Posts Tagged ‘Dub Step’
May Long Weekend is fast approaching us, and what better way to spend your guilt-free Sunday night than at Fortune Sound Club with two rising musical stars.
After a mesmerizing show at Fortune Sound Club last January, electronic-artist Kastle will be returning to Vancouver with Montreal-based sensation Kaytranada on May 19. Kastle’s forward-thinking music results from his long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, fused with the magnetizing effect that garage, house, dubstep and bass-heavy music has had on him. Kastle’s unique fusions will fit nicely with Kaytranada’s modern take on the luscious sounds of 90’s r/b.
This night will also feature performances by local acts 8PRN and Blue Version. While early bird tickets are sold-out, advanced tickets can still be purchased online or in-person at Zulu, Red Cat, Highlife, and Beatstreet recrods.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets, email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by Friday, May 17th at 5:00pm. You must be attending the Facebook event page and ‘like‘ Winnie Cooper on Facebook to qualify. 19+ only. Please Use “Long Weekend Contest” as the subject line.
Maestro is a 21-year-old producer from the glacier caves of Iceland. Check out his latest remix below.
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I find it really hard to hate this catchy-as-fuck pop song by Swedish duo Icona Pop. Mostly because they speak another language and I’m totes a 90’s bitch.
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12th Planet is often called the American ambassador of Dub Step. And in this interview, I make him live up to his name. This interview is a great starting point for people who want to know the basics of dub step and drum and bass.
For now, 12th Planet may not be as big as some of the other dub step producers in the game, simply because he has been slow to put out his own material. Instead he has been content to make tracks with almost all of the players in dub step. He explains that he is too meticulous with his tracks to work as quickly as his peers, but we should be seeing a record out soon.
I would strongly recommend seeing 12th Planet play. He is one of the most experienced DJs in the game and this shows with how deftly he weaves together different genres in his sets and how he builds to what he calls “shocks.”
Luckily, 12th Planet is here in Vancouver October 21 and 22nd, opening for Skrillex. See you there!
Next week, we have our chat with Skrillex!
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Rusko aka Christopher Mercer has been making people sweat on the dance floor all the way from Leeds to the US to Canada for over 10 years. As the genre – Dub Step has become more widely accepted, so has Rusko. Get to know Rusko and the key ingredients to his sound.
Reasons you may think you know Rusko:
- Artists such as Diplo and Santogold have been playing Rusko’s hit ‘Cockney Thug’ at shows worldwide.
- He has collaborated with artists like Hot Chip, Diplo, Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors) and Trouble Andrew.
- Rusko has remixed and worked on the production for artists like Basement Jaxx & Little Boots.
- Sub Focus – Splash ft. Coco (Rusko Remix)
Why might people think they know Rusko? “I spend my life on the road. I am probably going to be in your city soon. Or I am coming there in the next few weeks. Also, I do like to do a lot of videos online. I have a lot of good tutorials and stuff you may have seen on YouTube or something.”
What is your favorite life noise? “I was in Texas this past weekend, I was recording the crickets. I absolutely love that sound. My favorite favorite sound must be, the plug hole of the bath when it is draining. Bath drains in hotels make the craziest noises, some sound like they are burping.” (he laughs)
What is something that will make you cry? “The Lion King, never ever fails. Either that, or hmmmm people who have really tiny apartments with dogs. People who don’t care for their dogs properly.”
What DJ do you think has the best energy? “The Gaslamp Killer he is the absolute dynamo, he has so much hair. the dance starts with the hair. He is my favorite DJ to watch. He freaks out, he wraps towels around his head. Great DJ to watch. I also saw Girl Talk crowd surf on a surf board, he is a great DJ to watch.”
What are three words that you would use to describe Dubstep other then wobble? “I would say. Bass. Ummm . Funk. And Sweat. But, sweat probably first. People just get down so hard. Sweat is important. So, Bass + Funk + Sweat = Dubstep.”
What is the definition of a hipster to you? “Umm, huh that is a tough one, yah know. A hipster to me is probably someone who finds it more important for them to be photographed, then to actually be there. Just enjoy the music, put your phone down, put it in your pocket – just enjoy the music. Sometimes people will put a message in their phone and pass me the phone with their request for a track to play. You know how everyone has their Mum in their phone as Mum? Well if they want a f*cking request and pass me their phone, I am just going to phone their fucking mom and pass them back the phone. Let them deal with that. Ha. Hipsters can have those memories. Hipsters need to just put their phones and cameras away and live the moment.” (laughing hysterically, both him and I)
What is your go-to pump up song before partying? “Next Hype by Tempah T. Some, UK grime. Or he has another one called Swing. Which is actually a hilarious video. Those are my go-to pump up songs.”
If you were to spend the day with Kanye West what would you plan for the two of you? “I would probably plan a day going through his record collection. I would plan a day with a recorder and a turntable and just go through his records. I certainly wouldn’t create any music with him!” (car horns are honking in the background, but Rusko stays focused and laughs a bit at his thoughts)
By the way, where are you right now? “I am in West Hollywood on the way to pick up sunglasses. Then going to a a big feast. Yah know, the crazy life of Rusko. Then tonight straight to the Major Lazer show, gotta support for a bit.”
If a circle of break dancers was to happen at your show, what celebrity would you most want to see in the middle dancing? “Probably Lindsay Lohan. I would like to see Lindsay Lohan break-dancing. I don’t know why, but that would be fun.”
If you were to cast yourself in any film or TV sitcom what character would you play? “I quite like to be in real life George Castanza. That would be ultimate role in any show. ”
If you were to have 1 song play every time you walked in a room, what would your grand entrance song be? “The Spanish Flea by Herb Alpert. I also want that to be my funeral song. I can’t really think of a more jolly.”
You have worked with Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors (well done), who are some other female vocalists you would love to collaborate with? “I would love to collaborate with Bjork. Really dreamy stuff, I have been a big fan of her for some time. Also, Alice Russell from the UK, she has the best female voice in the United Kingdom. Yes, certainly Alice Russell.”
So you are about to kick off on some new tour dates. Do you have any pre-show rituals? “Well I never eat or have sex before the show. I am like a boxer. Sex or eating before a show would slow me down. But, I usually drink a lot of vodka and Red Bull.”
If you were to put together a recipe for good ENERGY what would your 4 ingredients be? “Lots of bass. Lots and lots of bass. Probably lots of MDMA. That is my recipe for energy. So the vibrations feel good.”
On the subject of ingredients. I asked Rusko what his favorite recipe/meal is. “This is a very simple recipe that Belinda (Rusko’s wife) loosely follows to make Lamb Balti.” Download the PDF of the recipe here and how Rusko recommends it to be prepared.
LAMB BALTI RECIPE:
4 portions pre-cooked lamb
4 cloves garlic, chopped
8 oz onion, chopped
3 tablespoon ghee
4 tablespoon balti masala paste
8 fl oz stock
1 tablespoon garam masala
2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaf
1 salt to taste
phone is breaking up, so the interview has to come to an end : (
What are your last words? “Kill yourself before it gets anywise.” – Rusko –
Rusko’s Dog pictured above.
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