GRiZ brings the funk to Night Bass with ‘Could U’

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GRiZ brings the funk to Night Bass with ‘Could U’Griz Via Facebook

It’s a rare moment when two artistic forces operating in different musical spheres come together in perfect harmony, and on Feb. 7, fans were treated to one of those moments. On paper, the collaboration between GRiZ and Night Bass is surprising; the feel-good dance saxophonist releasing a track on such a gritty house label is unexpected to say the least. In practice, the pair sounds perfectly in sync.

“Could U” opens modestly before GRiZ opens the floodgates of funk. One by one, new elements enter the mix for a natural gradual build. As the build reaches its peak, the instrumentation slips away to allow a coarse bassline to take center stage. By its conclusion, “Could U” will have you moving, grooving, and wishing GRiZ would collaborate with Night Bass every week.

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‘This is Night Bass Vol. 9’ lands, chock full of club-ready house

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Those unfamiliar with Night Bass: it’s time to get acquainted. The ever-prolific label is back with another compilation to its This is Night Bass series. The ninth installment keeps the signature dark house flavor flowing throughout, ensuring these tracks will work their way into club sets everywhere. On this edition, Riddim Commission opens the commotion with a Fugees sample, Bijou “Shines” with Dread MC, and Codes keeps things “So Damn Funky,” among many other tunes.

If this compilation still isn’t enough Night Bass, GRiZ makes his debut on the label Feb. 7 with his upcoming single “Could U.” Head man AC Slater heads out on his Hi8 tour across North America as well, beginning a week later in Portland, Oregon.

Shift K3Y drops a pair of Night Bass house heaters [Stream]

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Shift K3Y drops a pair of Night Bass house heaters [Stream]Shift K3y

Adding to his impressive collection, the wildly prolific Shift K3Y returns with another Night Bass EP. They Wanna Know‘s title track builds with a vocal melody before descending into a dark house riff with several percussive spikes added for bounce. “Come On” keeps the same bass-house aggression as its cohort, but leaves room for a warbled synth to take center stage.

They Wanna Know is the London producer’s fifth Night Bass project since 2017, and it arrives following his skittish house cut “Push Ya Back Out,” released on HELDEEP records.

AC Slater – Laid Off

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AC Slater – Laid OffAc Slater

AC Slater has dropped off a brand new sonic treat on his Night Bass imprint. The single, “Laid Off,” is rambunctious as ever, taking listeners on a bumpy, yet pleasant ride on top of punchy kicks, heady bass, and squelchy synth progressions. Per usual, the record feels fit to drive the dancefloor into a frenzy, and will likely do so in the coming months.

“Laid Off” closes a strong summer release run for AC Slater. He paired with Kaleena Zanders at the end of May for an anthemic vocal tune “Final Fantasy,” and later landed on UKF with a fiery “Represent.” Expect to hear all of these during his current tour, which includes a stop in LA on September 28 before a brief jaunt in Europe, followed by Australia.

Skrillex, Bassnectar, Virtual Self, Louis The Child to cap the year at Lights All Night

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Skrillex, Bassnectar, Virtual Self, Louis The Child to cap the year at Lights All NightLights All Night

Dallas is prepping its premier end-of-year festival, Lights All Night, with plenty of firepower for its tenth installment, running December 27-28. The first phase of the New Year’s Eve weekend event has arrived, showcasing plenty of top-tier muscle.

Skrillex will continue his lauded 2019 event/release return with a headlining appearance on the affair’s first night alongside Virtual Self, while Bassnectar and Louis The Child take night two for ransom. The weekend-long effort will also receive ample support from the roster’s underside, which includes fervently in-demand acts like AC Slater, Elephante, Herobust, Kayzo, Zomboy, and more. Slater will be setting up shop with a Night Bass stage takeover, while GRVDNCR Records will host its own dubstep-directed stage.

Tickets to Lights All Night officially go on sale Thursday, August 22, but interested parties can register for pre-sale now, here.

‘Night Bass London’ EP brings blistering bass house to streamers’ speakers

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‘Night Bass London’ EP brings blistering bass house to streamers’ speakersNight Bass Shirt

Night Bass has bestowed three brand new bass house hitters on listeners via the release of Night Bass London [UKF10]. Comprised of just three cuts, Night Bass London [UKF10] keeps it sonically short and sweet, but nevertheless makes every second count. The EP kicks off with the gravelly bass technics of opening number, the Static-supplied, “Phlegmatic Dogs.”

