NPR's Bob Boilen (host of All Songs Considered
): "People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.
" (video) [more inside]
Watch out for tongue splinters.
Deep sea scientist Craig McClain is investigating communities which thrive on wood that falls to the bottom of the sea, so he "chunked 36 logs overboard"
. You want to see footage of the experiment set to dubstep? Course you do.
[via mefi projects
, a.k.a. the most patient cat in the world. [previously]
is an artist who has made reconstructions of extinct creatures' vocal tracts
, extrapolating from extant species and fossil remains. The Extinction Orchestra
. [more inside]
This week's Essential Mix
features the 23 year old musical prodigy Mat Zo
who takes you on a 70-track tour through almost every genre of uptempo dance music
over the course of two hours, beautifully tied together with poetic quotes from Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
DJ /rupture has made "8+ hours of mixes"
available for free download (with a donate button). [more inside]
Based on the hit videogame, Fruit Ninja:
The Movie The Brostep Video
(SLYT. Caution, contains dubstep-like music.)
Illusion of Choice.
A dubstep routine by the quartet Dragon House. Mind. Blown. [SLYT] [via
] [more inside]
A bad ass on blades represents. Jack Uzi
GRiZ - Mad Liberation.
Take a 21 year old bedroom producer from Michigan, raise them on the the internet with a near complete access to the history of modern music with a focus on electronic/dance and apparently you get this incredibly humanistic and cross-cultural album that's both homage, monument and appropriation of hundreds of influences in modern music in an incredibly dubby dubstep framework. (Free album download here.
Fan versions of the Game Of Thrones theme are not unknown to YouTube, but here is
a cat singing the Game of Thrones opening theme
thanks to modern wizardry. [more inside]
A Capella Dubstep (slyt)
Offered without explanation, because honestly, you can't explain something like this.
is a fun little dance routine by Gerardam, two brothers from India, Johnnathan and Joshua Gerard. Via Ministry of Manipulation
, who say, "... this is what happens when two clowns become excellent dancers." Johnnathan composed the music.
A robotic disagreement turns serious when they drop the bass
- An Animated Guide [slyt] [via]
is dedicated to the search [for new music on Bandcamp]
. It's here, on this humble blog that we shed light
on bedroom artists
in their most defining moments
. If you want what's popular today, Dingus is not the blog for you
. But, if you want what's fringe, pure and passionate then you've somehow landed on the right URL
." [more inside]
"Rhyece O’Neill is an intense young man. A polemical folk singer, a producer of bass-heavy dance music, a protester, and a digital media worker for a major record label. He’s unlike anyone else in Australia’s dubstep landscape.
" Cyclic Defrost interviews O'Neill
, aka electronic/dub/dubstep producer Westernsynthetics
, and head of the Sub Continental Dub
label. You can skip the rest and hear two streaming mixes from Westernsynthetics
, 19 tracks from the Sub Continental Dub label
, plus the label's first three singles
, or continue inside for background, context, and even more music. [more inside]
It's only been about 12 years since Jamie Woon picked up a guitar and started writing songs, but he's progressed from his days of being a fan of Brit-pop, and his current work has been classified as sobstep, dubpop, and lovestep, or simply "the new pop music."
"At the heart of what I do is R&B, it's groove-based vocal-led music, and I try to sing about things that are close to my heart and that matter to me," says Woon
. His sound
has garnered a lot of praise, including placing 4th
in The Sound of 2011
, the annual British music industry poll. More of Woon's background and music inside. [more inside]
What, exactly, is Dubstep
? Electronic music artist Bassnectar explains.
"With a little help from the internet, the genre grew because it was so unique.
But in growing, it also evolved. The relaxed, dubby vibe got pushed aside to make way for more. More wobble, more sounds, more everything. Maximize to maximize."
Liquido asks: Who killed Dubstep? (more)
are polka dancers redubbed.
is really good at dancing. SLYT. Watch in fullscreen if possible.
A couple hours of streaming music
, courtesy of the friends of Bloglin
(potentially NSFW banner, if you aren't blocking scripts). Browse through the audio on Soundcloud
(57 uploads to date, and most are mixes), or sort through Blogin by categories (29 Keep Watch mixes
, 167 mixtapes
, and 3,235 music posts [though many are reviews and don't include handy downloads]
). The music is mostly electronic, with some odd jaunts
into post-rock/gothic styles
and even some punk
. [more inside]
The BBC Philharmonic and Nero present A Dubstep Symphon
"DJ Fresh - Louder (Doctor P & Flux Pavilion Remix)" DUBSTEP, The dancers are ( in order) Marquese "nonstop" Scott/ Julius "iglide" Chisolm / Cyrus "glitch" Spencer . Videography by Jason Locklear
The only thing more off the hook than these Indian guys doing a Classic Dance
is the Dubstep Version
of the same video. (via)
September 2010 marked 20 years of Ninja Tune
, the independent label formed by the duo known as Coldcut
. Starting with an album by the duo that they released under a different group name
, the small UK label has since spiraled out to include three separate imprints
(plus an artist-specific mini-label
), with an extensive collection of singles, EPs and albums
from an ever-growing list of artists
. More history in words, music and video awaiting inside... [more inside]
In the waning days of the Disco era, Larry Levan
crafted a new style of dance music, which, like House music in Chicago, came to be named after the nightclub where it was most played, the Paradise Garage
. Garage music may have started with disco, but over the decades, it's evolved in some surprising ways: [more inside]
is from the UK. It's typified by skittering, shuffled, syncopated rhythms with lots of triplets, dissonant and minor tonality, and most strikingly... (sub)bass. It uses a lot of effects
people associate with dub
. Crank your woofer and listen to the likes of Skream
(who has done a pretty good introductory mix), Plastician
, Digital Mystikz
, and El-B
. [more inside]