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100Mado Interview

We are back on track my friends !

After some time without no blog action we bring you this amazing interview with one of japan´s finest producer and dj

From Japan all the way to Lisbon, Portugal

100MADO

* Who is 100Mado ?
100mado is me.  The product of a single Japanese person.

* When did you first got into music, djing & producing ?


When I was in high school, there was a techno fad in Japan.  In mass media there was this message that truly anyone could make music.

I had always wanted to make my own music but I didn’t have formal music education so this idea was very appealing to me.  At that time I didn’t even possess a single techno record, and I was more into rock and drum’n’bass, so the first piece of music I made was a breakbeat track.

* How did you meet dubstep and what did you like about it ?

To a lot of people, dubstep was a continuation of the UK Garage scene.  I also listened to UK Garage, however, to me dubstep started in 2004.

Digital Mystikz “John Peel Tribute Mix” was an extremely big influence.  As in terms of CD releases, I was blown away by DJ Hatcha’s “Dubstep Allstars Vol.01”, DJ Slimzee’s “Bingo Beats Volume 3”, the compilation “Grime” and Dizzee Rascal’s “Showtime”.  At the time, information on these artists was scarce and they was this mystery around them.  I was also attracted to the “jungle” flavor that I felt the music had.

In any case, to me 2004 had a gigantic impact, it was when the dubstep scene started growing outward from being a small community.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=101748270&blogId=525124780
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Hatcha-Dubstep-Allstars-Vol01/release/348885
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Slimzee-Bingo-Beats-Volume-3/release/303021
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Grime/release/264005
http://www.discogs.com/Dizzee-Rascal-Showtime/master/37716

* How’s the dubstep scene in Japan?  Everyone knows Goth Trad, Quarta330 but I know there are a lot of great producers that are really unkown in the rest of the world ?

The word of “dubstep” is slowly spreading among the Japanese.
However, the sound systems in Japan are not properly set up to handle the low frequencies.  There are many that aren’t familiar with very low frequencies and there is a tendency among many to not like the darker elements of dubstep.  Therefore, electro music with dubstep-inspired wobble bass and Scuba-esque techno-inspired dubstep is popular.

Our party Back To Chill has that deep flavor similar to DMZ.  We pride ourselves of our sound system which we have tuned specifically for our night so our patrons tell us “This may be dark but damn this is amazing!”  Back To Chill’s sound system has been received very favorably.

Even though we Japanese have great and well known artists Goth Trad and Quarta330, it is hard to make dubstep a distinct category of music.  To Japanese it is still an imported culture.  The Japanese dubstep scene is a minority still.

In Japan, “club music” isn’t brought up the same way as “manga” for instance.  If DJ’s and producers aren’t popular and recognized outside of the underground they do not get any support from the business world, promoters or writers.  Those who are supporting the scene are still quite few in number.

* Back To Chill is almost a Japanese dubstep trademark, anyone that knows dubstep know Back To Chill nights so tell us more about that night.

It is a dubstep party that started in 2006.  It’s very hardcore.

The music focus is mainly dubstep but there are also other genres played.  All the DJs that perform there make their own tracks.  Those are our own music.  That is a important element of our party.

* I really like Japanese dubstep, because you guys have a very unique sound.  To understand that a little bit better, tell me what influences your music ?

That is a very difficult question.  I don’t really consider my music having anything to do with being “Japanese”.  Goth Trad knows a lot of cool music from around the world, I’m into noise music and jungle, Quarta330 is into Game Boy music, ENA into abstract hip-hop and drum’n’bass.  We are all different in terms of what inspires and influences us.

There is however one thing that is for certain, which is that in Japan there is no connection to the UK Garage scene.  Not like in the UK where UK Garage went to dark garage and then turned into dubstep.  That connection doesn’t exist in Japan.

* I know you recently released a record with our friend from Caracas, Pacheko.  How important are collaborations for you ?

Pacheko is an amazing guy!  I did a split CD release with him so we didn’t actually make any tracks together.

Personally, I am at the stage now where the music that I make reflects my taste in music when I DJ.  This took a lot of effort to acheive.  I want to keep on creating unique sounds so meeting up with and collaborating with an amazing artist like Pacheko is very important to me and hope to do more of such collaborations soon.

*  What do you think about the roll of internet in the dubstep scene in general, and in the Japanese scene in particular?

I want more and more Japanese to learn about dubstep so I have been promoting the music online for a few years.  To be honest, in terms of the Japanese dubstep scene, I don’t know if that has any effect.  We do what we can to promote the music and the internet is an amazing tool and a great medium to do so.

However, in Japan music scenes are particularly dependent upon the music being promoted by famous people.

Japanese people aren’t very good at English and information beyond Japan, such as your blog and other excellent places of information, Japanese people generally don’t read.  So if Japanese bloggers would make up false stories like “Dubstep from Greece has no snare drum” and “Latest grime artists rap strictly about bicycles” there are people that would believe them.  It’s quite laughable but at the same time very serious as people can manipulate others.  I sincerely hope that at some point we will get a source for properly translated information.

I have been running my website since 2005 where I have uploaded my mixes and have gotten to know many people through it.  I first connected with both Pacheko and Goth Trad through the internet and that lead to dubstep parties and releases.  Therefore I think the internet is extremely important.

* Mythical question, Djing or Producing ?

I love doing both.

The mix that you have put up on your blog is one part of my DJing style.
It recreates a DJ set I did in 2008 in Osaka.  I made it to represent what I feel about the city of Osaka.  It is mixed from very different components, the city is very gaudy and raw.  I love that city.

Recently I haven’t been DJing in that kind of style but outside of dubstep I like a variety of different genres.

* What have you been listening 2 lately ?

I like Untold the best!  He is a genius.  BOK BOK and Shortstuff are also very interesting. BD1982’s album I also like very much.

I am always blown away by Goth Trad’s and ENA’s tracks.  Also there is another Japanese artist called DD Black who makes wonderful tracks.  His tracks have been played on Rinse FM.

* Future plans and releases?

On American label “lo-dub I will release a split EP with Pacheko.
http://www.myspace.com/pachekodubz

Other than that I have another project with BD1982 called Makumba Sound and we have plans to release under that name sometime in the future.
http://www.myspace.com/bd1982
http://www.myspace.com/makumbasound

Also, I just uploaded to my site a free mix last April.  It’s main focus is 100bpm slow techno.  I really want dubstep fans to check it out.  It’s like dubstep influence slowed down techno, that’s my latest style. I have been working on this sort of slow techno.
http://100mado.com/mix/100bpm_djmix_2010_april.html

There is best slow style DJ called ZuKaRoHi and parhelion a.k.a JULIA in Japan.
Please check their mix. I respect them!
ZuKaRoHi
http://soundcloud.com/zukarohi/bpm100test
http://www.podomatic.com/profile/zukarohi
parhelion a.k.a JULIA
http://www.parhelion.jp/djmix/100bpm_may2010mix.mp3
http://www.myspace.com/parhelionakajulia

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100MADO
100MADO MYSPACE
BACK TO CHILL

THANKS SO MUCH

much love and respect to 100MADO, Back to chill family and Japan


Rui aka VoodooKid

WARFACE FAMILY

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Hey whats up people !

I´ve been super busy lately with the party´s, taking care of all the stuff 2 move 2 london and bla bla bla

The blog aint dead, i have already some super cool interviews and more stuff coming out soon.

 

and by the way, take a look at this nice photos of the last WARFACE PARTY

 

Thanks to our amazing MASSIVE

and all photo credits 2 : Ines Costa

warface session V ” DUBSTEP CRASH 2 ” @ EUROPA

THIS ONE´S STR8 2 THE LISBON MASSIVE

and if you are in lisbon next week, your welcome to feel how we do it WARFACE STYLE

 

NASSSTYY

 

 

Warface session V @ europa 

DUBSTEP CRASH

Depois da mitica e caotica festa de março, a warface volta ao mitico espaço da noite lisboeta EUROPA. preparem-se para mais caos e muito do melhor dubstep.

Para esta sessao contamos com DINIS, UNITE, E VOODOOKID b2b SINNER.

DINIS (pressure force )

UNITE (supafly dj´s )

VOODOOKID b2b SINNER ( warface dj´s )

As hostilidades começam as 00:00

3 € de entrada

http://www.myspace.com/djdinis

http://www.myspace.com/unitejam

WARFACE PRODUCTIONS lisboa 
ALL DUBSTEP LISBON STYLE

LINKS

https://warfacelx.wordpress.com

http://myspace.com/warfacelx

http://twitter.com/Warfacelx

SGT POKES dmz INTERVIEW

 

 

 

 

Boys and girls we preset to you the one and only SGT POKES .

The voice of DMZ and a legend among all the dubstep headz

Layback, light your spliff if you have it  and just relax

Take your time and enjoy this interview

 

 Who is Sgt Pokes ?

Sgt pokes is a dubstep mc from south london part of the dmz collective and affiliated to numerous other dubstep labels and squads.

 Tell us a bit about your life story and when did you start beeing interessed in the art of toasting aka MC´ing ?

hahahaha, now that , as they say, is a long story! When i was young i was hearing a lot of different music, it was very strange . My Irish mother would Play loads of reggae ,motown  and soul. My St.Lucian father was banging dire straits and shit. Plus i was hearing the commercial radio- i loved the 80s britpop , plus things like the fatboys and run dmc got  me interested in the mcing angle. Then vocal acts like, stevie v  that had , to my mind,that edgy british club vibe. Groups like the eurythmics made me fall in love with the synthesizer. One night in 1990 a friend showed me this radio frequency (actually , when i think about it, it was coki”s cousin who lived across the street.) where you could hear the police radio transmissions. One day when trying to hear this i found Energy fm, a local pirate radio station playing hardcore- i lost my shit?! i was like wide eyed sayin “what the hell is this shit!!” From there i guess it was all a logical evolution, hardcore forked into jungle and happy i was pure jungle , too young to rave but wily enough to get my hands on the tape packs from the big dances, Roast, Dreamscape, Desire. i was obsessed . from 93/94 i was mcing around friends houses with mala and a little bit later coki- we were all at school together. it never stopped from then really.

 How´s your creative process ?

I dont have a process, i just kinda go with it, anytime i try and create a certain thing i end up mutating it  again and again or just having nothing- if i just accept that i am going to create something , something will come.

 Where do you find inspiration and energy to your powerfull words ?

from the music and the crowd. And sometimes from the gin.

 Having Dubstep such a deep ifluence on jamaican soundsystem culture, how important do you find MC´s in dubstep nights ?

Mcs are important, they can convey the djs vibe to the crowd and the crowds vibe to the dj. Good dj mc partnerships ,Bukem Conrad ,Andy.c GQ , Brockie and Dett that have that real chemistry is unbeatable.thats why `Hatcha and Crazy D works so well- they know each others style inside out so its pure vibe.

 DMZ is probably to all the dubstep headz like Mecca for muslims.  When did you meet coki n mala and decided to started DMZ ?

People need to get this right, Dmz is made up of loefah ,the digital mystikz(mala and coki) and myself. All four of us came together years ago, as i said i was at school with mala and coki and met loefah properly around 95 i think. We were making tapes forever , as a unit, playing parties as a unit- truthfully we’ve been doing dmz in a sense, since then. But we never really “made the decision” to do it , we just did it.

 Well you went to party´s all around the world, favourite places to be and most amazing experiences you ever had as SGT POKES ?

This whole experience  has been incredible, i am truly fulfilling a teenage dream and it is a blessing. i love the B.low party in barcelona , the crew behind it have become good good friends to me and have built the wickedest dubstep party in spain, hands down. Also geneva is like my retreat and i disappear into the hills just outside geneva for a couple of days everyime i play there). I love prague , to be honest i love it all! but i think  the most amazing place ive seen so far has got to be iceland – it was like being on a different planet! we played at a sick party out in lisboa a couple of years ago, playing alongside Buraka, Unfortunately , ive only ever had the fortune of going to portugal once….

 Its really interesseting for me that the dubstep culture as learned so much from Dub and punk culture, it as such a young DIY energy all over the globe, where do you find dubstep in the future ?

