Bassfaced Cloudcast 022: Liondub

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1. Abstract Elements 'Abysmal Depths' - Exit
2. Calibre 'Thirst Dub' - Signature
3. Mode 'Stepping Stones' - Exit
4. Distance 'Regret' - Autonomic
5. Consequence 'Dreadtone' - Darkestral
6. Abstract Elements ' Abysmal Depth' - Exit
7. Lynx 'Disco Dodo' - Creative Source
8. Rockwell & Zero T 'Bone Structure' - Critical
9. Rockwell ' Stay Calm' - Critical
10. System 'Peach Fuzz' - Exit
11. ASC 'Matter Of Time - Non Plus
12. Need For Mirrors 'Gallows' - Shogun LTD
13. Bladerunner & Mr. Explicit 'Cause Of Death' - UFO
14. Wilkinson 'Moonwalker' - Ram Records


We had a moment to talk shop with DJ, producer, and label-head LionDub about his guest-mix as well as what to expect from the label in the coming months:

BF:  Ez Erik. Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us.

LD: All good, thanks for taking an interest in my work and in the label.

BF:  First off, could you please tell us a little about the mix you put together for us and the inspiration and creative process behind it?

LD: It was a very spontaneous mix. Ive been inspired by the deeper side of drum and bass recently and seriously felt a need to grab a dozen or so of these these 'autonomic style' vinyls out of the bin at halcyon, and string them together in a mix. Creatively speaking, mixing this type of material is always challenging because of the many different, off-tempo drum patterns, but this particular mix came together fluidly and with ease.

BF: Were there specific tunes that you knew you wanted to incorporate from the beginning or was it a general mood and vibe that you wanted to center the mix around?

LD: I knew that this mix would be deeper and more experimental, but i really wanted to build up from that slower vibe into more energetic tracks and cap it off at a peak. I chose to go from Abstract Elements' experimental, bass heavy dancehall style all the way to Wilkinson's 'Moonwalker' which maintains the experimental feel of the earlier bits, but smashes on the floor as well.

BF: Whether it be channeled through dubstep or DnB releases, your music and label have always had a strong foundation in dub and reggae music and the surrounding culture. Could you talk a little bit about your musical background growing up in NYC and it's affect on the shaping of the Liondub Int'l sound?

LD: Reggae music has inspired me since i was a child. From listening to Bob Marley Exodus and Kaya on my Moms stereo, to listening to hip hop / reggae radio dj's.. NYC DJ's like Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Gil Bailey and David Levy, these legends provided me with the inspiration to become a dj and to this day i love to mix and have carried that early inspiration through my life.

BF: If you had to choose ONE record in your bag that goes off equally well with dubstep, DnB, and reggae crowds alike, which would it be and why?

LD: Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General. It resonates with everyone ive ever played it for. The people just respond to it no matter what type of party it is, or where I am in the world.

BF: You recently started up a new bass monthly in Brooklyn called Full Spectrum. What is the overall philosophy behind the event and how does it set itself apart from some of the other parties exploring bass music at the moment?

LD: Full Spectrum is based on the love of music and family. Its about variety and not being narrow minded or genre specific. I wanted to create a party that literally has a strong core group of diverse djs who are down for the music, for the people. ...You can hear everything from hip hop party jams, to dancehall, to dubstep, grime, UK funky, old school house, techno, jungle and more, but in a way thats never been presented before. To me, and others, its the ultimate mash-up; 10 DJ's, 30 minutes each. I'm getting the best out of everyone who performs, and asking them to bring the most solid party jams non stop. It just keeps getting better.

BF: What can we be looking forward to over the next few months from the LionDub camp?

LD:  Tons of solid new releases from Ticklah, Noah D, Marcus Visionary, Bladerunner, Navigator, myself and more. We're pushing the limits of what we have done, exploring new territory and working with new talent constantly. We've just released Marcus Visionary's 2nd full length LP, a solid jungle record entitled 'Humble', as well as Noah D's Remix of Beenie Man's 'Rum and Red Bull.'

