DJ Q is back with another Bassline mix which can be downloaded for free from his SoundCloud. Q goes old school with this one, mixing 60 tracks into an 80 minutes, with classic productions from himself, Booda, FB, Zibba, Mask, T2, Mr V, Nastee Boi, Brett Maverick and many more finding their way onto this set. If you have forgotten what Bassline sounded like at its peak and need a reminder, you need to grab this! Here’s the link.
The official video for ABSORB’s single “I’m Done” featuring Lady Chann has landed
Directed by Lost Boyz Entertainment co-founders Chas Appeti and Simon Dewey (previous videos include Giggs, Tinchy Stryder, Sway etc), the pair are continuing to build their impressive catalogue of videos, capturing the vibe of “I’m Done” perfectly.
Having been chosen as 1Xtra’s BBC Introducing Track Of The Week towards the end of 2012, the Stinkahbell and Psy:am-produced “I’m Done” has been supported by MistaJam, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Rinse FM DJs Plastician, Sian Anderson and DJ Allbury.
A number of blogs have also been showing support, including…
dreamersrow.co.uk “Absorb displays striking vocal ability as Lady Chann adds an electrifying dancehall-flavoured verse… All this fits together to make for a highly impressive single and it is little wonder that it was signalled out for praise by 1Xtra.”
thegrimereport.blogspot.co.uk “Rising star of the Grime and Dubstep scenes, Absorb has hooked up with Lady Chann for this hardcore Dubstep inspired club banger…”
niksquared.com “I’m not sure what genre to call this as it’s a mixture of rap, dubstep and dancehall but somehow it works!”
The single will be released as a free download from www.thisisabsorb.bandcamp.com on ABSORB’s own label Pull That Face And Die Recordings on March 18th 2013.
Addminstro – Alert EP PAR010 – Released 28th January
The team over at Project All Out are back with another strong EP, this time based on Addminstro’s “Alert.” With the original followed up by 5 remixes from some of grimes heavyweights there’s bound to be something for everyone with this remix package! Released on the 28th of January on Juno. Look out for some collobarations coming from both ourselves & Project All Out in the near future.
I’ve got a lot of time for labels who are doing things the correct way, Coyote Records is definitely one of these, quickly building momentum with their 3rd release imminent.
From the label that brought you TS7′s “Grade A” & Mella Dee’s “CTRL” names who you should all be familiar with if your a regular reader. This time they have picked Sheffield producer Walter Ego! A man who has been quickly gaining a name for himself in recent times after featuring on Boiler Room TV & releasing “Set Off” featuring Trim on Girls Music ran by Toddla T, to name a few of his recent achievements! Wavey was originally played back on Plasticians Rinse FM show last year, Walter Ego felt it needed a vinyl release and Coyote Records did just that. This heavy hitting grime track has plenty of energy and wont sound out of place amongst a variety of audiences. Personally I picture this track fitting perfectly in a dimmly lit warehouse with a Soundsystem weighty enough to carry that bass, certain to get at least the one reload from the crowds reaction. Hopefully going to hear this track when Walter Ego plays at Knives & Forks, as I haven’t heard it out yet!
Military Mind still being grime, is a lot skippier & up beat with a wicked coin sample right before the drop. Both the tracks are cleverly named (which can be rare sometimes) & I feel they fit the mood accordingly.
Unlike other Coyote releases, both tracks are originals with no remixes to accompany them but as they use different flows they should work well together as a release…especially on vinyl which is another added bonus! As these releases are on Vinyl, delays can happen but if all goes to plan this should be getting heard from late February onwards!
Project All Out Recordings set up for their 9th release to end the year, and this is undoubtly the biggest release from the Sheffield based label run by DJ Skillz. The man behind Energy Music is Mr Dubz the man responsible for the releases of Danky Skank as well as a personal favourite Face Time EP. This new EP (and I use the word EP loosely as its practically an album) shows Mr Dubz’s diversity as a producer through 12 bass heavy tracks which can be previewed on Soundcloud below!
If I have to pick a few stand out tracks the first would definitly be Grom, it takes me back to Bunga Bunga number 4, where I first witnessed the damage this producer could also cause with a pair of decks. It sums up the idea of energy music perfectally from start to finish and has that very rough and ready feel too it! Hopefully this track will get picked up and heard in a club near you.
The second track i’d like to highlight is a much more mellow choice but still encorporates the idea of energy. Back For More Part 1 has a lovely vocal sample that partners perfectally with the chosen synths. Can see this slotting in nicely with any bass driven set.
These two selections are at opposite ends of the spectrum but show his interpretation of club driven energy music! Although i’ve only highlighted these two as my favourite the whole EP is quality music from start to finish and I hope it does as well as it deserves..Lands 3rd of December!
Keep an eye out for Krampus 2 from the PAR team coming soon!
1 Mr. Dubz – Energy Cru
2 Mr. Dubz – Reach Out
3 Mr. Dubz – Clappa
4 Mr. Dubz – Fire Like This
5 Mr. Dubz – Or Wah
6 Mr. Dubz – Grom
7 Mr. Dubz – Retreat
8 Mr. Dubz – Pressure
9 Mr. Dubz – Crystal City
10 Mr. Dubz – One 45
11 Mr. Dubz – Back 4 More Pt. 1
12 Mr. Dubz – Mental ft. Shinobi
DJ Q lets a new track loose on his Bandcamp for just £1 in the highest quality formats available, making this a no-brainer purchase. If you’re a proper Bassline fan then you’ll recognise the vocal from back in the day.