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Bass Jitsu – Secret Archives of the Vatican Podcast 124

Tune it to this incredible podcast from Secret Archives Of The Vatican.  If you’ve been missing out on some upbeat world bass music, this is your fix.

Sevdaliza – The Suspended Kid [EP]

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This EP is a great example of where pop music is going to be going in the next year or two. Drawing production inspiration from more underground outlets like Trap, Dubstep, Deep House, and HIp-Hop the EP provides a fresh array of songs. When you mix those inspirations with Sevdaliza’s entrancing vocals and incredible song writing, you get fresh, unique music that will set trends for plenty of others to follow.

Check the sounds below and buy the EP on itunes

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Future Brown – Room 302 (Feat. Tink)

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What do you get when you take good production, sex appeal, and a tight mc? Well, a really good party, but you also get the song “Room 302” by Future Brown and Tink.

This four piece futuristic producer group based in LA and London have linked up with one of Chicago’s top emerging vocalists Tink, to create a truly progressive song. This fresh production, teamed up with Tink’s RnB flavor, creates a smooth tune with a hint of grit to it. Future Brown’s sound has said to have taken influences from both whats going on in the London Grime scene, meanwhile combining the fresh sounds of Chicago Rap and you can hear a touch of both in the song below.

The group’s self titled full length album is set to debut on Warp February 24th, so if you dig this one get set for more to come.

Danny Scrilla – Big Up 88

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VERY FIRE MIX FROM DANNY SCRILLA FOR BIG UP MAG.

My lucky number.

Tracklist:
Danny Scrilla – Lone Ranger [Rudimentary Records]
Fracture – Overload [Forthcoming Exit Records]
Moresounds – Sound Bizness [Forthcoming Cosmic Bridge]
Know V.A. – Prisma [Dub]
EAN – I Bus’ the Mic [Forthcoming Cosmic Bridge]
LV & Josh Idehen – Doing What I’m Doing [Free DL]
Moresounds & Om Unit – Nuff Music [Forthcoming Cosmic Bridge]
Hidden Turn – Big Dirty [ThirtyOne Recordings]
Danny Scrilla – X (VIP) [Forthcoming Cosmic Bridge]
Calculon & Austin Speed – Get Murked (Deft Remix) [Forthcoming Shoot Recordings]
Fracture – Loving Touch [Forthcoming Exit Records]
Moresounds X HSIK – Shtrakoss Riddim [Basserk Records]
FIS – Love Drama Stress (Machinedrum Edit) [Dub]
Thing – Future Roots [ThirtyOne Recordings]
Larkin & Sky – Resveta [SVS Records]
Krampfhaft – Veluwe [Rwina Records]
Om Unit X Danny Scrilla – Gentrification [Forthcoming Cosmic Bridge]
LV & Josh Idehen – Tough (Danny Scrilla Remix) [Dub]
Danny Scrilla – Maroon [Dub]
Danny Scrilla – Higher Plane [Dub]

Ganjaology Presents: Pussy Brunch – Chronic Kitty [MIXTAPE]

If you aren’t already familiar with the infamous ladies of Pussy Brunch, you’re in for a wild ride. This pair of bad girls take bedroom beats to a whole new level. We had the pleasure of kicking it with them during their set at What The Festival last month. It was ridiculously fun dancing to their stellar sound, and so – we decided to do a mixtape!

Hailing from the Labia Majora, Pussy Brunch’s Teagan Thais and Lauren Clayton are holding it down for the real hood. Their space crunkin’, booty whomp knockin’, bacon beats, are served along with a healthy side of turnt-up toast & twerky jerky. Their hand crafted blends of hyphy & thump chronic smackers, move through the speakers & stimulate your feelers. Bring extra panties caus’ their pu$$ypoppin beats will leave ya dripping to top off the cream in your coffee.

Peep the mix below, and please note: This is a PARENTAL ADVISORY release. Haha, seriously though. It’s good. It’s fucking good. So go ahead, prep those drawls and turn up that appetite for…

Ganjaology presents: PUSSY BRUNCH – CHRONIC KITTY

Be sure to follow Pussy Brunch for more more music!

