Featured Events

Monday Aug 17
DEEP SPACE: Swindle (Deep Medi / Butterz / UK) at Cielo [11PM/FREE-$20]
Saturday Aug 22
DWMS9: Mr. Mitch (Gobstopper / UK), Neana (Night Slugs / UK), Akito (Sub Skank / UK), Kieran Loftus at Palisades [12AM/$10-15]

YOU GUYS It’s almost time for Outlook Festival and I’m starting to freak out a little bit. If you don’t know already, Outlook is the world’s greatest celebration of sound system music and culture, and it’s set in an abandoned fort on the stunning Adriatic coast in Croatia. It’s been 2 years since we were last there and we can not WAIT to get back. If reconstrvct is our local church, then Outlook is Mecca. And the Vatican. And Jerusalem. It’s a pilgrimage to the promised land.

I could go on, but this highlights video from last year does a much better job of transmitting all the vibes in 6 minutes than I could in a lifetime (especially if you watch it in HD 😎).

In the coming weeks we’ll be posting what we are most looking forward to, as well as some handy info for Americans who are trying to reach this summer. If that’s you, then it’s not too late! Tickets have not yet sold out (but they will) and flights are still pretty reasonable (but won’t be for much longer). Hit me up if you have any logistical questions.

PS go see him melt minds tonight at Deep Space – adv tix are just $10 all day or $20 at the door. Just imagine these tunes on Cielo’s Funktion-1s and tell me that’s not worth $10.

Go check out our feature for more info on tonight’s festivities (ticket contest is over btw). Nuff chat, on with the tunes »

Been waiting for these to get uploaded!

I first discovered Berlin’s Through My Speakers crew via the yung goddess Sarah Farina. I was pretty dang pleased when they got their own Boiler Room showcase last month (I’m guessing their excellent summer compilation NURNED.01 had something to do with it).

Only then did I realize that one of the members of TMS, Soulmind, was the same Soulmind who made one of the most beautiful, moving mixes of bass music I’ve ever heard (Over Distant Mountains: A Year In Bass Music). I posted rather effusively about it back when it dropped but hadn’t heard much from dude since then. I guess he was busy linking up with my future favorite DJs.

It’s completely unsurprising then that Soulmind’s BR set was fantastic. Impeccable mixing and selection, climaxing with the teklife classic All I do is (smoke trees) into a completely facemelting juke edit of DJ Shadow’s masterpiece Midnight in a Perfect World. Extra special s/o to whoever was doing the video mix right then; the shot of the setting sun over Berlin’s skyline was a really nice touch.

While all the sets were great, I was also particularly moved by Le Feu’s set. She goes so goddamned hard, clearly giving no fucks that the sun is way out:

And also Sarah Farina’s second, and hopefully not last set on BRTV. Switching it up from her last set which was mostly 160, here she has a ton of fun mashing things up in the 130 range:

Finally just wanted to give one more a s/o to another TMS member, She’s Drunk. His tune Pull Up is a dancefloor weapon in the vein of Pearson Sound’s Blanked or Tessela’s immortal Hackney Parrot. It’s also a free DL from mixmag so go grab dat.

For more goodness from Berlin’s Through My Speakers crew make sure to follow them on Soundcloud!

Tonight! T&B x TURRBOTAX® at Verboten

Verboten’s new club in Brooklyn is part of the revived dance music scene. A bit more on the radar, and visible to the mainstream club scene, Verboten has a chance to showcase interesting music to a larger audience, than say Bossa Nova Civic Club and other similar fantastic venues. In order to succeed on this front, clubs need to work with event producers & promoters and labels to curate certain nights of music.

Trouble & Bass x TURRBOTAX® has one of the best nights happening at Verboten, and my favorite personally. T&B and TURRBOTAX® have been throwing parties in New York for a few years now, pushing forward the sounds of bass music and house/techno respectively. I remember T&B used to often hold it down at the “loft” above Public Assembly (the ersatz attic rave ting) and TURRBOTAX® used to pack out The Cove. Both those now changed and/or defunct venues used to get extra live when those crews threw parties there.

Now work together to curate one of the best nights in New York right now. Tonight Trouble & Bass is holding it down with the don Alix Perez from Exit Records/Shogun Audio/Metalheadz, Alix Perez. The dnB don’s music is of the dark halftime variety, interspersed with jungle rinseouts, and footwork breakdown phrases. That explains his last EP, featuring the late great DJ Rashad, and legend DJ Spinn.

