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My Year of Mixtapes Week 29: Bassline House

My Year of Mixtapes Week 29: Bassline House

Playing tracks by

Piddy Py feat. MNT, Mr Virgo, The Wideboys feat. Sarah Saville, Jagged Edge, Wittyboy and more.

This week's mixtape features a genre that has consistently been one of my favorites over the past couple of years: Bassline House.
It's British, it's mostly from the North, and it's essentially a second wave of '90s Speed Garage (which itself was a style of uptempo, bass-heavy house music drawing from 2-Step, Jungle, and R&B). Much like Dubstep, Bassline is a new reinterpretation of these influences. It sounds pretty much like the name: fast, garridgey house tunes with HUGE basslines.
In keeping with the rest of those scenes, the demographics in Bassline tend to be pretty working class: black youts of west indian descent and chavvy white guys in track suits, along with your standard mix of art school hipsters and post-jungle/breakcore rave burnouts. I ADORE THIS COMBO.
Sadly, Bassline seems to be on the wane. In London & the rest of the south it's been completely supplanted by... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/2009/12/week-29-bassline-house.html)

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