Monday, December 28, 2009

Rock Steady Cool Deadly

SHOWS:
12/31/09 - REDLINE NYE - SHOWDOWN - SF
01/07/10 - BASSISM - CELLAR - SF
01/09/10 - BIG UP SUB - RED SKYE - SF
01/15/10 - COMPRESSION w/DSL/EMALKAY - 103 HARRIET - SF
01/16/10 - SUREFIRE SOUND w/SINES - TRIPLE CROWN - SF
01/20/10 - TBA
01/29/10 - RAVE NU WORLD w/JAKES/BENNY PAGE - TBA - EAST BAY

Monday, November 30, 2009

OH MY WINTER DAYS



Been a longtime since I posted up anything.

Been mad busy with real life business.

Took time off from DJing and have only 2 shows until the end of the year which is fine by me.

BRAP DEM! RECORDINGS has launched and more tunes at mastering on the way to the distro.

Running label is exciting and uh....lets just say it keeps me alert.

Been mashing up Call of Duty Modern Warefare 2 and Borderlands something fierce.

Here is what in the player for this current moment in time.

OH HAI TOP 10 (in no order)

NTRLD - MODERN WARFARE - DUB
EPROM - SHOPLIFTER - FORTHCOMING BLACK ACRE
ESKMO - LET THEM SING - PLANET MU
NONEWYORK - DEAD - FORTHCOMING???
ASC - PORCELAIN - NONPLUS+
ZENO - NO PARKING REMIX - DUB/ZENO - LAZERWOLF VIP
DUBSWORTH - MORNING REMIX - BASSISIM
GHOST ON TAPE - STRAIGHT FROM CASSETTE
SIGHA - RAWWWWW - FORTHCOMING - HOTFLUSH
DZ - FLOPHAUS LP - ???

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another Mix

SAM SUPA - SUNDAY NIGHT JIVE - 48:58



Done in one take with new tunes I've been playing for the last month +
just some fuck off having fun mixing For your Friday enjoyment!!

http://www.brapdem.com/music/SamSupa-SundayNightJive.mp3

Sunday Night Jive - 48:58
1. Drumstick - Giant - Hench
2. Madhouse feat Murs - Chase & Status - ???
3. The Future - Trolly Snatcha - Dub Police
4. Hyph Mngo - Joy Orbison - Hotflush
5. XX XY - Hakan Lidbo (Zed Bioas Dub)
6. Sparing the Horses - James Blake - Hemlock
7. Side Moves - Kutz - Dub
8. When I Look at you - Emalkay (Sduk Remix) - ???
9. Burning Up - Skream - Digital Soundboy
10. Scattah - Trolly Snatcha - Dub Police
11. Wrong Number - Subscape - Dub Police
12. Wrong - Depeche Mode - (caspa Remix) - ???
13. Say It - Booty Luv (Nero Remix) - ???
14. Blurred Vision - Johnny Rebel - FTW
15. Roll On - Dubsworth - Forthcoming Brap Dem Rec
16. Tunage - Zeno - Dirty Circuit Records
17. The Red Weed - Bowzer - Dub
18. Swoosh - Giant - Hench
19. Cumbia - Mexican Institute of Sound (Deathface Remix) - ???
20. Hard & Fast - NoNewYork - DUB
21. Killa Sound (feat. No Lay) - DJ Zinc - Bingo
22. Marmalade - Taz Buckfaster - ???
23. Spark - Silkie - Deep Medi

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Time is on My Mind...

Too much time has passed. So much has happened!! Its been a crucial summer and fall should be just as great!!

Next week the madness kicks off at Lovevolution Fest thingy in SF.

Surefire Sound will be repping hard on the Triple Crown Float.

Ouch 2 will be insane. Mrk1 Borgore and more + hella locals at a fave underground spot int he East Bay.

Whats good today?

New Babylon System Mix is kicking ass!! Download now!!

babylon system by THE ULTRAVIOLET.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Teamwork Under the CDR flag


Bold moves by community minded music lovers, does good. The first Cali Dubstep Republic fundraiser was great! So many new faces. Smiling dancing enjoyment conversation. The sound was spot on for many of the sets. I had a personal breakthrough by using my new Eee Asus netbook to dj with Serato. It worked out well. I had a blast seeing everybody in the SF Dusbtep/Blap/Lazer/Bass scene work together to raise money for the first Dubstep float in a local parade. I'm just just gonna say that the ideas are big, hopes are high, and the sound will be the banging. Great sets from Mercedes (Subwize- SC), True Force, DJG, and I'm sure the rest wowed the crowd. I swear every time I go out to play or play I always see lots of new faces. More fundraisers are coming up so keep your eyes on Groundscore.net or Dubstep Forum for details. They will be going on all summer long, with great local and out of town talent. It stands to be a great few months of real effort and music.

Plug thine self be true. Upcoming gigs and shows:




Friday, May 8, 2009

BRAP DEM RECORDINGS + SAM SUPA DARKNESS & HYPE MIX

BRAP DEM RECORDINGS presents the new mix from West Coast DJ SAM SUPA: DARKNESS & HYPE. This is the 4th in the BRAP DEM mix series and celebrates the launch of BRAP DEM RECORDINGS. The series has included mixes from STAYPUFTDJ (NIGHT KITCHEN-SF) and DJ KOZEE (BRAP DEM/REDLINE/BADMAN PRESS-SF) which have garnered thousands of downloads world wide.

Filled with mad sub-bass via a bevy of fresh forthcoming tracks and unreleased dubs, DARKNESS & HYPE showcases Dubstep producers from all over the world. The mix is presented with much variety and movement while staying consistent. Highlights include JUPITER by American Dubstep Trio BLACKHEART forthcoming on BRAP DEM RECORDINGS. Included is the exclusive DUB MAMMOTH VIP produced by WE DON'T SLEEP AKA New Zealand Drum and Bass producers THE UPBEATS and American MC and producer MESSINIAN. And finally this mix also features OLD DRUM DREAMS, an ode to the early days of Drum and Bass produced by SAM SUPA.

Based in San Francisco, SAM SUPA is one of the pioneers of American Dubstep. He has played alongside CHEFAL, DJUNYA, MRK1, FLYLO, HATCHA, CASPA, YOUNGSTA, MALA, PLASTICIAN, KODE 9, DZ, BENGA, SKREAM, STARKEY, JOE NICE to name a few and is one of the few Americans to ever play on N-TYPE'S RINSE.FM show. He is a resident of GRIME CITY the West Coast's oldest Grime and Dubstep night. He is one of the founders of SUREFIRE PRODUCTIONS which has gone on to become SUREFIRE AGENCY and SUREFIRE SOUND. Sam also started BRAP DEM one of the first Bi-Weekly Dubstep parties in San Francisco which has now launched the record label BRAP DEM RECORDINGS.

Please feel free to distribute and link as much as you like. 320 zip files available upon request.

MIX:

http://brapdem.com/music/samsupa-brapdemvol04.mp3

COVER:

http://brapdem.com/images/brapdemvol04web.jpg



PROUD TO ANNOUNCE FORTHCOMING ON BRAP DEM REC.

BRAP001: BLACKHEART - JUPITER

http://www.myspace.com/lordsofblackheart

BRAP002: NTRLD - JACK HERER

http://www.myspace.com/ntrldsf

Interested in submitting your demo to BRAP DEM RECORDINGS? Send inquires to:

dubs at brapdem.com

www.brapdem.com
myspace.com/samsupa

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Lost Lappy inspires rants on Serato

Its' been a ruff few weeks. I lost my laptop. It was stolen by 2 kids in Oakland at the bus stop as I was putting it away in my backpack. I chased the kids down and got one and turned him over to the police. I still have no laptop. What did I lose? Music. My tracks I was eager to finish up in Ableton and about 5 months of dubs from all over the world. The day before this all went down I backed up my laptop and did not save the dubs because I wanted to sort them and file them in an organized manner. Silly me. I posted up on Dubstep forum and I received an outpouring of tunes from all over. I had to use cds the last time I played Grime City and it was ok. I do miss my Serato and Ableton.

How a DJ plays music has been a hot topic locally for sometime. Some people think that using Serato is not real djing. One needs to use records or cut plates because its better. It's a tired debate which really is pointless. If you have ever seen Plastician play he fucking kills it using Serato. He deftly plays tunes like a tie fighter pilot swaying and moving going in for the dance floor kill. Its awesome. Serato has made me a faster more focused DJ. I see wave forms and hear phrases and my mind and body sync and I can play tunes in more creative ways. My sets pack more of a wallop. No more going into the record bag to fish for tunes. No more confusion on white labels. Heck no more cuts and dry finger tips from handling all those record sleeves. I buy the record I rip it it goes into the laptop and for once in my life I don't wear out a record and it has a good long life on the shelf.

After about 18 years of djing I've learned to choose my weapon and use it wisely. Damn do I miss my laptop!

Big up Bowzer, Chefal, Shift, Airtight Imprint, Kial, Forensics, ThinKing and all the others who sent me tunes.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

WMC Aftermath and more

Been a long week recovering from Miami. The days went on and on with sun, drinks, food and music. Lots of new faces, meeting people, talking, talking. Got to visit family too, total solid trip, worth every bit of effort. Big up LA Gang, UK famo, Kush Aurora, Kozee and big shout to Hera, you are an amazing travel buddy as always! Great to hear SUREFIRE has a solid rep worldwide. It was wonderful to hear people ask and talk about all that is SUREFIRE. Aside from losing our banner to a thief the night of our showcase and before London Bass in Miami, all went well. Thanks to all those that made it out and played!

Highlights:
Seeing Benga, Plastician, MRK1, Mala and Skream over and over (big up guys, big up Plastician's Sunglasses)
Surefire Sound Showcase at Black Sheep Bar
London Bass in Miami at Black Sheep Bar
Meeting the Florida Dubstep massive
Werd2Jah
Meeting ALL OUT DUBSTEP crew (Swedish Vampires in effect!)
Meeting Kutz finally
Meeting Juan Basshead (huge big ups Juan!)
Sunning with Hijak
Texas Dubstep crew
ViRAM
Meeting and seeing the Trouble and Bass Crew & AC Slater
Lil Jon and Diplo in a nasty beer filled warehouse
Richard Devine in a small bar
Rusko and the gentleman Rod Azlan
Kruder and Dorfmeister (the unicorns of electronica)
Seeing Nikola Baytala playing someplace other then SF
Prodigy at Ultra
Timbaland DJing at Ultra
Not paying to get into Ultra
Chasing 12th Planet around
Being called a beaner and being asked "where the beans at?"
Cuban food everywhere
Closing night House music vibes with Sam XXXL and the London crew ( i ducked out early to catch a 5 am shuttle earning the footie chants from Hijak and Mala that "they can see me sneaking out, sneaking out!")
Many more musical moments lost in a sea of Rum and humidity for reals.

Pics below:

Benga by you.

COMING UP:
Grime City with Lo Dubs. There is so much cracking in SF this night but this IS the place to be aside from Roni Size and Mad Professor and Seven at 103 Harriet.



SUREFIRE. SOUND001 big show our first offical event at the new space. If you are in the area don't miss it!




Tuesday, March 24, 2009

W M C


Going this year to rep SUREFIRE SOUND. So many hot events this year and Dubstep is being repped hard. Expect pictures, videos and much more documentation.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

THE SNOOP DOGG DUBSTEP CONNECTION

So if most Dubstep heads hadn't had enough of Eastern Jam, enjoy the new twist Snoop Dogg (YES THAT SNOOP DOGG) takes on the beloved dancefloor smasher!!

I personally have mixed feelings about it. Its got people talking and supposedly this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Here is my shameless plugs for this weeks shows in SF also containing CHASE AND STATUS:


Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Year

Yea its a new year. I have had zero time to write about anything. Lots of projects in the works and travel on the horizon. Basically the state of Dubstep in SF and America is this:

THERE IS TONS OF STUFF GOING ON!!

Here's my TOP 10 for the last 2 months:

PWN & EMU - Crunch Time - Dub
ESKMO - Agnus Dei - Forthcoming Ancestor
BAKIR - Into the Fog - Dub
WASCAL - Tom Tom - Dub
MR.NEON - Put Em UP - Dub
HD4000 -Southpaw - Dub
BLITZZ - Why So Serious - For The Win Records
UV - Pandora - Dub
DISTANCE - Misfit - Chestplate
NERO - Something Else - Z-Audio