Saturday Mixcast: Cal – Summer of Dubstep 2011


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Jun 11, 2011
Category: DJ Mix, Saturday Mixcast

With as controversial as dubstep can be these days, I definitely thought more than twice about doing this mix at all. Without a doubt, the biggest AND most controversial article I’ve ever written was on dubstep. If you follow dubstep discussions on reddit, youtube, or any of the major forums or blogs you’ll know that the arguments and insults come hard and fast. Invariably, if what you like is accessible and popular you can count on someone telling you that its brostep/hoestep, garbage, not as good “as the stuff that was being made when THEY got in to dubstep”, or that what you like isn’t even dubstep.

So I’ve been thinking about it for ages and ages, but never really got around to it until now because I could make the excuse that all my steady gigs are for house music. Fact of the matter is, I am just listening to a lot of dubstep right now and I needed to get this mix out. My goal for the mix was to have a few different “feels”: some club stuff that you can skank to, some midtempo shit you can drive to, and some downtempo stuff that requires only that you nod your head.

You guys lemme know what you think. SPEAKERS ON BLAST!

DJ Cal – Summer of Dubstep 2011 by salacioussound

FYI you can download directly from this player, or stream it – whatever your preference is!


Feed Me – Strange Behaviour ft. Tasha Baxter
Bare & Datsik – King Kong
Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon
Doctor P – Big Boss
DJ Fresh – Louder (Flux Pavilion and Doctor P Remix)
Foreign Beggars – Still Getting It ft. Skrillex
Nero – Me & You
Cassius – I <3 U So (Skream Remix)
Popcaan – Dream (Evidence & Sageone Remix)
Chase & Status – Time (Queensway Remix)
Antiserum & Ill Esha – Zephyr
Rusko – Everyday
12th Planet & Plastician – Westside Dub
Jakwob – Right Beside You (VIP)
Phonat – Spliff Dub
Skrillex – Ruffneck (Full Flex)
Foreign Beggars & Noisia – Contact (Trolley Snatcha Remix)
Noisia – Gutterpump (Matta Remix)
Excision & Downlink – Heavy Artillery ft. Messinian
Flux Pavilion – Lines in Wax ft. Foreign Beggars
Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix)
Jason Falkner – Only You (Zeds Dead Remix)

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  • ReySon

    Slick mix big boss!

  • Pluto

    well, i know what im going to be listening to for the next hour :)

  • Teddy

    ya man this is great! listening to this right now in prep for tonight!

  • Safrisar

    fantastic, just fantastic!

  • Snowboarder

    Hey man siiiiick mix!! Any way to download the tracks individually? I have no idea where to find this stuff and iTunes isn’t exactly showing any of these bad boys.

  • A Pro

    Straight up one of the best sets I’ve heard this winter :) (NZ)

  • Fyoog

    man great tracks! I’ve listened to this 4 times now. Thanks for posting!

  • Mick Mills

    Drop da sik beatz

  • Dj Reset

    Who cares what genre it is classified as!!!! Itz dope music period!!! NIce mix

  • DJ Fell

    i know its probably not supposed to, but this actually relaxes me…

  • Nick

    Awesome mix. And DJ Fell, I feel you on that.

  • sageone

    some serious names on this mix

  • me

    good selection! definitely made my afternoon…

  • A Naughty Mouse

    Hey, I thought someone should pass this thought a long. The stuff you post rocks.

    I agree, there are plenty of people that will argue, “Well my dubstep was cooler blah blah blah” and all that jazz.

    Well an old friend of mine, who is now quite well established even though he’s been making his living playing indie rock for the last 15+ years had the best response I’ve ever heard to that conversation. He explains it like this … “Its not that this other stuff is bad, it just doesn’t work for me”.

    What you are posting is what works for you. And that’s great. You should do what you like. And if the other stuff doesn’t work for you? So be it. No need to be hating. Just be straight up. “This is the shit that works for me. If you like it… cool, if not, whatever. No harm no foul.”

    Keep kicking the tunes. The shit rocks and makes my snowboarding season epic, regardless of the weather.

  • DJ Cal

    Thank you for the really lovely comment dude! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Kolby

    Dirty. Epic. Goodness.

  • Frank

    F*cking AMAZING

  • Tina

    Wicked playlist. Definetely my summer soundtrack

  • http://n/a SeanJ

    Hey Cal, love the mix, heard it a few times now – do you mix in key on some/most of this mate?

    luvvin it!


  • DJ Cal

    @SeanJ Thanks mate! And nah, with dubstep the mixes are shorter and punchier so I don’t worry about key as much as I do with house music. With house I’m basically always in key.

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  • Bennett

    This mix gets better every time I listen to it:P

  • Sean Nyce

    What’s the song with the Jamaican voice, around 20:40?!?!?!

    By the way your a beast!