DJ Madd – ‘High Grade/Judgement Time’ [1DROP002]

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DJ Madd returns to his white label vinyl-only imprint, 1DROP, with another Jah-infused single for any rudebwoy looking to smash up the dance.  Pre-orders are now up via the Roots & Future Surus Store.  Be quick as this one won’t last long…

DJ Madd || Roots & Future || Surus Store

RELEASE DATE:  27TH JANUARY 2014

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– Kinman

Horace Andy – Cuss Cuss – DJ Madd Remix / TMSV Remix [MS011]

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EZ everybody.

With the recent launch of J:Kenzo’s label – Lion Charge – and the announcement from DJ Madd that he will also be launching a label called ‘Roots & Future’ it seems that there is a surge of appreciation and nostalgia being aimed at the massive amount of influence that dub-reggae played in the inception of the ‘foundation sound’ of dubstep.  Not that it had gone away or anything, but with the evolution of the genre the influences became less explicit, and are also being taken from a vastly greater pool of musical styles.

Moonshine Recordings has also taken it upon themselves to pay homage to the dub in dubstep with their most recent catalog addition.  Both DJ Madd (seems to be a pattern here with him lately) and TMSV have taken a legendary reggae song from the 80’s and injected their interpretation with modern-day production quality and weight.  Both of these producers are dons in their own right, and Madd is my most respected producer within the dubstep framework – EVER.  Both interpretations are top-notch with TMSV utilizing a more percussive approach with his bongos weaving in-and-out, and DJ Madd coming correct with a wall of pulsating bottom-end that could be felt from blocks away.  If you were quick enough, you would have been able to grab the single-sided 10″ release of DJ Madd’s version a few weeks back, out to those that did (like me).

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The release is set to drop on March 11th and will be available at all good record stores, in both vinyl and digital format.  Don’t sleep!

Stay connected:

DJ MADD |  FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD || TWITTER

TMSV |  FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD || TWITTER

MOONSHINE RECORDINGS | FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD

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This post was taken via a feature I published on my other blog at Sub.Mission Dubstep, I just wanted to get it out there for as much exposure as possible, so I’m re-blogging it here.  It’s a seriously massive release so be sure not to sleep on it!

It drops March 11th.

You can pre-order it through Surus right now and if you purchase the vinyl, you get the digital copies for free!  Killer deal, so support the scene and buy some good music 🙂  Link below…

SURUS STORE

I’ll catch you guys next time.

– Kinman

Free Music From Truth & DJ Madd + More.

Bless up everybody.  There has been a lot of free music given out by top-notch producers lately so I figured that I would focus today’s post around that!  Who doesn’t like free music, right?

The first tracks I want to highlight are off the free album that Truth has put together to launch their new label, Defy Recordings.  This duo has honestly been on one of the most consistent rampages I’ve seen.  Whether it be their productions, their performances, podcasts, or the infiltration of San Francisco, CA’s streets, these guys have been carving out a very large name for themselves, and on a global scale.  BWS has been blessed enough to host Truth (Andre) at one of our events and it was epic!  Definitely a night that Santa Barbara still talks about.  The two tracks that have been released as an album sampler are ‘Gaza’ and ‘Rain Dancer ft. Yayne‘.  If you don’t follow them on Soundcloud, make sure to get on your profile and do so!  They have released remixes by J:Kenzo and Perverse exclusively to their Soundcloud followers.  Download the tracks below and make sure to give a massive shout to these boys.  An album of this caliber for free is genuinely one of the nicest things I have seen any producer do – so please make your gratitude known to them!

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This next free bit is a remix from my all-time favorite producer, DJ Madd.  Ever since I discovered his productions in 2008, I have been blown away by his sound and versatility.  Like many producers, he started by making drum and bass and naturally progressed into dubstep.  His productions are unrivaled in my opinion.  The man makes the cleanest, most diverse, and most powerful beats that circulate.  This remix he did of Congo Natty – Marcus Garvey is another shining example of his musical mastery.  This is an absolute spliff riddim’ that keeps things dubwise and deep.  Don’t sleep on this one!

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Alright that’s it for the freebies.

This next bit is a remix that Distance has done for Submotion Orchestra, taking on the tune ‘Blindspot’.  Distance takes a different take on things with this track, still ending up with phenomenal piece of music.  Have a listen below.  Really excited for this one to release.

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The last piece for today is a mix built just Bassweight Society.  A good good friend of mine, that I’ve been mixing with for going on 4 years now, has just recorded, hands down, one of the most energetic drum and bass mixes I’ve heard in a looooooong time.  The track selection, placement, and execution is all spot-on.  Loads of fresh releases as well as a few older gems.  I really urge you to set the time aside for this one!  All vinyl, all love.  Big up Nate.

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Big up fam’.  That’s all for today, probably for the next 10 days as I will be leaving for a trip tomorrow afternoon.  I wish you all the best!  All you Outlookers, I’m obscenely jealous, but am already looking forward to next years 🙂  Bless.

To the gods.

-Kinman

Deep From Down Under & Cluekids Latest

Photo Credit: Rae Goss (http://spookygoss.deviantart.com/)

Oi!  What’s good all you frequency lurkers.  Hope you have your sub ready to flex today, because we have some truly heavy music to highlight.  Massive respect out to all the artists that have been pushing these sounds!

To start things off in a proper fashion we have a tune hailing from the hand of Australian producers Spherix & Kwality.  To be honest, don’t really know too much about these two.  I came across this track from browsing the AJP Youtube page, and was struck with awe.  The tune starts off really nice with some heavy atmospherics and a big tribal style kick drum that ruptures through your bloodstream.  I was hooked from there.  Then….. the second breath came.  WOW!  Don’t even want to verbally address this.  Just have a listen and you will know the feeling I had when it dropped.  Mad respect for the percussion utilized in this track, it’s an absolute gem.  These two are definitely a pair that you’re going to want to keep your ears on if you haven’t been following them already, we know we will be.

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This next track comes from the long time OG, Cluekid.  At a very young age he has already placed a release with Skream under his belt on the Disfigured Dubz imprint alongside a number of other anthems on labels like Ringo, -30, and Soul Jazz Records.  The two tracks that we have from him today are off his latest release, Bullfrog 006.  The first tune, titled ‘Ninety Three’, is a really dope jungle-vibed tune with chopped up breaks, ragga vocal samples, and a sub-heavy bassline.  The flip, ‘Swampman’, is an anthemic bassweight stomper!  The kid knows his shit, and his music speaks for that.  This tracks emits a wall of bass that “clear the dust out of the room”.  Lend an ear to both these tracks and support this badman with a purchase from Juno or Surus.

Cluekid – Ninety Three

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To finish things off for the day we have two absolutely phenomenal mixes to showcase.  One from the Budapest born, UK based don DJ MADD.  The other is from the parisian musical mastermind Von D.  Both of these mixes are filled with top-notch dubs and first-class mixing skills.  Both of these mixes are available for download so I would highly recommend getting on top of that before the link disappear.  Madd’s mix was done for Cali-based magazine Big Up and Von D’s for the Stand High Sound crew.  Make sure to show love to both these guys, some of the most prolific artists in the underground (for now ;)).

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DJ Madd – Big Up Podcast 56

Von D – Stand High Sound Mixtape

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Alright folks, that’s it for today.  Check back tomorrow as we will have more great music to feature.  Respect!

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society (Kinman)

Serious Bassweight Business

Oi! We’re back again with another installment of some of the finest bassweight business being pushed out right now. Obviously we can’t highlight ALL of the quality material being put out right now but we got some really great music for you today. Trying to keep things fresh we have tunes from all different ends of the spectrum. Everything from vocal-drenched to techno-infused.

The first track is one from a man who has finally emerged out of the shadows, beginning to receive that recognition that has been much deserved for the past 5 years or so. With his debut full-length album due out early April, DJ Madd has been boosting bass bins with his extremely powerful sounds. Having had the support of many of today’s highest caliber producers and pretty much every top-notch radio show, Madd’s presence had become quite the force to reckon with. We have previously highlighted the tune ‘Riginal’ and ‘Deeply’ Ft. Lady Maroo, both part of his album, and today we have another gem from the The Real and The Shadow LP. This one, titled ‘No Tomorrow’, features the unforgettable vocal presence of the one and only, Rebel MC. This tune is an absolute gem so lend an ear!

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Coming at you for the second tune is one from Orientis Recordings label boss, Thelem. This guy makes some of the deepest of deep tunes. The track, ‘Cathetus’, is no exception. Utilizing his skills at incorporating some of the illest growls and horns, Thelem builds this one up to be an absolute smasher for all the heads. The double-kick keeps the energy of the tune high while his master-crafted soundscapes incite some truly eerie vibes through your mind. Big up to Thelem!

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This next bit is another one from our good friends, Truth. I honestly don’t understand how these guys keep putting out the number of bangers that they do. Especially amidst the devastation their home has seen in the past year due to a relentless amount of earthquakes pounding through. These two are a true inspiration. This tune, taken from Yunx’s show yesterday, left me speechless. HUGE rolling rave synths layered up with that wall of sub-frequencies that this duo always brings equates to one of the largest tunes of 2012 thus far. Nuff’ respect!

Truth – Haarp (CLIP)

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Next, we have another huge one from Percept. This track is an absolute skank-out tune! Forthcoming on Innamind, ‘Boxed In’ shows his very promising style and skill. Percept is definitely one of the artists you are going to want to keep your eyes during 2012, he is sure to emerge with a highly respected presence.

Percept – Boxed In (Forthcoming Innamind Records)

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The final bit for today is a production hailing from the hands of LAXX, an Oxford based producer who is bringing a very techno-infused vibe to his tracks. The tune, titled ‘System Meltdown’, comes at you hard with a 4×4 beat that will straight MASH-UP the dance! We have really been feeling this particular vibe that producers like LAXX and Killawatt have been putting out. It’s a really fresh take on things. Have a listen and show the man some love!

LAXX – System Meltdown (CLIP)

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That’s it for today.

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society (Kinman)