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Mala – The Essential Mix

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.

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NPR Music

NPR Music's Top 100 for 2012

Our friends over at NPR Music have made their list of Top 100 Songs for 2012 available for browsing and streaming over on their website.

Featuring selections this year from a number of albums and artists covered here, including Spiritualized, Mala, and Wiley, it felt only right to share the link here.


NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 [article]
Stream NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 on Spotify
Stream NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 on Rdio

Mala – Calle F / Cuba Electronica

Mala_cigRipped from a recent Gilles Peterson broadcast, Mala offers up this preview of ‘Calle F‘ one of the forthcoming selections from the DMZ and Deep Medi founder’s album of Cuban inspired rhythms. The project stems from the Gilles Peterson helmed wing of the Havana Cultura project, aimed at exposing Cuban influence on the global stage

I have to admit, I am a bigger fan of the single Cuba Electronica that has seen airplay on Joe Nice’s radio show featured below, but it’s exciting to catch the dramatic shifts in Mala’s music

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Appreciation From The Editor

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.

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Whistla - Dubstep Classics Vol. 1

Whistla – Dubstep Classics Vol. 1 Mix

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.

Whistla – Dubstep Classics Vol. 1 Mix [via Mixcloud]

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James Blake Interview / Anti-War Dub cover

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.

James Blake, class.