Who knows, wherever it goes some people will love it some people will hate it and some wont care either way.

 Did you ever expect dubstep to grow so much ?

yes and no. No because  no new dance music had really broken through to my knowledge but i hoped yes because i knew the music was so good. 

 You have a radio show right ? Tell us a bit more about that,  how´s it going ?

Yeah , i do a show with Boomnoise on subfm., its generally bi-weekly for me unless i have a gig. We wanted to do a show that wasnt a pirate radio show in the typical sense, we wanted to do a show that was a bit more chat and very light hearted , so on the early shows we would get people on the show for live interviews and live mixes , the shows evolved a lot and i feel like we have definitely hit our stride again. If you want to check the archives of our shows or tune into live ones (every other wednesday on subfm 8-10gmt) go to subfm.com and search boomnoise and pokes.

 Plans for your future ?

survival brother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU SGT !

much love n respect ! 

warface crew

 


SGT POKES 

http://www.myspace.com/sgtpokes
http://twitter.com/sarge_pokes

DMZ CREW

RADIO NASTY

CROYDON SKANK

 

 

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RUI aka VOODOOKID

WARFACE FAMILY

WARFACE session IV – DUBSTEP CRASH @ EUROPA bar

 

DUBSTEP 

WARFACE SESSION IV 

DUBSTEP CRASH @ EUROPA BAR ( cais do sodre )

FREE*PARTY 

DIA 12 / 3 desmarquem tudo porque vai haver festa, muito DUBSTEP com o convidado especial directamente da Lituânia GENYS + VOODOOKID b2b SINNER + MR.MUTE b2b DECKJACK .

A todos os que desconhecem o Dubstep nada melhor que uma noite WARFACE para tirarem todas as duvidas. Atreve-te a embarcar numa viajem pelas sonoridades dubstep grimme uk funky e uma coisa é certa, ninguém fica indiferente ao poder das basslines e wobles a destruírem o dancefloor.

WARFACE FAMILY
All bass Lisbon style

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more info 

warfacelisboa@gmail.com

https://warfacelx.wordpress.com
http://twitter.com/warfacelx
http://myspace.com/warfacelx
http://facebook.com/

http://myspace.com/djmrmute
http://myspace.com/deckjack
http://www.myspace.com/oneearstereo ( Genys lituania )

NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS

 

Whats people ?!

So big news right now!

WARFACE SESSION III was WICKED ! jesus the massive and the dj´s = pure FIRE!

150 persons 5 dj´s and 1 MC, thats what we call a PARTY warface style 

 

Other news, we finnaly have a LOGO ! its so sick my friends, really word up 2 Andre Trindade for the crazy design.

and

this one is for all the interview lovers, be ready 2 a great interview + mix from JAPAN !

 

thats all folks 

thanks 2 all that party with us

and all the Blog readers

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2 check some of WARFACE SESSION III photos follow this link

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bundzai/

 

Rui aka VOODOOKID

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WARFACE FAMILY

all dubstep lisbon style

VOODOOKID ” stupid voodoo Live session I ” minimix DOWNLOAD

 

 

Hey wassup!

So as i already told you i´m VOODOOKID and i was bored so a did a minimix for all you bassheadz.

No big deal just a couple of tracks i love 4 you folks 

hope you like it 

Download :

http://www.mediafire.com/?yfywzzzuinz

http://www.mediafire.com/?yfywzzzuinz

http://www.mediafire.com/?yfywzzzuinz

http://www.mediafire.com/?yfywzzzuinz

http://www.mediafire.com/?yfywzzzuinz

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Tracklist :

Scientist – Night of the living dead

Mala – Changes

Tunnidge – Geddeon

Ditigal Mystkiz – Conference

Skream – Rottan

Distance – Headstrung

Rastronaut – Ghost guitar

Rastronaut – Oleo fula

Coki – Roadrage

Tes la rok – Uprise

Jahdan Blakkamoore – The general ( acapella )

Jahdan Blakkamoore – The general ( Noah D rmx )

Tes la rok ft Uncle Sam – Up in the VIP

Unkown – No no no

Kulture – Roten