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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 034 07.05.10 on Dubstep.FM featuring Blipswitch


This show featuring Blipswitch Digital, a label run by J. Rogers here in San Francisco that seeks to combine Dub Techno and Dubstep.  New music inside coming from Terror Danjah, SubReachers, Digital Mystikz, Al Tourettes and more.

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Digital Mystikz – Unexpected (DMZ)
SubReachers – Algarve
Matt Shadetek – Hybrid Orchid (Dutty Artz)
Low Density Matter – Blue Street (Keysound)
Pulsar – Contemplation
Darqwan – JahWan (Tectonic)
Hatcha – Dirtee Tek (Special Branch)
DOK ft Terror Danjah – Hysteria (forthcoming Hyperdub)
Digital Mystikz – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
EshOne – U Boat (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)

– Blipswitch Feature –
J. Rogers & Kenneth Scott – Transparentech
J. Rogers & Kevin Wall – Manifesto
Process Rebel – Call Me Bloodfire (J. Rogers & Archetypewriter remix)
J. Rogers & Antiserum – Evil Spirits
Coalition of the Killing – We Are The Glitch (Eskmo remix)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (Bakir remix)
Nate Mars ft Jahdan – Above and Beyond Dem
Daega Sound – SOS
Dhyan Moller – Lost in 3s (DJG remix)

Jericho – Judas (L2S)
SBTRKT & SAMPHA – Break Off (Ramp)
Resketch & Submerse – Only (forthcoming Well Rounded)
Jack Dixon – Seventy Six
KingThing – La-Di-Da
Gremino – Shining (Jam City remix) (Car Crash Set)
Kalbata – Wallabee (Cosmin TRG remix) (Double Science)
SBTRKT – 2020 (Brainmath)
George FitzGerald – Weakness (forthcoming Hotflush)
Mele – And Of The Son (Mixpak)
Guido – Cat In The Window (Punch Drunk)
Terror Danjah – Horror Story (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Terror Danjah – Ride 4 Me (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Jakes – Time Ends (Tectonic)
Borja – Sword of Truth (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Joe – Untitled (Apple Pips)
Al Tourettes – When I Rust I Rest (If Symptoms Persist)
Digital Mystikz – Livin Different (DMZ)
SubReachers – 200G
Deli – Gherkin (Geiomix) (Berkane Sol)
L-ow – Diver (forthcoming Project Squared)
SubReachers – Seven Beat Slowpoke

Feature: Blipswitch Digital

Blipswitch has been a personal favorite record label for a while with its infectious blend of dubstep and dub techno.  Releases tend to have techno remixes of dubstep tunes or vice versa leading to diverse tracks on a single EP.  Label head Joe Rogers took a moment to introduce the label in this short interview.

SNF: How’d you end up in electronic music?

JR: When I was younger, I was into the mainstream stuff like everyone else (Chemical Bros, Prodigy, etc, etc).  A few years later, when I was 14, I was lucky enough to spend the summer in Switzerland, and started going to some clubs there (the age restrictions there are quite a bit looser, obviously).  At that time, progressive trance was the sound, and I had never heard anything like it before.  But in particular, I had never seen/heard a performance by a proper DJ.  I remember turning to my friend at one point and saying, “man, this music is pretty cool, but damn this song is long, it’s been on for like 30 minutes.”  Naive, I know..  When my friend explained what the DJ was doing, I was floored.  The fact that this guy was going from track-to-track so seamlessly that I couldn’t even hear where one thing ended and the next started really blew me away.  I’ve been an addict ever since. (And no, I don’t listen to progressive trance anymore :)

SNF: What was your path to starting Blipswitch?

JR: I first started getting into the electronic scene again (after spending 4 years in music school working on composition and conducting) when I stumbled on KONTROL at the endup.  The minimal sound that was big back then was brand new, and was very exciting to me.  So I started going to a ton of techno shows, but always had a hard time finding parties except by word of mouth.  I knew about Groundscore and BayRaves, but there really wasn’t an equivalent website for techno in SF.  So I started Blipswitch.net with Sean McLucas to fill that gap.  When that blew up, we started doing monthly parties at 222 Hyde as a part of the 222uesdays series.  When that blew up, I started the label.  I had already made plans for all of this to happen, but things certainly progressed about five times as fast as I had expected.  It’s been quite a ride.

