Brooklyn Bass 051: Chrissy July 2014 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 051: Chrissy July 2014 Podcast

Chris Shively is a DJ, producer, and staple of Chicago’s dance music scene. Now based in Brooklyn, he runs the hard-hitting juke label Loose Squares, the afterhours house label The Nite Owl Diner (with Alex Burkat), and the now-legendary My Year of Mixtapes blog. With a reputation for flexible and eclectic...
Brooklyn Bass 050: Steve Mizek July 2014 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 050: Steve Mizek July 2014 Podcast

Steve Mizek is a vital player in the Chicago House and Techno scene. The founder of Little White Earbuds, as well as A&R for labels Argot and Tasteful Nudes, Steve has been releasing quality music from artists like Amir Alexander, Pittsburgh Track Authority, The Black Madonna, Chase Smith, and countless...
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Machine Girl - WLFGRL [DREDLP01]

Machine Girl – WLFGRL [DREDLP01]

  London’s Dred Collective has been putting out a broad spectrum of high-quality electronic music for about a year, and although they’ve paid close attention to UK beatsmiths, they haven’t been shy of New York-based producers. They’ve shared some of Koetry’s slow, bassy jams. They released Beatslave’s uptempo, masterfully-sampled Delirious Hermit Studies EP. And, of course,...
Thomas White - Killah [HYPR028]

Thomas White – Killah [HYPR028]

Hyperboloid has been holding down what they call “vaporbass” for quite some time. The look and feel of Thomas White‘s Killah EP immediately embodies this. The artwork, made by label boss Pixelord, carries many of the idiosyncrasies you’d find in vaporwave: an overtly photoshopped, bright, virtual-3D rendering of our world, all held within a frame...
Brooklyn Bass 044: Malandro February 2014 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 044: Malandro February 2014 Podcast

MALANDRO: You will find him in seedy, pitch-black discotecas at night and on pristine, white beaches at sunrise. An unsolved mystery of tropical rhythm and pulsing synthesizers. A casual whirlwind of uncut ecstasy and effortless cool. A nocturnal master of dancefloor intrigue and international beats. MALANDRO: What secrets lie behind those sunglasses? Islands from Manhattan...
Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka Moodymann) : Moodymann

Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka Moodymann) : Moodymann

  Kenny Dixon (aka Moodymann) is back with his 4th full length as Dixon and 11th as Moodymann as a whole. He’s a major part of the detroit techno/deep house scene in case you’re unaware of him and his music. This full length is everything you’d expect for this legend. It’s deep, sexy, soulful, groove...
Tripletrain - Just For Decoration, Pts. 1 & 2

Tripletrain – Just For Decoration, Pts. 1 & 2

One of the biggest footwork releases of last year was DJ Rashad‘s full-length, Double Cup. Given the explosion of footwork through the internet and around the world, it was perfect timing on Rashad’s part to set a precedent for what a good footwork album should be. And with the help of Hyperdub, his voice was heard....
'One Step Beyond' The Garden Festival 2014 Preview

‘One Step Beyond’ The Garden Festival 2014 Preview

The Garden Festival 2014 Weds 2nd – Weds 9th July 2014 After having such an amazing time on the coast of Croatia last year, there was no way to pass up on the 9th annual installment of The Garden Festival, ‘One Step Beyond.’  They’ve announced the first wave of artists across the festival, Barbarella’s after...
Brooklyn Bass 043: M.ono January 2014 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 043: M.ono January 2014 Podcast

  Joining us for the tail end of January, Rose Records’ M.ono lays down a solid hour of moody transcendental house music. With the truck loads of snow getting dumped on Brooklyn outside, it’s a warm and friendly hello to us from Leipzig, Germany. Occasionally working with his friend Luvless, this producer’s discography keeps growing...
Principal Dean - Get Done EP [LR012]

Principal Dean – Get Done EP [LR012]

In the past week, Principal Dean has released not one, but two EPs, Jack Stars (a free release on Cosmonostro) and this EP, Get Done (Loveless Records). Both EPs are definitely worth checking out. His Get Done EP currently has my attention, with its host of remixers that take on Dean’s two originals for this EP, “Get...
Brooklyn Bass 042: Get Down Edits & isodisco (Live at Shortts Terrace) January 2014 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 042: Get Down Edits & isodisco (Live at Shortts Terrace) January 2014 Podcast

  This week’s mix comes all the way from Shortt’s Terrace in Waterford, Ireland where back in November ’13, monthly residents Daz Dalton & Martin Roche (Get Down Edits) had it out in a b2b session with Belfast’s Mark Whyte (isodisco) that was worthy of any Disco edit fan’s appreciation. With a busy schedule, Daz...
Still Weavens - GREATAMERICAN PIZZAHEIST

Still Weavens – GREATAMERICAN PIZZAHEIST

  Still Weavens has had an incredible run of EP releases in 2012 and 2013, and although GREATAMERICANPIZZAHEIST marks his first release of 2014, it’s likely this won’t be his last for the year. At five tracks, GREATAMERICANPIZZAHEIST‘s beats are relentlessly funky and delicious, and those fifteen minutes fly by so quickly, with almost no...
Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape 3

Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape 3

  Clams Casino has gotten plenty of attention as of late, especially with the opener of this mixtape, “Crystals”, being a track on Flying Lotus‘ radio station in Grand Theft Auto V. He’s said that Instrumental Mixtape 3 will be his last mixtape. I can only guess that a proper album will come after this, or maybe...
Burial - Rival Dealer [HDB080]

Burial – Rival Dealer [HDB080]

As soon as Burial released his latest EP, Rival Dealer, the internet lit on fire with anticipation. Burial is definitely not short on hype. If people aren’t talking about how impressive his music is, they’re half-jokingly trying to convince others that Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) is the man behind Burial’s music and anonymity. On Rival...