Today’s premiere comes from Boston bass music duo TAHABDRA who give us a wicked slice of experimental halftime business. Injecting elements of dub, D&B and experimental drumming into their unique tuning system, this is definitely unlike any other 170 action you’re likely to hear right now! Look out for this coming via Lostin Sound from Mar 22nd.
US beatsmith Johnathan Thomas steps up to deliver our latest exclusive guest mix. Packed full of forthcoming beats from The Dreamers and Samsara beats, the mix blends traditional D&B rollers with more experimental cuts and melodic liquid with rougher tech beats. Sick selection!
Long ago, before Dubstep, before the rise of “EDM”, Samuel Pool aka SPL made a name for himself making vicious darkstep D&B with releases on Freak Recordings, Evol Intent Recordings and Tech Itch Recordings, among others. In recent years he’s mostly been preoccupied with lower tempo flavours but his latest remix for Son of Kick sees the LA based producer returning to the monstrous 170 sound he first made his name with.
Playful breaks and pitched up vocals on the intro set the tone before the main event; a huge portion of growlingly filtered bass and the sort of balls to the wall breakbeat assault that will absolutely slay a dancefloor. This one is dangerous! There are also respectable lower tempo mixes from Marshall F and Two Fresh which you can check out over here. Check out the remix below and grab it from Beatport now – other stores should get the release from October 12th.
Free Love Digi’s latest offering from Denver producer Kaset touches down with a bang. Final Stop proves a no-nonsense dancefloor roller; crisp breaks, hefty sub and some nice bass distortion keep the tune moving along at quite a pace.
Over on the flip Surface takes the energy down a notch and cranks up the atmosphere. More frenetic breaks drive the tune along as creepy pads wash over the tune and a moving, almost talkative bassline lends the tune some bite. A tidy balance of dancefloor sensibilities and musical flourish – nice. Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite online store from October 6th.
Up and coming US D&B producer Homemade Weapons brings us a tidy mix for Vancouver bass crew Fractured Technique! This one is all clattering snares and darkness, and with support from the likes of Loxy, dBridge, Skeptical, Clarity, Hybris, it’s no surprise. Check out the mix below and keep an eye on the FT Facebook page for news on their events.