Gergaz presents : String Factory

Slovakian based net-label, Gergaz, has been bombarding the internet with a plethora of incredible music over the last several years and their latest release, String Factory, is (as expected) nothing short of amazing.  This six track EP features six different artists who have come together to create a compilation that covers a wide range of bpm’s while keeping a similar upbeat summer vibe.  Like many of their other releases, this is a ‘pay what you want’ release, so head over to the Gergaz Bandcamp to get your copy and check out many of the other wonderful releases available for streaming and download.

Enjoy!

The Lost Tapes Pt.1 w/ Daega Sound – Interview from Bass Coast 2013

Daega Sound, Bass Coast, Ganjaology

Muffled kick drums and filtered snares echo into your auditory field as distant serpent synths weave gently into your awareness. Soon, splashing cymbals and rising sonic tides elevate your ears into an ocean of technical intricacies washed and tumbled by waves of emotionally driven atmospherics.  Imagination takes over and you’re launched into the land of Daega Sound. To breath underwater never felt so natural.

Hailing from a forested coastal island in the Strait of Georgia  beyond Vancouver, this dynamic pair of Canadian dub producers come together to create an undeniably unique sound. Known for their technically advanced rhythms and dynamic synth work, Daega Sound seamlessly fuses the frequencies that we may commonly refer to as Dubstep, Drum n Bass or Techno. With their strikingly keen ability to navigate the depths through their music, it’s no wonder that these boys literally shared the same womb. If you’ve ever seen these guys perform, one thing is clear… They are brothers.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Daega Sound at Bass Coast in Merrit BC last summer. Unfortunately, shortly after the interview the recordings vanished. Like a long lost treasure which surfaces at the opportune moment, the recording has been recovered, just in time for Bass Coast 6 – Mutiny. #YAR!

Check out the interview below and be sure to tune in to some of the tunes from Daega we’ve included throughout this article. The boys had the opportunity to follow up to share what’s new in the world of Daega Sound since last year. Jump to the end for that, but don’t miss what they had to say about Bass Coast, what’s happening in the world of electronic music, and the bass music scene’s dirty word “Dubstep”.

So tune in, listen up and recognize that no matter how someone may choose to categorize your favorite music, only one phrase fits when describing the music of Ben and Josh Searles. This is Daega Sound.

Daega Sound, Bass Coast, Vasho Photography

Check out more from Daega Sound on Facebook and Soundcloud. Also check out their recent releases with Brooklyn bass music label Tuba Records. Lastly, be sure to check back at GANJAOLOGY this coming week for The Lost Tapes Pt. 2 with Michael Red!

See you all at Bass Coast, August 1-4 in Merrit, BC!!

Here’s the interview…

MICK :: Alright, this is Mickey and Nala with Ganjaology and we are here at Bass Coast with Daega Sound. Why don’t you guys just introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the project?

BEN :: My name is Ben, This is my brother Josh…

JOSH :: Hey

BEN :: And we make bass music, and well…

JOSH :: All kinds of stuff

BEN :: A lot of what we put out is in the 140 dubstep world, although we’ve got a release coming out soon with Loxy and Resa on the Cylon, which is a 170 DnB release.

JOSH :: We come from a pretty diverse background in music. We were trained classically when we were younger. And so as we sort of grew up, we started to thirst for some new sounds and stuff and as we didn’t grow up in the sort of mainstream world of music, we didn’t go pop or mainstream we sort of went underground, deeper and deeper and we never looked back or came out of it.

MICK :: Sweet. So, are you guys Vancouver based?

BEN :: Ya we live just outside of Vancouver, a short ferry ride, about 40 minutes outside of Vancouver. We are some what isolated so we can focus, we’re also close enough to the city that we can stay connected. It’s a perfect kind of balance.

MICK/NALA :: Ya we’re both familiar with that ferry ride into the city, we do it to in Seattle.

JOSH :: Oh no way.

BEN :: Killer…

JOSH :: I love it. It’s the best because you get the best of both worlds. We like to be not distracted… You know and in a place like that it’s like one stop light between you and the grocery store, get like good maximum studio time. In the winter anyways, summer’s ridiculous.

MICK :: Absolutely. Ya so it’s like “underground…” I guess, would you use an other words to describe your music?

BEN :: It’s kind of introspective.

JOSH :: Ya, and it really melodic, soundscape-y.

BEN :: Atmospheric, Soundtrack-y, a lot of people call it deep…

JOSH :: But it’s heavier and headier than “deep”. It’s not slow. It’s pretty syncopated. Ben was a drummer growing up and I played guitar so we kind of had a good thing going with rhythm and melody so there’s always those things are always the mainstays but everything comes from another place. We just do whatever, we’re like conduits.

BEN :: We used to DJ like drum n bass and techno, so you hear a lot of that drum n bass in there.

JOSH :: The neat thing about that sound, about the 140  “dubstep” sound, at least when we got into it, there were little bits of everything. Like there was DnB elements and there were some techno elements in there. Some dub, well lot’s of dub. We both are huge into like reverb, delay and all this. So it was a good sound for us because we were writing all sorts of stuff and we could kind of coalesce these into one place where we could focus it.

MICK :: And you guys are brothers, is that true? I mean blood brothers?

BEN :: Yes. Yes..

JOSH :: Ya we been doing this a long time. Our mom was a choreographer and a dancer and our dad was a composer…

BEN :: Haha, ya been doing this kinda thing for a little while.

MICK :: Ya, I come from a drummer father and my mom’s a dancer.

JOSH :: Oh cool, ya we spent a lot of time backstage thinking…

BEN :: “Oh.. those are some cool lights and buttons.”

MICK :: Nice. So maybe you guys can talk about any new releases, maybe recent releases that you’ve done or you’re working on.

BEN :: Ya we put our first record out on black box, which is probably one of our biggest releases. It’s a UK label, it’s got acts like Headhunter and Kryptic Minds and Jack Sparrow and a lot of guys that we sort of looked up to for a long time, and still do. And in our sets you hear a lot of those guys.

JOSH :: Ya we’ve played a lot of their stuff and a lot of stuff off their label. And we have another upcoming release with the in the fall. We put some stuff with a newer imprint, Tuba.

BEN :: Well, they’ve been around for a little while actually.

JOSH :: This is our fourth release, I think. So we’ve got another one coming up and then as Ben said the Locksee and Rez, it’s a CX Digital… Our first official drum n bass release. So branching a bit. We’ve had plans for an album, sort of sneaky in the background for a while and we thought we were going to be able to pull all that out this year, but…

BEN :: Ya, it’s gotta take it’s own time.

JOSH :: We’re not a quantity type of couple of producers, we’re more like the Tool. Putting one record out every four years sort of thing. You know, put the time and effort in to make it count.

BEN :: When we’re letting the ideas percolate it’s always nice to spend a summer going and checking out new acts and new sounds and getting new inspiration and you take that energy back into the studio. Get in the shed. It all sort of steeps and it comes out in new ideas.

JOSH :: Were gonna be doing… As far as performance, we’ll be keeping up our writing as we have been. We’ve got ideas to launch a new Daega Sound music store, so we’ll be able to do a lot of our own stuff. But also, as far as performance goes we’re gonna stick to the two by four now, so we have a lot more scope and range as far as DJ sets go… With four decks. And then we’ll be doing a lot more live stuff coming up. We’ve got enough material that it makes it worth it.

MICK :: So you guys run two decks each?

BEN :: Ya, two decks and two mixers.

JOSH :: It’s like a brother thing, you know. Everything has to be shared. He’s got two turntables, I want two turntables.

BEN :: Ya it keeps us from getting bored.

JOSH :: Two deck sets are fun, but you know. You can just do so much more.

MICK :: Well cool. This is a good seg-way into we’re here at Basscoast, so why don’t you give us the scoop on Bass Coast. What’s this gathering all about?

