We seem to have been stockpiling recently so here's a triplet of treats from our US West Coast cousins.
First up, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Bassnectar is one of our favourite artists and a big inspiration to us kids by the blatant lack of posting recently. We’ve not only been sitting on this absolute beast of a bootleg he put together with Datsik, which uses a tune from two of my favourite artists growing up, Rebel MC & Top Cat; but we’ve sat on this savage mix he recorded for Annie Nightingale while he was here as well; and the first time he came to tear up a club in our home town, I was at a club in London that he’d played at a few days before! None of this is through anything other than a hectic schedule and the kind of planning that would make a Griswold holiday look like the Roman Invasion of Britain, we still got mad love for Lorin and family over here and these goodies show exactly why that is… Enjoy.
Download: Bassnectar + Datsik – YES / alt link
Bassnectar – Here We Go
DC Breaks – Halo (Bassnectar remix)
Bassnectar – Massive Attack Remix
Bassnectar – The 808 Track
Bassnectar – Bass Head
Sub Focus – Splash (Bassnectar remix)
Jimi Hendrix – various
Deftones – Prince (Bassnectar remix)
Reich – Proverb (Takemura vs Bassnectar remix)
Another artist from the West Coast who’s been influential since day one and inspired us to coin the term Hulk Hop some time back is Mochipet. He joins both Jack Beats and Sub Swara in putting together a club destroying remix of Big Boi’s ‘Shutterbug’, this is the kind of filthily hot electronic business you’d get from the same Jawas who tried selling R2D2 as a sex slave (or did I make that version of Star wars up?).
Big Boi - Shutterbugg (Mochipet Remix)
Absolutely love the Glitch hop style approach to this Dubstep tune from MartyParty which carries the depth of his PANTyRAID cohort’s (Ooah) Of Porcelain project (which we still feel was criminally underated) with the bump of his Glitch Mob stuff. It’s off his first EP which is out on December 14th.
Download: MartyParty – Los Angeles