Bass Kleph July 2011 DJ Mix – Vacation out 18th July
Written by Michael
July 1, 2011 11:28 am
Bass Kleph Presents
RELEASED 18 JULY
Bass Kleph aka Stu Tyson is Australia’s biggest dance music export. The former rock drummer turned DJ/producer and Beatport hero (several No.1’s, Top 10’s and counting) has spent the last few years taking his brand of tough, jacking house and techy beats far beyond his native Southern hemisphere.
He’s had releases signed to Great Stuff, Toolroom, Defected, Stealth, Definitive, and beyond. Remix requests are in abundance; with re-rubs for Jesse Voorn, D. Ramirez, Moguai & Westbam and many others testament to his in-demand status. Plus there are multiple live tours of the UK, Europe, US, and farther afield, spurred on by the online and blog buzz that has taken him from Antipodean secret to floor destroying global contender.
‘Bass Kleph: Presents’ captures his recent highlights on a debut compilation that oozes with funk, class, and hypnotic grooves. His skill in building complex rhythms and hooks is evident at all times across the album. Heavily percussive sections underpin layered melodies, while a liberal use of samples, keyboard riffs and occasional vocals gives his music real character.
Tyson’s ability to weave such rhythmic mastery stems from the fact that while most kids are still at school at age 15, Bass Kleph was touring as the drummer of the hugely successful Australian rock band, Loki. Playing live in grubby rock venues taught him that there’s a dynamic to making crowds dance. A rhythm won’t bite without the hypnotism of an irresistible hook – and even the most nagging hook won’t move the feet unless its accompanied by the thunder of a serious rhythm section.
Really, the rock world had no chance of holding on to him. As Bass Kleph says, “I remember when Loki got its first album back from mastering. I’d been listening to Squarepusher and The Prodigy. Everyone else was stoked with the way the album sounded – but I thought ‘why are the drums so quiet? Why is it all about the guitar?'”
Rock music’s loss has been electronic music’s gain. Bass Kleph’s ear for live performance gives his productions an intensely animated feel, and, with a new live show featuring vocalist and co-writer Chris Arnott currently being roadtested in Australia, he’s marrying the best of both worlds to devastating effect. His 2011 DJ tour schedule is already booking through to 2012, including his third and fourth US tours (following 10 dates in 15 days in March); his first performances in South Africa and Japan; his first main room slot at Ministry of Sound and a headline slot at the huge Rockit Open Air Festival in Holland; and, of course, the nine ‘homecoming’ dates in Australia.
- Intro – Bass Kleph
- These Mornings – Bass Kleph & Filthy Rich
- Melocoton – Alex Kenji & Bass Kleph b/w BKCA – (Bass Kleph and Chris Arnott) Where do we go?
- Hey Ya – Bass Kleph
- We Feel Love – BKCA – Bass Kleph and Chris Arnott
- Oh Yeah – Bass Kleph
- $pend My Money (2011 mix) – Bass Kleph Feat. Stellar MC
- I’ll Be OK – Bass Kleph
- Whine Ya Waistline (Bass Kleph Remix) – Danny T
- Shakedown (Bass Kleph Remix) – Joan Reyes
- Disco Ate My Baby – Bass Kleph & Prok N Fitch
- Original Hardcore (Bass Kleph Remix) – Moguai & Westbam
- Somewhere (Bass Kleph Remix) – Jesse Voorn
- All Right (Bass Kleph Remix) – Bass Kleph, Chris Arnott & Kid Massive
- Salida – Bass Kleph & Joan Reyes
- Pulse – D.Ramirez & Bass Kleph