Sunday, Jan 19th, 2020 - 04:02:44

Dubstep

Rusko: "Jahova" (Babylon: Vol.1, 2007)

'After graduating from Leeds College of Music with a degree in Music Production, Rusko discovered the world of Dubstep through the Leeds club night Subdub and a debut appearance from the Digital Mystikz. Having spent the past 10 years making future dub alongside Leeds very own Iration Steppas, Rusko connected with the sound and moved down to London to further advance his musical opportunities with Sub Soldiers label mate Caspa. Veering away from the dark, serious side of the sound Rusko brought a highly driven energy and fun approach to the dubstep massive and quickly coined his own take on the genre and turned the scene upside down. His huge hit "Cockney Thug" has been played by everyone from Pete Tong, Switch, Diplo and Santogold, and has been remixed by the Burqa Sound System, Caspa, Crypts, Drop the Dime & the Scratch Perverts.'

Bassnectar: "Smashers & Mashers ❧" (2010)

"Bassnectar began as a project of open-sourced musical experiments exploring the interplay between sound, light, communication, technology, and community. Bassnectar evolved in a San Francisco Bay Area commune and was initially identified with the visual arts rather with music created from movie technology like cameras. Bassnectar's original influences included Czech philosophers and punk rock bands such as Vaclav Havel, Stanislav Grof, Orbital, and Nirvana. In the mid-90s, he briefly toured with the Exhumed as a bⒶss player. Bassnectar experimented with LSD, MDMA, Ayahuasca, THC, Ketamine, & Psilocybin mushrooms at Goa raves in the mid-nineties, which led to the confluence of his bass-heavy and psychedelic style of electronic music. He has been creating genre-bending music since the 1990s, using a variety of programs such as Pro Tools, Acid, Reaper, Cubase, and Ableton Live. Bassnectar describes his music as amorphous and ever-changing... Some of the tracks are inter-laced with voice samples of a socio-political nature, including clips from Martin Luther King, Jr., Noam Chomsky, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Ruppert, and Fred Hampton."

Zeds Dead - "Essential Mix" (2013-03-02)

"Canada's Zeds Dead drop a bass heavy Essential Mix. Zeds Dead are production duo DC and Hooks. They've been destroying dancefloors in North America and beyond since 2009 and once embarked on a 12 week, 80 date DJing road trip by bus! They've been championed on Radio 1 by Diplo and they've released music on the likes of Mad Decent and Steve Aoki's Dim Mak. They've also remixed an wide range of artists from TEED, to Marina & The Diamonds, to The Prodigy."

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