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Jul18

“Celebrating the life” of MC SPARKS, they way it should be done…

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Jul18

Skream – Come With Me (Documentary)

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Jul18

Review: Starkey & Dev79 Present – Street Bass Anthems Vol 7

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Street Bass Anthems Vol 7

Straight Outta Philly! The stateside Grime and Bass bass Dynamic Duo of Starkey and Dev79 drop volume 7 of their Street Bass Anthems compilation on July 28th. This release features tracks from Starkbot and Dev79 themselves as well as a cast of co-conspirators from around the globe.

The opening MIR Handstand by the Seclusiasis label heads themselves is a patchwork quilt of different Grime patterns and switch-ups that keeps you guessing and delivers surprises one after another in a very polished and up front package. From there Street Bass Anthems 7 rolls through Juke, Hip-Hop, and Baltimore Club influenced numbers as well as other straight up Grime bits. This compilation takes you on a full tour of Grime out of the box, mashing up traditionally UK and US based influences into a coherent whole…

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Jul11

BASSIC presents AMIT, SCOTCH1, C-DUBS, DAMIAN SILVA

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Amit @ BASSIC

[ August 1, 2014 10:00 pm to August 2, 2014 2:00 am. ]

 

AMIT UK
Scotch1
C-Dubs
Damian Silva

Friday, August 1
at Good Life Boston
Doors 9:30 | 21+ | $10

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Jul7

Turning CDs Into LPs, With a Twist

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London musician Aleksander Kolkowski is giving new life to a dying musical format—by turning it into an even older format. His idea: repurpose the compact disc to play like its musical predecessor, the vinyl record. “I’m taking the optical digital back to analogue,” he says.

Using a modified Wilcox-Gay Recordette—a 1950s home stereo and recording device—Kolkowski cuts grooves into a CD, making it playable on a turntable. The re-engineered CD plays at 45 rotations per minute for up to two minutes and 50 seconds. The audio result is “a nice, warm sound, like it’s been remastered through an overdriven tube amplifier.”

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Jul3

Noodles (Groove Chronicles) – Crazylegs Mix 007

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Tracklist:
Wookie – Scrappy
Sunship vs Chunky – Dread Love
Dubaholics – Got to Know Ya
Unknown – The Rhythm
Brandy – Wanna Be Down (Large Joints remix)
Mark “Ruff” Ryder – Joy
Unknown – Happiness
Lenny Fontana – Spirit of the Sun (Bump ‘n’ Flex remix)
Big Bird – Flav
Zach Toms – Turned Around (Stanton Warriors mix)
Godfather – Funkpower
Kandi – Don’t Think I’m Not (remix)

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Jul3

UK Garage’s New School Stars Discuss the Future of 2-Step

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DJQ

It’s hard to keep track of UK 2-step garage’s countless permutations. New terms seem to crop up every few months – future garage, nu-garage, post-garage, post-dubstep – and all this change is making us want to re-rewind back to the good old days of classic 2-step. Of course, there’s no turning back the clock, so we’ve satisfied our craving for outdated beats by looking to the handful of UK producers who have drawn inspiration for their contemporary sketches from the genre’s origins.

These guys conjure the same feeling of joy we used to get from DJ EZ’s Pure Garage compilations, but they also incorporate fresh elements into their productions, like deeper baselines and new-school vocal chops. We caught up with some of the artists who champion the 2-step sound of the late ’90s and early 2000s in their contemporary productions, and are blazing a trail for UK garage 2.0.

Full story at Thump

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Jul2

Disclosure Hit It Big Thanks To These Garage Classics

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A bit of a fluff piece for sure but never hurts to fire up some 2-Step classics!

Around the turn of the millennium, UK 2-step garage was all the rage. A combination of soulful house inspired by the famous New York nightclub the Paradise Garage, jungle’s broken beats and booming bass, and Timbaland-style R&B, 2-step garage garnered commercial and chart success—and its influence lives on today. Once you listen to enough 2-step mixes, whether they were made in the 1990s by DJ EZ or last summer by Disclosure, you’ll start to notice that certain tracks pop up in many sets. We put together a list of some of the most popular 2-step tracks of all time.

Full story at Thump

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Jul2

DJ EZ Is Finally Coming To The US

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EZ

In our eyes, the fact that UK garage hero DJ EZ has never played in the States is pretty much a crime. After all, 2-step wouldn’t be the same without him—he’s hosted a radio program on KISS FM since 1999 and immortalized the sound on his Pure Garage compilations for Warner Brothers in the early 2000s. The last year or so was a renaissance of sorts for the stalwart DJ, between his epic 4-hour set on Boiler Room and relentlessly fun Fabriclive CD. Now, at long last, he’s taking the party Stateside for a US summer tour that will take him to California, Michigan, New York, DC, and Florida.

Full tour dates at Thump

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Jun29

Elements July 2014 Lineup

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Elements July 2014

[ July 3, 2014 10:00 pm to August 3, 2014 2:00 am. ]

July 2014 Lineup

03 Sigma UK
10 Alix Perez UK
17 Residents
24 Maztek Rome
31 Jay Prez Menmorial Throwdown

Elements
DrumnBass Thursdays since 1999
Phoenix Landing
512 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA
19+ 10pm-2am

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Jun24

Tributes paid to garage star MC Sparks

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MC Sparks

Garage star MC Sparks has died, according to the radio station on which he presents a show.

On Saturday night, Flex FM, which broadcasts online, dedicated entire programmes to the MC.

Artists and DJs have also been paying tribute.

His long-time collaborator MC Kie tweeted: “I’m devastated. I have lost my musical partner in crime. You are admired by thousands & your legacy lives on.”

It’s not yet known how he died.

MC Sparks, whose real name was Sean Jones, was best known for his 2000 track Fly-Bi, which he recorded with MC Kie.

Full Story at BBC Newsbeat

And the tune he was known for…

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Jun23

IYER ~ƒ⊗⊗✞ωσяк נ∇ηgℓє мιχ ѕєяιєѕ νσℓ.016

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Singapore born turned eastern Canadian artist responsible for the Phyla Digital record label comes to us this month for our EXCLUSIVE MIX SERIES. IYER contributed to our first compilation ‘Fire Hazard’ earlier this year, released a new album on Ground Mass Music and you have probably caught his name on many compilations and mixes in and around the footwork community. The man has epitomized footwork jungle with this new mix!

FREE DOWNLOAD, TRACKLISTING and ART:
Dowload all 16 volumes here!

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