• BnC’s Bass Coast Favorites: 2019 Edition

    July 5, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Another revolution around the sun has passed, and we have somehow already found ourselves FASTLY approaching what has come to be the most anticipated event of the year for the Booms and Claps crew: Merritt, BC’s Bass Coast Festival. Founded in 2009 as a small boutique festival in British Columbia, co-founders Andrea Graham (AKA The…

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  • BnC Mix 044: Deft

    June 18, 2019 Peter Merritt

    The intersection of electronic music and dancefloor culture has long created an environment that nurtures DJ-able music over production intended for home listening. Electronic music lives in clubs, for better or for worse, and the current state of the industry forces most producers to make the bulk of their living from performances. They won’t get…

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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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  • BnC Mix 043: Crypticz

    June 4, 2019 Peter Merritt

    If you’ve been paying attention to the deeper side of “drum and bass adjacent” music at all for the past eight years, you’ve undoubtedly taken notice of the Bristol based, Papa Om Unit led, powerhouse of an imprint known as Cosmic Bridge.  This label has led the charge in the exploration of ethereal soundscapes, dubwise…

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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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  • BnC Mix 042: Slick Shoota

    May 14, 2019 Peter Merritt

    While footwork culture originated in Chicago and is still primarily being championed by Chicago producers, DJs, and dancers, international artists like Marius Mevold AKA Slick Shoota have also been instrumental in bringing the sound to a worldwide audience by incorporating elements of other genres like jungle, drum & bass, and grime. His high-octane hybrid club…

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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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  • 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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  • BnC Mix 040: Murder He Wrote

    April 4, 2019 Peter Merritt

    Meet James Ongley AKA Murder He Wrote: self-proclaimed mystery writer and amateur detective by day, prodigal son of UK Funky by night. While we haven’t had the chance to research any of his investigative work or read any of his novels, his all-star status in the UK Funky community and beyond as a producer, DJ,…

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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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