My name is 'Dyester', i am a multi-genre producer, making hip hop, dubstep, dance music and whatever else takes my fancy. This blog is here to show you the work i do but also just for me to share with you my thoughts and feelings on any number of things. So if your tastes are as varied as mine, I'm going on a journey, take a walk with me...

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Soundcloud Flavour (2) - Nasrockswell

Next up from my soundcloud alumni is a singer and producer from LA called Nasrockswell, the nas in question being Nassirah Nelson. This lady has a beautiful voice but trust me she brings the heat too when it comes to producing quality hip hop. If you wanna check out what she's all about visit her soundcloud page here, or for the quick introduction here she is singing over the Mr Debiase produced - 'Voyage'.
voyage (produced by mr. dibia$e | featuring nassirah) by nasrockswell

Good Music - Wild Beasts

Another band who i saw at lovebox was Wild Beats. I've been loving this unique little band since their first album 'Limbo, Panto' which included the incredible tune 'The Devil's Crayon' amongst others, but with their second album 'Two Dancers' they have managed to go from great to sublime. It was extremely hard to pick one of their tunes over another but in the end i've gone for 'Hooting and Howling', here's the video...enjoy.

Lovebox Festival 2010 - Empire Of The Sun

Just over a week ago i found myself at Lovebox in Victoria Park, the reason for this was it being one of the only available chances to see one of my favourite bands - Empire Of The Sun.  Had a really cool day hanging with my brother Bristar, and seeing Empire rounded it off nicely.  Dyester definitely recommends Lovebox to everybody.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Soundcloud Flavour (1) - The Tranzformer

I can't tell you a great deal about this guy, except that he's from the US and makes pretty cool hip hop beats. He has a beat tape called 'Some Soul For Your Soul' which you can download here, or to hear more of his tunes visit his soundcloud page here.
Here for you to get a taster of his music is the tune 'We Say' ft. Co$$.

The Tranzformer - We say ft Co$$ by TheTranzformer

Top Rated MC (2) - Mos Def

From family project 'U.T.D.', to 'Blackstar' with Talib Kweli, and throughout his solo career, Mos Def has made so many top class songs it's unreal.  One of the few mc's known for his freestyling background but also able to make truly classic tunes.  Mos Def was a prominent figure of the Rawkus Records, Lyricists Lounge movement in the late nineties which produced so many influential and timeless tracks. Mos has come back to top form in the last year or so in his work with 'The Gorillaz' and his third solo LP 'The Estatic'.
Use your eyes and ears to check out these videos of Mos in action.

The video of Mos Def freestyling is from the documentary 'Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme', I would highly recommend this film to anyone who loves hip hop, it's a must see.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Good Music - Villagers

Coner O' Brien has brought forth to us his band (sometimes one man band) 'Villagers'. He recently made a show stealing appearance on the ever popular Jools Hooland 'Later with...'.  Check out this video and you may well understand why.

Wiley - My Mistakes (Dyester Remix)

I made this a while back but it's gotta be one of my favourite tunes from the old personal collection.  I've made an accompanying video to the song that you can find on the 'Peep The Traces' blog (link at side of page), but for here and now, enjoy in an audio fashion.

Wiley - My Mistakes (Dyester's Remix) by Dyester

Thursday, 10 June 2010

More Good Music - This time it's Rusko

Here for you to digest is the latest tune by one of Dubstep's favourite sons, Rusko. The tune is called 'Woo Boost' and it pretty much kicks arse, plus seems likely to be the song that takes Rusko's career to the next level.

Well worth a look are Rusko's tutorial videos that can be found on youtube simply by typing 'Rusko' and 'Tutorial' into the
search bar. If you wanna learn more about making Dubstep, these videos are really helpful, plus you get the sense from them that Rusko is a pretty cool guy.

SLK - Hype Hype (Dyester Remix)

Here for you to check out is my recently made remix of SLK's classic 'Hype Hype'.  It's an entry for a remix competiton, one where the entry date came a little too soon for me so this tune isn't quite as good as i wanted but it's definitely got something about it. Hope you enjoy.

SLK - Hype Hype (Dyester Remix) by Dyester

Top Rated MC (1) - D Double E

For those of you who know about grime music and its history, it should come as no surprise that i feel the need to talk about one of the all-time top mcs - D Double E.  For those who don't know, early in his career he was part of the legendary 'Nasty Crew' home to other top mcs such as Ghetts and Kano, before going his separate ways working with Footsie, together as The Newham Generals (signed to Dizzee Rascals 'Dirtee Stank Records').
Basically, any grime mc that you rate, D Double E is probably their favourite mc. A dope mc but also entertaining just when he speaks, a true original, hopefully these two videos will elaborate for me...

Monday, 7 June 2010

Good Music

Not to sure what the rest of their music is like but, if you can make it through the unexplainably long intro, this song has definitely got the goods.

Hurts - Better Than Love (Live Version)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

The First Of Many

To kick things off i'm going to post, for your listening pleasure, one of my favourite tunes i've made thus far, it's a hip hop beat entitled 'Walk With Me'.   I hope you enjoy...

Walk With Me by Dyester

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A Warm Welcome From The 'Dyester'

As you can see from the photo above, I have always been a very charming and well mannered individual, and as such would like to extend a warm welcome to all those who find themselves here at my blog.  Obviously i wish to use this blog to promote to you the music i make, and anything else of an artistic nature for that matter, but as part of that process i hope to use this blog to convey general thoughts and feelings i'm having, and most likely a shed load of videos etc from other artists that i'm loving at the time.  I am always open to comments on any of my work and, or anything else i choose to post, so don't leave me lonely, make a contribution, interaction is a lovely thing.  So you can follow me here, or check out what i'm doing with my 'peep the traces' fam over at, and also there is much to come in terms of music and comedy from myself and my brother a.k.a. Dancing Shadows Of BriStar.
Let's go...