bass culture welcomes frenchman leo pol to the fold for this fresh new four-tracker full of analogue vibes. leo s penchant for synthesisers and the warmth of his beloved machines is evident throughout this new release, with a retro soul spliced with modern sensibilities and, of course, visions of the future. things get off to an energetic start with caliente , a track that combines a killer main riff, scintillating pads and steam-powered percussion to really get those feet moving. this is followed by fnc burning , which totally slips the script with its off-kilter rhythm and uk-influenced breakbeat-esque sound. get ready for a sublime breakdown, with more uk rave stylings in the second half... fresh!on the flip side we get dark outside, which harks back to the early days of post-electro detroit. those formative years when masters like juan atkins were the soundtrack of motor city... from the hushed, silky vocal to the cosmic bleeps, this is a homage to the ghosts of techno s past, with a contemporary sheen.finally, we finish up with techyes no! , a dark, marauding stomper with a menacing atmosphere and spinetingling strings to really amplify the eerie feeling that pervades throughout. a diverse, yet cohesive collection of killer cuts from the young master leo pol and another superb bass culture release. only the finest from d julz s excellent label...
a uk techno powerhouse returns to bass culture for their 55th release, bringing the ruckus with four deadly cuts that combine killer beats with powerful bass and a high level of production, as you might expect from d julz s respected label. ben sims appears under his ron bacardi alias with a follow up to 2015 s debut release, rock your body/first effort . much like the first ep, sims new release is fired up and ready to deliver its potent energy to the dance floors of the world.on the a side we re met with windy city , which kicks things off in frenetic style, its slamming beats colliding with the layers of analogue to produce a rather chaotic start to proceedings. this is followed by ready for action a tough, bouncing cut featuring a delectable female vocal which really sets things off nicely.the flipside continues in a similar vein as one left in the chamber brings a smooth vibe, though with the emphasis still on the percussive side of things. sims flexes his production muscles across all four tracks here, injecting the music with his years of experience on the road and in the studio. the last track is a beats mix of ready for action , highlighting the focus on beats, beats and more beats, adding an extra touch to an already powerful track. this is music par excellence from an artist who is a consummate professional, enjoy!
played by ricardo villalobos - its time for the next release on long-running paris label bass culture and owner d julz has invited a crack team of talented individuals to deliver the magic to this latest instalment in the label s release schedule. this extra special remix package features contributions from the legendary dj skull, along with sebo k, henrik bergqvist and romanian mp. the bossman s own 2015 ep houdini is the subject of this exquisite bunch of reworks, giving the whole release a fresh lick of paint from a group of artists handpicked by d julz to get to work on his productions. the title track houdini is first in line, with the mighty dj skull on remix duty. the chi-town legend has been a favourite of d julz since the early nineties when he was releasing on labels such as djax-up-beats. the funk-imbued workout he creates from the original production is superb and a testament to someone who has been involved in music for three decades and still going strong. keeping dj skulls remix company on the a-side is sebo k with his take on serendipity. following on from his outstanding ep brock wild, sebo returns to bass culture with another taught dance floor cut, full of swing and groove, pushed along with a strong, insistent energy. on the flipside the deep sultry flavours continue to bubble up. two more dynamic artists bring their unique touch to bass culture and the first is the romanian wonderkid mp (mihai popescu), who has previously released on the sub-label bass culture limited. his reinterpretation of serendipity is deep, nuanced and quirky with a simmering atmosphere throughout.last but certainly not least is the swedish maestro henrik bergqvist. waiting 4 visa gets a kick in its step, with mysterious cosmic fx layered over a mesmerising bassline and a collection of bleeps and chirps that really bring the remix to life. and there it is, four superb new mixes of three great tracks... enjoy!
supported by arpiar, ricardo villabobos and apollonia
after a huge support of his first release by the likes of ricardo villalobos , arpiar , apollonia … here comes the second part of mp aka mihai popescu. sense ep on the limited vinyl only sister label of bass culture .
