• Electronic music is rooted in black culture. We’re not doing enough to acknowledge that.

    June 5, 2020 Peter Merritt

    As an outlet run by white men that highlights music and art that is deeply rooted in black culture, we would like to recognize that we have failed. We feature music that draws influence from dancehall, jungle, dub and reggae, hip hop, rap, grime, dubstep, drum and bass, techno, and countless other styles of music…

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  • BnC Mix 041: Leland River

    May 8, 2019 Mike Vincent

    Since catching his performance at Bass Coast Festival in 2018, Vancouver, BC based producer/DJ Leland River has quickly become one of our favorite selectors on the West Coast. His ear is impeccable, especially for vibey 140 bpm tunes that span from grime and rap to dubstep, club music, and downtempo, and his productions are top-notch…

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  • STYLSS Sample Pack Volume 3

    September 8, 2016 Mike Vincent

    The boys and girls over at STYLSS have gone and done it again. I present to you, STYLSS Sample Pack Volume 3. Sample packs such as this prove time and time again that the underground electronic music community is all about the music, pushing each other in positive ways, and evolving from each other’s sounds rather…

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Moniker – Vessels

    May 27, 2016 Peter Merritt

    Almost exactly a year ago, we were contacted by Saturate Records about the possibility of having one of their new signees, a duo out of Tennessee named Moniker, participate in our guest mix series. To be honest, at the time, Moniker was largely unknown to us, but the mix they sent over was a perfect blend of the bizarre, wonky…

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  • Crunksauce Vol 5. Preview: SuDs – For You

    March 2, 2016 zac

    In anticipation of the 5th volume of their “Crunksauce” compilation series, the Chillage Records team has been releasing tracks one at a time with different underground bass music outlets. Showcasing West Coast producers specializing in bass oriented glitch, dubstep, trap, the Crunksauce name has become a standby for fans of West Coast underground. In addition…

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  • Spoken Bird – Liquid Soul Mantra

    February 10, 2016 zac

    Following up from his 2014 debut EP, How Old Is The Wind? Spoken Bird brings us three squishy tracks on his latest EP, “Liquid Soul Mantra”, released on Street Ritual. A founding member of Northern California based Chillage Records, Alex Gonzalez is known for his signature full bodied bass which speaks it’s own melody, gurgling…

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  • Soulacybin – Stazi

    January 15, 2016 zac

    Stazi is the latest full length album released on Gravitas Recordings by psychedelic dub producer Soulacybin. Creating an atmosphere of liquid beauty with his sonic paintbrush, this Colorado artist dives underwater for inspiration with a collection of crunchy aquatic tunes that ooze and groove with that Soulacybin sound we’ve grown to love. Basslines gurgle and slide…

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  • Bios Sets the Tone For 2016 With Debut EP “Ashki Chronicles”

    January 11, 2016 Peter Merritt

    As I sit in my kitchen, reflecting on the dynamics of the past several years of development in the worldwide bass music community, I feel hard-pressed to come up with a label that has been more influential in shaping the future of forward-thinking sound system music than Hamburg’s Saturate Records. With a knack for discovering heavy hitters before they…

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  • Summer Throwback Thursday Series: Emissions West Coast Bass Culture 2015

    November 12, 2015 Peter Merritt

    If you’re an underground bass music enthusiast living on the West Coast or the surrounding area, and you have never been to Emissions West Coast Bass Culture Festival…. I feel truly sorry for you. Year after year, the Emissions family (AKA Camp Questionmark) impresses us with their dedication to creating an experience for their festival-goers…

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  • Seapora – Seapop

    September 28, 2015 zac

    Seapora, is the voice of Annie Jacobsen, a Northern California musician who credits the state’s contrasting urban and natural landscapes as inspiration. Her newest release, Seapop, out earlier this month on Chillage Records, is a musical journey through this singers artistry, three years in the making. Seapop is the first of her three part Multidimensional Being…

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