Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mark Instinct

So yeah it turns out Mark Instinct, who is headling SUbliminal is got a pretty firing mix. I recognize his tune "Destroyed" from some of the other mixes that I'm posted up about, he's signed to Rottun so expect a style similar to Excision/ Datsik, all robot-y shit gone wild. Good stuff, here's his mix:
Mark Instinct - Exclusive mix


01. Sketchy Maxx – Mark Instinct [Betamorph Recordings]
02. Sketchy Maxx (Ruckus & Roke Remix) [Betamorph Recordings]
03. Fat Man Stomp – Mk2 [dub]
04. Fuck What Cha Heard – Bukez Finest [dub]
05. Badman Sound – Mark Instinct [forthcoming Aufect]
06. Bitch Slap – Symbl & Mark Instinct [forthcoming Trillbass]
07. Never Scared – Dub Crookz [dub]
08. Things Go Wrong – Unitz [dub]
09. Sun Come Up (Joker & Ginz Remix) – Example
10. Up In Smoke – Sukh Knight [True Tiger]
11. Broken String – Tek-One [dub]
12. Love Me Nots – Mark Instinct [Aufect Digital]
13. Hit That Gash (Itchy Naan Remix) – Foreign Beggars
14. Ready 2 Rage (Bassnectar Remix) – Product 01 [Dead Famous]
15. Swagga – Excision & Datsik [forthcoming Ex7]
16. Destroyed – Mark Instinct [forthcoming Rottun]
17. Machete – Orbatak [dub]
18. Heatwav – Mark Instinct [Aufect Digital]

SKREAM! on Soundcloud

Any one on soundcloud should follow SKream as he drops some very fresh dubs up on there. There's even one or two that you can dowload, most of the tear-outs are audio water-marked tho. My fave at the moment is Blast Master which is a rip-roaring wobble attack. Check it: and follow SKream here:

SUBliminal @ Double Door :: Dubstep, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass : 18 DJ's : 2 rooms!

Hey local crew FurtherSound is hosting a rather big local event @ Double Door. I'm very excited to see this go down and actually have 2 rooms of DJs at one spot. It will almost be like a London night club or something. Seriously this kind of thing doesn't happen often around here so be stoked.

Big line-up:

▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ ▇ ▋MAIN ROOM - DUBSTEP + HIP HOP ▋▇ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂

MC ADaD - Chicago
Hip Hop - URB 25 NOW!

I don't much about this guy so here's what FurtherSound had to say:

Repping Chicago’s south side, ADaD is also member of Eurolythimics, but is quickly changing the game as a solo artist coming into his own. Dubbed the next hip-hop hopeful, he thematically brings fans back to self by preaching an acceptance of who you are. Executing wordplay that mainstream hip-hop compensates for overproduction and posturing, ADaD shares stages with some of the largest names in hip-hop with party-style performances never having to compromise his art or message.

HULK (Feat. Claw -NY & Richie August -CHI)

Hulk is the lords of Brotown Records. They basically helped reshape bro-step into the noisy smashing genre that it is today. you can read all the hype I had for their Gamma Bomb mix awhile back here:

These guys will be worth the price of admission alone.

MARK INSTINCT - Calgary, Alberta, Canada


NAMELOC - Chicago

RUCKUS - Chicago
Dubstep / Hip Hop

BRANDON S - Chicago
Dubstep / Hip Hop

BELLY - Chicago
Hip Hop

▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ ▇ ▋DIRT ROOM - DRUM & BASS ▋▇ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂

PHANTOM 45 - Chicago - CHicago DNB legend!!
Drum & Bass (Classics Set)

STUNNA - Chicago - Part of the new guard, of real smooth DNB
Drum & Bass

KRUSER - Milwaukee
Drum & Bass

BRC - Chicago
Drum & Bass

LAMEBRANE - Chicago - '98 tech step lover right here!
Drum & Bass

MIDWAY - Chicago - Always solid set
Drum & Bass

CIRO - Chicago - Big sound! Lots neurofunk, Sonic and Silver type stuff, always pushing new sounds...
Drum & Bass

MF - Chicago - MF always throws down, so if it's a classics set it's gonna be sick
Drum & Bass (Classics Set)

Located @
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL. 60622
21+ W/ ID : Doors 7PM / Show 7:30-2:30AM (Afterparty TBA)

