You spend all day on the phone anyhow, why not blast some bass music that will change your life now! I’ve got a feel-good club banger at number one, annnd then we’ll be crankin’ er up with some fresh drum & bass to round out this week’s top three.
I really hope you’ve seen that commercial…
#1 Protohype ft. Alina Renae – Fly
Datsik is king of the castle when it comes to the Firepower crew, but I’d say Protohype is up there with a style of his own. The follow up to his See No Evil EP, Hear No Evil is gold from beginning to end, and certainly deserves a full play-through if you’re into this tune. Fly features vocalist Alina Renae, and falls a little on the poppy side of the dubstep spectrum, but as far as uplifting bass music goes, this is as good as it gets. A nice contrast of bright synth chords and grimey bass, that drop hits like a punch to the gut… it’s packed full of rainbows and smiling butterflies though.
#2 Calvertron & D.Trac3d – Drone
Let’s ramp up the speed a little here, shall we? Calvertron and D.Trac3d present Drone, a dark drum & bass number focused around sticky bass lines, tactfully manipulated vocals, and the bounciest of drums. Your classic out-of-place Hans Moleman type ravers won’t even pass up an opportunity to get down to some tasty double time like this.
#3 Rusko – Takeoff
Rusko follows up in 3rd slot with his latest drum & bass track featuring samples of hip-hop legend, Jay-Z. He recently signed his upcoming album to OWSLA, the super-label boasting a constant flow of releases from just about every big name in the scene and their cat. The album comes out in July. Get excited!
#4 Culprate ft. Torqux – McFunk
#5 Boys Noize – Go Hard
#6 A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin’ Problems (Crizzly Remix)
#7 Smooth – Yesterday
#8 Destroid – Raise Your Fist (PatrickReza Remix)
#9 Kano – Forefather (Impartial Remix)
*Late Night Special*
Phonat – Morden Life
I love this tune morden life itself. Nice, right? Seriously though, Phonat‘s newest release, Identity Theft, is pure genius. I fully expect it to hold it’s place in my top 10 albums of 2013, and you’re a chump if you don’t check it out.