Monday, 30 August 2010

Kweli Dub

Excellent work as per from Max Tannone. Following on from the well received Mos Dub, Jaydiohead and Beastie Boys releases, the Kweli project is equally as worth of praise. Beautiful stuff.

Track list:

01 - Your Gospel
02 - Country Of Loving
03 - Ms. Good Lady
04 - Panta Move
05 - Garvey Gets By
06 - More Or Less Dub
07 - Words High
08 - Mourning Unknown
09 - Listen Fe
10 - Away Dub

Max Tannone

Ruckspin Fire

Ruckspin has the dubstep midas touch. With his own releases pushing the boundaries of the warmer & musical dubstep vibes, the man himself comes with a deep selection. Can't get enough of the Quark collabos myself and Roots Vibration is no exception. Alongside tracks such as Phaeleh - Lockdown, this is a mix for those that prefer something away from the dancefloor.


1. Ruckspin, Quark & Planas - 'Roots Vibration' ft. Ras Spear
2. Funk Ethics & RLD - 'Together'
3. Think - 'Warm Moments' (Jack Sparrow remix)
4. Laxx - 'I'll Be Alright' ft. Roberta Flack
5. Phaeleh - 'Lockdown' ft. Jut Lew
6. Cymatic - 'Glue'
7. Jack Sparrow - 'Shoal'
8. ? - 'Reazi26'
9. Laxx - 'Heart Capsule'
10. Damian Marley & Nas - 'As We Enter' (Ruckspin remix)
11. Jack Dixon - 'Somebody Said They Saw You'
12. Ruckspin & Joe Dubz - 'This is What You Want'
13. Sideprojekt - 'Maelstrom'
14. Octane & DLR - 'Red Tape' ft. TST
15. Dub from Atlantis - 'Silly Little Things' (Cymatic remix)
16. Middleman - 'It's Not Over Yet' (Ruckspin remix)

Ruckspin Myspace
Phaeleh Myspace
Quark Myspace

Beastie Riot 1/4

The Beastie Boys discography is nothing short of brilliant. Refusing to be pidgeon-holed, the differing musical styles on their records shows a collective love of raw and funky performances. This mix is 1 of 4 after I found that it was too difficult trying to squeeze all the personal favourites in to one solid mix.


Futtermans Rule
5 Piece Chicken Dinner
Pass The Mic
Slow And Low
Dr Lee, PHD
So What'cha Want
Do It
Ask For Janice
Instant Death
Professor Booty
The Scoop
B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak
In 3's
Rickys Theme

Beastie Boys Twitter

Plastician - Sounds That Speak Volumes

A bit late in posting this as it's already been available for a couple of months but I thought it only right to push it here also. 55 minutes of dubs, grime, bodyblows and badman riddims, Plastician compiles his yearly mix and doesn't hold back. Standout tracks from Flux Pavillion and Distance alongside the recent D Double E dancefloor hit Streetfighter come mixed alongside a further download with the 29 tracks compiled separately for you to blend yourself.


1. Youthman & Luce – Brother Don’t Cry
2. Redlight – MDMA
3. D Double E – Woo Riddim
4. Flux Pavillion – Got To Know
5. Boogaloo Crew – Days Go BY
6. Skream – Raw Dogz
7. Joker – Tron (Kromestar Remix)
8. Chew Lips – Salt Air (Plastician Remix)
9. Trolley Snatcha – We Rock The Forest
10. G Tank – Electronic Era
++ Tempa T – Boy Off Da Ting Acapella
11. Rude Kid – Electric
12. Plastician & 12th Planet – West Croydon
13. 12th Planet Feat. Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix)
14. D Double E – Streetfighter
15. Joker & TC – It Aint Got A Name
16. Om Unit – Searching
17. Benga – Transform
18. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – R U Ready (Dubstep Mix)
19. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
20. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
21. P Money – Left The Room (Skreamix)
22. Teddy & G Tank – Ghanaian Fire
23. Distance – No Warning
24. Paul Harris – I Want You (Bar9 Remix)
25. Flux Pavillion – Normalize
26. Stinkahbell – Stalker
27. Mr Virgo – Cinema
28. Joker – Digidesign (Om Unit’s Pop Lock Remix)
29. Om Unit – The Corridor

Download 29 track Zip
Plastican Myspace

Loefah - Justabeat

One of the best free tracks of the last 12 months, this dark and moody track by Loefah harks back to early dubstep vibes where simplicity was most effective. Lovely track and recently re-upped for you to enjoy. Its a raw 88mb .wav which makes it sound that much better.


