Posts Tagged ‘mite’

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 018 03.15.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFPlenty of diversity this show, starting off with some experimental sounds, then into some reggae sounds, dub-technoey tunes, and futuristic garage sounds.  Dubwise outro to mellow it out.  New tunes this time coming from Distal, Jack Dixon, Materielle, Bok Bok, new album material from F and breakage, and more.  Get after it:

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Foals – Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix) (free online)
Materielle – In Dreams / City Below
Breakage ft Burial – Vial (Digital Soundboy)
Jack Dixon – Seventy Six
Marshall-Watson – The Dumbest Thing I Heard a Smart Girl Say
F – Another Place (7even)
Ultravid – Clan of Wow (Kingdom Remix) (Silverback)
TOK – Good Like Gold (Bad People Riddim)
Youngsta & Seven – Masai Mara (Wheel & Deal)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Ticklah Remix) (Liondub International)
Nebulla & Soroka – Nitetime (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Numa Crew – Gangsta Nuh Play (Erba)
The Spit Brothers – Soul Job (Bombaman Remix) (forthcoming Dubs Alive)
Mode – On & On (Dark Circles)
Idlemode – Please
Scuba – Negative (Naked Lunch)
Breakage – Open Up (Digital Soundboy)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity
Pangaea – Neurons (Hessle)
Bridge – OneThork (NE UK)
Furesshu – 1993 (Project Squared)
Subreachers – Free Mind
2562 – Flashback (Tectonic)
James Blake – The Bells Sketch (Hessle)
Distal – Space Graffiti
Martyn – All I Have is Memories (Apple Pips)
F – 0907 (7even)
The Widdler – Lady Dub VIP
Distal & Mite – Forgotten Formula
Rumblejazz – Fool for Sure
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Eprom – Never (Surefire)
Jack Sparrow – Terminal (Tectonic)
Bok Bok – Citizens Dub (Blunted Robots)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Funckarma – Moor (Eat Concrete)
Djunya – Bura (Full Melt)
Jus Wan – Stand Dub
Echo Wanderer – Gham Dub (Full Melt)
Badawi – El Topo (The Index)
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Ninja Tune)
Unknown – On & On (Hotbiz)
Selector Moldy – Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
Hubert Daviz – Organic Soul

 

Mite & Distal – Chocolate Circuit / Attempt At Yellow (EMB001)


EMB001For as many times as I’ve played both tracks on this release, I feel that I owe it a review; it has been a long time coming for these tunes to see the light of day and have the chance to make it into more people’s music collections and now because of the launch of the Embassy Recordings imprint through ST Holdings, this has become possible.

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 016 03.01.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFThis one on the darker side of things for the first half and then into the light in the second bit.  New bits inside from Snipaz, FBOM, BetaSP & Mite, and more.  More technical issues on the outro of this one, sorry for the abrupt ending, but the good news that I think I’ve figured out the source :)   For those using USB soundcards, I wouldn’t recommend connecting them via a USB hub, or at least as cheap of a USB hub as I’m currently using  :)   Hopefully all worked out by next time.

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Distance – Beyond (Chestplate)
Furesshu – Horizons (forthcoming Project Squared)
Bridge – Reflekt (NE UK)
Instinct – Your Nobody
Kryptic Minds – 768 (Tectonic)
Gemmy – Wata Down Sound (Planet Mu)
Compound One – Perhaps the Darkness (Compound One)
TRG – Time is Now (Untold’s Jeep Riot Remix) (thanks to Immerse)
DJ SnipaZ – Groove Pool (forthcoming Bassclash)
EshOne – Toast Burned
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Vivek – Meditation Rock (Deep Medi)
Dub Gabriel vs U Roy – Luv n Liv (Timeblind Remix) (forthcoming Destroy All Concepts)
Sclist – Complicated (L2S)
Versa – Killah (Filthy Digital)
Selector Moldy – Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Indigo – Levitate (Mindset)
Mosca – Square One (L-vis 1990 Remix)
Jack Sparrow – Torment (Tectonic)
Crispo & Miley – This Way (Dom Hz Remix)
XI – Light FM (Formant)
EshOne – Float
Furesshu – 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
Kingdom ft Shyvonne – Mind Reader (Bok Bok Remix) (Fool’s Gold)
Outlaw Producer – Nimbus
Unknown – On & On (Hotbiz)
Jack Dixon – Between Us
Jibberish – Panther Moderns
Fantastic Mr Fox – Brickabrac (Black Acre)
Eskmo – Lands & Bones (ft Swan) (Planet Mu)
FBOM – The Lady in Ten Forward
Djunya – Bura (Full Melt)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Ticklah Remix) (Liondub International)
Zookeeper & Helatrobus – Samsara (Full Melt)
BetaSP & Mite – Juggernaught
Kuedo – Starfox (Planet Mu)
Mayhem vs Distal – Frozen Barnacles
Sepalcure – Down
Echo Wanderer – Gham Dub (Full Melt)
Heny G – Soul is Born Through Pain (3.5 Records)
Bridge – Secret Assassin (NE UK)
Simple – Let It Sink
FBOM – Down Out side

