Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dub War Mix Built by Dave Q, Joe Nice, Badawi and Incyde feat vocals by Juakali

It's battle of the US club nights on this week's Mary Anne Hobbs Show, 27th of May 2009. First off is an epic 48+min mix from the NY club Dub War.
One of the best things about this mix is the Darkstar track. You can hear a snippet of it in their Hyperdub Showcase mix from last year but it doesn't do it justice. Those strings building up over the garage beat, bliss. One of those great tracks that's almost cheesy but just manages to pull it off. We need an album from these guys now.

Badawi – ‘More of the Same’ [Spatial Remix] (The Index)
Darkstar – ‘Untitled’ (Dub)
Brackles – ‘Rawkus’ (Dub)
DJG – ‘Apophenia’ [Jus Wan Remix] (Dub)
Mickey Pierce – ‘Innami’ (Dub)
Untold – ‘It's Gonna Work Out Fine’ (Dub)
Ramadanman – ‘Bleeper’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Rollin’ (Dub)
Kutz – ‘Freak’ (Dub)
Distance – ‘Twilight’ (Dub)
Mala – ‘Explorer’ (Dub)
Badawi Feat.Vengeance Tenfold – ‘Dstry Prfts’ [Shackleton remix] (Dubplate)
Badawi – ‘El Topo’ (Forthcoming The Index)
Badawi – ‘Lost Highway’ (The Index)
FaltyDL – ‘Tronman’ (Dub)
Incyde – ‘Patter’ (Dub)
Scuba – ‘Klinik’ (Hotflush)
James Blake – ‘Air and Lack Thereof’ (Hemlock)


Low End Theory Mix Built by Daddy Kev, The Gaslamp Killer & Nobody

It's time for LA's Low End Theory to step up with mixes from Daddy Kev, The Gaslamp Killer and Nobody.

Daddy Kev
Flying Lotus – ‘Data Entry’ (Unreleased)
Nobody – ‘Mr. No Zero’ (Unreleased)
EPROM – ‘Lick Out’ (Unreleased)
Dibiase – ‘Untitled’ (Unreleased)
TV On The Radio – ‘Red Dress [Glitch Mob Remix]’ (Interscope)
Nosaj Thing – ‘Caves’ (Alpha Pup)
Hive – ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ (London/FFRR)
Mono/Poly – ‘The Beatles’ (Unreleased)
Take – ‘Make Believe’ (Eat Concrete)
Ras G – ‘Earthly Matters’ (Brainfeeder)
Freestyle Fellowship – ‘Got You On The Run’ (98Sessions)


Gaslamp Killer
Egyptian Jazz Intro
Joker – ‘Solid State’ (Self Released)
Synchro - ‘Hold Tight’
Timberland – ‘50cent Inst’
The Piranha Sounds – ‘La Turbie Pirhanienne’ (Finders Keepers)
Gerhard Trede – ‘Signals’
Dimlite – ‘Feedback Children’
Samiyam –‘Fishsticks’
Mainframe Edited
NIN – ‘Closer’ [GLK edit]’
Flying Lotus – ‘Interferrence’
Dimlite – ‘Ravemonds Young Problems’ (Beat Dimentions)
16bit – ‘Funhouse’
GLK – ‘Low End Outro’


Oh No – ‘Alarms’ (Stones Throw)
Ras G – ‘Manson and Cher’ (Unreleased)
Ras G – ‘Alter Destiny’ (Unreleased)
Flying Lotus – ‘Break Face’ [One for GLK]’ (Unreleased)
Free The Robots – ‘000001’ (Unreleased)
Mono/Poly – ‘Untitled’ (Unreleased)
School of Seven Bells – ‘Trance Figure [Nobody Remix]’ (Ghostly International)
Busdriver feat. Myka 9 – ‘Manchuria [Instrumental]’ (Anti/Epitaph)
Oh No – ‘Raw Stew’ (Stones Throw)


Remember to keep an eye on Low End Teory's podcast page. Great mixes every month.

The Chaser is back

From last night's epsiode. Classic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FACT Mix 25: Gemmy

Excellent mix by Gemmy for FACT Magazine. Coming out of Bristol, Gemmy is easily one of my favourite dubstep producers right now, confirmed by the release of the amazing Planet Mu 12" Supligen. Gemmy is all about the Bristol sound, big synths and slow almost-hiphop beats with menacing basslines beneath. Obviously a must for Joker fans.

Jakes - 'Nyabingi'
Rustie - 'Black Block' Remix
Gemmy - 'Purple Moon'
Gemmy - 'Johnny 5'
Kutz - 'Spaceman' VIP
Davinche - 'Jam Hot' Remix
Joker & Ginz - 'Purple City'
Joker - 'Do It'
Gemmy - 'Shanti Riddim'
Gemmy - 'Kodoma'
Gemmy - 'Rusty Tin'
RSD - 'Pretty Bright Light'
Gemmy - 'Bk 2 The Future'


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TOKiMONSTA - You Don't Need Pepto You Need Some BEATS

This is an awesome Brainfeeder podcast I stole so make sure you check out their website. LA's own TOKiMONSTA brings us 40 minutes of colourful psychedelic beats.

No tracklist so here's a pic of TOKiMONSTA in action.


Monday, May 25, 2009

AGF/Delay mix for Symbiosis on Overlap

AGF/Delay released their second album this year and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I really like both artists on their own, AGF's 2008 album Words Are Missing was one of my favourites of the year, but something about the album didn't really click with me. I enjoyed it and all I just found that after a few weeks I kind of forgot it was there. I might have another go now after hearing this mix. The tracklist is one I normally dream about with amazing artists like William Basinski, Fennesz and Steve Reich alongside more mainstream names like Tricky and Ms Dynamite. It might seem a bit ambitious but it works extremely well, creating a mix that's organic and human while being synthetic and alien at the same time. Very recommended.

1. Aavaavaa - Helsinki Caving In
2. Alva Noto - U_03
3. AGF - Her Beauty Kills Me (unreleased)
4. AGF/DELAY - Congo Hearts
5. Uusitalo - Nälkälaulu
6. Ø - Unien Holvit
7. TBA - March In Ocean And Falling Asleep
8. Erikah Badu - Twinkle
9. Zavoloka & AGF - Do Divchyny
10. William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Untitled 3
11. Yo Majesty - Blame It On The Change
12. Wendt - Sun
13. Fennesz - Black Sea
14. Tricky - Veronika
15. Meshell NdegeOcello - Sloganeer
16. Ms Dynamite & Akala - Time To Get Free
17. Mika Vainio - Yksinäisyys, Suru, Katkeruus
18. AGF/DELAY - Downtown Snow
19. Steve Reich & Musicians - Come Out
20. Vladislav Delay - Lumi

Go here to dowload. Make sure you check out the rest of the site. Lots of goodness.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Joker - Solid State (320k MP3)

You probably know this track well as it's been around a while and was featured in Starkey recent mix CD for the Lo Dubs label. I guess it's not getting a proper release as Joker recently posted it for free on the Dubstep Forum.

Check it out below. Classic Joker.

Download Joker's Solid State

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dam Funk Mix

28 minutes of Stones Throw madness from DâM-FunK. Very nice.

DâM-FunK – ‘Brookside Park’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Spacecapades’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘This Time, Take It Out On the Groove’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Flying V Ride’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘The Sky Is Ours’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Sidewayz’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Rollin’ (Stones Throw)
L.S. Movement – ‘Move Everything You Got’ (LA/Veg)


Various Production Mix

Finally some decent length mixes this week, the first is an awesome dubstep mix from Various Production. You never know what you're going to get with these guys and this mix is no different. Although being around since pretty much the start of dubstep, VP seem to come across as outsiders, maybe because they have an edginess to their tunes that's not present in most of the dancefloor orientated dubstep coming out of the UK. And also because their first album had a few tracks that were just vocal and acoustic guitar, something you wouldn't find on a Benga album that's for sure...

Highlights include the synth heaven of Starman and the insane Drink It featuring MC Vex. And the vocal track near the end is MC Vex also, not Mike Skinner...

Various Production – ‘Nothing’
Various Production – ‘Starman’
Unknown – ‘Untitled’
Various Production feat Mc Vex – ‘Drink it’
Various Production – ‘Mug’
Gun Jack – ‘Ghetto Blaster’
Various Production – ‘Composite’
Modeselektor – ‘Black Block’ [Rustie Remix]
Various Production Feat Mc Vex – ‘Dan’s Time’
Various Production – ‘Untitled’
Reso (White)


Friday, May 15, 2009

FaltyDL in the Mix

First set of the night for Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 13th of May 2009. I was excited about this mix as I'm always interested in the artists Planet Mu chooses to sign. You never really know what you're in for. The first track of the mix is absolutely killer. You may remember Jaime Vex'd closing with it in the mix I posted by him a whiles back.

The album comes out on the 8th of June on Planet Mu. I'll definitely be making the purchase.

FaltyDL – ‘Paradise Lost’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Encompass’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Party’ (Ramp' Recordings)
FaltyDL – ‘Anxiety’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Human Meadow‘ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Laidback’ (Unreleased)
FaltyDL – ‘In You’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Dionysos’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Lay’ (unreleased)
FaltyDL – ‘Winter Sole’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘And I Really Know’ (Unreleased)


PANTyRAiD in the Mix

More Glitch Mob madness this time from side-project PANTyRAiD. Way more dubstep influenced than the jaw-dropping Boreta mix from last week, but of course being American dubstep there's a heavy hiphop and electro influence. It's almost worth downloading this just to hear the first drop 39 seconds in. Make sure you turn it up LOUD.

PANTyRAiD – ‘Upset / Beba Mashup’ with Lil John Acapella
PANTyRAiD – ‘Crunkalicious’
PANTyRAiD – ‘Worship the Sun’
PANTyRAiD – ‘Headcase’ with Ray Cash ‘Sex Appeal’ Acapella
PANTyRAiD – ‘Enter The Machine’


Architeq in the Mix

Final set of this week's show. Awesome mix of dub with some serious oldschool sounds.

Architeq - ‘Fox Tails’ (Tirk)
Architeq - ‘Time Cube’ (Dubplate)
Architeq - ‘Daytime’ (Dubplate)
Architeq - ‘Unknown’ White Label
Architeq - ‘Birds Of Dub’ (Tirk)


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Goth-Trad video clips from Void, 6th of June 2008

Goth-Trad is coming back for more shows next month so I thought I'd post the drunken videos I took when he played here last time. They're short but the sound is decent enough. Photos from the night here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Martyn’s Slice of Funk

Half an hour mix by Martyn for Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 show, 7th of May 2009.

Cooly G – ‘Love Dub Refix’ (Hyperdub)
Roy Davis Jr. – ‘About Love’ (Classic)
Actress – ‘Hazyville’ (Prime Numbers)
Roska – ‘Gone To A Better Place’ (Roska Kicks & Snares)
Erobique – ‘Arf Patzo’ (Mirau Music)
Martyn – ‘For Lost Relatives’ (Aus Music)
Martyn – ‘Phone Lines’ (3024)
Flying Lotus – ‘Disco Balls’ (Hyperdub)
Slum Village – ‘Disco’ (Capitol Records)
Waajeed – ‘Tron’ (Bling47)
Martyn – ‘Natural Selection’ (Flying Lotus' Cleanse Mix) (3024)


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Boreta (from The Glitch Mob) in the Mix

First mix of the Mary Anne Hobbs show from the 6th of May, and I think the best. Boreta from The Glitch Mob just kills it. I won't bullshit on (I saved that for Dorian Concept) but I will demand you download this mix. The last track is fucking epic.

The Glitch Mob – ‘Crush Mode Intro’
The Glitch Mob Feat Theophilus London – ‘Black Aura’
Boreta – ‘Bubblin in the Cut’ (Alpha Pup)
TV On The Radio – ‘Red Dress’ [The Glitch Mob Remix] (Interscope)
EPROM – ‘64 Bytes’ [Boreta Remix] (Addictech)
The Glitch Mob – ‘The Dragonslayer’
STS9 – ‘Beyond Right Now’ [The Glitch Mob Remix]


EPROM in the Mix

The second mix of the night, EPROM delivers an awesome mix of glitchy hiphop and synth heavy dubstep sounds. This guy really reminds me of Zomby but in a very good way. Never heard of him before last night but I think I'm going to keep a close eye on him now. Really solid beats.

EPROM – ‘Never’ (Surefire)
EPROM – ‘Ribcracker’ (Dub)
EPROM – ‘Mr. Wobbles’ (Dub)
EPROM – ‘Humanoid’ (Dub)
EPROM – ‘Sweatboxxx’ (Dub)
EPROM – ‘Shoplifter’ (Black Acre)
EPROM – ‘Whyyyyyyyy’ (Dub)
EPROM & Prof.I.See – ‘Zoning’ (Cloak x Dagger)


Dorian Concept in the Mix

I first saw Dorian Concept at the St Jerome's Laneway festival earlier this year. I was watching the band No Age when I left to get more beer. On my way back I thought I'd check out a minute of Dorian Concept as I was planning to go to his sideshow the following week. A minute is all it took. When mobiles weren't answered I ran back through the No Age crowd and grabbed my mates. Fuck this shit I said, you gotta come see Dorian Concept. It's not often you see a really captivating live electronic performer but the way he was attacking his synth was just great to watch. I managed to get one video. Check it out at Flikr.

Dorian Concept's music is absolutely buzzing. Old school and shiny new at the same time, it's bass music for an outdoor summer party.

