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Truth – Hollow World Album (Preview)

Attention sub stompers and low end listeners the Dubstep don’s by the name of Truth are getting ready to release their full length album entitled Hollow World. The 14 track album, filled through and through with their signature sound across the BPM spectrum, is set to release June 10th on Firepower Records and is sure to do numbers.

The two hailing from New Zealand are some of the most productive and consistent producers in all of bass music, and from the sounds of these previews, they haven’t held back a bit. They’ve collaborated with many different artists and have kept it fresh throughout this deep sub-bass experience by implementing the grimey sounds of Joker and the precisely rhythmic vocals of MC Flowdan to name a few.

Listen through to each of these tracks and take in fresh sounds these two talented guys have provided, and get set to grab it June 10th!

Alison Wonderland – I Want U (Ganz Flip)

Ganz has really crushed this remix of Alison Wonderland’s original tune “I Want U”. Caught somewhere between Trap and Dubstep, this tune really shows the Dutch producer’s signature sound. His huge synths paired with crisp percussion layer so nicely to surround Alison’s angelic voice. Biggin up the Ganz!

Kreesha Turner – MJ

Damn, I hadn’t heard of Kreesha Turner until I saw this video, but as soon as the beat dropped I was instantly a fan. Everything from her style, to her flow, to the aesthetics of the video is amazing. It seems as though she has somewhat reinvented herself since her earlier work, as this sound has more of a raw sexiness to it. Her track MJ is the second single off of her forthcoming album cleverly titled “Evolution Inevitable”. This Edmonton, Alberta native has everything it takes to be a star, and with various Juno and Much music awards she is more than on her way.

Check out the video below and stay tuned for her full length album, we can’t wait to hear more from this girl.

Dank ‘N’ Dirty Dubz Presents : 4.20 Free EP 2014

4/20 is always a day of celebration marked far in advance on our calendar.  Following in tradition of the last couple years, US dubstep record label, Dank ‘N’ Dirty Dubz, will be adding yet another key piece to the 4/20 puzzle.  What else could you need besides a lighter, papers, and some high grade?  Music.  To celebrate the smokers holiday, Dank ‘N’ Dirty Dubz is going to release a free nineteen track EP that features music by artists such as Enigma Dubz, Caidance, Subtle Mind, and Blasta, just to name a few.  You get the idea… The sounds are deep!  Check out a little preview of what you’re going to be able to download on 4/20!

Bassdrop Music Presents : The 5th Annual – LIGHT IT UP! 4/20 celebration.

Attention all stoners, recreational smokers, medical marijuana smokers, and first timer fiyah blazers!   Everyones favorite herbal holiday, 4/20, is just around the corner.  As usual, one of Seattle’s most successful party groups, Bassdrop Music, is hosting their annual 4/20 party called LIGHT IT UP!  This year, the fiesta will be taking place at the ever so stylish ‘Within Sodo’ warehouse space and is featuring a great selection of marijuana product vendors, artists, musicians and there is also gonna be a local cannabis cup!

FLOWER CATEGORIES:
Highest THC, Highest CBD, Best All Around, Best Sativa & Best Indica

CONCENTRATES CATEGORIES (including Wax, Shatter, Oil, CO2 & Solvent-less Products, cartridge):
Highest THC, Highest CBD, Best All Around & Best Cartridge

EDIBLES CATEGORIES:
Best Baked, Best Candy, Best Drink, Best Savory Snack (Dips, Spreads, Crackers, Chips, Etc), Highest THC & Highest CBD

TOPICALS CATEGORY:
Best All Around

TINCTURES CATEGORIES:
Highest THC, Highest CBD & Best All Around

GLASS WARE CATEGORIES:
Best Water Pipe, Best Dab Rig & Best Dabber Utensil/Accessory

MOST CREATIVE PRODUCT – All entries have a chance to win this category!
Trophies will be awarded in each category! Enter for your chance to win!

To make the night just that much better, Bassdrop has teamed up with Culture Yard, Ganjaology, Say What?!, Stashbox, and Splash, to assist in rockin’ the party properly.

