Sunday, 10 January 2010

Vibesquad: Colorado Lovestep

So when glitch-hop first crunked on my ears in 2007 one of the big names that stood out for me was Vibesquad (aka. Aaron Holstein). I didn't realise at the time that he'd only dropped the first Vibequad live set at Symbiosis Gathering the year before, but along with Tipper, Ooah, Edit and Bassnectar he's certainly been one of the producers that's led the way for the new west coast dubsteppy flavoured bass sound.

Best described on

"When Aaron isn’t playing bass/keys/vox/efx for Boulder Colorado’s all improv-breakz-d-tempo-ecclectica band ZILLA or SPORQUE (w/Ooah & Jamie Janover) he is hard at work makin the electr0-crunk-gnasty-gooey-dancefloor-throbberz and 3rd eye squeegeeing d-tempo-dub-psy-hopperz"

Whether making crunk style glitchhop or psy-dub, Vibesquad's production is just right - a tight reigned wobble rather than an over-excited over-simplified bassline, with plenty of intricate psycedelic high end arpeggios over the top to keep those synapses twinkling. He's recently put up two mixsets on his shiny new website - get your ears around these for a full flavour.

VibeSquaD-HyperTheadz-Mixtape-2010 MP3

"Ill Vibe" Busta Rhymes w/ Q-Tip (Vibesquad edit)
"As We Are" Nas & Damien Marley (VibeSquaD Remix- unreleased)
"Blimey" VibeSquaD (Bass Love)'
"SnackBaskets" VibeSquaD (Joyful Noize)
"Snagglepuss" VibeSquaD (from "Clipping Paths"/Muti comp)
"ClodHopper" VibeSquaD (Bass Love)
"Astronauts" VibeSquaD (unreleased)
"New Creatures" VibeSquaD (unfinished/unreleased)
"TupperWhere" VibeSquaD (Joyful Noize)
"Aristocratic Static" VibeSquaD (unfinished/unreleased)
"Camped At" VibeSquaD (Joyful Noize)

VibeSquaD – Colorado LoveStep Vol. 1 (mp3)

"Porchlights" (VibeSquaD-Dawn Patrol)
"Bunch" (VibeSquaD-unreleased)
"Slayberry" (VibeSquaD-Joyful Noise)
"ClownCollege" (VibeSquaD-Joyful Noise)
"WingBasket" (VibeSquaD-Joyful Noise)
"Flexface" (VibeSquaD-Joyful Noise)
"Grouses"(VibeSquaD-Joyful Noise)
"LOVE" (ohio Players-VibeSquaD resmush)
"Hammer" (Bob Marley-VibeSquaD restep)

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