Killyjoy's back and he's brandishing an ode to the girls of his hometown Nottingham. "Gyalist Riddim" proves that wobble ain't dead yet, with the original and its three mixes going heavy on the full on fat low end. The title track adds some serious snare roll chaos to the mix, whilst Deadbeat adds a slammin' 4x4 twist. Asa & Sorrow keep it hard and underground and Doctor Jeep wraps up the package with some deliciously doomy tropical vibes.
Bristol bassman Bromley steps up to 877 with two originals that purr with understated, techy menace. Spacious and just the right amount of twisted, fans of Mak & Pasteman, Wen and My Nu Leng will instantly connect:. "Related" is a two-step hummer that ploughs through the low end soundcape with a well-oiled mechanical flow, while "Check" comes complete with pads so icy they could reverse global warming. Remix-wise Hostage adds a steppy, militant swing and additional bass gurgles while Sly-One adds a whole new line of synth textures before stripping the vibe right back to its bare rhythmic bones. This will relate with a lot of dancefloors and DJs right now.
253 is the number of miles between dance veteran Mr C's Huddersfield home and bass loving Pavv down in Brighton. That hasn't stopped them from teaming up for a split EP though, and here they both perfectly capture the sound of In:fluX. There's a tough, no nonsense vibe throughout the EP, with Pavv dropping the deep and dirty wobble-garage hybrid "Don't Look" and the epic, trance-bass delirium of "The Fantasy". Mr C also steps in to deliver the skippy future-bouncer "Dance With Me" which sustains the already high standard of quality on offer here.
The breaks/garage anthem that refuses to quit almost 15 years after its initial release, Zinc's "138 Trek" has always remained relevant through every party paradigm that's followed. Here Bingo Bass revisit its many charms and versions for those who had no use for the recent vinyl outings. We all know how the original and VIP flex, but you may have missed the GQ version that comes with a little added grime finish or the Zed Bias mix which takes us on a sassier, steppier UKG vibe. Some tunes mature like classic Aston Martins. This is one of them.
Despite only being a year old, Nu Wave Records have already gained a reputation for presenting the most forward thinking bass music in town. No easy feat but just take their latest release for example: RedgreenBlue is a producer located deep in the heart of America who is beating many UK producers at their own game. The Colours EP features three immaculately produced sizzlers - the pounding big room house of the title track, the growling, 8-bit wobble garage of "Bad Ideas" and the rave pad drenched techy-roller "Shape Shifter".
Yes yes, Londoner and bass fusion wizard XXXY steps up on his own city's Rinse for a gnarly lil' three tracker! As you probably already know, Rinse is not only one of the birthing homes of dubstep but it's also a cutting-edge label at the forefront of the UK sound. Aside from "Close The Door Behind You", the more wobbly and bass-heavy cut of the lot, XXXY's sounds verge heavily on the deep house spectrum, and both "Last Dance" and "Lately" carry a steady 4/4 beat with mild pads and a hypnotic groove.
It's always good try something new we reckon and Hospital records, who have decided to swap their usual drum and bass fare for a little bit of house. Yep, this EP might feature tracks by Hospital regulars Nu:Tone and S.P.Y., but they're all reworked in various styles of house music by some hot remixers. Chart-topper Sandy Riviera is first, turning "'Til Dawn" into a beefy drum-led jack track, Shadow Child takes "Guidance" into a proggy, shuffle-dub zone, remix comp winner Aaron Beko delivers a cool, sleazy tech-house rework of "Lightning" and "Dusty Fingers" is turned into euphoric anthem-house by Takao.
A self-proclaimed 'bass music reprobate', there's actually nothing degenerate or anti social about the productions of this London music veteran. In fact this member of Finger Lickin's iconic Slyde duo and one time Bolshi artist has a knack for making extremely positive sounding productions. Here he presents two more slices of this sound - the full, skippy sing-a-long pop houser "Deeper Dank" and the breaky 90s organ-heavy wobbler "Love Is A Bassline". Get boppin'!
Here we have a couple of firsts - this debut release for new label Highly Swung sees Cole Train's DJ Impact joining forces with 'the legendary' MC Marvel for a fresh collaboration under the combined title of MIB. The first fruits of their hook up, "Break It Down", is a catchy streetwise swinger that flings some UKG and 4x4 beats into the mix and shows that the future is definitely rosy for this crew.
London producer Louie Anderson's career has been going from strength to strength since his remix of Breach's Jack blew up in 2013. Since then he's signed with Audio Rehab and became a resident in the main room of Ministry Of Sound. Now he's back with possibly his biggest hit to date, "One For Me", a lean and muscular housey roller with retro '90s nods and sultry guest vocals from The Voice UK's Emmy J Mac.
Bass = Win equals guaranteed funky house delight and this time it's a right showdown with a full remix EP of the "Baby" track by Orkidea, Rico Tubbs and Heavyweight, three label regulars who know all about body-rocking goodness. Jayceooh, Rare Candy, Desto and Daddy Flix all turn in the goods, ranging from housier to more half-step territories, but our favourite has to be Desto's neo-jungle reinterpretation, a cut which glides between footwork and d&b with pure ease and utter grace. Tight little bag, this one!
The founder of Northern Line Records, DJ Paleface, hands the reigns over to Xylo for his slick new piano-tinged pop-garage blinder, "Look Into My Eyes". There's also the added bonus of remixes too, three of 'em to be precise: S Dub's thumping jazzy roller, A Lister's sleek tech-step rework and Tempo Elektrik's totally huge piano-house anthemic jam.
Turbo two-step with minimal muscle. "Saracen" joins the dots between the Bristol beatsmith's dubstep roots and his current penchant for the lighter side of the dance. Dig deeper for "Day Z", a grime-referenced eskibeat slapper with a bass texture that has a life of its own. For added pleasure Durkle Disco have thrown in a remix from fellow west countryman Majora; a much deeper, 4/4 jam that drops into a dark alley bass bubbles mid-way, it's a great transitional tool for house DJs looking to murk the flow for a spell.
The Northern Line crew have recently welcomed cult Leeds producer Nastee Boi (Joel Parris) into their fold and now we get a first taste of his sound for the label. This is the first installment of his "Nastie AS F**k" series and these four instrumentals fit perfectly into NL's minimal bass agenda. From the electro-swing meets 4x4 vibes of "Bass Chase" to the tropical snake charmer craziness of "Greez" via the dub-trap mayhem of "Blindside" and the bleepy 8-bit hip-hop synthfest of "Extraction". Killer sounds.
A brand new singing to L2S, Russian producer Groofeo introduces us all to his not inconsiderable talent with this new three track EP. With a heavy focus on super-slick production and deep beats, each song, from the jazzy hiss of "Melting" to the meandering downtempo pads of "Breathing The Night (vip mix) via the hauntingly beautiful "I'm Here Alone", prove that Groofeo's going places!