Trying to pick a few favorite Kahn tracks is impossible, so here’s a bunch

PS go see him melt minds tonight at Deep Space – adv tix are just $10 all day or $20 at the door. Just imagine these tunes on Cielo’s Funktion-1s and tell me that’s not worth $10.

Go check out our feature for more info on tonight’s festivities (ticket contest is over btw). Nuff chat, on with the tunes »

Adam F, Alex from Queens, Bad Boy Bill, Chris Ianuzzi, cielo, coki, contakt, dan wender, Dave Schichman, deep space, Derrick Carter, digital mystikz, DJ Shakey, Doc Martin, empress, Esseks, Exmag, Facets, Four Tet, francois k, frankie bones, Girrafage, Glitterball, Globular Cluster, Jacques Greene, lost soul, Love & Logic, mala, martyn, Morgan FReeman, Morgan Geist, Personator, photek, Pixelife, planet cognac, purple, R Gamble, Raw Q, reinforced, rinsed, sankeys, scallywag, Skytree, Soul Clap, splice, stuck on earth, tiki disco, Trigon, Tunafase, Valerie Molano, vase club, XXYYXX

WOMPLIST 83: Digital Mystikz, Stuck On Earth, Four Tet & Martyn, Contakt, Reinforced, Rinsed, Exmag & Skytree, XXYYXX, Tiki Disco & Soul Clap

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Pinch & Sherwood Live at Deep Space!

Dub Champions Festival is almost over, with Adrian Sherwood and Pinch debuting their collaborative live set TONIGHT at Deep Space. If you’re in NYC you best be reaching.  What, you have stuff to do tomorrow? Clearly, you haven’t listened to this:

WOMPLIST 55: Reconstrvct, Grenier & XI, Ben UFO, Goth Trad, Boxcutter, Taste Tester & Hydrabadd, Mess Kid

FRIDAY, JULY 26

DESCENT: Grenier, XI, Congi (US debut), Prism, Blysk at House of Yes [10PM/$20-25]
Biggest lineup yet from the Descent crew. This is the US debut of Congi, a dubstep producer from the UK, whose jazzy inflections and laid back vibes will delight anyone who enjoys Author or Phaeleh. Also headlining are future bass pioneer XI and Grenier / DJG – who also happen to be old friends, and will be doing a very special b2b. I’ve been in love with XI beats ever since I heard his scene-stealing remix of Sepalcure. And Grenier? Oh gosh. His set at reconstrvct earlier this year was one of the best I’ve ever seen; a brilliant, flawless, relentlessly energized all vinyl set of all styles of bass music. His free album, VOIDS III, is easily one of the best LPs of this year. Warming it up will be Descent founder and resident Blysk, and Boston’s dubstep virtuoso, Prism. Hit up our feature page on this event for set times and a 20% discount code on advance tickets!
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Percussion Lab x Rudimentary Records: Boxcutter (Planet Mu ✈ Ireland), Enoe, Archie Pelago, Seafloor, Braille at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$7-10]
God bless Percussion Lab. In addition to hosting one of the best mix repositories on the internet, they’re always booking the most interesting producers. This time around it’s Planet Mu’s Boxcutter, comin all the way from Ireland. Boxcutter’s early production was a worthy descendent of Aphex or Squarepusher; glitchy – at times abrasive – IDM with undeniably soul. But his scope is vast, everything from broken 2-step to Bonobo-esque funk. Opening is our favorite cello-sax-dj trio, Archie Pelago (debuting their ableton PUSH live set) and the Perclab regulars.

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BLKMARKET x Turbo Recordings: Tiga, Martyn plus Bordello at TBA [10pm-8am/$20]
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SATURDAY, JULY 27

RECONSTRVCT 2ND ANNI: Youngsta, V.I.V.E.K., Amit, Surprise Guest, Kahn and Neek, Joe Nice, True Nature at the 1896 [10PM/$25-60]
I don’t think there’s ever been a bigger dubstep lineup in NYC. Reconstrvct has become an NYC institution in the last 2 years, raising the bar to a level no other bass music events can touch (tho certainly it has inspired many to try, and that’s a good thing). More than the events, Reconstrvct has built a community who are dedicated and inspired by this music. Scores of folks are bussing and flying in to NYC for this show because there’s just nothing else in the US like this. Infinite props to Luke, Scott and Joe for creating a night that truly transcends partying and has become a place as holy as anything can be in this day and age.

Oy, this lineup. Lets start with Youngsta – one of the most renounced dubstep djs, his rinse.fm show has a fanatical following, winning him Best Dj in the dubstepforum awards two years in a row now. His energetic presence and peerless mixing are unmistakable. V.I.V.E.K. Is a true giant of the scene – he crushed it at the first anniversary. He’s made too many huge tunes to even name but both sides of his latest single (and the first on his new label, System Music) Asteroids/Over My Head has long since passed anthem status. When that drops on Saturday, I’ll put money on at least 2 wheel ups.

