Tuesday, July 29, 2008


If you like dirty bass, you best get to know Subvert. Anyone who was at Motion Notion had a chance to see this PK frontman tear the Fort apart with his own brand of Heavy Dubstep and Glitch, built to give the subs a workout. He's got 2 sets at Shambhala this year, on the beach, and in the Village... don't sleep on this shit! Peep his latest mix, and an exclusive tune for Oh Snap! readers at the bottom of this post.

Here's his Bio, from MutiMusic:
What started out as an introduction and a remix project turned us ‘on’ to one of Canada’s rising stars of bass driven crunky beats in the form of “Subvert’. His tracks have been doing promo rounds and have made regular appearances in the sets of Bassnectar, Ill Gates (The Phat Conductor) & Dov amongst others.

Subvert hails from Calgary, Alberta and his winding path in music started in 1996. Proof of his dedication to ‘Bass’ is in his track record of creating the world’s loudest competition vehicles, designing pK’s 90,000 watt sound system and managing the Village Stage at Shambhala Music Festival. He started DJing in 2000 and combined with his extensive work on sound systems and attention to precision sound, he was ultimately & naturally led down the path to creating his own music productions and once again the low frequencies consumed him. Subvert’s sound is a combination of throbbing, relentless basslines, melodic strings and haunting pianos singing through midtempo glitch / acid crunk and dubstep. His attention to detail and the ability to tune into ‘bass that works’ can be felt in all of his music productions, he is an expert in the subsonic, the crowd and the show.

The past year has truly seen the emergence of Subvert as a recording artist, with a slew of new releases in the first half of 2008:
‘Subversion’ and ‘No Smokey Ganja’ on Rottun Recordings,
‘Bigtsteppa’ on Punch Out
and a recent remix of the Ill Gates smasher ‘Sweat Shop’ upcoming on Muti Music.
We are stoked to announce the forthcoming ‘Dirt Nap’ EP in addition to the ‘Sweat Shop’ remix coming out on Muti Music, the EP will include the tracks; ‘Size Matters’, ‘Curb Stomper’, ‘Dirt Nap’ and ‘Pump et Up’.
It’s all about the bass…..
You can download Subvert recent promotional mix which includes edits of many of these tracks below.

MP3 - Subvert - Dirt Mix

MP3 - Subvert - Shoota

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Ive been hearing alot of buzz over DJ KUE these days. His crowd friendly fidgety electro house has an incredibly broad appeal and his tight productions have been spotted in some the biggest DJs sets.

Heres the word from the DJ KUE My Space

DJ Kue is quickly becoming one of dance music’s fastest rising deejays and producers. His music has been garnering support from Judge Jules, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Charles Feelgood and many others. Starting production in 2004, he began to make noise with various bootlegs he released to friends and respective deejays. Many of these tracks made their way through the Internet until his first official release on Vibrance Recordings. “Something Special” gained worldwide attention as funky feel good house in a year that was dominated by the now established electro sound of house music. Kue would go on to release various tracks on Immense, Via Musique, Harmonize, Prompt Digital, Eden, InStereo, and many more.

Not only are Kue’s skills as a producer in high demand, but his skills as a dj as well. Approaching his 15th year of djing, he has been known for innovating his own style, taking the listeners on a journey through music. It is not only Kue's track selection that one should look out for, but his constant manipulation of tracks through the use of of doubles, vigorous scratching and other turntablism techniques. With a combination of great track selection and turntablist techniques, he does what he can to rock a party right!

Currently Kue has begun working on production with DJ Dan and Donald Glaude, along with new music for labels InStereo, Shush Music, and Sweet Cherry Music. Keep on a look out for new music and performances from Kue!

"DJ Kue's production is on point. He obviously has funk and soul in his blood. I recently signed his track "The Way" to my record label and it's proved to be a very successful release. I'm a huge supporter of what Kue is doing and you can expect to hear his name a lot more in the near future."

DJ Dan, InStereo Recordings

"California's DJ Kue shows great promise as a strong electro contender in a sea of hopeful producers."

Dani Deahl, URB Magazine

"these tracks are off the hook mate! nice one! ;-)

Kissy Sell Out, BBC Radio 1

MP3- The Shangri-Las "Leader of the Pack" (DJ Kue Remix)

MP3 - DJ Kue "Lovers Break"

MP3 - Rage Against The Machine "Bulls On Parade" (DJ Kue Remix)

Monday, July 21, 2008


taken from the Low Bee board...

