V/A (Mark Ambrose, DJ Skull, Alex Picone, Lady Blacktronika)
10 YEARS OF BASS CULTURE PART 2
12" Vinyl FR
Part 2 of 3 ... DJ Support: Lil Louis, Laurent Garnier, Raresh, Apollonia, Ame
10 Years Of Bass Culture: Part 2Unveiling the second installment from Bass Culture's 10th anniversary package. Over the past decade D'Julz has established Bass Culture as one of the most respected outlets for authentic house and techno, focused squarely on the underground, designed to work the floor and give your body, mind and soul a large dose of bass-driven groove. Across three EPs, the label is unleashing fresh new music from an all-star cast of core family members - artists who have been part of the label's success from the very early days, up until now.
On Part Two we kick off with 'Haze 1997' by Mark Ambrose. With rugged, tribal-esque beats at its foundation this cut is taking no prisoners. Soon, a heinous bassline rolls in giving this one its fierce character. Cosmic pads drift in, with chirps and chimes that balance out the thick low end frequencies.
Next up is Lady Blacktronika with 'Congrats Bitch', a typically bouncy production with skippy percussion and a seriously gnarly bassline. This one will send tremors through the dance floor. Add in the wistful analogue stabs that punctuate the top end and you've got a potent weapon to work the clubs with...
On the flip side Alex Picone steps up with a contemplative yet punchy cut entitled 'Melting Moon'. This is a soulful, groovy little number that will have your hips slinking from side to side, as it captivates your mind with its glistening effects and smooth b-line. Alex gives this one a touch of class, as only he can.
Lastly, Chicago bossman DJ Skull delivers a funky cut to close the EP. 'Mood' blends jazz, funk and soul with the core foundations of real house music to create a wonderfully energetic track full of sexy, sassy vibes. The soundtrack to hot late night loving....
Stay tuned for Part Three... [info sheet from distr.]