Good Lookin’ – Well Done Freebies

Bigups! We’re back at it today to link you up with some big time subweight at no cost. As of late, we’ve been blessed with the popular trend amongst artists of giving out free tunes in exchange for Facebook ‘Likes’, so keep em’ coming! Most heads think the free ones are sub-standard tracks scraped from the back of a harddrive, but in the vastness of the internet we found some really great gems. Take a few minutes to lend an ear and queue up those downloads!

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Starting off strong, we got a free remix from Belgian bad men, Requake. Given out for Facebook likes, ‘Nightfall’ features soothing vocals and a crunchy-lurking sub bass. If you aren’t familiar with Requake grab this tune, and if you already are, then you will definitely grab this tune!


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Second up is a smooth jam from ultra-deep don Congi. Given out via Dubstep For Deep Heads this freebie is definitely a good snag. Featuring jazzy horns and classy pianos, ‘Somnium’ sounds like it would be playing in the elevator at the Deep Medi offices. It’s an absolute jam! Give it a listen and a download, and also check out Deep Head’s soundcloud for their batch of 30 free tunes.

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Saving the best for last, we recommend snagging this sub-packed free EP from Collision via bloggers Headmuk. Coming with 4 tracks of fire, we send a big ‘Thank You’ out to Collision. We’re specifically feeling ‘Tyrant’ & ‘Hoodlum’ both featuring very nice rolling basslines and ‘Hoodlum’ has the feel of a heavy-weight grime beat. Don’t sleep on this one!


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As always, reach out to these fellas and show some love with Facebook likes, soundcloud follows and simple thank yous. We hope you and your digital dj bag are happy, have fun with these ones.

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Peace.

-Shice

Different Forms of Darkness: Content & Fornax, Vicious Circle, and More.

Respect.  Today is Tuesday and we are now almost through another month.  There has been a lot of really great music being made the past month, as if there isn’t always good music being made at any given point in time.  I think the greatest thing about a lot of the music being made in 2012, thus far, is that boundaries are being pushed and stretched, bringing variety and freshness to the music.  With that said, there has been a lot of overproduction of certain sounds and styles as well.  Anytime someone, or a group of people, start pigeonholing sounds/styles, the once creative and new attribute becomes dull and tired.  Specifically, I am talking about the recent tag of ‘dungeon’ style.  As if that isn’t the most sorry excuse for a genre title already, it has cause a massive insurgence of sounds that sound exactly the same, over and over, over and over.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE deep, dark, and weighty music but, that doesn’t permit people to bite others’ sounds and patterning.  There are so many directions you can go with your productions, especially given the space that dubstep provides, so why just imitate another’s music?  It’s one of those things that is beyond me.  The only reason I am bringing this is up to emphasize to those of you that are beginning to produce yourselves, or have been for sometime now, that you must be ORIGINAL!  You need to create things in your own eyes and windows of perception.  If not, your music will drift into the backround noise with the rest of the worlds mediocrity.

Today we have some really heavy tunes to highlight, so hope you’re ready for some pressure.

First track is a forthcoming tune from Ghost Note, due out on Redshift One sometime soon (RS1002).  This track brings some structure-shattering frequencies into our sound fields.  Sci-Fi ambiances ease your ears into the half-step abyss of sub-pressure and minimalistic drum sequencing.  The soundscaping/cinematic aspects of this one give it a mysterious presence while the extremely hard-hitting kick and sub-bass set the tone for the “no mucking about” type business.  Big up to Ghost Note on this one, loads of respect from us here stateside.

Ghost Note – Hyperion (Forthcoming Redshift One)

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This next track comes from the like of Content and Fornax.  These two have just been on a top-notch collaboration binge!  Receiving support from the likes of J:Kenzo, Youngsta, and the US ambassador Joe Nice, Content has been making waves in the scene.  Fornax is another man who you should keep your eyes on with releases such as ‘Reconcile’ on Soul Jazz records.  This new bit, titled ‘Identity’, is one of the cooler tunes I’ve heard this month, hands down.  It has such a bouncy vibe to it while sticking to the deep and dark roots that I love so much.  I would be very surprised if this track didn’t find a home under a label very soon.  Respect to Fornax & Content!

Content & Fornax – Identity

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Up next is a tune from a producer that I really know nothing about.  Just someone that I stumbled across while doing my daily rounds on Soundcloud.  He/she goes by the moniker KFKA and makes some really interestingly deep music.  I see a lot of potential in this artists music.  Bringing dark chants, feedback signals, and unique percussion to the table on this track, KFKA’s style is eclectic and successful.  Be patient and wait for the second drop ;).  This track is also a FREE DOWNLOAD so be sure to snag it on up and give your sincere thanks to KFKA for the giveaway! Download link in Soundcloud bar.

KFKA – Sensations (FREE DOWNLOAD)

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The last two tracks we have for tonight are two from the London based duo, Vicious Circle.  These two have been turning heads non-stop the past couple of months, specifically for their 140 bpm productions.  Putting out some of the heaviest and darkest tunes to date, these guys are sure to see a largely successful year in 2012.  Getting support from Youngsta, Ben Verse, and many others, I’m sure they will be stuck on the 140 business for quite some time.  Both of these releases are forthcoming on Crunch Recordings and should be listened to at extremely high volumes.  First track, ‘Not Afraid’, is a track displaying huge, rolling kick drums and real gritty presence.  Definitely a tune that will pick the energy up in your mix!  The second track, Hibernation, is another big-time roller.  Again with the high energy vibes, this track brings in a taste for some high frequencies, sounding like a mushroom induced laser stand-off.  Lend your ears to both the tracks below!

Vicious Circle – Not Afraid (Forthcoming Crunch Recordings)

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Vicious Circle – Hibernation (Forthcoming Crunch Recordings)

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Stay blessed people!  Hope you enjoyed the sounds.

To the gods.

-Kinman

EZ Monday: Bukkha, Focus & Compa

Yes I, blessings fam we’re back with another week of sharing the tunes that we love.  This weekend we had the opportunity to see a massive line up of artists at Beyond Wonderland, and by all means it was nothing less than a rinse out.  Magnetic Man rinsed out in anthem like fashion with Sgt. Pokes holding it tight on mic control.  High Contrast dropped selections from his new album while utilizing his bottomless bag of classics to bring fire in the dance.  Andy C, the most skillful of DJs, filled every corner of the sound system with maximum boom, hyping the crowd to the fullest.  Netsky blessed the end of the night with an hour full of drum and bass melodies that sent everyone home on positive vibes.  It truly was a massive night, big up all the artists, and big up Insomniac for bringing in that massive PK sound system!

Today we’ll start out with some rasta vibes, bringing to your attention a tune that will be given away FREE on April 1, no fooling you here.  Straight irie vibes on this wan, full roots supporter Bukkha brings a mega remix of Radikal Guru’s tune Tundra Dub.  For all dem rootsteppas out there, this tune is one to stomp to, proper work on dis ting!

Bukkha was featured on another Radikal Guru remix a couple months back titled Fire, make sure to have a look at his soundcloud here, Bukkha, and have a listen to other projects he’s working on.  Based out of Louisiana, it’s nice to here some proper dubs stateside.

On another tip, the next tune to highlight comes at us from an artist from London that goes by the name of Focus.  With a real lurky vibe to his tunes, this guy pushes the low end pressure.  The first tune, Hell’s Requiem, takes you deep into the depths.

The next one is definitely a more upbeat vibe, sure to make you skank.  The tune’s called Keep Calm, have a listen.

We’ll leave you off tonight with a tune from Compa who’s been taking massive strides this year.  Always bring the deepest vibe to the sound system, Compa delivers again with a new tune title Sojourn.  Massive shouts to him, can’t wait till he gets the chance to visit us here in Cali.

Right, well that’s it for today.  Shouts to all our friends and supporters scattered across the world.  Stay balanced this week.

Cheers

-BWS (Lowkey)

Music For Your Mindstate: Techno To Tearout

Yup.  It’s Friday.  Such blessed days, Fridays are.  Just want to give a massive shout to all the heads that rolled through Bassweight Society presents Broken Note last night.  It was truly a great one.  I don’t think people were ready for the powerful sounds that Broken Note had up his sleeve.  Some of the most groundshaking, industrial-esque music I’ve heard, hands down.  He absolutely smashed the dance up!

Before you guys get your weekends started we have some killer tunes that have recently been put into circulation.

First two tracks are off of Boddika’s forthcoming Swamp 81 release that’s due out the 26th of March.  The A side, ‘Acid Jackson’, is MAADDDDD groovy!  Nothing less should ever be expected when Boddika gets on the buttons but, nevertheless, this tune is exceptionally large.  The flip, ‘Basement’, is another gem, straight up.  The synth moves your body for you, even if you’re too cool to skank.

Boddika – Acid Jackson/Basement (Forthcoming Swamp 81)

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Next tune is another techno one from Sleeper.  Himself, alongside Killawatt, are a techno binge lately and honestly I can’t complain.  Sleeper’s minimal techno vibes are epic!  I mean we’re talking underground dungeon rave status.  No windows, no light, nothing but lasers and vibes.  The track is called ‘Telepathy’, highly recommend listening to this one with your sound at high output levels.

Sleeper – Telepathy

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Alright, now we’re moving back into the 140 arena with Mensah’s forthcoming Deep Medi release, ‘The Gambia/The Trailing Moons of Saturn’.  This one like Boddika’s is due out March 26 and will no doubt fly off the shelves so, I recommend watching your preferred vinyl retailer very closely so you don’t miss out.  The first track, ‘The Gambia’, is a dark, tribal infused tune for the deep heads.  The percussion is huge on this track!  The Trailing Moons of Saturn is a mind raper.  It gives me the same vibes as a lot of Goth-Trad’s recent work.  Perfectly suiting for the Deep Medi imprint in my opinion.  Take a peak below, blud.

Mensah – The Gambia/The Trailing Moons of Saturn (Forthcoming Deep Medi)

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The last track we’re going to leave you with is a recent collaboration between LAXX and Walsh, forthcoming on Wheel & Deal.  This one is a straight party tune.  These boys make their presence very well-known with this track as the gritty wobble comes through the speakers with ferocity and, most importantly, CONTROL.  Too much of the heavier stuff lately displays very poor production quality/sound design, but not with this track.  Quality in-your-face dubstep that will set the dance off without a doubt.  Respect to the boys!

LAXX & Walsh – Latest Tech (Forthcoming Wheel & Deal)

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Alright goons, enjoy the sounds!  Big up the artists so they know their music is well-received.  BUY THEIR MUSIC!!!  Show some respect for the hours these guys put into pleasing our audible desires.  See you next week.  Stay safe and as always, RESPECT!

To the gods.

-Kinman

 

Roll It Out

Oi bredren,

Today we have a couple selections of some high calibre lurkers to set you straight.  By all means turn them speakers up and lets us deliver you some illy low level frequencies.

First up is a forthcoming release on mega label Subway Music set to drop on March 26.  Coming from a producer from the land down under going by the name of Droid Sector, the tunes are titled Catharsis/Sarcophagus.  Catharsis has a nice intro, sounding almost as if it was played with a xylophone.  The drop is mysterious, heavy in it’s kick drums but offset by a combination of atmospheric elements.  It’s one that definitely gets more interesting as you give it numerous listens.  Sarcophagus is maximum bassweight.  With rasta chants preceeding a massive drop this one is a killa.  For sure one to fill up all aspects of a soundsystem, Droid Sector does it proper with this badman choon.

Be sure to swing by Subway’s site and have a look.  These boys have been killing it in the Netherlands and globally for quite some time now. Subway Music

Thought it was worthy of a mention to highlight a VIP I recently heard of a tune that I thought was solid in itself.  The tune titled Swarf, we highlighted a month or two ago as a serious lurker from masterminds Thelem & Killawatt.  With a new twist on it the VIP pushes even deeper into the depths.  Ripped from a mix Thelem did, watch out for this one, who knows if it will get a release.

Last tunes of the day come from a producer we’ve never covered before named Server.  The tunes titled Boxing/Looking are set to release on Surfase Records on April 23.  Boxing utilizes hard snapping snares with consistent punching kick drums to keep the tune flowing throughout. Looking is a bit darker with bass stacked deep throughout.  I like how Server really utilizes his snares to compliment the low end pressure in the tune. Have a listen.

Blessings to all in the coming weekend.  Here in Cali we are lucky enough to have High Contrast, Netsky, & Andy C paying us a visit this weekend.  As we all here at BWS came to love dubstep music through years of listening to drum and bass, this weekend we are bruking out and paying respect to our roots.

Peace

-BWS (Lowkey)