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I know, I mean I've not heard it but Skream has been really hit and miss for ages for me. Hearing him pull up his Le Roux remix at a DMZ in Leeds about 4 times was so bad it was unture, but then he releases stuff like Minimalistix or the old bits that recently came on Keysound and its alright. I dig lots of early Skream but now I know one in every ten Skream tunes are gonna be worth a listen now. Its kind of a shame but he's still doing his thing and dropping stuff for the heads every now and again, I'd rather it was him doing it and going 'mainstream' than some shite like Doorly or Jackwob. Even Rusko really falls short, Skream is way ahead on his own let alone with the Magnetic Man project with Benga and Artwork, which is signed to some kind of major and has some sort of poppy/dance single in the works by the sounds of things.

Mala's album is out right now btw haha

jimitheexploder, Friday, 2 July 2010 23:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

i know nothing about mala - what's the score there?

apparently rusko is going to be doing stuff with big name pop acts soon - can't remember who it was, but the idea is o_O

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 2 July 2010 23:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

the mala thing is all old stuff but apart from one track - the last one i think, its all really top quality. no city cycle unfortunately, but from the samples, i dont think theres a low point on there.

"did people read the mixmag dubstep special? i found it a bit... lacking somewhat. for all of dubstep's innovation and splintering over the last few years, i'm itching for someone to come along and REALLY stir stuff up."

yeah but that piece is just another cheerleading piece on dubstep.
for all the new stuffs interesting-ness, not much of it feels that essential really. its like some new eclecticism movement.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Saturday, 3 July 2010 07:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Skream is way ahead on his own let alone with the Magnetic Man project with Benga and Artwork, which is signed to some kind of major and has some sort of poppy/dance single in the works by the sounds of things.

It's out in a few weeks and is the fucking worst

if I get 1000 followers I will take political action (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 3 July 2010 12:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rusko's album already has like Gucci Mane on and the Dirty Projectors girl doing cute r'n'b-ish vox - it's not a classic by any stretch but I didn't hate it either and I think he'd potentially turn his hand to legit pop tunes a lot more successfully than that Magnetic Man garbage

if I get 1000 followers I will take political action (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 3 July 2010 12:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

isn't it Britney Spears he's working with?

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Saturday, 3 July 2010 14:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Kindly guide me to more filthy acidic dubstep like Trolley Snatcha:



ὑστέρησις (Sanpaku), Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dont really have much of a clue about dubstep at the mo. all the wobble mid range stuff sounds fine to me but totally generic. no idea whos doing what. tempted to get that caspa mix cd he put out a while back (if you like trolley snatcha youd prob like that) and maybe the jakes one but thats about it. that first trolleysnatcha track would be better without the ska bits in between.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

You're right titchy. You have no idea.

Jon B (bass), Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

still though, more than you.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:30 (seven years ago) Permalink


Jon B (bass), Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

"all the wobble mid range stuff sounds fine to me but totally generic. no idea whos doing what. tempted to get that caspa mix"

i rest my case.

Jon B (bass), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

you numpty. i mean i dont have all the tracklists, hence i dont know whose behind every single track i hear.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

no, it was the
"tempted to get that caspa mix"
that gave the game away

Jon B (bass), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Glad to see that dance music noobians are being kept in check by people like Jon B. I mean, where are they all flocking from?

village idiot (dog latin), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Guessing Jon B is a new account for that twat who got permabanned for making lynching jokes on the n-word thread, if any mods care enough to keep an eye on that

tomas altbrolin (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nah he's been around for ages, he's not a new or old troll or anything just a bit of a knob. He's doing a good job of making me want to side with Titchy though.

Matt DC, Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

caspa = CLASSIC

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

FTR, the Caspa mix that came out not long ago is actually a good laugh and not as obviously generic as one might expect. It's still square-rave and hard beats, but I was surprised to hear Hyph Mngo on it.

village idiot (dog latin), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

caspa is actually kinda underrated in a weird (internet) way. though yeah the inclusion of hyph just seems odd. almost apologetic.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

haven't listened to this new skream disc yet, but i love andy battaglia's emusic review:

As it continues to refract and evolve, the dance-music style known as dubstep has wandered onto a number of intriguing byways. Some artists, like Actress, have stopped worrying over genre and engaged a newly mesmerizing array of timeless, boundless "bass music" sounds. Others, like Zomby, have switched on to the imagined transmissions of zoned-out video-game fiends. Still others, like James Blake and Mount Kimbie, have softened up and set out to make a supremely emotional kind of post-human soul.

Skream never seemed a likely candidate for the latter, but he wasn't exactly a sure thing for any of the others either. It makes a strange kind of sense, then, that he would basically go ahead and do all three — plus a little more on the sides. Not that Outside the Box makes a lot of sense: Indeed, as an album, it's a fractious, fragile and highly fraught mess. But what is dubstep circa 2010 if not a laboratory for various styles and sounds to go wrong — and sound all the more right for their failure?

Skream hails from Croydon, a district within dubstep's formative home city of London. From there, he's helped goose the genre along from its early '00s days as a backdrop for grime to its latter days — pretty much now and counting — as a new form all its own. Starting with his breakout single "Midnight Request Line" in 2005, his records for the timely label Tempa have ranked as important briefings from dubstep's frontline, enough that he's collaborated or shared vinyl space with some of the scene's biggest names (Benga, Shackleton, Loefah) and earned the right to put out a five-volume series of EPs self-importantly titled Skreamizm.

Outside the Box takes bits of Skream's past activity and crams them into one swelling statement of purpose. The style changes drastically, such that a more or less ordinary mid-tempo rap track ("8 Bit Baby," with oddly lifeless vocals by) can shift meaningfully into the haunted and haunting robot sulk of "CPU," which sounds like Kraftwerk coming apart and limping across a desert in the mid-day sun. The latter plays way more to Skream's main strength, which is all the more apparent when he slows things down and gives his spacious atmospheres and evocative rhythms room to breathe. To that end, it's easy to imagine some sort of oddball hit status for "Where You Should Be," a plaintive ballad that matches missing-you vocals to rainbow-colored synth oscillations, melancholic sub-bass, and a beat that thwacks with a short-story's worth of exposition and mood.

Not all of Skream's best moments are slow. "How Real" jumps and jags through a hyper mix of chopped-up vocals, while tracks like "Listenin' to the Records on My Wall" play teeth-gnashing tribute to the early '90s heyday of jungle and hardcore rave. Nor are all his moments even close to best: "Finally," a collaboration with La Roux, wanders too far toward overwrought trance treacle, and the quasi-ambient interlude "Metamorphosis" doesn't do much more than "quasi-ambient interlude" might suggest.

But even the album's missteps, such as they are, show Skream as an ambitious and big-minded producer trying to make the most of where dubstep stands to go. There's a geeky sense of excitement and curiosity in both his reaching and his over-reaching, and his ears are clearly open and attuned.

dubstep is late fall/winter music, anyway.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 13 August 2010 18:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Really liking the LHF 12 inch on Blackdown's label. Chimes in well with my personal Metalheadz revival this past month.

Tim F, Sunday, 15 August 2010 15:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

d00ds, I heard ABAGA Records was permasonned by ILX moderators in a spamming beef O_O

markers, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 18:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Loving this Ramadanman tune at the mo:

A brownish area with points (chap), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 14:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm really hit and miss with him but 'pitter' is amazing

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 14:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

LHF "EP2:The Line Path" [Keysound Recordings]

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Martinclark, Friday, 22 October 2010 09:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Pinch's album is currently £3.49 on iTunes. Haven't heard it, but seems like a bargain to me. DLing now.

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 5 November 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

way late to the party but what does retina think of oneman's rinse mix CD.

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 8 November 2010 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

er ... that should be "everyone" ... stupid iphone spellcheck!!

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 8 November 2010 03:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I always have time for Oneman and his Rinse entry is solid stuff. Could probably have done without the ubiquitous Hyph Mngo and the vocals on The Detatchments track near the beginning are jarring to say the least.

I miss his epic 2-step / dubstep blends from a couple of years back but I guess he had to move on from there (the transition from Zomby's 'Rumours & Revolutions' into Efdemin on this mix is sublime).

He promised us a new Autumn mix on his twitter feed a few weeks back haven't seen anything yet.

sam500, Monday, 8 November 2010 07:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Oney in the mix for XLR8R. My year is now complete.


01 Bad Autopsy "Callback" (Ramp)
02 Instra:mental "Talkin' Mono" (NonPlus+)
03 Joy Orbison "GR Etiquette"
04 SBTRKT "2020" (Brainmath)
05 Unknown "Sicko Cell"
06 Boddika "When I Dip" (NonPlus+)
07 El-B & Juiceman "Buck & Bury" (Ghost)
08 Unknown "Mellotroid"
09 FaltyDL "Doo Wop"
10 Pearson Sound "Blanked" (Hessle Audio)
11 Girl Unit "IRL" (Night Slugs)
12 Amerie "One Thing" (French Fries Remix)"
13 Ill Blu "Pull It (Instrumental)" (It's Funky)
14 The Touch "Bodies Waiting (French Fries Remix)"
15 Redlight "MDMA" (Polydor)
16 SX vs. Ramadanman "Woooo Glut"
17 Desto & Jimi Tenor "Doorlock Riddim"
18 Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce "Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-edit)" (Ramp)
19 Jay Weed "The Naos" (502)
20 Benga "Skank" (Big Apple)
21 Toasty "Skinny" (Destructive)
22 Mala "City Cycle" (Tectonic)

sam500, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 08:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

this track has been on repeat for a while... dunno if it is technically dubstep (it is Skream)... feel like this is where the genre should be leaning tho... fuck that wobble insanity.. shit hurts my ears...


the knicks ain't that bad, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

this tune by Objekt is pretty amazing -- mournful arps, huge jet engine bass drops and subtle amen flourishes


missingNO, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Skream album is milquetoast shite on the whole - I can barely make it through a track without skipping. That said I did play out a kind of mashup of "Wut" and "Wibbler" over NYE which went down nicely.

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

that Objekt track just popped up in a boomkat mailout


koogs, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 14:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

where is hunta-d when we need him most.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Monday, 15 August 2011 23:56 (six years ago) Permalink

I think that's Burial.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 00:10 (six years ago) Permalink

I think I kind of have an idea in that context-clue kinda way, but can somebody explain what "brostep" is? I saw it on a placard as a category in a record store and had to stare at it for a minute to make sure it was real.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 16 August 2011 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Like wobbled-out stupid cheesy dubstep.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 00:19 (six years ago) Permalink

is it brostep?

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 00:25 (six years ago) Permalink


nakhchivan, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 01:21 (six years ago) Permalink

btw is that a fort thunder pic?

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

ha ha!

geeta, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 18:11 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

LHF "Keepers of the Light" out today: http://boomkat.com/downloads/501517-lhf-keepers-of-the-light

Akashic Visions video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpSOMMXKY1Y

Martinclark, Monday, 2 April 2012 12:36 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

when did dubstep become trance? i missed that part


TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 19 April 2012 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink


WONKA Nerds 2012 TV Commercial

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...


funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Friday, 6 July 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

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