Back in December, original badman Coki released his stellar ‘Don’t Get It Twisted EP‘ on the DMZ label which featured bangers like ‘Think Your Gone‘ and ‘Celestial Dub‘. This August, the follow-up EP ‘Don’t Get It Twisted Vol. 2′ is being released and is already proving to be incredibly promising. The four-track EP will feature the tracks ‘Mid June Madness’, ‘Light Years’, ‘On Board’, and ‘Drop n Run’. All four tracks are super heavy and are reminiscent of a time when dubstep was influenced by DUB. (Seriously, praise Jah for the genius that is Coki!) ‘Light Years’ is also featured as the instrumental on Blacks’s track ‘Hold On Wait’ (see below for the music video that was just released today!).
Coki – Mid June Madness
Coki – Drop n Run
For you New Yorkers reading this, Coki is coming to NYC and performing at Reconstrvct‘s 1 Year Anniversary party on July 28. He’ll be joined by J-5ive, V.I.V.E.K., Joe Nice, Nihal, True Nature, and Hahn Solo. This event is seriously not to be missed. Grab tickets here!
This week, the mix was done by a truly incredible staple in modern music. New York-native Keith Shocklee aka Wizard K-Jee is an original member of the Bomb Squad (famed for their work with rap group Public Enemy, and their productions on 70+ albums, many of which went gold and platinum). For the past decade or so, the Wizard’s been entranced by the sounds of dubstep. In 06/07, he was introduced to the scene through his brother, and dubstep personas like the Digital Mystikz, Skream, Benga, Kode9, and more. In 2008 (one of the first years dubstep was represented at WMC), he and his brother hosted the ‘Bomb Squad Pool Party’ at the Miami Winter Music Conference, boasting an absolutely mental lineup including Mala, Skream, Joe Nice, Seckle, and Moldy. These days, Wizard K-Jee and Power5 throw bass-driven parties EVERY first Friday of the month at Brooklyn Fireproof in Bushwick, appropriately titled #FFF (or First Fridays at Fireproof). The nights are sponsored by JBL (yes, there is ALWAYS a full JBL sound system there), and DubSpot. So far, their roster of performers has been incredible and includes DJ Tamiel (Mad Decent/Brick Bandits), Bakir (co-owner/founder of Dubs Alive/TUBA), Rozi (Dubs Alive/TUBA), Zuzuka Ponderosa, DJ SEGA (Mad Decent/Brick Bandits), and many more. For more about Wizard K-Jee, check out the interview we did with him last week! Without further ado:
The Monday Mix feat. Keith Shocklee aka Wizard K-Jee
The genre of dubstep has become an aggressive, mosh-friendly music in the U.S. of late. The most popular artists and shows are headliners whose music is adored by the â€œfilthier thanâ€ generation of youtube laptop listeners.
On March 31st, Brooklyn-based Reconstrvct held their fifth event that bucks what has become the trend and takes you back to the roots. Roots not only in the sense of lineup, but the music being the motivating factor. â€œLow frequency with Decencyâ€ is Reconstrvctâ€™s mission, and that about sums it up.
The line-up included Brooklynâ€™s own Truenature, Boston-based Prism, Kahn from Bristol, the Baltimore O.G. Joe Nice, and fabeled Chestplate recording labelâ€™s latest addition, Razor Rekta.
With previous headliners like V.I.V.I.K. and Tunnidge, you know what itâ€™s all about: bass. The night did not disappoint, and every set had itâ€™s own moments. Some of the heaviest sounds and vibes of the night included 6bloccâ€™s â€˜How You Like Me Now,â€™ Prismâ€™s early April Foolâ€™s with Skrillex â€˜Scary Monstersâ€™ tease into â€˜Eyezâ€™ drop, or Compaâ€™s â€˜Dem a Talk.â€™
Truenature opened the night with plenty of Goth-Trad, hopefully a clue for the future. Followed by Prism and Kahn who each held it down with tracks like ones listed above, and classics from Joker and Distance, like â€˜Malice.â€™ Razor Rekta played a varied memorizing set, with his release â€˜Lokomotiv,â€™ other Chestplate stompers, some grime tunes, and â€˜Taurus,â€™ a favorite at the moment. Joe Nice let everyone know who the king is with his exclusive set of dubplates, one that included a rare DMZ vs MZN track making it one to remember.
Carrying the torch from events like the pioneering Dub War NYC nights, debuting artists in North America or New York, is no easy feat. Bringing you the best in bass music and amazing lineups, you donâ€™t want to miss Reconstrvct VI. EO will bring you the latest when they release what they have in store for their June 2nd event.