Just to let you know, the official release date for my album “To the fly” is July 30th 2012. “RAZE” featuring Amit coming out as a single on the July 22nd.
1. Flow So Hot feat. MC Shinobi
2. Don’t Know Who
4. Heathen Sound feat. MC DRS (Broke ‘N’ English)
6. To The Fly
7. I’m Chosen feat. MC Ranking
8. Flashing Light “Pause & Repeat” feat. Harper Lake
9. Perplex feat. Aitcho
10. Raze feat. Amit
11. Go Girls feat. Toddla T & Trigganom
12. Zen feat. Pinch
For a lot of reggae-lovers the last years were a hard and rocky road to go. The output just does not feel and particularly sound as good as one would like it to be. To repetitive, to flat-sounding, excessive use of voice-effects such as vocoder to cover the non-abilities of the singers, ect.
Nevertheless there are good productions out there and the last months has seen some outstanding releases, mostly coming from the uk (ofc). The tunes are well produced, having deep and organic basslines, using effects to add ambience (not to cover weakness) and they are complemented by the voices of DJs or Singers. By that they are not only creating that certain dub-vibe but also an oldschool feeling so many older reggae lovers are missing from a lot of the reggae productions of the last years. The releases are including great remixes by producers from the dubstep scene, who are adding their own interesting and versatile ideas of deep, bassline intensive soundsystem music. Here I want to give place to three of those releases.
Coming out of the Vibration Lab, this riddim is deep and dubby. The sweet voice of Linval Thompson is the perfect add to the bassline, creating a very organic feeling. Four remixes and three dub versions are accompanying the original tune, any one of them providing a certain interpretation of the original tune (e.g. check the trumpets on the Adam Prescott remix). Without exceptions the remixes and dub versions are all heavyweight business, created to make your subwoofer work. It is a crucial release, pressed on two vinyls.
Alpha Steppas are pushing this kind of style for some time now and their releases never disappoint. In march they released the Alpha Steppas meets Jahyu E.P. (listen to it here). The E.P. has a strong dubstep feel to it, with some mid-range wobbles and half-time beats. To the contrary June sees the release of their first 7 inches in a double set. A percy for all soundsystem lovers, it is orientated towards reggae and steppa riddims, no half-time beats on it at all.
The city center is physically blocked, either by police or by the traffic jam, which is caused by the police actions and street blocks.
Amazing news arriving from Brisol, again!
After some considerable intense internet hype all around Percy, which builds up on a youtube-video featuring a car ride in Bristol rinsing Percy, Kahn and Neek will release the tune with Fierce on the B-side on their very own label Bandulu in June.
Since Kahn beats all sound unbelievable powerful on an appropriate system one can positively imagine the force of sound this release will offer.
Yes, thats lots of 4’s.
The Producer out of San Francisco, one of Joe Nices’ favorites, will release on four different labels in the next 4 months. He just uploaded the previews on his soundcloud. They are covering an impressive bandwidth of styles, from house to bassline to dubstep. Plus: He is giving away one fantastic tune for free. Grab it here.
Its hard to pick a favorite, but right now the deep and ravey Tectonic single is the one I like most.
Here is a brand new EP I’ve just released, just to say thank you for all of the support!!
DJ Q - Sound Of Violence EP
1. Sound Of Violence (4x4 Mix)
2. Sound Of Violence (2 Step Mix)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Once again Thank You for the support. Keep watching this space for some big news regarding future releases!!
Normen als Normen fallen meist nur auf, wenn wir ihnen nicht entsprechen, wenn wir nicht hineinpassen, ob wir es wollen oder nicht. Wer eine weiße Hautfarbe hat, hält die Kategorie Hautfarbe für irrelevant, weil im Leben eines Weißen in der westlichen Welt die Hautfarbe irrelevant ist. Wer heterosexuell ist, hält die Kategorie sexuelle Orientierung für irrelevant, weil die eigene sexuelle Orientierung im Leben eines Heterosexuellen irrelevant sein kann. Wer einen Körper besitzt, in dem er oder sie sich wiedererkennt, dem erscheint die Kategorie Geschlecht selbstverständlich, weil dieser Körper nie infrage gestellt wird.
Wer den Normen entspricht, versteht seinen Glauben oder seine Sexualität als so privat und individuell, wie sie sind. Das ist ein Privileg, das den Menschen, die anders glauben oder anders begehren als die Mehrheit, seltener zuteilwird.” —
Carolin Emcke: “So. Und nicht anders”; Zeit Online, last reviewed 19.03.2012. http://www.zeit.de/2012/12/Essay-Begehren-Oeffentlichkeit/seite-1Lesen!
Or is it Ghetto UK-Funky Gospel House?
Can’t be to sure about it. But the remixes are criss. The new era of dancehall beats is not to far away from UK Funky drums anyway. The tunes athmosphere match with Mavados voice nicely and they create a certain dark feeling, including organic build ups.
In my opinion, dancehall music needs more tunes like this. Let’s pray.