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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

peveralist - roll with the punches

repressed this week, a classic from peveralist

if yer not aware of peveralist, for other otherworldly past productions from the man check this, probably my favourite of his

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Digital Mystikz - Return to Space

If you've been around dubstep for a while you'll be checking every few days to see if the new DMZ LP is out yet... best we've come across yet (just tonight) is a tracklist and after a quick listen thru heres my fav choons off it...

Return to space itself is of course dark driven and haunting computer game sounding introspective epic as well.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

!6 Bit - Machine Gun

Proving the harder side of dubstep can still make me drool, heres another classic from 16bit

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Next weekend....

Next weekend, long time friends of all at DubCulture, DJ Welfare & Psymonok are puttin together somethin a bit special in Dublin. Heres the blurb:

Reprazentors - -
Drokkr (Badman Press) V A-Force (!Kaboogie/AphabetSet)
Psymonok (Waata Collective) V Antrophe (www.soundtracksforthem.com)
Jonezey DubCulture) V Shatterfreak (SubVersion Recs)
DJ Man-G (World Bass Culture) V DJ CLass A (R:evolution)

Over the past few years a whole new electronic lease of life has bloassomed across Ireland with dark and low riddims spawning a myriad of creation across the bpm spectrum and a whole host of new Producers and DJs keeping the punters happy and putting Ireland forward as a worhty contributor to the development of the sound worldwide.
Dublin and Cork have been responsible for a sizeable proportion of this development and have played host to some of the key nights,collectives,production talent,DJ spinndiggery,labels,radio shows and more in this period of growth.
So finally the two tribes meet head to head to celebrate this era of electronic bloom and to showcase just a few of the many talented individuals at the heart of the scene - -

On a personal note, I'm well proud that Cork is capable of fielding such a strong note crew for this event, the scene down here has come a long way in 3 years.

and the jackeens aint bad either ;)

Gonna hit up Mala the night before. Hope a lotta people make the trip for this one.
Return leg is in Cyprus Avenue on July 3rd

few photos from taz

Another great night in City Limits. Starting to feel a little like home. Thanks to all who came and danced like eejits. yer a shower of heros. And nice one Taz and SMG for the awesome-ness. two great sets

Taz Buckfaster
Taz & SMG

Friday, June 11, 2010

Taz interview in yesterdays evening echo

Interview with Taz by Don O Mahony in yesterdays Echo

Dubculture bring Glaswegian dubstep rabble-rouser Taz Buckfaster to
Cork for a gig this Saturday at City Limits. Entering into his late 20
now, Taz has been making music for about a decade, all the time
following wherever his ears led him. Beginning with house and techno
he moved on to grime before settling on dubstep.
So far he’s released stuff on Dubkraft, Ramp and Rwina but he’s also
associated with Glasgow’s Numbers collective and is about to drop his
latest release, Recovery, on Subway. A look on his MySpace page
reveals that he has previews of a load of tunes that are ready to go.
“They represent my more recent offerings,” he explains. “I work with a
few labels, so they're spread around. Future Funk is coming on the
second 12" I'm doing for Numbers, with Gold Tooth Grin coming soon on
the first. The others are in the process of being signed.”
If any Taz Buckfaster tunes fits his stated aim of making tunes for
dancefloors, couches, bassbins and headphones it is Gold Toot Grin, a
track that is getting a lot of people excited.
“It's certainly the most asked-about tune I've ever made,” he
acknowledges. “I'm glad it's got people excited.”
Another feature of most these recent tracks is the strong keyboard
lines. Despite being able to play guitar and having such a knack for a
keyboard melody it’s a surprise to this listener to learn he hasn’t
been using keyboards for long.
“I only really learnt how to play my keyboard relatively recently, and
I wasn't really trying,” he shrugs. “It just kinda worked. Before that
I was strictly a programmer; writing each note or hit in
Still there’s no denying his love of Rick James and g-funk, and even
p-funk inspired synth grooves.
“Yeah, I've got plenty of love for artists like Rick James, Roger
Troutman & Zap, George Clinton/Parliament, Prince, Stevie Wonder, etc.
They're a definite influence.”
One of his new tracks, Fine Day, resurrects the celebrated winsome
female vocal sample beloved of beloved of early 90s trailblazers such
as Opus III, Orbital and A Guy Called Gerald as well as numerous wack
versions. Given his citing of masked ‘ardcore heroes Altern-8 as an
influence it’s not surprising he alighted on this.
“I absolutely loved Hardcore Rave as a kid, starting off with the Hit
The Decks compilations my older cousin gave me when I was in primary
school and the fascination grew as Jungle and D ‘n’ B came about, so I
went back to some of the records I used to listen to and that vocal
stood out. It works well on the track.”
With so many tunes ready to go one wonders what the story is with his
album, which he announced last year was imminent on Rwina.
“I recorded an album last year, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist in
that department and the tracks didn't seem to gel like I wanted them
to, so I decided to split it up and release certain tunes together on
separate releases and work on a new album in the meantime. In
addition, each new release raises my profile and gets new people's
attention, so once I'm satisfied it'll reach enough pairs of ears to
do it justice, the new-and-improved album will hit the shelves.”

In Da Box

Gold Tooth Grin by Taz Buckfaster

No person called Buckfaster has the right to create something this
glorious. Yes, it’s geezerish and a bit lairy but it’s also utterly
sublime. It’s got sleigh bells (the new cowbell?) and an undulating
organ that sounds like it was rinsed in liquid gold and a majestically
stoned g-funk keyboard. Elegantly devastating.

Taz Buckfaster plays City Limits, Coburg Street, on Saturday 12 June.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TazBuckfaster and SMG this saturday

This saturday we're back in City Limits with SMG over from Cardiff with a bag of fresh way-down-deep-oh-yeah-thats-the-spot techstep. do yer headphones a favour and check a mix here


Followed by our June headliner Taz Buckfaster. A producer on the up and up, the last 12 months have seen Taz popping up in gigs all over the world, releases on various labels, festivals all sides, and partying the bejaysus outta it. A lots been said about his style so I aint gonna go into it too much, but if you've been liking the sexy side of hyperdub, i think thats somewhere along the right lines. g-funk dubstep that isnt afraid to let its hair down. This mix will probably explain better. Its one of my favs this year

Friendly price of 8 bucks all night long. Doors round 10.30. Come support yer local underground for the love of god or you'll wake up in a month and it wont be there!

As a post-script, life was awesome once again. (Other than the absolute farce that was the tent locations and soundsystem meltdowns). wont go into much detail but I really dug vibronics lots and choon of the weekend is from toasty, been rinsin this one since coming back

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Life fest 2010 preview

The Life festival kicks off tomorrow, once again curated by DubCulture. Can't wait for this one. Subone & Konspiracy (12 til 1a.m.) kick it before Scratcha at (1-2)
Then then Cormac and Steve (Welfare &Phonetik) be on saturday night from 2-3 followed by the mighty Hatcha at 3am finishing up your saturday night.
Myself and K3Bee will be rolling away mad on Sunday from 9pm, followed by a long time fav producer and dj of mine, Joker with MC Nomad.

Plenty of other highlights all weekend long, so if ya aint got a clue whats on the bill im recommendin LTJ Bukem, Mad Professor, AGT Rave Crew, T-Woc, Jeorme Hill, Sunil Sharpe and of course, Intinn. just remember to boycott the israeli psytrance ; )

Hope to see ya there, if yer wondering where ya are i believe Jonesy has a 3 metre high fishing rod he'd hanging the rave flag off....we'll be under that.