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.
It’s no secret, TIMOTHY WISDOM has more talent in the fingernail of his pinky than a number producers. On top of his remix and production skills, dood is like a jedi master behind the decks, plus he’s been known to cut a rhyme or two, AND from his last offering we know he can croon smoother than Michael Bublé submerged in a tub of cocoa butter.
While it’s common for Mr. Wisdom to rock the mid-tempo flavours, he also likes to ramp up the bpms like he did for fellow Vancouverites, DELHI 2 DUBLIN. Hand picked for this absurdly inexpensive remix package, Wisdom twists the throttle on this drum n bass remix for a good, old-fashioned dust up.
There’s been little rest for those in the Ground Level headquarters. The latest comes from FISSO & SPARK, who took a break from working on their long player to work on a collaboration with US rapper BBK. The original bounces off of a simple break and smiling synth work. The duo recruited the seminal Fingerlickin’ legends, DRUMATTIC TWINS who rattle the dust off of their 808 for a stomper of a remix. SASHA KHAN cranks up the bpm for an uplifting drum n bass ride.
More funky beats from Vancouver’s TIMOTHY WISDOM! His latest venture, the On My Mind EP, lands on ReSoul Records and runs wild with the west coast funk and bass the label is known for.
The EP opens with some funk and soul. The title track flows like a chocolate fountain, smooth and creamy. After the second breakdown however things get briefly crunchy where the bassline is layered with some hardened caramel.
“Put the Stereo On” is yet another party jam. Wobble-infused funk powers through golden beats, warm and playful vibes on this piece of ghetto sunshine.
KRAFTY KUTS recently starts a mini Canadian tour and in true Krafty form, he also released a massive new single. Feel Like Jumpin has something for every bass aficionado, ranging from hyped-up mid-tempo/ghetto funk to jungle to wubbly dubstep. The EP is available on Beatport and iTunes.
We’ll start with the latter, since well, it’s free. Taking the dubby cues from the original, Germany’s TIKAY 1 puts forth his best drunken sailor impression for some full-on 70bpm wobble.
There are two standout mixes. The first, coming from KROSSBOW, who adds his trademark big bass and funk combo.
There’s also this video that features some serious hang time…and bouncing boobs.
ED SOLO, one of breakbeat’s founding fathers actually provides two mixes. Personally, I really dig his breaks mix although his jungle mix had me in the air before the first bar ended.
Can’t go wrong with Krafty’s original either. The throttled bassline here is enough to get those hands feet in the air.
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.