Tag Archives: Bass

Track of the day #52

Fuckin’ A! This finally convinces me (if I even needed that) that it’s time to dust off those ol’ reinforced 12″s  in the club! If the Special Request 12″s from earlier this year were of any indication, this definitively puts hardcore back on the map (breakbeat and jungle as well, of course) for the (my?) foreseeable future! Wheez-ie is hailing from the states, but he seems to have been breast fed from Manix back in 1992, and he’s obviously been keeping up with the new stuff. It might be a little too intense or crazy for your average deep house fascist, but gimme anything more hedonistic than this this year and I’ll shut up. Looking forward hearing that on the dance floor.

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the day #42

Is it me or is today a little more gloomy then usual? Maybe it just is a case of monday blues, though. Anyhow, here we are!

Enter Milanese, Birmingham based music producer and musician, long time raver and unsung hero of bass music. Milanese’s always been ahead of his time, hence his relative anonymity . His long standing electronic music studies and musical background put him in the strange position of releasing music on well regarded labels such as Warp or Planet Mu at times when few others were attempting similar artistic goals on those very same labels. So it naturally takes a little while for his sound to sink into peoples mind, but it’s very well worth it, and some of his tunes have become semi classics. File under darkness and groove.

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the Day #29

Every once in a while you come across a tune or an artist you don’t know what to make of. Visionist is such a case. Little is known about this Brixton bass music producer, but I would bet 2012 will see his profile rise far above its 2011 state. With his extremely tight and oblique time signatures, he now fronts what we’ll casually call Drunkstep over here! And who doesn’t like a little booze in their dancing?!

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the Day #27

This summer came out a little 10″ with a coupla nice romantic bass tunes. I was familiar with the name Lorca, but then I realized it was a newbie, and that was for the better since I never associated the former with quality. Well it seems I had good instincts on this one since with this new excerpt from an upcoming release, nu Lorca will hopefully become a significant player in 2012.

Merry X-Mas to you all!

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the Day #26

Blawan has recently matured at lightspeed, growing out of his early post-dubstep inclination into some really personnal techno with a catch, and he’s just toped his summer anthem “It’s what you do with what you have” with “Coronation” on his latest Clone 12″. Ace all the way!

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave


Artist of the day #6

The new Damu EP on Keysound looks like it’s gonna be one of the big 2011 records.
After some great tracks for Tom Lea‘s Local Action, the new prodigy is unleashing some of the warmest tunes, perfectly capturing the spirit of our times (riots included?) with a joyous mixture of house, garage, dubstep and wonky beats… His upcoming stuff for montreal’s HGLDT‘s Swing and Skip does wonders to the ears, the hips, the shoulders and the feets, but I think the best is yet to come with this Ridin’ EP.

This is a preview of all four tracks. If I had to pick one, start at 4:04, with “Be free”!

UPDATE : apparently, his debut album also is set for release on Keysound later this year, and the little we’ve heard sounds fantastic!

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the day #11

Fuckin’ Bass Clef! You can say what you want about the man, but “cool” should be one of the very first things to come to mind when discussing the londonite. Atfer his rather impressive “Promises” single from last year, Ralph Cumbers recently returned with a casette-only album filled with eery piano acid house & quirky future garage.

Not for the faint of heart, this project was probably to remain low-key, but as Bass Clef‘s profile keeps drumming up, this might get wider recognition. I said his profile was rising? Well of course it is§ How could it be otherwise with a new Punch Drunk single on the market that doesn’t fail to deliver the goods?! acid-tainted Bollyhood piano-house dub funkiness, namely “Rollercoasters Of The Heart”

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave