Our good mates at the Bass Music Blog are releasing a free album next week which will test the waters of BLOG POWER!!!
Hot on the heels of this and I don’t think we’ve announced it on the blog until now but GENERATION BASS will be releasing 2 compilations on worldwide release on CD/Digi formats for the American Six Degrees Label and these will be followed by releases on our own Digi label later this year. More on that soon.
I certainly believe and know BLOGS are having a lot of influence in the current music scene as we have personally experienced this ourselves but I think the aim really is to be treated pretty much in the same influential way as some of the Dance Mags that have been going for years.
Anyway, here’s what the guys at Bass Music blog say about their new album:
I.D. & Baobinga to release free album – Bass Music Sessions released March 1 through bassmusicblog.com
02.19.2010 – I.D. & Baobinga – Bass Music Sessions
Release date: March 1st.
Dance music pioneers I.D. & Baobinga follow the critically acclaimed debut – 2008’s ‘Big Monster’, album of the month in DJ Mag – with a fresh new work that outlines the burgeoning sound of bass music in the UK.
Called ‘Bass Music Sessions’, this album confirms their forward-looking approach, as it will be released for free through their website at www.bassmusicblog.com, using platforms such as bandcamp.com to take advantage of the flexibility and possibilities for promotion open to artists in 2010.
Since the last album, the pair have released on labels spanning the bass music spectrum; from US hiphop innovators Mad Decent to dubstep legends Earwax, from NY crew Trouble&Bass to Portugal’s Enchufada, home of Buraka Som Sistema, from Tayo’s groundbreaking Cool & Deadly label to a remix of the Wu Tang Clan on BabyGrande.
They’ve also brought new ideas to the table – in 2009 they started bassmusicblog.com, which gives away exclusive tracks and mixes to become one of the most popular blogs in its field, and November saw the first release on Baobinga’s new label Build Recordings – kicking off with another Baobinga & I.D. track, Tongue Riddim, featuring Roska on remix duties.
The tracks range from the chunky house of ‘BackFoot’, played out by the likes of Claude Von Stroke and Julio Bashmore, through the post-dubstep sway of ‘Hither & Thither’, which has been picked up by Untold and Ben UFO, the dirty-South inspired dubstep of ‘Still Tippin’, – on rotation with Mensah and Hyetal, kuduro influenced ‘Man Down’ (play from TRG, Buraka Som Sistema etc) and the massive DnB smasher ‘The King’, which has been played out by DJ Friction, DJ Die and more.
The album will be released on a ‘pay what you want’ basis, although gaining cash isn’t really the aim, so any money it does accrue will be donated to Dove House Hospice in Hull, UK.
Listen to a minimix of the tracks on the album here:
Grab a free track here: