søndag den 2. august 2009

He Writeth The Truth!

Der bli'r droppet seriøse knowledgebomber herovre.

tirsdag den 28. juli 2009

Everything was better in the old days.

My man Klaus B has dished out a 2 hour mix of : "old skool Chicago/Detroit/Belgisk støvsuger/Acid/Bleep/UK Breakbeat/Rave/Techno osv. "

It's stuffed with bangers you'd almost forgotten, instead of the usual Now That's What I Call Rave! fodder.


Dilemma - Hexadron
Liza'n'Eliaz - Space Split
Plexus - Auto Shutter
Synergy - Magic Control
Turntable Terror Trax - Turntable Tribal
The Unknown - Dreams Of Santa Anna
Exposure - Party Claps
Formicula 4 - Formic Acid
World Dominance - Compression
Brain-E - Madness Overflow
Cosmic Baby - Cosmic Babies
Sequential - Psychotronic
Aphrohead - Thee Lite
Mike Dunn - Dance U Mutha
Risque III - Tropic Zone
2000 & One - Line Dimension
Brother From Another Planet - Planet Earth
SUAD - Cape Fear
Hypersonic - Dance Tones
Trak One - Motion
Armando - Downfall
Ricky Smith - Working Without
Kevin "Krazy K" Dobbins - I'm House
Kc Flightt - Jump For Joy
Mission Control - Outta Limits
49'th Floor - Night Passage
Pizarro - Perdona Me
Kamasutra - Night Walk
Tanzmuzik - Pique-e
Rhythim Is Rhythim - Drama
Pierre's Pfantasy Club - Got The Bug
Housegang - Work My Body
Jody "Fingers" Finch - Jack Your Big Booty
Bad Boy Bill - Jack It All Night Long
Gallifré - 117 House Beats
Obscure FM - Michael Jackson Is In Heaven Now
Acid Masters - Deterioration
Final Cut - I Told You Not To Stop
Underground Resistance - Sonic Destroyer
Fast Eddie - Yo YO Get Funky
Razor Boy & Mirror Man - Beyond Control
The Sound Vandals - Extasy
World - All B&M
Blasphemy - Flirtation In Paradise
Frankie Bones - Janet's Revenge
Deck 8-9 - Vector
Eon - A Kind Of Living

Download here.

mandag den 20. juli 2009

The Freshest Kidz

Great documentary about the evolution of B-Boying, Breakdancing, Electric Boogie, Popping, Locking, etc. Essential viewing for anyone with a vague interest in modern urban dance styles or hiphop. I love the internet.

More old UKG/Grime.

Just felt like watching some of these classics. Most of it still sounds fresh today!

Platinum 45 feat. More Fire Crew.: OI! Is this the song that gave us OHOI!? According to a recent interview, it just might be. This is one of the first songs where it becomes very clear that something is happening with UKG. This is way more aggressive than your usual MJ Cole/Artful Dodger fare, the 2-step rythms have been thoroughly mangled and the bassline cuts through everything. Notice Lethal B, who would later go solo...

...with the even more aggressive POW! (Forward Riddim). This is of course the song that allegedly was banned from a large number of venues across the UK for causing fights wherever it was played. Still a good tune though.

Pay As U Go Cartel: Champagne Dance. A rare chance to see Wiley before he splintered off from the UKG scene, started Roll Deep and his solo career. He was on point back then already.

Wiley: Wot U Call It? asked the question on everybody's lips back then. Rephlex Records brought out the 2 Grime compilations, which were basically mostly dubstep, Wiley was trying to convince people it was called eski beat, and other people were talking about dark garage, breakstep, UKG, etc. Eventually grime stuck.

Sticky ft. Ms. Dynamite: Booo! This was just a massive anthem. Shame that Dynamite rarely flexes her toasting skills. Paved the way for Lady Sov, Shystie, No Lay, M.I.A. and a bunch of others.

So Solid Crew: 21 Seconds. Arguably the track that started it all by decidedly shifting the focus from the DJ/producer to the MC's. The Wu-tang of UKG that imploded in a flurry of violence allegations, halfbaked solo albums and the slow rise of dubstep and grime.

Jeg fucking hader æg.

Så igår aften ta'r jeg på Safari med Dollars. Vækker ham ved 18 tiden og vi bli'r hurtigt enige om at det er bedst hvis jeg kører. Ude i bilen går det straks løs med Tempz og andet hypeup for fuld volumen, så man hverken kan høre motor, sine egne tanker eller noget som helst andet. "Skunk!" bli'r der sagt, og ikke så længe efter har vi fået røget den første joint. Ras hygger sig også med at tysse på alle undervejs, især turister: "SSSSSSHHHHH!!! The police is just up there!". Vi får den geniale idé at spise på Loppen, og efter en joint mere finder vi så ud af at der er bryllup på Loppen, alle klapper ihvertfald da vi kommer ind sammen med en flok spaniere. Døllis prøver at hustle kødsnacks fra køkkenet på vejen ud, men ak. Ude i bilen igen og nu begynder kombinationen af hashskunk, ingen servostyring, ingen mad og en mere og mere rastløs Dollars at gå ud over mine køreevner. Vi kommer hen til Café Wilders(?), hvor Dollars liiiiiige skal spille noget meget høj grime for mig. 30 sekunder efter rammer et æg forruden. Dollars ryger ud af bilen, smækker døren i og jeg tænker: "Uhoh, her går vi igen.". Jeg ser kun Dollars arme bevæge sig op og ned og gætter mig til at der bliver råbt en del derude, men kan ikke høre noget udover den føromtalte grime. Man dem får råbt færdig og efter at ha' skyllet forruden af med noget vand kører vi tilbage mod V i håb om at Dyrehaven har åbent. Ægget er så nu løbet ned i ventialtionen og hele bilen lugter af æg. Jeg fucking hader æg. Dyrehaven har selvfølgelig også lukket og nu begynder det at være helt slemt. Klokken er nu ca. 22:30 og efter en afvisning på Fiskebaren er vi nu på vej mod Burger Palace. Fra Spiseloppen til BP på under 3 timer. Helt Wrong. En skunkjoint mere, Dollars får sig en stor cola, drikker én slurk og spurter hjem. Jeg får mig en Palace Burger menu, som er svært skuffende. Det hele virker meget sjovere idag.

Check Ras' version her.

Novelty alert!

We'll probably all be sick of this in about 10 minutes, but it's pretty fun for now.

Teh Metalz.

Been wanting to do a post for a while with old heavy metal and hard rock classics that some people might have forgotten about, so here we go.

Judas priest: Victim of Changes from their Sad Wings of Destiny album. A suitably pompous title for an equally epic song, showcasing all their strengths: Halfords outrageous vocal stylings, Downing and Tiptons tight riffs and solos, and also a slightly unusual dynamic range. from soft and emo to absolutely raging in less than 8 minutes. British steel FTW!

Next is Black Sabbath: Never Say die. This is a version from Ozzy's Speak of the Devil live album, which is basically all Black Sabbath songs played by the Ozzsters pretty freakin' awesome band. Sort of the best live album BS never made.

Deep Purple: My Woman from Tokyo. A lot funkier and more restrained than their usual output, this just boogies out and get's on with the job. Originally from their Who Do We Think We Are LP.

Van Halen: Panama. Everybody else is always going on about Jump and Hot for Teacher from the 1984 album. For me it's all about Panama. David Lee Roth was the embodiment of 80's California.

AC/DC: '74 Jailbreak. Bon Scott could do no wrong. RIP.

Megadeth: Wake Up Dead. First track on their first album, where Dave Mustaine shows that he doesn't really need those losers in that other band. Lyrics about coming home drunk and being scared that your wife will kill you are cool, especially if you get them over and done with in about 2 seconds and then just proceed to riff out for the rest of the song. Who misses Lars anyway?

Pantera: Mouth for War. This video is just so gay.

