Tuesday, 23 June 2009
2002 saw the emergence of the UK's bassline house scene in Sheffield, England. The style originated from speed garage, and shares characteristics with other UK scenes such as dubstep and grime. Late 2007 to early 2008, the scene was breaking out of the underground, with singles such as T2's "Heartbroken" and Delinquent's "My Destiny" gaining quite a bit of airtime on commercial radio. But alas, it was not to be. The scene's mainstream success dwindled fast, leaving behind a trail of one-hit wonders.
While I'm not a fan of most of the garage elements in bassline, Christian Sibthorpe, AKA A1 Bassline, is a favourite of mine, taking those same garage elements and fusing them with fidget bass, distorted electro, 8bit bleeps, rave... Whatever he likes really. He released his "Girl Thing" EP around this time last year, and he's remixed everyone from Ladyhawke to Little Boots to Rusko. here are a couple of nice tunes for you.
A1 Bassline - Girl Thing [Right Click To Download]
Little Boots - New In Town (A1 Bassline Attack Mix) [Right Click To Download]
Keep it funky,