Category Archives: Dark

Ganja White Knight

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So I had a pretty long rant written up for today about my opinion on the state of music but then I found Ganja White Knight’s new album and I had to hold off for another week. Don’t worry though, it’s coming, and it’s a good one. Anyways, you must be thinking this album is pretty awesome for me to hold off on a long, well written rant and you would be right. Good is an understatement though, this album is pure gold. Right when I thought dubstep was worn out and overdone, Ganja White Knight brings me back to loving it again. Borrowing elements from so many different and unexpected genres I can honestly say that this is one of the best albums I’ve ever listened to. The amount of time, work, and energy that must have gone into it is seriously impressive and it’s very rare today to see EDM artists releasing full albums instead of just EPs. Usually, I’d list my favorite songs but they are all equally impressive. Listen to this from start to finish in order because that’s the way it’s meant to be heard (at least the first time around).

I can’t embed this album but listen to it free at http://www.GanjaWhiteNight.com!

-GIZMO

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Dub Phizix

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Just one question, have you ever heard/seen the music video for Marka? No? Well get on that. This song was seriously my number one jam of all of last year. I know it sounds like a bunch of gibberish and might not be for everyone but the originality and flow to this song is immense. Skream and Benga hyped the shit out of it on their BBC Radio One show and when they dropped it here in Denver, it was awesome.

Dub Phizix has one of the most original sounds in the DnB and dubstep scene today. Though he is classified under these genres, it’s a very loose connection, and he almost deserves his own genre. I would call it African Dub Hop or something like that –  Yeah. I’m guessing that his shows are ridiculous and unlike anything else out there. I can imagine African tribes getting down to this stuff while dancing around a fire. Or like some crazy voodoo party. The innovation that he displays in his music is what the scene needs to continue to drive it forward. Few people can change the path of a genre, or even add a new branch to its progress, but Dub Phizix has been able to successfully do this and will continue to have an impact in the future.

Picking the songs I wanted to share was hard. There are a lot of good ones on the soundcloud. However, I must start with the music video to Marka since I’ve been hyping it up. Don’t get too scared, just let it ride and enjoy haha. As for the rest of the songs? They speak for themselves – deep, dark, and wicked with some top notch flow. Check it.

-GIZMO

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Phace

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It’s not often these days that the Drum & Bass genre isn’t of the new school liquid variety. I was super stoked to hear Phace’s stuff. It’s a breath of fresh air to just hear straight-up, raw, in your face DnB. This dude is from Hamburg, and runs the label NeoSignal with his buddy Misanthrop. In fact, his track Desert Orgy with Misanthrop is an old school DnB classic. With releases on high profile labels like Virus, OWLSA, Mau5trap, and Shogun, he really has been all over the dark DnB spectrum. His tunes all maintain a precise atmospheric drum and bass sound that is super refreshing to hear. But alas, it’s Friday and time to GTFO of my office….. so if you need something different sounding check this guy out.

Enjoy!

-Ames.

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