Forgotten Treasure: Smith & Mighty “B Line Fi Blow”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Smith & Mighty “B Line Fi Blow” (2002)

Killer Killer reissue of this 2002 track from Bristol’s Smith & Mighty taken from their 3rd and last record as a group called “Life Is…”, released on 2002 on !K7. It was wisely re-released on Punch Drunk back in 2010 Their 1995 record called “Bass is Maternal” was one of …

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Future Classic: Randomer “Scruff Box / Get Yourself Together”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Randomer “Scruff Box / Get Yourself Together” (Hemlock)

Holy shit! Now that’s what I’m talking about. Enough with the R&B samples and the weak sounding drums. Let’s get back to the RAW with this amazing new 12″ from Randomer. Hemlock is usually one of our favorite labels but this one has to rank right up there amongst their …

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Phaeleh “Afterglo 0.01″
Dj Mixes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Mix of the Day: Phaeleh “Afterglo 0.01”

Phaeleh (pronounced ‘fella’) is officially my favourite dubstep artist (yes, we know that the term is in constant mutation and is getting harder to define). He has been since I first heard his Afterglo 0.01 mix about a year ago. It would seem silly to make such a statement based …

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Forgotten Treasure: Whitney Houston “Fine” (Jameson 2step Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Whitney Houston “Fine” Jameson 2step Remix (2000)

Ok, so I waited a few days for the first wave of opportunistic producers and websites paying “hommage” to the late Whitney Houston before I shared anything about that. I mean, do website likes TIME and others have a “top 10 moments” list for all celebrities just waiting to be …

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Future Classic: Objekt “Cactus / Porcupine” (Hessle Audio)
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Objekt “Cactus / Porcupine” (Hessle Audio)

Now this is one EP we’ve been waiting for impatiently! OBJEKT is one of the freshest new producers on the block really knocked us out in 2011 with his lean and minimal brand of techno meets dubstep. In fact, we picked “Tinderbox” as one of our favorite tracks of 2011. …

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Future Classic: Gravious “Spatial Dimensions EP”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Gravious “Spatial Dimensions EP”

I first came across Gravious when he released the Junction City EP about a year ago. Mixing all the niceties of techno with the accessibility of dubstep is no small feat but this man seems to have managed to pull it off. In doing so he combines a bouncy experimental …

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Future Classic: Beneath “Send”
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Beneath “Send”

Didn’t know too much about this producer from Sheffield called Beneath. But I was on the Punch Drunk website, one of my favorite labels, and they had this mysterious blurb about this white label pressed only in 200 copies. And, well you know me. I’m kind of a nerd and …

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Pinch “FabricLive #61″
Dj Mixes
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Pinch “FabricLive #61”

Looking back on the myriad of ways that the genre now known quite loosely as ‘bass music’ has mutated, one of the key figures in its evolution would have to be Bristol’s Rob Ellis, better known simply as Pinch. His fascination with what the outer limits of the dub sound …

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Spotlight: Mala (Digital Mystikz)
Artist Spotlight
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Spotlight: Mala (Digital Mystikz)

Mala and Digital Mystikz deserve to be mentionned in the short list of pioneers of dubstep, no question about that. To me they are amongst those key people who put the dub in dubstep. The first wave of influencers, like El-B, Horsepower Productions, Zed Bias were more about the stepping …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Streets “Original Pirate Material”
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: The Streets “Original Pirate Material” (2002)

It’s early January and the notion of being in 2012 still hasn’t really registered. I just got my moment earlier tonight when I was cleaning and found a promo mixtape sent by Locked On, my favorite UK Garage label back in the day. And then I started remembering how much …

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Forgotten Treasure: Zed Bias & MC Juiceman – My Sound (Al Brown Remix)
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Zed Bias & MC Juiceman – My Sound – Al Brown Remix (1999)

The sound of flute. Do we hear that in songs anymore? It’s definitely one of the signature instruments for Disco, Italo, and sometimes yes – old school Garage. I’m really loving this 1999 UK Garage classic by Zed Bias and MC Juiceman “My Sound (Al Brown remix)” right now. Nostalgic …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chris Mac “Gal A Call Me Phone”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Chris Mac “Gal A Call Me Phone” (2001)

Continuing on sharing “forgotten treasures” picks from one each Dj set from last weekend’s MIMS 24 Hour Vinyl Marathon. Make you check out the others here. So this one comes from Dr.Love‘s set. For those who don’t know hjm he is pretty much the most influencial and important guy to …

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