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Audialist EP by alex
July 12, 2014, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Ambient, Beats, BRILLIANT, Dubstep, Experimental | Tags: , , ,

On my latest label-digging frenzy I found Deep Heads – a UK-based dub label. Their latest release, the two-track debut EP from Audialist, is something you should indulge in immediately.

Stream the album (or buy it) here. For more releases, check out Deep Heads on Bandcamp.



Titus 12 – Karnak by Chris
March 11, 2014, 12:13 PM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Dubstep, Electronica | Tags: , , , , , , ,

So very tempted to make this blog all about the dope shit coming out of Melbourne, there’d be more than enough to post about.

Ex-Bristol turned Melbourne local Titus 12 had his Karnak EP unleashed by Uncomfortable Beats just before our long weekend. Filled with both familiar sounds and what appear to be some quirky field recordings, the production behind Karnak is a tight mix of dub and future beat.



Willow Beats – Alchemy EP by Chris

Fuck the Radio Collective home boys Willow Beats have been super busy, returning from a sold-out national tour to support the release of their second EP (below).

I had a quick exchange with Narayana earlier,

There are some tracks on the EP that I started a year ago, some that came together in the last few weeks!
We tried much more experimenting with this EP. There are a-lot more recorded samples and things like the water drops in Elemental (recorded in my bath tub). A-lot more attention was paid to the individual sounds as well. I wanted every small aspect to be as good as I could make it.
The tour was sold out which was incredible! It was amazing to see the amount of support we have! You don’t really realise from Facebook etc but when you see support in numbers its incredible.



Capeface by Chris

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Rapidly gaining a well-deserved following is UK-based Capeface, a name you may be familiar with if you checked out our FUCK THE RADIO: EXORCIST MIXTAPE. On-top of tagging this release BRILLIANT (oh shit yes) download it free here right now -> http://www.mediafire.com/?a1e22bbelyc70jo. I caught up with Capeface a little while back to ask a few quick questions- hit the soundcloud ‘play’ button below and read what he had to say while soaking up his lush sounds.

First up- where’d you start? How’d you get into music?

I had a really classical upbringing to music. I started learning to play the tuba as well as joining a choir at the age of 8, more out of curiosity than anything, and then over the years I developed a very theoretical understanding to music. I started writing music properly when I got to secondary school for my studies, and then it became a hobby. Ever since then I’ve gradually adapted my styles until I got to this stage now.

Where does the name ‘Capeface’ come from?

My mate and I had gone up to Sheffield for a rave. Quite a few drinks later, we ended up convincing the DJ’s we were professional MC’s, so they asked us to get up on the mic. When asked for our names, my mate already had his alias, and i was alias-less. At the time, i was wearing a cape fashioned out of a sleeping bag and had some LED glasses on, so under pressure just blurted out ‘Capeface’, and ever since then i just ran with it!

What was the first record/cd/single you bought with your own money for yourself?

I think the first CD I ever bought was actually ‘Air Guitar Anthems’. I used to listen to my parents rock vinyls, (the likes of Black, Sabbath, UFO, Motorhead etc.) when I was a kid. I was brought up on a diet of that and Queen! I was so sure I’d be a lead singer of a rock band …

What are you listening to at the moment?

I’m starting to delve deeper into the underground scene at the moment; I feel I’ve only just skimmed the surface. South London Ordnance, Paleman, Dusky, Blawan are just a few of the people that I’m particularly into right now. Audio Cultures label is pumping out some incredible tunes at the moment as well. Oh and Thology’s also got a new EP out called ‘Introspect’ that’s well worth a listen!

What will music sound like in 10 years?

I couldn’t possibly comment! Capeface has only been going for 9 months, before that I was writing electro house tunes. Judging by that, I’d probably say some Tuvan throat warbling?

What non-music release has the best music?

The stuff John Williams writes is just insanely good, ‘Star Wars’ has incredibly evocative as well as powerful music, so most of the films he writes scores for are just brilliant.

If you could collaborate with anybody living/dead, who would it be?

Probably Freddie Mercury, just an fantastic musician on so many levels, plus the music video would probably be jokes!

Lastly, what’s your alcoholic beverage of choice?

A good fine English Ale, one in particular called ‘Taking the Pith’, plenty of citrus-y undertones, I highly recommend it.



Fuck the Radio EXORCIST Mixtape by Chris

It’s about time we released another Fuck the Radio mixtape! Bee Ampersand spun this up on Halloween and it’s packed full of dank head-bobbing goodness from local/international artists mixed into a seamless flowing 30-minute set (with the tracks split up so you can enjoy them individually too!) ranging from trip-hop, dubstep and more.

DOWNLOAD:
http://www.mediafire.com/?hmtw6giptfop6nj

ALT LINK:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2xcbvopcqmh81l/FTR%20Exorcist%20Mixtape.zip

You can also check out more FTR mixtapes here.



Sorrow – 1988 by Chris
September 26, 2012, 2:15 PM
Filed under: Beats, BRILLIANT, Chilled, Dubstep, Electronica, Mellow | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s happening, I’m giving Sorrow the BRILLIANT tag of BRILLIANCE here on Fuck the Radio for his exquisitely amazing 1988. The dark, melancholic sounds and smooth, flowing nature of the track come together to create an emotionally stimulating peice of electronic music. Everything hits the nail on the head perfectly here, from the percussive sounds to the ambient swirls of noise that drift on overhead. Not many tracks get tagged brilliant, but this one has thoroughly earned it.

Sorrow – 1988



Robot Koch & Kuhn – Sludge by Chris
August 20, 2012, 8:50 PM
Filed under: Dubstep | Tags: , , ,

Robot Koch and Kuhn‘s collaboration for the upcoming Cosmic Waves release on Project: Mooncirlce is deep and dank.

The Berlin-based Robot Koch is dropping his dual 10″ release on August 31st. You can nab this track off of the record here:



Lindsay Lowend – Buzzsaw by Chris
August 13, 2012, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Dubstep, Electronica, Trap | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Fucking aye. Lindsay Lowend dropped this monster trap beat track two days ago and it’s been blowing the shit out of my sub-woofer.

I’ve been listening to this 808-riddled heavy bass beat music for quite some time before I knew that we were calling it ‘trap’- I’m not quite sure how I feel about the name- but as I said in the last post, I’m not here to needle genres. And who gives a shit anyway, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” after all. The facts are; its accessibility as a crossover for fans of electrionca, trip-hop, hip-hop and dubstep really puts trap in a position to be taking off in a BIG way. After seeing EDM heavyweight Diplo embracing it in what is possibly one of my favourite tracks of the year, I’m legitimately excited to see if it will creep into mainstream music as dubstep did, and perhaps inject some life into the ubiquitous sorry excuse for ‘hip-hop’ that we hear on the radio these days.



A Bliss Abyss – Moksha by Chris

AND we are back to regular posting schedule. What better way to kick off the week by welcoming all the new members of the Fuck the Radio family to an old favourite; A Bliss Abyss.

The North-Carolina based musician/psycho friend of mine has up and left his friends and family to hike the Appalachian trail solo with little resources to seek solitude. It’s some serious Into the Wild movie style shit, and standing at roughly 2,180 miles- the Appalachian trail passes through no less than 14 American states, and is one of the longest marked hiking trails in the world. Only one-quarter of those who attempt to hike the entire trail succeed. The journey typically takes six months to complete.

Anyway, enough of the geography lesson, you’re here for music; and A Bliss Abyss is one of the most talented and brilliant producers I have ever met. He released his EP for free download off of his website and is surviving entirely on the donations of fans.

The Moksha EP itself is one of the most beautifully crafted records of the year. I can’t recommend it more highly. An amazing blend of electronic music combined with guitar, topped off with brilliant production skills and an ear for incredible detail- this is something to have on repeat for quite a while. Grab it for free off of his website:

http://www.ablissabyss.com/



Cloud of Sounds – Glitch 2 by Chris
January 28, 2012, 8:21 PM
Filed under: Dubstep, Electronica | Tags: , , , , , ,

I’m back with a ripper of a sunburn.

The end of January is nearing- time really flies! It’s been about a year since Cloud of Sounds posted this WIP version of Glitch 2 on Soundcloud. A neat 2-step style chip-tune… (chip-step?) Glitch 2 combines simple basslines with quick-moving arpeggios to create a vintage-video-game-meets-dubstep style sound.

Download:

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Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/cloudofsounds



Nowan – Quantum Reality by Chris
December 27, 2011, 12:02 PM
Filed under: Dubstep, Electronica | Tags: , , ,

Nowan is a Sweedish producer who has been putting out some beautiful IDM tracks. He’s been picked up by Screwloose Records (who sign dubstep badmen KOAN Sound and Tim Ismag) to release a debut EP early next year.

This track Quantum Reality was released as part of Screwloose’s free Christmas EP which you can find here. It’s fundamentally an IDM track, but now that ‘dubstep’ is such a blog-friendly genre label, I suppose it would be fair to call it that as well. There is a deep sub-bass throughout that grounds the whole track, leaving the beautiful synths and pads to create an expansive atmosphere throughout. This is not a track for laptop speakers or ipod headphones. This is something to play though a proper stereo-system and really enjoy.The glitchy effects and drums are used to perfect effect- somethimes it can be too tempting for artists to over-use stuttering effects and sliced samples in IDM, leaving the track sounding messy; but Nowan has utilised them perfectly.

Download:
Nowan – Quantum Reality

Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/nowanmusic

Screwloose EP:
http://soundcloud.com/s-13/sets/screwloose-free-christmas-ep/




Inaudible – Echo Chamber by Chris
December 15, 2011, 11:11 PM
Filed under: Dance, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , , ,

My issue these days is that there are so many amazing artists out there putting out countless good songs- I have a tough time deciding who I want to write about!

Inaudible is without doubt deserving of a post- his music is brilliant. That’s right, he’s getting tagged as BRILLIANT. Welcome to the club Inaudible. I spent the past hour trying to decide which of your songs I was going to post until I finally gave up and picked at random. Echo Chamber is just that perfect level of heavy upbeat glitch-hop that I absolutely love. There are some crazy sounds in this track that suck you in, and on each subsequent listen it becomes clear just how much attention to small details goes into this music.

Echo Chamber does not need vocals to make it better- to the contrary, it’s actually too good for vocals… something every producer of this genre sound strive to achieve in my opinion.

Check out the Scathed Youth EP from Inaudible‘s bandcamp page too- it’s got a few more gems as equally as good as Echo Chamber.

Download:

Inaudible – Echo Chamber

Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/inaudible/

Bandcamp:

http://inaudible.bandcamp.com/album/scathed-youth-ep



Ephk – You Will Never Disappear (Mr. Blonde remix) by Chris
November 30, 2011, 4:15 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Dubstep | Tags: , , , ,

So the past week or so I’ve been hard at work preparing for the launch of two new radio shows on 88.3 Southern FM (A Melbourne radio station). One is a monthly Fuck the Radio Radio Show which will obviously serve as a compliment to this blog, and will also be released as a Soundcloud podcast- so stay tuned for that!

The second is a weekly Dubstep show called Dubcage. Focusing primarily on filthy dubstep/drum and bass/drumstep/grime/moombahcore/trash and whatever other heavy bass music is out there. Check it out here.

Today I’m posting an underground chillstep remix by Mr. Blonde of a track called You Will Never Disapear. It’s not the kind of filthy shit you’ll hear if you listen to the Dubcage radio show, but I think it’s a happy compromise for this blog’s style.

Deep and melodic, You Will Never Disappear is a somewhat lounge-y style ambient bass track with some pretty piano flutterings. A very well produced track.

Download:

Ephk – You Will Never Disappear (Mr. Blonde remix)

Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/mr-blonde-nl

 



Fabled Enemies – The Prophecy by Chris
November 2, 2011, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Dance, Dubstep | Tags: , , , ,

Fabled Enemies are the best find I’ve had in awhile. With only 222 soundcloud followers, I implore you to watch this space.

From The Netherlands, the duo have produced some TIGHT dubstep/trip-hoppy/glitch music. It’s probably the freshest sound I’ve heard since… a.bliss.abyss. I don’t know, it’s a pretty huge call.

The Prophecy begins with… oh I don’t even want to start describing it. It’s cool, then it gets cooler, then it gets really cool… then it gets to the point where you need to change your underwear.

Give it a listen already!

Fabled Enemies – The Prophecy

And while you are at it, check out their Soundcloud.

(yes I’m tagging it under brilliant)



Skream – Midnight Request Line by Chris
October 25, 2011, 2:23 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Dubstep | Tags: , , , , ,

In a way, I’ve had Skream on Fuck the Radio before nas part of the magnificent Magnetic Man trio with Benga and Artwork.

Midnight Request Line is worlds apart from Flying Into Tokyo however. Many hail it as the dubstep tune that really sparked the fire. Back when dubstep was much more chilled, Midnight Request Line‘s melody haunts over a deep rhythmic percussion line all topped up with Skream’s perfectly crafted sub-bass. Suitably grimey, if the world had music everywhere, this is something you’d hear in a dark alleyway at midnight. I’m tagging it in the ‘brilliant’ section too!

Skream – Midnight Request Line

 




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