Tuesday, July 22, 2008
680 West Beech Street, No.1
San Diego, California 92101
Subtext & Cardboard Spaceship present Beasts of Burden. This custom vinyl show featuring over 30 artists from around the globe. There will be a show preview on Thursday, July 24th from 6-8pm for those of you that want to get their hands on some of these custom pieces.
View Subtext Blog for more info and a full preview of the show
click above image to view full flyer
In support of his forthcoming album out one Ninja Tune, 'London Zoo' (out now! see below) The Bug is set to infect North America this month on a mini tour along with
The Warrior Queen.
Rumor has it, the Pure Filth-LA camp will be bringing out
The Bug (along w/ Warrior Queen) in late September.
The Bug - London Zoo
(LP/CD/Download) Ninja Tune ZEN132/ZENCD132/ZENDL132, 2008-07-07
01. Angry feat. Tippa Irie
02. Murder We feat. Ricky Ranking
03. Skeng feat. Killa P & Flowdan
04. Too Much Pain feat. Ricky Ranking & Aya
05. Insane feat. Warrior Queen
06. Jah War feat. Flowdan
07. Fuckaz feat. Spaceape
08. You & Me feat. Roger Robinson
09. Freak Freak 10. Warning feat. Flowdan
11. Poison Dart feat. Warrior Queen
12. Judgement feat. Ricky Ranking
In Gibson's Neuromancer, when Case & Molly meet the two surviving founders of Zion, there is talk of hearing a "mighty dub" in the Babel of tongues signaling the "final days". If indeed we're living in these 'end times', as many predict, then there can be no more of an appropriate soundtrack for the coming apocalypse than The Bug's "London Zoo".
The Bug is the main project for Kevin Martin, a producer who over the years has also been behind a diverse range of projects. He is part of Techno Animal / Ice / God (all with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh / Jesu), King Midas Sound, Razor X Productions (with The Rootsman), Pressure and Ladybug to name a few. Then there is the running of his Pathological Records label, collaborations with noise jazz outfit 16-17, Pete "Sonic Boom" Kemper's E.A.R project, John Zorn, Kevin Shields, El-P, Antipop Consortium. He has recorded for labels as diverse as Virgin, Rephlex, Position Chrome/Mille Plateaux, Word Sound, Hyperdub, City Slang, Tigerbeat 6, Grand Royal, and now Ninja Tune. He has been personally asked to remix Thom Yorke, Grace Jones, Einsturzende Neubauten and Primal Scream, and has compiled jazz & dub compilations for Virgin Records. The new album “London Zoo” is the fruition of all these activities…
"London Zoo" was born of three key moments. An introduction to the thriving Dub-Step scene (of which The Bug is very much a pioneer before it carried a name) and it's key producers (via Kode 9) where Kevin realized there was others on the same sonic trajectory as himself, an introduction to Warrior Queen via his work with Wayne Lonesome on the Razor X Productions project, and a Mary Anne Hobb's Breezeblock session which introduced him to Flowdan (Roll Deep), and Ricky Ranking. All three of which figure heavily in the end result and live presentation.
Although the obvious entry point to the album will be the Dub-Step tag, particularly after the success of the three lead up singles ('Jah War', 'Skeng', and 'Poison Dart' in that scene) it's a record that clearly reaches past and brings together/celebrates reference points from dancehall, grime, hip-hop, and noise onslaughts. A record that could have only come out of London sound-system culture but whose appeal spans past any singular city or scene.
From the opening strains of "Angry" (featuring reggae legend Tippa Irie) it's clear that the world has been served notice from the heart of the UK capital. A position further strengthened as Ricky Ranking (best known for his work with Roots Manuva), Flowdan, Warrior Queen, Spaceape, Roger Robinson, Killa P, and Aya step up to lay waste to the boombastic rhythms put before them, eventually culminating in "Judgement" where Ricky Ranking leaves us with a prophecy ... "so much people are losing their minds, because we're living in a serious time. I guess it come in like a judgement sign, the people have killing on their mind".... living in end times indeed. Best start building the Marcus Garvey tug now.
Sunday August 24th, 2008
Respect goes Liquid
Seen Not Scene teams up w/ Liquid (one of so cal's only nights dedicated to the lighter/sexier side of Drum n Bass, to bring 2 of LA's finest reppin' Respect (LA)
Respect (LA) Myspace
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Just weeks after Banksy established "Pest Control", his own Official Certification Board to derail bootlegging and resale of installations and fakes, a british tabloid claims to have uncovered his identity .
full story here:
Mail Online Article
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Violence's MySpace page
Violence's Web Page
a month or so ago...
we caught wind that
was putting together
an all star LP entitled
On Monday, label boss Hive announced via the Violence Blog that, "Salvation" will indeed be available as digital download, CD and
as 3x12 limited edition vinyl.
The Violence website has mp3 previews as well as a FULL preview/download for "Unearthed".
"Salvation" Release Date: September 29, 2008
1. CALYX & TEEBEE VS HIVE - SALVATION
2. MISTA - MAKE IT GO AWAY
3. GRIDLOK - CONTROL
4. A-SIDES - ESSENTIAL (FEAT KJ SAWKA)
5. TOTAL SCIENCE - S.O.S.
6. HIVE - NEO REMIX
7. HIVE, KEATON, ECHO & GRIDLOK - UNEARTHED
8. CAUSE4CONCERN - SOUND CLASH
9. HIVE & TECH ITCH - DETOX
10. DOM & ROLAND - COME TO CONQUER
11. DIGITAL - B.U.R.N.Y.
12. HIVEDOMRYMELOK - FUTURE SLIP
Limited Edition 3×12″:
A. CALYX & TEEBEE VS HIVE - SALVATION
B. MISTA - MAKE IT GO AWAY
C. HIVE - NEO REMIX
D. CAUSE4CONCERN - SOUND CLASH
E. DOM & ROLAND - COME TO CONQUER
F. HIVE & TECH ITCH - DETOX
Seen Not Scene on Violence's Web Page
Friday, July 11, 2008
order LP3 by Ratatat
Tucked away in a private studio named Old Soul, in Catskill, NY the two musical forces behind Ratatat, Evan and Mike, have collaborated yet again to redefine the current state of instrumental music. This time, the album is called LP3 and though it doesn't use much in the way of hi-tech recording equipment it's still laced with a unique balance of penetrating beats and ethereal riffs. However they broaden their palette of sounds this time around by relying more on keyboard instruments than guitars. Don't worry, Mike's characteristic guitar style is still present on this record but there are also an abundance of new textures emanating from the likes of a harpsichord, a wurlitzer, a mellotron and even a grand piano.
LP3 is a perfect blend of music for the 21st century. A uniquely crafted album that is certain to have a timeless appeal yet also stands very comfortably in the moment.
JUL 7 NEUMO'S SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
JUL 8 HOLOCENE PORTLAND, OREGON
JUL 10 SLIM’S SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (SOLD OUT)
JUL 12 ECHOPLEX LAS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (SOLD OUT)
JUL 15 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (SOLD OUT)
AUG 29 DIESEL PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
AUG 30 THE GARGOYLE (WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY) ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
AUG 31 GRENADA THEATRE LAWRENCE, KANSAS
SEP 2 GOTHIC THEATRE ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO
SEP 5 SHOWBOX SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
SEP 8 FILLMORE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
SEP 9 HENRY FONDA THEATRE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
SEP 10 HENRY FONDA THEATRE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
SEP 12 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
SEP 15 STUBB'S AUSTIN, TEXAS
SEP 16 GRENADA THEATRE DALLAS, TEXAS
SEP 17 MARQUEE THEATRE TULSA, OKLAHOMA
SEP 20 CALVIN COLLEGE GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
SEP 21 HIDEOUT BLOCK PARTY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
SEP 27 TERMINAL 5, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
SEEN not SCENE on Beggars Group USA
Anonymous street artist Banksy has declared that if any work of his isn’t authenticated by Pest Control, a committee formed for that very purpose, then it’s not worth the wall it’s painted on. An “art world source” told the First Post: “The works are made for specific sites, and taking them is tantamount to theft. That is why Banksy has approved this authentication system. He certainly doesn’t want the people who’ve removed them making money out of it.” Three unauthenticated works supposedly by Banksy that went under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in London last week ended up unsold, with one withdrawn before the bidding had even started.
SEEN not SCENE on GQ
as well as Super Touch
PTERA PATRICK EP
A. PTERA PATRICK
Currently being sold at
12th Planet aka Infiltrata
Benny Page on Myspace
Catch Benny Page
@ Vibe July 26th in LA.
