Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday. We skipped a Monday because Mondays generally suck ass, and also because we’re real human beings with Christmas shopping and spare days holiday left.
But we’re back today and straight on it, and I present you with a, if I say so myself, a banger of a playlist. I’ve done a third installment of my Dubisfiction series, and this time I’ve gone for upbeat, high tempo dub, electro and a touch of breakbeat. Hopefully this will get your bloodpumping on this cold, chilly December morning.
Oh man do I love short weeks! Since weâ€™re not going to be stuck at work on Friday, suffocating in the mediocrity that is our lives (wait, is that just me? Crap), weâ€™re considering running a collaborative playlist, perhaps on the theme of â€œGuilty Pleasuresâ€â€¦ Consider this due warning to get your selections ready. More info to followâ€¦
After listening to Craigâ€™s mix on Monday, todayâ€™s guest was inspired to bang out his own Spotisfaction for our aural consumption. If you find that youâ€™re similarly inspired to create your own, but are worried that it might not work or fit, know this: thereâ€™s room here for all of the many genres of music all of you fine people enjoy. Weâ€™re here to get your creative juices flowing, folks, no matter what you like. So give it a shot.
With that, hereâ€™s todayâ€™s guest. Ladies and gents, James TAE.
You may find todayâ€™s playlist by following a series of elaborately designed clues, culminating in theâ€¦ oh sod it, it was HERE all along.
Easy to the Spotisfaction crew.
Having listened to the great mixes courtesy of Dave â€˜Pmau5â€™ Prowse and Thom â€˜Jamesâ€™ Lavelle, and inspired by Bboy Craig Haynesâ€™ 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. Iâ€™ve also tried to avoid the mixlist being particularly dark following Prowseâ€™s recent mix, but hey, this is Dubstep, and it doesnâ€™t take prisoners.
Dubisfiction track list is as follows:
Martyn – Velvet
Burial – Unite
Distance – Fallen (Vexâ€™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)
A particular highlight on this mixlist for me is the Vexâ€˜d remix of â€˜Fallenâ€™ 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. Iâ€™m a big fan of anything Planet Mu, and so was delighted to see edITâ€™s Laundry on Spotify (just about the only track of his on there).
DZâ€™s remix of Boys Noizeâ€™s remix of Feistâ€™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 hereâ€™s hoping it picks you guys up for the rest of today.