Midweek Mantra Mix 038: Pushloop goes deep with ‘Back to Basics Vol 2’
Wednesday is humpday, which not only marks the halfway point between the work week and the coveted weekend, but also Conscious Electronic’s Midweek Mantra Mix. We’ve been scouring the web’s most enlightening bass music mixes that align with our vision: to provide “a conscious way to consume dance music.” M3 spotlights both veteran and up-and-coming bass music artists whose music seeks to raise the vibrations of their collective listener base.
Last week, we looked at a classic bass mix from years ago that set the tone for the years to follow. The modern landscape of everything deep and wobbly would not be the same without the sounds that Yheti provided back then. It also wouldn’t be the same today without innovators like Pushloop who are providing it now.
Still sizzling hot off the release decks, Pushloop’s “Back to Basics Vol 2” mix is an exercise in everything deep and meditative. There’s recently been a resurgence of the classic sounds of bass music, and artists like Mala, Truth, and Ternion Sound are putting a fresh spin on the hypnotic, pensive side of dubstep. Filled with thumping, rolling basslines and slowly modulated synthesizer leads, the mix is everything that a fan of heavy bass music would want.
Packed with unreleased tunes, remixes and collabs, the 30-minute selection of tunes also showcases Pushloop’s versatility. Unafraid to remix tunes by big names in the bass music game, such as G Jones and Truth, Pushloop manages to continue establishing his own consistent-sounding brand without sounding stale. This slew of thumping, vibey bass music is peppered with experimental sound design and the occasional world music influences, lending the music a highly original but familiar texture.
Affiliated with renowned label Deep, Dark and Dangerous, Pushloop is gaining traction in the living world of bass music. The California DJ/producer seems poised to make major moves this year with his refreshing, yet almost nostalgic deep style, showcased perfectly in the “Back to Basics Vol 2” mix. Pushloop is set to embark on a tour of the same name in February with his friend and co-collaborator The Widdler.
Beach yoga, bass beats.