For the lovers of Breaks and Bass House, original Don Dadas, Rico Tubbs & Terry Hooligan give you the Bass=Win Sound System, oh gosssshhhhh!!!
‘One And Only’ combines classic breakbeat garage with the crunchiest of Rico Tubbs approved basslines. The Rave mix introduces some thundering amen breaks and amped up bass stabbage to get rowdy to!!! And there’s the think break meets 4×4 kicks of oldskool ‘ardcore influenced ‘Horns’ complete with MC vox. The Don Dada’s gone done it again!!!
The original badmon don dada is back to smash the granny out of yer speakers!! Joining him is Punks Music and countless other top labels regular Mij Mack on the jungle breaks tip remixing ‘Bullet’. ‘Ghost Rider’ & ‘Rolling Proper’ get sick bass revibes from Papuga & YYVNG respectively, wheeeeel and come again!!
5 mighty fine Bass Music releases, all brand new coming right up!!!
1.Producer Convention – The Beat/Technology [Hostage Bass]
2 new tracks from Producer Convention. ‘The Beat’ is experimental Trap/Ghetto Bass done nicely. ‘Technology’ takes it back to the Hip House days of 89 for a great bit of new skool nostalgia
2.Dan Dakota – Stood In The Dark / We Let Em Go [Liquicity Records]
Top quality euphoric and uplifiting DnB rollers from Dan Dakota on one of the scene’s very best liquid oreintated imprints, rolin like Fred Durst!!!
3.Rico Tubbs – Ghost Rider [Bass=Win]
When the badman don dada Rico Tubbs drops a new tune, butchers go out of business cos’ the bass is too meaty!!! A gritty firing Bass House banger from the don dada plus classy Bass and House Music remixes from Dr Cryptic and Thijs Haal
5.T>1- Circuits EP – Part 2 [Serial Killaz Recordings]
The second of two EPs where T>1 takes DnB back to it’s roots with deep dark subby undergrounds style beats, Don’t mistake this excellent EP for ‘oldskool’ though, it’s loaded with innovation and great new boundary pushing but still dancefloor friendly fiyah!!!
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?
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’
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!
The bass o meter is off the scale today. We’ve got some awesome House, Bass n Breaks for you. All these tracks are out in the download stores, most have buy links in the soundcloud players, otherwise just google their names, lets proceed……..
Alex Agore- What U Need
What a truly talented producer Alex Agore is and how awesome is his new 4 track EP for Closer To Truth. What we love about this EP is the attention to detail, the uplifting bumpy vibes and classic garage sound updated for 2016
Jeromy Nail- Farewell Dialogue
Featuring remixes from the likes of Jay Tripwire, Jeromy Nails’ ‘Farewell Dialogue’ is a brilliant slice of dubby techno/tech house with deep deep vibes!!
Pud & Dan – Tear The Club Down/Ghetto Blaster
Highly Swung Records keep bringing the good good bass and what a hefty dose we get with Pud & Dans’ club smashing rolex wearing stylin n profilin 2 tracker, wooooo!!!! Proper Bass Garage bizznizz just the way we love it!!!
Hansgod- Etheric Bells EP [DETONE]
Taken from a wonderful deeper than deep EP of dreamy techno out now on Detone
Ovis – Click Clack EP
And for our weekly dose of all things Simma Black n Red, Ovis leads the way with a 3 tracker that’s a firm favourite of ours. This is the absolute definition of gangsta house, ruthlessly stripped back techno style kick drums meet gangsta rap and bumpin house, click clack!!!
Animst – Simma Down EP
A tidy EP of tracks from Animist plus colabs with Moshun, our fave on here is the vocal mix of Thumpa which combines classic house diva vox with some thumpingly good beats!!!!
Gold Teeth – Drop Emma EP
Good vibes all round from Gold Teeth with a 3 tracker thats, well.. gold!!!
Bobby Harvey – Drop That
We like our beats phat, phunky n chunky and Bobby Harvey ‘Drop That’ satisfies all those bass needs and then some!!!
Jon Sweetname – Loretta EP
We love Myriad Black, an imprint that has carved a niche for quality deep underground house & techno. Jon Sweetname keeps up that niche with three tracks that will lock you in their captivating grooves
Amy Mcknight – Deep End
Amy McKnight has an amazing voice, her new track ‘Deep end’ features diverse and top notch remixes from DnB to Garage and we love this Polar Bears Can Dance remix in particular
B-liv – So High
Beta Rebels continue to push the boundaries of house and techno yet keep it club ready with a new release from B liv that is totally intense in the best posible way
Alex Aleman – Plastic House
Nothing plastic about Alex Alemans’ new track on MonkeyFish, it’s prime time Tech House that will send a rush down your spine!!!
