Monday, 25 April 2011

Been away for a while..

Haven't posted for ages, so firstly here's the song that I always seem to keep replaying on my YouTube favourites,  Kito Featuring Reija Lee - Sweet Talk.

During the past few weeks I've been away on holiday with my girlfriend to Amsterdam, had a great time, explored all of the museums and tourist places, went in some of the famous coffeeshops, walked down the red light district. Pretty much everything that we wanted to do.

Hopefully will keep my blog more upto date now I'm back in work tomorrow. Sucks, but oh well. Summer soon enough.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Pretty ironic

Well first off I've just finished painting my other brake calliper on my car, it's dried and the wheels back on the car! Sorted.

Now the ironic part, is the song I'm going to post today.

I seriously dislike dubstep remixes of songs that don't work at all, like rock songs and that. Me and my girlfriend are always taking the mick out of one of our friends saying he loves them.

Well anyway, the Foo Fighters have just released their new album which has been due out for a while now, titled 'Wasting Light'

Already, Deadmau5 has done a remix of their current single 'Rope'

I don't really know what to make of it myself, it's got an all right beat to it but don't think the singing fits in still.  

Monday, 11 April 2011

Painted my brake calliper today - Pretty big images!

And yes, I meant calliper not callipers, as I've only had the time and weather to do the one! Hoping for a nice dry day tomorrow to paint the other one!

Only a quick post today sorry.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Katy B - Lights on (skream remix)

Well with it being Sunday, there's the top 40 albums chart on BBC Radio 1, and this week Katy B released her first album 'On A Mission' and it has come in at 2nd on the album chart in the first week, just behind Adele. 

Been a busy weekend really so just a quick one here, its the Skream (one third of Magnetic Man) remix of an earlier single of hers, Lights On.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

First time posting by email - from my blackberry

Well yesterday I hopefully set up email blogging, where I send an email to a specific address and it posts for me onto my blog! My idea being that later when I get home I can simply edit the layout and style of the text etc, add a video that I'm talking about and have a post sorted!
Would make things a lot quicker considering the amount of time I have free on the bus to and from work.
Hopefully ill find out how to link youtube videos through this method and ill have my whole post sorted from mobile sooner or later.

Todayssssss videoo will beeee, the Trolley Snatcha remix of Distinction - Fly Eyes, considering he will be at Hype! Birmingham tomorrow, alongside  skism, 16bit, doctor p and moarrrrrr. Should be a good night.

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

And here it is!

Heres the flyer for the event!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Keeping myself busy

Today I've been keeping myself busy messing around with my car, as it has been a nice sunny day I thought I might aswell get out there and do something.

A few months ago I removed the 'Corsa' and '1.4' badges with hot water and a lot of scrubbing, but I couldn't seem to get the big Vauxhall badge off the middle.

Today I got out the hairdryer and proceeded to melt the glue on the back of the badge, and with some fishing wire I kind of sliced through the glue, and ended up with a Vauxhall logo in glue form.

After another session of rubbing all of the glue off, I had a nice smooth back of my car, BUT... I had a big windscreen wiper telling me to take it off...soooooo

I got some tools and took off the panel in the back of my boot to reveal the windscreen wiper motor. I disconnected it from the electrics of the car, and removed the bolt on the rear of the car that held the wiper arm onto the motor. 
After oiling it a little and pulling ALOT, thinking I was going to smash my window or something, I eventually pulled the wiper off.

I unscrewed the bolts inside where the motor was attached to the car, and removed the motor, leaving a big hole in my window.

I used a rubber gromit to seal the hole, and screwed my boot panel back in, and it was finished! Probably the most scary thing I've done to my brand new car, but looks like it worked!

Top is during taking the badges off, bottom is finished result.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sub Focus - Timewarp

Today's blog post is about Sub Focus, Timewarp. The past few times I've had the chance at seeing Sub Focus play live I either haven't gone, or haven't enjoyed the experience as much as I should have as his shows are packed full of people who don't actually like drum and bass, and have just heard him on the radio, and don't really understand what goes into a show like his.
In reality, his sets nowadays are all done live, so no cdj's just playing his tracks, he constructs each song there and then using samples and clips and pieces them all together just as he would have done when first creating the tune.

Timewarp is one of my favoruite Sub Focus tracks, released in 2008 on RAM records, Andy C's label. It got to number 92 in the UK chart and number 7 in the UK dance chart.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Magnetic Man - I Need Air

Been busy this weekend so no post yesterday I'm afraid, and only a quick one tonight!

Magnetic Man is Skream, Benga and Artwork. This is their first single 'I Need Air'

Friday, 1 April 2011

Chase and Status - Time (Dash Total'd Remix)

'cause he's from manchester, and 'cause my girilfriend reminded me I haven't made a post today, here's the Dash Total'd Remix of Chase and Status's tune 'Time'

This was an entry into the remix competition that Chase and Status launched to win a chance to have you're remix put on the flip side of the Vinyl.

