This week has been quite stressful, with inconsistent friends and the summer coming to a close I haven’t been in exactly the best state of mind. As I sat in my room tonight thriving off of facebook and seeing what others have been doing with their busy and interesting lives I couldn’t help but have a feeling of slight melancholy. As always, I had my DnB, Dubstep & House playlist going on my iTunes. As I layed there with bass blasting in my ear I wasn’t getting any happier, finally this song came on, Take You There by Chase and Status. As it’s cool and relaxed rhythms went on I couldn’t help but feel eased and slightly more happy. The song has some spacey synths and an overall calming sound. Now this song may be a little older but songs like these are timeless and are worth listening to over and over. So if anyone out there is going through a rough patch this one goes out to you guys and if not make sure to check this one out because it’s a classic.
Snoop Dogg obviously knows whats good with the dubstep scene. Here is a track he did with Chase and Status, Wild Animals, and Tavi Shah, back in 2009 called Snoop Dogg Millionaire. Snoop sets the mood of the song immediately with a smooth spoken intro and gets the listener well prepared for the first drop and chorus to start the song off. From there he does what he does and hits us 3 strong and motivating verses on how to become a Snoop Dogg Millionaire. Chase and Status + Wild Animals + Snoop = Dubstep classic. DROP IT!
Drum n’ Bass has been running along side dubstep since dubstep first came about. In some ways I think of drum n’ bass as dubstep’s faster and more metal influenced predecessor. You can see how the two parallel each other with the sub/hybrid genre drumstep. Now a lot of people might not be as in love with drum n’ bass and just stick with dubstep because they prefer heavy HEAAAVVVY bass. but I would say they might not have heard the right stuff. One song that has been popping up on various compilations that I frequent would be Space Time by Delta Heavy. This song is massive! It’s on the new Drum N’ Bass Arena and I found out about it through UKF Drum & Bass. The drop…for a lack of better words, drops hard and seems to come out of nowhere. The bass line on the song has a dubstep sound to it while keeping the rhythm of a drum n’ bass track. If Dubstep’s slower pace isn’t doing it for you at the moment I highly recommend this song because it’s kind of like if you gave Dubstep a shot of adrenalin. So here it is, you can get it on beatport right now, Space Time by Delta Heavy.
Another song with a very notable all around dirty, grimy, and mesmerizing sound is No Problem off Chase & Status’s new album No More Idols. The song immediately makes you want to move with it’s fast pace and hypnotic synths. Like Space Time it also was featured on Drum & Bass Arena: Evolution. Chase & Status are hitting the Drum & Bass charts hard and they have recently kicked off their US tour and were featured at Coachella. Check it out below, big ups to Chase & Status for this one.
Last but not least is the heaviest of this list. Off of his new album, Mechanoid Meltdown, Liquid Stranger puts out Shake My Ass. The song starts out with a thumping bass and a trancy sounding intro, then gets right into the drum n’ bass tempo with it’s huge bass lines and powerful drums. The song is what a lot of dubstep wishes it could be. If you like deep and heavy bass, this song will definitely satisfy you. Buy the whole album on Beatport! Now, here is Shake My Ass.
This past Thursday at ShowBox, Chase and Status threw it down! Enough said.
Chase and Status released their new album No More Idols this month to an eager US audience via iTunes. Seattle was the second stop on their US tour which already hit Cochella and is booked for the upcoming Nocturnal Festival in Texas. These guys have blown up so hard since winning best DnB album in 2009, I swear they are not human. They must be alien astronauts how, with laser like precision, they are destroying the game. Add a front man, drummer, laser show and a room full of Seattle swaggerythmic moving bodies… ohhh never!