When a mix starts out with a T. S. Eliot quote, you know it has somewhat loftier aspirations than your typical hour of beatmatched tunes. Masterfully put together by Soulmind, these 45 minutes showcase the more introverted, transcendent side of bass music. Burial or Sepalcure fans, take note.
The nature imagery in the title is apt; the vibe here is pointedly non-urban. Whereas early dubstep relied on dread and weight, this breed of future bass is permeated by a kind of lightness and hope. There’s no drops (unless you count the dew on the peaceful morning this mix conjures in your mind). These are headphone jams for your mind-forest.
01. Eleven Tigers – With A Little Patience (Soul Motive – 2010)
02. Zomby – Natalia’s Song (4AD – 2011)
03. Pedestrian – Hei Poa (Push & Run – 2011)
04. Submerse & Kuoyah – Bubblin’ (Frijsfo Beats – 2011)
05. Phaeleh – In The Twilight (Afterglo – 2011)
06. Mount Kimbie – Carbonated (Hotflush Recordings – 2011)
07. Disclosure – I Love…. That You Know (Transparent – 2011)
08. Fantastic Mr.Fox – Evelyn (Black Acre – 2010)
09. Clubroot – Lucid Dream (Lo Dubs – 2009)
10. Radiohead – Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix) (Ticker Tape Ltd – 2011)
11. Radiohead – Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix) (Ticker Tape Ltd – 2011)
12. Versa – Monsoon (Smokin’ Sessions – 2011)
13. Dauwd – Ikopol (Pictures Music – 2011)
14. Radiohead – Little By Little (Caribou Remix) (Ticker Tape Ltd – 2011)
15. Michael Klein – MK’s Lullaby (Unreleased – 2012)
16. Icicle – Xylophobia (Shogun Audio – 2010)
17. Kidnap Kid – Shouldn’t Be Alone (123Mrk Remix) (Squelch And Clap – 2011)
18. Supra1 – Ghoster (Trouble & Bass Recordings – 2010)
19. Eric Goldstein – Strum (Unreleased – 2012)
20. James Blake – Postpone (R&S Records – 2010)
I fucking love Doshy. His brand of abrasive, evil, robotic beats aren’t for everyone, but for me they hit that sweet spot between bitcrushed chiptune nostalgia and menacing trap shit. Kinda like a 909 that transforms into a decepticon. As the title says, this one is packed full of unreleased, exclusive Doshy tunes (some not
Stagga, of the venerable Chrome Kids, has just dropped some ferocious new tracks on his soundcloud. FITTEST OF THE FITTEST is a surefire combo of reverb-thickened reggae, a brilliant wobble and perfect percussive touches. My boo says it sounds like the beach at Outlook Festival and I concur. GRIMBOH is a drunken jammmm on a super-grindy bass sample, continuously re-spun and re-pitched to sloppy drums and etherial samples. Tearout for stoners. And the final track of his recent stuff (a collab with Monkey), GLASS BONG, is A hard hitting riddim with heady overtones. Tropical yet grimey. As if Ras G, Pixelord and Dusk n Blackdown hotboxed Dr. Dre’s studio. Hopefully some of these get a proper release, I’d buy em.
First in a trifecta of EPs that will form a complete album, Butternut Slap is everything you love about Opiuo, but fresher. Bombastic, frenetic, and funky-as-hell – this is the bleeding edge of glitch hop. Alongside luminaries like Koan Sound and Blunt Instrument, Opiuo is helping to push glitch hop forward toward a future that
Phenomenally powerful dubstep music from Filastine (ft. Nova) and an incredible video to match. I’ve been keepin an eye on this guy ever since this crazy-ass mix, We Are Experiencing Turbulence (Insurrectionary Bass Music Sin Fronteras), which is pretty much what it sounds like – trans-national heavy bass music with a message. It’s not easy listening, but then, this is revolution music, in the tradition of Dead Prez, Rage, Marley, and Dylan. Cop the release at addictech.
Colony Collapse is filmed at sites of ecological friction, the fault lines of conflict between humanity and (the rest of) nature. For examples we used….
Lapindo (Sidoarjo) Mud Disaster is an eruption of scalding mud and flammable vapors triggered by a gas drilling gone awry. It has buried more than a dozen villages and blocked a major highway, and is expected to keep expanding for the next 25 years. Lapindo is located close to the home town of the the director (Tooliq) and singer (Nova)…
Bantar Gebang is a landscape of trash. Garbage stretches farther than the eye can see. Mountains, rivers, and even villages where the trash-pickers live. Not something easy to summarize in words.
A supermarket nested in a mega-mall within a skyscraper. Air conditioning, shopping carts, muzak, just like any posh supermarket. But right outside is a the permanent traffic jam of Jakarta, a sprawling mega-city of at least 10 million.
Also of note, the Beats Antique remix throws extra glitches and strings into the mix, properly expanding upon the original vibe.
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