LA based Shiva's latest 'Dark Moon' is something else... I had it on constant repeat for a while and it always felt like it ended too soon. She creates this engulfing soundtrack consisting of 5 tracks that float along beautifully as it seeps its way into your ears and completely wraps your head with waves and vibration. Something about the consistent hi-hats and that goddamn bass at 1:25 on 'Home' was an instant marriage of atmosphere and sound. Over too soon (I know, I know, EP) yet never overstays it's welcome, 'Dark Moon' is bass filled with airy crystalline touches that would sound perfect on a re-make of the movie Legend. Highly recommended if you want to zone out and travel in audio waves of awesome. Hear the album below, you can also purchase it on iTunes or Beatport.
New Orleans galactic funk cadet Plue Starfox recently uploaded some chill audio vibes that'll lower the sun in a sea of purples and vibrant reds while yellow dances over and under it. The track of Jhene's Lament [ Comfort Inn Ending ] is a re-up of bass dopeness while 9002 let's it float to the top in the best way possible. The beatmaster got em for days and these two tracks are on straight repeat right now soooooo... YUP. Oh yeah, first ever animated header post on WGM goes to the dude! Enjoy the tunes below.
I've been talking about Elhae for a bit and as usual note how he keeps rising even more with each album release, with 'Champagne Wishes' it's no different and he's got a few major guests to round out the production. This time there's a good stir up in the force with features by Rick Ross, Tory Lanez and Gunplay from the Maybach Music Group, someone is definitely noticing what I've been saying all along. While I don't really have the MMG folks in my daily listens, I can appreciate it when it has some more soul to it and this is where 'Champagne Wishes' continues to emit it's radiancy. I enjoyed this album a good deal and happy to see that Elhae's elevation is focused and constant, it has moments of chill while some tracks you just wanna blast with the windows down as you ride. From All Away, Zonin', Gotta Live, Late Night Lights, Roc the Mic and Gold Rolex, this album has a certain sound that's specific to Elhae which helps confirm his space and sound he's going for.
When listening to Hip-Hop I've never been a fan of repetition with chorus chants, so 'Real Nigga' and 'I Want it All' fell a bit due to this but I can see how it fits into that type of track. He slightly shifted his sound into a heavier bass and high-class feel that's easily enjoyed, it doesn't come off Hova'ish (yep)... kudos on that. A 'Toast' to Elhae for constant elevation with brighter lights, keep pushing cause the work is paying off.
Listen to the 'All Away' track featuring Rick Ross and Tory Lanez below and get that free album download here.
Time for some Friday Bass to start up as the weekend is upon us, forget about that thing called work and ride it out to some good music. I've been meaning to get around to this and Friday Bass 1 is here. I'll be selecting tracks off Soundcloud during the week and adding them to the Friday Bass collections, also will be accepting submissions but they have to be in Soundcloud. Hope you enjoy the mix and share!
Andrés Schteingart aka El Remolon just made me nod my head to some artists I wouldn't even think to listen to leisurely but damn it's too good, his down tempo and cumbia bass is fantastic throughout. This ZZK mixtape has all the right thumps and good rhythms are constant, this is volume 9 so be sure go snag those other ones! Enough words... more music.