Some of my other favorites are playing too including, Starkey:

And FaltyDL:

Rounding out the T&B room are residents Star Eyes (T&B boss) and Yung God, Doctor Jeep.

TURRBOTAX® is curating its room with Detroit OG Marcellus Pittman in the mix! The man is certified techno, and overall music force.

RSVP here for free entry before midnight: http://www.verbotenny.com/rsvp/

Packed with breaky goodness, slow jungle and 130ish Keysound kinda stuff – if you loved Hackney Parrot, you’ll love this. Featuring unreleased tracks from Wen and Parris (who destroyed at the Reconstrvct before last), Facta and Epoch (who are playing the next one and the one after that, respectively) and loads of Etch originals. This is my favorite strain of bass music right now and god bless Reconstrvct for bringing it to us when almost no one else is (but hey Luke, could you book Etch in year 3 pretty please???)

Etch & Parris – Different Angles
Etch – Sphynx
Facta – Zodiak
Etch – Solidified
Epoch – Babylon
Etch – Stargate
Wen – Galactic
Etch – Chemotaxis
Etch, E.m.m.a & Parris – Purgatory
Acre – City
Wen – It’s Alot
El-B – Bubble (Dub)
PulseCode – Get Large (Circula Remix)
Etch – The Foundation
Wagon Christ – Toomorrow
Etch – Triptych
DJ Rashad – Only One
Source Direct – Different Groove

Our homies at MeanRed know that we’re big fans of Oneman over here at Wompblog, and have graciously bequeathed us two tickets for his show tomorrow night at the Panther Room. We’re giving them away to a lucky reader – could it be YOU!?

To win, just sign up for the WompList below with your email (if you’re already a member, just email us). It’s our friday email listing of the NYC bass music events, with top picks for the weekend and everything announced for the next few months. It’s also the only way to get in on exclusive ticket giveaways (like this one), reduced lists and other cool perks. We’ll pick a winner at 5PM on Wednesday and announce it shortly thereafter.

Once you’re on the WompList, you can double your chances of winning by tweeting about the contest (more on that below).

Step 1: Enter with your email

Everyone who signs up for the WompList before Wednesday, May 7th, 5PM EST will be entered to win 2 tickets to the show (your name will be on the list at the door with a +1, so find a date).

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If you’d like to get two chances instead of one to win, tweet something like this:

I’m gonna win tickets to @djoneman and @jeromeLOL cuz the #womplist hooks it up » bit.ly/djonelol

Edit as you see fit, just make sure to include the hashtags #womplist, the usernames  @djoneman and @jeromeLOL, and the bit.ly link to this page. Everyone who tweets something like that will get a second entry in the drawing for the tickets.

Fine Print:

Contest closes at 5PM EST on Wednesday May 7th. 1 Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified via email and/or twitter. Winner must respond within 1 hour to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen

Tickets are courtesy of MeanRed. Winner will be on the guestlist with a +1, so they and a guest will get entry free of charge. Winner will be required to show photo ID (event is 21+).

WOMPLIST 86: Butterz: Swindle, Elijah & Skilliam, Flava D, Royal T // DJ Rashad, Ikonika, Dr. Jeep // DarkDisco: Kaytranada, Sango // Bunker: Voices from the Lake, Clay Wilson // Archie Pelago // Vitamin B


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Secret Guests/Butterz Preparty: Kozee, The Orator, Secret Guest at TBA Brooklyn [6-11PM/FREE]
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Descent & RBMA pres: BUTTERZ US Tour ft. Swindle, Elijah, Skilliam, Royal-T, Flava D, Subset at Slake [10PM/FREEwRSVP/$10adv]
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The Bunker 002/003 Release Party: Voices from the Lake (extended live set), Clay Wilson, Bryan Kasenic at Output, Portable, Mike Servito and Wrecked in the Panther Room [10PM-5AM/$20-25]
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Vitamin B: Beatslappaz (Perth, AUS), Nate Dark, barney Iller, Tektite, Tim the Enchanter, plus Tinseltown, Eric Wallace and Adi at The Paper Box [10PM-5AM/$15-20]
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DJ Rashad, Ikonika, Dr Jeep at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$15-20]
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Dark Disco: Kaytranada, Sango, STWO, DKDS at 88 Palace [11PM/$15-20]
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LEVEL: Archie Pelago, Georgia Dust, Andrew Devlon, more tba at Bizarre BK [11PM/FREE]
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dusk blackdown reconstrvct preview doctor jeep twitter

Wondering what Dusk & Blackdown’s set at the next Reconstrvct is gonna be like? Well thanks to the internet chutzpah of Dr. Jeep, we now know that their latest rinse.fm show should be a decent preview. No embed but you can download it at their blog, just hit the big purple download link.

