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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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Tracklist:

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)

 

Mixes for Monday: Kid Simple vs Slevin Dubs


Pair of fresh mixes for today from Seattle’s Kid Simple and St. Louis’s Slevin Dubs. Both are on the harder side of things but bring their own flavor to your ears. First up, Kid Simple:

Kid Simple – ‘09 Promo Mix

Kid Simple has been making innovative, dancefloor oriented productions for time now and to my knowledge this is his first distributed mix.  He’s lately been picked up by Double Drop recordings here in SF and has been included in a bunch of mixes that are floating around, notably Starkey’s FACT mix.  This one is riddled with his own productions, I hope it gets him some deserving notice.

Tracklist (44 mins):
Kid Simple – Fresh Like (Forthcoming Double Drop)
Kid Simple – Where You Left VIP (Forthcoming Double Drop)
Numan – Virgo (Unreleased)
Eskmo – Let Them Sing (Planet Mu)
Rx – Just Ya Nutz (Unreleased)
NTRLD & Thurgood – Magic Pills (Double Drop)
Kid Simple – Simplify (Unreleased)
Kid Simple – Bananas (Shift)
Starkey – Rain City (Forthcoming RWINA)
Kanji Kinetic – Thrill Seeker (Unreleased)
Numan – Squarebot (Unreleased)
Guido – Chakra (Punch Drunk)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (Unreleased)
Kid Simple – Dripz (Unreleased)
Kid Simple – Yes Or No VIP (Unreleased)
Synkro – Everybody Knows (Smokin’ Sessions)

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Slevin Dubs – Drum Drops & Bass Bombs

Next it’s Slevin Dubs out of St. Louis.  This one comes with tons of crossover tunes, dubstep remixes of everything from Kid Cudi’s Day & Night to Madonna – Music and even Taylor Swift.  Some people love the crossovers, some hate ‘em, you decide:

Tracklist (78 min):

1.   ramadanman – good feeling
2.   the widdler – sunday (bootleg remix)
3.   outrun – 8 bit spliff (original mix)
4.   kid cudi – day n night (the widdler remix)
5.   the widdler – lady dub feat. aaliyah (hd4000 remix)
6.   (slevin dubs mashup) rumble junkie – dope angel (antiserum remix)
+ the widdler – its a fine day (bootleg)
7.   charle p – somewhere over the rainbow remix
8.   amanda blank – i might like you better.. (rusko remix)
9.   (slevin dubs mashup) jay z – big pimpin (purephase &
panda cub remix) +  busta rhymes – woo ha (skirmish remix)
10. the widdler – we ready (bootleg)
11. noah d & babylon system – california style (original mix)
12. skream – lightening
13. boy crisis – dressed to digress (nero remix)
14. the widdler – make it rain (bootleg)
15. testrack – you keep me hanging on remix
16. prodigy – warriors dance (technologik remix)
17. arctic monkeys – crying lightening (aems remix)
18. taylor swift – you’re not sorry (figit! remix)
19. robert miles – children (hxdb remix)
20. dj mujava – township funk ( vip remix)
21. mike snow – black & blue (caspa remix)
22. madonna – music (the builder remix) (slevin dubs sample twist)

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Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 002 11.9.09 on Dubstep.FM


Second radio show is madness!  Inside: new DJG, Cosmic Revenge, Sines, Untold, Eskmo, Kryptic Minds, Clouds, Heny G, and many many more.  Big thanks to Zapruderpedro on lending me a mic on this one, once I have my own the levels should be better in the future.  This one more on the deep side and showcasing some garage/2step influenced tunes.  Big thanks to Tminus on the tip on some tracks, and to tons of producers and labels for sending me tracks for this show.  If you want to submit anything it’s snf @ dubstepped dot net by email or snfdubstepped on aim.  Enjoy!

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Tracklist (2h 20m, 58 tracks):

Cosmic Revenge – Baroness (unreleased)
Littlefoot and Erra – Grave Rave (free online)
DJG & XI – Putney Says (forthcoming Surefire)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem!)
Demon and Versa – Drifter (forthcoming Filthy Digital)
Eskmo – Let Them Sing (Planet Mu)
Gucci Vump – Sha! Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 VIP Remix) (free online)
Untold – No One Likes a Smart-Arse (Hemlock)
Sines – I Can Try (unreleased)
Fused Forces – Big Foot (Substance Abuse)
Dread Foxx – Werewolf (Outlaw Producer Remix) (unreleased)
Jus Wan – Azure (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Deadboy – U Cheated (Well Rounded)
HxdB – Prism (Mindset)
VVV – Linder Years (unreleased)
Martyn – Mega Drive Generation (Hyperdub)
Sines – Memory Walk (unreleased)
Deadboy – Heartbreaker (Well Rounded)
2562 – Flashback (Tectonic)
Instra:mental – Forbidden (Apple Pips)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – What U Know About This (Gold Dust)
Shortstuff – Relapse (Formant)
Jose James – Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood UK)
Clouds – Era of Black Holes pt 2 (Channel Zero)
Heny G – Arena 1 (Gangsta Boogie)
Rx – Justyanutz (unreleased)
Cosmic Revenge – Late Nights (Kursed)
Kryptic Minds – Wondering Why (Osiris)
Indigo – Fading (Mindset)
Hyetal – Gold or Soul (Soul Motive)
FBOM – Like You Did For Me (unreleased)
Yong – Breathe (unreleased)
DJG – Duality (forthcoming Pushing Red)
Von D – Nouvelle Histoire (forthcoming Argon)
AC23 – Love Her (Formant)
SP:MC and Joker D – Bad Dreams (Tempa)
Distal – Attempt at Yellow (unreleased)
Ruckspin and Fez – All Night (Ranking)
Cosmic Revenge – Street Bass (unreleased)
Benny Ill and Gold Spot Productions – dB Step (GetDarker)
LD – The King of Kong (Dub Police)
Eskmo – From The Standpoint (Planet Mu)
Untold – Never Went Away (Hemlock)
Sully – Jackman’s Rec (Frijsfo)
Tribal – 4000 Feet Under (unreleased)
Selande – Spades (forthcoming Blipswitch)
Data and Cell – Doors of Perception (Tempa)
16 Bit – ADSL (Southside Dubstars)
Wedge & Shadz – Running Away (Guido Remix) (If Symptoms Persist)
RSD – Green Hill (Punch Drunk)
LV ft Errol Bellot – Dont Judge (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix) (2nd drop)
Outlaw Producer – Left Hand Side (unreleased)
XxXy – Science Fiction (Formant)
Planas – Kutumba (Ranking)
Moderat – Rusty Nails (T++ Remix) (50 Weapons)
Puppy Kicker – The Smooth Over (Rogue Dubs)
Data – Leaves (Tempa)
Darkstar – Aidys Girl’s a Computer (Hyperdub)

