Halfway Home: Tunes To Get You Into The Weekend

Yo!  We baaaaack.  Hope everybody is well.  If you’re not, hopefully these tunes can brighten up your day :).  Don’t have time to write much today, I have some major schoolwork to handle. <BLAH.  Anyways, let’s get down to it!

First track for today is another one from the man who has been turning peoples heads HARD lately, Wayfarer.  We highlighted an absolutely MASSIVE tribal rhythm that he produced called ‘Fall Of The Zulu’ recently and the tune that we have for you today is another top-notch production.  This one is a bit of a different approach but, nonetheless, will set the vibes off in a real proper fashion.  I anticipate that this guy will be making some XXXXXL moves in the year to come so keep your ears locked for more of his sounds!

Wayfarer – Untitled

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Next on the buttons is the Chestplate family member, District.  Coming hard with pounding kick drums and a reese bass that can summon the most evil of thoughts into your head.  I’m talking zombie rave status.  Or maybe an underground (I literally mean underneath the earth) club that has no light in it, just people head nodding in an untamed manner.  Yeah, I have weird thought, WHAT?!  Haha.  Anyways take a listen to this one and make sure you check underneath your bed after.

District – The Shift

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Content is the mastermind behind this next tune.  As with Wayfarer, I think this guy is going to be a top competitor for ‘Best New Producer’ this year in the DSF awards, no joke.  He’s putting out tune after tune in a Killawatt-ish fashion.  I know the Subculture crew has to be mad stoked to have him aboard the team.  The entire Subculture roster is heading for big things this year with cats like Pressa, Demon, Crises, Pistonsbeneath, fuck, theres too many to list!  Respect to the crew from over here stateside.

Content – Xerxes

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This last track is from a producer I know nothing about.  Got wind of it from the AJP crew earlier today.  Definitely on a different tip than the previous tunes but, it’s DOPE!

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That’s it for the tunes today but, before I send you off I have one more gem for you.  US bossman Noah D put together an absolutely magnificent mix for the SMOG podcast series.  Bringing a true west coast style to the decks and showcasing his new tunes alongside many others this mix will be  a very well-spent 30 minutes of your life. I GUARANTEE IT!  Lend your ears and clear your mind.

Noah D – SMOG Podcast 13

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Respect.

To the gods.

-Kinman

 

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Deepness Served Up by Author, Anex, Wayfarer, and Kaiju & Perverse

Oi oi!  What’s good everybody.  I’m tripping that it’s already Thursday, I don’t know about you guys.  I’m stoked but this week has just flown by!  Hope everybody is feeling well, feeling blessed, and ready to hear some great music because today’s tunes are STACKED with quality.  Got everything from tribal to dancefloor business to deep-space exploration business.

First track for today is going to set things off REAL proper.  With Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin on the production, what other than pure fire can be expected to result?  At least in my mind, that collaboration is always set up to make some of the best music.  This track that Jack Sparrow just threw up on his Facebook a few hours ago is called ‘Entrapment’ and is stated to be a WIP.  After hearing what they have laid down already, I get the chills thinking about what the final product will sound like!  Take a listen below, it’s an absolute gem.

Jack Sparrow ft. Ruckspin – Entrapment (Dub)

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This next track is a tribal bit from the hands of Wayfarer.  We highlighted a track of his not too long ago, now he’s back with more heat!  The tune ‘Fall of The Zulu’ is a percussion masterpiece.  Coming at you aggressively with pounding drums and ambiguous chants this track is a straight mind-trip.  I hope to hear a lot more tracks like this coming from Wayfarer.  Follow him on Soundcloud and show him some love, he deserves way more attention.

Wayfarer – Fall of The Zulu (Dub)

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Third tune is another collaboration, this time from Kaiju & Perverse.  Perverse has been making big moves solo with his debut release on Artikal hitting the shelves soon.  Kaiju released ‘Monster’ on Osiris Records and has another release in the works for Osiris as well.  They did a spot-on job with this tune.  Titled ‘Named After Hereos’, this one fills the space real nicely with growling basslines, spacious soundscaping, and oh so crispy snare hits.  Big up Perverse and Kaiju for this one!

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The final tune for tonight is one for the dancefloor.  Anex recently threw this tune up on his Soundcloud, and it’s got some proper funky vibes to it.  Soulful harmonics, footwork inducing drum sequences, and pure vibes fill this one out.  Gotta’ let the music speak for itself on this one really.  It’s only going to be up on his Soundcloud for short time so don’t miss out!  Take a listen and show the man some love!

Anex – Shine (Dub)

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That’s the word for today stateside.

To the gods.

-Kinman

 

Different Forms of Darkness: Content & Fornax, Vicious Circle, and More.

