30 October 2007

Steppas Choice 1: BLADE & C4TR (29.10.2007)


The first ever streamed/broadcasted STEPPAS CHOICE Show… here’s some history…
Steppas Choice 1: BLADE & C4TR (29.10.2007)

Yes Mates! Radio Radius (www.radioradius.ch) got its first show, fully dedicated to the amazing low down brand spanking Sounds of Dubstep’n’Grime!
Actually this wasn’t the first Dubstep Radio Show in Switzerland, nor was it the first Dubstep Show on Radio Radius. 
DJ BLADE, Swiss Dubstep Heavyweight and true Swiss Dubstep Originator, has been running (still is!) a Dubstep / Grime / Sublow / Eskibeats Show on www.audioasyl.net called Wildstyle since years and his show is the longest running Dubstep Radio Show in Switzerland! It may not always be regularly streamed but it’s the first and wickedest Dubstep related show in Zurich and Switzerland! Largin’ up Mr. BLADE!
STEPPAS CHOICE developed itself out of the DUBSTEP MADNESS SESSIONS which $venski, founder of the Jungle Rocket Radio Show (a Jungle & Drum’n’Bass Show on Radio Radius) and myself C4TR, held in May 2007 as a special showcase on the Jungle Rocket Radio Show. There were around four follow up shows to this first Session as both of us fall in Love with the sounds of Dubstep and it’s intensive Basslines. So we decided to do some Dubstep Madness in every fourth show of the Jungle Rocket Radio Show, which meant one Dubstep Show every other month. Here’s a taste of what we did back then as a part of the Jungle Rocket Radio Show:

DUBSTEP MADNESS 1 was streamed on the 10th of May 2007 and behind the wheels of steel were the likes of DJ PRIMO, with a little Oldskool 2Step set, and both DJ BLADE & DJ UNFINISHED showcasing the Sounds of Dubstep.

DUBSTEP MADNESS 2 was streamed on the 5th of July 2007 with New.com and DJ BLADE behind the decks playing some proper skank out Music.

DUBSTEP MADNESS 3 was streamed on the 30th of August 2007 with DJ BLADE, DJ UNFINISHED & DEADBYBEATS on duty, who served some of the darker stuff from the future sounds of the underground.

DUBSTEP MADNESS 3.5 was streamed on the 4th of October 2007 and was also broadcasted on a proper Radiofrequency in the greater Zurich area. The people of Zurich were graced by the sounds of DJ PRIMO serving some sweet’n’seducing 2Step Beats and the one they call DJ BLADE serving the upfront’n’heavy Dubstep Sound! Especially for this show, which was broadcasted live on air throughout Zurich, flyers and posters were spread out across the city to create awareness that it was taking place. Although these adds were attractively made and well designed, they were not as informative as I would have wished them to be… so over night someone altered the posters slightly by spray painting them with a stencil… and those guys didn’t stop… they even spray painted like a hundred flyers with a stencil… was great fun to see that… anyway many thanks to the stencil crew!

DUBSTEP MADNESS 4 was streamed on the 25th of October 2007 and was celebrated with the Unreleased Kollektiv out of Fribourg and a proper 3h skank out bass madness set!

After the second DUBSTEP MADNESS SESSION I stated to get anxious about having to wait for 8 weeks until there would be another one… The music was too exciting to wait so long and too beautiful to not be regularly streamed out to the listeners of Radio Radius. As a result I decided to go and ask the Radio Administration if there’s a free slot to do a Dubstep’n’Grime Show. After some negotiation with them we found a slot on Monday Night from 22h-24h CET every two weeks; always on a week where there was no Jungle Rocket Radio Show on Thursday Night. The next decision to be made was on a suitable name for the show and to do the test show for the Radio Administration.
Name was difficult… Future Sounds (of Zurich) was the project name… but hey you can’t be taken serious with such a copycat style name… really… next one on the list was .!, (Point Exclamation Mark Coma) which I thought was quiet funny but not particularly practical for Graphics or to shout it (and it also refers a bit to the ctrl alt del thing)… anyway names are a thing of luck… Test Show was still called Future Sounds (of Zurich)…and for the meantime it was okay… Oh and by the way I’ve truly got to say Big up to Mr. UNFINISHED for doing the test show with me on a bloody Thursday afternoon… or was it Wednesday…? 
So four days after the wicked DUBSTEP MADNESS 4 SESSION I streamed the first Show of the Shows that became suddenly and naturally called STEPPAS CHOICE out of the Radio Radius Studios with the man known as BLADE behind the one’s and two’s. And, oh my gosh, it was a good start! A massive "Thank you!" to BLADE for having done this together with me! Out to the NXT LVL CRW!!!

So there we are:
Steppas Choice:
the most regularly streamed Dubstep Radio Show in Zurich! Going from strength to strength… naturally spreading good vibes… sustained Dubstep Cultivation… and still going strong thanks to your support! Greetings

C4TR
STEPPAS CHOICE

25 October 2007

Dubstep Madness Part 4

Dubstep Madness 4

Dubstep Madness Part 4
Broadcasted on the 25th of October 2007

More Info here

Unreleased Kollektiv Takeover:
Broods
, Kolt' & Slass up on decks!

Final Dubstep Madness Show!
Enjoy the Show!
Bless'
C4TR

04 October 2007

Dubstep Madness Part 3.5

Dubstep Madness 3.5.2

Dubstep Madness Part 3.5
Broadcasted on the 4th of October 2007

More Info here

DJ Blade & DJ Primo

FM Bass Stylee
Enjoy the Show!
Bless'
C4TR

Dubstep Madness 3.5.1