 

Starkey – FACT Mix 91


The deluge of top mixes continues with this one out fresh this morning from Starkey out of Philly for FACT magazine.  Starkey has been refining his ’street bass’ sound for some time now & it’s currently something that I really vibe to.  The mix he did recently for Big Up was also excellent (and by the way you should subscribe to that magazine if you don’t already, excellent mag).  He also does a show on sub.fm on the first Monday of each month.

Things to watch out for in this mix are a bunch of fresh Starkey productions including “Knob Twiddler” and my personal fav of the mix “Rain City.”  Can’t get enough of that one.  Also check out the synth vibes on BD1982 – Space Boots reworked by Slugabed, that one’s out now on Starkey’s label Seclusiasis.  Big vibes coming from San Diego’s Misk with ‘Subterranean Crawlspace’.  Anyway, enjoy this mix thanks to FACT & Starkey, your time.

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Tracklist:

01- Starkey ‘Fourth Dimension’
02 – Starkey ‘Multidial’
03 – Nasty Nasty ‘The Reef’
04 – Starkey ‘Knob Twiddler’
05 – Wale ‘Ice & Rain’ (Skrewed by Starkey)
06 – Humble Dinosaur ‘D-Communication Dungeon’
07 – Dev79 ‘Live N Die 4 Tha Street Bass’
08 – Merciless ‘Time Machine’
09 – Starkey ft. Badness ‘OK Luv’
10 – BD1982 ‘Space Boots’ (Slugabed remix)
11 – Misk ‘Subterranean Crawlspace’
12 – Monkey & Stagga ‘Moog Lightning’
13 – Kid Simple ‘Fresh Like’
14 – Wollom ‘Serenade’
15 – SRC ‘Halloucinatin’
16 – Subeena ft. Jamie Woon & Om’Mas Keith ‘Solidify’
17 – Ebola ‘Alpha Paw’
18 – Pacheko ‘Lockdown’ (6Blocc remix)
19 – Starkey ft. Cerebral Vortex & Buddy Leezle ‘Club Games’
20 – PANTyRAID ‘Beba’
21 – Rx ‘Torture’
22 – Drake ft. Travis McCoy & Mickey Factz ‘Overdose’
23 – Starkey ‘Rain City’
24 – Kano ‘Rock N Roller’ (Starkey remix)
25 – Starkey ‘Lenses’
26 – Shortstuff & Hyetal ‘Don’t Sleep’
27 – Monkey ‘Cygnas X1′
28 – Ital Tek ‘Chemical Temple’
29 – Bon Iver ‘Woods’ (Starkey 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

 

Dubstepped Radio Episode 003


Dubstepped Radio

Happy to put out the third episode of Dubstepped Radio this weekend – this one’s HUGE! Love the sounds inside. I’d like to subtitle this episode the remix episode because of the number of remixes inside, we’ve got a total of nine from classic rock to drum’n'bass. Everyone gets a taste of the dubstep flavor.

Now for some free music associated with this episode: the split Surpass/Zeno subdotmission release, Widdler’s free bootleg pack, Extinction from DLX, Chae Hawk’s fliptape, and Simple’s Casual Sex EP on TwoCircles.

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DS Radio 003 Tracklist:

01 – KidLogic – Summer Madness (forthcoming twenty twelve)
02 – STS9 – Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix) (1320 Records)
03 – Kid Simple – What You Did (unreleased)
04 – Mundo – Creep (Blipswitch Digital)
05 – Surpass – Crop Circle Dub (Sub.Mission)
06 – Phatcat & DZ – Shadows (unreleased)
07 – Zeno – Regloved Remix (Sub.Mission)
08 – Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (DZ vs Rastatronics Remix) (bootleg)
09 – DLX – Nitrous Oxide (forthcoming Smog Records)
10 – Portishead – Western Eyes (Widdler Dub) (bootleg)
11 – Broken Spindles – Introvert (RX Remix) (free online)
12 – Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (LD Remix) (Domino)
13 – Jus Wan – QB41 (Naked Lunch)
14 – VVV – The Double Neutral (unreleased)
15 – Simple – rO (TwoCircles)
16 – Yong – Untitled (unreleased)
17 – The Wobblesauce Brigade – Geisha Slap Fight (unreleased)
18 – Dread Foxx ft Werd2Jah – Clash (Airtight Imprint)

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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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And Plastician’s remix of Snoop Dogg Millionaire (I like this one much more):

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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.