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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.

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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)

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 005 12.07.09 on Dubstep.FM


This might be my favorite show yet.  Ridiculously diverse, with a reggae-influenced dubstep interlude, post-garage riddims, deep basswise sounds and some classic tracks.  New songs in this one from Kid Simple, The Widdler, Starkey, Helixir, Yong, Sines, Hypno, Asusu, and many more.  Get it in your ears!

This show every Monday on Dubstep.FM from 6-8pm PST.

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Tracklist (63 tracks, 2h 24m):

T2 – Heartbroken (Kid Simple Remix) (unreleased)
Hypno – Autumn (forthcoming Haunted Audio)
Headhunter – 3 Mad P’s (Tempa)
Mr. Gasparov  – Ruffnek (unreleased)
Rustie – Bad Science (Wireblock)
Wachs Lyrical – Fossil (Subdepth)
Materielle – SloJam (unreleased)
Sbtrkt – Rekorda (free online)
KingThing – Monoloop (free online)
The Widdler – Just Believe (unreleased)
Svpreme Fiend – Killer (unreleased)
Deepchild – Wannado (Gravious Remix) (Sub Continental)
DJG – We Don’t Go Home (unreleased)
Starkey ft Badness – Ok Luv (Planet Mu)
Pinch ft Juakali – Gangstaz (Tectonic)
Brown and Gammon – Gwann Plant Refix (unreleased)
DJ Madd – Rizla Dub (War)
Kalbata – Ninja (whitelabel)
LV ft Dandelion – CCTV (Hyperdub)
Henry and Louis ft Steve Harper – Rise Up (RSD Remix) (2kings)
Kulture – Babylon (Ghetto Knowledge)
Scientist – Bad Days Dub (Clocktower)
6Blocc – Times Like These (Digital 6)
Noah D – Polizia Remix (War)
Rusko – Sound Guy Is My Target (Sub Soldiers)
Synkro – King of Kings (whitelabel)
Cotti ft Doctor – Rise the Temperature (MTA)
Dom Hz – Missile (Subdepth)
The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG Remix) (bootleg)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – Dubplate Fi Dem (Scrub a Dub)
Scientist – Dance of the Vampires (Greensleeves)
Radikal Guru – No Good (whitelabel)
Olpek ft Cstar – Morning Dub (Bassism)
MK2 aka MNUVR ft Werd2jah – Afternoon Dubs (unreleased)
Breakage – Together (Digital Soundboy)
Vex’d – Bombardment of Saturn (Planet Mu)
The Widdler – December Demo (unreleased)
YLEM – Free Your Mind (unreleased)
Hypno – Hubble Dub (unreleased)
KingThing – Beuno (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Jus Wan – Azure (Pushing Red)
JazzyJazzy – Loved and Lost (??)
Asusu – Small Hours (forthcoming Project Squared)
Yong – Test (unreleased)
Hypno – Stay (unreleased)
Helixir – Convultions (7even)
Cosmic Revenge – Diving Deep (forthcoming L2S Recordings)
Sines – That Thing She Does (Forsaken Remix) (Formant free tune)
Mr. Gasparov – Singularity (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Dreamin (forthcoming Tube10)
Von D – Berlin Call (Argon)
Rooflight – The Human Connection (unreleased)
Kidkanevil – Megajoy (First Word)
Ikonika – Fish (Hyperdub)
Materielle – Ceiling Fan (unreleased)
Pinch – Get Up (LV Remix) (Tectonic)
Headhunter – Experience (Tempa)
Tzara – Dobbler Effect (5 Hz)
DJ Snipaz – Swanky (forthcoming Rogue Dubs)
Asusu – Effigy (unreleased)
Helixir – Let Me Drive Now (7even)
Volatil – Automind Pilot (DubKraft Romania)
Turbo Sonidero Futuristico – Gritaria Que Te Amo Tumbia Remix (free online)

 

DJ Dials Joker Promo mix and a Free Gucci Mane Remix


DJ Dials hooked me up with this hot promo mix for the Joker & Nomad show on friday where he’s playing at the Frite Nite showcase (along with NastyNasty).  This one is really diverse, with some of that Joker purple sound, Hudson Mohawke, alien synth sounds from Eskmo, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Ikonika, and filthy tracks from Stagga, Sduk and Skream.  Love these selections and the way the intensity ebbs and flows. Get on the DL!

