A lot has changed since we went live with our first mix from Rekordah, a dude who himself has gone from strength to strength, beginning his Astro:Dynamics label and assuming his role as one of SR’s advisory council, back in February of 2009. The Sonic Router editorial staff have written a lot since, constantly keen to shed light on some of what they deem to be the most interesting and noteworthy music. It’s never been a paid job, more of a passion that’s rewarded by little outside of internet kudos (other than a couple of fruitless nominations for the annual DSF awards) but on the day we publish our 100th mix, the hours of Microsoft Word, Blogger and now WordPress, all those weeks of accumulated effort seems worth it to reach this triple figure milestone.
We never thought it’d get this far and no matter how much (or how little) the humanity of those involved translates over these pages; the site has always been a product of those people involved. It reflects their personalities, tastes and, above all, the cyclical nature of journalistic interest or availability. If, over the last few years, you’ve contributed (either words or mixes, tracks to giveaway or material for review), spent time reading or disagreeing with what we write, if you’ve listened to our radio show, our downloaded our Bleep podcast; from the bottom of our binary blood pumps, we thank you.
It’s also actually quite fitting for such a landmark mix that it highlights both Commodo, a producer doing increasingly interesting things within the open ended realm of 140bpm bass led music – harking back to that ‘proper dubstep’ (or ‘the reason that we started this site in the first place’) – and introduces a new member of our editorial staff; Atlanta’s own, Owen Renn.
Tyler, The Creator – VCR [OFWGKTA]
Pinch – Blow Out The Candle [dub]
DJG – Pressure VIP [dub]
Author – Teacher [forthcoming Tectonic]
Commodo – Uprising [forthcoming Deep Medi]
Commodo – So Clear Mkii [dub]
Jack Sparrow – Afraid Of Me [dub]
Commodo – Saracen [forthcoming Deep Medi]
Distance – Knowing [dub]
Commodo – Surveillance [dub]
V.I.V.E.K – Out of Reach [dub]
Commodo – 00 / Double Zero [dub]
Lurka – Forgotten Ones [dub]
Commodo vs Lurka – Gassin [Black Box]
Headhunter – Projector (tease) [dub]