Mutant Bass is about as not fuck giving as it gets, presenting dancefloor 'sploding styles like post bro-line tropicore in Hadean's "Psycho Skank" and its accompanying remixes by Heapy and Yeahhbuzz providing the absolute best in raveslaughtering bassline horrorhouse and ultraviolent, skull rattling drumstep. If yr looking for rave juke, Simtek's got you covered with the booty movin, synth-stab havin "Sumo" and Gash's "In The Face" just can't decide between raggawobble and breakcorestep, so its both, duh.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Outlier Recordings continues to be one of the best things to happen to music with the fifth installment in their flawless "Outsourced" series of compilations, featuring subgenre after subgenre from futuristic friends Memotone, Zack Christ, Fancy Mike, Handbook, m∞n, XTRNGR, Kwala (one of my new favorite artists), label and all around musical bosses Oddlogic and WIE plus an internetsworth more. The overall aesthetic of these tracks seems to stem from "future" and "gaze" sounds, filled with saturated samples and strange stuttering bass patterns incorporating textures and techniques from styles such as clicky and fuzzy IDM, chilled-out and wonked-up [trip/hip/glitch]-hop respectively, bleepy bubbly dub and its accompanying "step", jittery juke and blissed out ambient; making for a fresh and interesting listen.
Exploring the depths of sub-aqueous trenches and vast, seemingly endless caverns of inner earth to the cold void of outerspace and beyond, the dark ambient drone compositions of "Colliding Textures" cause one to feel very minute being surrounded by such towering walls of manipulated air molecules as only mon0 can make happen.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
UNconventional label's "Sea Life" compilation), proving Ralph Fiki to be a multifaceted minimalist ready for anything.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
FullFridge and SATURATE! catalogs fr sure.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
end fence crew, this time courtesy of Archie Pelago, who's "Prospect Dub" gets many a diverse reversioning a la Blind Prophet, kuxxan SUUM and De Qualia. Expect some triphop in yr dubstep, tribal IDM, mechanoids on lean, clunky funkstep, etc. As if that weren't enough, kuxxan SUUM's "fogchop" of "Frog & Toad" brings this collection to an upbeat and dubby end.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Urban Waves blog/label traverses the galaxy and rounds up a ridiculous roster of cosmic beatsters old and new for their "Intergalactic Travels" compilation. This audible alien assortment includes screwed-out lazer headnod boogies like Headshotboyz's "General Bloodbath", Lingvisto's "9 Seconds To The Sky" and Himuro Yoshiteru's "Himu Sanpo" along with the glow in the dark dreamblap slowjams of Handbook's "Ascent" and POGFLIPPER's "You Are". Also aboard are LZRKMMNDR and Go Savant! who not only contribute some wicked spacefunk, but whose previous EPs (JUKEWORX, GO SAVANT!) were instantly welcomed to my collection, as is this compilation.
Not long after his atmospheric broken-beat remix of Synthetic Violence's "Astronomical Poetry" (from the recent "XXVIII VI MCMXCII"), VNDL returns to the Abstrakt Reflections label with a lush and disjointed chunk of malfunction. Tracks like "Corpus Textural" and the Access To Arasaka collaboration "960BXK" are rife with clunks and pulses of cyborgs turned self aware, while the ghostly passages of "Don't Forget The Machine" (parts 1 and 2 respectively) hover about with an uneasy feel.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Loops 1.0", Yaporigami now turns his focus on the beat, rather than the glitch. While still having plenty of that sweet, scratchy crackle of errors audible (be it legit or synthesized); this installment of "Loops" explores the friendlier side of distortion and static, making it more accessible while maintaining its heavy presence.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Leaves gives to us a beautiful collection of spaced-out bedroom ambient and clicky downtempo joints much in the vein of Khavi Collective and fellow Lithuanian imprint Sutemos, on which a few shared artists (Maps And Diagrams, Mind Over Midi, Sleepy Town Manufacture, IJO) have albums (most notably Maps And Diagrams' "Snowglobe EP"). Through fragile glitchjazz pieces such as Pleq's "Someone Like Comes Into Your Life" and Krill.Minima's "Sonnenbad", the immense presence of the cinematic "Human Energy" by The New Honey Shade, and deep aqueous plunges into Sense's "Mysoul Transmission" and Sraunus' "Begales", the "Leaving Eleven" compilation is a much welcomed introduction to the Leaves label.
"Guide" is a departure from the vast oceanic ambience of "Music" for open green fields drenched in golden summer sun via eight three minute pieces each radiating with an unrivaled intensity. Titles such as "Alive", "Bloom", and "Peace" should give you a general idea of what to expect.