• Northern Nights 2014

    Northern Nights 2014 Recap

    August 30, 2014 zac

    Experience At two years old, Northern Nights is one of California’s youngest festivals. While this can be a trying time for some, it was clear to everyone in attendance that this event is bursting with potential. Northern Nights is set in the scenic Cook’s Campground, located directly on the border between Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Although…

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    August 29, 2014 Peter Merritt

    Earlier today, Los Angeles based LOST CITY dropped their second mix, and it’s chock full of murderous future jungle vibes. Drawing heavy influences from dancehall, reggae, trap, and drum & bass, Lost City has crafted quite the blend of their own original tracks, remixes, and some of their favorite tunes from fellow producers such as Sam Binga, Two…

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  • Dark0 – Fate EP: The Sweet, Sweet Melody of Grime

    August 22, 2014 Ben

    2014 has been a good year for melody in bass music. From purple music to neon to the hoard of Flume wannabes, producers are making waves with melodies usually reserved for the kandi-laden “trance family”. Riding the crest of this wave is the waviest producer around, Dark0. Dark0 has made a name for himself as a master of…

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Yheti – Visionary Dreams (Guarantees Remix)

    August 20, 2014 Mike Vincent

    To continue our exclusive release series, we’re stoked to present you a fresh rework of Yheti‘s “Visionary Dreams” by North Carolina-based producer Guarantees. Yheti made all of his stems available to his fans a whole back, and this is most certainly our favorite remix that we’ve seen pop up thus far. As if this track…

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  • Marinate Your Ears in Crunksauce Vol. III

    August 14, 2014 Ben

    Northern California’s Chillage Records is a collective of experimental, glitched-out, goop-laden bass artists, unified in their relentless drive to push electronic music to new, weird heights. Filled with artists that also graced our own recent compilation, Crunksauce Vol. III is a testament to the diversity of their sound, ranging from club bangers like SWAGU‘s “Nine To…

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Mad Fellow & Chrisis – Phantom (ZEKE BEATS Remix)

    August 11, 2014 Mike Vincent

    Mad Fellow and Chrisis, both hailing from the Netherlands, have joined forces to create “Phantom”, a heavy 808-centric tune that is sure to activate the dance floor.  They’ve teamed up with Conrank‘s label Rankadank for this one, adding a multitude of remixes from Conrank himself, Zeke Beats, Frequency, Luisterwaar, and Zean. The EP is officially out tomorrow, but we were…

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  • Get Sad with Skit and Mr James (Free Download)

    August 8, 2014 Ben

    Skit first came to my attention via the fantastic Sweat EP on Plastician‘s Terrorhythm Recordings. Packed with sensuality and atmosphere, “Sweat” has been on repeat ever since. On his newest release, a free download entitled “The End” with Mr James, Skit has retained his mastery of atmosphere, but shifted the focus from sensuality to something darker. This is a…

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    August 6, 2014 Peter Merritt

    Last week, Philadelphia grime/808-bass badmen Starkey and Dev79 released the 7th installment in their “Street Bass Anthems” compilation series, and it’s chock full of exactly what you would expect: street bass bangers. With tunes from the likes of established heads such as Knight Riderz, Bass Science, Starkey and Dev79 themselves, and even a collaboration with Martyparty, as well as some lesser known up and comers like KAW and Fast…

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  • G Jones – Ring the Alarm EP

    August 5, 2014 Peter Merritt

      We’ve been over this. Booms and Claps staff = G Jones fanboys. At least we can admit it, right?. It should come as no surprise that we found Santa Cruz native Greg Jones’ most recent EP ‘Ring the Alarm‘ to be quite the release. It’s been almost a year since he released his ‘Eyes‘ EP…

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  • Liquify your Cranium with SOPHIE’s Hard Lemonade

    August 4, 2014 Ben

    If you follow the UK blogosphere, you’ll have noticed the improbable rise of SOPHIE and the pc-music collective throughout 2k14. Their demented and downloadable sensory-experiences have been drawing praise from both unintelligible Tumblr bloggers and the taste-making (SOPHIE – Bipp won #1 track of 2013 from XLR8R). With the sound of 80’s mall pop soaked in suspiciously sour acid, their…

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