• BnC Mix 019: The Pirate & Smasheltooth

    September 20, 2016 Peter Merritt

    The latest installment in the Booms and Claps mix series comes from none other than everyone’s favorite Bay Area power DJ couple: The Pirate & Smasheltooth. Both of these selectors have been staples in the West Coast bass music scene for YEARS, and each have individually (and collaboratively) contributed crucially to the development of the community. They each bring their…

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  • BnC Mix 017: Tiger Fresh

    August 23, 2016 Peter Merritt

    It should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of the West Coast based We Got This collective here at Booms and Claps. With unique and diverse producers and DJs like Chase Manhattan, Chrome Wolves, SPEKt1 and Tiger Fresh representing their sound, the collective is a shining beacon of West Coast bass music culture.…

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  • BnC Mix 016: Dexta

    August 8, 2016 Peter Merritt

      When one thinks of the strong curators of halftime drum and bass, footwork, autonomic hybrid bass music, and “slowfast” in 2016, many labels come to mind. Obviously, there are the heavy hitters: dBridge‘s Exit Records, Om Unit‘s Cosmic Bridge Recordings, Ivy Lab‘s 20/20 LDN, and the legendary Critical Music, but over the past few years, a couple other imprints have solidified themselves…

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  • BnC Mix 014: Doctor Jeep

    July 13, 2016 Peter Merritt

    In a world of hyper-targeted production and genre wars, New York City’s Doctor Jeep is a rare breed when it comes to diversity: his production and DJ sets blend influences from club music, halftime drum and bass, jungle, techno, grime, house, dancehall, dubstep, UK garage, world music, and more. With releases on labels ranging from the legendary Trouble…

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  • PREMIERE: Danny Corn – “Bubbles” (Forthcoming on “Wanderers” EP)

    July 1, 2016 Peter Merritt

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on the production front from Portland, OR’s hometown hero Danny Corn, so when he told me he had an EP coming out this month when I ran into him at What the Festival a few weeks ago, it’s safe to say I was excited. (I was also probably pretty excited because…

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  • TMSV Departs on Deep Space Mission With “Over Out” EP

    June 27, 2016 Peter Merritt

    Dutch producer TMSV has been pushing the deep 160/170 bpm halftime bass music sound for years, from his epic self-released 1988 EP in 2014, to countless singles, remixes, and other releases on Artikal Music, Rua Sound, and many others since then. His tunes are rinsed regularly by the heavy hitters of halftime, such as DJ Madd, Danny Scrilla, Kromestar, and J: Kenzo, so…

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Moniker – Vessels

    May 27, 2016 Peter Merritt

    Almost exactly a year ago, we were contacted by Saturate Records about the possibility of having one of their new signees, a duo out of Tennessee named Moniker, participate in our guest mix series. To be honest, at the time, Moniker was largely unknown to us, but the mix they sent over was a perfect blend of the bizarre, wonky…

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  • #TheOriginalzVsONHELL – A Tale of Deception, Controversy, and Grade A Manufactured Beef

    May 3, 2016 Peter Merritt

    If we’ve learned anything from the modern hip-hop and rap scene, it’s that “beef” sells records: Drake and Meek Mill, 50 Cent and Ja Rule, Jay-Z and Nas, and most recently, The Rap Community as a Whole and Donald Trump have gone head to head to massive response from the media and fans (and subsequently, have seen…

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  • Bass Coast Goes the Extra Mile with Second Wave Lineup Announcement

    April 26, 2016 Peter Merritt

    Just when we thought British Columbia’s underground electronic music and arts festival Bass Coast  couldn’t sweeten the deal any more after their phenomenal first wave lineup announcement (along with their world-renowned reputation for aesthetic and vibe), they go ahead and prove us wrong by squeezing over 100 more of our favorite artists on to their already…

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  • BnC Mix 012: jamie blake

    April 6, 2016 Peter Merritt

    If you’ve been on the internet even once in the past several years, you’ve noticed that the vibey Soundcloud R&B sound has skyrocketed in popularity. Ciara remixes with 100,000 plays are commonplace for everyone with a bucket hat in 2016. As with any trendy style of electronic music however, the sound begins to homogenize, and…

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