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Joker – Digidesign

Heavy bass pumping beat, absolutely enourmous on the subs, with one of the most powerful ‘choruses’ of any dubstep beat to date. Joker’s become more of a mainstream electronic artist in recent months, being presented on the front cover of XLR8R (Accelerator) magazine for its December 2009 issue, whilst his tunes continue to be played throughout bars and clubs around the UK and worldwide.

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September 28, 2010 Posted by | Dubstep, Electro | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Max Cooper

So the first track that sprang to mind was Max Cooper’s Symphonica. Max Cooper’s residency at Firefly, Nottingham brought him to my (and many other’s) attention. This tune from last year is seriously, supremely crafted – but not only that – it’s beautiful, too.

For those who enjoy this track,  follow the link  to find out about a free party at the Rhythm Factory he’s playing in October – he’s rather special live. You must  sign up, don’t forget : http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=127694893943743

September 7, 2010 Posted by | Electro, Techno | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Magnetic Man (Skream, Benga & Artwork)

Magnetic Man is the 2010 triple-threat combination of DJ’s and heavy electronic and dubstep producers Benga, Skream & Artwork.  They perform using three Apple Macbook Pro computers, one playing drum samples and loops, one playing basslines and the third playing lead sounds and samples. Artwork controls the master laptop, using Ableton Live, to which the other two are synchronised via midi. Their sets usually consist of a mix of original tracks produced together, and live remixes of Benga and Skream’s tracks, accompanied by synchronised projected visuals by Novak Collective.

The trio are set for live performances in England during the months of October and November, playing gigs up and down the country, notably at Glasgow’s Sub Club, London’s Heaven. and at Nottingham Trent University. They also have performances in Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Norwich.  April 7th’s issue of NME featured a special on Magnetic Man, where the trio claimed, ”We’re cooler than every other pop act out there”. Speaking as one of the 10 cover stars in a special edition of a revamped NME out this week (April 7) the trio, who are renowned for donning all black clothing and Ray-Bans, claim fans are going to be blown away by their forthcoming debut album. “Look at us! We’re cooler than every other pop act out there,” Benga declared. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut in a Cornish studio.”People are going to think ‘Wow’,” Benga added, before Skream, who was responsible for last year’s seminal ‘In For The Kill’ remix, explained: “They should be excited, we’re putting everything we’ve learned into the last 10 years into this project.”There’s some risky tracks on the album that we’ve done,” Artwork continued. “We could just sit down and write straight-up dubstep tracks, but instead we’re taking risks. We’re not doing what people expect.”

Check out the official website for more info; http://www.magneticman.net/

July 7, 2010 Posted by | Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Electro | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment