EZ brothers and sisters. Hope everybody is doing well, feeling good, and vibing out to this beautiful world that we live in. Time has been straight up FLYING by lately, it’s truly insane. I thought that once school was done with I would have all the time in the world to keep this site updated and content constantly rolling through during my summer break. Life just keeps throwing this and that, and things just haven’t been catering to my free time. I apologize for that, hopefully all ya’ll heads can understand :). It’s been almost a week since I last got a post up here and in that time there has been some really amazing music put out and some great news revealed, as well as some saddening news.
Let’s get the sad out of the way first. Although it seems to be quite speculative, considering no definite statements have been recorded, rumors are spreading that Pendulum will no longer be writing/performing music as they’ve decided to concentrate on their Knife Party project. I have no hate for what they’ve chosen to do with Knife Party, everybody needs to make money, and I’m sure they really do enjoy the music they make and the reactions they get from the crowds. However, it saddens me that Pendulum will no longer be. They provided my youth with some of the greatest EDM experiences and I draw a lot of influence from their innovation and flat-out talent. I hope that it’s not really the end but, times change, people change, and the game changes too. Much love and respect out to them boys for doing their thing for so long and I wish them the best in their future endeavors!
To lighten things up a bit, their is two specific events that made me extremely happy recently. One being that Mala’s in Cuba album was reviewed by Joe Muggs and published on The Arts Desk (read here). Not that I ever doubted the quality of Mala’s production skills, but it was quite an intriguing concept to incorporate Latin music into the South London brainchild of dubstep. I’ve heard the two tunes that I’m sure everybody else has heard as well, but to read to Joe Muggs interpretations of the remainder of the album made my heart jump up like a schoolgirl who had just seen the Nsync tour bus pass by. I truly cannot wait for this album to drop! It’s going to look all these ignorant bastards, who make claims like “dubstep is dead”, straight in the eyes and tell them to FUCK OFF! I’m getting really tired of all these jaded listeners who incessantly complain because they are too lazy to do their homework and search through hype. Dubstep will never die. Second thing that made me quite happy was the announcing of the boat parties that will be held during both Dimensions and Outlook festival. HYPED! The tickets will go on sale this Thurday at 8pm (GMT), so all the US heads that means 11am. So many unreal parties will be going down, I can’t even begin to imagine the vibes that will be going down. Make sure you get to your tickets to whichever party you want to attend fast! They will sellout in an extremely quick fashion.
Now, to the beats. I’ve got a solid handful of tunes that I want to post up on this beezy, hope you enjoy dem’.
First track is from a favorite producer of mine, TMSV. It’s a collaboration with the notorious Beezy. The track is laced up with some awakening lyrics that get your mind thinking about some of the more troubling things occurring on our planet. The words are abruptly met with percussion that will take your mind back to the tribal roots we all share. The dread-ridden synth created for this tune is all-time. Puts out some of the most intense energy. Massive one out to TMSV and Beezy for this production.
TMSV ft. Beezy – Crashing
This next bit is a forthcoming on Tempa Records by Consequence. Proper soundsystem music, this one. Such a powerful kick, the snare is tailored perfectly, and the space in this tune is just as vital as the notes. I’m sure there will be lots of great things to come from Consequence after this release.
Consequence – Injunction (Forthcoming Tempa)
This next track picks the energy up and gets in your face with Biome incredible production skills. This one is another tune filled with percussion that will incite the most primal of urges inna’ dance. THIS TUNE IS FUCKING MAD! I keep finding myself saying this but the man just keeps putting out heat after heat but, Biome has seriously been on a roll for about a year straight, putting out the heaviest and most intricately constructed tunes. Big respect to the badman.
Biome – Shadows (Forthcoming New Moon Recordings)
Next up is forthcoming on the almighty Deep Medi imprint. I’m sure you’ve heard it because it’s been getting so much hype but I have to repost it because it’s such an amazing release. Medi 59 will be from Jack Sparrow, and it’s about bloody time this man got signed to the Medi fam! This track, titled ‘Good Old Days’ features Ruckspin on the production with Sparrow and is a jazz-infused bassweight masterpiece. These guys have nearly unrivaled mix-downs, every element of the track being placed and EQ’d with the finest of precision. The flip, ‘Afraid of Me’, takes a step away from the jazzy side of things and delves into the sonic exploration of techno-infused bass and analog sounding atmospherics. Going to be an amazing release and I cannot wait to snag up a vinyl for myself!
I want to send you off tonight with two absolutely MASSIVE remixes done by Sleeper and Compa. Sleeper has remixed DCult’s ‘Deadly Hands of Shang Chi’ and done an amazing job! Rupturing sub-bass on this one! Compa has chosen to release his rendition of Reamz – Fear on the ‘We Are Wax’ white label imprint. This tune displays Compa’s top-notch ability to take an original, that is already an amazing tune, and turn it into an equally as large interpretation. Make sure that your subs are ready to flex on this one!
DCult – Deadly Hands of Shang Chi (Sleeper Remix)
Reamz – Fear (Compa Remix)(Forthcoming WXWL002)
BOOM! That’s it for tonight fam. Stay locked and stay high.
To the gods.