It's with the deepest regret, the heaviest heart, and in a state of an almost paralyzing shock that we're to report that the Queen of Baltimore Club Music died last night due to a drowning accident in the swimming pool at her home. This information is coming directly from our family at Unruly, and as soon as a more detailed explanation is available, we'll be sure to pass that info along.

Will, heart and faith, are all of the traits that this female, Baltimore native, ascertained, in order to excel in a male dominated, hustle-minded, fast paced industry. Khia Edgerton a.k.a the “Club Queen K-Swift” was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland on October 19,1980. Growing up, she had many influences to help drive her into what some might say is a successful music career and others her destiny. Her influences were Cocoa Channel and Jazzy Joyce along with her father who had an immense passion for music. K-Swift began DJing at the age of 11; now 14 years later, she’s not only Baltimore’s only female DJ, but she’s also the only female Mix Show Coordinator in the country! Her desires to become a professional, well-known DJ were met with numerous obstacles. She received a lot of skepticism from males however; she never let that phase her. Her formula for brushing off all the haters was to just do her own thing and stay focused. Long hours spent working to enhance her DJ skills paid off.

At the age of 18, she was offered an internship at Radio One of Baltimore; 92Q Jams. From this point on, her will, faith, and formula quickly began to turn her yesterday’s dream into a reality. That same year she began producing shows for the station, the first being the Mark Young Show, followed by the Neke @ Night Show. Two years later, her impressive and consistent performance as an intern landed her a job with 92Q, where she officially became the first female DJ on the “Q”. She began DJing for a show that she and an on-air personality, Neke produced, which was called Ladies Night. That show was a big hit, therefore her new offer to be an on air personality was inevitable. After becoming an on-air personality, she then was presented with an opportunity to mix for the “Big Phat Morning Show”. Benefiting from that opportunity and growing as a DJ, she held this position for two years. She then decided to continue to expand her horizons, as she switched from part time to full time. Once she became a full time DJ she began taking over the night show from 6-10 on the Q with her co-host Reggie Reg. Not a surprise that this show became the number one night show in Baltimore. Oh, and it doesn’t stop there, she just doesn’t stop. As changes were being made at the station she remained as the late night DJ, now with co-host Squirrel Wyde, which is currently the number one night show in Baltimore.

K-Swift plays at all the hottest clubs & parties in Baltimore; her fan base is beyond celebrity status. She mixes for all the high school parties as well as in the mall for Downtown Locker Room a popular urban retailer of footwear, apparel, and music. Working at the Q opened numerous doors for K-Swift; she’s done big shows with HOT artist like Paula Campbell and Lil Mo. She‘s a member of the hottest DJ’s in the country known as the Violator All Star DJ’s, as well as the all female squad MURDA MAMIS. Her expertise as a DJ, and her career as an on air personality aren’t the limits of her capabilities. She is also the proud owner of her own Graphics Company, and Production and Management Company (Club Queen Entertainment), while simultaneously selling her own mix Cd’s on her website and in stores across the United States. In addition to all those hats that she wears, she’s also the ONLY female Record Pool Director in Baltimore for Direct Drive Record Pool. K-Swift is just unstoppable. She’s unique and unpredictable. She always bringing the hottest and latest music, not only does she bring hype to the party through her mixing skills, but her aggressive voice on the mike boosts the entire experience. Her love for what she does along with her caring and outgoing personality has taken her to the top, but she’s never going to settle. There’s so much more out there that she would like to pursue. Her goal right now is to go on tour with a major artist, and excel at being an entrepreneur. K-Swift is definitely a woman that the music industry doesn’t want to sleep on, she conquers any and all obstacles that come her way, and her drive should let you know that she can’t stop, and won’t stop, until she’s done it all.

