• [PREMIERE] Samurai Breaks delivers jungle insanity on “Tommy 2Fast” via Halogen Music

    May 23, 2019 Peter Merritt

    We’ve been following Leeds-based producer Samurai Breaks for a few years now through his releases on some of our favorite uptempo imprints like Ground Mass Music, The Dreamers Recordings, Worst Behavior Recs, and most recently, Belgium’s illustrious Halogen Music. His high-octane blend of jungle, juke/footwork, drum and bass, hip hop beats, and classic rave music…

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

    April 25, 2019 Peter 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…

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  • [PREMIERE] GREAZUS – Lie Lie feat. Magugu

    March 26, 2019 Peter Merritt

    If you’ve been following Booms and Claps for a while, you certainly remember the huge guest mix from Greazus we released back in 2016. As many of you know, British Columbia’s bass music scene holds a special place in our hearts, and Greazus embodies that scene perfectly. They’re big favorites at Shambhala and Bass Coast Festival, and if you…

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  • [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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