Press Play: TZR & Tallan

Welcome back friends and fellow deep heads. For today’s feature we have a mix and a couple freebies to hold you over until the weekend, but most importantly we’re gonna  introduce a stateside producer that everyone should be keeping their ears out for. Seattle’s TZR started out his electronic epoch as a drum and bass dj, then took hold of dubstep,  and now is giving Us dubstep a good name with heaps of releases to back him up. His sounds can best be described as deep, dark and eerie. The experienced listener can hear his drum and bass background shine through in most tracks and it most definitely proves to his advantage. Coming at people with persistent rolling basslines, energetic drums and spacious synths, TZR is surely an artist to follow.

With a slew of tracks on a range of labels, TZR’s music is widely available to the public and listening is highly encouraged. Check out his most recent EP on California based sub Pressure Recordings:

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He gave out a free tune today with pal, Issa:

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Fellow bloggers FatKidOnFire got an interview and downloadable mix with, TZR back in October. Get the down low here.

Next up is a freshly broadcast radio set from New Zealand’s up and comer, Tallan. Previously featured on the site, check out this post or his Soundcloud to introduce yourself to Tallan, or better yet, listen to this mix of all original tracks.

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The mix was blasted on sub.fm and dives in deep and tribal, then picks up halfway through with a range of percussive and sub heavy bangers (even a 140 jungle track too). Download this mix, do what you will with it, and make sure to follow Tallan on Soundcloud and Facebook

Until next time,

-Shice

Caught In The Shadows

It’s such a good feeling when you find an artist for the first time.  Especially when their sound is just what you’ve been looking for.  Just stumbled upon this particular artist who goes by the name Tallan.  He’s based out of New Zealand, and apparently has been putting out some absolutely huge tunes!  He had three releases in 2011 between labels Austerity Recordings and Mutated Sounds.  Being heavily influenced by fellow New Zealand veterans Truth, Optimus Gryme, and The Upbeats, Tallans tunes are extremely powerful.  The first tune, called ‘Before You Speak’, is an absolute stomper.  Huge ravey synths right off the bat backed with an ominous soundscape leading into a syncopated, chest-hollowing drop.  Strictly soundsystem music coming from this guy.  Another one of his current productions, ‘Guardian’, is another soundscape lurker but, when this one drops it’s straight MADNESS!  Straight skanked-out rolling  drum hits on this one that make you bounce hard.  He’s got a killer vocal chant that hooks you while you step.  He just recently gave out a tune for free in his dubstepforum.gr feature so make sure to grab that one up below!  It’s titled ‘Secure’ and it’s another deep production with a unique energy to it that I’ve honestly never really experienced before.  His percussion arrangements are just flat-out proper.  He’s got mad basslines up his sleeve too.  Make sure to big him up for the freebie!  In addition to the free tunes you will find below from him, you can find more on his soundloud page, so visit that to swoop those up too.  Mad respect to him from the BWS fam.  Make sure to keep your eyes on this artist, I’m sure we are going to be seeing a lot more of his music throughout 2012.  Below you will also find a promo mix that he did, and a few other of his tunes and THEY ARE FREE DOWNLOADS.  So, show the man some respect!  Make sure to stay tuned this week we have some great music to showcase.  Nuff’ respect!

Tallan – Before You Speak

Tallan – Guardian

Tallan – Secure (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Tallan – Boppin VIP (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Tallan – Rain Dance (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Tallan Dubsilo Mix 2012

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Enjoy the sounds my friends, we’ll be back tomorow with some more heat for your bass bins.

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To the gods.

-Bassweight Society