nights get ever colder. the label owned by paris stalwart d’julz welcomes back an old friend in anonym, the man responsible for bcr006 and bcr021 returns for a four-track outing which includes a remix from orlando voorn. sultry atmospherics and masterful production are evident throughout this crisp new addition to the bass culture catalogue, another instant classic from the detroit badboy anonym.the first of the four tracks on this ep goes by the name of ‘castaway’, and its effortless groove will have you drifting away to a desert island the second you hear it. as a slightly obscured vocal repeats ‘castaway’ over and over, you’re lulled into a dreamlike state. simple and highly effective, its progression is subtle and invigorating. right after that we have dutch supremo orlando voorn taking charge of the remix and pushing the track deeper into celestial territory with flashes of synth that transport you out into the cosmos. the atmosphere of the original is expertly retained, with a steady pace and cool, mellow vibes throughout. flip the record over and there are two more killer cuts. first we have ‘doin it to ya body’, which keeps things minimal and straight to the point. bright disco strings lie at the heart of this track, slowly weaving their way in and out of the background while the drums and rugged b-line keep your feet moving and head bopping. lastly, ‘wara coco’ offers more hypnotic vibes drawing you with its dainty melody, dancing around the top end, while a mean bassline throbs away, deep down in the low end. it’s an strong combination and finishes off the ep in style.
supported by arpiar, ricardo villabobos and apollonia
the first release of this limited vinyl only sub label of bass culture comes from mp aka mihai popescu. the roumanian producer is already known for his releases on soulsity and on raresh s metereze label
a classic house track gets a re-release and an extra special edit from bass culture owner d julz. the edit of chicago groover * dont let love pass you by* from master c & j has been a staple of d julz sets for quite some time now. over time more and more people have asked about the track and he duly responded to demand by not only clearing his rework for release, but also signing up the original to be reissued via his label. so we have the original version, which oozes chi-town sleaze, remastered for 2016 together with the superb edit by the man himself, d’julz. need we say anymore?
bass culture delivers a fresh new ep featuring three classic cuts remastered for 2015. selected by label head d julz, bass cultures 44th release comes from british producer mark ambrose, owner of cult outlet crayon.
originally released in 1997, this early production from the legendary dutchman gerd has recently enjoyed a revival, the rare wax finding its way back into the sets of raresh, ryan elliott and bass culture label boss d julz, amongst a few happy others. after seeing on a number of occasions the magic effect ‘mass majestic’ could have on the crowd, the catchy hook appealing to all ears, d’julz knew what the next release had to be. with scarce second-hand copies hotly in demand, this secret weapon is about to see a new lease of life via bass culture. reissued in a remastered and slowed down version, ‘mass majestic’ is one of those tracks which stays on your mind long after the party is over ... the haunting keys, the intensity of the synths and the climax of clashing symbols, all driven along by the raw chugging bass-line makes this a peak-time winner. the flip side features ‘to reach’, another track from the original ep. a big room monster of rolling bass and syncopated keys, its old skool charm and brash energy grabs you to full-on, trippy effect. considered a prolific, timeless and highly eclectic producer, ‘mass majestic’ ep indulges in gerd’s blatant ballsy techno side, remaining an extremely effect dj tool 17 years on.
played by ricardo villalobos
lady blacktronika aka “the first lady of beatdown” brings three solid productions with all in vain ep, the next instalment on bass culture records. discovered on myspace by mike huckaby back in 2007, lady blacktronika’s sound brings a gritty edge from her street days, while simultaneously oozing a unique female sensitivity. making an impressive transition from the days when the dj boys wouldn’t let her play with their toys, she runs multiple labels, sound black recordings, sound kemystry and is co-creator of cocaine records, as well as releasing on deep explorer, skylax, underground quality and now bass culture. jumping straight in with learn me baby, the a side sets the tone with a deep and pounding, powerful groove. the title track takes it up a notch, the most incessant of the package, built for that peak-time dance floor fury. while the techno undertones remain, lord knows is a beautiful swirling house number that infuses the ears and body. the common denominator in all cases is the resonating voice of lady blacktronika herself, adding the human touch… a touch of soul.