Rock on!

fredag den 17. juli 2009


Speaking of 2-step, here's a brand new mix by three of the most important pioneers of dubstep.
J-Da Flex was the man who first introduced me and many, many others to this world of bass through his weekly radioshow on BBC 1Xtra, which we followed almost religiously, nitpicking tracklists afterwards. OHOI! had him over for a party in 2003 or 2004, I forget, and it was just mental to have this hero of ours play to about 100-200 people in Basement next to Vega. For a while he drifted out of the scene, but has returned recently with his old partner: El-B. Together they ran the Ghost record label, which released some of the proto-dubstep stuff, a lot of it with El-B on production. El-B wandered off for a while too, but came back about the same time as J-Da. Hatcha hopefully needs no introduction. Let's just say that he was a massive influence on Benga & Skream and is still widely regarded as one of the very best DJ's in the genre. To have all three of them at once with good ol' Crazy D over the top is just too good. I haven't even listened to all of it and I'm just gushing. If this doesn't get you going, you're doing it wrong.

Get the goods here courtesy of Get Darker, which is a treasure trove of mixes and info, by the way.

Your chest!

torsdag den 16. juli 2009

Extra! Extra! Hate all about it!

Uuuuuuhhhh... Dollars svarer igen. Udover at insinuere pædofili i overskriften er Dölberg åbenbart fortørnet over at jeg kan hate på flere sprog end ham, dvs. 2, så jeg må hellere holde den her på dansk så der er chancer for at mandslingen kan følge med.
Richie Spice tingz var bare lige til at starte med, man kan jo altid gå i gang med bjælken i ens eget øje (<--biblical hate, for jer tosprogede).
OK, for dem af jer der ikke ved hvem ham hadebamsen er, så kommer der her en lille intro til personen bag det lille ego.

Hans "raaaaid", som det hedder på Ålborg patois:

"Møgforkælet unge" tænker man, but wait! There's more fail!
Ras Døvlars' big bad boomin' bass:

"You won't last a second inna war."


Since my last post, about 10 min. ago, I've already had a request for an introduction to old 2-step. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but I know people who are, and a while back they created this beautiful thread with a whole bunch of links and little bits from DK Garages history.

"Late, as usual, but I show up! I show up, though!"

It's been a while since my last post, blame it on the sunshine.

First of all there's a couple of mixes I've been listening to A LOT, that i would like to share with you peeps:

- JSL (OHOI!) did a mix in April which blew me away, as I was getting well tired of the usual harder-than-thou-wobblesteel. Sure, there's still plenty of bangers on here, but he takes it to another level. BIG MIX!
Get it here.

- Macabre Unit threw some summervibes together a while back. Not technically brilliant, a few dodgy mixes here and there, but the tracks make up for it. Nice to hear som old 2-step again!
Get it here.

- The old 2-step sound is generally becoming quite popular again in dubstep circles. Here's a mix with Martyn and TRG from Rob da Banks' show on BBC Radio.


Martyn Mix
Martyn – ‘Natural Selection’ (3024)
Kloke – ‘Basement’ (Entrada Recordings)
Millie & Andrea – ‘Black Hammer’ (Daphne001)
Uncle Bakongo – ‘Makonde’ (Roska Kicks And Snares)
Apple – ‘Seigalizer’ (Slim Ting)
Hard House Banton – ‘Reign’ (SRE)
Efdemin – ‘Acid Bells Martyns Dark Mix’ (Curle)
Martyn – ‘Elden St.’ (3024)
Karizma – ‘Groove ‘A’kordingly’ (R2 Records)
2000 And One – ‘Funk That’ (100% Pure)
Adam Marshall – ‘Rose Mountain’ (Cynosure)
Martyn – ‘Bridge’ (3024)
Goldie – ‘Truth Ft. David Bowie’ (Ffrr)
Martyn – ‘Far Away’ (3024)
Uncle Bakongo – ‘Anlo Ewe’ (Roska Kicks And Snares)
D-Malice – ‘Gabryelle Refix’ (White)
Deadbeat – ‘Incinerate’ (Wagon Repair)
Manoo – ‘Agoe’ (Earthrumental Music)
Shut Up And Dance – ‘Epileptic Martyns No Strobe Mix’ (Shut Up And Dance)
Martyn Ft. Dbridge – ‘These Words’ (3024)

