As always, we were thrilled to receive as certain email recently, that happened to contain all the information regarding an upcoming compilation that we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. Throughout the history of bass music, the concept of compilations has been at the heart of the sound, from the original Birmingham Bassline and Sound Of Bassline CDs in the late 2000’s, through to the new wave of SoundCloud-centric labels launching regular compilation projects to help cross-pollinate their artist rosters among each other. Today, we are taking in one of the more impressive recent selections, courtesy of a label we have a lot of time for.
We are of course talking about the wonderful About Last Night Records, who over the last couple of years, have been able to amass both a top quality artist roster and a sumptuous release catalogue, gaining them an impressive following since their inception. This latest compilation from them takes the title ‘Aftermath’, and being also titled ‘Vol. 1’, suggests it will be the first in a run of similar drops, packing a real punch with the artist list involved.
The compilation features seven original stompers, with the likes of Spence, Cloud Division, Fantom Freq, KnightBlock, Pyrate & Faded all getting involved with a bag of explosive originals, giving a full spectrum look at the modern bass sound. We simply couldn’t resist getting involved with the project, unleashing two exclusive premieres this week via the 3000 Bass YouTube page.
First up, Albzzy & Sando join forces for ‘Dreams’, a wonky wobbler, throwing back old school UK bass energy within it’s stripped back drum approach and warbling synthesizer leads. This is a wicked link up, giving both artists a great opportunity to show off their unique styles, but this time in glorious union.
Our second premiere is another collaboration, this time seeing the killer production talents of Kyogre join forces with one of the voices of the moment in SK. This link up is pretty explosive, with Kyogre providing sloghtly slower 4×4 original, steeped in violent LFO jerks and metallic drum stabs, all topped off by a party-starting vocal lead from SK, rounding off the second of our two official uploads.