mon 14/10/2019

dubstep

CD: Starkey - Orbits

Paul Geissinger, AKA Starkey, is a musicians’ musician who has turned to the gnarly side. Classically trained from an early age in piano, woodwind and later, prophetically, bass guitar, he’s become known, following in fellow Philadelphian Diplo’s...

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Muse, O2 Arena

Muse are not cool. For a minute on leaving the tube station I did think they'd broadened their appeal quite dramatically before realising that a fair section of the people around me were heading to Giants of Lovers Rock show also at the O2 complex...

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theartsdesk in Pula: Dubstep's Croatian conference

It's a truism in dance music culture that “everyone's a DJ nowadays”. It's generally meant in a flip, pejorative sense – suggesting that cheap technology means every man Jack and his dog can put a sequence of records together and the role is somehow...

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Exclusive First Listen: Mala In Cuba

It's a nervous beginning. This is the first ever presentation of the first proper album by one of the lynchpins of British underground music, and the soundsystem isn't right. Record label personnel and friends are flung across Paris to requisition...

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CD: Lorn - Ask the Dust

Though he first came to public attention via the Los Angeles-based Brainfeeder psychedelic electronic hip hop collective led by Flying Lotus, 25-year-old producer Lorn comes from “the middle of nowhere in Illinois”, and it's easy to see in his music...

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The Arts Desk Radio Show

Welcome to theartsdesk's first radio show with Peter Culshaw and Joe Muggs, recorded with the extremely able help of Brendon Harding at Red Bull Studio London.In the course of this show, Peter and Joe take a look at the depth and breadth of music...

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Korn, Brixton Academy

To dubstep or not to dubstep, that was the question perplexing the nearly 5000 metalheads jammed into the Brixton Academy to see Korn.The California four-piece made their name as purveyors of "nu metal" in the mid-Nineties (like old metal - but with...

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Plastician returns to grime

In a surprise move, DJ/producer Plastician (real name Chris Reed) has unveiled a new self-produced release due on his own Terrorhythm record label at the end of this month, consisting of two tracks of retro grime rhythms.In the early days of dubstep...

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Justin Broadrick previews JK Flesh album

The veteran noise artist Justin Broadrick - whose previous projects include Godflesh, Head of David, Napalm Death, Jesu, Greymachine, Palesketcher and Techno Animal, the latter in collaboration with Kevin Martin - has unveiled the new track "...

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Singles & Downloads: March 2012

After a nine-month absence, during which Joe Muggs explored the world's largest natural bassbin in the Amazonian rain forest and Thomas H Green waited to receive his passport back from the Bolivian government, Singles & Downloads returns to...

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Sbtrkt, Koko

A mea culpa from me: I never gave Sbtrkt's records the attention they deserved. I always thought they were a capitulation, a softening of the radical developments of the post grime and dubstep generation with more traditional musicality and indie...

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Black Cab Sessions: music TV catches up with the net?

Tonight on Channel 4, a new music series begins with a fantastic premise. A group of music obsessives drive around the USA in a London black cab, finding interesting musicians and recording them performing and talking in the back of the cab. Sounds...

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