Posts Tagged ‘san francisco’

Thats the Blap with XI, Low Limit, Dnae Beats, Kozee, Dials & more

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: Get your future blap on with XI and a host of others.
Date: 2010-10-01
Tickets: $5


DJG – Voids One and Two (free DL)

Dean DJG has decided to follow up his pair of excellent recent releases with two EPs of free material entitled Voids One and Voids Two. Voids One is built for the raving crew and club DJs, expect standard massive DJG bass, quality percussion, sounds to make you move your body.  Voids Two is for the more introspective out there, deeper sounds built to be a bit more emotional and closer to the heart of DJG. A brief summary of these tunes:

These are songs that I’ve never really been able to let go of, nearly all of them I pulled from scheduled releases or turned away offers from labels for various reasons. They are songs that I really believe in and feel connected to. Some were written as far back as 2007 and as recently as a month ago and they’ve been supported by an endless list of big name djs and requested by friends and listeners for release.

The full EPs will be available Wednesday the 15th over at DJG’s site.

Until then, grab Lichen here. This one’s a personal favorite.

DJG – Lichen

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The Spit Brothers – King Me (Free DL)

The Spit Brothers (Web, Soundcloud) recently decided to drop this funkified dubstep tune for free via their soundcloud – get on it.  Dubsworth on the guitar nails it on this one. Bassline’s a roller with upbeat guitar and funky keys keeping it going.  Jazz dubstep as they say in the genre tag sums it up perfectly. Music for a mystery film or a car chase courtesy their label Dubs Alive. Look out for more gems coming soon on Dubs Alive including a massive release with remixes from Djunya & 6blocc.

Download this one below using the arrow on the right, or click to visit their Soundcloud page.

The Spit Brothers – King Me (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Dubs Alive


Rusko with Mochipet, Neptune and more

Location: Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: Rusko comes through on an OMG tour – witness the writer of “Da Cali Anthem” in person.
Date: 2010-09-28
Tickets: $18 advance


Dub Mission with Dr Israel, Patch Dub, Turbo Sonidero Futuristico & DJ Sep

Location: Elbo Room (map & info)
Description: The FOURTEENTH anniversary of the weekly dubwise standard at Elbo Room. How many parties in the world have been rolling for 14 years. Really. This one dubwise from Dr Israel & Patch Dub along with the electronified cumbia/tumbia beats of Turbo Sonidero Futuristico.
Date: 2010-09-05
Tickets: $10 advance, $14 door.


Icee Hot with Girl Unit, Disco Shawn, Ghosts on Tape & Rollie Fingers

Location: 222 Hyde
Description: Icee Hot continues to nail the bookings with Girl Unit coming through. Check his recent mix at XLR8R, this Night Slugs artist is going to light up the spot.
Date: 2010-08-28
Tickets: $5, free before 11 with RSVP.


The Future 006 with Flying Lotus & Caspa

Location: Mezzanine (map & info)
Description: FlyLo comes through for another appearance in The Future series joined this time by Caspa. Local backup TBA.
Date: 2010-09-24
Tickets: $20 presales here.

Flyer & info tba. Visit blasthaus for more.


Review: DJG – Hydrated Space Cakes (WHEELYDEALY008, WARM016)

DJG is among a select group of artists that can claim responsibility for the explosion of dubstep in San Francisco, and he did it while pushing the sounds of drum & bass under his alterego Genome.  Lately a pair of releases from DJG have come out: grade-A dubstep on a Headhunter collboration, and some cutting edge autonomic drumnbass sounds.  All 5 tracks here are masterful productions: spacious, bass heavy music with absolute quality percussion.

Up first is the latest on N-Type’s label Wheel & Deal, and trust these two are worthy of the label name. With support from a legion of DJs, these tunes have been rumbling dancefloors around the world. The a-side “Pressure” begins with droning vocals that remind me of Tuvan throat singing. Bassline murderation then ensues with a mutant halftime feel on the percussion that, combined with the droning vocals, produces a surreal soundscape. Prime time audio here. On the flip, Headhunter aka Addison Groove joins up for “Space Cakes“. Munch one of these and head for outer space on a tune with alien synth stabs, odd voices, and of course huge bassweight.  Two for two on this one.

A. DJG – Pressure (clip) – Wheel & Deal *out now* by DJG

AA. DJG & Headhunter – Spacecakes (clip) – Wheel & Deal *out now* by DJG

Next I’d like to change the pace and change the style with the latest on Warm Communications, a drumnbass label based in Texas. These three showcase an exciting new “autonomic” sound in dnb coming from the likes of dBridge, Instra:mental, Vaccine, ASC, Spectra Soul and more. The sound is driven by rolling basslines, strong use of atmospherics and substantially less percussion than you’ll find in most dnb. Amens are notably lacking. First up is “Hydrate“, the foundation of the 3-track EP with a lush bassline holding down the foundation under somewhat erratic yet danceable percussion. Sparse vocal samples and chirps keep things rolling. Next, Consequence steps up on remix duties adding what I can only describe as microkicks to drive the beat and keeping choice elements of the original.  Look out for the breakdown & build into the second half, dangerous. Redone by DJG in a dubwise style, “Hydration Dub” closes out the release and is my favorite of the three.  The bassline changes up to sound a bit more like Robbie Shakespeare in the studio with echoes on the percussion that would make Scientist grin. Three for three.

Hydrate by DJG

DJG – Hydrate (Consequence Remix) – WARM016 *Clip by Warm Communications

Hydration Dub by DJG

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Starkey with NastyNasty, Dnae Beats, Gladkill, Epcot & Salva and many more

Location: Mighty (map & info)
Description: Starkey comes out from Philly to represent his street bass sound of Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey records. Local support from NastyNasty, Dnae Beats and many more.
Date: 2010-07-29
Tickets: $10-15


Icee Hot with Todd Edwards, Disco Shawn, Ghosts on Tape and Rollie Fingers

Location: 222 Hyde (map & info)
Description: SF Debut of Garage/House rudebwoy Todd Edwards. Icee Hot continues to bring some of the freshest sounds to San Francisco, be there.
Date: 2010-07-24
Tickets: $10, or $5 before 10:30 with RSVP to .

For a preview, check his recent XLR8R podcast:

Todd Edwards – XLR8R Podcast 147

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