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Bass, Bass House, 4x4 Garage, Funky

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I think this sound is getting better and better....still a lot of sub-par tunes get made, but thats probably true in every scene. Because it often relies on very simple elements it can get in to some silly/stoopid/cheese territory - but when its right, its great. As well as lots of upfront tunes I am starting to find a few deeper ones too. Most of its pretty upfront though.

    I've been hunting for good tunes and am starting to build up a nice little selection - hungry for more though.

    Theres a bunch of different styles that kind of go together, and can get played together. Grime can fit in here too i guess.

    My understanding of the different terms are Bass tends to have 4x4 kicks, possibly a bit of garage shuffle, but definitely all about the bass taking the lead, often with no other elements than drum and bass. In fact I get a lot of DnB vibes from theses tunes. At worst can get a bit bro-step noisy at times. Usually more restrained than that though.

    Bass house is more about a house feel but with a lot of sub bass elements that regular house doesnt.

    4x4 Garage is just that, garage, with a more stomping feel

    Funky is hard to describe but i guess its a lot like garage in terms of the shuffle, but not limited by the formula - explores taht shuffle in differnet funky directions!

    Hard to describe these things really. Then theres loads of stuff that doesn't fit neatly into any of that...

    Anyhow, TUNES! I've found that lots arent up on the internet, save for record shops.

    This is one of my favourites at the moment, on a slightly less obvious tip.

    Tentronic & Negativ - Shatter


    And this is really clever I think
    JG - Cave Explorer
    bit of shit audio version on soundcloud - release is fatter - i think to stop people downloading it cheekily!
     
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  2. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    subscribes



     
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  3. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    My speciality :D

    Cellardore is producer of the moment for me..... I believe he's originally from the area I live in now too.



    Mikey B is also currently putting out some wicked tunes



    Last mix 4x4 mix I did, probably should do another as this one is 10 months old now.
     
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Perfect example of dead simple but powerful

    And Rico gets it right with both of these two - a love of old rave vibes on these two
    Big Bad Tune / Red Sun
    (On Red Sun the 1point5 remix of Red Sun is the one really...the original is kind of crazy too)
     
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  5. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    I *loved* Funky when it was a thing in around 08/09 (fuck - was that over 8 years ago already :eek:).

    This 30 minute mini-mix was one of my favourites:


    Other tracks from back then that I still love:

    Shystie - Pull It (Ill Blu Remix)
    Dj Zinc feat Ms Dynamite - Wile Out
    Lil Silva - Seasons
    Crazy Cousins - Inflation
    Princess Nyah - Frontline
    Hard House Banton - Reign
    Attacca Pesante ft Shea Soul - Make It Funky For Me

    Are people making decent funky stuff at the moment? After 2010 or so it seemed to be all moody basslines and no fun.
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I heard a Marcus nasty all funky set the other day....ill dig it out tomorrow.
    it was alright... It's changed a bit since that 08 era. There's always good things out there somewhere...

    i look forward to checking that mix though
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I don't suppose you know if that's Seiji who used to make dnb on reinforced....i think he went on to do broken beat, which has a connection with funky via the drum feel
     
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    May 16 < this is the one i was thinking about - its good!


    Nov 16 - newer one - havent heard this yet
     
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  9. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Yep - one and the same.

    Thanks for posting those two mixes. First one's okay, but I really like the Nov 16 mix - it's got a good balance of vocal and heavier tunes. That's what I liked about Funky and UK Garage in their prime - DJs would be playing sweet vocal tunes one minute and pounding basslines the next.
     
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  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    seijis a quality producer with great taste... Not in a position to play that yet, but looking forward to doing so in the week!

    glad you found something there in the mixes :thumbs:
     
  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    This thread can't be complete without some TQD (and each of them independently







     
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  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I did not know thats what TQD stood for (newbie)

    This is a big Q tune
     
  13. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Rate Broken Records from Brighton


    Negativ is worth a look


    I also love the silly end of the spectrum, i.e. off me nut records
     
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  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    liking the Negativ + Pelikkann tune a lot sim
    This is the pelikann tune ive got in my bag - big upfront stomper


    Seiji mix is :thumbs:
     
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  16. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

     
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  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Total bullet this one .... forthcoming... deep but ravey
     
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  18. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

  19. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Why not stick one of my meagre 4x4 efforts in :D

     
  20. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

  21. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.



    One of my mixes, its in the urbanite Mixes thread too, but is relevant to this one too.... Tracklist in link
     
  22. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    New TQD Album :cool:

     
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    sounds alright...more on the garage end of the spectrum
    i think they were are Bangface? Did you catch thm?
     
  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Yeah I did...

    I really like them anyway, so I was mega stoked. I've seen them 3 or 4 times now, always smash it.

    I wouldn't say garage at all, quintessential bassline sound.
     
  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I finally got round to recording a mix! More on the rave/jungle/dnb influenced end of things...
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    Tchami - Tribute Remix of Rob Base's It Takes 2
    AC Slater - LMLY
    Champion - Execution
    Andrew Diggs - The Ghost [Rico's Edit]
    Jay Robinson - Fury
    DevelopMENT - Dem Boy Sound
    Gilbino - Space Race
    Born Dirty - Check Your Bell
    Sunday Roast - Wisdom
    Inkline - Carbon Play
    Sunday Roast - Radio Who
    Rico Tubbs - Iron Heart [Skapes Remix]
    Rico Tubbs - Dancehall feat.Ragga Twins [Dub Mix]
    Foamo - Wardance
    Rico Tubbs - Big Bad Tune
    Foor - Double Bass Baby
    JG - Cave Explorer
    Sunday Roast - Freak
    Tchami - Tribute Remix of Marshall Jefferson's Move Your Body

    Download link/write up etc:
    Mikus Musik: Have To Work Hard For It! Underground Bass Selection
     
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  26. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Downloaded that one for tomorrow.

    More Off Me Nut stuff...

     
  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Nice work..... Will share around for you too.

    I've got this one as a competition entry for a set at Nosily, fits into the remit of this thread too :)



     
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  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.



    This tune has been eagerly awaited for a long time on one of the bassline Facebook groups I'm on.
     
  29. Moronik

    Moronik roughly humanoid

    Got asked to do a bassline set recently, which reignited my love for the sound. Some class bangers out there! Not much on vinyl though it seems.... not modern stuff anyway :(
     
  30. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    You won't find much vinyl at all.

    If you've got any tunes you're after on MP3 and can't find, let me know and I'll have a look for you..... I've got so many tunes.

    It's very a much a cdj dj's world, bassline.
     

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