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Future Wildstyle Interview + ‘Make Them Bounce’ Premiere

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Here at the blog, we would like to say a massive thanks to Future Wildstyle and Bass=Win for giving us an exclusive interview with the lads and a premiere stream of ‘Make Them Bounce’ from their new EP ‘Hyper Vibes’ which you can buy here

Tell us a bit about yourself

We are two DJs and producers based in Sheffield .We met on the DJ circuit as we are both primerally DJs. We have both produced tracks in the past but we decided to try something new and join forces for this project. It has been a great way to work as we both bring so many different influences and styles to the table.

How would you describe your production style?

All our tracks come back to some kind of breakbeat or broken beat with a proper bass line. The last few releases have covered quite a range in tempo and that’s how we mean to carry on.

What your first experience of underground music and how did you get into the sound?

I loved the music long before I was old enough to go into the clubs so it was pirate radio and tape packs that supplied my music fix. In the early days a one hour set could include a whole range of beat patterns and influences from hip hop to reggae to soul plus loads more. The contrast today is some DJs play an hour set of about 9-10 records all sounding virtually the same. That’s a trap I never want us to fall into.

What is it about the current wave of dance music that appeals to you?

Popular or mainstream dance music has been through so many styles now from Electro to Hip Hop to House to Breakbeat to Jungle to DnB to Dubstep and Garage and now it seems to have come a full circle and gone back to House.

It feels like artists can now go in any direction musically and draw influences from anywhere along the musical journey. I know there never really was a rule book but if there ever was it really is irrelevant right now. The variety of new music coming out right now is more than ever.

Tell us a few of your all time and current fave producers?

I love people like DJ Premier, Pete Rock and all those guys but I equally love Remarc and 4hero. Those are the stand out producers for me who have a real groove to their music.

Where have you DJ’ed?

We have just started out Djing out as Future Wildstyle it has been really fun as we have both been DJs for years and joining forces means we can add more to our sets. We are currently using the Serato Sp1 to re-create some of the tracks live as part of the DJ set. For most of our tracks we now have a stripped back version that can have the vocals and key elements played from the SP1 over the top. It means DJ sets are even more fun as we can both be hands on throughout rather than taking it in turn to mix in tracks.

We recently warmed up for the first Boiler room in Sheffield. I was really glad we had spent time developing the more live part of our set as Boiler Room is such an intimate space and the camera is right in your face!

Describe to us your approach to a DJ set, do you like to gently warm up the crowd or go for the bangers or more of a journey approach?

Its all about the crowd for us. Every set has to be tailored for the people stood in front of us. I love the challenge of warming up a crowd just as much as playing a peak time set.

Of all the tunes you’ve made, which is your favourite?

Wow that’s a hard one. I think the Ultrafunkula track was exciting to test out on the dance floors as it just worked straight away in the clubs. There really is something special about seeing a thousand people dancing to a track and hearing it on a big club sound system at the height of a night and remembering back to us producing it on a rainy Wednesday afternoon.

How did you link up with Bass=Win?

Easy we just only hit up labels that we were already into and already buying music from.

As a producer, you keep an open mind and an open palette producing in various styles, who do you draw influences from?

Between us we cover years of buying and playing out music so plenty of basses are covered. I really made my DJ career back in the day as Hip Hop DJ but equally I got hooked on music by early Jungle stuff so I think those two styles find their way into the music from my side

What are the vital elements to making a tune that come into play when you’re in the studio?

Its normally a sample or concept that comes first. We start out thinking we are making one type of track and it normally takes a whole new direction and ends up somewhere completely different.

But that’s the fun of producing really.

So before we hit play on this new forthcoming release of yours on Hyper Vibes EP, can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind it?

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We didn’t just want to make an EP of straight up club bangers (although that is always a massive temptation) there are a few samples in here I have been waiting to use for a while and they just fit in perfectly making the tracks more than just dance floor tools.

Free Breaks Blog Premiere Of ‘Make Them Bounce’

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Any final words and shout outs?

Bass=Win has been a great home for the last few releases and have been invaluable in us getting our music out to a wider audience. Not forgetting for Liam at Kitchen Artist for getting on board with the project. Also we have to big up all the DJs playing our stuff and promoters adding us to their line ups we have been overwhelmed by the response and support form the scene. Can’t wait to see what the rest of 2016 has in store for us!

New Tunes And Releases Round Up

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Rokaman ‘Bomba’

Rokaman gets the cowbells out for an infectious and funky slice of house destined to be the soundtrack off all kinds of crazy fun in the sun, big beats!!!

Tutsi Girl Play House – Body & Soul EP

4 absolutely gorgeous slices of shimmering vocal house that marks itself out for originality and wonderful aesthetics, what a voice and what stunning soulful house music to boot!!!

Hoodrat – Silhouette EP

A fresh instalment of squelching and peaking tech house excellence on DeFunkt Traxx, Hoodrat brings their straight up peak time pumping sound to the label plus remixes by Jay Kay & AlphaDisco

Ali Ahmadi – Sundance EP

High grade Tech House with a whole tonne of pristine class, no wonder this awesome EP is getting support from the likes of Jey Kurmis and Shiba San among others, cop this one!!!

Sweet LA- Solnishko

Sweet La on the soulful summery tip with this brilliant slice of house music that’s all about the blissful melodic grooves

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Stream: http://btprt.dj/1SRzyS9

Download: http://btprt.dj/1YaZVWJ

Selecta J-Man – Cease & Sekkle E.P

Featuring vocals from Parly B, Junior Dangerous, Cheshire Cat UK & Blackout ja, Selecta J-Man ‘Cease & Sekkle E.P’ out on Born On Road is a firebomb of slickly produced Jungle/DnB that will inject some serious voltage to the dance wherever dropped!!!

Shen FM- I’ll Wait

afrika motion continues to shine as a label with diverse house music like this wonder of a tune below by Shen FM, quite simply stunning

Bronx Cheer- Low Pass

Bronx Cheer return for ‘Low Pass’ another tasty house flava U.S underground style, we love this!!!

Melodymann – Flashback EP

Following solid releases for the likes of Hustler Trax, Melodymann blesses us with two house groovers on a label we love, the awesome Gents & Dandys, an imprint and a brand we associate with the absolute finest house music out there

Bobby Harvey ft BTNY ‘Handle Me’

Speaking of labels we love and underground house/techno, DRUM Records welcome Bobby Harvey who shares a great big slice of underground house  in ‘Handle Me’ keeping awesome company with remixes from the likes of FGTN Toys and others, awesome!!!

Poupon – Touch Me

We’ve been touched and we’re lovin it!!! Poupon drops some saucy n dirty house flavaz with the bass loaded jackin ‘Touch Me’

Capone – Let’s See You Move

Capone takes us back to 94/95 with a massive slab of uplifting breakbeat hardcore for Raveskool Recordings, when the vibes are this good, you’ll be coming back for more!!!

Paul Cronin- Kim K’s Boobs Out

The hardcore captain stops off at 1992 and gives his signature crunchy manic take on a clasic from the golden era, ssssssshh!!! Bit naughty this one but oh my is it a banger!!!

Dennis Quin- Colours LP [Simma Black]

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The first full debut album from house music sensation Dennis Quin is finally here!!! After a string of great releases for Simma Black and other prestigious imprints, now comes a club ready LP of bangers including colabs with Roog, Low Steppa and Dantiez Saunderson. Blending the dirty house sound with more organic U.S influenced sounds ‘Colours’ comes just in time for a hot and steamy summer!!!! Get it on Traxsource

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Drums In Ur House
In The Swing w.Low Steppa
Deliver Me w.Roog
The Reason (When Will I See You Again w.Dantiez Saunderson
House My Life
Brainfreeze
Play The Groove
Fake Fantasy
Shut Your Eyes
I Feel So Good w.Roog

Strange Rollers – Dont Stop – Bad Habit Muzik 4th Birthday FREE TUNE!

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Bad Habit Muzik celebrates 4 years of consistent No1s on the download stores plus a string of great releases and diverse sounds with a free heater from the one and only Strange Rollers, here’s to many more years of Bad Habit Muzik!!!

Homeboy, Hippie & A Funky Dread – Total Confusion (Reza & Barry Obzee Remix)

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Barry Obzee & Reza give the all time classic ‘Total Confusion’ a fresh injection of tech house beats, bumps, bass n bleeps. There’s no doubt in this blogger’s mind that Obzee & Reza have done ample justice to this rave classic and put together a very worthy 2016 update

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Rhythm4Reason – Rock The Disco Tek

When 92 ‘ardcore’ meets 2016 Tech House the results are ‘Rock The Disco Tek’ The Rhythm4Reason take a classic rap vox, uplifting rave pianos and pumping techy sounds for a big weekend weapon to quite literally rock the disco teks!!!!

Layla Ley- BOY EP Sampler

That great voice resurfaces again with a new track and new remixes from established and rising talent on the house scene, New Politics shine a light yet again with another unmissable house music release

Ryky – Underground Perspective [18-09 Records]

Super cool underground vocals and underground bumpin’ house beats served up by RyKy plus good company in remixers Alex Descarada & Fake Self

Jakkin Rabbit – The Climax EP

A fusion of breakbeats, electro and filthy house from the Jakkin’ Rabbit on the mighty simma Black, aaaw yeeeah!!!

Dominica – Gotta Let You Go (SameSelf 2016 Rework)

SameSelf rework this early 90s house classic into a uplifting 2016 deep house track that keeps the vibe of the original while adding a bit of signature class

United States Beat Squad- Lovin’ Everyone EP

USBS on the money again with 2 tracks to raise your spirits out now on Music Rascals, there’s nothing quite like the USBS sound, you have to hear it

DRIFT- Our Beat

Melodic deep house action destined for the white isle and beyond, anthemic house sounds from Drift that will lift you up anytime, anywhere

 

My Selecta- All Crews (Go)/String Theory [DRUM WRKS]

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One of our favourite artists in the bass music scene My Selecta returns with a double header of breakbeat and bass science. ‘All Crews (Go)’ continues with that great signature sound of rolling jungle inspired futuristic beats n bleeps at 125BPM. “String Theory” on the flip incorporates ravey stabs and riffs to create a tense and excitement filled atmosphere. Both tracks are brilliant and need to be in your collection right….now!!!!

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Hostage – Dali EP

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As a former art student, this writer likes a bit of Salvador Dali and clearly so does Hostage!!!! Twisting the boundaries of House, techno and electronica over the four tracks of his new ‘Dali EP’ on premiere bass imprint 877,  you can expect surreal soundscapes, pounding beats and treats aplenty for the ravers. A massive shout out goes out to Hostage who continues to keep things fresh with classy outings like this, hit play, hit buy and enjoy some tripped out goodness!!!

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