• Grime and All Its Friends: A Seasonal Summary

    June 12, 2015 Ben

    It’s been a glorious year for those of us following the glowing and growing grime game. With the gravitas of the internet hype machine behind it, grime has become the go-to descriptor for a swath of sounds only tangentially related to the genre (why do you think I put grime in the title?). This spring has…

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  • Exclusive Track: Deadcrow – Solemn

    May 28, 2015 Ben

    Holland’s Deadcrow first caught our attention with his free track via Saturate Records, “Nothing”. His synth-heavy approach to bass music is what we’re looking for here, an approach he’s continued with his new Solemn EP for BLCK Records. We’re happy to present the title track here as an exclusive. A smooth ride through space, “Solemn”…

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  • BnC Mix 007: Moniker

    May 25, 2015 Ben

    My first exposure to Moniker came via our first BnC Mix, courtesy Bios and Zeke Beats. “Bogus” came in after Zeke’s infamous “Drugz”, and held its own with a banging beat and some of the glitchiest arcade bleeps in the game. I was worried this beat was lost when their laptop was stolen late last year, wiping away…

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  • Anton F and Terrorhythm Get Swaggy for Spring

    May 19, 2015 Ben

    Anton F is a unique character, he’s not content to let a good banger go unchanged, preferring to shift and mold his productions in unexpected directions. As he showed on his first Terrorhythm release in 2013, one can turn up and turn down at the same time, and his raucous rhythms are best when intertwined with downtempo melodies. This interplay of conflicting energy levels is present…

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  • Mad Zach – Quantum Shock EP Review

    May 7, 2015 Ben

    It’s been a furious year for Mad Zach. Having already dropped his stellar Kräftig EP and fire remixes of DJ Pound and Frenquency, Zach is capping off his winter streak with a big offering on the home of this weird bass sound, Saturate Records. While Mad Zach may not have the fame of G Jones or Bleep Bloop (both of whom feature here),…

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  • ONHELL Gets Techy, Tarantism Ensues

    April 23, 2015 Ben

    In my previous writings on ONHELL, I’ve mentioned his predilection for techno. At the height of a party, he’s been known to switch from his lauded future bass to some banging acid and smash up the dance. I’m pleased to say ONHELL has further pursued his predilection and applied his production prowess to a techno-tinged release all his…

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  • GANZ – Dino War EP and Interview

    April 20, 2015 Ben

    GANZ needs no introduction here. Starting his rise on two of our favorite labels (Saturate and Terrorhythm), GANZ smashed 2014 with a string of originals, official remixes, and bootlegs that were so good they became official remixes. We recently had the chance to ask him about producing bootlegs vs originals, collaborations with Djemba Djemba, What So Not and Carmack and…

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  • Get Bodied by Gunkst and Terrorhythm

    March 21, 2015 Ben

    Terrorhythm‘s newest release comes courtesy of Denver’s Gunkst. With a shiny-but-ratchet sound that resides in the gaps between genres, Gunkst is a perfect fit for Terrorhythm’s dot-connecting taste in bass. His Bodied EP (available here) is a perfect taste both of his style and Terrorhythm’s direction as a label. “B Ball” opens the EP up with heavy…

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  • EDGEM’s Secret Garden EP and the Art of Emotionally-Actualized Grime Bangers

    March 17, 2015 Ben

    We live in a time of flourishing grime. Between Skepta and Novelist playing the young priest/ old priest of MC-led grime, Logos and Mumdance re-purposing the entire hardcore continuum to forward their abstract nu-vision, and Murlo and Dark0 repping the sweetboy riddim-makers of the game, there have been a ton of words written about the vitality and…

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  • BNC Mix 005: Digid

    March 10, 2015 Ben

    We’re massive nerds for 85 bpm. Whether it’s halftime dnb, slowfast purple music, weird bass experiments, jungle or footwork; we’re sure to be in the front of the crowd, firing gunfingers and bellowing our approval. To satiate our appetite for the sound, it was only natural to have Digid apply his dubby take on 85 to our mix series. The aforementioned…

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