In the famous words of Staind…….. It’s been awhile.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on this website but I’m here on this special edition of Thrashing Thursdays to break that dry spell and open the flood gates on some spankin’ tunes that have been burning my ears lately.
This week’s offerings include a MASSIVE banger from Pretty Lights that shows no mercy, a dirty remix of the classic ‘Jump Around’ from Jantsen who dishes out ample wub wub and a genuine ‘get-crunk-to-this’ track from Rico Tubbs featuring some prolific dirty south rappers, nicely sampled guitar hooks and nuff bass. The track from Featurecast here lays down some scratches so so nicely and, like after a typical night at the bar, leaves you wondering Where’s My Money?. Finally, Basic Physics has put together this great mashup that combines Mord Fustang’s “Lick The Rainbow” with Mike Posner’s “Please Don’t Go” and also samples Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (as well as traces of Rick Ross, T.I. and vocal samples from the movie Inception). The Physics blends all these samples into one cohesive mix, A+!
Eyo internet world, apologies for the recent lack of posts but all this good weather has kept me away from my computer. So I return to you today with a bass-filled vengeance. Get ta steppin’. Dub steppin’ that is!
If you’re a follower of Thrashing Thursdays, you’re probably saying to yourself ‘Wait, this can’t be week #1 of the series, because where else would I have found these banging tracks that have been invading my playlists lately?’ Well to set everything straight, I would like to make this series into more of a round up of tracks that have been burning my ears at any Thursday of every week. This gives me the opportunity to posts more tracks and showcase more artists in each post. And that makes everyone happy!
So with all that aside, let this week’s Thrashing Thursday be the soundtrack to kick off your early long weekend early.
Wow, Skrillex is trying his hand at everything nowadays. He’s experimented with rasta vibes on his track Ruffneck Bass, deathcore on his collaboration with KoRn and now hip hop with this track featuring Foreign Beggars, all while reinventing the definition of dance music. Keep doing your thing Skrillex and we’ll keep listening!
This song first surfaced as a collaboration between Feed Me and Deadmau5. I was beside myself when I first heard about it! However, the track has been recently identified belonging to Al Bizarre. Regardless, this track cranks it out with awesome power
Madeon recently released a fantastic remix of Deadmau5′s epic Raise Your Weapon. This here is a great mashup that pieces the first verse of Deadmau5′ version with Madeon’s remix. It works together very very nicely
Alright so I have a bit of a confession to make. Today I bought my first album in a long, long time. How long? Let’s put it this way, the last CD I purchased was Sum 41′s Does This Look Infected? For those of you that know the album (and it’s a beauty), that thing was released during the awkward formative years of middle school…..well for me at least. I try to support the artists best I can by going to their shows and buying their merch, but that can only go so far. So I made a promise to myself to buy more albums. CDs? Fuck no, it’s time to invest and restock the old music library with some vinyl! Not only does vinyl sound awesome, it will make your place look distinguished. Now all you need is that smell of rich mahogany and a warm glass of brandy to complete the swag.
Anyways enough of that, the reason you’re reading this is obviously because you’re a fiend for the Thrashing Thursdays! I’ve noticed that all previous Thrashing Thursday posts have focused primarily on blast off dubstep bangers. So I woke up today and was like “yo let’s stretch our wings on this and try some different genres with equal Thrashibility”. And then I was like “what constitutes Thrashibility”? First thing that came to mind was what’s the one artist you would most like to have play at your house party? After purchasing my first album in years today, the answer became obvious.
Beastie Boys! Mike D, King Ad-Rock and MCA are back with a few friends and the fantastic new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 (released May 3rd). The album has been repeatedly featured over Spacepack the past few weeks (here & here). The album was streamed a few weeks ago and it was so good that I felt obliged to buy it. The boys are back and they bring with them the same abrasiveness energy and utter disregard for silence that rocked house parties since 1980′s.
Don’t call it a come back, say welcome back! Here are a few tracks from their new album that are sure to blow the lid off any Popsicle stand,
Beastie Boys – Lee Majors Come Again (hear the songs by left clicking the download link, download by right-clicking)
Download(Love the false-startand record skip at 2:43)
Beastie Boys – Too Many Rappers f/ NaS [New Reactionaries Version]
Thrashing Thursdays are upon us again. I don’t have much time for this post, so I figure I’d throw a bunch of songs together and see what sticks. Here’s a roundup of some blast off bangers to get your Thrashing Thursday going!
In lieu of yesterday’s celebration of 420, my ears have been turned onto Rastafarian music. This weeks Thrashing Thursday will provide a brief history on how dubstep music came to be, as well as some bumpin’ tracks with obvious reggae influence in them. But in order to better understand the genre of dubstep, we must first delve into The Origins of Dub.
Dub is a subgenre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960′s. Dub music consists of instrumentally remixing existing recordings, usually accentuating the drum and bass parts of the track (or the ‘riddim’ section). An excellent example of dub music is Dub Side of the Moon by the Easy Star All-Stars, a Jamaican tribute to Pink Floyd’s epic Dark Side of the Moon.
The Easy Star All-Stars have also remixed Radiohead (as Radiodread) as well as The Beatles’ Lonely Hearts Club Band album
The evolution of dub music has influenced many genres, but none more so than dubstep music. Dub has become the basis for both dubstep and jungle music (or drum n’ bass) because of the common use of dub elements in the genre (ie. emphasis on drum and bass patterns), and because both traditional dub and dubstep are often played at a similar tempo. Jungle music differs from dub and dubstep because the BPM of the track is usually doubled up, creating a speedy break-neck genre of music in the 150/170bpm range (the speed for dub and dubstep tracks fall at around the 70/140bpm mark). DJs have recently payed homage to the roots of the dubstep movement by including dub samples or clips of Jamaican music in the tracks they produce. So next time you hear a dubstep song with reggae influence, respect the artists because they are respecting their origins of music.
Bob Marley – Stir It Up (Styte Remix)
Golden Gloves are a phenomenal heavyweight Toronto based DJ/producer duo (Ben Rosenberg & Kevin Cowe). Show these guys some love through their Facebook Page and check some more of their sounds through Soundcloud; Golden Glove DJs
Geez, I wonder how many people are going to be clicking on Tribute to Snatch and expecting to see something else. Well if you’re a follower of Thrashing Thursdays you should know by now that we’re not about that smut. We specialize in auditory smut that mucks your senses. So here’s another special edition of Thrashing Thursdays that pays tribute to one of the greatest movies of all time, Snatch.
Snatch was directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie and first came out in 2000. For those who haven’t seen the movie, shame on you. Regardless, here’s the essential premise of the film;
Unscrupulous boxing promoters (Jason Statham as Turkish & Stephen Graham as Tommy),
Violent bookmakers (lead by the terrifying Alan Ford as Brick Top),
A Russian gangster (Rade Serbedzija as Boris The Blade),
Incompetent amateur robbers (not to mention bad boy yardies, Tyrone, Sol and Vinny)
and supposedly Jewish jewelers (Benicio del Toro as Frankie Four-Fingers)
fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond (with the help of hired mercenary Bullet Tooth Tony, Vinnie Jones),
While a subplot entwines gypsy boxer Mickey O’Neil (Brad Pitt) into the mix
Snatch is a fantastic gangster movie and very funny too if you can decipher some of the character’s heavy cockney and gypsy accents. Take this classic scene for example,
Guy Ritchie has a great ear for music that compliments the movies roller coaster ride through London’s underground gangster scene. Here are a few of my favorites,
This is 100% the best scene in the movie! Brad Pitt is so bad ass in this one. It’s also a big turning point in the plot because it’s exactly when the boxing promoters (Turkish and Tommy) are forced into the pocket of Brit Top (Alan Ford)….. A man that feeds his enemies to his pigs. Yeah, so these two are fucked
This movie is so popular that DJs have sampled clips from the movie to use in their songs. Check these two remixes from English dubstep heavyweights that feature clips from the unmistakably thick and always menacing cockney accent of Alan Ford.
Alright gypsies, that’s your education in pop culture for the day. If you learned nothing from this post at least remember this, your gun says REPLICA on the side whilst mine says DESERT EAGLE 5 POINT 0.
Back in your business with another edition of Thrashing Thursdays. This week offers some dirty dubstep remixes of original classics. Everyone went through their greaser phase of listening to nothing but classic rock at all hours of the day. For me it was around grade 7 that I broke into that world of music and never looked back. Here are some remixes of oldies that will give you all kinds of whiplash,
The first track featured here is from Colorado based dj, Pretty Lights. Conveniently enough, Derek Smith (the dj behind Pretty Lights) got his DJ name from a Pink Floyd poster that read “Come and watch the pretty lights!” His remix of ‘Time‘ is simply sublime. The original version of this song is almost perfect in and of itself, and the remix does a good job of keeping the elements that made Pink Floyd’s version such a success. The iconic ticking of clocks from the start let’s you know it’s on, the beating bass gives the impression that this isn’t your typical Pink Floyd jam, and the scratches and woooooooos over the guitar solo make this remix a certified banger. Enjoy with the modern glitched-up twist on this throwback classic
BONUS!!!! Another remix of Pink Floyd, this time Omega takes on Brain Damage. Just like Time, this track keeps much of the same feel as the original but beware of the bass at 2:23, it might put that lunatic in your head
The next offering comes from a crazy motha fucka Screaming Jay Hawkings with a crazy West Coast dub remix from Splatinum. For those looking for a definition, Splatinum (n.) – is the sonic adventure of two intergalactic space pimps destined to paint your minds. Well space pimps and pimpettes, a little bit of info on Screamin’ Jay, he was one of the first shock rockers of his time, using his powerfully operatic voice and macabre props to scare the living sh*t out of anyone who dared see him in concert. The original of ‘I Put a Spell on You‘ was intended to be a refined ballad. However, the entire band was intoxicated during a recording session where “Hawkins screamed, grunted, and gurgled his way through the tune with utter drunken abandon.” The resulting track then turned from a ballad to one of raw guttural feel and I very much like the end product,
Of course a post on the classics wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Beatles. 4 Centers does a very good job of remixing Eleanor Rigby here, you don’t often here a string section in a glitched-up dub song, yet here it is and it sounds great
Our final helping of the day is a remix of a wayback 1961 classic from the Marvelettes. Furious wobbles of all size and frequency is what this song is all about and I’m sure if this refix was released back in the day, Cragga would be tried for witchcraft (that existed in the 60′s, right?)
Due to the overwhelming popularity of last week’s Thrashing Thursday, it returns today in the form of a Thugstep post! Thugstep is essentially rap over grimy bass lines, Thugs + Dubstep = Thugstep. That’s the easiest math I’ve done in months. Without further adieu, here’s your weekly fix bassheads.
First track here is a Diplo remix of a Travis Barker song released from his solo debut album Give the Drummer Some. A star-studded rap line-up is featured in this song, with hooks from Swizz Beatz and verses from The Game, Lil’ Wayne & Rick Ross. There’s a whole lotta boom when the drop hits (1:02).
Amazing tune featuring verses from two-time BRIT Award winning rapper Tinnie Tempah and melody from the golden-voiced Ellie Goulding. This remix rips the original track apart and threads it back together with grimey string.
Trap or Dub is a project taken on by producers and musicians The Kickdrums. “I put together “Trap or Dub” one weekend last March. The whole concept was to make a Dubstep mix from a Hip Hop mixtape point of view. I paired the instrumentals with rappers Jeezy and Gucci because it had an overall dark grimey feel. I tried to make all the mixes make “sense.” Good call fellas, Jeezy and Gucci have some of the thugest flows in the game and the dark basslines provide a perfect background for their street hardened raps. To download the entire mix for free, click http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/12386/trap_or_dub.html
I’m withholding one key song from this mixtape so if you dig what you hear, keep checking in on SpacePack and it’ll be posted.
Last track for this post comes from a group that’s bigger than hip hop. I always associate that sliding bass hook with Dave Chapelle’s entrance music in his show. Man, I wish that dude would keep making us laugh, where is he nowadays anyways?
One more thing, if you’re reading this post and you’d like to share some tunes you’ve been hoarding away, PLEASE DO SO! Look on the right side of the home page under SP Mail and submit whatever you have on your mind and in your ears. We love hearing from you,
For University students, it is common knowledge that the weekend starts on Thursday. What? Today is Thursday? That must mean a heavy dosing of dubstep!
This Kanye West remix is amazing and so is the the title. The remix keeps some of the essentials from the original track, such as the piano and rap breaks. But Calvertron (aka Booty Master) lays a heavy bass that sounds like someone’s voice distorted a thousand times over. Guaranteed banger.
The last one is from 18 year old Porter Robinson who shows some nice wobble and shake with this track. He will be playing Tabu in Guelph on April 7th, mark it down in your calendar. I wonder if they will serve him drinks?