Compa – ‘Sonic Textures’ Volume 2

Compa Sonic Textures

“After months of selecting tracks & many hours of recording & mixing i finally finished my second Sonic Textures mix, Vol. 2

The mix is a deep, forward-thinking, emotive & though-provoking seventy minute audio collage built using a selection of dark, cinematic, ambient & soundscape textures to take the mind & soul on a conscious journey. Zone out, sit back, relax, enjoy…”

COMPA || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER

 

Tracklist:
1. Irrelevant – Exits (Kokeshi)
2. Compa – Space & Time (Unreleased)
3. Prism – Surfacing Shadows (Unreleased)
4. Unknown – Trouble Sleeping (Unknown Remix)
5. Irrelevant – Reintroduction (Kokeshi)
6. Compa – Hoods (Unreleased)
7. ASC – I Share My Secrets With You (Silent Season)
8. Hans Zimmer – Old Souls (Water Tower Music)
9. Atsubox – White Ermine (Unreleased)
10. Compa – Through & Through (Unreleased)
11. Disco-Nekt – Planned Obsolesce (Unreleased)
12. Compa – Adelaide (Unreleased)
13. Soaka – Fume (Unreleased)
14. Unknown – Untitled (Unreleased)
15. MiN – Final Grief (Edit) (Unreleased)
16. Mark Pritchard & David Brinkworth – Sentience (Innervisions)
17. Compa – Kalindi (Kokeshi)
18. Synth Sense – Symbol # 9.2 (Auxiliary)
19. Gambowl – Grimm (Unreleased)
20. Prism – Crown Of Light (Unreleased)
21. ASC – Fulcrum (Auxiliary)
22. ASC & Sam KDC – Vapour Lock (Auxiliary)
23. Phaeo – Rememberance (Unreleased)
24. Irrelevant – No One Else (Kokeshi)
25. Kryptic Minds – Something To Nothing (Swamp 81)

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Moonshine Recordings – ‘Steppin’ Forward’ LP [VA]

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As the Moonshine back catalog continues to grow in both size and undeniable quality, the imprint has launched one of the finest campaigns to date with the ‘Steppin’ Forward’ VA LP.  The anticipation of this release has been surging through the underground community, listeners and bloggers alike.  Having been fortunate enough to receive an early copy, I don’t think there has been a day in the past three weeks that I haven’t played at least half of the album.  During my long commutes home from university, sitting in the standard Los Angeles traffic, this album has played an integral role in me not wanting to roundhouse-kick nearly everybody on the highway while simultaneously throwing hand grenades during my acrobatics.  For that, I thank Moonshine and every artist featured deeply.  ‘Steppin’ Forward’ brings a plethora of new – to Moonshine – talent (Compa, OSC, Numa Crew, Adam Prescott, and Dubsworth, among others)  under the label’s umbrella, which is likely an indication of what us listeners can expect to see in the coming year as far as releases.  I’ve mentioned a couple of my favorite tracks below, but make sure you bag this LP, whether you’re a vinyl or digital head, because each track is top-shelf business.

My absolute favorite off this release is Numa Crew’s ‘Knowledge’.  The swinging halfstep percussion provides perfect avenue for the syncopated collection of delayed vocals and horns to drift in and out of the mix.  The LFO pressure on the sub is immense and injects a lasting amount of energy into the listener with its single bar presence.  Compa’s ‘One Lion’ is another one of my favorites.  It’s spacious aesthetic and rolling bongo hits invoke a seamless listening experience, while the vocal processing adds an element of introspect that always gets my mind moving in the right direction.  The last I’ll mention is Hatti Vatti ft. Cian Finn – ‘Education’.  This one will prove to be a prolific anthem simply due to the profound message of Cian Finn’s vocals.  Everybody, including myself, would be wise to remember these words when in times of defeat or struggle.

Make sure to listen below, as Moonshine has put up clips of the entire album to preview.  I’ve also included links to pre-order (vinyl) or keep your eye on for the release date – March 24th.

MOONSHINE RECORDINGS | PRE-ORDER VINYL | JUNO

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That’s it for today, I’ll catch you soon, fam’.  One love.

– Kinman

Compa – ‘Outer Lines/Timelapse’ [TUBA]

Tuba Compa Art

Ez everyone.

The next installment for the TUBA gang comes from Manchunian, Compa.  Still fresh off his debut release with the formative Deep Medi imprint, Will returns stateside for the release of his next three beats (2 Vinyl + Digital, 1 Digital Exclusive), marking his second appearance with TUBA (his remix of Prism’s ‘Future Samba’ featured on 006).  007 is yet another testament to Compa’s intricate sound design and plunging sonic explorations.  Each of the three tracks radiates with a dark and meditative vein, harboring feelings of somber splendor through means of ominous atmospheres and warm sub-work.  Have a listen below and mark your calendars.

