Following their nominations for Bass Music Awards, The Others and Variations were interviewed by DJ Target and Martha Giles of Bass Music Movement.
They discuss Past Present Future, starting out as artists and the Bass music scene.
For more from The Others and Variations:
Grab the best of last year’s Dub Police releases with DP098, a package of key dubstep tracks from 2013. We’re showcasing the sound of the label in one hit, exploring the wide spectrum of the Dub Police sound, with a worthy display of our triumphs throughout the year. The huge year we’ve had in releases ensured a solid selection.
Classic Dub Police artists and new additions to the team are all represented – ‘Circles’ from Variations’ roaring debut EP was guaranteed for inclusion, along with second label releases from Mydas and Dirty Dog (‘Mistakes’ and ‘Barkin Mad’) and the third release for Russian artist Oiki (‘Ratchet’).
Standout remixes are represented in the form of Antiserum & Mayhem’s rework of ‘Setting Sun’ by Caspa and J:Kenzo’s mellow take on ‘One Man Show’ by The Others featuring Lonette Charles.
Subscape’s sought after tracks from MyStyle003 ‘Close Your Eyes’ and ‘Beautiful People’ are included, along with nods to the old-school with Caspa’s instrumental ‘Sexy Beast’ (from his album Alpha Omega) and The Other’s addition to Dub Police’s Past Present Future Project, ‘Amazonia’.
CLASS OF 2013 – out now on iTunes, Beatport and Juno Download
1. Subscape – Close Your Eyes
2. Mydas & Loz Contreras – Mistakes
3. Variations & Mojo – Circles
4. Oiki – Ratchet
5. Dirty Dog – Barkin Mad
6. Caspa – Setting Sun (Antiserum and Mayhem Remix)
7. Subscape – Beautiful People
8. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (J:Kenzo Remix)
9. Caspa – Sexy Beast
10. The Others – Amazonia
Featuring legendary soul singer Diane Charlemagne, who many will know as the voice of Goldie’s seminal track ‘Inner City Life’, ‘Reach For The Sky’ is a an ideal choice as the next single for Caspa. Channeling rave’s break-driven sugar rush, the euphoric piano melodies perfectly compliment Charlemagne’s soaring vocals, while the tight drum and bass style edits and plunging bassline deliver a big soundsystem production.
Up first on remix duties, label stalwart The Others brings a darker edge to the track, suspending the vocals over lurching drums and heaving bassweight. Drum & bass innovator Break rarely does remixes, but jumped at the opportunity to get involved in this project, twisting the original and inserting intricate drum edits over a rolling rhythm, letting the vocals and melodies from the original set the tone before breaking out into a full on jungle brockout. Completing the package, upcoming talent RS4 delivers a stripped back and low-slung tech house mix utilizing the vocals to complement the funk-lined groove.
This single package has already received support from Annie Mac, Friction, Mistajam, Crissy Criss, DJ Hype, B.Traits, Eddy Temple-Morris and more.
You can purchase the package here.
1. Reach For The Sky
2. Reach For The Sky (The Others Remix)
3. Reach For The Sky (Break Remix)
4. Reach For The Sky (RS4 Remix)
5. Reach For The Sky (Instrumental)
Oiki’s third Dub Police release ‘Ratchet’ continues his rich vein of form, showcasing his skills to a whole new level. A boundary-breaking one-track special, brought to you by Dub Police, it’s yet another sure-fire smash from the Russian artist. Dynamic, daring and ultimately devastating, ‘unique’ is an almost impossible word to apply in dance music these days… But this insane fusion of industrial strength grit truly is one-of-a-kind.
This single has received support from Caspa, Subscape, J:Kenzo, Cookie Monsta, Drumsound and more.
You can purchase the single here.
DP097 :: Oiki – Ratchet – out now on Dub Police.
1. Oiki – Ratchet
As part of the Past Present Future project, Dub Police have attached a brand new visual to a label classic. After being included as the second track in Caspa and Rusko’s pioneering FabricLive 37 mix, ‘Girl From Codeine City’ by L-Wiz became a massive Dubstep anthem, and the original vinyl run on Dub Police (DP010) sold out. This Dub Police classic has been re-released on the Past Present Future compilation, available now on CD, Digital and even being re-pressed as part of a special six-track Vinyl. You can purchase all formats here.
Written, directed and produced by Michal Bolland
Dub Police will be taking over Hatcha’s show on Kiss FM while he’s in the US. We’ll be in the studio with Crazy D and a whole host of Dub Police artists (including Caspa, The Others, Subscape, Mydas and Variations) every Tuesday night in February!
Tune in at http://kissfmuk.com at midnight GMT or set your radio to 100FM / 101FM / 105-108FM in the UK!
Dub Police has been hitting the streets of London with Vinyl! We’ve been leaving gift packages containing exclusive calendars, classic Dub Police vinyls, CDs and Download cards in key locations. This time we decided to spoil North London and East London, but who knows where we’ll appear next?
Keep an eye out for the next drop, and visit the Warehouse Sale to grab some Vinyl bargains.
We’re helping you keep your New Year’s Resolutions – save money AND build your vinyl collection with our Dub Police warehouse sale. Click through to grab some of our biggest releases for as little as £3 a piece. International shipping is available too.
You can now purchase super-affordable Dub Police stickers (at just a penny plus shipping) to refresh your record box and a limited edition release calendar, with full illustration artwork by Arezz. Each calendar also comes with a Past Present Future download card – you’d be crazy to miss it. Limited stock!
We’ve teamed up with Juno Download to bring you another exclusive free EP. This special Past Present Future package contains genre-crossing tracks from Dub Police artists – Trolley Snatcha, The Others, Mydas and Ethic – and you don’t have to pay a penny!
Head over to their website and get all four tracks!
Dub Police made history last month and became the first Dubstep label to mix on the indie rock radio station XFM, celebrating the release of our massive compilation Past Present Future. The mix is now available on our Soundcloud for your listening pleasure!
Caspa, Trolley Snatcha, The Others and Subscape all played back-to-back with IC3 on the mic – this is not to be missed!
Eddy Temple-Morris in the XFM studio with Dub Police
Subscape, Trolley Snatcha, Eddy Temple-Morris, Caspa, IC3 and The Others on XFM!
Beneath The Fold – Mydas – Dub Police
Are You Scared – Oiki – Dub Police
Blow Ya Speakers – Filth Collins – Dub Police
Fallout – The Others & Emalkay – Dub Police
Magneto – J:Kenzo – Tempa
Squared – Mydas – Dub Police
Get You Down – Subscape – Dub Police
Knives – Getter – Rottun
Fuck You Looking At? – Trolley Snatcha – Dubplate
Rachet – Oiki – Dub Police
No Gyal Tune – Caspa Feat. Rod Azlan – SMOG
Aeropolis (The Others Remix) – BeatauCue – Kitsune
Need A Job VIP – Icicle – Unreleased
Close Your Eyes – Subscape – Dub Police
I Would Have Loved You – Subscape – Dub Police
Belly Of The Beats – Infuze – SMOG
Tribal Dance VIP – Farkas – Biscuit Factory
Madman – Caspa Feat. Riko – Dub Police
Amazonia – The Others – Dub Police
Head Top – Joker – Kapsize
Fighting for Air – Variations – Dub Police
Nothing’s Wrong – Subscape – Dub Police
Angels – Subscape – Dubplate
You Turn Me (VIP) – Laxx – Subway
Real Hustla (Slinnage remix) – Cotti – Sumting New
Sexy Beast – Caspa – Dub Police
Let The Rush Kick In – Caspa & The Partysquad – Dub Police
Reach For The Sky feat. Diane Charlemagne (The Others Remix) – Caspa – Dub Police
Girl From Codeine City – L-Wiz – Dub Police