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29 December, 2009

New Radio Show

As of December 23rd, Conscious Pilot has a bi-weekly show on the award winning dubstep radio station Sub.FM

Every other Wednesday on Sub.FM 4pm PST, 7pm EST, Midnight GMT!

01 December, 2009

Sunday School with Conscious Pilot

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that has its roots in London's early 2000s UK garage scene. Musically, dubstep is distinguished by its 2-step rhythm, or use of snare sounds similar to 2-step garage and grime, and an emphasis on bass, often producing "dark" sounds, but just as frequently producing sounds reminiscent of dub reggae or funky US garage. Dubstep tracks are generally produced at a tempo of around 140 beats per minute and in recent years have developed signature half time rhythms, often heavily shuffled or syncopated, and usually, though not exclusively, including only one snare drum hit per bar, often on the third beat. Such factors make dubstep rhythms markedly different from four-to-the-floor rhythms used in other styles of electronic dance music such as house music, which usually have two snare hits accompanying the second and fourth kick drum. Often, the sense of rhythm in dubstep is propelled more by the bassline than by the percussive content.

The earliest dubstep releases, which date back to 1999, were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate the funky elements of breakbeat, or the dark elements of drum and bass into 2-step, which featured as B-sides of single releases. In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London's club night Forward>>, which went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep. The term "dubstep" in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002, by which time stylistic trends used in creating these remixes started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime.

A very early supporter of the sound was BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who started playing it from 2003 onwards. In 2004, the last year of his show, he put Distance, Digital Mystikz and Plasticman in his top 50 for the year.[1] Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006; many websites devoted to the genre appeared on the internet and thus aided the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site Barefiles and blogs such as gutterbreakz.[2] Simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork Media, with a regular feature entitled The Month In: Grime/Dubstep. Interest in dubstep grew significantly after BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs started championing the genre, beginning with a show devoted to it (entitled "Dubstep Warz") in January 2006.

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23 November, 2009

DO IT TO IT #3

The 3rd installment of Philadelphia's freshest dubstep party DO IT TO IT is about to go off this Friday November 27th. Expect bass as dark as the Friday it's held on from yours truely. The special guest this month will be Hot Pink Delorian.




16 November, 2009

Conscious Pilot Dubstep Radio?

Last night a friend from Buffalo, NY ironically nicknamed Soup (by definition, an unfortunate predicament) asked me why I never stream when I DJ from home. I guess I was just not yet ready for the commitment of my own radio show, practicing mixing and producing keeps me very busy outside of my 40 hour work week. Fortunately, Soup recommended http://www.ustream.com/ as a means to stream less the obligation. I signed up for an account and was on my way in a matter of minutes. I linked friends via Myspace, Facebook, and AIM as the session warmed up, and before I knew it I had a busy chat room and dozens of listeners. Looking forward to making a scheduled stream, until then keep an eye out for the random invitation. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and helped out last night, was large! Now all i need is a webcam!

Check out my Ustream profile here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/conscious-pilot-dubstep

10 November, 2009

Promo mix for Braptizm

Braptizm is a dubstep event in Harrisburg run by a good friend by the name of Ben Freeman. He's always done everything in his power to help spread the underground sound of the genre we all love so much, so I figured it would be nice to record a promotional mix for the party when he asked me to perform at it. The party went off, everyone had a blast, and Ben Freeman woke up the next day another year wiser.

Happy Birthday!


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Related Links:
http://www.myspace.com/clawstep (Claw mastered the mix)


Tracklist:
01. Bukez Finezt - Shut Up!
02. Envy - Pimp aint a Gangsta (South Bound Hangers Remix)
03. Hubsmoke - Fuck Da Police
04. Giant - Swoosh
05. Sukh Knight - Up In Smoke
06. Hulk - See You
07. Vista - Smart Bomb
08. Claw - Unamused
09. Conscious Pilot - How High
10. Vista - Melting Time
11. Total Recall - Ass Whompin'
12. Eddie K - Who's the Hardest
13. Mr.Boogie - Be Careful
14. Fused Forces - Open Space (Matt Green Remix)
15. Phokus - Hoovie
16. Mr Curtamos - TooManyMen RMX
17. Monsta - STREETFIGHTER
18. Vista -The Phunk
19. Funtcase - Warning
20. Komonazmuk - Bad Apple
21. Von D - Bonda Love
22. Yong - Breathe
23. Submerse - Never Be Mine (ReSketch's Low n Below Refix)
24. Beatwise - Escalators
25. DRT - Rising Sun