Bass music blog Future Grooves will be introducing a new regular guest segment here on Sublvl. Nearly every week we’re going to run through some of our favorite overlooked tunes of the past week. Covering future garage, dubstep, post-dubstep, and a few more, we’ll attempt to fill you in on what you missed.
This week’s future garage tracks tend to have a slightly darker feel than most. “Make Your Own Riot” features Burial-style vocals under a bright synth lead, Mirror State’s “Haze” sees dry percs blend seamlessly with analogue blips and dreamy pads, and Skelecta provides yet another remix of The xx’s “Angels”, this time chopping and pitching the vocals over a bass-heavy 2-step beat.
“Seraph” by The Attic Project gets an honourable mention in this week’s feature, purely for containing the best use of flute I’ve heard in electronic music in a long time.
This installment of dubstep tracks this week also revolve around deep, dark atmospheres and sounds. Crisp percs and huge reverbs feature throughout, not to mention a heavy dose of sub-bass.
This week’s helping of post-dubstep features the clean percs, R&B samples and 130bpm half-time rhythms you’d expect from the genre. “With U” features a 90s R&B acapella over airy pads and 808 percussion, while REKchampa’s “Loft” blends funky melodies with pulsing square-wave synth chords. “Dionysian” by Mister Lies utilises synth chords of a similar timbre, but also features a huge dynamic build that eventually gives way into a relaxing finish, like cutting through a dense forest to reveal a waterfall on the other side.
That’s is for this week. For more garage tunes, follow Luke over on his Future Grooves Tumblr where daily he updates with the latest and best releases.
In addition, Future Grooves is proud to announce that its next release, [FGX002], will be “Bound”, the debut EP from 30 Foamscape. The five-track EP is the perfect showcase of the London-based producer’s own take on post-dubstep and bass-oriented beats.
Listen above to the rich, layered percussion, smooth, often funky synths and deeply atmospheric rhythms that feature throughout the EP. “Bound” will be available to buy from Bandcamp, Juno Download and Chemical Records early this October.