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Ben Samples: Choose Your Own Adventure LP

Ben Samples is one of the staples discussed when throwing around names in the glitch-hop and midtempo genre of music. His unique sound design and bass lines have such a distinct sound that he has helped evolve the direction of where the music is today. Samples has matured his sound over recent years and help his local area of Denver/Boulder Colorado become one of the Mecca’s for bass music. His duo act with Greg Fisk, Fresh2Death, has toured all over the States and considered one of the best live shows around featuring live remixes. His energy, skill, and talent is unmatched when he steps behind the controls, it’s truly a performance more than anything. Choose You Own Adventure is Samples new album released by Made in Glitch. The title is baed on choose-your-own adventure children’s book series that became popular in 80s and 90s where you chose your own destiny. This 15 track release is just that, an adventure into the mind and world of a legendary bass warrior battling through the life of a rockstar. The album has chapters that bring a familiar nostalgic feel and others that take us on entirely new trip into new dimensions. You will never know what is around the corner but it’s one hell of a ride. Throw the album on shuffle and see how long you survive.” – AfroMonk

In an era where most artists simply churn out singles as fast as they can and then compile them together into EP’s, it is always a pleasant surprise to see an artist spend the time to put together a cohesive concept album. That is exactly what Samples has done for us with his Choose Your Own Adventure EP. Pick your adventure and enjoy the ride!

Ben Samples – Return To Atlantis:

Choose Your Own Adventure(BUY THE ALBUM HERE)
Artist: Ben Samples        Release: MIGREC13
Label: Made In Glitch     Duration: 54:43
Genre: Breakbeat            Tags: Breakbeat • Glitch Hop • Glitchy • Midtempo
Released: 2010-12-06

BEN SAMPLES:
Ben Samples SoundCloud
Ben Samples Facebook
Ben Samples BandCamp

-Ethan

Stephan Jacobs + Sugarpill: Level Attack

So unfortunately Tumblr was down all day yesterday and I couldn’t run features on all the amazing music that came out. Fortunately, I will be making up for the missed time today. Stephan Jacobs and Sugarpill have released an absolutely masterpiece in the form of their “Level Attack” EP. Not only is the original song absolutely fantastic, all of the remixes are unique and wonderful in their own way. The Ben Samples remix (Available for free in 192kbs) as well as the +verb remix are absolutely off the charts and sure to be big dancefloor hits. Give it up for this big release and all of the fantastic artists involved, it is sure to have a big impact on the music community!

AVAILABLE NOW ON ADDICTECH PRELEASE
With REMIXES from: Ben Samples,+verb, ChrisB, Great Scott, Willy Whompa & Goodie

Released by: Muti MusicRelease/catalogue number: Muti077Release date: Dec 6, 2010

Level Attack (Samples Remix 192kbs):

—Alternate Download Link—

BEN SAMPLES:
Ben Samples Remix
Ben Samples SoundCloud
Ben Samples Facebook
Ben Samples BandCamp

STEPHAN JACOBS:

Original Mix
Stephan Jacobs SoundCloud
Stephan Jacobs Facebook
Stephan Jacobs Homepage

SUGARPILL:
Original Mix
Sugarpill SoundCloud
Sugarpill Facebook
Sugarpill Homepage

WILLY WHOMPA:

Willy Whompa Remix

Willy Whompa SoundCloud
Willy Whompa Homepage
Willy Whompa Facebook

ChrisB

GREAT SCOTT:

Great Scott Remix
Great Scott SoundCloud
Great Scott Homepage

+VERB:

+Verb Remix

+Verb SoundCloud
+Verb Facebook

+Verb is really just killing it recently with releases all over the map. Keep an eye on all these great artists for future updates!

Enjoy the release everyone!

-Ethan

Greg Fisk MegaPost!

Greg Fisk

With over 10 years of DJing and 2 years of Production experience, the last several years have catapulted Greg Fisk into becoming a staple innovator in the Denver/Boulder electronic music scene. Playing shows from Arizona to Tennessee, Texas to Illinois, and all throughout his home-state of Colorado, Fisk knows a thing or two about working crowds into a frenzy. His originally produced tracks explore a synth-driven experimental hip-hop style, which takes the listener on an elusive journey of sound innovation and musical mysteriousness. Blending the likes of Glitch-Hop, Electro, Whomp, Dubstep, and Crunk, Fisk has something up his sleeve for every environment, emotion, and entity his mind can conceive of. Fisk is continually pushing the limits of live music manipulation and strives to keep every live performance unique, fresh, and most importantly “Head Noddin”.

Fisk’s charisma, unique sound and high energy shows have attracted the interest of numerous artists and he is also a key member of the Denver Bass Squad, a crew of DJs and producers that is the forefront of bass-culture music in the Colorado Front Range area. Fisk also performs alongside Ben Samples (aka Samples) in their collab Fresh2Death, or otherwise known as “GirlFriend BullShit”. Look out; both Fisk and Fresh2Death are blazing their names into the Colorado music scene.

