Friday, July 27, 2012

Coki - Reconstrvct VII - July 28th


yes yes yes... you know what time it is... flyer says it all.
Not To Be Missed... I'm hyped!!! Lots of amazing artists performing..

a lil snippet... love this one... everybody has their favorite I'm sure... there's so many...
you can cop tickets here.

Big Up the Reconstrvct Crew

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

MEDI059 - Afraid of Me - Jack Sparrow

Out this week on Deep Medi, the new single from Jack Sparrow boils Dubstep back down to its basics. "Afraid of Me" retains many of the techno-tinged traits found on his earlier Tectonic releases but with a healthy dose of lasers, the end result of which sounds a bit like Kromestar turned inside out. The galloping percussion of "Terminal" and "Chase" are here swallowed up in the bowels of the bass, producing a visceral undulating sound. The paranoid rush of the A-side turns bittersweet on "Good Old Days" where a different kind of nostalgia takes hold. Sounding very much like early DJ Shadow, Jack Sparrow lays out a rainy neon city-scape with rippling vibes, jazzy trumpet and flute rolling over the restrained bass stabs and swells. Both are beautiful tracks, showing the Leeds producer's strengths as he tackles different sides of the urban mind.

Image: Bill Sosin
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Monday, July 23, 2012

CHST020 - A Result of Sound/Deserted - Distance

Moody beats from Chestplate label-boss Distance celebrating his label's 20th release. Over the past five years the label has become synonymous with a brand of dark, deep, chest-rattling dubstep. Distance has been a constant presence on the label diligently honing his sound along with such well known names as Cyrus, Tunnidge, Skream and Benga and more recently the likes of Sleeper and Razor Rekta. It's to his credit that the label has remained as consistent in the quality and progression of its sound. At four releases over five years we are definitely looking at a goal which emphasizes quality over quantity. And right it should! You only have to listen to the results.

On this latest pair of melancholy bangers, you will hear a kind of culmination past experience and past efforts pulling together a deep rooted jungle influence and a love for creeping distorted mid-range more reminiscent of rock guitar than dub. "Result of Sound" brings to mind 80's flavors with it's Juno-like lead but quickly descends into a cavernous beat periodically interrupted with an oddly familiar sample from Peter Guy Manners exalting the mysterious potential of sound as a generative force in the universe. Distance continues this kind of psychedelic moodiness on the B-side with "Deserted". A wavering vocal-like synth takes the lead on this track creating an uneasy feeling reinforced by the rolling saws and skittering dry percussion. Both of these cuts show how far the sound has progressed toward a particular combination of sonic elements - a combination that would feel slightly more formulaic if it didn't also include an incredible amount of space for variation and growth. As always, Chestplate sets its own trend and shows an evolution within the genre that is deeply organic and uniquely perched atop traditions of Dub and Drum & Bass. A must have for lovers of devastating darkness!

Out now via the label store:
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

SeclusD023 - Synthesized Landscapes from Future EP - Aquadrop

Video teaser form the latest collection of mind-altering beats from Milan's Aquadrop. The EP, which is out Monday on Seclusiasis digital, promises to deliver on the wide range of genres we have come to expect from a producer like Aquadrop. From dripped-out, synth-rippling beats to spasmodic kuduru riddims, Mr. Airaghi's work maintains a dense layering of electronic textures rooted in a cinematic idiom. More teasers can be found here.

Purchase on Junodownload and other good digital shops.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

JME Murking - Boy Better Know

ok ok ok den.... ;)

I can never get to sleep on time... permanently sleep deprived at this point.. one day I'll have to just sleep for a full 2 weeks straight... I couldn't in good faith, fall asleep without doing a little quick liner about this one.... yeah I know it was out last month but thats ok... this aint a race...

While watching a Butterz interview, courtesy of Dubspot this video came through with one of the sickest beats I've heard in a while... JME's Murking out on Boy Better Know, with Preditah on production duties... yeah... definitely feelin the vibes on this....

"Frisco come thru and take man out like wisdom teeth..." - and luv JME's one-liners...

this is definitely something to cop if you haven't already... feels like some new, new sh*t

you can grab this at all the usuals... Itunes, Amazon and my fav Juno....

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

DJ Tubby, Footsie, D Double E, Slew Dem's Chronik at Butterz

Ultra quick one from me today... Saw this and had to repost.... Fresh live mix from the Newham Generals camp who performed at Butterz night at Cable.... have I ever mentioned the Newham Generals to you? If you've been to this site before you should know the answer to that...

So def big up the Braindead Ent camp... (read Tubby & Footsie) who are dropping a new EP soon, entitled "The Gray Area"... I'm sure we'll be doin a post on that... it's always awesome when the crowd knows all the lyrics... Tubby droppin some shear classics on this as well....

Special shouts to Butterz + The Grime Report... big night

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

FIRST CITY MOB - EPISODE 20 Max Echo - Bookz

                                Well its that time again... a new dose of beatz for all da headz



Max Echo and Bookz bring you some pre-summer flavas... fresh new music and exclusives... Featuring tracks by: Author, Rude Kid, Kromestar, Dark Tantrums, Mad Scientist, Dismantle, The One, Gemmy, Buraka Som Sestima, Seclusiasis Crew, Dubmechanics, Rx & Shiftee, Biome plus many more...

Be sure to download and make sure you subscribe as well!! EZ

*** For a limited time you can download directly from the Soundcloud player below****

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