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Zezo One, CEO & Editor-In-Chief for BasslineRumble.com- is often considered a pioneer US DnB MC. From 1994 to present day, Zezo has been rockin mics as a Jungle/DnB MC coast to coast. With over 15 years in the game and multiple residencies across the US, many come and try to test, but all but a few can actually hang. Whether on stage rockin mics, or behind the scenes working as an Engineer/Producer/Remixer, music is his business and business is good... For more information, check out Zezo's Facebook page

Junglists give back in SoCal- 3rd Annual Tonz of Toys (12.19.09)

Ghetto Life/Tonz of Drumz/ Steel Lionz Sound (the guys that bring SoCal events such as I LOVE LA & DETOUR) have gotten together once again to bring SoCal’s finest DJ’s & MCs together for a night of throbbing bass that shakes crumbs from the ceilings (as my boy Sam XXL would say) to raise money and gather donations for the East Los Angeles White Memorial Hospitals Children’s Emergency & Burn Wards.

The 3rd Annual “Tonz of Toys” event will be going down on 12.19.09 at The Airliner in Downtown LA, so be sure to mark this one down in your calendar and bring your donations to help those of us that are less fortunate.

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FOKUZ Recordings- Mysteries Of Mars LP available on BeatPort NOW!

Fokus Recordings has come out with another rock solid release showcasing some of the top names in Liquid/Atmospheric DnB, called “Mysteries of Mars” including a track from our friend from down in San Diego, DJ Calculon, called “Jasmine”.

If you like your DnB with rolling basslines and a deeper vibe, then this release is definitely one to cop for your crates.

FOKUZ 2009 011
01 Submorphics – Don’t fade away
02 Derrick & Tonika – Creme Brulee
03 Phors – Show Me Right
04 Calculon – Jasmine
05 Blackplanet – Someone like you
06 Command Strange – Again
07 Lost Sequence – second chance
08 The Square & Blue Motion feat. msdos`- You Dont Need Me

Release Date :
14-12-09 beatport
11-01-10 rest of the stores

more info + clips:
http://www.myspace.com/fokuzrecordings
http://soundcloud.com/fokuzrecordings

Official DnB Remix for Major Lazer "Cash Flow" available now!

Last winter, I had started hearing buzz that electro-indie tastemaker Diplo was getting ready to team up with legendary UK producer Switch, to form a “supergroup” of sorts and were getting ready to drop a reggae album.

Flash forward to this Summer and the Major Lazer LP “Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do!” dropped. Featuring guest appearances from Santogold, Mr. Lexx, Vybes Kartel, Jahdan Blakkamore and many other Jamaican dancehall artists, combining dancehall lyrics & the signature sounds from the Mad Decent / Dubsided camps and hitting the masses with what some considered to be the most original LP of 2009.

The lead off single, “Hold The Line” proved to be one of the year’s most heavily remixed tunes (outside of Deadmau5′s “I’ll Remember” and a couple of others), and this really got remixers around the world fired up to get their hands on more of the material to make it accessible to their core audiences.

Fortunately for myself and the production team I work with, we were able to reach out to Diplo & Major Lazer and got granted access to “Hold The Line” as well as a lesser known track off the LP called “Cash Flow” featuring Jahdan Blakkamore.

Jahdan has quickly been building a name for himself throughout the US and abroad in both the dancehall & indie hiphop circles with the release of his much anticipated debut “Buzzrock Warrior” in September of this year.

The blend of his roots reggae voice with the beats off the Major Lazer LP had us dying to get ahold of this one, so without further ado, here’s the OFFICIAL DnB remix of Major Lazer- “Cash Flow” featuring Jahdan Blakkamore:

Major Lazer- “Cash Flow” feat Jahdan Blakkamore (Official DnB Remix) by 2Cents & Zezo One

Official DnB Remix for Major Lazer “Cash Flow” available now!

Last winter, I had started hearing buzz that electro-indie tastemaker Diplo was getting ready to team up with legendary UK producer Switch, to form a “supergroup” of sorts and were getting ready to drop a reggae album.

Flash forward to this Summer and the Major Lazer LP “Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do!” dropped. Featuring guest appearances from Santogold, Mr. Lexx, Vybes Kartel, Jahdan Blakkamore and many other Jamaican dancehall artists, combining dancehall lyrics & the signature sounds from the Mad Decent / Dubsided camps and hitting the masses with what some considered to be the most original LP of 2009.

The lead off single, “Hold The Line” proved to be one of the year’s most heavily remixed tunes (outside of Deadmau5′s “I’ll Remember” and a couple of others), and this really got remixers around the world fired up to get their hands on more of the material to make it accessible to their core audiences.

Fortunately for myself and the production team I work with, we were able to reach out to Diplo & Major Lazer and got granted access to “Hold The Line” as well as a lesser known track off the LP called “Cash Flow” featuring Jahdan Blakkamore.

Jahdan has quickly been building a name for himself throughout the US and abroad in both the dancehall & indie hiphop circles with the release of his much anticipated debut “Buzzrock Warrior” in September of this year.

The blend of his roots reggae voice with the beats off the Major Lazer LP had us dying to get ahold of this one, so without further ado, here’s the OFFICIAL DnB remix of Major Lazer- “Cash Flow” featuring Jahdan Blakkamore:

Major Lazer- “Cash Flow” feat Jahdan Blakkamore (Official DnB Remix) by 2Cents & Zezo One

Compression SF is back with another installment THIS FRIDAY!

Compression SF aka The Bay Area Bass Beasts, are back in full E-FF-E-C-T here in San Francisco, bringing nothing but the dirty business & banging beats to the hallowed halls of legendary dance club, 1015 Folsom (aka 103 Harriet).

This time around, wer’e bringing up LA’s own DJ Machete along with SF to LA transplant Gridlok along with some special help in the dubstep room, featuring DJ’s:

  • Gridlok (Project 51 / Virus LA)
  • Machete (Junglist Platoon / Respect LA)
  • DZ (Bad Man Press / Surefire)
  • Ill-Esha (Glitch Hop Forum / BluSaphir Records)
  • The Doctor (Trauma / Primitive Science)
  • The Heights (Shelter / BADNB)
  • Hadji (Shift Recordings / Stupid Fly)
  • Arson (584Apparel.com / Extortion Sound)
  • Peter B (Shelter / Odyssey)

Along with MCs: Zezo One (The Birthday Boy turnin another year older) & MC Duh (Crazy Drunken Styles upon Styles)

You can cop pre-sales over @ Compression SF (online) or Lower Hater (Haight & Steiner SF)

Welcome to the new improved Bassline Rumble

After months of trying to figure out WTH to do with the site since moving up to SF, I am super happy to announce the new design and features that will be coming with BasslineRumble.com v.2.0!

This will be a work in progress, but in the coming weeks, you should start to see dramatic refinements outside of just the design/layout.

Keep your eyes peeled for things like:

  • Forums for bassline junkies to link up, network & discuss what is going on in the world around us
  • Integration into social media service providers such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace & SoundCloud
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Contests