Respect! Here we go with another Rewind Wednesday. This week is featuring some, as the title states, absolutely timeless music. Hope you enjoy the sounds!
The first tune that we want shout out is one written by the Dubstep messiah, Mala. Currently in the lead for the DSF awards‘ “Best Producer” category, this tune, although on the older side, showcases the skills and heart that have earned Mala this standing. The tune, titled ‘Miracles’, is one of the BWS all-time favorites. The vocal samples put into this track speak so much truth and really hit home for those who have followed the genres progression from early on, and even those new to the game. The claim of “soundsystems have done miracles” could not ring more true, especially once you here this tune on a proper set of speakers. The sub-heavy, reggae-influenced, and groove-filled production perfectly exemplifies the timelessness that Mala institutes into, literally, EVERY SINGLE PRODUCTION of his. This man is truly an inspiration. One out to the badman Mala, who will never read this post. Just for shits and giggles.
Mala – Miracles
This next tune hails from across the seas on the small island of Japan. Goth-Trad, the bassweight samurai as we like to call him, has been making music since a lot of us were still young children. Stated by Kode9, this is a “one-man army who has been changing the UK continuum from Japan”. BWS would full-heartedly back up this statement. His ‘Babylon Fall’ EP that was released in 2011 was an absolute smasher, and the highly anticipated full-length album, ‘New Epoch’, will be released sometime in February of this year. The tune that we have for you today, ‘Cut End’, was released back in 2007 on the Deep Medi imprint and is truly a heavyweight anthem. With asianic strings hooking you from the beginning this tune progresses into irie horns, reverb drenched stabs, and a wall of bass that makes the Great Wall of China look like a picket fence in suburbia. Mad respect out to Goth-Trad!
Goth-Trad – Cut End
Next up to bat for all the heads is a tune that quite a bit different from the above. The Glasglow based producer, Rustie, has been pushing some of the most feel-good music for the later part of the 2000’s. His dance-filled interpretations of Bass music are not only unique, but just plain incredible! On collaborations with the purple king himself, Joker, Russel Whyte has made quite the imprint, on an international level. This tune was released in 2008 and is titled ‘Zig Zag’. As stated above, it’s a bit different, so make sure you press play with an open mind on this one!
Rustie – Zig Zag
The last track we want to leave you with is ‘50,000 Watts’, produced by Matty G. This tune BLEW up the west coast and most importantly, Matty G. Although he had already had releases prior to this tune, it wasn’t until Joe Nice starting playing this out on Gourmet Beats radio and at the DMZ nights that Santa Cruz native Matty G was literally known by every head in the Dubstep scene. An absolutely massive bassline, a mad-catchy vocal sample, and perfect timing put this tune down in the history books to never be forgotten, or at least we hope! Lend your ears, children.
Matty G – 50,000 Watts
There it is everybody! Enjoy the sounds, and pay your respects to the artists. Check back tomorrow as Bassweight Society takes a look at the influence Reggae has had on the formation/perpetuation of Dubstep.