Greg Fisk Networking:
Greg Fisk SoundCloud
Greg Fisk Facebook
Greg Fisk BandCamp

Upcoming Shows:

=Dec9th=SOLO Missouri
=Dec10th=SOLO Boulder,CO
=Dec17th=San Francisco, CA
=Dec18th=Denver, CO
=Jan14th=Denver, CO
=Jan22nd=Los Angeles,CA
=Jan28th=Boulder, CO

Recent Releases:

Sunday
released 05 December 2010
tags: bassline experimental groove hip-hop midtempo nod psyphy crunk Boulder

Lollipop (Fisk Remix)
released 02 December 201-
tags: bassline crunch experimental hip-hop mid-tempo psyphy slam crunk Boulder

M80 (Fisk Stormtrooper Deathmarch Edit)
released 02 December 2010
tags: bassline experimental hip-hop psyphy remix crunk Boulder

Samples – Blakka (Fisk Remix)
released 02 December 2010
tags: bassline experimental hip-hop midtempo psy-hop psyphy remix crunk Boulder

-Ethan

Greg Fisk: Lunar Ocean

Returning to us today with multiple great releases is previously featured Colorado local, Greg Fisk. Fisk is half of the Colorado super-group Fresh2Death (Along with Ben Samples), and they have been touring the country tearing up the dance-floor recently. Now returned to us, Fisk has put out two new songs of a more trip-hop melodic variety. “Lunar Ocean”, as well as the Fisk Remix of “WunderKind” feature the more experimental hip-hop side of Fisk’s production. Both tracks have the standard Fisk emphasis on crunk basslines and engaging melodies, but the overall feel of the songs is far more spacey and psychadelic (Especially that of Lunar Ocean).

Greg Fisk’s sound is maturing rapidly and to top it off, he is giving out both of these new tracks for free on the Fisk SoundCloud. Download Lunar Ocean now and support this Colorado Native; I promise you will not regret it!

Fisk Facebook
Fisk Twitter

-Ethan

GruntWorthy: Volume 1

“GruntWorthy is a forthcoming Future Bass label, started by Carly-D, & Dr.Knobz,out of the Bay Area concentrating on all forms of bass music, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Glitch Hop, Breaks, and 4X4 Wobble. Their monthly event, GruntWorthy 3rd Wednesdays at Blake’s in Berkeley started June 2010 and has been going strong with featuring dj/producers such as Stephan Jacobs, bensamples, NastyNasty, NiT GriT, Minnesota, and ChrisB..” – GruntWorthy SoundCloud

Everything I have heard from the artists that regularly participate in GruntWorthy events serves as a perfect example of what the label is trying to accomplish; great beats telling exciting stories with a keen attention to precision, production, and the finest details. Keep an eye on all of these excellent producers.

GruntWorthy: Volume One features original and collaborative tracks by Stephan Jacobs & +verb, sugarpill, Minnesota, Dr.Knobz and Carly-D with Doug Surreal; their debut attempt is an overall great album with a powerful selection of artists!

In the near future GruntWorthy will also be working with HiDef, Energy Alchemist, Builder, datgirllive, Erin Jale, ChrisB., Minnesota, Carly-D, Dr.Knobz, SUBADDICTION, CLAY, Bodie, DU3 & many more.

Here are some of my favorite tracks from GruntWorthy: Volume One

Stephan Jacobs & +Verb: Blind Dreams

Stephan Jacobs & +Verb – Blind Dreams by GruntWorthy

Sugarpill – Shine On:

Sugarpill – Shine On
by GruntWorthy

Minnesota – Space Mountain:

Minnesota – Space Mountain by GruntWorthy

Pick up these great releases and several more by purchasing the GruntWorthy: Volume 1 Album @ Beatport

GruntWorthy SoundCloud
GruntWorthy HomePage

GruntWorthy Twitter
AIM: gruntworthymusic

-Ethan

Ben Samples: DBS 3 Year Anniversary Set

Here he is being featured yet again, the exceptionally prolific Ben Samples. Last Friday I went to the DBS 3 year anniversary event at City Hall in Denver, and Samples, the new head of the Denver Bass Squad, played an absolutely killer set during dinner. The event started off with a Potluck during which Willy Whompa and Samples set the mood of the event. Taking a break from his usual dance-floor slayers, Samples toned down his set to create the perfect eating environment. If you want to support DBS, hear some new tracks by the Legendary Ben Samples, or simply have a set to play while chilling around the house, check out the new Samples live set!

Ben Samples DBS 3 Year Set

Ben Samples – DBS 3 Year Anniversary Set:

Samples live at the DBS 3 Year by Ben Samples

Thanks Samples for the Exclusive, and good luck on your Leadership of the Denver Bass Squad! Give this guy all the support you can!