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 015 02.22.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBig new tracks in this show from Jus Wan, Distal, Jack Dixon, Selector Moldy, Eprom, Joy Orbison and more.  Just getting around to posting it in time for the next episode this evening.  There’s a hiccup at about 75 minutes in when my computer decided to fail, just think of it as a prolonged rewind.  :)

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Jack Dixon – Between Us
Lauren Pritchard – Stuck (Guido Remix) (Piccadilly)
Submerse – So True (free online)
Jose James – Warrior (Jus Wan Remix) (forthcoming Brownswood)
Asusu – Taurean (Project Squared)
Eprom – Never (Surefire Sound)
Simple – Let It Sink
Mayhem vs Distal – Frozen Barnacles
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (Baobinga & ID Remix) (Mad Decent)
DJ Pastek – Kromestar vs Killamu (free online)
Unknown – Tuff Africa (Erba)
DJG & XI – Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire)
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
Spatial – 90807 (Infrasonics)
Jakes & Joker – 3K Lane 1999 (free online)
Emalkay – Battle Suit (Storming Productions)
XI – Slippin (Immerse)
Furesshu – 1993 (forthcoming Project Squared)
Kryptic Minds – Badman (Swamp81)
Selector Moldy – Pegasus Dub (Heavy Pressure)
Mite – Chocolate Circuit (forthcoming Embassy)
Cairo – 7 Deadly Sins (free online)
Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (Black Acre)
Luthor – Waterfall (Haunted Audio)
Unknown – Gangsta Nuh Play (Erba)
Cosmin TRG – Strobe Lick (Tempa)
Indigo – Fading (Mindset)
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow (Actress Remix) (Aus)
Volatil – Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Zeno & MC Zulu – DJ Machine
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
Sepalcure – Takin You Back
Wedge and Aesoteric – Use Only As Directed (free online)
Aiton – Love For The Heads (Abucs)
Distal – No No No Yes Yes Yes
TMSV – Myth
Joy Orbison – So Derobe (Aus)
EshOne – When I’m Around
Daega Sound – SOS (Blipswitch)
Instinct – Your Nobody
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Sagrada
Autopilot – Temporalysis (free online)
Sepalcure – Love Pressure
D1 – Mind and Soul (Tempa)

 

Mite – Burning Chrome (Mix)


Well, SNF was gracious enough to invite me to make submissions to this wonderful site and trust that I’ve got plenty in store already. To whet your appetite and get things started for me here, allow me to share a fresh mixtape from Mite, a member of the Embassy Recordings, and Atlanta Dubstep families. Mite, is co-label head of Embassy Recordings with Distal, highlighted on this blog previously, and on a number of SNF’s radio broadcasts so you can be assured this mix passes any and all quality-control.

Enough small-talk, let’s get to the good stuff:
Mite – Burning Chrome

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Mite – Burnt Chrome Intro
Technical Itch ft. Mike Jones – The Kill – (Digital Ascension)
Technical Itch – Soulstone – (Digital Ascension)
J. Sparrow – Berzerker
Mite – Faces East – (forthcoming Embassy Recordings)
Brackles – Lizards – (Apple Pips)
Distal – OLDBOYMAN – (forthcoming Car Crash Set)
Trina & Ludachris – Be R Right (Mayhem Bootleg)
J. Courage – Clashback (BetaSP RMX) – (forthcoming Trenchant Dubs)
Distal – Zeus de Trop – (forthcoming Embassy Recordings)
Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn’s Dark Mix) – (Curle)
Sharmaji – How To Move – (Unsigned)
Baobinga – State Of Ghetto Jackin (TRG’s Brooklyn 2 Bucharest RMX) – (Trouble&Bass)
Mayhem – Get Buck – (forthcoming Lime Dubs)
Humble Dinosaur – Lost Call (The Chun Li Story) – (Unsigned)
Foxy Brown ft. T.I. – Trappin (Section 8 Refix) – (Unsigned)
Search & Destory – Candyfloss – (Hotflush)
Mayhem – Damn! – (forthcoming Argon)
Luthor – Timber – (Unsigned)
Mite – Game By Da Minute – (forthcoming Embassy Recordings)
Mite – Lead Foot – (Unsigned)
Untold – Luna
Distal – Attempt At Yellow (forthcoming Embasssy Recordings)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 010 01.18.10 on Dubstep.FM


MLK day special here starting with Quark sampling MLK, into new Forsaken, Hypno, Ramadanman, Scuba, Jus Wan, and tons more. Another episode live tomorrow night at 6pm PST, tune in at dubstep.fm

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Quark – Point of Seeing (Ranking)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Calles Traseras (unreleased)
Synkro – If Only (Smoke Sessions)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (20% Refix) (unreleased)
James Fox – Put It Back (Ramadanman Refix) (Take Records)
Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe (Scuba Remix) (Modus)
Millie and Andrea – Temper Tantrum (Daphne)
Logos – Medicate (LV Refix) (Radial)
Instinct – Found (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Stand Dub (??)
Kanka – Step Forward Version (Hammerbass)
Mala – Forgive (Deep Medi)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Harry Craze – WA6 (Deep Medi)
Ike Release – Jenova (Infrasonics)
Hypno – Rotating Excursions (unreleased)
Starkey – Rain City (Rwina)
Kid Simple – Dummy (unreleased)
Monkey ft Dread MC – Cygnas X1 (Pesky Plates)
Hyetal & Shorstuff – Dont Sleep (Punch Drunk)
Yong – Bleep Bloop (unreleased)
Geiom – Reminissin (Berkane Sol)
Asusu – Small Hours (Project Squared)
Tribal – Super Ambient Audio (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues (unreleased)
The Widdler – Just Believe (unreleased)
MNUVR ft Werd2Jah – Afternoon Dubs VIP (unreleased)
Rumblejunkie vs The Widdler – Misfit Jazz (unreleased)
Quark – Patagonia (Ranking)
Clubroot – Eastern Promise (free online)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
LD – Derailment (2nd Drop)
Smith & Mighty – B-Line Fi Blow (Punch Drunk)
Burial – Etched Headplate (Hyperdub)
Gerry R – No Risk (unreleased)
TMSV – Myth (unreleased)
Numan – Secrets (Subdepth)
Starkey – Beatingz (Rwina)
Mite – Creepers (unreleased)
Kush Arora – Empty Alleys (free online)
Silkie – Cyber Dub (Skreamix) (Disfigured Dubs)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Salva – American Grime (NastyNasty Remix) (Made In Glitch)
Matty G – Bitter Love (Argon)
Instinct – Your Nobody (unreleased)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Sagrada (unreleased)
Zeno – Stay Together (forthcoming Betamorph)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
EshOne – Texas Pete (Rogue Dubs)
Jus Wan – Azure (Pushing Red)
Skinnz – Ukraine (Fabric)
Actraiser – Apocalypto (Haunted Audio)
Shortstuff – Behave (Fabric)
Emalkay – Angie Got Stoned (Dub Police)
Johnny Clark vs Mala – Sinners (Ringo)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 009 01.11.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFHuge episode here!  New tunes from Actraiser, Instinct, TMSV, SubReachers, Swarms, The Widdler, Jahdan Blakkamoore, NastyNasty, Megalodon, Distal, Materielle, Daega Sound, and more!  Too much.  Minimalism, dubwise riddims, garage-influenced tunes, robotic jazz from the year 2177, and other sounds inside.  Every Monday from 6-8pm PST on Dubstep.FM.

