• Partners in Grime – No Grime or Reason Mixtape

    November 14, 2014 Peter Merritt

    The current “finding new tunes” protocol for the average electronic music listener is as follows: 1. Get on Soundcloud. 2. Listen to each tune for roughly 10-15 seconds, skip ahead to the “drop”, or wherever they perceive the “drop” to be according to the waveform provided by Soundcloud. 3. Repeat for 15-20 tunes. 4. Get…

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  • Ta-Ku – Drive Slow, Homie, Pt. IV

    November 4, 2014 Peter Merritt

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve probably become relatively familiar with Aussie beatsmith Ta-Ku. He first came to my attention towards the end of 2011/start of 2012 with his “50 Days for Dilla” project, in which he produced a beat in the style of the legendary J Dilla  every day…

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  • GUDA – Junk Juice (Exclusive DL)

    October 29, 2014 Peter Merritt

    If you aren’t familiar with GUDA, it’s about time to familiarize yourself. Hailing from the BnC stomping grounds of Portland, OR, GUDA is a psychedelic, hip-hop/Eastern influenced bass music producer whose tunes have an incredibly wide range. His music appeals to electronic music enthusiasts of all types, from the more “Kalya Scintilla” oriented, to the 808-bass…

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  • Cam’Ron – Oh Boy (Ivy Lab’s 2020 Bootleg)

    October 6, 2014 Peter Merritt

    If you’ve been following Booms and Claps at all for the past year, you’ve probably noticed that we have quite the affinity for West Coast bass music. Although the West Coast is where our hearts lie, our heads are often found swimming across the Atlantic to the clubs of the United Kingdom, where the beloved sounds of halftime…

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Emilian Dubz – Ghetto

    September 24, 2014 Peter Merritt

    Several weeks ago, while exploring the dark depths of Soundcloud, I came across a young Argentinian producer by the name of Emilian Dubz. His tunes, while retaining a modern bass music influence, immediately reminded me of the deep wonky sound commonplace in late 2000’s dubstep. His Soundcloud page had under 1,000 followers, which, as I’m sure…

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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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    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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  • EXCLUSIVE: Trey Songz – Na Na (Little Weather Bootleg)

    July 22, 2014 Peter Merritt

    Many of you may not be familiar with Little Weather, but that is sure to change in the coming months. Based out of Olympia, WA, this up-and-coming “future R&B” producer is making serious moves in the Northwest. He is a founding member of the beat collective Fishtank Friends, his tunes have already received support from the…

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  • 8 Artists You Shouldn’t Miss at What The Festival 2014

    June 17, 2014 Peter Merritt

      This year’s What The Festival lineup is like a fine bourbon, its value appreciates with age. At first glance, you might only notice the festival standards: your Glitch Mobs, your RL Grimes, your Emancipators. But as time goes on, you’ll begin to notice those artists that may have fallen through the cracks: those artists…

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