Oh man do I love short weeks! Since we”™re not going to be stuck at work on Friday, suffocating in the mediocrity that is our lives (wait, is that just me? Crap), we”™re considering running a collaborative playlist, perhaps on the theme of “Guilty Pleasures””¦ Consider this due warning to get your selections ready. More info to follow”¦
After listening to Craig”™s mix on Monday, today”™s guest was inspired to bang out his own Spotisfaction for our aural consumption. If you find that you”™re similarly inspired to create your own, but are worried that it might not work or fit, know this: there”™s room here for all of the many genres of music all of you fine people enjoy. We”™re here to get your creative juices flowing, folks, no matter what you like. So give it a shot.
With that, here”™s today”™s guest. Ladies and gents, James TAE.
You may find today”™s playlist by following a series of elaborately designed clues, culminating in the”¦ oh sod it, it was HERE all along.
Easy to the Spotisfaction crew.
Having listened to the great mixes courtesy of Dave ”˜Pmau5”™ Prowse and Thom ”˜James”™ Lavelle, and inspired by Bboy Craig Haynes”™ incredible funkstep mix, here, I wanted to do a more pure dubstep mix that would compliment his. While his mix leans towards funk, dnb and a little grime, I thought I could put together a more two-step compilation, with some breathing space towards experimental and glitch. I”™ve also tried to avoid the mixlist being particularly dark following Prowse”™s recent mix, but hey, this is Dubstep, and it doesn”™t take prisoners.
Dubisfiction track list is as follows:
- Martyn – Velvet
- Burial – Unite
- Distance – Fallen (Vex”™d Remix)
- Kontext – Blinkende Stjerne
- Deadmau5 – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
- Skream – Sub Island
- Skool Of Thought – Sludge (Album edit)
- Feist/Boys Noize (DZ Remix) – My Moon, My Dub
- Digital Mystikz – Thief In Da Night
- Sub Version – Forgot The Virus
- Kid Acne – Eddy Fresh (Gescom dub remix)
- edIT – Laundry
- Datsik vs Downlink – Against The Machines (Original Mix)
- Distance – Ska
- Reso – Beasts In The Basement
- The Streets – In The Middle (Nero Remix)
How do I start this mixlist? Do I choose something very obviously, quintessentially Dubstep, or do I choose something light and popular to ease us in? I wanted to avoid both of those clichÃ©s, and hopefully chose a track, in Martyn”™s ”˜Velvet”™ that not many of you will know, but which mixes some nice tech-house and IDM influences over the Dubstep groove. I hope this one sucks us all in whichever angle we”™re coming from.
A particular highlight on this mixlist for me is the Vex”˜d remix of ”˜Fallen”™ by Distance. This track shattered my soul the first time I heard it, and is so heavy that the theory of relativity breaks down at its centre. I”™m a big fan of anything Planet Mu, and so was delighted to see edIT”™s Laundry on Spotify (just about the only track of his on there).
DZ”™s remix of Boys Noize”™s remix of Feist”™s My Moon, My Man is another special one. The Boys Noize remix is a classic itself, but DZ pull off a fantastic twostep take on what was once a jaunty and beautiful piano ditty. Four bangers to end on with Datsik/Downlink (bear with it, when the Jungle influence kicks in later, the tune really takes off), Distance, Reso (forget coffee, the last minute and a half of Beast In The Basement will keep you going all day), and the uplifting Nero remix of In The Middle by The Streets. Before, during and after a night out, this tune picks me up time and time again, so here”™s hoping it picks you guys up for the rest of today.