November has arrived with a bang and the first release Friday of the month will see fireworks light up the sky. We like bangers that keep popping and have found five releases dropping in the first half of November that will light up any sound system.
BIG DOPE P – MEHLISH
Mehlish roughly translates as don’t worry and as you listen through this release any worries disappear while you become gripped by the culture combining creations. Some tracks blend disco with bass, others bring a more familiar American trap sound to the chops, with more combinations to savour. Strong attitude, high energy and fun with pieces that can be drawn in many different variations of sets from the London based, Parisian producer. Listen / Buy
DANNY GOLIGER – SUSTAIN
Four deliciously smooth, transportive tracks offered up by LA based producer Danny Goliger who creates music with multiple layers, bringing a feel of story telling along with it. The EP emits a feeling of calm that would accompany a vast adventure, be it in a game or reality. Dirty Bird US continues to show why it has risen to become a much loved label with every release hitting the mark. Listen / Buy
BODHI – ROUNDS
Adventurous dance floor energy in these 5 pieces from Bodhi. Kicking off with an entrancing sound which grabs and holds you, making you hope it never lets go. Sophisticated patterns take over for the remainder with selections that will please the majority of selectors and ravers alike. The duo display their skill once again and never disappoint. Any of their fans will be happy to get hold of this release on Shall Not Fade. Listen / Buy
KEVIN MURF – ALL INCLUSIVE
An intriguing selection of sound scaping takes us on a trip into the producer’s mind. A variation of sounds from jazz to tribal house with all tracks bringing a full dome of atmosphere. The producer, from Warsaw, is known for being experimental in his approach whilst bringing through pulses of techno. This time teaming up with Paris based label Grid. Listen / Buy
MODELLE – BLOODGULCH / UMBREONS PAW
Deep, hard, heavy and progressive dubstep in this fire release by Modelle who tantalisingly wobbles and warbles the bassline whilst exciting with transposed flickers. This one is both an MCs delight and a DJs done the dance type of track. Straight up killer from the Bristol based founder of Blacklink sound. Listen / Buy
Blemish spent 2020 reviewing Bass music releases by picking a highlight each week. His video reviews carried much needed uplifting messages which was a precursor to him playing a Bass heavy guest mix during the Heartless Crew’s show on BBC 1Xtra as a feel good set during the first lockdown. In addition, Blemish hosted some well watched interviews with future thinking producers such as DJ Eggs Legs, Kamran and turntablist Kypski. Blemish is excited about joining the UKBM team and endeavours to highlight new Bass releases to watch out for in a new feature, The Bass Drop.