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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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

that Objekt track just popped up in a boomkat mailout


koogs, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 14:41 (six 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

I think that before inventing the genre Dubstep he was planning on how to invent the genre dubstep with his song scary monsters and nice sprites : I think that is was he did before

My knowledge

7 months ago

contenderizer, Saturday, 7 July 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

can't believe this thread was started 10 years ago. venerable dubstep. aged dubstep.

scott seward, Saturday, 7 July 2012 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

ten years for skrillex nation to be born. sorry, grime, we're picky here.

scott seward, Saturday, 7 July 2012 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

hauntologic anciency

contenderizer, Saturday, 7 July 2012 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Devolution into brostep, definitely sadder and weirder than "Emo" devolving into manga-glam nu-metal-pop.

Soundslike, Sunday, 8 July 2012 14:05 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

so...there's a Brand Nubian dubstep remix album



Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 2 August 2012 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

i love how dubstep is a thing that's just plugged into music now

umair coque (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 17 May 2013 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

brb, going to kmart for a six pack of dubsteps

umair coque (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 17 May 2013 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

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