• BnC Mix 020: GREAZUS

    September 26, 2016 Peter Merritt

    It’s been incredible to watch the GREAZUS project grow over the past couple years since its birth in 2014. Made up of Vancouver, BC based producers HxdB and DJ Cure, Greazus has taken not only the North American, but international hybrid bass music scene by storm with their massive productions and incredible live performances. 2016 proved to be a big…

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  • BnC Mix 019: The Pirate & Smasheltooth

    September 20, 2016 Peter Merritt

    The latest installment in the Booms and Claps mix series comes from none other than everyone’s favorite Bay Area power DJ couple: The Pirate & Smasheltooth. Both of these selectors have been staples in the West Coast bass music scene for YEARS, and each have individually (and collaboratively) contributed crucially to the development of the community. They each bring their…

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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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  • BnC Mix 018: Shiny Things Live At Shambhala

    August 31, 2016 Mike Vincent

    We’re super stoked on this Wednesday to have SHINY THINGS finally involved in our mix series! This dude has impeccable track selection, and really knows how to get a crowd going. There were dozens upon dozens of amazing sets at Shambhala 2016, and this set was definitely one of my top 3. In this mix, he…

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  • BnC Mix 017: Tiger Fresh

    August 23, 2016 Peter Merritt

    It should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of the West Coast based We Got This collective here at Booms and Claps. With unique and diverse producers and DJs like Chase Manhattan, Chrome Wolves, SPEKt1 and Tiger Fresh representing their sound, the collective is a shining beacon of West Coast bass music culture.…

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  • BnC Mix 016: Dexta

    August 8, 2016 Peter Merritt

      When one thinks of the strong curators of halftime drum and bass, footwork, autonomic hybrid bass music, and “slowfast” in 2016, many labels come to mind. Obviously, there are the heavy hitters: dBridge‘s Exit Records, Om Unit‘s Cosmic Bridge Recordings, Ivy Lab‘s 20/20 LDN, and the legendary Critical Music, but over the past few years, a couple other imprints have solidified themselves…

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  • BnC Mix 015: Subp Yao

    August 2, 2016 Mike Vincent

    Excitement levels were high when I found out one of my favorite European producers, Subp Yao, was going to be playing Emissions this year. It’s always extremely exciting when festivals book European talent that you would otherwise not be able to see on the regular touring circuit. Hype was high for his daytime set, and he definitely…

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  • Shambhala 2016 Is Just Around The Corner

    July 28, 2016 Mike Vincent

    Many of us will be descending upon Salmo River Ranch, British Columbia, one of the most beautiful music festival properties in North America, to attend Shambhala Music Festival next weekend. This family-run and -owned affair turns a whopping 20 years old this year, ascending to a level every other festival in north america can only dream of. Each of…

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  • PROKO Does It Again With “Ym Dnuos”

    July 20, 2016 Mike Vincent

    PROKO, AKA Troy Prokopowich, AKA half of The OriGinALz has been dropping some serious heat over the past 4 months. It’s always nice to see an artist take a step back and go in an entirely different direction. The halftime sound has been permeating into the west coast bass scene over the past year, and we’re not complaining…

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  • BnC Mix 014: Doctor Jeep

    July 13, 2016 Peter Merritt

    In a world of hyper-targeted production and genre wars, New York City’s Doctor Jeep is a rare breed when it comes to diversity: his production and DJ sets blend influences from club music, halftime drum and bass, jungle, techno, grime, house, dancehall, dubstep, UK garage, world music, and more. With releases on labels ranging from the legendary Trouble…

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