Moving forward, “Phlegmatic Dogs” gives way to Nightline‘s underground-inflected “Shift K3Y.” Layered atop a driving bassline, the chopped, looping vocal cuts add a groovy sense of grit to the dark house showing.

Corrupt shoulders closing duties with the Raas-assisted “I Don’t Care.” The airy, atmospheric tones that accent the song’s opening seconds lend a static-y appeal to the track, but as streamers will indubitably agree, of all the electronic elements that work in harmony on “I Don’t Care,” it’s the undulating bassline that reigns supreme in the constructive context of the EP inclusion.

Lunar Lunes: Golf Clap remix BROODS, Chime takes on Super Smash Bros, Volac return to Night Bass + more

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Lunar Lunes: Golf Clap remix BROODS, Chime takes on Super Smash Bros, Volac return to Night Bass + moreGolf Clap Press Photo

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

In this week’s installment, Golf Clap put a groovy spin on BROODS‘ “Peach.” Nicky Romero re-imagines Martin Garrix‘s “Dreamer” with Mike Yung as a melody-centric big room track, and Moscow duo Volac return to AC Slater‘s Night Bass with their Funky EP. Chime holds nothing back on an creative dubstep remake of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate “Main Theme / Lifelight.” Prince Fox continues his string of remixes with a take on Travis Scott‘s chart-topping “Sicko Mode,” and QUIX puts his own spin on GASHI‘s “Creep On Me.” KUURO deliver a formidable Monstercat release, “What U Wanna Do” with Spencer Ludwig, and Alvin Risk reveals his latest as HA with Hodgy, “O.P.E.N.” Culture Code and Rabinik tug at the heartstrings with “Love Somebody,” and Trivecta pounds out a powerful trance beat on his remix of Myon and Late Night Alumni‘s “Hearts & Silence.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Jack Beats drop four-track ‘The Remedy’ EP

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Jack Beats have proven their deep understanding of house music once again with their latest release, The Remedy. Out on their frequent home at AC Slater‘s Night Bass label, the EP shows Beni G and Plus One’s innate creativity in production. Proven across four tracks, this energetic out-of-the-box thinking has become the Jack Beats brand.

The Remedy sees sounds ranging from classic house sampling and piano progressions and tweaky early 2010s-era garnishing — and that’s all just on the EP’s title track. On “Raise It Up,” the duo teamed up with fellow Brits DJ Zinc and MC GQ on a track centering around acidic synths and a wobbly bassline, and with Taiki Nulight on the in your face “Mendo.” All in all, this EP adds to Jack Beats’ impressive resume.

Jack Beats drop four-track ‘The Remedy’ EP

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Jack Beats drop four-track ‘The Remedy’ EPBkeattaojvjphaimf9

Jack Beats have proven their deep understanding of house music once again with their latest release, The Remedy. Out on their frequent home at AC Slater‘s Night Bass label, the EP shows Beni G and Plus One’s innate creativity in production. Proven across four tracks, this energetic out-of-the-box thinking has become the Jack Beats brand.

The Remedy sees sounds ranging from classic house sampling and piano progressions and tweaky early 2010s-era garnishing — and that’s all just on the EP’s title track. On “Raise It Up,” the duo teamed up with fellow Brits DJ Zinc and MC GQ on a track centering around acidic synths and a wobbly bassline, and with Taiki Nulight on the in your face “Mendo.” All in all, this EP adds to Jack Beats’ impressive resume.

AC Slater and Phlegmatic Dogs wild out for remix of Kaskade’s ‘Fun’

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Earlier this year, Kaskade tapped the BROHUG trio, Mr. Tape, and Madge for some “Fun” — a funky guitar and bouncy bell synth-led house single, crafted with a penchant for playtime. Now, AC Slater joins the Phlegmatic Dogs duo in introducing the track to a diversion of the darker variety.

While AC offers the new remix his airy, reverb-heavy melodicism in the interludes, the drops are riddled with the Dogs’ signature static-heavy bass. The remix leaves Madge’s frisky vocal cut intact, tinged with a bit of pitched-down distortion. Similarly, traces of the rest of the frolicsome original’s frill still permeate throughout the remix—though they too seem to have been dropped in the Night Bass blender.

The Phlegmatic Dogs are chronic releasers inside AC’s dusky house haven, Night Bass Records. Last year, the imprint housed their breakthrough track “Keepmastik,” which plagued house sets for months after its release with its fierce rhythmic arrangement and growling bassline.