Edgewoode – ‘Me X You’ / ‘Ride Or Die’ [DEC012]

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Today we’re going local with a great release from Los Angeles-based outfit, Deceast. This label run by LA OG, Deco, has knocked our heads back with a soulful new release by rising trap producer, Mayhem’s alter ego, Edgewoode. While this release may have elements of trap (808’s, snare rolls and wild hi-hats) the overall feel is that of some spaced-out soul music with a more-than-acceptable beat. Reminiscent of the “Purple” camp out of Bristol, Edgewoode does not hold back on the keys and goes in creating bending synth lines and funky vibes suitable for courting in a spaceship.

The first track of the release is easily the sexier of the two, made for a nice break in a set and to add some often needed funk. “Me x You” is almost like elevator music (in a very good, and much needed way), if the elevator were going into space and had low-end installed for the ride. Check it out.

The flip-side “Ride or Die” has the similar trap-feel, but with a synth line that makes you want to take off your shirt and wave it around your head like a helicopter. (Just listen) After you re-dress, Edgewoode give you a chance to get yourself together and enjoy the spaciousness of the following verses, which are toned down, but just as soulful.

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Both tracks are fully sufficient in the sub frequency department, and would surely fit nicely into any Bassweight Society reader’s set or playlist. If you are a fan of Joker, Gemmy or Guido, this release is for you. Make sure to listen and support our stateside scene by purchasing the release here.

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And lastly, make sure to check out the DOPE website that Deceast has up and running:

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– Shice

Unwind

Sup fam.  Can’t believe Wednesday’s almost over.  Life gets busy between work, music, and friends, and weeks seem to fly by.  One constant throughout it all is the relief you can find kicking back and listening to some new choons.  We got four gems for you today.  The first few are lurkers, real deep and proper, soundsystem tunes.  The last one is a completely different vibe, less dark, hopefully sending you out with some good vibes.

First one is from a producer named Murdok featuring JBZ.  I really like the intro as it builds up into a serious roller.

Next one is from OG’s Kryptic Minds.  As always these guys deliver maximum bassweight.  The tune titled The Talisman is set to come out on Tectonic Plates Vol. 3 on March 19.  Keep your ears ready for this compilation as it includes tracks from artists such as Tunnidge & Goth Trad.  Follow the link to Tectonic’s website where you can view the full tracklist.

Tectonic Plates Volume 3

The next tune comes from Gemmy titled Freq Factory.  Packed full of punchy bass and hard snapping snares this one will definitely hit your speaker box hard.

Last up we have a tune from a British producer named Calski.  I really like the vibes of this tune.  Not a party tune, no major bassweight element, but the feel of it is nice.

That’s a wrap.  Pay it forward when you can.

Big up

-BWS (Lowkey)

Bristol Bad Man: Guido

Blessings!

We have a big mix coming at you today from Bristol bad man Guido.  Done for Fact Magazine, this mix is packed full of exclusives from the likes of Joker, Baobinga, and Gemmy.  The mix is nothing short of absolutely sick.  Guido really showcases his skills at mixing throughout.  As a producer, dj, and now record label boss, Guido’s made a name for himself across the bass music world.  From his brilliant debut album, Anidea, to his recently started label State of Joy, Guido has consistently raised the bar.  We highlighted the first release on State of Joy a few weeks back titled ‘Micro X/Vessel Dogs’ by none other than the big boss himself, and are excited to see further tunes released on this imprint.  Make sure to listen for the After Light >>> Get Out My Head (Joker Remix) mix, it’s wicked.

Guido – FACT Mix 313

Tracklist:
State Of Joy Rough Intro
Guido & Baobinga featuring Buggsy – Ballin’ VIP
Baobinga & I.D. – Elastic
Guido – Africa (forthcoming State of Joy)
Gemmy – Get down
Guido – Micro X (State of Joy)
Goth Trad – Sublimation (Deep Medi)
Rustie – After Light (Warp)
Redlight – Get Out My Head (Joker remix)
Janelle Monae – Many Moons
Stargate – Black and Yellow Instrumental
Baobinga & Guido – IceBlack
Missy Elliott – Hit ‘Em Wit Da Hee (feat. Lil’ Kim)
Interface Feat. William Cartwright – Truth Beyond (Clear Skyz)
Rob Smith – Golden Vision
Type Sun – Last Home
Nosaj Thing – Night Crawler
Laszlo – Lydias Dream (Lydian Label)

Along with the mix here are a few tunes Guido’s been giving away for free.  We really appreciate the eclectic style he brings to the table.  His music is outside the boundaries of being labeled within just one genre.  It’s creative, unique, well composed, and displays his fundamental skills as a songwriter.  The first tune titled ‘U Neeq’, is unique no doubt.  The tune has a really chilled out vibe, but is super danceable as well.  The melodies put you into an almost trance like state.  I’d imagine it’d be a sick tune to have jamming while on a nice drive.  Grab it, it’s free!

Guido – U Neeq

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The next tune is more upbeat, incorporating a combination of fast hitting snares and juggling drum beats.  Of course in spot on Guido style, synths are layered throughout making the tune harmonious to listen to.  What a jolly good fella to give it away for free.

Guido – Green Carpet

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The last freebie is one that he incorparted into his Fact mix above.  The tune, titled ‘Ice Black’, is a collaboration with Baobinga.  The tune definitely takes you on a journey, with beats constantly changing.  It’s a worthwhile 3:40 of listening pleasure.

Guido & Baobinga – Ice Black

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Always big up the artists.  We bring this to you because we love what they do.

Keep lurkin’.

-BWS (Lowkey)