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Grooving to the Beat - Yumla Bar

Packed most days of the week with the artistic crowd of Hong Kong, the Yumla Bar is known as a great place to enjoy underground music genres where one can dance and have a great time with friends. It is the only place in Hong Kong that is committed to playing and promoting daring music such as techno, minimal techno, dubstep, jungle, electro, hip hop, punk, tech-house, electro, base, drum'n base and non mainstream club music since it opened in 2003.

It is actively interested in encouraging the creative aspects of its patrons and educating them in this genre of music by promoting and hosting countless events, even sponsoring articles on the underground music genres in the Hong Kong Juice magazine. The club's music policy has been to feature local artistes and DJs alongside well known international DJs in the genres. Yumla's special brand of music is now streamed and can be accessed in real time from anywhere in the world. Yumla records, featuring selections of the music played in the club, is available on Beatport, the world's largest music store for DJs.

The Yumla Bar's vibe, casual and warm is like belonging to a community and resonates with the youthful crowd that throngs its premises. It can get very crowded as the evening progresses with patrons overflowing onto the steps outside the club and even on to the nearby park. Free wireless internet access is available to those who want to use it.

A freshly painted black wall inside the club and silver markers are provided to guests to leave their comments and artistic offerings. The club actively encourages anyone with any artistic talent to change its faade a couple of times a year with inspired art.

A Hong Kong boutique hotel, with a fresh, vibrant approach to design, the Cosmo Hotel offers guests a selection of chic and comfortable accommodations to relax after a busy day on the town. Located conveniently close to shopping districts, sporting venues, transport services and major local attractions this 4 Star Hotel Hong Kong offers guests a stylish place to stay while enjoying the many aspects of a city.





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Get More Information About Toystep

Toystep is a musical sub-genre of Dubstep which originates from London. It's popularity began to rise in the early 2000s with the emergence of new groups and bands such as Partyshank, Toys with Knives and Illegal Music. Toystep also has a vast following in Asian countries such as Japan and China, which have produced artists such as Xinon. Toystep is typically 120-140 bpm and consist of low resolution synthesizers and basses to produce a cliche computer game sound. Some artists have also been known to experiment with children's toy instruments as a way of emphasizing the toy element of the genre.
Popularity.

Up until the early 2000s, Toystep was fairly unheard of but bands such as Partyshank and Illegal Music have been supported by both BBC local and mainstream DJ's and has also been brought into the limelight by fellow companions from the Dubstep scene.Illegal Music have had various tracks from their forthcoming EP and LP and have performed at prestigious e vent such as Wembley Arena, MOBO and Screen Nation Events.Their tracks 'Goa' 'Malia' and the lead track from the Toy Music EP 'Community Feds' have all been played by BBC Radio and both their LP and EP have received positive reviews from critics.Partyshank are also a band which has some major success in the recent years in 2008 their band was named the number one band of 2008 by a survey from MySpace predicting the next big bands of 2008. Also they were predicted act to watch out for in 2008 by BIGSTEREO and have supported artists such as the Foals, Chromeo, Crystal Castles and Hadouken!

Illegal Music Records

Illegal Music Records is the record label started by Toystep group 'Illegal Music' it is home to Toystep pioneers such as Zootey, Legoman and Illegal Music themselves.The label has currently released Illegal Music's first E.P 'An Introduction to toystep - (The Remixes)' which saw the group remix many UK and US artist's track's such as Jai Paul, Luc y Rose and Jamie Woon. The E.P generated around 20,000 views on youtube and was put up for free download on Media fire. Zootey and Legoman are currently set to release their E.Ps in 2011 and all artist's are getting ready to release albums in 2012. Illegal Music Records Artists.

Illegal Music

Illegal Music is a project which consist of DJ Retro,Crazyharmonica and DJ Mowgz.They recently have been working with the 'Toystep' genre previously started by Partyshank but much recently neglected by the scene in the recent years.Illegal Music have currently produced an L.P and E.P both available for release in 2011.Toy Music is set to be the first release from their independent record label,the E.P contains 10 toystep orientated tracks and the lead track 'Community Feds' which has been played and supported by BBC Introducing and has been receiving strong positive feedback from both the general public and critics.The project has already received million hits on their internet sites such as 'Myspace' and 'Wordpress' and have developed a strong public following which has lead to them being tipped by many to be the breakthrough act of 2011.

Legoman

Legoman is a project which consists of va rious producers/musicians and DJ's from the Toy-step scene. Legoman has worked with Toy-step pioneers such as Illegal music and are also quickly becoming a leading figure head in the Toystep' genre themselves. Legoman are in the process of producing a 10 track toystep orientated E.P self-en titled 'Legoman'; the E.P is being released under illegal music records and is due for release in early 2011. Legoman has done various regional shows across the in and around the UK and have developed a strong cult of listeners who have embrace there Toy-step sounds and culture. Legoman have being supported by BBC introducing and their E.P has been dubbed, the best of toy-step' by critics. They have also received large scale views on internet sites such as MySpace and Flickr.

Illegal Music

Zootey is a pioneer and leading figure head of the Toystep genre.As well as producing Toystep music Zootey performs as a live musician and also DJ's. Zootey has a heavy musical inf luence and plays the piano. Zootey has a unique and distinctive voice which listeners immediately recognize, and his music's has been played across London on various local radio stations. He has performed in various parts of London including Hammersmith, Balham, Finsbury Park. Zootey is currently working on his debut E.P for 2011.

E.Ps/Albums

2011

Illegal Music - An Introduction to Toystep(The Remixes) - Free Download

Zootey - 'Toy Zoots' The E.P

Legoman - Legoheadz The E.P

Illegal Music - Toy Music - The E.P

Illegal Music - Gassed - The E.P

2012

Illegal Music - Album - To be confirmed

Legoman - Album - To be confirmed

Zootey - Album - To be confirmed





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Dubkidz Dubstep inspired clothing

Hello Dub Kidz, If you are reading this then I'm guessing you are a fan of Dubstep, or at least listened to it a couple times. It seems nowadays everyone is starting to listen to Dubstep. When I first listened to this heavenly magnificent music, I fell in love with the music right away. I guess you could say I became one of the Dubkidz.

Dubstep is all about the attitude. You either love or hate it or love it, but judging from the amount of love it's been getting lately I would say it's getting more love than hate. Even the most oblivious person can see that the music is becoming quite popular. This great movement makes music lovers like me want to represent this kind of music and support this great musical movement by wearing Dubstep inspired T-shirts among other merchandise like hats, bands, posters and much more. I love T Shirts, because T-shirts are a great way to express yourself. They cover every subject, attitude, and belief, also trend. The most exciting emerging trend right now is the Music Clothing trend.

Since it's a new trend, there are not many designers are out there who dedicate their life to supply this group of music lovers. This is where Dubkidz comes into play. Dubkidz was created because of the lack of love and representation ,but also because the music is a part of our everyday personal daily life. We listen to this extravagant music everyday. Thanks to you The Dubstep Community is growing everyday, and every day I hear people talking more and more about it. That makes me glad that people are Joining my love for this Heavenly music.

My friend Mikal Laster is the person that inspired me to listen to Dubstep. Mikal has been listening to it since I can remember. I'm willing to bet my life he knows more about Dubstep than anyone. His love for the music is what is going to give him the vision to make his greatest creation yet. This creation is called Dubkidz. Dubkidz is a company, a clothing line to be more specific.

Dubkidz is dedicated to expressing their love for music through T shirts and the mission is to get you in their vision for an affordable price. If you love great music then support the movement. Live Dubstep through Dubkidz.

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How to Make Dubstep | What's the best Dubstep software?

Now is a great time to learn how to make Dubstep. The average home computer has more than enough power to run really professional software and the price of sequencers is coming down all the time. Dubstep is massive now and many people who were previous unknowns are finding fame and respect by producing their own music from home. If you want to learn how to make Dubstep you first need to find a sequencer that fills your needs.

The important questions to ask yourself when buying a sequencer to make Dubstep are:

Is this software suitable to make dubstep and other urban type music?
Will I be able to use the software?
What play back quality does this software output?


There are various music sequencers on the market some are designed with specific styles of music in mind whilst others are more general in use. Software specifically designed for Dubstep will include samples and beat patterns suitable for use in Dubstep and other urban music forms like Jungle, Grime etc. When you buy a sequencer designed for a specific music style or set of music styles it makes it much easier to produce that type of music rather than buying a generic music sequencer. However you must be aware that you will also be limited by this to some degree if you want to produce music from an unsupported genre. Realistically though this probably won't be a problem as your best chance of success is to specialise in one area.
The second question relates to how difficult the Dubstep software is to use. Of course you can learn to use any sequencer but some are definitely targeted towards expert users. Some of the sequencers available have an enormous amount of features which can be quite daunting for a new or intermediate user. The good news is that many of these features are not needed in the production of Dubstep so you can often just ignore them or buy (cheaper) software without so many functions. Dubstep is actually a fairly simple music to produce and therefore professional results can be obtained with fairly basic equipment. I know for a fact that many of the biggest Dubstep anthems were produced with simple software.

The third question when looking for Dubstep software is of fundamental importance. Don't make the same mistake I did (more of that in a minute). With the high-end software this isn't a problem as there are many output options for your tracks. However with some of the cheaper Dubstep software the output is low quality. They use mp3's for the samples which gives you low quality sounds which cannot be played in clubs or on the radio or sold on download sites. If your goal is to produce music that can be played by DJ's you need to make sure the software you use can produce high quality.wav files. I learnt the hard way unfortunately. I made a killer track using an online sequencer which my friends went crazy over in my bedroom. The problem was I couldn't play it in my DJ set as it was too low quality - and for Dubstep, which is meant to be played loud that is so important. I had to remake the tune on a different sequencer and it took me ages. The track still kills it when I drop it in my set though.

So there are some of the important things to focus on when you are learning how to make Dubstep. Remember software has come down in price a lot in the past few years and you may be able to get something really professional for less than you imagined. Nothing is more exciting than seeing a crowd go wild to your own music so learn how to make Dubstep today.

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How To Engineer a Militant Dubstep Wobble – Secrets Revealed!

so you want to make some big bad bass wobble for you next dubstep track. Ill be going over a few different ways to get that pulsing shimmer bass, and let me tell you its not all about the Low Frequency Oscillator as you might think. So the LFO is one way of getting a Cranking dubstep wobble sound but you can get a very similar and more stable effect by using the filter envelopes on your VST. How this works is simple, you get your initial sound (probably a 2 oscillator square wave, slightly detuned, low pass filter etc). Then you set one of your envelopes to trigger the filter cut off, setting the attack in time with the music. This means when you play a note it will start with the filter cut off in a low position and then quickly open the filter exactly like how an Low Frequency Oscillator would would work but you just get the first open woooow sound rather than a wooowoooowoooow sound like with a Low Frequency Oscillator. When this method is played with a quick note patte rn (short often notes) it sound very similar to an Low Frequency Oscillator. The Low Frequency Oscillator. This control is probably the main source you will turn to to get your speaker bass wobbling like a true dubstep henchman. You have the following controls: Rate: Determines the speed that the Lfo oscillates. You can either opt for a in time setting or manual were you set the timings by ear. There are many advantages, but ultimately its up to you. The most common rate for dubstep is the or 1/8 settings. A good way to get a tight variation for dubstep is to have two synths one with a 1/8 setting and one with a 1/4 setting and having different rates played per key, so first and second note would be and the 3rd note a 1/8 setting. This just shuffles things up a bit and keep the track fresh. Amp: This effectively sets the amount of LFOused, a low setting will mean the cut off will ttravel less further up to max amp, and a max amp will mean the filter opens all the way and a ll the way back to the starting position. to get a nice progression to the track you can automate this setting get deeper as the tracks goes on, perfect for your dub stepping adventures . Delay: The delay effect is the time before the Low Frequency Oscillator kicks in after the note is stick. Can be used to create very original sounds combined with other effects. Sync to note on: Essential this means the LFO will reset on every key press, if its off then playing a different note will make the LFO continue oscillating at its current rate and the note change. Advancing, you can combine the two effects having a filter envelope for the first part of the sound and then having the LFO triggered 0.5 a second later using the 'delay' setting on the Low Frequency Oscillator (if you have one). This gives a kind of stuttered step in to each note, done right its sound very very Dope indeed especially for dubstep production. The main thing to remember when engineering music is subtle move ments of each slider works way better than drastic switches from left to right. All the advanced subtleness of extreme sound creation lies in the finding of the sweet spots of each setting. These are rarely at either end so be gentle with your machines and you will be rewarded with unique and pleasing (or dis-pleasing if thats your preference) patches and sounds

