Bassrush 3.0 Sampler 1-2-3 - Various Artists Viper Recordings
Bassrush 3.0 Sampler 2 - Various Artists
For the third year running, Viper Recordings are teaming up with powerhouse American brands Bassrush/Insomniac to bring you Bassrush 3.0, a massive compilation album celebrating the very best of drum & bass music featuring the hottest D&B talent from North America and beyond, once again bringing you an unmissable selection. Following the success of the first sampler featuring new music from Giganti and Kronology & Consouls, Part 2 features two brand new exclusives from Teddy Killerz (EU) and Flite (US). The lead track from Pt.1 comes from Russian heavyweights Teddy Killerz, a trio known around the world for their incredibly diverse and utterly insane productions. ‘Monster’ is easily some of their best work yet, combining raw guitar riffs with tongue-in-cheek vocal samples before dropping into one of the funkiest drops this year. Next up we have Flite, who has long been at the forefront of the US drum & bass scene, known for his intelligent arrangements and emotive, liquid vibes. Mixing it up for this release, however, the producer from Texas shows us his much darker (yet still elegant) side with the impressive ‘Titan’, a cinematic, gritty tune that packs a whole lot of punch. Highlighting both his impressive sound design and immense creativity, this neuro-tinged track speaks volumes towards the American drum & bass scene and its rising potential. Both artists featured on this sampler are constantly breaking the mould and are a testament to the strength of the genre on both sides of the globe. With a total of x15 exclusive tracks, Bassrush 3.0 is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2018 – keep an eye out for 'Sampler Pt.3' on the 21st September with the rest of the album out on 28th September 2018 from Viper Recordings and Bassrush.
Released September 14, 2018 on Viper Recordings.
For the third year running, Viper Recordings are teaming up with powerhouse American brands Bassrush/Insomniac to bring you Bassrush 3.0, a massive compilation album celebrating the very best of drum & bass music featuring the hottest D&B talent from North America and beyond, once again bringing you an unmissable selection. Following the first two samplers, Des McMahon and Heist & Spaow deliver the final teaser of the release with ‘Pixelated’ and ‘Black Knight’. ‘Pixelated’ comes from LA-based producer Des McMahon, who is no stranger to Viper nor Bassrush, and is yet another strong indicator of the growing amount of impeccable drum & bass coming from the other side of the world. A minimal track that impressively manages to still pack in the energy, ‘Pixelated’ combines gritty sound design with a playful arrangement for a track that puts a fresh spin on old school vibes. The flip side of the final sampler is a collaboration between London based Heist and Belgium based Spaow, ‘Black Knight’. The track has been destroying dancefloors left and right since the beginning of the year, and it’s no surprise considering the two artists involved have been responsible for some of the biggest jump-up tunes in the game, including Heist’s ‘Moose Knuckle’ and Spaow’s recent collaboration with Macky Gee, ‘Skankin’’ – ‘Black Knight’ is a continuation of the quality club music from these two artists. Once more representing the incredible diversity and talent of drum & bass across the globe, and celebrating the growing scenes on either side, this final sampler for Bassrush 3.0 is nothing short of exceptional. Keep an eye out for the full album, featuring x15 brand new exclusive tracks from the genre’s best & brightest, out 28th September from Viper Recordings and Bassrush.