Last week, Philadelphia grime/808-bass badmen Starkey and Dev79 released the 7th installment in their “Street Bass Anthems” compilation series, and it’s chock full of exactly what you would expect: street bass bangers. With tunes from the likes of established heads such as Knight Riderz, Bass Science, Starkey and Dev79 themselves, and even a collaboration with Martyparty, as well as some lesser known up and comers like KAW and Fast Nasty, “SBA Vol. 7” is definitely a solid addition to the already phenomenal Seclusiasis catalogue. How Starkey and Dev79 manage to run Seclusiasis, its brother label Slit Jockey, play shows all over the world, and still produce amazing tunes consistently is beyond my understanding, but they deserve the utmost recognition for it. When I hear the word “grinding”, the first names that come to mind are Starkey and Dev.
We are pleased to present the premiere of “Dutch Yak”, a single from “SBA Vol. 7” by the likes of label don Dev79. The tune, as you might imagine, is full of the bass we’ve all come to expect from a Seclusiasis release. Dev’s vocal chops are excellent, coupled with his signature swung beat create an intrinsically East Coast vibe in the track. Dev79 is one of very few producers on the East Coast holding down that vibe while staying relevant in the West Coast bass scene, and that should be recognized. Rumor has it that he’ll be coming out West for a short tour soon, so keep your eyes peeled for a Dev79 date in your city.
Here are a couple other tunes from the release, available to stream below.