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Steppin into Yesterday with SNF 037 07.26.10 on Dubstep.FM


I was feeling a bit nostalgic last week after Mary Anne Hobbs announced that she’s stepping down from her Radio 1 show which is, and has been for a while, pretty much the apex of underground dance music education.  This got me in the mood for some classics so I decided to take a break from the bleeding edge of dance music and look backwards towards 2006/2007.  Some of my all time favorite tracks are in this mix, and strong representation from some of the best labels out there: Hyperdub, Tempa, Tectonic, DMZ, and Hotflush.  Step into the time machine…

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Quest – Smooth Skin (Deep Medi)
Vex’d – Bombardment of Saturn (Planet Mu)
Distance – Nomad (Hotflush)
Coki – Mood Dub (DMZ)
Hijak – Nightmarez (Tectonic)
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Portal (Hyperdub)
Loefah – Twisup (Youngsta & Task VIP Mix) (DMZ)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
Geiom – Zalim Maar Daala (Berkane Sol)
Moving Ninja – Murky (Tectonic)
Moldy ft Juakali – Glory (Earwax)
Peverelist – Roll With The Punches (Punch Drunk)
Digital Mystikz – Neverland (DMZ)
Skream – Bahl Fwd (Tectonic)
Pinch ft Juakali – Gangstaz (Tectonic)
Djuyna – Inclined (Aphex)
Scuba – Frisco (Hotflush)
Don Carlos – Young Girl (Juju remix)
The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG bootleg) (free online)
Skream – Sub Island (Soul Jazz)
2562 – Circulate (Tectonic)
Horsepower Productions – Gorgon Sound (Tempa)
Roxy vs El-b – Endorse and Set It (Ghost)
Kode9 – 9 Samurai (Hyperdub)
Joker – Stuck in the System (Earwax)
Massive Music – Find My Way (kode9 remix) (Hyperdub)
RSD – Pretty Bright Light (Punch Drunk)
Johnny Clark vs Mala – Sinners (Ringo)
Clouds – Shallow (Noppa)
Walsh & Kromestar – Panik Room (Hotflush)
Skream – Dutch Flowerz (Tempa)
LV ft Dandelion – CCTV (Hyperdub)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (Digital Mystikz remix) (Kartel)
Skream – I (Loefah remix) (Tempa)
Benga – Dual (Big Apple)
Luke Envoy – M.U.G.E.N. (Wonderland)
Digital Mystikz – Molten (Tectonic)
Loefah – Horror Show (DMZ)
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Backward (Hyperdub)
Skream – Tapped (Tempa)
The Bug ft Warrior Queen – Poison Dart (Ninja Tune)
Mark One – Slang (Tectonic)
Martyn – Velvet (3024)
2562 – Kameleon (Tectonic)
Horsepower Productions – Fat Larry’s Skank (Tempa)
Kode9 – Magnetic City (Soul Jazz)
Pinch ft Rudey Lee – Step 2 It (Soul Jazz)
Loefah – Mud (DMZ)
Skream – Midnight Request Line (Tempa)
Augustus Pablo – Africa (1983) (Rockers Production)

 

Review: Nate Mars – Concentric Circles LP with a FREE download


Nate Mars coming out of New York comes with a reggae-infused dubstep offering with his album Concentric Circles out now on Blipswitch.  The album explores a variety of sounds but keeps a consistent heavy, fuzzed out and sometimes wobbly bassline.  The instrumentals are complemented by a host of vocalists from New York and abroad including Juakali, Jahdan Blakkamoore and Junior Culture.  I’m just going to sample a few tracks here, click the cover image or the Juno link below to hear previews of the full album.

Nate Mars ft Juakali – Horizon

Juakali really shines in this track with haunting vocals over a syncopated beat complete with a heavy bassline and echoed sax.  Large.

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Nate Mars – Higher to the Bass

Higher to the bass and higher to the treble on this one with a distorted lead synth taking you through alongside some horns.  Feels to me like the lead synth is dancing around the beat keeping it fresh.

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Nate Mars ft Jahdan Blakkamoore – Praylude

The build in this one is epic but is left out of this preview, trust that it’s serious.  When the bass first hits it’s like a tsunami – this is a formidable intro tune to be sure.

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Nate Mars ft Jahdan Blakkamoore – Above and Beyond Dem (Download)

Last up is the free tune coming from a collabo between Nate Mars and Jahdan, this one I’ve been seriously into for a while now.  The instrumental from Mars hits hard, and the lyrics from Jahdan are among his best.  Download and enjoy this one thanks to Nate Mars & Blipswitch.

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 021 04.05.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFNew sounds this program coming from Wascal, 12th Planet & Juakali, Ikonika, FBOM & Outlaw Producer, Helix, Distal, Bakir & DZ, Sines and more.  Second half of this one on a different sound, showcasing the music coming from Night Slugs, Blunted Robots, Roska, Dubbel Dutch and related sounds.  Mutated funky crossover business.  Let me know what you think.

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Starkey ft Anneka – Stars (Planet Mu)
Ramadanman – I Beg You (Hessle)
Zed Bias ft Juiceman & Simba – Jigga Up (Sidestepper)
Lecs – No Names (Wascal vocal remix)
12th Planet ft Juakali – Reasons (free online)
Pupajim – International Farmer (Jahtari)
Skinnz & ID – Offshore (Double Science)
Sunship ft Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Skreamix) (free online)
Starkey ft P-Money – Numb (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Ramadanman – Tumble (Hessle)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
SBTRKT – Pause for Thought (Brainmath)
Joy Orbison vs Young Money – Hyph Mngo To Go (DJ Dials mashup, free online)
FBOM & Outlaw Producer – That Look
Helix – Untitled
Ikonika – Idiot (Hyperdub)
Distal – Boss of the South
Bakir & DZ – Into the Fog (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Cosmic Revenge – Haunted by the Past
Starkey – Fidelio (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Shortstuff – Behave (Fabric)
Kingdom ft Shyvonne – Mind Reader (Bok Bok remix) (Fool’s Gold)
Mosca – Square One (L-Vis 1990 relix) (Night Slugs)
Blackpocket – Ure a Star (Martyn remix) (Fat City)
Distal – Space Graffiti
Hypno – Over the Top
Helix – Toaster Riddim
Bok Bok ft Bubbz – Citizens Dub (Blunted Robots)
Ikonika – Psoriasis (Hyperdub)
Roska – Tomorrow is Today (Rinse)
Cardopusher – Its Yesterday Already (On The Edge)
Deadboy – If U Want Me (Numbers)
Edu K – Jumpin n Pumpin (Dubbel Dutch Remix) (free online)
SBTRKT – 2020 (Brainmath)
Roska ft Anesha – I Need Love (Rinse)
DVA – Natty (Hyperdub)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Dont Sleep (Punch Drunk)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Debruit – Nigeria What (Civil Music)
Sines – Z Riddim
Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce – Tripped Up (Ramp)
Sepalcure – Feeling That I Know So Well
Geiom – Sugar Coated Lover (Brackles & Shortstuff remix) (Berkane Sol)
Roska – Squark (Rinse)
Egyptrixx – The Only Way Up (Cubic Zirconia remix) (Night Slugs)
Scuba – On Deck (Hotflush)
Martin Kemp – No Charisma (Blunted Robots)
John Frum – Shreveport Shuffle (Jahtari)
Destinys Child – Bills (Harmonimix)
Mike Slott – Home (Fat City)
Space Dimension Controller – The Love Quadrant (Kinnego)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 005 12.07.09 on Dubstep.FM


This might be my favorite show yet.  Ridiculously diverse, with a reggae-influenced dubstep interlude, post-garage riddims, deep basswise sounds and some classic tracks.  New songs in this one from Kid Simple, The Widdler, Starkey, Helixir, Yong, Sines, Hypno, Asusu, and many more.  Get it in your ears!

This show every Monday on Dubstep.FM from 6-8pm PST.

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Tracklist (63 tracks, 2h 24m):

T2 – Heartbroken (Kid Simple Remix) (unreleased)
Hypno – Autumn (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Headhunter – 3 Mad P’s (Tempa)
Mr. Gasparov  – Ruffnek (unreleased)
Rustie – Bad Science (Wireblock)
Wachs Lyrical – Fossil (Subdepth)
Materielle – SloJam (unreleased)
Sbtrkt – Rekorda (free online)
KingThing – Monoloop (free online)
The Widdler – Just Believe (unreleased)
Svpreme Fiend – Killer (unreleased)
Deepchild – Wannado (Gravious Remix) (Sub Continental)
DJG – We Don’t Go Home (unreleased)
Starkey ft Badness – Ok Luv (Planet Mu)
Pinch ft Juakali – Gangstaz (Tectonic)
Brown and Gammon – Gwann Plant Refix (unreleased)
DJ Madd – Rizla Dub (War)
Kalbata – Ninja (whitelabel)
LV ft Dandelion – CCTV (Hyperdub)
Henry and Louis ft Steve Harper – Rise Up (RSD Remix) (2kings)
Kulture – Babylon (Ghetto Knowledge)
Scientist – Bad Days Dub (Clocktower)
6Blocc – Times Like These (Digital 6)
Noah D – Polizia Remix (War)
Rusko – Sound Guy Is My Target (Sub Soldiers)
Synkro – King of Kings (whitelabel)
Cotti ft Doctor – Rise the Temperature (MTA)
Dom Hz – Missile (Subdepth)
The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG Remix) (bootleg)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – Dubplate Fi Dem (Scrub a Dub)
Scientist – Dance of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
Radikal Guru – No Good (whitelabel)
Olpek ft Cstar – Morning Dub (Bassism)
MK2 aka MNUVR ft Werd2jah – Afternoon Dubs (unreleased)
Breakage – Together (Digital Soundboy)
Vex’d – Bombardment of Saturn (Planet Mu)
The Widdler – December Demo (unreleased)
YLEM – Free Your Mind (unreleased)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (unreleased)
KingThing – Beuno (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Jus Wan – Azure (Pushing Red)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (??)
Asusu – Small Hours (forthcoming Project Squared)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Hypno – Stay (unreleased)
Helixir – Convultions (7even)
Cosmic Revenge – Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Sines – That Thing She Does (Forsaken Remix) (Formant free tune)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Von D – Berlin Call (Argon)
Rooflight – The Human Connection (unreleased)
Kidkanevil – Megajoy (First Word)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
Materielle – Ceiling Fan (unreleased)
Pinch – Get Up (LV Remix) (Tectonic)
Headhunter – Experience (Tempa)
Tzara – Dobbler Effect (5 Hz)
DJ Snipaz – Swanky (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Asusu – Effigy (unreleased)
Helixir – Let Me Drive Now (7even)
Volatil – Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Turbo Sonidero Futuristico – Gritaria Que Te Amo Tumbia Remix (free online)

 

DJ Sep and Jason Short with Juakali and DJ Collage on a Mochipet Remix Ting


The heavyweight MCs Juakali and DJ Collage team up with DJ Sep (Daly City Records, Dub Mission) and Jason Short (Auralism) to create two bass heavy reworkings of Mochipet’s “Get Your Whistle Wet.”    The original is totally mutated in this redub such that the only remnants are some cut up vocals and a siren noise.  Abundant bass weight keeps the low end in control with alternate vocal takes from Juakali and DJ Collage.  Fans of L.V., RSD, Antiserum, and Mungo’s Hi Fi should definitely give a listen.  Dubwise!

DJ Sep & Jason Short ft Juakali – Get Your Dub Wet

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DJ Sep & Jason Short ft DJ Collage – Get Your Dub Wet

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This one out today from Daly City Records:

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Surefire 006 with Pinch, Jus Wan, Dub U, and Juakali


Location: The Triple Crown (map & info)
Description: The sixth Surefire monthly has come up quickly and the lineups stay excellent. Pinch from Bristol comes to town with local selector Jus Wan and San Jose’s Dub U with vocal backing from Juakali. Major.  This gorgeous flyer built by Sander and photographed by KNK.
Date: 2009-09-19
Tickets: $7 before 11, $10 after.

 

Kush Arora – The Dread Bass Chronicles


Kush Arora - The Dread Bass ChroniclesComing out tomorrow on (4/21) is the fourth studio album from Kush Arora, a San Francisco based DJ in the Surya Dub crew and producer.  Surya Dub’s monthly event at Club Six has consistently been awarded reader prizes by local magazines and never fails to get me dancing. I’m going to keep this one brief since it was also written up recently in Big Up Magazine and SFWeekly but just want to mention that if you’re into people like Disrupt, Midival Punditz, and Stephen “di genius” McGregor, then you NEED to get on this album.  The list of MCs on the album is impressive: Warrior Queen, Bongo Chilli, Juakali, MC Zulu, N4SA, and Wiseproof.  This album is more on the dancehall tip than dubstep but the synths used cause it to end up sounding like a fusion of the two.   Don’t sleep, and come check out the CD Release Party at Elbo Room on the 26th.

Kush Arora ft Juakali – Come From Yard

First off, Kush apparently (based on the SFWeekly post) is kind enough to give away his version of “Come From Yard” featuring Juakali which is one of the best tracks on the album and gets stuck in my head like super glue.  Stream it below or download it directly here.

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Kush Arora ft MC Zulu – Lose Control

The next song is a dancefloor rocker in the 140bpm range called “Lose Control” with MC Zulu.  This song does an excellent job of blending dubstep and dancehall styles into something new, and I like that new thing.

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Kush Arora ft Bongo Chilli – Wine Mek Me See You

The last song I’d like to preview is more straight ahead dancehall and features Bongo Chilli on the mic.  Two other songs on the album use this riddim making it the most represented with three tracks (the others are with Wiseproof and MC Zulu).  I can’t get enough of the hook in this riddim, big respects.

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You can find it for purchase on iTunes or kusharora.com.

 

Dub Mission ft Kush Arora and Juakali with DJ Sep


Kush Arora vs JuakaliLocation: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Bashment Session with Kush Arora vs Juakali. Both have new albums coming out and this is the Surya Dub release party for Kush Arora’s Dread Bass Chronicles.  Check the dub mission youtube channel for videos.
Date: 2009-04-26
Tickets: $7 presales @ brownpapertickets