I got his debut album in the mail last week and it doesn't disappoint. 10 tracks of blissed out synthy mayhem. None of the tracks in the mix are on the album so make sure you check out both.

Ritornell – ‘Golden Solitude’ [Dimlite Rework-Outro] (Karaoke Kalk)
Zanshin – ‘Shadoubt Shaps’ (White)
Dorian Concept – ‘Upside Downslide’ (White)
Dorian Concept – ‘After Words’ (White)
Dorian Concept – ‘Greenish Things’ (White)
Dorian Concept – ‘Trilingual Dance Sexperience’ (Affine Records)
Dorian Concept – ‘Pong Ping Song’ (White)
Dorian Concept – ‘F*#king Jazz Outro‘


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Glitch Mob

The latest Mary Anne Hobbs show has just finished airing and I'll have the mixes cut out and uploaded soon but in the meantime, check out this shit.
One half of The Glitch Mob is responsible for one of this week’s mixes so before I post that, I need to point you to the mix that got me loving these guys. 12 tracks and a 56 minute run-time sounds pretty standard for a mix but trust me, this is epic. A wonderful colourful romp through the world of glitchy instrumental hiphop.

1. Ooah "Tuesday Again" (Interchill Records)
2. edIT "Straight Heat" (Alpha Pup Records)
3. Boreta & Eprom "The Good, The Bad, The Squishy" (Unreleased)
4. Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg "The Next Episode" (Kraddy Remix Instrumental) (Refiner Records)/Mr. Vegas "Under Mi Sensi" (Acapella)
5. edIT "The Sirens" (Alpha Pup Records)
6. Boreta & Eprom "Psyphy feat. Mc Epcot" (Unreleased)
7. Ooah "Stomp The Yard" (Muti Music)
8. Lupe Fiasco "I Gotcha" (Kraddy Remix) (Refiner Records)
9. Boreta "Lobegrinder" (Glitch Mob Unlimited)
10. The Grouch "Artsy (edIT Remix)" (Alpha Pup)
11. Clipse "Mr. Me Too (a.k.a. Jalapeno Body Poppers) (Ooah Remix)" (Unreleased)
12. BlackStar "Bright As The Stars (a.k.a. Mos Beautiful) (Kraddy Remix)" (Refiner Records)

Go to the XLR8R website to download


This is the Boxcutter mix from the 11th of March. The link has been around the net for a while so if you're a Boxcutter fan you probably already have it. I decided to post it anyway as the album he's promoting in this mix arrived in the mail to me on Friday and it's left me breathless. Surpassing his first two albums by far, this is a new benchmark for electronic music.

So download the mix if you haven't already, but whatever you do buy the album! It's easily going to be one of my favourites of the year.

The mix:

Boxcutter – ‘Arcadia 202’
Boxcutter – ‘Arecibo Message’
Boxcutter – ‘Sidereal Day’
Boxcutter – ‘Earth is my Spaceship’ [Otherside Remix]
Boxcutter – ‘Sidetrak’
Boxcutter – ‘Untitled’ Featuring Brian Greene
Boxcutter – ‘Arecibo Reply 1’
Boxcutter – ‘Kab 28’
Boxcutter – ‘A Cosmic Parent’


One track this mix doesn't have is Mya Rave V2. A remix of a track that appeared on a Planet Mu compilation, it's gotta be the best 4/4 track I've heard in a very long time. It's worth buying the album just for it!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Silkie in the Mix

Really solid dubstep set from Silkie. Deep while staying dancefloor and not getting too minimal and wanky, the remix of Filth is a definite highlight. Very recommended.

Silkie – ‘Beauty’ (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Head Butt Da Deck’ (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Turvy’ (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Techno 22 (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Horizon’ (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Planet X (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Purple Love’ (Deep Medi)
Skream – ‘Filth’ [Silkie Remix] (Dub)
Silkie – ‘Mattaz’ (Deep Medi)
Silkie – ‘Test’ (Deep Medi)


Jakes in the Mix

Straight up dubstep mix from Bristol's Jakes. Plenty of wobble for anyone that way inclined...

Jakes – ‘Help Yourself’ (Hench)
Jakes -‘Hand In The Air’ (Hench)
Jakes - ‘In The Place To Be’ [v.i.p] (Hench)
Jakes - ‘Rhythm’ (Hench)
Jakes - ‘Rock the Bellz’[v.i.p] (Hench)
Jakes - ‘Stupid Skrilla’ (Hench)
Jakes – ‘Get’ (Hench)
Jakes -‘We Dream’ (feat Elisha King) (Hench)