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Public Works opening with Mount Kimbie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Dntel, Asura & DJG


Title: Public Works opening with Mount Kimbie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Dntel, Asura & DJG
Location: Public Works (map & info)
Description: Come celebrate the opening of a new club in SF with one of the best lineups that’s been in SF in months. This spot is new with a Funktion One soundsystem (solid) and is located on the north side of the mission. Mount Kimbie’s first show in Cali, Mary Anne Hobbs recently departed from the BBC, Dntel of The Postal Service PLUS Asura & DJG for $10 presale. Are you dumb?
Date: 2010-09-25
Tickets: $10 presale and up

 

Simple Featured by Ramadanman for Mary Anne Hobbs


Just a quick note to say that Simple has been featured on Mary Anne Hobbs in a mix by Ramadanman – look out for some serious heat coming soon.  Tracklist as always looks fantastic. Click the pic to the right to head to the audio player. For more info on Simple check this feature I did on him recently, click here for the full interview.

Tracklist (click to listen):

Young Montana? – Untitled [Alpha Pup]
Silkie – 80s Baby [Deep Medi]
Krystal Klear – Let’s Go Dreaming [Dubplate]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (Airhead Remix) [Dubplate]
Alix Perez – Untitled (from the ‘Tempa Allstars 6’ compilation) [Tempa]
FaltyDL – Endeavour [Planet Mu]
Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka remix) [PTN]
Soul Intent – Vapour Trails [31 Recordings]
Joe – Level Crossing [Hessle Audio]
Helixir – Quiet Storm (from the LP ‘Undivided’) [7even]
Downliners Sekt – Selfish G [Dubplate]
Goth-Trad – Departure [Dubplate]

RAMADANMAN MIX

Ramadanman – Tread [Unreleased]
Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void 23 (Carl Craig Re-Edit) [Aus Music]
A Made Up Sound – Demons [A Made Up Sound]
Karizma – I.C.U. [Co-operation]
Lemonade – Lifted (Shortstuff remix) [True Panther]
Ramadanman – Stifle [Unreleased]
Elgato – Tonight [Hessle Audio]
Joy Orbison – GR Etiquette [Unreleased]
Ramadanman – Work Them [swamp '81]
Burial – Pirates [Hyperdub]
Ramdanman – Tempest [Hemlock]
Skream – I (Loefah Remix) [Tempa]
Simple – Agua [Lost Souls]
Addison Groove – Sexual [Unreleased]
Pariah – Safehouses [R&S]

Jack Sparrow – Loveless (from the LP ‘Circadian’) [Tectonic]
S. Maharaba – Tell A Lie (from the LP ‘She’) [free download]
ASC – The Touch feat Riya (Vaccine Remix) [Auxiliary]
Shortstuff – Herbface [Ramp]
Skream – Where You Should Be feat Sam Frank (from the LP ‘Outside The Box’) [Tempa]
Raffertie – Visual Activity [Dubplate]

 

DJG Featured on Mary Anne Hobbs Radio 1 Show


Mary Anne Hobbs runs an excellent program on the BBC’s radio one which this week features SF’s own DJG.  The program is always excellent but it’s a damn good look by her to pick up on DJG’s sound.  Something people need to hear.  Look out for forthcomings on N-Type’s label Wheel & Deal on a collaboration with Headhunter, “Avoid the Noid” and “Duality” on the new label Pushing Red, “The Gate” and “Obsessed” soon come on Lo Dubs and the classic DJG & XI combo “Putney Says” on Surefire.  Deep dubstep sounds, always killer percussion, an organizer in the dubstep scene here in SF and a damn nice guy to boot.  Potent combo.

Listen to the stream.

DJ G in the Mix (starts @ 1h 19min)
Dhyan Møller – ‘Lost in 3s’ [DJG Mix]
DJG – ‘Lost Time’
DJG – ‘Pressure’   <— !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DJG – ‘Bare Hands feat. KOMODO’
DJG – ‘We Don’t Go Home’

MAH says she’s “completely blown away by the depth and luminous nature of his music.”  Truth. Your time!

