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WODNB SF 2011

WODNB Sessions Invades SF! (03.18.11)

San Francisco- Tonight the streets are going to be shaking from the return of the Formation Records camp and Compression SF’s WODNB Sessions at Club Six.

The lineup is not the full on WODNB experience, but with SS, Bailey and Rollz alongside SF’s own badboy DJ’s 2Cents, Lukeino, Sharp, and The Heights and Colonel MC holding down the mic duties, Club Six will be throbbin’ well past closing time (4AM that is…)!

See everyone down there!

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FLASHBACK FRIDAYS: The Scientist…Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires

LIVE FROM NYC- In 1960, Kingston Jamaica gave birth to one of the most influential dub fathers in Reggae music, Hopeton Brown AKA “The Scientist”.  Being introduced to electronics from his father, Hopeton began building his own amplifiers and buying transformers from King Tubby’s Dromilly Road Studio.  After numerous requests Hopeton begged King Tubby to give him a shot to mix down a record and so the story begins. By 1979 he left King Tubby Studio to be the principal engineer for Joseph Hoo Kim’s Channel One Studio where he met Volcano Records founder Henry “Junjo” Laws.  By 1980 he started to produce albums backed by The Roots Radics.

Dub music strictly emphasizes on the drum and the bass of reggae music with added effects of echoing, reverb and voice dubbing.  There are two albums that made me appreciate Scientist’ style, but since I can only pick one to review, it has to be – “Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampire”.   If you are not a dub listener, this is a great entry-level album for the untrained ear!  From the minute you put on the cd or the record and play the first track “Voodoo Curse” you hear an evil laugh and then all of a sudden out of the sky…..BOOOM!!!  HERE COMES THAT BASSLINE THAT DRAWS YOU IN!!! Every track on this album has a catchy groove and it’s so hypnotizing!! By the time you hit the track “The Mummy’s Shroud”, you will be in a world where it’s just you, the sounds coming out of your speakers, and the next track that makes you wish you were in a room filled with smoke hanging with people lost in the echoing sounds of the drum and bass.

Five songs off the album are also featured on Grand Theft Auto 3 – San Andreas on K-Jah Radio.  Since the birth of dub, it has basically influenced all the genres of music – Hip Hop, Jungle/Drum and Bass, Techno, House, Dubstep, Rock, and even post punk acts such as The Clash have experimented with Dub, check out The Clash “Magnificent Seven” if you don’t believe me!!  Without dub music we wouldn’t have a lot of the music that influences us today.

Thank God for the Scientist, King Tubby, Lee Perry and the rest I forgot to mention because without them we wouldn’t be DJ’s and producers.

Here’s the full album uploaded by yours truly Sir Golden Child:

URL: The Scientist- Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires

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SHELTER (SF) bringing Squake (Bassdrive), DJ Sharp + more 11.09.10

San Francisco- One of the city’s longest running weekly DnB events, Shelter, is kicking off November by bringing DJ Squake up from down south in Nashville TN, along with local support from DJ Sharp (Compression SF) and I’ll be handling mic duties for the evening.

Squake originally came up in San Diego but moved out to Tennessee back in 2005 and in ’08, he teamed up with Hunter of Legion to start the “Represent” Drum & Bass weekly in Nashville. In the Summer of 09′, Squake launched his weekly show “Represent Radio” on Bassdrive, which he hosts every Friday from 5-7PM CST.

While he spends most of his time doing A&R and Design, he has been busy in the studio working on his Debut EP since being signed to the Sine Language imprint back in 2009.

Look for Squake to step up onto the decks around Midnight.

With Local Support from:

DJ SHARP
[Compression/BADNB]

ZEZO ONE
[Konkrete Jungle Worldwide / Compression / Bassline Rumble]

@Underground SF
10pm-2am
21+
$5

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Club Muse (LA): Acid Circus aka Raiz + UFO! + Kuru + Kemst [07.23]

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Featuring…


ACID CIRCUS PRESENTS RAIZ
Droid Behavior // Historia y Violencia // Los Angeles, CA


UFO!
Sanguine Recordings // Bassism // San Francisco, CA


KURU
Club Muse // Media Contender // Los Angeles, CA


KEMST
Muse, Smog // Los Angeles, CA

TEMPORARY SPACES 3 (Stone Bar)
5221 Hollywood Blvd. // Los Angeles // 90027
21+ // All Night
RSVP List at the Website

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Respect LA July 2010 Lineup

Los Angeles- Respect announced their July lineup and we wanted to be sure that we got this out to you so you can be sure to have every Thursday night in July filled with the bass music you love.

Big shouts out to Rob & the whole Junglist Platoon family and everyone over at The Konspiracy Th3ory  for bringing quality events to LA week after week!

http://respectdrumandbass.com

Bassrush @ Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 (06.25-06.26)

Los Angeles- Yes, that’s right kids, get your water bottles and dancing shoes ready,  Insomniac & Bassrush are bringing the mother of all electronic events in the U.S. back to kick off the Summer!

In case you didn’t know what we’re talking about, the 14th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival- 2 days of pure electronic bliss, is back with an amazing lineup that will have the walls of the L.A. Coliseum shaking and leaving the dancefloor massive yearning for next year to hurry up and EDC to come back around once again!

If you can’t make it to L.A. for this monster event, have no fear! EDC is also making stops in Denver (06.12), Dallas (06.19), and in Puerto Rico (08.28), so Insomniac has you covered coast to coast.

3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

INFO:
Tickets Onsale Now!
Cabana Tickets Will Be Available Soon!

FRIDAY 2:00PM – 2:00AM
SATURDAY 2:00PM-2:00AM

VIP areas are strictly 21+ | Minimum age for general admission (GA) is 16 and older! | Buy early and save!
Prices increase when allotments run out.
Tickets do not guarantee Coliseum floor access.

Timeless (LA) presents Demo w/ MC Dre, Dip Vertigo + more! (06.12)

Tarzana, CA- LA’s Bass Dynasty Crew has been holding it down for the San Fernando Valley junglists with their event, Timeless at The Little Rock and feature some of the top talent in DnB and Dubstep along with some pretty killer drink specials and a throbbing sound system. Doors open @ 9pm. $5 cover before 11pm, $10 after.