Archive for the ‘dub’ tag
Here is a spooky banger from Copenhagen based one man show, CHLLNGR, a.k.a. Steve Borth. Some experimental dub leaves me feeling like I’m lost in an underground reggae cavern. CHLLNGR beats are driven smartly by crispy claps and pulsing bass, the synths on “Ask For” funk hard – reminiscent of MC breed’s ’91′G anthem “No Future in Yo’ Frontin.“ Look out for the CHLLNGR full length HAVEN set to drop on Green Owl this July. Also see the ear-gems below. Good lookin out to the homies @Dutty Artz.
Damn! Mix Master Mike calls in a dirty, dirty dubstep “combat strike”. The self proclaimed serial wax killer submits an onslaught of choice samples to his surgical scratching and mixing. Sure shot party-rock factor high. Face melt threat level – red. ‘Nuff sed. Click here to download Napalm Rockets.
Hola! What a beautiful Sunday ’twas in the 206! You know what puts the sugar in my Sunday coffee? Palms Out Sounds dope blog – that’s what. Honestly I love visiting this site. It feels like these folks keep a finely tuned ear to all that’s good and forward-thinking in the intermingling worlds of house, techno, dubstep, dancehall, electro-hop etc. etc.
Each Sunday Palms Out also posts up a new “Remix Sunday” compilation/mix that’s guaranteed get it percolating. Tasteful selectahs transform cuts from artists as diverse as Busy Signal, Cherish, Prodigy, Massive Attack to Bill Withers, Blaqstarr, Debruit, Band of Horses, Udachi and yes -Jefferson Airplane.
Step your electronic game up with some grown folks techno – download these mixes and hit up the site – Peace.
image: Jelle Martens
Download Djuna – “Hippie not Hippie_3 – the heroin edition” Tracklisting after the jump
Hailing from West London, and the One Handed Music squad along with Paul White, Nathan “Bullion” Jenkins sneaks mushrooms into your hip hop dance party and shames you off the decks. Apparently this beat savant piqued many an ear with a mix called Pet Sounds: in the Key of Dee, a remix project that remixed The Beach Boys in the style of the late and beloved Dilla. This was followed by the well received Young Heartache EP.
Now Bullion packs more flava for ya ear with the new single “Say Goodbye to What” along with a free mix composed in cahoots with the freshcheckers at FACT magazine. The single and mix are a gumbo of Krautrock, afro-funk, avant-garde electronics and dreamy 70s rock. For god’s sakes have the friends over for a potluck and dance already… Download the Bullion FACT magazine mix
I remember gushing to local beat savant WD40 about how dope the first Beat Dimensions compilation was: full of delightfully weird cuts with that Spacey off-beat swing, crackin crispy drums, and warm warbly bass. A couple weeks back the homie hit me with the news that a Beat Dimensions 2 (compiled by Cinaman and Jay Scarlett) was coming out. I took the late bus – but managed to give it a listen tonight – i say thumbs up good sir/madam. Here a couple of joints off the compilation that I am really feeling… to cop the album hit http://www.myspace.com/beatdimensions with the itunes link, or poke around http://www.beatdimensions.net/ and peep out what else the Beat Dimensions clique has to offer…
Mono/Poly – Distant From
Dimlite- Ravemond’s Young Problems
Jahtari (Jah + Atari = Jahtari) was created by Jan Gleichmar (a.k.a. Disrupt). He describes their music as “for the lack of a better term – digital laptop reggae.” They are a sound system and also a netlabel. Disrupt and Jahtari call Leipzig, Germany home. They’re down with the Mungo’s HiFi cats from Scotland. They put on a lot of artists that I’ve never heard of. It’s good music. Peep the megapost after the jump.
Holy shit! I just found the nastiest sound system coming outta… wait for it… really, you’re not gonna believe where they’re from…… Scotland! Yup.
This Glasgow sound system is on indie label Scotch Bonnet Records, and so are most of the other artists featured on this cd. This is a solid album through and through. I have a feeling there’s gonna be a lot more good music coming from this label and this sound system in the future.
On sort of a side note, this whole post reminds me of that Starburst commercial with the Korean-Scottish dad and son talking about how they are “contradictions,” because they are Korean and Scottish. That commercial is whack and the people that made it are ignorant. Mungo’s is like the antithesis to the whackness that is that commercial (minus the Korean and plus the Jamaican). Know what I’m sayin?