San Francisco- Compression SF and Rukkuz Muzik are back this month with an absolute BANGER of a lineup!
For the DnB heads, they’re bringing out Twisted Individual (Grid UK) along with OG West Coast bad boy DJ R.A.W. (Junglist Platoon LA) in the headline slots along with local faves 2Cents (Compression SF), Lukeino (Sublife Recs SF) and Noah (Primitive Science SF) & microphone support by none other than Colonel MC.
For the Dubsteppers, get ready for the Scion West Coast Dub invasion featuring 2 of my favorite DJs in the game, 12th Planet (SMOG LA) & 6Blocc (Lo Dubs LA)! If you’ve never seen these guys throw down in the showdown, then get ready for some seriously SICK dubplates and heavy duty party rockin’ selections from both of them. Local support provided by Knorsq (Bombadub LA), Pawn (SMOG LA/SF), Salokin (Rukkuz Muzik SF), Vinja (VinjaMusic.net SF) and mic support by Zezo One and MC Child.
You can get your pre-sales by visiting CompressionSF.com
San Francisco- Spring is in the air, we’re finally pulling out of the cold & gloom of winter and Sublife Recordings‘ event has been bringing the soulful sounds of DnB & Dubstep from the hottest DJs and MCs from around the world to The Triple Crown here in SF now for a couple months and this April installment is no exception.
The Windy City’s DJ Submorphics (Westbay, Spearhead) and SMOG LA‘s bassline badman DJ Pawn (who recently migrated to SF) are the big guns for the night with Lukeino, Canadub and yours truly, Zezo One representing the home town team. There’s also going to be a fashion showcase by Invisible Hero for all of you out there looking for some new gear!
Los Angeles- After crushing WMC 2010 and a recent showcase on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 1XTRA show, LA’s bad boy dubstep collective better known as SMOG, are back with another mix of bass-driven goodies courtesy of the folks over at Scion A/V.
The first half of the mix showcases the production talents of the squad while the latter half hands the reigns over to some of the genre’s top remixers. Both hit listeners with a wide scope of sonic palettes for your listening pleasure, with everything from DnB to Dubstep and some that fall somewhere in between…
You can grab the .zip file HERE…ENJOY!
Miami- PHEW! We made it once again through a week of beats, bass, lots of beer and plenty of bootyshaking good times! One thing was for certain this year, Dubstep is here to stay and the laundry list of events that we made it to is a testament of just that. From Smog vs. Basshead to Dubstep Massive to Dub & Bass 2 and every other event in between, the hard hitting wobbly goodness was pumping out of speakers at almost every venue as you walked down Collins.
Seeing B. Rich and Udachi just absolutely MURDER their sets at Dub & Bass 2 was probably the highlight of the dubstep sets that we got to see, with DZ coming in a close 2nd, hitting the dancefloor with drop after drop of bangin’ tracks. We hear that our friend 12th Planet takes the grand prize for his performance at the Annie Mac DJ party, but unfortunately we missed it, but if any of his past performances are any indicator, then I have no doubt that this holds true!
For all the Junglists- The World of Drum and Bass was by far the best DnB event of the conference, 3 rooms packed with fans of breakbeat culture across the spectrum. The lineup was packed with top notch DJs and MCs, but for us, the 2 standout sets of the night belong to the Digital Soundboy Artist Showcase featuring Shy FX, Breakage & B-traits holding it down on the UK side & 2Cents (DJ Aye~n & DJ Mal) from Compression SF representing the best of the Stateside movement.
We wanted to make it out to Smog Vs. Basshead, Future Sound of Breaks, Techosluts, Bang! Bang! & a ton of other events, but unfortunately couldn’t cover the events and juggle performance schedules, so if any of you out there have reviews/details you think we should include from any of the events from this year’s WMC, please shoot us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org