Beats, Breaks & Bass | January


It’s been a fantastic start to the year! Every month in 2015 Beats Breaks & Bass will bring an hour of new electronic based music to BBC Radio Bristol. Thanks to everyone who has been with us, listened and shared the show, celebrating this huge moment for #TripleB and 808 music in the city. You can listen back for thirty days via BBC iPlayer and we’ve got a load of goodies in store throughout the those thirty as we count down to the next show; such as an exclusive guest mix from Distro, mini documentaries via our soundcloud page, my regular recommendations here at BLM and much more.

So lets get down to it, here are four personal favourites from the last month:

Monkey Wrench – 96 Grind EP

Monkey Wrench set a heavy tone last year with an EP which boasted genre staples like ‘Grillz’, ‘Mortality’ and of course the EP’s title track, ‘Enemies In The Dance’.

Neat, techy and dark bass has become a trademark of their sound producing hard and edgy stand out tracks and the duo are back with ’96 Grind’. The three track EP is out now, and has been teased over the airwaves by Rinse Fm, Radio 1 and 1Xtra with support form B.traits, Dismantle and many more, don’t miss these guys out.

Etched – Gettin Money

Sampling the modern day pear-loving Hip-Hop mogul Rick Ross, over an electronic, funky, balearic pastiche. Etched kicks off 2015 correctly with a free download via his Soundcloud page. Watch out for his remix of Grim Sickers’ ‘Black Bin-Bag Him’, dropping on new Bristol based label Pear Drops. More on that next month!

Gotsome ft Wiley – Vibe Out

Gotsome have been a shear force in 2014. Releasing a number of tracks and key collaborations having proved why they deserve the spotlight. This latest track from them is absolutely no exception. Back by the godfather of grime Wiley, ‘Vibe Out’ is a perfect blend of what we love to hear from Gotsome, hard and raw production with bass for days!

Bazza – Forgotten Past

BFCM’s “One Love Breakfast Track Of The Week” is a HD Grime banger Bazza. Which means every morning in mid January Bristol residents were hearing vintage grime strings and chords on their way to work. Which everyone at #TripleB think’s is just brilliant. Watch for a whole bag of tunes from Bazza in the early new year!