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Oct16

NULLFREE002 – Terra Null Freebie Release 02

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Oct16

PREMIERE: EshOne – Qualia

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Oct11

The Bug and Moldy @ BASSIC 10/10/2014

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Apologies, this was originally posted showing the wrong gallery. It has now been fixed.

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Oct11

Om Unit at Elements October 2014

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Oct10

BASSIC posts a thank you to everyone who has performed over the past 7.5 years

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Thanks from BASSIC

The BASSIC crew today posted a thank you to all of the DJs and artists who performed there over their 7.5 year run at GoodLife. Tonight marks the last BASSIC at GoodLife ever and I am sorry to say Boston’s underground/dance/Bass/Dusbtep culture will suffer a loss for it. I was at the first [...]

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Oct9

My homemade audio tape scratcher

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Oct6

Elements October 2014 Lineup

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Elements October 2014

[ October 9, 2014 10:00 pm to October 10, 2014 2:00 am. ]

October 2014

02 Resident Night with Fox and Guests

09 Om Unit

16 Cirrus

23 TBA

30 TBA

Elements – Drum n’ Bass Thursdays since 1999
10pm – 2am | 19+
Phoenix Landing
512 Mass Ave
Central Square Cambridge

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Oct6

War Has Been Declared in the Jungle Scene!

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Jungle Dub War

Jungle and drum & bass producers from around the world are marshaling their troops and sending fire to enemies on Twitter and Soundcloud. Combining soundclash culture with Ice Bucket memability, respected producers like Epoch, 6blocc, Sully and occasinal twitter grouch Om Unit, have been making faux diss tracks, or war dubs, and calling out other producers to do the same. A quick search of the #junglewar hashtag on Soundcloud reveals more than 200 war dubs have been submitted in the past week alone.

As with all conflicts, it is difficult to see where hostilities began – There’s no Franz Ferdinand here – but most credit New Zealand producer Epoch, who made a track calling out producers ETCH and Sully on Sept. 17.

Full story and tracks at Thump

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Oct1

Hyperdub announce new album from footwork crew Teklife, Next Life; all profits to go to DJ Rashad’s family

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NextLifeOct1

Chicago footwork crew Teklife announce their first Hyperdub release.

Teklife is as golden a brand as you’ll find in Chicago footwork – the label and collective, spearheaded by DJ Spinn and the sadly deceased DJ Rashad, have been behind many of the scene’s best full-lengths, and arguably served as the sound’s principal ambassadorial face during footwork’s rise to global prominence.

Next Life will compile new material from the collective, including work from DJ Rashad. Plenty of familiar footwork elders appear: DJ Spinn, RP Boo, Traxman, Manny and Gantman all contribute. A host of newer names will also feature, with DJ Earl, Taye and Boylan among the newer breed, and a smattering of non-Chicago (Durban, Tripletrain) and European producers (Durban, DJ Paypal, Feloneezy) are also represented.

Full Story and Tracklisting at FACT

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Sep23

SEP 25 Ant TC1 (Dispatch Recordings -UK) @ Elements | 19+

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Elements September 2014

 

Ant TC1 (Dispatch | Metalheadz) UK
Dispatch Recs label boss and Metalheadz label manager Ant TC1 makes his highly anticipated second Elements appearance! You know it’s gonna be heavy.

Opening set by Fox. Visuals by Bonk.

19+ | Cover $10
Thursday September 25: 10pm-2am
Residents: Crook, Lenore & Fox
Visuals by Jeff Mission, Ian Nault and Tekt

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Sep22

BASSIC presents THE BUG feat MANGA, DAMIAN SILVA, SCOTCH1, MOLDY

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The Bug @ BASSIC

[ October 10, 2014 10:00 pm to October 11, 2014 2:00 am. ]

 

BASSIC presents THE BUG feat MANGA, DAMIAN SILVA, SCOTCH1, MOLDY
Friday, October 10 at 9:30pm – 2:00am
Good Life Boston
28 Kingston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111

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Sep4

“Rashad’s Death Has Brought Everyone Together”: A Rare Interview With Mike Paradinas

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CHICAGO FOOTWORK

When Paradinas put out Bangs & Works Vol 1 in 2010, it sent shock waves through dance music. Planet Mu’s landmark compilation introduced the world to a strange new sound coming out of South and West Chicago which, for all intents and purposes, blew minds. That sound was footwork, a descendent of ghettohouse which, as it transpired, had been around for years but had remained largely unknown outside of Chicago. Unknown, that is, until Mike Paradinas sorted through a few thousand tracks and selected his favourite 24 for Bangs & Works. Evolving out of 4/4 juke, footwork producers added manic syncopation and blitzkrieg sample-craft in a bid to create a music reflective of the increasingly intricate, trick-laden and aggressive dance moves displayed at juke battles.

The outcome was avant, abstract and, for the virgin listener, difficult to comprehend. Just for a moment it was as though the future was back, just when we were beginning to think that the “shock of the new” in dance music was a thing of the past.

Five years later, footwork continues to impact the British scene, but it’s no longer a darling of dance music journalism. As the Chicago scene faces trying times following the untimely death of DJ Rashad, one of footwork’s founding fathers, we talk to the man who brought the genre to Britain to find out where the future lies for the Windy City’s very most mind-bending dance invention.

Thump: Have you come across a footwork mini-scene of sorts, or even footwork nights and regular battles, either in London or farther afield in Britain?
Mike Paradinas: Well there’s that Dalston label, We Buy Gold. I DJ’d at one of their nights a while back.

Full interview at Thump

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