From long time RBP favourite Geiom comes “Black Screen”, an inspirational new album out on the renowned Future Garage label Frisjfo Beats. Having heard little from him in recent times and knowing the skill of the man on the buttons we were pretty excited to pick this up and get it loaded into the player.
Starting with “Hem – 1 button”, stuttered percussion skips back and forth over the pitched synths nicely displaying the rough, staggered feel which prevails throughout the album. “Pucker Lips” stands out with an infinitesimally sliced flute breaking out over a crisp 2-step riddim.
Later on, 4×4/Bassline vibes push unhinged melodies on “Besk”, and “Adhafera” delves through classic bass synths which bound over a frenetic Drum & Bass beat. Eclectic in it’s scope and twisting each genre to fit, the album shifts direction ceaselessly with each listen bringing new reward – a worthwhile purchase for any bass music enthusiast.
Subject of a far-reaching and well received remix contest on Soundcloud, this track from deep future garage producer Ghostek has so many different levels to it we fully expected to meet a big boss at the end.
The single itself comes in two parts, slyly different imaginings of the same theme. Part 1 builds the pace steadily with plenty of interest as the kick thumps along under the myriad textures and atmospheres. Part 2 becomes more crisp and more weird, with the introduction of a crunching snare plus some freaky distorted speech. Sangam drops in with an ambient remix followed by increasingly percussive variations by Myztical, SMAUG and Kalli. Checkthe Stranger cut below, also featured on the release
We thought it was about time we start cataloging our podcasts properly – No better time like the present so here we go with RBP001 – 45 minutes from myself 1nejack showcasing the best of bass from the last fortnight. Most of the playlist is featured on the posts below so whilst you are listening have a scroll down and read up on some great music.
Featuring free downloads from Gravity, Venture and Jacm, we are also proud to present a couple of weighty previews from the Slime and Mars labels. More than enough to keep you bouncing into November. Stream or grab the 320 from the button below.
One Of These Days – Memory9
Rage (Badklaat & Requake Remix) – Gravity
Hollow – Stiver
Loft – REKchampa
Autumn Sun – Venture
Feel (Congi Remix) – FullCasual & Brais Larkin Ft. Da Kooka
Rainy Thoughts (Ollie Macfarlane Remix) – JacM & Zoe Phillips
Glacier – Bhok
Down Boy – Soaka
Far Away Ft. Grimm (Total Science Remix) – dRamatic & dbAudio
One track that caught our ears this past week is the thoroughly murky sound of My Nu Leng‘s latest banger ‘The Grid’. With the massive ‘Hip’s N Thighs’ featuring on the flip this will no doubt be one of the most eagerly anticipated vinyls to drop in October.
No release date has been published as yet although we are assured it will be soon – we are keeping our eyes peeled. Formats are vinyl & digital.
Belgian residents Bunzer0 and long time Robot Bodypop favourite Janner collaborate on this new 3 track EP on Whistla‘s future garage label L2S due for release later this week.
The vibe is deep, heavy and steppy. Pitch bent basslines and funky 2step breaks feature throughout. Whilst highly suited to the dancefloor, there is still more than enough subtlety and precise soundscaping to satisfy the contemplative heads who like to stand back taking it all in. A worthy addition to the formidable L2S roster. Preview the full release here and grab it when it drops from any of the following outlets:
Transmit Sessions contributor Clueless is one of Norway’s finest future garage exports – After a brief hiatus he dropped the excellent Griswald House EP bringing fresh energy and a warm summer club vibe. This, his newest release, will be his debut for Brighton imprint B-Dem Records who also recently dropped newcomer Mr. Beeb‘s first release; the ‘Ambivalence EP’, reviewed here.
The Triplet style that has become Clueless‘ signature is well represented in the funky opener ‘On The Street’, bringing mellow chords that are nicely offset by a punchy bass line and a street soul hook. ‘Give U The World’ ups the pace with speedy claps and splashes of vocal underpinned by its subtle drifting pads. ‘Sync Situation’ is arguably the EP’s showpiece with some amazing drum work, it’s emotive strings perfectly combined with the dazzling vocal and popping garage synths. If you like progressive 2step, we strongly recommend that you check out this EP when it drops on the 21st of September.
A couple of years ago Submerse was based in Leeds putting out strictly 4×4 and 2step tunes. This recent EP is part of a promising new phase for this young producer who now resides in his adopted spiritual homeland of Japan.
Starting with ‘8-bit Romance’ the tone is set for synthesised percussion, glitched synths and smudged out 8 bit chirps. From there we break into the Juke vibes of ‘They Always Come Back’ which features trademark processed vocals over a futuristic drum track with the occasional suggestion of an amens shuffle. This vibe continues in the same vein on ‘Give It Up’. The head nodding vibe of the opener is what we are left with on the final track ‘Cluster’ – a marvellously ambient piece of trip hop.
Available now on Juno – Look out for the Tears EP as well, currently only available on vinyl but well worth the pennies. Enjoy.