Category Archives: Bass Music

The Down Low: Session 049

Back on the 130bpm tip again, this Down Low focuses mainly on techno, breaks and garage beats with a darkish vibe. Kicking things off is the bleak Octurnal by Imogen & Ben Pest. This sets the tone for the first half until the jungle vibes of Dusky – Yoohoo (Benton Remix) and Dizzee Rascal’s return to form – You Don’t Know (Radio Edit) lighten the mood.

Keep an ear out for the closer, Vapourspace’s seminal trance rave classic Gravitational Arch of 10. It took me 20 years to track down this tune and I will never get tired of rolling it out.

The Down Low: Session 049 – A 1hr excursion into Techno, Breaks & Garage

Imogen & Ben Pest – Octurnal
Sam Binga & Addison Groove – Galectro
Bicep – Atlas
Bicep – Apricots
Bicep & Clara La San – Saku
Blinding – Breath Out
Acid Metric – Uppercut
Kamikaze Space Programme – Radio
Habstrakt & Marten Hørger – Ya Think
Photek – Levitation
Dusky – Yoohoo (Benton Remix)
Dizzee Rascal – You Don’t Know (Radio Edit)
Netsky – Complicated
Pépé Elle – Cardon Dance
Aerosoul – Isla Bianca (LTN Remix)
Tony Romera – Stuck in Your Head
Ae:ther – He Does Iy
Vapourspace – Gravitational Arch of 10

The Down Low: Session 048

When D&B producers put their mind to slower tempos they often leave other producers who eat, sleep and breath those tempos in the dust. This time we give the Down Low treatment to 140bpm. While there are some non-D&B producers sprinkled throughout, Sunchase, Amit, Bop, Shy FX, Dub Phizix, Resound, Calibre, Nelver, Seathasky and Om Unit all have their roots firmly planted in the 170bmp world of D&B.

Covering off Ambient, House, Techno, Breaks, Bass, Dance Hall and Electronica this set is the definition of eclectic. Special shout to Shy FX for his tune Carnival Culture which Ive been trying to slide into a set for the longest time. Looks like I finally got there.

The Down Low: Session 048 – 1hr+ of Ambient, House, Techno, Breaks, Bass, Dance Hall and Electronica

Minor Science – Second Language (Intro)
Sunchase – Nowhere
Amit – Acid Trip (j:kenzo Remix)
Addison Groove – Brand New Drop (Nikki Nair Remix)
Bop – Beach Simulator 3D
Dustmite & Kuru – Kare
Shy FX – Carnival Culture
Conduct x On-U Sound feat. Ce’Cile & Toddla T – Make up Your Mind (Dub Phizix Remix)
Nite Flite – Playbook
Luz1e – 4/5//20/18/15/9/20
Resound – Step Ahead
Chimpo – Murda Boy
Calibre feat. Cimone – Time to Breathe
Bop – Winter Mood
Calibre – Has to Happen
Nelver – Endless Planet
Bop – Twilight
Seathasky – Sun Stars Sky
Om Unit – Despite It All
Vandera – More Past Than Future

The Down Low: Session 047

It’s been a while since I’ve dropped a Down Low and this one is an eclectic mix of house, techno, breaks and even a trance classic in the form of Vapour Space’s – Gravitational Arch of 10. A tune which used to absolutely melt my mind on the dance floor back in the early 90s. Laurent Garnier has described it as the perfect Trance track and who am I to argue.

As with most Down Low Sessions, I’ve slotted in a few D&B artists takes on the lower BPMs and this one sees Sub Focus, Goldie, Photek and Joy Orbison all contribute 130bpm masterpieces to the vibe.

If you like pure electronic music I’m pretty confident you’ll love this, so enjoy.

