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where to start, what artists to check out et cetera. i'm going to bed for a few hours
especially vol 4, they're all more 'classic' dubstep (big wobbley bass), i guess for more recent stuff jimi's two (or he might have done more) mixes are pretty good, should be able to find them linked on here somewhere.
der are lots of dubsteps artists, sum of dem r good sum of dem r crap lol
Quarta 330 is pretty good, did a great 8-bit remix of kode 9's 'nine samurai'
Ikonika, Darkstar and Rustie are all pretty great too.
I started with 2562, went on to Burial, then to Zomby, Rustie, Starkey Joker, Shackleton ...
but then I realised that I needed to go back a few years, so I got the Skream! album by Skream ...
Two days ago I signed up to the Dubstep forum
(If you do this i recommend that you must read the newcomers guides and rules - they are quite interesting)
There are loads of free downloads on the forum. About half my library is mad up of demos and clips of forthcoming releases.
My favourite dubstep artist is Zomby, and my favourite EP is his Liquid Dancehall/Strange Fruit and Mu5h/Spliff Dub which are available on itunes.
NB there will be massive gaps in my account above as I only started getting into this about July time.
or is there any essential LP's
and listen to his mixtape of 19/10/08
As to albums I would then definitely buy Burial's two albums and 2562.
but you can download lots of tracks now from places like.
Boomkat, Beatport, Bleep, Juno...
Most of it is DJ led so get your self to the clubs, hearing it a big system really is a bit special.
Sub FM & Rinse FM are easily found on google and you can stream them online. They have alot of ace dubstep shows on everynight of the week. You are likley to hear really exclusive and brilliant stuff most nights, its pretty mad.
there are mixes all over the place, as its a dance kinda scene. As svenrokk the dubstep allstars mix cd's are really good. Marry Anne Hobbs has a few ace compilations about, and she plays alot of dubstep on her radio one show.
Burial - Burial
Burial - Untrue
Skull Disco - Soundboy Punishments Vol.1
Distance - My Demons
2562 - Aeiral
Boxcutter - Glyphic
Kode 9 & The Spaceape - Memories of the future
Starkey - Ethemeral Exhibits
but here are some good un's
Benga,Boxcutter,Distance,Shackleton,Kode9,Vex'd,Pinch,Burial,Skream,2562,Dj/Rupture,Some of Flying Lotus's stuff could be classed as dubstep maybe
Hi I'm an idiot and I will guide you!
Where to star is a tough one.
I got into because of Burial and Boxcutter, but then they really don't sound very much like dubstep alot of the time. But thats the ace thing about dubstep its so diverse.
I really got into the techy, rolling, swung techno end of dubstep this year. So people like 2562, Martyn, Peverelist and Appleblim are ya men for that.
Joker, Gemmy, Starkey, all make a mad futuristic post-timberland / grimey / 8-bit / bass-ridden dance floor thing.
Get pretty anything on Hyperdub, Punch Drunk, Apple Pips, 3042, Deep Medi Muzik, DMZ, Skull Disco.
The old gurad I guess of the scene are people like Mala, Coki, Loefah of Digital Mystikz fame. Skream! is easily one of the best kind of mainstream (if there is such a thing in dubstep) artist and DJ. He pretty much plays it all from big stupid wobbley in your face dance floor bombs to wonky stuff and the techy end of things. Kode 9 is just brilliant I can't get enough of anything he releases / makes or plays.
Distance has a new album out soon and its fantastic, he makes a king of rhythmic and almost metal sounding dubstep with some of the bigest bass around. Vex'd is pretty metal in places too.
Shackleton is wicked he just does his own thing really he isn't quite dubstep he isn't quite techno or anything like that. He just makes mad music with alot of bass. Check out the Skull Disco back catalouge for that, the easyest way is to get the compilation's the second one will be out by the end of the year I think too.
I have some mixes I made I can dig them out for ya if you like. I'm working on number three at the moment in the dubstep serries.
Read Blackdown's comlumn he did a nice round up of the year not long ago http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/147188-the-month-in-grime-dubstep
starting from now I am definitely going further into the dubstep world
I can't get enough of it, and now I wont shut up about it, people shouldn't encourage me like this!
2562 was amazing the other night in leeds I have never heard technoy / dubstep so funky and danceable on such a big system before.
All I know is that I know what 'dub' is and its not dub.
All I also know is that loudmouth southern cocks on the bus always seem to be shouting "fuck. this dubstep night is gonna be ace. good times."
Nothing offensive, and infinitely more listenable than the racket I'm used to DiS wanking over.
But it seemd very ambient and not the sort of danceiliciousness I expected
alot of people find dubstep to be not very dancy at all, especialy if they have never heard it on a big soundsystem.
You just cant help but move when its played loud with the amount of bass it makes.
I was at a dub night on saturday wrighty in leeds, the main room was an old skool dub soundsystem like a propper one. It was amazing, the speakers would put the who to shame they shook every bone in your body.
The second room was dubstep and its really not that diffrent to dub but there is more emphasis on the beats.
its called Sub Dub, and the Iration Steppas sound system run it. They are basicly ye old skool dub crew, they play old and new dub. But you know its all dub no dubstep played by them anyway.
They get dubstep people in to play on the system sometimes as its one of the best in the country apparently.
