Being a blog at the very forefront of UK Bass music, we thought it’s only right that we bring you a monthly roundup of what we have in heavy rotation over here at 3000 HQ and the tracks we feel are worthy of an extra mention. Presenting ‘The 3000 Selection’ our guide to the hottest tracks we think you should be paying attention to, all brought to you on a monthly basis courtesy of our very own bass connoisseur Pundit.
We start March’s edition off nice and bouncy, we have ‘263 Pirates’ by Movement. Inspired by a recent viewing of Captain Phillips, Movement brings his signature skippy percussion to Beastwang’s new label outpost; Wang Records. The rest of their first release is definitely worth a listen, make sure you check out the writeup here:
Next up is NuBass & Deppz with ‘Blitz’. It’s always something special when these two get together to make a track, and Blitz is no exception. It’s available as a free download too, what more could you ask for?
Speaking of collaborations, we have ‘The Machine’ by (get ready) Barely Royal, Affiliate, Pelikann, Licked!, and also PVC on vocals. The old adage “too many cooks spoils the broth” is clearly disproven, as this one’s an absolute monster! A very appropriate milestone for Saucy’s 100th release.
Bass kingpins My Nu Leng also make an appearance with their twist on Emalkay’s classic; ‘Angie Got Stoned’. Personally, I’m an absolute sucker for a reese bass, as well as some of the more chilled out My Nu Leng pieces. Understandably so, this song has been absolutely rinsed by myself over the last month!
Continuing on, we have an absolute stinker from Brighton newcomer Elivo. Following on from his recent Yosh Pit release, he’s now been inducted into the Southpoint roster with his new track ‘Hallucinations’. His production however, is no hallucination. His crisp sound design and punchy percussion has earned himself a very deserved spot in this month’s playlist.
Bristol based Mindstate has been enjoying support from some very big names recently, and with tracks like this you can see why. ‘Zulu’ is my personal favourite from his latest release ‘Zulu/Wifey’, though the b-side is nothing to be sniffed at either!
A very honourable mention must also go to Taim, with his most recent release ’Signs’, and also the remix EP for his single ‘Take Me’. Most notably is Affliate’s remix of ‘Take Me’, which has genuinely struck me as the sickest piece of music I’ve heard in a long time. An anthemic build up gives way to a truly face melting drop, and has been my go to set-ender ever since I was graced with an early copy. If you hadn’t been paying attention to Affiliate already, start now.
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