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TAKE5 With DeadWeight!

TAKE5_DeadWeight!Saxon Ames and Christopher Caravella of DeadWeight! gives us the best new bass tunes doing the rounds.

AXH  | Destroy  | TEMPA

American newcomer AXH drops his first major release on veteran label TEMPA (home to J:Kenzo, Youngsta, Icicle and more). It’s a rolling, churning tribal rhythm affair reminiscent of Gantz’s recent output on Deep Medi. Once the distorted mid-bassline comes in you know it’s on. This one is for the darkest deepest dancefloors!

DIZZ1  | Real Bad Gyal  | Tru Thoughts

Melbourne-based beatmaster Dizz1 drops his first EP for Tru Thoughts ahead of his album, due later in the year. While the title track features Aloe Blacc of I Need A Dollar fame, it’s straight to Real Bad Gyal for us, featuring the vocal styling of UK rude girl and long time Bug collaborator, Warrior Queen. An organic 90 BPM bass heavy, modern dance music compatible dancehall riddim that’s a true weapon inna di dance!

PINCH & MUMDANCE  | Turbo Mitzi  | Tectonic Recordings

In the middle of last year we were witness to a worrying trend of producers leaving the dubstep ship and making the move to ‘by numbers’ pop house. We needn’t have worried about long time boundary pusher Pinch though. Turbo Mitzi is a drug-fuelled late night club workout that really gets going in its second half with rattling subs, side chained fx and those penetrating staccato beeps. TIPPEDDDD!!

Out March 17, Listen to more WEN here.

WEN FT. RIKO DAN | Play Your Corner  | Keysound Recordings

If there’s anyone we recommend keeping an eye on in the future, it’s London upstart and DeadWeight! homeboy Wen, who is flipping ‘new’ grime scene on its head with his spaced-out, sub-heavy style. Play Your Corner with grime legend Riko Dan’s vocal stylings over the top of Wen’s spacious, eastern sample-laden grime instrumental, is set to become a classic and a benchmark for the next generation of bass producers.

Listen to FLAVA D here.

FLAVA D  | Robot  | Independent via Bandcamp

Thankfully last week, in response to the growing demand for her music, Flava D released a stack of her older tunes dating back to 2009 via her Bandcamp. Robot combines a tough half-step rhythm with a solid square wave bassline and that skittering Flava D percussion and melodies that we’ve come to love so much about her.

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