23 June 2009

Squincy Jones live on KTRU RADIO 22 May 09

WOW, they have a radio in Texas which actually plays something different than country or national anthems? (sorry Texans, don't jump on me angry - Dubya did a lot spoil the reputation of your state). The name of this radio is KTRU Radio hailing from Rice University in Houston, Texas.

On 22 May 2009 they aired the show by DIRB crew, including the mix by Squincy Jones, whose Nintendub mix last year was really fundamental in converting me to glitch hop / lazer bass / acqua crunk - check that mix and a few words by your humble author here.

In his new mix, Squincy Jones is on a serious dubstep tip, probably with too much wobble factor involved, with quite obvious heavy bombs and anthems by Rusko, Caspa, Chase and Status, AC Slater or Bassnectar. Thankfully although being pretty aggressive, the mix is very tight with quite eclectic and diverse selection including absolutely fantastic and beautiful remixes by Nero, Skreamix, very nice Squincy Jones edit, weird stuff from gWorm, Virgo or Gangsta Red ft 2 Mello (glitch hop par excellence!) plus mandatory Joker shizz. At the end the set becomes more tropical, funky and 'nintendish' and is crowned with great Wumbia from Sonido del Principe (this Bersa Disco cumbia kings are really big in my private ranking at the moment). But I'd like to personally thanks Squincy Jones for including in his mix one of the most congatious music pieces my car's Sound System had known in the past - namely Young Folk Dub by Marchmellow. I believe that this not very widely known track deserves to be rinsed more. Keep up a good work Squincy!

Check the mixes from the rest of the Houston crew on the Squincy Jones' blog.