Full info on the Joker show here.

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Tracklist:

1. Bleep Show – Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. Let Them Sing – Eskmo
3. Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) – Simian Mobile Disco
4. Clunge – Sduk
5. Sick as Sin (Ultra VIP) – Stagga
6. FUSE – Hudson Mohawke
7. Serious VIP – Noah D
8. Tron – Joker
9. Part 3 – Cunt Traxx
10. Jerk It (Megasoid Remix) – Thunderheist
11. Meta Lick!! – Skream
12. Wata Down Sound – Gemmy
13. Trapperkeeper – Low Limit
14. Dublicker – Unknown
15. Damn Girl – NastyNasty
16. Another Trashy Love – Ooah
17. Freaky Girl (Dj Dials Remix) – Gucci Mane
18. Hendt – Eprom
19. Phonelines VIP – Ikonika
20. Teen Souls Burning – Rustie

He also was kind enough to make his remix of Freaky Girl available for free, check this one out:

Gucci Mane – Freaky Girl (DJ Dials Remix)

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The Dubstep LA Mixtape mixed by Plastician


I’ve been waiting on this one for some time, promotion has been going around between people like Adidas and Virgin Airlines.  Should be major and expose tons of people to the sound of dubstep.  The release of this fusion of hiphop and dubstep is sure to excite and frustrate depending on your musical persuasion, but isn’t that what music is all about?  There’s definitely a strong reaction to this already with over 1,000 followers on the Dubstep LA twitter.  Now I’m wondering if there’s some tour in the workings….  Download the mixtape on GetDarker & spread the word!

Can’t forget the Dub Rap mixtape featuring Bay Area microphone stylings and other people that have been on this combination tip for time.  I love that Chae Hawk & Rx made it onto the final tape with “Malt Liquor” and Plastician’s selections are generally excellent (as expected).  I do wish that he’d gone with his own remix of “Snoop Dogg Millionaire” as that’s far better in my opinion, but I’m too played out on Eastern Jam to comment.

Big respect to all involved in this from the promoters to the MCs to the original producers.  I hope this combination continues and more people fuse these two genres to create a new flavor of dubstep (dare I say hopstep or some other nonsense genre name?)

Comment on what you’re thinking!  I’ll do the same once I give it a proper listen.  I should also add that you can download the Xzibit and Murs tunes for free.

Dubstep LA

 

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.

 

Dubstep LA Mixtape Preview courtesy Plastician


See here for the Dubstep LA mixtape: dubstepped or GetDarker

This is going to be the summer that dubstep exploded. The growth over the past year or so has been rampant with an estimated tenfold more shows in San Francisco so far this year than last year. This is only going to continue in the face of this mixtape due to come out in about a month. I don’t even have the full tracklist but the bits that I’ve heard destined for the mix make me know that this is going to get rinsed everywhere, including grocery store speakers, pop radio stations, and so forth. Whether this is good or bad is up for debate. Personally I love this sound and know that it will keep evolving. I was blown away when I first heard produers like Joker or Gemmy that they didn’t have hiphop MCs queueing to flow over the tracks and now it’s finally happening.

Alexander Spit

Living Legends

Snoop Dogg

Xzibit

The mixtape is called “Mr Grustle and Tha Russian Present Dubstep LA.There are at least 6 tracks on it though I’m not sure on the official tracklist. Plastician (rinse.fm, Terrorhythm, Surefire) is mixing the tracks for the mixtape and sampled a bunch of them yesterday on his weekly rinse.fm radio show (download). I got so excited that I’m going to post samples from the set. Some of these are predictable, but some really blew me away, especially the Grouch and Eligh vs Vex’d cut. These previews are low quality with talking over them but I don’t care, give it a listen and take it in.

Before I post these I have to give credit to the people that have been producing similar work for time, notably DJ Nappy and the Rock The Dub THUGSTEP series (free downloads there), Dread Foxx, gWorm (see his recent mix), AC Slater (check here), Rx and Chae Hawk (check Malt Liquor on Rx’s space), KidLogic with the cali remixed EP (he as another one coming out this summer), and the Totally Unauthorized album by MRK1 and Chimpo.  Late breaking additions: forgot the remix tendencies of 6blocc, Parson, and the Dumbsteppaz. Also check out this early tune from Nebulla plus DJ Dore on La Dubstep Nostra.

Right, back to the mixtape. The general theme is existing dubstep productions iced by a variety of hiphop MCs. Beats are pretty raw and edgy including two bits from Chase & Status. First up, the first one released and the one that started a HUGE discussion in the scene about the future of dubstep, Snoop Dogg Millionaire:

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Now for the freshness. I’m starting off with the track that I was feelin the most which is The Grouch and Eligh of Living Legends over the Jamie Vex’d remix of Scuba – Twitch. Listening to a teaser of this track is like eating just one pringle: leaves you wanting more and more and more.

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Next we’ve got Murs vs Chase & Status – Madhouse. Madhouse is a SERIOUS tune in a similar style to Eastern Jam and Saxon. Murs rips it. Love this one too.

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Fifth tune is from Alexander Spit based here in San Francisco over Rusko – Mr. Chips. Again this one is BAD. When I first envisioned MCs over dubstep it wasnt over tracks like Chase & Status and Rusko’s productions, but man it works well.

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Last but definitely not least is Jimmy Jams vs Rustie & Joker – Play Doe. Play Doe has been asking for an MC from day and I’m amazed it took this long to get one on it. Jimmy Jams destroys the mic, big sounds.

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The only other info I have is that there’s a still unheard tune with Xzibit vs D1 which has serious potential. Gotta get the mixtape to hear that one :)

For more info check twitter/dubstepla, twitter/djplastician, and this site. Now looking forward I’d really like to hear Busta Rhymes, Aesop Rock, Keak da Sneak, and tons of other MCs over dubstep, especially over the sounds of folks like Joker, Jakes, Gemmy, Guido, Plastician, Noah D, Starkey, and so on. Gonna get wild this summer!!!

The last thing I’ll say is to the haters both in press and in the forums is that a musical style is made to evolve. Dubstep itself evolved from dark garage and is currently an alamgam of many different genres of music. To claim that something like the introduction of American hiphop MCs to the sound of dubstep will “commercialize” or “ruin” the sound is shortsighted. This sound is a new dimension in dubstep, yet another sound that falls under the name of “dubstep.” The exact reason this music is so magical to me is because of the variety of sounds that are all “dubstep” so adding another dimension just means for more diverse mixes. Tell Miles Davis that by recording Bitches Brew he ruined Jazz. Tell Elvis that his sound ruined the blues. Tell Grandmaster Flash that mixing breaks ruined funk. And if you’re really not feeling it then just don’t play it.

 

Murderbot – Tremor Dub bw Crowd XTOG007


Murderbot - Tremor Dub bw CrowdDead Homies CEO and producer extraordinaire Chrissy Murderbot out of Chicago comes with a pair of dancefloor weapons here.  Murderbot’s past work spans nu-rave, jungle, dubstep, IDM, breaks, and whatever other genre names you want to throw out, and his influences show in these songs.  Much respect.

Tremor Dub is a percussive tune with rolling bass, nicely chopped vocals, and synth bleeps akin to Rustie or Zomby.  Overall the track is very danceable with a wobble that fades in and out of the bassline and a feel similar to recent work by LD.  Solid.

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Crowd on the digital b-side is my favorite of the two with 80s techno vocal samples over halftime, off-kilter beats and gorgeous synth pads.  Watch out for the 4×4 bridge into the second drop – it’s a monster.  This one reminds me again of LD’s productions along with the recent Lady Gaga NTRLD remix.  Massive.

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Outlaw Producer & Troubleman – Extra


Outlaw Producer

Trouble Man

Today I’m happy to post a tune out of the Austin, Tx production duo of Outlaw Producer and Trouble Man. This beat is done in a wonky style and is sick. Putting it up here because the split between this, dubstep, grime, crunk, glitch hop, and etc is sort of meaningless at times. This song is excellent, and would compete with any Joker, Guido, Gemmy, Rustie, or Jakes tune in my book. Serious business. Take note.

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