Sunday, April 27, 2008
Overpowered By Bass
The Love Music Hate Racism carnival in London's Victoria Park was fun, after avoiding a near beating by the excitable security, I sneaked into the dance tent to catch the end of Skream & Benga. Dubstep is starting to come alive for me. DMZ's Third Birthday opened my eyes a few weeks ago.
The dubs have more energy and more hype, its pushing towards bassline garage, drum 'n' bass even, ravers, carnival, gun fingers,Spongebob, Night, Cockney Thug...I get it now, sorry I'm a bit late.
This is off the excellent Fabric live mix by Caspa & Rusko.
The Others - Africa VIP - Dub Police
As Rough Trade puts it "an almost perfect blend of dark narcotic melancholy and upfront torrential dancefloor delight, all wrapped in cavity filling ridiculous low-end bass destruction and delay".
As Caspa puts it "Dub is the one for me"
Buy it here
Wiley - The Gerkin Tower
Wiley was supposed to show up. I don't think he did. He is the King of Radio One after all. I just looked on itunes and Wearing My Rolex is the Top Selling song above Madonna.
8 years ago as the smoking embers of So Solid Crew finally died, Wiley and Pay As You Go Cartel released 'Know We'. 8 years later its been Bassline'd.
Pay As You Go Cartel- Know We (Mr Paleface Remix)
Listen to some Wiley talk on this Podcast.
Buy his new album Grimewave on Eskibeat Recordings May 5th