Sunday, August 20, 2006

Big Tings

Sub Foundation went deep last night! Thank you for all who made it out to this diverse and energetic session of bass appreciation.

Big respects to the dread MC Wiseproof, who, along with some natty bredrin, got the dancefloor going by 10 p.m. as yours truly dropped strictly foundation tracks: Horace Andy "Zion's Gate," Sugar Minott "Thanks and Praise," and plenty Tubby dubs.

Next it was DJ Jamin, and she immediatly got down to business with one of the most well rounded sets of UKG and grime I've ever heard. She had all kinds of grimey US hip-hop reworks that had a clutch of listeners singing back the words to her. Heavy business. Promoters hear this: book Jamin Creed, she's the real deal.

Jamin was hard to follow, but we had to get some hardcore dubstep rinsed out. So following a Jr. Delgado dubplate intro ("War & Crime" acetate from '83), I dropped Digital Mystikz, Skream, Loefah, Distance, DQ1, Cyrus and others to a bobbing auidience. Massive wanted more but it was time for the live business.

Kush Arora is a SF force to be reckoned with. The man blends bhangra, dancehall, dubstep and other beats, collabos with MCs like aforementioned WiseProof, and dub's it all out live in the mix. Arora is a flash of controllers, mouse clicks and swinging dreadlocks. The interwoven dhol rhythms knocked with a hard uppercut,only to lay us out with sub-bass sweeps. A power 45 minute live set from this Bay Area innovator.

The closer, just back from Europe with fresh digital dubs and delights, Kid Kameleon brought the heat via Serato Scratch software and kept the dancefloor whistlin till closing. This man has an uncanny way of seemlessly blending every tempo and style of ragga breaks know: from dubstep through mash'd up ish, it was a saturated, lighters in the air affair.

Thanks to all the DJs, to Will Blasthaus and crew, DJ Danica on the door, and Subtek for the flyer. We'll do this again.