Haarp Media Guest Picks: #14 – Dubfonik

Joel Klease aka Dubfonik is a dubstep producer whose deep, dark sound is right on top of its genre. He has releases on Hopskotch Records, Sixbux Production and Bassweight Recordings.

1. Massive Attack – Angel
The intro track to one of the best albums ever created. This song represents the album amazingly.

2. Burzum – Dunkelheit
Being a metalhead in my early days has definitely shaped my taste in music, with an attraction to dark – even sinister – tunes. Burzum creates a wall of sound with an amazing blend of guitars, distorted vocals and synthesizers.

3. Alix Perez – Untitled
This song is best listened to on good headphones to be able to appreciate the detail that has gone into crafting this track. There are still things I hear when listening that I swear were not in the song before.

4. Jedi Mind Tricks ft. RA The Rugged Man – Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story
If there is one hip hop song that you have to listen to the lyrics uninterrupted, this is it. RA delivers probably one of the best verses in hip hop I’ve ever heard, and doesn’t quit during it.

5. Robert Babicz – Remote Kiss
This song for me represents the beginning of something. The beginning of a night out. The beginning of a mix. The beginning of a new chapter. Robert Babicz is one of the tightest producers in techno and the hypnotizing bassline in this will make the song stand out wherever you hear it.

6. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
Generally I don’t listen to a lot of music that has made mainstream attention over the past few years, but Gorillaz are an exception, and this song is a prime example.

7. F – The Untitled Dub
This track, to me, represents a perfect blend of that fuzzy bit in between techno, house and dubstep, where you get lost in the driving bassline. I’d love to hear more stuff like this, so please get in contact if you have any lead…

8. The XX – Crystalised
A short song that I wish was much longer; this group amazed me when hearing their first album. A lot of bands have trouble trying to create a dark atmosphere while still staying minimal, but this song is an example of it being done with ease.

9. Burial – Southern Comfort
There is not much music like Burial’s, and it’s hard to choose one song to represent his sound. This track is one for the headphones – I’d love to write a bit more about it but I couldn’t do it justice – so just listen.

10. Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor’s Broken Handbrake Remix)
A dubstep tune that’s been remixed into a broken techno beat with one of the longest yet satisfying buildups, this one is a almost in every mix I play for the dancefloor, and every time it goes off.




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