Bass

Artist: 
G Jones
Label: 
Illusory Records

            G Jones has done it again. The Visions EP is 23 minutes of your life that you will not get back, not that you will you want to get back.  While trying to come up with comparisons to other artists G Jones is a possibly more glitchy Bassnectar. Jones definitely stayed true to his style in the “Visions” EP. After seeing G Jones DESTROY Gem and Jam I could not be more excited to review this EP.

Sounds Like: 
Bassnectar
Name: 
Nicholas Sergeant
Date Reviewed: 
02/14/2017
Artist: 
San Holo
Label: 
bitbird

             If you listen to EDM and don’t live under a rock you’ve most likely heard San Holo’s heaven trap anthem “Light.” The song is both musically and lyrically beautiful. With a refrain of “Even if it makes me blind, I just want to see the light” and a classic San Holo drop, the song is a banger that spans a very large variety of edm genres (thus the term heaven trap). Both bassheads and tranceheads can agree that “Light” is an amazing song.

Sounds Like: 
Jacoo
Sounds Like: 
G Jones
Name: 
Nicholas Sergeant
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2017
Artist: 
Warp Star
Label: 
LikeLike Records

Have You ever wanted to hear a band Improve as you listened? Then This is the album for you!

In all serious though, While the band is great with their instrumental portions throughout the album (They play a cello to set mood a couple times!),

and they are good at writing lyrics with interesting stories

BUT

The First Songs on this album Have some problems:

The Vocal volume is set too high or too low in comparison to the music creating situations where you are unable to hear the cool lyrics or Awesome instrumentals.

Sounds Like: 
The Beatles (but really bad)
Sounds Like: 
Cage The Elephant (But really Bad)
Sounds Like: 
Warp Star
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2016
Artist: 
Tourist
Label: 
Monday Records

Wow! This album by Tourist is amazing. The build on all of Tourist's songs are well worth it. He creates and very well orchestrated album. Everyone one of his songs impressed me; they were all so unique and well created. I like to think of my self as a pretty judgemental person when it comes to music. With that in mind I think you should take my advice to play this album on your show! My favorite song "To Have You Back"  is very slow paced but the crescendo is played out perfectly. PLAY THIS ON YOUR SHOW

Sounds Like: 
Flume, Daft Punk
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
05/04/2016
Artist: 
Damon Banks
Label: 
Self-Released
Sounds Like: 
Chick Corea
Name: 
Daniel Witter
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2014
Artist: 
Purple Door
Label: 
None

So, Purple Door is a band that consists of my cousin (Jake, he's on the bass) and his 3 friends. This is their first EP, called Midway EP, and for 4 fourteen year olds, I'd say they sound like gold. Unlike many of the teenagers trying to produce electronic music or play their acoustic guitar on the side of the road, Purple Door sounds like something that you wouldn't usually expect. Sam, the vocalist, sounds really great (somehow, his voice sounds much older than a 14 year old) and the tracks are very well-written.

Sounds Like: 
Beatles
Sounds Like: 
Sublime
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
10/06/2013
Artist: 
Bassnectar
Label: 
Amorphous Music

 

Bassnectar really did a nice job with this album. He really makes use of bass and goes further to explore the different tones and noises that wouldn’t usually be used on other dubstep albums. Lupe Fiasco is featured in Vava Voom, which gives an interesting twist to the album, because Lupe usually sticks to rap. Therefore, the rap accompanying the bass makes the track unbelievable. Overall, the album is amazing and is definitely worth a listen.

Sounds Like: 
Flux Pavilion
Sounds Like: 
Doctor P
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
09/01/2013
Artist: 
Bassnectar
Label: 
Amorphous

Bassnectar has really outdone himself with this album. He write that his objective was not to make a dubstep or dance album but to make an album that explores bass. He wanted it to be about a journey exploring the mysteries of life, and man does he crack some earth. Each song is a slightly different composition but the album manages to flow really well, until the last track which is a compilation of different works (8 min long). Only the first two songs are non-air able and I wouldn't recommend the last one.

Sounds Like: 
Glitch Mob
Sounds Like: 
Flux Pavilion
Name: 
Tyler Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
04/09/2012