• 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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  • [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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  • BnC Mix 038: Deejay Theory

    January 29, 2019 Peter Merritt

    When we think of the West Coast dancehall scene, a few names immediately come to mind, and Deejay Theory is always at the top of the list. A mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade as a DJ, promoter, and producer, Jake Krauth AKA Deejay Theory has put in more work for the…

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  • BnC Mix 037: A.Fruit

    January 22, 2019 Peter Merritt

    We’ve had our eye on Russian footwork prodigy Anna Fruit aka A.Fruit for a couple years now, from her early releases on Sequel One Records and Pixelord’s imprint Hyperboloid Records, to her recent heavier jungle and drum and bass inspired productions on Hospital Records’ Med School and the champion Irish label, Rua Sound. Currently residing…

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