Today marks the publication of my first blog for popular music website Louder Than War.
Following the forced closure of my Digidupe blog, I was asked to write a regular column that focused on Digidub, which is an umbrella genre that I’ve come to use for modern reggae, dancehall and dub music.
For the first one, I write an introduction to the genre, and focus on Mungo’s Hi-Fi - one of the most prominent of modern bass music proponents. There’s lots of music to stream and words to read, so head over to the site to give it a read… http://louderthanwar.com/blogs/digidupe-blog/
So Digidupe is officially dead (thanks Tumblr). The good news is that the beats go on, and come to vinyl as well. I’m launching my own record label, the first release is some DOOM DUB badness from Holland’s D.E.A.D. Check it over at gmsounds.com
GM Sounds is a record label, GMSounds.com is a blog. Both are one and the same. They’re run by me, Gareth Main, but before we get into that, here’s the story so far:
- I founded Bearded Magazine, which was a lovingly put-together music magazine that was in real shops until 2010.
- In July…
First up, you might have noticed the drag in posts. You’re more likely to have noticed none of the streams work. I am working with Tumblr on this and have a solution. It’s coming in the next few weeks, so sorry about that.
Most of these tracks come from Soundcloud. So check out my favourites stream for regular updates on tracks I’m digging at the moment.
Now that’s done, I’m DJing three hours of Digidub tunes TONIGHT in London. It’s to celebrate the brilliant new 12” from Deadfader (released on the excellent Robot Elephant label, you can buy it direct for just £8).
It’s going to be a brilliant party. It’s at Power Lunches in Dalston. All the info you need can be found on the Facebook event page.
Oh what a tease you are Solo! The great Solo Banton has treated those on Soundcloud with a demo sample track Done Dem. It’s only two minutes long, but is sounding amazing. Produced by Cagliari-based Islasound and coming out (I think) on Cuba Records, this is one to look out for.
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