Gantz – ‘Stayer/Lyrical Trick’ [IMRV005]

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Gantz returns to the Innamind imprint with two rhythmically syncopated beats that showcase the young Turk’s uncanny ability to program drum patterns in a  concise, and intentional manner.  His distant proximity to the UK scene seems to aid in establishing the ‘Gantz’ sound, as his track formulas are generally unique and provide a complex landscape of percussive arrangement not seen in most dubstep.

Emir also just released his track ‘U Won’t Mind’ b/w Thelem’s remix via Black Box records not far back, so make sure the check that one out ———->  HERE.  The remainder of 2013 is going to be exciting as he just recently announced the signing of another 12” that will be out in the near future.  Be sure to follow his page (below) to get further updates on the label and tracks that will be releasing!

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Gantz || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER ||

Innamind || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER ||

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Vinyl || CHEMICAL | JUNO | BOOMKAT ||

Digital || CHEMICAL | JUNO | BOOMKAT||

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I hope you enjoyed the sounds, and I’ll catch you next time!

One love.

Gantz – ‘Enso/Siyam’ [IMRV003]

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Innamind Recordings has been one of the recently founded (2011) imprints that has taken the underground dance scene by storm, specifically with regards to dubstep.  With a discography showcasing artists like Perverse, Catacombs & Knowledge, and Nanobyte, the third installment of their vinyl had a mighty reputation to uphold.  Label-boss Jeremy Pattison drew for just the right weapon with his signing of Gantz.  Quickly taken under by Thinking for the Box Clever imprint last year, Gantz should be no stranger to any of your ears.  Both of his tracks ‘Catalyst’ and ‘No Faith’ were, and still are highly regarded by heads throughout.

For his sophomore physical release, Gantz again shows his knack for blisteringly concise percussive abilities alongside obscurity and eeriness within his atmospheres.

‘Enso’ ||

This beat unfolds in a proper shuddersome fashion, with dissonant pads that set the stage for an abrupt attack of drum grooves and sub-bass swing.  The careful placement of his bongos compliment the overall aesthetic of this beat quite nicely.

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‘Siyam’ ||

No question this is my favorite track off the release.  As the intro provides a seemingly junglist vibe with diamondback-esqu (the snake) rattles and slowly-decaying synths I couldn’t help being reminiscent of the old-school raves I used to attend.  The scattered stuttering of his kick drums, beautifully chopped vocal processing, and flawless placement of his tribal percussion creates an extremely smooth listening experience that can tear up just about any venue, be it a dark warehouse, sandy beach, or bedroom skank session.

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The release is currently available through Chemical and Surus, both of which are linked below for those wanting to pre-order (will ship February 1st):

CHEMICAL RECORDS || SURUS

For the digital heads, the release should be available at all fine retailers (including the above links) so mark your calendar to pick this one up on Monday, February 4th!

Stay connected with Gantz and Innamind Recordings below:

Gantz : FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD || TWITTER

Innamind : FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD || TWITTER

Until next time.

One love.

– Kinman

Monday Recovery: Congi & Gantz, Sleeper, Quantum Soul & Linden, and Existance

Bless up all the readers.  Hope everyone had a dope weekend.  I was out in Joshua Tree, CA watching some of the most insane fire dancing I’ve ever seen.  Some people are straight up insane, it’s so awesome.  Needless to say, it was a really interesting experience.  Lot’s of fun.  But anyways, I got some really huge tracks lined up for tonight!

Gonna start things off today with a 170 tune that Quantum Soul alongside Linden have forthcoming.  This one has got some seriously mystical vibes to it.  Definitely one of my favorite 170 tracks that I’ve heard lately.

Quantum Soul & Linden – Tradition

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Sleeper has honestly been on a non-stop production binge for the past 6 months, at least, and has served up a really dark, lost in space typed vibe on this one with some kick drums that send power through your entire body.  It’s only a very short clip unfortunately but hopefully we’ll see it get a release soon!

Sleeper – Shook

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The badmen over at Innamind Recordings Congi and Gantz are back on the track together and they are bringing some extremely hard-hitting basslines, grooved out percussion sequences, and sexy ass vocals with them.  This new bit, called ‘Warrior’, is set to release May 5th on Innamind as part of the Cave Dance EP so make sure that you snag this one up on Saturday!  Massive shout to AJP for the upload, high quality is a standard at this point.

