Valentines Day, Love Sick Style

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Happy valentines day everybody!  For those of you that insist on incessantly whining about about this holiday, SUCK IT UP.  Despite the days beautiful display of consumerism, deceit, and misinterpretations, valentines day is a day for lovers.  Love is one of the greatest things about being human.  Or maybe I should say the ability we have to experience/identify any sort of emotion is one of the greatest things about being human.  But that’s neither here nor there.  Let’s get back to the Love.  Valentines day can incite a lot of different reactions among those who share it with their “special someone”; excitement towards the love they have, frustration about the financial journey they must embark, or confusion about what to get, to name a few.  I feel like the whole extravagant gift thing has been taken a bit overboard nowadays but, I mean, at this point I think I would be more caught off guard if our country had a holiday in which tempting citizens with screaming deals wasn’t a major aspect.  With all the BS aside though, take the day as a day to be thankful for the loved ones you have in your life.  It’s not just a day for couples, it’s for everybody.  A lot of times people take what they have for granted and when it’s gone, it’s gone.  Let people know that they are important to you.  Relationships are an integral part of our psyche so doesn’t it seem reasonable that you would want to maintain it in a positive manner?

Today we have a special treat from the boys at Love Sick Recordings.  If you’ve been following this site you should remember that we did a piece on them back in November.  Take a look here, if you haven’t already read about it.  The label, collectively run by 4 artists, represents a style of bass music that is unique and amazing.  Today they have blessed us with a 5 track EP available for FREE download.  FREELUV001 contains songs that are absolutely beautiful.  We have tunes from Riskotheque, Deadbeat, Screen Age, Marchmellow, Max Mudie, and Southbound Hangers.  All of these tunes captures soul, groove, and funk, all necessary ingredients for the formula of love.  A perfect gift for this joyous occasion of valentines day.

1. Riskotheque & Deadbeat – Heartbreak

2. Machmellow – Morphing

3. Southbound Hangers – After Sun

4. Max Mudie – Cross My Mind

5. Screen Age – My Love

Visit this link to download the free EP!:

FREELUV001 Download Link

Give the boys over at Love Sick a big shout out for these tunes!  Hope you all have a great valentines day, and don’t be a sourpuss.

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society (Kinman)

For The Ears Of The Inhabitants

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Man, what the f*ck. The weekends go by way too fast! Someone needs to institute some sort of last Friday of every month off type ting’, there is just not enough time to unwind with only two days. We spend too much time worrying about the next bill due or the numbers on the clock. It’s things like these that many psychologists believe to be the underlying cause of the violence and contempt that humans exhibit. We are not innately evil, nor violent, we as humans strive for cooperation, collectivism, and functionality. All the worlds evils; self-righteousness, greed, angst, social inequity, etc., are products of an absence of love. The human spirit has been starved of its capabilities. It is a shame we have lost so much of the imagination and mysticism that once flooded the human psyche. Great minds are often wasted because an individual has never been given the chance to recognize his/her potential. My all-time favorite author, William Blake, once wrote that ” He whos face gives no light, shall never become a star. Eternity is in love with the productions of time.” (Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Proverbs of Hell) These words are so profound and each can gather their own sentiment from them.

Anyways, thank the heavens that we have music to uplift our souls! We are back with another week filled with quality music for all the readers ears’, so we hope you enjoy them.

This first tune hails from the production arsenals of PinchandPhotek. Pinch, who was responsible for founding Subloaded, one of the UK’s first pure dubstep nights, has recently been spending most of his time in the 120-135 area. Always one of the largest advocates of forward-thinking, he has been marrying a vast amount of styles within his sets. Listening to his mixing you will hear anything and everything from straight techno to chest-hollowing bass anthems. This recent collaboration with Photek, like his mixing, blends a pool of styles together to form a tune that appeals to listeners from all ends of the electronic music spectrum. Punchy synths, syncopated vocals, and huge sub-frequencies. Lend an ear!