We are just about to drop the remix of Navigators' classic jungle anthem 'Inequity Worker' by Noah D which is gonna be accompanied by a video on February 1st. In addition I'm in the studio solid, working on remixes for David Boomah, Juakali, The DIrty Dubsters, Murdertronics, Jahdan & Noble Society, F-Troop and Navigator, Elephant Man and Subatomic Sound, Dubblestandart, MC Zulu, Dubmatix and more. There is a ton of new music in the pipeline for myself and the label, and I'm seriously glad to be apart of it all.

 NAVIGATOR - INEQUITY WORKER 2011 (NOAH D RMX) by liondub international

BF: and last, but certainly not least...where's the best Ital food in the city???

LD: Funny, but yeah, there's a spot out in Jamaica, Queens that cannot be beat. True ital, but unfortunately I've only been there a few times and can never remember the name. I'll have to get back at you on that one, but for solid ital vegetarian food in the city? My vote goes to Angelica Kitchen, 2nd ave and 12th street.

BF: Thanks again for taking the time!!

LD: Thanks to the Bassfaced crew... Keep it real.


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Turrbotax / Dark Disco this wknd NYC

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Friday, January 28th, 10pm – 4am
The Cove
106 N. 6th Street, Williamsburg BKNY (btw Berry & Wythe)

FREE before 11pm, $5 btw 11pm and Midnight, $7 after Midnight

FREE Asahi Beer from 11pm – 12am

Kode9 (Hyperdub – London, UK)
DJ MikeQ (Qween Beat / East Orange, NJ)

Space Jam (formerly Video City)
Rem Koolhaus

Friday night, Turrbotax returns to the Cove for their first party of 2011.  To get things off on the right foot, they've enlisted the assistance of NJ's DJ Mike Q as well as the legendary Kode9.   Kode9 sets are always a sonic experience, where quality is ensured and the inability of being able to label what you're hearing is always a guarantee.   Out to the Turrbotax family for putting together another one for the books.  Arrive early to ensure entry!!

WHEN: Saturday, January 29th
DOORS: 11pm
AGE: 21+
WHERE: Good Units //356 W. 58th St (in the Hudson Hotel)
TICKETS: $15 limited advance tickets HERE

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Saturday night we're off to Good Units in the Hudson Hotel for the return of Dark Disco.  This most recent incarnation features sets from Red Foxx, Blaqstarr, Tittsworth, Ikonika, Jakwob, and Falty DL.

"Sometimes you want to be surrounded by the beautiful people, the dangerous people, the smartest people, the creative people.  The people who sometimes, shine a little more in the depths of darkness.

Enter into a club where you can disappear and have the best night of your life.  Where you can love and hate equally and then drink and dance it off. Welcome to Dark Disco.

With lineups that are surprising, insightful, and always on the absolute tip of the edge featuring DJ’s, Producers, and artists who are true creators and who’s only goal is to keep the dancefloor live.  The environment is an ever changing inspiration of visual artists who’s installations fill the void of your mind with something new to deconstruct and experience."

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BLOC 2011 mixes from Jaques Greene & N>E>D

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As the countdown is well underway for BLOC.2011, Hyponik have put together some great content showcasing artists performing at this year's festival.  Most recently, a promo mix from Montreal's Jaques Greene whose recent tracks on LuckyMe & Night Slugs have created a well deserved amount of hype around the young producer.  If his set at Turrbotax this past December was any indication, this will definitely be a set that you'll want to make a point to station yourself at.  He joins the Bleep stage lineup which already features Kyle Hall, Luke Abbot, Boxcutter, and maybe even You??  (more on that later)

Next up, a mix from Overkill boss N>E>D incorporating the talent that he selected for this year's stage at BLOC.  The Overkill stage this year boasts sets from Venetian Snares, DJ Funk, Alva Noto (AV set), King Midas Sound, Daedelus, & Jimmy Edgar.  For more on his involvement with BLOC and the Overkill stage in 2011, check out this interview with him HERE via Hyponik.

