Thought it was about time I got my act together and uploaded the latest Dusk FM archive, so here it is: some new and some old tunes played - just a big jumble of sounds, if you like jumbles of sounds - this is for you…
Gonna start doing this properly now then: every week after every 4D show I’m gonna have the archive up here along with a full tracklist and download link, so those who missed the broadcast when it was live can grab everything..
As always, pretty random selection; decided to kick things off with some grime sounds (old and new), then go in with the usual sort of stuff and just mix it up, so yeah, check the tracklist if you wanna know more and pull the download..
-A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Fuckin’ Problems [RCA] -SBTRKT – Wildfire [Young Turks] -Dusk & Blackdown – Focus [Keysound] -Funkystepz – Bizzaro [Forever Live Young] -Wen – Spark It [Keysound] -Happa – Beat Of The Drum [Church] -Preditah – Nosy Parker VIP [Earth 616] -SLK – Vibes [Pitch Controller] -Ruff Sqwad – Cheque [No Hats No Hoods] -Lyeform – Smart Talk [Forthcoming ‘Smart Talk’ EP via 4D] -Wen – Road [Keysound] -Ribz – Shot To Get Paid [Pitch Controller] -Preditah – Solitaire [StayFresh] -Darq E Freaker – Cherryade [Oil Gang] -D-lux – Throwaway Remix [DUB] -Spooky – Playground [No Hats No Hoods] -M.I.K – Donny Don (Pedro 123 Remix) [Get Some] -Preditah – Vinyls [Adamantium] -Footsie & Discarda - Mr Miyagi [Free Download via ‘ZB2’ EP] -Rude Kid – Electric [No Hats No Hoods] -M.I.K & Discarda – Lord Of The Hypes [Plainface] -Plastician – Hard Kore [Terrorhythm] -Big Narstie – Ultragas [Dice Recordings] -Ruff Sqwad – Functions On The Low [No Hats No Hoods] -M.I.K – Mor£ (Accapella) [Launchpad Records] -Nanobyte – Lost Time [Innamind] -Dark Entity & Hadda – Obeah [DUB] -Aces.R – Durins Bane [DUB] -FJH - Porksta [DUB] -Aiko – Diagonal [Forthcoming Basal] -Thelem – Limit Cycles [Free DL] -Deafblind – Exposure [Forthcoming Sub Pressure] -Mesck & Kial – Entropy [DUB] -Mentha & Murk – 1992 (Ipman Remix) [Forthcoming Subaltern] -Ollie 303 – Black Spot [DUB] -Genetix – 24/7 Re-flex [Biscuit Factory] -Swindle & Sam Frank – Toungue Tied [Butterz Freebie] -Collision – Apex [‘Politics’ EP via Bandcamp] -Deafblind & Mesck – Distant Cry [DUB] -D-Operation Drop – The Addition [DUB] -Cyrus – Paradise Dub [Tectonic] -Mentha – Tale [DUB] -Christopher Yikes – All Of The People [DUB] -D-Operation Drop – 786 [Forthcoming Soulstep] -Proxima – Formal Junction [Tempa] -Underslung & Baksta – Event [DUB] -Biome – Chosen [M.U.D] -Funkagenda – What The Fuck [Skint] -Mak & Pasteman – Lost (Youandewan Dub) [XLR8R Freebie] -My Nu Leng & Majora – Hips N Thighs  -Doshy – Suspiria [Rwina] -Skream – Glamma [Tempa] -Cyrus – Manhatten Blues [Deep Medi] -MJ Cole & Wiley – From The Drop [Prolific] -Hijak – Babylon Timewarp [Deep Medi] -Jay 5ive & Kromestar – Bass 96 [Bass N Love] -Goth-Trad – Two Face [Deep Medi] -Mala – Forgive [Deep Medi] -Silkie – Taxi Me Get [Deep Medi] -Lucid Theory – Scars [Free DL] -Lyeform – Roll With Me [Forthcoming ‘Smart Talk’ EP via 4D] -Krytikal – Pulse K [DUB] -Footsie – Dedicated [Free Download via ‘ZB2’ EP] -C4 – Oh Yh [Oorite]
Dusk FM show from last week - thought I’d keep the archive up-to-date instead of uploading the older ones so here’s the latest; includes new music from Aiko, Arkwright, Drooka, Karma, Ollie 303, SHD, Mentha and all the usual people..
Literally just got back from Paris an hour before recording this so allow some of the dodgey mixes haha..
I don’t usually tend to upload the Dusk FM shows onto the Soundcloud, but thought I would with this one cause it was good - completely random selection and was fun.. Will be up for a limited time only - when I’m almost out of upload hours this will be the first to go..
Full tracklist too which is a first haha - remember you can catch the 4D Showlive in motion on Dusk FM every Thursday 6-8pm (GMT) hosted by myself..
Tracklist - -Corporal F – What I Think [Hot N Heavy] -DJ Heny G – Candy [Gangsta Boogie] -Cluekid – Dolphin [Aquatic Lab] -Aiko – Trains [Forthcoming Basal] -Kaiju – Carpark Crush [FKOF Free DL] -Gantz – Enso [Innamind] -Hostage – Trick Green [Black Butter] -Shorty & JME – Moesh [Shorty] -Thelem – Drones (Core Remix) [Free DL] -Mesck & Kial – Entropy [DUB] -Laney – You Need To [Hot N Heavy] -K1 – Different [Invasion Alert] -Blackdown – Ridge [XLR8R Freebie] -Wiley – Step 4 Freestyle (Prod. SNYP) [Free DL] -Teddy & G. Tank – Ghanaian Fire [Underground Unit UK] -Silkie – Tribal [Deep Medi] -Baitface – Focus Mode (Deafblind Remix) [Soulstep] -Distance – New Outlook [Free DL] -Occult – Tron [Free DL] -Dead Noise System – Ritalin [DUB] -Collision – Morpheus [Politics EP via Bandcamp] -Unknown Artist – Icicle [Butterz Freebie] -Unknown Artist – Retro Flexin’ [DUB] -K1 – Problem [Invasion Alert] -Mentha & Ziaflow – Blue Deep [DUB] -Fornax – Kepler (Promise One Cut) [Sub Pressure] -DOK – Track 03 [Butterz Freebie] -Swindle – Swaggeristic [Butterz Freebie] -Perverse – Tempest [New Moon] -Shu – Scathe [Forthcoming Bassliebe] -M.A.K.Z. – Embolism [DUB] -Hutz – Everest [DUB] -Collision - Tremors [Politics EP via Bandcamp] -Deeco – Zero Zone (Mr. Mitch Remix) [Butterz Freebie] -Danny Weed – Shank Riddim [???] -Droid Sector – Lifesigns [Paradise Lost] -Addministro – Alert VIP [Project Allout] -Asa – Ebony [Fent Plates Evolution Vol. 2 Free DL] -Slaven & Biak – Whispers [Forthcoming Badimup] -Drooka – Amun [DUB] -Cenum & Deafblind – Lost City [DUB] -Baitface – We Are [Soulstep] -Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (Digital Mystikz Remix) [The Drop] -Subreachers – Hrvatska [DUB] -Nanobyte – Lost Time [Innamind] -Intriket – Shut Your Eyes [DUB] -??? -Quantum Soul – Hark Back [Tribe12] -Proxima – Formal Junction [Tempa] -Truth – The Emperor [Wheel & Deal] -Sleeper – Dawn Of The Replicants [Chestplate] -District – Modulate [Chestplate] -Genetix – Installation [Artikal] -Sleeper – Dark Mutations [Osiris] -Konvex & Deafblind – Vanir [Forthcoming Tribe12] -J. Robinson – Tsavo [Tribe12] -Biome – Spawned [Mindset] -Mentha – Crystal Dawn [DUB] -Mako – Good FiRday [Hot N Heavy]
Finally got round to upping the next Dusk FM show in the archive from a couple of weeks ago - this one was big for those who weren’t locked at the time: first hour was a bit of a history lesson - contained some classics/percys of mine from the likes of Distance, Cyrus, Mala, Goth-Trad, Loefah and V.I.V.E.K - second hour was full of the usual freshness..
Two features on here in a week must be a new record - I’m always slow at getting round to the interview section, but I hope this makes up for it.. Owner/founder of rising internet radio station Dusk FM ‘Ostra’ provided us with the third installment of the DDDDcast series, and if you caught the mix you’ll know it was a big one - here’s the words to accompany…
D - Easy Fin, how’s yourself today?
O - Yeah, all good mate thanks.
D - First off, for those who aren’t sure – what’s your name and where do you come from?
O - I’m Finlay Reid aka ‘Ostra’ and I come from Surrey but currently based in Birmingham.
D - What got you into DJing in the first place? When did you start?
O - I started DJing when I was about 16. Back then a few mates of mine had just started messing around on a controller and I joined in. About a year later I had saved up for a second hand pair of 1210’s and just went from there.
D - How would you best describe your mixing style? What kind of music do you prefer to play out – strictly the deep 140 sounds? Or do you like to mix it up? (No pun intended haha)
O - Hmm, my mixing style varies depending on what I’m feeling that day and other important factors like the crowd. I do prefer playing out the deep 140 sound and most the time it’s what I play, but I do have a small collection of drum & bass and some darker house, which I’ve been slowly expanding.
D - Very topical question, but which do you prefer when playing out – CD or vinyl? What’s been your most memorable gig?
O - I prefer playing out on CD’s, its simpler, with vinyl there always seems to be a problem, most of the decks at clubs are worse for wear. I prefer playing on vinyl at home, there is something about it! Sometimes I’ll bring a few records to a gig. As for my most memorable set - this is quite hard to choose, they all have left me with good memories, but I think either my first gig which was the 2012 Outlook launch party in Birmingham, it was the first time I had played out on such a big system in a warehouse. Or the Rainbow warehouse showcase, they had a stage on the street, all my mates from home came up and the vibe was incredible. Both events were Seedy Sonics, these guys put on great nights and I owe a lot to them.
D - So you own the new internet radio station Dusk FM (which you’ve kindly allowed me to have a show on as well – cheers for that mate ;)), but how did that all come about?
O - Yeah, no worries man, good to have you on board. I think it was the end of summer when the idea started forming. The thought at first was to give DJs, producers and promoters a platform in Birmingham to go on air and to be a foothold for underground music. That still is the ethos of Dusk. So I asked a few people if they wanted to play and went ahead and secured the domain name and hosting. From there it was a sort of ‘learn as we go’ process. It’s all worked out so far.
D - The deep, minimal dubstep sound is ever expanding, but who would you say your top 3 producers to watch in 2013 are and why?
- Mesck – He makes sick tunes! If you haven’t heard it already check out his recent release and you’ll understand why.
- Format – Yeah again the bits I’ve heard are solid; interested to hear what comes this year.
- Deafblind – Again, the bits I’ve heard are sick. I’m sure we’ll see some cool collabs and nice tunes this year.
D - What are your top 5 most favourite tracks of the last year? And your top 5 most favourite to play out?
O - A lot of these cross over so I’ll only mention 5. There are so many other good tracks to play out as well.
- Proxima – ‘Lie Detection’ (This tune goes off)
- Biome – ‘Shaman’ (Everything he is putting out is good though)
- J:Kenzo – ‘Indaverz’ (Remember first hearing this at cable, again, a lot of what he puts out is great)
- LX One – ‘Losing Control’ (Really liked this release)
- Kryptic Minds – ‘Rule of Language’ (This one’s sick)
D - What does the future hold for Ostra and Dusk FM? Any exciting new projects/shows/gigs you got coming up?
O - Yeah I think so, Dusk FM is taking over room 2 at the next Origins night, 1st February. The line up is huge in both rooms, if you’re in the area you should come down. Paradub needs a mention here too; with MJ Cole booked for the next night on February 8th.
Looking to the future, I hope to see Dusk FM grow. A continuation of the t-shirt series we just launched working with more artists. Perhaps in the future, we will start up our own night. It would be a small and intimate sort of night if we did, but yeah stay tuned for more info on that.
Finally big up to all the Dusk FM family and those that have supported us over this short space of time.