Clubroot – ‘Low Pressure Zone’ (Lo Dubs)
Madd – ‘I Know It’s U’ (White)
Kito ft. Reija Lee – ‘LFO’ (Disfigured Dubs)
TRG – ‘Just Me’ (White)
Pinch – ‘Attack Of the Giant Robot Spiders’ (White)
Peverelist – ‘Clunk Click Every Trip’ (Punch Drunk)
Scuba – ‘Negative’ (Naked Lunch)
Kalbata – ‘Oh Gosh’ (White)
TRG – ‘New In Town’ (White)
Kode 9 – ‘Bad’ (Hyperdub)
Deekline & Wizard – ‘Back Up (Love for the Music) - TRG Remix’(Against The Grain)
Joker & Ginz – ‘ReUp’ (Kapsize)
TRG – ‘909 Trek’ (White)


- There's also a rather good article on the future of techno, house, dubstep and UK Funky here.
Which led me to 2 rather nice mixes from some of the people behind the Hessle Audio label:

Here's one from Ramadanman along with an indepth interview.

And another one from Ben UFO for FACT magazine.

The Hessle Audio guys are one of the few forward thinking labels in dubstep/bass, so check out their myspace.

I've had a bit of a falling out with dubstep the last couple of months. Don't get me wrong, there's still plenty of good stuff, but there's an evergrowing amount of incredibly boring wobbletracks coming out. This doesn't come as a complete surprise, as this is what generally happens in the evolution of musicgenres. As soon as a formula has been established, everybody jumps onboard and "gives it their own twist", which sounds exactly the same as what everybody else is doing. Boooooring.
So where to now? Some people have started taking the BPM's down to 120-130 again, which at first horrified me, as I thought it would just end up in the same bland soup that techno and house have been in for ages, but I've heard some absolutely brilliant stuff from, amongst others, Hyperdub, Tempa and Hessle Audio. The tempo might be slower, but they keep the rythmic syncopations, bass and blatant disregard for the norm from dubstep. Fresh!

The other possibility is UK Funky House. Apart from having one of the worst names, this genre is finally starting to show some promise. The inclusion of soca rythms, grime MC's and just a general openness to all kinds of influences is slowly tickling my interest and this might be the genre to watch. So far it has produced 2 tunes i really rate, especially this summer.

First up is Maxwell D vs. Lil Silva: Blackberry Hype. Some of you might remember Maxwell from his days in So Solid Crew or just as an original UK garage Don. Anyways, he's back with a banger and some incredibly silly lyrics.

When 2000F dropped his "2000 Hype" dubplate special at Vega for the Benga gig, the whole place exploded. 'Nuff said.

Next tune is from grime masters Boy Better Know: Too Many Man. Finally it has dawned on some grime MC's that their constant verbal assaults and big boy posturing might just scare a few females away from their shows/raves. I definitely think that that is one of the main reasons for X amount of MC's jumping on the funky bandwagon... that and money, of course. Anyway, this track really gets me going. If you hear the chorus while you're out and about in CPH, it's probably me shouting it.

In other news, the biggest grime tune in ages. Tempa T/Tempz: Next Hype, the energy levels on this track are just off the chart. Quite a fun little video too with atrocious acting courtesy of UK hiphop legend Tim Westwood. You should have all seen this a million times by now, but here it is for the late bloomers.

I've also had a sweet spot for this little dancehall ditty, Laden: Inna Life. First time round it didn't do a whole lot for me, but the quirky production and housey pianos kept me coming back until the chorus embedded itself. Thanks to JG from Firehouse Sound for the tip!

