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sadmanbarty
26-09-2015, 05:28 PM
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH UK BASS

This stuff’s been going for a couple of years now, but I never thought to give it its own thread because I’d confused it with Jackin (as had a number of Dissensians, youtube DJ’s and the curators of Certified Jackin). On reflection however I think Jackin is defined by bouncy, electrohouse-style basslines, which is very different from Bass House.

Sonically it sits between, Deep Tech, Bassline and 4x4 Grime. It eschews the upwardly mobile tendencies of Deep Tech, embracing yobbish, brostep-style bass science and ragga/grime vocal samples. It differentiates itself from Bassline as it is dark, techy and aggressive. It’s swing and spaciousness (echo and reverb) distinguish it from 4x4 Grime.

Tempo wise it’s usually between 125-130 bpm but sometimes a little faster. About 80% of it is straight 4x4, but it has its fair share rhythmic diversity (usually 2step, also some grime, trap, Funky, etc.).

https://soundcloud.com/3000bass

https://www.youtube.com/user/ibasslime/videos

https://soundcloud.com/bullettrainrecords

https://soundcloud.com/formularecordsuk

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDeepRot/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/902musicgroup/videos

Benny B
26-09-2015, 07:22 PM
Theres already a thread for this somewhere i think

trza
26-09-2015, 07:34 PM
where is it i don't see it anywhere?

Rudewhy
26-09-2015, 10:45 PM
Oh god no not this shite

Benny B
26-09-2015, 11:03 PM
Well the dissensus threads were pretty shite but theres been plenty of good music in this vein.

sadmanbarty
27-09-2015, 01:26 PM
Apologies, should have checked for other threads.

Continuum’s thread seems to be more of an eclectic, UK Bass thing then what I’m referring to, but Rudewhy’s one is exactly what I’m talking about, so any future posts should go to that:

http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=13268

Benny B
27-09-2015, 02:08 PM
but it is eclectic though isnt it? dont get yourself tied up in knots when it comes to 'defining' house n bass (or jackin/bass house/uk bass etc etc). i'm not denying its quite a useful term, but you can't really draw lines in the sand like you're doing.

sadmanbarty
27-09-2015, 03:06 PM
but it is eclectic though isnt it? dont get yourself tied up in knots when it comes to 'defining' house n bass (or jackin/bass house/uk bass etc etc). i'm not denying its quite a useful term, but you can't really draw lines in the sand like you're doing.

Tom Shorterz says he intentionally coined the term 'House & Bass' to be as vague (and thus eclectic) as possible, so in this respect you're right, I am co-opting the term.

However the music I'm referring to (brosteppy, slowed-down bassline) has a homogenised sound; DJ's will play whole sets almost entirely of this type of music (as was the case with Jungle, Garage, Grime, etc.). Unfortunately the scene has appropriated the term 'House & Bass'; therein lies the confusion.

This is eclectic:

https://soundcloud.com/hannah_wants/mixtape-0715

Whereas this is more homogenised:

https://soundcloud.com/primenightcult/magistrate-guest-mix


To me dance music looses its potency when it becomes eclectic.

Benny B
27-09-2015, 04:02 PM
So ur saying that magistrate mix (which u also posted in the jackin thread) is better than tom shorterz or hannah wants mixes? Now i am confused

sadmanbarty
27-09-2015, 05:05 PM
So ur saying that magistrate mix (which u also posted in the jackin thread) is better than tom shorterz or hannah wants mixes? Now i am confused

As I said, for a while I'd confused this stuff as being a sub-genre of Jackin so I'd mis-posted (if you go through the Jackin thread others have made the same mistake).

And yes, I prefer this stuff to the Hannah Wants, UK Bass type stuff. Not saying either one is better though.