Digital Mystikz co-creator, and all around dubstep don Mala was finally presented as the featured guest on BBC Radio 1‘s Essential Mix broadcast last evening. Coming fresh off the heels of Mala in Cuba‘s success lock in below for streams and downloads of the two-hour radio session from April 13, 2013.
Check below for download and tracklist information.
First things first, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to readers of this site old and new. It has been an interesting year for me both on and off this site.
During the beginning of the year I was unable to focus full attention to the site, however I cannot thank people enough for allowing to essentially ‘pick up where we left off‘ and continuing to support the site as things has smoothed out a bit recently.
Continue beneath the fold for more gratitude, looking forward for the site, and an exclusive live dj mix of mine for you to download or stream.
A nice mix uploaded today from Whistla, the man behind Sub.FM, which has been the home to Distal and I hosting Late Nite Tip, for over a year.
At the behest of many, Whistla takes a short respite from the swivel vibe to put together an essential collection of classics of deeper and darker tunes well fitted to the colder weather and shorter days ahead. Full tracklist beneath the fold, but be sure to pick this one up. Really, he plays ‘Plate,’ that’s all you need to know. If I was going to put together a ‘best of’ set, this is pretty close; ‘Plate,’ ‘Nomad,’ ‘1st Dynasty’ were all tunes I fell in love with when I first discovered the genre. If you appreciate real dubstep, you will appreciate this. If you are one of these Johnny Come-Lately’s to the dubstep scene, well… here is some culture for you. Know your roots.
Whistla has this one up on Mixcloud recorded strictly off vinyl and recorded in 320, presenting these tunes in the quality the deserve to be heard in. Big up to Whistla and all the Sub.FM DJs and fans supporting a good thing.
I am glad to find myself fortunate to have caught James Blake‘s live performance in Toronto a little over a week ago. Bass Music‘s favorite son has continued his tour across North America most recently with a stop at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, where he contributed a short video interview.
In addition, Blake paid homage to Digital Mystikz‘ anthemic and timely ‘Anti-War Dub‘ by performing a live interpretation of the classic dubstep track as an encore to his performance last evening.
Thanks to Kozee for capturing this one and getting it on YouTube so fast, and much thanks to Big Up Magazine via Sonic Ambulance TV for providing the heads up to the interview video as well.