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Actraiser – Let It Rain (Haunted Audio)
Instinct – Found (unreleased)
TMSV – Myth (unreleased)
Swarms – Spectre (unreleased)
Zion Train – Life That I Choose (Professor Skank Remix) (Universal Egg)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – Fire Pon A Dubplate (Scrub A Dub)
The Widdler – Strong Dub (unreleased)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – Long Road (Lion Dub and Matt Shadetek Remix) (The Agriculture)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
HxdB – Prism (Mindset)
NastyNasty – Knife Play (free online)
Starkey – Miracles (Jamie Vex’d Remix) (Planet Mu)
Megalodon – Swamp Thing (unreleased)
Brackles – Sutorito Faita (Planet Mu)
XI – Glass (forthcoming Formant)
Distal – Notlanta (unreleased)
Instinct – Your Nobody (unreleased)
Gerry R – Speech (unreleased)
Materielle – Out Of Nowhere (free online)
Subreachers – Free Mind (unreleased)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Zion Train – Baby Father (Digital Dubs Remix) (Universal Egg)
NastyNasty – No Names (free online)
Swarms ft Holly Prathman – I Gave You Everything (For The Win)
Horsepower Productions – When You Hold Me (Version) (Tempa)
The Widdler – Lady Dub VIP (unreleased)
TMSV – Future History (unreleased)
Mite – Villa de Straylight (unreleased)
Magic Mash – Daddy Long Legs (free online)
Raffertie – String Theory (Planet Mu)
Sclist – Complicated (L2S Recordings)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube 10)
Shut Up And Dance – Epileptic (Martyn’s No Strobe Remix) (Z Audio)
Swarms – Never Step On Me (For The Win)
Hypno – Autumn (Haunted Audio)
Cosmic Revenge – Aurora (unreleased)
Demos – Free (L2S Recordings)
Distal – Tortelli’s Slave (unreleased)
Geiom ft Earlybird – Net Weight (Berkane Sol)
XI – Light FM (forthcoming Formant)
Sines – Blu (L2S Recordings)
FBOM, Outlaw Producer & Trouble – Transitionary Implementations (free online)
Sigha – On The Strip (Hotflush)
KingThing – Dazed (unreleased)
Daega Sound – SOS (forthcoming Blipswitch)
DJG – Lichen (forthcoming Lo Dubs)
Rozanski – The Internet Millionaires Club (unreleased)
Rachel Bennett – Tell Me (EshOne Dub Refix) (unreleased)
Actraiser – Apocalypto (Haunted Audio)
Pledge – Untitled (free online)
Quark – Point Of Seeing (Ranking)
Loops Haunt – Joplin (Black Acre)

 

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)

 

Dubstepped Radio 005 featuring Distal


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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.

Not gonna waste any time on the intro, get this in your ears:

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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 !

 

Distal – Fall 2009 Promo Mix


Atlanta dubstep producer Distal comes with the deep, techy (and some funky!) vibes in this promo mix.  You can see him pictured to the right in a classic diving suit as he treks to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve some sunken basslines.  Second half of the mix brings the wobbly sound-a-music, so batton down the hatches during the first bit.  Nothing but quality productions on his soundcloud, make sure you visit that.  Feelin this mix, I’ve been putting up a lot of mixes lately but there’s too much freshness!!  Some release previews coming soon…

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Tracklist:

01. DistaL – Attempt at Yellow
02. Devious – Smoldering
03. DistaL – Speed of Right
04. 2562 – Third Wave
05. Untold – Just For You (Roska RMX)
06. DistaL – Serengeti
07. Mite – Chocolate Circuit
08. Skream – Oskillatah (Mite BOOTLEG)
09. DistaL – Glenwood Corral
10. DistaL – Gun Confetti
11. Claw – Unamused
12. Mayhem – Fourth Of July Jam
13. DistaL – Zeus de Trop
14. GunJack – No Pain
15. DistaL & Konplex – Hot Coffee

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