BEN :: This is like a big extended family out here.

JOSH :: Pretty much every level of infrastructure here has  got people from our crew.

BEN :: We’ve been around since the first one, so you see the evolution go from like 700 or 800 the first year and there’s thousands this year. The production each year, it’s just grown. And it’s sort of getting into its adolescence now. It’s getting to feel more comfortable with itself and the systems. Its a new site here, so they had to go through a lot of learning curves I’m sure to get on top of everything that goes with getting a new sight, but from the front it’s seamless. It’s been an awesome experience.

JOSH :: It’s kind of like an outdoor Mutek in a way, where you have really high level production sound, lights, and talent – but you’re in an outdoor setting in that way.

MICK :: Cool, so any words of wisdom for up and coming musicians out there?

BEN ::  The one thing that we’ve always been told and what’s kept us going is perseverence. You just don’t stop.

JOSH :: And to be really honest with what you do. Write the music that moves you, not what you think is gonna… You know, because I think people are receptive to honest music so just let it come naturally and just don’t give up. That’s what we were told.

BEN :: And our older brother Ron is an engineer and he always says… While there’s a lot of music out there right now, more than ever before with the technology that’s available, there’s always room for good music. People will always be ready to hear good stuff, so don’t be afraid.

JOSH :: The other thing is that everything takes its own time.

BEN :: Music is sort of a life long interaction or relationship with the individual that is creating it, or a part of creating it. It’s always been there, it’s always gonna be there. You now, take your time with it.

JOSH :: We like to think of music lasting forever. You know, you think of some of those composers that wrote in the 1500s and it’s still being played today. That’s sustainability. I mean that’s what I classify as timeless.

MICK :: You’re a part of Lighta! is that true?

BEN :: Ya we’re a part of the Lighta! Sound.

JOSH :: Ya, I guess we’ve only been Daega Sound for about 5 years. This is our fifth year now, In 08 so it just kinda got blown there. And that’s when we joined up with the Lighta! guys which is great because they’re a good bunch of guys to roll with. Good inspiration, support.

BEN :: We’ve got some sort of compilation ideas coming along with a whole bunch of us that are making music as well, putting music out. So it kinda makes sense that we do something together like that.

JOSH :: Ya we do events together. It will be nice to see where that goes this year.

MICK :: We recently did an interview with Self Evident where he mentioned you guys and he said that, Daega has been saying that there’s a reimergence of dubstep in it’s truest form. So do you have anything to say on that?

JOSH :: It was Youngsta actually that I remember reading an article on talking about that in Europe because in the UK… Imagine the ripple effect. You drop a stone in the water in the UK and it as it moved out it kinda stopped. But I think theres a whole new generation. I think the young guys that were into the “bro-step” are growing up a bit and searching for stuff thats a little deeper.

BEN :: They’re curious.

JOSH :: They’re curious and there’s bigger numbers now toward that sound. Or it feels that way at least.

BEN :: We’re just at the point where another wave is about to spill over.

JOSH :: It does feel like that. We’re always listening to new music and what’s going on and there was definitely a period where things were kinda quiet.

BEN :: We were talking to Goth Trad earlier and he was saying that there’s a lot of guys doing stuff in the 130 bpm range in the UK now but you see in Holland and Belgium a lot more 140 happening.

JOSH :: It sort of moves around the world like that, that sound.

MICK :: It’s a beautiful culture we got going on.

JOSH :: It’s really fucking cool.

BEN :: It’s a big international family.

MICK :: Cool, well much respect to you guys.

DAEGA SOUND :: Yes, thanks!

GANJAOLOGY :: It’s been a year in the life… What’s changed since last year’s Bass Coast?

DAEGA SOUND :: We’re always refining the sound and how we go about creating and performing it, it’s an ongoing evolution. There’s a bunch of new dubs in the stock pile and tunes coming out including a 12″ up next with NYC’s TUBA imprint. Our Daega Sound Music store will be online soon, excited to see that coming to fruition. Also keep your ears peeled for Daega Sound radio shows in the near future.

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Thanks to Vasho Photography, Bass Coast, and Daega Sound for the photos.

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Visionary Art with Alex and Allyson Grey – Elements of Bass Recap

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We recently had the pleasure of participating in an extra-ordinary event here in Seattle in which the music and art communities came together to give thanks to the elements.

Hosted by Seattle bass music collective Bassdrop Music as their four year anniversary party, the event  featured music from some of the hottest West Coast producers, plus some of the city’s freshest local acts. To top things off, world famous visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey participated by doing live painting during the event. Naturally this enlivening event was entitled Elements of Bass.

Many find that the four common elements Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water are the basic elements of the universe. We are here to contend that in this time we are moving beyond this knowledge of the elementals in this basic sense. We are living in a time of expansion, connectivity and collaboration. For this reason we redefine the elements of creation as music, art, dance and healing. The folks over at Bassdrop did a great job of bringing these aspects together into an inspiring event with EOB.

Ganjaology, Bassdrop, Elements of Bass, Alex Grey

For those that don’t know, Alex Grey has become famous for his ability to diagram energy flows in the human body. His attention to detail is unrivaled by any living artist of his ilk. To spice up the evening, our good friends at Bassdrop Music coordinated a discussion with the Greys, so that we young creators could get a glimpse into the minds of these visionaries.

Ganjaology, Bassdrop, Elements of Bass, Alex Grey

During the discussion, Alex and Allyson shared their views on contemporary art, music, and culture and how it relates to the historical perspective. The theme of the presentation was centered on consciousness and how music, art and other forms of creative expression can color the human experience.

Ganjaology, Bassdrop, Elements of Bass, Alex Grey

A strong through line which permeated the talk, was the idea of sacrament and how certain substances can bring us into a more clear space of awareness, both individually and as a collective.

From the ancient art of consuming Soma, psychedelic mushrooms or even that famed flora known to grow on grave of King Solomon – we humans have been creating, cultivating, and consuming sacraments of various form and texture throughout time. Like the infamous talks given by the late great Terrence McKenna, the Greys stressed the importance of knowing and using these plants and other substances to the benefit of consciousness, while warning of the dangers of misuse. Many of the slides displayed shared imagery of art old and new which had quite obviously been influenced by the use of psychedelics. A personal favorite is the image of the little mushroom men carrying smaller mushrooms and feeding them to one another. Alex states, “Ok, this one is quite clear… Someone was high!”

Ganjaology, Bassdrop, Elements of Bass, Alex Grey

The Greys shared their view on the legalization of cannabis in the NW calling what’s happening in Washington and Colorado a benchmark. It is quite clear that like the team here at Ganjaology, Alex and Allyson value cannabis for its many beneficial properties beyond the commonly recognized lofty high that comes with smoking it. Whether it’s used to reduce pain, stop nausea, settle the mind or expand conscious awareness, one thing is clear…

The use of cannabis in appropriate dosage promotes CREATIVITY, POSITIVITY and the creation and enjoyment of BASS MUSIC!

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We want to extend a big thanks to Alex and Allyson for sharing their knowledge and participating in the event both as speakers and live painters. Further we want to give thanks to Bassdrop Music for organizing the event along with all of the others that had a hand in bringing us together. Big up all the musicians that performed including Mat The Alien, Christian Martin, Bluetech, David Starfire, BizZara, Selecta Element and Triple CrownSean Majors, Kozmo, and all the others. Lastly we can’t leave out the local artists that participated including Burgandy Viscosi, Damon Conklin, Sarah Jorgenson, The Graffiti Defense Coalition and more!

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Like Allyson’s secret script, no amount of language could begin to decipher the excitement we all shared in this phenomenal event. Again, thanks to everyone involved. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Ganjaology, Bassdrop, Elements of Bass, Alex Grey

All photos featured here are the work of Kari Champoux. Thanks KC!

Further Thanks to Culture Yard Productions, Aunt Donna’sWithin SodoTiberio’s Catering, Heady HQ Cascadia, Steampunk Evolution.

 

Waldo – Nsde/Outsde EP

WALDO :: NSDE/OUTSDE EP

**WARNING**

**INTELLIGENT LYRICS OVER INTELLIGENT BEATS**

**THIS IS ONE OF THOSE EPs YOU CAN PLAY FROM THE START WITHOUT SKIPPING A TRACK**

Tonight! Lafa Taylor, Nico Luminous, & The Digital Connection @ Subduktion

Tonight at Subduktion some West coast favorites are gonna be providing you with a full night of bass music backed with an exceptional local lineup.  California’s Lafa Taylor and Nico Luminous will be sharing the stage with The Digital Connection, coming from Colorado.  With fire dancers, live painting, interactive performers, a superb selection of musical acts and an all around awesome vibe at this space, the night is looking good!

Subduktion is collecting blankets, tarps, canned food, socks, and tents to donate to Burners Without Borders, who will then donate the collected items to the homeless community.  If you bring two or more items you will receive a $5 discount at the door!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Check out the brand new video from Lafa Taylor entitled, Mixed Emotions,  Nico Luminous’ G Crunk Mixtape, and a free download from The Digital Connection while you get ready for the evening.

Lightning In A Bottle 2013 Recap

With so many different takes on music festivals and a countless number of factors going in to the construction, creation, and production of the whole event, only the most innovative and organized groups are able to throw what would be considered a “successful music festival.”

Just a couple weeks ago, Ganjaology was able to make it down to Southern California where The Do Lab was putting on one of the most reputable music festivals on the West coast, Lightning In A Bottle.  For those of you unaware, The Do Lab is an LA based events group known for the construction their one of a kind interactive environments often built of recycled materials and illuminated with world class lights, lasers, and love.

Lightening In A Bottle was literally filled with awe.  Between performances ranging from world music in the Temple Of Consciousness, to futuristic bass music taking control of the nights, to renegade rock n roll shows, to house blaring out of a tree house, musically there was something for everyone to enjoy.  The stages all these artists were able to perform on were quite impressive as well.

The Lightning Stage was absolutely massive, and with a premium PK sound system straight from Canada, you had no problem hearing this stage from the back of the camping area.  During the day the Lighting stage was directly under the sun, but The Do Lab  made up for the lack of shade by providing giant colorful open-air space tipi’s which allowed for people to take a breather and relax comfortably while still listening to artist performing.  Rusko, PantyRaid, Random Rab, Desert Dwellers, and Emancipator are just a few of the artists that played on the Lighting Stage.

The next stage, The Bamboo stage, was constructed out of giant bamboo shoots, and hosted several of my favorite shows of Lighting In  A Bottle.  Kastle, Griz, Andreilien, Ill-Esha, Phuture Primitave, and An-Ten-Nae all blessed the stage with a substantial amount of energy, and in return an equal amount of enthusiasm was shown from the crowd.  The Bamboo stage had a main set of speakers right up against the stage, but then it also had two sets of island speaker stacks about 250 feet away from the stage pointing backwards.  This created a really deep dance floor that extended back 500+ feet from the stage.  There was live painting to the left of the stage, and on the right, underneath a canopy of small trees, were people hanging out on blankets and in hammocks enjoying the unique sounds of the West coast.  The last official stage of LIB was the Woogie stage.  This was by far the coolest stage due to the fact that the DJ’s were in a TREE HOUSE that looked like a birds nest and the sound they had blasting from the Woogie stage was coming from Funktion-One speakers.

As awesome as all the music and stages at LIB were, the aspect that set this festival apart from others that Ganjaology has attended in the past was all the next level art spread throughout the festival grounds.  Some pieces of art at festivals will make you say “Oh that looks cool…”  or “Wow…that’s interesting…” and then continue on your way, but what The Do Lab brought (artists and pieces of art combined) was art that made you think.  Art that invoked strong emotions from all festival attendees and made them want to not only look and gawk, but ask questions and give feedback about what they were experiencing.  I saw some people hanging out underneath instillations like the giant spider or in Neil Johnson’s human sized termite mound for HOURS.  I asked a few people why they were sitting in/under these instillations and their response was “Why not?  Where else will you get to experience something like this?  This is magic.”

