Our post about Skream’s vintage garage podcast was one of our most successful ever. Now that’s funny because I guess it was not only because Skream’s one of the hottest DJs out now, but also because of the use of the word “Wookie”, which apparently is one of the top searches in Google.
I was not speaking about Chewbacca of course (even if i put a nice pic of Han Solo’s mate), but rather about the legendary producer outta UK.
Well, if that word is so powerful, let’s make another post including Wookie and UK garage music!
This is a podcast from RinseFM and the DJ is Blackdown, one of the pioneers of the Dubstep movement, the guy who put together the classic compilation “The Roots Of Dubstep” on Tempa Records. This set starts with a Wookie Tune I never heard before, “Far East”, a really really good one.
I love this set, it’s a nearly flawless one both for selection and mixing.
Blackdown spins some classic UK Garage Jams (Steve Gurley’s remix of Missy Elliott’s “Hot Boyz” and Miss Dynamite “Boo” are two of my favs) along with new Dubstep and Grime tunes of absolute quality. There’s also a refix of Wiley’s latest anthem, “Wearing my rolex” with Beenie Man vocals magistrally added by Heatwave (and the good news is you can also download this track from their website). A killer tune that demonstrates the affinity between Jamaican and UK urban music. Probably that’s why so many people (me included) are really into both styles.
By the way, Beenie Man is a very community-aware artist. He founded a school where he teaches young girls how to eat ice cream properly, did you knew that?
Check also the two unreleased tracks by Joker, an emerging producer from Bristol who really impressed me with the freshness of his 80′s-synth-funk-infused kind of dubstep. Check this video too, the boy’s got skills.
Enjoy! Blackdown Live on RinseFM 2nd October 2008, and don’t forget to check out his blog too.
(re-upped sept 2010)
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Dusk + Blackdown Rinse FM Oct 08 tracklist:
Wookie “Far East” (Manchu)
Ms Dynamite “Boo” (FFRR/Social Circles)
Sunship “Cheque One-Two” (Filter)
El-B and Nude “Reality” (Shelflife)
Hotboys “Hotboys (vocal)” (Hotboys)
Zomby “Helter Skelter” (unreleased)
Asher D “MO pt2 ft Durrty Goodz and Sway” (unreleased)
Gemmy “Johnny 5 0″ (unreleased)
Joker “Do it” (unreleased)
Zomby “Notes From the Underground” (unreleased)
Starkey “Gutter Music VIP (demo)” (unreleased)
Scratcha DVA “Bullet A Go Fly ft Badness, Riko, Flowdan and Killa P” (unreleased)
Joker “Solid State” (unreleased)
Guido “Beautiful Complication remix” (unreleased)
Blackdown “deFocused” (dubplate)
Shortstuff “Regression” (unreleased)
Jtreole “The Loot [Sully rmx]” (unreleased)
Sully “Reminder” (unreleased)
Ramadanman “Dayride” (Soul Jazz unreleased)
Skream “Memories of 3rd Base (Eyes Down)” (unreleased)
Pinch “Midnight Oil” (unreleased)
Unknown “unknown” (unreleased)
Grevious Angel “Move Down Low (funky remix)” (unreleased)
Wiley v Heatwave “Wearing my Rolex refix” (unreleased)
Kontext “Plumes (Ramadanman remix)” (unreleased)
Dot Rotten “Talking the Hardest” (unreleased)
Geeneus “Knife and Gun ft Riko, Wiley and Breeze (Blackdown remix)” (Keysound dubplate)