• [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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  • [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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  • BnC Mix 039: Sinistarr

    March 13, 2019 Peter Merritt

    While most of his releases have been on UK DnB and bass music labels like Metalheadz, Exit Records, Hospital, and 20/20 LDN, Jeremy Howard AKA Sinistarr is unapologetically Detroit to the bone. His music fits in as comfortably at a Chicago ghetto-tech and juke party as it does at a Bristol jungle rave or LA…

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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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