15.11.08

Minimal Booty Bass

I grew up listening to Miami Bass and Freestyle Electro. It's second nature for me to love the rumble of a subwoofer. Although, the 'Miami Bass' scene peeked back when I was a teenager so now I look elsewhere for the beats I love so dearly. For those not in the know with the term, allow the almighty Wikipedia to help you. "The term booty bass can refer to several different, loosely related genres of music.
Miami bass - largely based in Miami and elsewhere in Florida. It is essentially the second form of Hip-Hop to come into existence, but wasn't known by the media until the 1990's, when the music had become stigmatised by explicit lyrics; includes performers like 2 Live Crew
Ghettotech - largely based in Detroit, Michigan, considered a fusion of Miami bass with new school Detroit Electro, despite it not resembling either. The tempos are far faster than either genre, and it maintains the repetitive nature of modern post-rave global electronic dance music.
Ghetto house - largely refers to later period Dance Mania Records recording artists. This is a brand of new school House music performers who loop often X-rated lyrics over House beats.
Baltimore Club - Also known as Baltimore Breaks, this genre is popular mostly in Maryland, and the music genre Ghetto house borrows many elements from it, with the exception of being based on House music instead of breakbeats."

Here's 2 tracks that I would consider modern or minimal booty bass (as a side note, Dirty Bird promised a compilation called 'Hyphy House' about a year ago, I have not seen the compilation surface, it was slated as 'minimal booty bass'::

BOYS NOIZE: SAY WHOA (BOYS NOIZE REMIX)


BLAQSTARR: SHAKE IT TO THE GROUND (CLAUDE VONSTROKE REMIX)


And of course here's a few favorites from across the Bass genre::

SMURF ROCK


CARS THAT GO BOOM


SET IT OFF

LIGHT YEARS AWAY

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