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TRG

Broken Heart (Martyn Remix)

TRG

Broken Heart (Martyn Remix)

Sublime deep house style re-fix from the immeasurably brilliant Martyn.

156

DUSK & BLACKDOWN

Crackle Blues (Burial remix)

DUSK & BLACKDOWN

Crackle Blues (Burial remix)

One of the finest Burial productions out there, pure indefinable bass science.

156

A Made Up Sound

Density

A Made Up Sound

Density

Purest techno/dub hybrid styles from the mind of Dave Huismans aka 2562.

156

JOKER

80's

JOKER

80's

skewed synths and rumbling subs providing an anchor for crafty keywork, gangsta styles.

156

HELIXIR

Springz & Wires

HELIXIR

Springz & Wires

Deep, darkside synths and skipping breakstep patterns executed with immense attention to detail.

156

MARK PRITCHARD & STEVE SPACEK

Turn It On (instrumental)

MARK PRITCHARD & STEVE SPACEK

Turn It On (instrumental)

Smart, soulful breaks-driven dubstep deconstruction, wonky styles.

156

DEADBEAT

Turbulence

DEADBEAT

Turbulence

Richly textured and propulsive bassline variation in 4/4 from this long established Techno/Dub producer.

Hybriddubstep
156

SHACKLETON / RICARDO VILLALOBOS

Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos' Apocalypso Now Mix)

SHACKLETON / RICARDO VILLALOBOS

Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos' Apocalypso Now Mix)

Quite possibly the archetypal Dubstep/Techno hybrid...

156

ANDY STOTT

Handle With Care

ANDY STOTT

Handle With Care

Intense low-end reduction, a sort of Minimal dubstep roller with all the excess trimmed off.

156

2562

Morvern

2562

Morvern

Effortlessly spacious dancefloor killer from Dave Huismans' debut album.

156

VARIOUS PRODUCTION

Hater (Zomby Mix)

VARIOUS PRODUCTION

Hater (Zomby Mix)

Sick hookup, man of the moment Zomby re-working the absolutely classic 'Hater'.

156

PEVERELIST

The Grid

PEVERELIST

The Grid

Perfectly pitched 4/4 deconstruction from Bristol's Tom Ford.

156

TRG / 2562

Losing Marbles (2562 Remix)

TRG / 2562

Losing Marbles (2562 Remix)

Another priceless hookup, 2562 layering brittle funk and lubricted bass swoops...

156

SURGEON

Part 3

SURGEON

Part 3

Not dubstep, but a roughass/bassline killer from a producer used to ignoring generic boundaries.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks feelin the dubstep hybrids”

Dubstep has divided and consolidated into distinct schools of sound, some settling into the predictable routine of halfstep templates and dub cliché, while others have forged a brilliant path through sonic innovation with an open mind to influences beyond the narrow confines of dark, smoke-filled rooms. The Dubstep/Techno love-in has captured the imagination of both sides of the divide, with seasoned dubstep heads starting to discover the world of Minimal techno, while purist clubs like Berghain have invited the likes of Shackleton and Scuba into the fold. But the cross-fertilisation extends beyond these two disciplines, elements of Drum & Bass, Hip Hop and House have also been notable influences on some of the most interesting dubstep out there, creating a multi disciplined low-end petri dish producing exciting and groundbreaking music for the next level. This selection offers a snapshot of just some of these composite sounds, a mixture of out-and-out scene classics and more obscure concoctions from the fringe.

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What do you think of this selection?
Any suggestions?
All comments are warmly welcomed.






On 17 Sep 10:39 absense said:
http://myspace.com/absense

“Burial..”

The remix of Crackle Blues by Burial is beautiful!

If people don't know about him already, check his album 'Untrue'.

On 17 Sep 13:11 Flint said:

“FLAC anyone?”

We all had this pricing argument earlier on. How 'bout a Flac version of the same package of 14 tracks?

On 17 Sep 13:16 Paul said:
http://www.hotcollective.co.uk

“hear hear on the flac!”

any chance of this happening? mp3 is just so, like, yesterday.

On 17 Sep 14:04 Peter said:
http://www.frogworth.com/utilityfog/

“OK, but...”

how about some GOOD dubstep next time instead of all this minimal 4/4 rubbish? ;)
The Villalobos has to be one of the most horrific abominations in a long time. Bah. The Burial remix is quite nice, despite sounding like everything else he's done of late.

On 17 Sep 14:18 Rodrigo said:

“Overall is a nice selection despite...”

The title of this selection should have been Dubstep hybrid instead of the plural meaning, it lacks some other dubstep influenced rhythms that makes the definition so much of a wide range genre nowadays, this installment could have been much greater and pleasant than just some dubbed out, deep and 4\4 patterns, obviously that doesn't means that there's not some amazing selections throughout.

The title is promising but not the selection overall.

On 17 Sep 15:02 Shlom said:
http://14tracks.com

“suggestions”

Hey Peter, Rodrigo, cheers for the comments. would be cool to hear some suggestions about what you'd have liked to have seen included, or generally what you're into on this tip.

On 17 Sep 17:03 Eduardo said:

“Iove hibrids”

I think that the dubstep hibrids are much more interesting than the traditional ones, i really like the 4/4 ones too. Im hearing the Deadbeat track and its awsome..
Brilliant 14tracks..

On 17 Sep 17:13 Rodrigo said:

Hey Shlom, your introduction's quite good and explains how the dubstep scene's going nowadays on but there's definitely a certain focus for that techno-dubstep bridge, one of the most prominent hybrids in those days, here's some suggestions...

Matty G, RSD, Mala or L-Wiz for the dub reggae influenced dubstep, Kromestar for some grimey moments, Dusk & Blackdown's last tune from their latest full length, titled Focus, is amazing if you want to introduce people for that Detroit techno approach full of melodic grooves.

Quest or Silkie for some deep soulful vibes, Skream or Benga for some techy action or Coki , Rusko or Caspa for those wobblers moments. Geiom or Pinch with those brilliant vocal numbers or even a bit of Sub Swara with that marvellous Belgrade Riddim, perfect for those balkan beats lovers or a bit of Darkstar or Plastician those whose digs asiatic melodies, there are also so many names producing some experimental and innovative stuff like Rustie, iTAL tEK, Alien Pimp or UltraBlack to name but a few that deserved a reference within the dubstep genre.

This is from the top of my head so thats why i thought that you people there didn't diversified as much as possible and as much your description does, you had bet in 3 productions from the same guy - Huisman - instead of introducing some other names in the scene and that said it sounds repetitive, just for the record i really likes 2562's music though, there are lot of good music with so many influences that's such a harsh task to choose 14 diverse tunes but it's quite possible i said.

And there's so many good Skull Disco's tunes out there, this Villalobos remix sounds rubbish when it comes to get into comparison with the original releases, so many great mid-eastern influenced with that brilliant percussion from the guys themselves, further that its not difficult to choose a better version than this one.

On 17 Sep 17:15 paul said:
http://www.ktandpaul.com

“www.ktandpaul.com”

Its really good!

On 17 Sep 18:09 Hudson said:

“Rodrigo”

Sorry Rodrigo but those suggestions are mostly exactly the kind of dubstep that bores me. You're saying that Matt G, Rusko or L-Wiz have anything more interesting to say than Martyn, Surgeon or Peverelist? and hasn't Rustie already been bigged up on boomkat and 14tracks nufftimes? Think the selection is spot on.

On 17 Sep 18:31 dubwalla said:

“excellent”

great selection... my only problem with it is that own most of them already to the price break on the package doesn't work out for me!

everyone into this sound needs to listen to peverelist's mix for the resident advisor podcast a while back. an essential recording for fans of the techno-dubstep movement.

On 17 Sep 19:06 Rodrigo said:

I didn't said that some of these artists have anything more interesting than those selected, i was giving some hints for a more diversified compilation, being better or worst is always a bit of a subjective matter don't you think? The question here is... they produce stuff in another tip within the dubstep definition, so said that we're covering another hybrid like some of those that was described in the introduction.

What's boring for you it isn't boring for me and vice versa, while selecting 14 tracks to some other people listen for we have to pay attention is that we can't think only in our preferences.

On 17 Sep 20:19 Adam said:
http://www.myspace.com/halogenbulbs

“M m m Music”

first of all 14 track is such a good concept!
personally i'm really into the mega deep aspects to all these tracks. Artists like Sick Rebel or Quark & Ruckspin would have worked well, and i've always found Slew as a good alternative to the 2-step Burial sound.
Would be nice to see some really techy, cyber-lazer bass stuff going on. Stuff by Nagual Sound Experiment, iTAL tEK or Screenager would show the more abrasive side of the genre.

On 17 Sep 23:59 Pat Armstrong said:

“Buying 2 collections at once?”

Just tried to buy this and another 14 tracks selection at the same time – and while the discounts for both selections were applied here (totalling £13.72), but when I was moved to the Boomkat site to check out, my order price jumped to around £19! Normally wouldn't be a big deal (just buy them both separately), but buying overseas stuff on an Australian credit card means I get charged a small fee each time...

On 18 Sep 10:08 Shlom said:
http://14tracks.com

“Hi Pat”

i think the issue you've had is to do with a territorial restriction with one of the earlier selections, i'll email you with details.

On 19 Sep 13:53 Peter said:
http://www.frogworth.com/utilityfog/

“Sorry for the negativity :/”

I just happen to be allergic to 4/4 stuff most of the time, and I find it so boring compared to the wonderful dubstep sound, so I get annoyed at Boomkat's frequent pillorying of the "mainstream" dubstep sound in favour of this techno hybrid thing. As Rodrigo said, there was the implication that there'd be more than just, basically, techno/house-style dubsteppy stuff. To me, that stuff's not innovative or fresh, but of course it comes down to taste...

I'll second (third) the iTAL tEK shoutout, and there's a lot of breakcore artists enjoying the dubstep sound at the moment (Ebola, Cardopusher etc). And Funckarma's latest "Dubstoned" EPs are dub/dubstep-influenced idm - admittedly the 2nd one is still forthcoming on Ad Noiseam, and seems better than the first.

I wish I had more suggestions, but I love that boring old half-step, dubby groove, with heavy bass and fractured off-beat beats, and find minimal techno as tedious this time round as it was the first time.
That said, I regret being rude above :( You chaps are doing wonders for promoting interesting music, and 14tracks is a fab initiative!

On 20 Sep 17:30 To Shlon said:

“To Shlon”

Shlon, you requested suggestions....I love the 14tracks concept, and I've bought a few full sets. But, I'm dying to see you guys make a good Eurocrunk set. Are you guys up for the challenge? If so, I'll be the first to buy those 14 tracks.

On 24 Sep 15:53 maniark said:

“T++ anyone???”

I love this sound and have most of these great tracks. BUT where is T++ in this mighty selection!!? A must.

On 30 Sep 11:27 said:

“hater..”

lovley chart. got a few, been lovin the villalobos + surgeon on vinyl long time!! joker's nice, zomby's the winner tho, epic source material!

On 09 Oct 16:44 Dave said:
http://www.soundcloud.com

“Awesome selection”

2562 is king of the dubstep hybrid!