1. Hijak - Dally - Deep Medi 
2. Kromestar - Marz Attack - Deep Medi 
3. D1 - Speed - Tempa 
4. Toasty - The Knowledge (Vex'd mix 2) - Hot Flush 
5. 12th Planet & Swytch - Tonka - Noppa 
6. TRG - Your Friends Like Techno - Subway 
7. Benga - Untitled - Southside Dubstars 
8. Mike Lennon - Brass Eyes (Original) - Z Audio 
9. Rogue State (Ft. U Brown) - Can't Take The Pressure (M.I. Loki Mix) - Tricksta 
10. Dub Child - VooDoo - Storming 
11. Kode 9 - Stung - Soul Jazz 
12. Cluekid - Weed Smokers - Bull Frog Beats 
13. Plastician (Ft. Skepta) - Intensive Snare - Terrorhythm 
14. Terror Danja - Zumpi Hunter - Pirate Sessions 
15. Sukh Knight - Born Invincible - True Tiger 
16. Benga - Dual - Big Apple 
17. Juju - Half ounce (Tes La Rock Remix) - Narco.Hz 
18. Rusko - Hornz Cru - Dub Police 
19. Matty G - West Coast Rocks (Jeep Remix) - Argon 
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This month we sent DJ Coup cratedigging through his record collection for the June edition of our monthly podcast. The results were a strictly vinyl mix of classics and B-sides from some of dubstep's biggest releases between the years of 2005 and 2008. As the sound continues to develop and keeping up with it all remains a challenging feat, it's always nice to take a step back and appreciate some of these early releases that just don't seem to get as much play these days. In a genre that has always prided itself in remaining fresh and cutting edge, there still exists a place in everyone's heart for that 2006-2008 sound that proved dubstep to be more than just a new style of music, but at the crux of a cultural movement as well. Enjoy.
While many made the trek out to Detroit for this year's DEMF, those of us who held down the fort back in NYC were treated to a multitude of DJs and producers performing live over the course of Memorial Day Weekend.
The weekend kicked off, as any good weekend should, with Turrbotax down at the Cove on N. 6th street. This month's event featured Rinse.fm's Grimey Breakfast host ScratchaDVA and also served as a going away party for Jubilee, who recently decided to take her talents down to South Beach. With Turrbotax resident C-Sick busy putting his hands up for Detroit (or something to that effect) it allowed fellow residents Contakt, Mayster, Rem Koolhaus, and Space Jam a chance to play extended opening sets to get the night warmed up. Jubilee stepped up around midnight and no party jam was off limits or spared during her NY finale. Holding it down as a resident at Flashing Lights and always a staple of the NYC scene, her presence will be sorely missed and all the best to her on her move.
Scratcha then took to the stage and started things off on a UK Funky tip before delving into a rowdy blend of 'Ganja' off of his Hyperdub 12" release from last year. While hoping to hear him play out some fresh Grime, he instead opted for a half hour of Jungle selections, pushing the dancefloor past it's breaking point before shutting the party down at 4am.
Turrbotax continues to push the envelope, ringing in the Stateside debuts of some of the UK and Europe's finest cutting edge talents over the past two years. While next month's lineup has yet to be officially announced, you are going to want to be a part of it, so be sure to keep June 24th open on your schedule. June will also feature a special 'warehouse' edition of the event on June 10th with Ford & Lopatin, Jaques Greene, and all your favorite residents.
While making it out the night after a Turrbotax is a task in itself, Saturday also marked the debut of the Alpha Pup NYC monthly residency at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory. Upon arriving outside the venue around midnight, a line of over 250 people had already sprawled down Metropolitan avenue, including none other than the original Def Jukie himself, El-P.
After turning away anyone who hadn't previously bought tickets to the sold out gig, I finally made it into the Knit in time to catch matthewdavid's NYC debut. Having just released his debut LP 'Outmind' on Brainfeeder in April, it was my first chance to hear a lot of the material out on a club sound system and it didn't disappoint. You can also catch matthewdavid playing alongside Four Tet on July 9th at PS1.
Next up was Gaslamp Killer, whom after seeing multiple times over the years, still hasn't convinced me that he's actually from this dimension. His set included tunes from the likes of Joker, Coki, and Quarta330, as well as showing some solidarity for Japan with a selection of some 1970s Japanese psych rock. Hammering out samples on his iPad and with a style on the decks unlike anyone else in the game, GLK is a true performer in every sense of the word. As a special treat, he also let the crowd in on a tune off of the forthcoming Brainfeeder LP from bassist Thundercat, which already has the makings of one the year's best albums.
Mux Mool then hit the stage, complimenting the sounds of the L.A.-heavy lineup while still maintaining that NYC swagger with some Bussa Buss. You can still pick up Mux's debut LP 'Skulltaste' on Ghostly Int'l HERE.
Alpha Pup and Low End Theory don Daddy Kev then dropped a quick 20 minute set before taking time out to thank everyone for coming out and reminding the audience that they are the true motivation behind what they do. Next month's party with the beat trinity of S's: Samiyam, Shigeto, and Shlohmo has already been announced and tickets can be purchased HERE. This month's party sold out at the door, so advanced tickets would be well advised.
Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter from Free Radicals on Vimeo.
Sunday saw the return of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin's afternoon dance party in Carrol Gardens, newly retitled 'Mister Sunday'. After having to relocate the party from the space last Summer, the event has returned back to it's home on Carroll St. and the BKLYN Yard has re-opened under new management as the Gowanus Grove. Without a doubt, one of the best ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn this Summer. Arrived onsite to the sounds of 'Marcus Garvey' by Burning Spear, as Justin started the party off inna rub-a-dub style. Justin and Eamon set the tone early with an expert selection of Funk and Disco records before moving into some more familiar deep and soulful house.
photo: Marshall McDonald full gallery HERE
As the sun began to set on the majestic Gowanus canal, special guest Four Tet took to the stage around 7pm and started things off with some rocksteady with Lord Creator's 'Such Is Life'. Kieran's set provided the perfect musical accompaniment to the dusky early evening beginning to set in on a beautiful Summer night the city. His set also included Carl Craig's remix of the Talking Heads, some Theo Parrish, and an expertly timed drop of 'Street Halo' off Burial's new record. You can relisten to the whole set HERE thanks to the Mister Saturday Night crew.
Tickets are already on sale for this Sunday's party with special guest Space Dimension Controller and can be purchased through RA.net HERE.
Celebrating it's opening weekend earlier in May, 5pointz in LIC is back up and running on the weekends with artists from all over the world seizing an opportunity to leave their mark on the legendary graf spot run by fellow writer MERES ONE. Spent the early afternoon of Memorial Day taking in the aroma of fresh Montana paint before heading over to the Swag Memorial BBQ at PercussionLab.
After their Swag Funeral house party brought hefty fines from the 5-0, the Swag Memorial BBQ was held to help pay off some of the fines incurred by the aparment's residents. The lineup on the day featured sets from Spectacal, Liondub, Melo-X, Buck UK, Sepalcure and more; while the crowd took full advantage of the outdoor patio area to soak up some sun and nosh on some freshly grilled swag delicacies. You check check out the full photo gallery HERE via thecultureofme.
PercussionLab streams live from One Last Shag in Brooklyn every Monday from 9pm-2amEST live, so get involved!!