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global beats & gypsy social

>> Wednesday, March 25, 2009

buddha beats night for spring global beats!
i'll be spinning dubstep, bhangra & other global beats.
carla will spin her usual mix of brazilian, colombian & dancehall
$5 10pm-2am saturday march 28th @ ava lounge 124 s. highland avenue

global beats on facebook

i'll preview my new mix "tower of babel" at the gypsy social after vibe
late saturday night (sunday morning!) april 4th 1am-5am
$12 gets you in and all you can drink... food is extra
i'm playing the realest of the real bass action!

gypsy social on facebook

come out and play, pittsburghers!


Birdseed March 26, 2009 at 7:49 AM  

As an affectionado of cool homespun genre names I'm a bit curious what you mean by international and mythstep. (I think I can kinda figure out dubtech and glitchhop.)

james gyre March 26, 2009 at 9:04 AM  

for the record... none of them are homespun. i wish i made them up, but didn't.

glitch hop?, yeah... but really what i'm playing is closer to glitch mob.
dubtech?... think deadbeat and rhythm & sound...
mythstep? you can find some references to it here, although i'd define it more in terms of mystical content than sonic pallette...
international? you can figure that one out.

Birdseed March 26, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

So mythstep is a bit like gothy/tribal dubstep as opposed to the more dance-oriented stuff?

james gyre March 26, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

i wouldn't associate the word "gothy" with mythstep, though it's an easy comparison... it can be dark, but it's not really morose the way goth music is. david bowie could be dark, but also was really fun. eno, too... mythstep to me has more to do with the lyrical content... alchemical transformation, god, etc...

and i'd replace tribal with "utilizes large amounts of percussive instrumentation and sampling, largely from african, indian and middle-eastern sources", but that's just because i'm a little uptight with that term.

Birdseed March 26, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

It's interesting partly because in trance and house "tribal" and "intelligent"/"progressive" factions are quite opposed to each other. Different drugs, etc.

james gyre March 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

i don't really concern myself with scene schism... i really don't think much of the whole sectionalization and lack of diversity in the electronic music scene. that's why i picked less-known genre titles... because i want to avoid people pigeon-holing my art into what has already happened.

my work is beyond category and certainly beyond drug-choice. i just drop hints.

Michael NightTime March 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

exited for tonight!!!!

baze.djunkiii May 15, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

well, seeing this post only today i know i'm quite late to post this comment but as i've been - according to shackleton - the first one using the phrase "mythstep", accompanied by the second term "ritual grime", for his music while reviewing skull disco 001 or 002 i guess i'm in charge to explain what i was aiming at with this term. mainly it is the ritual, voodoo'esque and MYSTICAL aspect of his music that mythstep is referring to from my point of view, not only due to the use of tribal percussions and ethnic samples but also due to as specific athmosphere that is created by the non percussive sounds, a damp, fever'ish vibe that is fascinating, hypnotizing and kinda dangerous at the same time...

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