Old Man Post // Kahn – “Dread”

Amazing how dubstep became a full-on genre, with a universe of sub-genres, in just a decade. That’s the power of the internet. We’ve got brostep, post-dubstep, trap, maximal stuff like Rustie, witch house, commercial dubstep or EDM whatever the fuck that means. Probably more genres too.

*witch house obviously owes heavily to R&B and industrial too, but probably wouldn’t have happened without dubstep.

Really hope EDM dies fast. Really sick of getting requests for The Aviciis. Last year, a bro requested that levels song and spilled a beer on my laptop and I’ll never forget that. He was like “oooooooo maaaaaa bad bro….” Fuck you Aviciis. [old man moment] In my senior year of high school, we listened to AFI, T.I., and  Dipset; maybe a little Aphex Twin. Now these kids are poppin molly and wilding out to The Sweedish House Mafias. Shit is so corny.

But I love DJing at Mural bar once a month, because kids come up and flash an iPhone in my face with “The Sweedish House Mafias????” written in Notes, and I just point upstairs toward the realm of terror called Pheobe 3D Club, and its neighbor “Laughing Bar,” and tell em that’s where they can hear that. They may make a sad face (or a face of disbelief that I don’t have that music), but the kids don’t leave. See, they already paid the RMB100 open bar, so if I wanna play Egyptian Lover, I can, and I have seen the Aviciis generation wild out to some Egyptian Lover, they just didn’t know what was going on. That’s a beautiful thing.

When it comes to dubstep, a lot of cats get caught-up in all that mid-range tomfoolery and forget bout the dub. Not Kahn, one of my favorite producers for the past few years, ever since “Like We Used To” came out.  He’s got several releases on Deep Medi, one of the most-respected classic dubstep labels, plus a killer 12″ “Backchat” on Hotline Recordings. Can’t forget about “Percy” either. Definitely one to watch.

Kahn – Dread

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dark tracks for dark days

last week was a dark time, with the food poisoning and all..

here’s some music that got me through it.

Lunice – Bricks (TOMMY KRUISE REMIX)

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and while we’re talking about that Lunice remix, here’s the Love Bang edit/mash-up of that one.

on a similar tip, here’s the Grandtheft edit of Crystal Castles’ “Not in Love.” Really dope, this one.

Crystal Castles Feat. Robert Smith – Not In Love (Grandtheft Edit)

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and….here we’ve got our brand new remix of Friend or Foe’s “Double Down” – a tale of debts and desperation. pretty stripped back this one, by DJ Caution and myself.

[The Super Ayi Cleaning Team gwan be at 390 Bar this Friday supporting Friend or Foe for the release of their remix album, which this track appears on - be there, you'll get a free CD at the door plus there's live sets by many of the remixers and a performance by Friend or Foe themselves.]

Finally, some dark dub/dubstep by one of my favorites – Kahn, this time working with Neek as Gorgon Sound. Love this track.

Gorgon Sound – Find Jah Way (Dubplate Version)

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