around here, i seem to be the only one who has really heard of this form of music... i did a grime night for awhile, though it was really a ruse so i could rock dubstep choons! i still play em at other nights about the town... people have heard of grime, though their eyes kinda glass over like "i'm not really sure i know what you're talking about"!!
THEY CALL IT MURDA
Went quickly to techno
then breaks and dnb thanks to LTJ Bukem bootleg from 92 ish
always liked IDM and in general experimental electronic stuff.
Got bored with dnb in 99/00, wasn't listening to much until I found groovetech radio online and heard the first Kode9 and dubplate.net shows - still have some of them on minidisk.
Been collecting since then, I suppose starting with 2step stuff.
Gutter wrote:I got into experimental/underground electronic music around 1984/85. It's been a natural progression from there.
Same here but i started to really love underground electronic music in 1988 with Meat Beat Manifesto first album called Storm The Studio !
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Started in Jungle at skool, moved to Garage around the time closer than close started playing in clubs, then to Speed garage, UKG, Grime and now 13yrs later I'm here.
Always went for the darker stuff though which is why I've ended up here and dont plan on going anywhere!
then moved thru dnb to Nuskool breaks 5 years ago.
these days my style is more mash up built around tearout breaks & Dubstep. throwing in UK hip hop , techno, dnb ,electro and anything else that gets the party rocking
Word to that. Just missed it on ebay recently, been trying to find it elsewhere but believe its been deleted? Tune mind!STEALTH wrote:Hmm...
Then I heard Kode 9 & Daddy G's 'Spit' and it blew me away, ..
Oh and hello mate!
on the way back to the station got talking to the two guys in the back of the photographers' car: El-B and Jay Da Flex.
went to the station and did a quick interview with a third guy. his name was Zed Bias.
that proved to be the origin of dubstep right there...
had a listen to Sholay in blackmarket when it first came out, bought it and decided dubstep one to watch ( was spinning garage, grime, underground hip hop, electro)
final hooks sunk by Distance and the Mystikz with Trust my logic, nomad, twisup, b, lost city
The Pirate radio scene was the biggest influence on me from '94 until now. No hearsay, no magazines, no chance meetings just pure sound.
Along the way I've found out the true nature of music and can now appreciate the value in everything I listen to, including the sound of a hairdryer
Is the blessing in the sounds you listen to or in the act of listening itself?
There's no such thing as good or bad music
we ran a rave called hotflush which was the first jungle and garage rave in the city.
we are from london so after graduating we had to come back home.
some of our friends were A&R's at major's invited us down to a night called fwd...we'd been droppin all the new schooly darker stuff coming out at the time anyway...bias, el b, deekline etc...
thought the sound was good...decided we wanted in...setup hotflush the label and are building it as we speak!
Got into jungle / dnb / breakbeat / electronica, started going raving and making dnb / electronic tracks around 2000..
Then started promoting small dnb events, but I was booking breaks / broken beat dj's, to warm up for the dnb acts, a few of them guys were dropping Oris jay and Zed Bias tunes and I found it really fresh to listen too so I explored the scenes more.. Wasn't really feeling the commercial UKG stuff that much as I was into darker sounds, then I heard dubstep / grime, went to a few fwds and was hooked....
heard "classic house" when I was about 12 years old and thought it was the shit.
First year of highschool I started attending raves in Toronto (94-96).. mostly into techno.
I was always aware of dnb but wasent much of a fan of ragga jump up.
Around 97 I started hearing a lot of "techstep" dnb at raves (No-U-Turn, EdRush & Optical, Johnny L, Future Forces..) and fell in love.
clean beats, minimal grooves, moody vibes..
I got really involved in Toronto's dnb scene from about 98-04.
In around mid 2004 I stared getting really turned off of dnb.
Mainly due to the music's overemphasis on maximalism and speed, the local scene's proverbial pissing contest and overemphasis on coke glam.
I was first exposed to a dubstep mix on DOA's the grid "which I still frequent often" around this time last year.
Dubstep seamed to be everything I enjoy about dance music and stragely enough reminds me a lot of when I first heard techstep dnb..
The minimal beats, the moodyness..
thats bout it so far i guess
It does remind me of what I loved about jungle in its infancy - in particular, Toasty's "Angel" just seems like a complete distillation of everything that's brilliant about any number of scenes, and that those scenes have managed to lose with maturity - but there's loads more to it than that, and I've grown to love the heavier, slower dub-influenced stuff just as much as the more familiar riffage that brought me in to begin with. That Skream mix that was doing the rounds a while back is just an absolute sodding triumph, for a start....
we were always into the steppier side of garage and breakz, tempa, texture soulja, ghost etc so it was a natural extension for us to listen to and develop our sound contemporaneously with dubstep...
...but it was mainly through the hyperdub and dubplate.net work and my fellow hell scientist Jared, continuously buying rekkids from mailout catalogues that we are able to stay on trak
we're currently sorting out a radio show which I will link to soon, playing stuff including our own...
...plus there will be some stuff available on a few digital download sites in the very near future
chur from NZ
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