Loefah Myspace

SHM - One (Virus Syndicate Remix)

Made available for free by the Virus Syndicate head honcho MRK1, a hard remix of a tune thats no doubt stuck in your heads as much as mine. Better to have this rolling around inside your head than the original. JSD, Nika D and Goldfinger on mic duties to give the remix the Virus treatment. Bag it.

MRK1 Myspace
Virus Syndicate Myspace

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Ghosts of World War II's Past

Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.

Doesn't exactly fit in here but I was drunk and finishing off the last podcast when I came across this link so thought I'd share it. These pictures are incredibly humbling.

The Ghosts of World War II's Past
Sergey Larenkov

Tell the soundman; don't touch nothing but the EQ

A selection of tracks I've been re-discovering with a grin on my face. Lots of reminiscing going on recently and it's a nod to beats that I love.

Next Level (Nyte Time mix) - Show & AG
Art Of Facts - Artifacts
U Da Man - Black Moon
Recognize - Lox
My Everlovin' - CRU
Afro Puffs - Lady Of Rage (Green Lantern Refix)
Up Against Tha Wall (Getaway Car Mix) - Group Home
Disciplne - Gang Starr
Real Hip-Hop - Das EFX
Push Up Your Lighter - The Roots
Zero G - Minus 8 *
Dark Jazz (DJ CAM Remix) - Daphreephunkateerz *

*DJ Cam Refix

Becky Elliot (Photo)

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A Dubstep War Of The Worlds

One thing I love about the dubstep scene is the non-stop creativity and originality. People aren't afraid to experiment and it often throws up remarkable results. One such project is Erwtenpellers dubstep mix retelling of Jeff Wayne's musical version of War Of The Worlds, sampling the original narratives by Richard Burton, Phil Lynott and David Essex. Incredible stuff and since I heard about it I couldn't wait to listen to it. Grab it as its one of the freshest mixes i've heard in a while.

CHAPTER 1: The Arrival
1. Starkey - Drip (Creative Space)
2. Actraiser - Treasures Of The Deep (Unreleased)
3. Quantum Soul - Babylon I keep down (Z Audio)
4. Sykotic - Sykotic Stomp (Unreleased)
5. Distance - Fallen (Planet Mu)

CHAPTER 2: Massacre of Mankind
6. Bullet Bill - Within Range (Unreleased)
7. LeBelgeElectrod - Three Pitting of Syringe (
8. Substep Infrabass - Voices from God (Bass Punch Records)
9. Rakoon - Cloacking Device (Bass Punch Records)
10. 16 bit - PCP (Urban Essential Records)
11. LeBelgeElectrod - Because they don't exist (

CHAPTER 3: The Earth belonged to the martians.
12. Distance - Loosen My Grip (Planet Mu)
13. Reso - Holograms (Pitch Black)
14. Black Sun Empire - Cold Crysis (Shadows of the Empire)
15. Netrik - Slime Factory (Unreleased)
16. Distance - Ska (Planet Mu)
17. Suspect & DoomTrooper - Feral Child (Prime Audio)
18. Genetic Krew - Stone (Bass Punch Records)

CHAPTER 4: Brave New World
19. Distance - Skeleton Grin (Planet Mu)
20. LeBelgeElectrod - Life is a Wobble Bass (
21. Suspicious Stench - I am what I am (Suspicious Stench)
22. Bar 9 - Pussyhole (Juno Records)
23. Caspa - I beat my robot (subsoldiers)
24. Disonata - Alpha & The Omega (Unreleased)
25. rdubz - Danger (Bass Punch Records)

Erwtenpeller on Mixcloud