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dubstep is awesome

>> Monday, March 16, 2009



photo of me at lazer crunk by ryan sigesmund

i've really enjoyed working on my new mix ("tower of babel"!) in ableton live. great software. I've found it extremely useful for blending music that isn't perfectly grid-based (say, flamenco or dub reggae) with music that is. unfortunately, my pirated version of ableton just caught me out today, so i can't work on it until i can find some money or get another version. I don't like buying software unless i'm sure i'm gonna use it, but ableton's pretty sweet, so i'd definitely through some dough at them if i had it... in the meantime here is a huge collection of dubstep tunes that have been blowing out my speakers recently... most are in my mix. i've been tempted to hoard them, but i'd have never gotten to where i am if people hadn't shared with me, so...

lot's of flavours here... mostly beastly and heavy, but there are some 2step joints, a latin tinged tune and some old-school rave leanings. don't bother playing these if your speakers don't have bass response. it would be pointless. all .zipped up on mediafire for you.

(mp3) ac slater - "hello"
(mp3) mundo - "come to me"
(mp3) hatcha - "congo therapy"
(mp3) torqux - "relentless" (16 bit remix)
(mp3) bar 9 - "murda sound" (eskmo remix)
(mp3) toasty - "the knowledge" (untold remix)
(mp3) ill.gates - "sweatshop" (antiserum remix)
(mp3) diefenbach - "up to your neck" (2000f remix)
(mp3) marco del horno - "samurai" (rusko 'safe sex' remix)



if you're looking for more, i've really enjoyed the new vibesquad album (which only has one 140 tune but it's a hot one...), filastine's "dirty bomb", pretty much everything "various production" puts out, and a couple tracks by stenchman, chase & status, reso and joker. i can't wait for the new boxcutter l.p. "arecibo message", the new martyn l.p. "great lengths" and the new starkey 12"s "creature" and "gutter music v.i.p." dubstep is endless. anyone who tells you it's ruined already isn't doing enough digital digging.

8 comments:

Conway March 16, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

sweet! I've been rockin a lot of those tracks as well. Will check the others out now. Actually, Hello and the Eskmo Murda Sound remix are both in the mix that I'm working on recording. Overlappage happens though. Lookin forward to hearing your mix!

Conway March 16, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

that lazer crunk party looks pretty fun too...

noel March 16, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

stoopid phoning home software. Ableton got me once! Then I learned of 'Little Snitch' - a must have.

Samantha bought the program for me. Ableton= awesomeness. The next version apparently allows for collaboration over the web!

james gyre March 16, 2009 at 8:57 PM  

what's weird is i have little snitch... i thought it was set to block ableton, but who knows...

i'm psyched for 8. i'm buyin it if i'm not still broke.

james gyre March 16, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

Cracked a new one already! - woo hoo!

Taliesin March 22, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

thx- i havnt heard any of these! ive been fucking with ableton more lately since i dont have technics here in hungary....... cant wait to hear your mix... i like using it quick and dirty to flesh out turntable mix ideas- but if u put the work it- its really powerful.... even though im rocking v. 5

dave mckelvey March 25, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

james.....these tracks are slammin' as always! some of them took more time to reveal themselves,...but wow! hell yes!

james gyre March 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM  

yeah dave.. thanks!

they were like that with me, too... i wrote pretty much all of these off at first listen, but then i heard their potential...

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