Kahn and Neek are two of the illest producers in grime – Backchat is honestly one of the sickest tunes I’ve heard in the last year (and Chevy aint far behind). Apparently they’re getting a TWO HOUR set, so prepare to get deep. Now Amit’s a newer name to me but his tune Acid Trip has also become a reconstrvct anthem. Oh AND there’s a special surprise guest – last year that turned out to be PINCH. This year? I have a guess. Add to that the two greatest residents ever (True Nature warming it up and Joe Nice finishing it out) and a truly massive private warehouse venue, and you’ve got yrself a proper 2 year anniversary for our favorite party.
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Preconstrvct: Carter Von Pelt, Sound Liberation Front DJs at Coney Island Boardwalk & W 21st St [2-8PM/FREE]
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NICE RENDER: Taste Tester, Hydrabadd, No Eyes, The Orator, Kuato, Knomad at Actor’s Playhouse [11PM/$5-10]
Taste Tester and Hydrabadd are beat makers from Atlanta, currently on tour (check out the sweet promo mix). They’ve collaborated on a bunch of tracks, taking rnb samples and neon arpeggios and mashing them with cloud rap beats, Jersey Club, and juke. Listen to this remix they did and tell me you aren’t in love with whatever the fuck this music is. Joining them are No Eyes, with some more abstract/ambient beats, organizers The Orator and Kuato who will bring a diverse spread of bass, and personal favorite Knomad (founder of OnTheSly). All this tasty bass music, on a funktion-1 system for $5? You betcha.
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BPMLWRLVL: Ben Ufo, Different Sleep, Mess Kid, ynfynyt scroll, Emel, Jason Scott at Tribeca Grand [10PM/$10-15]
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WARM UP: A Guy Called Gerald, Ben UFO, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, Roosevelt at PS1 [3-9PM/$15]
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MONDAY, JULY 29

DEEP SPACE: Goth Trad (live!), Francois K at Cielo [10PM/]
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Goth Trad mix for Dubspot

Goth Trad is coming! Tonight, the peerless Japanese dubstep producer will be at Cielo for Deep Space again after performing there this past August – and advance tickets are still just $10! Deep Space rarely books DJs twice, much less twice in 6 months, but, well – just read what they have to say about

Essential Partying: Turrbotax UK invasion, CASSETTENYC, Roni Size @ Love, MAH Mahnday

THURSDAY 5/6:

METROPOLIS at Love ft. RONI SIZE
Roni Size is pretty much the godfather of Drum n Bass. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve heard his shit. Go see him rip it up on Love’s uber soundsystem with the whole Bass Fueled Mischief crew – Hellfire Machina (who have been absolutely crushing it with their Headspace parties), Code of Arms, Odi and Morphous – holding it down.

Git yr tix here. This is TONIGHT!!!!

FRIDAY 5/7:

TURRBOTAX: BUSINESS EDITION at The Cove ft. HOT CITY, SUBMERSE, DJ DOM
Hot City, whose tracks have been a staple at every Turrbotax, is fittingly making his US debut there! He just dropped a mix on the prestigious XLR8R podcast. Also on the bill from the UK is Submerse, who just had his mix featured on BigUp magazine’s podcast! What a bunch of tastemakers and trendsetters! 
If you haven’t been, Turrbotax is a monthly at the Cove, formerly Hugs, a loveably trashy bar  with a weird curved ceiling off the Bedford L stop. The resident DJs all fucking kick ass – Mayster in particular always knocks my socks off and I run into Steph Neptune/Video City at every good party. 

CATURDAY 5/8:

CASSETTENYC at the Paul Robeson Theatre
Cassette is a uniquely awesome party. Pseudo-monthly, and held at a different unsexy Brooklyn venue each time, the residents include big names like Machine Drum,  Lando Kal (of LazerSword), Eliot Lipp and Praveen (who isn’t a big name afaik but deserves his props cuz he holds it down with the crew).

This time around, they have the very savvy addition of Mike Slott and FaltyDL –   who’ve both put out music on such uberhip labels as Planet Mu, Ramp and Hotflush.

What makes Cassette really awesome, though, is how all the DJs tag team, song after song. There’s usually 2 tables with 3 or 4 DJs with laptops and a gaggle of midi controllers and cables – from this techy stew arises a relentlessly danceable mash of original productions, exclusive shit, big tchunes and throwback jamz. Bring your outta-town friends, and tell them you’re takin em to the coolest party in Brooklyn – because you are.

SUNDAY 5/9

Shakey’s Record Fair at Public Assembly
Take a day off from partying and wobble, and go check out this record fair and party. 7PM to 2AM, so you 9-5ers can come too!

They wrote it up pretty damn good over at the Dubspot Blog, so I’m just gonna quote them:
Dubspot friend, veteran NYC DJ, and founder of theWarper PartyJulie Covello, aka DJ Shakey, is hosting one of her renowned record fairs on May 9th.  Be sure to stop by, roll up your sleeves, and dig through some dog-eared gems, just like those hero’s of yours did before all this DVS digital-DJing craziness.


Julie carefully selects dealers for her fair through a network of vinyl devotes she has met through years of experience in the music industry – it is guaranteed that you will find great selections, fair prices, and avoid sifting through loads of bad LPs that somebody bought at your grandmother’s yard sale.

Sponsored by DubspotWax PoeticsTurntable Lab,Cine Noir Film Society

MONDAY 5/10: 

First lady of Bass on a Funktion 1 system? Jesus christ on a bicycle, this one is a fucking no-brainer before I even mention that it’s FREE and there’s a FREE OPEN BAR. And the legendary astral-traveler Francois K will be on decks as well, as it is Deep Space.

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