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Dub Gabriel New Album Raggabass Resistance Out Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by dk

Dub Gabriel- Raggabass ResistanceRaggabass Resistance is the groundbreaking 4th album release from critically acclaimed Ragga/Dubstep producer, Dub Gabriel. Three years in the making and spanning multiple continents, he has been on an epic bass-fueled journey that saw him enlist the support of an incredible crew of collaborators – U-RoyWarrior QueenThe Spaceape (Kode9/Burial), Brother CultureJahdan Blakkamoore (Major Lazer/Snoop Lion), Dr. IsraelMC ZuluJuakaliPJ Higgins (Temple of Sound), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Pedro Erazo(Gogol Bordelo), and Mark Pistel (Hercules & Love Affair) – they all come together in an electro-organic stew of future reggae sounds to create Dub Gabriel’s most realized and ambitious album to date.

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Kode9 -Best of 2011

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FabricLive 61 – Pinch

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2011 by dk

Looking back on the myriad of ways that the genre now known quite loosely as ‘bass music’ has mutated, one of the key figures in its evolution would have to be Bristol’s Rob Ellis, better known simply as Pinch. His fascination with what the outer limits of the dub sound can achieve, has made him a distinct figure within the fluid group of like-minded dubstep musicians that defined the so-called Bristol sound. In 2003, a Kode9 set at London’s seminal FWD>> became the stepping-stone into dubstep that inspired him to start the first pure dubstep night outside of FWD>>, Subloaded, in his hometown. With the city’s love of dub and long musical lineage, plus Pinch’s dedication to the importance of the actual sound, it quickly formed a dedicated community and became a yardstick by which other nascent events were measured. This had all been driven by a key moment in his own musical evolution which as he explains, “I lost interest in D&B and started buying minimal Basic Channel style techno, garage, grime and electronica instead – trying to mix them up together,” pre-empting the dominant sound of 4/4 dub-techno embraced by today’s crop of young producers, like Hessle Audio, who regularly cite the Bristol sound as a big influence. This embrace of a starker, dubbier sound became the seed from where his Tectonic label grew, and by championing artists like 2562, led to his eventual release of work with dub legend and King Tubby apprentice, Scientist. His FABRICLIVE offering comes hot on the heels of mixes from Pearson Sound and an artist with whom he’s just recently released a collaborative album on Honest Jon’s, Shackleton. These are all producers who work in a similar vein, that is, impeccable attention to sound detail, continual experimentation with rhythm whilst always maintaining a definitive ‘sound’ which can be traced throughout all their productions.

The mix itself combines all of Pinch’s loves, a blend of both melodic mood-pieces, driving dub-techno and the odd mid-range bass wobble masterfully planted to maximum effect. This is all peppered through in post-production with little vocal samples, mostly supplied by Bristol MC Jakes, that fully form the mix, like the grain in wood, supplying body, making it more than just a sum of its constituent parts. Pinch kicks things off somewhere through a Distal production, a screwed hip-hop vocal making it sound like a paranoiac’s reimagining of ghetto-tech. This quickly sets the tone – managing to juggle the ominous with the upfront, like the Lynchian strings of ‘In Dreams’ which phase seamlessly into the manic energy of Boddika and Joy O’s recent smash ‘Swims’. The mix really clips along, testament to Pinch’s skill behind the decks, most tracks only playing out for a couple of minutes at most. There’s a nod to the pure dub-techno of Basic Channel, with a cut from Shed’s side-project EQD, mastered at that other altar to all things bass, Berlin’s Hard Wax. This drives into another major influence, with Pinch’s own remix adding some rolling sine-waves to the guttural vocals of Prince Green on Henry & Louis& neo-dub. A sledgehammer wobble both heralds, and ends, the central section of the mix, with Pinch’s collaborative effort with Photek, and Chestplate boss Distance’s weighty ‘Blue Meanie’. This central nub almost functions as a showcase, Pinch demonstrating some of contemporary dubstep’s many flavours: the industrial sounds of Emika, Roska’s clattering drums, Addison Groove’s use of repeating vocals as a rhythmic weapon and the shimmering techy keys of Goth Trad. The final two tracks are supplied by a couple of the most promising young producers to emerge in the past few years, Londoner OM Unit and Tectonic’s own Illum Sphere. ‘Pressure’ certainly doesn’t let up, presenting us with a relentless squiggling synth-line awash in a storm of feedback then changing tack considerably into a steady pulsing beat. Pinch often talks of psychedelic dub, and here Illum Sphere demonstrates it wonderfully, toeing the line between instrumental breakbeats and even deep house, with its ethnic drums, distorted strings and a pitched down warble. This isn’t the true end as the mix is bookended with the rest of Distal’s track in order to achieve a perfect circularity as Pinch explains.

