27 May
Future 2-step/funky/garage/house/bass for your weekend pop-off

Manga and bass-obsessed DJ/producer Submerse has been making waves recently with his self-professed “garage, bassline, 2-step, house, jpop” sound, a blend I cannot help fall in love with. Thank god for the resurgence of 2-step, an under-explored and too quickly passed on sub-genre of the fin de millenium — it’s great to be living in […]


8 Nov
Berlin's female super duo drop the bassy goodness

I met the Sick Girls a little over 3 years ago when in Berlin covering its nascent Nu bass/Euro Crunk scene, and even back then the girls knew how to lay it down. Alexandra Droener and Johanna Grabsch first met as bookers at the now legendary WMF Club, but were bored of the stale sounds […]


26 Jan
The Bingo Beats continue

Whether it’s his Bingo Beats mixes or prolific D&B, breakstep and 2-step productions, DJ Zinc has always remained at the top of his game. Here he is teaming up with staple muse Ms. Dynamite on the newly released “While Out”, and I gotta say I’m really feeling it. I’ve never gotten bored with this sound […]


18 Dec
LA's legendary club night shuts down after 11 awesome years

In the late 90s and early 2000s, there simply was no better club night in Los Angeles than Firecracker. There were many things that made it magical, and I have so many good memories from there I cannot even begin to list them. Not only was it the early stomping grounds for many seminal LA […]


21 Oct
Bells, ripples, squawking birds and whining violins unite

XLR8R just put up a really cool video where they followed around Seattle producers Dave Pezzner (a.k.a. Pezzner) and Jeff McIlwain (a.k.a. Lusine) to record a track using mainly field recordings. They take a light-rail train to the Seattle waterfront and record what they find — including the bells of the train, a weird Chinese […]


25 Sep
UK's bass ambassador hits LA tonight at Discotheque

IF you lived anywhere in the UK, telling you who Annie Mac is would be as redundant as telling you who…well…I guess there is no one in America comparable, because we simply don’t have the same affinity for DJs and radio as they do in the land of trainers and crumpets. There, BBC Radio 1 […]