Tracklist looks to be full of treats, including new Wen (that’s not on the new album), new faves like Caski & Moleskin, and some sincerely crazy new bits from known badmen Damu and Etch.

E.m.m.a. “Candy Stripe” [unreleased]
Caski “Tunnel Music” [unreleased]
My Nu Leng “Masterplan ft. Fox” [Black Butter]
Wen & Parris “Mori” [unreleased]
Brunks “Exit” [unreleased]
Mista Men “Dread” [unreleased]
Cliques “CHRO” [unreleased]
Hodge “Renegades” [forthcoming dnuoS ytiviL]
Damu “No Pain, No Gain” [unreleased]
Dusk + Blackdown “Drenched (Facta remix)” [unreleased]
Atlas “Polar” [unreleased]
Lamont “Far Away” [unreleased]
Facta “Quince” [unreleased]
Gantz ft. Rider Shafique “I&I” [forthcoming Deep Medi]
Luke Benjamin “Buddha Flow” [unreleased]
Riffs “Black Sound” [unreleased]
Etch “Champion Dancehall” [unreleased]
Dcult “Crawler” [unreleased]
Charlux “Neck Snap” [unreleased]
Korma “Springblade” [unreleased]
Underclass “Rinse Compressor (Epoch’s FTS Remix)” [unreleased]
P Money “Mad (Wen remix)” [unreleased]
Prince Rapid “Prince” [forthcoming]
Kakarot “Port Harcourt (Shriekin’ Specialist’s Orchestral Maximalism Bongo Remix VIP)” [unreleased]
Moleskin “Imagination Pulse” [unreleased]
Fresh Paul “Tranquilisers” [unreleased]

Luke Benjamin “Cold Roads” [unreleased]
Amen Ra “Yielding” [unreleased]
Luke Benjamin “No Light” [unreleased]
Double Helix “2000 Dust” [unreleased]
Double Helix “Untitled”[unreleased]

Chainless “Artifacts” [unreleased]
Wiley “Samename (Colder Refix ((Logos Step 20 vocal)) [unreleased]
Murlo “Bowed” [unreleased]
Ruff Sqwad “R U Double F (Shriekin’ Specialist Remake)” [unreleased]
Low Deep “Cheeky Violin (Arctic mix)” [unreleased]
Logos “Atlanta 96 Rework” [unreleased]

Our favorite Annie Mac mixes + reduced list for tonight at Panther Room

Goddamn I love Annie Mac. As the deep pop-house thing has blown up over the last year, Annie has proven herself to be a true tastemaker in the nascent genre. With her regular BBC1 show, her weekly Free Music Monday downloads and especially with her finely constructed mixes, she effortlessly sifts out the true gems from an endless sea of drivel. If I’ve had a soulful, poppy house/bass tune stuck in my head over the last year, there’s an 90% probability it came from one of her mixes.

So, naturally I implore all of you reading this to get your asses out to the Panther Room at Output tonight for her first NYC gig in ages (the last time she was here was Mixpak Halloween in 2011). She’ll be playing in the intimate Panther Room tonight at Output with hometown heroes Jubilee and Alex English supporting.

To help get your ass on the floor, we got access to the reduced list at the door tonight, so you’ll pay less than everyone else to get in and get down. Just send your FULL NAME to wompblog@gmail.com before 7:30PM tonight, and we’ll make sure you get on. To make it even EASIER, you can just enter your name in the form below – this will not only get us your name for the reduced list at the door, but also subscribe you to the WompList, a weekly email where you’ll find out about all the best upcoming bass music shows in NYC (and get more sweet hookups like this one).

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WOMPLIST 85: T&B w\ Shadow Child, Plastician, Worthy, Dub Stuy w\ TDF and Alpha Steppas, DJ Technics, Tony Quattro, Broke City, GHE20G0TH1K, Cibo Matto


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Verboten x Trouble & Bass: Shadow Child, Worthy, Plastician, Curses!, Star Eyes, DKDS, Doctor Jeep at The Paper Box [10PM/$20]

3 massive headliners and an allstar support lineup make this one of the best bass music events this year. Shadow Child has been steadily defining the intersection of house and bass ever since his anthemic “String Thing” started popping up in mixes nearly 2 years ago. Since then, he’s been cranking out amazing remixes and originals, and his rinse.fm show consistantly highlights the most exciting new voices in house & bass music.

Plastician and Trouble & Bass go way back – he played at their 4th and 5th year anniversaries, they put out his Start, Select, Reset EP in 2012. Both have consistantly been early supporters of a lot of unique voices in grime, dubstep and heavy bass. Plastician has been there since the beginning of grime and dubstep, starting with pirate radio in London in the early 2000s. He’s still one of the strongest voices in the genre, between his rinse.fm show and the long-running Sounds that Speak volumes mix series (the next one comes out in May, last year’s is after the jump).

Worthy is a key member of the Dirtybird family (also home to Shadow Child) for several years now, but last year he really became a household name with his ubiquitous tune “Dip”. Last time he was out here for the first T&B/Verboten party at Sullivan Room. He kept bodies moving fervently until late with his “future booty-house”

But what really makes this a first-class party is the banging support lineup. Curses! is the dark-techno alias of T&B cofounder Drop The Lime. He recently started another label with DKDS, Safer at Night as an outlet for all that sexy afterhours stuff. DKDS you probably know from their opening sets at Dark Disco, but they also hold down countless late night parties around the city, and just put out their first single on Trouble & Bass (stream it after the jump). Star Eyes, another core member of T&B, always throws down smoldering sets packed with grime, acid and heavy bass. Maybe if we’re lucky she’ll even break out some old school DnB sounds from her early junglist days. And finally, our boy Doctor Jeep. We’ve been telling you how fantastic this dude is since before he ever had a proper release out, and now he’s about to drop his second record with T&B (the ravey Vortex EP – hear it after the jump)

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SHADOW CITY: Rogue Vogue, Tony Quattro, La Fitz at Glasslands [11:30PM/$8-15]

Shadow City is a long-running UK party, focusing on forward thinking garage, techno and bass, with a special emphasis on vibes. Couldn’t be happier to have some more of that in NYC – welcome to your new home guys!

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BROKE CITY: Cream Dream, Sleepyhead, Figgy, Dunes, Chris Patrick at Bizarre Brooklyn [10PM/FREE]

A house-centric special edition of Broke City with affiliate Cream Dream guesting, and SOUP’s Chris Patrick also joining the residents. You won’t find a better free party in all the five boros.

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GHE20G0TH1K x QWEENBEAT: MikeQ, Byrell the Great, Venus X, $hayne, False Witness, Special Guests at RSVP for location [10PM/$10-15]

GG teams up with MikeQ’s Qweenbeat label for a ballroom special – there will be a $200 vogueing competition (but you gotta wear all black). Plus #KUNQ prophet False Witness and special guests.

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Discovery x Mutual Dreaming: DJ Technics, Beautiful Swimmers, Aurora Halal (live), Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10-15]

Bmore legend DJ Techniques headlines the collaborative party along with euphoric retro house from Beautiful Swimmers. Discovery residents Free Magic & Faso will bring the opening vibes, while Mutual Dreaming brings their usual otherworldly decor and a live hardware set from founder Aurora Halal.

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ECHO CHAMBER: Tour de Force ft Brother Culture (Battle Cry LP Launch), Alpha Steppa (Steppas – LDN), Queen Majesty, Bakir b2b Yola at The Paperbox [10PM/$15-20]

We’ve been supporting Dub Stuy’s parties from Day 1, but now we’re thrilled to also support them as a record label. This fourth edition of Echo Chamber will also serve as a release party for the first LP on the DUB STUY Label, Tour De Force’s Battle Cry LP (hear it after the jump). They’ll be performing with frequent UK-based collaborator, MC Brother Culture. Also from the UK, Alpha Steppas will be bringing their rootswise dubstep that fits perfectly with the Dub Stuy aesthetic. Queen Majesty will bring her deep crates of dub 45s to warm things up. This will also be the debut of Grand Ancestor Sound, a collaboration between TUBA’s Bakir and DC’s Yola (who runs the DC dub/step party and radio show Computa Age).

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Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter at Brooklyn Bowl [8PM/$20]

A second chance to catch CIbo Matto, if you missed their sold out Valentines show at LPR!

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