The Down Low: Session 47 – 1hr of House, Techno, Breaks & Trance Classics

Sepalcure – The Warning
Numa Crew – BMX
Sub Focus – Out the Blue (Laidback Luke Remix)
DJ Technique – My Definition (Lee Coombs Acid House Remix)
Stanton Warriors & Tony Quatro feat. Eva Lazarus – Get Low (Infrakt Remix)
GLXY – The LP Track
Vapour Space – Gravitational Arch of 10
Goldie – Inner City Life (Binary State Remix)
Bob Sinclair – Save Our Soul (BT’s Re-edit)
DJ Converso – Erris
Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Mix)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Extended Version)
Billon feat. Maxine Ashley – Special (CamelPhat Remix)
Photek & Pinch – M25fm
Acid Metrick – Uppercut
Joy Orbison – Off Season
Stanton Warriors & Tony Quatro feat. Eva Lazarus – Get Low (UFO Project Remix)

The Down Low: Session 046

Been an absolute age since I’ve dropped a Down Low Session and I am super excited about this one. A collaboration between William C. and myself, the selection duties fell to William. I then programmed the tunes into a workable order and let the music mix itself.

Flying by the seat of my pants, I didn’t want to listen to any of these tracks in their entirety. Instead, I just did some simple track marking and then dealt with any surprises as they came along. The result is a Deep House / Techno set William described as ‘Funny, witty, funkily playful – just full of emotion and brimming with happiness.’

I’ll take that. 🙂

The Down Low: Session 046 AKA Where there’s a Will – 1hr or Deep House & Techno

First Born – Hey Mr (Tambourine Man)
Paco Osuna – Let’s Dream
Soul Boy – Harmonica
Metro Area – Parton Candy
Black Strobe – Nazi Trance Fuck Off (James Holden Remix)
ILS – No Soul
Marcella – Stabbing Sally
Goldfrap – Train
Superstars of Rock – Up All Night [Won’t Make the Gym] (Salt City Vocal Remix)
Winx – You Are the One
Piemont – Carbonat
Greed feat. Lesley – Strange World (Lemon 8 Remix)
Beanfield – Tides [C’s Movement #1] (Carl Craig Remix)
Morgan PAge & Gregory Shiff feat. Astrid Suyanto – All I Know
Yves Larock – Rise Up (Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Ramero’s Bambossa Mix)

The Down Low: Session 043

Heading heavily into Dub Techno territory, this mix of laid back, slower beats has some cool surprises thrown in such as the Peverelist Remix of the Jonny L classic Piper and Sunscreem’s – Love You More.

Things do get slightly hectic with Vital Techniques remix of Decline’s breaks banger I Don’t Smoke & Hype M8 by MindOfADragon. Also big shouts to Goldie & James Davidson for their Subjective side project and their amazing and thoughtful new LP – Act One – Music for Inanimate Objects

The Down Low: Session 043 – 1hr of Down Tempo Beats

Clap! Clap! – Ode to the Pleiades (Photay Remix)
Jonny L – Piper (Peverelist Remix)
Subjective & Aaron Janik – Midnight Monsoon
Synkro – Empty Walls
MindOfADragon – Equation
Subjective – Re-Entry
Subjective – Inkolelo
Sunscreem – Love You More (Slam Mix)
Deadmau5 & Scene of Action – Hurricane (OFFAIAH Remix)
Synkro – Alone
Varg – I Hope You Are Still There
Decline – I Don’t Smoke (Vital Techniques Remix)
Key N Krates & 070 Shake – My Night (Hugo Massien’s Minimilized Remix)
Ivy Lab – Jet Lag
MindOfADragon – Hype M8
Clap! Clap! – Ode to the Pleiades (Photay Remix) – Tease

The Down Low: Session 041

Back with another session of greatness from the lower BPMs of house, techno and breaks. This one is an eclectic mix of deeper tracks until the end when things pick up into a more floor orientated affair.

Keep an ear out for the Ghost Remix of Chimpo’s DidDieDoDat?, Wave Racers rejig of Flume’s Never Be Like You and the huge b-line of Deekline’s Flute Ting.

The Down Low: Session 041 – 1hr of Techno, House & Breaks

Direct – Too Far Away
Daisuke Hinata – Huellas
Sokora – ACT4
Pessimist – Peter Hitchens
Detroit Pulse Machine – Polygraph
Dune – Boomerang (Quivver’s Boom Q Dub)
Sam KDC – Canon Law
Chimpo – DidDieDoDat? (Ghost Remix)
Gesaffestein – Duel
Acid Metrick – Uppercut
Spec X – Change
Electrosoul System – I Luv It
Several Definitions – Don’t Stop to Fall (Short Mix)
Pessimist – Inner Circle]
Flume – Never Be Like You (Wave Racer Remix)
Flume – Like Water (Jacques Greene Remix)
Deekline – Flute Ting (feat. Rtkal)

The Down Low: Session 038

I don’t exactly know what category these tunes fall into other than amazing. They sound a little like house, but there are broken beats in there, and all I do know is that this is my favourite Down Low Session in quite some time.