SNF: Why did you decide to combine Dub Techno and Dubstep in the label?

JR: When I joined Surya Dub originally, I was mainly coming in on the business side, to help with promotions and general business stuff.  At that time, dubstep was still fairly new to me, and to be completely honest, I didn’t like it all that much.  But then when the dubstep/techno thing started happening with the first 2562 album and Headhunter, etc, it started making sense to me.  Kush Arora from SD crew would also throw in some 4/4 techno in his sets, which was impressive to me.  Eventually, I found a way to make the sound work for me in my own way.  I like playing straight techno sometimes, or straight dubstep if it’s proper.  But I’m most happy mixing the two, whether it be DJ sets, production, or signing stuff to the label.  It’s just good business too, as having both sounds allows you to pull from each of the different audiences and increase musical attention from one side to the other.  Well…. it’s supposed to work that way anyway..  I think a lot of people in the scene need to pull their head out of their ass and stop being so wedded to one sound.  To take techno as an example, we’re talking about a sub-niche within a sub-niche (electronic/dance music), within a sub-niche (underground music)…  Unless people want to keep it that way, people need to learn to come together better and support other kinds of electronic music.  United we stand, divided we fall.. or something like that..  Anyway, bringing the musics together is what I’m about it, and that’s what Blipswitch is about.  And it will stay that way as long as I’m running things.

SNF: What can we look forward to from you and Blipswitch?

JR: I’ll be releasing a few things coming up, a Daega Sound Remix, a new track with Leon.  I’ll continue doing the twice-a-year Blipswitch Mixed compilations, which do very well.  Other than that man, I’ll have my nose in the books for the next three years out in small-town USA.  In July, I’m actually moving to Concord, New Hampshire to begin law school, and will have left SF probably by the time you’re reading this.  But don’t panic.  I’ve got A&R people in SF, LA, Miami, Vancouver, Dallas, New York, and Amsterdam that will be setting up Blipswitch releases for the next few years.  I already have the release schedule built through March 2011 from my own signings (yeah, I think that far ahead), but after that, my people are going to take over.  As a result of the worldwide area we’ll be covering and the different tastes each person will bring to the table, I expect the label’s sound to grow very much.  I’ll still have the deciding vote up or down on whether or not we’re going to sign something, but definitely expect growth in the Blipswitch sound.  Big things on the way, expect the best!

SNF: Thanks!

If you want to pick up some Blipswitch material, check out their back catalog on Juno:

 

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 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)

 

Kokostep with J. Rogers, Bakir, Rozanski, and Zapruderpedro


Location: Koko Cocktails (map & info)
Description: Kokostep continues with a Blipswitch / Dubs Alive night from J. Rogers, Bakir and Rozanski and support from Zapruderpedro.
Date: 2010-02-24
Tickets: free  :)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 012 02.01.10 on Dubstep.FM


Steppin into Tomorrow with SNFBit of darkness in this show.  Mini reggae session with new tunes from Dub Gabriel, Rob Smith & 6blocc vs Pacheko, samplers of the forthcoming ID & Baobinga album, brand new material from Jack Dixon, Rumblejazz, Zeno, EshOne, Daega Sound, and loads of fresh releases.   Every week, Mondays @ 6pm PST Dubstep.FM is the place to be.