as bass culture proudly reaches its 40th release, it gives us great pleasure to welcome back john jastszebski after he last turned out an ep for us back in 2012. releases for phonogramme and robsoul in the past two years have confirmed that he is a force to be reckoned with in the booming parisian house and techno scene. his approach on the would be back e.p fits in perfectly with the bass culture aesthetic, delivering tracks with a simple immediacy, always loaded with soul in just the right places, but never shirking the all-important groove. > would be back< s sturdy beat leads neatly up to a colourful burst of piano chords and rousing strings that make this into a perfect summer house cut. > fevrier< comes on with an entirely different season in mind, as mysterious and dubby tendrils of synths and samples unfurl around each other with a distinctly wintry mood. > my girl< meanwhile keeps the energy levels up with a stripped back, punchy beat, filling the space in the mix out with rousing pads that soothe and uplift.for a remix of > would be back<, we decided to turn to a long-time legend of the uk house scene, nail. his remix takes a more emotive approach to johns original, dropping in some playful synth lines and dreamy effects with stunning results. reaching across all seasons, situations and times of day and night, the would be back e.p delivers just the kind of versatile house music that sets our souls alight here at bass culture
incl. rmxs by anonym & damian schwartz!the fourth single from the young new label founded by d’julz, bass culture brings the noise. >let the music play< featuring the talents of zoe xenia, of amsterdam
the third single from the young new label founded by d julz, bass culture brings the noise! kasper is one of the most promising house talents coming out of the madrid scene. kasper is at the core, featuring players such as alex under and damian schwartz, his remix of the cheeky classic >r u ok< by ambivalent on minus, put him firmly on the map as a talented house music dj / producer. since then he hasnt stopped releasing quality recordings for items, things, mupa, cyclical, bloop, bass culture & more...with a musical background comprised of a broad variety of music from post punk, rock, jazz, rap, and of course electronic music - being specially influenced by labels such as studio 1, basic channel, profan, chain reaction, mosaic, schatrax, perlon
as we roll into a brand new year bass culture keeps the pressure high with a funk-filled new three-track ep from one of germany’s finest, sebo k. the berliner has been entrenched in his city’s vibrant scene since the nineties, when he was playing breakbeat and jungle. in fact, there’s a nod towards his early days on the ‘brock wild’ ep, along with some sultry funk. head of his own label, scenario, and curator of parties under the same name, sebo k has also produced music for a long list of some of the world’s most influential underground labels and now he steps up to bass culture with this sleek collection. the title track is a steady roller with hefty bass rumbling deep below sturdy beats. the groove is funky and low slung, swirling pads mesmerise you as soulful female vocals raise your vibration. the track is punctuated by an iconic sample of uk reggae star top cat, which was used in several early jungle tracks in the mid-nineties and now again on sebo’s killer track.flip the record over for side b, which kicks off with ‘aftershock’, another sweet groove with jazzy hues, more punchy percussion and a warm, simmering undercurrent. as the track evolves, techy notes are added to its potent mix and we get a wonderful mix of traditional sounds and more futuristic effects. last but not least is ‘foliage patterns’, a sensual cut straight out of the us school of deep house. this is one that will be spun by all the deep house masters no doubt, with all the elements you need to inject some bounce into the dance floor yet still touch its soul. as we said, sebo k is one of germany’s finest, a versatile producer and dj who demonstrates exactly why he remains one of the nation’s most consistent and respected artists. make sure you add the ‘brock wild’ ep to your collection, it’s a must!
played by ricardo villalobos -- bass culture welcomes another industry heavyweight to its roster of talent with this new release, which follows hot on the heels of the killer 50th release by mr. g. this latest release comes from long time friend of bass culture owner d julz and dutch techno hero steve rachmad. steve is renowned for his funky take on techno, honing his skills as a dj and producer over 25 years and establishing himself as a respected and hugely talented artist in the process. the first of two tracks on this new ep is entitled * sabre song* - a stomping, illuminating cut straight out of the rachmad school of detroit-influenced techno. d julz heard steve play the track at womb in tokyo and had to sign it on the spot. *sabre song* is a perfect fit for bass culture with its groovy bassline, cutting hats and * big band* instrumentation. on the flip d julz himself contributes an edit of one of steves nineties classic, a favourite of his and one which both men agreed should be given a release. pumping out at a speedy tempo, the force is strong with * activa*, transporting us back to the rave era with its catchy melody, and retro physique. summer vibes all the way with this one.
bass culture reach that magnificent milestone of 50 releases with an extra special ep from someone who has become part of labels inner circle, the infallible mr g. set up in 2009 by paris stalwart djulz, bass culture records has maintained a consistently high level of music, crossing from techno into house and back again, always with a focus on quality over quantity. mr g delivers two special gems from his arsenal of weaponary to mark the 50th bsss culture release. the first, * transient* sees mr g in contemplative mood, taking a studied approach with this deep, soulful cut. softened pads are drizzled over a punchy low end, with tough, crisp beats supporting a stirring vocal which urges everybody to get up on their feet. the nineties organ lick gives it an almost sorrowful feel, and those pads continue to takes us up to the skies. a beauty. on the flip, * crumple zone* goes straight for the jugular with a driving b-line, alarming stabs and finger-clicking percussion to get that head nodding. combined with garbled, hypnotic vocal clips, its a mesmerising, eyes down cut for the late night heads. towards the latter part of the track, a naughty riff comes in and adds another layer of sleaze to proceedings. and there you have it, mr g proves yet again why he is such a all-round don and bass culture celebrates 50 releases with panache.
lady blacktronika shows two totally different sides to her character with her return to bass culture via a potent ep full of deliciously dark, bass-heavy productions placed side by side with more soulful explorations of the house sound. following the ‘all in vain’ ep, which landed earlier this year, lady blacktronika comes correct once again with a collection of four of the finest quality cuts. our introduction to the ep is a thorough dip in the deep end of tech house, with the marauding ‘it rains’. full of darkness, the venomous track stomps along with a powerful, darkside bassline and razor-sharp percussion. high-pitched keys add to the malevolent flavour of this raw cut. after that, we get a more measured, yet mysterious and unsettling slice of minimal funk. ‘no good’ is a hypnotic trip inside lady blacktronika’s murky world with snarling synth lines, clever percussion, eerie fx and a naughty little b-line. on the flip we have retro-inspired ‘call my name’, with a very old school feel as the 808 gets a proper workout in tandem with a familiar female spoken-word vocal layered over the top. this is bound to send the dance floor into uproar with its killer vocal sample. finally ‘set out your luv’ gives the ep a heady ending, light airy pads are placed alongside a grooving bassline, soulful vocals, diamond-cut beats and squelchy effects to create a lush, dreamy soundscape which will get those hips moving….
uk techno stalwart ben sims adopts his ron bacardi alias for an outing on bass culture records, bringing with him three varying slices of 4x4-based music. d’julz has a deep penchant for bass and funk, and this is evident throughout the ep. we get off to a rugged start with ‘rock your body’, a deliciously dark slice of grumbling techno. intertwined with the morose bassline is a mysterious, tribal-esque female vocal, warped and twisted to add a primal feel to the track. on the flip, bacardi puts his a different hat on giving us ‘first effort’ a vivacious funk-laced hybrid, which teases you spitting out intermittent trumpets and other such live instruments. finally, ‘the money/dub’ goes straight into disco territory with that oh-so-familiar entrancing rhythm that will keep you fixed to its beat from start to finish. that filtered wah-wah guitar is impossible to resist, especially when combined with such crisp percussion. sheer quality from monsieur bacardi…
bass cultures latest release comes straight from the studio of the label head, d julz. a man who draws on dub influences, groove and deep soul-enriching rhythms, d julz is a member of the paris old school fraternity and brings that classic sound right into the 21st century with his houdini ep.across three tracks we have a selection of music that epitomises what he’ all about. the title track gets things rolling with a sultry groove pervading throughout, crunchy claps add depth while fizzing synth lines and throwback yelps give it plenty of character. second track * waiting 4 visa* is a classy breakbeat-led outing, delicate effects loom in the background entrancing the listener while the minimal composition keeps things simple and hypnotic. lastly * serendipity* takes us a few layers deeper, with a laid-back bounce and chirpy bleeps really bringing it to life. d julz shows us once again why he is one of the mainstays of the paris, a godfather who does everything with a touch of class.