01. Daedelus, Paperboy & Taz – Touchstone
02. Doshy – Chip (P45 Remix / Unreleased)
03. Luka Baumann – Emergence Nine (Go Hiyama Remix)
04. Alva Noto – U 07
05. Ghettozoid – BoyToy J (Silverman Remix / Unreleased)
06. Hecq – Nihilum (Unreleased)
07. Barker & Baumecker – Cant Stand It (Jimmy Edgar Makeover) (Absurd
Recordings / Unreleased)
08. DJ Funk – Knock Knock
09. DJ Funk – Pussy Ride
10. DJ Funk – Dance Mania Mix Intro
11. DJ Rashad – Right Into Yo Arms
12. MachineDrum – Gbye / Unreleased)
13. Ebola – Alpha Paw
14. The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa
15. Brixton Jungle? – 1994
16. Ganja Krew – Wild For The Night
17. Venetian Snares – Defluxion
18. King Midas Sound – Outta Space

Head over to the BLOC homepage and check out other recent interviews with Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound), Mark Archer, and Drop The Lime who will also be featured at this year's festival.

Think you've got what it takes to rock one of the stages over the weekend? Warp's Bleep stage is giving you a chance to prove it. Head over to Mixcloud to get the full details behind their "Top Tracks of 2010" competition. Deadline is February 17th so plan accordingly!


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Twisup look sharp

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Friday, January 14, 2011
((new bass under brooklyn))

DISTAL (Embassy, Soul Jazz)
DAVE Q (Dub War)
NIHAL (Halcyon)

Deity Underground
368 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn (map)

10pm - 4am
$10 / 21+ (bring ID)
Reinforced sound

This Friday night marks the premiere of Twisup, a new party in downtown Brooklyn headed up by NYC's own Dave Q.  Expect a wide range of sounds and tempos throughout the night, all firmly rooted in deep and weighty sub-bass.  Those who were at the DubWar one-off at Deity last month know the subterranean location, reinforced soundsystem, and dimly lit dancefloor make it easy to completely immerse yourself in a sea of low end and sub-sonic frequencies.  For the debut party, Dave has called upon Halcyon's Nihal, Dutty Artz badman Matt Shadetek, as well as stepping up to the decks himself to lend support on the evening.  Headlining the night is Atlanta resident and devout Falcons fan Distal bringing his own unique brand of southern-fried Bass to the table.

Distal / Embassy Recordings

Matt Shadetek / Dutty Artz:

Dave Q / DubWar

Nihal / Halcyon


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Mixcloud Monday: Rx

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1. Cam'ron - Let Me Know
2. Clipse featuring the Re-Up Gang - Zen (Remix)
3. Machine Drum - Let It (feat. Melo-X)
4. Slugabed - POOOMP
5. Illum Sphere - Psycho (Samiyam Remix)
6. Gold Panda - You
7. Star Slinger - Like I Do
8. Rx & Benni E - Rocket (Instrumental)
9. Big Boi - Shutterbug (Instrumental)
10. Hovatron - Gypsy Trader
11. Rustie - Dragonfly
12. Rx - Bronson
13. Distal - The Kurgan
14. Busta Rhymes - Don't Touch Me
15. Modeselektor - Sucker Pin
16. XI - Icarusxxxe
17. Sepalcure - Love Pressure
18. Gorillaz - Doncamatic (Joker Remix)


Rx, a Philadelphia-born, Brooklyn-based DJ, mixes inspiration from the underground of his hometown and the global scenes of New York, London, Detroit, and Kingston. In his deep and atmospheric cuts, or his high-energy bangers, Rx blends elements of dub, dubstep, hip hop, and techno, bringing quality, forward-thinking music to sound systems worldwide.

In 2009, the underground anthem, “Malt Liquor” hit pirate radio stations around the globe. A collaboration with Chae Hawk, the cut was rinsed by dubstep don Plastician and featured on the “Dubstep LA: Embrace The Renaissance Vol. 1,” the first rap/dubstep crossover mixtape.

