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Captivate pays respect to the amen break overlords with “Shimmer”

April 25, 2019Peter Merritt

As avid supporters of the underground bass music scene in the Pacific Northwest, we would be terribly remiss to overlook the powerhouses that are Portland’s Sublimate Records and Calgary’s Noctilux Collective. These two outlets have not only been throwing amazing parties for years and nurturing their respective local scenes, but have consistently been releasing music from some of the most incredible up and coming producers in the world.

They’re set to release a collaborative compilation entitled “Continuum” this week, and the 14 track offering certainly holds up to the impossibly high standard they’ve set for themselves. Complete with a flavorful sampling of local and international artists, the tracklist touches on everything from breaks to jungle to chunky hip hop beats and back again. Established legends like Greazus and Sinistarr share the release with lesser known but inimitable forces like Kid Kun, Samurai Breaks, Sublimate co-founder Sonis, and Toronto’s Captivate, who brought us today’s premiere, “Shimmer”.

A dancefloor-ready 170 bpm smasher dripping with vibes, “Shimmer” will be just as appropriate at peak rave hours in the club as it will be during a quiet early morning drive. Its versatility is what drew us to the tune; it expresses somber restraint while also being fun and emotional at the same time. We’ve had our eyes on Captivate for some time now, especially after his big collaboration “Cashme” with Stranjah on Aufect Recordings last year, and we couldn’t be more excited to premiere his track “Shimmer” from the Sublimate x Noctilux compilation today. Check it out below and make sure to cop the compilation when it drops this Saturday!



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