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Interview: Jason Mundo ॐ Dub Assembly, Southside Dubstars UK, Blipswitch SF ॐ Texas

Sons of Herman Hall 2006

Jason Mundo Sons of Herman Hall 2006

I first started hearing you play UK Garage at Groovology every Sunday at Homebar (before it became the Green Elephant) what lead you to start producing dubstep before there was even a following for it in Dallas?

I had already been producing drum & bass as well as UKGarage/2step and releasing several tracks of both on vinyl. Mark J, Chrisko, and I were spinning the earliest dubstep tracks from Tempa, team Ammunition, and London within our UKGarage night, Groovology, pushing the beats forward. And that inspired me to produce my own Dubstep.

Groovology

Groovology, the annual event Bubblin’ with Mark J, Chrisko, Tiny MC & Jason Mundo



Describe the evolution of Dub Assembly over the past 6 years?

Dub Assembly was born in 2006 from our Groovology UKGarage/2step event (the longest running in North America of its kind that was a weekly event from 2000-2005 and lives on now as an annual event) and allowed us the opportunity to keep pushing the bass forward with a full-on dubstep event instead of just mixing in the dubstep with the UKGarage/2step as we had done the previous 5 years. [click here for Memorial Day 2001 mix – thanks Por Vida for hosting this mix. – Ally] The Dub Assembly event occurs monthly and it quickly grew to incorporate the Dub Assembly record label. The record label has almost 30 releases now, many on digital and 7 or so on vinyl. As an artist I’ve been grateful to headline many events throughout the US and many events in Europe too. With the DA event we’ve continued to play big venues in the city including the Granada Theater, Trees, and our spirtual home since 2000 The Green Elephant (aka the Home Bar for those that know), performing many times as headliners and also incorporating guest headliners since we are fans of the music too. Dub Assembly is celebrating its 6 year Anniversary this Saturday at the Green Elephant with guest Cyberoptics (Play Me, Los Angeles). We’ve been growing strong for 6 years and will continue to grow for many years to come. I’m All In.

What new Dub Assembly releases are in store?

Haha! I can’t give away all the surprises yet but many good beats are
in the works !

Trees January 2011

Jason Mundo performing at Trees January 2011

What do you look for in dj when adding them to the Dub Assembly roster?

In adding, and keeping, to the roster I look for enthusiasm for the Dub Assembly event and label, honest effort toward promotion of the events, honest and serious contribution to the label, and good souls. I’m All In. Are you? If you are there is a place for you…whether you are in audio production, graphic arts, or promotion. Contact me
and be among like-minded souls.

London England 2004

Jason Mundo performing in London England

Finish this sentence: Dallas, TX Dubstep is _________.

Always growing.

Jason Mundo will be celebrating this Saturday at the Green Elephant in Dallas, TX.(click link for Facebook event details) $10.00 over 21 $15.00 under / tickets at the door for 18yrs+ w/valid id and so should you!

Follow Jason Mundo on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter & the Dub Assembly blog.

Winter Music Conference 2009

Jason Mundon performing with evil go-go dancer at Winter Music Conference 2009

Shout outs & thanks to: “my Dub Assembly Crew Joe & Athena. Thanks to all the people from Dallas to worldwide that have supported Dub Assembly over the years!”

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Sunday Fiesta Sounds: what I found hot this week on Soundcloud

Fall Silently by Temporal ft. Veela

Just beautiful dubstep track from dubstep.net – which was refreshing given how many tracks I’ve come across are tear out let’s-get-drunk types. Ha ha, which are great & all but gets old quick.

 

Mr Bird – Salthill & Sugar

Rapper’s Delight is a personal favorite of mine. Then with this arrangement comes out –  well it really stood out this week. Sing alone because everyone knows the words.

JUAKALI – CROSSIN EP [PREVIEW]

This is a preview from the entire album – which is over at bandcamp (click here) I love me some straight up ragga so its there. Towards the end it’s that heavy sounding dubstep that inspires me to get vodka and ice. (I really like tear out dubstep when I’m drunk. Anyone else? ha ha!)

BETA – Radio (Dirty Ganesh Rmx)

This sounds sick. Even more so because it’s a remix of Mexican band BETA. Just makes me want to start up a Spanish glitch band. Wow, knowing Spanish comes in really handy sometimes!

What stood out to you this week musically?

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