Monday 28 February 2011
Just spotted this over at Rock The Dub.
I've never heard of Black EL before, but this joint is sick! Production has definitely got a Cool Kids-esque vibe; definitely one to burn onto CD for your ride.
The original version of this featured on the Color Commentary album, which (if you slept on it like me) you should download immediately.
Produced by Durkin.
Calling all producers, here's a remix competition that should be of interest to you...
Seba, Ableton, SoundCloud and Knowledge Magazine have joined forces for an exclusive remix competition of Seba's Painted Sky track, which came out on his own Secret Operations label in 2010.
Swedish producer Seba has established a reputation as one of the finest purveyors of quality drum & bass over a distinguished career stretching back over 15 years. From his early tracks on LTJ Bukem’s ground-breaking label Good Looking Records, to his more recent work across iconic labels such as Metalheadz, Soul:r and Hospital, his music has retained a timeless appeal and brings together beats and bass in classic yet inimitable style.
In his words:
"I would like to hear something new coming out of this track, but still keeping the same vibe. Keep it musical. It doesn't matter if it's heavy or dark or uplifting. The original track is quite musical, so I'd expect any remix of it to be the same."
The winning remix will receive Ableton Suite 8 (download) and a SoundCloud Pro Plus account, second place will win Ableton Live 8 (download) and a SoundCloud Lite account and the third runner-up takes home Ableton Live Intro (download) and a SoundCloud Lite account.
Download the stems here and get to work! The closing date is midnight on Sunday March 27th 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
Regular readers will be aware of the preview that was posted up a few weeks ago. Seeing as I'm a nice guy, here's the full 320 for you!
If you play it in any of your DJ sets/mixes, let me know!
P.S. Shouts to Discobelle, who also posted this on their blog. Respect!
Wednesday 23 February 2011
In the aftermath of last weeks' Top Ten MC List by MTV UK, which seemed to cause a lot of commotion on Twitter, Ghetts has responded with this track.
I'm pretty surprised that JME didn't make the top 10, but for Ghetts to say that no-one had heard of P Money until he clashed him? Sorry mate, that's a bit of a sweeping statement to make.
Who do you think should have made the Top 10?
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Tim and Barry are back with a new video series called "Beat This", where they challenge some of UK's Dubstep/Grime/Funky producers to create a hot beat within 10 minutes. In this episode, they visit my boy Noisses, who creates what looks to be the basis for a dope Dubstep tune.
Motive also catches up with him for a chat about his influences, his favourite bits of production kit, and what's in store for 2011.
If you like Noisses' beat, then be sure to give it a vote out of 10 in the Youtube comments
BONUS! Here's episode 1, featuring Swindle:
Monday 21 February 2011
Easily my favourite track off "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". Directed by Hype Williams.
Shouts to my boy DJ Motive, who recently put together this dope mix for DJ Kayper's show on BBC Asian Network, featuring 20 mins of upfront Grime, HIp Hop, and Dubstep.
Check it it here, via the BBC iPlayer
Goldielocks - Magic Carpet
Lethal Bizzle - Pow 2011 (Melé Refix)
Fused Forces & DJ Cable - Flocka Riddim
Virgo - Boy Better Know
Wiz Khalifa Feat. Too Short - On My Level
Gucci Mane - Weirdo (DJ Swerve Remix Feat. Ghetts)
Emalkay - Crusader
DJ Khaled Feat. Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne & T-Pain - Welcome To My Hood
Royal T - Orangeade
TRC Vs. P Money - Safe
Swindle - Moodswings
Skits, Shadez The Misfit, Nate & Ash Catch Em - No Hugs
Props for including Flocka Riddim in the mix!
Sunday 20 February 2011
Big up to Rusko for saying what a lot of people within the scene are thinking right now.
My opinion - If certain labels/DJs/journalists actually started exercising a lot more quality control, we wouldn't be having to deal with noisy crap. Don't get me wrong, my taste in Dubstep is really varied, and I love a lot of jump up tunes, but it really has gone too far.
Rant over; back to our regular programming.
Produced by Labrinth, this is the 2nd single from Yasmin, which sees her flow over a heavy, head-nodder of a beat.
P.S. You can catch her on tour next month (with me DJ-ing), supporting Chase & Status. Get your tickets now!
Saturday 19 February 2011
It's been a while since I hit you with something Thugstep-related, so here goes.
The seeds for this tape were planted early December of 2010, with a phone convo between DJ Nappy and Stunna Mane. A mutual respect for the hustle was formed, and a tentative release of "NBA All-Star Weekend 2011" was discussed.
What started out as a four-track remix EP turned into a full Thugstep album, with DJ Nappy, myself, and DJ Hipnotikk digging into our digital crates and crafting some dubstep refixes to Stunna's acapellas.
