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V/A – Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Reviewed)

Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space

“This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!” -Pinch

I know I am not the only one who was drawn to dubstep by spending formative years of my youth listening to reggae albums, especially dub. Honestly, Scientist has always been a personal favorite; no disrespect to King Tubby for being the originator and no disrespect to Mad Professor for embracing new technologies in an old sound however Scientist seemed to always sit perfectly in the middle of the proto, and the present. His “Vampires” and “World Cup” releases having left the biggest impression on me, even still today. Obviously, I’m absolutely enthralled that this release exists and even more having an opportunity to listen to these tracks and relay some early impressions on them back to readers.

Attempting my hardest to stay away from clichéd idioms when writing this review, it is difficult to approach speaking about specific tracks on this release without emphasizing “the sum is greater than the parts.” Honestly, this is something that I hope listeners appreciate start-to-finish as much as selectors and dancers will appreciate hearing singles played in DJ sets, or even more excitingly the upcoming UK tour with Scientist to support the album’s release.

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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

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.


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 043 09.06.10 on Dubstep.FM by snf



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 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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Steppin into Yesterday with SNF 037 07.26.10 on Dubstep.FM by snf



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)


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 019 03.22.10 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFThis program is split in two, first half with some deeper sounds, 2step vibes and some alien music, second half more intense synth-heavy purple sounds leading up to a mellow outro.  New unreleased material this show from Joker, Distal, ID & Skinnz, and Helix, new releases from Scuba, June Miller, LV & Untold, Addison Groove, more.  Jam packed.

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LV & Untold – Beacon (Mount Kimbie Remix) (Hemlock)
TKR – Duck & Cover (Stoke Audio)
Jack Dixon – Seventy Six
June Miller – Drowning Man (Inside)
Breakage ft Zarif – Over (Digital Soundboy)
J:Kenzo – Tropic Thunda (Argon)
LD – The King of Kong (Dub Police)
Scuba – Three Sided Shape (Hotflush)
Addison Groove – Dumbshit (Swamp81)
Skinnz & ID – Offshore (forthcoming Double Science)
Simonoff – 3056 (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Skream – Angry World (Keysound)
Metalboxproducts – Keep On Moving (L2S Recordings)
ID & Skinnz – Shimmy (forthcoming Double Science)
Addison Groove – Footcrab (Swamp81)
Jose James – Warrior (Jus Wan Remix) (forthcoming Tube10)
Scuba – You Got Me (Hotflush)
Distal – Grit in my Sss
XI – Dreaming Void (Surface Tension)
Djunya – Indica (Airtight Imprint)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (Black Acre)
Helix – Toaster Riddim
Bok Bok – Citizens Dub (Blunted Robots)
Computer Jay – Maintain (Ikonika Remix) (Ramp)
Eprom – Humanoid (Rwina)
Joy Orbison – So Derobe (Aus Music)
Starkey – Beatingz (Rwina)
Low Limit – Trapperkeeper (Numbers)
Joker – Tron VIP (forthcoming Kapsize)
Salva – American Grime (NastyNasty Remix) (Made in Glitch)
Guido – Orchestral Lab (Punch Drunk)
Starkey – Rain City (Rwina)
Numan – Warp Acid (Subdepth)
Desto – Wizard of Wor (Noppa)
Kuedo – Starfox (Planet Mu)
The Bug ft Flowdan – Skeng (Kode9 Remix) (Hyperdub)
Badawi – El Topo (Index)
J:Kenzo – Counteraction (Argon)
XI – Drip (Surface Tension)
Von D & DJ Madd – Its Over (Boka)
Magnesio vs 2562 mashed by DJ Pastek (free online)
Swarms – Hypnotise (Subdepth)
Lauren Pritchard – Stuck (Guido Remix) (Island)
Simonoff – Resist (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
FBOM – Down & Outside
Scuba – Latch (Hotflush)
Simple – Let It Sink
Lando Kal – Fuzzy Ankles (Numbers, free online)


The Future #5 with Flying Lotus, Kode9 & more

Location: The Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: If you missed this epic combination last time around at Mighty this is your chance. Brainfeeder head Flying Lotus comes with his alien hiphop to clash with Hyperdub head Kode 9 and his alien bass music. One for the aliens.
Date: 2010-03-27
Tickets: Limited advance starting at $16.50 at blasthaus.


Holiday Bass Presents – Eleven Free Downloads

MusicI thought I’d hand out a bunch of treats for the holidays and new year that have been coming from all over the place.  All manner of dubstep and related music here.  Along with all the tracks in this post if you click the image it will take you to the “free tunes” tag, which is every post I’ve ever made with free music associated.  Get after that!  Mad respect to all people that put out tunes for free.

These two from Knowa KnowOne of the Muti music family are a taste of what’s to come from a new EP he’s putting out on 1320 early next year.  This is a new direction in dubstep with a little faster tempo and synths that harken back to the g-funk hiphop era.  Feeling these.

Knowa KnowOne ft Sleepyhead – Killa Tune

Drake & Lil Wayne – Forever (Knowa KnowOne’s Thugstep Remix)

Next up we have more in the thugstep or hiphop remix vein from DJ Solo of the Soul Assassins crew, with first an entire pack of remixes he’s done.  This is a compilation of unmixed tunes, not all dubstep, but some serious jams inside.  Solo was kind enough to include two more mashups/remixes including MIA and the “first ever Polka-step track.”  Get on it!

DJ Solo – My MPC Is a Pipe Bomb (compilation)

Boys In The Basement (DJ SOLO RMX) – DJ SOLO x Reso x MIA

Kiss Me I’m Polish (DJ SOLO REMIX) – DJ SOLO

Along with all this thugstep I should definitely mention this recent mixtape from DJ Cable @ Rock the Dub that’s tops as far as this hiphop dubstep crossover goes.  Definitely get this one in your ears.

DJ Cable x Rock The Dub Fuck Thugstep Vol. 1

Now for some jazzy, 2steppy vibes from Cosmic Revenge in the form of an older tune that he’s put out for free.  Shuffly beats, deep basslines, and a nice sax riff make this one a big tune.

Cosmic Revenge – On The Block

Along similar lines I have to mention the Soundcloud of this cat Materielle from Urbana, Il where you can get no less than 8 tracks for free.  These highly recommended for fans of dark, minimal garage a la Burial, Kode9 and such.  I’m just going to link to his entire soundcloud, tons of free bits inside.

Materielle on Soundcloud

Now steppin in the harder direction with a free tune from Roommate and El Diablo out thanks to MalLabel.  Roommate just put out the Strong Vibes EP on MalLabel which you can grab here.  This is a five track release and MalLabel is putting out the El Diablo remix for free… freemix?

Roommate – Strong Vibes (El Diablo Remix)

Now for some futuristic sounds from Misk and Polyshufflez thanks to Big Up’s Dubs Friday series.  I don’t post most of the free tunes they put out, but am including this one to make sure people know about the quality releases that they send out every Friday.  Check these:

Big Up Dubs Friday (12/18 edition)

And the last one that I’m going to include is a bit older (all the way from the end of November oh my…) but something that I slept on.  This one, Dubsworth vs Bakir (aka the Spit Brothers) with a remix by DZ put out free thanks to Badman Press.  Scope the link with full info on all producers involved here, along with links to free Wav and MP3 downloads.

Dubsworth ft Bakir – Not the One (incl DZ Remix)

And that’s gonna do it for the free tunes for now!!!  Happy Holidays & New Year to everyone.  Look forward to the new year!!


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 007 12.21.09 on Dubstep.FM

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFNew tracks this show from EshOne, Argyle, Alien Pimp, Thesis, Misk, The Widdler, Noah D, Martin Kemp, and lots more.  I’m taking a week break after this one for the holidays, back early next year on January 4.  Until then!


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Tracklist (55 tunes, 2h 8m):

Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
Pinch ft Rudey Lee – Step 2 It (Soul Jazz)
Joker – Output 1-2 (Tectonic)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Mr Lager ft Alys Be – Tell Me (Sub Freq)
Benga – Technocal (Tectonic)
Asusu – Small Hours (Project Squared)
DJG – Lichen (forthcoming Lo Dubs)
Argyle – I’d Call It Dope (unreleased)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (forthcoming Gangsta Boogie)
Alien Pimp – My Garage Is Your House (DubKraft)
KingThing – Beuno (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Kanvas – Forget the Future (unreleased)
YLEM – Free Your Mind (unreleased)
Starkey ft Badness – Ok Luv (Planet Mu)
DJ Madd – Someone (Breakage Unspecified Remix) (Blackbox)
Hypno – Stay (unreleased)
DJG – Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Appleblim – Vansan (Gatekeeper Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
HxdB – Prism (Mindset)
Thesis – Escolas (unreleased)
Skream – Bahl Fwd (Tectonic)
Loefah – Truly Dread (Tempa)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
The Widdler – Tibet (unreleased)
Moving Ninja – Murky (Tectonic)
EshOne – When I’m Around (unreleased)
Sukh Knight – Diesel not Petrol (Noah D Remix) (True Tiger)
Burial – U Hurt Me (Hyperdub)
Kryptic Minds – Stepping Stone (Swamp81)
Svpreme Fiend – Mover (unreleased)
Loan – Mongol in Dub Steppe (IOT)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Alien Pimp – Lobster She Wrote (DubKraft)
Mr. Gasparov – Ruffneck (unreleased)
Sines – Twitta Dat (L2S Recordings)
Distal – Tortelli’s Slave (unreleased)
PhoneCall – Dimentional (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Numan – The Way (Subdepth)
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Hotflush)
Pearson Sound – PLSN (Hessle)
Misk – Watercolor (free online)
SubReachers – Indigo (unreleased)
Numan – Virgo (Subdepth)
Digital Mystikz – Thief In Da Night (Soul Jazz)
Kode9 – Magnetic City (Soul Jazz)
Headhunter – Experience (Tempa)
Youngsta and Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Hypno – Elevate (Haunted Audio)
Compound One – Perhaps the Darkness (Compound One)
Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The XX Remix) (free online)
DZ – What You Wont Do For Love (Slit Jockey)
Kozee – Child Proof Heart (free online)


Dub Echoes screening ft Kozee & Bogl

Location: D-Structure (map & inf0)
Description: Screening this night of the Dub Echoes documentary detailing the origins of Dub music and its current incarnations. Interviews with Kode9 and many superstar dub producers.
Date: 2009-12-11
Tickets: Free with RSVP :)


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)