Posts Tagged ‘Future Bass’
[ 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…
Om Unit x Sam Binga – Small Victories EP (Exit Records) March 2013
Dexplicit – That Bass Life EP (Preview) // Out Feb 28th
Addison Groove – I Go Boom – Taal Mala rework
Roska – Asbestos
Hackman & Klic (aka Medlar) – Do Right (FREE 320 DL)
DJ Rashad – Rollin Preview Released 18.03.2013
Mike Paradinas isn’t quite a household name. But as far as his impact on the electronic music world goes he is the equal of almost any other DJ or producer you’d care to mention.
As a teenager in the early 90s, operating under the µ-Ziq alias, Paradinas joined the likes of Autechre and the Aphex Twin in pioneering the leftfield takes on techno, UK hardcore and jungle that would come to be called IDM. Across two LPs for the Rephlex label, Paradinas’ productions put a distinctive spin on the burgeoning form, their busy arrangements and bold, often warm melodics establishing a yin to the icy yang of Autechre’s Amber.
Later in the decade, after a brief dalliance with Virgin records (challenging electronic music was hot dollar back then), Paradinas launched his own imprint, Planet Mu. Initially serving as an outlet for the IDM scene and its offspring, the label has since undergone a series of radical overhauls, consistently wrong-footing its detractors and cementing its position at the forefront of all things electronic. In the mid-2000s the label served as an essential platform for dubstep’s launch into the mainstream; in recent years it has become renowned for championing Chicago footwork, helping to plant a previously obscure music firmly in the global musical consciousness.