Wednesday, 7 October 2009
I've been meaning for some time now to give a MASSIVE SHOUT OUT to Bass Music blog, a collaborative project by some of the biggest names out there on the UK bass music scene: baobinga, dub-4, ginz, heavyfeet, high rankin, i.d., james alexander fox, mumdance, reso, rico tubbs, sidenote, terry hooligan and trg.
This is not just a blog, it's a fucking resource. Top bass lovin' genre blending producers host mixes and post free tunes and review releases by their favourite producers. What more could you want? As you might expect, they know their shit, with sounds ranging through bassline, ragga, dubstep, garage, electro, techno, house and all heavyweight shapes in between.
Of particular note is their exclusive 'Bass Music' series (check the right hand menu) of interviews and mixes from innovative DJs and producers at the leading edge of the European bass music scene. The most recent installment is this lush mixtape from J Kenzo of Dub Police and Soul Shakerz. Clean and uptempo, this is a strong contender for my favourite dubstep mixtape since Appleblim's Resident Advisor podcast last year.
You can read a full interview with Jay about his projects featured in the mix on the Bass Music blog. To keep posted with future sub sonic developments, follow @baobinga and @bassmusicblog on Twitter.
J-Kenzo Mix For BassMusicBlog Sept 09 by bassmusic
J:Kenzo - Exclusive Mix for Bassmusicblog.com
01. Twisted - Changes
02. Von D - Berlin Call
03. DJ Heny G - Hardo Bread
04. J:Kenzo - Constant (crack dub mix)
05. J:Kenzo - Mortal Kombat
06. J:Kenzo - Tekno Bass
07. J:Kenzo - Hoods Up
08. Roska - Holograph (J:Kenzo Remix)
09. Twisted - Robots (J:Kenzo Remix)
10. J:Kenzo presents Konnek Deep - Karizma
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Since coming across Jungo Road via an ill.gates mix that was hosted on the site I've been listening to a few other mixes on the podcast. One that's particularity been pleasing my ears is this dubwise glitch-hop progression into a more wobbly juglist breaks from Dale Phurrough, one of the sites NYC based founders. The description below pretty much sums up his approach:
In 2002, Dale attended the Burning Man festival for the first time and was exposed to a fresh diversity of music. Since then, Dale has played and embraced the organic sounds typically coming from the west coast, the underground electronica scene, and the Burning Man community. While he has a solid house head, he leans more toward breakbeat, glitch, broken beat, 2-step, IDM, and dubstep. Dale and Chad North founded Jungo Road in 2009 to increase the exposure of electronic music like these and others like tech-funk in New York City.
Sign up for future Jungo Road podcasts here and enjoy the mix!
Jungo Road - Dale Phurrough (NYC) 13 Apr 2009
1. Nanda – As We Let Go [Muti Music]
2. ill.gates – Prickles n Goo [Muti Music]
3. Outersect – Ikodia (An-ten-nae RMX) [Muti Music]
4. Subvert – Speaker Humpin’ [Muti Music]
5. Nanda – Caveman [Muti Music]
6. Lawgiverz – LAM [Addictech Records]
7. Future Funk Squad – De-Mystified (Andy Page Remix) [Default Records]
8. Dreadzone – Once Upon A Time In Jamaica (Mafiatone Mix) [Functional Breaks]
9. Ed Solo, Skool Of Thought – When I Was A Yout [Against The Grain]
10. Buckfunk 3000 – Command Your Soul [Bow Wow]
11. VibeSquaD – Sunshinez [VibeSquaD Recordings]
12. Knowa Knowone – Free Energy (Feat. Seasunz, Firewater, Wiseproof And New Eon) [Muti Music]
13. AMB – Theory [Chi Recordings]
14. Timonkey – Aqua Legion [Muti Music]
Some producers it seems can do no wrong. Ooah (aka Josh Mayer) appears to be one of them. Not only has he recently dropped what is possibly the best glitch-hop album of the year, PANTyRAiD - The Source (with Marty Party), but thanks to Dancefever5000 I've just discovered that he has a new lush chill out album out under the name Of Porcelain. If you like PANTyRAiD or Bluetech and that whole Left Coast Liquid / Native State, then sounds then make sure you check it out.
Go to Of Porcelain MySpace page for samples and then head over to SnoCap where you can pick up all of Josh's tunes