 

Mary Anne Hobbs – Wild Angels


Mary Anne Hobbs has a new compilation album coming out on Planet Mu on September eighth and man are the selections excellent and diverse, as expected from both MAH and Planet Mu.  If you aren’t familar with Mary Anne Hobbs then get to know: she runs a hugely influential radio show on the BBC’s Radio 1 and has been called the modern day John Peel.  Forward-looking beats from artists like Hudson Mohawke, Brackles, Untold, Starkey, Nosaj Thing, and many more come together yielding an excellent compilation of 2009 dubstep/hip hop/wonky/robot music.  Exclusive tracks from Gemmy, Teebs, Hyetal, Darkstar, and Floating Points should cause even the most well-educated to take note and Planet Mu nailed it by pressing all of those to 12″ vinyl for the DJs.

Surefire sums it up excellently:

This album represents emerging new Transatlantic sounds progressing
future-forward from dubstep, hip-hop, soul and electronic centered in
Glasgow, Bristol, London and on America’s West Coast. The album
displays many tiers of sound, embodying the best from the artists
often featured on Mary Anne’s esteemed BBC Radio 1 show.

It features pioneering tracks, such as Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Spotted’ and
Rustie’s ‘ZigZag’ which have been highly influential in the
evolutionary process, underground dancefloor anthems such as Starkey’s
‘Gutter Music VIP’, devastating cerebral pieces like Mark Pritchard’s
‘?’ and exclusive tracks from next generation artists such as Teebs’
‘WLTA’ and Gemmy’s ‘Rainbow Road.’

The title ‘Wild Angels’ comes from an expression that Mary Anne used
to describe the crucially influential work of the late Alice Coltrane
on her BBC Radio 1 ‘West Coast Rocks’ special. She said: “Alice
Coltrane plays her harp like a wild angel.”  Planet Mu label head Mike
Paradinas loved it so much he suggested it as a title.

Dom Sum of LuckyMe produced an excellent video to go with an abbreviated mix of the tracks on the comp.  Very nice visualizations here that blend superbly with the audio.  Great package here all things considered.

To accompany the compilation release Mary Anne’s doing a US tour north, east, south, and west.  I hope there’s one in your area:

Thursday, September 10 Smartbar (DubFix Party) – Chicago, IL
Friday, September 11  103 Harriet St, (Afterburn Party) – San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 12 The Cellar at Agenda – San Jose, CA
Wednesday, September 16 Holocene – Portland, OR
Friday, September 18  Love (Dub War Party) – New York, NY
Saturday, September 19 Shadow Lounge (SubDivision Party) – Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, September 20  Barcelona (MadClassy Party) – Austin, TX
Wednesday, September 23 Low End Theory – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, September, 25   Cervantes (Bass Invasion Party) w/Skream – Denver, CO
Saturday, September, 26 Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA

Here’s the full tracklist with exclusives in bold – mouthwatering!  Audio previews available thanks to Planet Mu.

01 Mark Pritchard – ?
02 Hudson Mohawke– Spotted
03 Gemmy – Rainbow Road
04 Mike Slott – Knock Knock
05 Brackles – LHC
06 Teebs – WLTA
07 Nosaj Thing – IOIO
08 Untold – Discipline
09 Tranqill – Payroll (Paul White’s Clean Dub)
10 Architeq – Sleeping Bear Lament (Take Remix)
11 Rustie – ZigZag
12 Mono/Poly – Red And Yellow Toys
13 Hyetal – We Should Light A Fire
14 Starkey – Gutter Music V.I.P.
15 Darkstar – Videotape
16 Floating Points – Esthian Three
17 Sunken Foal – Of Low Count And Light Pocket
18 Legion Of Two – And Now We Wait

Keep your ears open – this drops September eighth.

