Hervé - Ghetto Bass: Mixtape Volume 1

Download the new  Hervé mixtape here Hervé - Ghetto Bass: Mixtape Volume 1 .  No one does it quite like Hervé when it comes to bass filled party jams.  This mix is an all killer, no filler ride featuring cuts from his Cheap Thrills label and fresh Hervé edits and remixes.  Typically mixing genre's for fun like in his his Ghetto Bass compilations, this mix serves up bass, house, nu-jungle, garage and dubstep. 

Vince Did It - 'So You're Alive' (Hervé remix) - kill pop
Beyoncé - 'Countdown' (Hervé remix) - SONY
Moonbootica - 'My Hot Dope' (Hervé edit) - cheap thrills xclus
Loops Of Fury - 'I Need' - UNITED AND ANARCHIC
Ginuwine feat. Missy Elliot & Timbaland - 'Get Involved' (Adam F & Hervé Stadium Kaos remix) - MoS
Stanton Warriors - 'Shoot You Down' (Hervé remix) - PUNKS
Death Rose Cult - 'Badman'- UNSIGNED
Knife Party - 'Tournequet' - EARSTORM
Adam F & Sonic C - 'In The Air' - 3BEAT
Zinc - 'Sprung' - RINSE
D1 - 'Ace Of Spades' - CHEAP THRILLS XCLUS
Baxta - 'Work It' - CHEAP THRILLS
Rack N Ruin - 'Slow Down' - CHEAP THRILLS
Jack Beats - 'End Of Love' (DJ Kutz remix) - DECONSTRUCTION
Pixel Fist - 'Let Yourself Go' - UNSIGNED
Machines Don't Care - 'Take Me Away' - CHEAP THRILLS
Afghan Headspin - 'Drop The Bass' - CHEAP THRILLS
Kenna - 'Chains' (Machines Don't Care remix) - CHEAP THRILLS



Burial's first non-collaborative release since 2011's Street Halo has come at a time when James Blake, SBTRKT, Mount Kimbie and Jamie XX, to name but a few, are innovator's in the kind of broken dance sound that he paved the way for back in 2006.  Burial proves here with the 3 tracks on Kindred that, despite this fruitful time of sensitive male electronic artist's, his releases are still relevant.  Understatement.  This release has created gushing praise all over the internet.  People write essay's about him for gods sake.
All this is of course because the guy really is that good. 
First track on the EP, Kindred is the most familiar sounding Burial track, with it's vinyl crackle, clipped melody and hypnotic two-step beat.  A dirge of a bass line appears and takes us somewhere a bit darker. You're strapped in and hooked.  Over it's 11 minutes, the elements of this haunting opus separate and then put themselves back together almost like pulling apart and replacing the many mechanisms and cogs inside of a watch.

Loner is altogether more danceable, albeit, in a staring into a k-hole kind of way.  It's less 2-step, more dark house, with a static gloom and an anguished vocal.
Ashtray Wasp, apart from being the coolest song title since I can remember, is the EP'S mouth-drop moment.  Musty house beats, broken diva vocals,  a static ambiance running throughout; a story being told.  There's a different state of consciousness that runs throughout this EP that is pure Burial.  It's difficult to put into words, but it attaches itself to your senses and stirs your soul.  The second half of the track breaks away into a sparse high-pitched vocal, a few touches of piano, a crackle , an exit.


A classic bit of two-step garage

Just because I've just bought this on vinyl.  Sweet.  The best remix of the best Whitney Houston song.