Archive for March 30, 2010

LCD Soundsystem-This Is Happening

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.


LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
THIRD ALBUM OUT MAY 18 ON DFA/VIRGIN
Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork U.S. Festival Dates Confirmed
UK/Euro Headline Dates Continue To Sell Out
http://lcdsoundsystem.com/

LCD Soundsystem has confirmed May 18 as the U.S release date of its This Is Happening third album. The record will be released on DFA/Virgin in the U.S. and will consist of the following songs:

Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls *
One Touch
All I Want
I Can Change *
You Wanted A Hit *
Pow Pow
Somebody’s Calling Me *
Home

The above were recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles and the DFA studios in New York and mixed at DFA
from April 2009 through February 2010. TBD was written and produced by James Murphy. Additional mixes
were done by Dave Sardy as indicated (*).
The new album is LCD Soundsystem’s first full offering of new studio material since 2007’s Sound Of Silver,
which was named best album of the last decade by NPR, ranked #1 in the 2007 Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll, landed at #12 and #17 respectively in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork’s best albums of the decade, and like its predecessor 2005’s LCD Soundsystem received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album.
Sound Of Silver also featured “All My Friends,” ranked #4 by Time in its Best Songs of 2007 and named single of the year by Pitchfork, and Entertainment Weekly #8 song of 2007 “Someone Great.” In 2008, LCD Soundsystem contributed the track “Big Ideas” to the soundtrack of the movie 21. The band has since released the 45:33: The Remixes EP and a cover of Alan Vega’s “Bye Bye Bayou,” issued to commemorate Record Store Day 2009 and earning LCD its fifth NME single of the week. The album will be preceded by the March 23 release of the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, which features both composition’s from James Murphy’s original score for the film and the new LCD Soundsystem song “Oh You (Christmas Blues).”
The record’s release will be supported by a world tour beginning with an April 16 penultimate slot at the
Coachella festival in Indio CA and continuing with a run of UK/Europe headline dates (several of which have
sold out well in advance and necessitated added dates) and further worldwide festival appearances. For a full itinerary, see below and continue to check http://lcdsoundsystem.com/ for additions going forward.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM On Tour 2010
April 16 Indio CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 20 Dublin Tripod * SOLD OUT
April 21 Dublin Tripod * SOLD OUT
April 23 London Brixton Academy * SOLD OUT
April 24 London Brixton Academy *SOLD OUT
April 26 Birmingham Academy
April 27 Leeds Academy * SOLD OUT
April 28 Glasgow Barrowlands
April 29 Glasgow Barrowlands * SOLD OUT
May 1 Manchester Academy * SOLD OUT
May 2 Bristol Academy * SOLD OUT
May 4 Amsterdam Paradiso * SOLD OUT
May 5 Brussels Ancienne Belgique * SOLD OUT
May 6 Berlin WMF
May 7 Luxembourg Den Atelier
May 8 Paris Bataclan * SOLD OUT
May 9 Paris Bataclan
May 30 George WA Sasquatch Festival
June 11 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Festival
July 10 Lisbon Alive Festival
July 17 Chicago IL Pitchfork Music Festival
September 12 Isle of Wight Bestival
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CYPRESS HILL Rise Up

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

NEW CYPRESS HILL ALBUM FEATURES ALL-STAR GUEST LINEUP

RISE UP SPOTLIGHTS SPECIAL APPEARANCES FROM MEMBERS OF
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, LINKIN PARK, MORE

NEW SINGLE “ARMADA LATINA” FEATURES MARC ANTHONY AND PITBULL

ALBUM IN STORES APRIL 6

CYPRESS HILL returns April 6th with RISE UP (Priority/EMI), an album whose thrilling mix of deep grooves and hard riffs are amplified by guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club guitarist Tom Morello, Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda, System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, rapper Pitbull, Everlast, Young De, Evidence, The Alchemist and comic legends Cheech & Chong.

The album spotlights not one, but two lead singles: the incendiary title cut “Rise Up,” which features Tom Morello (who co-wrote and co-produced the song) and “Armada Latina,” a hip-hop-flavored track spiced with vocals by Marc Anthony and Pitbull and production by Jim Jonsin (Lil Wayne, Beyonce).

“We spent time in the studio with some of our favorite artists and friends and we’re really proud of how the album turned out,” says Cypress Hill emcee B-Real. “We’re looking forward to taking these songs on the road and playing them for our fans around the world.”

