ED SOLO and STICKYBUDS take this new Sizzla tune for a drum n bass ride. The rasta power runs high on the remix by keeping the reggae roots deep. The production on this track is nothing short of magic: snares are crisp, layered precisely on the rolling bassline.
Stickybuds is also on a bit of a whirlwind tour this spring. I’m particularly stoked to see him in Winnipeg on the last date of the “Springin’ Around The Globe” tour. Catch him if you can – no regrets will be had.
DEEKLINE takes influence from his own roots in the UK Garage scene on this one, putting a fresh spin on that classic 2 step sound. Crisp synths, bouncy bass line, ethereal vocal stabs and slight ragga undertones. In this free download, Deekline offer this sexy 2 step number “Unplugged” as a taste of what to expect from his new label Hot Roxx.
Winnipeg’s own LAMBO has been on the grind for a number of years now, holding prominent residencies, throwing parties, and partnering with a number of the city’s who’s who in our expansive dj community by opening what is arguably the best venue in the city, Union Sound Hall.
Over the last year or so Lambo has made big moves with his brand of clap n bass. In some circles trap is considered a dirty word. Lambo certainly isn’t afraid of rolling in the 100 bpm filth.
HOTLINE ZERO is a new secret project from two big names in the scene. Their first EP was released on the gloriously humourous, yet delightfully wumphous label, Hot Cakes. Knowing any history behind the London/Brighton label, it would be somewhat obvious but entirely speculative that Deekline was one of the mystery producers, but in all honesty, who the eff cares. At this point we all just want the quality beats, like say, the ones in this funkified peanut butter n jam sammy. Take a big bite of this free download, would ya?
Originally made only as a one off for JAMIE GEORGE and HANNA WANTS, Four40 Records founder, HYBRID THEORY, reworked “Butterflies” into smooth garage-tinged floor filler. The vocals have been pitched down, creating a bit of a soulful feel. The four-four and deep bassline, combined with some delicious key stabs are all stomp-worthy though. Hard not to get down to this.
Our friends at BASSFACE have been going strong, throwing incredible parties for three years now. To celebrate they’re doing what they know best, cooking hotdogs. No, they’re having a party with some of their favourite local djs and producers.
CHRIS KOMUS is one of the key crew members. His output has blown minds the world over with his absurd ability to generate unimaginable sonics. He’s released material on Adapted Records, Enig’matik Records, Monkey Dub Recordings, and so on. It’s always a treat to hear him play…perhaps he might even work his own material into his set.
Komus was also a contributing sound designer for Enig’Matik Records’ portion of Twisted Tools‘ Ultraloop soundpack.
Oh, one more thing…word on the street is the BassFace crew are bringing Stickybuds to Winnipeg once again. Watch these pages for the update.