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Download: Baobinga "Make Me Feel"

First Listen
Label: Build

Joint Ventures is a 16-track LP that features headlining artist Baobinga collaborating with a slew of bass music's finest producers, including Untold, xxxy, Roska, Hyetal, and others (read all the info here). That record is available now via the Bristol-based Build imprint, who were kind enough to offer us this download of "Make Me Feel" to mark the occasion. Oddly enough, this low-swinging tune is the sole production on Joint Ventures that Baobinga crafted without another artist, but it certainly goes to show why he's a man that high-profile tunesmiths would be eager to work with. The track somehow brings to mind some of Timbaland's finest moments; the slow-grooving rhythms have a definite hip-hop/R&B swagger to them, and the stuttering swell of arpeggiating synths uncannily evokes the super-producer's Justin Timberlake single "My Love." It's that kind of attention to melody and harmony, not to mention the balance between emotive and club-friendly sounds, that puts Baobinga on another tier in the world of bass music. If you're looking for a taste of something a bit harder from the musicmaker, you can download his collaboration with Randomer, "Crom2," after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 8 (51 votes)
 
 

Video: Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team "Bass Face"



Top-notch DJs, in-demand remixers, and currently running one of the most forward-thinking dance music labels out there, Sound Pellegrino label dons Teki Latex and Orgasmic have built quite a reputation for themselves in the two years they've been active. However, the apparent absence of original material from the duo has been a little conspicuous. Enter "Bass Face," the pair's brand-new, debut single. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/05/2011

Martyn to Release New Single Via Brainfeeder

We couldn't have predicted this pairing to save our lives, and yet, Washington, D.C. dubstepper Martyn working with Flying Lotus' beat-centric Brainfeeder label makes an odd sort of sense to us. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 07/05/2011

Stream Brian Eno's New Album

Legendary electronic music pioneer Brian Eno has released his second LP for the Warp imprint, Drums Between the Bells, today, and has gone ahead and made a stream of the whole album available online. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Kompakt Announces Details For Total 12

It's that time of year again: the days are getting longer (at least here on the West Coast), the summer tours are starting to shape up, and, yes, Kompakt has finalized the tracklist for its annual compilation of the best previously released and unreleased gems from its talented family. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Listen to Untold's and Samuel Chase's Debut EP as Dreadnought

It was just over a month ago when we reported that UK bass music badman Untold had unveiled a new collaboration with Samuel Chase (of Samuel and the Dragon), called Dreadnought. Well, it didn't take too long for the four selections that make up the pair's debut to become available for you to stream in all their dirty, experimental-pop glory. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Donae’o Announces New Single For Strictly Rhythm

London soul singer and producer Donae'o has announced plans to release his first effort for the Strictly Rhythm imprint next week. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

Podcast 205: Nguzunguzu

XLR8R has been gleefully following the exploits of globally minded bass outfit Nguzunguzu for quite some time, but it appears as though 2011 might be the year when the LA-based duo comes into its own. Today marks the release of the Timesup EP, which is not only the pair's latest collection of energetic, R&B-flavored tunes, but also the first salvo from the newly christened Fade to Mind label, an imprint headed up by Kingdom that Nguzunguzu also has a hand in running. Read more » 

Download: Marco Del Horno and T.Williams "Brown Leather Chair"

First Listen

This track stems from a collaboration between Marco del Horno and T.Williams, two burgeoning UK producers who at one time had plans to craft an EP together. Unfortunately, the EP never came to fruition, but now the pair has decided to give away the sole track which resulted from their partnership rather than let it gather virtual dust in some hard drive. The intriguingly titled "Brown Leather Chair" sits nicely between the producers' respective styles, blurring the details as to which artist we can attribute the dark, pumping drums or chopped and glitched chords to. One thing Horno and Williams seem to collectively acknowledge is that a song like this is most potent when left to its rhythmic elements, which may explain why each drop placed throughout "Brown Leather Chair" seems to lead us right back to the track's powerfully deep, brooding drums. 

Average: 7.3 (47 votes)
 
 

Review: Deepchord Hash-Bar Loops

Label: Soma

What is there to say about Deepchord that hasn't already been said? For close to three decades, the producer and mastering engineer behind the now-solo affair, Rod Modell, has been ably mining the depths of techno's core sounds through a dubwise filter, and he reliably brings up gold. Hash-Bar Loops, his latest LP, is, no exception. Read more » 

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  • 07/05/2011

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