Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Precious little grains of sand how you mock me in the hour glass of my musical life!

This month got started off with a bang with 2 musical landmarks. First Friday September 5
th in SF was GET FREAKY. A place for all the Burning Man crazies to decompress and shake the dust off. FULL MELT hosted the Dubstep room with Ripple, Antiserum, Boxcutter, Distance and Milanese. Packed house, even Vaccine trekked from her lab to see the show. and great sets. Boxcutter was playing live and went from style to style with the flick of a wrist. Got to meet our brother in Surefire Europe, super bass agent Paul Foweler who came to get a taste of SF and LA. Got to Kozees at 5:30am blinked and I was off to SFO to go to L.A. for SMOG 2 year. Dubstep in the U.S. has come a long way. Epic party! Great to see Cyrus Random Trio and Plastician. Awesome to see the Los Angeles gang doing it up big. Cyrus played a fantastic set. His sound has evolved and his production has gotten even sicker! Tons of new tunes and his collaborations with Distance have been very enjoyable. Big bass nastiness the entire night here is a link to pics.

Last weekend it was a triple threat of events. First up Make Out Sessions at Matador with a smashing Dubstep and DNB lineup. DJG was playing with Oneman from the UK at 222 Hyde. Oneman played swing filled ill 2 step and Dubstep. I was stoked to finally hear this cat live and it was banging. Small crowd but people were getting down. Finally the night ended with Tino Corp and 6Blocc playing at Air Cartoons a record release party for rapper Azeehm. The party had a weird vibe and most people were packed in the breaks room were I even heard an obviously booted copy of Eastern Jam playing in the distance. Recently that tune has been circulating in many hands and honestly its a shame. I know peeps haven't ripped it from promo so who knows how it got out. I was more saddened by seeing Tino play to an almost empty room and 6 Blocc play to a few more heads. I paid full price to get into Air Cartoons and man I'm just glad my money went to Tino and 6. Big up the crazy burner hippy chick who was displaying her bear cinnamon ring (read arse hole) under the skirt to shocked on lookers and bad bwoy DNB DJ Rob Cannon for the safe ride home.

Sub Soca by Chef and Monkey Style by Cluekid. Great diverse 2 tracker on the new
Subbalicious label on sweet pink bubble gum colored wax. Sub Soca is fierce sopshiticated African house feeling tune that has a nice bassline I can't wait to play on a system. Big up Chefal! Monkey Style is a jungle classic in disguise. Cluekid apes his best pre '98 rolling slow mo jungle and its refreshing to hear. Go cop it!

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