The “Nightmares in Reality Ep” is the latest from Bristol based DJ/Producer Culprate. Bristol’s underground scene has produced a copia of creative and ground breaking musicians, original Bristolians include Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky and others such as Way Out West, Smith &Mighty, Up, Bustle and Out, Roni Size, and The Wild Bunch. Culprate follows in the “Bristol Sound” tradition with an Ep that uses a darkness that’s uplifting and melancholy at the same time. With his sparse instrumentation and deep bass lines he taps into his childhood A.D.D. and twist and tweaks these tunes until you’re not sure where the hell your going to put this in your Itunes. Defying genres and side stepping labels is what Culprate’s all about and you can hear it in his music. As he states on his LastFM page “ I love music, I don’t really follow genres, well, I do to a degree, but I think that most of the time, genres form a prejudgment in your mind, so you think you don’t like something before you’ve even listened to it.” I can get behind that kind of thinking. Pick up this Ep on Beatport and all links for social networking are bellow. Make sure and check his freebies below.
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Snippet of a tune from our favorite Bassed up Hooligan out of London, Last Japan. Everything this guy touches is golden. Out next month on Bullet Train Records. Make sure and follow him on your favorite social network of choice.
Last Japan – East Feat Trim out on Bullet Trains Records
The San Francisco Trio The M Machine are coloring outside the lines with “Metropolis, Pt. I” a début EP on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. The whole album is absolutely cool and on first listen a few tracks stand out for me from among the rest ”Face”, “Shadow in the Rose Garden”, and “A King Alone”. For me these track personify what I’m enjoying in Electro music now, great tunes that overlap different styles and refuse to be defined by just one genre. The M Machine are on the make raising the bar for other artist and pushing boundaries. Dance Floor, Chill Wave, IDM, and Dubstep the diversity,quality and execution of sound in this EP is astounding and something you rarely find in albums today let alone a first EP. You can buy “Metropolis, Pt. I” for $5.99 on Itunes as well as an older Single Release.
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One of my favorite gang of Dub-step hooligans and profligates featuring Marco Del Horno & Last Japan,Stinkahbell, Jack Swift, Nightmare & Oni. A Straight up brain scramble.
Here are some tunes to get you through the rest of your week. Starting off with the track “So Real” from New Looks debut self-titled album. It took them three years to record in a variety of locations from Berlin to Niagra Falls. After the release of their album and a string of acclaimed European shows the duo has become one of the most talked about new acts of the moment.
Then we have “Dance” from Rebecca & Fiona. Though the bands songs can be a bit hit miss with me, they definitely got it right with “Dance”. So I’m keeping a close eye with my fingers crossed.
Next up is a remix of ”Hit the Police” by FJH. This London based producer has become an important part of the UK Dubstep scene. Forging both his London and Russian underground roots he brings a super charged concoction of Tech house, DnB, and Dubstep. You can check out his Monday night radio show in London 9pm- 11pm (1pm -3pm U.S. West Coast) on Dubstepfm.co.uk
Finally Kill the Noise gets in your head like a slushy induced brain freeze and I mean that in a good way with “Dying” and “Talk to me” from The “Kill Kill Kill” EP. If somebody wanted to hear some innovative hard-line Dubstep that pushes the genre forward, this is what I would play for them.
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