Here are a pair of brand new bootlegs from THE BOLIVIAN MARCHING AFFAIR. Hailing out of Boston, the trio focus their production efforts into the vast realm of bass music. Of the two cuts below, the first (a Smooth and Phoenix mashup) aims squarely at peak hour drum n bass mayhem.
The second, yet another peak hour track, harnesses Zedd, Lucky Date, Ellie Goulding and Religion and starts off as a sqelchy electro monster. The bpm change serves as a nice dj tool for those who want to rev things up a bit.
I know very well it’s Thursday, almost Friday even. You see, I had every intention on getting this post done last night but right after I finished the post on Factory Reset: Rudux, but the second I hit publish, my four year old son came screaming down stairs. When I went to see what all the commotion was about, I found him sobbing. That’s when he told me a snake bit his finger. True story. There actually was no snake but he wouldn’t hear otherwise. We spent the next 30 minutes or so looking in his bed for it. He spent another 30 minutes after that singing and during that time I was trying to keep him somewhat quiet so he wouldn’t wake his younger brother and his super tired mum.
That’s quite the excuse, I know. You better have a better one if you’re going to miss STICKYBUDS tomorrow night. Our friends from the BassFace crew are bringing him in once again and I couldn’t be more excited. Sadly I missed the last time he was here. That show was described to me as “ghetto funk 2.0.” This time the folks at BassFace are upping the ante, throwing the party at The Pyramid – a venue which has continually made investments in their PA – and has arguably one of the best in-house systems in the city. So, snake-bitten finger or not, get down.
Below you’ll find a brand new bootleg (and free download) from Stickybuds and SLYNK, as well as couple other recent tunes.
Let it be known, Stickybuds doesn’t play the same set twice, perhaps his last mix from Shambhala might give those unfamiliar with him an inkling of what to expect.
Bass. It’s the linchpin of everything that’s funky on today’s dancefloor. Over the years, JALAPENO RECORDS has heard its fair share of basslines and feels that it’s time to pay homage to the sometimes underappreciated stalwart of dance music. Jalapeno Bass brings a heavyweight selection of tracks released on the label, plus a few exclusives, from the likes of Featurecast, Redlight, Kraak & Smaak, RackNRuin, Dr Meaker and Futurizm to name a few.
We’ll start with this free download of FEATURECAST‘s remix of KRAAK & SMAAK‘s “Squeeze Me.” Full disclaimer here: this one’s a stomper and the proof couldn’t come more naturally. Three weeks ago, minutes after Featurecast posted this to his SoundCloud page I opened the SoundCloud app on my phone and this was the first tune in my feed. My four year old son went mental, immediately started dancing with moves that compelled him to jump off of the back of the coutch. He still asks me to play this tune almost daily and I always happily answer his request with, “YES!”
You can hear the Jalapeno homage to bass in this stellar mix (below), running through tracks and tempos like kids through sprinklers. You can find a few other choice tunes (in order as they appear on the compilation) after the jump.
Mid-tempo bass at its finest, TONIC always brings game.
BACKDRAFT, aka Paul Chadwick & Karrie Price, have been an integral part of the breakbeat scene for nearly a decade, playing in the sandbox with Plump DJ’s, Meat Katie, Rennie Pilgrim, FreQ Nasty. etc.
Not ones to hold back, their latest release, on BOTCHIT & SCARPER, belts out big basslines on two originals, with remixes by D-Region & Code, as well as Warrior 1. To help promote the EP we have this free download (that at the time of writing this post) was uploaded less than an hour ago.
KRAFTY KUTS‘ latest single is a bit of a stomper. That’s an obvious understatement. As expected Mr. Krafty charges straight for the dancefloor with a techy break and huge kick drums under Stellar MC’s eery vocals. HASHTAG drops the tempo with a half-time bass monster. The single comes with instrumental versions of each track too.
For their release on Jungle Cakes, ED SOLO teamed up with the maestro of all things funky, STICKYBUDS for a two-track EP for a blunt celebration of weed culture. Of course it comes out on 4/20.
First up “Smoke The Weed” combines super phat rolling basslines, ragga style stabs and atmospherics, and a wicked steppy break. The two join forces again for the second track, Joker Smoker, which is a sublime slice of funky, jazzy business. It’s all there, stompin’ beats, ragga/dub elements, big chunky bass, incredibly catchy horns and “Joker Smoker” vocals on the hook and they come together beautifully to produce an absolute winner of a tune all round.
Two-time DMC UK champion, JFB, is currently on a Canadian tour. The Brighton native hits Winnipeg on Friday, February 2, thanks to our friends at RespectTheDJ. Have to say, as a huge fan of his production, I’m really looking forward to this. Dood is diverse and not to mention, has some unbelievable skills behind the decks, which should break the dancefloor into pieces. Check out the tracks, mixes, and video below, then grab your tickets!
These are a bit old, but are two of my all time favourite tunes!