Review: It has been one hell of a year for Hans Glader, the LA-based garage wizard whose sound continues to conquer global stages. He returns here to the legendary Night Bass imprint for a full four track display of his unique approach to 2-steppy flavours, kicking off with the luscious pad textures and distant saxophone lines of 'Culture'. From here the sumptuous vibes continue as the incredible soundscaping and general harmonic structures of 'Lumen' deliver a truly beautiful setting, followed by the more sub-heavy dips and weaves of 'Dimelo' alongside Night Bass founder: AC Slater. For us, this was already Hans Glader's strongest outing to date, but that's before 'Set You Free' elevates the whole project to an entirely new plateau with its sweeping string-like leads and groovy drum switches. Incredible work!
Review: What a legendary link up we find ourselves looking into here as the UK & US combine in infinite majesty. The legendary pioneering sounds of DJQ finally arrives for a full length drop on AC Slater's Night Bass imprint, showing us a different side to his character, away from his more typical niche inspired sound. We begin with 'Zip Zap', a bubbling techy roller, driven by well rounded drum designs and a perfectly placed vocal line from Robbie Rue, before 'Concentration' gives us a more raucous approach, allowing lethal synthesizer lines to take the lead. Finally we get to take in an interesting creation, showcasing Q's garage roots as 'Show Me Love' unleashes a chord driven arrangement, giving us a soothing throwback to close out the EP.
Review: As far as international bass imprints go, it's safe to say that Night Bass are one of the teams really leading the way in 4x4 music, with this latest drop from Lowdown being yet another fantastic example of their consistency and cunning. We begin by taking in the shuffling drum punches and industrial bass drones of 'Eastside' which set us off in style with an overall haunted vibe. Next, SLATIN gets involved as he joins forces for the high energy house-like drum designs of 'Pro Wrestler'. Next, the title track 'Ghetto Poetry' delivers another sizzling piece of bass-heavy succulence, before 'Go' welcomes both Qlank & JC Stormz inside for an unpredictable, percussion-lead stonker, perfect for festival season whenever that may next be!
Review: Despite the varying states of difficulty the world seems to find itself in, the growth of bass music across the globe doesn't seem to have slowed down in any way, with Night Bass remaining one of the most talked about imprints in the game. This latest helping from Kendoll is a perfect example of how to stay ahead of the curve, kicking off with 'Fall Back' alongside the legendary AC Slater and rapidly rising Sophiegrophy. This one sets the tone perfectly with it's kuduro-sounding percussive syncopations and catchy vocal inputs, before the unpredictable soundscapes and quirky melodic influxes of 'Wasted Again' takes the EP somewhere completely different. Finally, the ever-ready Dread MC joins the party for some rave-ready vocal additions on the big room stomper named 'Never Sleep', which comes to us dripping in acidic expression and original texture.
Review: It's that time of the year again as we welcome back the wonderful Night Bass crew for the 10th edition of their 'This Is Night Bass' series, featuring some of the biggest and most popular names the scene has to offer. The tracklist boasts a fabulous combination of established talent and newcomers, as we see the likes of Taiki Nulight, NuBass, Dommix, The Sponges, CAPOZZi, Sage Armstrong, Sqwad and more join forces to create a sumptuous collection. Our highlights have to include Riddim Commission's super smooth 'In My Soul', alongside the groovy horns of 'Funky Soul', from Nicky Genesis, Jace Mek's techy influxes on 'Bring It Back' and the stripped back debut of Tengu with 'Bad Girls'.
Review: As ever, the global bass music movement rolls on forward, with one of it's most influential labels in AC Slater's Night Bass imprint remaining as a forerunner. They here introduce QLANK, across four potent bass bin tremblers, kicking off with the simple yet effective bassline wamps of the title track 'Alien', before Dread MC gets involved to splash some fabulous vocal delights over the wonky synthesizer plays of 'Ain't For Luck'. Next, the pitches rise as the more alarm-like leading tones of 'Ohh' combine with crunchy drumwork to cause a ruckus in the rave, before finishing the project off on mutated bass designs of 'Issues'. Awesome stuff!
Review: These sure are unusual times around the world, but one thing we have gained from this state of worldwide lockdown is a flurry of top quality electronic music releases, with this latest drop Night Bass being a perfect example. They welcome back the crispy sounds of MNNR for three tracks of pure fire, kicking off with the super punchy drum slaps and shuffling rhythmic expressions of the title track 'The Party'. This is then followed closely by the more rawcus synthesizer designs of 'Thanks Officer', before the clicky bass inversions and unusual drum compositions of 'DAMN' round us off in style.
Review: Releasing music from the likes of Sinden, AC Slater, Jack Beats and Herve over the years, the Night Bass label out of the UK have worked with a who's-who of club music specialists. Both Blossom and Shdws have delivered on their own individual releases for Night Bass in the past with the label choosing a three-track collaborative split release as their return. Shdws' solo effort sees darker tones of 80s synthwave and vocals meet with warbling metallic bass lines, tech house drums and skipping rhythms. Teamed up with Blossom, the pair trip through a circus of synths, trippy vocals and out of shape rave to straight up dub and two step. Mind Games gonna make you trip.
Review: As one of the leading forces in worldwide bass music, AC Slater returns to his home imprint of Night Bass to unveil a fabulous selection of remixes, working directly off his critically acclaimed 'Hi8' album project. The line up is spicy to say the least, with the likes of Flava D, Sammy Virji, DALCO, NuKid, CID and more all getting involved for one the biggest remix projects bass music has ever seen. The two real standouts for us come from two brits however, as Bushbaby's colourful relick of 'Attitude' from AC & Taiki Nulight immediately catches our ears, alongside Drinks On Me's smooth and well thought out overhaul of 'Every Pigeon Is a Dove', featuring the wonderful vocal layers of Murkage Dave.
Review: Night Bass are back with a vengeance in 2020. Following up last year's killer OC to LA EP for the label, rising Welshman Jay Robinson (Bingo Bass/Cr2/Mau5trap) returns with another bouncy bunch of jams here, including "LSD" which like its name suggests is indeed a mind altering affair - that's perfectly suited to getting weird at the afterhours. This deep, down and dirty bass-driven affair really nails that west coast sound once again. On the second offering "The Provider" he teams up with legendary New Jersey garage icon Todd Edwards for one seriously wonky and swing-fuelled party anthem with infectious vocals.
Review: So at this point it's difficult to find the words to describe Night Bass, who have pushed out one of the most relentless release schedules we have ever witnessed here at JunoDownload over the last 12 months. The 4x4 giants have here assembled what they believe to be their best releases of 2019 into one handy selection, featuring absolute stormers from the likes of legendary faces such as Taiki Nulight, Shift K3y, Bushbaby, Notion, Corrupt, Phlegmatic Dogs and more, including a feature from label founder and worldwide dance music legend: AC Slater. What a year it has been for Night Bass, and we can't see them slowing down.