Archive for the ‘dubstep’ Category


new jems from old friends

March 20, 2011

burial & four tet remix thom yorke…

02 Mirror

fever ray releases “the wolf” for the red riding hood soundtrack…. oops!

04 – The Wolf

not to be out done by his sister, olof remixes emmanuel jal

02 Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix)


We’re New Here

March 4, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron

Jamie XX’s remix album “We’re New Here” of Gil Scott-Heron is stunning. I was admittedly sceptical, having been subjected to loads of horrendous spoken word and beats albums back in the 90s. Gil Scott-Heron, in addition to being considered the “godfather of rap” for his spoken word “The Revolution will not be Televised,” is also an insane crack fiend, blow torch by the sofa kind of fiend. In a brilliant article in the New Yorker he comes across as a musically gifted Bubbles.

The word you are going to hear alot of in reviews is soul. And that it does. Remixed by XX beat maker, producer, and dubstep DJ Jamie Smith and produced by XL’s Richard Russell it reminds me at times of early Massive Attack filtered through the XX. Which is pure ear drool for the likes of me. At other moments the tracks are anchored by some vintage sparse dubstep, not unlike James Blake’s new album of aural pleasure (the two albums compliment each other real swell). Buy it.

New York is Killing Me – Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX

Filmic video for “I’ll take care of U” here.




Hyperdub vs. 3024 (Kode9 vs. Martyn Mix)

September 15, 2010

Keeping with the trend of some favorite labels of mine collaborating, check out the Hyperdub vs 3024 Exclusive Mix for Japan. I am slow in posting this, but Martyn’s contributions have been really growing on me. I have listened to the three song mix(Martyn – Is This Insanity (feat Spaceape – Ben Klock mix) TO Detachments – Circles (Martyn Round & Round mix) TO Deadboy – U’ve Been Hurting) on repeat and no matter where I am, no matter what I am working on – it gets me dancing! Kode9 is good as per usual, but if you listened to his DJ Kicks this year you won’t really be surprised. Check it out if you can.

Martyn mix:
01. Martyn – Intro Selection
02. Martyn – Far Away
03. Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
04. 2562 – Hijack
05. Altered Natives – Crop Duster
06. Tiga – Gentle Giant
07. Martyn – Miniluv
08. Martyn – Is This Insanity (feat Spaceape – Ben Klock mix)
09. Detachments – Circles (Martyn Round & Round mix)
10. Deadboy – U’ve Been Hurting
11. Illum Sphere – Go Killum

Kode9 mix:
12. Kode9 – Black Sun
13. DVA – Natty
14. Kode9 – 2 Far Gone
15. Cooly G – Phat Si
16. Dong – Suzaran (Quarta 330 & LV remix)
17. The Bug – Skeng (feat Killa P & Flo Dan – Kode9 remix)
18. Kode9 & The Spaceape – Konfusion
19. Kyle Hall – You Know How I Feel
20. Kode9 & LD – Bad
21. Terror Danjah – Bruzin
22. Ikonika – Fish
23. Burial – South London Boroughs
24. Zomby – 1 Up
25. Darkstar – Need You

I can’t find a lot of the 3024 material, but I love this song right now (brit synth vocal pop with nice bass line)
Circles – Martyn’s Round & Round Remix


Mount Kimbie – Would Know

July 25, 2010

post-dub meets boards of canada and everyone is happy


breakage sunday show

May 20, 2010

the highly talented jungle/dubstep producer rolls through town this sunday, and monday is the holiday so you know this one is going to be big!  props to the rinse out crew and msp for lining this one up.  can’t wait for it  event link

Breakage – Questions VIP

Breakage – Higher

Breakage – Vial (feat. Burial)

Equinox – Acid Rain (Breakage Remix)


two great shows in two nights

April 23, 2010

well make that three if you include tomorrow night getting to dj with panda slap at an art gallery/fund raiser.  [aside]

saw Ghislain Poirier last night at HiFi.  amazing! it was a typical thursday night (smalltown dj’s disco/electro kid crowd) and Poirier still killed it.  I am going to step out a little and say that Poirier is one of the producers/djs who has shapped and inspired the music I have been following for the last 5 years. . .right up there with Diplo and Kode9.  they all have their unique sound and are leaders of their trade.  all djs that I have followed from their first internet mixes to semi-stardom.  this is the third or fourth time I have seen Poirier, and each time it’s a totally new experience. last night he played lots of hits off of his new album ‘running high’.  massive sound, heart crunching bass with some high techno/rave/stadium dj bleep bloops to keep the crowd dancing.   MC Zulu had control of the mic all night to build hype.  A black dude wearing sunglasses in the club mc’ing over a white french canadian seems to drive girls wild – there were always at least five of them on the stage.  some critical feedback for Zulu (don’t take too much offence), but you have to stop trying so hard.  plus you don’t need to sing on top of every beat all night long, you can let Poirier’s sounds shine through a little bit.  MC Zulu was rocking a shirt that said “MC Zulu” and he had a hand held camera that he used to film himself .  weird.

GOTAN PROJECT – La Gloria from Ya Basta records on Vimeo.

tonight is none other than RSD, with Sub Swarma.  I am really excited about RSD.  love of jah light and pretty bright light are two songs that always seem to creep back into my mixes, starting years ago when people started talking about this whole dubstep idea.  RSD is Rob Smith from Smith and Mighty and the sounds have matured nicely over the last 15 years. (thanks for the records J + M, I had them pulled out all night).  the Smith and Mighty Dj Kicks (1998?) will be blasting in my house all day tomorrow and I can’t wait. here are so tracks to keep you company while I head off to the club. . .





April 6, 2010

yeah for the hump day concert, perfect way to break up the work week.  joker plays the hifi tomorrow night!

have been pumpin these mashups lately.  keeps things light, fun, fresh?

Justin Joker – City River

How Purple Can You Go (Ludacris vs Joker & Ginz)

and a new one, released just two days ago.  more of that signature 80s dubstep sound with a grime/synth stab edge to it. the original is cool, but i much prefer the VIP mix.  a preview for tomorrow night?

Joker – Tron (VIP Mix)

ps. welcome back john!