Posts Tagged ‘dubstep’


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!

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Its Latin, Afro, Afro-Latin, Caribbean inspired music created by slowing down a Dutch house record at the hands of an American. Yeah I know, music now days needs to come with a geography lesson and Moombahton is no exception. But Im not here to debate origins or founding fathers, Im here to figure out where the scene is heading. After a night of watching womens’ waists, busts and everything else that could be surgically enhanced move to these records, I was instantly a fan. Its got good rhythm, bass and a few funky sounds plus some catchy hip hop samples here and there. But where will it go next? Will it be the new dubstep in two years, the word on everyone’s lips until Skrillex comes along and fills it with noise and scares off the locals? (I ACTUALLY LIKE SKRILLEX) or will it remain something only us 4am party people know about while bumping uglies with the girl in the club wearing pink Uggs, a bikini top, thick frame red glasses and a gold chain that says “Gangsta”.

Your boys – Yaun Lee and Militia Sound Crew – are back with a banger!  A lot has happened since we released our last collab project, Take em by Surprise, in September 2010. This time, we’ve got more than just a few joints to rattle your speakers.

Guilty by Association (click through to download) is rammed with 10 tracks that are sure to have you bouncing off the walls when the beat drops.  It will also bring you some nasty looks from your neighbours.

For those of you who know me and my style, you’ll see that I’ve switched things up this time around. My flow is a little different – a bit more relaxed and nonchalant. This time around, I also focused more on setting the overall vibe rather then telling the story. I think it worked because I was able to just chill and have fun with it.

I put down 100% of the rhymes over 100% original riddms, 6 of the joints produced by me. (Tracks: 2- Hold Me Down,  3-Push, 5-Deep, 6-Do What You Want, 8-Turn it Up, 9-Guilty by Association).

As always, working with J.Gully was smooth – he always brings something fresh to the table. This time around, he eased off traditional dub sounds and brought in some minimalist post-dubstep (Tracks: 1-The Intro, 10-Out). Keep an eye out for future collabs – we’re not nearly done yet.

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.

A new mini EP produced between myself and MSC, “Secrets of the KGB” contains a few joints we had been working on since late 2010 to early 2011.  It was agreed these tracks needed to be shared with fans because the tracks show the progression and evolution into our current sound which will be displayed on our up-coming mixtape, “Guilty by Association.”  They don’t exactly blend with our new material but the EP definitely stands on its own with its more laid back, dubstep grooves.

Strictly for the underground…

“Wagwan cuz” may not be your typical American street greeting but for many english speaking cities its a staple. From Toronto to London and back to the Caribbean, slang words like “safe”, bruv, cousin, cozo, bredrin, dun know” are every day slogans brandished by people from all ethnic groups. Mostly due to West Indian (mostly Jamaican) immigration with traditions being held strong, these words now dominate the urban landscape and cross all colours, ethnic groups and religions. Just shows how unorganized yet organized we all are as P-Money demonstrates. Check him out this weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden alongside my boys Balkan Brigaden @ Roda Sten 1 this saturday!

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