Success, wrote ( baroquedub news BaroqueDub is the personal webspace of Jerome Di Pietro. An archive of past work and a platform for new music, film, new media and design. [streaming audio | music and video downloads | netlabel | mixtapes] baroquedub news baroquedub news 124 22 Very reluctantly, over and out. <p><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;">My thanks to everyone for the kind words, and for just stopping by. </span></font></p><div><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;"></span></font></div><p><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;">Some bad news... The site's regularly getting hacked at the moment - I'm an easy target as I wrote the code for these pages years ago, before I knew very much about website security and before the days of easy Wordpress installations. The long and short of it is that I just don't have the time to rewrite all the code to make it secure so I've had to put things into read-only mode. </span></font></p><div><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;"></span></font></div><p><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;">It's a shame as I do like to hear from people who enjoy the music and resources on here, it makes the effort I put into it all worthwhile. So drop me an email at if you want to say hi. </span></font></p><div><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;"></span></font></div><p><font face="Lucida Grande, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal;">And for those of you who enjoy tampering with other people's sites... give it a rest! I'm not exactly doing any harm. If anything, I'm trying to give something back and not asking for a thing in return. Find someone who deserves the hassle of being hacked. Peace.</span> </font></p> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:17:07 +0000 Spring has sprung <a href="mixtape.php?id=44" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_44_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a> <p>For those of us in the UK, Spring has finally decided to <span style="line-height: 1.2em;">make an appearance... What better way to welcome the sunshine than with a hearty dose of reggae infused musical delights?</span></p><p>There's a lot here for the purists but also a dash of 90's nostalgia and a few things you might not have heard before. Should be a bit of a crowd pleaser. Enjoy.</p> <p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=44"><strong>go to release</strong></a>]</p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:54:28 +0000 Christmas Cracker <a href="mixtape.php?id=43" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_43_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a> <p>Not too many surprises for facebook friends who've probably heard a few of these selections posted on my timeline. This one's a proper Christmas cracker, nothing but choice cuts for the party season. Enjoy!</p> <p>Wishing you all peace, happiness and all the very best for the new year.</p> <p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=43"><strong>go to release</strong></a>]</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:36:08 +0000 Two years in the making... <p><a href="release_015.php" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="bd0015_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a>Been way too long since the last release on the baroquedub netlabel. Can't quite believe that the last digital 12&quot; saw the light of day in 2010, but hey, as a wise man once said, all good things come to those who wait...</p> <p>Fans and aficionados will be glad to know that it's strictly business as usual with this release. Nothing but the best reggae influenced big beat and electro anthems for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.</p><p><br /> </p><p>[<a target="_self" href="release_015.php"><strong>go to release</strong></a>]</p> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:01:28 +0000 A Yearly Feast <a href="mixtape.php?id=42" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_42_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a> <p>What was once a regular monthly event has now lapsed into a yearly feast, but what a feast it is! Enjoy this rich psychedelic dub stew mixed with a hearty dose of roots and culture, a sprinkling of dubstep bass and a dash of funky reggae.</p> <p>This one's dedicated to Jess who <a href="" target="_blank">left a comment</a> asking if BaroqueDub was dead, just as I was putting the finishing touches to this mix. Keep the faith - 'real' life is indeed taking up most of my time at the moment but I'm also currently working on a new digital 7&quot; release which should see the light of day some time soon. Things may go quiet every now and then but I'm still here :)</p> <p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=42"><strong>go to release</strong></a>]</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:08:55 +0000 Still here <a href="mixtape.php?id=41" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_41_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a><p>Things may have gone a little quiet but with fatherhood taking over my life recently, I've got the best of excuses for not uploading as many mixtapes as I used to... </p><p> But hey, summer's upon us and it's time to start thinking about festivals and deep dub reggae bass sounds drifting across fields of tents and massaging the soul in Robin's Roots Yard. </p><p>Download and enjoy this latest instalment in the increasingly intermittent baroquedub output. </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=41"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:55:46 +0000 Here's to the gods of chance... <a target="_self" href=""><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" src="" alt="15-tracks-0003_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a><p>Another month, another random collection of tracks from the Russian roulette we call the playlist shuffle. </p><p>Not too shabby a selection either... Phew!