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Gonna finish today off with another AJP upload, from an artist who has adopted to monicker Existance.  This track, called ‘Waking Life’, is a serious soul jam.  I would love to see this get a vinyl release because I would snag it up in a heartbeat!  Hold tight for the second drop, it’s too much!  Big up to Existance, I’ll be keeping my eyes on you.  Check out his other tunes on his Soundcloud below as well.  Free download business all over his page.

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That’s all I got for today!  Tired and busy, life is killing me right now.

To the gods.

-Kinman

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)

Spotlight: Innamind Recordings

Today we want to feature a record label that’s putting out some serious heat and bound to be turning heads in the year to come.  Hailing from the bass bumping mega island New Zealand, today’s post highlights Innamind Recordings.  Stacked with releases planned in the months to come and a roster of artists producing quality lurkers, I think we can expect big things from these boys.

The first artist of mention, is part of the UK’s Macabre Unit crew which we covered last; they go by the name of Pheral.  Pheral is a collaboration of Gengar and Bagheera, two producers/DJ’s from Leuven, Belgium. The duo came together in October 2011, united by a love for the eyes-down side of things. Support comes from the likes of Sleeper, Biome, Demon, Perverse, Tallan, Versa, Rowl, Anex, Occult etc.  Alongside their productions, they’re also residents at Leuven events Entropy and Space Shaped.  A couple months ago, Pheral put out a release on Innamind titled ‘Sanctuary/Hatchway’.  Sanctuary’s a deep one, with a sick ominous sample set right before the drop.  This one’s straight dark, almost creepy in a way.  Sick use of percussion in this one no doubt.  Hatchway’s on the same tip, quick snare patterns and deep sweeping drums.

Pheral – Sanctuary

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Pheral – Hatchway

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Head over to Pheral’s Facebook page to hear a recent remix of his tune done by a producer named Knowledge, its deep!

Next on the lineup is Percept.  Set to release an E.P. entitled Boxed In later this month, Percept displays the sound that we here at BWS love to listen to.  Check his tune ‘Boxed In’, it’s soundsystem music to say the least.  Hold tight for this waan.

Percept – Boxed In

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Moving forward, we got sounds coming from Nanobyte, a producer from Cardiff, UK.  It’s unreal how much good music comes from the UK, but when you have enough creative minds in a small area pushing the boundaries of quality bass music, you can expect large things.  The first couple of tunes showcased are titled ‘Shadow Hunter’ and ‘Shen’.  I catch myself finding a lack of words to describe the depth of the production being pushed so have a listen.  This is what music feels like.

Nanobyte – Shadow Hunter

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Nanobyte – Shen

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Also these mandem did a remix of ‘Dem A Talk’ which is straight on par.  That’s the third high grade remix of this tune we’ve heard with other remixes coming from Compa and TMSV.  He’s giving it away once he gets 600 follower on Facebook so start following!

Nanobyte – Dem A Talk (Remix)

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Last artist to highlight today under the Innamind imprint is Gantz.  Last week we covered a remix of one of his tunes and this week we want to mention a release set to come out in months to come.  The tune’s titled ‘Left Right Hindsight’ and has a different vibe than the rest.  Constant kick drums and off beat snares light up the speakers with part of the tune sounds like Jah blowing a huge breathe through the rest of the elements. Listen all the way to the end as the second drop fades out, it’s really dope.  Also forthcoming on the Gantz EP is a tune called ‘Cave Dance’.  This one takes you through an abyss of spacey, tribal-influenced deepness.  This EP is going to be much anticipated by all the heads.

Gantz – Left Right Hindsight

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Gantz – Cave Dance

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That’s Innamind Recordings in a nutshell for you.  Be sure to have a deeper look at the label for other artists not covered today such as Content, and tunes put out in the past.  Watch their space, as they’re set to release tunes on wax later in the year.  Thanks for all support.  Tonight we are headed to LA to bruk out to one of the our biggest bass music heavyweights, Breakage.  Check this space later in the week for a review on what dubplates he had up his sleeve.  Knowing that mans swaggers, it’s finna be XXXL.

Bless,

– BWS (Lowkey)