21 July 2011

Inaudible - Speakerface (Studio Mix)

Proper bass treat in a mix by UK-based producer Inaudible. One of the best mid-tempo / heavy bass / twisted beatz shit mix I've heard in a while. It is a collection of his own remixes and original tracks. His music just shows that - given an intelligent and skillful producer, who knows how to squeeze proper juice from his machines - the glitch hop with heavy basslines, occasional wobbles and serious distortions do not need to be a boring, repetitious, and straight dumb, filthy affair (like 80% of what is being released or pushed recently under dubstep / glitch-hop / heavy bass tags). No sarcasm intended, just a statement of fact. Unfortunately. Enjoy this mix, it will be a real pleasure for your ears.

Inaudible - Speakerface [StudioMix] by inaudible

Inaudibe - Speakerface Mix (Direct Download).


01. inaudible - Carnival [self release]
02. +Verb - Empty Hearted (inaudbile remix) *unmastered*
03. inaudbile - Pink Metal *unmastered*
04. inaudible - Strong Irrational Fear *unmastered*
05. inaudible - Echo Cahmber *unmastered*
06. Splatinum - Pumpin Quarterz (inaudible remix) [Splatinum Bandcamp]
07. inaudble - Dog Logic [Muti Music]
08. inaudible - Fish Minge *unmastered*
09. inaudible - Lets do a Makeover [Beta Birmingham]
10. inaudible - Storm Therapy [Muti Music]
11. Freddy Todd - Thug Tastic (inaudible remix) [Car Crash Set]
12. inaudible - Game Theory [Car Crash Set]
13. inaudible - Corporate Propaganda [Muti Music]
14. inaudible - Playing in Traffic *unmastered*
15. inaudible - Quiet Addict [Self Release]

08 July 2011

Krampfhaft - Spit Thunder EP (Saturate Records)

First promos, previews and video trailers of the super duper release Spit Thunder by Krampfhaft (Joris van Grunsven from the Netherlends) on Saturate Records appeared months ago and finally at the begining of July this thing is out physically (7") and digitally (A vinyl is released in just 250 copies, you better hurry). This is the type of futuristic music I am into right now! Very well produced mash up of mutant lazer bass, juke beats, extravagant and experimental electronic excursions into sonic landscapes full of mind-twisting synths and stabs of pure liquid sound. The title track Spit Thunder is most 'classic juke' of the four, but more tuned-down, built on nice and spacey button work. Perfect Grain Structure has a totally infectious 'silly' beat, a kind of funny experiment which works surprisingly well. However, my personal highlight of this release comes as a digital bonus. In Congo Blade Runner the artist creates an ever-expanding sonic structure with catchy melody lines and fantastic synths. Killer!  Grind is another 'jukey' trip but  I also read it as a an illustration of some space drama, a deep cosmic yearning of poor machines lost forever in the void ...

Spit Thunder is a great follow-up to Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops released last year (read my review). This guy has his own distinct style and we will see more great releases from him very soon (e.g. forthcoming on Rwina Records). Saturate Records proved again they are a label to watch. All their releases so far (Krampfhaft, heRobust, Luisterwaar, Acre) were of top-notch quality and offered future-oriented beatz music which really suits my taste. Forthcoming releases (e.g. Coco Bryce) sound equally tasty :)

Krampfhaft Spit Thunder EP promo from Krampfhaft on Vimeo.

06 July 2011

Halo Nova - Goombaton EP (Generation Bass Presents MoomBah)

Global, transnational, ghetto bass prime blog Generation Bass has started a very interesting series of digi releases called Generation Bass Presents MoomBah. As usual, GB is fast to catch new developments on the global bass scene, now paying due respect to the phenomenon of Moombahton (they were instrumental in building the entire thing in the first place), which mixes strong Latin influences with very modern dancefloor-oriented, ghetto-tech/juke/dutch house beats, catchy vocal lines and heavy bass. Their first release in the series comes from a young and talented artist from Tampa, Florida - Halo Nova (aka Nick Pittsinger) and a package includes a few original tracks plus remixes by Sabbo from Israel and and Shazalakazoo from Serbia. The title track "Get Sticky" is a typical Moombahton  patchwork, while Sabbo turned it into a totally overwhelming ravey dancefloor beast with oldschool acid loops made in TB-303 and fast drums. TUNE! Shazalakazoo has a softer, but even more consistent approach, and in his refix created a fantastically rolling, melodic banger! "Panty Raid" builds up quite nicely, but it is another tune "Haunted Circuits" that finally delivers a spacey beat and Moombahcore mayhem. However, my personal highlight of this release is "Tradicion Digitales" with fantastic drums, great delays and super dubby beatz. Elektric riddim par excellence. Highly infectious and not to be played while sitting in your working cubicle as uncontrolled spasms of your limbs may scare the shit out of your co-slaves :)) All in all a very good release, highly recommended by Doktor Krank.

Grab the instrumental of the title track:

Halo Nova - Get Sticky (instrumental)

and listen to the preview and keep your ears open for this release. It's definitely worth checking (though I can't give you the exact date).

GB Presents **MoomBaH SeSSionS EP ** **Volume 1** GoomBaToN - Halo Nova (mixed by Halo Nova) by generation bass

... this is all about the foot work

Generation Bass Presents MoomBaH - EP Series Volume 1. from Videomit on Vimeo.

05 July 2011


I haven't posted my charts for a while. I didn't have enough time for music as such, but I also feel the last 2-3 months were not very ripe with quality stuff, which of course does not mean there were no tunes worth checking. Presented below are 23 best tracks, more or less in order from "OMG! I can't stop listening to this"  to "What a great tune". All genuine killers! Highly recommended by Doktor Krank.


1. Modeselektor, Nazizi, Abbas – Monkeyflip (Out Here Records)
2. Damscray – Bug Detector (G5 Music)
3. Pixelord – Dominator (Soundcloud)
4. Lakritze – Phryne (Soundcloud)
5. Sduk – TeeHee (Slit Jockey)
6. Zomby – Things Fall Apart ft. Noah Lennox (4AD)
7. Nazizi, Jahcoozi, Abbas – Madhouse (Out Here Records)
8. Robot Koch vs. Flako vs. Lil’ Wayne – Stuntin’ Like My Daddy (mash-up)
9. Starkey - Bricks feat. Curly Castro (The Elementz Remix) (Seclusiasis)
10. Cex – Trumpetflower (Snafu remix) (Tigerbeat6)
11. Lando Kal – Time Out (Hotflush)
12. Halp – Fail (Seclusiasis)
13. Nocow – Pulkovo Heights ft. Lapti (G5 Music)
14. Slugabed – My Sense of Smell Comes and Goes (Ninja Tune)
15. Dolby Anol – Naboomboo (with Beccakhan) (Tigerbeat6)
16. Halo Nova – Tradicion Digitales (Generation Bass)
17. DZA – Starshark (Error Broadcast)
18. Elektropusher – Belcome Wack (Top Billin)
19. Luisterwaar - Praise the Lord-ah for Having No Job-ah (Saturate Records)
20. Cardopusher – Coppertoned Punch (Ghosts on Tape remix) (Tigerbeat 6)
21. Powell – Wonky Pixel (Jumble)
22. Teki Latex & Para One – 5th Dimension (Marble)
23. Travis Porter ft. Rick Ross & T-Pain - Make It Rain (Dev79 Remix) (Seclusiasis)