VA – ‘Bloodstock’ Mixed by DJ Foster [No.Mad Records]

Bloodstock Art

Ez everyone.  Hope you enjoyed the holidays!  I’m sure you’ve all seen the Dubstepforum 2014 Award results by now, whatever the f*ck those even mean.  Can’t ever seem to wrap my head around trying to publicly award people for achievements with any form of art, especially in such a procedurally flawed manner.  Anyway, big up to those who received the most votes and those who did not, you’re all equally deserving of praise in my book.  Special shout to Alastair, Brett, and the newcomer Jake at TRUSIK as I think they’ve done a fantastic job in taking the blog to the next level with class.  2014 is your year, boys.

In other news, the Italian imprint, No.Mad Records, has been pushing some serious sounds within the past year (and much earlier, too) with artists from all over the globe.  Graziano’s ‘Room 2’ EP, Piezo’s ‘Ptay’ backed with a wicked remix from Killawatt, and Matt U’s ‘Something About You’ EP have all garnered support and respect from various sectors of the deep scene.  The imprint has taken a giant leap with their latest VA compilation, ‘Bloodstock’, which brings a solid amount of new artists alongside some of the imprint’s staple musicians to curate and execute a diverse representation of both the label and the sound.  Everything from the minimal roots vibe of Occult’s ‘Rockers’ to pounding techno-esque percussion of Epitome’s ‘Shinbone’ – it’s all here.  A brilliant way for the imprint to hit 2014 with a running start.  Tracklist and previews below!

01. Dubapes – Forgotten Concept
02. The Dub Mechz (K Man) – Bad Dreams
03. Arp XP – Someone Else
04. Konvex – The Fight
05. Numa Crew feat. Jaja Kisses – I Do
06. Occult – Rockers
07. Content & Mesck – Sweep & Clear
08. De Niro & Ezra feat. Talabun – Man Down
09. D-Operation Drop – Ambivalence
10. Quantum Soul – Timeshift
11. Fable – World Dub
12. Baitface – Nothing To Lose
13. Sparxy & Format – Mutation
14. Von D & Riskotheque – Needed Someone
15. Piezo – Pink Foot
16. Pressa & ARtroniks – Echelon
17. FNC – Quarantine
18. Epitome – Shinbone
19. Seth – Phorte
20. J.Robinson (WhoDemSound) – Lions in Croatia
21. Distal – Light Speed

RELEASE DATE:  4TH FEBRUARY 2014

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While the official release date is set for February 4th, you can pre-order the CD from the NoMad website NOW (limited to 100 copies).  Don’t sleep on your chance to get the CD and digital copies of this release before anybody else!

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Thanks for stopping through, I’ll catch you next time fam’.  One love.

– Kinman

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D-Operation Drop – ‘Slammer’ EP [Vulcan Audio]

DOperation Drop Slammer Art

Ez everyone!

Hope everything is good.  Out to everyone who is in the trenches with finals at university right now – I FEEL you.  Anyway, I’ve got some time to kill and wanted to give some love to a killer release set to drop late December.  Vulcan Audio has been on somewhat of a hiatus since their 006 with Jafu (which was DOPE so check it out if you slept on it) but have returned to the frontline with their recent signing of the Italian dreadnaught, D-Operation Drop.  I would be hard-pressed to believe anybody at this point if they said they hadn’t heard at least one tune from DOD.  This small army of friends has been pushing out tunes and getting signed like madmen.  Recent releases with Wheel & Deal, Bacon Dubs, Redshift One and forthcomings due on Vulcan, Subaltern Records, and NoMad highlight the virtuosity this group has displayed over the past year.

Their ‘Slammer’ EP showcases percussive precision, slumping sub-frequencies, and the signature array of dystopian synth programming that would put a thizz face on Rob Ford quicker than a 10-cloud to his lungs.  ‘The Addition’ stands out as my favorite beat off the EP; it’s energetic kick and pumping sub get my blood flowing – definitely one to engage the dance!  The collaboration with Piezo, ‘Trench’, is another one that gets a massive salute.  The swing in this one is absolutely top-notch and each time I listen to it, I find nearly every appendage on my body subconsciously synchronizing itself to the beat.  Bacon Dubs bossman Sparxy closes the EP out with his remix of ‘Slammer’, twisting sounds into an unfathomable dimension, causing a thorough consideration to whether or not you’re still human.  This guy knows how to bring the energy.

RELEASE DATE:  13th of January 2014

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D-Operation Drop || Vulcan Audio || Piezo || Sparxy

Hope you enjoy the sounds!  Stay locked with the pages above for official release date, or check the Bassweight Society Facebook page.  I’ll catch you next time!

One love.

– Kinman