lighta sound presents..
[ RSD aka Rob Smith from SMITH & MIGHTY and MORE ROCKERS ] Bristol, UK
Legendary Bristolean producer Rob Smith has been making relevant electronic and dub music since the mid 80's. His most recent foray into sub-heavy dubstep sounds are a perfect home for his musical perspective.
together with the sounds of..
CALAMALKA, MAX ULIS, MICHAEL RED, and DANGAMOUSE
Lotus Sound Lounge - 455 Abbott - Wednesday, Oct 28th - doors @ 9:30pm
sound supplemented and tweaked by Lighta! Sound
first 100 tickets @ $12 (beatstreet), after that is $15
proud to be bringing this calibre a show at this nice of a price
tickets on sale @ beatstreet, zulu, scratch
very excited about this show
two recent RSD mixs:
a good bit of history:
RSD - good energy
RSD - over it
RSD - kingfisher
SMITH & MIGHTY
Long before Bristol had become a recognized stronghold for downtempo trip-hop and spy-soundtrack dubs, the duo of Rob Smith and Ray Mighty teamed in the late ’80s for two early breakbeat tracks, “Walk on By” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart.” The anachronistic fusion of sophisticated Burt Bacharach productions with laidback hip-hop prefigured trip-hop’s later fascination with the more polished end of ’60s adult-pop. The pair also produced the Top Ten hit “Wishing on a Star” for the Fresh Fours, then signed with ffrr Records (who were looking for a production team with crossover abilities similar to Soul II Soul). The label later rejected both Smith & Mighty’s debut album and several subsequent recordings claiming they were unsuitable for release so the duo formed their own label, More Rockers. Five years after their initial brush with major-label shenanigans, they released Bass Is Maternal. Smith & Mighty also worked on production for More Rockers signee Marxman, and released a volume in the DJ Kicks series in 1998. Big World, Small World followed two years later. Smith has also recorded with the trip-hop trio Jaz Klash.
More Rockers are loosely based Rob Smith, who is one half of Bristol’s seminal outfit Smith & MIghty and Peter D. Rose who was at the time providing Massive Attack MK1 with basslines. The More Rockers sound is a fusion of breakbeat, reggae dub and R&B elements. Some call them one of the blueprint's of the what became jungle and drum'n'bass.