Antony & Cleopatra (Anita Blay, as in CockNBullKid, and Alexander Burnett (of Sparkadia) have just released their new single, Take Me, a genre spanning dance track that absorbs the history of the dancefloor and delivers one timeless track. One of our favourite Canadian groovers, Pat Lok, takes things to the next level with this storming reMix of the track.Lend him your ears.
Mr. Lok’s take on Take Me pays respect tot he original while turning into a jacking track that has one foot on both sides of the Atlantic. Working up a Chicago House groove, Lok dabbles with bassier UK elements; injecting the tune with all manner of subby goodness. Despite the rumbling tones, Pat keeps things light with playful melodies and full usage of Anita’s soulful vocals. An energetic slice of sunshine House that shows off why Pat Lok is on top of his game.
♫ Antony & Cleopatra – Take Me (Pat Lok reMix)
Antony & Cleopatra’s Take Me is out now.
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Last week this tasty treat got a spin on 1Xtra from Monki. It’s a new tune from Bristolian bass heads GotSome. Whether it’s a forthcoming new single or not is not known at this time, it’s possibly a track they’ve put together for their sets, who knows? What we do know though is that it would be a sure fire summer festival monster if released. It’s fittingly called ‘Don’t Stop’, check it out below.
As you would expect, this tune is a non stop bass juggernaut. Mixing up their heavy bass sound with a sprinkling of Chicago House, GotSome deliver a stomping and mesmerising peak time tune. With a pulsating tuned kick complimenting the bassline, the track conjures up a percussive hook that kinda’ works it’s way into your brain. Add to that some House stabs and brooding vocal samples and you have a heady and intoxicating mix.
♫ GotSome – Don’t Stop (Radio Rip)
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Earning some serious radio and DJ play in the past few weeks are the tracks from Bristol’s finest Bass merchants GotSome’s forthcoming new EP, Just A Feeling. Due to drop on Defected later this month, the EP contains two new original tunes and a handful of reMixes.to boot. Wrap your listening gear around the EP’s title track below.
Just A Feeling sees GotSome adding soulful vocals to their armoury. Bringing it heavy, as they always do, in the bass department. The duo serve up a robotic and imposing synth bass and pair that with a skippy Garage groove. Building the track gradually toward the breakdown, GotSome get you hooked on the tracks groove before breaking out some serious hook fury for the finale. It’s hard to ignore.
♫ GotSome – Just A Feeling
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Bristol Bass merchants GotSome are about to hammer home their new single, the follow up to last year’s clubland destroying Bassline. This new tune sees the duo teaming up with notorious festival hater and humourless narcissist Wiley to produce an absolutely massive slice a speaker shaking that is likely to see them have their first (and much deserved) cross-over hit. This is Vibe Out.
This one is heavy, so make sure you system is turned right up. Robotic beats and razor sharp bass dominate the tune that mixes a little Dancehall and a little Grime into a terminator style Bass House juggernaut. GotSome live up to their manifesto, this one is all about the bassline The duo tease you for over a minute before unleashing, layered with buzzing synths and rumbling subs, the big bass that powers the festival dancefloor powerhouse that is Vibe Out.
♫ GotSome (Feat. Wiley) – Vibe Out
GotSome’s Vibe Out is released 22nd February.
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Fresh out the oven; here’s the latest monster from floorfilling renaissance man MiGHty mOUse. Following on from his recent Shaker Faker/Space Face single of earlier this year, That Piano Track, continues the MiGHty mOUse trend of throwing a whole bunch of dance music genres into a blender and generating something awesome and fresh. Put together primarily for his DJ sets, the mOUse man felt this one was too good to be kept to himself. We tend to agree.
There’s just so much more personality in MiGHty mOUse’s tunes than many of his contemporaries. Never following a formula he always delivers something that’s completely in-tune with the dancefloor but with a heap of added quirkiness; That Piano Track is no exception. With frantic purcussion and a groove that effortlessly slides from light piano hooked House to sub rumbling Bass; this one will definitely keep the crowd locked in. Enjoy.
