November 20th, 2009. By Niklas
This time we travel to Essex for the next chapter in the Mixin’ It Up tale.
I’m DJ Cable, from Essex, UK. I’m one of the 2008 & 2009 DMC UK Team Champions – “Bionic Stylus” – the 2008 Alizé Remixed Champion, and most recently, the Vice Magazine x Grolsch Block Party Mix Champion. Competitions aside, I make electronic music, and also do the whole club thing. I’d describe my style as a cross-genre mashup between Hip Hop & bass-heavy club music, throwing in some turntablism along the way.
My mix is a selection of Dubstep & Grime tracks (both old and new) that I’m into at the moment, accompanied with a tiny bit of scratching here and there; Nothing too intricate though, as I wanted the tunes to speak for themselves. I hope you all enjoy the mix :)
Lastly..if you’re ever in the Norwich area, I’m a resident for a monthly club night called “POW!”, which focuses on everything from Electro, to Dubstep, Bmore, Grime, UK Garage, Hip Hop, House, and more…It’s essentially a house party in a club; a nice friendly vibe. There’s also loads of cheap booze too, some come down and party with us!
If you want to check me out online, you can do so at the following:
Download: DJ Cable – Discobelle Mix (Mediafire):
01. MRK1 – Kill Zone
Thought I’d kick things off with something rowdy. I love how it starts off with a cheeky Twilight Zone sample, and then suddenly smacks you in the face with that first drop. Skank out!
02. Skream – Burning Up
Heavy Jungle vibes from Skream. Dude is on fire right now!
03. Sukh Knight – Beneath Your Blouse
One of my favourite tunes from the Cheeze Loueez EP. True Tiger always come correct.
04. Benny Page & Zero G – Trigger Finger
Such a huge bassline on this track. Time to bruk out.
05. Rossi B & Luca Feat. Gully Gang – Music Money
Switching things up with a bit of Grime. This one’s a nice little posse cut from Rossi B & Luca, who make some great beats. They’re also sick DJs too. Angry MCs and a warping bass is a winning combination..
06. Jakes & Joker – 3kLane
I never get bored of this record. Two Dubstep bangers fused together into one heavy hitter = WIN. Bristol stand up!
07. Tempa T – Boy Off Da Ting
Easily the most hype MC out there right now. ‘Next Hype’ was THE Grime anthem for this year, and Tempz has nicely followed it up with this monster of a tune. I can’t wait until his album drops. Big.
08. Benga & Coki – Night
Classic banger. Enough said.
09. LD – The King of Kong
I love the whole tribal sound on this record. The animal noises make it sound like you’re going on some mad Dubstep night safari…I threw this in the mix to ease it down a little before going back into some jump up tunes.
10. Noah D – Seeeriousss
I’m a massive fan of Noah D’s music. Not only does he make really good D&B, he also puts out some quality Dubstep records too. Pretty laid back, but also quite hype at the same time. Wicked tune.
11. Flux Pavilion – Fucking Noise
A great slice of rowdy jump-up Dubstep. This tune makes me want to jump around like a crazy person in my living room.
12. Excision – Swagga
To put it simply, this tune is super filthy! This has been killing it every time I’ve dropped it in the club. That bassline is too much…
13. Joker – Purple City
Joker is my favourite producer right now. I love his sound! It’s like Crunk-meets-Grime-meets-Dubstep-meets-G Funk. This is a serious head-nodder.
14. Grand Puba – Get It (12th Planet Remix)
One of my favourite tracks from the Dubstep LA mixtape. Fast-paced, and full of energy. I also threw in a simple juggle halfway through to make things interesting.
15. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
In one word…Amazing…2010 is the year of the Joker.
16. Caspa – Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)
A cheeky little re-edit/bootleg of Caspa’s track from yours truly. I re-sequenced the beat into a booty bass/2-step vibe. A nice tool to use to switch up into Grime, UK Garage, or another genre.
17. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
Thought I’d finish the mix with some classic Dizzee. This joint got into Grime music after hearing it on one of those UK Garage Tape packs back in the day…I love the rawness of this tune. Reminds me of the good old days back at University.