• [PREMIERE] Rude Operator delivers “Broken Sky” on Om Unit’s latest Cosmic Bridge compilation

    August 27, 2019 Peter Merritt

    It’s always a treat when we’re blessed with new material from Om Unit‘s Bristol-based Cosmic Bridge imprint. This label has led the charge in the exploration of ethereal soundscapes, dubwise textures, jungle breaks, and autonomic beat structures at 160/170 bpm, and with a roster sporting names like Danny Scrilla, DJ Madd, Moresounds, Kromestar, and TMSV, it’s no wonder that their…

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  • [PREMIERE] HomeSick – 18000AREYOUSLAPPIN (Sinistarr Remix)

    July 31, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Today’s premiere comes to us from a trifecta of Booms and Claps uptempo bass music favorites: Anna Morgan and Bell Curve’s Worst Behavior Recs, Calgary footwork badman Homesick, and Detroit via Denver legend Sinistarr. We’ve featured work from all three recently, (see Sinistarr’s “KNS 2019”, HomeSick’s “Running on Empty”, and our premiere from the Worst Behavior Vol. 2 compilation,…

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  • [PREMIERE] Sinistarr delivers an autonomic techno-tinged belter with “KNS 2019”

    June 13, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Those of you who have been following us recently probably remember Sinistarr‘s absolutely mental Booms and Claps mix from early 2019, and we’re happy to find that he’s been hard at work since then preparing the material for his forthcoming 12″ release “Everything on Time” on Defrostatica Records. Today’s premiere from the release comes to us in…

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  • [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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