Tunes to keep an ear out for are Sepalcure’s amazing Warning, which I’m putting up as the best way to start a set I’ve heard all year. Then there’s Stanton Warriors & Tony Quattro – Get Low (Infrakt Remix) which is pure breakbeat funk and has a vocal hook that gets stuck in your head for day. You have been warned. Last, but by no means least, is Calibre’s – Grow which is my favourite house track of the year by miles and also the name of Calibre’s new LP. If you haven’t heard it, get on it.

If you are anything like me, you’ll have this on rotation for quite some time so enjoy. 🙂

Down Low 038 – 1hr of House & Bass

Sepalcure – The Warning
DJ Marky – Bella Drie (Nytron Power Remix)
Danv – Get Up Man
ASC – Soma
Stanton Warriors & Tony Quattro – Get Low (Infrakt Remix)
Tazer x Tink – Wet Dollars
Bonobo – Kerala
Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
Dirty South – I Swear (feat. ANIMA!)
Gustavo Koch – Animol
Tube & Berger – When They Come
Calibre – Grow
Kolsch – Grey
Aerosol – Isla Blanca (LTN Remix)
Ehterwood – Souvenirs (Friend Within Remix)

The Down Low: Session 037

I’m still convinced that when D&B producers step away from 172bpm music they end up making better house, techno and bass music than most the producers dedicated to those genres. There is something about taking those technical skills honed at higher BPMs and turning them to slower electronic music that just works. As proof check this mix out.

Fanu, Bop, Nuage, Om Unit & Commix are all originally D&B producers who are now experimenting with lower BPMs and making some amazing music. There are of course some old favourites in here too such as Groove Armada, Tipper and James ‘where you get that voice?’ Blake.

This one starts out all hard and gnarly, but winds down and chills out the further it goes along. Enjoy what lays Down Low.

Down Low: Session 37 – 1hr of Bass

Two Fingers – Traces
Ital Ink – Vector
Moresounds – Sound Bizness
Fanu x Coleco – Inward Tripper
Dany Scrilla – Rigel7
Groove Armada – Inside My Mind (Blue Skies)
James Blake – Retrograde
Ticklish – Sum 1 Like U
Tipper – Ambergris
Bop – Fragments
Nuage – Secret Jungle
Om Unit – Fuzzd An Soup
DJ Rashad, Machinedrum & Nick Hook – Understand
Funkfood Records – Lonesome City Cowboy (Remix)
Pete Satürn – Loophole #1 (Titan)
Commix – Behold

The Down Low: Session 32

It’s been the longest time since I’ve flexed my bass music chops, so as comeback I’ve put together something a little special. These are some of my all time bass, hip-hop and house favourites with a little Beebs thrown in for good measure.

I know, I know, if you had told me I would like a Justin Bieber tune I would have punched you in the face. But hey, 2016 has been a weird a year and if anyone can make Beebs sound it’s Diplo.

I can with certainty say this will be my last Down Low Session for the year, so enjoy it and I hope you keep listing in 2017.

1hr of Bass, Hip-Hop & Heavy House

Urban Trip – Sept
Dustmite & Kuru – Kare
DFRNT – Tripped (Synkro Remix)
Kromostar & Jay 5ive – Try Harder
Scribe – Not Many
Scribe – Not Many (The Remix)
Clubroot – Whistles & Horns
Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead (DJ Kicks Remix)
Clubroot – Orbiting
Sepalcure – Taking You Back
Trashbat – Takaramachi
Vital & Hubb – The Art of Alone (Cross the Out Remix)
Irregular Expression – Shoshin
London Grammar – Strong
Spacedrome – 3am
Photek – Totem
Skillex & Diplo – Where Are Ü Now (feat. Beebs)
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Actraiser – Solstice