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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 039 08.09.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Subreachers


New music inside this program from Throwing Snow, Blind Prophet, Pressa & Crisp, and Roommate, plus a guest mix from Subreachers.  Hold tight as we explore bass music in the bassmarine.  Deep sea robotic bass research craft. Look below the tracklist for more info on Subreachers.

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Tracklist:

Throwing Snow – Un Vingt (Ho Tep)
Luthor – Ultra (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Terror Danjah – Zumpi Leaker (free online)
Arcmatix – Into You
CRST – The Bells (Distal remix) (Car Crash Set)
Pressa & Crisp – Monitored
Outlaw Producer – Rip Me To Shreds (Chango remix)
Vivek – Sunshine (On The Edge)
Skream – Pick Ya Knees Up (free online)
Scuba – Minerals (Hotflush)
Seahorse – Limestone Cave
Wachs Lyrical – Dynasty (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Breakage – Together (Digital Soundboy)
Kalbata – Ninja (whitelabel)
Mungos Hi Fi – Dubplate fi Dem (Scotch Bonnet)
Mala – Eyez (DMZ)
Kryptic Minds – Six Degrees (Swamp81)
Silkie – Test (Deep Medi)
James Blake – Air and Lack Thereof (Hemlock)

– Subreachers feature –

J-One – 5am
XI – Drip
Falty DL – Phreqaflex
Duncan Powell – Pushing (Falty DL Remix)
Mr Lager – Virtium (Orphan101 Remix)
Ruckspin – Shikra
Riskotheque & Wachs Lyrical – What I Feel Like Doing
Subreachers – Future Blindness
Quest – Back To Our Roots
Valor – Valorian Brainstorm
JazzyJazzy – Delusions Of Grandure
Tolerance – Timeship

Andrea – You Still Got Me (Daphne)
Hate – Human Resources (Hate)
Rx – Bronson (SubDepth)
Ladybox – Pulse (Distal remix)
Blaque – 808 (Steel & Solo remix) (free online)
Distal – Coke Bottle
Kidkut – Lift (Apple Pips)
French Fries – Senta (Bambounou remix) (Youngunz)
D-51 – OD (M-DOK remix) (Ghetto Division)
Sam Tiba – Barbie Weed (Club Cheval)
Hard House Banton vs Tony Matterhorn – Flonko vs Ride It (snf combination)
Sines – Crazy
Blind Prophet – Equidistant
Roommate – Mercy Riddim session (all forthcoming King Dubbist)
Roommate ft Ras Zacharri – Jah Rule
Roommate ft Reuben – Take a Look
Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery
Spit Brothers – Violet Dub
Doctor P – Sweet Shop (Bosh’s Use The Force remix)
Donald Byrd – Steppin into Tomorrow (Madlib’s Steppin Again remix) (Blue Note)

For the latest feature I hit up the Subreachers, a duo coming out of Belgium.  Bass heavy productions are coming out with increasing frequency, what separates the wheat from the chaff is the ability to keep both the groove and intensity flowing. Subreachers nail it consistently.  Listen above for their guest mix on the radio, or read below for a brief interview.

SNF: Lets start off with a bit about yourselves – how it is there in Belgium,
musically and otherwise?

Subreachers: Matthias and me knew each other from back in the highschool days. We both dropped out (eventually getting our degrees in an other way :p) but lost touch with each other for a few years. Until we met back and found out that we were both into dubstep. It wasn’t long before we decided to have a go at producing. We made some tunes and sent them to the national alternative radiostation. Surprisingly one of them got picked and got a feature on the show. That’s were we started to do the Subreachers thing and got more focused on producing and dj’ing. Belgium has a good healthy scene but as everywhere the majority of the partys / kids are all about the heavy hitting dancefloor bombs. But it’s cool because there are some smaller scale promotors who do deep end nights and aren’t afraid to mix it up with a techno headliner etc. Otherwise Belgium is a nice country to live in apart from being pretty expensive, it’s all good.

SNF: What was your path to finding electronic music and why did you decide to
start making it?

Tim: I found out pretty quickly about electronic music through my dads record collection which spans from 1970’s disco classic to 1990 house and techno classics. I started fooling around with the decks at a pretty young age and always kept my interest in music and discovering new music and styles. I decided i’d have a go at making something of myself at 19 years of age. I was big into disco and disco edits, so i started fiddling around with some audio software and made my own edits, mostly obscure stuff that i reworked and made dub version of. I still have all these tracks so if any label is interested :p.

Matthias: I listened to all kinds of genres when I was a teenager, from trance at young age to heavy metal some years later. My dad is a musician too, so logically I started playing piano when I was 7 or 8. When I was 16 I got into drum & bass & a few months later I bought myself some decks & started dj’ing. Then later on when I discovered dubstep I knew this was the genre I was waiting for. My genre. When I met Tim again after school we both started producing in ableton & so it started. When I hear the stuff I made like 2 years ago it’s so funny.. I’m glad we evolved a lot now.

SNF: Where do you seek inspiration for your productions?

Subreachers: I think it varies from time to time. We go trough phases. We love so much music that we get inspired by alot of different stuff. But to give you an idea our inspirations go from jungle to detroit techno to ambient, film music, field recordings, oldschool electro and so on.

SNF: Who’s on your radar now that’s making high quality music?

Subreachers: We love alot of producers and there are a few so here’s the namedrop: Wachs lyrical, Jazzy Jazzy, Valor, Riskotheque, Von D, Lurka,
Submerse, Resketch, XI, DFRNT, Ruckspin,  .. sorry for anyone we forgot the mention, you’re all large !

SNF: What plans do you have for the future?

Subreachers: Plans for the future are, keep on making music and touring alot, keep
doing our thing and enjoying it.

SNF: What should we be looking out for?

Subreachers: We’ve got some upcoming releases, there’s a remix we did for DFNRT coming out on Echodub, Cd , Digi + Double pack on live beyond, keep your eyes open for that one ! should be dropping mid september, there’s some dnb material coming on a very big label, all we can say is keep your eyes open ;-)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 038 08.02.10 on Dubstep.FM


Since last week was a retrospective show this one is absolutely packed with new material. Fresh sounds inside from Sines, Distal, Jack Dixon, Arcmatix, Rx, Seahorse, Selande, Luthor, Janner, Bunzero, Sepalcure, Blind Prophet, Fuzz2k, Cosmic Revenge, Albert and still more. Large like the staypuft marshmallow man.

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Tracklist:

Selande – Back to Back
Seahorse – Limestone Cave
Rx – Zappa Fill (free online)
Ladybox – Pulse (Distal remix)
Rx – Bronson (SubDepth)
Luthor – Ultra (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Crystal Fighters – In the Summer (Sepalcure dub) (free online)
Sines – This Love
Blind Prophet – Open The Cut (Car Crash Set)
Janner – Just One Kiss (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
DJ Abstract – Physical Force (free online)
Sines – Long Way
Jack Dixon – Be There
Fuzz2k – Mighty Mouse
Blind Prophet – Lag (Car Crash Set)
Skream – Rollin (free online)
Vivek – Sunshine (On The Edge)
CRST – The Bells (Distal remix) (Car Crash Set)
Bunzer0 – Minimal Technology (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Don Leisure remix)
Cosmic Revenge – After Party
Distal – Chit Chat
DOK ft Terror Danjah – Hysteria (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Albert – Can’t Lie Still
Geiom – Reminissin (Skream’s 4×4 tribal remix) (free online)
No Lay & Silkie – Unorthodox Daughter (Kingdom remix) (free online)
Toddla T ft Wayne Marshall – Sky Surfing (Douster remix) (free online)
Sam Tiba – Barbie Weed (Top Billin)
Hard House Banton vs Tony Matterhorn – Flonko vs Ride It (snf combination)
Marcus Price & Carli – Var E Naaaken (Bok Bok remix) (Palms Out)
Brackles – Blo (free online)
Selande – 2010
Kingdom – That Mystic (Night Slugs)
Machinedrum – Carry The Weight (Bok Bok remix) (LuckyMe)
Leon – VMZY (forthcoming Well Rounded)
James Blake – CMYK (R&S)
Arcmatix – Into You
Funk Ethics – Broken Soul Music (Reduction)
Arcmatix – Ease Up Dub Up
Skream – Arola (free online)
Helix – Vrai
Quest – Smooth Skin (Deep Medi)

 

Review: Quest – Smooth Skin bw Wind Tunnel (MEDI028)


I was mesmerized when first hearing “Smooth Skin” from Quest (Twitter, Facebook) and now that I have the record it’s no less magical.  I don’t write about a lot of Deep Medi because they get a lot of coverage as is, but this release is special even by Medi standards.  As far as I’m concerned the b-side could be Miley Cyrus covering Rusko’s Jahova in acapella and it’d still be worth buying.  Quest slows the tempo down to 94 bpm on this one producing something completely fresh, a combination of Kool and the Gang’s “Summertime” era high pitched synths, 808 cowbells, excellent syncopation on a woodblock and some soulful basslines.  I literally can’t get enough.  Bass music.  Out to Quest, this one is a serious contender for song of 2010 in my book.  The b-side “Wind Tunnel” is a pretty standard dubstep track done in a Quest style, it’s good but really can’t hold a candle to the a-side in my book.  It does however maintain the extremely high standard of percussion that Quest lives up to in all his releases.