 

The Get Freaky Afterburn (HUGE LINEUP)


Location: 103 Harriet St (main room) (map & info)
Description: Lineup on this show is out of this world. Welcome back from burning man, but I’m afraid the burning will continue on the dancefloor. First SF appearances from both Akira Kiteshi and Gemmy.
Date: 2009-09-11
Tickets: Limited $20 presale at going
Timeslots (some):

Mary Anne Hobbs – main room — – 12-1

Gemmy – upstairs – 130-230

Akira Kiteshi – main — 2-3

 

Big Up Magazine – Spring 2009


Big Up Magazine - Spring 2009I got my Spring copy of Big Up Magazine from Katya at the Surefire monthly last Saturday and finished reading it last night.  Well-designed and packed with 13 interviews with diverse artists and musicians it’s a good read.  The words of Goth-Trad were the most captivating to me.  His description of the status of dubstep in Japan and his musical evolution was really a fun read especially because I didn’t know that much about him.  Mary Anne Hobbs also had a great interview focusing on the “West Coast Rocks” sound of Flying Lotus, Lazer Sword, The Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus, Nobody, the Glitch Mob and others.  Artwise, Nik Ainley’s pieces really stuck out as quality, though all the art was quite good.  Putting visually-stunning art in between the music interviews is a nice contrast as you go back and forth between thinking about the audio and visual worlds.

Nik Ainley - Headache

My reading of the magazine would be interrupted every so often by the quality of Kutz’s selections coming out my speakers on the included mix.  Kutz is a sick producer and DJ based out of the UK with two stellar recent releases on Soul Jazz (Drumz of No Return / Tarantula and Travelling / Static).  Big things coming from him on the dubplate front too.

Any set that starts off with Benga vs Kutz – I’ll Kut Ya you know is gonna be good.  Personals were Skream – Filth (Silkie remix), Kutz – Grit Ya Teeth, Von D. feat Phephe – Show Me, and Klic feat Alys Be – Move Me.  Alys Be seems to have a knack for working with people that I’ve yet to hear and producing huge tunes with them.  Massive respect.  Check out a recent edition of the Transition show on Rinse.FM featuring Alys Be on the mic in studio.  Silkie is doing huge things at the moment also with tunes out like Techno 22, Headbutt the Decks, and the his remix of Tell Me (also ft Alys Be).

Big Up is available in SF at Babylon Falling, Amoeba, Super7, or Smoke Signals, or via the website at bigupmagazine.com.  Big Up is also hosting a third launch party soon featuring Emalkay’s first US appearance.. should be most excellent.

Finally I have to mention this killer new proposal in the magazine which is to promote creation of music videos for dubstep by establishing a dubstep video community.  I think this is an excellent idea and hope that it takes off.  Here’s two of the first submissions, the first by Big Up contributor MZO:

 

Knowa Knowone – Free Energy EP


Knowa Knowone - Free Energy EPThis pair of tunes come off the Free Energy EP by Knowa Knowone out of San Francisco recently released on Muti.  It’s a 7 track EP with dub and acapella versions of Free Energy, plus Baghdad Uprising, Live and Direct, Incantation, and Wildness.  Most of these tunes are glitch hop except for Live and Direct which is dubstep-compatible at 135bpm and is a gem.  Solid production all around, available for purchase here.

The title tune Free Energy features Wiseproof, Firewater, New Eon and Seasunz on the mic who rip it over an upbeat ska guitar, synth blips, and a dubstep wobble that could compete with Rusko. Feeling this tune especially in light of Mary Anne Hobbs’ recent visit to SF and XLR8R TV episode called “West Coast Rocks.”  Check it out – we trade freedom for bass.

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Next up we have “Live and Direct,” a super swingy dubstep riddim with excellent percussion work and a jazzy lead synth. A real reggae feel on this one with the upbeat synths and one drop beat.  Dancing in my seat while writing this one.. give it a spin.  This sound is the love child of eDIT and Sly Dunbar.

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Get it on Addictech (available in other stores soon): Addictech