Asylum – Exclusive ‘Live From The Future’ Mix Pt. 2

Uprise Audio - Live From The Future

Big up everyone.  Welcome back.

Today marks two important things: the 1 year anniversary of Uprise Audio’s launch and Part 2 of the ‘Live From The Future’ x Bassweight Society exclusive mix series.  Taiko’s contribution for part 1 was an immense display of the heavyweight’s ability to seamlessly blend tunes, as well as the production mastery that continues to push Uprise forward as one of the most promising imprint’s within dubstep.  Asylum follows Taiko’s lead and curates another massive mix jam-packed with VIP’s (including a VIP of ‘Zero Gravity’ off the LFTF LP!) from the man himself and dubs from Biome, Ben Verse and Konvex.  The mix also showcases a healthy collection of tunes recently released, that still pack a punch.

Asylum has had great success since his solo career, taking a breather from the drum and bass alias ‘Vicious Circle’ that had been releasing some of the heaviest nuero-infused 170 tunes to date.  With his signing to Uprise, his recent appearance on GetDarker TV w/ MC Toast and his solo works/collaborations with longtime friend Ben Verse on Crunch Recordings, I think its safe to say that this badman is here to stay, certainly for the near future.

Have a listen below, and make sure you clear enough room to engage in an all-out skank session as Asylum pulls you through a journey of sonic assault.

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Also, don’t forget to check out the ‘Live From The Future’ LP released last month.  Previews and links below.

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The album is available in the following formats:  2 x 12″ Vinyl, Digital, CD

Buy Links || CHEMICAL | JUNO | BEATPORT ||

Uprise Audio || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER ||

Asylum || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER ||

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Until next time…one love.

– Kinman

Taiko – Exclusive ‘Live From The Future’ Mix Pt.1

UA LFTF

Big up fam’.

Monday (the 7th) is a big day for the 2012 freshman imprint of the year – Uprise Audio, and for dubstep as a whole.  With a string of releases that have each sat comfortably at the top of dubstep charts across the board, it’s no secret that Edward and Verity have curated one of the most promising musical outlets within the global underground.  Through these releases Dubtek, Asylum and the boss himself, Seven, have left bread crumbs leading listeners through cavernous sonic explorations – all leading up to this.  ‘Live From The Future’ is the imprint’s debut full-length album showcasing a roster of veteran dynamism, pioneering through the depths of dubstep sound design.  The LP welcomes back Asylum, Dubtek, Wayfarer, Chewie, Klax and Seven, while popping the Uprise cherries of Taiko, Truth, Stealth, Altair, and Nanobyte.

To celebrate the album’s release, Uprise Audio artist Taiko has been so kind as to build you (the readers) an exclusive mix.  I’ve been blaring this thing out for the past couple of weeks, and have been genuinely enjoying the top-notch track selection and blending.  I was lucky enough to grab a few words from the badman himself regarding the mix and his beat ‘Spray Can’ that was included on  the LP.  Take a read below!

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Kinman:  EZ Louis, thanks for taking some time out for the readers. Can you tell us a little bit about the mix you have built? Some DJ’s try to facilitate a very calculated energy dynamic within their mixing, while others just blend tunes that sound good together. What’s the story behind this one?

Taiko:  No worries, happy to! Yeah I’d have to say a bit of both to be honest, I wouldn’t say it was calculated that much but I wanted to start it fairly slow and techy, and beef it up a bit towards the end, I guess any form of progression is good for a mix to keep it interesting. But it’s a small selection of my favourite tunes at the moment and you can hear a few of the forthcomings for the UA album too.

Kinman:  It must be an honor to be part of the Uprise family – especially as the imprint progressively garners more respect with each release. How did you get linked up with Eddy and the label?

Taiko:  I first met Eddy about 2 or 3 years ago when I was playing regularly in Sheffield. He came down to play one time and after the night we got talking, swapped details, then I’d send him a tune every now and again. About a year later he came down again and it was about the time he was starting Uprise if I remember correctly so luckily I had my laptop with me and burnt him a cd. A few months and a few tunes later I was brought along so big thanks to Ed and V as always.

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Kinman:  Are there any plans for a solo-release with Uprise in the near future? Any hints you can give us?

Taiko:  Yeah I haven’t got a set date for anyone but early next year I have a 4 track EP on vinyl and digital coming out. I’ve started shortlisting a few tunes so hopefully when the time comes you’ll be getting the best of the bunch, that’s all I can say I’m afraid!

Kinman:  Haha no sweat bro, fully understand!

Kinman:  Lastly, can you tell us a bit about the song you’ve written to include in the ‘Live From The Future’ LP?

Taiko:  My addition to the album is called ‘Spray Can’, and all I can say really is that I tried to write something keeping unconventional in mind. I’ve also had people saying that I’ve sampled a 400ml can for it and this and that but honestly there’s no spray can samples in the entire tune, I only came up with the name for it once I stopped and thought “that sounds a lot like a spray can”. Hope everyone enjoys the album, big thanks to Tyler (Kinman) and all the readers!

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Alright everyone, I hope you enjoy the mix Louis has built!  Below I’ve listed information regarding the LP’s release, including tracklist, Soundcloud and social network links.  Stay connected fam’!

Full Album Tracklist:

01. Seven feat. Joe Raygun – Live from the Future
02. Wayfarer – Reflections
03. Stealth & Altair – Lost Highway
04. Seven and Youngsta – Masai Mara VIP
05. Asylum – Zero Gravity
06. Chewie feat. Mykal Rose – Silver & Gold
07. Taiko – Spray Can
08. Klax – Link To The Past
09. Dubtek – Kuiper Belt
10. Seven & Dubtek – Stratosfear
11. Seven – Walter White – TRUTH remix
12. Nanobyte – Part Of Life

The album will be available in the following formats:  2 x 12″ Vinyl, Digital, CD

Buy Links || CHEMICAL | JUNO ||

Uprise Audio || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER ||

Taiko || FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD ||

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Hopefully you all have purchased your LP samplers and have had the joyful experience of BLARING ‘Live From The Future’ & ‘Reflections’ as loudly as possible.  If you haven’t, I urge to snag your copy while you still can (limited to 500 pressings) —————–> Live From The Future LP Sampler.

I’ll catch you next time!  One love.

– Kinman

Fresh Bits From Nanobyte, Dismantle, Indigo, and Core

Bless, familia!  We’re back with a handful of absolutely FIRE tunes for your ears today/tonight.  A little something for everybody’s palette.  Going to start things off nice and soulful and send you off with immense amounts of energy 🙂

First track that caught my eye today is one that is forthcoming on Innamind Recordings as part of the Nanobyte EP, due out this Friday, June 15th.  This bit, titled ‘Lost Time’, embraces a body-warming vocal sample that sets the stage perfectly for this ambient piece of art.  Beautifully placed high-hats groove into a kick that makes you think you’re heart is jumping out of your chest like you’ve just fallen madly in love.  Truly an amazing piece of music right here.  Have a listen.

Nanobyte – Lost Time (Forthcoming Innamind Recordings)

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Picking up the energy with next one!  Dismantle on the buttons with one of the sickest tunes I’ve heard this year.  Just screams get the f*ck up and dance!  Only have a clip, but I’m sure the tune progresses nicely throughout.  The snare on this tune along with the This one is forthcoming on Digital Soundboy alongside the rest of his EP, sometime in July.  I hope you’re ready to be filled with some of the most feel-good vibes circulating the airwaves!

Dismantle – Dots (Forthcoming Digital Soundboy)

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This next bit is one that’s forthcoming on Exit Records (EXIT042) from Indigo.  Some groove-ridden madness, the both of these tunes.  The A side, ‘Ayahuasca’, gets straight to the point with its intricate atmospherics and swinging basslines cutting out occasionally for the apocalyptic sounding vocals.  ‘The Root’ on the AA again displays masterful atmospheric placement but is a bit more on the tribal side, as far as percussion.  Indigo is definitely one to keep your eye!

Indigo – Ayahuasca / The Root

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To wrap things up for today I have a tune that somehow slipped under my radar late last month.  This one is from Core and titled ‘Vital Nerve’.  Core is definitely a man responsible for some of the heaviest and most powerful sounds I’ve heard.  The snare on this tune top-notch, the growling bass brings monsters out the closet, and the tunes overall dynamic is phenomenal.  Large respect out to Core for this one!

Core – Vital Nerve

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That’s what we got for your ears today fam, hope you’re feeling the vibes.  We got a big weekend ahead of us and hope all ya’ll will get amongst as well.  If you’re near Santa Barbara be sure to stop by Statemynt as Bassweight Society teams up with Santa Babylon to host Distal on Friday the 15th (event page here).  All the LA crew be sure to roll through Smog Sunday’s as the one and only Goth-Trad will be throwing down a set that I’m sure will be remembered for a long time to come (event page here.).  Smog is really on a role with the quality bassweight artists they are bringing through on the late.  Mad respect out to Drew, Kelly Dean, Emu, and the rest of the Smog family.  Until next time…

To the gods.

-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)