Kromestar, Guido, Compa and more.

Today we’ve got a nice lineup of tunes, some released very recently and others seeing releases this week!  The first few are ones we’ve never highlighted before and the last couple we’ll mention again just because they’re that good and we don’t want any of you forgetting to show your support to the artists when their releases drop.

First up we got a choon from the big dog Kromestar, an artist who’s been influencing bass music for quite some time now.  With his album Colourful Vibrations gaining major attention earlier in 2011 after being released on Dubstar records, Kromestar has proven his diversity time and time again.  From Badman VIP an absolute floor wrecker, to Disagree a soulful trumpet man ting, Kromestar’s covered everything in between and showed consistent quality throughout.  This week sees the release of two tunes out on Dubstep For Deep Heads label entitled Bookey and Alone.  Bookey is a wicked riddim incorporating video game like sounds with distorted basslines perfectly executed to make you stomp about.  Alone is a more chilled back tune compared to Bookey, utilizing a marching band drum pattern and steady low end, this a tune for after work spliff time.  Check both the tunes here and grab the record on promo!

Kromestar – Bookey/Alone

Following that big release, Guido very recently put out the first release for label State of Joy.  A bit different than what we’d usually cover but nonetheless, a super cool release.  The first tune on the release, Micro X is the one that first caught our attention with that spot on Guido melody accented with the synth that Guido, Joker and other Brtistol based posse are known for.  Here’s a cut of the tune, taken from a mix he did back March.

On the flip is a tune titled Vessel Dogs.  Starting out with a large kick drum and mesmerizing string riff the tune fills in with soft snares and fluctuating purple sounding synths.  This one is sick.  You can see Guido’s musical talent imprinted throughout layers of piano, strings, and a well-positioned bassline. Make sure to listen all the way through as the tune is packed with variations.

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This week sees the official release of Goth-Trad’s New Epoch EP.  If you haven’t heard New Epoch, do so, it’s just a teaser of what’s to be found within this album.  Also, Compa who hooked us up with that wicked mix back in November is dropping ‘Sentence/Beginning’ on Boka Records as BOKA038PT2.  Be sure to get a copy of that as well.  This is soundsystem music so be sure to crank up those subs.  Oh and almost forgot to mention, the massive ‘Lightning/Overflow’ release by Antiserum and Ill-Esha dropped yesterday, so go bag it!

Here’s links to all these releases:

Goth Trad – New Epoch EP

Compa – Sentence/Beginning

Antiserum & Ill-Esha – Lightning/Overflow

Find tunes you like and share them with others and big up the artists.  That’s what it’s all about.

Share the love.

-BWS (Lowkey)

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Mix Mondays: Weight For The Week

What up everybody!  We hope ya’ll had a great weekend, we most certainly did.  BWS co-founder, Shice, tore up the streets of Santa Barbara at the Santa Babylon party featuring headliner Esh-One from New Mexico.  Always a good time with the Santa Babylon boys!

We’re back with another installment of Mix Monday, and we, as always, have some heaters for your ears.

The first mix that we have for everybody is one built by Birmingham based producer/DJ, ENIGMA.  This mix, done for the Dubheadz crew, is jam-packed with HUGE tunes.  Sub-frequencies emitting at the most powerful level, mixing skills on point, and a track selection of the highest caliber, this mix will set your head straight.  Starting things off with one of his own productions, titled ‘Lights Out’, you will be instantly hooked by the lurky sounds of this mix.  Starting off with the melodic, atomospheric bass music that ENIGMA does so well, the mix slowly rises to it’s peak, causing panic on the dance.  Being a seasoned musician since the age of 5, ENIGMA is no stranger to finding a proper balance within his sounds, as shown in his productions and mixes.  So, lend an ear and enjoy!

ENIGMA DUBZ – ‘Mix for Dubheadz’

The next mix that we have for you is one done by BWS founder, Kinman.  This all-vinyl mix showcases some of the largest tunes produced in 2011.  Starting off with ‘Celestial Dub’, a tune produced by Coki, the mix progresses into the soulful productions of Antiserum, Ill-Esha, and Author, then taking off into a realm of mad percussion and chestplate-shaking frequencies.  So many HUGE double-drops lined up in this one.  Sit back, light one up, and enjoy the deep sounds of Killawatt, Benton, DJ MADD, District, Headhunter, and many more.  Nuff’ said!

Kinman – Bassweight Sessions Volume 2 (ALL-VINYL)

The last mix that we have for you, Jah’s children, is one done by the recently added BWS artist, Lowkey.  Long-time Bass enthusiast, Lowkey sets the vibe right with some of the most purple sounding dance floor rhythms that are available at the moment.  Featuring artists such as Joker, Kavsrave, Icicle, and Distance, this is nothing short of a heavyweight anthem.  An entry in a recent mixtape competition, the mix displays a keen ear, seasoned mixing skills, and an overall good vibe.  Take a listen and show some love to Lowkey.

Lowkey – Jah Know

That’s the word this week, as far as mixes.  Again, in case you forgot, we will now be featuring a post  everyday, Monday – Friday.  Be sure to check in tomorrow as we have a very special highlight on 140 Jungle.

Enjoy the sounds.

To the Gods.

-Bassweight Society