Dubba - Mansion mix started as a technoid dubstep thing by Drome. Then i added a bit of Dubshot flavour and finally I-lodica listened to it, got out his melodica and blew it to pieces. Hopefully in the future there will be more collabs with I-lodica. For those who don't know him here's a little selection of artists he has worked with: Alpha and Omega, Creation Stepper, Disciples, Dub Creator, Earl 16, Eek-a-mouse, Ghetto Priest, Horace Andy, Iration Steppas, Suns of Arqa, Teddy Dan and Zion Train. Check out the player or Myspace.
After many years of fundamental research in cooperation with the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory (Leiden Institute of Physics) the ISM studio proudly presents 'the sound of nanospace'. It's all about levels of magnification and breaking down the wall between analog and digital sound. Quantum hall fx are nothing less than a PARADIGM SHIFT in the perception of time and space.
The first rule of dub is that there are no rules. The second rule: in the studio, any piece of equipment that can be used to create a cool effect can also be abused to create an even cooler effect. And three: although dub has a scientific side it's spontaneous like a jam session.
Sounds from the Bitches Brew album at the Isle of Wight festival (1970) played by Miles Davis, Gary Bartz, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and last but not least Airto Moreira, who also wrote about this concert on his website. Best quote: "Miles Davis was like the Elvis Presley of Jazz."
Right now there are 5 or 6 pieces of hardware in the ISM studio that are noisier than the PC is. Last year i decided i had to get rid of the computer noise in the studio and i soon found out that people in computer shops can't really help you. The best online source i could find for 'silent pc info' is unsurprisingly called silentpcreview.com and i recommend it to everyone who needs a quieter studio.
The sound quality of convolution processing relies heavily on the impulse responses used. But in the case of spring reverb a high quality recording is not enough. You need dirt as well. So if you want real dub flavour inna oldskool Jamaican style for your convolution ting you've come to the right place. Enjoy!
What does sound look like? It depends who you ask. Here are some answers from scientists like Ernst Chladni and Thomas Rossing and also some pretty pictures from vibeologists like Hans Jenny and Dr. Masaru Emoto.
In 1919 Leon Theremin invented an electronic instrument named after himself that you can play without any physical contact. Later he also invented the Rhythmicon, an instrument that sounds like Philip Glass on speed.
The Akai VX600 is a very nice synthesizer. It's got 12 analog vco's, 6 independent multitimbral voices with individual outputs and its matrix has an input for voltage control. In other words: it's extremely flexible and useful in an analog setup. The fm is also very nice. It has some negative sides too: personally i'm not very impressed by the envelopes and the lfo's, there's a horrible bleep coming from the backlight and the filter can sound like a tin can occasionally.
L.Drift (Dub Platoon) & Kosine from Brighton like to explore the uncharted territory between roots dub and dubstep. One of my favourite places as well. So i'm sure we'll keep bumping into each other. Right now in the player a redub of one of their biggest tunes called Differential Pressure.
Drome is a producer from Girona. In his own words "I try to do music with my laptop...sounds like IDM, dub, electro or techno..." anyway i liked his tune Duba so i asked if i could remix it. Check the player.
a good way to start the week. dubactivist from bonn is one of germany's heavyweight dubbers. he sent me his remix of 'biff'. closer to the original and more oldskool approach than L.Drift this one sounds xtra large & fresh like german beer. check the tape
two righteous brothers from brighton take the biff tune to the next level. check out the myspace tape for some criss heavyweight dubbing in fine style. must be something in the brighton sea breeze. anybody else who wanna remix this one better come correct or they will go down in one punch. check out more dubs by L.Drift, Drifta and Kosine
just want to remind all selectors that hi res mp3's are available if you are interested in the tunes that are in the player right now. send me a message and i will give you the link to a downloadpage where u can grab them all.
nuh bother come check we with no lightweight stuff... once again it's a left and right to the head of babylon. check the myspace player. biff, baff 'n booff strictly Mike Tyson style - down in the first
I met Soy Sos from Pittsburgh through a mailinglist for sound equipment. He asked me to do a remix of a track by Ras Maisha called pass it around. The remix has some kind of dubstep flavour but you can tell the original is hi pressure dancehall.