Los Angeles- The folks at Bassrush are coming back with a vengeance in 2012 and they helped kick off the upcoming year of seriously bad ass events by partnering up with the team from LA Beatdown to bring NERO UK to the Music Box Theater for 2 SOLD OUT shows Dec 22nd and 23rd.
If the latest album (and the promo video from back in June) are any indicators of what someone can expect at their live show, suffice to say that this had to be one of the best shows of 2011, up there with Amon Tobin’s ISAM Live tour, which was a personal fave of mine!
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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:
Brooklyn, NY- Dave Gee and MC Diggadee have teamed up to form Heavy Weight Division and bring you “Round 1.” While they are known to perform together live, this is the first official mix from these partners in grime. “Round 1″ is a high speed ride through a dark world of bass and powerful beats. It consists of various unreleased tracks from some of the genres most prolific producers as well as the Cops remix by Dave Gee & Trigon ft. DZ.
The DJ/MC Dubstep duo have had a busy year between playing dozens of shows up and down the East Coast including Winter Music Conference and Starscape and making their way out to Puerto Rico and Paris in the last several months but when they’re at home in Brooklyn, they hold down a residency at Brooklyn’s premier dubstep monthly, Dark Room.
Los Angeles- The West Coast’s favorite dubstep event, Pure Filth, has been bangin’ bass bins and dropping ceiling crumbs onto the heads of eager party-goers for 3 years strong now!
To help celebrate this milestone, they’re pulling out the big guns and packing The Airliner with the Pure Filth Soundsystem for 3 rooms of bass music madness and a DJ lineup that is just insane, so be sure to cop your pre-sale tix ASAP as this is one event that you really should not miss!
MANY MANY MORE!
Los Angeles- SMOG is back with another installment of their monthly SMOG SESSIONS, this time bringing out Virus Syndicate frontman DJ MRK1 along with Miami’s own Juan Basshead with local support from Emu and MC Kemst.
If you’ve never seen any of these guys throw it down, you should definitely make plans for 07.13 and come get your bass fix!
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010 SMOG SESSIONS
virus syndicate, manchester uk
basshead music, miami
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10pm / with RSVP or without / 21+
FUNKTION1 SOUND BY FUNKWORKS
1822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Los Angeles- The Music Box proudly presents BEATDOWN, an all-new heavy bassline bashment experience in the City of Angels, bringing you the finest in Dubstep, Drum & Bass and all sounds in tune with the drumbeat of the underground. Feel and experience the music on The Music Box’s all-new mega soundsystem, among the most powerful club sounds stateside.
Confirmed Beatdowns by:
DUB FOUNDATION (Technique Recordings // UK)
6BLOCC (6BLOCC.com, Terminal Dusk, Lo Dubs // LA)
BUSDRIVER (Anti-, Project Blowed // LA)
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