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Jack Dixon – Somebody Said They Saw You (unreleased)
ID & Baobinga – Hush Up Riddim (forthcoming)
Bukkha – Armageddon (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Dub Gabriel vs U Roy – Luv n’ Liv (Timeblind Remix) (forthcoming Destroy All Concepts)
Rob Smith ft Gaddiel – Living In Unity (Unearthed)
Pinch – One Blood One Source (Distance Remix) (Tectonic)
Subatomic Sound System & Dubblestandart vs Lee Perry & Jahdan Blakkamoore – Respect My Shit (Subatomic Sound)
Pacheko – Lockdown (6blocc Refix) (Seclusiasis)
MA1 – I’m Right Here (N-Type Remix) (free online)
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Zeno Remix) (forthcoming Double Drop)
Desto – Wizard of Wor (Noppa)
Destiny’s Child – Bills (Harmonimix) (whitelabel)
Desto – Cold VIP (Noppa)
Jack Dixon – We Had A Better Life (unreleased)
Mark K B – Panic Attack (Rumblejazz Remix) (unreleased)
Geiom – Classic Rewinds (Double Science)
F – Energy Distortion (Untold Remix) (7even)
EshOne – Toast Burned (unreleased)
Zomby – The Lie (Ramp)
Desto – Dark Matter (Noppa)
ID & Baobinga – Inland (forthcoming)
EchoWanderer – Eruption Dub (Rogue Dubs)
Rozanski – Internet Millionaires Club (unreleased)
Tribal – Super Ambient Audio (unreleased)
MNUVR ft Werd2Jah – Afternoon Dubs VIP (unreleased)
ID & Baobinga – Still Tippin (forthcoming)
Loefah – It’s Yours (Ringo)
Aiton – Lovers Dub (Abucs)
Daega Sound – Silver Dawn (forthcoming Formant)
F – Energy Distortion (7even)
RX – Fire Flies (Subdepth)
SubReachers – From Point A to B (unreleased)
Pangaea – Why (Hessle)
DJ Rupture and Matt Shadetek – Under Water High Rise (The Agriculture)
Hyetal & Shortstuff – Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Swarms – Hypnotize (unreleased)
Forsaken ft Ben Blackmore – Calles Traseras (unreleased)
Pangaea – Neurons (Hessle)
Martin Kemp – Aztec (Blunted Robots)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
Daega Sound – Kane’s Son (Blipswitch)
Versa – Killah (Filthy Digital)
The Widder – Go Ask Alice (unreleased)
MusSck – The Town Made Of Clouds (Daly City Records)

 

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)

 

Deeper with David Siska, Jon Holiday and residents


Location: 222 Hyde (map & info)
Description: Jon Holiday on a 3 turntable set on this one co-headlining with David Siska bringing an eclectic blend of electronic dance music flavors. Start the new year deep.
Date: 2010-01-01
Tickets: Free before 10, $10 after.

 

Deeper with Jus Wan, Jason Short, Bakir, Rozanski, and Moniker


Location: 222 Hyde (map & info)
Description: This one the second installment in a deep dubstep/techno night formerly known as The Deep End presented by Blipswitch. Jus Wan doing a live laptop set this time and Bakir vs Rozanski plus Kenneth Scott vs EO (Moniker). Turbosound inside for a proper bass experience.  Serious!
Date: 2009-12-04
Tickets: Free before 10, $10 after.

 

The Deep End with Keith Kemp and Dub U with residents DJG, Kenneth Scott, Bakir, J. Rogers, Rozanski, and EO


Location: 222 Hyde (map & info)
Description: This one the first in a new monthly here focusing on a Blipswitch digital style fusion of techno, dub techno, and dubstep. SEROUS list of residents.
Date: 2009-11-06
Tickets: Free before 10, $10 after.

 

J. Rogers Blipswitch Mixed (dub techno vs dubstep)


Blipswitch Mixed 2009J. Rogers from the Blipswitch label put together this excellent mix that takes you in and out of dub techno and dubstep, in their typical style.  Some big tunes inside cataloging the last year or so of Blipswitch releases.  The tracklist is big, with entries from DZ, DJG, J. Rogers, Kush Arora, and many more.  It clocks in at about 53 minutes with a relatively short tracklist but there some epic blends in this so the pace is good.  One for the techno lovers.  Give it a listen:

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Tracklist:

1. Blipswitch Mixed 2009 – Part I (Full Length DJ Mix)
2. J.Rogers – Crowd Walk
3. J.Rogers & ROZANSKI – Morocco (Original Mix)
4. J.Rogers & ROZANSKI – Morocco (Kenneth Scott Hashishan Mix)
5. zar-aza – Afternoon (J.Rogers Aztec Summit Mix)
6. Dhyan Moller – Quirkey Donkey (Original Mix)
7. J.Rogers – Meditation Point (Original Mix)
8. COTK/Coalition of the Killing – You Are Everything Also (J.Rogers Everything Is Nothing Too Mix)
9. DZ – Hella (J.Rogers Stepped Tech Mix)
10. DZ – Hella (Original Mix)
11. J.Rogers & ROZANSKI – Morocco (Kush Arora Dealbreaker Mix)
12. COTK – Psychobabble (ROZANSKI Remix)
13. COTK – We Are The Glitch (DJG Remix)

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J. Rogers also made the tracks inside easy to purchase as a whole if you’re interested, check it out here:

Juno