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Steppin into Yesterday with SNF 037 07.26.10 on Dubstep.FM


I was feeling a bit nostalgic last week after Mary Anne Hobbs announced that she’s stepping down from her Radio 1 show which is, and has been for a while, pretty much the apex of underground dance music education.  This got me in the mood for some classics so I decided to take a break from the bleeding edge of dance music and look backwards towards 2006/2007.  Some of my all time favorite tracks are in this mix, and strong representation from some of the best labels out there: Hyperdub, Tempa, Tectonic, DMZ, and Hotflush.  Step into the time machine…

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Tracklist:

Quest – Smooth Skin (Deep Medi)
Vex’d – Bombardment of Saturn (Planet Mu)
Distance – Nomad (Hotflush)
Coki – Mood Dub (DMZ)
Hijak – Nightmarez (Tectonic)
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Portal (Hyperdub)
Loefah – Twisup (Youngsta & Task VIP Mix) (DMZ)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
Geiom – Zalim Maar Daala (Berkane Sol)
Moving Ninja – Murky (Tectonic)
Moldy ft Juakali – Glory (Earwax)
Peverelist – Roll With The Punches (Punch Drunk)
Digital Mystikz – Neverland (DMZ)
Skream – Bahl Fwd (Tectonic)
Pinch ft Juakali – Gangstaz (Tectonic)
Djuyna – Inclined (Aphex)
Scuba – Frisco (Hotflush)
Don Carlos – Young Girl (Juju remix)
The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG bootleg) (free online)
Skream – Sub Island (Soul Jazz)
2562 – Circulate (Tectonic)
Horsepower Productions – Gorgon Sound (Tempa)
Roxy vs El-b – Endorse and Set It (Ghost)
Kode9 – 9 Samurai (Hyperdub)
Joker – Stuck in the System (Earwax)
Massive Music – Find My Way (kode9 remix) (Hyperdub)
RSD – Pretty Bright Light (Punch Drunk)
Johnny Clark vs Mala – Sinners (Ringo)
Clouds – Shallow (Noppa)
Walsh & Kromestar – Panik Room (Hotflush)
Skream – Dutch Flowerz (Tempa)
LV ft Dandelion – CCTV (Hyperdub)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (Digital Mystikz remix) (Kartel)
Skream – I (Loefah remix) (Tempa)
Benga – Dual (Big Apple)
Luke Envoy – M.U.G.E.N. (Wonderland)
Digital Mystikz – Molten (Tectonic)
Loefah – Horror Show (DMZ)
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Backward (Hyperdub)
Skream – Tapped (Tempa)
The Bug ft Warrior Queen – Poison Dart (Ninja Tune)
Mark One – Slang (Tectonic)
Martyn – Velvet (3024)
2562 – Kameleon (Tectonic)
Horsepower Productions – Fat Larry’s Skank (Tempa)
Kode9 – Magnetic City (Soul Jazz)
Pinch ft Rudey Lee – Step 2 It (Soul Jazz)
Loefah – Mud (DMZ)
Skream – Midnight Request Line (Tempa)
Augustus Pablo – Africa (1983) (Rockers Production)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 033 06.28.10 on Dubstep.FM


New sounds inside coming from EshOne, Distal, SubReachers, Pulsar, L-ow, Borja & more.  Little deep medi vinyl session for fun, and as usual sounds coming from all over the place. If you’re in the SF area, come out tonight for a live session from me along these lines.

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King Midas Sound – Earth a Kill Ya (Hyperdub)
EshOne – Anti Oil Spill Dub (free online)
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
SubReachers – 200G
Quest – The Unknown (Deep Medi)
Silkie – Concrete Jungle (Deep Medi)
Skream – Backwards (Deep Medi)
Pulsar – Contemplation
J. Rogers – Composite (Blipswitch)
L-ow – Pinpoint (forthcoming Project Squared)
Helix – Vrai
Joe – Untitled (Apple Pips)
Borja – Disowning the Self (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Planas – Roots Music (Immerse)
James Blake – CMYK (R&S)
Albert – Side Showin’
Calibre – Tenopause (Deep Medi)
EshOne – Die Cast (free online)
Distal – Eel
Brackles & Shortstuff – Pipey D (Blunted Robots)
Martin Kemp – Wot U Got (Blunted Robots)
Gremino – Be & See (Car Crash Set)
Mr Mageeka – Different Lekstrix (Numbers)
Greenmoney ft Lady Chann – Political Hype (Fools Gold)
Poirier ft Face T – Enemies (Sticky remix) (NinjaTune)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback (Palms Out)
Marcus Price & Carli – Var E Naaaken (Bok Bok remix) (Palms Out)
Distal – Apple Bottom
Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom remix) (Mixpak)
Bok Bok – Dance Report (Enchufada)
Simple – tapemachine
George FitzGerald – Weakness (forthcoming HotflushTwo)
L-ow – Diver (forthcoming Project Squared)
Sepalcure – Down (Hotflush)
Scuba – Tense (dBridge remix) (Hotshore)
Vaccine – Ochre (Nonplus)
Kid Simple – For Real