As the boring city dweller that I've become, I didn't do any of the big festivals so far, but then again, the line-ups for Roskilde and Fusion weren't THAT impressive and it mostly sounds like I missed out on a hell of drug and alcohol bingeing, which hasn't really been that tempting since '95. One thing I did miss out on was the reunion of Malk De Koijn, but thanks to Ras Dollars, there's a link to DR's soundboard recording of the concert here.
Another thing i missed at Roskilde was the "friendly fire" soundclash between Universal Soundsystem, Rootsman Hi-Fi, Firehouse Sound and Kali-Ma. The best thing about this has got to be the VERY entertaining thread (in danish) on the dancehall.dk forum. Firehouse is also streaming audio from the clash on their homepage.

Finally, for those of you wondering about the title of this post, check this clip at approx. 6:12

For those of you who don't know this movie, watch it now. One of the biggest cultural influences on my life. EVER!

P.S.: It has come to our attention that Ras Dollars has started a blog war against yours truly. First blood was drawn here. Apparently, my blog is not funny. It was never meant to be funny. Soundman bidnezz is SERIOUS tingz. Lickle soundboy cyan tess dis knowledge. Richie Spice in '71? Maybe man dem should actually READ some of dem books dey flashin' on theyz uglybugly blog.
Check 6:08

Blog wars, buddy, blog WARS!

fredag den 17. april 2009


The weather is finally getting better here in CPH and the day's are getting longer. I've started riding my longboard full-time gain and if that wasn't enough, man dem like 2000F has just put up the fourth installment of his amazing King of de Dubs series of mixes and to top it all off he comes on all heavy with my personal spring anthem, Turboweekend: Something or Nothing (2000F & JKamata Remix) in a special VIP Version. The track is likely to ride on the waves of their last hit, the seminal 2000F & JKamata: You Don't Know What Love Is on the Hyperdub label, as their shared love of early 80's soul and funk shines through heavily once again, with added 00's bass and rythm sensibilities and a surprisingly soulful vocal from Turboweekends vocalist. The rest of the tracklist is, as usual, stuffed with unreleased goodies from some of the prime movers on the dubstep scene, spanning the entire spectrum of bassheavy sounds. From smooth and chilled to full-on, hard, wobble steel. Wonkers beware!

Anyway, on with the show.

2000F - King Of De Dubs IV - April 2009

Turboweeked - Something or Nothing (2000F & JKamata Remix VIP) [dub] Joker & Ginz - Purple City [dub]
Von D - Show Me [dub]
Silkie - Test [dub]
Goth-Trad - Cutend [dub]
Simien & Obeah feat. Ilawy - Waiting (2000F VIP) [dub]
Skream - Simple City [dub]
JSL - Fight Dub [dub]
Crissy Criss - Up and Down [dub]
Ginz & Joker - Re-Up [dub]
Jakes - Rock Tha Bells [dub]
Sukh Knight - Lick It (2000F VIP) [dub]
Eagger Stunn Gunn - Morder Dem (JSL Remix VIP) [dub]
Skream & Cluekid - Sandsnake (Goth-Trad Remix) [dub]
Skream - Meta-Lick [dub]
JKenzo - Buzz Droid [dub]
2000F & JKamata - You Don't Know What Love Is (VIP) [dub]
RSD - Naked Mario Cart [dub]
RUF - Raw Love (2009 VIP) [dub]
Skream - Metal Mouth [dub]
Goth-Trad - Recover (Remix) [dub]
Sukh Knight - Shankle [dub]
Joker - Psychedelic Runway [dub]
JSL - Memories [dub]

In other news, I finally checked out some of that live internet radio that DJ Reveal has been doing, for God knows how long now, on dubterrain.net and sub.fm. On todays show he had brought along his DJ buddy JB who played an excellent set that included a brand new Skream remix of one of my alltime favourite Distance tunes, Night Visions, from his debutalbum for the Planet Mu label, My Demons. This remix is just jawdroppingly awesome, and as soon as I find some audio clips of it, I'll update this post. At the very least, Reveal should be posting a recording of todays Sub.fm show, and I'll be linking to that.
Speaking of Reveal, don't forget his new club, Skank, at Rust which tonight has 2000F ripping the CDJ's apart. Last time the club was a definite success and as if the bass last time wasn't enough, this time there should be coming extra subs in tonight, just for good measure.