RELEASE DATE:  3 MARCH 2014

COMPA || TUBA

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With its recent campaign of #bridgethegap and communications with the FatKidOnFire collective, it will be very interesting to see what label boss Ric has in store for TUBA in 2014 with regard to release schedule and other extraneous endeavors.  Anywho, that’s it for today – I’ll catch you soon.

One love.

– Kinman

1 Year Anniversary Competition

Big up fam’!

Today marks the 1 year anniversary for BWS.  I’m astounded at the amount of support this little idea has gained (although it may be miniscule relative to other platforms).  Going from 1 to nearly 800 supporters with over 20K views in a single year is amazing in my mind, regardless of how jaded the current state of social media would make it seem.  I am so thankful for the relationships that have come into being from this website.  I’ve connected with various people from all the world, and it’s been really humbling.

A seriously MASSIVE shout out of respect from myself to all of you that have made this page what it is today.   I would also like to shout a major thank you to you my best boys Shice and Lowkey, who helped build the foundation of BWS with me last year, although they’re both onto their own paths now.  Also, as you may have seen in the last post, there will be some new writers being introduced over the next couple months so be on the look for new flavor/opinions and be sure to make them feel welcome.  Ben Grimm was the first to be announced, so expect to see more from ‘Begrim’ on the garage side of things.  Let’s see what the next year holds for us, shall we?!

In order to celebrate this oh so monumental milestone I have decided to run a little competition for some free giveaways.  I was looking through my crates and came across 3 records that are duplicates because I double ordered them – sadly, on 3 separate occasions too, haha.  Anyways, since I’m broke as f*ck this was the best I could come up with.  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, however.  All of the records are in ‘mint’ condition as they’ve never been played.  I will say, though, the Compa remix does have some scuffs along the outer rim, but this was due to manufacturer defect so don’t get pissed about a scuff on the free record you receive.  The three records are:

 Mavado – Dem A Talk (Compa Remix) [WXWL001]

Razor Rekta – Loko-Motiv / Development [CHST018]

Dark Tantrums – Unborn / Storm [MEDI054]

***Note to the winner:  If you’re located outside of the US, I will not be able to cover all the shipping costs, however, I will split them with you.  Once we come to that juncture we will figure it out as needed.  If you’re in the US, shipping is on me.

This competition is meant for the people that have been supporting during this year, so there is no need to publicly share this competition, unless you prefer to lessen your odds of victory.  If you prefer to share it, however, I have no issue with that.  All you need to do is answer the following three questions:

1.    Which song on his self-titled EP (‘Commodo EP’) did Commodo not want to include?

2.    Which artist that interviewed with BWS said these words: 

“theres just not enough energy in most of the stuff coming out whereas with these techno influenced rollers with the big relentless kick drum lines and the pounding subs there is just so much natural energy, you move instinctively to the music whether you like it or not because of the sheer physicality of it and the rhythms that have been engrained in us over the past millenia from ancient ‘tribal’ music. “

        3.    Who was the first artist to record a mix exclusively for BWS?

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Email your responses to bassweightsociety@gmail.com before November 15th, 2012.  YOU MUST ENTER ‘BWS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY’ AS THE SUBJECT LINE OR YOUR RESPONSE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

May the best human win.

To the gods.

-Kinman

Free Bass: Habstrakt, Culprate & Compa

It’s Monday and we’re back at it with a gang of absolutely free tunes. While you we’re out raging, we scanned soundcloud for the best free tunes around. All these rumblers were given out by the artists, so don’t trip, click.

First up is a soulful club shaker by the dynamic French producer Habstrakt along with Badjokes. The track ‘Miaow’ gets us bouncing from the get go and drops with a deep swelling bassline. It doesn’t stop there, it gets more and more interesting as the song goes along with hi-synth pokes and midrange additions. Download the whole free EP including amazing deep remixes by WarMateba and HubwarNekochan. Don’t sleep on this one.

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Next freebie comes to us from master-producer Culprate. In normal Culprate fashion he takes a different approach to what we perceive to be ‘dubstep’. Tentacle VIP is filled with clean samples, excellent editing techniques and most importantly, bass. This is the perfect pre-summer jam and its 100% Free.

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Last up is a meditation piece by BWS homie, Compa. In this track he lets the sub ride along with legendary vocals from Bjork, razor sharp percussion and cinematic strings to complement. Subwoofer is a must on this one.

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Thanks for listening and make sure to like these guys on Facebook or say thanks on soundcloud, these are some quality tunes!

spread the Bassweight Society message and these tunes by sharing this post with your friends.

Peace

-BWS (Shice)