People seem to like my “No Sunshine” refix. It’s the opening track on an extremely nice dubstep mix over at Bambu Breakz. It’s at http://bambu.breakz.be/dubstep/mini.mp3. Lots of unreleased dubs with a smattering of top quality releases, really well mixed, and a great selection of deeper, less heavy dubstep. Bambu adds in his message: “We had a VJ gig last night where we took this mix and supplied it with video (which I hope to get online somewhere soon)..” Which is fantastic, obviously. I’m really grateful for the DJ support I’m getting.
There’s been a bit of discussion about broken beat and jazz influences in substep recently, which is a coincidence for me, cos that’s the sort of stuff I’ve been doing.
I was thinking about how Kode9 talks about dubstep being focused on having massive sub-bass with anything you want on top, and I wanted to apply that to a dubstep track that heavily sampled Miles Davis in deep space mode. This tune therefore has oodles of round subs, but with a rhythm that’s not exactly a regular dubstep beat – it’s got a lot more strange swing. It’s built around Miles’ Billy Preston tune, which was originally on the Get Up With It LP, though I took the version on Bill Laswell’s Panthalassa remix album. It’s here. This has been played on Selector Dub-U’s radio show.
I then did We Want Miles, a more straight forward dubstep tune which cuts the Miles samples down to breathless ghosts. It’s not a bad roller. It’s here.
Let me know what you think.