She carried a mysterious, almost mythic quality about herself and her craft to some of us club music fanatics outside of Baltimore. We've always known that she had the ability to make and break artists in her city, and that she held it down on 92Q radio, but until this past weekend, I don't think we knew the first thing about her. Her Dj sets at the My Crew Be Unruly party at the Paradox, and at the Artscape festival the next day (with DJ Class) were nothing short of incredible. Friday night at the Dox was so devastating in fact, that her jaw dropping set actually had Diplo nervous about following her, and I've NEVER heard him admit anything similar of the sort before then. He and I literally talked about her all day yesterday. The conversation was something to the effect of "Isn't K Swift the most awesome person in the history of awesomeness?!" and then we'd compare notes about how effortlessly cool, and what an immensely talented dj she was. Shawn Caesar says she couldn't stop talking about how excited she was to have been spinning with Diplo, and how much she was looking forward to working with all of us in the nearest future...WTF? THIS ISN'T FAIR!

Shawn, Scottie and the rest of the Unruly fam, I have no idea what yall are going through...especially Shawn, Scottie and Larry because I know you were as close as family to each other. Your loss is our loss, and what this beautiful and talented woman brought to the table can not ever be replaced. She was a pioneer in her field and she expanded that vista almost every day to include more and more successes. I'm so sorry, Baltimore. We love you!

Rest In Peace K Swift, The Queen Of Baltimore and Club Music worldwide.

MP3 - DJ Scottie B vs. DJ K Swift - Unruly Sampler Mix


Lets break it down. Reid speed and the brothers Josh David and Matt David are the collective known as breakdown. In 2005 they started throwing the 'breakdown' parties together and over the years they have focused more and more on production which judging by the most recent output was a worth while choice. Breakdown is already receiving big support for their tracks from the likes of z-trip,guns n bombs, and one of my personal favorites Mr. Rico Tubbs.

So heres the heaters, play them at your next family reunion and watch grandma "cut a rug".

MP3 - Breakdown "Feel This"

MP3 - Breakdown "Do what I want"

MP3 - Breakdown - Beat The Summer Heat Mix [ Mixed by Reid Speed ]

Sunday, July 20, 2008

NYC Heavy Bass Champion.

So Shambhala Music Festival is coming up here pretty quick. And I'm really stoked to check out all of the music. One person in particular who I will be sure to check out will be Drop the Lime aka. Cruses or Luca Venezia’s. Coming out of Brooklyn New York playing an evolved style, re-appropriating breakcore, bassline house, rave, jungle and dubstep, unforgettably touched with Luca’s own original vocals. Recent remixes for Moby, Robyn, Blaqstarr, Health Disco, Midnight Juggernauts and Infants have fuelled the blaze... However Curses! is different to DTL, but still relies heavily on cheesey high-pitched-chipmunk vocals diced up, but now alongside infectious glitchy electro. Furthermore Curses! is signed to the Parisian electro label Institubes, a label that has come to command some real respect - home to Surkin, Bobmo, High Powered Boys, Midnight Juggernauts, Para One and Orgasmic.


The Suspense is Killing Me(Drop The Lime Remix)

What I need - Curses!

Trouble and Bass
- Heavy Bass Music... DTL's Blog

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Are you feelin this?

I know im feeling this! I stumbled across this artist on my weekly hunt for fresh tracks and im really digging what this guy is making right now. Fans of obscene hip hop lyrics and wobbly bass lines shouldn't sleep on this one its a dancefloor killer!!!!

Kelevra grab ya funkstick (original mix)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


A quickie from your man Agent Orange. 25 Mins of pure, unadulterated bangin' club vibes. Just in time for the drive to Motion Notion. Get it while it's HOT!


Track List:
Sam Hell - Grunge + Bryan Cox - Let's go to Work (Acapella)
Rob Reng - Salamandala
Missy Elliot - Let it Bump (Hydroz Steady Bumpin' Remix)
Deekline and Red Polo - Shake the Pressure
Body Snatchers - Freaky Ho (Beat Monkeys Remix)
Quest & Oddisi - Break Me (Quest Vs Pyramid Mix)
Stanton Warriors - Who are the Warriors (Bass Kleph Remix)
Yelle - ACDG (TEPR Remix)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Glitch Mob Taking the City!

The Glitch Mob have been slowing their tour schedule for a while, to join forces in the studio to create a lazer bass force to be reckoned with. It's not a giant robot, but it leaves the same sense of awe... one of the first products of their union of glitchy-ness, their remix of Nalepa's "Monday"

Nalepa - Monday (Glitch Mob Remix)

Check their site for more tunes and info: