Posts Tagged ‘will saul’

Review: Scuba – Three Sided Shape / Latch Rmx (TRI002)


Scuba expounds on this years ‘Triangulation’ release with a forthcoming 12″ on his own HotFlush label.

Side A of the release is ‘Three Sided Shape,’ originally released as the third track of ‘Triangulation.’ A deeply melodic tune featuring a slowly sweeping atmosphere over filtered drums before dropping into hefty and ringed-out kick that marks what is easily one of my favorite drops of the year. Marked with dense vocal layers and panning rhythmic effects. As to be expected by anything coming from Scuba’s studio, ‘Three Sided Shape’ pays strict attention to detail creating a tune that is deep both for the soundsystem and the psyché alike.

The flip side of the release sees a remix of ‘Latch’, the preceding tune to ‘Three Sided Shape’ on the ‘Triangulation’ release. Scuba has tapped the efforts of Aus Music label head Will Saul, and house/techno producer Mike Monday who describes his sound as ‘a bit like Prince getting drunk with Mr Scruff in Royksopps house.’ While devoid of Prince’s trademark blistering guitar speed, Saul and Monday combine to give ‘Latch’ a fresh rework, preserving the smooth pads that marked the selection’s ambience while reworking the percussion and arrangement to give the tune an upbeat house vibe one expects from the Aus Music family of releases. A completely new aesthetic is given to the track, while still feeling distant at times like the original, the strong emphasis on booming house percussion here keep the track high-energy throughout the entire track.

Markedly less minimal than what most critics give credit for, this release re-emphasizes the producer’s current explorations of melody in modern bass music under his the ‘Scuba’ moniker. This release is slated for release both vinyl and digital on Sept 27.

 

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 042 08.30.10 on Dubstep.FM


This program is packed with the sound that has been so influential to me over the last year or so – UK funky house & its derivatives. Dubstep.FM has been a great host station to me but as the diversity of things I’ve been playing grows it’s clear that I should move to a station that isn’t all dubstep. The tracklist from this episode is a prime example.

For these reasons I’m proud to announce that the show will be moving to Sub.FM starting soon. The time is going to remain the same but the day is going to change to Tuesdays. Otherwise things will be the same with tracklists posted here & at soundcloud and podcasts sent out as normal. I still plan on playing dubstep, but I’ll be adding more funky house and new dnb sounds. Forward!

Stream:

Steppin into Tomorrow with SNF 042 08.30.10 on Dubstep.FM by snf

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Tracklist:

Arp 101 – Warriors Galactic (Eglo)
Subreachers – Let Go (dub)
Cosmin TRG – Tower Block (Hemlock)
Jam City – Let Me Bang Refix (Night Slugs)
Cooly G – Up In My Head (Hyperdub)
Uncle Bakongo – Amhara (Brainmath)
Optimum – Lily (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lil Silva – Perfussion (Night Slugs)
Scuba – Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday remix) (forthcoming Hotflush)
The Count & Sinden – Panther (Domino)
Busy Signal – Picantie (Greenmoney remix) (free online)
D-51 – OD (M-DOK remix) (Ghetto Division)
Acre – Ghatt (forthcoming Embassy)
Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune VIP (dub)
Optimum – Max Power (forthcoming Planet Mu)
Lohan – Dawning (forthcoming Urban Graffiti)
Truth – Puppets (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
Ruckspin – Puppets (forthcoming Pushing Red)
EshOne – Chingon (dub)
The Spit Brothers – King Me (free online)
Pressa & Crisp – Monitored (dub)
Djunya – Full Circle (forthcoming Brap Dem)
Ladybox – Pulse (Distal remix) (dub)
Seahorse – Soja (dub)
Roommate ft Brother Culture – Secret Delivery (forthcoming King Dubbist)
Truth – Wicked Vibe Broccoli (forthcoming Aquatic Lab)
J. Sparrow & Ruckspin – Blessings (forthcoming Pushing Red)
DJG – Pressure (Wheel & Deal)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot, Raw, Sex (Instra:mental remix) (free online)
Misk & EshOne – Cambio (dub)
Cyrus – Indian Stomp (Tectonic)
Mala – Mountain Dread March (DMZ)
Goth Trad – Saturn (Deep Medi)
Dark Sky – Ghost Notes (Black Acre)
Roxy & El-B – Endorse & Set It (Ghost)
SP:MC – Future (Tempa)
Kutz – Drumz Of No Return (Soul Jazz)
Numa Crew – Tuff Africa (Erba)
Noble Society – Mama So Divine (Marcus Visionary remix) (Liondub International)
Hatcha – Dark Claps (Special Branch)
Ramadanman – Work Them (Swamp81)
Jam City – Ecstasy Refix (Night Slugs)
KidKut – Lilt (Apple Pips)
Gremino – Problem (Rag & Bone)
Grievous Angel – Move Down Low VIP (Soul Jazz)
Pariah – Prism (free online)
Actress – Lost (Honest Jon’s)