Download: Adult Swim – Unclassified

Free Download of Adult Swim’s ‘Unclassified’ compilation with free tunes from Pinch, Kode9, Burial, SBTRKT, Geiom, Cooly G, and more

Not too long ago, it was remarked that Atlanta had made no significant contributions to the dubstep and bass music scenes. Hopefully those opinions will be changing; Adult Swim has made available a cache of tunes from a large selection of artists who have been covered on this site, and more on this free download and stream ‘Unclassified

Quite excited here as Pinch‘s ‘Blow Out The Candle‘ is now freely available to the masses.

Download: Adult Swim – Unclassified

Tracklist:

Ikonika – World On Mute
XXXY – Kerpow
Geiom – Pure Bristle
Ginz – Chrome
Lukid – Running From The Demons
Geeneus – Knife & Gun (Dusk & Blackdown 2Step Mix)
SBTRKT – Goldigger
Starkey – Eris
Actress – Murder Plaza
Zomby – Hexagons
Dauwd – Ikopol
Boxcutter – Waiting For The Lights
Babe Rainbow – Give You Time
Burial – Street Halo
Kode9 – Just Inside
Pinch – Blow Out The Candle
Cooly G – R U Listening

Heads up to @johnnybeverton for tipping me off to this one!

V/A – Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Reviewed)

I know I am not the only one who was drawn to dubstep by spending formative years of my youth listening to reggae albums, especially dub. Honestly, Scientist has always been a personal favorite; no disrespect to King Tubby for being the originator and no disrespect to Mad Professor for embracing new technologies in an old sound however Scientist seemed to always sit perfectly in the middle of the proto, and the present.

“This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!” –Pinch

Purchase The Original Mixes
Purchase The Scientist Versions

I know I am not the only one who was drawn to dubstep by spending formative years of my youth listening to reggae albums, especially dub. Honestly, Scientist has always been a personal favorite; no disrespect to King Tubby for being the originator and no disrespect to Mad Professor for embracing new technologies in an old sound however Scientist seemed to always sit perfectly in the middle of the proto, and the present. His “Vampires” and “World Cup” releases having left the biggest impression on me, even still today. Obviously, I’m absolutely enthralled that this release exists and even more having an opportunity to listen to these tracks and relay some early impressions on them back to readers.

Attempting my hardest to stay away from clichéd idioms when writing this review, it is difficult to approach speaking about specific tracks on this release without emphasizing “the sum is greater than the parts.” Honestly, this is something that I hope listeners appreciate start-to-finish as much as selectors and dancers will appreciate hearing singles played in DJ sets, or even more excitingly the upcoming UK tour with Scientist to support the album’s release.

Read below for my complete review:

Also, you can download the Scientist version of King Midas Sound track ‘U’ (U Dub) and Guido’s ‘Korg Back Dub‘ by entering your email information below:

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Kode9 & Burial (2007)

Flashback to a snippet of an old but wonderful interview between Hyperdub founder Kode9, and Burial, regarding his then-forthcoming release ‘Untrue’

To read the whole interview, click here

9: Why didn’t you use a sequencer on the album?

Burial: I tried. I did one tune before. . .Unite. With someone showing me how to use it, and it worked out nice, but in the end I wasn’t ready and I wanted to do another record without a sequencer again.

9: You like that ramshackle thing, don’t you.

Burial: Yeah, I admire people who understand complicated programs or whatever. But I’m not that into tunes that are so sequenced that all you can hear is the perfect grid, even on the echoes. With those kind of tunes, sometimes I just hear Tetris music, i always know where i am in the tune so i cant get lost in it, no rough edges in some tunes even when they try hard to sound rough. I want to learn one day how to make tunes properly, but I wanted to do a tribute to my rubbish, dying computer. It starts smoking sometimes and the screen flickers like a strobelight, it mashes your eyes. The tunes are made where they’re made, somewhere in my building, the roof or wherever, but not in some airtight studio. Loads of the album was made with the TV on. I wish i could make technical proper music one day but people who want technical music maybe won’t like my new tunes but its not for them.

Download: 17-April DJ Rodan + Shortstack

As many of you read in an earlier post, I am recently back from an exciting trip where the Crown & Anchor crew was courteous enough to extend to me the opportunity to play at the one year anniversary of their Watchtower Wobble event in New Paltz, NY. Right before an amazing headlining set from Embassy Recordings crew Distal + Mite, I put down some tracks with local boss DJ Rodan. He was kind enough to record the madness and make it available, so go “cop the file” while it’s still hot! Pardon the technicals in a few spots, one deck was on the fritz and at a few points people were knocking down the wall in front of the booth, wild times.

Rodan:
Gorillaz – Stylo (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack) (Rodan Speedup)

Claude VonStroke – Monster Island (Christian Martin Remix)
The Martin Brothers – Duckface
T. Williams – People’s Choice
Dave Nada -RUFFCUT (MOOMBAHTON Edit)
Claude VonStroke – Greasy Beat feat. Bootsy Collins (J Phlip Remix)
Secret Agent Gel – I Need You (dub)
Incyde – Station (dub)
Addison Groove – Footcrab

Shortstack:
Headhunter – Sex At The Prom

Brackles – Rawkus
Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me
Joker – Tron (VIP)
F – Chillin’
Kode9 – Konfusion (Dub)
Scuba – Three Sided Shape
DJG – Duality
Download Link (MediaFire)

Bassfaced: Cloudcast001 [shortstack]

For those who haven’t seen it already, Bassfaced launched a new mix series featuring yours truly as their first artist spotlight. Click over to their site for the complete rundown and a download link!

We’re happy to announce the launch of our weekly mix series on Mixcloud and tapped ATL DJ Shortstack(Heat, 2Circles, ATLDUB) for our inaugural Cloudcast. You can catch him spinning at most of the ATLDubstep events as well as on his ustream radio show with fellow ATL phenom Distal every second Sunday of the Month at 5pm EST.