Really loving the swell of classic tunes making their way into the minds and (digital) crates of producers lately. The latest free download from STANTON WARRIORS flashes back to the mid 90s with their rebounce of the seminal house tune from the MIGHTY DUB KATZ. The original was built on a certified disco hit (Cloud One’s “Disco Juice”). The linkage doesn’t stop there though. The Mighty Dub Katz is another alias of FATBOY SLIM and the production is credited to The Pizzaman, another of Mr. Cook’s aliases.
Long story short though, the Warriors double-stack the drums in this edit, “to make people dance.”
DEEKLINE twists this seminal 90s R&B tune from Mary J Blige into a drum n bass workout. The garage-tinged bassline and crisp snares do wonders on this track. It’s easy to imagine crowds going mental to this one. Listen and grab it for free.
Now a staple imprint of the family WOZ returns with another trademark affair: sidewinding basslines, sultry samples mixed with snappy organic beats. The two tracks here simply put, are huge. Grab them both exclusively on beatport. or pre-order directly from Black Butter Records.
With lots of exciting features and remixes in the pipeline, Woz’s genre-defying sound is one to keep an eye on for 2014. If you missed these free downloads, now’s your chance to grab them too.
B-SIDE and DETTA have more than a good thing going with their latest project. The pair are delivering three, three-track EPs for free. In their second installment they use a classic sample from Jurassic 5, cut up for a heavy dose of mid-tempo bass.
The second track on this EP samples both Pink Floyd and Mary J Blige combined with a massive drum n bass influence in the form of Ray Keith’s “Sing Time,” for yet another mid-tempo track.
B-Side and Detta up the tempo and push out more basslines, twisting Caro Emerald’s swing tune into a drum n bass stomper to keep the crowds jumpin’.
WARP9 has had a string of bombs lately. This new one, out on Adapted Records, is a trunk full of funky glitch. Every instrument on the four originals on the five-track EP was laid down by Warp9, cut, chopped, and EQ’d to perfection. FUNKANOMICS make an appearance with an insterstellar remix too. If you like your glitch as funky as it is bassy, this whole release is for you. It’s available on Beatport and Addictech.
A bit blown away at HYBRID THEORY‘s latest, out now on Ciao Records. The Four40 Records honcho continues his experiments in bass heavy house, combining a range of influences to bring forth exciting and original productions almost daily. The Dark is no exception – a melting pot of different underground characteristics brought together for any bass head’s sonic delight.
The title track is a percussive shuffler. A bit more 4/4 than 2-step, “The Dark” rumbles like a wonky uncle – a bit creepy but too fun to run away from.
The second track, “All Again,” just might be the favourite (although it really is difficult to pick just one). Here’s another shuffling cut where Hybrid Theory flexes his meaty muscles for some of the cleanest, yet devastating low end.
CROOKERS takes “The Dark” for a heavy romp through a deep cavernous garage. This is a jam that deserves to be played loud, on a proper club system.
Well, SHIBA SAN‘s latest, the bassy house stomper on Dirtybird, hit the #1 spot on beatport’s house chart. As it turns out, JASON LAIDBACK, the chief rhythm selector and one half of breaks duo, Slyde, got his filthy paws on the tune turning into a breaks infused dance-floor filler. The bootleg doesn’t veer far from the original, but it’s almost guaranteed to work wonders on any crowd that likes it deep and a bit chunky.