Archive for Dubstep

Dark Sky – Ghost Notes

Posted in Live, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2009 by REAL BAD

Exclusive, debut track from Dark Sky. These newcomers hail from south-London but are no strangers to the scene, having been around for a long time as DJs The Boog-a-Loo Crew. Adding a third member to their team and focusing their efforts on deeper, darker material has lead to this first track ‘Ghost Notes’, which will eventually be part of a 4-track EP to be released on freshman label Pictures. You can catch them at this month’s Trouble Vision down at Corsica Studios alongside Zinc, Geeneus, El-B, Joy Orbison and Sbtrkt to name a few!

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Joker Guest Mix

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by REAL BAD

Before today I hadn’t heard of N3K4.com, but it’s looks pretty good and seems to have posted some good stuff in its time. In particular they’ve put up a mix that Joker did for 1xtra a couple of weeks back. It’s filled with saccharine, purple-goodness and a couple of unreleased dubs from Joker and Silkie. Plus it ends with that great remix of SMD’s ‘Cruel Intentions’, which you can get here

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Speaking of new sites, everyone should head over to RuckusRuckusRuckus and check out my man Joe. There’s a snippet of a mix that he did up-in-the-VIP at the Warp20 event in Sheffield. Pity he didn’t record the bit where he played a bunch of bassline tracks while some crazy drunk chick lost her shit. Anyway, it’s still an excellent mix, and you’ll get similar monthly updates for your education. So subscribe!

Kowton / Oops! / The XX / James Blake

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by REAL BAD

Kicking things off is another interview/mix over on Blackdown’s blog from Bristol’s Kowton. He gives us a really strong mix including tracks from Guido, Pearson Sound and STL, and a really great (and lengthy) interview. Watch out for more from Kowton over the coming months – and here’s hoping that I can find somewhere to get hold of his track ‘Stasis’. KOWTON

Ahead of the release of Hudson Mohawke’s debut album ‘Butter‘, Wireblock are offering up two free tracks from Hudson’s first release ‘Oops!’. The title track from this release has reached anthemic proportions, and if you don’t have it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? For those of you that like your music a bit more tangible, Rubadub have a limited re-press of the vinyl in stock now.

Everybody’s new favourite band The XX are taking the internet by storm and selling out live venues everywhere they go. And rightly so – their melancholic surfer rock has created one of my favourite albums of 2009. But recently I’ve started hearing a slightly different side to them which is very exciting. Starting with Jamie’s (MPC/drums/production) mix for FACT, the band’s interest in dubstep, garage and-all-that became apparent. On the B-side of their forthcoming single is a cover of Kyla’s UK Funky smash ‘Do You Mind’ and last week a remix by The XX of Florence & The Machine’s cover of ‘You’ve Got The Love’ (confusing) surfaced. The track kicks off with lush harps and vocals by The XX but by the 2 minute mark it’s morphed into a hazy, sentimental UKF re-work of the Florence version. MAGICAL STUFF

And as a quick sign-off, head on over to The Quietus to read an interview by Oli Marlow (of Sonic Router) with one of my favourite artists of 2009, James Blake. Oh, and be sure to get your hands on his debut single ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ because its nothing short of astounding

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Burial – Fostercare

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 29, 2009 by REAL BAD

I’m not sure how legal this is, or how long it’ll be around before being taken down, but as long as someone else has put it on YouTube here is the Burial track off the new Hyperdub anniversary compilation “5”. I heard this at the listening party and have had the CD for a week or so now and I can’t stop listening to it. It seems straighter and more sparse than his other material – but it’s no less evocative.

Make sure to buy the Hyperdub “5” CD from Bleep.com to get your hands on this track.

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Back on it…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by REAL BAD

I haven’t posted for ages. I’ve been busy doing stuff like this. But, it’s all back on now. I could go back over all the stuff I missed but I’ve lost the charger for my computer so I haven’t got long.

The Fader / NME have posted up a remix of Simian Mobile Disco’s track ‘Cruel Intentions Ft. Beth Ditto’ by none other than the king of the Bristol dubstep scene, Joker. Like everything that he lends his hand to these days, the remix is flashy, hard hitting and guaranteed to get your head nodding. Grab it over at The Fader

Glasgow’s best club night, Numbers, seems to be making more moves towards becoming a world-dominating record label. The latest signing comes in the form of Taz Buckfaster, a 26 year old Glasgow native who seems to be following in Joker’s footsteps. Tracks of his have been knocking around on various Wireblock/Numbers mixes for a while now, but there’s a great interview over at Sonic Router that finally puts a face to the music. As if that’s not enough, he’s provided a mix crammed with original dubs. Interview HERE and mix HERE

Finally, shout out to Joe Ruckus for everything this weekend. READ HIS BLOG.

Bleep.com Previews Hyperdub “5”

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2009 by REAL BAD
hypheader450Bleep.com have announced the full vinyl tracklisting for Hyperdub’s fifth anniversary compilation “5”, complete with audio clips of all the tracks
Five vinyl EPs will be released, one a week, in the run up to the release of a double CD compilation. Importantly, the double CD will feature all the tracks present on the vinyl EPs… and more! Which is good, cause I can’t see any Burial on those vinyls.
And who are Black Chow? The track is called “Purple Smoke” which hints at Joker and his gang, but there are plenty of other top-secret Hyperdub collabs rumoured (Burial+FlyLo, FlyLo+Joker) that could fit the bill…
GET ALL THE OFFICIAL AT BLEEP.COM

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Bleep.com have announced the full vinyl tracklisting for Hyperdub’s fifth anniversary compilation “5”, complete with audio clips of all the tracks

Five vinyl EPs will be released, one a week, in the run up to the release of a double CD compilation. Importantly, the double CD will feature all the tracks present on the vinyl EPs… and more! Which is good, cause I can’t see any Burial on those vinyls. The 5 vinyl and double CD bundle will be priced at £35

And who are Black Chow? The track is called “Purple Smoke” which hints at Joker and his gang, but there are plenty of other Hyperdub collabs rumoured (FlyLo+Joker?) that could fit the bill…

GET ALL THE OFFICIAL INFO AT BLEEP.COM

Brackles Mix For XLR8R

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by REAL BAD

Brackles, of Blunted Robots and Apple Pips, is fast becoming one of my favourite DJs around today. He mixes dubstep, garage and techno with more intelligence than you’ll hear in most mixes. Having said that, I’m not such a fan of the first track on this mix but after that it’s killer. Featuring unreleased tracks from Brackles, his brother Martin Kemp, Joy Orbison and Untold. I’d never heard that Jamie Lidell remix by Rustie before either… it’s massive.

01 One Tribe feat Gem & MC Nuts “What Have You Done” (Red Rose Recordings)
02 Greena “Tenzado” (Applepips)
03 Shortstuff “See Ya” (unreleased)
04 Martin Kemp “Aztec” (unreleased)
05 Brackles & Shortstuff “Pipey D” (unreleased)
06 Aardvarck “Nosestep” (RH)
07 Joy Orbison “GR Etiquette” (unreleased)
08 Alley Cats “Cover Me” (Locked On)
09 TLC “No Scrubs (Todd Edwards Remix)” (I Records)
10 Jamie Lidell “Another Day (Rustie Remix)” (Warp)
11 Wiley “Freeze” (white)
12 Untold “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (unreleased)
13 Mark One “The Greatest” (Boka)
14 Geiom & Spamchop “Cave Rave” (Berkane Sol)
15 Brackles “Rawkus” (Planet Mu)
16 D1 “Crack Bong” (Tempa)
17 SBTRKT “Loving You” (Planet Mu)

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