Cut Classics: A Step Back

Welcome back from what was hopefully a dope weekend! Starting off this week proper we’re going to feature some vintage tunes that fit well in the mix. Released mostly on CD’s and vinyls, these tracks may be hard to acquire, but are absolutely worth the effort of tracking down. Reaching from 2007 to 2009, these classic tunes fit in well with any present day dubstep set and can really set the dancefloor on fire when used correctly. Featuring sounds from Tes la Rok, Benga, and DZ,  blow the dust off and check out these tunes.

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First up is a tune that eerily foreshadowed the sounds that are present today, back in 2007. Featuring elements from all across the bass spectrum, DZ’s,  ‘Strong on Ya’ , surely is not a track to be lost in the archives. Sharp synths cut through the mix nicely, bumpy mid range add hop, and amen breaks meld it all together to create a jam that would hold its own in 2012. Pressed in 2007 on Hotflush Recordings, this release also features a massive flip side entitled ‘Slums Dub’.

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Next up is an absolute party jam that can change the tone of any dance floor with the flick of the fader. This sing-a-long anthem made its rounds on the mix and live circuit back in 2007, and is bound to make a comeback. Tes la Rok’s remix of Uncle Sam’s ‘Round the World Girls’ released on Argon in ’07 will most likely be a hard find for the vinyl collector, but anyone can purchase both the remix and the VIP on Amazon (256kbps).

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This next tune is an absolute pleasure to play out particularly because its sharp synth patterns that cut through and add to any mix. Fans and Dj’s alike can equally appreciate this futuristic-party track by the ever-diverse, Benga. Released in 2009 on N-Type and Hatcha’s Sin City Records, ‘On the Edge’ is featured on The Croydon Dubheadz Compilation vinyl as a well-deserved A-Side. Give it a listen and you will see why  its always a good thing to dig deep in the record bag and brush off a dusty one.

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Thanks for listening to these tunes and we hope you’ve found something you can take away with you. Playing and hearing these finely aged tracks really add to a live show so don’t hesitate to drop some senior sub pressure on the masses and make sure to skank out if you hear one of these at the club. Check back tomorrow for another quality post, and some more fine tunes to discover.

-Peace

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-BWS (Shice)

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Can You Handle The TRUTH?

What’s good everybody!  As I’m sure you made out from the title, we are highlighting the New Zealand Dubstep superstars, Truth.  This talented duo has been making big tune after big tune.  We will never forget the first time we heard a Truth song.  It was the remix of Optimus Gryme – Immortal, back in 2009, and we immediately knew these guys were going to be doing big things.  With releases like ‘The Fatman’, ‘Soundsystem’, and ‘Full Baked’, it is no surprise that they have become one of the most respected artists in the bass music scene.  Heavily influenced by Loefah and Mala, Truth’s music is filled with spacey, low-end pressure displaying a very unique “darkness” to it.  Releasing tracks like ‘Feel’ with Silkie, ‘Dreams Can Never Come True” , and ‘Birds’ ft. Dutty Ranks Truth’s ability to produce innovative sounds whilst paying homage to the foundations of Dubstep music is exhibited.  Their debut album, ‘Puppets’, being nominated for best Dubstep album of 2011 in the Dubstepforum awards showcases the forward thinking direction these guys are headed in.  Truth’s two latest releases, ‘Full Baked’/’Birds ft. Dutty Ranks’ (BLACKBOX019) & ‘Snake’/’Direct Blow’ (GDKR003) are unbelievable and I would highly recommend purchasing them before they sell out the 12″ ‘ s.  Below are a couple links you can purchase their music and also their Soundcloud, in case you haven’t heard the weight that Truth brings.

Truth – Full Baked/Birds ft. Dutty Ranks

Truth – Snake/Direct Blow

Truth – Birds ft. Dutty Ranks

Truth – Full Baked

Truth’s Facebook Page

Truth’s Twitter

Truth’s Myspace Page

Truth’s Website

Truth has been on a US tour recently and are making a couple stops in Southern California!  Bassweight Society has brought Truth to Santa Barbara, CA on November 17, 2011.  Those of you that are close to this area, you won’t want to miss this event.  NO COVER CHARGE TO SEE TRUTH!!  That’s right, you read that correctly, NO COVER.  Check below for more information!  All those Bassweight Society family members that live close by, make sure you don’t miss out on this, we got 10,000 watts of subwoofer coming out to this gig 🙂 .

Bassweight Society Presents : TRUTH @ EOS LOUNGE

Eos Lounge

500 Anacapa Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

That’s all people.  Go out and buy Truth’s music and make sure you get yourself to Santa Barbara on the 17th of November.

Peace everybody.

-Bassweight Society