The sound was imense! and the crowd was amazing. It's just a big room with a huge soundsystem, no lights or anything like that. People of all ages and backgrounds. It was brilliant fun.
we were going to find out where it was coming from but would of missed our train. Loud.
intence as hell!
you thought it was loud and then the bassline would kick in and all hell broke loose. I've never heard anything like it ever.
when i was there I could feel the bass in my stomach and my hair was rippling in the sound waves. Everyone in the the room was dancing non stop all night.
it made my nostrils itch because they were vibrating so much heheh
Its a very special soundsystem that
I don't get out in Manc very much at all, I can count the times on one hand.
the events page on dubstepforum is good though
Zomby is at The Harley in Sheffield on 22nd November - £3
I'm gona save my cash up and go to Subdub on Dec 6th when DMZ comes to Leeds. Digital Mystikz, Kode 9, Skream and then I kinda started drooling to much to read the rest of the flyer hehehe
He won't turn up.
ALOT I have heard from the chatter.
You're like a little confused snail that comes out its shell every now and again. Go back in.
im always fronting
I reckon some people who listen to it arn't
but what I would recommend is;
Burial's 2 albums.
Listen to it on a a decent sound system with nice bass. However, I would recommend listening to Burial with headphones on with your eyes closed, honestly.
But I've added you as a LastFM contact so I can raid your knowledge and see if this dubstep thing is for me or not. Ta
anyone can add me :)
so I can come back to it easily later
but is this them?
They seem to make quite a bit of D'n'B, alot of people are making dubstep at the moment though as its pretty damn diverse.
but only in small doses, have you heard Starkey? He has a simular style in places and has an album coming soon on Planet Mu its quality.
Going to be sick...
I will now JAG him thusly
not quite sure which sub-genre his stuff fits into - perhaps someone here could tell me
if its 140 odd bpm and has alot of bass then its dubstep
I will have a listen though cheers
I think he's listening to a lot of Shackleton at the minute
let me know if you want me to ask him for mp3s or whatnot
the other aint bad either, an mp3 of that could be cool or anything really if he is up for it. He should get on dubstepforum's there is a dubs section where users put tracks up and stuff to get feedback and genraly get a bit known.
Essential listening -
Mary Anne Hobbs presented a one off show Breezeblock on R1, called "Dubstep Warz". It won't take too much finding, it's a who's who of the scene. Kode9, Vexd, Skream, Loefah, Digital Mystikz (Koki and Loefah). It's a little dated now but really sets the scene.
Dubstep allstars: Vol 2, some seriously low frequencies and will absolutely get you hooked! Every track is a classic.
i intended to write more but gotta go, i may be back with some slightly more non essntial listening later.
I'd recomend Distance & Joker
Dusk & Blackdow Vs. Geiom Vs. Ramadanman
and they are already taking the piss its gona be wicked
this thread is well funny
The girl at the till said ' Do you really want this?'
Me: "Yes, why?"
Girl: "It'll do you're head in"
Its a nice selection on that comp. I might grab it for the older tracks I've not heard yet or only in passing.
Marry Anne Hobbs in on soon with that mad soundclash, did you see the thread I linked to above its so funny :)
I'm going to listen to this tomorrow as I have to get up at a reasonable hour tomorrow :(
through wiki... 'freak show', not bad.
the new kid 606 thing 'die soundboy die' is well dubstep, worth a listen.
does anyone like benga? can't get on with him, don't get the nice spacing as with other dubstep. 'night' is great though, probs be the coki part i like.
maybe the odd track is ok and if I'm pissed up at a club and one of his tracks coems on I will keep dancing. Same with Skream for me, I really like about half the stuff he does and the rest is well made and all that but really not my thing. I buy the odd Skream track though and enjoy him as a DJ.
I like a bit of Kid 606 I will look at his new stuff.
bought it off him for a beer on saturday, crazy fella. boxcutter was good before him, only did a couple of dubstep tunes, though.
he is a legend, I need to check out his Barry Lynn album that came out earlyer in the year, I totaly missed it.
last night Blackdown dropped a version of Starkey's Gutter Music with Durty Goodz on it, man it blew up. Check it out on Marry Anne Hobbs show last night on the listen again thingy.
funny you mention it, cause i've paused listening to the show just before the blackdown mix. watching raptors in orlando now, finally managed to order the nba coverage, i'm like a pig in shit.
durrty goodz and starkey are wicked. liked the hudson-mohawke song mah played, more cerebral than his normal stuff.
oh man nice one for gettin that nba coverage.
make your own DUB Tracks: http://www.grandloops.com/category/dubstep
Thanks guys! Going to be listening to a lot of stuff when I get home tonight.
Does anyone know of any clubs doing dubstep stuff in Glasgow or Edinburgh? I would have thought Sub Club or Cab Vol would be likely candidates but I've never seen anything advertised.
Numbers put on quite a bit for stuff in Glasgow, maybe head over to Rubadub and ask/look at flyers too.
LuckyMe do stuff in Glasgow too: http://thisisluckyme.com/
Mungo's Hi-Fi: http://www.mungoshifi.net/
Events section on dsf is pretty good: http://www.dubstepforum.com/viewforum.php?f=33&sid=b836c0673ee96cab37a4ad929f1e98e0
Thanks for that dude. Will check some of that stuff out.
As was this entire week we ran around this time last year http://drownedinsound.com/lists/10-years-of-dubstep