Mix Monday: Deep Sea Exploration

Hey gang, whats happening.

Hope everyone had an ill Halloween. Definitely bummed I missed TRUTH out in Santa Barbara but I’m stoked to see a bunch of good shows coming up (especially the Chestplate  U.S. Tour!).

In an effort to bring back one of my favorite sections of the BWS, I’m here to present the latest installment of Mix Mondays. The idea of this edition is to dive into the UKG realm and explore what it has to offer. We’re going to plunge into the deeper spectrum of sound, discover some earlier predecessors, and survey various species similar to UKG. So sit back, relax, and prepare to embark on this special Deep Sea Exploration edition of Mix Mondays.

HxdB – FOB Show Exclusive Mixtape : September 2012

Hexidecibal, commonly known as HxdB, is a Canadian bass/garage producer who has been tearing up the scene for the last few years.  His mix for BunZer0’s FOB show does not disappoint, showcasing his deeper and darker take on UKG while including upbeat tracks from other established artists such as GoldFFinch, Paleman and Tanka.  HxdB bridges well-loved catchy garage with newer low-rolling reverberations, creating a new standard for UKG artists to aspire to.

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HxdB’s Soundcloud || Hxdb’s Facebook

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In:Motion  – Mix011 and Mix 017

 Two more mixes (which I found just prior to writing this entry), coming from My Nu Leng and Paleman on In:Motion. While these mixes stray a little farther from traditional UKG, both provide heavy, reverberating tracks that will resonate within you and deliver a different outlet for those bass heavy desires. In:Motion offers a wide variety of quality sounds, and their UKG/Bass choices hold true to their standard. As artists, My Nu Leng and Paleman have delivered countless heavy-hitting tracks, which are reflected in their first-rate track selection.  Check it, download it, and support these guys’ expansion of bass-influenced music.

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My Nu Leng Facebook || Paleman Facebook

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Abis – Concrete Podcast 006

Coming from Concrete Music, Abis of Retrospekt Records delivers a classic 90’s-sounding UKG mix sprinkled with elements of modern garage. Shuffling drums, funky vocals, and catchy bass lines drive this upbeat mix and will have even the most resistant person nodding along. Abis pulls some amazing tracks from the past and shows how the origins of garage are still very influential.

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Retrospekt Records Soundcloud

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Happa – MixMag Mix of the Week

Talk about kids getting better and better at everything. Only 15 years old, Leed’s producer Happa landed a spot on Mix Mag’s Mix of the Week after recently joining label/event crew Church Music.  Comprised of mostly forthcoming and unreleased tracks, this mix weaves together a complex blend of UKG, 2step, Deep House, and other 120-130bpm styles, all of which share a resonant, sub-heavy drive. Happa’s wall-shaking mix displays what the bass-centered sound can bring to a variety of genres/subgenres/etc. and offers an alternative to the ever-growing amount of generically produced music seen today.  Keep an eye on Happa and the rest of the Church Music crew, big things coming out of that group.

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Happa Soundcloud || Happa Facebook || Church Soundcloud

Well, that’s all. Hope you enjoyed this small voyage through the vast sea of music. Safe travels, and keep it heavy.

-Begrim

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Mix Mondays: Weight For The Week

What’s going down people.  Well, we’re back for another installment of Mix Mondays.  This week we have some amazing mixes that should keep your holiday spirit on a roll this week.  This weeks features are quite eclectic, as far as styles, and encompass a great part of the Bass music scene as it is today.  So, without further ado, let’s get this week started!

The first mix that we have for ya’ll today is one from two absolutely amazing artists hailing from the UK, Silkie & Swindle.  Silkie is a man who needs no introduction as he has been releasing some of the funkiest, purpliest, and jazziest Dubstep tunes that have been released.  Swindle is a man who has been releasing some really amazing tunes on Butterz Records.  He has a very unique style of productions, also on the Jazz/Soul side of things.  Put these two beasts together and you have yourself a straight-up banger of a mix.  The mix, done for Mixmag late last week, displays on-par mixing skills and an arsenal of purple sounds that would make the most Catholic of school girls skank out like a badman.  Take a listen and, if you haven’t already, visit the artist pages and show some support for these two.

Swindle & Silkie – Mixmag MOTW

 

The next mix that we have for you dirtbags is one from California local, Dubstep don, the almighty DJG.  This unbelievably talented man has received a lot of support and hype from BWS simply because he is one the best producers/DJ’s out there.  His complex interpretations of rave music are hard not to like.  His deep vibe productions and his hyped up mixing styles are truly unique and admirable.  One of the few US producers to gain acclaim worldwide, DJG sets an example for any up-and-coming artist.  This mix that he posted up late last night is a brilliant display of track selection, mixing techniques, and deep sounds.  Enjoy!

DJG – Favorites of 2011 Mix

 

This third mix comes from the dungeons of Killawatt.  One of the heaviest producers of 2011, this man displays some of the deepest, darkest, and weighted sounds being released.  The mix, released to celebrate his addition to Archetype artists, starts off with an absolute BANG!, and continues to roll with some of the finest display of percussion that we’ve heard.  Killawatt is definitely somebody that you need to keep your eyes.  Each successive production of his is better than the last and he quite possibly could be one of the top producers of 2012.  Sit back and make sure your subs are turned up as you get rinsed out by Killawatt and his huge amount of unreleased dubs.

Killawatt – Archetype Artist Promo Mix

 

We have one last mix for you folks today.  Here at BWS we are all about promoting the local talents of our area, Southern California.  So today, we have a mix from a friend that we linked with on the GetDarker chat room sometime earlier this year.  This deep mix takes you on a meditative journey through sub-frequencies.  Some really good old and new tunes in this mix so take a listen and show some support to the man called Fifty Cal.

Fifty Cal – Bass Music

 

Alright everybody these mixes should definitely get you through the week.  Hope you enjoy the sounds.  Stay tuned this week as we will be announcing our choices for the top tunes of 2011 later this week!  Also we have something very special lined up for everybody once 2012 comes around so make sure you keep your eyes on this site.

 

Cheers everybody.

To the Gods.

-Bassweight Society

Mix Mondays: Weight For The Week

What’s going on everybody. This week for mix monday we’re going to keep it short and sweet. These mixes speak for themselves. Our first mix that we have to feature comes from a man who really needs no introduction, Hatcha. This man is, without argument, one of the most influential pioneers of Dubstep music. He has seen Dubstep music evolve from the dark garage of the late 90’s and early 00’s into the omni-faceted culture that it has become today. All while firmly maintaining his signature style and underground acclaim. To those of you local readers, you better not miss out on seeing Hatcha, N-Type, and Crazy-D at the Hollywood House of Blues on December 17th. That’s right, these ultra-badmen are stopping off in LA on their Sin City Tour, and you would literally be a pair of clown shoes if you did not catch this one. So here you go, take a listen to this proper mix with Hatcha b2b Lost.

Hatcha & Lost – Mixmag November Set

The second mix for today is a little different than the typical material we feature here on BWS, but nonetheless is still an amazing showcase of another one of Dubsteps’ Dons, Skream. This man is one of the, if not THE, biggest names in the world of bass music. From his deep rooted involvement in the early years of Dubstep at Big Apple Records to his worldwide mega-tours, Oliver Jones has done and seen it all. This mix that we have from him was taken from his live set at The Warehouse Project. It is a 130bpm set that is an absolute dancefloor smasher. It is also available as a free download, so capitalize on that!

Skream – Warehouse Project set Dec. 2011

The final mix that we have for you guys is one from the mighty Subscape. This mix was featured on the latest KMag podcast back in October of this year. This mix is an absolute ravers soundtrack, a vibe roller-coaster, and just purely business. He starts the mix out with none other than Cali-native Matty G, and from there on out drops a very vibrant selection of tunes. Subscape doesn’t start mixing until 24:00 into the podcast, so if you don’t want to hear the host talking about the new tunes he’s featuring just go on ahead and skip right on through!

Subscape – KMag October Podcast

Alright folks, hopefully your subwoofer is doing okay after these mixes. Check back for new posts this week that will be highlighting some classic bassweight anthems and an exclusive artist interview.

Stay up and smoke up.

-Bassweight Society