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Pumped on this new Embassy Recordings release. Label boss Distal and label mate Wheez-ie are friends of Disco Droppings, we’ve talked at length via interview about a variety of topics. Since then I’ve kept my eyes on Embassy, and included tracks from the label in my sets (Sleepyhead, Thefft).

I’ve grown a little tired of being told to put my hands up, too many rave mc’s and dj’s demanding it. However, I will do it for Wheez-ie’s “Five Fingered Salute”. It’s a sassy exception; booty bumpin’ freak music. His “You Lose” goes in the direction of a bad trip or a ritual of some techno sort. Wheez-ie shows versatility here, and it’s exciting for me to think about what else he’s got in the works. * A few months ago Wheez-ie announced that he’s started a record label, with vinyl/digital releases on the way. Just be patient!

There’s a slowmo, badass feel to Moldy’s “All I Want”, could hear this one all day. This track was on heavy rotation at Dub War, the historic first dubstep night in America (2005), which featured Kode9, Skream, Digital Mystikz and Shackleton. The release ends on a spooky, A-class note with “Through The Rain”.

Vinyl release here digital forthcoming

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Zach Roddis did a mighty fine job talking with Skream recently. They discuss why Manchester is his favorite city, how music genres aren’t as segregated with the younger generation, the silliness of the term “post-dubstep” and where his mindset’s at for future music productions. Listen to this man..

 

 

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Had a spiritual experience listening to this Essential Mix the other night. Magnetic Man consists of Skream, Benga and Artwork, pioneers of dubstep. This mix was recorded in 2010, the same year their debut album, “Magnetic Man”, was released by Columbia Records. The release features Katy B, Ms. Dynamite, John Legend and P Money.

 

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What an honor to have Sam Frank on Disco Droppings. I feel so much energy and drive coming from this man. Enjoy the interview, and make sure you get the incredible “Anticipate” release on Beatport 

 

INTERVIEW

DD The other day I sent Skream a message on Twitter saying “Skream is the James Bond of Dubstep”, he retweeted it saying “lol”. That was huge to me! With the “Anticipate” single out on Skrillex’s label OWSLA, how are you feeling? How has this song influenced you?

SF Feeling great about it coming out on Skrillex’s label and on Tempa through Rinse. Both are really great labels to be part of. The song is one of many colab tracks with Skream, Benga and the Magnetic Man set but it has a special resonance for me and Skream too as it’s all about our kids. Apparently it made Skrillex cry!

 

DD I listened to the BBC xtra live show recently and heard your performance with Skream, sounded unique! How was it on your end? Nero sounded massive.

SF It was a really fun gig and a marvelous opportunity, although by the time Nero was on I was half way down the M1.

 

DD The emotion coming through your voice on tracks like “I’m Not In A Rush” reminds me of Daft Punk’s Discovery. You’re swooning me!

SF Is that a question? Well, thanks for saying so. Daft Punk also did some cool things with vocal effects although I’m not in any way trying to be a follow up to their sound.

DD What’s the most challenging aspect of your work as Sam Frank?

SF Juggling songwriting, gigs, track production, vocal production, string arrangements, A&R meetings, mixing, remixing, staying on top of the latest software, paying the bills and being a dad and a husband.

 

DD Are their certain themes within your lyrics that you want to explore more in future productions?

SF Yes. The inevitable rise of technology interwoven into every possible moment of our everyday lives from tooth brushing to dream recording. I read the New Scientist a lot.

DD What helps you relax?

SF Not allowed to tell you that.

 

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