Out today is a brand new EP from Liverpool UK based producer Lucent! This one came to our attention via Jamie from Tomb Crew, who has been ruffing up the dance and the airwaves with “Ripper” for some months now. After we couldn’t get that one out of our DJ box, we called up young Lucent in cold, rainy Liverpool and asked what else he had sitting over there on his hard drives. The resulting EP contains four fun, fresh, and lively tracks that make perfect DJ tools—full of catchy, loopy hooks and big bad basslines. We hadn’t been able to find anything like these tracks for our DJ sets in some time; clever riddims that mix with everything, full of peak-time flavor and falling somewhere in between fidget, electro-house, and funky while not being any one genre at all.
Buy it at: iTunes / Beaport / Juno / Amazon
Stream: Spotify / Soundcloud
posted by The Captain – 6/12/13 12:34 PM
Seven months ago we debuted the mysterious tribal bass textures of Toronto's Damn Kids’ Govudoh EP. Now the young Canadian is back for another round of artful percussion and addictive reverb. “Worthless” is a soulful, garage-inspired affair with aquatic melodies topped by beautiful vocals from Jahmal Tonge (of The Carps and MSTRKRFT fame). Not to say we’re forgoing the pump factor: the meat of the track is popping subs, cut-up vocal stabs and claps. The original “Worthless” takes out the full vocal and rocks solo in the mid-130s zone, while “Tyledon” goes deep and gangster with a sidewinding bassline, crispy rims and hats and a syrup-slow sample perfect for your forward-thinking bass set.
Get Worthless EP at iTunes / Beatport / Juno / Amazon
Stream: Soundcloud / Spotify
posted by admin – 4/24/13 10:37 AM
For our first release of 2013, Trouble & Bass brings you another black and devious package designed to blow up discerning dance floors brought to you by Strange VIP, the production alias of T&B crewmember The Captain 666. As Strange VIP, he combines his background in the East Coast hardcore scene, his love of black metal and horror/Sci-Fi movies and his obsession with modern-day rap and R&B into a haunting future hip hop vision that’s strictly for the possessed.
Buy it at your favorite digital retailer: iTunes / Beatport / Juno / Amazon
Or Stream it on Spotify
posted by The Captain – 1/22/13 1:41 PM
We continue to heat up the winter with more bloody good club music, this time from Estonian killer Bert on Beats. Cooler than an icy wind blowing across the Baltic Sea, Bert delivers three big dance floor cuts in a classic T&B heavy bass style. Raised on turntablism and drum & bass, Bert got turned on to the “global bass” sound in the 2000s and soon his tracks began appearing in sets from Sinden, Toddla T, Brodinski, and Feadz. You may have heard his massive tracks on Man Recordings and Enchufada—he takes heavy influences from kuduro and baile and whips those together with a European big-room electro flair.
Buy "Modern Vampires" EP on Beatport.com
posted by admin – 11/8/12 9:44 PM
Aaaaand we're back. The homie Hot Sugar just dropped a free EP on Scion A/V called Midimurder. This project has about 5 million vocal features over 7 intricately tailored original Hot Sugar beats. This is the big gulp for fans who are thirsty for something fresh and different.
Grab the Midimurder EP for FREE over at Scion A/V
posted by admin – 11/2/12 12:35 PM