Broken Beat and dubstep make quite good bedfellows - that intense, hip-damaging swing you get in the best broken beat is complementary to dubstep's loaded, swinging subs. We could do with more of mixes of the two. Benga for example is good at mixing the two styles, Broken Dubstep being the obvious example, and it's superb, but there's also Comb Sixties. Plus there's Boxcutter's Sunshine, a really good cut-up of Everybody Loves the Sunshine. Obviously there's Blue Notez - and Mala tells me he did a Miles Davis refix a while back which he's never cut.
Speaking of Miles, some of you have already heard Billy Preston Dub, a refix of seventies Miles from the Get Up With It album that Bill Laswell remixed on Panthalassa, on Selector Dub-U's show. It pushes the definition of dubstep a bit - same sub-bass, but different rhythms. It's here: http://www.grievousangel.net/Audio/BillyPrestonDub.mp3.
And I've just done We Want Miles, a more conventional dubstep roller that's built around broken-down samples of the same tune. It's here: http://www.grievousangel.net/Audio/Grie ... tMiles.mp3.
I think these tracks show you don't have to do straight up broken beat rhythms or conventional jazz instrumentation to use that flavour in dubstep.
Incidentally Everyone Loves the Sunshine was a favourite of Zed Bias
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DJ M & Jus Wan - September 2005 Demo
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Duration: 01:00:07, Released: Thursday September 15, 2005
Mix of West London / Broken House / Nu Jazz flavors, as featured on Domu’s website, www.dom-uniqueproductions.co.uk under Guest Mixes. (shouts to shift!)
Jus Wan selects:
01. Yukihiro Fukutomi “Equality” (Pantone)
02. Eddit “Samba Do Bell [No Comply remix]” (Equatorial)
03. As One “Leviathon” [Out of the Darkness LP] (Ubiquity)
04. DJ Abstract “Mariposa” (CDR)
05. Park Street Productions “Blackground Music [Danny Byrd and Kevin D remix]” (Striking Hand)
06. Zero Crossing “Missed Torsion [Domu’s re-torsion]” (Spinning Wheel)
DJ M selects:
07. Max Fresh “Untitled” (Zest)
08. Max Fresh “Whole - Seoul” (Zest)
09. Almost Human & John Tejada “Criminal Minded” (Twisted Funk)
10. Psyan “Rukus” (Bitasweet)
11. Da One Away “Trash Da Junk” (Main Squeeze)
12. Douglas Pagan “Kara Walker Variation 32 [Domu rmx]” (Voltage)
13. Double Identity “Can’t Explain” (Voltage)
14. Domu “Worldwide [Solid Groove rmx]” (Loungin’)
As for the whole 'west london' broken beat scene. How the fuck did things become this parochial (although by and large I think this moniker has fallen into disuse) in London? After all, the biggest broken night is in the east
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you can c I'm trying to forge some sort of uk hybrid between dubstep,d&b,techno,electro & elements of broken.....boogie freakz & ghetto salsa on my new cd are kinda the best showcases for that so far but it's something I haven't heard anyone else doing & am going to try & push further for the next decade or so.
It gets stale after a while....
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http://www.brokenbeatradio.com/the decoy wrote:I dunno about "fluffy", but dubstep defenetly needs a more jazzy flavor. Thow some horns in there and some jazzy drum sounds. The girl from codine city by L-Wiz is the direction I'm talking about.owengriffiths wrote:Personally I think the scene needs more vocals and more 'fluffy' sounds in it...
by the way, could someone point a very interested party tword someplace to download some brokenbeat/Nu Jazz mixes? please? I'm looking in the direction of the thread starter....
some great links on both sites as well...
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