Sam Sky & Tony Soul & Joris Dee – America
Rather like the S of A this track is deep, vast and full of shock and awe albeit in a positive way all down to the deeep griniding rhythmic vibes and cool spoken word vox. This one’s gonna heat up the white Isle nicely we think!!!
Amaar Baz Ft Whydee- Sugar
Onefold Records raise the bar with a great vocal club track from Amaar Baz Ft Whydee. ‘Sugar’ is one incredible tune, like so many before on the label it quite simply should get national airplay and cross over in a big way. Fact is you can’t keep a great label down especially one that perseveres and finds great tracks like this, oh and there is an awesome remix from Tempo Elektrik too, nuff said!!!
J Russell – Lovely
Lovely stuff from J Russel. Another top slice of underground house from motion recs UK, a label you need to get to know if you haven’t already, proof, awesome house heaters like this one!!
Corbo – Mission EP
2 swirling slices of funky underground techno/tech house from Corbo, here’s an artist to watch out for with two tracks to seriously wet your appetite
Adam Vyt takes Otter ‘Funk It Up’ and sundries it with a funky breaks remix straight outt Californai beach!!!! A massive track for breaks lovers and a sure fire heater for a long time to come, out now on Bad Habit Muzik
Ed 808 – Root Cause E.P
Future Junglistic bigness from Ed 808 on Audio Science, an EP filled with crisp amen break fueled heavy duty bass weightiness!!!
First there was the Panama papers now Dosage reveals ‘Panama Peppers’ it appears they and their associates at Saucy Recs have been harbouring offshore bass holdings but now have kindly redistributed these saucy bangers for public consumption, just go easy mind, there is LOT of bass here and high grade bass at that!!!
eSquire & Petch ‘Losing My Mind (Remixes)
How to make a huge club anthem even bigger? get the likes of Rare Candy & Co on the case for some classy vocal house shenanigans to lose your mind to!!!
DJOKO & Luca Secco – Solace Rhythm
When DJOKO is on the case you can expect nothing but the bumpiest most organ grinding and bassy house brilliance. Thier new track with Luca Secco is all that and then some plus massive remixes from Jeremy Juno & Dennis Quin
Golf Clap & Mike Millrain – Forget The Past
The brilliant Mike Millrain and Golf Clap unleash their conquering house anthem ‘Forget The Past’ with brand new remixes from Skapes and a 2 step re rub from Mike Millrain, big!!!!
Eskuche & Nu Sky- All We Do EP
Just one of the many things we love madly about this new EP on audio Rehab is a house rethink of the clasic ‘The Message’ ah huh huh huh!!!! Awesome!!!
Maff Boothroyd- Dreams Come True
We’ll say it now, one of the best house tracks of 2016 from the incredibly talented Maff Boothroyd plus remixes that include the likes of Greco!!!! Huge with a capital H!!!
VA- We’re Autastic
A ram packed LP of many different shades of house (and a touch of Paul Woolford style breaks) that includes luminaries such as Rob Made on the tracklist and al for an awesome cause? No brainer, get your copy now!!!
Just in time for the white Isle annual antics, 18 09 Records give us ‘Dazed And Confused’ by Emphatroit, whether your a techno head of or a house lover, this ones got you covered, big, bold, bright and brilliant!!!
Sakke- 4 Love
Late night lovers and house music heads get ready, Sakke has this gorgeous groover ready to fix that dancefloor craving with atmospheric vibes, melodic strings and deep down low beats n bass
Kzee Mchunu & Floyd La Lunar Ejaculate
More chilled almost lounge esque house action from Floyd La Lunar this time teaming up with Kzee Mchunu, it’s chilled, funky, light and fantastic, it’s a whole frsh new take on house music and belongs in your buy cart!!!!
DDOG Anthem / Burning The Way
Grimey bass house and firing DnB from DDOG on Bass=Win, a brand new artist to the label showing huge promise with these two dancefloor scorchers!!!
Dirty Secretz- Freakin Weekend
Funky house action for your weekend, if you love labels like Defected et al then this finely crafted groove is just made for you!!!
VA- Floor To Floor
The best techno and house you will hear this year, a massive comp featuring huge tracks from Dusky, Mella Dee and a heap more
More bass than you can shake your Nan at!!!! Badmon Rico Tubbs is back and like Duke Nukem, he’s asking “Who wants to dance!!!” Teaming up with AMPR for “Big Bad Tune” & “Red Sun” Bass house the Duke himself would approve of plus remixes Speed Garage, Bass & DnB style from Matt Craig, 1point5, Teknina/ZeroZero & Topi