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dubstep = good

Today, i brought in two new songs:  one by a band, the other a dj.

First up: Vancouver garage rock duo The Pack a.d.  They're working on a new album right now; it's called Unpersons (their 4th studio record on Mint Records), and it's out on September 13th. The Pack a.d. recorded it at Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby with engineer Jesse Gander (remember North Van punk band d.b.s?). Detroit producer Jim Diamond (who's worked with The White Stripes) flew in on his own insistence to produce it first hand. After those sessions, the band went back with him to Michigan to perfect the mixing together. Not a bad thing when a producer of that calibre comes to you to produce your music.  The first single from Unpersons is "Sirens":

OK, now it's time for song #2.

Dubstep is a form of electronic music that contains big, fat, wobbly basslines, clipped samples, and really reverberant drum patterns (like Jamaican dub...hence dubstep). Here's a sample (really good example of a techy track).

DJ Fresh, aka Dan Stein has worked with artists like the Pet Shop Boys, DJ Shadow, Pendulum, and other drum n' bass artists. Right now, he's working on his third album...and this is where dubstep comes in: the first single from DJ Fresh's new album is the first ever dubstep song to hit number 1 on the UK charts.  It's been on repeat in my home since I first heard it (the original and various remixes).  The track's called "Louder", features the singing of Welsh singer-songwriter Sian Evans...and here it is:

Oh, the remixes...this is my favourite because it's a big, epic dnb track: 

I'll leave you with two more tracks that I didn't play today, but also tend to repeat over...and over...and over: 

and a remix, bien sur: 

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