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stateside dubstep distribution, finally.

Post by methud » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:50 am

I just placed a heavy order at www.forcedexposure.com. I was able to score a lot of bits that I couldn't find in stock overseas, let alone with domestic shipping. All of the stateside heads should definetely hit this up. Here is a list of what I picked up:
QTY CAT# ARTIST TITLE FORMAT PRICE
--- ---- ------ ----- ------ -----
1 x DMZ 003EP LOEFAH & MALA Twisup VIP/Da Wrath 12" $11.00
1 x DMZ 004EP COKI Officer/Mood Dub 12" $11.00
1 x DMZ 005EP DIGITAL MYSTIKZ Neverland 12" $11.00
1 x DMZ 006EP LOEFAH Goat Stare 12" $11.00
1 x HF 010EP BOXCUTTER Brood/Sunshine 12" $11.00
1 x ITAL 001EP SKREAM Angry/Traitor 12" $10.00
1 x SCUBA 001EP SCUBA Timba/Sleepa 12" $11.00
1 x STORM 001EP SEARCH & DESTROY Desperate Measure 12 $10.00
1 x TEC 003EP LOEFAH & SKREAM 28g/Fearless 12" $10.00
1 x TEMPA 014EP SKREAM Midnight Request Line 12" $9.00
1 x ZIQ 115LP VEX'D Degenerate 2LP $20.00

sorry for the format, but you get the idea :D

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Post by autonomic » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:00 pm

nice. i've been watching them. if they start carrying a bit more a bit sooner i'll be all over them.

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Post by marsyas » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:57 pm

I would be really surprised and jealous if u actually got this stuff.I have tried twice to order dubstep from these guys, only to have an email sent out a day or so later saying none of it was available.generally i like the shop alot.but when it comes to dubstep they may have an ulterior motive for "claiming" stock.

if you are in seattle i would try zions gate...i have found numerous things there. www.zionsgate.com. Its just down on pike.I was thinking about heading down there today or tommorow to see if they got anything new.

good luck.

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Post by methud » Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:50 pm

nice, thanks for the tip.

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Post by bruno belluomini » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:28 pm

I thing that I don't like in some online shops is... Often they don't say if the item is in stock...

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Post by ghettobot » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:37 pm

yeah, fe has nothing...
groove distribtion is carrying some tings.

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Post by descent » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:32 pm

FE just sells out quite quickly at times.

and yes, they don't indicate stock on their site, but if you email they usually get back to you same day.

you never know what you may find in stock tho... I just picked up the Grime2 album for my brother Pones just before Xmas (he couldn't find it anywhere in London)... didn't think I had a chance of it being in stock, but I was lucky I guess... i also got "request line" at that time, a second copy, just in case ;p.

sign up for their mailing list and jump on the releases I say.
next up: Nothing in Providence RI - that's for sure ! fukkas !

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Post by distort » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:52 am

the reason why things stay on the FE site when they are not in stock is because they attempt to keep every title on the webiste in stock. when a title sells out, it is re-ordered. it's only taken off the site when it becomes clear that the item is no longer available/out of print.

there's two options when you order -
1. hold my order until you have all/most of my items
2. just ship what you have now

if you choose the first option, and have a little patience, you will get what you want.

there's no "ulterior motive" for "claiming" stock. that's insane. the FE catalog exists on a curatory basis - if it's for sale there it's b/c someone there thinks it's good/worthwhile/inetersting/etc.
anyone who knows a little bit about indie record distribution knows it's hard to keep small label and small pressing records in stock. c'mon.

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Post by struggle » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:38 am

Marsyas wrote:I would be really surprised and jealous if u actually got this stuff.I have tried twice to order dubstep from these guys, only to have an email sent out a day or so later saying none of it was available.generally i like the shop alot.but when it comes to dubstep they may have an ulterior motive for "claiming" stock.

if you are in seattle i would try zions gate...i have found numerous things there. www.zionsgate.com. Its just down on pike.I was thinking about heading down there today or tommorow to see if they got anything new.

good luck.
damn. i just ordered most of the above mentioned shits from forced exposure as well. havn't heard back yet, but i knew it was too good to be true!

check out planet x. they don't have a lot, but much of what they do have is on sale right now.

i'm also located in seattle. what's up?