I am a supporter of the sound of vinyl and the cultural associations I make with this format so it was important to me – even if I do ultimately end up abandoning my beloved format one day – to stick by my guns and record the mix like this. I also made the whole mix start and finish in the same spot – meaning that the entire DJ mix can work as a loop if you put it on repeat. I really like the idea of certain kinds of music existing in its own infinite context and setting up the mix to loop like that was playing entirely into that idea.” – Pinch 2011

Release date: Jan 16, 2012

FabricLive 61 – Pinch
Tracklist
01. Distal – Venom (Part 2) [Tectonic]
02. F – Slow Down [7even]
03. EQD – Equalized #005B [Equalized]
04. Henry & Louis feat. Prince Green – Love Like (Pinch Remix) [2 Kings]
05. Pinch & Shackleton – Rooms Within A Room [Honest Jon’s]
06. Deleted Scenes – Natural Law [Deleted Scenes]
07. Pinch & Quest – In Dreams [Tectonic]
08. Boddika & Joy Orbison – Swims [Swamp81]
09. DJ G – Uncertain [Tectonic]
10. Roly Porter – Hessra [Subtext]
11. Photek & Pinch – Acid Reign (Pinch’s Dubplate Version) [Photek Productions]
12. Pinch & Loefah – Broken [Tectonic]
13. Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) [Ninja Tune]
14. Roska – 480 BC [Tectonic]
15. Addison Groove – This Is It VIP [Tectonic]
16. Goth Trad – Mach [Tectonic]
17. Distance – Blue Meanie [Chestplate]
18. Jakes – Get Serious [H.E.N.C.H.]
19. Jakes – A Case Of The Bleeps [H.E.N.C.H.]
20. OM Unit – Pressure [Tectonic]
21. Illum Sphere – Promise A Secret [Tectonic]
22. Distal – Venom (Part 1) [Tectonic]

Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape – “Is This Revolution” (DAC012)(Stream+Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2011 by dk

ABOUT THE RELEASE:

Dub Gabriel hits us with his most thought-provoking and subversive tracks to date, highlighting the dilemma facing our global society as people take to the streets striking out against hunger, poverty, war, government corruption and the rise of corporate cultural hegemony. Joined by pioneering UK dubstep MC, The Spaceape (Kode9/Burial) on the incendiary title track ‘Is This Revolution’, and Chicago’s Mighty Dub Killerz on the flip for the soulful call to action of ‘These Times’ – together they deliver a lyrical mind-bomb that invokes the spirits of Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash and Gil Scott-Heron for a new generation.

ABOUT DUB GABRIEL:

Bass music pioneer Dub Gabriel has been pushing the low-end spectrum since his start at NYC’s legendary Limelight Club in the 90’s. Now, as part of the Akai Pro Artist family, he travels the globe with his APC40 breaking down the barriers between DJ’ing and live electronic performance. His trailblazing style has created much demand on the international club and festival circuits (most recently playing to capacity crowds in a headline slot at this year’s Fusion Festival in Germany), and has seen him perform regularly alongside a truly diverse set of cutting-edge artists that include Benga, Bomb Squad, Kode9, DJ Craze, Scientist, Meat Beat Manifesto, Zion Train and François K (with whom he is a regular guest for the past 7 years at Cielo’s celebrated Deep Space night in NYC).

When not on the road, Dub Gabriel is immersed in the studio creating critically acclaimed projects that include a recent string of heavy-hitters featuring U-Roy, Michael Stipe (REM), MC Zulu, Yo! Majesty, Jahdan Blakkamoore and 77Klash (both known for their work w/ Major Lazer). His unique take on Global Bass Music has led to many commissioned remixes, including some recent standouts for Balkan Beat Box and Dubblestandart feat. Lee Scratch Perry & David Lynch. Under the guise of Jajouka Soundsystem, he recently worked with Bachir Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka) and David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) – their critically acclaimed first track, ‘Salahadeen’, is featured on the groundbreaking Generation Bass ‘Transnational Dubstep’ compilation on Six Degrees Records.

Burial – Street Halo and Stolen Dog(Stream/Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by dk


Brand new Burial 12″ on Hyperdub announced yesterday HERE
Rip from the Benji B BBC Radio 1 broadcast, special guest Kode9
Burial -Street Halo
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Burial-Stolen Dog

Check for more info about new Burial EP out Monday 28 march HERE

Kode9 & the Spaceape New Album Black Sun

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by dk

Five years after their debut collaborative LP Memories of the Future, UK dubstep linchpin Kode9 is teaming up with rapper Spaceape for another go-round on Black Sun, which drops in April via Kode9’s own Hyperdub label.
Black Sun Tracklist:

01 Black Smoke [ft. Cha Cha]
02 Promises
03 Bullet Against Bone
04 Green Sun
05 The Cure [ft. Cha Cha]
06 Hole in the Sky
07 Otherman
08 Love Is the Drug [ft. Cha Cha]
09 Black Sun (Partial Eclipse Mix)
10 Neon Red Sign [ft. Cha Cha]
11 Am I
12 Kryon [ft. Flying Lotus]

(pitchfork report)

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Download: RA Label of the Month 1011 Mix: Night Slugs Mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2010 by dk

Night Slugs MixThis month’s label showcase comes courtesy of L-Vis 1990, one-half of the team behind Night Slugs. Over the course of three-quarters of an hour, he takes us through the neon-lit world of the label.

Download: RA Label of the Month 1011 Mix: Night Slugs Mix (right click + save target as)
Filesize: 64.7 MB
Length: 47:02

Tracklist
Girl Unit – Shade On
L-Vis 1990 – Forever You Dub
Egyptrixx – Liberation Front
Mosca – Square One VIP
Kingdom – Bust Broke
Girl Unit – IRL (Bok Bok Remix)
Jam City – Magic Drops
Lil Silva – Golds 2 Get
L-Vis 1990 – Reprise
Jam City – Arpjam
Velour – The Scent of Romance
Jacques Greene – (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want
Optimum – Broken Embrace
Girl Unit – Wut

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