Track List:

Also swing by the Samples SoundCloud and check out some of his newest releases, including the Samples Remix of the Justice song Stress, which is available now for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Justice- Stress (Samples Remix):

Justice – Stress (Samples Remix) by Ben Samples

-Ethan

Psymbionic

Psymbionic is the Dubstep / Glitch / Psychedelic project of John Burcham, also known as Arcturian Expedition (Downtempo), hailing from Austin, TX. Influenced by the likes of Heyoka, Ooah, Vibesquad, Bassnectar, ill.gates, Mimosa, and many more, his new moniker has been steadily gaining attention and speed since it’s start in the Summer of 2009, encompassing patrons of out of state shows and festivals with glitched out beats and psychedelic, whompy bass-lines.

This mixtape, his second exclusive release mix for the BwompBeats Music Blog is a juicy mix that is “1/3 purple crunk lovestep, 1/3 glitch hop, and 1/3 dubstep by our own Psymbionic. What starts off slow and sexy soon drops you into a heavy boomer of a mix that will make you swoon and/or grab your nuts. John has been honing his style and styling his sounds since coming onboard and has definitely dialed in a good one so far. The mix has a lot of primo stuff from a lot of upcoming producers, so check this one out.” – Bwomp Beats

The mix is composed of a stellar selection of the last month of releases by all the names that matter in bass movement (glitch/dub/crunk) as well as more than a handful of exclusive unreleased tracks. Included in these exclusives is “Melting You”, an unreleased track by NastyNasty that is featured in his Lazer Soul mix as well. Download this mix ASAP, you’re in for a real treat; Psymbionic knows what sounds good, and better yet he knows how to make a good mix!

Download the Bwomp Beats Psymbionic Mixtape!

Bwomp Beats Mixtape 002:

Bwomp Beats Mixtape 002: Psymbionic by Psymbionic

Tracklist:
Gladkill – Lucky Me vs. KnowSleep – ElectroDub
Sub Swara – Nectar (feat. Kendra Foster)
Mimosa – Silver Lining
Eskmo – Starships
Sugarpill – Tehslidebass [Unreleased]
+verb – Empty Hearted
ONE4ALL – Disclosure [Unreleased]
NastyNasty-Melting You [Unreleased]
Starkey – Rain City
Salva – Blue
Ronald Jenkees – Stay Crunchy (Wolf-e-Wolf Remix) [Unreleased] vs. NastyNasty – No Names
Metranohm – Stegosaurus [Unreleased]
Richard Sweat – Flying Taxi [Unreleased]
Stephan Jacobs & +verb – Blind Dreams [Unreleased]
Black Sabbath – Change (Siren Remix) [Unreleased]
Love and Light & Stephan Jacobs – Sound a da Bass (feat. Naada)
Subvert – Speaker Humpin’ (Knight Riderz Remix) vs. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
Subvert – Speaker Humpin’ (Opiuo Remix) vs. Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On (Kraddy Remix)
Heyoka – Incendia
Vibesquad & Ill.Gates – The Fire Man vs. Ill.Gates – Irma Vep (feat. Masia One)
Love and Light – Squish City
The Glitch Mob – Drive It Like You Stole It (Psymbionic Remix) [Unreleased]
The Glitch Mob – Drive It Like You Stole It (Callan Maart Remix) vs. Bassnectar – Leprechauns Arise (feat. Sunru Skywalker)
Nosia and Spor – Falling Through vs. Bassnectar – The 808 Track
Ben Samples – Georgia House of Mirrors [Unreleased – Forthcoming on Made in Glitch]
Amp Live – Hot Right Now (Bassnectar Remix)
Sharps – Bad Sister (Drumstep vs. Dubstep Mashup)
Ben Samples – Drop Bombs (Psymbionic Remix) [Unreleased – Forthcoming on Daly City Records]
NastyNasty – Out Here [Unreleased]
Builder and DU3 – Spiritual Machines [Unreleased]
Rob Sparx & John Maveric – Widescreen Snipa (Propa Tingz Remix)
SPL – Stick’Em
Nit Grit – The Fourth Dimension vs. edIT – Crunk de Gaulle
Laid Back – Red (Chasing Shadows Remix)
Flux Pavillion – Lines in Wax (feat. Foreign Beggars)
Skism – Rave Review
Mindelixir – Dubfunk (Psymbionic Remix) [Unreleased – Forthcoming on Abstract Logic Recordings]
Pink Floyd – Brain Damage (Omega Remix)

Look out for other upcoming remixes by Psymbionic for Ben Samples (Daly City Records) and Mindelixer (Abstract Logic Recordings). Tour dates can be found at http://psymbionicmusic.com.

Follow Psymbionic on:
Facebook: Facebook.com/Psymbionic
Twitter: @Psymbionic

For Free Tunes Visit the Psymbionic BandCamp

-Ethan