My sixth edition of dark and minimal dubstep. It's been a while since the last, yet Perverse, Youngsta and J:Kenzo are still the influences of these mixes, so check out their RinseFM, RoodFM and other radio shows/mixes for a taste of what's fresh in this genre.
A second dose of dark and minimal dubstep. Beginning with a bunch of new tracks acquired in just the last week, this mix provides a fresh update to the original. And I throw in the classic Charles Manson track from AMIT to end it.
DJ'ing at Sonar and XS in Baltimore was where I first made a name for myself, And this mix is what Mix 7 (my missing demo) sounded most like; Jazzy, Jackin', Hip-House, and it even contains a few tracks from that same mix. So here is my best interpretation of the demo mix that got me into the club scene a while back.
I've never really been a huge fan of peak hour or the new electro sound that has gained popularity through pop remixes recently, but tracks like that can sure bring a lot of energy into a club. This mix contains just that, with my usual hip-hop influenced remixes.
Ever since I bought turntables, I always felt the desire to play more than 1 genre, and intelligent drum and bass was what I first went with after loading up on tribal house, as I had always been a big fan of LTJ Bukem's Progression Sessions. This mix digs deep into Bukem's Good Looking Records catalog, going for some tracks on his label that you hopefully have not heard before.
Hearing Mark Farina's mixes are what first inspired me to start playing funky, jazzy house, but I've always been a big fan of his Mushroom Jazz series also, and this mix sounds like Mushroom Jazz and some Wu-Tang beats in a 69. This mix was the first time I've ever spun downtempo or recorded anything under 120 BPM.
The first records I ever bought were tribal house. Artists like Danny Tenaglia, Peace Division and Steve Lawler. This mix sums up why I started DJing with this genre, and is what my mixes would've sounded like early on.
Global Underground proudly presents the future of electronic dance music with a 2 hour live mix recorded @ Home, and split into 2 CD's of the world’s freshest underground tracks.
The legendary Global Underground Nubreed DJ mix series that began in 2000 (launching the careers of some of modern dance music’s greatest DJ’s such as Sander Kleinenberg, Danny Howells and Steve Lawler to name just a few) continues its worldwide journey of discovery by bringing you Nubreed 009, mixed exclusively by the supremely talented Washington, DC based DJ and producer Stro, recorded on the 28th of March 2012.
Stro has consistently proven to be one of the leading producers in today's dance music scene, playing every genre imaginable, and remixing artists such as Aaliyah, Brandy and Monica, & The Notorious B.I.G.
With shows across the Atlantic coast, touring in renowned clubs like Sonar and XS, and playing numerous house parties in the northeast corridor, he has proven to be one of the most exciting performers in the DJ scene today.
Stro originates from Shamokin, PA, but has been residing in the DC area for many years, and this smooth, eclectic and at times mystical journey builds effortlessly from the blissed out opening set into a magic carpet ride of cutting edge and upfront progressive, groove-laden delights!
This intelligent and well thought out DJ mix has been expertly programmed by a serious name to watch out for on the global dance music scene. Playing tracks currently being performed by the likes of Sasha and Digweed, they have been put in perfect sequence exclusively for this Nubreed album.
These are some productions I was working on when I had DJ gigs at XS and Sonar in Baltimore playing funky, jackin', jazzy house - and doing my online radio broadcasts; All 3 were works in progress, which is why they don't sound like a finished product, however I found the old Reason templates on some CDs i was looking through and converted them to mp3. So for what it's worth, here they are: