Dusk Dubs returns with another amazing selection of records this week as we invite global music media and events agency This Is Progressive to the show. As always, our guest provides us with music that has a special place in their memories and in their souls. Music that moves them, that invokes images of sunrises, sunsets, good times and good people. I then play each record, in full, giving it breathing space and allowing it to shine.

 

At Dusk Dubs, our aim is to strip back the peripheral that clouds what matters, the sounds coming from the speakers. We’re effectively making that selection process honest. Music selected for one reason, because you love that record. Not because its works in a mix, or because it's popular. Being true to yourself is so important in this machine of bright lights and fakery that many people have to function in today. When we first began following This Is Progressive, their ambition of focusing on the music, keeping it pure, and promoting that appetite for good music and people was something we couldn’t ignore. When the opportunity arose for them to provide a selection for us, we jumped at it, as without even discussing anything, we immediately knew that they would fully understand our ethos and would come up with the goods.

We are not disappointed. The records, the reasons for choosing them, and the journey over the whole selection is a perfect showcase of what Dusk Dubs represents.

 

We offer a massive thank you to the team at This Is Progressive for collectively providing such an incredible volume.

 

' This is Progressive is a music, media and events agency that supports, nurtures and develops new and established artist’s in all genres of underground electronic music. It is about being a platform to be heard within all the white noise created by public relations machines. It is to develop or create new avenues in ones career, by giving them a professional base to showcase themselves. It is controlled, it filters out the mainstream and delivers intelligent music, not only to the underground, but accessible to everyone. We are not RA, we are not Mixmag, we are a collective of passionate artists from around the world who are pushing back against the hype.


It is a labour of love for us, it is a passion that runs deep, a feeling of taking back control of an industry we love and so heavily invest in with our own personal lives. We are not grandstanding, we are not thinking we are going to change the world overnight, but we do hope that we can slowly be a game changer in what people listen to, explore or experience.


When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge… This is Progressive. '

http://www.decodedmagazine.com/

 

Track List:

 

01// T_Mo vs Jim Morrison - The Future
02// Bonobo - Sapphire
03// Telepopmusik - Smile (Applescal Tribute Mix)
04// Beat Pharmacy ft Paul St. Hilaire - Sunshine (Intrusion Sunset Dub)
05// Assassins of Sound - Slipping in & Out of Consciousness
06// Aim - Cold Water Music
07// BT - The Road to Lostwithiel
08// Beat International - Dub Be Good to Me (Syv2 Un1 Unreleased Mix)
09// Diskjokke - Reset and Begin
10// Boards of Canada - Hi Scores
11// Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea
12// DJ Shadow - Building Steam from a Grain of Salt (Nit Grit Rmx)
13// Origin Unknown - Valley of the Shadows
14// LTJ Bukem - Horizons
15// Art of Noise - Moments in Love (Caspa Rmx)
16// Ulrich Schnauss - Sunday Evening in your Street
17// James Yorkston - Woozy with Cider (Jon Hopkins Remix)

 

Our music choices were made as a group and reflect our different backgrounds, tastes and passions. They also reveal the common thread which drew us together to start the website and give something back to an industry and lifestyle we couldn't be without.

 

01// T_Mo vs Jim Morrison - The Future 
Jim Morrison as many know was the lead singer of The Doors. A gifted musician in his own right, he also was a profound thinker of his time. This interview shows very well how accurate he actually was.

 

02// Bonobo - Sapphire
To be honest we could have picked so many productions by this guy. Absolute genius of the chill out scene, this is a track from his 5th album - The North Borders which came out about a year ago.

 

03// Telepopmusik - Smile (Applescal Tribute Mix) 
Telepopmusik started out in around 1998 and still tour now. Dutch wonderkid producer Applescal is quoted as saying of this mix "Télépopmusik has been an inspiration for me since I was a teenager. I've learned a lot of their music and listening to them makes me fly."

 

04// Beat Pharmacy ft Paul St. Hilaire - Sunshine (Intrusion Sunset Dub)
Beat Pharmacy aka Brendon Moeller is a dub techno producer living in New York City. This track is taken from his 2008 album Wikked Times Remixed. He also makes music as The Ecologist. Talented guy.

 

05// Assassins of Sound - Slipping in & Out of Consciousness
One of Simon's favourites from Mid 90's concept album Zeitgeist - New Wave Club Culture. It was released on a limited edition 10 inch EP via Stress Records offshoot - Related and featured on a Mixmag double CD called 'House puts the Breaks on' mixed by Allistair Whitehead and Dave Seaman.

 

06// Aim - Cold Water Music
One of the last tracks made before chill out music became commericalised. Elegant, thoughtful and utterly beguiling work.

 

07// BT - The Road to Lostwithiel 
Until ESCM came out, many thought Brain Transau was a fairly one dimensional producer. Sure he wrote some amazing trance records, but this track and Sea of Forgetfulness really raised the bar of what an artist album should be within the electronic music realm.

 

08// Beat International - Dub Be Good to Me (Syv2 Un1 Unreleased Mix) 
Fatboy Slims group from the 80s brought bang up to date by Finnish DJ/ Producer Tero Civill. Found one day during a Soundcloud search.

 

09// Diskjokke - Reset and Begin 
Fast forward to the mid naughties and Nu Disco began to take hold. A wave of Scandinavian producers lead the way, but it was guys like Diskjokke who really shine for us. Absolutely brilliant track.

 

10// Boards of Canada - Hi Scores
Scottish brothers Michael and Marcus's warm analogue, vaguely 70's psychadelia eventually found a home at the mighty Warp Records. This is the title track of their 1996 EP on Autechtre's Skam Records.

 

11// Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea 
Released in 1991, this record is responsible for a great many of us becoming dance music fans in the first place. It was FSoL's debut single and reached 22 in the UK Top 40 Charts.

 

12// DJ Shadow - Building Steam from a Grain of Salt (Nit Grit Rmx)
DJ Shadow's 1996 album 'Endtroducing' introduced many of us to the potential of sampling and crate digging. Often copied, rarely bettered, DJ Shadow continues to trail blaze today showcasing his leftfield take on Hip Hop around the world. This cut was taken from his remix album of 2010 which he released for free via his website.

 

13// Origin Unknown - Valley of the Shadows
Anyone who ever went to a rave in the UK would have heard and responded to the call of '31 seconds'. Many a happy rewind was had in those halcyon days of yore!

 

14// LTJ Bukem - Horizons
Another rave pioneer, Danny Williamson practically invented liquid DnB with his LTJ Bukem stage name and the Looking Good records label. It was a huge breath of fresh air for a scene that was beginning to implode.

 

15// Art of Noise - Moments in Love (Caspa Rmx)
Stalwarts of 80s electronica, Art of Noise are an inspiration to a great many artists. Dubstep producer Caspa is more well known for his aggressive saw tooth led tracks, but here he is perfectly restrained and captures the majesty and musicality of the original.

 

16// Ulrich Schnauss - Sunday Evening in your Street
Keyboard player of UK indie band Longview, German born Ulrich also makes beautiful folky electronica. He was also in shoegaze group The Engineers.

 

17// James Yorkston - Woozy with Cider (Jon Hopkins Remix)
There are sometimes pieces of music which can instantly transport you away from yourself and your physical surroundings. This beautiful, melancholy poem sums up the mindset for a generation of 30somethings the world over. I defy you not to shed a tear.

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