Posts Tagged ‘2011’


Grime is still pushing forward and still coming hard. For a minute it was just bars upon bars and no real song format, making it hard for music fans to cross-over, but not so much today. The scenes regulars return here to show the new school kids just how its done. Its a great blend of the creative styles within the genre itself, Kano’s dancehall change up, Wretch’s punchline southern flow, Wiley doing er..Wiley, and Scorcher’s east coast hip hop style. Look out for Kano’s Jack Bauer 2.0 mixtape to be dropping soon.

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Well its not exactly a new track and it’s not really a new video but taking the time out to blend them together is pretty fun and creative.  I try to bring you things away from the norm, away from the top 40 and far from the regular run of the mill.  Here is a mash up video containing Pendulum’s- Blood Sugar set to the backdrop of anime films Deathnote, Cannan and Shukugan no Shana The Movie.  Enjoy the madness and the energry, always keeping things fresh.

Ok its not new but come on, its dope! Emeli Sande has been on the scene for a minute lending her talents to various other projects but this track of hers is killer. Nice fast tempo drumming, soft strings and passionate upfront R&B vocals..what a good blend. A must to end the year as the feel good tracks of the week. Sit back, relax and enjoy Heaven


Come and get some Christmas cheer and no, I dont mean with ho ho hoes. (Yes, I said hoes on Christmas). I just haaaad to post that remixed version of Jingle Bells and you have to admit its pretty fresh. But on the real, after the presents, second helping of everything your eyes can see and trying out your presents, you may just straight up get a little bored.So while you surf the internet for por…fresh videos and what not, why not bump this deejay mix in the background. Guaranteed to lift your spirits. Happy Holidays Kids! Courtesy of the good folks over at Fact Magazine who probably don’t approve this message!

Ok forget the greatest female MC, one of the greatest MC’s period.  Easily flowing from R&B angel to Dancehall assassin, Ms Dynamite is one of the most talented people of our decade.  Her ability to release her harsh sounds with dancehall-esque precision or switch up to a gentle chorus and bridge shows just how comfortable she is in her own skin. On a personal note, she represents and delivers her music blending dancehall, hip hop, dubstep and even touches of drum and bass (this particular track), showing just how relevant she is no matter where you place her. Ms Dynamite- Neva Soft

Working with Desta on this project was a pretty dope experience.  I’ve worked behind the scenes on a bunch of mixtapes, EP’s and mix cd’s with various mc’s and deejays but this one was a bit different because I was able to bring a street element – the mixtape – to a vocalist.

As a producer, I always aim to balance an artist’s personal style with something slightly different but not too far off the wall.  Desta comes from an old school reggae & soul background so I wanted to capture that essence while creating street anthems that work well on underground dance floors.

Highlight: “Separate/Fast or Slow” – not exactly reggae or dancehall, but a combination of the two topped off with a wobble bass at 140bpm.  The idea of putting a dubplate on the back of  a standard song brings the whole track back to a raw/rave feel where there are no rules.

The end result is a one drop, hip hop, dubstep & dancehall amalgam designed to rock out your iPod or your Serato.

Desta Tsion- “One Step Forward” DOWNLOAD

Lets get Madd

Posted: 15/05/2011 in Industry
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Once again dubstep descended on Corsica Studios so of course I wasn’t too far behind.  I reached the spot about 12:30am, just enough time to order some brews, find a space on the floor and settle in for one of the best dubstep sets ever.  At about 1 am, tho I wasn’t really counting the hours, DJ Madd touched the decks and began to infuse the crowd with his signature style.  The Hungarian dub slinger’s set was one of the most versatile and dynamic Dubstep/Bass mixes I’ve heard, definitely the best of the night.  DJ Madd’s style journeys between the most minimal and bare sounds, to the more upbeat “somewhat garage” sounds all while keeping the crowd dancing without missing a beat.  Check this mix from DJ Madd to get a vibe of how he throws down in his live sets, something you should not miss.