It’s time to get back on the local music track. And there could not be a better way then with this hot new two-tack Earth Eyes EP from one of our Philly favorites, Speaker for the Dead. It’s always good to have constant reminders of how hard the Philadelphia collective Glitch Squadis killing it, and it’s impossible to not be reminded with how often these guys are putting out amazing new material. “Earth Eyes” definitely takes the cake for me here, a high-energy trapped out track with still a large amount of glitch-hop stylings and an overall unique perspective on the genre that gives it that true future bass feel we have come to love and expect from Glitch Squad. That being said, do not even think about skipping over “Escape Velocity”. And what better reason not to than that this EP is FREE like almost all of Glitch Squad’s music. Enjoy!!
This release has seen the light of day for a bit now, but it’s been looping periodically on my computer almost for a week now, so I feel it still warrants a post. And while some of you have already stumbled upon the new Thundercolor EP from Virginia-based production team Coyote Kisses, I am sure there are a few of you, at least, out there who will be very pleased after giving this album a listen. The style is mellow, yet far from minimal, and psychedelic in a dreamy and melodic, yet welcoming way. Comparable to artists like Seven Lions, Ghostland Observatory, andMichal Menert– I know that sounds like a confusion fusion- the group still remains far removed from anything I can say I have yet to hear. 5 out of 5 stars, this is freaking awesome.
Time for a change of pace, which is always a good thing, especially when it’s some good, mellowed-out vibes; and especially, especially when it comes from a local artist. I would be talking, of course, about the new Between Here and There EP from local band SHMNS. Now, someone’s going to need to do me a favor and tell me how you pronounce that, but nonetheless, these guys have put together a really awesome sound. It’s almost got a surf rock feel to it, but with some much more upbeat and groovy rhythms that give the album and almost math-rock feel. I would honestly say a comparison to Minus the Bear is not too huge a stretch. But I really want to let this EP speak for itself, and the only way to do that is for you to give it a listen. And be sure to head on over to their BandCamp to pick the album up if you enjoy it as much as we do.
It’s been a while since we’ve had something new to share with you guys from Northeast producer Drop Goblin, but this new release is sure to satisfy your bass craving. Drop Goblin has been our radar for quite some time now and it’s great to see him starting to get some serious recognition. The Gate EP was released through Ultragore Records, who have housed plenty of releases from many of our favorite filthy artists, including J.Rabbit, Mantisand plenty more. The album’ demonstrates strong influences from dubstep, moombahcore, and yes, metal. Enough’s been said; get those speakers turned up and the music blastin’!
Make way for some local music!! JXLBeats left us absolutely stunned with his first release, the I Go Where the Trees Go EP. The Philadelphia producer demonstrated his ability to play with trap and trill elements to create beautiful soundscapes made for sunny day chilling. Well today we are happy to present you with the follow-up, The Art of the Chop EP. It’s got 8 new tracks of beating goodness, and a whole lot to offer. If you like it gangster, then check out “Robberies, Aggies, Attempts and Extortion”; if you like it funky, then I’ll have to recommend “Make Your Bread”; and if you like it chill, well you’ve got the rest of the EP to choose from. So turn that bass up, let the 808s kick, and let JXLBeats ride you off into the blue skies.
The bass music world has truly exploded over the passed few years, resulting in a wide spread of different approaches to different genres, and generally different sounds. But a few talented producers shown through the crowds of self-proclaimed “DJs” even early on, and still to this day deliver heavy doses of relentless filth. Eptic is undeniable one of these producers. The Belgian producer and Never Say Die Recordsartist’s newest release has finally officially hit the shelves. The Mastermind EP presents three heavy new tracks ranging from the dubstep to drumstep ranges, and of course a fourth obligatory trap song. This EP doesn’t come a moment too soon though, with Moonrise Festivaljust a month away, and Eptic now officially added to the lineup!!
It’s time to turn the bass up for some Philly favorite. PLS DNT STP just dropped their new My Chain EP through the incredible Play Me Too Records. The EP features two brand new tracks, as well as a radio mix of the second. It opens up with “My Chan”, which starts off with that kickin’ bass and trap feel, before bringing in some bass wobbles to give it a trapstep sound. Then “Step Into the Night” kicks it up with the really heavy bass and the straight forward dubstep sound, but man does this track kick. Enjoy!
It’s a really crummy day outside, and I good definitely use some fresh bass to get me in a better mood. If you’re feeling the same definitely be sure to check out Snavs‘ new 808% EP, which is available for FREE download through his Soundcloud. As you can probably predict from the title, Snavs incorporates plenty of 808 snare goodness into this album, but this is no mellow trap; the Denmark producer shows off plenty of skill on controlling the bass in interesting ways, giving the album a hard-hitting trapstep sound. Turn, up, the, bass!
Minnesota has always been on the more mellow side of bass music, so a progression towards trap/glitch-hop style work makes a lot of sense. And recently he’s been staying more toward the glitch-hop side of the spectrum when it comes to his studio work; although he tends to mix plenty of trap tunes into his live sets. Well this new Mile High Club EP, a collaboration with G Jones, shows some production that’s really trap heavy. And I don’t mean that in a bad way at all, because Minnesota still keeps the tunes complex, plenty melodic, and certainly still quite glitchy. Plus he’s giving it away FREE like he always does!
Oh Philly love, Philly love, what do we have for you today? None other than the great MitiS with a fresh new release for the world. The Philadelphia producer and DJ has been hard at work on his Born EP the passed few months. The first glimpse we had into the project was his track “Endeavors”, which left our jaws on the floor and our mouths watering. This EP definitely lives up to the MitiS standard, with that wistful bass sound that just makes you think everything’s going to awesome and happy. It’s bass that takes you to a better place. Enjoy guys!