Updates and edits haven’t been as frequent as I had hoped for this project. This has mainly been due to bad luck, smashed cameras, trouble with ski patrol and being able to ride the mountain. I am hovever happy to say that things are looking up.
Now that the VX is finished i’ve finally upgraded to HD and footy is looking crisp. Tucker Visser is in the finals for the First Drop/RMU contest on Newschoolers and we will have an edit up by Sunday. Stay tuned, we’ve been stacking footy all year so far and the product is finally on the way.
I know. It’s 1:40AM. I heard today that North Korea started fighting South Korea. What goes through Kim-Jong-Il’s mind…? I’m not sure I can answer that. What I do know is he is lacking dubstep. Think about it. all i conclude is Kim-Womp-Il.
These next few are from PNG Dubstep. “Play No Games Dubstep is a collective of Nottingham based artists, consisting of DJs, producers and MCs. They have been in and around dubstep since as long as they can remember and have been working closely together for a long time, finally putting a name to themselves. Keep em peeled for lots of new material as of now. Be it fresh mixes, latest tracks, EPs or club nights" Be sure to keep an eye on these guys! Lots more free tunes on their soundcloud! They just released a 9 song free ep!
Whats up guys, check out this little short we did for an energy drink contest. Watch in 720P for maximum sound!
That wonderful sound accompanying the video is Symbiz! Real diversity in all these guy’s songs. All very different but with the same top notch producing and beats that just have to get you moving.
“SYMBIZ is a Band/Soundsystem run by the two korean-german brothers BuddySym and ChrisImbiss.
The basis is their self-produced Dubstep-influenced electronic music… punshy beats, heavy bass and a lot of enthusiasm squished into songs that will be ripped apart again and rearranged when played live…
…and then there is the custom selfmade controller, that puts the live back into the ones and zeros..!”
Check out their soundcloud for more tunes! and here are some of our favorites as well as a short interview we had with SYMBIZ.
The name is a fusion of our individual music alter egos: Buddy SYM and Chris ImBIZ. After forming a band together, we thought it would be logical to let the name be a fusion too. It’s a good name I think - and open for interpretation.
You guys have made your own controller? Mind telling us a bit about that?
In 2008 there was still a lack of controllers for Ableton Live. It was shortly before Ableton and Akai teamed up… We designed the interface to match our software setup and afterwards created an exact technical drawing, bought the parts and put it all together with the help of a friend. Inside there is two Doepfer circuit boards, a lot of cables and our will to have our own special control device. Charming and unique. It’s just a different feeling to play your own instrument, rather than using a ready made one. On the one hand, of course it makes it more interesting to watch - on the other hand it drastically enhances our fun. It’s like a toy, with colorful arkade buttons, that has a very direct and a little bit of that sympathetic low-fi feeling to it. We can defenately encourage anyone to give it a chance.. though it’s unfortunately a little pricey.
How did you get into Dubstep?
We were making music separately for about ten years before finding a way to join forces as brothers. While Chris was into HipHop and Dancehall/Reggae Buddy was (and still is) playing and singing in several SkaJazz/Punkrock/Reggae Bands.
We always try to be open-minded about music and when we started producing together, Dubstep seemed to be the genre with the least rules. It allows us to bring influences of different genres together and still stay within a recognizable frame.
How would you describe your style/sound?
Our goal is to entertain and animate people to dance and have a great time while listening to our tracks and performances. Diversity is of course very important so we dont get bored by our own production. Plus, as mentioned before, Dubstep feels new and interesting enough to always find unknown inspiring sounds - everyday you can go home with a new idea and write a song. And that is also what we are trying to do: Write songs. Not necessarily with lyrics and with chrous, bridge and verse.. but we always try to keep some kind of song structure to our music - hoping to keep it organic and worthwhile remembering that way. Also we mainly produce the music to play it live. This doesn’t mean that there is a rule to keep everything dancable all the time, but the great majority of songs should be able to be heard with both your ears and your feet.
What’s happening in Berlin/ Braunschweig in terms of a dubstep scene?
Well, that’s a difficult question, since we are both not head to toe inside the scene and therefore wouldn’t dare to claim to know what is really going on. It feels like there is a lot of busy people, especially in Berlin. Of course it’s not endless when it comes to those who actually produce, organize and play and so on. And we got to know a bunch of good people working on forming and pushing the boundaries of what could be “the scene”. But the general phenomenon will still always be more than one can capture and digest - which is a great fact. We feel like there is a lot of possibilities and opportunities to be taken. Great people to look up to and work with - all in all a good time to be around with interest in this kind of music.
Any forthcoming releases or releases you’d like people to know about?
We are working on that, planning to hopefully hold a record in our trembling hands maybe in Feburary 2011. But, as we said, the focus was and will always be on playing live. So other than blowing almost everything we produce into the world wide web, there have been no releases so far. There will be some coming up, definately, though. Sooner or later. Anything that left our computers untill now can be found on our webpage or soundcloud. So if you want to know, go and have a listen.
I stumbled upon Subvibe about a month ago. I heard “Lighten up” which is described as “trancestep” and was thrown away by my subs on the drop, long intro wait it out! Their newest dnb tune “Darkhearted” recently re captured my attention in them and is one of the catchiest dnb tune’s I’ve ever heard. Just pure dark bass. This one comes highly recommended and Subvibe has allowed us to put it up for free download! Hit play on one of the songs down below and check out the short interview we had with Subvibe!
Tell us a bit about yourselves and describe your sound?
We’re SubVibe, a drum and bass/dubstep/trance duo from farnham, UK. Both I, (Tom), and Chris are very musical people with an incredibly eclectic taste, which we hope comes out in our tunes. It can be all to easy when making dubstep to focus on the filth and sacrifice the melody, but we hope we keep the right balance whilst trying to do something new with different genres, like our trancestep tunes.
How long have you two been producing?
Not very long at all actually, I’ve been producing for about 6 months now, Chris even less so, and we started producing together in July. I’d been doing dubstep in our college music department for months without realising my prospective partner was right under my nose, and when we did finally start producing together, all kinds of crazy shit happened! And the rest, as they say, is history :P
Any forthcoming releases to look forward to?
We’ve been quiet for a while, but that doesn’t mean we’ve not been up to anything. Hopefully out in the next couple of days will be a BIG new dubstep tune, hopefully closely followed by another trancestep. We’ve also been working on a liquid tune for some time now and have just started work on a remix of Watercolour by Pendulum. We tend to start alot of things for no reason as you can see haha!
Where do you see Subvibe going as your sound spreads?
We’ve absoloutely no idea, to us it seems mental even to have 400 subscribers! We didn’t think anything like that would happen when we began, so who knows what the future could hold, the skys the limit! All we know is that for as long as we can we’re going to keep bringing you bass filthier than a tramps hat.
Any shout outs?
In terms of shoutouts, all of our friends have been really supportive, plus all of the producing guys we’ve befriended along the way such as TwoThirds, Slow Motion Explosions (Now known as Qoncept I believe), O.I.L. and everyone we’ve had feedback and help from. Also the youtube promoters: DubstepUploadz, JesusDied4Dubstep, DubLoads, Dub/DnBMayhemUK, ukDubstepFresh, Crombabi; You’ve all been amazing. I’ve blatantly forgotten some people that Chris will punch me for later, but we love everyone!
DARKHEARTED : Highly Recommended and Free Download!
Thought it was about time we get some free tunes dropped in here!
First of all we have a man by the name of Soft Wasp, from Carl Holt, Manchester, Britain. Just discovered him recently but with an impressive 157 tracks uploaded to soundcloud (all which seem to be free aswell!) its a pleasant surprise. Definitely some quality sounds and nice bass, some REAL dub for all to enjoy! SOFT WASP SOUNDCLOUD : http://soundcloud.com/click-clone
Second on the list, hailing from Limoges, France. We have Nation. Three huge remixes! This guy knows how to give your sub and ears a workout. Tearing apart at the atmosphere with these ones! NATION SOUNDCLOUD : http://soundcloud.com/nation_music/spotlight
Winter is approaching. As seen fit by myself and the people that surround me throughout everyday life, the decision has been made to move to Whistler for the season. The following months will include partying, skiing, cinematography, and a level of bass never seen or heard before from our followers, aswell as much more frequent postings under the new blog name SKISTEP. Also new content such as hard hitting bass driven beats that we find scattered throughout the far reaches of the internet shall be posted to the blog by myself and others. Now to leave you at ease, here is last year’s season from Joey and Tucker.
The movie is almost done. You don’t even know how stoked I am to premiere.
Anyway I wont give too much away but we had a gnar crash at the waterfall and the cliff jumping seggy is looking ballin in my opinion.
Whens the Premiere? Well I have no clue, see since we are so low budget I’m having trouble finding a place that wont cost me hundreds to rent for two hours or have to buy a bunch of performing licenses. So if anyone has any ideas where we could premiere please throw them my way. I’m gonna call the cleland theatre and hopefully the cost wont be too much but I’m not getting my hopes up.
Alright so the movie will be released next October. Yes that sucks but hey this way we’ll have time to make it perfect and even get some other stuff crammed in.
There are going to be a couple whistler glacier trips in the summer and it looks like the movie is gonna be featuring a cliff jumping segment now, we might throw in some skating and biking. Heck me and joey and some kids are planning on going skydiving we could throw that in there.
Basicly yeah you have to wait, but it’s gonna be fucking sweet and free! So you can’t even complain.
Also for people who actually know us personally there will be a premiere date at one of the schools or the theater around that time.
YUP! plans are in the works Joey, Max, Phil and myself are going to go to whistler for 2 full days of getting some last few shots for the movie. Joey is going to be bringing his doubles to snow hopefully. and since my injury is better im hoping to be able to put together a short segment of myself for the movie as well as max.
Gonna be a sick trip. Just impossible finding a place to stay since were all 17. But we’re reading to camp in the fucking wilderness if we have to.
We’re making it.
edit: MAX is a fucking god if his dad gets us this place to stay!
Champagne on Broadway Productions will now be posting updates here. Everything from skiing to skating to cliff jumping to anything we feel like expressing in a video format. One thing though for the people who know us and will soon be following this page, we soon will no longer be champagne on broadway productions and are in the process of thinking up a new name.
Our free ski movie Project F.S.U. is now in the editing process and a (serious) teaser will be released on tuesday. Get stoked.