Category Archives: Bass Music News

Mindscape- The Reanimator LP [Eatbrain]

One of tech-injected dnb’s greatest heroes, MINDSCAPE,  unleashes the limitless power of his fourth full-length studio album “THE REANIMATOR LP” on the by now ravenous and vast pack of the EATBRAIN audience. Having vigorously prepared for them for the full onslaught of his album with a series of advance EPs that effectively unveiled the scope of imagination from one of neurofunk’s seminal producers, ravers and listeners are strung in high anticipation for the dark aural pleasures set to unfurl. Featuring a blinding array of some of the best vocal talent in the drum and bass genre, with COPPA, FEDORA, HIJAK, KRYPTOMEDIC and MISS TROUBLE on the mic, this is jacked-up tech with a killer party vibe, raised from the kind of horrifyingly good carnage that one can only find on the Eatbrain dancefloor.

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NEW RELEASE- The Korsakov Compilations Vol. 1 [Korsakov Music]

The influential Dutch KORSAKOV event movement presents a breakthrough release of powerful proportions with the debut of THE KORSAKOV COMPILATIONS VOL. 1, the first release on their newly developed label KORSAKOV MUSIC. In celebration of their three year anniversary, the team behind KORSAKOV EVENTS is stepping into a new phase of their existence, not content merely to host artists at their incredible live events, but now also pushing to pioneer sound with a record label set to be a unifying force in DnB. Backed by the unstoppable force of KORSAKOV events representing every subgenre of Drum & Bass, KORSAKOV MUSIC now sets out to carry the same philosophy forward with their imprint. THE KORSAKOV COMPILATIONS VOL. 1 devotes itself entirely to this purpose with 14 tracks killer tracks produced by 14 established names within every sector of DnB, including liquid, jump up, halftime, dancefloor, and neurofunk.

TICK TOCK sees its glittering arpeggios paired with a running bassline, which carries the track forwards at considerable pace with effortless grace amongst the mistrals of distant yet impassioned vocals. TENSION flexes with the undulations of a deep rolling bassline, punctuated by the stabs of a tonal snare that takes its position high above the track’s murky depths. 0K11 exudes an experimental atmosphere as it hums with a frantic menagerie of glitched tones, all of which are swept away at the behest of its powerful kick & bass combo that roars with unrestrained intensity. VEKTOR contrasts the destructive force of its hard charging bassline with the bombastic energy of its impish melody, a dance that imbues each with the attitude of its partner in a unique synthesis of spirit. Building on a similar atmosphere of sinister intensity, RUN 4 delivers a relentless assault by way of its grinding bassline, explosive drums, and vocal sample tinged with a timbre of unstable psychosis.

With THE KORSAKOV COMPILATIONS VOL. 1, KORSAKOV presents an uncompromising compilation covering the full spectrum of Drum & Bass, yet unified in its resolute commitment to showcasing the best of each subgenre. As a result, KORSAKOV MUSIC is set to land with meteoric impact amongst the labels of the DnB scene, unique in their equal devotion to all of its many styles. With their first release, they deliver a fitting manifesto that is both unifying and powerful in its objective to move both mountains and the dance.

Schmeichel - Alteration EP [Defrostatica Records]

New Release – Schmeichel – Alteration EP

Leipzig label Defrostatica backs some more hometown talent with the debut EP from Schmeichel, the Alteration EP, which builds from a footwork foundation into five tracks of stellar atmospherics and genuine bassweight.

The producer has a background as a rock drummer but here is pulling influences from all sorts of bass music, unleashing a flurry of hi-hat shuffles and air pads and turning them into a unique bass-heavy storybook of an EP which fits perfectly into the current scene of new-generation Leipzig producers.

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Digital, 6Blocc, Calculon, Shamanga, Fanu, Agzilla – Rogue Style 2 EP [Defrostatica Records]

New Release – Digital, 6Blocc, Calculon, Shamanga, Fanu, Agzilla – Rogue Style 2 EP

B-boy culture gets another resounding tribute from the Defrostatica Records crew, who bring six producers from across the globe onboard for round two of their Rogue Style series.

The first Rogue Style EP went out last year with tracks from Sinistarr, Kiat, Kabuki and HomeSick, and now the second EP has been unleashed – this time it’s Digital (UK), 6Blocc, Calculon, Shamanga (all USA), Fanu (Finland) and Agzilla (Iceland) at the controls for four colossal tracks which each approach the b-boy scene from a slightly different direction.

Digital, who is behind the sparse drum & bass of opening track ‘Uprock’ said: “Myself and my older brother have been into hip hop and b-boy culture from an early age. It showed me music wasn’t just something you danced to, it demonstrated togetherness, passion and the amazing life you can have through music.” 

Track two, the urgent and claustrophobic ‘Call Out’ draws together three US producers, each with their own take on the scene. Calculon, who has fond childhood memories of watching the Breakin’ movie, said: “As a teenager in San Diego I was later exposed to underground hip hop Kool Keith/Dr Octagon and DJ Shadow, and it was scratching that inspired me to save up and get my first set of turntables. I remember buying an Invisibl Skratch Piklz VHS tape from the local record shop and watch it at home, impressed to this day by their skill and dedication to the craft.”

6Blocc added: “The b-boy movement inspired me to push myself with my DJ skills and music production and mentally I’m still the same kid I was when I first started! I can’t imagine doing anything else in life than making music and adding to my huge vinyl collection. In the late 90’s I produced hard jungle vinyl releases under the name B-Boy 3000 because to me jungle music was hip hop fast forwarded 1000 years ahead in a time when lyrics no longer exist and all is just sample sounds modified by computers.”

And for Shamanga, B-boying has been a huge part of life since he was nine years old. He explained: “My older cousin was a DJ… I remember vividly when he played me this new sound. “This is scratching” he said to me. The tune was ’Looking for the Perfect Beat’ by Afrikka Bambatta and the Soulsonic Force. I was instantly hooked on hip hop. This was 1981. I went on to collect any rap record I could find.

“Throughout the 80’s, I would obsess on the beats, trying to get the hot tracks before the other kids in my neighborhood. Growing up in Southern California, I would go to the swap meet and get Rodeo Mix Tapes by DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, etc. I learned about Rodney O and Joe Cooley, KRS One, Mixmaster Spade, King Tee, Eazy-E, Toddy T, and more. I began DJ’ing in 1988.”

“One particular crew, 7A3 (produced by a mostly unknown DJ Muggs) inspired me to take my abilities to a new level. I purchased an HR-16 drum machine and bought a bass guitar. A few years later, a couple of the gangsters in my neighborhood wanted to become rappers, so they bought an Ensoniq EPS16+. Once they realized they didn’t want to learn how to program the machine, they gave it to me, with one stipulation… I was to produce beats for them to rap over. This was 1991. I have not stopped since.”

Finnish producer Fanu delivers a clattering slow-builder in the form of aptly-named ‘Machinedrummachine’, which pays tribute to a very specific part of the scene. He said: “No-one can deny that drum machines did play a big part in creation of hip hop. In my song for Defrostatica, I wanted to employ my Machinedrum for the job. Those who know hip hop may spot a familiar sample or two there as well.”

Rounding off the record is Agzilla’s ‘Tesselation’, who twists together breakbeats into a frenzied state of semi-organised chaos complete with spooky synth swoops. The Icelander said: “The disciplines of hip hop, graffiti, turntablism, and breakdancing have been subtle undercurrents throughout my design and music. The era of discovering groundbreaking sounds, dancing, and style in the 80’s left a deep imprint on me. And out of that wellspring grew my journey into the liberating universe of electronic music. The aura of b-boy culture has been with me ever since and remains both fascinating and deeply inspirational.”

Rogue Style EP 2 is out now – click here to buy.

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Citate Forms Podcast #7 – Mixed By The Platform Project

 

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Tracklist:

01. Bad Company – The Nine (Akinsa Remix)
02. Arlow – Modafeenil Dub
03. Nu:Tone – Beliefs (LinkZ remix)
04. Beaton – Flatlands
05. Critical Event – War Paths
06. Ivy Lab – Focus
07. Drum Force 1 – White Suit
08. S.P.Y. – Double Trouble ( feat. Total Science )
09. Kove – Gone
10. Mr Sizef – Garmoniya Mirov
11. Imprint & Colossus – Ice Breaks
12. Faction – Ascaris ( feat. Katkin Willow )
13. Marcus Tee – Drifter
14. Carlo EQ – Something (Midas remix)
15. N-Joi – Anthem (R-Monix bootleg)
16. Spectrasoul – SM1
17. Duoscience – You
18. D-Flect – Misty Triangles
19. Mystific – Just Real
20. Doc Scott – Shadow Boxing (Om Unit remix)
21. Douq – Journey In The Measurements
22. Innaself – Chakra Dance

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