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Music Mondays with Dirty D: the darker side of dubstep

This week I am revisiting dubstep but this time we’re going to take a look at the darker side of dubstep.

In my own pursuit for new music, I came across a sub-genre of dubstep that is darker and deeper sounding.  My friends Justin Crescendo Abraham and Spencer Spire Jones are responsible for introducing me to this darker sound of dubstep.  Spire is a local Sacramento DJ/producer who is also another GRIMEY resident and is also a part of FathomSound.  Spire mixes darker/deeper sounding dubstep as well as other styles of bass music.  If have you can catch Spire mixing at GRIMEY or you can check out his soundcloud for tracks that he produces.

Back to the music; I totally fell in love with this style of dubstep quickly.  This darker style of dubstep leaves a profound impact on the listener especially when it’s listened with the appropriate equipment and venue. I have learned through my friends Crescendo & Spire that this style of music produces sounds and tracks with very low frequencies and technical drum patterns that are best projected with specific equipment to enjoy those sounds at its fullest potential.  Those frequencies are what give the listener that “wobble” feeling and in my personal experience breathless.

Sacramento’s own bass night, GRIMEY, is great place to check out this style and other styles bass music, featuring heavy hitting bass from FathomSound.  FathomSound’s sound system is the ideal system that you would want to enjoy dark dubstep.  If you have a chance checkout GRIMEY tomorrow at townhouse for a taste of bass music and if you are not able to make it out here are some tracks that you can enjoy just make sure in whatever method you choose to listen to these tracks that you have a decent set of headphones or sound system where you can hear these tracks as close as they were meant to be heard.

Biome – “Pum Bum”

J:Kenzo – “The Roteks”

Distance – “Falling”

SP:MC & LX One – “Hunted”

Sleeper – “GTFO”

Kryptic Minds – “Can’t Sleep”


*featured front page image of DJ Crescendo by Eric Twopercento Kim*

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Music Mondays in June with Diana!

It’s that time of the week readers; MUSIC MONDAY! Well let me introduce myself; my name is Diana Garcia and I am a big music fan of all genres but lately I have focused on the electric dance music (EDM), DNB/Jungle & Dubstep.  I enjoy sharing my love of music with my friends and family so one of my closest friends Valerie asked if I would help her out with Music Monday’s for her blog for this month of June.

There is just so much music out there I am always discovering something new and I would like to share some of my discoveries with you.  For this week’s Music Monday I will be sharing some dubstep tracks. I feel that it’s appropriate to start with dubstep since Tuesday is GRIMEY.

GRIMEY is Sacramento’s own dubstep/bass night and it’s located at Townhouse every other Tuesday featuring the latest dubstep/bass DJ’s and producers. GRIMEY’s residents are DJ WHORES and DJ CRESCENDO and the sound is by FathomSound.  The tremendous sound system of FathomSound and combination of great bass artists at GRIMEY is an event that you wouldn’t want to miss.  If hearing/feeling hard-hitting bass is your thing than this is the place to be on Tuesday.

Well let’s get back to the music. I have selected a few artists from one of my favorite dubstep music labels; DubPolice.  I have had the pleasure to see some DubPolice’s artists live at several different venues.  Dub Police has chosen some of the most talented artists to be on their label so I am not surprised that every time I have seen one of their shows I have never been disappointed. Here are just a few of my favorite artists and their tracks from DubPolice and I hope you enjoy:

“Champion Skank” – Caspa

“Fabrication” – Emalkay

“Ultra Skank” – KGB

“Turn Me On” – Subscape

Sneak Peak for next week’s Music Monday:

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is this upcoming weekend so I will be featuring music from artists that will be performing at EDC. Stay tuned in.

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music monday: almost so late its tuesday…

I have a confession. I love a LOT of mainstream dubstep. Back in my punk rock and hardcore/metalcore days I wouldn’t be caught dead listening to anything mainstream, let alone trendy…but in my old age I don’t have more than 1 shit to give, let alone give 2 shits about whatever anyone else thinks of my musical preferences. I know what I like, I know I can appreciate good music (or fun aka trendy music), and I have no shame bumping my favorite songs in my little 08 Nissan Sentra, Sally. She loves that shit, the bass sounds pretty decent for a stock car sound system, good call Nissan.

ANYWAY.  Here are a few of my favorites, they just happen to all be dubstep today, and yes, a little mainstream, if you don’t like it…well thats too bad for you cause these are pretty dang good songs.

Gemini – “Blue”

The Neptune Project – “Aztec (Marlow Remix)”

Ellie Goulding – “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

Easy Star All Stars – “Money (The Alchemist Remix)” this one is for all you old school peeps out there. <3

Hope you enjoyed these few songs I’ve been loving on this weekend.