Press Play: TZR & Tallan

Welcome back friends and fellow deep heads. For today’s feature we have a mix and a couple freebies to hold you over until the weekend, but most importantly we’re gonna  introduce a stateside producer that everyone should be keeping their ears out for. Seattle’s TZR started out his electronic epoch as a drum and bass dj, then took hold of dubstep,  and now is giving Us dubstep a good name with heaps of releases to back him up. His sounds can best be described as deep, dark and eerie. The experienced listener can hear his drum and bass background shine through in most tracks and it most definitely proves to his advantage. Coming at people with persistent rolling basslines, energetic drums and spacious synths, TZR is surely an artist to follow.

With a slew of tracks on a range of labels, TZR’s music is widely available to the public and listening is highly encouraged. Check out his most recent EP on California based sub Pressure Recordings:

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He gave out a free tune today with pal, Issa:

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Fellow bloggers FatKidOnFire got an interview and downloadable mix with, TZR back in October. Get the down low here.

Next up is a freshly broadcast radio set from New Zealand’s up and comer, Tallan. Previously featured on the site, check out this post or his Soundcloud to introduce yourself to Tallan, or better yet, listen to this mix of all original tracks.

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The mix was blasted on sub.fm and dives in deep and tribal, then picks up halfway through with a range of percussive and sub heavy bangers (even a 140 jungle track too). Download this mix, do what you will with it, and make sure to follow Tallan on Soundcloud and Facebook

Until next time,

-Shice

Halfway Home: Tunes To Get You Into The Weekend

Yo!  We baaaaack.  Hope everybody is well.  If you’re not, hopefully these tunes can brighten up your day :).  Don’t have time to write much today, I have some major schoolwork to handle. <BLAH.  Anyways, let’s get down to it!

First track for today is another one from the man who has been turning peoples heads HARD lately, Wayfarer.  We highlighted an absolutely MASSIVE tribal rhythm that he produced called ‘Fall Of The Zulu’ recently and the tune that we have for you today is another top-notch production.  This one is a bit of a different approach but, nonetheless, will set the vibes off in a real proper fashion.  I anticipate that this guy will be making some XXXXXL moves in the year to come so keep your ears locked for more of his sounds!

Wayfarer – Untitled

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Next on the buttons is the Chestplate family member, District.  Coming hard with pounding kick drums and a reese bass that can summon the most evil of thoughts into your head.  I’m talking zombie rave status.  Or maybe an underground (I literally mean underneath the earth) club that has no light in it, just people head nodding in an untamed manner.  Yeah, I have weird thought, WHAT?!  Haha.  Anyways take a listen to this one and make sure you check underneath your bed after.

District – The Shift

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Content is the mastermind behind this next tune.  As with Wayfarer, I think this guy is going to be a top competitor for ‘Best New Producer’ this year in the DSF awards, no joke.  He’s putting out tune after tune in a Killawatt-ish fashion.  I know the Subculture crew has to be mad stoked to have him aboard the team.  The entire Subculture roster is heading for big things this year with cats like Pressa, Demon, Crises, Pistonsbeneath, fuck, theres too many to list!  Respect to the crew from over here stateside.

Content – Xerxes

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This last track is from a producer I know nothing about.  Got wind of it from the AJP crew earlier today.  Definitely on a different tip than the previous tunes but, it’s DOPE!

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That’s it for the tunes today but, before I send you off I have one more gem for you.  US bossman Noah D put together an absolutely magnificent mix for the SMOG podcast series.  Bringing a true west coast style to the decks and showcasing his new tunes alongside many others this mix will be  a very well-spent 30 minutes of your life. I GUARANTEE IT!  Lend your ears and clear your mind.

Noah D – SMOG Podcast 13

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Respect.

To the gods.

-Kinman

 

Dubs Unlimited

Hey everybody!  It’s good to be back laying some tunes down for you today.  Hold tight and groove out, there’s a couple tunes here that put smiles on my face throughout the day so hopefully they’ll give you the same feeling.  The thing about music is you feel no pain, jah bless.

First up is a sick remix by bad man Kahn.  This one is straight groovy with a sweet little vocal sample on loop.  If you’ve spent time listening to Kahn, you’ll recognize his trademarked drum patterns as soon as the tune drops, makes you wanna stomp about.  Massive respects to Kahn for always delivering them high grade sounds.

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Next selection comes from duo Swindle & Silkie.  Recently released, this is a large one in my opinion, and Silkie’s coming to visit LA in 3 weeks and I’m hoping he drops this dub for us to vibe to.  Stacked with a large intro, the tunes synths set the scene for an explosive drop that pushes that positive energy inna dance.  Purple riddims to say the least, this skanker pushes the vibes I love to hear.

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Last tune we will leave you off with tonight is one by Gorgon Sound, a side project Kahn has with Neek.  This rasta influxed dubplate is set to drop April 9th, as a limited 400 copies test press, on Peng Sound Records, strictly vinyl only!  Full of low end weight and rasta vibrations, all them with the big systems turn it up.  Sorry about all the chatting on the clip, but give it a listen anyway, both the A and B side are nice.