The fact that an actual artist wanted us to make a refix album/mixtape says a lot. Massive shouts to everyone who has supported the Thugstep movement so far... It can only get bigger and better from here. Enjoy!
01. Intro (Produced by Definate)
02. Drunk Gorilla Ft. Project Pat & Benz (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Muffler Thugstep Mix)
03. Have U Ever Had That Feeling Ft. Young Legend, Korleon & Jay-OE (Dj Hipnotikk vs. Doctor P Thugstep Mix)
04. Goin Live Ft. Cart%n (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Skrillex vs. Bare Noize Thugstep Mix)
05. I’m The Shit Ft. Flawless (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Flux Pavilion Thugstep Mix)
06. And Shit Ft. Cart%n & Jaymall (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Truth Thugstep Mix)
07. Stunna So Cold (DJ Cable vs. S-X Thugstep Mix)
08. Imma Fool Ft. Jay-OE, Kelso, And Cimow (DJ Hipnotikk vs Armour Thugstep Mix)
09. Throw You Hood Up Ft. Fiend & Mr. Serv-On (DJ Cable vs. Emalkay Thugstep Mix)
10. On Dat Road (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Mimosa Thugstep Mix)
11. Drunk Gorilla Ft. Project Pat & Waka Flocka Flame
12. Dumb Dance Ft. Lilzo, Cart%n, Sho, Pro (Disc Jockey Nappy vs. Pendulum Drumstep Mix)
13. Outro (Produced By Plastician)
14. Have U Ever Had That Feeling (Disc Jockey Nappy Vs. Black Sun Empire Thugstep Refix) (BONUS TRACK)
Thursday 17 February 2011
West Midlands be killing it right now... Go cop Trilla's "0121" mix CD, which is now available from all good outlets.
Bonus! Here's the "0121" video, in case you've missed it:
I'll be supporting Tim Westwood tomorrow night at The Westbury in Kilburn. Expect a healthy dose of all things Hip Hop!
If you want guestlist, hit me up!
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Just recently spotted these online (shows how much I check for Nike SBs these days)...I'm in need of some brighter sneakers for the Spring/Summer seasons....
Based on the iconic New York landmark, the Statue of Liberty, these sneakers feaute a seagrass leather upper that will eventually fade to a copper color once scuffed or scratch, along with a cream midsole and grey outsole.
A picture of the Statue of Liberty also appears on the shoes insoles, as well as on the shoes tongue tag, replacing the Nike SB logo.
Now available at select Nike SB retailers worldwide.
Sunday 13 February 2011
So, here's a quick mix that I put together for this year's Valentines Day.
Last year, DJ Hotpoint & I brought you Heavy Petting - It was our definitive collection of Slow Jams. Rather than repeat the same formula, this time around I've selected a bunch of love-themed Dubstep & Grime tunes (yes, they do exist!), alongside a healthy dose of misogynistic Hip Hop & Booty Bass in the latter half of the mix, plus a cheeky bootleg, and some material that's forthcoming on Triangulum!
The result? A mish mash of everything from JME, to Wiley, Three 6 Mafia, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, DJ Assault, Necro, Dizzee Rascal, Borgore, Ruckspin, Chromeo and more!
01. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U [INTRO] (XL Recordings)
02. Ruff Sqwad & Wiley - Together (White)
03. Terror Danjah Feat. Elrae - Down (Hardrive)
04. Frisco - Crazy (Boy Better Know)
05. Tinie Tempah - Wifey (DL Recordings)
06. Ginuwine Vs. L-Wiz - Pony (DJ Cable THUGSTEP Refix) (White)
07. Ruckspin - Get Naked (Ranking Records)
08. Jamakabi - Pum Pum Riddim (White)
09. JME Feat. Special K & Jewels - Oh (Boy Better Know)
10. Chromeo - Night By Night (Skream Remix)
11. Roll Deep - Ride Or Die Chick (Roll Deep Recordings)
12. J Kamata & 2000F - You Don't Know What Love Is (Hyperdub)
13. Δdmin - Love Bump (Forthcoming Triangulum)
14. Borgore - Love (Edit) (Shift Recordings)
15. DJ Assault - Ass-N-Titties (Assault Rifle)
16. DJ Assault - Nut In Your Eye (Intuit-Solar)
17. Project Pat Feat. Ludacris - Dis Bitch Dat Hoe (Relativity)
18. Three 6 Mafia - Put Cha D. In Her Mouth (Columbia)
19. Ludacris Feat. Shawnna & Lil' Fate - P-Poppin (Def Jam)
20. Necro - Get On Your Knees (Psycho+Logical-Records)
21. Dr. Dre - Bitches Ain't Shit (Death Row Records)
22. Ludacris - Ho (Def Jam)
23. Too Short - The Bitch Sucks Dick (75 Girls Records and Tapes)
24. Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Too Short - Big Booty Hoes (Bad Boy)
25. Dizzee Rascal - Jezebel (XL Recordings)
Shouts to Glen Stone aka DJ Abstrakt for the artwork.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Monday 7 February 2011
Been meaning to post this for a few days...