You can also catch yours truly spinning a very wide variety of pleasantly good and stupid music, not just dubstep, tonight AND tomorrow night at Simpelt V, Istedgade 96.

'Nuff interwebz, back to the sunshine!

torsdag den 26. marts 2009

The Dirtbombs.

Ever since my old boss at Soundstation introduced me to this band I've been listening to them very regularly and they are still some of my favourite rock albums, almost 10 years later. Mick Collins is a bit of a legend as far as Detroit rock goes and you may also wanna check out some of his other projects, he's done about 50.000.000 of them. Dirtbombs is definitely the band I like best, though, especially the second and third studio albums: "Ultraglide in Black" and "Dangerous Magical Noise".

Ultraglide is all covers of old rock and soul songs (Stevie Wonder, Thin Lizzy) played in the typically shambolic Dirtbombs style. How do they actually sound? Really bad, actually. None of them are particularly good at their instruments, but the thing that shines through is their WILL to play this stuff, no matter what. They really love what they're doing and that's an extremely contagious quality. Stevie Wonders' "Livin' for the City" constantly sounds like it's completely falling apart, covered in fuzz and nobody seems to be hitting any of their notes anywhere NEAR clean, but the enthusiasm and soul they put into it is awesome. That's basically how every song on the album is, although the band actually do have quite a wide range of expression, from slow and grinding to fast and choppy. Not a dull song on the whole album.

Magical Noise is mostly songs penned by Mick and is absolutely stunning. The band is slightly tighter, but still loud and abrasive, the production is slightly cleaner, but still with massive amounts of fuzz and the quality of the songs is really, really good. Mick sings his heart out on "F.I.D.O.", "Stuck in thee Garage" is some of the most distorted, screechy rock ever and "I'm Through with White Girls" is straight up sleaze. Essential purchase.

I found some live vids on youtube, but the sound quality is even worse than on record, but it should give you an idea.

"Stop" from "Dangerous Magical Noise":

"Underdog" from "UltraGlide in Black":

Notice that the live band has 2 drummers and 2 bass players, just to give it that little bit extra.

And finally a cute little interview, enjoy!


Put a wonk on it.

It all started out as a good idea. "Get a blog!", I thought. "No more copy/paste and no repetitions!" gave me a warm feeling inside and starting the blog gave me that glow only pregnant women and PCP addicts radiate. But home is where the hatred is, so the feelings of joy and hippiedom were rather shortlived and several friends immediately pointed out that the whole thing felt a bit fake without any REAL emotion.
Cut. Chase. Action.
For a while now, some people have been using the term "Wonky" to describe certain areas of popular music. In itself, this poses no real threat to me and I could just ignore the fact that people I like or respect are using this word to pigeonhole parts of music I love. Luckily, I'm not that kind of guy.
"Wonky", according to inventor Martin Clark, is a theme, NOT a genre. I really like his writing and music and respect him an' all, but why oh why does he have to invent this stuff? What's the point? Basically, as far as I can see, "Wonky" means: dance music with big midrange/treble synth leads. The few people that use the term usually do so in conjunction with artist names like Joker, Rustie, Zomby, Flying Lotus, a bunch of 8-bit people and apparently the Skweee man dem. Even though these people have probably heard of each other and some of them actually work together, They have very little in common, except for the use of big, trebly synth leads over dance beats that involve BOTH bass AND beats. Historically this has obviously been done a million times before. Think Dr. Dre.: "The Chronic" or just go straight to one of many sources: George Clinton. But apparently, Clinton and Dre are not "Wonky". Wonkieness can only be achieved at the end of the 00's and again only by the artists mentioned above. Since Blackdown invented the term, I have very rarely seen additions to this "theme". In fact, only some of the Skweee people have been lumped in and I'm sort of guessing that is mostly so that they have more adjectives to think about. Basically, "Wonky" is an adjective, just like "hard", "funky" and other words you don't want to put in front of "house". This sort of brings us to the whole point: There is none. Wonky is just a very crappy way of describing very little. At least when you say "hard", people are gonna guess that you mean something with some banging drums or harsh synths. When you say "wonky", people who haven't read Mr. Clark should walk away from your conversation and the ones that have read it should just slap you 'til you promise never to do it again, wonker.