The track listing for RISE UP is as follows:

Track Listing
1. It Ain’t Nothin’ (feat. Young De)
Produced by B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
2. Light It Up
Produced by Pete Rock for Chocolate Boy Wonda Productions
3. Rise Up (feat. Tom Morello)
Produced by: Tom Morello and B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
4. Get It Anyway
Produced by: Jim Jonsin
5. Pass The Dutch (feat. Evidence and Alchemist)
Produced by: DjMuggs & DJ Khalil for Soul Assassins
6. Bang Bang
Produced by: B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
7. K.U.S.H
Produced by: Sick Jacken and B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
8. Get ‘Em Up
Produced by: B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
9. Carry Me Away (feat. Mike Shinoda)
Produced by: Mike Shinoda
10. Trouble Seeker (feat. Daron Malakian)
Produced by: Daron Malakian
11. Day Destroys the Night featuring Everlast
Produced by: DJ Muggs & DJ Khalil for Soul Assassins
12. I Unlimited
Produced by: B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
13. Armed & Dangerous
Produced by: Jake One and B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
14. Shut ‘Em Down (feat. Tom Morello)
Produced by: Tom Morello and B-Real for Audio Hustlaz
15. Armada Latina (feat. Marc Anthony and Pitbull)
Produced by: Jim Jonsin

RISE UP is Cypress Hill’s first new album in six years and the first release being issued through Priority/EMI. Priority Records Creative Chairman Snoop Dogg signed the band to the label. The follow-up to 2004’s Till Death Do Us Part, RISE UP was recorded over the course of the past three years at B-Real’s studio, The Temple, in Los Angeles.

Cypress Hill (emcees B-Real and Sen Dog, DJ Julio G and percussionist Eric Bobo), is one of the most successful and influential hip-hop/rock groups in music history, with more than 18 million worldwide sales, an amazing string of chart-topping hits and an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They’ve headlined Lollapalooza, been named “Best Rap Group” by Rolling Stone, collaborated with the likes of Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and have had their music licensed for a plethora of TV shows, commercials and films. Cypress Hill was also the first Latino hip hop group to be certified platinum.
www.cypresshill.com

PROMO 011 HR: Jubilee w/Noah Pred(FREE Download), Deepak Sharma + Dieter Krause remixes

Posted in Electronic, Promotions, Techno, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

DOWNLOAD/ THE NOAH PRED REMIX OF “DOPAMINE”:

Dopamine Promo from Hidden Recordings on Vimeo.

Hidden Recordings welcomes up & coming Washington DC-based producer Jubilee to their roster with the delightfully sinister Dopamine EP. Featuring remixes from Thoughtless Music’s Noah Pred and Hidden’s own in-house production team of Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause, this single is the first in a series of quality releases from the label due out in 2010. This release is comprised of two original Jubilee compositions: “Dopamine” and “Histamine”. The pair of tracks are remixed by Pred and Sharma & Krause respectively.

New York City’s Hidden Recordings has provided a wide range of techno to hundreds of DJs and fans since 2006.  The label’s sound ranges from deep techno to atmospheric chill-out with quirky grooves and has been played everywhere from big room gigs and festivals to smaller lounges and early morning terraces.
 
RELEASE DATE: April 2010 – vinyl; May 2010 Digital

http://www.hidden-recordings.com
 
Tracklisting:
 
Dopamine (Original Mix)
A loping Philly-style house bass line and tight vocal editing give this track a warm, funky feeling that bounces. Handclap sounds gives the original a nice  dynamic and a complete, organic touch that falls somewhere between main room funky house and its deeper, late night cousin – tech house.
 
Dopamine (Noah Pred Remix) download
Pred carves a different path on his re-working with a darker, noisier vision that is more in line with his own Thoughtless imprint’s interpretation of techno. Science fictional machinations whirl around deep synth pads and a much less amiable version of Jubilee’s original bass line. The results will have dance floors treading through a syrupy haze of early AM speaker dust.

Histamine (Original Mix)
On “Histamine”, Jubilee takes a more synthetic approach with buzzsaws of ascending minimal beats and a skeletal bass line pounding out a relentless and dreamy groove. The insistent pulse here compels listeners like a irresistible siren song.

