Stepper has selected a mix of dubwise, jungle and reggae beats out and about and around Melbourne since 2001. His reggae, dub and downbeat
residencies and support slots include gigs with The Red
Eyes, Chant Down, Ruffneck
Souljahs, The Bug, The Mars Volta, Stivs, Ghost, Livewire and Dialekt.
He has also played gigs in NZ and Japan, appearing at Disco Beans, Osaka as well as some other venue where the reggae heads were quite confused by what he was playing.
His reggae sets sway towards a roots focus, foundation era tunes and nuff 70's dubwise... with a healthy serving of tricky dancehall riddims and outernational dub and ragga experiments...
He often indulges in leftfield dub experiments, moving into abstract electronic noises and other glitchy beats.
See his Mr Hyde, The Sockmonster for more abstracted dub and ragga-core bleeps.
Foundation Stepper's jungle sets are a polyrhythmic mash-up of new school ragga sounds, toxic dancehall and concrete jungle with smatterings of breakcore, dub bass and eleven secret herbs and spices.
Foundation Stepper is a DJ project of Eliot Palmer, hailing from Christchurch, living in Melbourne...
Foundation Stepper - Roots reggae - Fire on the Wire
Special Guest Selection for Fire on the Wire - 2SER, Sydney... one and a half hours - pure roots vibes inna radio style.
Focus on UK sounds, Australian productions and other favourites... massive roots selection
Massive respect to Firehouse Crew for having me!
Weather Report – The Tennors (Trojan LP)
Everyday Wondering – Johnny Clark (Trojan LP)
Mun-dun-go – Cedric IM Brooks (Soul Jazz 12”)
Fancy Make Up + Version – Johnny Clark (Barbell 7”)
African Man – Earl Cunningham (Jah Shaka 12”)
War Cry – Mad Professor (Ariwa LP)
Tribute to Stephen Lawrence – Mikey B (Blakamix LP)
Yerushalem dub – Disciples (Disciples LP)
None A Dem – Horace Andy (Blakamix LP)
Dub Dem Right – Dennis Mixman (Blakamix LP)
My Kingdom dub – Red Eyes (Melbourne yard – PBS radio compilation)
Roller Dub – Beam Up (unreleased)
Fleish – Bo Marley (Jahtari LP)
Wurst Dub – Disrupt (Jahtari LP)
Run Come Call Me – Kenny Knots (Honest Johns LP)
Homeward Bound – Prince Far I and the Arabs (Pressure sounds LP)
Reality Poem – Linton Kwesi Johnson (Island LP)
Utterance – Black Uhuru (Island LP)
Danger Zone – Errol “Flabba” Holt (Island LP)
Gi Me – Gregory Issacs (Charisma LP)
Rub This Dub – Tappa Zukie production (Blood and Fire LP)
Jah Is Watching You – Dennis Brown/
Flat Foot Hustling – Dillinger (Auralux LP)
Natty Dread dub – Linval Thompson (Trojan LP)
Live at Jungle Soundclash
April 2006 saw Melbournes first Jungle Soundclash with new school jungle junkies Livewire, Unsoundbwoy and Foundation Stepper up against the old school styling of AC23, Hybryd and Trooper. Round for round, licks were shot into the early hours of the morning, with the sound of new emerging victorious.
A recording of Foundation Steppers soundclash set, pushing dub and dancehall flavours to just beyond their breaking point. Now linked up at the mashit DJ mixes page - check for more ragga jungle madness!!
Nuff new school ragga stormers. Blam!
Gregory issacs/Dj C - Gone a jail version
Young ax - Sunrise
Debaser - Crazy Baldheads (Press Up Mix)
General malice - Dancehall bustlin'
Krinjah - Squeeze remix
Tuffist & lyon - My sound (false alarm)
Monkey steak - Knocking around the zoo
Bong-ra - Blood & fire
DJ C - Billy jungle (version)
Krumble - Backward country boy explosion
Soundmurderer - Lock it off
Soundmurderer - Stick Up "quick mix"
Wayne and Wax - DJ C it Dat Version
DJ C - Crazy Baldheads (Mashit Mix)
Dancehall niceness - Mi Ninja Bombing Champion Outro
Live at Forward the Bass - Horse Bazaar
Right, so this is a recording from forward the bass at Horse Bazaar!
"live dj set" whatever that means - 1 hour long - outernational dub styles: rootical, bass heavy and unexpected beats.
Artists such as gregory issacs, david last, hydroponics in dub, dual tone, strategy, dub connection NZ, once 11, electro organic sound system, grim dubs, etherealites, nettle, cutty ranks, jah warrior, spooky, mad professor...