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Big up  fam.  As always it’s a pleasure sharing tunes with you, pay it forward!  We’ll be back at you tomorrow with some more sounds, but for now good morning, good afternoon, and good night.

I & I,

-BWS (Lowkey)

Stripped Down Monday: Droid Sector, Knowledge, & Heny G

What it do people.  Back from the weekend, FUUUUUUUUUU.  The weather has been tripping me and my body out lately.  First it’s hot and sunny, then it’s raining and windy as a hell.  Me thinks some crazy shit is about to happen on a natural disaster type level.  2012 brooooooooo.  Speaking of 2012, isn’t it funny that the mayan calendar never factored in the ‘leap years’ that Caeser created back in 400bc -ish.  So, technically the world should have ended over a year-and-a-half ago if you follow the actual mayan calendar.  People sometimes, haha.  Anyways, enough of my dumb fact for the day session.  Let’s get into some weight.

Today I’m really vibin’ off of really stripped down, dark sounds, although one of the tunes isn’t very dark at all.  I got four large ones for all your ears.

First track is one from the badman Droid Sector.  This guy has a really sick rack of releases under his belt, with labels like Subway, Avocaudio, and Gradient, and 2012 is looking to make it even larger.  This tune, called ‘Slenderman’, was just upped onto his Soundcloud a few hours ago so it’s quite fresh, in it’s style, as well as it’s public life.  It’s only a clip but, it’s forthcoming on Paradise Lost so make sure you snag it on up.  It’s not due out for a month or so, we will be sure to remind you about in case you forget.  Lend an ear.

Droid Sector – Slenderman (Forthcoming Paradise Lost)

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Second track is such a large tune.  A remix that Knowledge did of an untitled Pheral dub.  M.U.D./M.U.V. lineup is straight killing it this year.  This is a deep roller for the heads, no doubt. Nuff’ said.

Pheral – Untitled (Knowledge Remix)

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This next track is little bit on the brighter side and has a lot of real groovy vibes.  The snare/clap work on this tune is really dope.  It’s a track from Fable called ‘Culture Music’.  The vocal sample worked in real nice and adds some complimenting organics to the track.

Fable – Culture Music

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The last track is from long time veteran Heny G.  This guy has been pushing beneath the scene since the early-early days, rinsing house party gigs and pirate radio stations b2b Silkie.  There has been a lot of anticipation for his album ‘Child Hood’ for the past year or so, hopefully it will see a release soon!  The track, titled ‘I C Everything’, fills up the space in your head with some ‘Gangsta Boogie Music’ as the man himself puts it.  He’s on his own plane.  His music is so unique and fresh, truthfully.  Really hope we see a release on this album soon.

Heny G – I C Everything

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Yes I, that’s it for tonight.

To the gods.

-Kinman

Deepness Served Up by Author, Anex, Wayfarer, and Kaiju & Perverse

Oi oi!  What’s good everybody.  I’m tripping that it’s already Thursday, I don’t know about you guys.  I’m stoked but this week has just flown by!  Hope everybody is feeling well, feeling blessed, and ready to hear some great music because today’s tunes are STACKED with quality.  Got everything from tribal to dancefloor business to deep-space exploration business.

First track for today is going to set things off REAL proper.  With Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin on the production, what other than pure fire can be expected to result?  At least in my mind, that collaboration is always set up to make some of the best music.  This track that Jack Sparrow just threw up on his Facebook a few hours ago is called ‘Entrapment’ and is stated to be a WIP.  After hearing what they have laid down already, I get the chills thinking about what the final product will sound like!  Take a listen below, it’s an absolute gem.

Jack Sparrow ft. Ruckspin – Entrapment (Dub)

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This next track is a tribal bit from the hands of Wayfarer.  We highlighted a track of his not too long ago, now he’s back with more heat!  The tune ‘Fall of The Zulu’ is a percussion masterpiece.  Coming at you aggressively with pounding drums and ambiguous chants this track is a straight mind-trip.  I hope to hear a lot more tracks like this coming from Wayfarer.  Follow him on Soundcloud and show him some love, he deserves way more attention.

Wayfarer – Fall of The Zulu (Dub)

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Third tune is another collaboration, this time from Kaiju & Perverse.  Perverse has been making big moves solo with his debut release on Artikal hitting the shelves soon.  Kaiju released ‘Monster’ on Osiris Records and has another release in the works for Osiris as well.  They did a spot-on job with this tune.  Titled ‘Named After Hereos’, this one fills the space real nicely with growling basslines, spacious soundscaping, and oh so crispy snare hits.  Big up Perverse and Kaiju for this one!

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The final tune for tonight is one for the dancefloor.  Anex recently threw this tune up on his Soundcloud, and it’s got some proper funky vibes to it.  Soulful harmonics, footwork inducing drum sequences, and pure vibes fill this one out.  Gotta’ let the music speak for itself on this one really.  It’s only going to be up on his Soundcloud for short time so don’t miss out!  Take a listen and show the man some love!

Anex – Shine (Dub)

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That’s the word for today stateside.

To the gods.

-Kinman