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Who is best:
Skream for dancing too.
Kode 9 for DJing and home listening.
Burial for late night headphone sex.
can someone outline what it is? And what I might like....
and developed parallel to Grime, but never received any attention. For about four years the only people who listened to it were the producers and few hundred other fans.
I got into to it about a year and a half ago when my friend took me to FWD to see Skream DJ. I'd never heard anything like it, seriously fukcing minimal menacing music. Its main feature is outstanding levels of sub bass with none of the cheesy mid-range distractions that characterize D'n'B.
Because of the usually slow Tempo its the bass that drives the song rather than the beat and producers like Coki and Skream make these massive oscillating basslines that are so huge you can dance to them.
Most is designed for listening too over a huge soundsystem but you should check Burial's s/t album, Kode 9 & Distance, all of whom made albums for home listening. Burial's is really mournful atmospheric music that is far more rhythmically diverse than most dubstep as it employs a lot of swing in the beats. The Kode 9 album is one of the few examples of vocal dubstep as the amazing MC Spaceape provides his haunting dub growl to most tracks, Kode screws the vocals with a loud of cool effects amplifying his amazing cadence.
You should watch this BBC collective documentary here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/A10695684
And you can download DJ sets and stuff here: http://www.barefiles.com/
A really good mix by my friend BEN UFO can be found here: http://www.lowerdepths.com/mixes/benufo_quantumlines.mp3
its got loads of ace dubstep tunes with a smattering of Grime and Techno.
I have only dabbled in bits of more mainstream dub, but I will definitely be giving this a try.
But I think Burial is still my favourite overall out of those. It's the drums, I love them. That 'versus' track on the Mary Anne Hobbs comp is ridiculously good, the bass is FILTH.
I dont know these people, but I know exclamation marks.
Dont be a doctor is the best single of the year so far.
Forward russia are amazing.
Im going to see them tomorrow.
I just bought a pair of khaki cargo trousers.
in that order i think. but like thought_dreams says, it really depends
has started playing 'Midnite Request Line' at White Heat EVERY WEEK. It sounds fucking incredible every time.
I really can't stress how amazing it is when you see a DJ like N-Type, Skream, Youngsta, Loefah or Kode 9 over an awesome soundsystem.
This music really can't be fully appreciated unless the bass can be felt in your eyeballs, your slightly/very stoned and there's bodies skanking all around you.
On a related note if anyone's free next Friday i've managed to takeover one of the rooms at Crush (London's biggest student night... Ha!) The drinks are super cheap and Johny (roast) is going to play some rekids early on then BEN UFO & Nottingham's Tomb Crew will be taking over for some heavy Grime & Dubstep.
Ben is a seriously awesome DJ who runs his own club in Leed and whose record Label's first single was single of the Week on Mary Anne Hobbes's show last night. It's be hilarious seeing him play out heavyweight dubs for a crowd usuallt accustomed to cheese.
What club is it at?
Where afterskool usually is, but down in the basement part where the latino gay club is on a saturday....
Listen to the mix I posted further up for a sample.
Dntel in the middle of a dubstep mix! Amazing!
That's amazing. Crush is pretty much derided as being absolutely by the "cool alternative ones" at LSE. Of which there's about 3.
I think Skream is the most fun. Burial is tad scary dark (though nothing wrong with that) and Kode9 has some dodgy vocal bits that I'm not into. What about Benga and Phuturistix?
CAN I HAVE SOME NOISE FOR THE SKREAM!!!!!
I'm fucking there.
or were you just trying to throw a 'cool' curveball?
I don't think Eastwood really compares to the Burial record or Skream's 'singles'.
i like him.
off Hype. it'll give you a feel. the album isn't as cohesive as the LPs that Hyperdub has put out, but it's a good compilation.
Despite JME's lyrics on 'Tapped' being amongst the worst I've ever heard, he delivers with such fabulous cadence, he could just be reading the back of a box of Corn Flakes.
so obsessed with aliens and interfering with foxes?
you can't really dance to Burial but when some Skream comes on you can't help but hit that dance floor. Mmmmm I love dubstep.
and I listen to a pirate station that plays this car on the way to work. It's cool. I loved the techstep genre of DnB for ages - dark, brooding, menacing slabs of futuristic beats. This stuff is quite similar in a way. Are there any mix CDs out?
The only time I ever heard dubstep in Croydon was when the DJ at Black Sheep on Tuesday used to play it but then they replaced him with an "indie/electronica" one.
For mix CD's just get the Dubstep Allstars compilations I'd say, or find stuff on the internet.
There's some great sessions on the dubstepforum.
I like Boxcutter too.
Burial's released the best recorded work but he's now moved off towards what could better be described as 'future garage' or something (no legato basslines, higher bpm etc)
Benga is fucking awesome live, as is Plastician but Vex'd are still the best live performers in the (vague) genre i've heard.
even my dad likes Skream, which scares me slightly.
The Burial album is amazing.
Probably seen everyone involved with dubstep at one time or another at Brixton Mass- DMZ nights are amazing, there's even been an influence of indie ravers recently. Go there now.
Also, University of Dub at Brixton Recreation Centre is the best club night i've ever been too. The bass is so loud your adams apple vibrates at certain frequencies!
Anyway, enough rambling.
DMZ's 2nd Birthday on the 10th March. People should come.
Check here: http://www.hypo.io/DMZ_10.03.07.jpg
amazing. I had heard midnight request line before but this has got me hooked. It also makes well good dissertation writing music
Weekend of the year perhaps:
thurs- ksa in new cross / fri- uni of dub / sat- dmz at mass