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…
Recognized as “the new sound of Miami,” the mysterious SLUGGERS are quickly emerging with their fresh style that has won them releases on OWSLA, Slow Roast Records, and now Fool’s Gold. Today, they’ve released two stand out tracks, “Courtesy” and “HYPR,” that serve as their membership to the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. In celebration of this latest offering, the SLUGGERS have put together an eclectic, high-energy mix that runs through a spectrum of rhythms with tracks from the likes of Amtrac, Ballast, Worthy, Astronomar, and of course, some of their own original cuts. Enjoy the mix below and find the tracklist, as well as their Fool’s Gold Clubhouse release, after the jump.
After dropping huge remixes for Rudimental, Ballast, and a new project called Solicitors – the Bay Area golden boy JAYKO stomps into 2014 with his solo POWAH EP on Chicago imprint Them Flavors. The 2 singles “Powah” and “Physical Things” deliver bass heavy garage, with the remixes covering the grounds of jackin house, wobbles, techno and booty tech. Something really for everyone in the house market – listen to the full EP below and support these up-and-comers!
Newly created Chicago based label, Them Flavors, recently uploaded their first release consisting of a fantastic three track EP. Equator Club brings a fresh blend of classic and future house sounds on the original track, while our friends Jayko & Ballast both deliver proper remixes on the more bass side of things. Stream the EP below and make sure to download a copy if you’re feeling the vibes!
Last week a free EP made its way through my soundcloud stream perking my ears up to some fresh faces on the ever growing Booty/Tech House scene. The Phoenix based producer, Ballast, has curated this 4 tack EP with two originals and two remixes. With support coming from Lux Groove and Jayko on the remixes this whole releases delivers some serious 808 driven heaters! Keep it locked on these guys and download the EP here.