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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 028 05.24.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring KingThing


Happy to feature a guest mix from KingThing of some wonky future garage business in this program with forthcoming sounds from El-B, Vas Guiro, Clueless, Tricky Strutt and of course KingThing himself.  On top of this, fresh tracks inside from Bojcot, more Clueless, Ital Tek, Dark Sky, and some bits off Guido’s new album.  This show’s a voyage through sound, hang on.

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Simple – Long Distance (forthcoming SubDepth)
SubReachers – Upside (Haunted Audio)
El Rakkas – I&I (XI Remix) (Lo Dubs)
Skream – I (Loefah Remix) (DMZ)
Ital Tek – Spectrum Falls (Atom River)
Dark Sky – Ghost Notes (Black Acre)
SRC – Brakedance (Numbers)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
Mensah – Untitled Future Funk (Hench)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Guido – Tango (Punch Drunk)
Timzed – Anonymous (free online)
Kloke – Acid Rain (Enchufada)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (20% Refix)
Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce – Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-edit) (Ramp)

– KingThing feature (download) —

Floating Points – Shark case (Planet Mu)
SBTRKT – Jamlock (Brainmath)
KingThing – Sexawoowho (Dub)
Vas Guiro – Snick Snack (Forthcoming Night Audio)
Clueless – Wrongness10 (Forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – la-di-da (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
El-B feat. Rolla – Back Wid Da Sound (forthcoming Ghost)
KingThing – Neglect Me (Forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Tricky Strutt – The Joy In Your Eye (Forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – Mad Hatter (Forthcoming Fortified Audio)

Bojcot & Dawn – Something
Doc Daneeka – Bumblebeeriddim (Pattern)
Randomer & Fife – Too Many Times (Fat!)
Distal – Coke Bottle (forthcoming Grizzly)
Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom Remix) (Mixpak)
Nehuen – Tropicalia (Corsario)
Marcus Visionary – Surinam (Liondub International)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
EshOne – Toast Burned (Dubfront)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Furesshu – Horizons (Project Squared)
Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) (Ninjatune)
June Miller – Brussels North (Wascal Remix) (54music)
(STC) – Chomp (Phaeleh mix) (Slimetime)
Blawan – Iddy (Hessle)
Guido – Mad Sax (Punch Drunk)
Clueless – Where Monsters Dwell
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
LD – Peace In Our Culture (Dub Police)
Leroy Smart – Rude Boy (Jammys)

Introducing: KingThing

I linked up with Olly KingThing some time ago through the Future Garage forum, though his music is really undefinable.  His productions have been consistently excellent and are featured in his guest mix, on top of this he’s affiliated with Night Audio & Fortified Audio and showcases some hot forthcoming tracks on each.  For a bit more info, check out this brief interview:

SNF: Always have to start with an intro: where are you coming from and how’d you get into music and production?

KingThing: I’m from Chester, a small town in between Liverpool and Manchester (more or less). Like a fair amount of people i’d been making music in various guises all my life, and then one day somebody stuck a copy of Reason infront of me and I’ve never looked back – i liked the fact that it was all me, there was no working with bandmates etc, i got complete control over the music – which is how i like it ;) So im either an introspective genius or an unsociable cunt, i haven’t decided yet. Its been a fun journey trying to figure it out though:p But through that avenue i came to Logic and Ableton, and it all began to get pretty serious when i moved to Leeds about 4/5 years ago – if you like music, you love Leeds.

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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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Review: Marcus Visionary – Carib Album (LNDBLP001D)


Marcus Visionary hailing from Toronto has been producing a sound for a while that he calls “Sub Soca” and has released two EPs riddled with it.  This album out now on Liondub International is the culmination, a collection of 27 tracks that range from the intense sub soca styles of “St. Vincent”, “Belize City” and “Surinam”, to wobbly dubstep tracks like “In the VIP”, or “London”, a 2step feel with “Left Food Skank” and some conscious dubstep vibes on “Nightfall” and “Coffee or Tea.”  The music on this album is what it’s all about in dance music for me currently: bass heavy, syncopated rhythms that just make you want to jump and prance.  Almost impossible for me to sit still while I write this.  This release is high quality and is worth buying regardless, but thanks to Liondub International you can pick up all 27 tracks for a wallet-friendly $14.  I’ve selected some favorites below or click the Juno link at the end of the post for full audio previews.

Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent (sub soca)

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Marcus Visionary – Belize City (sub soca)

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Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Marcus Visionary Remix) (sub soca)

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Marcus Visionary ft Satori – Flying Dubs (dubstep)

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Marcus Visionary ft Johnny Osbourne & Liondub – Coffee or Tea (dubstep)

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Marcus Visionary – 2012 (UK funky)

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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)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 014 02.15.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFAll manner of basswise vibrations in this epsiode, including new tracks from Sepalcure, Zeno, Nebulla & Soroka, J. Rogers, Idlemode, ReSketch, KingThing, and more.  This one has some serious heat inside, tons of personal favorites.  This is a lighter episode soundwise with no really grimy/wobbly bits, also lots of tunes based around love and loving sounds, probably some lingering valentine’s day in the air.

This show every week, Monday nights from 6-8pm PST (GMT -8), or catch the archives in podcast format here:

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Sepalcure – Love Pressure
Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (Black Acre)
Autopilot – Temporalysis (free online)
Deadbeat – Vampire Dub (Echocord)
Zeno and Zulu – DJ Machine
Nebulla & Soroka – Nitetime (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Marcus Visionary – Mabaruma (Liondub International)
Threnody – Intake (free online)
Kuedo – Starfox (Planet Mu)
Process Rebel – Call Me Bloodfire (J. Rogers & Archetypewriter Remix) (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Geiom and Dawntreader – Toscani (Double Science)
Idlemode – Please
Jibberish – Panther Moderns (free online)
ReSketch – Connected
Greymatter – Believe in Something (TRG Remix) (Unique Uncut)
Jack Dixon – Somebody Said They Saw You
KingThing – Mad Hatter
Sepalcure – Down
Duncan Powell – Came Into View (L2S Recordings)
Sclist – Hollow (Frijsfo)
Furesshu – Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Clubroot – Eastern Promise (free online, or used to be)
Rivel – Love For Life (Metamorphosis)
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Warrior One Remix) (free online)
Kloke – Aquarius (Entrada)
Mosca – Square One (L-Vis 1990 Relix) (Night Slugs)
Kingdom ft Shyvonne – Mind Reader (Bok Bok Remix) (Fool’s Gold)
ID & Baobinga – Hush Up Riddim (forthcoming)
EshOne – Float
HxdB – Immediate Media (Disco Assault VIP) (forthcoming Betamorph)
Swarms – Hypnotise (forthcoming SubDepth)
Desto – Disappearing Reappearing Ink (Ramp)
Clueless – Santa Cruz (L2S Recordings)
B. Bravo – Swing My Way Remix (free online)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Bills (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
F – Energy Distortion (7even)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora
TMSV – Future History (forthcoming Tube10)
SubReachers – From Point A to B
Daega Sound – You Make Me Feel (forthcoming Formant)
ReSketch – Places Like This
Sepalcure – Takin You Back
Submerse – Lost U (free online)
Starkey – Hold It (free online)
Pupajim – I Am a Robot (Jahtari)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 008 01.04.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFFirst show of 2010!  New tunes inside from XI, Cosmic Revenge, Distal, Mite, Pledge, Zeno, Versa, and tons more.  Start off your new year basswise.  There’s also a few free tunes inside with links so check that out.  More posts including some new developments with this blog soon come.

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Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues (unreleased)
DJG – We Don’t Go Home (unreleased)
Gatekeeper – Which Way (M4)
F and Headhunter – Dedale (Transistor)
Roxy vs El B – 2 Bad (Ghost)
XI – Glass (forthcoming Formant)
Joker – Snake Eater (Soul Motive)
Sukh Knight – Diesel Not Petrol (Noah D Remix) (True Tiger)
Mite – Game By Da Minute (unreleased)
Youngsta and Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Starkey – Multidial (Planet Mu)
Zombie J – Zombie Blob VIP (unreleased)
Zomby – Digital Fauna (Brainmath)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robot)
Mite – Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (forthcoming Embassy)
Rumblejunkie vs The Widdler – Misfit Jazz (unreleased)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Numan – Warp Acid (Subdepth)
Silkie – Concrete Jungle (Deep Medi)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Distal and Mite – Forgotten Formula (forthcoming)
Scuba – Speak (Naked Lunch)
Twisted – Changes (Red Volume)
TRG – Time is Now (Untolds Jeep Riot Mix) (thx to Immerse)
Satori and Channel 2 – Y’all Ready (Positive Thought)
Relocate – Dot Dot Dash (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) (Iberian)
Nickodemus – 2 Sips and Magic (Kush Arora Remix) (free online)
Skream and Cluekid – Sandsnake (Goth Trad Remix) (Disfigured Dubs)
Zeno – Lazer Wolf VIP 2012 (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Distinction – Fly Eyes (Argon)
Taz Buckfaster – 20 Red (Rwina)
DJ Zinc – Killa Sound (Skreamix) (Bingo Bass)
Distal – Off With His Head (unreleased)
Brackles – LHC (Planet Mu)
XI – Light FM (forthcoming Formant)
DJ Madd – In The Lounge (free online)
EshOne – Float (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Vivek – Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Misk – Watercolor (free online)
Mala – Changes (Deep Medi)
DJ Madd – Why (Tube10)
Versa – Killah (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Headhunter – Sex At The Prom (Tempa)
Marcus Visionary ft Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Sub Soca Remix) (Liondub International)
Untold – Palamino (Hemlock)
2562 – Lost (Tectonic)
Distal – Funk Poverty (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Pinch – Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Planas – Agbekor (Ranking)
Rustie – Throw Some D’s (Click Clack) (Dress 2 Sweat)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
ST Files – Tek No Dub (Revolver)
LD – Peace In Our Culture (Dub Police)
Burial – Archangel (Zeno Bootleg) (free online)
Reso – Hyperglide (Civil Music)

 

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)

 

Dubstepped Radio 005 featuring Distal


Dubstepped Radio

Oh gosh!  This episode is off all chains and hooks.  Introducing here Atlanta producer DISTAL with a boatload of unreleased tunes and the standard complement of fresh releases and unreleased tracks.

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Tracklist:

01 – FaltyDL – Must Sustain (Planet Mu)
02 – VVV – Linder Years (unreleased)
03 – Nate Mars – Higher to the Bass (forthcoming ‘Concentric Circles’)

– Distal Feature (all unreleased) –
04 – Distal – Attempt at Yellow
05 – Distal – Post-Soul Persona
06 – Distal – Heaven’s Blowback
07 – Distal – Serengeti
08 – Distal – Speed of Right
09 – Distal – Gun Confetti

10 – Vaski – Get Down (Rottun)
11 – NTRLD & Thurgood – Ghetto Fabulous (unreleased)
12 – Kid Simple – Fresh Like (forthcoming Double Drop)
13 – Dev79 – In Ya Face (Pharoah & Peach Remix) (Seclusiasis)
14 – EZ$ – Iron Breath (Get Money)
15 – Playdoe – Freeze Step (Starkey Remix) (Rwina)
16 – Sainttex – So Many Bits (unreleased)
17 – Zeno – Reboot Funk (unreleased)
18 – Jaybird – Work Dat Box (Kraken)
19 – Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent (forthcoming Liondub International)
20 – Noah D & Roommate – Street Sound (Thought)
21 – Jahdan Blakkamoore – Get Hustlin (Gold Dust)
22 – Heavy Heights ft Gina – Want and See (Intager Dubhouse Remix) (unreleased)
23 – Marcus Visionary ft Liondub & Johnny Osbourne – Coffee or Tea (forthcoming Liondub International)

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Introducing: Distal

I first heard Distal tunes a bit ago on the Sub.Traction radio show on Dubstep.FM and when I finally got around to checking out his tracks I immediately contacted him.  The production quality on all the songs is really high, from sound design to mixing to rhythm and diversity.  Detailed in the interview below he has extensive musical experience so in retrospect this makes sense but you can hear it even when you listen to the tracks for the first time.

If you want to learn more about Distal check out this mini interview:

snf: First off, where are you based now and what’s going down that people should know about?

Distal:

Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta Dubstep was formed 1st quarter of 2009, and has consistently been doing big things for the city. We have a monthly even called “Sub.Traction” at El Bar , and for the ‘recession proof’ price of 200 pennies you can catch local dubstep acts. The best part of Atlanta Dubstep is that we run in a very large group, so we are able to cater to everyone’s tastes whether it be more house influenced stuff or tear out wobble. We also host a bigger one off night once a month at various venues featuring international and domestic talent. We’ve had 2562, Appleblim, Ramadanman, and Noah D through so far; all have done exceedingly well. Atlanta is starting to make a ruckus!

Be on the lookout for Embassy Recordings, a forthcoming Atlanta based label run by myself, and partner Mite (www.myspace.com/mightystep). Our main goal is to build a bridge between slow Southern Crunk , the plastic-like drums and lush synths of Techno, and also the twisted bass of early Jungle and Drum & Bass. We just got a distribution deal with ST Holdings, and our first release should be out shortly.

Lastly I’m involved with a smaller promotion group ‘Heat Promotions’ run by Matt “Inferno” Heat’s goal is to bring up and coming international minimal and techno artists to Atlanta.

S: Tell me a little about yourself, how did you get into production & music in general?

D: I started dj’ing about 10 years ago when I was 16 under the alias ‘Proximal’ At the time I was playing Hardcore / Freeform. It was a very niche market, so I actually had a lot of opportunities stateside, and in Canada to do my thing. That’s where I picked up the etiquette of the beast. Later on in my dj’ing career I started getting into breakcore and the creative possibilities that came with breaking the formula. I began to mash everything I enjoyed (acid techno, jungle, rap, bmore, old country) into one set, and my mixtapes became a novelty act on the Internet.

I also spent a good deal of my time in college studying music theory and classical piano with other musicians. I studied the science of music, and its effects on sensation and perception. My senior research inolved the study of synesthesia or ‘the confusing of the senses’; specifically how pitch / timbre effected your visual perceptions of the world.

I first heard dubstep back in 2005 while shopping for breakcore; sites selling breakcore always carried an eclectic supply as long as it was quality. And more eclectic labels like Planet Mu started to put out dubstep. I began to notice. I bought Darqwan – Stargate 92 on vinyl in 2006, and I fell in love.

It’s cliché I know, but its true 140bpm was the perfect median to experiment and keep the audience. The sound is so ambiguous you can go in so many directions.

Something clicked like it never had before. I looked at all the ammo I had collected throughout the years, the theory I had learned, the science I had learned, and realized how expansive the canvas now was at 140bpm. I opened my laptop, got serious, and haven’t looked back since.

Distal

S: There are elements from all sorts of music in your songs.. hiphop, Berlin techno, reggae, 8-bit nintendo riddims, maybe even indie pop..what are your musical roots?

D: I’ve been influenced by a wide array of sounds throughout my life. I love good melodies and grooves no matter what they are. Last ride in my car I remember hearing Tammy Wynette, Project Pat, Fugazi, David Pajo, and 808 state. Being able to appreciate and understand other and all works for what they are helps you grow as an artist, and along the way you’ll notice it leak into your output. Now the challenge is ‘how do I use what I love and turn it into what I am doing’? Computers and software definitely make the process an easier one.

But I must say I have a soft spot for early acid techno and breakbeat hardcore. It doesn’t get much better than 4Hero, Mr. Fingers or sleezy D (anything off Trax records) from the late 80’s. Hearing dance music that early on always brings a smile to my face. That analog sound has so much warmth and depth to it, it’s like looking at an old photo. Plus you have to admire those guys making it back then, they were doing something big, and they didn’t have it as easy on any front (communication, process, tools, digital distro etc.). They are the real explorers.

S: You tend to produce both more aggressive tunes and deeper ones, do you find it hard to go back and forth between the vibes? This is something that happens often in good DJ sets, mixing all vibes of music, but what’s it like from the production perspective?

D: It all depends on my mood really. I think I’ve found the aesthetic I want to get down for ‘Distal’. I want people to know it’s a Distal tune regardless of the style its in. We’re humans, our emotions and actions change constantly, but it’s always US at the controls, the same applies with the creation of sound.

But I definitely have a sound I’m leaning towards at the moment. Some people are calling it ‘future garage’ some people are calling it ‘future step’. The sound is characterized mainly by its slightly syncopated rhythm, and influence from garage, house and soul music. I know it’s just human to want to categorize things like were on the Galapagos, but at the end of the day it’s all just good mid-tempo bass music.

S: What producers are on your radar that people should know about? What future things are coming from you?

D: Right now I’m ALWAYS happy to hear a new Untold tune. When Hessle Audio released ‘Kingdom’ last year it changed the way I think about music. It challenged me. I love it when a producer successfully challenges the dance floor. Secondly MAYHEM, another ATL homie is just cranking out excellence. He’s making more crunk-influenced stuff. Guaranteed a rewind. His engineering skills are air tight, check out “4th of July Jam” on my latest mix !Embassy Recordings

Anything off of Apple Pips is also going to be a treat. Those guys know how to do things proper! Their quality control bar is set so high! I’m also feeling a lot of stuff from ‘Shortstuff’ his release on Formant Recordings was huge, every time I play ‘Relapse’ people run to the laptop to see what’s going on. I’m also big on DJG right now, his tunes have so much tension behind them; it’s like a good thriller film. Joy Orbison… enough said. Lastly SINES from Texas … he sent me this new bit the other day ‘gravity’ wow so funky and smooth. Def. check him out. So many others I can list right now I could do this all day.

Be on the lookout for a few of my plates to be released on Embassy Recordings by 1st quarter 2010. I also am working deals out at the moment to sort out a good portion of my catalog with a few big labels. Wish I could say who, but I can’t at the moment !

 

Marcus Visionary – Carib EP (Liondub International)


Marcus Visionary comes with a different ting on the “Carib EP” out soon on Liondub International.  Included are three new bits and three tracks that are out on various singles.  This EP is a preview of what will be out on the longer, 23 track Carib LP out late this November.  The three released tracks (“The General” remix, “Black Panther”, and “In the VIP” out friday) are definitely worth a listen if you haven’t heard them yet.  “In the VIP” is when the so-called Sub-Soca flex comes in with whistles and a 4×4 beat under some growly dubsteppy synths.

This Sub-Soca style (first heard for me on the “Mama So Divine” remix) brings a whole new sound to the table.  Toronto’s Marcus Visionary has perfected it with the release of the Carib EP, likely to be expanded on the Carib LP.  “Left Foot Skank” has a nice, early dubstep-era wobble over a syncopated beat, but the shining track of the EP for me is “St. Vincent” when the wobble is thrown to the wind and replaced by upbeat claps, whistles, and cowbells.  Something about upbeat percussion always grabs me and I’m bubblin as I write.  Dancefloor in a club with this tune on is gonna be mobbed.  The third new entry is a collaboration on the roots dubstep tip with legendary vocalist Johnny Osbourne and production help from Liondub, feelin this one as well.

Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent

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Marcus Visionary – Left Foot Skank

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Marcus Visionary ft Liondub and Johnny Osbourne – Coffee or Tea

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If you’re enjoying this music you should also check out what’s coming out of Portugal, Spain, and Venezuela at the moment on the interface between Dubstep, Kuduro, Soca, and general excellence from people like Octa Push, Buraka Som Sistema, Relocate, Mr. Gasparov, Pacheko, Cardopusher, and more.  Peep the Chorizo Show on sub.fm for more of this flavor.

This EP is out soon on Liondub International.  Check Juno, Chemical, Boomkat and other quality music shops, I’ll update this when I see it drop.  For now, “In the VIP” is shipping this week at Redeye or Chemical.