Cauze & KBeatz – Nightmares/Subway

Artwork: Mesck

Ez everyone!  Hope all is well with BWS fam’.  Much love and respect for tuning in to the posts here.

Today I wanted to bring light to a release that hit the shelves last Monday.  It is with great pleasure to highlight this release from Vulcan Audio, a US/UK-based label run by Biak and Medik.  You might recognize from Biak from from his releases on Bacon Dubs, Sub Pressure, and Gamma Audio, while Medik holds releases from Loveless, Sub Pressure, and Onset Audio. This EP will mark the second release for the imprint, and does so in a mighty fashion.  Cauze and KBeatz add a very flavorful dynamic to the Vulcan Audio family.

The A side, ‘Nightmares’, is beautifully constructed with swinging percussion and groove-filled basslines.  The vocal sample is a great lead-in to the onslaught of growls and low-end pressure.  It’s fresh on the ears to hear the growls constantly changing form – especially right now when growls have become a weapon of choice for many artists.  The B side, ‘Subway’, is a f*cking massive tune!  The placement of the stabs, bleeps, and drums culminates into a bounce-drenched lurker. I got similar vibes as Truth’s 2010 Boka hit, ‘Hackerz’.  This one really has dope atmosphere to it – keeping things minimal but packed with a punch.

Artwork: Mesck

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Purchase the release from Juno Download here.

Enjoy the sounds, support the artists, and spread the love.

Catch you next time.

To the gods.

-Kinman

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In The Shadows Volume 1: Promise One

Ziiiiiingggg! What’s going on people.  We hope you had a great weekend.  Today is the start to a new series here at BWS, called ‘In The Shadows’.  The intent of this series is to highlight up-and-coming artists who represent the deep, dark, and minimal sounds that we love so much.  So, hopefully you guys/gals will receive the material with respect and enjoyment.

To start things off this week we have an artist who has adopted the monicker Promise One.  Coming out of North London, this 24 year old brings a really sick interpretation to the genre.  Originally captured by “dusty” hip-hop, as he puts it, he was introduced to dubstep in 2005 while at school in Leeds.  Instantly intrigued by the spacious and organic productions of Burial and Kode9, he quickly began to delve into the bass scene’s entirety.  As he had already been producing hip-hop under the name ‘Defiant Kinetics’ for a few years before his love for dubstep began, he had experience with programs such as Reason and Cubase.  So, we would imagine, the transition to dubstep production was just a bit easier than those who have never touched a DAW before.  His early influences are apparent in his rolling basslines and reverb-drenched, distant sounding synths.  His debut release was on Reboot Records (Boot09) back in mid 2011, containing the tracks ‘Dissonance’ and ‘Glyph’.  Both of the tunes are superb productions and we highly recommend purchasing them!  Take a listen below.

Promise One – Dissonance

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Promise One – Glyph

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With that release already under his belt, as well as a release on Sub Pressure Recordings, Promise One is back again with another set of masterpieces.  This one, released early this month, came out on Gamma Audio.  Both of the tunes on this release show the evolution of his sounds as well as his maturing production capabilities.    The A side, titled ‘Kilos’, emits growling basslines and very garage-like use of percussion.  The vocal processing on this tune perfectly mesh with the instrumental production laid down.  The B side is a track titled ‘Lowkey’ and is on a different vibe than the flip.  More of a half-step stomper, this tune slows things down a bit.  The synths in this tune truly capture your ears, and quite quickly if we may add. Again utilizing his garage approach to the percussion styling Lowkey brings a classic vibe to the modern era of music production.

Promise One is a man that you should definitely keep your eyes on as he will most certainly be climbing the ranks within the deep scene.  He really embodies the foundation-oriented approach that we here at Bassweight Society love.  Please check out the links below to purchase his latest release on Gamma Audio.  Either from Juno or from Beatport.  Make sure to visit his Facebook page and show the man the support he deserves.  Below you will also find the Soundcloud links to ‘Lowkey’ and ‘Kilos’.

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Promise One – Lowkey/Kilos (Juno Download)

Promise One – Lowkey/Kilos (Beatport Download)

Promise One Facebook Page

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Promise One – Lowkey (GAMMA027)

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Promise One – Kilos

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Alright people, that’s the word for today.  Much respect to the readers that have been/continue to visit our website, it really means a lot to us.  2012 is the “year of the weight”, as the badman Cyrus put it in one of his Twitter posts last month.  So, together let’s bring the deep, dark, and minimal sounds to the United States.  We’re all about spreading soundsystem music to the heads.  See you next time.  Respect!

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society (Kinman)