All in all, Lightning In A Bottle is a festival not to be missed next year.  The energy was high, the people were exceptionally awesome, the music will truly speak to your heart, and The Do Lab loves what they do.

What else could you ask for?

Last but not least, Ganjaology would like to give a big thanks to The Do Lab, The Confluence,  Kelsey’s Creations, Roadz Less Traveled, Dropping Form Designs, and Neil Johnson.   You’re all awesome and we will see you next year!

Now enjoy some images of Southern California’s favorite festival, Lightning In A Bottle.

All Photos Taken By Alex Gaynor, Jorge Meza, Cameron Jordan, Jessica Bernstein, and Brian Erzen.  Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Ganjaology & Kum Curek Present :: LIFTED HOLIDAY! – A celebration of all holidaze and the life of Tony Goods

Ganjaology has teamed up with Kum Curek (run by Dash EXP) to bring you a very special holiday party to kick off the month of December and to celebrate the birthday of Tony Goods. LIFTED HOLIDAY will be taking place December 1st at Culture Yard (Fremont) and is featuring some of the North West’s finest bass music producers.  Jason Burns, Novatron, Keyboard Kid, Tony Goods, Abigail Press & The Ganjaologist, and Man Amen will all be teaming up to provide all you lovely bass music enthusiasts with more than five hours of  very original and diverse electronic music.

Frequently Asked Questions

When? December 1st – Doors @ 9pm

Where? Culture Yard (120 N 35th St. Fremont, Seattle)

Lineup? Jason Burns, Novatron, Keyboard Kid, Tony Goods, Abigail Press, The Ganjaologist, Man Amen

Should I go? Yes. DUH!

Cost? 21+ $5/ 18+ 7$

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP HERE

Now it’s time to preview of some of the music you’ll be hearing on December 1st!

Jason Burns

Novatron

Keyboard Kid

Tony Goods

Abigail Press

Callisto The Ganjaologist

Murlo – Quartz EP

The LWP004 Release off of Low Up Records is a great EP to say the least. This London Based producer, has put together a nice, smooth set of club tunes that have a very melodic feel. All of the percussion throughout the EP is crisp and clean, with elements of both electronic and organics within them.

The ethnic vibes on the track entitled “Prism” really come through clearly with the eastern sounding melody, as well as what sounds like some sort of asian horn or flute. The title track for the EP – “Quartz”, its a very interesting tune. It starts off very minimalistic, but in a good way. The strange vocal sample bounces around until the track breaks down into the nice lead which was introduced in the beginning. The dimension that the producer has placed behind the synth line creates such a full feel. As it moves forward it builds with moving sounds and interesting synth lines as well. It ends up feeling very full with different instrumentation and leaves you wanting to get on the dance floor.

My personal favorite is the track “Soundboy”. This one is sooo smooth. That vocal sample is so sick, straight up. The sample teamed with that synth stab, drops the song seamlessly into another dancey club anthem. It’s definitely the highlight of the album for me, and the EP as a whole is a winner.

It’s nice to hear original vibes as always, and Murlo has delivered exactly that. Check the tunes below and go support Murlo and Low Up Recs by grabbing this EP if you get down with it too!

 

J. Cole & Missy Elliott – Nobody’s Perfect (Tony Goods Bootleg)

Last week we featured a spectacular remix of J. Cole and Missy Elliott’s song , Nobody’s Perfect, that was produced by Ill-esha.  This week, we’ve got another remix of Nobody’s Perfect from the Pacific North West’s, Tony Goods.  When you’re surrounded by grey skies that provide a never ending source of cold rain, you often times find yourself needing something that brings heat to your life.   Bringing the heat is exactly what Mr. Tony Goods is doing with his brand new tropical bass bootleg.  You could be in the worst rainstorm of the year, without any rain gear on, in flip flops, freezing cold, and as soon as you put your (also soaking wet) headphones on and clicked play on Tony Good’s Nobody’s Perfect bootleg you’d be transported to the sunny beaches of Costa Rica sipping on a gin and tonic, watching the waves roll in and the beauties of the beach play volleyball.   The vibes are happy, the bass is kickin, peoples ears are happy.  Enjoy this free download!