TICKET ON SALE : Saturday, January 30th at 12CST -
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This show will sell out: Get Presales!
$10 Limited Presale (50)
$12 Presale until day of show...
$15 Door (If Available)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rebel Sonix 'Looking Back' video

This is chill little coffee-time morning dubstep tune by Rebel Sonix. I'm really feeling the tune, bit of early V Recordings/ LTJ vibe. The video by stop-frame animation artist Helen Windle is a little too safe for me, especially considering all the shit you can do with stop motion, but it's kinda cool none the less. Just not wowing me like I want it to. I do appreciate more Dubstep producers doing videos tho, so big ups for that.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

16 - BiT @ Smart Bar 01-28-10

doing my bit (no pun), to help the chi dubstep scene... come out and see 16-bit. You can ask him to autograph your iPhone if you got a copy the game he did Lilt-line. That game is fucking tough man, I suck at it. I'm stuck at level 3, perhaps you all got better tapping and tilting skills than I, big deal. anyways here's the hype, straight from the promoters spammin' my inbox.

thursday 28 january 2010

abstract science and dubfix present

> 16BIT [boka, southside dubstars, london, uk] -

> TIMID [bass goes boom, mnmlefrt] -

> CHRIS WIDMAN [abstract science, wluw 88.7 chicago] -

smartbar - 3730 n. clark
10p-4am | $8/FREE before 11pm w/txt | 21+ | | |

abstract science is proud to announce another night of dubstep @ smartbar, this time featuring london upstarts 16 BIT and alongside bass goes boom co-founder TIMID and wluw's CHRIS WIDMAN.


>16 BIT
when name and title alone evoke sonic visions--in this case, a serrated buzzsaw of jagged pixels tearing through a video game landscape--you've tapped into the spirit of the times. there's no question that the young south london dou of eddie "kidnappa" jefferys and jason aka "drt" morrison, aka 16 BIT, have hit upon this spirit with the latest dubstep sound of the moment. vaunted new yorker pop music critic sasha frere-jones named the aforementioned title "chainsaw calligraphy", from the smash "in the death car ep", to his "decade reconsidered" list representing 2009 and the song's tearing digital distortion has been heard on countless mixes, from underground to ministry of sound. with an in-your-face style bordering on absurdity, it's no surprise that eddie "kidnappa" jefferys is also one half the rising breakcore dou BROKEN NOTE. but somehow 16 BIT is able to maintain a controlled chaos, channeling digital distortion into a hit formula that in a few years has pushed the dou to forefront of dubstep's next wave of stars. don't miss the return of 16 BIT!

16 BIT - "chainsaw calligraphy"

High resolution photo attached.

As the BGB head honcho and MNML EFRT mastermind, Timid is one of the forefathers repping dubstep on the decks in chicago. His styles range from the deep and dubby teched out end to the wobbly / fidgety / bass-ridden parts of the dubstep spectrum. As one of the founding promoters of the pioneering bass goes boom monthly, TIMID has had a hand in bringing many of the genre's innovators to chicago.

Chris Widman is a DJ that defies easy classification. Host of the weekly radio program Abstract Science since it's inception in 1997 and a DJ since 1995, his cohesive sets intertwine records from across the electronic music spectrum and beyond. Over the years, Widman has set the stage for a diverse cast of underground luminaries--Amon Tobin, Apparat, Benga, Booka Shade, Cinematic Orchestra, Daedelus, Deadbeat, Dosh, Edit of the Glitch Mob, The Field, Jaga Jazzist, John Tejada, Kode9, Lady Sovereign, M83, M.Doughty (of Soul Coughing), Matthew Dear, Meat Beat Manifesto, Modeselektor, Monolake, Mr. Scruff, Nightmares on Wax, Plaid, The Orb, Rusko, Scanner, Sleeparchive, Skream, Telefon Tel Aviv, Ulrich Schnauss and Unkle--and performed at Resfest, the Chicago World Music Festival, Chicago's Museum of Contempory Art, Chicago Cultural Center, the Rhinocererous Theatre Festival, LA's, Germany's Club Bogaloo, and many of Chicago's choice venues (including Metro, Empty Bottle, Abbey Pub with residencies at Smartbar and Sonotheque). Widman also records and performs live with Colin Harris as Quadratic. Lately, he's been mixing up every record near 140 bpm and telling the kids it's dubstep.

