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Hard with Major Lazer, Rusko, Miike Snow and more


Location: Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: Diplo & Switch get your body moving with dubstep support from now-LA resident Rusko.
Date: 2010-04-16
Tickets: $25 presale here.

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF – First Episode!


I did my first show Monday on Dubstep.FM and it went off!  I had so much fun, massive respect to all listeners both in the chatroom and silent.  Posting this here with a tracklist like I’ll do for all these shows, and I’ve set up a podcast-style feed on the site just for these Dubstep.FM broadcasts.  To subscribe in iTunes go to Advanced, Subscribe to Podcast… and enter this URL:

/index.php/category/steppin/feed/

This will of course work in other readers besides iTunes also.  I should also say that I’ve got loads of new material for dubstepped, so expect a flurry of posts soon come!!!

I should also say that the mic I have at the moment is complete crap so please excuse any inappropriate mic noises  :)   I’ve got a new one on the way currently so this should be solved in the future.

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Check the tracklist (59 tunes, 2 hours):

Distal – Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Jus Wan – Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Brackles – Rawkus (Planet Mu)
2562 – Narita (Tectonic)
Shortstuff – Relapse (Formant)
ID – Nine Tree Hill (Mata Syn)
Hyetal – Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
Kromestar – Skaredem (Dubstar)
Ital Tek – Chemical Temple (Atom River)
Outlaw Producer – Time Chamber (unreleased)
Phaeleh – Lounge (Surface Tension)
Blackheart – Jupiter (Brap Dem)
Deleted Scenes – Terminate (Deleted Scenes)
El Diablo – Rollin With My Crew (MalLabel)
Joker vs Seal Paul – So Fine Remix (whitelabel)
L.V. ft Errol Bellot – Don’t Judge (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix) (2nd Drop)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – International Roots (LD remix) (Dub Police)
Silkie – Step Aside (Cloqworq)
Matt U – Jump (Wheel & Deal)
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (forthcoming Double Drop)
Shortstuff – Progression (Formant)
Ikonika – We Could Be Ikons ft Eero Johannes (Planet Mu)
Dusk – Focus (Soul Jazz)
Moderat – A New Error (Headhunter’s Answer Remix)
DJ Madd – I know Its You (Black Box)
Deleted Scenes – Stutter (Deleted Scenes)
Wedge & Shadz – Running Away (Guido Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
BD1982 – Space Boots (Slugabed Remix) (Seclusiasis)
Playdoe – Freeze Step (Starkey Remix) (Rwina)
Major Lazer – Hold the Line (Numan’s Zapper Remix) (bootleg)
LD – The King of Kong (Dub Police)
Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent (Liondub International)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Relocate – Dot Dot Dash (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) (Iberian)
Randomer – Scapegoat (Med School)
Distal – Serengeti (unreleased)
Blackheart – Dazed (unreleased)
Kromestar – Technique (Dubstar)
Zeno – Lazer Wolf 2010 (Brap Dem)
Kryptic Minds – 768  (Tectonic)
F & Headhunter – Dedale (Transistor)
Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) (bootleg)
Untold – You Didn’t Win the Holiday (Soul Jazz)
Zeno – Clish (unreleased)
Vaski – Get Down (Rottun)
Dubsworth – Roll On (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Cardopusher – Youthman Dread (Tigerbeat6)
Cluekid & LD – Don’t Wanna Cry (Bullfrog Beats)
Dread Foxx & BMC – Dready or Not (unreleased)
Outlaw Producer – Left Hand Side (unreleased)
Sully – Shanks (LD Remix)
Scuba – Reverse (Hotflush)
Autopilot – She Says (Uncle Smutfist Remix) (free online)
Sigha & Spherix – Separation (Immerse)
FBOM – Vordai (unreleased)
Luthor – Some Place (Haunted Audio)
Distal – Speed of Right (unreleased)
Marcus Visionary ft Liondub & Johnny Osbourne – Coffee or Tea (Liondub International)

 

Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General, Buzzrock Warrior, and more


Jahdan Blakkamoore of the Dutty Artz crew caught my eye (ear?) a while ago but I’ve been hooked ever since the XLR8R Full Hundred podcast mixed by Matt Shadetek. There’s strictly fire on this mix, and since it came out many of the tunes have been picked up and a full album has been announced.  I’d like to preview some tunes with Jahdan on the mic, he’s one to watch this year.  The entire Dutty Artz family with their New York Tropical sound are on something delightful and I’ll definitely be keeping a look out for more of this new flavor of music.

Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Liondub International)

I featured the original of The General and a remix by Portland’s Noah D in my last podcast and really can’t get enough of it. Four versions total on the 12″ release: the original, the Noah D remix, the Marcus Visionary remix, and the acapella. This is a sampler off the LP Buzzrock Warrior due out soon.  This to me is a perfect blend of reggae lyrics with a dubby beat.  Jahdan control the whole entire district.  You can pick your flavor of choice between these three versions:

Original mix (prod. Liondub & Matt Shadetek):

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Noah D Remix:

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Marcus Visionary Remix:

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Long Road (forthcoming The Agriculture)

I’ve only heard short clips of the original but this sounds like another solid reggae production from Liondub & Jahdan with conscious lyrics and an excellent rhythm. Then came Shadetek with the remix (which I think starts at about 27 seconds in this clip from the XLR8R podcast) and transformed the original via a relentless synth and monster halftime beat. I’ve been trying to hunt down info on this one and happily just heard that it’s slated to come out on The Agriculture next month. Salute!

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Major Lazer – Cash Flow (Downtown)

Diplo & Switch’s project “Major Lazer” has been getting lots of hype including many remixes of “Hold the Line” after they put out the acapella with Mr. Lexx. The full-length LP is an eclectic collection of songs of various bass-related genres with many guest vocalists.  This one featuring Jahdan was made available for free via /rupture’s blog (negrophonic.com).  It’s lyrically solid and ends with a nice synth horn bit, good rootsy tune.

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Lastly I gotta give a shoutout to Dutty Artz, Shadetek, DJ /Rupture, Geko Jones, and Jahdan’s forthcoming album Buzzrock Warrior due out this September.  It features Modeselektor, Maga Bo, Durrty Goodz, Chancha Via Circuito, 77Klash, Abena Koomson, and others.  The General is a sampler for this which, if that’s any indication, will make this an album to remember.  The General is out now on Liondub International, Noble Society – Take Charge (LP) featuring Jahdan out on Lustre Kings, We Are Radiers on Dutty Artz, and Heartbroken with Liondub and Noah D on the remix out yesterday on Earwax.  Look out also for Marcus Visionary’s soca/kuduro flavored remix of Noble Society – Mama So Divine out soon on Liondub International.  Forward!

 

Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Kozee Remix)


Kozee

Third free tune today comes from Kozee here in San Francisco. This one’s a remix of Major Lazer – Hold The Line featuring Mr. Lexx and Santogold.  Major Lazer is Diplo and Switch, bringing the number of big names involved in this remix to 5.  The original is sick, and the remix does not disappoint.  If this doesn’t make you dance you’ve got something wrong with your booty.

If you’re feeling this, don’t miss the next Makeout session on the 22nd.

Download this tune via Soundcloud, or download the original.

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