Link to the competition winner is here

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Global Gathering Line-Up announced! Tickets on sale

Finally the day we have been waiting for! Since I bought my tickets, I've been waiting for this day, and finally it's her with the line-up meeting my expectations.

Both dubstep and drum and bass's presence is heavily felt, so should be a great weekend. 

Heres the poster!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Funtcase - Out of Control 'Global Gathering Confirmation'

I've been waiting for the past few months for the line-up of Global Gathering, a dance music festival in the UK, to be announced, and soon the wait will be over as on Friday they are releasing the full line-up.

Funtcase - a Dubstep producer and DJ, has self confirmed, so today I'm posting one of his latest tunes. This ones not really his typical style, but is quite deep and dark. 
His DJ sets are always energetic and get the crowd going, so i'm looking forwards to seeing him at global gathering!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Emalkay's new tune, Fabrication, Out now on Dub Police

I'm posting an Emalkay track today, as he was on Radio1 with Annie Mac last night, and also played at Hit n Run in Manchester, so was a busy guy last night!

Emalkay pretty much rose to fame when he released 'When I Look At You' on the dub police label in late 2009. Pretty much every DJ at the time was dropping it all over the place, so he got alot of recognition from that track. Over the past year or so he's had another few releases with tunes such as 'Crusader' and 'Battle Suit' and this is his latest track which has just been released.

Can be found on iTunes here


Monday, 28 March 2011

DJ Hazard - Machete

He knows the score...

quick drum and bass track for you to listen to, DJ Hazard has been around for ages making money from his drum and bass tracks, well known DJ. This is probably one of his biggest tunes thats well known across the scene.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Mala - Alicia

Stolen from Wiki -

Digital Mystikz are a dubstep production duo (consisting of Mala and Coki – when the two started making music together as teenagers they were known as Malibu and Coke) from the South London suburb of Norwood. Along with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, they operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthlynightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in BrixtonLondon. Legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, was an early supporter of Digital Mystikz, eventually putting them in his annual 2004 Top 50 list at #29. They are among the scene's most famous producers. Their song "Anti War Dub" appeared in the 2006 film "Children of Men," although it wasn't included in the soundtrack. In the summer of 2008, Mala was chosen to headline the night portion of the Sónar Festival in Barcelona.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Nero - Guilt

Considering the video has just released, Nero's latest tune 'Guilt' is going to be the video today! Enjoy

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Rusko's new tune Everyday, Netsky remix

Rusko's been out for a while, had to cancel the rest of his tours as he had a back injury. I guess he's just at home making some new tracks!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Skream - Midnight Request Line

 Right today i'm posting a track by Skream, pretty much one of the creators of the genre of dubstep back in 2000.
Released on Tempa records, it's known as one of the biggest tunes in dubstep to this date. Pushed boundary's that hadn't   been broken before and was a massive hit.

quick bio

Ollie Jones had the good fortune to be working at the Big Apple record store when he first started making beats at age 15 and armed with a cracked copy of the Fruity Loops music-making software. Big Apple was at the center of the early development of U.K. garage's dark, half-speed offshoot dubstep before it was even called dubstep, and it was at Big Apple that Jones, who recorded as Skream, met fellow beatsmiths Benga and Hatcha. Hatcha was a DJ at the seminal club Forward and was only too happy to debut the dubplates of both Skream and Benga's early recordings. Their music took the tension and release formula of dance music, removed the release and layered in more tension instead. With slow and pounding basslines and wobbly treble they were creating a kind of music that summoned and summed up feelings of urban paranoia, but in an enjoyable way. Emphasizing the sub-bass made them popular with clubbers, but they were also popular with bloggers. Championed and spread by word of mouth on the Internet Skream went straight from being a name in Croydon to being known around the world. When the owner of Big Apple founded a label to give a home to the albums of dubstep artists,Skream was one of those who released material on it, including his breakout classic track "Midnight Request Line." His first full-length album, Skream!, was released in 2006 on the Tempa label.
~ Jody Macgregor, Rovi

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Flux Pavillion's much awaited track, 'Bass Cannon'

for the past few months, there have been various copies of Flux Pavillion's tune Bass Cannon floating around YouTube, all pretty rubbish quality though.

Finally after a long wait, it has been released and is storming up the iTunes download chart, and is currently number 2 in the dance chart.

There are mixed opinions of the track throughout the dubstep community, labelling it 'brostep' and 'aload of screeching noises' by the loyal deep sub deep bass dubsteppers.
On the other hand there are all the fanboys who think its the best track in the world and nothing can come close to it.

There's always going to be a divide, but in my opinion, it's a good club track for a rave, but nothing amazingly special.

Caspa Classic

Easily the biggest caspa release of recent times I think. Louder stands head and shoulders above alot of his stuff from the last year or so.
Released 21st January 2008