Saturday, March 26, 2011

Expansion Broadcast Podcast 312: Bass Architects Future Garage, Bass, House, Dubstep

Expansion Broadcast (EXBC) Podcast 312: 
Bass Architects ~ Version 3 (EXBC Session)

Podcast: Download

 Track List

  1. Leonard Cohen – Intro [unknown]
  2. Sigha – Light Swells in a Distant Place [Hotflush]
  3. Commix – How You Gonna Feel ( Pedestrian Remix ) [Metalheadz]
  4. Jack Sparrow – Terminal [Tectonic]
  5. Sepalcure – No Think [Hotflush]
  6. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow [Aus Music]
  7. Photek – 101 ( Boddika Drum Machine Remix ) [Photek]
  8. Cosmic Revenge – Mind Eraser [Embassy]
  9. Jam City – Magic Drops [Night Slugs]
  10. Shackleton – Deadman [Honest Jon's]
  11. Africa Hitech – Said Speed [Warp]
  12. Double Helix – Bass 2 Dark [Keysound]
  13. Kid Kashmir – Return to Bombay City [unknown]
  14. Velour – Scent of Romance [Night Slugs]
  15. French Fries – Merel [Youngunz]
  16. Appleblim – Lipsmacker ( Deadboy Remix ) [Aus Music]
  17. Drop the Lime – Set me Free ( Generik remix ) [Trouble & Bass]
  18. Orphan101 – Propa [Applepips]
  19. Objekt – The Goose that Got Away [Objekt]

 A little background on the Bass Architects…

Eternal and Transit are two of the most established underground djs that the DC area has produced. With over 30 years experience between them and countless performances dating back to 1994 these two know exactly what it takes to get a dancefloor rocking. They have earned a reputation for playing tight, musical sets and have an uncanny ability to select tunes most djs slept on or just plain missed out on. The two are also notorious crate diggers and their sets are sure to feature a few rarities and classics on wax.

Eternal, who got his start playing jungle and breakbeat in Richmond VA and Allentown PA back in 1995, was part of the seminal Parametrics DC DJ crew, resident DJ at the AYA DnB weekly and later as resident and head of DnB bookings for the massive Destination weekly at DC Tunnel. Steve Eternal was also the brains behind PMX Radio in the early 2000′s and is currently a resident at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC, where he holds down Dub and Dancehall for Wednesday nights as Version Sound. Transit was one of the first jungle/dnb djs in Upstate NY while in school at Cornell and was also partners with Rogers and Freefall as part of CatalystDC. He also helped start progressive dnb label TestFlight Recordings which featured forward thinking beats from artists like Blame, ASC and Orion.

The Bass Architecture project is their most recent endeavor and aims squarely at the diverse world of Bass music. Bass Architecture Version 1 is a deep and soulful journey into the sound of UK Garage and modern Bass music unlike many you will hear. They effortlessly combine complex beat structures and atmospheric textures with post-rave vocal edits to great effect. Modern masters like Ramadanman and Pangaea feature prominently alongside new school beatsmiths like George Fitzgerald, Jack Dixon and Jay Grind. With influences ranging from freestyle and footwork to deep techno, dub and chicago house this is just a taste of what to expect in the next few years from this seasoned duo.

In addition to new and classic mixes and a podcast starting this spring they plan to put out several new original tunes later this year. Remember to check out Steve Eternal aka Version Sound every other Wednesday spinning dancehall at the venerable Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC!

* Props to Erictronica and EXBC crew for hosting and supporting Bass Arx, and for being proactive about pushing this underground music forward not just locally here in DC, but globally with the EXBC programming and online presence. Looking forward to the Future!!!


Zer0_II said...

It really is great to see you back. I was seriously concerned that you were planning on calling it quits. I look forward to seeing more posts here in the future. Take care.


Anonymous said...

By old routine, stopping by to dig a little deeper into the old goldmine - looking for soulfood and a place to eat..... to my big surprise: the groove is back on! Bass is the place! Bopsky

black magic said...

very very good post

P M X said...

Thank you very much :) This is Part 3 of a progressive, continuous series geared towards the emergent undercurrent of Bass Revivalism currently underway. Mostly UK action production-wise, but these producers are incorporating sounds of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago etc. and creating a formidable synthesis capable of complete dancefloor annhilation.

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