Histamine (Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause)
Label founders Sharma and Krause knock one out of the park on this wicked slice of assembly line techno. Detroit and Dusseldorf techno influences battle it out for supremacy on a tough-as-nails production from this talented duo.

Bios:
 
JUBILEE
Born in Casa Blanca, Morocco, Jubilee grew up listening to his father play instruments and old records. Ten years ago, Jubilee came to the U.S.A., bringing his culturally infused sense of rhythm, beats, and sounds to the streets of DC as a club promoter for Panorama. His interest in becoming a DJ started when he would watch the DJs play for 6 hours a crack, just watching every movement, learning. In 2001, DJ Alex Kelly was playing at DC’s former club, Spot. Jubilee was watching him play until the DJ handed the headphones over. Stunned and feeling like a daydream, Jubilee put on the headphones and started mixing. Daylight couldn’t come faster. As soon as he could, Jubilee went out and bought about ten records and asked Alex if he could open for him until he got to the club. Shortly after, he bought his first turntable set. Everyday, Jubilee would just play the records over and over and over again. Listening. Feeling the sound and making it work. Jubilee has been creating impressionable sounds over the past two years, gearing toward becoming one of the music’s up and coming artists. Between his live performances and unique DJ sets, Jubilee has created quite a following in DC, earning credibility with some of the industry’s top venues. Support has been a phenomenal instrument is generating Jubilee’s success. With pal Gabriel Rojas and residency with Mnmlife, Jubilee has put together events premiering local and global talents and played with artist such as Josh Wink, Adultnapper, Mr. C, and Matthias Tanzmann. The more you follow, you’ll see it’s more than just music.

NOAH PRED
Producing dance music and performing live for the past ten years, Noah Pred emerged from Vancouver’s underground as a sought-after techno DJ with a sophisticated sound and unique style.  Devoted to authentic and soulful strains of techno in all its permutations, Noah’s sound continues to evolve while remaining firmly driven by the dance floor. Since his first records were released, his productions have received international support, garnering critical acclaim while moving dancefloors across the globe.  As a DJ and live act, he’s toured throughout Europe and North America, performing alongside such diverse artists as Josh Wink, Mathew Jonson, and James Holden. After a three-year stint in Montreal working for Consigned Recordings while holding a residency at Stereobar, Noah relocated to the West Coast to produce his field recording based techno full-length, ‘Ecocosm’, which was soon released on New Kanada. Exploring his compositional versatility, Pred launched the Shen project in 2004. Geared towards digital downtempo, electronic dub and emotive IDM, Shen provided a creative outlet for productions that roam beyond the borders of clubland.  Noah’s debut Shen full-length, ‘Outlines’, was released on Native State Records in late 2006. Now based in Toronto, Pred has developed a loyal and devoted following for his potent DJ sets while running the digital imprint Thoughtless Music from his studio headquarters.
 
DEEPAK SHARMA & DIETER KRAUSE
The press has taken notice of Deepak Sharma and Dieter Krause’s rising popularity, with DJ Times placing them on the cover of the April 2009 issue along with a feature piece on the label.  AOL Music’s Spinner.com compared their sound and style to minimal techno giants Lusine, Superpitcher, Booka Shade, along with Alex Smoke and Gui Boratto.  In addition, they have been reviewed in prominent magazines such as XLR8R, DJ Times, Time Out New York, MixMag (UK), Trax (France) and Raveline (Germany).  Support has come from all over the globe, with major artists such as Pier Bucci, Butane, Argenis Brito, Alexi Delano, Maetrik, Ambivalent, Barem, Noah Pred, Gregory Shiff, Patrick Bateman, Derek Plaslaiko and Eric Cloutier all supporting the duo’s music.
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One eskimO Hit #1 on US Adult Rock Stations,Coachella Contest+Free MP3!

Posted in *Contest, *Free Tickets, Promotions, Tour with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

One eskimO
 “Kandi” Hits #1 on the Mediabase  Radio Chart!
 Launch Coachella Contest Via Twitter!
 Appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Triples Sales!
 “Astronauts” MP3 Available for Free Download

“…catchy, ambient pop.” – Billboard

 “‘Kandi” is a beautiful, aspirational track…” – Los Angeles Times Magazine
 One eskimO’s smash single “Kandi” has just hit #1 on the Mediabase radio chart making it the most played song on all adult rock stations in the US! One eskimO have been championed by over two hundred key stations across the country including “World Café” and  “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and are now crossing into pop radio. 
 They band made their US television debut this month on The Ellen Degeneres Show! Sales of their self-titled debut tripled following the March 17 appearance, watch the stellar performance here .The band is currently on a US tour that includes an appearance at the Coachella Festival.
 The band has also launched a contest on their official site with the grand prize being a flyaway and pair of 3 day passes to Coachella. Runners up will win copies of One eskimO’s self-titled debut. Contestants must follow the band on twitter and tweet about the contest and “Kandi” video. The winner will be announced via Twitter.
 One eskimO’s one-of-a-kind sound is matched only by their creativity, as they pioneered a “visual album” with “The Adventures of One eskimO,” a ten-part short-form animated series created by the team behind the Gorillaz animation.  The deluxe edition of the album including the videos, starring One eskimO and following his adventures, are available on iTunes and Amazon at a special price .

 The band is making the track “Astronauts” form the album available for free download here.

www.oneeskimo.com
www.twitter.com/oneeskimo
www.facebook.com/oneeskimo
www.myspace.com/oneeskimo
 One eskimO Live Dates
   3/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (presented by WXRP)
 4/3 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (with Bob Schneider)

  4/5 Philadlephia, PA @ World Cafe

4/8 Denver,CO @ Soiled Dove

   4/13 Seattle, WA @ KMTT Earth Day Show (with Train)

4/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival

 6/5  Woodstock,NY @ Mountain Jam Festival

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Download FAMILIES 11 podcasts

Posted in Dj Mix, Electronic, House, Podcast, Promotions, Tech House, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.


FAMILIES was founded in 2001 as a booking agency and a record label. Since 2003, FAMILIES launched the FAMILIESdownloads podcast series while developing FAMILIESbookings, the booking agency and promoting various parties across Europe. In 2009, FAMILIES started FAMILIESlabels, its labels management department.

http://www.audiofamilies.com/

Free Appleblim mix Live

Posted in Dj Mix, Dub Step, Electronic, Lo-Fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

Free mix from Appleblim to promote the upcoming FWD/Rinse takeover of matter on April 30.

 The Bristol-based producer co-runs Skull Disco with Shackleton, and in the past 12 months has shown the breadth of his musical tastes with remixes which touch on dubstep, deep house, techno and 90s-style garage, alongside production buddies Komonazmuk and Al Tourettes.

The set was recorded live at matter on Friday 29th January 2010.

You can download or stream it right here.

You can buy tickets for FWD>> + Rinse at matter on April 30th here.

http://www.junodownload.com

Free Download-Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – I Was On My Way To Hell

Posted in Electronic, Events, Minimal House with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

In celebration of his performance at fabric on the 3rd of April, heres Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts track ‘I Was On My Way To Hell’ to get you hyped.

Download  Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – I Was On My Way To Hell

For more info visit www.fabriclondon.com

Juno Podcast: Dubstep 21

Posted in Dubstep, Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

Juno s latest dubstep podcast is online now, featuring the stripped down, techy and outright in-your-face tracks that have been doing the business on Juno Download this week.

 You can subscribe for free in iTunes here and buy the individual tracks featured in the mix from Juno Download here.

Tracklisting:

1. J Kenzo: Tropic Thunda – Argon

2. To Rococo Rot: Fridays (Shackleton’s West Green Road remix) – Domino

3. Scuba: Triangulation – Hotflush Recordings

4. Aftermoon: Stay In Mood – Tube 10 Holland

5. Hinzy D: Exess 24 – Dub Injektion

6. Section 8: Risking It All – Gamma Audio

7. Cardopusher: Taken FOr A Ride – On The Edge

8. Excision & Endophyte: Aliens – Dubline

9. Matt U: Heads Up – Scum

10. B1t Crunch3r & Gravity: Segfault – Gamma Audio

http://www.junodownload.com

Download: FACT mix 136 – Sinden

Posted in 2 Step, Dj Mix, Dub, Dub Step, Electronic, Podcast, UK Funky, Wonky with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

Monday’s FACT mix is the work of Kiss 100 and Fabric’s Graeme Sinden.

