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Zinc – Structures EP Vol 2 [Bingo Bass]

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Bona fide dance music legend, pioneer of ‘Crack House’, the man behind the legendary ‘Super Sharp Shooter’, Zinc is back with Vol 2 of his ‘Structures EP’, 6 tracks that cover all bases in the current wave of bass music, from house rollers like ‘Wonderful’ which gets a nifty remix from the don Shadow Child to 2 classic rave monsters in the shape of ‘Apples’ and ‘Vampires’, 3 decades on, Zinc is still smashing it!!!!

Buy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/structures-2-ep/id947416014

Fireteam – The Hit List EP [Botchit & Scarper]

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Legendary imprint Botchit & Scarper returns with a new EP from Fireteam, 3 tracks that really are fiyah!!!! 808 Bass action comes in the delectable molds of Hit List & Traptastic and we LOVE the oldskool tearout breaks style ‘Who’s That Girl’, amazing!!!!!

Buy: https://botchitandscarper.bandcamp.com/album/hit-list-ep 

Plump DJ’s Interview / Hotcakes Xmas Party Competition

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London’s longest-running and most celebrated breakbeat party, Hot Cakes is back at Jamm, where the bass meets the rhythm.

Joining founder Jurassik will be the mighty Plump DJs, legends of forward-thinking electronica and sometime breaks heroes, along with the always astounding A-Skillz, king of roughhouse midtempo funk beats and killer b-line attitude.

Support comes from Final Conflict, who’ll be bringing plenty of bass, with many more acts yet to be announced.

The last Xmas Supatronix was an absolute roadblock with hundreds of people locked outside on the night as we moved to one in one out, so advance ticket purchase is fully advised.

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SET TIMES

11.30-1 Jurassik
1-2.30 A-Skillz

2.30-4 Plump DJs
4-5 Rev D Wayne (Alabama 3 DJ set)
5-6 Final Conflict

 

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I caught up with headliner Lee Rous aka one half of the Pump DJs to find out a little more before the night. Keep up to date with everything Plump related via their Facebook and Soundcloud pages.

 

Who are you, what do you do, and what style of music do you play?

We are Plump DJs and we play electro, bass, breakbeat, techno, and house and garage.

 

What’s happening in the life of Plump DJs at the moment?

We’ve just finished our new single called You Belong To Us and also sorted out a video. And we’ve been working hard on music for next year, touring Canada, and getting lots of studio work done, lots of fun really.

How would you describe the current Plump DJs sound?

Bass-led dance music. We’re playing at around 120bpm which is slower than we’re used to, but we’re bringing a lot of our older records into the end of the sets having recently remastered some tunes from the last 15-years. It’s pleased a lot of the older fans that we’re playing some of the older stuff.

 

You’re playing the Albama 3vs Hotckaes Christmas Party this weekend. Are you looking forward to it? The Hotcakes crew always throw a great party right?

We’ve done a couple of their events up and down the country. We did their boat after-party with Elite Force on the Thames, which was great fun, and we’ve played up in Manchester for them as well. They know how to out on a good show and the sound system is always good. We’re really looking forward to it. We’ve played Jamm before and had a really good set there. And it’s the A3 album launch after party so there’s going to be a real upbeat atmosphere.

Any other artists on the night that you’re looking forward to hearing?

They’re all of a great standard, the only problem for us is that we’ve got a gig down in Chichester so we won’t be up till three in the morning so we won’t be hearing anyone. We’re just going to get in and hopefully raise the roof.

 

What can people expect from your set on the night?

We’re playing for 90mins. It’ll be a progressive set in tempo, plenty of bass and inventive music in the early part and then later on we’ll be playing some well-known hits from yesteryear. So there should be something in there for everyone.

 

You’ve played a few classic disco/funk sets recently. What is bringing you back to that sound and is it something that we can expect more of?

We’ve been asked to play some disco parties next year already actually. I think it’s allowed us a bit of variation. We’ve been Djing most weekends for a long time so I think it’s important just for your own sanity, and it’s music from our teenage years so it’s good for the soul. In a way it helps you to keep your vibe alive a little bit because it tends to shape your ideas whilst you’re in the studio. It’s really nice to hark back to those early roots and remind yourself why you started DJing in the first place.

What can we expect from you guys over the next year?

We’re thinking about releasing some of our old tracks. We haven’t remastered all of them but the temptation is there. We’ve got a lot of new music loaded in the Plump gun and ready to be fired out over the next year. And we’ve started a new video project for those releases as well. So look out for some lively rhythms coming to you very soon.