swedish underground powerhouses mr tophat & art alfie return to bass culture with their second ep for the label after the phenomenal success of their first outing, which picked up strong support from across the scene, particularly from ricardo villalobos. this time around, they drop two hefty slabs of disco-tinged house imbued with their own distinct flavour throughout. ‘dub the rub’ pumps along with an infectious groove, tough percussion powers along with a rolling bassline. watch out for the vocal-led breakdown midway through, killer! on the flip, ‘fnatt’ works around a more traditional melodic house motif, tender and bright with a lush b-line and captivating vocals made to move your body and soul.
the latest bass culture presents an exciting partnership between label boss d julz and his long time friend cassy, resulting in three tracks of the kind of refined house music that you would naturally expect from two well-travelled djs. her global status as a dj ensures cassy is never far from the minds of switched-on house heads, but its a rare treat to enjoy her own productions. when she appears on record she makes it count, and its no different here as her and djulz tap into what makes them tick as djs and dancers alike
tapping into the strong current of quality electronic music coming out of sweden, the latest bass culture shines a light on two talents working out of the stockholm underground who have created their own imprint on the european house and techno scene. the pajala sunrise e.p marks the first release that mr tophat and art alfie have issued away from their shared base camps of junk yard connections and karlovak, two labels that showcase the pair’s commitment to pushing 4/4 dance music forwards wherever they can. energy lies at the heart of the sound that oscar and rudolf (to give them their real names) conjure up, both in the urgent pulse of their full-bodied drum arrangements and the spiritual lilt of their melodic content.
all tracks written and produced by jose cabrera in gasteiz 2013. this record is dedicated to all the people that made my trip to argentina such a great and special experience. thanks! additional production and reshape by fred peterkin
fresh off the back of john jastszebskis celebrated work ep, d julzs bass culture records returns with a unique and varied double a-side featuring collaborations between berghain mainstay ryan elliott, label regular alex picone and the everinfluential analogue cops.
djulzs bass culture records revisits home soil with its forthcoming work ep, from young parisian techno gem, john jastszebski. bubbling under the radar whilst building support through residencies at paris social club and rex club, jastszebski received affirmation for his early productions from the likes of luciano, richie hawtin and agoria. flash forward to late 2012 and djulz has snapped up the talented producer for a four track ep, backed by a bonus remix from chicago born, detroit raised house don, delano smith. the work ep is all twilight silkiness, the skill behind the alluring, forward thinking construction instantly inviting you on the journey. from soothing piano riffs to tribal drum work and allusions to mother nature, the work of both jastszebski and smith on the remix maintains bass cultures tradition of technical clarity and creativity.
24 year old andrade is without doubt, one of the most exciting talents from the current crop of young french producers. having built a reputation within the paris scene for his skills behind the decks, it was his early solo productions for time has changed and robotronic that caught the ear of a certain mr steve bug. releases on dessous followed and last year andrade also made a impressive debut on poker flat recordings. hes releasing today his debut ep on d julz bass culture records, a 3 tracker completed remix from by us deep house veteran jus-ed. support by ame, gerd, mr.g., deetron, sebo k, axel boman, dan curtin....
over the past few years we have seen a surge of artists, music and labels coming out of romania and, whilst not seen as a traditional hotbed of house music, this new wave of movers and shakers are working together to create their own lasting musical legacy. the latest in the busy line of producers is 22 year old bacau born, marcman. behind the decks at 14 and studying his art from 18 the young man with a love for angry kicks and heavy baselines has already graced the likes of quanticman, plant 74 and esperanza with his music. now hes set to join the bass culture family as he presents his debut release for the label the in trecere ep. >i was actually sent some marcman tracks about a year ago by franco cinelli< says bass culture label chief djulz. i instantly loved his beats and groove and i played them immediately on the circoloco terrace. i got in touch and asked him to work on an ep for bass culture. i specifically wanted it for this summer because his beats are exactly what i love to play in ibiza. marcmans 4 track >in trecere< ep sees him sandwiching the deep dubby sounds of rutina and the percussive guitar licked dansand, with the chicagoesque numbers levier and in trecere.
