• [PREMIERE] Groves – VOTPW

    March 21, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Despite blasting onto the scene with a huge debut release on Exit Records just last year, Canada’s Groves is already getting consistent DJ support from folks like Alix Perez, Om Unit, dBridge, and Fracture. His tunes can be heard doing damage on bass music dance floors all over the world, especially his halfstep weapon “Hennessy Brown” on the…

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  • PREMIERE: HomeSick delivers a rave-ready space rap anthem with “Running on Empty” featuring So Loki

    March 19, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Ahead of his forthcoming release “Burnout 2099” on Defrostatica Records this Friday, March 22nd, Alberta’s resident beat wizard HomeSick has offered up his latest single, a slamming vocal collaboration with Canadian rap duo So Loki entitled “Running on Empty”. Since emerging with releases on labels ranging from Philadelphia-based American grime imprint Seclusiasis to Russia’s rave & bass…

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  • [PREMIERE] Touchy Subject – Seek And Find

    February 19, 2019 Peter Merritt

    When we think of the hybrid sounds of jungle, footwork, drum and bass, and hip-hop, the first place that comes to mind isn’t necessarily Ireland. However, some of our favorite recent releases in this realm have come from the Emerald Isle, via one of the most exciting labels in the bass music game; Rua Sound,…

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  • [PREMIERE] A-0 – This Against That (feat. Viberous)

    February 7, 2019 Peter Merritt

    We’re back today with another premiere from one of our favorite new bass music labels, Worst Behavior Recs. Focused on the hybrid sounds of 160bpm and beyond, this New York City based brainchild of tastemakers Anna Morgan and Bell Curve has become quite the force to be reckoned with in its short life. With a…

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  • [PREMIERE] OAKK – Feel So High

    January 11, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Today’s premiere comes to us from one of our favorite Canadian producers, OAKK, in the form of “Feel So High”, the latest single from his forthcoming release “Growing” on the exciting new Chinese imprint Unchained Recordings. The full EP will be released on January 18th, 2019, but in the meantime, take a listen to this…

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  • [PREMIERE] Sigrah – HAL

    November 2, 2018 Peter Merritt

    For today’s Booms and Claps Premiere, we’re proud to present an ethereal jungley roller entitled “HAL”, the latest single from Sigrah’s “Fission Vision” EP. The full release will be available next Friday, 11/9/2018, on Bandcamp and at sigrahmusic.com, where you can also purchase the limited edition merchandise run for the EP. Be sure to peep…

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  • [PREMIERE] DJ Madd – Pak Up Ya Dub

    June 5, 2018 Peter Merritt

    We’re proud to present the latest single from the “Worst Behavior Vol. 1” compilation, the debut compilation release from Anna Morgan & Bell Curve’s new “Worst Behavior” record label/event series. These two have been making huge waves in NYC’s soundsystem culture scene, and we were especially impressed when we caught Anna’s set at Outlook Festival…

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  • BnC Exclusive: Pacific Patterns – Party In My Head

    October 17, 2016 Mike Vincent

    Pacific Patterns, AKA Chris Petersen has been making waves in the bass community as of late; Chris has established himself as one of the most reliable and talented bass music DJs/producers in the Northwest, and we are proud to call him one of our residents at our monthly event in Portland. When he sent me this…

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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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  • #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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