Sho-Nuph – Hipster Trap 2.OOH SHIZNIT!!

Seattle stand up!  Sho-Nuph is bringing you the second edition of his Hipster Trap mix series to kick your Autumn parties off right.  This mix has all your favorite hipster indie rock remixes and touches on a number of different genres including trap, dubstep, and I guess what you would just call ass shakin’ booty bass music.  The mix is pretty dope… and very Seattle!  If you’re feeling the vibes Sho-Nuph is throwing out of your speakers with his track selection you should definitely not miss his next SUB SWAG party at Electric Tea Garden  November 30th.  It’s time for you to dive into Hipster Trap 2.OOH SHIZNIT!

TRACKLIST

Sho Nuph intro
Goin’ back to Cali -Notorious B.I.G Eprom refix
Sweet Vixen – S Type
AWW NAW – Nappy Roots/ Token remix
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The Funeral – Band of Horses/ Sound Remedy re-rub
Lights-Ellie Goulding – Omeguh Trap bootleg
The most fresh – Notix
High for this (the weekend cover) – Ellie Goulding/Xaphoo Jones
See Youth (Usher/Santogold) Hood Internet
Summertime Jazzy jeff&Fresh Prince – Bassgator remix
Somebody I used to Know -Gotye -YellowClaw & Young Felix
Toys R Nuts vs Shake Pop – Munchi
Hustla – Jon Kwest
Tranologic – Hamo Sung
Booty to the ground – CRNKN & UZ
Future Bounce – Lakim
Party-Beyonce & Andre 3000 – Kaytradamus
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Roll up – Baauer

Eskmo – “Cloudlight”

This track just really needed to get a post. Everything about this video deserves recognition. The song is so original yet so catchy, from the weird groove to the moving synths, to the amazing vocoded vocals, this track gives the true feeling of “floating in magically colorful pieces of sky”. Eskmo is yet another dope artist from San Fran who has been in the game for several years already. Seems he’s got a dope thing going with his music as well as the San Fran bass scene as well. The track is a part of his full length album out on Ninja Step Records and is available on Beatport as well as other online stores as well.

Check it out. You wont be disappointed.

Cauze – Doomsday

Get your ears ready and tune into this tribal soundscape where the  call of wild birds will lead you along their flight for the preparation of the mad drop. Burn some sage as you cover yourself in your fuzziest bass blankets because nature’s music of the wild calls.  Cauze, with top notch production, slays another track with his growling, bass weight that slaps with the force of a fighting grizzly claws.   The drop transforms into constant, heavy, eccentric slurs mixed in with crawling, bass whirs.  Turn up your speakers and find your animalistic side for Cauze’s wicked, deep dubstep track on the proper prowl.  If you’re trying to hear this thrown in the mix, listen to Sukh Knight dropping it proper on Get Darker Tv #122.

Watertonic – Modulation

All of Watertonics songs give me an out of body sensation the first time I listen to them.  I’ve been feeling his style of bass music a lot recently and Modulation is nothing short of exceptional.  Let your mind drift off to somewhere else while the bass carries your body through a time warp of dance history.  From the cha-cha-cha, to the samba, all the way back to swing dancing, and fast forward to the rich as hell dance. It does not matter.  You can do it all to Modulation.

Autolaser – CHAPTER 2 EP

Are you really not hip to Autolaser yet !? If this statement does not offend you, there is something wrong. The answer should be ” Duh, Autolaser is the shit!” Those of you that don’t know, embark on a some of the darkest of the dark. Autolaser is the freshest of the fresh coming out of Norway.

I’m so happy to be at the head on this one. These dropped yesterday afternoon they put me in my place. On the floor…

 

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