Monthly Archives: April 2011
Ever heard the common joke in DJ circles, “How do you kill a dancefloor? …play Dubstep.”
Well folks, the joke is over. Case in point; the unbelievable, undeniable, unfathomable frenzy of freakiness that made me quiver in the loins at the first drop of the Beats Antique show this month at the Showbox. This trio takes Dubstep to a whole new level. Incorporating world rhythms from across the musical spectrum with supremely sexy belly dancing and booty shaking, this show quaked Seattle like a damn natural disaster.
Opening DJ, better called digital percussion design data master, ESKMO reigned supreme. His crunching snare sounds and strange sub bass resonated with listeners as he stirred it up for the crowd. Careful not to skip his most recent hit track Cloudlight, Eskmo provided relaxing rhythms coaxed by carefully incorporated percussion and singing. His music is quite extraordinary to say the least.
As tension loomed, the crowd was found dumbfounded as the house lights came on only for a sound engineer to announce that due to unfortunate circumstances, Beats Antique will not be performing. But wait…pouring in from behind the crowd comes a stream of figures outfitted in animal masks holding signs written on ripped cardboard: APRIL FOOLS!! From here Beats Antique set it off. The drummer was live, the beat conductor was swagged out in striped overalls with a rad conducor’s cap, and the dancers exhibited a type of sexiness that questions the reasoning behind making this an all age shows. Feathers, fur, masks, beads, belly dancing, booze, and the best kinds of smoke. This was a show for the dream journal for real.
Shout out to BZ all the way from Chicago along for the ride!!
Bless up to the BEATS
Looking for a big mix to make sweet love to your speakers for a while? Well good thing you’re reading this post right now because as soon as you click play on this sound wave, that is exactly what you’re going to get!
***STOP AND CLICK PLAY BEFORE CONTINUING TO READ***
This is the Drop Dead mix put together by Tes La Rok of Helsinki, Finland. Tes La Rok was one of the first producers out of Finland to break into the international dubstep scene in 2007 with his hit remix of Uncle Sam’s Round The World Girls, and has since continued to produce a smooth, bass heavy, reggae influenced, sound that is pleasant to all ears and all ages. The Drop Dead mix that you are listening to is a compilation of tracks that have been put together by Tes La Rok because they all have something in common. All the producers of the songs you are hearing are Finnish and most have yet to break out of Finland’s underground scene and into other area’s of Europe and the rest of the world. The track list consists of artists such as Neveready, Teeth, Mikael, Vesicle, Kfka, Trisector, Clouds, and a couple others. It’s funny to think about such a heavy reggae sound coming out of Finland isn’t it? This is a beautiful example that music comes from the heart and your soul and anyone from anywhere can step into any genre at any time. Tes La Rok blends the sounds of reggae, that brings me back to being down on a Costa Rican beach, with heavy dubby bass lines that brings me back to feeling like I’m in a club in Florida, with uncompareable style. The combination of the two equals complete bliss. If his tracks were played in early dancehall clubs they would shut the club down and blow the speakers. Still to this day, in 2011, there is the posibility of that happening when his anthems bring the people together in the club. Keep an ear out for this Finnish bass monster in 2011 and enjoy the Drop Dead mix and Tes la Rok’s remixes of Uncle Sams Round the World Girls, and Kill P & Cotti’s Dubstep Warrior! NYT TUODA BASS!
When energy shifts, one often feels the need to realign himself. Sage is an excellent option in cleansing during times of stress as well as welcoming during times of transition. Burning sage as a single leaf or in a small bundle, sometimes referred to as a smudge stick, may have superior healing effects. Encircle yourself with the smoke or have a friend do it for you. Spread it around your living space, emphasizing the threshold. The smoke is thick and the smell pungent. Enjoy the essence of this alternative herbal remedy.
It IS Thursday and you are probably going to go out to get your groove on for a little bit tonight. Do yourself a favor and listen to this free mixtape put together by Color Amor of Mar Del Plata, Argentina, before you step out the door and get your head in the game! He has been a DJ and producer on the Argentinian dubstep and heavy bass scene for years and is producing some pretty unique and catchy music right now. I love this guys’s style. The heavy hitting bass lines mixed up with the dancehall reggae style, ultimately creating a sound called Cumbiabass or Cumbiastep, is genius! These styles, Cumbiabass/Cumbiastep, are still not too popular in the United States, but hopefully we will be hearing these sounds creep their way into the clubs up here sooner than later! Check out Color Amor’s soundcloud HERE for more free mixes and downloads. Ok, enough reading. NOW CLICK PLAY AND THEN DOWNLOAD COLORSTEP!!!