Pinch & Photek – Acid Reign (Pinch’s dubplate version)

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The second one we have is from Wheel & Deals latest hype,Surge . Last week we brought a tune that he did with N-Type, and it was nothing short of FIRE! Today, we have a solo release from the man like ‘Surge’ featuring the tracks ‘Leech’ and ‘Swaying Mantis’. This one just hit the stores today so make sure to grab your copy before it’s gone. Featuring the vocals of an artist unknown to us here at BWS, Leech is an anthem of perseverance. Merging deep, dark, and heavy with beautiful, free, and passionate, this one is pure vibes. The flip is straight-up BASSWEIGHT. One for all the deep-steppers that will mash up the dance! If you want to learn more about Surge, check out this piece that Knowledge Magazine did on him here.

Surge – Leech ft. Pyxis

Surge – Swaying Mantis

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Last one is from one of the sickest duo’s out there right now. The Soap Dodgers have been releasing HUGE tunes like no other. Both tunes on this release are some of the most anthemic rave tunes we’ve heard to this day. Absolutely massive synths are met with even more massive bass notes. This is another release from the Wheel & Deal label, these guys are on top of things lately! Due out some time in February of this year, this release is an absolute must have.

Soap Dodgers – Rachel Went South

Soap Dodgers – Belly

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That’s it for today. Bless up. Be free. Expose your mind.

Bassweight Society (Kinman)

Frequency Friday

Good day, folks. A lot of interesting/controversial things have happened within Dubstep this past week. Whether it was the victors of the 2011 Dubstep Music Awards held in Birmingham (Don’t forget the girl that received the “trigger finger”, so eloquently put by Skream, front row. Pictured above.), or a certain somebody receiving Grammy nominations. Everybody has their two-cents and it is a conversation so circular that it would be useless for us to even spark a debate about. All we will say is that Electronic music, Bass music included, has encountered a new frontier, whether you consider it a positive or a negative, and we are very interested to see how everything pans out. So today, on this beautiful day in Southern California, we are going to bring you some fresh new weight that we’ve seen circulating.

The first track we have for you is, yet again, an absolute gem from the badman Benton. This track, titled ‘Equilibrium’, emits some amazingly dark vibes. With misinterpreted claims about the Mayan calender predicting the end of the world next year, the vocal sample of this track is seemingly too perfect. A spacey soundscape takes the listener on a mystical journey into the heavy hitting drop filled with an ABSOLUTE amount of pressure on the low-end. Make sure to have your subs turned up when you listen to this apocalyptic masterpiece.

Benton – Equilibrium

The next two tunes that we have for you are produced by Jack Sparrow. The first tune is a 170 production, but on the slower side. It is a remix of ‘The Way I See You’ done by Maidu, and is an absolute roller! The beautiful vocals on this track perfectly compliment the break patterned drum sequences, as the hard-hitting bassline occupies the space left over. The second tune is a collaboration between J. Sparrow, Ruckspin, and Quantam Soul. This bongo-filled, meditation-induced stomper is truly one for the deep heads. The evolution/flow of this tune is a perfect example of how mixdowns should be constructed. Big ups to the man like Jack Sparrow, as well as Ruckspin and Quantam Soul!

J. Sparrow – The Way I See You (Remix)

J. Sparrow/Ruckspin/Quantam Soul – Minotaur

The next two tunes come from the Belgian production duo, Requake. These guy are truly underrated in our opinion and deserve MUCH MORE exposure! Do yourselves, and us, a favor by checking these guys out and spreading there sounds to everybody you know (IF you haven’t already done so). The first track is one titled ‘Thalys’. This tune hit so hard and makes your sub flex to its true potential! The second tune, titled ‘Berrua’, automatically sparks the “head-nod” onto its listeners. This bouncy low-end production is a great way to start off the day.

Requake – Thalys

Requake – Berrua

Bladoww! There you have it everyone, a Friday filled with a sufficient amount of bass-WEIGHT. Please visit the artists links listed above, “like” their page, give em’ a shout, and do anything else you can think of to support the continuance of their productions. Most importantly, GO OUT AND BUY THEIR DAMN MUSIC!!

Peace everybody, stay BLESSED.

-Bassweight Society