had a ‘filth-off’ at the makeout sessions here in San Francisco and the finale was Chainsaw Calligraphy – there’s simply nowhere to go from there.

I’m really feeling this hiphop & dubstep hybrid, but I’ve always been a sucker for the mashups.  Beyond that though the selection on this mix is ace and the mixing is excellent.  Big respect to gWorm, loving this sound.  If you’re feeling this vibe and are interested in similar sounds check out gWorm’s edit of Move If You Wanna and the Totally Unauthorized comp by MRK1 and Chimpo.

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Tracklist:

Twisted, Redemption – Il Dire (Mac Koall Remix + gWorm’s Ice Cream Paint Job Mash)
Wine-o – Squincy Jones Pop Trunk
Dz – Down + gWorm Still Tippin Mash
Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix + gWorm Magic Stick Mash)
Lil Wayne – A Milli (DatsiK Remix mixed by Aftee)
Jakes – War Face
Stagga ft. Skamma – Sick As Sin
Foreign Beggars – Hit That Gash (DJ Primecuts Itchy Naaan Re-Rub)
DZ, Morcheeba – World Looking In (DZ Remix)
Caspa – Marmite
Babylon System – Hyphy (feat. Candy Vox)
The Widdler – Sunday
DatsiK – Gecko
Bar 9 – Malicious Tactics
Caspa – I Beat My Robot
Caspa – Floor Dem
Emalkay – Explicit
Jakes – Rock Tha Bells
16 Bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy
Selfsimilar – 1st Degree (VIP)
Marchmellow – Youngfolkdub

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