With Notting Hill Carnival is just around the corner the Get Low Cartel has put together a warm-up party not to be missed on Saturday 28th at Dogstar in Brixton, London.
The GLC has done what we do best and put on a naughty line-up of dirty basslines and non-stop party vibes to get your feet a-movin on the dancefloor and gunfingers firmly poised in the air.
Line-up so far:
★ Mensah ★
Needing no introduction, the badboy of bass has been killing the scene for a while now and steadily rising through the ranks to become one of Dubstep's greatest with his unique sound and forward thinking musical stylings that make his sets impossible to top.
★ Madboy Zimba ★
(The Brothers Grime)
Honourary member of the GLC, Madboy Zimba cannot be categorised. Breaking the mould for traditional turntablism this tropical troublemaker tears up the dancefloor wherever he goes; with regular bookings all over London this is someone you are bound to see alot more of.
★ Fazhands ★
Close friend to the GLC, Fazhands is a musical Gee. Ridiculous turntable skills and a mind built for production, there's no wonder as to why this man is killing it with tours in Europe and LA and getting mad props from Radio 1's MistaJam.
★ RB ★
- RB is on his way to be one of the D&B greats. Having dj'd alongside Andy C, Scratch Perverts, Friction, Adam F, Nero + more and a number of unofficial releases you will not be let down.
★ Phaze One ★
Murkage Cartel resident and BPM founder Phaze One has been tearing up the dance for years. Make no mistake, this man will get your feet skanking and your heart pounding, with his blend of the best UK Funky, Garage and Bashment around.
★ Lo Note Cartel ★
(AnyGuy, Futurist, Dunkan B)
With a naughty clothes range, flyer designs and artwork used by some of the best, a well-maintained popular blog and events & dj sets across the country, theres not much these lads can't do - NOT TO BE MISSED
The Creators Project: Are you mostly making music in front of a computer these days?
Yes, I spend a lot of time in front of my laptop, especially since I gave up almost all my outboard gear in favor of producing my songs exclusively on my MacBook. The truth is, it is way more simple and fun to have all my means of production in one place. And when I say “production,” I also include preparing my mixes, writing my emails, posting stuff on my blog, and reading the news. All these things together help keep me busy and, in a way, creative.
Do you think the transition to software-based tools to create music was natural for you considering that both hip-hop and electronic music were heavily gear-based in their early incarnations?
Well, both of the genres I focus on were born out of electronic gear. I mean, there would be no hip-hop, and, naturally, no “electronic music” at all if it wasn’t for electronic equipment. Plus, it’s fair to say that these genres pushed the gear manufacturers forward to broaden the possibilities of what you could do with, say, a sampler or a synthesizer—and I’m talking about 1988, and 1989, way before computers took over. And the opposite is also true: brands like Akai, Roland, E-MU, even Technics influenced these genres in the same way a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Stratocaster influenced rock ’n’ roll.
Can you give us some specific examples of why you prefer the process of making tracks on your computer?
There’s really nothing crazy interesting about doing music in front of a computer if you’re not the one actually doing it. It’s as boring as watching somebody checking emails. It’s the reason why I don’t like laptop DJs or, even worse, laptop-based “live performances.”
Yeah, I guess you’ve got a good point there. Hopefully the projects you’re currently involved in are a bit more interesting to perform live.
What are you up to right now?
I’m starting a new band with British producer Riton that’s all about house music. We’ve been working on it since last June. We’re trying to take it back to those days where dance music was all about shopping for beats in your local record store and partying like there was no tomorrow every Friday night. We’re still looking for a good name for our band, so if you think of one, let us know.
Speaking of looking for things, are you one of these music nerds who spends hours trying to track down the perfect sample for a particular track?
That’s a good question, thank you for asking. First of all, I’ve never been called a music nerd. Samples are everywhere. When is the last time you heard of somebody actually spending hours looking for a sample? Get on iTunes, get on Soulseek, get on LimeWire. Get on YouTube!
Is there a particular technological development or invention you’re especially looking forward to?
I can’t wait for the smokeless cigarette. It will get people back in the clubs.
If you could invent one type of new and seemingly impossible type of technology, what would it be?
Easy question: I badly need a time suspender to make good moments last forever.
>>>> UPDATE >>>>>
The news of Mehdi's death is tragic, and pretty haunting for us as we only saw Mehdi last Saturday (Bestival 2011) smashing the Big Top with Riton as Carte Blanche. I never met the guy, but the above video interview does more than enough to show that Mehdi was a super cool guy that people were priviledged to know.
Rinse FM aren't wasting any time with their bright young hope Katy B. 'Katy on a Mission' hasn't even seen release yet but the next single has already been filmed and distributed as the label seek to claim maximum exposure out of the hugely positive reactions to the Katy B project so far. Entitled 'Louder', the new single is a Zinc production through and through and maps out as a slightly more radio friendly edit on the 'crack house' sound. Katy B has the UK's top producers on lock (the next single has been produced by Geeneus) and we hope this single recieves the commercial acclaim it deserves.
Get Low cohorts and all-round great promotions crew Basslaced have launched their podcast series, kicking off with an almighty mix from N-type, Rinse Fm stalwart and Dubstep legend. This is a seriously weighty introduction to the podcast industry and should turn a few heads.
Here's another addition to the Skream & Benga show!
Nah, just kidding. But no-one else is doing remarkable things in my opinion (other than Zinc & Redlight), so bear with it.
(Yeah, these tunes are HAAAAAAARD).
Skream's given away another fat tune. I don't hate power-drill Dubstep straight off, it's just that if I have to listen to an hour of it I feel like I'm experiencing an 'advanced interrogation technique' at Guantanamo Bay. Anyway, this goes off in the rave. Well done sir.
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