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Krossbow- Jigsaw EP [Instant Vibes]

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Krossbow’s eagerly awaited second EP  has finally landed on Insatnt Vibes, a multi genre treat which includes some of the cream of the UK vocalist scene such as Darrison,  Skilf & Miss Trouble MC who all feature on this soulful bass selection featuring a variety of tempos and a dynamic range of sounds

Buy: http://www.beatport.com/release/jigsaw-ep/1415995

 

Nixon – The Basics of Love EP [Punks Music]

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To say that Punks Music are having a great 2014 is somewhat of an understatement, they are absolutely murking the joint!!!! We’ve had the Stanton Warriors, Pirate Jams, Keith Mackenzie & Fixx, Mafia Kiss and now Nixon who incidentally is a pro snowboarder in his spare time and has produced alongside the legendary Shimmon of RAM Records fame, booom!!! Its those Jungle/DnB roots that are abundantly apparent on this 4 tracker including boombastic slo mo 130BPM jungle bass bad boy ridiims the likes of ‘Musclehead’, BOSH!!!! Ave some o’ that saaan, be warned, after listening to the Basics Of Love EP you will feel compelled to reach for a lighter and flick it repeatedly while doing a dance referred to by the youth of today as ‘brocking out’ or ‘one foot skanking’, don’t say we didn’t warn you!!!

Buy: https://pro.beatport.com/release/the-basics-of-love-ep/1420636

Keith MacKenzie & Fixx – Ill City Bass EP [Punks Music]

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Punks Music really can do no wrong right now, on an emphatic roll with killer release after killer release, this ones out today, 2 tracks of bouncing breaks from Keith Mackenzie & Fixx that bounce with panache and style and more than just a hint of that jungle/rave influence that can be heard on many a Punks release, stick these bad boys on the decks and watch the place go wild!!!

Buy: http://www.beatport.com/release/ill-city-bass/1420647

The Reptiles – Get It Played

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Our second Reverbnation winner was Russian based breaker The Reptiles. Already with several releases under his belt on labels such as Subtribe, Elektroshok and Breakz R Boss, The Reptiles (aka Kirill Skotnikov) is a promising young producer with a unique take on the breaks and beats sound.

His winning track  ‘Get It Played’, is a roughed up ride through big beat, breaks and low end with a serious nod towards the electro punk ethos of The Prodigy. After hearing the filthy distorted guitars on the intro we knew we had something special on our hands. Speaker busting beats, screeching synths and a real sense of the big beat  era. It was really refreshing to hear something that hinted on a sound from years back but with a fresh new approach and ignoring the current ‘in sound’ to create a completely unique slice of dance music

We drafted in booty breaks & bass masters The Beatslappaz on remix duties who served up some delicious bass frequencies for your ears. Stripping the track back completely they rework the vocal around  a steppy break with warping sub bass and a chirpy synth melody. This is right up there with their latest sound, delving deep into the bass and breaks sound being championed by the Stanton Warriors, Mafia Kiss etc. Speaking of the Stanton’s keep ‘em peeled for The Beatslappaz remix competition winning version of Marten Horger’s ‘Oh Girl’ which is soon to be released on their label Punks! For all things Beatslappaz, hit up their Soundcloud.

 

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1. Congrats on being picked as winners. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, for those that don’t know please tell us, who are you, what do you do and what style(s) of music do you play?

My name is Kirill Skotnikov, I am the founder of the project The Reptiles, my work is focused on genres of music such as Breakbeat, Big Beat of Dubstep and Electronic music.

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2. Tell us a bit about what you’re working on at the moment, any releases on the horizon?

I am currently working on a few new tracks, which plans to publish in 2015, it will be a mixture of Breaks and Dubstep, Electronics and Vocals.

3. Do you DJ? Any residencies or regular slots we can catch you at?

No, I’m not a DJ, music is my hobby, my passion, but I do not play at clubs and performing in live, so you can not get on my performance :)

4. What production software / hardware do you use?

All my songs are written in the program FL Studio…

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5. What got you into electronic music? What made you choose your current style and sound?

For myself, I chose not to a single genre, but at least a few, it Breaks and Breakbeat and Dubstep and Big Beat and Electronics, in all these genres attracts me dynamics and power of sound, rhythm and bass.

6. Which other artists past and present have inspired you?

I have always been inspired and continue to inspire the same performers as Prodigy,Chemical Brothers, Crystal Method, Fat Boy Slim and Pendulum.

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7. What do you get up to outside of music?

I enjoy when working on their music, it’s my passion, my hobby, I like to do it as well as I am happy when listening to my music and my fans to comment on it.

8. What do you think it means to be a successful DJ or producer?

I think to be a successful DJ and producer, primarily it be on demand, to be loved by his audience.

9. What can we expect from you over the course of 2015 and beyond?

In 2015, I plan to release a few releases, possibly with remixes from outside producers, as well as create a full-length album from several previous and new releases.

10. Anything else you would like to add?

I wish you all good luck and love, good mood, never lose heart and always enjoy the fiery rhythms of the project The Reptiles :)

 

https://soundcloud.com/the-reptiles
http://www.beatport.com/artist/the-reptiles/174832
http://www.junodownload.com/artists/The+Reptiles/releases/
https://twitter.com/TheReptiles

Mafia Kiss – It Began In Detroit EP [Punks Music]

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Punks Music has been turning out some of the freshest sounds going fusing breaks, house, garage and old skool rave/jungle into new and exciting beats, hosting artists the likes of Pirate Jams, Skapes & the legendary Stanton Warriors and now Mafia Kiss with a 4 track EP that rewrites the script and offers a modern twist on bass music with broad appeal that will suit many a different taste not to mention being seriously infectious riddims!!!

Buy: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/it-began-in-detroit-ep/id942863519

Buy On Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/it-began-in-detroit-ep/1416156

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