</p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a href="" target="_self"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:06:01 +0000 Randomness <a href="" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_40_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a><p>Not much time for the normal full blown <a href="" target="_self">baroquedub mixtapes</a> these days but for those of you getting withdrawal symptoms February sees the second instalment in a new experiment in randomness. </p><p>The <a href="" target="_self">15-tracks</a> project provides the more adventurous listeners amongst you with an unadulterated trawl through my record collection. Go on, you know you want to...</p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href=""><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:54:39 +0000 An end of year special! <a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=40"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" src="" alt="mixtape_40_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a><p>What better time to celebrate the 40th instalment in the baroquedub mixtape series then at the end of such an eventful year? That's right, that's 40 selections crammed full of reggae roots goodness, tech-dub titbits, world grooves and other eclectic beats and breaks.</p><p> </p><p>My thanks as always to all those people from around the world who've taken the time to <a href="">email</a> or <a target="_self" title="Say thanks" href="javascript:sendFeedback();">leave a comment</a> - you make it all worthwhile :)</p><p> </p><p>Have a great Christmas one and all. </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a href="mixtape.php?id=40" target="_self"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:49:20 +0000 Here's one I prepared earlier <a href="mixtape.php?id=39" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_39_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a><p>It's a good thing I prepared a few mixes before the arrival of Sebastian Di Pietro... the little baby boy is taking up all of my time at the moment! I never knew how much pleasure I could have from sleepless nights, changing nappies and watching a baby grow in his sleep. </p><p>Baby and proud father have been bouncing along to this mixtape's roots reggae goodness - join in the fun!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=39"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:19:49 +0000 October chill out <a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=38"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" src="" alt="mixtape_38_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a><p>After the previous instalment's <a href="mixtape.php?id=37">five hour extravaganza</a> (surely a record for the longest ever podcast?!) it's back to basics with this month's ultra smooth dub chill out. </p><p>It's been a wonderful summer of fun and frolics but with the October nights drawing in it's time to get down to some serious conscious roots listening. </p><p>Even if I say so myself, this one's nothing less than a pristine mix of pure bass pleasures. Treat yourselves!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a href="mixtape.php?id=38" target="_self"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Fri, 01 Oct 2010 23:54:08 +0000 Back bigger, longer and better... <a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=37"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" src="" alt="mixtape_37_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a><p>Although it's been quiet on the mixtapes front, I've been busy behind the scenes preparing for a live DJ set for <a href="" target="_blank">Friendly Fire</a>'s Roots Yard at this year's <a href="" target="_blank">Shambala</a> music festival. Thanks Robin! </p><p>It's years since I've played out live but it's been well worth coming out of retirement - the result is a massive 5 hour live DJ mix for those of you with the stamina for that kind of thing. Kind of a 'best of' compiled from many of the tracks regular listeners will know and love from previous mixtapes. This one's guaranteed to put a smile of your face.</p><p> Enjoy.</p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a href="mixtape.php?id=37" target="_self"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Sun, 05 Sep 2010 21:12:24 +0000 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of dub... <p><a href="release_014.php" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="bd0014_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a>A deep and melancholy affair compared to the last up-for-it netlabel release, but there's plenty here to keep the dubheads happy.</p><p>Two versions of the contemplative title track are backed by two huge productions with pristine sub tones designed to get those bass cones working. It's a warm, thick valley fog well worth getting enveloped in.</p><p><br /> </p><p>[<a target="_self" href="release_014.php"><strong>go to release</strong></a>]</p> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:26:01 +0000 Get out there and do it <a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=36"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" src="" alt="mixtape_36_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a><p>Time to celebrate May Day with another very special instalment in the baroquedub mixtape series.</p><p> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">May Day</a>'s more than just the coming of spring, it's also an international celebration of political activism and solidarity. I'm certainly not affiliated to any one party or political doctrine but I'd like to mark the occasion with a request to all who live in the UK, or anyone with a vote to cast in the upcoming general election: <strong>get out there and vote!</strong> Vote green, vote Lib Dems, but whatever you do vote and vote with your conscience. </p><p> </p><p>We seem to be at a crucial time in this country's history when the public mood is turning against the monolithic, antiquated two party system. Make your voice heard and cast your vote for a change in the electoral system, and for <a href=" " target="_blank">a fairer representation</a> of the broad spectrum of public opinion rather than the self-serving interests of the old political elites. </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a href="mixtape.php?id=36" target="_self"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Mon, 03 May 2010 18:22:19 +0000 Keeping productive <p><a href="release_012.php" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="bd0012_cover_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a></p> <p>As promised, today sees the release of not one but two new singles on the baroquedub netlabel. </p><p>First up is a duo of electro-dub workouts that spontaneously came out of the time I had to spend in hospital recently.</p><p>As <a target="_blank" href="">Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck</a> will attest, MRI scans make for some pretty inspiring <a target="_blank" href="">retro-electro sound effects</a> so prepare yourselves for plenty of synthetic riffs, and atonal bleepery.</p><p> The medically trained amongst you will notice that this MRI scan shows someone who's in need of emergency spinal surgery... Patient ID is indeed yours truly. Well at least the enforced time off work has enabled me to be more productive musically...</p><p> </p><p>[<a href="release_012.php" target="_self"><strong>go to bd0012 release</strong></a>] </p> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="release_013.php" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="right" class="imageLink" alt="go to bd0013 release" src="" /></a></p><p>Next up is a selection of version excursions on a more familiar dub tip.</p><p> Featuring the vocal talents of Ruffneck, Sizzla and Big Youth (thanks to the many reggae acapellas that do the rounds on the net) this selection is a prime piece of heavyweight black plastic that follows in the soundsystem inspired footsteps of this month's mixtape. </p><p>Enjoy.</p><p> </p><p>[<a href="release_013.php" target="_self"><strong>go to bd0013 release</strong></a>] </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> Mon, 17 May 2010 02:17:17 +0000 Pump up the vibes <a href="mixtape.php?id=35" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="5" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_35_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a><p>It's time to wake up the neighbours with a brand new addition to the baroquedub mixtape series. Designed to put a spring in your step and certainly more upbeat than the last instalment, there's plenty here to keep even the most ardent dub-heads happy. </p><p> </p><p>Enjoy, and stay tuned for some new <a target="_self" href="">netlabel releases</a> coming out very soon...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=35"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:22:32 +0000 Stay in, stay warm <a href="mixtape.php?id=34" target="_self"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="0" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_34_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a><p>This'll make no sense to anyone in the southern hemisphere but the long cold winter is taking its toll on the those of us braving a particularly snowy January in the UK...</p><p>The first of this year's mixtapes is a chilled, slightly melancholy affair with little of the exuberance of other baroquedub compilations. Don't despair though, it's a sonic blanket of the highest TOG rating and it comes drenched in the deepest bass. </p><p>Tuck yourselves in, stay warm and stay happy. It's not too much longer until the Spring...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p align="right">[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=34"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 23:43:50 +0000 A Mixtape Double <p><a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=33"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="left" src="" alt="mixtape_033_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a></p><p>Who'd have thought it, I've been busy <a target="_blank" href="">getting married</a> and, logistics aside, enjoying life and letting things slowly get back to normal again... Big shout-out to Robin, Damon, Keir, Pablo Rider, Dougie and all at <a target="_blank" href="">JamJah/Friendly Fire</a>, as well as Nobby and <a target="_blank" href="">Sister (Gayle) Henry and the Prescriptions</a>, for making it a great party. And last but by no means least Fly and Annie (hearts of gold!), and all who came from far and wide to celebrate with us (and those who couldn't make it but were also there in spirit...)</p><p>Now down to business... just in time for the December party season, get your glad rags on for a bumper selection of all-new bass-driven gems. There's more than enough variety here to please all tastes so get stuck in and enjoy this thirty-third instalment in the baroquedub mixtape series.</p><p>[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=33"><strong>go to bdmx0033 release</strong></a>] </p> <p> </p><p>And just when you thought xmas had come early and you'd already had all your presents, it gives me very great pleasure to offer you something a little bit extra for your stockings.... </p><p><a target="_self" href=""><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="right" src="" alt="open 'best of baroquedub mixtapes'" class="imageLink" /></a>Daquta (aka DJ Samu44) got in touch recently asking if I'd mind if he made a best-of mix of his own, using selections from the various tracks that have appeared on the baroquedub mixtapes. Got to say I was honoured that someone cared enough to be that much of a fan! It's something I'd thought about doing many times, but never actually got round to doing...</p><p>The result is a truly inspired journey of epic dub proportions. Some of the tracks you'll have heard here before, others are new to me (exactly what the best mixtapes are all about!) and all are pure quality. </p><p>On its own merits this selection comes highly recommended to all baroquedub listeners but it's even more amazing when you find out that Daquta is none other than an 11 year old DJ from Norway. Nuff respect! </p><br /><p>[<a target="_self" href=""><strong>direct download</strong></a>] 92MB mp3</p><p>[<a target="_blank" href=""><strong>go to Daquta's website for the tracklist</strong> </a>] And watch out for The Best of BaroqueDub Vol.2 which I'm told is coming out very soon...</p> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 00:07:03 +0000 A netlabel double <p><a target="_self" href="release_011.php"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="left" src="" alt="bd0011_cover_thumb.jpg" class="imageLink" /></a></p> <p>It's been way too long since the last time some baroquedub music saw the light of day... the monthly-ish mixtapes are all very well and good but it's always good to get some fresh new tunes out into the world. So I'm delighted to announce not one but two new releases on the netlabel.</p>First off the <a href="release_011.php" target="_self">Dark Side Dubs</a> digital 7&quot; is a no-holds-barred piece of upfront experimental ragga infused with a sprinkling of dubstep. My thanks go out to <a href="" target="_blank">Mr.Doll</a> for providing a quite incredible vocal performance that's at once menacing and full of the conscious roots spirit.<p /><p>Jah is my guide indeed!</p><p>[<a target="_self" href="release_011.php"><strong>go to bd0011 release</strong></a>] </p> <p> </p><p>Next up is <a target="_self" title="P-Theory - baroquedub mixes and remixes [bd0010]" href="release_010.php">a very special release</a> of baroquedub mixes and remixes of tracks originally by the funk phenomenon that is the <a target="_blank" href="">P-Theory</a>. </p><p>Featuring the vocal talents of Kevin Goins, brother to the sadly deceased Glen Goins of Parliament/Funkadelic and led by the p-funk genius of Alex Campbell and Graham Kay, this is one unstoppable machine steeped in the tradition of 70s funk/rock but with a deep commitment to passing on the message to the next generation. </p><p><a target="_self" href="release_010.php"><img vspace="2" hspace="4" border="4" align="right" src="" alt="go to bd0010 release" class="imageLink" /></a></p><p>Welcome to a world of deep dubby southern funk in the style of <a href="" target="_blank">Funkadelic</a>'s first album, together with dance remixes heavily influenced by Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy's <a href="" target="_blank">DFA</a> label. </p><p>My thanks go out to <a target="_blank" href="">The P-Theory</a> for letting me loose on their music - truly an honour to metaphorically walk amongst such giants of the funk.</p><p>[<a target="_self" href="release_010.php"><strong>go to bd0010 release</strong></a>] </p> Mon, 17 May 2010 02:27:45 +0000 Travelling on... <p> <a href="mixtape.php?id=32" target="_self"><img hspace="4" vspace="2" border="4" align="left" class="imageLink" alt="mixtape_32_thumb.jpg" src="" /></a>Good to be back with another bumper selection after a v busy summer. This one's for Nuno who got in touch from Aveiro, Portugal requesting a bit of a re-run of mixtape 13's global journey.</p><p>I've shied away from the more obvious Afro-Cuban selections (even after my recent travels!) and gone down what Robert Frost called <a href="" target="_blank">The Road Not Taken</a> although it's often mistakenly remembered as the Road Less Travelled. </p><p>Expect a bit of a bumpy ride with plenty of surprises and cherish this releases as what used to be a regular monthly mixtape is becoming more and more difficult to fit in to a busy schedule. You never know when I'll get round to the next instalment...</p><p> </p><p>Get in touch, <a target="_self" title="Leave your mark" href="javascript:sendFeedback();">say hi</a>. and have fun. Until next time :)</p><p> </p><p>[<a target="_self" href="mixtape.php?id=32"><strong>go to release</strong></a>] </p> Sat, 12 Sep 2009 18:10:42 +0000 ) to file (news-rss.xml)