Apparently Che Grand got hooked on Joker's tunes after hearing Elucid's My Mayor Is A Billionaire (taken from his Sub Bass Diet LP) a while back. It's great to see more US-based artists embracing Dubstep, and spitting proper verses!
Taken from from his upcoming project ZFTP VIII: Uche The Great.
Carharrt unveils its Spring/Summer collection, which displays a mature selection that includes shirts, work pants, sweaters, summer jackets and more.
I'm in need of some new shirts...
Sunday 6 February 2011
I'm hyped for this. They'll need to go all out on this though, which is why I'm hoping that Unicron will be featuring in the third installment.
Via DJ Semtex
P.S. Look closely at 23 seconds. Looks like Sky Lynx could be making an appearance too.
Saturday 5 February 2011
Here's a guest mix I did for DJ C-Tee's show on Sub FM last week. Packed with recent heat, including some new dubs and a couple of tunes that are forthcoming on Triangulum, I went with a varied selection of Grim & Dubstep. Hope you like it!
Rossi B & Luca - E10 Riddim
Skream - No Ready
Sines - Stuff Dreams Are Made Of (Von D Remix)
Gil Scott-Heron - NY Is Killing Me (Jamie XX Remix)
Plastician - Cha VIP
Flash G - Wake Up (Electric)
Icicle - Minimal Dub
Skepta - Mike Lowery Beat
Tunnidge - Dark Skies
Distance - Ill Kontent
Distance - Mistral
Quest - Travelling
Rude Kid - Best Crawler
P Money - Left The Room (Skreamix)
Joker - Gully Goon Estate
DJ Madd - Whos Afraid Of Detroit (140 Edit)
>>Coki - Old Hope
The Others & Distinction - Disko
>>DJ Madd - One For The Angels
Fused Forces - K-Hole
Icicle - Xylophobia
>>Skream - Midnight Request Line
Spooky - Spartan (Terror Danjah Remix)
Nyah - Take Control (Wonder Remix)
Kutz - Wined Up
Crazy Titch - Singalong (Benton Remix)
Emalkay - Powertool
Mensah - Digital Dreamer
Marlow - Love Kills Slowly
Skream - Commercial Sell Out
Benton - Sinners
DJ Cable Mix:
Fused Forces & DJ Cable - Yoshimitsu (Forthcoming Triangulum)
Emvee - Powerful Leg (Flush Media)
Haze - Badman Ting (Dub)
DCult - Visions (Dub)
DCult - End Of Days (Dub)
Matt-U & Headhunter - The Chosen One (Blackbox)
Plastician - Magma (AEI)
Fused Forces - Henry VIP (Dub)
DCult - Requiem (Forthcoming Triangulum)
Mala - Don't Let Me Go (Soul Jazz)
Benga - Descending (Tempa)
Fused Forces Feat. Blacks - Just Do You (Dub)
Badness - Penga Than Peng (Lava Unit)
TRC - Chill Cool Calm (Dub)
Teeza - The Set up (Dub)
Gucci Mane - Weirdo (DJ Swerve Remix Feat. Ghetts) (Mad Decent)
Friday 4 February 2011
Fozzie bear got remixed.
If you like it, please leave a comment on the Youtube clip, or on the Soundcloud page. Let me know what you think!
Wednesday 2 February 2011
As a new year dawns, so do new projects. After months of quiet planning, research, and a few hundred emails, I'm proud announce the launch of my label Triangulum Recordings.
Specialising in the deeper/darker/purple side of Dubstep, instrumental Grime and other experimental music around the 140 BPM region, Triangulum is a digital label that aims to bring you the best forward-thinking electronic music this side of the galaxy; so expect a healthy mixture of dark riddims, bouncy riddims, and stuff that's downright weird, wonky and wonderful.
The 001 will be out in early/mid March, featuring music from Fused Forces and myself, and an exciting up-and-coming producer by the name of DCult, whose tracks have received recent support from Dubstep royalty such as Youngsta (Rinse FM) and Cyrus (Random Trio). Snippets are up on the Soundcloud page now.
Fused Forces & DJ Cable - Yoshimitsu / DCult - Drunken Master (TR001) by triangulum
Whilst the website is being sorted, you can follow Triangulum on Twitter, or become a fan on Facebook for regular updates.
Lastly, to all the bloggers/journalists out there, I'm currently available for guest mixes and interviews if you're interested in knowing more. Hit me up and I'll send over the relevant info. I'll also be announcing more details of the first few releases this month.
I'm excited to see where this new venture takes me.