Download: FACT mix 136 – Sinden
(Available for three weeks)

 Tracklist:
DJ Sdunkero – Choosing Love [dub]
Sbtrkt – Asymmillation [dub]
T. Williams – Chop then Screw [Local Action]
Sunny Beach Happy Slap Mardi Gras – Mamacita (Bambounou Remix) [Demeto Mori]
Roska – Time Stamp [Rinse]
Ill Blu – Blu Magic [dub]
Dubbel Dutch – Deep Underground [Palms Out]
Samo Sound Boy – Wacka Flocka [dub]
DJ Posh E – Dada Supercat (Bub Dance Mix) [dub]
Deesq – Bubble like Club [dub]
Big Moe – I’ll Do It (Go Go Garcia Remix) [dub]
Sinden & Sbtrkt – Kind of Familiar [Grizzly]
Bassanovva – Terrortactyl [Grizzly]
Brodinski – Arnold Classics (Egyptrixx Remix) [Grizzly]
Martin Brothers – Duckface [Dirtybird]
Para One – Toadstool [Sound Pellegrino]
Miike Snow – Silvia (Sinden Remix) [Columbia]
Jamtech Foundation – Too Fast (Julio Bashmore Remix) [Discobelle]
Jay Weed – On the Nile [Grizzly]
DJ Canchola – Africa 09 [dub]
Ultravid – Clan of Wow (Kingdom Remix) [Silverback]
Guido – Cat in the Window [dub]

Daily Dubstep: Saturday, April 3rd 2010

Posted in Events, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

Daily Dubstep: Saturday, April 3rd 2010
@ Vooruit, Ghent

 

Line up:

N Type ( Wheel and Deal Records, Tempa, Rinse.FM, UK )
Mala ( Digital Mystikz, UK )
Breakage ( Digital Soundboy, Bassbin, Critical, UK )
Youngsta ( Tempa , FWD >>, Rinse.fm, UK )
Kryptic Minds ( Osiris Music, Swamp81, Tectonic, UK )
SP:MC ( Club Autonomic, UK )
Stamina MC ( Digital Soundboy, Rinse.fm, UK )
Grimelock ( Stainage )
Science ( Untitled )

Price:Pre-sale:  15,00 Euro  ;  Door:  19,00 Euro

Doors:from 23h till 6h

More info:www.187-dnb.com

Concept:

Last year Mr M & One87 launched the first edition of a brand new Dubstep concept called “Daily Dubstep” in the main concert-hall of the first class venue Vooruit in Ghent.

The expectations were high but the final result really exceeded those expectations big time … what an amazing night it was …. Completely sold out from the first go with all you dubstep fans having the night of your life or at least, it looked that way. ;)

So we hope you are ready for some more … because we sure are! It wasn’t easy to top the previous line-up but we think we managed and hope it will exceed your expectations … we have 5 international artists instead of two and two of the UK’s top MC’s to get you going even more …

All our guests are widely accepted as the instigators and leading forces of Dubstep!

First up is N Type who has been proclaimed Best Dubstep DJ several years in a row. Next to running his own label Wheel and Deal Recordings, he’s also co-owner of Sin City Recordings with DJ Hatcha and next to releases for Dubpolice, Terrain Records and more, he also mixed the 5th Allstar Dubstep Compilation for Tempa. And then we haven’t even talked about his super popular radio-show on Rinse FM.

He will be joined by Mala from Digital Mystikz, discovered early on by the legendary John Peel and responsible for the groundbreaking DMZ record label and club-nights as well as many famous productions.

Moving effortlessly through styles from Drum ‘n’ Bass to Dubstep, Breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date. A prodigious talent, he already has a number of classic releases under his belt but continues to develop his sound with releases across leading imprints including Digital Soundboy, Tempa and Warp.
Youngsta doesn’t only A&R for the leading Tempa Record label, he also represents the label all over the world, mixes compilations and is now getting into more production work with DJ Seven.
And even though Kryptic Minds started out in the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene, they re-discovered their musical faith through Dubstep, through creative alliances with half-step dons Youngsta and Loefah.
Add to that the energy and power of SP:MC and Stamina MC as well as Belgian talents Grimelock and Science and you know, this will be a wicked party again!
So make damn sure you don’t miss it … it just might go down, again, as one of the best Dubstep parties Belgium knows, and if in doubt, maybe these pics will give you an idea …

