Saturday, 14 April 2012

Upgrade

Get to the Future will be going through a redesign and upgrade. I hope to complete this within the next couple of months! This blog has always been a passion project, and it will continue to be so, despite a temporary lapse.

Thank you to everyone who has read this blog, those who return to read it, and everyone who has sent me music.

Please keep emailing me because I will endeavour to write about and share amazing music and marvels - hughrb at gmail dot com

When I relaunch Get to the Future, it will primarily be a source of purist dubstep, drum and bass, and electronic music, as well as other forms of amazing creativity.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Galactic Step. Time Flies. It Does.

I haven't posted anything for ages. I still seem to be getting visits from the UK and the US (in particular, bizarrely, from California and Texas). I really want to keep discovering and writing about fresh music, however, the activities that I occupy myself with don't seem to leave me with time for much else. The time that I do have seems to vanish into a myst of episodes of The Wire and True Blood. New jobs, domestic dramas and romantic pursuits aside, these are a couple of tracks that have been on repeat. They're of opposite moods but both equally as entrancing. I recently bumped into Icicle and was delighted to discuss his track, below, and how it is the happiest tune he's released to date. I don't know how you can listen to it and not smile.

Icicle - "Galactic Step"


Kryptic Minds - "Time Flies" (Feat Alys Be)


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Monday, 11 July 2011

Breach - 'I Need You'

This is a naughty tune! Forming the dubstep/house hybrid sound, 'I Need You', by Breach (aka Ben Westbeach, I believe), is full of frantic energy. This is coming out on Dirtybird Records and follows on from his previous release, 'Fatherless', which is below, along with the VIP!




Happy Mondays.

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Sunday, 10 July 2011

The Grizzl & J. Phlip - Bakupgrl (Grizzl Detroit Dub)

I was delighted to come across a podcast of a recent Rinse FM show by Claude VonStroke (my hero). On this show he dropped a ridiculously heavy, techy, booty-shaking number called "Bakupgrl", which he co-produced with J.Phlip, under his The Grizzl alias.. BOOOOOM..


Here is some more!




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Nocow and Sleepyhead

Two unbelievably amazing and beautiful pieces of music are echoing in my thoughts. One is regretfully sorrowful and the other is bright and euphoric, yet both are undoubtedly inspired by the irritatingly elusive - yet satisfyingly mysterious - Burial. I have come across several artists producing such a sound, which has certainly become a complete genre in it's own right now (aptly tagged in one instance as 'stoned' 'garage'), and one that you can truly loose yourself in. Nocow and Sleepyhead are both from completely opposite sides of the planet, Russia and the US respectively, and both represent something so deep and intangible it is difficult to express in words why I love this music so much. The garage vibe at the core of the tunes is only the beginning. The rest, I hope as many people as possible can hear for themselves.

Nocow - "Moonlight Flit"



Download this track, free, from XLR8R.

Sleepyhead - "LA Kicks" ft Ghostek



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Monday, 27 June 2011

Photek - Totem

New Photek. I love it. 'Nuff. Said... ;)



Check out this recent Boiler Room set from London. Amazing mixing... Tough tracks...


Photek Facebook.

Photek iTunes.

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Dry the River - No Rest

I am proud to work with Dry the River. They are such an amazing and cutting edge band that has just played this year's Glastonbury and are surely going to be huge, all over the world. This is the video for their debut, "No Rest", which you can download from iTunes now. The record is released as a 7" vinyl on July 11th 2011.


Follow the band on Twitter and please visit their website.





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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Kito & Reija Lee- Sweet Talk EP

Best EP of the year and some. 'This City' is one tune I've been waiting for....

Kito & Reija Lee.

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Koreless - 4D/M.T.I

Some brand new tracks from one of my favourite labels, Pictures Music. THIS IS OUT NOW - MONDAY 21st MARCH - by Koreless. Analogue, minimal, bit-crunch and white noise entwined with spectacularly manipulated audio. This tune, "M.T.I", is on the flip to "4D" and, melodically, reminds me of San Fran techno I've caught over the years. It wonderfully sits in a sonic space of it's own that can't easily be defined. Try.


More info here.


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Interface - Voodoo Science EP

I recently caught DJ Die down at Cable in London Bridge. His set spanned jump up, jungle and techy 2-step drum and bass. It was awesome. He dropped some tracks from his own ClearSkyz Recordings, including this - Voodoo Science EP by Interface:


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