Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Live Set: Untold at the Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland. October 2009.
UP#07 Untold at Unsound 2009 by unsound
While I am rather sad that I could not actually be in Krakow, Poland for this delightful Unsound Festival, I am also rather lucky that the set from UK electronic producer Untold was recorded through a live feed and then distributed to the masses on www.dubstepforum.com. It's got all the goods and is a good representation of the continuing flurry of creative forces in the UK and elsewhere in dubstep, techno, and everything in between. He keeps it fresh and interesting, wobble free, and forward thinking.
It starts out with a ton of energy, horns blazing, party anthems flying, and then around the 15 minute mark pivots to a long stretch of dark and moody stuff. the transition point is a remix of lil wayne's 'a milli'. i know what you might be thinking, and i agree. 'a milli' is a tired, tired song that needs to be put to rest. but i'm not lying when i say that this particular remix is totally worth listening to, largely due to the fact that the repeating "a milli" hook isn't used anywhere within it. the beginning of the set is completely off the hook, and then goes off the deep end after this remix.
Untold's tracks make appearances throughout and his tracks have a super funky style that the rest of the mix reflects well. it's funky in a weird way. weird yet solid banging rhythms, start and stop melodies, all kinds of craziness. to sum it up: it's pretty heavy, but still fun. overall it's a pretty special style and there are some truly stand-out tracks consistently throughout. this is the cutting edge of uk electronic music.
***super-dope highlights: 19:00, 26:30, 30:00, 34:00!!, 41:45-43:50, 57:15
the tracklist was compiled pretty well by a few dedicated peeps that are tuned into the scene, but unfortunately still has a few missing pieces. i'll try to find a complete list soon.
01)Untold - ?
02)Untold - Stop What You're Doing
03)dj c? - 'jump up and bounce' (3:35)
04)RedLight - Wind Up Your Body Gal(5:20)
05)? - ? (7:05)
06)Shortstuff & Hyetal - Don't Sleep
07)Redlight - Pick Up The Phone
08)Untold - Anaconda (13:55)
09)Lil' Wayne - A millie (Harmonimix remix) (16:00)
10)Untold - You Didn't Win the Holiday (18:00)
11)TRG - Strobe Lick (20:35)
12)Joy Orbison - J. Doe (22:35)
13)Pangaea - Router (25:45)
14)Untold & D Franklin - Beacon (28:15)
15)Blawan - Fram (30:13)
16)The xx - Islands (Untold remix) (31:30)
17)bad memory (34:00)
18)Untold - Gonna Work Out Fine (37:00)
19)Untold - Bad Girls (39:15)
20)L-Vis 1990 - Hide (40:30)
21)? - ? (42:30)
22)bad memory (44:15)
23)Untold - Never Went Away (45:45)
24)TRG - Siberian Poker (47:50)
25)Mount Kimbie - Sketch on Glass (49:00)
26)Ramadanman - Bleeper (51:15)
27)Untold - Don't Know. Don't Care. (54:00)
28)Brackles - Rawkus (57:10)
29)James Blake - Air & Lack Thereof (58:45)
30)Untold - Stop What You're Doing (James Blake remix) (60:55)