Manchester seems to be going through somewhat of a bass revolution at the moment, with a number of names heading towards the forefront of the UK wide scene. However, it’s the the projects on the ground that are seriously reaffirming the cities incredible musical background, projects such as the forward thinking bass imprint: Night Shift Sound, a Project we have seen put together of incredible projects over the years, hitting out most recently with this, the fourth edition of their ‘Northern Power House’ compilation series.
This is most definitely somewhat of a monumental project, as the NSS team unveil a host of new names to the roster, such as local high flyers Cozen and J69 along with high profile returns to the label from the likes of Murder He Wrote and GHSTGHSTGHST. The total tracklisting consists of 15 recordings, with tracks such as DJ Cable’s ‘Get Mad’ remix with Serocee and Metro Club along with Tewax’s ‘Brain Charge’ proving to be instant favourites
It’s the variation of this release that we are very pleased to see, with the whole of Manchester’s extensive bass music scene finding representation across these 15 creations, and a balance of variation and consistency seems to be the hardest thing to do when it comes to putting together a VA compilation these days.
– Das Kapital –
We are here on this fine Friday to bring you an exclusive premiere from the compilation as South Africa’s own house and bass wizard: Das Kapital emerges to get busy with his very exciting rework of ‘I Cud Love’ from GHSTGHSTGHST and Olivia Louise. The original recording went down an absolutely treat and Das has done everything and more to pay homage to that with his very crunchy UKG inspired design, showcasing Olivia’s stunning vocal presence with emotive breakdowns in between soulful synth riffs and breathy chord progressions.
The whole track just breathes energy, another trait we feel is unfortunately often lost in this modern era of bass music. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to bring you the premiere of this one, both as an individual track and as part of a much wider selection of fantastic recordings, showcasing Night Shift Sound’s fantastic quality control.
You can check out our official premiere below: