Posts Tagged ‘Dubstep’
[ June 1, 2013 10:00 pm to June 2, 2013 2:00 am. ]
SELECTOR MOLDY (HEAVYPRESSURE BOSTON / TUBA NYC)
JSB + VALDEE (TRUECREW / MONSTAMIND BOSTON / MADE MA$$ / M.A.D.E. / Beatdown / Ravers Only)
First time ever ’5 DEADLY JUNGLISTS’ set featuring:
FES + MIZTAH LEX + MIZEYESIS + RUBIX + SUBREAPER
(EC, MONSTAMIND, MIA-DNB, THRESHOLD, TRUE, LTD, 413DNB, ECU, DUBCHAMBER RECS, VITALSIGNZ, DNBTV, JUNGLETRAIN, HHP, FBR, TOB, WU DJ COALITION, PURE FILTH, C & E RECS)
Braza Bar & Grill
158 School St, Everett, Massachusetts 02148
Tracklisting after the jump…
Skream and dubstep: the two words are practically inextricable. Or at least they were. As a teenager, the Croydon-raised Oliver Jones was instrumental in taking a sparse, forbidding musical form and turning it into a world-beating behemoth. Tracks like “Midnight Request Line” showed that dubstep could do hummable melodies just as easily as urban paranoia. Jones’ career has since gone stratospheric. In 2010 and 2011 he had chart success as part of Magnetic Man, a trio with fellow Croydonites Benga and Artwork. Last year he produced tracks for Kelis and Miles Kane and landed a weekly Radio 1 slot.
As a figurehead of contemporary British dance music, then, it’s perhaps appropriate that Jones is about to leave dubstep behind. There’s no doubting that UK electronic music is experiencing a boom-time, but the poster boys of the new generation – Disclosure et al. – are increasingly of a house persuasion. It’s a development Jones has been following with keen interest, showcasing an increasing amount of house and techno in his sets over the past year.
With his contribution to Pete Tong’s mix series for Defected out this month, it seems the transformation is complete. The mix is a bold, colourful trip through sunny disco and more aggressive UK sounds, spanning from Dusky and Midland to Justin Martin and Duke Dumont. RBMA caught up with Skream shortly after a triumphant “classics set” at dubstep institution DMZ to find out why such sets will soon be a rarity and discuss the inspiration behind his new mix.
There’s a vocal sample laid over the recent track “Too Slow” by Boston dubstep producer Moldy that essentially lays out his overarching musical thesis: “People like you, I think, are starting to realize there’s too much speed in the system,” a voice intones over the clipping percussion, languorous rhythm, and minimal sound architecture. “There’s too much busyness and it’s time to find, or get back to, that lost art of slower rhythms,” it says, just before the deep bass pulse comes in. It’s a much different style of dubstep than how the genre has come to be understood, and Moldy is trying to dial things back…
Forthcoming on Techtonic, the seemingly unconventional team up of Roska and Pinch results in a slinky heavy roller with bounce!
Portland’s Undrig “weighs in” with a rundown of Moldy‘s latest forthcoming release.
Boston based Dubstep OG, Bassic resident & Heavy Pressure label boss Selector Moldy should be no stranger to anyone who has embraced the style since the early days of being happily confined to dark rooms on powerhouse sound systems. One of the early key figures responsible for ushering in the dubstep sound stateside; he’ll be kicking the door open on 2013 by putting forth a new 12″ on Brooklyn’s Tuba this Month. Originally receiving airplay by Mary Anne Hobbes back in 2009; the not so subtle title injects some real talk into the equation of surface noise currently being swallowed up by the general populace.