Posts Tagged ‘noble society’

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 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.

Stream:

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Tracklist:

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)

 

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!