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Post by marsyas » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:47 am

struggle wrote:
i'm also located in seattle. what's up?
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Post by keith p » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:38 am

nice. If I don't have have to pay 30 pound shipping fee's every month, it works for me

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Post by marsyas » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:05 am

Keith P wrote:nice. If I don't have have to pay 30 pound shipping fee's every month, it works for me
they dont got shit bro...they still got up ital001?? Yeah right, we'll hear if thats coming back on the forums first.They just got it up cause they wankers.

I have tried twice to order things and each time none of it was available.

Forced Exposure is good, but not good at dubstep.

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Post by night deposit » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:21 am

I happen to really like FE, it does take patience however, as many times you might have to wait for a restock...
I ordered 4-5 tunes from them and got everyone of them really fast, but the last order I placed is still in limbo, not sure what I ordered come to think of it. (Went on Ebay and bought the FM Buddha Machine, not dubstep related but very fucking cool)
I think its just as easy and probaly the same price if not less to order from Redeye. I have a feeling that Tom's shop will be a major hub for dubstep and hes got damn good prices as well as good communication...

There is also an ebay store with a few tunes, although theyre a bit pricey.
Not sure if they have this stuff in stock or not and I havent done any business with them but they do have a grime/dubstep section...

http://stores.ebay.com/Ear-Candy-Music_ ... idZ2QQtZkm

I picked up a few tunes at Newbury Comics in Boston (Virus Syndicate on Planet Mu and Digital Mystikz 006, both for a good price)
AND Craig (I-Sound) @ Mondo Kims in NYC has been stocking some selections there. (Big up to him for putting me onto this sound for the first time, thereby sealing my fate !!!) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Post by subframe » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:26 pm

Addictech and Dancerecords both stock some.

FE is a great shop, they have an excellent selection of all kinds of strange music, but their stocking issues can be a bit frustrating.

Redeye has proved to be just slightly more expensive than domestic shops, and they have the selection. I agree with night deposit, I have a feeling they'll be large.
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Post by methud » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:43 pm

I had success with my FE order, they had about 70% of it in stock.

Addictech was very snappy on a recent order, but their selection is lacking.

I was also able to pick up some stuff locally, which was a nice surprise on a recent record shopping spree.

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Post by keith p » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:54 pm

Marsyas wrote:
Keith P wrote:nice. If I don't have have to pay 30 pound shipping fee's every month, it works for me
they dont got shit bro...they still got up ital001?? Yeah right, we'll hear if thats coming back on the forums first.They just got it up cause they wankers.

I have tried twice to order things and each time none of it was available.

Forced Exposure is good, but not good at dubstep.
:( Yeh played it safe with boomkat this week nyways.

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Post by ghettobot » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:30 pm

yo, if people write to groove distribution and sweat them about reppin this sound, it would hepl.
iwas getting some cool things happening thru there, but it was just me! if you look on juno, then contact them you can keep up on what's comin thu!
write to groove to-day!
do it. do it now!!!

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Post by clone.a.k. » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:45 pm

serious. forced ex. is notorius for keeping alot of old stock in the catalog.
i usually get about half of the stuff i order.
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Post by distort » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:06 am

there's a lot of haters on here who don't know too much about the pitfalls of indie record distribution :)

*almost* every place mentioned in this thread is supplied by Forced Exposure.

the reason an item such as ITAL001, for example, is still technically "available" is b/c the distributor hasn't said that it is no longer available. so FE will take orders on it based on being able to re-order it and/or having a standing order for it from the distributor. when a distributor says, "this item is gone for good", it will come off the site. or in many cases, if there's a sizeable amoutn of backorders, it will come off as well. this is common practice in indie record distribution.

thus, it remains online so if you want to order it, you can, and if and when it comes back in, you'll get it. it's called a backorder.

i think i said this before, but when you order, there's a couple options -
1. hold my order till all or most titles are in stock
2. just ship what you have immediately, forget the rest

read the FAQ dudes!

I ain't saying thats its not frustrating to order some shit and not get it, but you might avoid these problems if you did a little homework and/or read the instructions :o

that said, FE was the first US distributor to sell dubstep, and as of right now distributes pretty much every dubstep label that has UK export distribution.

jeez

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Post by marsyas » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:22 am

aint that hard to denote stock on hand, dont care if they keep it on, just say if its available or not.

seriously dont want to partake in backordering, waste of time.

dont get me wrong i like forced exposure, they carry alot of stuff that nobody else does.ordered from thema bunch,every time i try to order dubstep they aint got it, so i stopped trying---thats it.

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