Bombé- Brighton

This Bombé cat sent over this track a few days ago, and it has been on steady rotation ever since. This is an extremely rad slice of tropical bass, and I can hear a bit of UK influence in the marching-band percussion steez. This sounds like it should be played a dark and dank London basement club, with only a strobe light offering a glimpse of the legions of pupil-popped ravers grinding and two-stepping til dawn. This embodies everything I like about tropical bass. I had never heard of Bombé prior to this, but you can believe that I'll be keeping an eye out for his productions in the future. High quality tune.

Serj Tankian- Disowned (V Remix)

Remember that Seventeen Veins group from Montreal that we posted about several months back? Well, we've just received an e-mail from one half of the talented local group, and it seems that they haven't lost their touch. Admittedly, I had not checked out their soundcloud in a minute, but this is a damn good remix. Serj Tankian, from what I remember, is the vocalist from nu-metal band System of a Down, which would normally be a bad thing, but I've always thought that his voice was really unique and dope, so I can definitely appreciate this remix. The name of the producer who made this brutal piece of minimal, horror-show house is V, which I believe stands for Vengeance. Either way, using what sounds like a woman's aroused screams as the backing beat for a dark and grimy sounding tune is a nice touch, I must admit. Ghastly, distorted, and amazing. I wonder what else this V has in store for us.

01-girl unit-wut-def by MDMAwesome

<3 Night Slugs.

I've been listening to a lot of dark UK bass music these days, and WUT is definitely one of the tunes that I've been obsessed with. I think L-Vis 1990 played this at Velvet last friday, and it definitely set the place on fire. Of course, I was off my face, but still. What a massive tune, seriously. So atmospheric, sensual and powerful. Girl Unit really hit the nail on the head with this one, in my opinion. This is the type of bass/house music that gets you in the chest, and you are forced to groove to it. WUT is one of those eyes-closed, hands in the air, proper future bass sounds. Get with it. An inescapable subwoofer destroying masterpiece, as it were.

And on the off chance that you have not seen it yet, I've included the mighty Dada Life's new video for Unleash the Fucking Dada. It's a massive banger that you should definitely seek out. Personally, I've got a soft spot for those kind of innocent looking hipstery dames, so that's probably why I included it. I mean, the tune's amazing, but again, I dig the slightly unhinged hipster girl. Boom.

See you tomorrow for yet another edition of Laid Back Sundays, with our good friend Calibaba.


Stranger Day

Stranger Day just hit us up with their latest single. Cool vibe, once again produced by Emynd. The track also comes with a nice mellow video. Enjoy

Stranger Day - Not Playin' (Prod by Emynd)



Welcome To The Jungle

All due respect to SHAG for this painting.

A lot of hip hop has been going down during the past week. Nevertheless, I will try my best to provide you with the theme music for the ongoing party in my mind.

From time to time, I become conscious that my musical taste swerves off in a completely unexpected direction. While going through my songs from recent months, I have come to the realization that I'm a real sucker for that tribal house with a peculiar choice of instruments and unusual speaking/chanting/preaching.

Breach - Fatherless 
Heard this in a mix like most songs I find. The simple repetitive "fatherless" call is swag, you can hear the tribal influence in the drums, and the flute is simply entrancing. Grab the high quality, the remix and the other original on Beatport.

Daniel Klauser - Kunene (Original Mix)
Oh those tribal drums, they're so enthralling. The chanting gives me the impression I'm in the middle of some African tribe's ceremony. If this was actually the case, I would not doubt be going buck wild.

Format:B Gospel
If you have been wondering what I meant by "preaching", this should make everything much clearer. Can't get enough of this, so refreshing, uncommon, and soulful. It has recently been released and Brodinski has already featured it in a mix he did for Fool's Gold. Check out the Foolcast and grab the EP for the 320 version and the Super Flu's Antichrist Remix on Beatport.

A while back I posted a clip to a song A-Trak played while in Montreal. Still haven't been able to find the exact edit he busted, but here's the original sample. If anyone knows more about this hit us up in the comments!

La Flavour - Mandolay



AK loaded

Wow. When's the last time you've heard a Spice 1 track? Believe it or not, dude has been one of the most active rapper since the 90s. He released 14 solo albums since 92, which is fucking impressive. I'm not even counting all the collabos and compilations he did. Anyway here's a new track featuring OJ Da Juiceman. BANGER

Spice 1 - AK Loaded (feat. OJ Da Juiceman)

also had to share 2 of my old school favorites

Spice 1 - Welcome To The Ghetto
Spice 1 - Smoke 'Em Like A Blunt

see you next time




Rain, rain, go away. Come again, another day.

A few tunes to go with this depressing day. A grey, dreary monday, as it were. Not to say that these tunes are dreary, they just seem to fit well with the present weather.

These are future sounds. One amazing new N*E*R*D track, one soon-to-be-released behemoth of a tune, and one amazing sonic journey which is co-produced by Burial.

N*E*R*D- Inside of Clouds (Props to Truants for this)

Braiden - The Alps - Broadcast on the Mary Anne Hobbs show by braiden

01-jamie woon - night air by MDMAwesome

à demain, les amis.



Laid Back Sunday #9

Really going O.G on this one.

SoulChef - Sentimentally Madd (feat. Need Not Worry)
1st off with one of my latest discovery. This song is off a free album called "Remember When..." produced by a guy named SoulChef. His pseudonym definitely fits his style of music. This quote couldn't describe the album in a better way :

"Remember When Hip Hop was this? Remember When Hip Hop was that? At a time where the future of Hip Hop is regularly questioned, and the constant debate about what’s “real” is still a hot topic; it’s often times hard to see beyond the obvious. When the same songs from the 70s and 80s were not only remixed in the 90s, but re-remixed again in the 2000s. When live instruments have been replaced with repetitive sounds. SoulChef’s release “Remember When…” takes a look back at the yesteryear of hip hop. His soulfully jazzy approach at production is mixed with live instruments and complimented by a talented line-up of artists who help paint his picture. This 10 track album is a nostalgic look at the fundamental Hip Hop we all originally fell in love with."

To download the full album click here

Q-Tip & Stevie Wonder - What The Fuss (Shook Remix)
Now here's a jazzy banger. This track is off a really cool mixtape J Period released a couple years ago featuring some nice remixes and originals in the intent to present Q-Tip's best work. In this song he flips Mobb Deep Shook One and turns it into a classy tune with Stevie on the chorus. Some quality stuff right here.

Gorilla Zoe - Real Motherfucker (feat. Boyz N Da Hood)
To finish this post, decided to go with a rap tune that we used to bang hard back in the days. IF you'z a real mothafucka you'll understand.

peace, enjoy your Sunday