DATSWOTSUP! 4 year BASSiversary -December 13, 2013- N TYPE . EPROM . DJ MADD . GRENIER
Friday December 13, 2013
DATSWOTSUP! - 4 year BASSiversary
come celebrate 4 years of bringing you the best the world has to offer in forward thinking bass music and beyond
N TYPE - Wheel & Deal / Rinse FM / Sin City - Croydon UK
N-Type is among Rinse's longest-running dubstep DJs, having joined the station around 2003-2004 when the sound was still very much in its infancy. A lover of garage and jungle as a teenager, he started to become intrigued by the darker tracks coming out of South London, made by people like Horsepower Productions and Sheffield's Oris Jay, that seemed to meld those two genres together. In the years since then, he's been inextricably involved as a producer and DJ throughout its journey from the basements of south and east London to to stages around the world, and recorded the fifth volume in Tempa's scene-defining mix CD series Dubstep Allstars.
As time has gone on, dubstep has traveled along a whole variety of routes, but he's still finding plenty within the genre that feels exciting and groundbreaking to play on his show both 'pure' dubstep sounds and the hazier regions where it breaks down and crosses over with house, electro or hip-hop. His Rinse show, he explains, is all about presenting and pushing that music in a way that encourages support and collaboration. "I like to treat my show a bit like it's my local," he laughs. Which means both playing music himself, and inviting friends along to guest on the show. "They're friends who are doing good things, I like to get people up [on the station] who are really pushing what they're doing and making good tunes."
"What I try to do with my label Wheel & Deal and my show is bring through music that's pushing the boundaries a little bit," he continues. "It can be hard to call it dubstep now, because some people have this electro or house element to it, but it's still bass-driven. 130-140bpm bass music. That's what it's always been about. The most important bit's the bass, really."
EPROM - Warp / Rwina / Bad Acid / Surefire - Portland OR
EPROM is one of the vibrant West-Coast scene's most colourful characters and an important cog in the international Rwina machine. He's a consummate post-millennial producer, and his sound varies from toxic hip-hop to searing garage mutations to bizarre concoctions somewhere in between. His beats jiggle and drip and contort wildly, always in some perpetual state of melting, churning, and mutation. He's had releases on Warp, Surefire, and Bristol-based Bad Acid, but it's his Rwina releases that have been the most visible and enduring, whether it's the timestretch torture and fierce melodic geysers of "Humanoid" or deconstructionist mayhem of his "Pipe Dream" EP, where dubstep and grime collide for a staggering beast that shakes off heavy blotches of radioactive fluorescent sludge with every beat that lands. His live sets are something to behold as well, emphasizing the hip-hop roots that lurk underneath his sewer beats, and an hour of EPROM is bound to turn your brain into to the same sort of goo that gums the gears of his distinctive beats.
Fans and supporters of Eprom include Flying Lotus, ?uestlove, DJ Shadow, Rustie, The Gaslamp Killer, The Glitch Mob and BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs, and the producer has shared the stage with many of the international electronic music community's hottest artists. With his new album, Metahuman, garnering critical acclaim from all corners, Eprom is finally getting the recognition he has earned as an integral part of the giant bouncing backbone of West Coast Sound.
DJ MADD - Roots & Future / Black Box / Boka - Budapest HU / Bristol UK
Hungarian-born producer DJ Madd is widely recognised on the dubstep scene; highly acclaimed for his WAR series of white label releases, he's been championed by industry stalwarts including Youngsta and released tunes on labels Black Box, Osiris and Wheel & Deel. The Bristol-based DJ, also known as Peter Simon, can be found at venues across Europe, including at Caspa's infamous Dub Police event, and is regularly played on Rinse FM and BBC Radio.
Madd's musical output is now reaching back to the reggae-influenced dubstep sound, building up a diverse following who love the old school dubwise sounds with bone-shaking bass and the low end of the sonic spectrum. This fusion will be the main focus of his label, Roots & Future, which has just launched earlier this year with more releases following soon
GRENIER (aka DJG) - Kinky Beggar/Tectonic/Symbols/Frite Nite - Los Angeles CA
Always ahead of where things are going, Grenier (Tectonic, Frite Nite, Symbols) enters new, hybrid territory with 'Voids,' folding together soulful echos of techno, house, and bass. The culminating volume of his popular series, 'Voids' sums up the best of the past volumes alongside new material. Slow-moving synth patterns, massive kicks and off-kilter percussions build into something strong but subtle, unified by Grenier's penchant for melodic, deep textures and punishing low end.
Grenier began the Voids project back in 2010 as an outlet for the soulful electronic music that he was producing at the time: "I self-released Voids One and Two because the music didn't really belong anywhere; it was dance music, but it's also really personal. It rode the line between home listening and club music, and the tracks didn't fit the narrow bandwidth of any labels that were accessible to me at the time. So instead of shaping the music to fit a certain genre or style, I just released it directly," Grenier explains. The earlier volumes of the 'Voids' series sold well despite being a 'pay what you want' model.
Influences of Grenier's musical past can be seen among the twelve diverse tracks: his early days of dark, heady sound system music that Resident Advisor once described as "unfurling, diasporic tangents of what-used-to-be-dubstep;" Polyrhythms of post-jungle and drum-and-bass influences; and even at times, harkening back to minimal techno and early bass music. 'Voids' will be released on September 30th via Kinky Beggar.
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