Montreal masses (I’ve seen our stats, I know you’re out there), what have you got planned for this Saturday? If you said anything except the Sub Swara/Dig.it.al showcase, you’re probably one of those people who rate South Park ahead of the Simpsons. Hailing from NYC, Sub Swara is composed of DJ/Producers/Percussionists Haj, Dhruva and Sharmaji and their show promises a uniquely improvisational and collaborative take on bass music. Or in laymen’s terms: “not a DJ set”.
Dropping it 100% live thanks to the magic of midi controllers and possibly a wizard, the crew blends rumbling low-end, Indian and Brazilian instrumentation, live percussion and turntable science into a heady dubstep brew. Exact details remain under wraps but judging by their recent podcasts, they’ve got a good thing going and just might be the East Coast’s answer to the live bass performances coming out of LA. Plus, the soundsystem Dig.it.al’s got lined up has enough wattage to reanimate the ghost of Mikey Dread twice over.
While we’re on the subject, check out this E.A.Ski remix I’ve been meaning to post by Montreal Dubstep pillar Living~Stone who’ll be backing the proceedings along with the usual suspects. Give the man credit, the last time I thought of E.A.Ski, rappers were still name-dropping Eddie Bauer.