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Pearsall presents Drop The Hammer 11 (Bass Music Mix)

Pearsall digs in the crates for some bumping bass cuts from the likes of Addison Groove, Boddika, Girl Unit, Special Request, Skream, Scuba and more.

Drop The Hammer 11

Pearsall presents Drop The Hammer 11

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Mixed in Berlin, March 2015
(46:04, 107 MB, 320 kbps MP3)

Cover image: S-Bahnhof S├╝dkreuz, Berlin, January 2015

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Style: Bass Music

Direct link to the mix:
http://sonicrampage.org/mixes/dth11/Pearsall-DropTheHammer11.mp3

Tracklisting:

01. Kingdom – Hood By Air Theme (Night Slugs)
02. Wen – Spark It (Keysound)
03. Jon Convex – Vacuum States (Nonplus)
04. S-X – Woooo Riddim (Butterz)
05. Scuba – M.A.R.S. (DJ-KiCKS)
06. Trevino – Tweakonomics (Revolve:r)
07. Trusta – Hypnotic (Swamp 81)
08. Boddika & Joy Orbison – Tricky’s Team (SunkLo)
09. Girl Unit – Club Rez (Night Slugs)
10. Addison Groove – This Is It (Tectonic)
11. Wen – Galactic (Keysound)
12. Special Request – Cold Blooded (Houndstooth)
13. Special Request – Ride (Special Request)
14. Dismantle – Broke (Terrain)
15. Untold – Stereo Freeze (R&S)
16. Royal T – Music Please (Butterz)
17. Addison Groove – Melody Maker (50 Weapons)
18. Skream – The Epic Last Song (Tempa)

Berlin's Hauptbahnhof
Coming into Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof

Another day, another crate-digging session …

My Drop The Hammer series has always been about digging into my crates for the finest bass-related stuff, all from vinyl (of course!). Thus far the series has featured breaks, drum n’ bass, electro, grime, dubstep, and UK Funky, and with this edition I wanted to do a bit of digging into the whole UK Bass sound, that nexus where various strands of club music meet, mingle, and cross-pollinate in a flurry of heavy, heavy bass. Obviously this isn’t a totally new thing for me – I have mined this seam before in my mixes Taste The Rainbow, Machines In Love, The Robots Are Restless, and, to a degree, in Drop The Hammer 9.

I actually really like this kind of music, but I don’t buy it frequently enough to pretend that I can do any kind of comprehensive ‘upfront’ mix, so every now and then I enjoy just throwing together some bits from my collection for the sake of my own listening. I mean, let’s get real – some of the tunes I’ve used here are both pretty old and pretty overplayed. But that’s ok, I’m just a hobbyist putting together mixes for my own enjoyment; well, and for other peoples’ enjoyment too. I can’t lie and claim that I don’t enjoy getting positive feedback on the mixes, obviously that’s a big part of why I put these mixes online!

In any case, I am quite pleased with this mix – I deliberately tried to mix up the styles on this one, and I hope that I have succeeded in joining the dots between Wen’s weird spacey grime, Addison Groove’s chugging juke, S-X’s thundering trap, the crunchy electro vibes of Jon Convex, Trevino, Trusta, and Untold, Royal T’s beatless grime, the dark house of Boddika and Joy Orbison, and the slowed-down jungle mayhem from Dismantle, Skream and Special Request.

Basically, that’s all I have to say about this mix – it’s just a little thing I banged together last weekend, and I hope you enjoy it.

Next up over the next few months: Mala tribute, No U-Turn tribute, post-2000 acid house and techno mix, Nuclear Hyde tribute, maybe some more jungle, and God knows, lots of other stuff!

Guentzelstrasse, Wilmersdorf, Berlin
Guentzelstrasse, Wilmersdorf, Berlin
S-Bahn Tiergarten
View from S-Bahn Tiergarten
Linienstrasse, Mitte, Berlin
Linienstrasse, Mitte, Berlin