Wow, so it’s 2012 already and I feel completely behind in updating my blog. Well, let me give you some updates on what’s been going on.
First and foremost, I’ve been in a transition of moving and I haven’t had a lot of time to dig through my emails and post up new releases or tunes of my own. School was quite hectic for me last year, and even though I had a 3 week break, I spent it all packing my house and shopping for a new one. I’ve got a temporary place to stay for now, but I’m still in the process of looking for a new home.
School starts up for me in a week, and that is also going to eat into my time to write music and update the blog, but rest assured, I’m putting in work when I get the time!
I do have a release coming out early this year – the goal is to have it out in February. The music is finished, the artwork is complete, and I’m working on a write up for promotion. We are just waiting to get all masters finished up and then sent off to our digital retailers. I’m very excited about this one: It’s called Buddy System, and it features remixes from +verb, HavocNdeeD, DJ Hidden, and TZR + Press. It’s going to be a mix of Dubstep, Glitch-Hop and Drumstep. Some dark, atmospheric vibes and very interesting takes on the ideas from my friends working the remix angles. I’ll have clips up on our Theoretic Records soundcloud soon, and I’ll post up the info when it’s there.
I’m excited about 2012, it’s a new year and new challenges await! Hope you all had a fantastic 2011 and I wish you all a great 2012 (end of the world and all that).
Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate. ill.Gates is giving away a new free tune to his fans, and I thought I would share the link with you all.
Head over to his website to grab the music: www.illgates.com
Enjoy the rest of the weekend stuffing your face full of food and gaining an extra 10lbs! I know I will!
This one came into my inbox the other day, and I found it quite interesting. I don’t understand Spanish, but from the words of the producer, here is what he has to say: “..it tells a big story of earth awareness and third world revolution..”
K-Lix is a Guatemalan artist, and I’m diggin’ his style on this glitchy dubstep remix.
Check out there remix below, and grab the download for free.
We’re starting our Friday off with a hot new mix from ill-Legal?, brought to you by Theoretic Records. This mix is sexy, funky and energetic, and sure to be a welcome addition to your music library..
The mix is the first of the In Theory Sessions – look for more in the future from artists on the label, as well as Arizona locals.
01. Clinton Sparks – Run This City
02. Ben Samples – Wanted Dead or Alive
03. Queen – We Will Rock You (J.me J Rmx)
04. Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (Boreta Rmx)
05. Innit – Tarnival
06. DMG$ – Follow the Leader (Mexicans With Guns Rmx)
07. Lorn – Greatest Silence
08. Jeannie Ortaga – Crowded (Instrumental)
09. Elephant Man vs. Ed O.G. – Haters Want a War/Just Call My Name (Adam John Masher)
10. Ben Samples – Drop Bombs
11. Nasty Ways – Schopwrekka
12. Ango The Merciless – Fuckthat
13. Unknown – Document 74
14. KRS-One – Krush Them
15. King Fantastic – All Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)
16. Minnesota – Original Gangsta
17. Ana Sia – Voodoo Love
18. Runge Kutta & D-Theory – Say What (Original Mix)
19. Omega – DADstep
20. EPROM – Humanoid
21. Wu-Tang Clan – Let’s Get It (Evol Intent Rmx)
22. Stephan Jacobs – Notorious Thugs
23. Rob Sparx – Casino
24. Bird Peterson – Zutopong (Akira Kiteshi VIP)
25. Bare and Messinian – Thugs In The Hood
26. Jammer – Better Than (Lorn Rmx)
Its been some time since I’ve posted anything up! Blame school, work, the terrible Arizona heat, or just plain laziness, but, I do have some great news to share.
Mr. ill.Gates’ new album, long in the making, is hitting stores on October 3rd. Check out clips of the 18-track album release, including collaborations with Ben Samples, Ana Sia, Mimosa, Datsik, Opiuo, Masia One, Filastine, Dov, D. Schaerf, and more.
To help get the wheels spinning he’s giving away a free track on his website, which you can grab here.
For more info, check the link and listen to samples of the upcoming album.
Fent Plates’ latest from Rob Sparx is sure to please. Broke Feat. Roqqert is a DEEP dubstep tune with enough soul to fill a canyon. Smooth vocals flow alongside a tight drum groove and some serious chest rattling basslines. This is the type of dub I wish was being played out more in my town. The follow up tune, Try To Remember, is no less spectacular than the former. The vocals from Dee are lovely and elegant as the glide along with the soft pads and melodies. If you need a tune for your ‘love makin’ playlist, look no further than Try To Remember.
One solid release from Rob Sparx and I definitely recommend it. Check the clip below of Broke and be sure to pick this one up at the following locations.
If you like what you hear, check out the Fent Plates facebook fan page.
Up ‘n’ Coming jungle DJ from Arizona, SoPhine, greets your ears with her latest mix. This one is solid, if I say so myself – props to the Arizona jungle DJ’s keeping things moving out here in the desert.
To get a taste, head over to her MixCloud page:
Yoseph draws upon influences from all corners of the music spectrum (from Reggaeton to Polka to IDM) and can spin any tale into a fresh, bass driven dancefloor meltdown. 10 years of experience in all sorts of forays have made Yoseph the force he is today. From experiments in rhythm on cassette to his Jungle/IDM catalog as Nvoise, to his toying with pop music formulae and other shenanigans. As Yoseph, the artist has releases on multiple well respected bass music labels, including Monkey Dub Records, Savory Audio and Mambo Records.
The title track of this release, Stardust, starts off with a funky hook of a bassline and stop-on-a-dime beats. After the break, Amens drop from out of nowhere and the souldful union of Old School Jungle with the new school of Dubstep is complete. Ill-Esha’s remix keeps the soul, but substitutes the Amen Breaks for some serious bass manipulation. Tightly programmed filter envelopes test the definition of what you may call a Wobble.
The B-Side of this release, Sugarllama, is every bit as funky and fresh as the flip. Glitches, intricately carved from the salsa rhythms, diced up with fresh beats, sizzling leads and crunchy bass make this tune a midtempo bass fiesta.
Grime Syndicate is a bass heavy tag team crew hailing from Washington, D.C. consisting of DJ Myst, DJ Atticus, and Them Granny Slappaz. Diverse styles converge on their debut EP as streetwise Dubstep and Drumstep heaters chronicle the unique grit of the DC/Baltimore sound!!
HAR062 Grime Syndicate – “Grime Syndicate” EP
[Dubstep / Drumstep]
1) Grime Syndicate – Lip n’ Off
2) Grime Syndicate – The Legend Of Grime Syndicate
3) Grime Syndicate – Moonlight Massacre
4) Grime Syndicate – Two In The Trunk
Check this release out and be sure to grab it at beatport.com