POP! Goes Dubfluencial – Drink The Bass!
Now im very sure this mix will cause some controversy amongst the whats ‘Dubstep’ whats not ‘Dubstep’ debate. Its just a one off special called POP! Goes Dubfluencial which focuses on some of the more commercial tracks that have had the ‘Dubstep/Bass’ make over. Some consider these tunes to cheapen the true roots and sounds of Dubstep. Whats yours?. I love Dubstep not, just because its all about hard bass etc but the fact its turned into something no other Genre has managed to really do. Your allowed, with or without scrutiny to produce what you want and still have the same audiences appreciation.
Take 16bit for example, they have made tunes like Chainsaw, Jump, along side remixes of The Blank etc. But then on the flip push out tunes like Skyline which holds the deeper more intelligent sound of Dubstep which most would say pulls more to the roots. It shows that there is an audience for both and its usually the same audience in the first place no matter what you read on forums or blogs. I love to go to a rave, here some hard bass no matter the genre or what its called, then be able to come home and listen to some real Dubstep with depth and wind down. Its the perfect combination.
Also remixes of pop tunes or jumping into the commercial market also benefits and gives back to some of the bigger producers who have contributed allot to this scene i.e. Skream on his La roux mix which actually pissed all over the original and got him a nice tasty pocket of gold but is it the right thing to do? Is it a sell out? Obviously some of these are just boot legs but some are real commercial remixes. But we all know Skream isnt just going to abandon ship and never do anything again on the underground level, its for the moment a perfect balance that so many other genres have not achieved.
You would be surprised how many people who love Dubfluencial have loved the Dubfluence mix and ask me constantly when im going to do another one! I would love to make more Dubfluence mixes which i feel do keep the roots firmly in place and glad new generations like 16bit are doing that so hopefully more tunes drop so i can do these mixes more often. But i also love the evolution of the sound from the likes of Jakes, Datsik, Tekstep, Borgore etc who are taking the sound into new exciting places.
Lets hope the Dubstep market and fans continue to do what to me anyway they have always done and embrace everything new with open arms yet still push and educate the newer generations on sticking and understanding the roots without prejudice and segregation or all that will end up is a new divide like the great era of Garage/Grime which didn’t end well for any party.
Either way, whether you see this as good or bad makes no difference to the fact its happening and we are here to educate the good, the bad and the ugly! But to balance the equation watch out for an exclusive Heny G guest mix and another installment of Dubfluence!
Now less of a rant and more with the riddims! Hope you all enjoy and theres a few cheeky throwbacks and even couple of exclusives for your ears.
Tracklist:01. Welcome To The World – Kevin Rudolf Feat Kid Cudi (High Ranking Mix)02. Say It – Booty Luv (Nero Remix)
03. Boyz – M.I.A. (Dub & Run Remix)
04. Im Not Alone – Calvin Harris (Doorly Remix)
05. No Sowndbwoy No Cry – Don Goliath (DZ Remix)
06. Get It – Grand Puba (12th Planet Remix)
07. Me N My – Benga Feat Eve
08. Lollipop – Lil Wayne (Nasty Ways Remix)
09. Watch The Sun Come Up – Example (Joker & Ginz Remix)
10. Im Not Your Toy – La Roux (Nero Remix)
11. Hate 2 Love U – Marchmellow
12. Womanizer – Britney Spears (Borgore Remix) [EXCLUSIVE]
13. Throw Some D’s – Starkey Remix
14. Against All Odds – Kano (Chase & Status Remix)
15. Paris Is Burning – Ladyhawke (HavocNdeeD Remix)
16. Guilty – Kosheen (Plastician Remix)
17. Where I Belong – Sia [EXCLUSIVE]