Hope everything is good. Out to everyone who is in the trenches with finals at university right now – I FEEL you. Anyway, I’ve got some time to kill and wanted to give some love to a killer release set to drop late December. Vulcan Audio has been on somewhat of a hiatus since their 006 with Jafu (which was DOPE so check it out if you slept on it) but have returned to the frontline with their recent signing of the Italian dreadnaught, D-Operation Drop. I would be hard-pressed to believe anybody at this point if they said they hadn’t heard at least one tune from DOD. This small army of friends has been pushing out tunes and getting signed like madmen. Recent releases with Wheel & Deal, Bacon Dubs, Redshift One and forthcomings due on Vulcan, Subaltern Records, and NoMad highlight the virtuosity this group has displayed over the past year.
Their ‘Slammer’ EP showcases percussive precision, slumping sub-frequencies, and the signature array of dystopian synth programming that would put a thizz face on Rob Ford quicker than a 10-cloud to his lungs. ‘The Addition’ stands out as my favorite beat off the EP; it’s energetic kick and pumping sub get my blood flowing – definitely one to engage the dance! The collaboration with Piezo, ‘Trench’, is another one that gets a massive salute. The swing in this one is absolutely top-notch and each time I listen to it, I find nearly every appendage on my body subconsciously synchronizing itself to the beat. Bacon Dubs bossman Sparxy closes the EP out with his remix of ‘Slammer’, twisting sounds into an unfathomable dimension, causing a thorough consideration to whether or not you’re still human. This guy knows how to bring the energy.
RELEASE DATE: 13th of January 2014
Hope you enjoy the sounds! Stay locked with the pages above for official release date, or check the Bassweight Society Facebook page. I’ll catch you next time!