Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dubstep Rewind '09

highlights from this year in dubstep in one massive mix

1. 16 Bit - Swine Flu
2. DZ - The Fireman
3. Dean Rodell & Current Value - Fall Out
4. Rebel Sonix - Punishment Dub
5. Bar 9 - Shaolin Style (Nero Remix)
6. Marlow - Colossus (Original Mix)
7. Black Sun Empire - Hyper Sun
8. Benga - One million
9. Emalkay - Explicit
10. Torqux - Relentless
11. 501 - Special Request (Original Mix)
12. Rusko - Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)
13. K1 - Badness
14. Skism - The Blank
15. Bonecrusher - Never Scared (Mrk1 Remix)
16. Virus Syndicate - Hijack (Instrumental)
17. Starkey - Gutter Music (VIP)
18. Cotti - Rise The Temperature
19. Radikal Guru - Kingston Town
20. 501 - Favourite Sin
21. Bar 9 - So Good
22. Caspa - Power Shower
23. Dom Hz & Synkro - Dub Discipline (Synkro Remix)
24. Appleblim & Gatekeeper - Tomb VIP
25. Rob Sparx - Sludge
26. The Others - King Pin
27. Subscape - Artificial Dreamer
28. Joker - Digidesign
29. DZ - Right About Now Sounds
30. Deadmau5 + Kaskade - I Remember (Caspa Remix)
31. Dub & Run (16 Bit) - Classical
32. Youthman - Requiem
33. Soul Sinners - Dibble
34. Nero - Bad Trip (Rob Sparx Remix)
35. Trolley Snatcha - The Future
36. Ed Solo - Watch Your Eyes
37. Distance - Night Vision (Skream Remix)
38. Chasing Shadows - Dr Sin
the party bout to pop

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Blind Boy Fuller anthology

i made this selection of my favorite blind boy fuller songs.  he was great and you should like his music.

i should say more about it though.  the casual listener may be curious to hear where Robert Plant got a few of his lyrics from...  but this music is great for what it is.   fuller did some extremely interesting things with rhythm changes and use of the 12 bar system in unexpected ways.  i focused on his more unique vocal melodies, which appeal to me more than standard blues riffing.  i included what i felt were the recordings that best emphasized his frequently-repeated themes.  but they are given equal weight to his less-visited themes for the sake of sparing you redundancy.  there are songs which i liked mostly for the lyrical novelty but none that i only liked the lyrics of (such as the previously-blogged Fish Smell).  but don't worry because fuller is absolutely filthy and that is one of the things i like the most about it: it's an unflinching look at life with no words spared.  there is no embarrassed political correction in this music. it is just honest, unpretentious fun.   i don't claim to be any kind of expert on blues music, but this particular singer speaks to me more than any other i've heard so far.  i'm still investigating but this really grabs me.  yeah!

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Show me a woman a man can trust
Ashes to ashes and sand to sand
Show me a woman who ain't got a backdoor man

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Stranglers

this band is one of my new favorites.  i have prepared an intro to The Stranglers for you so that you can get into it too.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Null And Void

i am here today to alert you to a glaring omission from your music collection.  an obscure, bizarre band called Null And Void.  i know very little about them except that they were active in the early 80's, combined a variety of different styles of music, and that experimental, lo-fi productions were often integral to the music.

"Christ, I love this!"

whatever you call this kind of music, it is one of my favorite kinds of music.  this band is one of my best musical discoveries of the year.  an album that ends with a drum stick count off? of course it is great.

two things here:  Montage Morte & Possibilities (Discoverable Thoughts) 
thanks to the blogs i found them on

and some favorites:


The Motorcycle Song

The Philosophy Song

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

mystery solved!

thanks to my dear friend pomme who has solved the mystery of the drunktalk

both of those samples were delivered by Spalding Grey in the 1995 film "Drunks".  a good thing to watch while you are completely trashed.

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