Sunday, November 4, 2007
Greetings, cronies. I've been inundated with mid-term assignments for the past few weeks. But I've managed to make some music in meantime, mostly sample-based arrangements in Ableton - and now I'm going to share them with you...
Doctor Cuts - "Stained Glass Effigy" [alt link]
Doctor Cuts - "Cold Warriors" [alt link]
The first person to identify all the sample sources will be... duly ostracized.
And playing second fiddle to me today is Glasgow's Rustie, whose Jagz the Smack EP is gaining a reputation for causing parties to spontaneously materialize.
Rustie - "Clipper" [alt link]
Flying Lotus dropped the short but ever-so-sweet LP 1983 on Plug Research last year, and he recently followed it up with the Reset EP, yet another bite-sized appetizer, this time on Warp.
Flying Lotus - "Tea Leaf Dancers (Feat. Andreya Triana)" [alt link]
The new Boxcutter LP Glyphic is also pretty saucy. This dude is clearly among the dubstep cognoscenti, but Boxcutter's protean variations on the style have a fluidity that is uniquely his, and it would be a mistake to regard him as a one-trick dub pony. Glyphic is one of the most cogent releases among the slew of high-profile dubstep long-players dropping this fall. (Burial, anyone?) When a skanky bassline alone can no longer hold your interest, you can always count on Boxcutter to avoid such reductive genre formulas.
Boxcutter - "Glyphic" [alt link]
In other news, the new Box of Dub 2 compilation on Soul Jazz is replete with skanky basslines, but it contains a few tasty morsels, namely...
Cotti - "Tamil Dub" [alt link] and Kode 9 - "Stung" [alt link]
Dubstep everywhere I go. Keep an eye on Hotflush Recordings.
Benga & Walsh - "Military" [alt link]
Spectr - "Motion" [alt link]
Last but not least, here's one from the new Alter Ego LP Why Not?!, which is every bit as raucous as you expected it to be.
Alter Ego - "Fuckingham Palace" [alt link]