Out on March 31st wth this newest ‘My Style” compilation on Dub Police, Subscape is proving that Dubstep is definitely not dead with his prime picks of the 35 freshest tunes. Redefining the genre and introducing listeners to several new rage worthy tracks, I highly recommend you give this a listen to get you ready for any and all plans you set up for your Friday night. Check our thoughts on the comp. below and let us know which tracks you liked best! Continue Reading
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HARD is bringing the Dub Police tour back to Los Angeles after their last stint at the House of Blues in 2010. Rather than being the heavily rumored “very special guest,” Caspa is in full force with the rest of his crew consisting of Trolley Snatcha, Subscape, D1, & Matty G. It was an excellent show in 2010, and this Saturday is the last stop on the tour, so it’s bound to be another night of UK dubstep greatness that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Grab tickets HERE.
TICKET/HARD + GDD MERCHANDISE GIVEAWAY, EVENT INFO, & MUSIC AFTER THE JUMP!
SA: No problem at all and much appreciation. I’m actually quite a fan of the blog as well so I feel pretty privileged to be doing this interview.
GDD™: Let’s get right to it, I have noticed that you have played a bunch of shows in BC, any plans for a trip to the states?
SA: Most definitely. I think it’s within every artist from Canada’s plan to break through to the states. The market is huge and the genre itself seems to be taking a tight hold over all the people that are interested in it in North America, creating this big movement that seems to have no real signs of slowing down.
GDD™: I agree, I don’t see any end in sight for the dubstep movement. I know this is a tough one, but what is your favorite show you have ever played? Also, what was the best show you ever attended?
SA: The best show I played myself was the time I opened for Datsik in August. Everyone got there early, the energy was unbelievable from start to finish and it wasn’t only the first big show I had played with a new promotion company but it was also the first time I got to play out Human Error before I gave it out. The best show I have ever attended, however, was Shambhala. It’s an outdoor music festival near Nelson, BC that brings thousands of like-minded people in one beautiful place to experience some of the best music out there. A lot of people will probably recognize the name from Excision’s yearly set and I encourage anyone thinking about going to quit hesitating and go. It’s nuts.
GDD™: Although dubstep started in the UK, it has certainly become a worldwide movement, with artists emerging all over the world. In Canada you have two of my favorite names, Datsik and Zeds Dead, how has the scene in Canada influenced you?
SA: It’s influenced me immensely. Artists like Downlink, Datsik (as you said), and Excision have been huge inspirations and catalysts for pushing myself to create bigger and badder sounds. As far as the scene itself, I know that different cities in Canada like Calgary are really feeling the sound and have profound artists coming out of there with their own unique takes on the genre as well. I’m always stoked to hear what other up and coming producers from Canada have to offer as well as other producers from around the world.
GDD™: What do you think is next for dubstep?
SA: Bigger sounds, more record labels and (fortunately or unfortunately depending on the way you look at it) mainstreaming. As all these much poppier, more melodic driven tracks come out, a lot of people who wouldn’t necessarily have taken to the genre before are really starting to like it.. But even then there will still be a place for the people who dig the darker stuff. I don’t think that will ever change.
GDD™:I read that you used to be in a metal band, how has your love for metal influenced your production and what bands in particular influenced you growing up? How did you make the transition from metal band to electronic music?
SA: I love anything really heavy and driving in music right off the bat it seems. I was, and still am, a huge fan of bands like Spawn of Possession, Opeth, Meshuggah etc. I also grew up in a smaller town playing lots of older video games and loving the sounds of all the different synths that were used to make the music for them. I guess it would be the combination of both those things that brought me to electronic music in the end.
GDD™: Oracle is much different than your other tunes, is this an indication of a new direction for Sub Antix?
SA: I wouldn’t say so. I generally produce the kinds of tracks that are similar to the ones I am really feeling to at that moment. When I was making Oracle though I actually intended to make another bigger harsher track but nothing really seemed to compliment the intro. So I went the opposite direction and found something that fit a lot better.
GDD™: Today, there are so many different sounds in dubstep, who, in particular do you think is pushing the scene in a new direction and who would you say is your biggest influence?
SA: Both really tough choices. With all these new releases coming out lately it’s hard to be specific. If I had to pick 3 I would say Skism, Subscape and Flux Pavillion have crazy originality in their own ways and are definitely pushing the genre. As far as my biggest influence I gotta say Reso. Definitely one of the most diverse producers out there and the quality and dynamics of his tracks are continuously insane.
GDD™: We are beginning to see much more dubstep artists performing at raves, and in many dubstep stages have replaced drum n bass stages. Do you think the rave scene will have an effect dubstep?
SA: I think it’s going to become more and more common to hear dubstep at big raves but the key is variety. At huge events like that people value choice, and I would have to say dubstep is a pretty good choice.
GDD™: Thanks again for the interview Keith, best to you.
And of course, here are your 320 dubs ; )
What’s up durrrty dancers?! This may seem a bit like deja vu but allow me to introduce myself as the latest addition to the GDD fam. My name’s Freddie, I’m from London, UK and currently living in LA, so I’m going to be repping (Great) Britain – which is no easy task. Without further ado, here are a few tunes that I’m all about right now…
• Human Life – We Won’t Stop (Dub mix) REMOVED BY REQUEST
• Miike Snow – Silvia (Sinden Remix) REMOVED BY REQUEST
• Wiley – Never Be Your Woman (Herve re-work)
Grimey goodness reworked by the man who also goes by the name of The Count.
• Florence & The Machine – Rabbit Head (Slof Man & Jor-One remix)
Combo of striking dubstep and haunting vocals. Big tune.
• The Qemists – Dem Na Like Me feat. Wiley (Subscape dub)
Subscape treat Ninja Tune d&b act The Qemists to a healthy dose of dubstep.
+ As I’m feeling generous, here’s a BONUS from the forthcoming Rusko record: