Over the course of the last month, UK producer Hostage has given away a free track every week. As a consumer of dance music, that’s one hell of a great deal. We’ve been longstanding fans and supporters of Hostage for years, harking back to the golden era of banging bloghaus. He’s since shifted his focus to making tidy house cuts, all the while keeping faithful to his roots in bass music. Grab all four tracks below, and keep an eye out for the man because you never know when he’ll give away an EP’s worth of tunes away for free.
UK Bass/House frontrunner, Champion, has released his anticipated Execution EP today on Skrillex’s free release imprint, Nest, with two original tracks that feature an all new breed of bassline. You may have heard TEED play it at The Do Lab at Coachella, or possibly on BBC Radio 1, or maybe even in one of Four Tet’s recent sets, but however you listen to it make sure you’ve got enough low end. Download both √+ tunes below and keep an eye out on Wednesday for a brand new Guest Mix from Champion.
Happy Friday! To get your weekend started we finally have the next tape pack of live recordings from NIGHT BASS on June 12. This one featured a special b2b from AC Slater and Bart B More, as well as huge sets from RinseFM’s Royal-T, Fool’s Gold Canadian Meech, and our very own BONES. Listen to the 4-pack below and get your Friday thumping!
LA’s rising bass music specialist, GRiDWORK, has been brewing in the underground with his intricate, eclectic productions and stand out live sets. After seeing him open for OPIUO at a Do LaB event a couple weeks back, I was eager to hear some fresh tunes, and sure enough, he has delivered this remix of Emoh Instead’s “Why Can’t You (Say So).” GRiDWORK has transformed the song into a groovy, glitch-hop number that will surely be played out at transformational festivals across the country. Catch GRiDWORK live with jOBOT as Continuum at the 5 Points Gathering on Mt. Baldy this 4th of July weekend.
It’s an all Aussie affair today with this knocking club edit of Iggy Azalea, courtesy of Adelaide’s
Man of The Moment Motez. In preparation of a US tour that he’s announcing tomorrow, he’s giving away this ace edit of Azalea’s Fancy. In similar fashion to his ‘Gas Pedal‘ re-work, he relies heavily on his prowess of thumping basslines and jacking drums. There’s a nifty little half-time section in the intro that he re-introduces again in the second breakdown, and he even sneaks in a couple of air horns on the second drop just for good measure. Be on the lookout for Motez to be coming to a city near you this summer.
The Parisian duo known as ALESIA has broken through with their genre-defying style of dance music, and the world is has taken notice. With releases on OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more, ALESIA is also being recognized by well-respected tastemakers in the scene, while keeping their music fresh and forward-thinking. In their fantastic guest mix, which they’ve dubbed “I Call My Brother ‘Moon’ Cause He Shine Like One,” they offer a broad spectrum of styles and rhythms made cohesive with their harder, high energy vibe that will keep you on the edge of your seat – or off of it, for that matter. Enjoy the mix below and stay tuned for ALESIA‘s sophomore EP on OWSLA this Summer.
Happy hump day kids!
We have a huge exclusive for you today, as we’re proud to bring you the premiere of AC Slater‘s remix to Motez “Own Up” – coming soon on Aussie imprint Sweat It Out. The already stellar original boasted jackin piano house with melodic chords and soulful vocals – but AC took it the club and gave it the “NIGHT BASS” treatment. The product is a bass heavy roller that perfectly executes its beefy overhaul while still delivering the uplifting tones of the original. Don’t just take our word for it – the remix already has gained support from the likes of Tchami, Annie Mac and the Bixel Boys… listen below!
Over 3 years ago, I discovered the soulful bass music maestro, Gladkill, and I was blown away by one of his first remixes. Fast forward to today, and now, this budding artist has his new Accolades EP to add to his lengthy catalog of outstanding music, countless tour dates under his belt, and a new record label, Foundations Recordings, to call his own.
With this release, Gladkill stays true to his musical roots, while traversing through bass music, hip hop and trap influences, R&B, deep house, garage, 2-step and downtempo for a diverse collection of six new songs. It’s an impressive and refreshing release from front to back, and the strong vibes will keep you coming back for more. Purchase the EP on iTunes and pick up the GDD™ exclusive free download of “Let U Go” HERE.
One of our favorite underground labels, Get Twisted Records, recently hit its one year mark. The Tough Love imprint is celebrating in style with the release of “Reminiscence 2014″. The album features 13 of Get Twisted’s biggest tracks released in the past 12 months including heavy hitters from Hannah Wants, Chris Lorenzo, Denney as well as fast rising stars such as Origins Sound & Bordertown (plus many more), compiled & mixed by Tough Love.
The Tough Love imprint Get Twisted is a young, underground House label from across the pond that has separated itself from other labels by finding the perfect combination of professionalism & fun. We had a chance to talk to the Tough Love crew about the rise of Get Twisted and its future along with the anniversary album & mix. Here’s what they had to say….
Since 2012, Perfect Driver Music has assembled a tight crew of rising underground stars including Aaron Snapes, Wood Holly, Matthew Anthony, Mark Starr & more. Today we’re featuring another one of their crew members on the rise, Trevor Osterman, aka Ballast. Ballast’s fresh take on the House/Booty/Techno scene is a perfect fit for the gritty sounds of Perfect Driver Music. We had a chance to chat with Ballast recently & here’s what he had to say…