Live, Rx brings the low-end bounce when he hits the decks. A member of the international heavy-bass DJ collective Subdivision (Flufftronix, Jayou, Lady Prowl, Stumble, .rar Kelly, Natty Boh Peep) he’s shared the stage with Rusko, Benga, Starkey, Girl Unit, Mike Slott, Stenchman, The Widdler, Dirty South Joe, Joe Nice, Udachi, Jess Jubilee, Star Eyes, Kastle and many more.

2010 has been a prolific year for Rx including two EPs on the UK's Dub Subdepth Records label; as well as released on Nightshifters, Seclusiasis, and Abstract Logic Recordings.

Here are some words from him about what's on the horizon in 2011:

"I thought I’d fill everyone in with what’s in store for me in 2011 so far. I recently wrapped up a mix last night for the Bassfaced blog, which will hopefully be dropping in a few weeks. I also wrapped up a remix for one of my new favorite band’s from New York, Hooray For Earth. The world will get to hear it before its official release in February. How will you hear it? Oh, it’s going to be a pleasant surprise, let’s just say that.

I wrapped up my first full length Rx album late last year. It’s a personal album which I’m extremely excited about. How I plan to release it is to be determined, but you will be hearing it this year at some point, and you will be able to purchase a physical copy of it, that’s for sure. Its first single “Shower Scene” I’ll be releasing sometime mid Feb/early March, along with its music video which is currently in development.

Finally, the best news of the last few months for me has been recording the final songs for an album I produced for DaQuan. It’s going to be called “The W.A.R.: Warrior Art Rebel,” and it’s safe to say it’s been the most fun collaboration I’ve ever done. Seeing DaQuan bring his unmatched creativity and energy to my weirdo beats is indescribable…all I can say is I can’t wait for the cosmos to hear this project we put together. I’ll be mixing down the album in February, and once it’s done we’ll decide how we plan on releasing it. Stay tuned.

No new shows yet, but after wrapping up another mix and a remix I’ll be back on the decks by February.

Keep checking back for more updates, more featured artists on Get To Know Wednesdays and…and!…exclusive, free tracks in the coming weeks.

Until then!


Keep it close to Bassfaced for an exclusive Interview with Rx dropping later this month. For now, kick back and enjoy the sounds of A Midnight in Bed Stuy.


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January radio from Starkey & Joe Nice

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Joe Nice Gourmet Beats Radio (January 2011)

Sounds of Silence - We Bad
Lost - Fuzzy Warm Feeling
Mala - Bad Spirits On Shoulders
Addison Groove - A Night To Remember
Kutz - Big N Bad
Mala - 2 Much Chat
Mala - Runway
Von D feat Phe Phe - You're the One
Cyrus - Visions
Cyrus & NType - Conscious
Kutz - Canonical
Cyrus - Looking Back
Pinch - Blow Out The Candle
Addison Groove - This Is It
Truth - Puppets (Tunnidge Remix)
Cyrus & Tunnidge - Control
Kito - LFO (Vaccine VIP)
Mala - I Wait Part 2
Truth - Insanity
Truth - Language of Music
Quest - Back To Our Roots


Seclusiasis Radio on hosted by Starkey (January 2011)

01 - AD Bourke "Aries"
02 - G.E. Da Piolet "Da Grind"
03 - Starkey "Holodeck"
04 - Maverick Sabre "Run to the Roof"
05 - Karizma "Badboy"
06 - Splurt "Salt"
07 - Sduk "Nappy Nora"
08 - Peroxide Mocha "Killer B's (Bombaman Remix)"
09 - TC "? (Wonder Remix)"
10 - Gill Scott-Heron & Jamie XX "NY Is Killing Me"
11 - Devlin "? (Joker Remix)"
12 - Movem3n "Tell the Truth"
13 - RackNRuin "Pull Up That"
14 - Starkey "Rain City (Swindle Remix)"
15 - Rocko "Us (ft. Yo Gotti & Future)"
16 - Stagga "Wild For the Night"
17 - Stagga ft. Skamma & Joe Blow "Genik Riddim (Starkey Remix)"
18 - Verb+ "Speshil Nights"
19 - Starkey "PC ft. Merky Ace & Kozzie"
20 - Lethal Bizzle ft. lots of people "Pow 2011"
21 - Kozzie "Pow 2011 freestyle"
22 - Darq E Freaker "The Queen of Hoxton"
23 - J-Sweet "Kerb (Starkey Remix)"
24 - Stagga "The Squidge ft. Skamma & Joe Blow"
25 - Tinchy Stryder "Game Over (HavocNdeeD VIP ReWork ft. Skamma & Joe Blow)"
26 - Baobinga & Hyetal "Anything For Now"
27 - Chase & Status "Blind Faith ft. Liam Bailey (MJ Cole Remix)"
28 - Ciara "You Can Get It"
29 - Numan "Star Gate"
30 - Lil Wayne "Six Foot Seven Foot ft. cory Gunz"
31 - Knight Riderz "More Fire"
32 - T-Pain "Motivation ft. K-Boy the Prince"
33 - EPROM "Twerkul8"
34 - Red Cafe "Money Money Money ft. Fabolous & Diddy"
35 - Phaseone "She Bout It"
36 - Devlin "Let It Go ft. Labrinth"
37 - Diddy Dirty Money "Looking For Love ft. Usher"
38 - Lucid "Dream Riddim"
39 - Wool & Vortex "Magic Carpet (Starkey Remix)"
40 - Bombaman "Sander"
41 - Flufftronix "Interstellar"
42 - Starkey "Fourth Dimension"
43 - Splurt "Don't Think It's Luggage"
44 - Tity Boi "Fuck the Roof"
45 - Bare "Collateral Damage"
46 - Starkey ft. Anneka "Paradise (Rudi Zygadlo Remix)"
47 - Stagga "Prehistoric UFO Rhythm"
48 - Professor Green "Jungle ft. Maverick Sabre"
49 - ~PyramidCrossPyramid~ "Boroughs"
50 - Darq E Freaker "Cherryade"
51 - Tayo Meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim "Vampayaa (Starkey Remix)'
52 - Mat Zo "Lucky Strike"

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Bassfaced Podcast 011

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1. Guzzillion Fields (Coup D'etat Edit) - Mono/Poly (Ft. MF Doom) - Fat City/Lex
2. Clay - Flying Lotus - Warp
3. Sunrise Luminescence - Matthewdavid - All City
4. Abstract - Dibiase - Alpha Pup
5. You've Known - Daedelus - All City
6. Goes To Hollywood - Paul White - One Handed
7. Taps On - Kelpe - Team Acre
8. Girls Dream - Maxmillion Dunbar - Ramp
9. Sheep - Gonjasufi - Warp
10. Internet Connection - M.I.A. - XL/N.E.E.T.
11. Bad Times - KingThing - Car Crash Set
12. Strut - Nguzunguzu - Silverback
13. This One's Wavey - Baobinga & DVA - Build
14. Kick it Till it Breaks - Velour - Night Slugs
<< Sunday - FaltyDL - Tempa >>
16. Tell Her Safe - James Blake - R&S
17. Luckier Charms - A1 Bassline & Kavsrave - Tighten Up
18. Not Money or Show (Kastle Remix) - Guttstar - Party Guy
19. Kiss (Hatcha & Lost Remix) - Jeuce - Get Hype
20. I Come From London - Benga - Tempa
21. Bass Junkie - Silkie - Deep Medi Musik
22. Find Your Way - Superisk - Punch Drunk
23. Way Down - Maxmillion Dunbar - Ramp
24. Hyperthrust - Rustie - Warp
25. Pancake Head - Lewis B - Smokin' Sessions
26. Frequencies - King Midas Sound & Pupajim - Hyperdub


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We're getting 2011 off on the right foot with the continuation of our ongoing podcast series as mixed by our resident DJ Coup. This one starts off with a selection of hip-hop and left field beats before delving into some Garage and House and then finishing off with some dubstep from the likes of Hatcha & Lost, Benga, Silkie, and Superisk.

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