Is there anyone – anyone at – currently working in dubstep who is better than Narcossist?

Well, the answer is yes – but you have to go to the top drawer producers to find people who are actually better.

Trust me, the quality is now THERE. All that potential is getting realised. There are a good three or four tunes that are just stunning, totally realised dub techno / garage hybrids that do serious damage. Pure rollage vibes too.

Check out especially Targets, Sunblind, Nude Refix, and most of all, the new one, Metronome. This is likely to go on wax and I really hope it does because I want to buy it. What an amazing deep tune! He’s already getting attention from all the right people – blackdown, TRG, Dub-U, Martyn, Ben UFO, all the taste makers are on him and of course I’ve been representing him for a couple of years now. Catch up now if you haven’t already,

New tune – What We Had

I’ve just had the pleasurable experience of hearing a tune on the radio just a few hours after finishing it.

This morning I spent a couple of hours finishing off a couple of tunes, both built round the same vocal sample, with a working title of What We Had. One was a ragga techno banger which is quite good in a peak-time-Subliminal-crossed-with-hard-dubstep style – it’s up on the Grievous Angel MySpace.

The other was a really nice garage tune that was pure rollage, just minimal bass and drum and bleep with this little sample going round. I had to finish it really quickly but I didn’t really think it stood a chance of getting on the show. I was amazed when Blackdown had time to listen to it, let alone put it on the show. Thanks loads for playing it Martin! It was a top show too, the grime was ridiculously good, top new Joker tune, and of course the Blackdown and Dusk album tracks that sounded great, Lata remix in particular hit the spot for me.

Belief is the Enemy is IN THE SHOPS

Yeah – it’s out, a couple of days early!

Sounds of the Universe calls it a “Dazzling and timely fusing of genres from dubstep to techno, uk garage to bashment”, which is flattering. It’s certainly a fusing of genres. There are samples of We Want You, Lickle Friction (sounding surprisingly banging!) and 1985 Style up there as well

Naturally it’s in at Boomkat as well. The write up is quite good. “Contrapuntally slender snares” indeed! I should say, for the record, that I have never knowingly had ANYTHING to do with IDM in my entire life.  It’s a garage ting!

It’s in at Forced Exposure in the US as well.

What a blast! Bang on the solstice season too. There should be a couple of radio shows coming up soon where you can hear these tracks as well as some tasty new things. Plus there’s an On The Wire special for Devotional Dubz. Lady Dub should be out during the Dog Days.

Huge thanks to everyone who’s bought this already (yikes! some people already have!!! amazing…) and to Matt at Electrik Dragon for believing in the music.

Grievous Angel presents Belief is the Enemy

The first Grievous Angel album is called [b]Belief is the Enemy[/b].

It’s out on 27th June on Elektrik Dragon, through Baked Goods.

It’s a two disc set: the album comes with a mix CD, called [b]Believe in Dub[/b].

It’s a proper album. There’s a load of different flavours here… pounding hard techno-y gear, sweet soft dubstep rollers, dubby garage, bashy stuff, grinding industrial riddims. And a bunch of tracks with Rubi Dan, the MC from Heatwave, the famous London dancehall crew. He’s a BAD MC.

You can hear previews of the tracks at [url][/url].

Track listings are as follows:

CD1: Belief Is The Enemy:

1. We Want You 138. Deep, lush dubstep
2. Lickle Friction 138. Hard industrial dubstep
3. Gone, Gone, Gone 138. Deep-space dubstep
4. Immigrant 138. Twisted industrial dubstep breaks
5. 1985 Style 100. Dancehall
6. Long Gone Dub (With Rubi Dan) 138. Soft, spacey dubstep
7. Move Down Low (With Rubi Dan) 120. Banging ragga techno with MC
8. Culture Killer (With Rubi Dan) 130. Banging ragga techno with MC
9. Soundman Tribute 138. Banging ragga techno – stupid but fun, squealing headache synths…
10. Velvet Dub (Bitten By The Black Dog) 138. Heavyweight electronic dubstep
11. Culture Killer (Discomix) 130. Minimal ragga techno
12. Velvet Dub 138. Deep, lush dubstep

CD2. Believe in Dub.

00.00 1985 Style
05.45 Bad Man Dub (Black Hole remix)
11.51 Velvet Dub (VIP mix)
16.52 Gone, Gone, Gone
23.50 Long Gone Dub (With Rubi Dan)
27.32 We Want You
31.57 Lickle Friction
37.04 Glitter Dub
42.15 Culture Killer (With Rubi Dan)
47.28 Immigrant
51.13 Soundman Tribute
56.46 Culture Killer (Discomix)
60.59 Move Down Low (Version)
63.51 Move Down Low (With Rubi Dan)

The mix CD has additional tracks, and everything is cut up, has loads of extra FX, sirens, yard tape samples etc. It’s pretty massive.

I don’t know about you but I switch between wanting albums as seperate tracks (for mix ammunition) and hearing the tunes in the mix as the artist intended (and as the tunes really deserve). With this album you don’t have to choose – you get both. I like the mix better. But the album has the Black Dog remix. You really need to hear that and it’s one of just two they’re doing this year. And lots of people seem to want Culture Killer and Move Down Low as standalone tunes. So…

Catalogue number is ELEKD-02. Street date is 27th June. Distribution is Baked Goods. You know what to do – it’ll be worth it. Vinyl news when I have it.

Like I said before – big up all soundmen in here who’ve been playing my stuff out – Tim Dub Boy, Sam Atki2, Blackdown, Paul Hotflush and all the rest of you. All I ever wanted was to get some tunes played in the dance. Getting a CD out is a nice bonus.