GDD has teamed up with Healthgoth.com to bring you a definitive soundtrack for your workouts. We’ve enlisted some of our favorite DJs and producers to make mixes for you to blast in your headphones to help drown out the Top 40 and help you finish that last rep. The first mix comes correct from Philadelphia Street Bass God, Starkey, with an hour of grime and heavy bass to celebrate his new record, BA66, which just dropped on SMOG. Tune in and get to sweating.
Closing out 2012 with their signature heavy bass sound, Trouble & Bass released their first volume of Clash of the Damned today, and I can’t get enough. This 10 track compilation is filled with collabs from artists around the world repping London, Portugal, Estonia, Finland and the United States and showing us just how fresh dance music can be. Spanning genres like house, dubstep, club music and rap the whole compilation is dark and delicious, definitely on repeat today!
• Crookers announce split
• Caspa’s US tour dates
• Snowbombing Festival announces first dance acts for 2013
• Starkey goes into Orbits
• Serato DJ software revealed
photo cred: latfh.com
The record sees Azlan team up with his buddies The Others
, who have produced some vibin’ mellow dubs for Azlan to spit over. Starkey
‘s remix of ‘Jah Live’ is filled with glitchy synths and distorted basslines; replacing the roots dub feel of the Rusko produced original mix. Meanwhile, Unitz
take the keys of original ‘Selektah!’ (produced by The Others) up to a major key – If the original was made for smoking zoots in underground clubs, the Unitz track takes things above ground for some beach blazin’. Check it:
One guy I’ve been paying a lot of attention to lately is Audio Phreaks
artist Bar 9
, from the UK. His dubs have been kicking up a lot of heat lately and his sets are annihilation on a small scale. Example
‘s ‘Kickstarts’ EP is set to drop at the beginning of June, featuring remixes from the expected dutch house crowd, but this for me, is the reason you’ll want to purchase the EP on Beatport
– it blows the other tracks out of the water. Bar 9 is definitely one to be keeping an eye out for in 2010, so watch this space.
One of the latest signings to the Trouble & Bass
label, The Boogaloo Crew
have been putting out some big tracks recently. Their remix of DRT
‘s ‘Rising Sun’ was what put me onto them at the end of 2009, and this new bootleg of Jose Gonzalez
‘Crosses’ is pretty dank. From the UK, these boys have an awesome work ethic, also playing out as side-project Dark Sky
, which has recently been picked up by the Bristol based Black Acre
label. Dark Sky produce some sick UK Garage, keep your eyes and ears peeled for their remix of The xx
‘Crystalised’, a blitz track that’s due to drop sometime soon.
From one Trouble & Bass
artist to another, AC Slater
‘s just been remixed by Doorly
, who GDD featured
a few weeks ago. Just when I was confidently bigging up his move from dubstep to more of a funky sound, he goes and puts out another electro-dub track. Not sure what to make of this effort though, I dropped it last night into Doctor P
‘s ‘Sweet Shop’; not a fan of the spin-backs, they kind of do my nut in, but take those guys out and you’ve got a pretty clean track.
photo cred: elasticartists.net
Big ups to Palms Out Sounds
for this next one, I picked it out of their Remix Sunday zipper last week and meant to post it sooner. Jazz and soul into dubstep; full marks for innovation. With dubs raining out of all genres, I was pretty surprised this hadn’t been done to death yet. High Rankin
, a sickeningly good dubstep producer from Brighton, UK has teamed up again with Evolve or Die to produce a huge tune.
I’d describe this one as Baltimore House-step. Buying into the insanity of Gorillaz
‘s nonsensical new single featuring De La Soul
slams out a melee of club house, wonky bass and the well know Lyn Collins
B’more sample. Well worth a look.
photo cred: Banksy
Wassup dirty dancers?! After a stonking weekend here’s a healthy dose of dubstep and IDM to aid you with your recovery…
+ If somehow you still haven’t had your Crookers fill from Bones’ Tons of Friends preview last week, here’s their guest mix for Annie Nightingale:
glitchy goodness. Here’s the tracklisting…
1. Dem Hunger – Peugeot Pregnancy
2. Shlohmo – Antigravity (Low Limit Remix)
3. Floating Points – Truly
4. Crookers feat. Miike Snow – Remedy (Accapella)
5. Crookers feat. Miike Snow – Remedy
6. Four Tet – Sing
7. Die Voegel – Blaue Moschee
8. Shlomi Aber – Sketches (Be As One)
9. Novalima – Machete
10. Basic Soul Unit – Dank
11. Machine Drum – Carry The Weight (Demo)
12. Crookers feat. Roisin Murphy – Royal T (Accapella)
photo cred: David LaChapelle
From Melborne Australia, The Temper Trap are a breakthrough indie act that should be on everyone’s radars for they’ve recently scored remixes from Adam Freeland, Axwell & Dirty South. They’re playing Music Box at the Fonda in LA this Wednesday, and again at Coachella in April. Here’s the latest single ‘Fader’ remixed by Jakwob:
If that’s a little too soft for you, here are a couple of heavy hitters you may have missed first time around:
raw dubstep and a filthy drop
Banging electro wobble. Made to play loud
More grimey dubstep from one of my favorite Trouble & Bass artists – Philadelphia-based Starkey is killing it on the production front. Currently touring in Europe, fingers crossed for another North America tour because this guy’s sets are wild.
dirty basslines interspersed with chilled orchestral licks. win
I couldn’t run a post about Starkey without posting the title track off his Stars EP that dropped today. Mellow out to this one:
This is a post-night out track. Kick back to it and get led astray by Anneka’s vocals