widman + murderbot dj mix @ smartbar w/ skream

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dubstep Forum Award 2009

Dubstep Forum Award 2009 All around a pretty decent listing, although I would have like a best perfomances category, as best DJ sometimes just doesn't cut it. The ablilty to write-in a vote would have been nice too. But hell you get 2£ for a download track for Juno for voting (need to be a registered membe of Dubstep forum however), so no complaints really. That's a pretty sweet thing do. I post the results when they come thru.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rebel Sonix- Mutate Britain - December 2009

I don't know if I agree with the message here, Vodka certainly isn't that evil, but this tune is a filth bath. Nice time glitchy video of 'One Foot In The Grove' exhibition. Stop motion perhaps?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

TES LA ROK @ SMARt BAR Tomorrow!!

Almost forget about this one. I honestly don't know if Im going to make it out, in a bit of a winter funk right now, but Tes La Rok has amazing selections so who knows. Anyone into the deep and heavy variety needs to check it out. Here's the flyer info...

thursday 14 january 2010

abstract science and dubfix present the first chicago appearance of

> TES LA ROK [dub police, argon, noppa, helsinki, finland] -

> DJC [ninjatune, soul jazz, mashit] - -

> PAH JE [dedication, unitovone, st. louis] -

smartbar - 3730 n. clark
10p-4am | $8/$5 before 11pm w/txt | 21+ | | |

all the way from helsinki, finland, TES LA ROK aka jani niiranen was one of the first "international" djs/producers to break into the mostly uk and us dubstep scene. after cutting his teeth running finnish drum n' bass raves, niiranen put out his first record with dharma1 (as dice) on moving shadow's audio couture label in 1998. a few years later, it was dharma1 who introduced niiranen to uk garage & broken-beats. fast forward to 2007: following a string of digital and 12" releases as TES LA ROK, niiranen made good with a dubstep anthem. his remix of uncle sam's "round the world girls" was voted "best 12" in the 2007 awards and was included on the seminal caspa & rusko fabric 37 mix and soul jazz's steppah's delight comp. the hype led to the start of his own label, noppa recordings and more international acclaim with TES LA ROK tracks appearing on tempa's dubstep allstars, mary-anne hobbs’ evangeline and mixmag's 25 year anniversary mix by laurent garnier. many also credit TES LA ROK for pioneering the elastic midrange wobble that's dominating dubstep, and setting it's sights on pop music, at the present. don't miss the first chicago appearance of this helsinki electronic music pioneer.

TES LA ROK - uncle sam "round the world girls (tes la rok rmx)"

Beat producer, party scientist, and remixer of artists from M.I.A. to Gregory Isaacs, DJ C continues to spread his fiercely eclectic gospel of bass-heavy, bounced-up dancefloor-blends across the land. He's been pumping out a series of records on labels around the globe including a remix of M.I.A.'s U.R.A.Q.T. for her Galang 05 single on XL Recordings, as well as singles/remixes for Ninja Tune, Soul Jazz, Man Recordings, Tigerbeat6, Community Library, and his own Mashit imprint; sharing the groves in those slabs of vinyl with the likes of Sinden, Drop The Lime, Ghislain Poirier, The Bug, Kid606, Serj Tankian and many more. Back in Oct. '04 legendary BBC Radio 1 host John Peel chose Mashit as a "label of the month" and featured a DJ C mix of Mashit tracks. Since then his tunes and DJ sets have continued to evolve into ever-more devastating dance-floor monsters.

one of st.louis's most dedicated dubstep/drum n bass djs makes his smartbar debut.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Zinc Rinse FM 01_05_10

I love Zinc blends, pretty much rocks house the only way I want to hear it... all fire, bass heavy, bounce. Bunch of newer tunes on this, fresh for the o-ten, hitting all the right spots. No tracklist, but what you gonna do, this shit is running so cop it. Zinc Rinse FM 01_05_10

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


To be honest, this is kind of a long and meandering mix to sit all the way thru, but there's a few gems in there along the way, but at times it tries my patience. Pretty decent TL on this, so you can skip around if you just want hear certain tunes.



1. Telemetrik & Bulletproof - one
2. DC Breaks - Polar bear
3. Ewun - screw up (The Upbeats remix)
4. Gridlok - Radar
5. SOM - Real Mccoy (BSE Remix)
6. Ed rush & Optical - Chubrub
7. State of Mind - Moneytrain VIP
8. ???
9. Brookes Brothers - Crackdown (Shockone Remix)
10. Prolix - Twisted angel VIP


11. ???
12.Black Sun Empire & D Kay - Bullet In The Head (unknown remix)
13. Optical - Slip thru (Spor remix)
14. Encode & DaVIP – Vamonos
15. Gridlok - Wake up (BSE remix)
16. Universal project & Vicious circle - Ghost Rider
17. BSE - Breach
18. BSE - Don't you
19. ???
20. Nero - Do you wanna
21. ???
22. Spor - Kingdom
23. BSE & Eye-D - Milkshake
24. Receptor - Rhyno
25. ???
26. ???
27. ???
28. The Upbeats - Macabre feat Crushington Тюн :thumb:
29. ???
30. Ed rush & Optical - Pacman (The Upbeats Remix)
31. Body & Soul, Camo and Crooked - The Reward
32. Telemetrik - Cosmos
33. Spor - Knock u down VIP
34.Trei & State Of Mind - Thunder Biscuit (NZ)
35. Gridlok - Heatwave VIP
36. Audio - Control Freak
37. Receptor & Engage - Wi-Fi Waves
38. Donny - Symptomless Coma (Current Value Remix)
39. Limewax - Agent Orange
40. Noisia - Stigma
41. Noisia - Block Control VIP
42. Telemetrik - The bane
43. Evol Intent & Ewun - Odd Number
44. Audio - Pandorum
45. C4C - Synergy (BSE Remix)
46. Mindscape - Hypnotize
47. Noisia feat. Foreign beggars - Shellshock
48. ???

The rest of the Therapy X-mas mixes can be found here:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

10 yr. old Drum N Bass artist Magik

Man, make them younger and younger these days. This kid is 10 and is making some decent beats, with the help of his dad, the producer known as TIME. The tunes reflects his age, but that's part of the charm I guess. My faves thus far are "Interceptor" (reminds me of Decoder), "Fire", "Attack Run" and "Future Predator", but check it of for yourself:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Dubstep Quotes Twitter

Dubstep Quotes....Some hilarious ass shit. Someone put together a twiiter feed of people describing filthy dubstep tunes...

Some faves:

"Makes me wanna slice off my face and feed it to the seagulls."

"When guys take girls home and try to set a 'mood' they put on some Marvin Gaye. This is what robots would put on to pull filth!"

"this is the sound that comes out of Eva Longoria's asshole when she lets one go...just beautiful i say"

Bare Noize – Dirty Nappy Mix 2010

Time for some lazy re-blogging today. I got this off the Squitty Bubbler blog, easily one of the best sources for obscure filthy dubstep around.

To quote him from the Squitty Bubbler interview Bare Noize describes the mix as " For us its about new ideas and playing music that makes you screw up your face and go ‘ERRRRRRRRR’ Basically just an hour of BANG!"

All the crunch, glitch, and blap that you could possibly want.
Bare Noize – Dirty Nappy Mix 2010


Datsik – Southpaw
Foreign Beggars/Noisia – Contact
Reso – Beasts in the Basement
Bare Noize – Hangover
Emalkay – When I Look At You
Freestylers & Ctrl Z – Ruffneck (Datsik & Excision RMX)
Bare Noize – Chucky
Tom Encore – Jig
501 – Daytripper
Chasing Shadows – Ill
Reso – Armoured Core
Datsik & Excision – Swagga
Nero – This Way
Noisses feat Illaman – The Illness
Propa Tingz – Babylons Scared (16 Bit RMX)
Datsik – Jenova Project
Pure Phase – Rising Up Like Fuck You Towers
Prodigy – Take Me to The Hospital (Rusko RMX)
Trolley Snatcha – The Future
Excision – No Escape (Datsik RMX)
501 – Special Request
Bare Noize – Nocturnal (Promo)
Subscape – Bad Man
Bare Noize – Filthy Lumox (Promo)
DJ Tigerstyle – A Walk In The Dark