Big up to Richard at Future Flavour for putting this one out for scrutiny. Warm vibrations and rich percussive energy combine on this two track release from Huddersfield’s DéjàView, aka Ben Potts.
‘Throwing Dirt”s bright percussive chords are built up by crisp drums and popping melodic incursions which dart across the lustrous synth-work and drifting vocals in a perfectly executed composition.
‘On My Knees’ is altogether more melancholic, with sedate chords and dub-centric drums solidifying into a static head nodder as the track progresses. With it’s obscure speech sample and mellow vibe this one threw up comparisons with Groove Armada’s brilliant Vertigo album, which by our reckoning is no bad thing.
Out on Future Flavourand available just about everywhere from the 31st, also watch out for the video which accompanies the title track and is set to hit the net in the next few days.
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
More funky mellow sounds from the Slime camp, this one being the 43rd release in their steady rise since early 2010. Having left Wales for Lödz, Poland, melodic bass producer Soaka drops the ‘All The While EP’ in November. Expect punchy beats and seasoned production – The preview is mighty impressive so keep your ears peeled for when it hits!
Liverpool-based Resketch follows up the excellent Bound In Binary EP with this phenomenally funky release on the Infinite Machine label.
Hitting play, ‘Numf’ is energetic, bright and jumpy with stabby chords and switched up synths giving way to a fixating percussive pitched vocal. ‘It Could Be’ brings it down nicely with mellow filtered down chords and a steady 4/4 beat that takes it back with an old school vocal sample. ‘Reason For A Reason’ is a boisterous electronic ballyhoo which sets the tone for Framework and Liar to drop accomplished remixes. Smash and grab people!
On our show we are all about pushing the sounds that are making a difference – It makes us happy when we find music that is harder to categorise. That’s the blueprint of this latest 5 track wonder from Shift Key. To best explain what his new EP is all about, here is the man himself:
The tracks all have a hybrid feel to them – In ‘Low’ haunting pitched vocal samples and trap beats eventually give way to an epic Dubstep breakdown. There are commercial boxes ticked with the vocal intro of ‘Close’ and the sound of Shift Key‘s own voice singing on ‘Left & Right’. Tear out synths and syncopated percussion ensure that the stadium sound is ever present and these tracks will no doubt do well at the festivals this summer. Available to buy now on Beatport. Preview all 5 tracks right here.
New from the Hyperdub label, DVA‘s debut is an eclectic, glitched out funky affair. Being as varied as it is it may not please everyone, but music is subjective so we try not to impose our judgements where we can help it. The track featured on this week’s show ‘Bare Fuzz’ is a dancehall influenced funky house banger. Make sure you check it. Loving this one off the album as well;