Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Yeah we missed a few dates...

Fa la la la la etc etc etc... So whats going on in the world of the Underground. well yeah we missed a few dates but alas there are more events coming and you can bet your last money that it will be covered here. lets recap:

WED October 31 - Joe Nice blew the doors off Bassic for a Halloween bash unlike no other

SUN November 11 - G Notorious' Dubwise had it's sophmore run with J2/OU

WED November 14 - Bedroom Rockers @ Operation Underground hosted New comer PANDAI'A who dropped exlusive gems on an unsuspecting crowd of well wishers and supporters

WED: November 28th - BASSIC delivered the goods with CLEVER (breakbeat science/OSR) for a stellar night of dubtastic sounds.

SUN: December 2 - G Notorious CD Launch with Guest Damian and SKUNK (serious big up to G Notorious, the CD is a smasher, if you don't have one you're missing out)

which brings us to WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5th - which was initially supposed to be a night off will now be a soft promoted gathering for OPERATION UNDERGROUND here are the details...

A last minute open date materialized so pardon the late notification...

Bostown Massive & BostonDubstep.Com Hosts...


Location: Good Life Bar 28 Kingston Street Boston MA.
Time: 10pm-1am
Legal: 21+
Vibe: Chillaxed, so bring your friends, and wear comfy dancing footwear.


then on December 12th - Bassic brings MARTYN to the good life which will certainly be a night to attend by all.

Now ... we're all caught up. Big up the Boston heads for supporting the underground. see you Wednesdays at the Good Life ( each night bringing you something funky to listen to - Breaks, Dubstep/Garage, Drum N Bass(coming soon) and a full night of Dubstep to close out each month).

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bedroom Rockers @ Operation Underground

This Wednesday at Goodlife we have the opportunity to share the faders with a passionate guerrilla selectress who like so many of us, has picked up a few records and is taking a stab at putting together mixes at home, the testing ground where mixers, and producers hone their craft.

Yesterdays Bedroom DJ may very well become tomorrow's producer and
The opportunity to hear what you sound like outside of the confines of your own living space is crucial in developing your sound and/or particular style.

Operation Underground is happy to put one of our faithful supporters behind the controls to drop some of her favorite Dubstep tunes and to kick off our very special series of gatherings dedicated to the women, men, boys and girls putting in practice at home developing their craft to become DJs :Bedroom Rockers @ Operation Underground with :

PANDAI'A ( pan-Dy-ah)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Underground Dance Music is BACK?

There was a brief moment in time when dance music was at the forefront of Boston nightlife, and hip hop was a dirty word. Then the pendulum swung and dance music was nearly extinct. With the exception of House Music which,in the bigger scope of electronic music, is the core. Jungle/DnB was introduced to the city in the early 90's and has also continued to thrive. UK Garage / 2step and its close kin Breaks soon followed and continued on its rollercoaster ride, on again off again with venue owners being less than supportive to anything NON hip hop related.

New sounds were ushered in as UK Garage's illegitmate children "Grime" and "Dubstep" continued to be introduced to the city via a revolutionary themed gathering called Operation Underground which carried on the original sounds of Producer / DJ G Notorious' Soul Champion Crew earlier events ( Dynamite, Lively, Runnin, Lively 2, Rugged, and Re-Runnin )

Breaks promoters and DJs were also holding it down at Vertigo and Phoenix Landing. While Drum and Bass stayed strong with Elements, Merge and a list of shorter lived events which added to the mix. The landscape of electronic dance music in Boston is always evolving.

House had a home in various cambridge spots and DJ Bruno continued to deliver the goods at UTOPIA which extends the lineage of legendary LOFT parties and LIFE @ the Lava Bar. Soul Revival and Leftist Lounge one off events brought Deep House supporters together with a new generation of house heads. House Music at its deepest core has a spiritual vibe which ebraced every and anyone who wanted to be a part of it. Today is seems that its core followers in Boston is more a kin to a dysfunctional family which wrangles the dance floor from new comers, and is less interested in creating that warm inviting feel which is what initially appealed to so many people who found their way to these events. but I digress...

Dance music in Boston is disjointed at best, with a core group of genres that upon critical listening really have more commonalities that differences, yet the supporters don't seem too keen on anything outside of the genres that they subscribe to, but people change, well atleast some do, fast forward to 2007 where we will have multiple promotional entities working collectively to bring awareness to underground music again. Boston Breaks, Bostown Massive , and Soundbox presents each representing their own brand of underground sound will be hosts to the Good Life Bar's Wedsnesday night dance music line up.

Boston Breaks' Ghetto Blasters kicks off the month with Breaks, followed by Bostown Massive's Operation Underground on the Second Wednesday centered around the sounds of UK Garage (2step,grime),Dubstep and a wide variety of sounds originating from the heart of London's Dance music underground. on the Last Wednesday Soundbox Presents hosts BASSIC a full night dedicated to the sounds of Dubstep. The city is a buzz with more underground music events than what existed even a year ago. You can find good non commercial music Starting on Sundays at the Enormous Room where Soulchampion's G Notorious hosts DUBWISE, mixing Dubstep with reggae dub, jungle, and Garage Classics. A full calendar of What's hot in the underground is under development.

As it currently stands, an evolution is again under way and it appears that Dance Music may be fighting it's way back into the venues in Boston. We will provide you with a PROPER listing of events to check out. In the mean time be sure to check out:
Ghetto Blasters @ Good Life on Wednesday November 7th ,
Dubwise @ Enormous Room Sunday November 11th,
Operation Underground @ Good life Wednesday November 14th
Bassic @ Good Life Wendnesday November 28th

There will be much more to come so watch this space and share our link with your friends.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Art of DUB

Boston's own Geoff White AKA G Notorious has been at the forefront of this whole "Underground" thing for years and his Website www.soulchampion.com has been a resource and hub for the UK Sound right here in North America for nearly a decade. Long enough to denote when dubstep was still under the umbrella of UK Garage ( which by the way, it still is for me). I can list a bunch of events from the past that Geoff has been involved in and/or responsible for, but instead of re-hashing the past, its the here and now that makes G Notorious and Soulchampion.com relevant to today's underground music. The DJ/Producer continues to promote the sound that originated in the UK once a month at DUBWISE @ the Enormous room on Mass Ave in Cambridge.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"BASS IS LOADED" : the Prequel

good question - Actually it's Both.

Those of you who might be confused with the names and dates are not alone.
We too have recognized the confusion and want to clear things up and
TONIGHT is the beginning of the end of the beginning...


Our apologies-*E-Heavy is being rescheduled for a future Operation Underground, details to come.

Trust me, it will be well worth your time-
Those arriving early (10pm) will receive a special token of appreciation. - of the musical kind. Limited number. First come First served.

Then After the Halloween extravaganza with JOE NICE Oct 31, you can expect 2 affiliated events with enough variation that you will want to attend them both.

Second Wednesday of each month-

You can expect to hear: UK Garage::2step::Bassline:: Dubstep and other Underground Sounds. Hosted by Bostown Massive w/ Soundbox Presents


Last Wednesday of each month
You can expect a full night of DUBSTEP , covering the full range of styles past and present. Hosted by Soundbox Presents w/ Bostown Massive

Tonight it’s about bringing both together in preparation of Good things to come, but we can't do it without YOU.

Tonight 10pm @ GoodLife - BASSIC vs. OPERATION UNDERGROUND
"BASS IS LOADED" the prequel.

Goodlife - 28 Kingston Street , Boston MA.
10pm - No Cover - Casual- 21+

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Let the BASS begin

Quick note to get things started. this is a Temp location while our site is being pondered. Check here for the latest happening in and around Underground.
Might as well start with this one.

Mark your calendars and expect BIG FUN. I will have more details for you coming later today. For now, here are some key words associated with what will be happening.

Music - (that's a given)
Dubstep ( ok thats a given too)
Soundbox Presents
Damian - Co Tec - Dabu (so that's really three key "Names")
Dancing - (ofcourse)
Bostown Massive/Operation Underground (shameless Plug)
Halloween (that's what the calendar says)

and I will throw in a 1 more before I sign off. This one is pretty significant.

Joe Nice [Dubwar/NYC] comes to BASSIC
Wednesday October 31 Halloween 10pm

Dubwar is America's PREMIER Dubstep event, and JOE NICE is Universally known as the world's Prime Minister of Dubstep. (yes , I said world - as in whole wide...) So if you've been on the fence about the music, or the event, here is opportunity to experience Dubstep as delivered by the man who is arguably the most highly regarded Dubstep selector in all the land.

Soundbox Presents: BASSIC -
Location: Good Life 28 Kingston Street Boston MA.