Harvard Bass’ bewildering summertime hit, “Plex,” just got the added boost it needed from SCI+TEC’s boss, Dubfire. This song was first heard played out as a private edit from Dubfire, and later became a collaborative project with Harvard Bass on board as well. With both minds on the same page, a whole new rework was created and mastered for a release on Beatport. The new interpretation features Harvard Bass’ hard-hitting edge with Dubfire’s brand of dark minimal techno.
Some of you may be using your holidays to light the menorah, trim the tree, or eat an obscene amount of peppermint bark but Fatboy Slim makes us mixes. Last year, Norm released a free mix to celebrate Christmas cheer and we’re taking another listen this year as a lead-up to the 2012 holidays. This is a DJ mix in the traditional sense; Norm throws in the old and new, telling a story suited for both commercial and underground ears along the way. We’ve got Queen, Riva Starr, Beardyman, Azealia Banks, Afrojack, Bart B More & Harvard Bass, Grandmaster Flash, and Moby all woven together into a neat little Fatboy Slim tapestry of sound. It’s high energy and never misses a beat — take a listen for yourself below.
When Harvard Bass and Bart B More collaborate in the studio the results are usually unconventional but in the most entertaining way possible. The last collaboration we’ve heard from the relatively underground producers was “The Ones EP,” which was very gratifying to listen to. If you are a fan of hard bass lines and nutty sounds then Harvard Bass and Bart B More’s latest “Pari” is just for you. Fast forward to the 1:00 mark (with your speakers at max volume) and we can guarantee that you will jump right out of your seats. “Pari” is one of those less known tracks we all crave to hear at raves when we are tired of all the predictable music most DJs play these days.
After teaming up in 2010 and releasing the electrifying track “Listen To This,” Bart B More and Harvard Bass once again join forces releasing The Ones EP. The EP contains two very different tracks that deliver the utmost gratification, depending on your mood.
“The Funky One” is essentially the “funky” sounding track on the EP. Consisting of just a groovy beat filled with all those “funky” sounds and drums Bart B More is known for, this track is perfect for getting the party started or if your just feeling unconventional. Previous “funky” releases from Bart B More: “Sunstruck,” “We Love,” & “Fuck You.”
As a treat, here’s the official music video:
“The Dark One” is essentially the “dark” sounding track on the EP. Running away with a faster bass kick, a jaw-grinding bass line, and filthy electro synths, “The Dark One” is ideal for reviving the crowd late night or if you feel like running on the treadmill for 15 miles. Previous “dark” releases from Bart B More: “Bodywork,”Traction,” and “Gilles.”
Welcome to the fifth and final installment of Dancing Astronaut’s top 50 tracks of 2010. I hope all of you are out having an incredible New Years (I’m personally raging at TAO as this is being posted). It’s been an incredible year for both Dancing Astronaut and the EDM world. Our readership has grown larger than we could have ever expected, and you can all look forward to even bigger and better things in 2011. Make sure to check out 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, and 41-50. Without further ado, the top ten tracks in 2010.