Click below to download
Benny Page Mix
Like any artist, music has always been a passion for Mr Page (which, in case you were wondering, is his real name). His father’s varied tastes were a massive influence as Benny grew up, leading him to take up both the drums and guitar at the age of 12, but it wasn’t long before he began to discover the growing British underground sound. Inspired by early Jungle releases such as A Zone’s “Calling all the People” and “Worries in the Dance” by Nu Blood, Benny began making beats using a sequencer on his Dad’s PC at the age of 15 and a year later began a two-year music technology course. As his appearances at his part-time job became rarer due to production-induced ‘sickness’, Benny’s ear-catching rolling style of beats developed. By 2002, he was ready to let the rest of the world hear his unique sound and it was South London-based label Cutterz Choice who first noticed his talent. Impresario Spoona brought his first tune “Chainsaws” to wax a year later and Benny followed this up with a number of releases in 2004 including a remix of Aphrodite’s “Stalker” and the anthem “Sneaker Pimp”, which brought his name to international attention thanks to its appearances on John Peel’s Radio 1 playlist.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
May Day 08 Studio Mix
Being a major player in the drum ‘n’ bass movement is one thing, but continuing to push boundaries through an ever-changing sonic versatility is quite another. In a career spanning almost two decades, Simon Bassline Smith has been at the forefront of it all, setting new standards with his Technique Recordings label and rinsing dancefloors with ruthless, stealth-like precision. Together with razor-sharp duo Drumsound, the group have slam-dunked drum ‘n’ bass into the 21st century releasing some of the genre’s most pivotal club killers, whilst maintaining a DJ cred second-to-none.
Along with a string of club bangers on Technique, Bassline remains one of the most versatile men in the d’n’b game, with releases on virtually every major label in the genre including Protoype, Full Cycle, BreakBeat Koas, V Recordings, Good Looking, Creative Source and Trouble on Viny /Flex.
As a DJ, Smith is prolific as ever, spinning the Technique sound over virtually every continent, including appearances in America, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Iceland, Spain, Holland, Sweden, Ireland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Poland, Switzerland, Uruguay, Norway, Italy as well representing for some of the biggest UK organisations such as Slammin Vinyl, Accelerated Culture, One Nation, Detonate, Movement – the list goes on.
Currently Smith is hard at work playing out every weekend in the UK and abroad, whilst spending his weekdays locked away in the studio with Drumsound focussing on producing tracks for their next album out in 2008.
With so much going on, it’s almost unbelievable to think Simon has time to run his famed Interface club night in Derby, yet true to form, the multi-talented man throws some of the finest d’n’b shindigs in the country. With so many strings to his bow, there’s little doubt this pioneer will continue to set the standard for years to come.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Adrenaline Live Mix by: R.A.W.
R.A.W. myspace link
Considered one of the Dons of the West Coast & Southern Californian Jungle/DnB scene, and right fully so, for nearly 2 decades R.A.W. (a.ka. 6Blocc) has unleashed his artistic fury ranging from DnB/Hip-Hop/Dubstep on many a packed venue. If you've been living under a rock and haven't heard him for yourself or if your just fiending for another taste check this live mix courtesy of R.A.W. & Adrenaline.
If you're in the San Diego area
check him out at Neon Dragon
Saturday July 12, 2008
@ the Kava Lounge
2812 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103
21+ | 9pm-2am | $5 before 10:30pm
Upcoming R.AW. (aka 6Blocc) performances
Jul 4 2008 THE GOODFOOT (funk/hip hop set) Portland, Oregon
Jul 5 2008 VARIOUS ((dubstep event)) Portland, Oregon
Jul 12 2008 NEON DRAGON San Diego, California
Jul 19 2008 INFOCUS Los Angeles, California
Jul 25 2008 CYBER RAVER 3.0 Brooklyn, New York
Jul 27 2008 TBA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jul 28 2008 KONKRETE JUNGLE NYC New York City, New York
Aug 9 2008 REMARC TOUR Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 16 2008 SLC FESTIVAL Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 28 2008 VIBE Orange County, California
Aug 29 2008 WESTERN HIPHOP CONFERENCE Los Angeles, California
Aug 29 2008 BASS HYSTERIA Los Angeles, California
Sep 5 2008 BASS GOES BOOM! Chicago, Illinois
Sep 6 2008 TBA Los Angeles, California