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With the proliferation of bass music in today’s scene, particularly drum & bass, we’ve sought out to highlight some of the off-kilter styles and BPMs the genre has to offer — and so the latest Launchpad playlist is brimming with bristling bass. From half-time and hip-hop to neuro rhythm, we present a small collection of bass music aside from the more ubiquitous dubstep and trap sounds and rhythms in the current dance sphere.
DA Playlist Selects:
Shield – “Slang ft Ivy Lab”
Though “Slang” was released more than two years ago, it’s inventive tendencies boast a sinister air of bass music that proves to be an idiosyncratic standout, even by today’s standards. Judging by the track’s off-kilter production, it’s also small wonder NOISIA premiered this track on NOISIA Radio.
RoyGreen & Protone – “Manoeuvre”
“Manoeuvre” is a unique sounding drum & bass track with awesome vocals from one of the UK’s storied MC’s, DRS. With a voice that lends so perfectly to the production, it’s no surprise RoyGreen & Protone nail the vibes on “Manoeuvre.” It’s properly dark and plenty moody, and thus, unforgettably exuberant.
Obeyer – “Chelsea Smile”
TLZMN – “Viper”
Kid Koma – “Chimera”
Shield – “Slang” ft. Ivy Lab
RoyGreen & Protone x The Insiders ft. DRS – “Manoeuvre”
Hyroglifics x Arkaik – “Phone Drone”