Artist info:
N Type
www.myspace.com/djntype

Mala
www.dmz.com

Breakage
www.myspace.com/breakagedsb

Youngsta
www.myspace.com/theyoungsta

Kryptic Minds
www.myspace.com/krypticminds1

SP:MC
www.myspace.com/spemcee

Stamina MC
www.myspace.com/musicfromstamina

Grimelock
www.myspace.com/grimelock

Science
www.myspace.com/sciencedubstep

Artists:

N Type ( Wheel and Deal Records, Tempa, Rinse.FM, UK )

The award-winning Dubstep DJ / producer and label owner N-Type is without doubt one of the heavyweights in the scene. Voted Best Dubstep DJ several years in a row, he has releases out on labels such as Tempa, 3.5 Records and his own Terrain imprint. You can always expect the freshest dub-plates, biggest beats, bass-lines and anthems in an N-Type set.

N-Type began his career presenting an underground chart show on Delight FM with DJ Walsh. As time went by Walsh left the station and N-Type later took on a weekend chart show as he established a solo career. He quickly established himself as the main Dubstep DJ/producer on Delight FM and did regular guest shows on many other London pirate stations and internet stations. His mix compilations were rinsed on radio, which helped him gain recognition and bookings all over England and abroad. His shows have always concentrated on good vibes and giving the best music and talent the recognition they deserve.

He is always up to date with a wide selection of dubs from the finest producers. Eventually Delight fm closed down due to unexplained circumstances and N-Type moved on to Rinse Fm. Since then he has gained international recognition and currently presents a popular show on http://www.Rinse.fm. He expanded the show with more interviews, guest mixes and collaborations pushing artists and their music to the fullest.

In 2005 he focused his attention on production with his first sell out Track “Square off” hitting record shops on Southside Dubstars. He then signed tracks to other labels such as Dubpolice, Tempa and 3.5 Records and his own label Terrain Records.

His tunes have been gaining support from many Dj’s and radio stations with regular airplay on Rinse Fm, BBC Radio 1’s Breezeblock thanks to Mary Anne Hobbs and the Dubstep show on Kiss 100FM thanks to DJ Hatcha. N-Type is currently a resident at FWD>> & Dubpolice and has played at the mighty DMZ.

In 2007 N-Type was then given the opportunity by Ammuntion and Tempa to mix the 5th installment of Dubstep Allstars 5. The mix was released in the summer and took the critics by storm! This was a sure sign of the growth of the music and the respect it was getting.

More recently he started a new label Wheel and Deal Records with releases from DJ Kutz, Matt U, Youngsta, … Next to that he runs Sin City Records with DJ Hatcha.

Mala ( Digital Mystikz, UK )

Digital Mystikz, comprised of DJ/producers Coki and Mala, are at the forefront of London’s dubstep sound, leading the way with their own unique brand of dubbed out London sounds. Both derived of jungle, dub reggae and garage yet brand new, the sound had emerged from London and spread a love of sub bass, skankin riddims and mystical melodies across the world.

Along with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, they operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthly nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London. Legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, was an early supporter of Digital Mystikz, eventually putting them in his annual 2004 Top 50 list at #29.

They are among the scene’s most famous producers. Their song “Anti War Dub” appeared in the 2006 film “Children of Men,” although it wasn’t included in the soundtrack. In the summer of 2008, Mala was chosen to headline the night portion of the Sónar Festival in Barcelona. Nowadays, he travels the world!

Breakage ( Digital Soundboy, Bassbin, Critical, UK )

Never afraid to make an impact, Breakage burst onto the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene back in 2000 and announced his arrival with a raucous remix of a hardcore classic, Nasty Habit’s ‘Here Come the Drums’ on Reinforced. Backing up this bold move with a series of EPs for the legendary label proved he was no young pretender and he quickly established himself at the forefront of new wave of break-beat scientists.

A regular guest at nights such as Technicality in London and Bassbin in Dublin, Breakage brought his own unique mix of reggae bass-lines and time-stretched funk breaks to the clubs with huge success. His remix of Equinox’s ‘Acid Rain’ (originally released on Innerspective) plus massive singles for Bassbin (‘So Vain’) and Critical (‘Staggered Dub’) drew support from a range of DJs across the scene, including Fabio, Shy FX and Zinc, and quickly regarded by some as classics.

Support from Planet Mu boss Mike Paradinas resulted in a release on the esteemed label (‘Drowning b/w 9th Hand’) and hinted at the appeal of Breakage’s music beyond the club environment. With further releases on Critical and Scientific Wax plus the development of a collaborative partnership with DJ Flight (under the name Alias), Breakage had already proven his versatility and shown that he was capable of much more.

