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on my boom box: feed me (with teeth), BBC essential mix

4 Jan

New year, same blog. Sometimes consistency is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

Even though it’s been awhile since my last post, I’m sort of pleased that my last post related to Basslights. I just got back a few days ago, and gawd what I wouldn’t give to go back. I’ll spare you a review, but suffice to say it was ah-mazing: Griz, Big G, Gramatik, A-Trak, Pretty Lights, and Bassnectar all killed it. Just when I think I’m ready to stop spending mad money seeing these artists over and over again, I realize it’s always worth it, every single penny.

A big part of the fun of going to out of town shows is the road trip- really, what’s a better excuse for clowning around with your friends in a new place for a few days? Traveling for shows is like the fun version of traveling for work- no distractions, just pure focus on the task at hand. But instead of work, your task is: have as much damn fun as possible.

I always have great compadres for these trips, most of whom are way more in the know about music than me. This weekend was no exception; and, sure enough, during a long, traffic-filled drive home, our road trip jams turned me on to a dope, new-to-me DJ: Feed Me.

Feed Me is the house/dubstep/moombahton project of John Gooch, a DJ from Hertfordshire who is also known as Spor. He has released a ton of music between his two projects over the past few years, the most recent of which has been on mau5trap, Deadmau5’s record label. But for me, the particular hook was his BBC Essential Mix. Picture this: I am hungover, running on zero sleep, sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on 95, and should probably be hating life. Instead, I’m head bopping and perking up at the sounds of Robyn into Radiohead dubstep remixes. If something could perk me up in that state, it’s damn good.

As DC’s luck would have it, Feed Me is coming to the 930 Club this month, albeit on a Sunday. But for the dedicated bassheads, this is one not to miss. Think about it.

In the meantime, please listen to this BBC Essential Mix in its entirety. You now have something to look forward to in your work day tomorrow!

BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix ft. Feed Me

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on my boombox: bassnectar explains dubstep in under three minutes

5 Jan

As a self-proclaimed bass head since maaaybe summer 2010, I have often fielded the simple but dreaded question: “so what IS dubstep, really?” I’m so happy that now, instead of muttering a wikipedia-level explanation, running away, and shouting “JUST LISTEN TO BASSNECTAR, IT’LL ALL MAKE SENSE”… I can now point to this video for a consice, intelligent explanation.

After watching, feel good about the fact that you kinda understand the mechanics of the down and dirty bass drop that’s melting your face during this oldie but goodie: “Yes,” Bassnectar and Datsik.