From his studio in Cluj, Romania, Blanilla’s new single Apply the Bass is a bumpy number with San Fransisco’s Kidd Linus sharing the mic with Sara Taigher from Rome. The package is completed by a remix courtesey of Germany’s D-fact.
In anticipation of the upcoming FREESTYLERS album, Push and Play, Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey dig deep into a vault of retro sounds for their new single, “Electro Shock.” Built on the foundation of early hip hop and 80s b-boy dynamics the new tune and accompanying video harnesses the power of vintage electro. Forget about the chainsawed synth and grab your Adidas.
Watch for the long player to drop sometime in August. Proceeds from the album sales will also go to the Afro Caribbean Leukemia Trust (ACLT).
Australia’s funkiest DJ/Producer SLYNK is set to head out on a whirlwind tour of Europe this June (dates below). The six date tour will see him bring the funk to each country’s respective scene. In support of this exciting announcement he put his long coveted bootleg of DJ LBR & Big Ali’s “Real Party” up for free download.
Since relocating to Vancouver, Canada in July last year Evan Chandler (that’s the name his momma gave him) has been busy taking his distinct blend of funky breaks, glitch hop, and drum & bass, along with his impressive turntable skills all over the globe. The past 12 months have seen Slynk come home from his first European tour, perform nationally across Canada, dominate the North American festival scene, and stop back down under to Australia & NZ for a set of dates.
The 1999 a classic DEEKLINE track “Don’t Smoke,” gets a re-invigoration for 2014. The tune’s been amped up with the help of SPECIMEN A and MAJESTIC. The tune first aired on Mistajam’s BBC Radio 1 show about four months ago with an unspecified release date but it looks like it will see the light of day via iTunes on May 26 and all other outlets on June 9.
Let’s all thank BLANILLA for this edit of DISCLOSURE‘s “Defeated No More.” The Romanian dj/producer keeps much of the original in tact, adding some needed snares and subtly amping up the low end for a perfect track to break (pardon the pun) up a deep set or transition from the 4/4 to something a little more broken.
Blanilla’s EP Apply The Bass is out June 13 on Sound of Habib. Check the D-Fact remix below, or all three mixes at Juno.
Another installment of Legit:Fridays is upon us this week. The monthly is dedicated to bass music done proper and focuses its frequencies on the underground. You won’t be turned away if you’re wearing neon, but chances are if you’re PLURing out with it, you’ll likely be in the minority.
Friday, May 23 (and every 2nd last Friday of the month)
Ozzy’s (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $5 before midnight / $10 after Facebook event page
On the bill this month is GRUDGE, who may or may not let loose the sub bass at 100 bpm. Memetic‘s director NATHAN ZAHN is a house and techno purist so I’m curious as to what he’s going to play. CHRIS KOMUS is a wonderkid of glitch. The last time I heard him play he opened for Stickybuds and the sonics he had in his set were otherworldly. I’m also on the bill and have been building a crate for months for this show. It’s going to go something like this…
Leeroy Thornhill & Marten Hørger joined forces to bring you SMASH HIFI.
Leeroy spent more than half of his life as a member of band The Prodigy before leaving to pursue a successful solo career as a DJ. Marten had been touring the world as a DJ and producer – hailed as the “future of breakbeat” by DJ Mag. Recently being nominated for no less than five awards at this years Breakspoll.
Both being friends for a long time and sharing a love for bass music and vintage analog equipment they started to craft their own sound somewhere between breaks, bass, funk, hip-hop & jungle. After remixing the likes of Micky Finn, Westbam, Victory Pill and Krafty Kuts their new Feel It EP is set to be the latest release from Instant Vibes. Preview below and grab it on Beatport.
The title track hovers somewhere between ghetto funk, glitch, and moombah. This mid-tempo number stomps out big bass lines that cut through some funky, soul vocals.
The b-side on the EP is a chunky breaks number that’s equally rolling and choppy. Here’s a huge track, electric with energy and a build/breakdown for serious dancefloor frenzy.