Respect.  Today is Tuesday and we are now almost through another month.  There has been a lot of really great music being made the past month, as if there isn’t always good music being made at any given point in time.  I think the greatest thing about a lot of the music being made in 2012, thus far, is that boundaries are being pushed and stretched, bringing variety and freshness to the music.  With that said, there has been a lot of overproduction of certain sounds and styles as well.  Anytime someone, or a group of people, start pigeonholing sounds/styles, the once creative and new attribute becomes dull and tired.  Specifically, I am talking about the recent tag of ‘dungeon’ style.  As if that isn’t the most sorry excuse for a genre title already, it has cause a massive insurgence of sounds that sound exactly the same, over and over, over and over.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE deep, dark, and weighty music but, that doesn’t permit people to bite others’ sounds and patterning.  There are so many directions you can go with your productions, especially given the space that dubstep provides, so why just imitate another’s music?  It’s one of those things that is beyond me.  The only reason I am bringing this is up to emphasize to those of you that are beginning to produce yourselves, or have been for sometime now, that you must be ORIGINAL!  You need to create things in your own eyes and windows of perception.  If not, your music will drift into the backround noise with the rest of the worlds mediocrity.

Today we have some really heavy tunes to highlight, so hope you’re ready for some pressure.

First track is a forthcoming tune from Ghost Note, due out on Redshift One sometime soon (RS1002).  This track brings some structure-shattering frequencies into our sound fields.  Sci-Fi ambiances ease your ears into the half-step abyss of sub-pressure and minimalistic drum sequencing.  The soundscaping/cinematic aspects of this one give it a mysterious presence while the extremely hard-hitting kick and sub-bass set the tone for the “no mucking about” type business.  Big up to Ghost Note on this one, loads of respect from us here stateside.

Ghost Note – Hyperion (Forthcoming Redshift One)

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This next track comes from the like of Content and Fornax.  These two have just been on a top-notch collaboration binge!  Receiving support from the likes of J:Kenzo, Youngsta, and the US ambassador Joe Nice, Content has been making waves in the scene.  Fornax is another man who you should keep your eyes on with releases such as ‘Reconcile’ on Soul Jazz records.  This new bit, titled ‘Identity’, is one of the cooler tunes I’ve heard this month, hands down.  It has such a bouncy vibe to it while sticking to the deep and dark roots that I love so much.  I would be very surprised if this track didn’t find a home under a label very soon.  Respect to Fornax & Content!

Content & Fornax – Identity

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Up next is a tune from a producer that I really know nothing about.  Just someone that I stumbled across while doing my daily rounds on Soundcloud.  He/she goes by the moniker KFKA and makes some really interestingly deep music.  I see a lot of potential in this artists music.  Bringing dark chants, feedback signals, and unique percussion to the table on this track, KFKA’s style is eclectic and successful.  Be patient and wait for the second drop ;).  This track is also a FREE DOWNLOAD so be sure to snag it on up and give your sincere thanks to KFKA for the giveaway! Download link in Soundcloud bar.

KFKA – Sensations (FREE DOWNLOAD)

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The last two tracks we have for tonight are two from the London based duo, Vicious Circle.  These two have been turning heads non-stop the past couple of months, specifically for their 140 bpm productions.  Putting out some of the heaviest and darkest tunes to date, these guys are sure to see a largely successful year in 2012.  Getting support from Youngsta, Ben Verse, and many others, I’m sure they will be stuck on the 140 business for quite some time.  Both of these releases are forthcoming on Crunch Recordings and should be listened to at extremely high volumes.  First track, ‘Not Afraid’, is a track displaying huge, rolling kick drums and real gritty presence.  Definitely a tune that will pick the energy up in your mix!  The second track, Hibernation, is another big-time roller.  Again with the high energy vibes, this track brings in a taste for some high frequencies, sounding like a mushroom induced laser stand-off.  Lend your ears to both the tracks below!

Vicious Circle – Not Afraid (Forthcoming Crunch Recordings)

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Vicious Circle – Hibernation (Forthcoming Crunch Recordings)

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Stay blessed people!  Hope you enjoyed the sounds.

To the gods.

-Kinman

Music For Your Mindstate: Techno To Tearout

Yup.  It’s Friday.  Such blessed days, Fridays are.  Just want to give a massive shout to all the heads that rolled through Bassweight Society presents Broken Note last night.  It was truly a great one.  I don’t think people were ready for the powerful sounds that Broken Note had up his sleeve.  Some of the most groundshaking, industrial-esque music I’ve heard, hands down.  He absolutely smashed the dance up!

Before you guys get your weekends started we have some killer tunes that have recently been put into circulation.

First two tracks are off of Boddika’s forthcoming Swamp 81 release that’s due out the 26th of March.  The A side, ‘Acid Jackson’, is MAADDDDD groovy!  Nothing less should ever be expected when Boddika gets on the buttons but, nevertheless, this tune is exceptionally large.  The flip, ‘Basement’, is another gem, straight up.  The synth moves your body for you, even if you’re too cool to skank.

Boddika – Acid Jackson/Basement (Forthcoming Swamp 81)

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Next tune is another techno one from Sleeper.  Himself, alongside Killawatt, are a techno binge lately and honestly I can’t complain.  Sleeper’s minimal techno vibes are epic!  I mean we’re talking underground dungeon rave status.  No windows, no light, nothing but lasers and vibes.  The track is called ‘Telepathy’, highly recommend listening to this one with your sound at high output levels.

Sleeper – Telepathy

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Alright, now we’re moving back into the 140 arena with Mensah’s forthcoming Deep Medi release, ‘The Gambia/The Trailing Moons of Saturn’.  This one like Boddika’s is due out March 26 and will no doubt fly off the shelves so, I recommend watching your preferred vinyl retailer very closely so you don’t miss out.  The first track, ‘The Gambia’, is a dark, tribal infused tune for the deep heads.  The percussion is huge on this track!  The Trailing Moons of Saturn is a mind raper.  It gives me the same vibes as a lot of Goth-Trad’s recent work.  Perfectly suiting for the Deep Medi imprint in my opinion.  Take a peak below, blud.

Mensah – The Gambia/The Trailing Moons of Saturn (Forthcoming Deep Medi)

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The last track we’re going to leave you with is a recent collaboration between LAXX and Walsh, forthcoming on Wheel & Deal.  This one is a straight party tune.  These boys make their presence very well-known with this track as the gritty wobble comes through the speakers with ferocity and, most importantly, CONTROL.  Too much of the heavier stuff lately displays very poor production quality/sound design, but not with this track.  Quality in-your-face dubstep that will set the dance off without a doubt.  Respect to the boys!

LAXX & Walsh – Latest Tech (Forthcoming Wheel & Deal)

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Alright goons, enjoy the sounds!  Big up the artists so they know their music is well-received.  BUY THEIR MUSIC!!!  Show some respect for the hours these guys put into pleasing our audible desires.  See you next week.  Stay safe and as always, RESPECT!

To the gods.

-Kinman

 

Big Sounds: Sleeper, Loadstar, Congi, Data & Alvarez, and Pressa

Easy all the heads. Halfway through the week, and I’m loving it! This weekend is going to be quite an epic one. Tomorrow night we have myself (Kinman) throwing down an all-vinyl set in Santa Barbara in support of Broken Note’s performance. If you’re going to be in town come check out the show! It’s free and Broken Note throws down really dope live shows with some truly powerful sound waves. It’s going to be at Eos Lounge on Anacapa, come kick it with the fam! Then, Saturday night we have Beyond Wonderland with the Hospital Records crew coming through in full-effect, Andy C the 3-deck master, Mistajam, Ed Rush & Optical, and Magnetic Man. Honestly haven’t been this excited for a show in a LONG time. It’s already a sold out show, those of you that got tickets, well played. If you don’t have tickets I would strongly suggest figuring out a way to get in because it’s going to be one for the record books.

In light of the rave this weekend, today’s music is a mixture of dubstep as well as drum and bass. Some top-notch music as always, so flip on the sub, light up the spliff, and get ready for today’s journey.

First tune that I want to highlight is an absolutely massive techno roller coming from the hands of Sleeper. The tune, titled ‘Oxygen’, would go hard in the airplane hangars that Saturdays event is held at. Pure minimalistic vibes and sub-pressure that can be felt miles away. Really can’t get enough of these percussive techno tunes that so many ‘dubstep’ artists are putting out lately. Quality material! Lend an ear below.

Sleeper – Oxygen

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Sleeper’s Facebook

Sleeper’s Soundcloud

This next bit is another one from a man who has been so on top of his shit lately, Congi. Holding it down for the Macabre Unit crew HARD. The track we have from him today is titled ‘Cult’ and is forthcoming on Tribe12 Records. He utilizes a really clever and meaningful vocal sample that should resonate extremely well to the heads with strong ties to a proper soundsystem. The spliff directive mentioned above was primarily for this one 😉

Congi – Cult (Forthcoming Tribe12)

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Congi’s Soundcloud

Pressa just recently dropped a 140 jungle tune called ‘Be With Me’. This one is for all the foot work crew! Displaying that classic vibe fused with modern sound. There seems to be a pretty big divide in peoples opinions about this stuff. Personally, I think it’s dope but I also understand the complaints of long-time junglists who feel it’s lost its authenticity. Each to his own, I guess. Anyways…..

Pressa – Be With Me

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Pressa’s Facebook

Pressa’s Soundcloud

This next tune picks the tempo up a bit. A new one from Data & Alvarez that is just a skanker! The track’s titled ‘Resist’ and you can still make out the chant, faintly under the vocal processing. Hope you’re somewhere you can move your feet, this 170 business will get you going.

Data & Alvarez – Resist

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The final track we’re going to leave you with is a remix Loadstar did for Noisia. It’s been out for a while so many of you have probably heard it but, it’s one of the few remixes of a Noisia tune that is even comparable to the next level business that they’re on. This track is an absolute anthem for the late nights with no sleep and and pure vibes.

Noisia – Tommy’s Theme (Loadstar Remix)

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Alright goons, see you next time. Respect.

To the gods.

-Bassweight Society