1 Year Anniversary Competition

Big up fam’!

Today marks the 1 year anniversary for BWS.  I’m astounded at the amount of support this little idea has gained (although it may be miniscule relative to other platforms).  Going from 1 to nearly 800 supporters with over 20K views in a single year is amazing in my mind, regardless of how jaded the current state of social media would make it seem.  I am so thankful for the relationships that have come into being from this website.  I’ve connected with various people from all the world, and it’s been really humbling.

A seriously MASSIVE shout out of respect from myself to all of you that have made this page what it is today.   I would also like to shout a major thank you to you my best boys Shice and Lowkey, who helped build the foundation of BWS with me last year, although they’re both onto their own paths now.  Also, as you may have seen in the last post, there will be some new writers being introduced over the next couple months so be on the look for new flavor/opinions and be sure to make them feel welcome.  Ben Grimm was the first to be announced, so expect to see more from ‘Begrim’ on the garage side of things.  Let’s see what the next year holds for us, shall we?!

In order to celebrate this oh so monumental milestone I have decided to run a little competition for some free giveaways.  I was looking through my crates and came across 3 records that are duplicates because I double ordered them – sadly, on 3 separate occasions too, haha.  Anyways, since I’m broke as f*ck this was the best I could come up with.  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, however.  All of the records are in ‘mint’ condition as they’ve never been played.  I will say, though, the Compa remix does have some scuffs along the outer rim, but this was due to manufacturer defect so don’t get pissed about a scuff on the free record you receive.  The three records are:

 Mavado – Dem A Talk (Compa Remix) [WXWL001]

Razor Rekta – Loko-Motiv / Development [CHST018]

Dark Tantrums – Unborn / Storm [MEDI054]

***Note to the winner:  If you’re located outside of the US, I will not be able to cover all the shipping costs, however, I will split them with you.  Once we come to that juncture we will figure it out as needed.  If you’re in the US, shipping is on me.

This competition is meant for the people that have been supporting during this year, so there is no need to publicly share this competition, unless you prefer to lessen your odds of victory.  If you prefer to share it, however, I have no issue with that.  All you need to do is answer the following three questions:

1.    Which song on his self-titled EP (‘Commodo EP’) did Commodo not want to include?

2.    Which artist that interviewed with BWS said these words: 

“theres just not enough energy in most of the stuff coming out whereas with these techno influenced rollers with the big relentless kick drum lines and the pounding subs there is just so much natural energy, you move instinctively to the music whether you like it or not because of the sheer physicality of it and the rhythms that have been engrained in us over the past millenia from ancient ‘tribal’ music. “

        3.    Who was the first artist to record a mix exclusively for BWS?

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Email your responses to bassweightsociety@gmail.com before November 15th, 2012.  YOU MUST ENTER ‘BWS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY’ AS THE SUBJECT LINE OR YOUR RESPONSE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

May the best human win.

To the gods.

-Kinman

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Cut Classics: A Step Back

Welcome back from what was hopefully a dope weekend! Starting off this week proper we’re going to feature some vintage tunes that fit well in the mix. Released mostly on CD’s and vinyls, these tracks may be hard to acquire, but are absolutely worth the effort of tracking down. Reaching from 2007 to 2009, these classic tunes fit in well with any present day dubstep set and can really set the dancefloor on fire when used correctly. Featuring sounds from Tes la Rok, Benga, and DZ,  blow the dust off and check out these tunes.

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First up is a tune that eerily foreshadowed the sounds that are present today, back in 2007. Featuring elements from all across the bass spectrum, DZ’s,  ‘Strong on Ya’ , surely is not a track to be lost in the archives. Sharp synths cut through the mix nicely, bumpy mid range add hop, and amen breaks meld it all together to create a jam that would hold its own in 2012. Pressed in 2007 on Hotflush Recordings, this release also features a massive flip side entitled ‘Slums Dub’.

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Next up is an absolute party jam that can change the tone of any dance floor with the flick of the fader. This sing-a-long anthem made its rounds on the mix and live circuit back in 2007, and is bound to make a comeback. Tes la Rok’s remix of Uncle Sam’s ‘Round the World Girls’ released on Argon in ’07 will most likely be a hard find for the vinyl collector, but anyone can purchase both the remix and the VIP on Amazon (256kbps).

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This next tune is an absolute pleasure to play out particularly because its sharp synth patterns that cut through and add to any mix. Fans and Dj’s alike can equally appreciate this futuristic-party track by the ever-diverse, Benga. Released in 2009 on N-Type and Hatcha’s Sin City Records, ‘On the Edge’ is featured on The Croydon Dubheadz Compilation vinyl as a well-deserved A-Side. Give it a listen and you will see why  its always a good thing to dig deep in the record bag and brush off a dusty one.

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Thanks for listening to these tunes and we hope you’ve found something you can take away with you. Playing and hearing these finely aged tracks really add to a live show so don’t hesitate to drop some senior sub pressure on the masses and make sure to skank out if you hear one of these at the club. Check back tomorrow for another quality post, and some more fine tunes to discover.

-Peace

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-BWS (Shice)