Ben Tactic – Vibes (Spring/Summer 2014 DJ mix)

Posted in Ben Tactic, Free Download, mix on May 12, 2014 by bentactic

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Its been far too long since I posted up a new mix.   I was going for something that would be perfect for driving around with your windows down or just hanging with friends in a park or on a rooftop. It starts out with soul, boogie and modern funk then transitions into more RnB inflected house and warm Detroit vibes.  Hope you enjoy!

Stream:
1. Jungle – The Heat
2. Sasac – The Chase
3. Gwen McCrae – My Feelings For You (Edit)
4. Prins Emanuel & Golden Ivy – Midnight Cruise Pt 2
5. Stevie Wonder – As (Whiskey Barons Rework)
6. Huerco S. – No Jack
7. Reva DeVito – Friday Night (Produced by Kaytranada)
8. Mark E – RnB Drunkie
9. Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Love Affair (The Revenge Rework)
10. Boohgaloo Zoo – Testify (Soulphiction Boogie Version)
11. Late Night Tuff Guy – Dancefloor Baby
12. XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster – Night Time Is Coming
13. Marquis Hawkes – Roger Funk
14. Modern Amusement – Cold as Ice (Louie Fresco Remix)
15. Galcher Lustwerk – Put On
16. Max Graef – No. 5
17. Unknown – Unknown
18. Jayson Brothers – Monster Box
19. The African Dream – Make A Living

Bubblin 4 Year Anniversary w/ DJ RASHAD, DJ SPINN, NGUZUNGUZU, DJ TECHNICS + MORE

Posted in Bubblin on April 23, 2014 by lincolnup

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Friday May 9th

BUBBLIN 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Featuring:

DJ RASHAD & DJ SPINN (Hyperdub Records / Teklife – Chicago)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Rashad/152577002604

DJ TECHNICS (Baltimore Club Legend)

NGUZUNGUZU (Fade to Mind – LA)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/NGUZUNGUZU/353887257279

+ BUBBLIN RESIDENTS:

BEN TACTIC

LINCOLNUP

Holocene Portland
21+ 9PM
$10 Before 10pm
$15 After

Video by PRISM LAB

bubblinpdx.com

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT! (((♥)))

About Rashad & Spinn:

Rashad & Spinn have been instrumental to the creation and evolution of Chicago juke & footwork music alongside key players such as Paul Johnson, DJ Gant-Man, DJ Godfather and Jammin Gerald. Blending ghetto house, disco, juke, and ghetto-tech to create an unplaceable physicality on labels such as Hyperdub, Dancemania, Juke Trax and Planet Mu, they have made the scene international with heavy online support and headlining slots all over the world.

About DJ Technics:

Dj Technics is a true legend of Baltimore Club music. Djing since 1982, he was one of the first members of Unruly records, then went on to run three hugely influential record labels (Club Kingz with Rod Lee, Knuckleheadz & Baltimore Beatz). By 2003 he was producing & doing music supervision for the HBO series The Wire. Dj Technics endless hard work laid the foundation for the Jersey Club phenomenon and we are thrilled to host him at our 4 year anniversary!

About Nguzunguzu:

Integral members of LA’s lauded Fade to Mind crew Nguzunguzu blend together a kaleidoscopic assortment of slamming club tracks, contemporary dance music & slick nineties RnB.

Bubblin Presents KAHN (Deep Medi/Tectonic/Young Echo – Bristol) + MORE + LINCOLNUP’S BDAY

Posted in Bubblin on March 25, 2014 by lincolnup

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Saturday April 12th 2014

Bubblin Presents

KAHN (Pacific Northwest Debut Performance)
Deep Medi / Tectonic / Young Echo – Bristol

https://www.facebook.com/kahnofficial

with Main Room Support from:
E3
SPF666
Ben Tactic
Lincolnup – Happy Birthday!

In the Front Lounge:
Jusayn
Ghost Dub
Roane
Rap Class

At
Tonic Lounge
3100 NE Sandy
9p-230a
$10 | 21+
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Please join us for the Pacific Northwest Debut Appearance of Kahn, who is without a doubt one of the most crucial and commended producer/dj’s to emerge in the past few years. Kahn very much embodies the Bubblin ethos of embracing a wide range of dance sounds in both his productions and his dj sets, with distinctive and compelling takes on garage, grime, and dub wise styles – we can hardly wait for his set, trust it’s going to be amazing.

This will also be Lincolnup’s birthday party – come hug it out with your guy! Plus we’re stoked to be throwing our first event at Tonic Lounge, who have graciously re-opened their fine venue to dance music sounds. They’ve even taken Lincoln on to do their dance music programming and talent buying – at last providing a solid, and very much needed, additional venue for dance parties on the Eastside. We’re programming two rooms of dope sounds for the occasion, featuring a bunch of our favorite local ringers in addition to Kahn – a whole lotta vibery awaits!

About Kahn
Hailing from Bristol (U.K) and having grown up immersed in the city’s renowned culture of sound systems, punk rock and hip hop; Kahn is at the forefront of the new wave of Bristol producers and DJs.

From his first vinyl releases in 2011 on cult record label Punch Drunk Records to his more recent cuts on Mala’s Deep Medi label, Kahn has established himself as one of the most diverse producers of his generation.

His production style tends to draw influence from dub reggae, early 2000′s grime, digital dancehall, UK steppers and music from across the 140bpm spectrum. As part of the Young Echo collective, Kahn has also explored other areas of electronic music and incorporates his own vocals and instrumentation into his sound.

As a DJ, Kahn keeps true to the traditions of sound system culture with sets full of dubplates and versions. Whether performing solo as Kahn, alongside fellow grime producer and DJ Neek or as Gorgon Sound (dub and dancehall project also with Neek), it’s always a dubplate and vinyl operation.

As well as releases and affiliations with a number of respected record labels, Kahn also runs his own imprint with Neek, Bandulu Records. Since forming at the beginning of 2012, the record label has gone on to showcase the darker forms of instrumental Grime permeating from Bristol’s current underground scene, with limited runs of heavyweight vinyl and hand screen-printed artwork.

ECSTASY & BUBBLIN PRESENT: Traxman (Dance Mania), Jammin Gerald (Dance Mania), Modern Melodies, Ben Tactic & Lincolnup

Posted in Bubblin on March 25, 2014 by lincolnup

FRIDAY APRIL 4TH

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ECSTASY & BUBBLIN PRESENT:

>>>TRAXMAN<<>>Jammin Gerald<<<
(Dance Mania Records)

Modern Melodies ( Massacooramaan & DJ Rafael)

Ben Tactic (Bubblin)

Lincolnup (Bubblin)

$5 before 10pm $10 after

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Bubblin Presents IKONIKA (Hyperdub, UK) + MAGIC FADES + LINCOLNUP + BEN TACTIC

Posted in Bubblin on March 8, 2014 by lincolnup

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Friday March 21st

Bubblin Presents:

IKONIKA
Hyperdub / Hum + Buzz / Planet Mu – London

https://facebook.com/ikonikamusic

MAGIC FADES (Dj Set)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magic-Fades/142385979154783

LINCOLNUP

BEN TACTIC

The Rose Bar & Lounge
111 SW Ash PDX
21+ 9.30pm
$8 @ the door
*Limited Capacity*

ABOUT IKONIKA
Ikonika is one of the outstanding producers of her generation. Her 2008 debut ‘Please’ (Hyperdub), announced a forward thinking, highly melodic, twisted take on UK underground dance music. After further singles for Planet Mu and Hyperdub, she went on to release one of the best albums of 2010 ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have’, receiving glowing reviews from The Guardian, BBC, NME, FACT, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork among many more. Her remix projects have included Interpol, Caribou, Cubic Zirconia and DJ Mujava.

Equally accomplished is Ikonika the DJ. Her technical proficiency has taken her to bookings at clubs and festivals all across the world. Her live and studio sets journey from classic House and Techno, to RnB bangers, to the freshest sounds of the underground. Her talent was recognised by DJ Mag with nominations for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ of 2009 and ‘Best DJ’ of 2010, in their ‘Best Of British’ awards.

Ikonika also runs the label Hum + Buzz with Optimum (Night Slugs/Planet Mu). As well as releasing singles from the owners, it focuses on introducing bright new talent.

Bubblin & Obvious Present DIGITAL MYSTIKZ ft MALA + COKI, STRATEGY, RYAN ORGAN & TYLER KEYS : FRIDAY 2.28.2014

Posted in Bubblin on February 8, 2014 by lincolnup

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Friday February 28th

Bubblin & Obvious Present

DIGITAL MYSTIKZ featuring MALA + COKI
DMZ / Deep Medi / Soul Jazz – London

STRATEGY
ZamZam Sounds / Idle Hands / Peak Oil – PDX

RYAN ORGAN
Various / Vinylogy

TYLER KEYS

at
Refuge
116 SE Yamhill
21+
9pm-3am
$12 Advance

About Mala
Mala is a producer, DJ, label owner and visionary best known for his contributions to the scene known as dubstep. But to people who have been touched by his music or moved by his DJing, he holds deeper place in their hearts. Through certain frequencies, his music carries a message that fundamentally connects people.
Mala began spreading this message from South London in the early ‘00s, when the dubstep scene was a tiny, ignored community of likeminded individuals, committed to exploration and imbibing of subsonic frequencies in locations like the record shop Big Apple, club Forward>> at Plastic People and pirate station Rinse FM. He formed production outfit Digital Mystikz with one friend Coki and by adding two others, Loefah and St Pokes, they launched the DMZ night, the first club night to share dubstep on a wider scale.
His music was first cut to dubplate and played by pioneering DJ, Hatcha and released on his label Big Apple Records. As the music began to flow, the DMZ label was born to share it on vinyl and now, years later, those records are viewed as foundational dubstep milestones. Tracks like “Learn” displayed Mala’s breathtaking and intuitive sense of rhythm, while “Anti War Dub” – played the weekend after the 7/7 London tube bombings – showed both Mala’s talent for uplifting percussive groove but his ability to express message and meaning through his music.
As dubstep began to shift from tiny collective to national and then international movement, Mala was at the forefront of the wave, able to take his frequencies to ever increasing audiences and communities. The Deep Medi label was formed and began showcasing likeminded production talent from beyond the DMZ stable, releasing to date, 58 12” vinyl singles and 7 artist albums. Mala himself released his longplayer “Return II Space.” His music has been used in major motion pictures (“Children of Men”) and he has had the opportunity to remix and connect with likeminded artists from other movements like NYC’s Francois K, Moritz Von Ozwald from Basic Channel, Grace Jones, and Lee “Scratch” Perry, amongst others. This year he launched his new night System.
Fundamentally however, scenes, gig sizes, notable collaborations and major motion picture soundtracks are milestones of little import to someone like Mala. What was and remains central to him is his deep connection with sound and his ability to create frequencies and harmonics that share that connection in a way that blissfully, powerfully and peacefully unifies all those who listen.
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About Coki
Coki – the quiet man who makes a big noise, or “creatively one of the sickest producers of all time” as his production and DJ partner Mala puts it – has one of the most unusual career trajectories of any producer in electronic music. Although he is without question among the most influential musicians of the 21st century, although he has a good decade of classic tunes and thoroughly demolished raves behind him both solo and as half of Digital Mystikz, and although his fans include some of the biggest and highest-earning names in dance, from Skrillex to Skream, he remains two steps removed from the hustle and hype of the industry.
Indeed, until very recently, Dean Harris – his birth name – held down a 9-5 job, preferring to keep music as something that exists away from financial pressures. Ironic, maybe, for a man whose early 12” releases easily fetch £50 and more from avid collectors, and who can pack crowds of 2,000 into the DMZ sessions he occasionally still runs with partners Mala (the other half of Digital Mystikz), Loefah and MC Sgt. Pokes. But it says everything about an artist who has never sold out, never become jaded and still retains the same wide eyed excitement about music he had as a kid.
Growing up in south London suburb of Croydon, Coki’s passion was reggae and dancehall – something you can still hear shot through all his work – and even when his friends were more interested in jungle and garage, this remained his obsession. He had a peripheral involvement in the garage scene with he and his friend Mark Lawrence – Mala – briefly forming an MC duo to perform at raves. However it was only when influential Croydon DJ and record shop buyer Hatcha, along with a few others, started garage into something darker, sparser and more bass-oriented – the sound that would become dubstep – that Coki found himself unable to hold back and he and Mala began making beats.
From the very beginning, his tracks stood out, sending audiences wild at dubstep’s foundational club, FWD>>. Fellow dubstep legend and founder of the Bristol scene, Pinch, remembers: “I remember those early raves when you’d hear a new Coki track and just go ‘what the fuuuuuck, he’s done it again, I’ve got my head in my hands, I don’t even…. … WHEEL IT UP!’” And that ability to completely gobsmack people with a new bass drop has never left him. Other sharp ears were listening too: the late John Peel was a fan, and in 2004 Digital Mystikz featured at number 29 in his annual Festive 50.
In 2007, he transformed dubstep once again with his track ‘Spongebob’: a preposterous, churning, industrial monster of a tune, its basslines swooping and gurgling with massed Low Frequency Oscillator filters (“LFOs”), in one fell swoop it launched the “tear-out” side of the genre. Caspa & Rusko chose it to feature on their groundbreaking FabricLive mix – the release which truly sent dubstep international and into the mainstream, and still to this day the biggest-selling in Fabric’s mix series – and both mix and track spawned a thousand noisy imitators, fuelling the EDM explosion in the US and around the world. 6 A few months later Coki was involved in another game changing record, the relentlessly catchy Dubstep anthem ‘Night’ which he co-produced with Benga. ‘Night’ was the first Dubstep record to break into the UK charts top 40.
But Coki just kept on keeping on, continuing to record and release, dropping further ‘Spongebob’ style noise bombs like ‘Horrid Henry’, intense, meditative reggae-centric tracks like ‘Celestial Dub’, and combinations which bridged the gap as with his reworkings for Greensleeves of dancehall artists Busy Signal and Mavado. His partners conquered new territory in the underground, with Loefah forming the impeccably cool Swamp 81 label, and Mala nurturing huge talents on his Deep Medi imprint, and then launching his own ‘Mala in Cuba’ project, but Coki just kept on quietly making music. It was only in 2011 that he finally joined them in label management and launched his Don’t Get It Twisted brand, and in 2012 that he finally quit work, got an agent, played his first transatlantic gigs and began to consider DJing and producing his main livelihood.
This, then, is in many ways just the beginning. Although he has repeatedly turned the music world upside down, Coki remains untroubled by ego to an almost unbelievable degree. Still thrilled by the possibilities of technology to produce brain-boggling sounds, still as joyfully attached as ever to the communal vibe and explosive crowd reactions he and his friends created at their DMZ raves, still seemingly immune to hype and hustle, he remains one of the most unpredictable, and thus exciting artists in the game. Whether he makes more dancehall records, starts recording singers, or digs further into the world of grime as on his recent collaboration with MC Blacks, the one thing you can be assured of is that Coki’s next move will leave people reeling and calling for a rewind, just as surely as his very first dubplates did.

Lincolnup :: Mix For The Wood Horse

Posted in Bubblin, Lincolnup, mix on January 31, 2014 by lincolnup

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Lincolnup :: Mix For The Wood Horse

For the Chinese New Year commencing January 31 2014

This is a live DJ set of many of the cuts that I’ve been playing at Bubblin parties and beyond for the past year – ft. house/garage/techno/disco/slow hardcore/oddballer sounds mixed for a deep foray into funky vibery – representative of what you could hear from me while at the controls of a dance party for heady freaks, which is what Bubblin functions generally are.

192k mp3 download from soundcloud
wav download at dropbox

Mixed and recorded live in one take by myself using all lossless audio files of at least 16bit/44.1kHz resolution, two Technics SL-1200M3D Turntables customized w/ KAB Acoustics DJ1200 Interconnect Cables, Pioneer DJM-900 DJ Mixer, Serato SL2, Logic X, Macbook Pro, Apogee Duet DAC. 1.5 meter Audioquest Forest USB cable and 1 meter Audioquest Evergreen RCA’s from SL2 to MBP and 900, 3′ Mogami Gold XLR’s from 900 to Duet – no weak links in the signal chain. *Mastered by Ben Tactic* Sound quality is expansive, punchy, and detailed – wav file playback on a well set up sound system with room to dance in low lighting recommended.

:Tracklist:
Andy Mac : Cities and Desires : Idle Hands
Arkist : Summer Shimmer ft. Lee Risdale : Apple Pips
Untold : Breathe (Nautiluss Remix) : Hessle Audio
Lords Of Midnite : We Gonna Ride Tonite : Unknown To The Unknown
Doc Daneeka : Just Say The Word : 2020 Vision
Pev & Kowton : Raw Code : Hessle Audio
Killjoy : Higher : Formula
Etch : Sounds ft. J-One : Keysound
Alan Johnson : Goron Sound : Blank Mind
Palace : Trust : Unknown To The Unknown
Special Request : Mindwash : Houndstooth
Graze : TheSust : New Kanada
Alight : Obelisk : Local Action
NHK’Koyxen : 341 : PAN
Altered Natives : Morta Apropos : Bosconi
Various Replicas : 12seven : Various Production
Shape Worship : Air White Smoke Signal : Gang Of Ducks
Shape Worship : Concentration : Gang Of Ducks
Walton : Homage : Keysound
Alex Coulton : Break Pressure : Black Acre
Neville Watson : Crossing the I’s : Don’t Be Afraid
Dauwd : Silverse (Dub Edit) : Ghostly
Flava D : Love Will Save The Day : FlavaD.com
Soundstream : Julie’s Theme : Sound Stream
A Taut Line : Laxckqer : Diskotopia
Presk : Mold : Fourth Wave
Tuff Sherm : Monarch Engineer : Merok
DJ Kolt : Afroolove : Principe
Robert Dietz : Common : Running Back
William Onyeabor : Good Name : Wilfilms/Luaka Bop

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