The quintessential experimental bass bin that is Dub War is back again this week for another night that will shake your soul. Taking place at the confines of club Love, this week’s edition will feature UK-based dubstep-turned-funky don Geiom and NY-based garage beat artiste FaltyDL on the bill. Along with residents Joe Nice, Dave Q and Incyde, the night will be full of surprises from every which way and bass-fueled genre imaginable. To commemorate the upcoming event, Incyde, one of our favorite resident DJs (possibly ever) has put together an exclusive mix of upcoming releases, excellent dubs and material from the artists on the bill. Crank the sub to 11, it’s going to be a vivid journey of bass excellence. More info on the party, tracklist and download link below.
For some, the start of a new year means a fresh start, a smattering of new beginnings and the welcome opportunity to suppress any previous personal woes and move on to better things. For others, though, it’s simply business as usual, whether it be another monochrome day in the rat race, another shunt against the omnipresent recession or another day spent at home pointlessly filing paperwork and eating yoghurt in your underpants.
The real beauty of 2010’s forthcoming operations for some dubstep labels, though, is the ability to disguise their fierce forward motion as regular operation.
As it stands right now, on the eve of 2010, bass music is a beautiful mess. Stretched and tortured by numerous influences and the possible avenues for producers to take, its become splintered but, in the same way the T1000 glooped back together in Terminator 2, it constantly manages to gel to its roots, evolving away from its half step/atmospherics in what seem more like ellipses than cycles. And whilst London remains somewhat of an epicentre for many of dubstep’s microcosms, other bubbles of ingenuity have sprung up around the globe with keen producers and promoters ready to move with the ethos of dubstep and put their own distinctive slant on the sound.