Thursday, March 22, 2007

So DJ Can You Play Club Music?

If you were to come across Drop the Lime in a darkened club, he'd probably bass the head off you. Leaving bass puns aside, Drop the Lime's a Dj and producer trained in the underground NYC party scene and responsible through his Bangers and Mash parties for introducting the UK grime and dubstep sound to stateside audiences.

There's been a tearful amount of speculation on the expected dubstep and minimal techno aesthetic collision on any given number of forums and sites at the moment. Yet stateside both dubstep and grime are getting some serious work outs from a more upbeat party directed mentality in the mixes being delivered recently by that whole Trouble and Bass crew Drop the Lime belongs to.

As a self declared NYC heavy bass champion, his mixes feature glitches and meltdowns of contemporary pop classics from Ciara and re-edits of Cutting Crew's "Died in Your Arms." Sprinke on some italo-disco flavourings, bouncing B-more "ho ho's" and dancehall skanks - then bash it all in with some vicious sub woofer action from below and you have a throbbing party soundtrack.

What makes Drop the Lime such an interesting producer is how his cross genre splicing borrows from the mash up quality of breakcore but lends itself to capturing a wider fanbase. If DTL doesn't have a major cross over popping up in mixes left right and centre soon then spank me dead because DJs all this genre specificity has got to go.

Right click your way to heaven: Theres an exclusive series of tracks from both Mathhead and Drop the Lime over on Trash Menagerie and Chain DLK carries an interview with DTL himself. Flamin' Hotz has the mix Drop the Lime..err..dropped for London's Resonnance FM. The Hype Machine will give you access to some filthy amount of material too and the sheer menace on this mix hosted by Tigerbeat's new Tigerbass subsidary is worth grabbing too!

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