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Postby clone.a.k. » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:50 pm

this is really inspiring stuff. if you have never heard it, check it out . the first 3 albums at least. heavy bass, simple meditations. good listening for dubsteppers.
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Postby boa » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:23 pm

agreed. and a huge part of the sound is sampled vinyl grooves. crackles and pops and hiss mixed with dub bass and almost invisible beats. awesome stuff.

when I would play garage and dubstep for 3 or 4 hours, I would always end up with either pole or rhythm and sound by the end of the night.
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Postby alex bk-bk » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:28 pm

ye its nice.
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Postby worldy d » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:52 pm

bOa wrote:a huge part of the sound is sampled vinyl grooves. crackles and pops and hiss mixed with dub bass and almost invisible beats.

I thought it was all from a broken filter (A Pole-Waldorf, hence the name). But yeah Pole is awesome. Revolutionary avant garde 'nu dub'. Anyone know of music like this as good as Pole?
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Postby clone.a.k. » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:53 pm

yes. it's called dubstep.kidding.
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Postby dq » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:53 pm

Pole was the engineer for the German techno label Basic Channel, so anybody who's into his style should bone up on classic Basic Channel. Basic Channel is also now reissuing / remastering / re-dubbing classic dub reggae as Rhythm & Sound as part of a series called 'Burial Mix.' Heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy.
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Postby dq » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:54 pm

boomkat has all of the above
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Postby dentoe » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:57 pm

Worldy D wrote:Anyone know of music like this as good as Pole?

i'd suggest deadbeat on ~scape. the first album is just too good to b true ... also see here for more suggestions: http://www.subvertcentral.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=27226
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Postby juliun_c90 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:24 pm

I thought it was all from a broken filter


that's true.

i put him on live in sheffield a few years ago and he told us the story of how it had been presented to him as a birthday gift by some friends and he'd dropped it. when he tried plugging it in and salvaging it the random malfunctioning noises became the basis for his whole sound.

those crazy germans eh? :D
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Postby worldy d » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:30 pm

Thats an awesome story. Oops I broke my gift but oops I just invented some of the dopest music ever.

What about stuff better than Pole? Cuz I always thought he was the best but I haven't heard too much of such music (the german dub revival) and always suspected he wasn't really the pinnacle of the scene.
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Postby casino addict » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:44 pm

Pole's a don.

People here might also wanna check Bernd Friedmann's stuff (often as Burnt Friedman), and all the back catalogue on his label Nonplace.
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Postby casino addict » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:48 pm

The Staedtizism comps on ~scape are rather excellent too.
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Postby clone.a.k. » Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:22 am

no one is better than pole at what he makes. that is exactly why i had to start this thread. he and christoph de babalon are two people i feel, stand alone in what they do. two rare gems in modern music making.
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Postby distort » Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:23 am

if ya dunno basic channel ya better axe somebody...
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Postby night deposit » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:33 am

maurizio is one to check as well, more 4/4 but nice atmosphere, similar to R&S, Basic Channel...

i saw pole about 6 years ago or so at the cooler in nyc.
it was incredible. he was so physical in his mixing, completely ecstatic as he would use him whole being to twist a knob... it was nice to see that at the time, i saw way too many 'checking my email' laptop shows around then.
there was also µ-ziq, Scanner, Pole @ the anchorage in 2000. unbelievable. the best part was he was hidden somewhere, there was 'nothing' to focus on except the sound, ill never forget that. dont think i have those records anymore... dont know why.

also check 'nah fi throw it away' by tikiman on main street.
deep, deep tune...
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Postby blackdown » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:04 am

From Basic Channel 1 to Burial Mix, they're all dutty!

http://www.circonium.de/music/bc_overview.html
Keysound Recordings, Rinse FM, http://www.blackdownsoundboy.blogspot.com, sub, edge, bars, groove, swing...
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Postby night deposit » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:27 am

hadnt looked at this link in a while, blackdown. now ive gone and drooled all over my keyboard...
too few of these in my posession...
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Postby dogdaze » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:12 am

BC 05-09 + Basic Reshape

M6, M7

...if you're fairly new to BC and looking into checking the most dubby stuff on those 2 labels.

although my personal favorites are M4/4.5/5

aahh just check them all really :)
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Postby dogdaze » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:25 am

btw this guy called Dak posted two dubtechno mixes on Subvert Central; lots of BC/Chain Reaction related stuff in there:

http://www.subvertcentral.com/forum/vie ... ak&t=19667

http://www.subvertcentral.com/forum/vie ... ak&t=26581

well worth checking!
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Postby alan » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:54 am

yea pole are great, the four tet split is ok aswell.
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