Meet “The Crooked Clef”. He’s unofficially based out of Seattle but operates globally as a contributor to the blog Trash Menagerie, where he writes frequently about streetwise dance music, heavy in bass, from around the globe. In addition to writing, he mixes and records a live set of music in a monthly series entitled “Trash in the Bassment.”

Genres highlighted in these mixes include, but are not limited to, Dubstep, Electro, UK Funky, Tropical, Cumbia, Baltimore Club, and Kuduro. Departing from the impromptu eclecticism of his “Trash in the Bassment” series comes his first official mix. The mix is entitled “Cognitive Estrangement,” and still features his live mixing style, but with a more focused song arrangement… 

The Crooked Clef – Cognitive Estrangement (direct download)

Drop the Lime – We Are The Future (Trouble & Bass Recordings)
DJ Shaun D – Alien Spaceship (Unreleased)
Kingdom – You (Fool’s Gold Records)
Rampage – Lovin’ U Is Easy (Nightshifters)
DJ Lokey – Get With This (Get Busy) (Unreleased)
Rob Threezy – You Bad (DJ Sega Remix) (Nightshifters)
Momma’s Boy – Give It Up (Unreleased)
Egyptrixx – Just Say Really (Bok Bok Remix) (Idiot House Records)
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (Mad Decent Records)
Geeneus – In To The Future (Rinse)
The Phantom – Cambodia (Unreleased)
Emvee – Nocturnal (Wireblock)
Untold – Just For You (Roska Remix) (Hotflush Recordings)
Kode9 – Black Sun (Hyperdub)
Gold Panda – Mayuri (Various Production)
Brackles – Sutorito Faita (Planet Mu)
Falty DL – Human Meadow (Boxcutter Remix) (Planet Mu)
Various Production – Bside (Various Production)
Joker/Ginz – Purple City (Kapsize)
Ikonika – Please (Hyperdub)
Mark Pritchard feat. Om’Mas Keith – Wind It Up (Hyperdub)
22. James Blake – Air & Lack Thereof (Hemlock)

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