Bristol Bad Man: Guido

Blessings!

We have a big mix coming at you today from Bristol bad man Guido.  Done for Fact Magazine, this mix is packed full of exclusives from the likes of Joker, Baobinga, and Gemmy.  The mix is nothing short of absolutely sick.  Guido really showcases his skills at mixing throughout.  As a producer, dj, and now record label boss, Guido’s made a name for himself across the bass music world.  From his brilliant debut album, Anidea, to his recently started label State of Joy, Guido has consistently raised the bar.  We highlighted the first release on State of Joy a few weeks back titled ‘Micro X/Vessel Dogs’ by none other than the big boss himself, and are excited to see further tunes released on this imprint.  Make sure to listen for the After Light >>> Get Out My Head (Joker Remix) mix, it’s wicked.

Guido – FACT Mix 313

Tracklist:
State Of Joy Rough Intro
Guido & Baobinga featuring Buggsy – Ballin’ VIP
Baobinga & I.D. – Elastic
Guido – Africa (forthcoming State of Joy)
Gemmy – Get down
Guido – Micro X (State of Joy)
Goth Trad – Sublimation (Deep Medi)
Rustie – After Light (Warp)
Redlight – Get Out My Head (Joker remix)
Janelle Monae – Many Moons
Stargate – Black and Yellow Instrumental
Baobinga & Guido – IceBlack
Missy Elliott – Hit ‘Em Wit Da Hee (feat. Lil’ Kim)
Interface Feat. William Cartwright – Truth Beyond (Clear Skyz)
Rob Smith – Golden Vision
Type Sun – Last Home
Nosaj Thing – Night Crawler
Laszlo – Lydias Dream (Lydian Label)

Along with the mix here are a few tunes Guido’s been giving away for free.  We really appreciate the eclectic style he brings to the table.  His music is outside the boundaries of being labeled within just one genre.  It’s creative, unique, well composed, and displays his fundamental skills as a songwriter.  The first tune titled ‘U Neeq’, is unique no doubt.  The tune has a really chilled out vibe, but is super danceable as well.  The melodies put you into an almost trance like state.  I’d imagine it’d be a sick tune to have jamming while on a nice drive.  Grab it, it’s free!

Guido – U Neeq

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The next tune is more upbeat, incorporating a combination of fast hitting snares and juggling drum beats.  Of course in spot on Guido style, synths are layered throughout making the tune harmonious to listen to.  What a jolly good fella to give it away for free.

Guido – Green Carpet

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The last freebie is one that he incorparted into his Fact mix above.  The tune, titled ‘Ice Black’, is a collaboration with Baobinga.  The tune definitely takes you on a journey, with beats constantly changing.  It’s a worthwhile 3:40 of listening pleasure.

Guido & Baobinga – Ice Black

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Always big up the artists.  We bring this to you because we love what they do.

Keep lurkin’.

-BWS (Lowkey)

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Kromestar, Guido, Compa and more.

Today we’ve got a nice lineup of tunes, some released very recently and others seeing releases this week!  The first few are ones we’ve never highlighted before and the last couple we’ll mention again just because they’re that good and we don’t want any of you forgetting to show your support to the artists when their releases drop.

First up we got a choon from the big dog Kromestar, an artist who’s been influencing bass music for quite some time now.  With his album Colourful Vibrations gaining major attention earlier in 2011 after being released on Dubstar records, Kromestar has proven his diversity time and time again.  From Badman VIP an absolute floor wrecker, to Disagree a soulful trumpet man ting, Kromestar’s covered everything in between and showed consistent quality throughout.  This week sees the release of two tunes out on Dubstep For Deep Heads label entitled Bookey and Alone.  Bookey is a wicked riddim incorporating video game like sounds with distorted basslines perfectly executed to make you stomp about.  Alone is a more chilled back tune compared to Bookey, utilizing a marching band drum pattern and steady low end, this a tune for after work spliff time.  Check both the tunes here and grab the record on promo!

Kromestar – Bookey/Alone

Following that big release, Guido very recently put out the first release for label State of Joy.  A bit different than what we’d usually cover but nonetheless, a super cool release.  The first tune on the release, Micro X is the one that first caught our attention with that spot on Guido melody accented with the synth that Guido, Joker and other Brtistol based posse are known for.  Here’s a cut of the tune, taken from a mix he did back March.

On the flip is a tune titled Vessel Dogs.  Starting out with a large kick drum and mesmerizing string riff the tune fills in with soft snares and fluctuating purple sounding synths.  This one is sick.  You can see Guido’s musical talent imprinted throughout layers of piano, strings, and a well-positioned bassline. Make sure to listen all the way through as the tune is packed with variations.

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This week sees the official release of Goth-Trad’s New Epoch EP.  If you haven’t heard New Epoch, do so, it’s just a teaser of what’s to be found within this album.  Also, Compa who hooked us up with that wicked mix back in November is dropping ‘Sentence/Beginning’ on Boka Records as BOKA038PT2.  Be sure to get a copy of that as well.  This is soundsystem music so be sure to crank up those subs.  Oh and almost forgot to mention, the massive ‘Lightning/Overflow’ release by Antiserum and Ill-Esha dropped yesterday, so go bag it!

Here’s links to all these releases:

Goth Trad – New Epoch EP

Compa – Sentence/Beginning

Antiserum & Ill-Esha – Lightning/Overflow

Find tunes you like and share them with others and big up the artists.  That’s what it’s all about.

Share the love.

-BWS (Lowkey)