27.7.14

Mysteries of Dubb ~ Universal Oneness


Unity and Oneness on a cosmic scale is a popular theme in dub culture. The Jamaican mystical philosopher Bob Marley made it his subject, and of course that helped. A lot. Marley also talked about Ethiopian kings, Jamaican politics and certain herbs, but One Love was his number 1 remedy for Babylonian brainwash education.

SoundBytes Magazine's FMTS 2 review


The Xen FMTS 2 is a free VSTi synth by Jacky Ligon (Xen-Arts). It opens the way to wild explorations of tunings and timbres. It was used extensively on the latest Dubbhism Deluxe release, an album by Jacky Ligon, Sevish and Dubshot titled '23'. Check out this well written FMTS 2 review by Warren Burt for SoundBytes Magazine.

26.7.14

The Wilfred Limonious Archive


The cover art of Wilfred Limonious takes you right back to the Jamaican eighties and early nineties. Check out The Wilfred Limonious Archive by Interruptor for more Limonious artwork.

25.7.14

William Klein ~ Muhammad Ali: The Greatest



Photographer William Klein's documentary on Muhammad Ali. More William Klein footage over here.

28.6.14

Disco Clams use nanotech for Underwater Boogie



Renowned for their flashy displays of light, Disco Clams (Ctenoides ales) were previously thought to be bioluminescent (a great word to funk with) but this week a new study claims these fancy mollusks actually put on light shows using reflective silica nanospheres.

Mysteries of Dubb ~ Ancient Acoustics


Man has worshipped the Gods of Bass ever since the beginning of time. In the days before the pyramides, when there were no cities and no agriculture, the best places for bass worship were caves. Because caves are the ready-made dub studios of mother nature.

22.6.14

Dubb Cloud: Egoless ~ Junior SP & FLeCK ~ Speakah Productions ~ Clinton Sly ~ Stereotyp

Egoless ~ Junior SP & Fleck ~ Speakah Productions ~ MANJA ~ Clinton Sly ~ Radikal Guru & Brother Culture ~ Stereotyp ft. Ragga Twins ~ Psychotic Nasty ~ Barbes D ~ Bleepolar ~ Pablo Pachacutik

The Love Freaks ~ The Wire


The Love Freaks from The Hague are working on a big new album. In the meantime, check out their dubby sounds on Soundcloud.

14.6.14

Egoless ~ Selected Works '12 - '14

This is the second part of Egoless' Selected Works, containing some unreleased tunes, a few remixes with versions and two tunes from his new project Afro Dub System. Free download via Mediafire.

30.5.14

FRAKnoise the nymphslayer @ Noodlebar


On May 15th FRAKnoise, the self-confessed nymphslayer from Eindhoven (NL), did a Noodlebar set at Roodkapje. A tasty mix of synth drones, bleeps and a funky Fender Rhodes, but the theremin melodies really made the audience drool. Photo's by Hilde Speet.

DIY corner ~ spirit voices & spooky drones



Simple circuits can produce amazing results. The Spooky Tesla Spirit Radio is simpler than a theremin and it can sound a lot spookier. It's perfect for crazy drones. Check out the 'Disembodied Spirit Voices' @ 1:15 in the video. Want to roll your own? Go here for instructions.  

24.5.14

Naturegraffix ~ international eco idealism


Naturegraffix is a journal filled with comics, graphic novels and interviews. Three volumes are already available in print and online, providing art, provocative eco-idealism, and handy guidelines for 21st century cultural misfits. The official big theme is "How we influence our environment, and how the environment influences us" and the perspective is a fairly pessimistic one to be honest.

16.5.14

Maestro Echoplex EP-4 vs Roland RE-301



Two classic analog tape delays, the Maestro Echoplex Ep-4 and the Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo are compared using a Moog synth.