His debut album release came in 2006 and clearly demonstrated Breakage could adapt to a range of styles. Featuring joint efforts alongside SP:MC and Rohan, ‘This Too Shall Pass’ also included more slower tempo material and hinted at what was to come. Linking up with Digital Soundboy in 2007, Breakage soon turned heads with the haunting half-time dubbed-out beats of ‘Clarendon b/w Shroud’.

It came as no surprise that he would make waves in the dubstep community with his next release, ‘Callahan b/w Untitled,’ and set dancefloors ablaze with a joint remix of Benga & Coki’s ‘Night,’ alongside Shy FX as Digital Soundboy. With reggae legend David Rodigan lending vocals to his next release (‘Together b/w Rain’), Breakage continued to build on his successes and established himself firmly as one on of the leading lights at 140bpm.

Remixes for the Sony-backed songstress Zarif plus leftfield hiphop maverick Flying Lotus are slated for release before his next LP, ‘Foundation’, and hint strongly at the strength of Breakage’s appeal. With high profile collaborations across a range of styles, the album shows Breakage at his best and is accompanied by a worldwide tour.

Youngsta ( Tempa , FWD >>, Rinse.fm, UK )

Without doubt one of the finest DJs in Dubstep, Youngsta’s flawless mixing and deadly accurate selection place him at the forefront of this evolving scene. Representing flagship label Tempa with an exclusive array of dub-plates, his sets continue to raise the bar for quality and innovation.

Despite his young age, Youngsta has already attained veteran status in the Dubstep scene. Residencies at FWD>> and Rinse FM set him apart as a tastemaker and pioneer, supporting early productions from the likes of El-B, Horsepower, Loefah, Digital Mystickz, Skream, Benga, D1 and Headhunter. More recently, he’s been working in the studio alongside Seven, N-Type, Kryptic Minds and Icicle.

Youngsta was asked to present the Dubstep Allstars 2 CD for Tempa in 2005, following Hatcha’s first instalment in the ground-breaking series. Built around exclusive dub-plates created for only a handful of DJs, the compilation reflects Youngsta’s skills both in crafting a mix as well as selecting a sound. It’s no surprise he now represents Tempa as A&R and has helped bring attention to the likes of D1, Headhunter, SP:MC and Seven plus others on the label.

Although he’s not yet known as a producer, Youngsta’s had a strong influence on the progression of the sound known as Dubstep so far. Having cut his teeth with a VIP remix of Loefah’s “Twisup” in 2005, Youngsta has preferred to focus on DJing before rushing into production himself. More recently, he’s linked with Seven and N-Type in the studio and is looking forward to working with the likes of Icicle and SP:MC in the near future.

Youngsta also maintains a weekly radio show on Rinse FM. With his focus clearly on the music, he regularly features guest MCs including former host Task and more recently Toast and SP:MC. In 2008, Youngsta teamed up with station boss Geeneus to mix and compile the “I Love Dubstep” double CD, highlighting the instrumental role of Rinse FM in some of the scene’s finest moments to date.

In 2009, Youngsta released several collaborations with Seven of which “Massai Mara” b/w “The Story” (by Seven & N-Type featuring Youngsta) appeared on N-Type’s Wheel & Deal label. These tracks and others, including “Who’s There?”, have been causing a massive buzz on Youngsta’s Rinse FM show and a single for Tempa from the duo is in the works.

Kryptic Minds ( Osiris Music, Swamp81, Tectonic, UK )

Ten years since they formed, 2009 marks a turning point in the disturbed mental explorations of Kryptic Minds. Having built an enviable back catalogue of dark, deadly Drum ‘n’ Bass, the production duo of Si & Leon aka Kryptic Minds have quickly established a foothold in the exploding global Dubstep scene. As the flagship artists on Loefah DMZ’s label Swamp 81, their 12”s and album “One of Us” continue Dubstep’s tradition for stone-cold halfstep, flying against the dancefloor’s natural urges for momentum and release.

Instead they unleash fearsome sub bass assaults that lead listeners into an edgy otherworld and have become staples of sets by halfstep innovator Youngsta as well as Loefah himself. Look out for upcoming releases across some of Dubstep’s leading labels including Tectonic, Disfigured Dubz plus their own Osiris Music UK.

