If you are unfamiliar with the heavier and grittier side of UK Bass music, you may first want to dip your toes in something lighter.
No strangers to the scene, Leeds based Tik&Borrow return to their own label In:flux Audio on remix duties, this time rethinking a track from the emerging talent Nekst.
A moodier take on the original track from Tik&Borrow with basslines emphasized and patterns that are anything but ordinary. This one is not for the fainthearted and a MUST have tune for shaking things up on the Dancefloor.
I approached Tik&Borrow to get some words on how they handled the remix.
"We always tend to approach remixes in the same way, scour the stems and chop them up into small clips so they can be inserted into samplers or dropped straight onto the track. For this remix more so than others we reused a lot of elements from the track, especially the bass noises, because Nekst’s original sounds were immense.
We start our songs as 8 bar loops, always starting off with a drum beat as this is a great base to work from. Following the drum beat we focus on the bass and for this one we which we took different parts of the bass from Nekst’s 32 bar stems and pieced them together in different variations to make our 8 bar loops – this was our starting point on the track and the rest fell into place from there."
You can learn more about Tik & Borrow here:
About the Curator - Sam Sharp:
Based in the UK, Sam Sharp is involved in multiple areas of the music industry - He runs management and A&R for his record label Simply Deep whilst also producing/DJing under the alias Aerotonin. When Sam's not too busy doing that he's usually looking for new music or playing Dark Souls.