So you want to make some big bad bass wobble for you next dubstep track. Ill be going over a few different ways to get that pulsing shimmer bass, and let me tell you its not all about the Low Frequency Oscillator as you might think.

So the LFO is one way of getting a Cranking dubstep wobble sound but you can get a very similar and more stable effect by using the filter envelopes on your VST. How this works is simple, you get your initial sound (probably a 2 oscillator square wave, slightly detuned, low pass filter etc). Then you set one of your envelopes to trigger the filter cut off, setting the attack in time with the music. This means when you play a note it will start with the filter cut off in a low position and then quickly open the filter exactly like how an Low Frequency Oscillator would would work but you just get the first open woooow sound rather than a wooowoooowoooow sound like with a Low Frequency Oscillator. When this method is played with a quick not e pattern (short often notes) it sound very similar to an Low Frequency Oscillator.

The Low Frequency Oscillator. This control is probably the main source you will turn to to get your speaker bass wobbling like a true dubstep henchman. You have the following controls:

Rate: Determines the speed that the Lfo oscillates. You can either opt for a in time setting or manual were you set the timings by ear. There are many advantages, but ultimately its up to you. The most common rate for dubstep is the or 1/8 settings. A good way to get a tight variation for dubstep is to have two synths one with a 1/8 setting and one with a 1/4 setting and having different rates played per key, so first and second note would be and the 3rd note a 1/8 setting. This just shuffles things up a bit and keep the track fresh.

Amp: This effectively sets the amount of LFOused, a low setting will mean the cut off will ttravel less further up to max amp, and a max amp will mean the fi lter opens all the way and all the way back to the starting position. to get a nice progression to the track you can automate this setting get deeper as the tracks goes on, perfect for your dub stepping adventures .

Delay: The delay effect is the time before the Low Frequency Oscillator kicks in after the note is stick. Can be used to create very original sounds combined with other effects.

Sync to note on: Essential this means the LFO will reset on every key press, if its off then playing a different note will make the LFO continue oscillating at its current rate and the note change.

Advancing, you can combine the two effects having a filter envelope for the first part of the sound and then having the LFO triggered 0.5 a second later using the 'delay' setting on the Low Frequency Oscillator (if you have one). This gives a kind of stuttered step in to each note, done right its sound very very Dope indeed especially for dubstep production.

The main thing to remember when engineering music is subtle movements of each slider works way better than drastic switches from left to right. All the advanced subtleness of extreme sound creation lies in the finding of the sweet spots of each setting. These are rarely at either end so be gentle with your machines and you will be rewarded with unique and pleasing (or dis-pleasing if thats your preference) patches and sounds





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Browser Central: 12 best places to download free, legal MP3s

Browser Central: 12 bestplaces to download free, legal MP3s

How can you say no to free music and audio books?

Your browser is the key to an enjoyable web surfing experience. Every week, Tecca walks you through an important facet of making the most out of your browser, and thus the web.

Believe it or not, you can download free music from the internet without breaking the law. While a vast preponderance of music download sites are illegal, there are plenty that offer free, legal MP3s. In most cases, free MP3s are limited to indie and small-time bands, but occasionally if you know where to look you can score some free music from big-name artists, too.Again, to put your mind at ease: The MP3s that you can download from these sites are completely free and legal.

You can play them on your computer or transfer them to your iPod or smartphone (Dell inspiron 1525 battery). You can even send downloaded MP3s to your friends via email or instant messenger, and they'll still work just fine.

1. Stereogum

One of the oldest (and best) sources of indie MP3s isStereogum. Download the latest freebies, the most popular tracks, or simply listen to theGum Mix and download the songs you like.

2. iLike

iLike is both a social network and a music recommendation service. iLike learns your taste in music, factors in whatever your friends are listening to, and then recommends what you should listen to next. It offers plenty of free MP3 downloads but there's no way to simply pull up a list of all the free music and start downloading. Instead, you'll have to wait for iLike to recommend a song that just happens to be a free download.

3. The Internet Archive

While the term "MP3" is often synonymous with "music," there are a lot of audiobook MP3s on the web, too. The Internet Archive has a vast collection ofevery kind of music, but it also has over 1,200spoken word audiobooks for your delectation.

4. SXSW Music

The annualSouth by Southwest music conference is one of the largest music festivals in the United States. Every year, SXSW releases free-to-download MP3s for the artists that are featured at the festival and in 2011, more than 1,100 free MP3s were madeavailable to download. You can download every SXSW Music MP3 from 2005 through 2010 from the same site.

5. Epitonic

With a mission statement of "helping fans to discover the best in cutting edge music,"Epitonic is one of the best places to find free, downloadable MP3s from new and upcoming artists. The site itself is a joy to surf around and use, too.

6, 7, and 8. Stereokiller, Fat Wreck Chords, and Sub Pop

Good punk music is hard to find, but betweenStereokiller,Fat Wreck Chords, andSub Pop, you have a few thousand free MP3s from the latest and greatest punk bands to choose from.

9. Jamendo

If world music from places like Brazil, Russia, Italy, and Spain is more your kind of thing, check outJamendo. It has hundreds of thousands of songs of every genre that you can either stream or download.

10. MP3.com

Since launching in 1996,MP3.com has always been one of the best sources of free music on the web (Acer aspire 5920 Batteries). At the time of writing, you can download free songs by Maroon 5, Weezer, and The Smashing Pumpkins but that's just a small taste of the thousands of artists with free downloads on MP3.com.

11. Spinner

For the last few years,Spinner has been giving away one free MP3 every day which means there are now well over 1,000 free songs just waiting to be downloaded! Spinner has a good variety of music, but it's mostly indie and up-and-coming bands, rather than superstar A-listers.

12. Blentwell

Finally, one for the fans of "blended music":Blentwell has an excellent collection of DJ-mixed music, including thousands of house, techno, and electro mixes, and hundreds of other genres, including hip-hop, dubstep, funk, and more.

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Dubkidz Overview

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Hello everybody, This is friendly C.E.O Mikal Laster. For those of you who don't know, I am the Owner and C.E.O of Dubkidz Clothing. I had started this company a couple months ago, and It seems the more exposure and fame the brand gets, the more curious people and questions follow with it. This has gotten so routine that, answering questions like, "What is Dubkidz" or "what does it stand for "has been a small part of my life. That being said, What really is Dubkidz, and what does it do ?

If you haven't caught on already, you should know by now that music is a huge part of Dubkidz. The clothing line aspect of this company is created through inspiration from wide varieties of music. Contrary to what a lot of people assume, There is no complex process that goes into effect to create T shirts and other Designs. Whenever I need to make a new t shirt, I just blast the cleanest electronic music and enter the realm of creation. A lot of things inspire me in this world, as do a lot of things out of it.

Right now, We are an upcoming Clothing line, and our plan is to take the world by a storm to become an international brand, but what sets us apart from all the other so called "clothing lines" is that we are a legitimate company, and we are very business oriented. We are all about marketing and promotion. We mainly involve ourselves in music promotion. Our focus is talented upcoming artists that have the potential to go big, but are not getting the credit, and or publicity they deserve. We mainly promote Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and Electro house music, but we are also open towards other genre artists as long as they got the skills. Our goal is to promote Dubkidz through the power of music, and promote artists through the power of Dubkidz

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

Promotion.

Inspiration

Art

Fashion

We hope this gives you an idea about who we are and lets and what our intentions are, but rest assured that this is not all. There is so much more coming up, so watch out for us in the future

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