These two mixes have been accompanying me all hours of the day for the past two months so consistently that I have to give them a shout. The Rowpieces mix for Fokuz Recordings inspired me to get my ear on his recent release Paradigm Shift and get the entire back catalogue. Kaspers brief intro is solid as fuck with some wonderful piece on Digtial Blus, Cosmology – City of Lights ft. Ella Sopp.
The mix for the SunandBass podcast from Patife is still pushing my buttons, packed with, such a sweet, fucked up soul vibe throughout. Should accompany you everywhere.
This, the second snippet from the SoS May Mixcast features tracks from the start of the mix. Lots of layers and glitch beats here from Dispatch Records, Medschool, BMT Music and a special little track from the SunandBass 10 years album for all those going there this year and for all those that have known and will know in the future.
Survival – In Two Minds (feat. Christina Nicola)
The first track on Survival – Unreleased album (DISUSB001) USB. A laid back whimsical groove. Christina’s vocals play the main role in this piece whilst a light clap beat peppers a warm bassline.
Microfunk Crew – Alarm Clock
Some strong synth layering washes over this chilled piece, whilst glitchy beats patter through a constant metronome pulse. Purchase – on New Blood 014 / Med School
Marso & Gala – Promise
This recent release from BMT music brings the sound of new Russian duo Marso & Gala into the mix. A glitched beat piece, Promise layers up strongly with light synths, soft bells and mysterious vocals. All underpinned by a deep, driving bassline. Purchase – http://www.blumarten.com/store/
Traid – Catharsis
Traid has created a deep intelligent piece, featuring a fresh (purified) sounding bassline suitable to the tracks title. Anyone who has been to Sun and Bass will know that it’s an exercise in Catharsis
Catharsis – Purification and purgation of emotions—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.
From the sunandbass compilation album (Purchase – https://pro.beatport.com/release/sunandbass-10-years-selection/1205867 ) Triad
In the first snippet from the May Signals of Sound mixcast we take a section from the latter part of the mix which offers some contrast as it transitions in style from dark scientific to Soul drenched. Including new tracks from Sunchase and Digital this is one to get your ears on.
Sunchase – Thing (Hospital)
One of four exceptional pieces from the, Sunchase – Truths EP. Thing is a deep lowkey piece featuring some nice vocal pitch shifting creating a cheeky impish vibe.
Buy here – https://www.hospitalrecords.com/shop/release/sunchase/medic45-the-truth-ep
Digital, Audio Habitat & Mad Vibes – Maintain (Dispatch)
On the B side of Digitals – Red Alert release on Dispatch. This collab has some wonderful low-fi work on this and a classic Dub drenched baseline meant this was a must have purchase – Dispatch are having a cracking time at the moment on their limited releases. Grab whilst you can.
Dispatch store (early vinyl with free wavs + free stickers / digital): https://www.dispatchrecordings.com/product/dis089-digital-digital-audio-habitat-mad-vibes-red-alert-a-message-maintain/
Paul SG & Tayla – Destination Unknown
From the Paul SG back catalogue. Whilst investigating the recent Jazzassins work ‘The Chalet’ I did a bit of digging around in the Paul SG achieves. Destination Unknown is a sublime little roller, pacey and hypnotic packed with jazz and soul hits.
Utah Jazz – In the Mix
Digging through the stack for a convient move, it was clearly time for some Utah Jazz so on went this frantic roller from the early 2000’s. Quite a strong bassline on this piece deserves more airtime 😉
Hope you all enjoy – the full mix will come shorty.