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Having passed the landmark half century in releases for Dub Police it’s time to celebrate and what better way to do so then to hand the reigns over to label head Caspa for the big 50!
Following the release of the anthemic ‘Back For The First Time’ last summer on Sub Soldiers – which was vocalled by Mr Hudson as ‘Love Never Dies’ and the brutal ‘Neck Snappah’ earlier this year, Caspa returns with the huge ‘Fulham 2 Waterloo’.
Driven by a hard 4×4 kick and galloping snares, the rhythm is overlaid with the snap of the half step snare providing an impactful percussive counterpoint that flips between house and dubstep. With the tough dancefloor foundations laid, it is the sharp, rave-inflected lead hook that provides an addictive rallying cry for club audiences everywhere.
Having first been aired by Annie Mac on Radio 1 back in February, it has been getting heavy club support from Atrak, Breakage, Mista Jam, Annie Mac, Zinc and Emalkay to name a few and with forthcoming rubdowns from Roska and Emalkay Fulham 2 Waterloo is set to storm the summer soundsystem airwaves.
As the man behind Dub Police and affiliated labels Storming Productions and Sub Soldiers, and an irrefutably top class producer in his own right, Caspa’s influence on the scene is profound. His continuing musical evolution and willingness to champion new talent has marked him out as an international
Fulham 2 Waterloo
ambassador for dubstep as he continues to spread some of the most exciting sounds to come out of the UK in years.
Fresh back from Coachella Caspa now hits the road with an epic list of heavyweight forthcoming tour dates including Glastonbury where he will provide another outing of his’ Dubs, Decks and Visual FX’ multi sensory assault, followed onwards by Global Gathering and Creamfields amongst a massive run of forthcoming festivals and worldwide shows that take him to every corner of the globe, not to mention a 14 date tour throughout the USA in August which will be hitting some major venues alongside Digitalism.
Touring is just the tip of the Iceberg, Caspa still finds time to host a bi-monthly night at the world famous Fabric and not content with running 3 labels, producing dancefloor bomb after dancefloor bomb and the acclaimed album ‘Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening’, his remix skills are in higher demand than ever, remixing for the likes of Katy B, Buraka Som Sistema, Deadmau5, Miike Snow, Swedish House Mafia, Depeche Mode, Kid Sister to name just a few.
Caspa is working with a host of exciting guest vocalists and collaborators on his forthcoming artist album with full details to be revealed in the not too distant future- stay up-to-date with everything Caspa related with the new official Caspa iPhone application featuring news, music, videos, gig details, photos and much, much more! HERE
FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES:
3rd June: Stylus – Leeds
3rd June: Fabric – London
4th June: Stadsblokken – Arnhem – Netherlands
11th June: Escape in the park – Swansea
11th June: Parklife Weekender – Manchester
12th June: Summer Break – Newquay
18th June: UAF Festival – Vienna
26th June: Glastonbury – Pilton
30th June: Fez Club – Cambridge
1st July: B’estfest – Bucharest – Romania
2nd July: Aquarius – Zrce Beach – Croatia
8th July: Rehab – Chelmsford
9th July: Wakestock – Wales
15th July: Space – Ibiza
16th July: Dour Festival – Hainaut – Belgium
22nd July: Tomorrowland- Boom – Belgium
23rd July: Monegros Desert Festival – Huesca – Spain
29th July: Kendal Calling – Lake District
30th July: Global Gathering – Stratford-Upon-Avon
FURTHER CASPA INFO HERE:
This clip showcases tracks taken from the Vinyl format. Pressed on 3×12” Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with the full 11 track CD inside.
Birmingham-based producer Emalkay, who is set to release his hotly anticipated debut LP ‘Eclipse’ First making a name for himself with early releases on his own Morphic Sounds imprint, Emalkay has continued to push the boundaries of underground bass music ever since, delivering a slew of huge releases on the way. Having been an integral part of the Dub Police stable ever since his ‘Explicit / Heroics’ 12” for the label in 2009, Emalkay has gone from strength to strength with a series of heavyweight tracks that includes the phenomenal ‘When I Look At You’ and recent smash ‘Crusader’.
