dark dubstep

February events

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There are a few things coming up, here are just some …

Source: GOOD STUFF – Launch Party

There is nothing quite like a good independant club night. Rite Trax are just one of the local purveyors, of course, along with Peachy and crew. I will be providing visuals for each of these and spinning a few at the Grooveyard event.

Source: In:flux x Peachy with Marcus Nasty (The Valentine’s Spesh)

Watch videos & listen free to Marcus Nasty. Leading funky DJ from London. Myspace description: DJ MARCUS NASTY began djing in 1998 with his first show on Flava fm in 1999. Marcus knew he could offer more to the music industry, so by bringing in vocalists, mc’s & rappers from around the UK, he formed the group N.A.S.T.Y. The 1st mc’s alongside Marcus were Sharky Major & Stormin’. Together they started gaining recognition amoungst the underground circuit and recruited the top dj/mc’s in the game – DJ Mac 10 and the best UK artists they could get involved – Nasty Jack, Hyper, Griminal, Little Nasty, Kano, D double e, Ghetto, Demon, Footsie, Monkey, Jammer, Kassimo,… Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.

Source: Marcus Nasty’s Biography — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at Last.fm

Nightlife and its joys

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There is nothing like the night and all of the joys you can find there. I miss my clubbing days. I miss djing and vjing, creating for events, entertaining even a small crowd. I have managed to play at quite a few clubs in and around Sheffield, also enjoying the events as an attendee. I had great fun going out to such and beyond to festivals and free parties with my daughters – yes! strange I know, but still. Even though I am in my 60s now I still love this music. It may seem odd for someone such as myself to still have a love of 2 step garage, drum and bass, dubstep, future bass, drumstep, trap, glitch and more but there you have it.





Aromatiq – chillstep, deep dubstep, intelligent dnb …

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Aromatiq – the 10th element by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

A new mix – deeper, darker, hints of vocal styles, always chilled and thoughtful.


Aromatiq – 11th hour by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud



Aromatiq – the 10th element by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Aromatiq intelligently revisited by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

here on an intelligent tip – a new discovery for me – Dub Phizix, providing a few tracks

on last.fm

also on last.fm

I really do have a serious taste these days for the atmospheric, the intelligent, the emotive. There is music within each of these mixes and the mixes as a whole, of course, that is truly emotive, wistful and more. I still love my Bukem, Photek, Hospital records and more, the developments recently are interesting.






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biome – a producer from Manchester – interesting …

Aromatiq – the full dozen by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

a mix with a few mentions of biome





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1. drumstep
A sub genre of drum and bass where the beat structure is “half time” but the remaining elements still adhere to the usual tempo and melody pattern style – the techniques and feel of dubstep with the faster pace of drum ‘n’ bass.
2. Drumstep
Drumstep is the incestuous lovechild of Drum ‘n’ Bass and Dubstep; taking the half-time swagger and wobble from Dubstep and mixing it with the general tempo and cadence of an Amen Break.

A few early stand out producers within this subgenre are Dub Foundation and Heist. Additionally, many current Drum ‘n’ Bass and Dubstep producers have written and produced Drumstep tracks or remixes. One such example might be Rob Swire’s Drumstep VIP mix of “Witchcraft”, from his band Pendulum’s latest album, “Immersion”

Out of the warehouse and into … by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud




the new mix

Second step to drums by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud