Hi everyone, got some ex-USSR bass I want you to hear. So open up your ears, turn down the missile defense system if you live in America, and prepare yourself for some serious….



There are a few songs that always make it into my sets, Baile Funk by Chuck Upbeat is one of those.

Chuck Upbeat – Baile Folk by Chuck Upbeat

I covered Chuck Upbeat’s release on Midget Ninjas Soundsystem back in June. The release is still available for download.

There are some new sounds from the man including a preview of his upcoming Tropical Bass album which is sounding very promising. Make sure you give him some feedback as the album is coming together!
Chuck Upbeat – Album Sampler by Chuck Upbeat

Bout’ a month ago, the beat killer from Russia did a nice experiment slowing down drum and bass to make it sound closer to dubstep.

He wrote to me,

Actually I was inspired by the track of Donaeo – Riot Music (with Shy FX). I can’t say I managed to make it properly but at least I tried to show the remixes as an idea of such music. The musical atmosphere of the D&B music, the rythm of dance music, dubstep wobble sound and jamaican acapellas (or smth like that).
I have an album coming soon that is going to be very massive, atmospheric and tropical.

The result is freaking dope if you ask me, he actually made a Guetta track tolerable to my ears, the Mr Vegas track is full of energy and it is one of my favorite old dancehall cuts,  and I just love the way the drums are layered on it. My favorite of the trio is the I-One – La Bas remix, man do I love French in song, and his remix makes this all so epic and gives the song a whole new take. Props on that one man, where did you come up with that original?  Chuck commented on it that, “I made my best to make it sound good … really … I did everything I could … I hope, I didn’t disappoint u too much …” No worries there bro, it is excellent!

Slow down the D&B! by Chuck Upbeat


BASSME (love the name!) is a new record label from Kiev, Ukraine. Already a successful Russian bass music blog (props for that), Bass Me is charging forward with their first release by the Label/Blog Founder, Minikin. Listening to this release I can tell he means business. Packed with BIG powerful sounds superbly mastered to rampage large clubs, Pray For Love is an EP I expect to hear played all over the place. Minikin is just toying with sounds in this, just listen to the first minute and half of the title track Pray for love and you’ll hear what I mean 😛   Scroll down for the full press release, since it is their first release I posted the full thing so BASSME info is out there, yea!?  Tons of free downloads on BASSME blog right here:

Minikin “Pray for Love” EP BASSME01 by BASS ME . Records

ARTIST: Minikin
TITLE: Pray for love EP
LABEL: Bass Me Records
RELEASE DATE: 15.11.11
FORMATS: Digital Download
ONE LINE: Heavy bass music on 140 bpm
Cover: Katya Miller
All info, photos, bookings contact: [email protected]

The beginning of summer 2011 for Ukrainian underground music was signed with founding of a new project called Bass Me. Its founder DJ & promoter, who was in the nearest past the one of participants of Kievbass project, Alex Minikin.

New-born project started its existence as blog – permanent source of new music, new releases previews and information about bass-music artists from all around the world. Very frequently the blog presents new bass oriented podcasts, which are mixed and recorded specially for the project by DJs all over Ukraine and the colleagues from nearest neighbor countries. The second stage of project development started in September with running of Bass Me events – at famous night club “Xlib”. First two parties had enjoyed hundreds of bass-maniacs from all over the country.

Rhythm of movement of project participants and their audience took them to third stage of maturing – launching of Bass Me label, where the first release will be EP by the founder of Bass Me – Minikin, who’s tracks were released at labels Rag&Bone and Ministry of Sound. Release titled ‘Pray for love’ consists of two powerful dubstep tracks, which differs by their character, but both of them are similar deep and furious.

First track which is titled ‘Pray for Love’ is a massive dance floor hit that can get everyone to be involved into the dancing madness from the very first notes even despite its romantic name and vocal samples.

The second one, called ‘Wot’, might already be familiar to you because it was used as musical background during video-report from Bass Me Night series launch. ‘Wot’ is a mixture of classic techno sound and aggressive bassline; this track stands right in line with best examples of massive dubstep tunes from all over the world.

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