rosario born argentinean franco cinelli has been firmly rooted behind the decks since the tender age of 14. drawn by the call of the drums and having researched the creation of music through computers and samplers, the mid 90s saw cinellis first productions taking shape. rapidly becoming a key player on the argentine scene, franco played throughout the country, holding a residency at the prestigious el sotano. his first forays to europe came in 2003, but it was 2005 that his own music really made an impact. having released a handful of releases and mix compilations on smaller labels, it was his picaro ep with bruno pronsato that really brought him to the attention of the music world. since then, franco has gone on to release and remix for a number of established imprints including ilian tape, produkt, claque musique, hello repeat, airdrop , international freakshow, alphahouse and the label of his great friend kasper, esperanza. in 2011 following his critically acclaimed >planet dub< debut ep on bass culture records, franco cinelli finally achieved global recognition with his massive underground remix of cassius >sound of violence< that placed strongly in many of the end-of-year top 10 best remix of 2011 lists. today franco returns to bass culture records for a new take on his trademark deep & techy house with 4 original tracks on the >take me back< ep
incl. david duriez remix!! supported by: nick curly, ryan crosson, deetron, axel boman, danny howells, alex celler, martinez, ralph lawson, fred everything, laurent garnier, okain, ame, spencer parker, zdar, larsson, luke solomon, reboot, kenny larkin, jimpster, raresh
book-ending a successful 2011 for bass culture records, the label return to swedish producer joel alter, whs january release the silence is golden ep, remains one of the most popular and successful releases to date for d julz impressively strong imprint.
big with: joris voorn, raresh. ryan crosson, terry francis, sebo k, laurent garnier, nick curly, sascha dive, deetron, christian smith, radio slave, arnaud le texier, kiki, anthony collins, axel boman ...
uk producer and bass culture regular, mr. g makes a welcome return to the label with his latest three track bonanza, >gs spot!< ep. with last years >extended pain< ep still causing damage, mr. g tweaks and teases our senses once again as he electrifies with both sides of the vinyl release. the vinyl only title track, >gs spot!< sees him stamp his authority from the get-go. its big-room reach is unquestionable as it builds from its opening bongos and hi-hats into an intense number, driven by its demanding horn stabs. having ramped things up from the off, on the flip >new dayz< brings us back down, if only for a moment. like an alter-ego to our a side, >new dayz< opens with piercing bongos. its soothing synth laps like the tide as it builds to crescendo and then soothed by its bassline.
big with: sebo k, ryan crosson, dario zenker, lee burridge, shlomi aber, seth troxler, lee curtiss, brothers vibe, reboot, karotte, dubfire, mathias kaden, ellen allien, ame, joris voorn, .. italian born alex picone has been an integral member of the bass culture family since the label launch. his thai ep, our second release, found critical acclaim from both djs and dance press. backed by its chris carrier remix, the ep gathered strong support from the likes of loco dice, luciano, tiefschwarz, dj hell, ame and more. alex was soon following his ep, with a remix for arnaud le texier on ivory machine ep from bcr005. again receiving huge praise and support from his peers. when hes not at the helm of the bass culture express, alex can be found releasing work on such highly acclaimed labels as cadenza, bosconi and tenax. whilst his output may not be as prolific as some, each and every release stands the test of time. this may be down to alexs unique and unnerving ability to cross genres, however we feel its simply down to the unrivalled quality of his productions. a quality that is once again in evidence on his, en pensant ep. four wonderfully varied original cuts and a summery phil weeks remix that range from the smooth as silk, vocal-lead title track, to the deep and elegantly twisted coco verde.
big with ellen allien, raresh, yakene, robert dietz, nick curly, radio slave, terry francis, rocky, reboot, dj hell, lee burridge, stimming, brothers vibe, osunlade, tiefschwarz, luciano, martin eyerer, stacey pullen,
rosario born argentinean franco cinelli has been firmly rooted behind the decks since the tender age of 14. drawn by the call of the drums and having researched the creation of music through computers and samplers, the mid 90s saw cinellis first productions taking shape. rapidly becoming a key player on the argentine scene, franco played throughout the country, holding a residency at the prestigious el sotano.
in its fourteen releases to date bass culture has welcomed a variety of talent, yet till now has hosted the mercurial beats of its boss only the once, on the edit of anonyms >lov is easy<. todays >fofoca< ep sees d julz confirm once again just why he and his music are held in such high regard, with three exclusive new cuts from the frenchman.
big with: laurent garnier, anthony collins, catz n dogz, bushwacka!, sebo k, gel abril, tiefschwarz, radioslave, marco carola, luciano, sascha dive, okain, luke solomon, slam, tobi neumann, ame, nick curly, ...
big with: nick curly, laurent garnier, sebo k, jackmate, radio slave, ripperton, deetron, anja schneider, anthony collins, gregor tresher, mathias kaden, paul woolford, brothers vibe, arnaud le texier, reboot, martinez,... all thirteen releases of the label to date have have showcased the talent of a solo artist, but today five are welcomed for what is not only their label debuts, but also a first >v/a< release for bass culture records. danny fiddo & jm aboga lead from the front with >evil intentions<, which strangely enough, with its smooth feel good vibes, is anything but. fiddo needs little introduction. as a resident of valencias barraca club, he has shared the dj booth with the worlds biggest names, and his music has already found a home on labels including buzzin fly, rekids, ovum and barraca. fellow valencian jose maria, has also resided in the house of barraca. his solo production work can be found on time has changed and novo music, and together with fiddo, the pair have released on fumakilla and monique. fabio giannelli demonstrates just how much his production style has matured on the beautifully cultured, >leitmotiv<. fabio has, over the past three years, become one of italys finest house music exp
another debut for the new bass culture release. for bcr013, we welcome swedens joel alter. as a trained violinist and composer for the swedish national theatre, joels first steps into the world of electronic composition came with an exotic mixture of classical influence and modern inspiration, from acts such as depeche mode, jean-michel jarre and front 242. a key figure on the swedish music scene since 1995, joel has always seen his music as stemming from the meeting of a variety of artforms. his first steps onto the international circuit came with the signing of material to int. deejay gigolo and minus. since then, he has developed a strong relationship with hamburg label, room with a view, featuring on seven releases since early 2009, as well as releasing on berlin based label sweatshop...
incl rmxs by sascha dive & s catt!! it seems almost ridiculous to refer to zoe xenia as a label regular, when we are only on release number 12. maybe? but zoe is without a doubt, one of the our key artists. zoe first featured on bass culture with her >let the music play< ep in december last year, and whilst it may have been only our 4th release, it was somewhat of a definitive one..
supported by : radio slave, joris voorn, michel cleis, reboot, laurent garnier, sebo-k, ryan crosson, deetron, karotte, gorge, tania vulcano, agoria, ralph lawson, jimpster, luke solomon, martinez, nick curly, mathias kaden, 2000 and one, kiki, franck roger, anja schneider, dubfire,.. september 2009 saw lemos kalooo ep (bcr001) kick off the bass culture journey. hailing from athens, the trained pianist, saxphonist and guitarist, who grew up on a diet of herbie hancock, booka t & the mgs and john coltrane, has already seen his music released to great acclaim on labels including cecille, welcome to masomenos, 8bit, adult only,connaisseur, safari electronique, air london and resopal schallware. as the title suggests his beat of this, beat of that ep offers up a variety of sounds, all featuring the elegantly techy edge that we have come to associate with lemos.
for bass cultures 10th release d julz welcome back gez varley, aka mr. g. having first worked his recently released >still here (get down)< artist album on rekids, mr. g now makes his full debut on bass culture with the >extended pain< e.p. two devastatingly good originals in the form of >sunday blues< and >jbs< sees the g man revisiting those classic, deeper sounds, whilst delivering the fresh and upfront tastes as only he can. repaying the remix favour for bc003 is esperanza boss and bass culture favourite, kasper. getting to grips with >sunday blues< the madrid man turns the smooth mood of the original on its head. industrial sized beats, blinding rides and a preciously warped synth line, give a whole new face to already beautiful original
it is incredible and a little unnerving to discover that rio padices first forays in production came as recently as 2007. 2008 saw him publish his first productions on mosaik musik, which were of a more minimal, techno nature. 2009 saw the successful collaboration with metroline limited, which has spawned a a number of releases and remixes, most notably his road to alberqueque and twin peaks eps. the same year also saw rio join forces with massimo di lena under their new alias >horacio< to release two ep s on the highly acclaimed raum musik and cynosure labels.with rio currently devoting his time to learning the production techniques of the 90s, blending the use of software, hardware and sampling, his productions, unlike so much of the current trend for looking back, have a mature and studied classic sound and feel to them
its been a heady few months for d julzs bass culture imprint. the response and support from the dj world has been overwhelming, and this is of course down to the wonderful a&r skills of the label chief. now, with bass cultures 8th release, we are pleased to bring you the slit e.p. - greek producer, john dimas is well known for his live performances, as well as his djing skills in his town of thessaloniki & throughout europe. his sound spans the styles of techno, acid & more specifically – house music, which he performs in the club, across 3 turntables. stil quite new to the world of production, john dimas has his sights set high, having remixed the likes of fischerspooner – and now, he comes with his very first release on bass culture, adding his grecian flavour. the >slit e.p.< is a package that spans tech house, house & deep house… the original title track is dark, but rich & rides the groove nicely. the chez damier >late night mix< is exactly that – supple and full of just the right touch of deep quirkiness for late night sessions.
its been a heady few months d julzs bass culture imprint. the response and support from the dj world has been overwhelming, and this is of course down to the wonderful a&r skills of the label chief. still reeling from anonyms excellent lov is easy ep, we ready ourselves for the debut of ep from oleg poliakov. also known for his releases under the skat moniker, olegs early production career was built on creating beats for hip-hop mcs and lending his studio skills to rappers. switching to radio production, he went onto to work with french national stations, further enhancing his technical skills. it was at this time his began to explore electronic music as a composer. with a sound that strays from specifics, he looks to create his own compositions using a subtle combo of all electronic worlds. his early releases on labels including karat and sthlmaudio won him acclaim, but it is his releases for circus company that have really put him on the map. today we welcome oleg to bass culture with his fantastic caravan e.p.
d julzs bass culture records has undoubtedly been one of the major highlights of 2009. in just four releases the french label has set the bar for all others in terms of quality and 2010 is looking to be a groundbreaking year for them. the second release of 10 showcases the label head keeping it detroit, and a bit in the grey area - with the lov is easy release by anonym. anonym. the one who is anonymous. with releases on anonymous release, archipel, bloop, pariter, fof, and sushitech. anonym has also contributed the scoring soundtrack to works on display at the museum of moving images in nyc for pbfb. according to the man himself, i am anonym the one who is anonymous. i am anonymous because in any popular music form prone to be ransacked by the egos of its participants, a state of grace is best achieved and sustained by pursuing a life of anonymity. that preserves its creators from the warping stare of the media and its public in the process. his sound is tempered with grace & style, with a feeling of - detroit is my heart and often my songs sing her praises. i have known her all my life.
anja schneider, laurent garnier, afekt, sebo k, martinez, seth troxler, ryan crosson, lee curtiss, dj yellow, slam, 2000andone, luca bachetti, raresh, okain, dj w!ld, agnes, marc romboy, ben watt, sascha funke, jimpster,.. djulzs bass culture records has undoubtedly been one of the major highlights of 2009. in just four releases the french label has set the bar for all others in terms of quality and 2010 is looking to be a groundbreaking year for them. first release of 10 sees the label head keeping it french with the ivory machine e.p. from arnaud le texier. ..todays e.p. opens with the title track. deep and hypnotic, its long atmospheric intro leads us to its key stabs, and the tougher kick drum. each sound is beautifully layered to create the complete opener…