♫ MiGHty mOUse – That Piano Track
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Hate On Me is the title track of of the new EP from Cheap Thrills label boss and UK Bass legend Hervé. Following on from last years Lion EP and a storming release with Zebra Katz on Mad Decent, the man is back with the bass on a track that combines his more recent House-y output with his booming Bass roots and delivers the best of both worlds.
It’s hard not to move to this one. Just sitting down with headphones on we’ll be nodding like crazy, we can only imagine how compelling it is in a club. Classic 909 hats and a mesmerizing subby bassline run throughout the track generating a rock solid core. There’s a cheeky sample from comedian Katt Williams that injects the tune with a playful side, but one that doesn’t deter from the hardcore floorfilling mission that Hate On Me is on.
♫ Hervé – Hate On Me
Hervé’s Hate On Me EP is out now.
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Awesome Bristol Bass duo GotSome’s latest recipient of their booming sound is London singer/songwriter Moko. The voice Of Chase & Status’ Count On Me, Moko is gearing up for the release of her new single Your Love next month and the boys, still riding high on the monster success of their single Bassline, have taken it to low down dirty places.
Unsurprisingly, this one’s all about the bassline; a woozy, speaker destroying, pummel of bass that rides on a shuffling, Garage-y House beat, dominating all it encounters. Supported by stabbing leads, GotSome skilfully deliver this hammerfall bass without ever letting it overwhelm Moko’s smooth vocal, Powerful stuff; I’d expect to be hearing a lot of over the coming months if I were you.
♫ Moko – Your Love (GotSome reMix)
Moko’s Your Love is out 7th September.
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Now that our girl Ronika’s utterly infectious Rough ‘N’ Soothe is out in the wild, and one of our surprise anthems of the summer (we say ‘surprise’ because we weren’t expecting it to get that stuck in our heads), we can give you a listen to the final reMix. this one comes from Sugardaddy, long standing duo comprised of Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay and Tim Hutton.
Sugardaddy whip up a vibe that walks the line between 80s epic and deep bassy House track. Bleeding snatches of rockin’ riff and soulful chimes over a B-Boy beat, this reMix created a enigmatic club groove for Ron’s vocals to drift in and out of. Replete with all manner of synthetic flourishes, the track feels like a Dub version of an existing tune, whist we imagine the other track to be lush 80s electronic Soul, this reMix is squarely aimed at late night dancefloors. Also, 100 points for the hilarious photo, that’s a genuine headline!
♫ Ronika – Rough ‘N’ Soothe (Sugardaddy reMix)
Ronika’s Rough ‘N’ Soothe is out now.
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In return for Norwegian Cosmic genius Lindstrøm reMixing here current single, You (Ha Ha Ha), ElectroPop princess Charli XCX has teamed up with Twin Idol to drop a radical reworking of Lindstrøm’s Fāār-I-Kāāl. And when we say ‘radical reworking’, we really mean it, Fāār-I-Kāāl, is I’m sure you remember is a bright, optimistic slab of funky galactic Disco. This is a bass heavy ElectroPop haze.
So what we have here is an R&B flavoured Bass track with and ElectroPop vibe. Charli lays down some vocals which the original track was missing and wraps the track in swirls of hazy synths and chimes. Big warping bass sounds jostle for space with haunting melodies as Charli and Twin Idol create a mood both of mystery and for dancing. Let’s face it, it’s pretty much a different song, but a pretty compelling one though.
♫ Lindstrøm – Fāār-I-Kāāl (Charli XCX Vs. Twin Idol reMix)
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Here’s the video for Bass songstress Jessie Ware’s new single Imagine It Was Us. This Julio Bashmore produced slice off summery, smooth House gold is possible the best thing she’s ever done.
Long time Ware collaborator, graphic designer, Kate Moross (of Monarchy T-Shirt and Simian Mobile Disco cover fame) directed the clip once more.
Jessie Ware’s Imagine It Was Us is released 14th April as a single, it’s a bonus track taken from the forthcoming re-issue of her début album, Devotion (The Gold Edition), out 13th April.
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