The Holy Fix live in the Mix

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The Holy Fix first came to my attention via the cosmic, progressive & psychedelic Technodelia EP release on the Bucharest based P-Balans label.  The ‘Black Rubber” track by The Holy Fix on that release just totally blew my mind and I went searching for more stuff by him but couldn’t find anything until now.

A wonderful 2 hour mix described as “Mindgames for Clubfloors and Living Rooms.” 

Taking in everything from Deep Disco, Dub, Acid and Psychedelia, this is a blistering and totally captivating 2 hour journey.

The Holy Fix will get you there, bass driven, heavily dubbed and truly psyched out. Music for tormented souls and deep introspections. Stay tuned for upcoming releases.

I, for one, will most definitely be keeping an eye on this dude and I’m salivating at the mouth at the prospect of what this dude is going to be dropping in the coming year, it’s going to be MIND-BLOWING.

DesertWave Part 4 – Chillin' @ The Pyramids

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Desert Wave is an Arabic/Eastern themed concept which is both ambient and rave in equal measure.

It conceptualizes a hallucinogenic & psychedelic vibe where you can trip’ out in mellow mood at the Sand Dunes (Volume 1) or be more upbeat at the Light Fantastic, raving till dawn (Volume 2) and going back to the past to remember the future in an Arabic Edition of BladeRunner (Volume 3) and now Chillin’ @ the Pyramids (Volume 4).

As noted above this volume takes in more of a chilled, dubby and ambient tone. Enjoy.

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10 Steps : A Sarantis Tribute

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A well deserved tribute mix here to Sarantis during his Dubstep hey day. I agree with the author of the mix that Sarantis was and still is a highly underrated producer. He was one of my faves during the Dubstep era and he’s still one of my faves with some of his recent output including the freebie “Karami” EP’s that we’ve released/worked in conjunction with him on focusing on the Arabic sound.

This mix takes in all the classic Sarantis material, most of which was released on London’s Senseless Records.

This mix is part of a wider aim as the dude who did the mix is trying to achieve what he calls the 780 Project:

“Well, I am planning on putting out a ton of mixes this year so that I can feature 780 different tracks by the end of 2016, or 15 tracks for each of the 52 weeks of the year.”

Read more about it HERE.

Best of luck mate and giving some dues to artists like Sarantis is certainly a step in the right direction and so you get our vote.

Tracklisting:

01. Sarantis – More Than Money ft Warrior Queen (Senseless)
02. Sarantis – Low Riddim (Senseless)
03. Sarantis – Focus (Instrumental) (Senseless)
04. Sarantis – Fetish (Senseless)
05. Sarantis – Badman Dub (Senseless)
06. Sarantis – Spark (Senseless)
07. Sarantis – Vendetta (Special Branch)
08. Sarantis – Eclipse (Subsonik)
09. Sarantis – Outlaw Dub (Subsonik)
10. Sarantis – Nitroglycerine ft Asher Don & Dialect (Terminal Dusk)

DJ HARAM : BIRDS OF PARADISE

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“Don’t f**k with DJ Haram”!, sound advice and I’d take it if I were you. The Philly DJ/Producer who is on the rise this year has just dropped this mega fresh track with a Dubby vibe underpinned with Middle Eastern percussion and a raw Jersey backdrop. Sounds kinda sleazy, yet totally enthralling and unlike much else around at the moment, rare, like a Bird of Paradise.

Absolutely loving this:

E.Reflexion – Dama Doff [Free Album]

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French Beatmaker E.Reflexion’s music is a mix of different styles from Electronic, Ambient, Dubstep, IDM, Grime, Breaks, Jungle, 2step to Breackcore.

He drops his first Free album on Generation Bass Digital called “DAMA DOFF”. It’s an album of collages and sketches, akin to an audio travel report, of his journey to North & West Africa (Morocco/ Mauritania /Senegal/Gambia). He skilfully blends the traditional music of these countries with experimental Electronica.

The first half of the album focuses on North Africa and the rest on West Africa.

All compositions by E. Reflexion
Sample Hunting by TIWOM
Piano & Santour by Gui
Vox Samples – Claire/Agnes/George/Amidou/Mohamed/Aysatou/Le Ramasseur de Bounouk

FREE DOWNLOAD

BIO:
French Beatmaker E.Reflexion began experiencing in free party & sound system on a rhythm box (Korg ,roland ext….). Later he started to work on MAO to make more experimental music and produce beat for different Mc’s.

He has collaborated on different projects such as:
-DUB GOES WILD (dirty room77)
-BASS THÉRAPIE (peep rec.)
-PEUR SUR LA VILLE (grime sin)
-DUBZ TAPE (asso kapblanc )
-INSIDE THE MIST (la crise prod)
-EXPECTATIVE LIFE (5050 records)
-STATIQUE (autoprod)
-PIZZA ep (Digital Birds Records)

Links:
contact : [email protected]
bandcamp : ereflexion.bandcamp.com/
soundcloud : @electronic-reflexion

 

2PeKes : Ah Dub

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2Pekes from the famed Portuguese Bass Underground collective DZC Crew just dropped a Dub playlist which features remixes of the infamous MikeQ track “Ah Dub” rewerked in an Afrobeat style. Check it below.

Watch out too for his forthcoming release on Generation Bass Digital of a great track called “Zourney” with fellow Portuguese producer JayPross!

THE SOUNDS OF THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

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I’ve been following the brilliant Norwegian artist Center of the Universe aka Jørgen Skjulstads for a few years now. This dude does a unique brand of quirky electronica that takes in all manner of things. His releases contain traditional songs remade alongside original compositions inspired by archaic entertainment consoles and pre-iPhone computer culture ranging from Azeri Skip, Post-Reggaeton, BalkanBit, Oriental Dub, Arabic Skweee, Balkan Skweee through to Post-Rembetika amongst many other things. A great mix and fusion of different types of Electronic music from Video Game Music, Chiptune, Skweee and Dub all inspired by different parts of the world too, including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Scandanavia.

I was at first struck by his Arabic Skweee, Oriental Dub, BalkanBit and Balkan Skweee productions which got me straight away. He has an impressive track record going back 15 years.

He is due to drop his first EP on the Generation Bass Digital label very soon, it’s an EP I’ve been begging him to do for us for about 2 years now and trust me, it is worth waiting for.

So I thought it was time for us to introduce him and his wonderful creations to many of you who probably have never heard any of his material before.

Check out his stuff here including a playlist that I created especially to highlight some my favourite material from his soundcloud. A lot of his other great stuff is on his Bandcamp label Metronomicon Audio which he defines as “a small record label based in Oslo, Norway. Strictly speaking, it is not really a label, but rather a community with some 20 active members and a wide range of affiliates which together aim to promote new and interesting music.”

Inspired by folk music and rhythmic excesses from all over the world the Center of the Universe made his first recordings in 2000. The group, which admittedly is not a band, but rather Jørgen Skjulstads (Now we’ve got members, Salvatore) solo project, combines heavy bass, odd meters and various exotic elements with a lo-fi approach in his recording methods.

Center of the Universe has been active in the Norwegian underground music scene since 1998 and has in addition to participating in several other projects, found the time to release a whole host of solo albums, including a trilogy where the theme was space and time. It is difficult to give a clear definition of the band’s musical impression, as this tends to change from release to release, but it would not be wrong to say that melody is always at the center. What apparently may begin as a pop song entice you into a world where nothing is as it seems and musical expectations are seldom met. For the Center of the Universe no surna is too high and no bass too deep. He has always walked off the beaten path next to the road less travelled and keeps trudging on in a landscape where the sun shines, vulcanoes erupt and it’s raining guitars, sitars and just plain’ol tars.

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şambaba : Arabesque*16 Mashup

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Some awesome old skool Turkish vybz here fused with contemporary electronica & dub, you already know that this kind of stuff always appeals to me especially when it is straight from the place of origin, more than most things nowadays.

It’s all been put together by an artist based in Istanbul, Turkey who goes by the name of şambaba.

Streamer : Full Stream Ahead

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We’ve featured Streamer here before with his take on Fodencia and some Arabic stuff, more of which is coming soon but here’s a bunch of new stuff that he’s been doing.

Streamer aka Gary is an Englishman living in exile in the Netherlands and he’s been on my radar since the mid 2000’s as he’s been an active participant in the Trans Club/Bass world since then and this dude has got some serious musical chops on him.

Here’s some seriously funky 90’s Big Beat alongside some Dub, Kuduro Glitch Disko, German Disco and bleedin’ T-Rex.

Here’s some Gen Bass trivia for you, one of our label artists was actually once taught to play guitar by the one and only Marc Bolan (RIP) of T-Rex – FACT 🙂