Friday, 26 March 2010

[Mix] Rogue State & Alex Deadman present - Snowed Under - March 2010

The first R8 mix of 2010 from Rogue State & Alex Deadman, featuring vocals from Walker Dubzee. This was conceived during the deep freeze in Sheffield. Once things started to warm up we could get the MCs out of hibernation and finish it off.  With so much going on musically it’s sometimes hard to cram everything in but that’s what we’ve tried to do. Hope you like the result.

1hr 15 mins - 27 tracks - 192 Kbps - DOWNLOAD HERE

Artist – Track – Label
1. Rogue State & Vandal AKA – Time to let go – R8 dub
2. DJ Deadbeat – 1 Finger Skank – R8 dub
3. Rogue State – Kained Sonic – R8 dub
4. Buraka Som Sistema – IC19 – Mad Decent
5. Dutty Dan – Bumbaclaart – R8 dub
6. Rogue State – Very Tribal – R8 dub
7. Rogue State – Personal – R8 dub
8. Squire of Gothos – Bounty Ice-Cream (Vandal AKA Rmx) – Off Me Nutt Records
9. Caspa & Rusko – The Terminator (Benga Rmx) – dub
10. Foreign Beggars – 7 Figure Swagger (Bar 9 Rmx) – Dented Records
11. Vandal AKA – Disappearing – R8 digi018 (unreleased)
12. Rogue State & Vandal AKA – Chant – R8 dub
13. Rogue State – No Retreat, No Surrender – R8 dub
14. Hard House Banton – Sirens – Spoilt Rotton
15. Rogue State ft. Charra Love – What Goes Around (145 Rmx) – R8 dub
16. Dutty Dan – Moving it Large – R8 dub
17. Bernie & Barker – Big Bad Bernie (DJ Deadbeat Rmx) - Planet Terror Records
18. Little Jinder – Youth Blood – Squire of Gothos Rmx – Trouble & Bass Records
19. TKR – Polar – dub
20. DJ Deadbeat – Dark Light - dub
21. Pacman (aka Kid Lib) – India Arie Rmx – dub
22. Arie – Somtime After – R8LP1
23. Rogue State – Only Sound – R8 dub
24. DJ Deadbeat – The G-Spot – dub
25. Pacman (AKA Kid Lib) & DJ Deadbeat – Dis Your Likkle Sound – dub
26. Vandal AKA (with vocals & sax from Rachel Edmonson) – Green Smoke – R8digi018
27. Arie – Seasons – R8LP1

Monday, 1 March 2010

[News] Huddersfield Dubstep Revolution!

It’s 2007 and deep in a basement in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield, a powerful new movement is beginning. This is the start of ‘Powah’, an event which has brought together artists, sound system and a love of dubstep to explosive effect. 

In 2008 they left their formative basement and moved to Bar1.22 where they promoted the first proper dubstep night in Huddersfield. The event featured Kromestar, Distinction, Exodus and the Bass Junkies on the mighty Axis Sound. Promoter Dave Cowan described these sessions. 

‘It was fantastic, we had acts such as Luke Envoy, RSD and Mrk1. But when the roof started falling down we knew we’d outgrown our first home and moved to our new setting, Legends. This club is in an arch under the railway viaduct in a quiet industrial part of Huddersfield, away from anyone disturbed by sound. The ethic of the night is based around a true underground ethos, taking the values of roots music forward into progressive electronic music and sound system culture.’ 

All the artists, promoters and sound men involved work together as a family. There’s a strong influence from dub and roots reggae. The members include Ras Sis, Red J, City Skank, Iko, Rootikal D, Andy G and the most recent additions, Celt Islam and Connectionist. Their next event will raise money for the Haiti relief effort. Dave stated that they were -  ‘Really proud to bring Bobby Friction from Radio1 who despite playing in some very conventional settings thouroughly enjoys getting his hands dirty and playing some grimey dubstep in an underground setting.’  The event takes place at Legends in Huddersfield on Sat 24th April. Check the ‘Powah Dubstep Revolution’ Facebook group for more info.

This article appears in the forthcoming issue of ATM Magazine (ATM88 - March/April). ATM is stuffed with the latest news, interviews and features from the underground music scene - Check it in your local record shop or in larger WHSmiths.