Posts Tagged ‘unreleased’

Marcus Visionary – Carib EP (Liondub International)


Marcus Visionary comes with a different ting on the “Carib EP” out soon on Liondub International.  Included are three new bits and three tracks that are out on various singles.  This EP is a preview of what will be out on the longer, 23 track Carib LP out late this November.  The three released tracks (“The General” remix, “Black Panther”, and “In the VIP” out friday) are definitely worth a listen if you haven’t heard them yet.  “In the VIP” is when the so-called Sub-Soca flex comes in with whistles and a 4×4 beat under some growly dubsteppy synths.

This Sub-Soca style (first heard for me on the “Mama So Divine” remix) brings a whole new sound to the table.  Toronto’s Marcus Visionary has perfected it with the release of the Carib EP, likely to be expanded on the Carib LP.  “Left Foot Skank” has a nice, early dubstep-era wobble over a syncopated beat, but the shining track of the EP for me is “St. Vincent” when the wobble is thrown to the wind and replaced by upbeat claps, whistles, and cowbells.  Something about upbeat percussion always grabs me and I’m bubblin as I write.  Dancefloor in a club with this tune on is gonna be mobbed.  The third new entry is a collaboration on the roots dubstep tip with legendary vocalist Johnny Osbourne and production help from Liondub, feelin this one as well.

Marcus Visionary – St. Vincent

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Marcus Visionary – Left Foot Skank

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Marcus Visionary ft Liondub and Johnny Osbourne – Coffee or Tea

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If you’re enjoying this music you should also check out what’s coming out of Portugal, Spain, and Venezuela at the moment on the interface between Dubstep, Kuduro, Soca, and general excellence from people like Octa Push, Buraka Som Sistema, Relocate, Mr. Gasparov, Pacheko, Cardopusher, and more.  Peep the Chorizo Show on sub.fm for more of this flavor.

This EP is out soon on Liondub International.  Check Juno, Chemical, Boomkat and other quality music shops, I’ll update this when I see it drop.  For now, “In the VIP” is shipping this week at Redeye or Chemical.

 

Dumbsteppaz – Sho Nuff and Southern Fried Dub (free dl)


The Dumbsteppaz from LA just came out with some fresh tunes and a free download for the hiphop crossover lovers.  Featured here is one of the tracks called “Sho Nuff” which is an intense wobbler for the ravers. Loving the wobble manipulation on this one.

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Next is the free tune, a dubstep reworking of Ludacris – Southern Fried.  People definitely mentioned Luda as someone that needed to flow on dubstep and this refix is a prime example of why.  I hope he gets on it.

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On the personal tip I’m moving at the moment (within San Francisco) so expect the post frequency to be low for a bit.  Next episode of Dubstepped Radio coming up in the first week of June, look out for that one, tracklist is guaranteed to please.

 

VVV – Untitled 4


VVVAnother with deep vibes here from VVV in Austin, Tx.  I love it when voices get abstracted to the point of noises, not saying words as much as being another instrument in the music.  The snare on this song is also effected to oblivion and fits the sound extremely well.  Much respect.

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VVV was also kind enough to make this song available for free in 320: download it.

 

Svpreme Fiend – Prover


Svpreme FiendThis one’s a deep song from Svpreme Fiend (v for u in homage to black metal) out of Queens, NY.  The song conjures images of walking home in the rain late at night and watching the city alive with workers and machines.  You pass by a street musician who is singing on an ancient sound system in a church and sit down to have a listen.  Out comes this tune.

Effected vocals coexist with synth bells and clicks for ambiance leading to a sound akin to Synkro, Pangaea, VVV, DFRNT, or Burial.  A must listen for fans of the deeper sound in dubstep/2-step.

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Nephilim – Ill Cativo (ekaj Remix)


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This tune is a club banger courtesy Nephilim out of Hollywood and ekaj from the other side of the pond in Lancaster, UK.  The original (see Nephilim’s virb player) is a really dark tune which is remixed nicely by ekaj.  Thickened snares and extra percussion hype up the original and take it to a new level.  Recommended if you like Breakage, Distance, Kutz, or some of Skream’s darker work.  Big it!

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Tangka – Orange Milk


TangkaDeep, atmospheric, even spiritual, are words I’d use to describe the music of Tangka. Hailing from just across the bay in Richmond he brings a song entitled “Orange Milk” with gorgeous flowing bass, masterful synth atmospherics, and even what sounds like sampled bird noises. Syncopated beats flutter around the 1’s and the 3’s making me feel like I’m spinning while the tune is playing. I think watching this go around on a turntable would be mesmerizing. Nicely effected vocal samples come in on the first drop, but I’m sold on the feel at about 3:45 when it all cuts out and then comes back. A must listen for fans of 2562, Martyn, Synkro, T++, or Pinch.

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Dread Foxx – Everything I Do Refix


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A second tune from Dread Foxx today – the Everything I Do Refix.  This tune is a monster!  A wobbly, dirty dubstep refix of Bun B – You’re Everything featuring an all-star cast of dirty south rappers.  The original samples Jodeci which takes me way back and fits super well with both the original and this refix.  I’d leave if this didn’t blow up the club.  Reminds me of the refixes on that bootleg comp put out by MRK1 and Chimpo a while ago. Biggun!

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Dread Foxx – Line Up


Dread FoxxDread Foxx out of Port Arthur, Tx comes with a heavy refix of a wicked dancehall tune.  This is precisely the kind of dubstep that got me into the genre in the first place and would fit really nicely with some Mungo’s Hi Fi riddims or Disrupt.  Dub it!!

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Two Oh One – Wah Wah Wah


Two Oh OneThis tune is from Two Oh One, a recent emigrant from Croydon to LA.  You can definitely hear his roots in his sound, this song rides nicely up next to some Benga, N-Type, or Seven. Feelin the glitched out snares and the sound in general.  Really minimal but effective.  It especially reminds me of Benga – Buzzin.  Only complaint is that it could be a bit longer, but that’s just personal..  bigup Two Oh One.

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MK2 and Werd2Jah – Afternoon Dubs


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MK2 and Werd2Jah came up with a gorgeous one this time.  Lush, airy vocal stepper and Werd2Jah just rips the vocals with lyrical skills and tastefully used autotune.  Defo not rubbish sound this one.  From the first time I heard it it made me think of springtime, and apparently the weather was gorgeous the day they recorded it.  The synths in it remind me of early synth-based music like Kraftwerk or Tangerine Dream, or maybe 1990s era synths used in g-funk West coast hiphop.  Anyway, out to the Atlanta crew.  Here’s the tune:

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