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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– Shice

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)

Rewind Wednesday! Timeless Tunage

Respect!  Here we go with another Rewind Wednesday.  This week is featuring some, as the title states, absolutely timeless music.  Hope you enjoy the sounds!

The first tune that we want shout out is one written by the Dubstep messiah, Mala.  Currently in the lead for the DSF awards‘ “Best Producer” category, this tune, although on the older side, showcases the skills and heart that have earned Mala this standing.  The tune, titled ‘Miracles’, is one of the BWS all-time favorites.  The vocal samples put into this track speak so much truth and really hit home for those who have followed the genres progression from early on, and even those new to the game.  The claim of “soundsystems have done miracles” could not ring more true, especially once you here this tune on a proper set of speakers.  The sub-heavy, reggae-influenced, and groove-filled production perfectly exemplifies the timelessness that Mala institutes into, literally, EVERY SINGLE PRODUCTION of his.  This man is truly an inspiration.  One out to the badman Mala, who will never read this post.  Just for shits and giggles.

Mala – Miracles

This next tune hails from across the seas on the small island of Japan.  Goth-Trad, the bassweight samurai as we like to call him, has been making music since a lot of us were still young children.  Stated by Kode9, this  is a “one-man army who has been changing the UK continuum from Japan”.  BWS would full-heartedly back up this statement.  His ‘Babylon Fall’ EP that was released in 2011 was an absolute smasher, and the highly anticipated full-length album, ‘New Epoch’, will be released sometime in February of this year.  The tune that we have for you today, ‘Cut End’, was released back in 2007 on the Deep Medi imprint and is truly a heavyweight anthem.  With asianic strings hooking you from the beginning this tune progresses into irie horns, reverb drenched stabs, and a wall of bass that makes the Great Wall of China look like a picket fence in suburbia.  Mad respect out to Goth-Trad!

Goth-Trad – Cut End

Next up to bat for all the heads is a tune that quite a bit different from the above.  The Glasglow based producer, Rustie, has been pushing some of the most feel-good music for the later part of the 2000’s.  His dance-filled interpretations of Bass music are not only unique, but just plain incredible!  On collaborations with the purple king himself, Joker, Russel Whyte has made quite the imprint, on an international level.  This tune was released in 2008 and is titled ‘Zig Zag’.  As stated above, it’s a bit different, so make sure you press play with an open mind on this one!

Rustie – Zig Zag

The last track we want to leave you with is ‘50,000 Watts’, produced by Matty G.  This tune BLEW up the west coast and most importantly, Matty G.  Although he had already had releases prior to this tune, it wasn’t until Joe Nice starting playing this out on Gourmet Beats radio and at the DMZ nights that Santa Cruz native Matty G was literally known by every head in the Dubstep scene.  An absolutely massive bassline, a mad-catchy vocal sample, and perfect timing put this tune down in the history books to never be forgotten, or at least we hope!  Lend your ears, children.

Matty G – 50,000 Watts

There it is everybody!  Enjoy the sounds, and pay your respects to the artists.  Check back tomorrow as Bassweight Society takes a look at the influence Reggae has had on the formation/perpetuation of Dubstep.

One love.

-Bassweight Society

Top 20 Releases of 2011: #10-#1

Here ye, here ye. The countdown to officially welcome 2012 into our lives is here. 2011 has been amazing in numerous ways. Electronic music has been steadily rising in popularity, opening many avenues never thought possible for rave communities. Mainstream popularity, however, is not the greatest thing of this year. This year has birthed such a ridiculous amount of talent, new and old, it was literally impossible to keep track of everyone and everything going on. In areas of production and live performance, boundaries have been pushed further than imagined. What 2012 will bring is one of the most exciting questions we have been asking ourselves lately. Although this website is dedicated to a small niche of deep Dubstep, BIG THINGS will be happening in all genres of EDM this next year. Of course, there will also be an immense amount of absolute sh*t being released this next year, just like 2011 has seen. But, weeding out the sh*t is half the fun, if you ask us. So tomorrow, everyone, raise your glasses to one of the most progressive and expansive years Electronic music has seen. Raise your glasses to the wild roller coaster that 2012 holds ahead for us, because it is going to be a sick one!

Today, we have reached part 2 of our top 20 releases of 2011 segment. As stated in last weeks post, it was extremely difficult to put all this together, given the top quality productions the past year has seen. Doing the top 10 was about 75% of the difficulty that came with this task. I couldn’t even tell you how many times these tunes were listened to, re-ranked, re-ranked again, and so on. Despite the hardship, it was also really fun to do this. So, here we go. The top 10 releases of 2011:

10. J:Kenzo – The Roteks

  • Instantly receiving a large amount of support from DJ’s, this tune throws out some of the heaviest low-end frequencies imaginable. The half-step drums leave space for the basslines to completely take over your mind. The eerie vocal sample, originating from a 1980’s TV series called M.A.S.K., gives way to one of the illest drops a tune could have. Download here.

9. Von D – Daydreaming LP

  • It should be no surprise that one of the most musically educated/trained individuals on this planet has earned himself a spot in the top 10. Jerome Meyer has captured minds with his ability to successfully produce music in various genres. This album is one of the most fine tuned pieces of musical composition out there. Whether you are into soul/jazz-filled vocal bass music (ASAP), huge basslines (E von), or jungley-break style drum patterns (One Day ft. Riya), it’s all on this 15 track masterpiece. Download here.

8. Kryptic Minds – Cant Sleep LP

  • Arguably one of the most talented monickers in Dubstep, Kryptic Minds released this album early in the year. Perfectly titled, Can’t Sleep, this album is a shining example of “less is more”. Their minimalistic approach to production, rendering spacious mixdowns and nightmare-like vibes, gives its listener a sense of absolute solitude. Download here.

7. Benton – Thermo Stellar

  • Never has there been a tune that hits as hard and as low as this tune right here. Benton’s ability to make some of the most evil sounding music is unrivaled. The distant-sounding ambiance, horror movie chimes, and gritty low frequencies absolutely smash any and every dancefloor. Download here.

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6. Headhunter – Projector

  • Hailing from one of the most prolific Bass music producers, this tune is an absolute RINSER! The bouncy synths, punchy kick drums, and chest-rattling sub frequencies all work together to make one of the biggest tunes of the year. One of the most well rounded tunes of the year, hands down. Headhunter’s musical talent and production expertise show through on this one. Download here.

5. Goth Trad – Babylon Fall EP

  • Where to even begin on this release? 4 tracks that are all near perfection, all very unique, and all versatile to any situation. These tracks take your ears for the ride of a lifetime. Some of the most energetic bassweight Dubstep ever made. Goth Trad has been around since the early early days of Dubstep, and his eclectic musical influences give him a very signature sound/vibe. Download here.

4. TMSV – Myth

  • Meditation music at its finest. Exhibiting tribal horns perfectly touched with delay, bouncy bongos, and a sub-bass line that can throw anybody into a trance, this tune is definitely one of the most successfully unique tunes the year has seen. An absolute spliff-riddim’! Get back to your roots with this one. Download here.

3. Phaeleh – The Cold In You

  • This 7 track release exhibits the most emotion-filled productions that, quite possibly, this decade has seen. Phaeleh’s music is one of the few that can actually bring tears to your eyes because of its sheer beauty. Like Von D, Phaeleh has the ability to jump from style-to-style, and do so with ease and success. One minute you’re feeling as if you are floating through some surreal utopian dimension, while the next you are watching plates shift beneath the earths surface. Purchase here.

2. Author – Author LP

  • One of the most widely anticipated releases of the year, and rightfully so. This 8 track package of goodies incorporates such a vast amount of musical influence it would take up an entire page to try to recap it. Coming from the hands of Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin, this album is just flat-out amazing. Listen for yourself. Truly the music for the revolutionary thinker. Purchase here.

1. Joker – The Vision (Instrumental Version)

  • Honestly wish there was a picture of our faces when we first heard this track. We went absolutely bonkers! this tune was without question the biggest release of the year. The extremely catchy synths immediately hook the listener, and then the drop just leaves the listener dumbfounded. Purchase here.

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BRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAP! That’s the word, ya’ll. Top 10 release of the 2011, as interpreted by Bassweight Society. Hope you all enjoyed the read! If you haven’t already purchased these tunes, it is an absolute MUST, so get out there and do it. We wish everybody a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be WILD! We will see everybody Monday for another Mix Monday session. We out!

To the Gods.

-Bassweight Society