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“Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space” OUT NOW – free MP3, radio and video interviews(spin tv,bbc radio 1)

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“SCIENTIST LAUNCHES DUBSTEP INTO OUTER SPACE!”
OUT NOW

“As a meeting of old and new techniques it makes for a brilliant document” IDJ
“Tectonic have successfully bridged the gap between one of the world’s fastest growing dance musics and its stylistic progenitor” Resident Advisor

Scientist vs. King Midas Sound ‘U Dub Part 1′ free track download via XLR8R.
Scientist Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1 interview.

Spine TV interview

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‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ UK Tour kicks off this week + free download

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You can download a track from the album via our friends at XLR8R here

Tickets are available for the Fabric date this Thursday here

‘SCIENTIST LAUNCHES DUBSTEP INTO OUTER SPACE’ UK TOUR

18TH – 25TH NOVEMBER 2010

LIVE: SCIENTIST VS THE UPSETTERS
DJS: PINCH, MALA, LOEFAH, POKES

The legendary dub originator Scientist lands in the UK to celebrate the release of new Tectonic album ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’. The seven date tour kicks off at Fabric, London on the 18th November before visiting Dublin, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton and Bristol – teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy in London, Glasgow and Brighton.

On this tour Scientist will be live dub mixing renowned reggae group The Upsetters, who were originally Lee Scratch Perry’s house band before going on to form the nucleus of The Wailers. Completing this very special line up is Tectonic boss Pinch and fellow dubstep luminaries Mala, Loefah, and Pokes.

Tectonic’s most ambitious project to date, ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ sees legendary dub engineer Scientist version 12 exclusive and unreleased dubstep rhythms from the scene’s top producers including Kode 9, Shackleton, Pinch and Mala. It’s a vital and unprecedented move for dubstep; one year in the making, uniting roots and futurism in visionary style. In archetypal style, Scientist puts decades of tactile, hands-on experience to work, deftly transforming the killer originals into living, breathing dub music with his most sacred of black arts.

Hopeton Brown aka Scientist is one of Jamaica’s most revered dub engineers. His career behind the mixing desk began in the mid ’70s at King Tubby’s Dromilly Road studios in Kingston earned him the “Scientist” tag in a legendary conversation between Bunny Lee and King Tubby. By the early ’80s he was working at Tuff Gong studios and it was during this period that he created his seminal series of albums for Greensleeves including ‘Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires‘ and ‘Scientist Wins The World Cup‘. In the tradition of Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby, and Prince Jammy, Scientist developed a distinct and unmistakable style, manipulating reverb, delay and filters to create transient sonic dimensions which places him as one of the most distinguished dub engineers alive today.

With the advent of dubstep in the early ’00s and its subsequent entry to international consciousness, Scientist’s influence has never been more pertinent. From its genesis in sweaty, bass-loaded backroom sessions of South and East London to mainstream chart status, dubstep has come to define the cutting edge of dance music while still adhering to the deeply rooted principles of bass and space laid out by the original dub auteurs.

Label boss Pinch says “This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!”

Thursday 18th November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Fabric, 77A Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ
Info: 020 7336 8898
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £12.50 from ticketweb.co.uk
Doors: 9pm

Friday 19th November
MUD: Reach 4th Birthday – Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace Venue: Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, 1, Ireland
Info: +353 1 873 4038
DJs: Scientist, Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: €15.00 from m.bodytonicmusic.com/events 
Doors: 10pm

Saturday 20th November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: The Old Firestation, 36 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8AD
Info: 020 7336 8898
DJs: Scientist, Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: £7.00 from wegottickets.com
Doors: 10pm

Sunday 21st November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH
Info: 0141 222 2254
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Loefah, Pokes, Electric Eliminators
Tickets: £14.00 from tickets-scotland.com
Doors: 9pm

Tuesday 23rd November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Rescue Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
Info: 0871 310 0000
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £15.00 from detonate1.co.uk
Doors: 7pm

Wednesday 24th November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Concorde 2, 18 Margaret St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TS
Info: 01273 673 311
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: £8.00 from ticketweb.co.uk
Doors: 8pm

Thursday 25th November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: The Old Fire Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY
Info: 01179297534
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £TBA
Doors: TBA

Red Bull Music Academy
redbullmusicacademy.com

The Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as one of the most unique projects in music. Over the last ten years it has taken place in Cape Town, New York, Berlin, Dublin, London, Sao Paulo, Rome, Seattle, Melbourne and Toronto. Each year the Academy takes over an inner city warehouse space and transforms it into a bespoke space for musical innovation where, over 2 ‘terms’, participants from all over the over the world are joined by music legends to learn about everything from music history to technology. Previous lecturers have included legends such as Gilberto Gil, Tony Allen, Derrick May, Bob Moog, Biz Markie, Mulatu Astatke and The Mizell Brothers as well as more recent successes such as MIA and Skream.

Each new Academy explores the musical scene of its chosen home, while investigating the most exciting parts of the attendees and lecturers musical heritage. Bringing these together helps to create this once in a lifetime creative outlet for the people in the Academy.

Album Tracklisting:

Scientist Mixes
1. Pinch ft Emika – ’2012 Dub’
2. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – ‘The Long Way Dub’
3. Guido – ‘Korg Back Dub’
4. Shackleton – ‘Hackney Marshes Dub’
5. King Midas Sound – ‘U Dub’
6. Loefah & SGT Pokes – ‘Dog Money Dub’
7. Distance – ‘Ill Kontent Dub’
8. RSD – ‘After All Dub’
9. Jack Sparrow – ‘Red Sand Dub’
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) – ‘City Cycle Dub’
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) – ‘Footsteps Dub’
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – ‘Abeng Dub’

Dubstep Originals
1. Pinch ft Emika – ’2012′
2. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – ‘The Long Way’
3. Guido – ‘Korg Back’
4. Shackleton – ‘Hackney Marshes’
5. King Midas Sound – ‘U’
6. Loefah & SGT Pokes – ‘Dog Money’
7. Distance – ‘Ill Kontent’
8. RSD – ‘After All’
9. Jack Sparrow – ‘Red Sand’
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) – ‘City Cycle’
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) – ‘Footsteps’
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – ‘Abeng’

Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space(Tectonic)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by E.N.


RELEASE DATE: 29TH NOVEMBER 2010

Tectonic’s most ambitious project to date, ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ sees legendary dub engineer Scientist version 12 exclusive and unreleased dubstep rhythms from the scene’s top producers including Kode 9, Shackleton, Pinch and Mala. It’s a vital and unprecedented move for dubstep; one year in the making, uniting roots and futurism in visionary style. In archetypal style, Scientist puts decades of tactile, hands-on experience to work, deftly transforming the killer originals into living, breathing dub music with his most sacred of black arts.

The effect is most radical when he renders the ultra modern surfaces of Guido’s ‘Korg Back’ or Pinch and Emika’s prescient stepper ’2012′, realigning the dance’s depth perception with the skill of an electro-acoustic mastermind. No less, when working with vocalists such as Dokkebi Q’s Hitomi and poet Roger Robinson in King Midas Sound’s ‘U’ or the dread vibes of Spaceape on Kode 9′s ‘Abeng’, he enhances their duppy potential tenfold. Perhaps most spooky of all is his version of Shackleton’s ‘Hackney Marshes’, morphing the original’s Nyabinghi-like percussion into a subtly spiritual and psychoactive slab of riddim minimalism. However, for many the highlights will be the dreadnaught overhauls of Mala DMZ’s bassbin punishing ‘City Cycle’, and Loefah & Sgt. Pokes’ ‘Dog Money’ respectively, realising many dub-fiend’s most feverish dreams in ultra-heavyweight fashion.

Hopeton Brown aka Scientist is one of Jamaica’s most revered dub engineers. His career behind the mixing desk began in the mid ’70s at King Tubby’s Dromilly Road studios in Kingston earned him the “Scientist” tag in a legendary conversation between Bunny Lee and King Tubby. By the early ’80s he was working at Tuff Gong studios and it was during this period that he created his seminal series of albums for Greensleeves including ‘Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires’ and ‘Scientist Wins The World Cup’. In the tradition of Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby, and Prince Jammy, Scientist developed a distinct and unmistakable style, manipulating reverb, delay and filters to create transient sonic dimensions which places him as one of the most distinguished dub engineers alive today.

With the advent of dubstep in the early ’00s and its subsequent entry to international consciousness, Scientist’s influence has never been more pertinent. From its genesis in sweaty, bass-loaded backroom sessions of South and East London to mainstream chart status, dubstep has come to define the cutting edge of dance music while still adhering to the deeply rooted principles of bass and space laid out by the original dub auteurs. Creating an optimized, tactile experience with emphasis on physical bass weight and immersive psychoacoustics is an aesthetic clearly shared by the original Jamaican engineers and the vanguard of contemporary dubstep.

Label boss Pinch says “This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!”

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