That nite, I met a couple of Londoners very close to the local Dubstep scene. After dancing and listening crushing tunes, we were talking about the early times of the dubstep scene, the most influencing producers, etc. and suddenly, it came to the talk one of the landmarks of the genre. They suggested me to listen to:
DUBSTEP WARZ 2006 - BBC RADIO 1 - BREEZEBLOCK
(Mary Ann Hobbs, even though I consider myself a dubstep phan, I had never heard of her until the last month that my friend hkm shared me a dubstep mix by Kode9 also hosted by Mary Ann H.)
I'm listening "the warz" and throwing these lines at the same time, and after doing some research about that show, I found a couple of URLs that I'll mention bellow:
"Landmark Show for Dubstep hosted by Mary Ann Hobbs. Sounds of the future feat. Distance, Mala of Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode 9 & Space Ape, Vex’d, Loefah, and Hatcha. This show is an essential for anyone who hasn't heard it!"
"Esse especial, que foi ao ar na madrugada do dia 09/01/06 na BBC Radio 1, reuniu os principais expoentes do gênero. Comandado por Mary Anne Hobbs, o programa trouxe sons de Burial, Skream, Benga, Kode 9, Digital Mystikz, entre outros."
Yeah, it was what it was, it is what it is, that nite was a special nite for the DUBSTEP scene ! and sincerely, I was entirely shocked after listening the 2-hours set !..
The INTRO is amazing, from UK, US, Brazil and Canada, dubstep warriors broadcasting dubstep to the masses !
Some of the quotes I heard and really liked:
-- "They're getting the virus, they're being attached to something new and in '06 .."
-- "it's a hard job being a soldier, breaking dubstep to the masses..."
-- "This is the breezeblock dubstep warz special. Tonight you're gonna feel the energy of the most exciting underground scene in the UK. Emerging out the south of London and now... every corner of the planet, from Brighton to Baltimore, from Bristol to Brazil... From 7 of the scene's most gifted players... We've the god fathers ... Hatcha, and Kode9... And we have next generation producers that you'll see blazing on the underground this year, we've got Skream on the place, we've got Loefah, Distance is here...It's January of 2006 and if you're looking for music that's gonna change your life, it's here, it's live, on the Breezeblock tonite..."
-- "his name is Mala... u ready to do this Mala?.." "the sound has space in it... It's not the same frequency as like house music, it's not the same freq as in DnB.. It's its own frequency"
-- "With more of the sonic fire-storms we love so much... this is Vex'd ..."
And obviously, I wouldn't be cool to write too much of the warz without sharing it ! ;-)....
Skream was a KID !!! he was 19 !, and nowadays, pffff, world famous dubstep producer... He played its famous "Rutten" in the min 26:54 (only for connoisseurs: you will realize that it's not as good as the modern Rutten (remixed by himself) ;-D)
Kode9 & SpaceApe , playing the famous "Space Ape" in the min 47:14 (only for connoisseurs: the same, it's not as good as the version with Burial ;-D)
Loefah, definitely I enjoyed his 13:40 minutes set, and if you only want to listen to this part only:
If you really enjoy dubstep music, it's a MUST ! (Personally I liked >80% of the tracks). If you're looking for *NOISY* dubstep, this is not the right place dudeee ;-).
List of Dubstep Warriors (lineup):
Mala (Digital Mystikz)
Kode 9 & Space Ape
Hatcha & Crazy D
Loefah feat Sgt. Pokes
Cheers !!! B-)