Kryptic Minds, then just Si, first gained prominence in the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene when Andy C’s Ram subsidiary Frequency released ‘The Truth’, quickly earning itself anthem status. The track’s success brought Si new creative opportunities: it was at this time Si and Leon Switch began a long and fruitful production partnership. Together the duo released tracks on some of the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene’s flagship labels, such as Penetration, Renegade Hardware, Tech Freak, Freak Recordings, and Goldie’s seminal Metalheadz.

They also established their own label Defcom Records, on which they released 27 singles, including ‘Take the Pain Away’ and ‘No Escape,’ as well as their debut album, the Drum ‘n’ Bass opus “Lost All Faith”. 2007 saw it declared by ATM magazine as one of the best drum & bass albums of all time. It was also at this time they set up new label Osiris Music uk, to release a wide range of music.

Inspired by Mala Digital Mystikz, Loefah and Burial 2008 saw the duo re-discover their musical faith through Dubstep, following the establishing of creative alliances with half-step dons Youngsta and Loefah. One of Loefah’s classic’s “Root” received the Kryptic Minds remix treatment. They also played at one of Dubstep’s most hallowed institutions, DMZ. The future’s dark, the future’s Kryptic Minds!
 

SP:MC ( Club Autonomic, UK )

Within the last 5 years, SP:MC has established himself as one of the busiest and most innovative MCs in both drum & bass and dubstep. As well working closely with front-runners DJ Friction, D-Bridge, Breakage and Youngsta, he holds residencies at leading nights including Shogun Audio, A Bunch of Cuts and Club Autonomic.

His passion for the music undoubtedly comes through on the mic. With a unique flow and the confidence to leave space for the beats to breathe, it’s clear that SP is an MC who only compliments and never competes with the DJ.

With a deep understanding of the music he’s so passionate about, SP has proved himself to be a talented producer in his own right. Recent releases on Tempa (alongside Joker D) and Shogun LTD (with Jubei and Dakuan as Code3) have demonstrated both quality and diversity, whatever the tempo. With another 12″ on Tempa plus a Code3 release on D-Bridge’s Exit Records, 2009 is yet another big year.
 

Stamina MC ( Digital Soundboy, Rinse.fm, UK )

A multi-talented natural performer, effortlessly combining the roles of vocalist, host and MC with a massive stage-presence, Stamina’s well earned reputation speaks for itself. He‘s a touring veteran and lives up to his name absolutely, making regular appearances across the globe in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan, UK, Europe and beyond. Whether alongside Shy FX, DJ Marky, DJ Fu & Jungle Drummer or a whole of top DJs, Stamina’s high energy performances are certain to raise the crowd with an outstanding range of lyrics, harmonies and freestyles to match the occasion.

A total professional, his love of music always takes centre stage and shines through whether performing live, on radio or in the studio. Stamina’s unswerving commitment to the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene at a grass roots level really sets him apart from the rest and has won him the support of a broad base of fans. Representing on London’s Rinse FM with a weekly show, he’s also a moderator for Drum and Bass Arena’s online forum plus a producer and a DJ in his own right.
Grimelock ( Stainage )

Grimelock have been steadily building a name for them throughout Europe as Belgium’s finest bass music export. Coming from the early Belgian jungle scene, Wallace and Kalib created Grimelock in 2004. MC’s Maëlan and Dynamic joined the crew shortly after to fill the shows with their energy.

Grimelock brings on stage a unique, explosive and fast-paced combination of dubstep, garage, electro and hip hop in which are blended own productions, exclusive dub-plates and timeless classics. Add to this the raw live energy of the MC’s and don’t be surprised if you find yourself bouncing, sweating and screaming for more.

In 2008 they set up Stainage Records, a label aiming to promote Belgian productions worldwide. They were also responsible for the infamous Stainage parties that brought all the biggest Dubstep names in Brussels ages before the hype.

Science ( Untitled )

This Antwerp based duo (Dennis Nesen & Maarten Dekort) is one of our country’s finest. They will soon be releasing their debut EP through the Untitled! Record label and their music is on high rotation on all the major radio-stations such as Studio Brussels and Sub FM.

At the young age of 20 they’ve already played alongside pioneers such as Mala, Coki, Loefah, Hatcha, Pinch and many more. Guaranteed bassweight!

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