Here is a highlight of some of the music you’ll be hearing on the 19th!

Located @:
WithinSodo
2916 Utah Ave S
Seattle, WA

BUY LIGHT IT UP! TICKETS HERE: http://lightitup.bpt.me/

Skrillex – Recess (Album)

I was originally going to do a post on the tune with Chicago’s Chance The Rapper, but the more I listened, the more I realized that the whole album deserved a post. Skrillex really flexed his wide variety of production skills with this collection of songs. From the heavy songs with OG MC’s Ragga Twins, to the ravey club sounds of the Kill The Noize collaboration, Skrillex shows his expertise in EDM production. But it doesn’t stop there, he takes hip/hop and breaks references, there are influnces from garage and house, and then there’s the downright abstract production of Doompy Poomp.

The album goes from energetic peaks to deep melodic troughs. Its pretty clear that a lot of time was put into this album, and although it has an overtone of a Club-like vibe, Skrillex has provided a little bit for everyone. On his soundcloud the producer dedicates the album to “all the artists and fans that continue to support and propel this scene into amazing new places” showing his love for more than even just making the music but for the whole community of people contributing to electronic music. Some people may not like the heavier stuff, some people may not like the minimal stuff, but if you give this album a listen I guarantee you’ll find something that perks your ears up.

If you’re not into heavy Club or Electronic Music I’d steer you towards  – 3. Stranger, 5. Coast Is Clear, 8. Doompy Poomp, 9. Fuck That, and 11. Fire Away. If not, just check em all because from the production to the mixing to the mastering is all very well done. Biggup to Skrillex.

Support the artist and Buy the album on Beatport or iTunes

 

Lightning in a Bottle – 2014

Lightning In A Bottle – 2014 – Presented By: The Do Lab

TICKETS GO ON SALE FEB 18 (Today) @ 10am!!

Early Bird Tickets only $225!

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THE CONFLUENCE

REGGAE CONSCIOUSNESS 7 MIX ft: ALBOROSIE, CLINTON FEARON, WARRIOR KING

BIG UP CULTURE YARD! BIG UP BASSDROP! BIG UP SAY WHAT?!  BIG UP SELEKTA RAIFORD!

In anticipation of the legendary reggae party, Reggae Consciousness 2014, presented by Culture Yard, Bassdrop, and Say What?, Selekta Raiford (one of the performing DJ’s of the evening) has put together a beautiful 35 minute mix of all the attending artists.  This includes international reggae stars, Alborosie and Warrior King, Seattle’s own, Clinton Fearon, as well as an incredible selection of opening acts.

February 16th!! Mark your calendars! Reggae Consciousness 2014!

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Reggae Consciousness 2014 – Bob Marley Birthday Celebration – Seattle

ATTENTION ALL REGGAE LOVERS!  The third Sunday of February is a very important day for the Seattle reggae scene.  Reggae Consciousness 2014, which is a full evening of local and international reggae music, will be taking place at The Showbox Market, courtesy of Culture Yard, Say What?, and Bassdrop Music.

Featuring live musical performances by Alborosie, Warrior King, Clinton Fearon, Danny Ital, I Taweh, Selekta Raiford, and DJ Chiba, the night will have a wide range of reggae sounds from roots, to dub, to dancehall, maybe even a little dubstep, and everything between.

BUY TICKETS HERE!! LIMITED AVAILABILITY!!

 BIG UPS to everyone who has come together to make this event happen.  Be sure to follow Culture Yard, Say What?, and Bassdrop on all of their social media pages!

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Abigail Press X TimeLess One – Honey B.

With the new year upon us, it is time for some new sounds to begin emerging.  Abigail Press and TimeLess One have done just that.  With a crunchy, multi-textural beat creating the groundwork for the groove, and Abigail’s precise and smooth flowing vocals on top the track, the two have created something that sends signals of peace, love, and positivity, to all listeners.

This is just the beginning of what’s to come from both US based artists in 2014…stay tuned!