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Who's down with downtempo?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by KickIT, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Who likes downtempo music? If so, who do you like? Do you like the trippy ambient stuff or the more trip hoppy bubbly stuff? Let's see a show of hands.

  2. BigBadBaldy

    BigBadBaldy TRIBE Member

    My idea of downtempo listening is:

    Witchman, Gas, Boards of Canada, lotsa dub stuff, Kit Clayton, y'know, slow but still with an edge.


    Ah, Witchman..
  3. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite TRIBE Member

    trippy ambient but I find it's more for chillin bymyself then a club.. hmmm... hoblly bubbly? I'd have to hear that before comenting! lol

    thanks for the PM Chuck.. I got it too late so I couldn't make it. but I'll definately check it out soon! thanx for thinking of me!

    and if you ever need anyone to spin ambient/melodic drum and bass.. Chiclet loves to spin it! (and I'm sick of her trance records ;)) plus she's goooood!
  4. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    dj shadow, dj food, thievery corporation, choko, bola, boards of canada, massive attack, portishead, lamb, unkle, radiohead, nin, etc.etc.
  5. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    FYI cass & slide essential mix and unkle's essential mix recently broadcasted are reccomended dl's if you're a downtempo head.

    Ambient / IDM as a genre is interesting but sometimes falls into the trap of getting so experimental in sound that it loses its listenability. The Fyuti album by Bola is an example of when an artist can pull off both listenability and experimentation successfully.
  6. Syntax Error

    Syntax Error Well-Known TRIBEr

    i remember seeing him open up for the orb a while back. he was shamelessly advertising his website during his set. but it was a good set and the repitition of his name worked itself into my subconsious. i hate advertising.

    i don't know many names but i do enjoy listening to and writing

    check out my partner's site http://www.mfdh.ca/~isocat/

    <---- shamless self-promoter!
  7. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    tom heasley's set on 1groove's sound escape was one of the more interesting ambient sets I've listened to. Very minimalistic and eerie - done with only a tuba and effects I believe. Could have been the soundtrack to the movie Aliens or 2001...

    Check it out if you've got the chance.
  8. AshG

    AshG Member

    don't know much about ambient but for downtempo i really like Mark Farina's mushroom jazz (vol.1).
  9. cdp

    cdp TRIBE Member

    If we broaden a bit more, my afternoon playlist includes:

    LTJ, smokers delight, fizzarum, the avalanches, buscemi, autechre...

    I'm not a trancy/progressive guy at all.

  10. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    Groovetech always has some good downtempo on it!

    kruder and dorfmiester are always dope!
  11. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    here is my reccomended downtempo listening list for the audience of no one who gives a shit.

    dj shadow - devil's advocate
    dj shadow - stem long stem
    thievery corporation - lebanese blonde
    lamb - all in your hands
    mazzy star - fade into you
    cass & slide - all the freaks
    cosmos - take me with you
    bola - magnasushi, forcasa III,
    boards of canada - music is math, sixty-niner
    synaesthesia - barred spirals
    radiohead - i might be wrong, everything in its right place, all of kid a basically, talk show host
    gus gus - anthem
    nin - a warm place, all of the fragile

    dj food - freedom [fila brazilia mix], the crow
    aphex twin - flim, alberto balsalm
    fluke - ok
    furry phreaks feat. terra deva - soothe [chicane cyanide dive mix]
    legion of green men - synaptic reversed
    portishead - roads
    depeche mode - useless [kruder & dorfmeister remix]
    alice in chains - nutshell
    the cure - burn
    madonna - frozen [stereo mc's remix]​
  12. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    I really like Teebee and the Future Engineers on the atmospheric DnB tip.
  13. Libradragon

    Libradragon TRIBE Promoter

    Check out Farina's mushroom jazz vol. 3.
    It's by far my favorite.

    I love downtempo - it matches the pace of my life right now. :) slow and hazy.

    I like dj shadow, dj krush, K & D, thievery corporation.

    oh, and i hear Aria's having this awesome sunday night weekly called dragonfly starting this sunday. That's where i'll be!
  14. cdp

    cdp TRIBE Member

    for a more d&bish thing, here are some people to something to download (cause you ain't gonna get it at the store):

    Dj Marky

    Really good stuff.

    Actually, they are kinda unknown in n. america.

    I'm curious: anyone here ever hear of them?
  15. willis

    willis TRIBE Member

    Acid Jazz was why I got into electronic music. I’m into jazzy breakbeat type stuff, my favorite artist are...

    Kruder and Dorfmeister
    Mr. Scruff
    Dj Krush
    Dj Food
    Nightmares on wax
    Thievery Corporation

    I probably have something from all those artists in the tribe FTP.
  16. tella

    tella TRIBE Member

    are you kidding me...i've been trying to convince ppl to bring in patife for quite some time. marky's been here two or three times (my memory fails me) but neither patife or xrs have been here. eitherway, check out patife's cool step cd (sexy, jazzy brazillian sounds) or dj marky's brazillian job.
  17. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Funny I just finished listening to Lamb - Goreki (Global Communication Mix) and this thread came up. I don't listen to d&b normally but I sorta have the urge for it right now. Anyone got any suggestions that sounds similar to that song? Not looking for trip hop but more of a laid back d&b sound.


    PS. Suggestions of certain sets are prefered since it's too much of a hassle to download singles.
  18. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    downtempo is great.
    a few names that come to mind:
    ~DJ Cam
    ~Massive Attack
    ~DJ Food
    ~Amon Tobin
    and pretty much any thing on Ninja Tunes
  19. stargurl*

    stargurl* TRIBE Member

    I loooove it :)
  20. AVE

    AVE TRIBE Member

    not in the jungle community. VERY well known:)
  21. Sassy

    Sassy TRIBE Member

    I am a fan of downtempo! There is nothing better sometimes than smoking a fattie and relaxing at home listening to chill beats.

    All my favorites have already been listed so no need to reiterate, a couple I have never checked out and definitely will do so. :)
  22. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Yes I think downtempo is definitely underappreciated. I like the fact that its common ground for people who are generally into different types of music.

    I for one love:

    DJ Cam
    Peanut Butter Wolf
    Massive Attack
    Pete Rock (Petestrumentals)

  23. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Does anyone know of good local downtempo DJs or DJs who love to play downtempo?

  24. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    dj choko

    check his show "the downlow" out @ 1groove.com
  25. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Choko's the goods! Any DJ named Chuck has to be good :) Anyhow, I heard he is leaving the show which sucks.


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