Trouble & Bass‘s AC SLATER has quickly become one of the most sought after remixers and producers with no sign of slowing down. Raised on 90′s Hip-Hop and nourished by old school rave, AC has cultivated these influences to give birth to his own style of music production. His latest is no different. He adds more bass than seemingly possible to the CROOKERS and YELLE colab.
DILLON FRANCIS‘ ode to the Pubahs has a step on the original track’s sexual euphemisms. Well actually, it strips the metaphors entirely but keeps enough of the original to make me feel a little nostalgic. It reminds me of the time I stole a 12″ white label of “Sandwiches” when I was doing contract work at a radio station in Edmonton, Alberta. I probably could have asked for it…the station would never play this record (I don’t even think they had turntables in the studios) so I figured I’d save everyone the trouble.
When I was in university I ran into a friend from high school in a parking lot in my home town. He was in his Dodge Daytona listening to Celine Dion. I asked him why he was playing such garbage and he told me the album had a lot of bass. Now 15 years later I wonder if he likes dubstep. I doubt he knows what it is but you do so click below.
It occurred to me on Friday that THE SHAKE has been running for four years now. I can’t believe LOTEK and I have spent nearly every Friday night together in the KICK FM studio since. We started playing mostly mashups and bootlegs but have run the gamut of dance music’s vast reach. (I’m proud to say though, we still haven’t played any trance! Ha!)
Here are the tunes from this week. The show is always spontaneous and as you’ll see below, the setlist reflects that. In other words, it’s a bit all over the place but for the most part, it’s all music that’s come to Manalogue. It’s also a cheeky way to to a massive post of material…
STAR EYES has been DJing since the age of 15 and played around the world. She’s about to drop her first EP, released on TROUBLE & BASS, straight from the darkest corner of the warehouse. The single from the EP, “Disappear” is co-produced with DROP THE LIME. It’s a song about the agony and ecstasy of rave, with monster acid bass, massive reverb, and brain-twisting backwards vocals. MIKIX THE CAT turns in a hard-hitting house remix that will have you punching walls.
Who’s this BLACKFINGER? New to the production game, from Nottingham UK, Blackfinger has been producing heavy underground UK Garage, Bassline, Dubstep and Funky House. Along side Blackfinger on remix duties are HeavyFeet, SUPRA 1 and DZ. This is both HeavyFeet and DZ’s first T&B Remix. HeavyFeet come strong from Manchester, UK with a bass-laden electro house remix similar to that of Sinden or Herve. DZ drops in for a huge dubstep remix from Canada to the likes of Rusko or Skream And our freshmen to the game, Supra1 bring T&B their 2nd remix, which mixes elements of funky house, bassline and soul.