I am happy to announce that two of my beats have been selected for inclusion on The Beat Tape, Volume #1.
Big thanks to Ivan for putting the effort into soliciting and compiling the material from his readership. And thanks, especially, for picking my stuff for volume one. Congratulation to all the other producers, too.
More info and download:
I did a pre-Halloween dubstep special on my radio show this week.
I have prepared a trimmed down mix, without the backsells, PSAs and station IDs. Instead of a rambling 2 hour program, I have condensed things to about 40 minutes.
Hope you enjoy it. Tracklisting after the jump.
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Bronta Scorpio, from dubstepforum.com, has included my track “Worldwide” in a mix!
Dubstepforum Underground Producers Mix by Bronta Scorpio
Starting this Sunday, I will be hosting a radio show on KANM — “the college station of College Station.” It is an AM station, as well as cable FM on Suddenlink Communications. There is a stream available at http://kanm.tamu.edu, which seems like the most normal way to access the show (what is cable FM?).
The show will be free-form.
I will be sharing music I like, and maybe some stuff the station makes me include. The majority of programming on the station is indie rock-centered, so if I do pull from their library I should be able to find some good music. My focus will be dubstep, roots/dub reggae and other musics of the Jamaican diaspora, hip-hop, possibly grime, Bollywood/filmi songs and maybe even some experimental/modern classical music.
KANM, College Station
campus cable TV channel 88
I forgot to post this before.
My dubstep tune “worldwide” got played on DJ Distance’s new talent section of his Rinse FM show on 6 May 2008. Unfortunately, he credited me as dj number instead of dj mumbler, but I was excited anyway.
The podcast can be grabbed here:
[update 8 Oct 2008]
It seems that rinsefm.blogspot.com has cleared out their archive. Good thing I saved the podcast for myself!
Here’s the excerpt:
And here’s the tune without all the chat:
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, it required a lot of work to learn about new music. Record buying trips to New York City were my surest method of locating releases that I may have heard mention of, but never actually saw in stores. The situation is very different now, of course, but in high school, I was still a few years away from even discovering Usenet newsgroups and Mosaic was a novelty. My musical curiosity couldn’t be satisfied easily for reasons of age, location or budget. The record industry may bemoan the explosion of music on the internet, but it has become much easier for music lovers to discover new or historically overlooked music. Back then, “Google” was not yet a verb, and research often required gas money.
In this context, discovering free form radio was nothing short of miraculous to my young brain. WFMU (wfmu.org) was transmitting weird, cranky, funny, obscure, impossible music. And I could drive around quaint, quiet and boring suburban New Jersey while listening to sounds that I never imagined possible, hosted with unapologetic strangeness.
This mix does not come near the eclecticism of WFMU, by any means, but it is my own exercise in mixing and sequencing across genre.
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Well, with 5 days remaining to play with Traktor before it requires registration, I am inspired to squeeze out a few more mixes. Here’s a mix of 7-inch records that I have collected over the last few years (mixed as mp3s). Mainly from labels Memphix and Rehash, but not limited to those.
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Another mix of dubstep tunes. These have been waiting around to be mixed for a while, but I never got around to it. This time, I used NI Traktor to actually mix the songs together. As a result, it is quite a bit sloppier than my last mix, which was assembled in Ableton Live. Enjoy!
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Trying to do my part to spread the sound.
Since I don’t have a proper dj setup, I tried making a mix in Ableton Live. Obviously I am missing something crucial because it seemed much more difficult that it should have been. Many times, I wished I could touch the vinyl and nudge things a bit here and there. I never figured out what to do in Live to do what I wanted.
So, the mix is a bit rough in spots, but it gets the idea across. I hope a few bad transitions don’t ruin it for anybody.
[update July 1, 2006]
Well, since this was a digital “mix” I was able to go back and edit some of the rough spots a bit. It feels like cheating, but I think that it’ll be better for the listener. Also, encoded as slightly better quality mp3.
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This set was originally intended for the “quiet” room of an art and music event that happened in Berkeley. As it turns out, I was too busy with the logistics of the event to make my appearance in said quiet room.
A couple of years later, when a friend generously lent me their 1200s and a mixer, I jumped on the opportunity to finally execute this mix. I added a discman and another cd player to handle any digital to digital transitions, and I went for it.
This was a Christmas gift to my three bandmates a few years ago. I still listen to it on occasion. I hope you enjoy it.
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