• OAKK delivers his tasteful spin on R&B with “NEED ME”

    November 29, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Booms and Claps favorite OAKK AKA Cole Edwards of Calgary, Canada has had a hell of a year. His production output was incredible, ranging from a host of Soundcloud singles to his debut EP on China’s Unchained Records to his recent edit pack “Remixes & Edits Vol. 1.” His tour appearances were nothing short of impressive,…

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  • BnC Mix 048: Mandai

    October 8, 2019 Mike Vincent

    We’re very stoked to get one of our favorite Canadian selectors, Mandai, a spot on the mix series today. Witnessing her fill in for an absent Om Unit at Symbiosis 2017 Eclipse festival on the Moon Stage will forever be burned into our psyche. Strap in for this one. Whether it’s rap, grime, RnB, bass,…

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  • BnC Mix 047: Lewis James

    October 2, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Today’s installment in the Booms and Claps mix series comes to us from London’s Lewis James in the form of a 47 minute turbo-charged high octane journey through halftime drum and bass beats, footwork, jungle, electro-influenced ghettotech and juke, and 160 bpm rave music. We’ve had our eye on Lewis for quite some time now,…

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  • [PREMIERE] Cartridge – Surround (Manuka Records)

    September 17, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Today’s premiere comes to us via the Manchester/Seattle based imprint Manuka Records (led by Hypho and Xakra), courtesy of the up and coming star of dubstep, Cartridge. For his debut Manuka release, he takes a different approach with a nicely wrapped package of 130 bpm weapons. Check out “Surround” and make sure to cop the…

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  • [PREMIERE] Rude Operator delivers “Broken Sky” on Om Unit’s latest Cosmic Bridge compilation

    August 27, 2019 Peter Merritt

    It’s always a treat when we’re blessed with new material from Om Unit‘s Bristol-based Cosmic Bridge imprint. This label has led the charge in the exploration of ethereal soundscapes, dubwise textures, jungle breaks, and autonomic beat structures at 160/170 bpm, and with a roster sporting names like Danny Scrilla, DJ Madd, Moresounds, Kromestar, and TMSV, it’s no wonder that their…

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  • BnC Mix 046: Danny Corn

    August 6, 2019 Mike Vincent

    We are extremely excited to bring you the 46th installment of the mix series today, featuring the one and only Danny Corn of the Wake the Town crew. This mix follows two incredibly well received performances: early Saturday morning at Bass Coast last month, and opening for Om Unit in Portland this past weekend. We can…

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  • [PREMIERE] HomeSick – 18000AREYOUSLAPPIN (Sinistarr Remix)

    July 31, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Today’s premiere comes to us from a trifecta of Booms and Claps uptempo bass music favorites: Anna Morgan and Bell Curve’s Worst Behavior Recs, Calgary footwork badman Homesick, and Detroit via Denver legend Sinistarr. We’ve featured work from all three recently, (see Sinistarr’s “KNS 2019”, HomeSick’s “Running on Empty”, and our premiere from the Worst Behavior Vol. 2 compilation,…

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  • BnC Mix 045: Mystic State

    July 30, 2019 Peter Merritt

    The latest installment in the Booms and Claps mix series comes to us from a British duo who we’ve had our eyes on for a few years now: the collaborative project of Will Marquiss & Mike Holliday AKA Mystic State. It’s hard to put these two in a box, with influences ranging from drum and…

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  • BnC’s Bass Coast Favorites: 2019 Edition

    July 5, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Another revolution around the sun has passed, and we have somehow already found ourselves FASTLY approaching what has come to be the most anticipated event of the year for the Booms and Claps crew: Merritt, BC’s Bass Coast Festival. Founded in 2009 as a small boutique festival in British Columbia, co-founders Andrea Graham (AKA The…

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  • BnC Mix 044: Deft

    June 18, 2019 Peter Merritt

    The intersection of electronic music and dancefloor culture has long created an environment that nurtures DJ-able music over production intended for home listening. Electronic music lives in clubs, for better or for worse, and the current state of the industry forces most producers to make the bulk of their living from performances. They won’t get…

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