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This Is Dubstep 2014 CD – Flux Pavilion, Skream, Benga, Caspa, Seven Lions, Joker,…, May 4th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by E.N.

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THIS IS DUBSTEP 2014
VARIOUS ARTISTS
AEI MUSIC
RELEASED SUNDAY 4TH MAY (DIGITAL) / MONDAY 5TH MAY (2CD)

Featuring: 34 tracks featuring Flux Pavilion, Seven Lions, Kahn, Skream, Caspa, Rogue, Von D, Torqux, V.I.V.E.K, Youngsta, Dabin, Kromestar, Seven, J:Kenzo and many more.

Everything about dance music is cyclical: from the loops that drive the dancefloor to the ever-changing trends themselves. And as the hype and commercial spotlight surrounding dubstep has died down, the scene is left in the most exciting position it’s been in since its initial crossover explosion in 2009.

The attention seekers have long since left the building. The men with dollar-signed eyeballs have moved on to plunder the next big thing. What’s left is a solid scene of devoted creatives and dedicated fans that were passionate about dubstep long before the hype spiralled and will remain so. As when drum & bass endured its first backlash in the late 90s, dubstep has gone back to its roots and the boys and girls making it more room to breathe and take the genre into exciting new creative realms… Just as they were before the hype ignited.

‘This Is Dubstep 2014’ perfectly captures this unique moment. A much deeper, darker, underground portrait of the genre… This isn’t about the brash brodown, it’s not about hair-raising, bowel-busting drops, it’s not about screaming sonic mid-range savagery. This is about stone cold unrelenting sub-soaked grooves that roll with industrial strength. This is about heaving hypnotic sound design and meditative messiness that can only be found in deep dub dynamics. This is about the foundation vibes and raw roots that inspired a generation of producers over a decade ago.

From Flux Pavilion’s majestic euphoria and slippery synth charms on ‘Gold Love’ through to the reality abandoning groove of Kahn’s remix of Ishan Sound’s ‘Namkha’, ‘This Is Dubstep 2014’ reminds us of what made the genre so special in the first place…

Hipsters might have burnt their Joker albums when they grew their last disco beard. Producers from other genres aren’t so quick to drop into a cheeky half-time dubstep breakdown mid track. But to us here at This Is Dubstep HQ, this is the best thing that’s happened to the scene in a long time.

Galvanised with the GetDarker stamp of approval – bastions of the finest underground dubstep for over 10 years – the scene is in the best place it’s been for a long, long time. This year promises some of the most exciting, boundary-bashing, creative productions the genre has spawned in years.

CD1
01. FLUX PAVILION FT. ROSIE ODDIE – GOLD LOVE
02. JOKER – HEADTOP
03. DISTANCE – ANDROMEDA
04. SKREAM – LOSING CONTROL
05. J:KENZO – MAGNETO (FEEL IT)
06. TRUTH VS STYLISTIC BEATS – CHICKS AND DRUGS
07. AMIT – ACID TRIP
08. WAYFARER & ANAMAI – REFLECTIONS
09. TUNNIDGE – RUKKUS
10. SEVEN FT. JOE RAYGUN – LIVE FROM THE FUTURE
11. LAS – MALFUNKTIONS
12. BUKEZ FINEST – UNDER CONTROL
13. KROMESTAR – BIPOLAR
14. ASYLUM – BAD HABIT
15. VON D – EYES ON YOU
16. TMSV – HAZE VIP
17. TORQUX – T1
CD2
01. RÖYKSOPP FT. SUSANNE SUNDFØR – RUNNING TO THE SEA (SEVEN LIONS REMIX)
02. BENGA – THERE’S NO SOUL
03. EMALKAY – TELL ME (ROGUE REMIX)
04. CASPA – ALPHA OMEGA
05. ROLLZ FT. KATIE’S AMBITION – BURN UP (DABIN REMIX)
06. YOUNGSTA & SEVEN – ARCHITECTS
07. V.I.V.E.K – SOUNDMAN VIP
08. VON D – SUNFLOWER
09. DISTRICT – ROYS THEME
10. THELEM – FALSE IMPRINT
11. LX ONE – REFLECT
12. HAZE – BADNESS TING
13. TRASHBAT – HANAKO
14. GENETIX – SEQUENCE VIP
15. ESH ONE – NUMBER NINE
16. DARK TANTRUMS – COSMIC
17. ISHAN SOUND – NAMKHA (KAHN REMIX)

Outlook Festival Croatia announce Busta Rhymes, Buraka Som Sistema, DJ Marky and many more!

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• Headliners include Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Goldie, Andy C, Moodymann, David Rodigan, DJ Marky, Andy C, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Digital Mystikz, MJ Cole, DJ EZ, Floating Points, Special Request and many more, with a further 200 names to be revealed soon.
• Outlook returns for its 7th season on the stunning Croatian coast
• The festival takes place from Weds 3rd – Sun 7th September 2014

Outlook Festival returns to Croatia this September after last year’s best ever event to date, a celebratory fusion of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, house and more on the dazzling Adriatic coast. Joining the dots between musical legends right through to the next generation of up and coming talent, again some of the finest live acts and DJs descend upon a 19th century fort for five days and nights of amazing music. Close to the historic city of Pula in Croatia’s northern region of Istria, the now iconic Outlook sets the agenda with a world-class array of performers in a collection of truly spectacular locations, set in and around an abandoned fort. Choose from a dungeon, a courtyard, a moat, a boat, the beach or the festival’s main stage set on a harbour. Outlook combines a heady mix of fun in the sun and under the stars as a dedication to sound culture, which has just revealed its first wave of names.

Outlook Festival 2014 – The Lineup So Far
Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Horace Andy, Jah Shaka, Goldie, Moodyman, David Rodigan, Digital Mystikz, Michael Prophet & Dub Asante Band, DJ Marky, Andy C, DJ EZ, DJ Zinc, Submotion Orchestra, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Ranking Joe, MJ Cole, Floating Points, The Bug feat. Iration Steppas, Dillinja, Spy, Dbridge, Calibre, Onra, Mungo’s HiFi, Youngsta, Pinch, Special Request, Andres (Slum Village), Kaytranada, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Icicle, Spectrasoul, Grooverider, The Heatwave, Channel One & Prince Fatty, Wookie, Author, Jonwayne, Eliphino, Bishop Nehru, Stwo, Applebottom, Hannah Wants, Andrew Ashong, Stylo G, Mickey Pearce, Daddy Freddy, Eglo Band, High Focus, My Nu Leng, Fatima, Kutmah, Doc Scott, Skeptical, Total Science, DJ Die, Source Direct, Radikal Guru + Cian, The Mouse Outfit, Necessary Mayhem, Goth-Trad, Hatcha, Mr Williamz, Alex Nut, Flako, Vivek, J:Kenzo, Commodo, Sunship, OBF, Blackboard Jungle, MC GQ, Stamina MC, SP: MC, DLR, Sticky, Klose One, Fracture, Bushkin, DJ Q, Ant TC1, Wilfred Gieroux, Charlie P, Sam Binga, Lowqui, Maffi, Seven Davis JNR, Proxima, Chimpo, Gantz, Logos, Wen, Compa, Fokus, Rich Reason, Finwa and Onset, with over 200 more names to be announced.

www.outlookfestival.com

The Others ‘One Man Show’ ft. Lonette Charles(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , on July 26, 2013 by E.N.

The Others - One Man Show feat. Lonette CharlesWith the release of his debut album ‘Red Planet’ at the cusp of the new year, Dub Police stalwart The Others showcased the full depth and diversity of his productions, delivering a stunning and widely praised record. Amalgamating the many influences that inform his productions, its balance of light and shade, impact and intricacy has stood the test of time. Now he is set to release one of the album’s deeper cuts as a single backed by a diverse remix package that unlocks the full extent of its dancefloor potential.

‘One Man Show’ showcases a different side to The Others’ capabilities and having slotted fluidly into the album’s narrative it immediately stands out as a standalone record. Built around Lonette Charles’ effortlessly soulful vocals, the shuffling rhythm, warm piano melody and loose jazz inflections combine to make a smoky soul track for the bass generation.

First up on remix duties is dubstep figurehead J:Kenzo whose hazy rework plays on the expansive melodies of the original, underpinned by its crafted use of space, meditative bassweight and loose drum pattern. Up next, Ulterior Motive bring a darker take, driven by rattling breaks, warped sfx and thunderous bass, while completing the package is sought after house duo Mak & Pasteman who follow a single for Redlight’s Lobster Boy label with a low-slung house cut that offsets the soul of the original against a driving rhythm and bumping bassline.

The Others – One Man Show :
Release date: 5th August 2013
DP080
1. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles
2. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (J:Kenzo Remix)
3. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (Ulterior Motive Remix)
4. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (Mak & Pasteman Remix)

PRE-ORDER

For more information
http://www.dubpolice.com

AMIT ‘Human Warfare / No Mercy’ + Machinedrum rmx (AMAR) 29th July

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by E.N.

AMAR001_A_SIDE_RGB_9283dbFollowing critically acclaimed releases on Metalheadz,Commercial SuicideExit Records and most recently Tempa, AMIT’s ‘Human Warfare’ and ‘No Mercy’ are the first tracks to be released on his new AMAR imprint, setting the tone as to what you should expect from the new label.

The 12” kicks off with ‘Human Warfare’, a dark and brooding piece acting as the soundtrack to a foot soldiers mind – programmed to kill at any cost without any memory or responsibility of the act itself. AMIT has dug deep into his pool of influences and techniques – half-time metallic drums, paranoid vocals, sinister backdrops and thunderous low sonics drench the track. With a variety of support from DJ’s such as MachinedrumGoldie,dBridgeDoc ScottYoungstaRandallKrust and Loxy, this track is likely to be heard at any night regardless of genre.

‘No Mercy’ was inspired by historical colonial methods of ‘divide and rule’, hence the title. Featuring the spaced out vocals of tag team partner Rani, AMIT is up to his usual dub antics on this one by deploying tribal grooves, staggered organ hits and a thunderous sub. Support for this track has come from Mala,YoungstaDistanceVivekJ:KenzoKryptic Minds and a host of other 140bpm stalwarts.

Machinedrum jumps on remix duties for a special digital only version of ‘Human Warfare’, flipping the rigid feel of the original into a shuffling affair. Drum breaks and ambience float in and out of the music, keeping a sense of flippancy and unrest that propels the track.

Tracklisting:

12” Vinyl:
A Human Warfare
AA No Mercy

Digital:
Human Warfare
No Mercy
Human Warfare (Machinedrum Remix)

Rumah & Progression ‘Chance Meeting’ (Nineteen89)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2012 by E.N.

Nineteen89 Records announce their arrival onto the scene with a release from up-and-coming producer Rumah.

Rumah takes a break from his traditional techno tipped production to join dubstep producer Progression for tech-roller ‘Chance Meeting’. With support from J:Kenzo, N-Type, Youngsta, Phaeleh, DJ Madd, Seven and Killawatt the track effortlessly blends the musical elements of dub techno with the ferocity of UK bass music.

On the flip Rumah goes in with acid influenced track ‘E1′. Mutated synths, bass and killer drum samples come together to create a devastating dance-floor destroyer. Support comes from South London Ordnance and Lawson on Rinse FM and NTS Radio.

Nineteen89 Records is a new London label from Conor Wheeler, most well-known for running successful London club night Dirty Canvas. It was set up with the aim of releasing high quality, intelligent music with exceptional artwork while not focusing on any genre of dance music in particular.

RUMAH & PROGRESSION – ‘CHANCE MEETING’
RUMAH – ‘E1’
(NINETEEN89 RECORDS)

Release date: Vinyl 16th July / Digital 23rd July 2012
Format: 12” / Digital

Tracklist
A: Chance Meeting
B: E1

http://nineteen89.co.uk/

Download: FACT mix 186 – Blunted Robots

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by E.N.

This Monday’s FACT mix is an exclusive-filled session from one of the most promising dance labels around, Blunted Robots.

The work of Brackles and Shortstuff, the label debuted last year with Martin Kemp’s (Brackles’ obscenely talented brother) ‘No Charisma’, a crossover anthem that seemed to infiltrate the sets of everybody going, backed with Mickey Pearce’s ragga stomper ‘Innami’. Two more Martin Kemp 12”s have followed, broken up by Bok Bok’s seasick ‘Citizens Dub’ and another minor classic from Brackles and Shortstuff, ‘Pipey D’.

The fifth Blunted Robots 12”, a collaboration between Brackles, Shortstuff and Nottingham vocalist Terrible Shock will be out towards the end of November, backed with a remix by Doc Daneeka. To celebrate this, as well as the label’s first birthday, they’ll be hosting Room 3 at Fabric, as part of the club’s own birthday celebrations on October 15. Brackles, Shortstuff, Martin Kemp, Scratcha DVA and Doc Daneeka are scheduled to play.

They’ve also teamed up to deliver their FACT mix, packed with unreleased cuts from the Blunted Robots camp and future label material from Terrible Shock and DJ Dom. If that’s not enough, we’d also point you to the Robots’ newly-inaugurated YouTube page, where they’ve uploaded their past singles as well as some unreleased curios.

Download: FACT mix 186 – Blunted Robots
(Available on three weeks)


Tracklist:

DJ Dom – UCSM
J:Kenzo – Ruckus (Martin Kemp remix)
Brackles – Spider
Shortstuff – Naughty Step
Martin Kemp – 2781half
Brackles – Blazeby
Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations (Doc Daneeka remix)
Martin Kemp – Know We Can
Brackles – Lighthouse
Shortstuff – If The Sock Fits
Martin Kemp – Fix
Shortstuff – Bodge Job
JME – CD iS DEAD (Mickey Pearce remix)
Brackles – I Can’t Wait
DJ Dom – Sunshowers

http://www.factmag.com

Jamie George – The Flying Saucer [Official Video]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2010 by E.N.

Jamie George – The Flying Saucer is released on Roska Kicks and Snares late 2010.

Includes Roska Remix and J:Kenzo remix.
Vinyl & Digital.
Video footage is taken from “Earth vs Flying Saucers”.

www.Jamie-George.com

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