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 004 11.30.09 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin Into TomorrowThere’s so much music that comes out in dubstep that it’s deadly difficult to even begin to select tracks!  Because of this I went 30 minutes overtime this show, just too many tunes to play.  New to this episode is a forthcoming release by Jus Wan on Tube10, two tracks from KingThing destined for release, two tracks off Sines’ new EP on L2S Recordings, two off Pinch’s Get Up remix EP just out, and much much more.  To the tunes:

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Tracklist (64 tracks, 2h 35min):

Pinch – One Blood One Source (Distance Remix) (Tectonic)
Kromestar – Inside (Dubstar)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Deepchild – Wannado (Gravious Remix) (Sub Continental Dub)
DJ Madd – Someone (Breakage Unspecified Remix) (Blackbox)
Luke Envoy – Feel Red (Stretched)
Shortstuff – Stuff (Ramp)
Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor’s Broken Handbrake Remix) (Tempa)
Peverelist – Jarvik Mindstate (Punch Drunk)
Cluekid – Shifty (Earwax)
Gemmy – Wata Down Sound (Planet Mu)
Pinch – Get Up (RSD Remix) (Tectonic)
Headhunter – Sex at the Prom (Tempa)
Synkro – Connected (Synkro)
NAT – Black Widow (Ill Boding Remix) (Bass Punch)
Freeland – Wish I Was Here (TRG Remix) (Marine Parade)
KingThing – Beuno (forthcoming ??)
Littlefoot and Dawntreader – Dreamin of U (Night Audio)
Sines – Still Foolish (L2S Recordings)
Sines – Tenderoni (L2S Recordings)
Cosmic Revenge – Cold Hearted (unreleased)
Pulsar – Splash (unreleased)
Geiom – No More Tears (Berkane Sol)
Peverelist – Bluez (Punch Drunk)
LD – Traumatic Times (Hyperdub)
Mark Pritchard & Ommas Keith – Wind It Up (Hyperdub)
Zomby – Expert Tuition (Ramp)
Spatial – 90807 (Infrasonics)
Planetary Assault Systems – X Speaks to X (Al Tourettes and Appleblim Remix) (Ostgut Ton)
Taz Buckfaster – 20 Red (Rwina)
Clouds – Elders (Wadadda Remix) (Jahtari)
Kromestar – The Buddha (Dubstar)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (??)
Quest – The Unknown (Deep Medi)
Silkie – Planet X (Deep Medi)
ID and Skinnz – The Blues (Mata Syn)
Wachs Lyrical – Ranger (forthcoming Double Drop)
Distance – Clockwork (Tectonic)
Demon and Versa – Drifter (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Numan – 7th Key (Wicky Lindows)
Silverlink ft Badness and Jammer – The Message Is Love (Starkey Remix) (No Hats No Hoods)
NastyNasty – The Reef (Frite Nite)
Guido – Chakra (Punch Drunk)
KingThing – Flutter (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix) (Domino)
FBOM – Up (unreleased)
Submerse – 94 (Night Audio)
Ramadanman and Appleblim – Justify (Apple Pips)
Untold – I can’t Stop This Feeling (Pangaea Remix) (Hemlock)
FBOM – Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
HxdB – Sunburst (Echodub)
DJG & XI – Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire Sound)
Joy Orbison – J. Doe (Doldrums)
Von D – Berlin Call (forthcoming Argon)
Hektagon – Inside the Tube (Freakz of Nature)
Instra:Mental – Forbidden (Apple Pips)
Bakir and Dubsworth – Beg to Differ (unreleased)
Hyetal – Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
Scuba – Negative (Naked Lunch)
Dom Hz – Missile (Subdepth)
Pinch – Get Up (Guido Remix) (Tectonic)
Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix) (Hemlock)
Mount Kimbie – Sketch on Glass (Hotflush)
King Midas Sound – Earth a Kill Ya (Hyperdub)