Next issue on The Agenda Of Hate: Donk.
Donk recently rose to fame through the pages of Vice magazine. When I first saw the article and accompanying documentary, I was convinced that this was some elaborate and very well-made spoof. It took several re-readings, google searches and youtubeings before I even began to grasp the horror. I'm actually still waiting/hoping for someone to expose this hoax. It would make this world a better place.
Since I first heard it, I've been consumed by an extreme amount of hate. So much so, that I began questioning my own emotions and gut reactions. Why do I hate this SO much? It's just a bunch of no-future-having, steroid-taking, bad-music-taste-having kids? What have they done to me? Answer: They invented the word "Donk" and plastered it across even more crappy euro dance. As if that wasn't enough, they also rap/MC over the top of it.
On paper it all looks good: pissed off lower class youth, electronic dance music, rap = usually the start of new and vibrant genres (think hiphop, grime, jungle, etc.). Not the case. This is just pure crap.
Unfortunately, a lot of people I know and usually respect, seem to think that this is the next big thing or just some harmless fun. I tell these people that they are wrong and that they should stop worshipping false gods before the Lord Almighty smites them with AIDS.
The absolutely worst thing is that the main song of the genre, Blackout Crews "Put A Donk On It" is so infectious and downright fucking stupid, that a part of me cannot help but like it. A very small part of my heart that is probably a tumor waiting to happen. BUT I don't like it in a musical way, for this is not music. More in the way that I love watching Bud Spencer slap somebody on the top of their head so they sink 20 cm in to the sand. Yes, I feel guilty after giggling.

So there you have it. I absolutely hate the term "Wonky" to describe music and "Donk" just isn't an option. This post doesn't make that much sense, but that's the beauty of hate, it doesn't have to make sense. In fact, it's an emotion, so you just have to feel it. Next stop: Iceland.

EDIT: More fuel for my fire. Wonky should be thrown down a flight of stairs.

onsdag den 25. marts 2009

Dagens twack og video!

Grime og dubstep er åbenbart for alvor ved at finde sammen igen og her er endnu et grime track med seriøs bas fra én af de producere der er bedst til at fusionere de 2: Cotti.
Tak til JSL for tippet.

Fugzi Malone: Stand Out

Videoen mindede mig også meget om min tid i London. De dér broer og trapper med hegn over/omkring ser man ofte, især i de sociale boligbyggerier. Hvad er hegnene til for? Så folk ikke kaster hinanden eller sig selv over kanten? Graffittien er det mest menneskelige ved de konstruktioner. Der findes også enkelte eksempler på den slags byggeri her i DK, men på ingen måde i så stor stil som derovre og, endnu ikke, med helt de samme konsekvenser. Godt vi har DF så der snarest kan gøres noget ved vores indtil videre relativt fredelige indvandrerbefolkning. Kunne DF gå hen og være en direkte grund til mere Gangsta og Grime i DK? Ville det være godt? Discuss!

tirsdag den 24. marts 2009


I could be seduced in to writing all this in english, if anybody is interested.

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Her vil jeg så skrive, poste og linke til en masse ting der interesserer mig, nok mest musik. Jeg har i et godt stykke tid gået og syslet med tanken, da jeg altid har været en af de folk som vennerne har spurgt om det nyeste musik, osv. De sidste mange år har jeg så skrevet mails, sendt pb'er, chattet og på anden vis viderebragt alt mulig information, ofte ved at gentage migselv utallige gange. Dette er jeg simpelthen for doven til, så nu tror jeg bare at jeg fremover henviser hertil.

