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

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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

 

Big Sounds: Sleeper, Loadstar, Congi, Data & Alvarez, and Pressa

Easy all the heads. Halfway through the week, and I’m loving it! This weekend is going to be quite an epic one. Tomorrow night we have myself (Kinman) throwing down an all-vinyl set in Santa Barbara in support of Broken Note’s performance. If you’re going to be in town come check out the show! It’s free and Broken Note throws down really dope live shows with some truly powerful sound waves. It’s going to be at Eos Lounge on Anacapa, come kick it with the fam! Then, Saturday night we have Beyond Wonderland with the Hospital Records crew coming through in full-effect, Andy C the 3-deck master, Mistajam, Ed Rush & Optical, and Magnetic Man. Honestly haven’t been this excited for a show in a LONG time. It’s already a sold out show, those of you that got tickets, well played. If you don’t have tickets I would strongly suggest figuring out a way to get in because it’s going to be one for the record books.

In light of the rave this weekend, today’s music is a mixture of dubstep as well as drum and bass. Some top-notch music as always, so flip on the sub, light up the spliff, and get ready for today’s journey.

First tune that I want to highlight is an absolutely massive techno roller coming from the hands of Sleeper. The tune, titled ‘Oxygen’, would go hard in the airplane hangars that Saturdays event is held at. Pure minimalistic vibes and sub-pressure that can be felt miles away. Really can’t get enough of these percussive techno tunes that so many ‘dubstep’ artists are putting out lately. Quality material! Lend an ear below.

Sleeper – Oxygen

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Sleeper’s Facebook

Sleeper’s Soundcloud

This next bit is another one from a man who has been so on top of his shit lately, Congi. Holding it down for the Macabre Unit crew HARD. The track we have from him today is titled ‘Cult’ and is forthcoming on Tribe12 Records. He utilizes a really clever and meaningful vocal sample that should resonate extremely well to the heads with strong ties to a proper soundsystem. The spliff directive mentioned above was primarily for this one 😉

Congi – Cult (Forthcoming Tribe12)

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Congi’s Soundcloud

Pressa just recently dropped a 140 jungle tune called ‘Be With Me’. This one is for all the foot work crew! Displaying that classic vibe fused with modern sound. There seems to be a pretty big divide in peoples opinions about this stuff. Personally, I think it’s dope but I also understand the complaints of long-time junglists who feel it’s lost its authenticity. Each to his own, I guess. Anyways…..

Pressa – Be With Me

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Pressa’s Facebook

Pressa’s Soundcloud

This next tune picks the tempo up a bit. A new one from Data & Alvarez that is just a skanker! The track’s titled ‘Resist’ and you can still make out the chant, faintly under the vocal processing. Hope you’re somewhere you can move your feet, this 170 business will get you going.

Data & Alvarez – Resist

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The final track we’re going to leave you with is a remix Loadstar did for Noisia. It’s been out for a while so many of you have probably heard it but, it’s one of the few remixes of a Noisia tune that is even comparable to the next level business that they’re on. This track is an absolute anthem for the late nights with no sleep and and pure vibes.

Noisia – Tommy’s Theme (Loadstar Remix)

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Alright goons, see you next time. Respect.

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society

It’s Monday. F*@K.

Gwaann get up to da’ decks man.  Another Monday here to taunt us all with the 5 days we must wait until we are once again freed from our chains.  It really sucks how fast the weekends go by.  Straight up madness.  To say the least, I was extremely exhausted to begin with today, and then got flooded with a full day of work then a paper that I had to jam out before class.  Just got back to the crib and I am most definitely lacking the appetite for literary expression that I usually have.  Just one of those days, haha.  But, fear not, I have still gathered up a handful of good tunes that I have come across in the little free time I’ve had the past couple days.  A lot of mellow vibes featured in today’s post so, make sure you have a spliff ting’ ready for the lighta’.

First track on the decks is one from Macabre Unit crew member, Congi.  This track keeps it really smooth, minimal, and lounge-like vibed.  Nothing like a coffee and some creeping sunlight to this one.

Gantz – Indifferent (Congi Remix)

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Next track is another from TMSV.  This one’s another easy-vibed roller.  Actually progresses quite nicely from the previous track.  Not a lot needs to be said when a track comes out the hands of this guy except, LISTEN CLOSELY.  A true don to the game.

TMSV – Stress

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The next 3 tracks come from US based producer, VVV.  He makes truly beautiful music.  Each of the tracks listed below fit in perfectly with tunes such as the above.  The realness to his productions is unique and can’t really be matched by anybody.  I mean, his songs really take your mind away and let you drift for a few minutes at a time.  Vibbbbbbbbbeess.

