• The OriGinALz – Vanilla Cake Island EP

    July 30, 2015 Ben

    California’s The OriGinALz have been regulars on the West Coast festival circuit for a good while, but their past dalliances in bass music are seriously out-shined by the purple majesty of their latest EP on Saturate Records. Maybe they’ve been keeping their best material on lock for a proper label, or maybe Saturate just inspired them to…

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  • Camp Questionmark’s “The Carnival” TICKET GIVEAWAY

    July 28, 2015 Peter Merritt

    “Ain’t no party like a Camp ? party, cuz a Camp ? party is lit AF.” –Anonymous Here at Booms and Claps, the low-end is undeniably important. When judging the value of an event, our questions usually range from the obvious: “Who’s playing?” to the slightly less obvious “Who’s throwing the show?” to the often overlooked,…

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  • Walton Bulldozes All Soundboys with Flute Riddim

    July 13, 2015 Ben

    There are few artists who manage the level of consistent quality Walton has demonstrated over his career. Whether it’s his 2011 EP on Hyperdub, his 2013 LP on the same label or the couple of UK bass bangers on he dropped with Keysound (Homage and Cool It VIP), every piece of this man’s catalog is a must-own. Walton’s new EP on Pinch‘s venerable Tectonic Recordings…

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  • Crunksauce Vol IV brings new talent to Chillage Records

    July 9, 2015 zac

    Chillage Records are back at it again with the latest addition to their showcase compilation series, Crunksauce Vol 4. Known for their emphasis on thick juicy basslines, and for frequently incorporating their own live instrumentation, this collective of producers have established themselves as a serious force in West Coast bass culture. We’ve been following a…

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  • BnC’s Bass Coast Favorites

    July 8, 2015 Peter Merritt

    Bass Coast 2015 is coming up this weekend! The Booms and Claps crew is massively hyped to be out in the woods enjoying one of the best bass music lineups of the summer this side of the Atlantic ocean (s/o Outlook Festival… someday…). We thought we’d give you a little peek at the artists that…

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  • Sayer releases Process Animation via Saturate Records

    July 7, 2015 grytness

    Ever since I first became acquainted with Sayer’s music a few years ago in a bus in Southern Oregon, I have leaped at every opportunity to appreciate his tunes. If you aren’t aware of his sound, it is reminiscent of over-fueling the boiler in a steamship until it reaches criticality, and once its speed has…

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  • Seven Years of Bass Coast: An Interview with co-founder Andrea Graham AKA The Librarian

    July 2, 2015 Peter Merritt

    As an avid electronic music enthusiast residing in the Pacific Northwest, Bass Coast has always been on my radar as an eventual summer excursion. Over the past 6 years that I’ve been living in the area, I’ve heard more and more about the wonders of the festival; the epicly eclectic lineup, the beautiful festival grounds, the…

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  • Plastician Has New Tracks With Skepta And Jammz And You Should Be Paying Attention

    July 2, 2015 Ben

    Plastician might be the hardest working person in bass music. Between his weekly Rinse show, running Terrorhythm (seemingly single-handed) and being a new(ish) father it’s surprising he has any time for the studio, yet here he is making back-to-back power moves. Last week he premiered “London Living” with Jammz, combining one of the hottest MCs of…

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