Nå, videre til musikken. Som de fleste af jer nok ved, lytter jeg til en hel del dubstep og har gjort det i mange år. Det viser sig nu at dette har båret frugt og hovedstaden oversvømmes af bastunge arrangementer for tiden. Wobble Squad og DJ Reveal fylder mest i horisonten og sidstnævnte starter en klub op i Rusts kælder hver anden fredag. Første gang bliver 10/4/09 med Dansk Dubstep Design Drengene og Egern fra Firehouse som MC. Egern imponerede mig forresten glimrende til OHOI! og Unity Soundsytem i skateparken i sommers. Jeg saluterer den nye klub og der er vel chancer for at man ses dernede.

Wobblefolket holder fest den 03/04 på Støberiet ved Blågårds Plads og det kunne godt se ud som om Ras Money fra Rootsman Hi-Fi skal spille et vaskeægte dubstepset den aften. Jeg ved han har pladerne til det, og det er de GODE plader. Wobble Squad har også været flinke til at promovere dem selv med mix de har lagt ud gratis rundt omkring. Jeg fandt dem inde på hifly.dk's mixforum.

Ellers lurer OHOI!'s Rum 'n'  Bass IX (har der virkelig allerede været så mange?) lige rundt om hjørnet den 08/04/09 med DJ Marky fra Brasilien som hovednavn i den store sal og både Wobble Squad, Reveal OG 2000F i Stengades lille kælder. Det kan kun blive sjovt!
Info + meget andet her, check især mixsektionen.

Sidst, men faktisk størst, kommer ingen andre end selveste Benga og spiller på Vega den 23/05/09 med OHOI! som support. Jeg har fulgt denne mand i mange år nu, og han er stadig en af mine yndlingsproducere inden for genren. Har hørt ham som DJ en enkelt gang på DMZ og nogle enkelte mix hist og her og selv om han måske ikke kan måle sig med f.eks. Hatcha, så er han ganske habil. Glæder mig sygt meget. Check Vega og OHOI!'s hjemmesider for mere info.

Fintfint, hører jeg jer fnyse, men hvor bli'r musikken af?

Skream er gået helt amok på det sidste og smider om sig med gratis tracks. Det første og, i mine øjne, bedste er Laroux: In for the Kill (Skreams Let's Get Ravey Remix)
De to andre kan findes i denne tråd.

Velkommen til!

EDIT: Første indlæg og straks bli'r man gjort opmærksom på sine fejl og mangler. Tak Mads!

Syg Lyd holder også lige noget med noget dubstep den 04/04/09 hvor de liiige har hevet Caspa og MC Crazy D. Crazy D kommer her i KBH for nu vel 4. gang, så han kender efterhånden den danske crowd og er altid en fornøjelse at se på en scene. DubstepMC nummer 1! Caspa plejer at være lidt for meget hårdt wobblestål og for lidt andet til mig, men det er det de unge vil ha' for tiden, og det skal være dem vel ondt.  2000F vil sikkert rette lidt op på balancen og JSL vil føle sig helt på plads i det lineup. Den skal jo bare wobbles op fra slap!
Det eneste jeg desværre har kunnet finde om festen og stedet er mere Facebook og sparsom Myspace.

Rump Recordings supplerer lige op med bl.a. Zomby den 10/04/09. Zomby er mest kendt for at ha' været med i fronten af dubstep de sidste år, men har, ifølge mig, også en kedelig side hvor han prøver at lave halvdårlig engelsk rave fra start 90'erne, Det skal han lade være med og jeg gætter også mest på at han holder sig til det første den aften. Ellers er resten af aftenen mest dedikeret den, om muligt, endnu mere nørdede Skweee genre og Rumpdrengene står altid for en hyggelig fest med interessant og god musik. Check!
Mere info på deres hjemmeside, Culture Box og Hifly.

Godt, nu kan der fan'me ikke klemmes flere dubstepfester ind det næste stykke tid, med mindre der er nogen der lige finder en kælder til Below.