VVV – Leave (Clip)

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VVV – Interested In You

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Delete – Neva (VVV Remix)

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All right, I know there is definitely some heads that want some heavy weight business so I got two for ya’ll.  First track is a remix that Chestplate boss Distance has recently put out.  Put out his interpretation of  Overjoyed, by Bastille, in a very nice fashion.  Got some eerie ting’s coming out the speakers with this track.  Vocal processing is top-notch and track is mixed-down flawlessly.  The to set things off rolling into Tuesday we have a new one put out by heavyweight bossman, Sleeper.  Forthcoming Chestplate records.  HUGE tune.

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Sleeper – Zodiac

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Hope these tunes ease the transition back to reality, even if they are kinda late.  Bless to the readers.

To the gods.

Bassweight Society (Kinman)

Cato’s Funky Steppa EP, Camu, Stigma, & Gestalt

Eassssyyyyyyy people.  Hope this post is reaching you in good health and spirits!  I am absolutely exhausted from watching Breakage last night in Hollywood.   Up into the early hours of the morning.  Every time I see that man my level of respect jumps up immensely.  He is truly one of the sickest producers/DJ’s in the game.  His style of music is so unique, constantly coming at you with these huge 4×4 kick drums and some of the most ravey synths I have ever heard.  If any of you haven’t been lucky enough to see one his performances I HIGHLY recommend grabbing a ticket to his show next time he comes to your town.  He went into some jungle last night for about 15 minutes too and it was just straight vibes man.  It was really sick to see all these little kids who, for the most part, didn’t even know who he was just go nuts.  I mean honestly I don’t think you can resist brukking out to your fullest potential when he hops on the decks, his skills are unmatched.  Big up to the Bassrush crew for bringing him out to the Funktion Wednesday’s, BWS was there is full effect and had a blast.  Tonight, if you’re in the LA area I would highly recommend checking out Respect at the Dragonfly as Atlantic Connection will be headlining and that performance will most definitely be worth checking out!

Now, let’s get down to today’s music.  First up we have another release coming from the homies over at Inna Riddim.  The Funky Steppa EP, coming from new found talentCato, is filled with 4 tracks of varying stylistic approach, all real quality productions.  Personally, my favorite tune on this release is ‘Dizzy Cow’.  This tune comes with a mad funky drop that sets the dance up perfectly for footwork business!  Cato is definitely a guy to keep your eyes on because it’s very likely that he will be making big moves this year.  Very shortly after Inna Riddim snagged him up for this EP, N-Type took notice of Cato and signed the track ‘Who’s Cato’ to release on his 100% Pure Dubstep vol.2 compilation that was released March of last year.  The Funky Steppa EP will be available for download at all major digital outlets such as Juno, Beatport, and Itunes.  Take a listen below to preview and show Cato some love!

Cato – Funky Steppa EP (INNAR009)

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Also, check out a couple of releases that Cato has due out on Sin City, BANGERS.

Cato – Face The System (Forthcoming Sin City Records)

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Cato – Frenzy (Forthcoming Sin City Records)

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The next track that we have to showcase is one from Camu.  When I first came across this guy, I expressed that his music the definition of “meditating on bassweight’.  This track, called ‘Tajmi’, is no different.  He layers up the track with beautifully sequenced drums, eastern vibe vocal chants, and distant synths that add an ambiance to the track that is so deep.  This guy really needs to get more exposure.  I mean, it could be a longshot, but his vibes are so suited for the Deep Medi imprint, in my opinion.  Hopefully his sounds will blow up because the more effort that this fellow is able to put into his productions the more our ears will be blessed.  Lend an ear below to this gem.

Camu – Tajmi

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The last track of the day is one coming from two up-and-coming producers that go by the names StigmaGestalt.  The tune, titled ‘Tribes’, is a really deep lurker!  Comes hard with a growling bassline that’s fitted to scare the children away, no doubt.  The vocals that come in at the beginning immediately hook you and transport your mind into a very renaissance-esque vibe that I envision myself marching to battle with.  Haha, man that probably sounds weird but, it’s the truth.  Once tune progresses into it’s climax, percussion floods the airwaves and the eyes down business begins.  Again, these are two producers that you should really keep your ears on because if they continue to produce tunes like this they are going to get noticed quicker than you can say “bassweight is king”.  Listen below and make sure to visit their Facebook pages and show them support.  There are some free 320’s on Stigma’s page for those who ‘like’ it, so get amongst it people!

Stigma & Gestalt – Tribes (Unsigned)

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Alright that’s it for today, like I said, I’m exhausted and need to go to sleep haha.  Check back tomorrow as Shice will be bringing some more heat to the table.  Make sure you stay locked on this page because we have an interview with an artist that is of the highest caliber coming your way, as always :).  Bless.

 

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society (Kinman)