Thursday, October 11, 2007
Digital Mystikz - Ancient Memories
Digital Mystikz, "Ancient Memories" (YSI link)
Hmm, I actually kinda think I'm gonna stick to doing these dubstep posts late at night, which seems like the optimal time for listening to this shit. When the ghosts are out and the insomniacs and crazies and lost souls are all out and taking care of the city while the rest sleep, dubstep seems like the soundtrack for that.
This one, "Ancient Memories," brings two of the scene's best and most innovative (plus two from our first dubstep post) to one piece of wax. Digital Mystikz are Mark Lawrence and D. Harris a.k.a. Mala and Coki, hailing from the South London suburb of Norwood. This is probably the best thing I've heard from them, the eight release on the DMZ label. I feel like you can almost see the weed smoke on this one, as if it's clouding the music coming out of the speakers, slowing it down, making it warbly and woozy. I guess the rasta jungle musings don't hurt on that front either. It's interesting, as the DM guys are famous for their Brixton monthly parties; yet, this music sounds so made for headphones and solo listening, it's hard for me to picture how it plays in the clubs. Listen to the drums on this original, so off-kilter and semi-distant, amazing. The Skream remix is all about the bass for me, so wobbly and deep and massive, I feel like it's some sort whale call. It starts out similar to the "Midnight Request Line" sound, but then a little past the halfway point the pace picks up like someone took an upper, the synths start to go crazy (like an acid song on cough syrup) and you have a sick sick remix. Whoa.