Comprised of 11 tracks, ‘Eclipse’ is a bold and powerful album encapsulating perfectly everything that makes Emalkay such a prodigious talent, effortlessly showcasing the depth and diversity of his sound while always remaining true to his inimitable style. As addictive as it is hard-hitting, the album doesn’t just provide a collection of dancefloor tracks, but a confident and coherent artistic statement.
A brilliantly confident and varied debut album, ‘Eclipse’ is set to cement Emalkay’s place as one of the biggest and most exciting producers working in bass music today.
Roska’s Kicks and Snares/RKS is back with another big release, and this time it comes courtesy of Jamie George with the hotly anticipated Flying Saucer. First picked up by DJ Oneman, making it a feature on his Rinse mix cd, support for this track has grown and grown with well known acts such as Toddla T, Hot Chip and Tomb Crew repping it hard. Combining elements of UKG, House and Dubstep Jamie has created an instant classic that has worked hard to earn this release and the plays of DJ’s all across the country. Roska himself steps up with the first remix, a re-imagining with special attention on the percussion, elements of tribal and dancehall peel back the layers of the original in the way that only a talented minimalist like Roska can. With his speciality lying in the truly funky Roska drops a mix that literally drags you up to your feet and pushes you harder the longer it’s played. J Kenzo, of Dub Police fame, completes the package with a much darker, harder affair. You get the impression he took the original track and made it watch the entire Saw series back to back with Halloween then sent it back scarred forever. In all seriousness Kenzo has a real talent for creating dark, bass driven tracks and he has expanding on that here adding heavy portions of electro and old school to compose a truly original mix. Check them out and get back to us.
a Jamie George – Flying Saucer
b1 Jamie George – Flying Saucer (J Kenzo’s Area 51 Remix)
b2 Jamie George – Flying Saucer (Roska Remix)
Released 15 Aug 10
Long before the LA beat scene threatened to take over the pages of XLR8R, The Glitch Mob was turning heads with its party-starting and hip-hop-informed take on bass music. Now, on the heels of their debut album, Drink the Sea, Ooah, Boreta, and edIT have moved beyond the confines of their Southern California stomping grounds and taken their low-end rumblings to the masses. Fresh off a massive US tour, the boys put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast, right before they hit the road again for another lengthy run of dates. Much like the group’s live set, the podcast weaves through a number of different styles and artists, all unified by one dominant trait—the presence of an infectious beat.
(download)Glitch Mob XLR8R podcast 149
01 Harold Faltermeyer “Top Gun Anthem (Edit)”
02 Health “Die Slow (Tobacco Remix)” (Lovepump United)
03 Bear In Heaven “Deafening Love (Deru Remix)” (Hometapes)
04 Free The Robots “Turkish Voodoo” (Alpha Pup)
05 Jamie Lidell “Completely Exposed” (Warp)
06 The Very Best “Julia” (Green Owl)
07 Ratatat “Bilar” (XL)
08 Aestop Rock “Big Bang” (Mush)
09 Yeasayer “The Children” (Secretly Canadian)
10 Lorn “Cherry Moon” (Brainfeeder)
11 Janelle Monae “Neon Gumbo” (Bad Boy)
12 Autechre “known(1)” (Warp)
13 Matty G “My 808″ (Dub Police)
14 The Dead Weather “Blue Blood Blues” (Third Man)
15 Bibio “Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)” (Warp)
16 EPROM “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy”
17 School of Seven Bells “iamundernodisguise” (Ghostly)
18 Alex B “Talk it Out” (Alpha Pup)
19 Yacht “So Post All ‘Em (Ooah edit)” (Marriage)
20 Warpaint “Billie Holliday” (Manimal Vinyl)
RECLAIM THE DANCEFLOOR 2010 LINE-UP
30TH JUNE CONFIRMED AS
OFFICIAL ‘RECLAIM THE DANCEFLOOR’ ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
As the sun shines over Ibiza, Ibiza Rocks’ club-night, Reclaim The Dancefloor, announces more exciting artists to its already incredible line up. Taking place every Wednesday at Eden Nightclub, San Antonio, Reclaim The Dancefloor is already shaping up to be the highlight of this summer’s season in Ibiza.
Joining the schedule for 2010 and needing now introduction will be Germany’s foremost techno-electro producers, Boys Noize as well as a visit from label mates, Djedjtronic.
Holy Ghost from James Murphy’s DFA label brings the sound of New York to the island. Meanwhile, Switch, Herve and Boy 8-bit further represent the UK. The 2010 touring alter ego of Mehdi & Riton, ‘Carte Blanche’, will be passing through on 28th July. They will be joined by Riva Starr, People Get Real and the fast-rising techno star and Planet Turbo resident, Matt Walsh.
Other confirmed guests include the exceptionally talented Beardyman and the grimey hyper-bass of L-Vis1990. Drum & bass continues to play a dominant role in the Reclaim sound with the confirmed booking of Breakage, whilst the dedication to up-and-coming talent is marked by the Ibiza arrival of Starsmith, Ado and Bowski.
30th June’s Reclaim the Dancefloor, with Annie Mac, Skream, Rusko, Jack Beats, Doorly and Mak has been confirmed as the official launch party for the Ibiza Rocks Presents Reclaim The Dancefloor compilation album, which is released June 28th on Ministry of Sound.
Compiled and mixed by Reclaim resident, Doorly, Ibiza Rocks Presents Reclaim The Dancefloor is a true reflection of the event with an innovative crossover of styles that blurs boundaries – genre switching and musical bed hopping.
Reclaim The Dancefloor prides itself on innovation, consistently delivering cutting edge sounds and events that help shape the face of a new Ibiza. Fusing the best in new electronic music together is what makes the event a success and wholly unique – putting on a show like no other, with it’s strength in uncompromised quality, versatility and, with tickets from as little as €20, affordability!
CONFIRMED LINE-UPS TO DATE:
Weds 30th June
‘Ibiza Rocks presents Reclaim The Dancefloor’ Album Launch Party
Room 1 – Annie Mac, Skream, Rusko, Jack Beats, Doorly, Mak
Weds 7th July
Room 1 – Planet Turbo: Tiga, Brodinski, Aeroplane, Milano Live, Thomas von Party
Room 2 – Stanton Warriors, DJ Hype, Doorly, Mak
Weds 14th July
Room 1 – Boys Noize, DJEdjtronic, Holy Ghost, Matt Walsh, Eskimo Twins
Room 2 – Dub Police: Caspa, Doorly, Emalkay, The Others, D1, Rod Azlan, Crazy D
Weds 21st July
Room 1 – Annie Mac, High Contrast, Jack Beats, Doorly, Ado
Room 2 – Nero, Friction, Mak
Weds 28th July
Room 1 – Fake Blood, Cart Blanche (Mehdi & Riton), Riva Starr, People Get Real
Room 2 – Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, Oli P
Weds 4th August
Room 1 – Pendulum (DJ set), Kissy Sellout, Sinden, Doorly, Mark Roberts
Room 2 – Joker, Rattus Rattus & Klose 1
Weds 11th August
Room 1 – Beatdown: Scratch Perverts, Sub Focus, Caspa, Beardyman, Doorly
Room 2 – Beatdown: Toddla T, Breakage, Mak
Weds 18th August
Room 1 – Switch, Herve, Boy 8 Bit, Eskimo Twins, Bowski
Room 2 – Buraka Som Sistema DJs, Drop the Lime, Doorly
Weds 25th August
Room 1 – Planet Turbo: Tiga, Switch, Brodinski, Thomas von Party
Room 2 – Digital Soundboy: Shy FX, Redlight, Jackbeats, Mak
Weds 1st September
Room 1 – Major Lazer Live, Annie Mac, Fake Blood, Doorly, Eskimo Twins
Room 2 – Toddla T, L VIS 1990, Doorly
Weds 8th September
Room 1 – Chase & Status (DJ set), Sub Focus, Jack Beats, Doorly
Room 2 – Starsmith, Dekker, Bowski
Weds 15th September- Closing Party
Room 1- TBC
Room 2- TBC
CD 1 – Reclaim The Dancefloor – Mixed By Doorly
1 C.R.S.T – Jam For You
2 Kidkut – I Love 04
3 Doorly – UK Gee
4 Man Like Me – Lovestruck (Kill Light Remix)
5 Surkin – Fan Out
6 Eigo – Bring It
7 DJ PP – Miami Vice
8 Disco Of Doom – Butterfingers
9 Tom Staar – It Excites Me
10 Is Kill – Snarl
11 Dustin Zahn – Stranger (To Stability) (Len Faki Podium Remix)
12 Doorly & Felix Yeah! – Ice Machine
13 Doorly – Sausage Party
14 Doorly Feat. Lady Chann – The One
15 AC Slater Feat. Ninjasonik – Take You (Doorly Remix)
16 Hervé – Together (Doorly Remix)
17 Roots Manuva – Witness (Walworth Road Rockers Dub)
18 Breakage – Posers
19 DJ Marky & S.P.Y – Riff Raff
20 Poirier – Wha-La-La-Leng
21 Doorly & Rory Lyons – Storm Chord
22 The Swiss – Bubble Bath
23 Siriusmo – High Together
CD 2 – Ibiza Rocks 5th Birthday Classics Bonus CD – Mixed By Doorly
1 Soulwax – Krack
2 Kasabian – Vlad The Impaler
3 Bloc Party – Banquet Boys Noize Remix
4 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Web Remix)
5 Dizzee Rascal – Holiday (Laidback Luke Remix)
6 Groove Armada Feat. Fenech-Soler – Paper Romance (Doorly Remix)
7 MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Mix)
8 Fenech-Soler – Lies
9 Editors – The Racing Rats
10 Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Breakage Remix)
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Trailer for the forthcoming DVD which is available with the My Style Mix CD released on Dub Police in early June 2010.
Check for more HERE
The last time Caspa put his name to a mix compilation it was December 2007. Back then he was alongside his original partner in crime Rusko for the infamous Fabric:37 mix, the CD that had been earmarked for French-electro trendies Justice but ended up being rejected at the last minute. Fabric needed something fast and the decision was made to call Caspa and Rusko, two relative unknowns that specialized in the type of dark, off-kilter dance music that (at the time) you’d only find in small, dark, smokey basements.
Fast-forward 3.5 years and dubstep is the most exciting, youthful club music in the UK with Fabric:37 regarded as the CD that took dubstep from the underground and into the mainstream. It!s still the benchmark for all DJs in the scene to aspire to and where Caspa and Rusko were once unknowns; they are now two of the most influential DJs in the world, with Caspa’s bi-monthly Dub Police night at Fabric now the most successful night on the club’s roster. It’s success that was impossible to predict.
Caspa’s success was no fluke though, in fact you’d be hard pressed to find a harder-working person in the industry, having built up his ever-growing empire from scratch. In 2010 he is a man in demand, off the back of his debut artist album last year “Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening!” he has remixed the likes of Deadmau5, Depeche Mode, Mike Snow and most recently U.S superstar Ludacris. He’s helped bring through acts such as Emalkay, The Others, D1 and Subscape through his labels Dub Police and Subsoldiers and via his regular sell-out label roster club shows, most notably the pre-mentioned Fabric residency.
His DJ schedule is still out of control with an average of 15-20 shows per month, booked up 6-months in advance and this summer the shows are only getting bigger. In June he’ll make his debut at Sonar festival… On the main stage… In between Dizzee Rascal and The Chemical Brothers – things have changed for the boy from Chiswick. And on to “My Style!”, the brand new mix series from Dub Police that once again plans to break the mould of what a dubstep mix can be with a number of acts already being lined up for future editions. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves; this is No.1 and who better to take the controls than the label head honcho Caspa. In the mix he takes us through the full spectrum of dubstep sound with dance floor slayers from the likes of Skream, Emalkay and Doctor P through to the more eclectic sounds of Joy Orbison, D1 and Joker. Of course there’s an untold amount of exclusives to boot, giving fans an early preview of some of the biggest records set to blow up in the summer months, with brand new material from the Dub Police / Subsoldiers camp.
From the 23 tracks selected we see Caspa couple upfront and unheard material with some of the scene’s biggest anthems of the last year with Emalkay’s “When I Look At You’, Joy Orbison’s now classic ‘Hyph Mngo’ and Caspa’s massive remix of Deadmau5 “I Remember” all featuring throughout the mix. Seamlessly blended, Caspa nails it with a 100% live, 1-take exceptional DJ mix using (as ever) only dub plates, a mixer and a set of 1210’s.
The mix will also come with a bonus DVD, featuring exclusive content from Caspa and all the Dub Police crew.
Title: My Style – 23 Upfront Dubstep tracks mixed by Caspa
Artist : Caspa
Cat no: DPCD001
Format CD + BONUS DVD
Release date: 7th June 2010
1. The Others – Gravity – Dub Police *
2. Deadmau5 – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
3. Subscape – Nothings Wrong – Dub Police
4. Emalkay – Crusader – Dub Police Dubplate *
5. Skream – Clap Your Hands – Tempa *
6. Caspa & Subscape – Geordie Racer – Sub Soldiers *
7. Doctor P – Bad Man Sound – Dub Police *
8. Trolley Snatcha – Pass Me By – Dub Police Dubplate *
9. The Others – Get Outta Here – Dub Police Dubplate *
10. KGB – Ghetto Blasta – Caspa Special – Dubplate *
11. Caspa – Terminator (Trolley Snatcha Remix) – Sub Soldiers
12. Subscape – Screw Up – Dub Police Dubplate *
13. Distinction – So Sick – Dub Police Dubplate *
14. Matty G – My 808’s – Dub Police *
15. Joker – Tron – Kapsize *
16. Emalkay – When I Look At You – Caspa Special – Dub Police *
17. D1 – Bleeps To Broadway – Dub Police Dubplate *
18. Subscape – Think About You – Dub Police Dubplate *
19. Benga – Man On A Mission – Tempa
20. Caspa – Back For The First Time – Sub Soldiers *
21. Subscape – Just becoz – Dub Police Dubplate *
22. The Others – Vertigo 909 – Dub Police Dubplate *
23. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo – Hot Flush
* – MY STYLE CD EXCLUSIVE TRACKS
My Style Tour Dates:
May 1st – The Loft (Maidstone)
May 2nd – Electricity Festival (Birmingham)
May 2nd – 02 Academy (Sheffield)
May 2nd – Detonate Indoor Festival (Nottingham)
May 7th – Bugged Out! @ Sankeys (Manchester)
May 8th – Oxford University (Oxford)
May 14th – Fuel (Norwich)
May 15th – Sub 89 (Reading)
May 20th – University Of Kent (Canterbury)
May 21st – Dub Police @ Fabric (London)
May 22nd – The Stannery (Falmouth)
May 28th – Remix (Hitchin)
May 30th – Dub Police @ Bristol Academy (Bristol)
May 31st – Dub Police / UTR @ MOS (London)
June 4th – Twister Pepper (Dublin)
June 5th – Bournemouth University Summer Ball (Bournemouth)