Electric Consciousness 008: JamL crafts wildly unexpected bass-fueled ride on this summer sizzler mixtape
One widely-held truth that everyone can seem to agree on is this: Life is hard, and it doesn’t get any easier. We just get tougher. As one gains age and experience, it becomes more critical to practice everyday balance—spontaneity with routine, work with play, control with letting go, and tuning out of the world by tuning into the body. That’s why Conscious Electronic is proud to present our monthly mixtape series, Electric Consciousness. Bringing you the best and latest in bass music every month—from heavy to experimental, tribal to future and funk, left-field to half-time, and more.
JamL is not just any other music lover. Sure, his moniker JamL is an acronym for “Just another music Lover,” but Billy Hambridge has been using the past year to sharpen his teeth in the studio. Between upping his studio game under label Aspire Higher, honing his production technique and sound design, along developing with a keen sense of self-promotion abilities, this Philadelphia-based underground bass boss has all the pieces in his toolbox for major success. Now JamL stops into Conscious Electronic to take over the 8th installment of our guest mixtape series.
We first came across Hambridge around a year ago when CE premiered a joint of his with newly-uprooted Denver-based Texan Yung Sriracha, called “Xtra Sauce.” Since then, JamL has released “Euphonius” on Josh Teed’s indie imprint, Taiga Collective, contributed to Aspire Higher’s Solstice Sessions Vol. 1 with outer space bass blastoff “How It’s Done,” a collaborative EP with L3THO titled Where Do We Go, along with plenty of high-energy singles sprinkled throughout.
Now JamL comes back to CE as the next artist guest mixer for our Electric Consciousness series. For this sizzling summer mixtape, Hambridge lays down over 38 minutes of unadulterated bass bombs from Wuki, PEEKABOO, Herobust, and a standout mashup of GRiZ x Ganja White Night and Gramatik‘s “Hit That Jive.” Along the way, JamL carves out a wild sound journey with plenty of his own heavy IDs on the horizon, which blend perfectly together for quick glimpse into Hambridge’s imagination.
From start to finish, the mix showcases JamL’s expert sampling and song selection, his love of grimey bass textures, and his wildly original ability to create an engaging, left-field atmosphere that leaves listeners questioning and chuckling every step of the way.
Something the JamL stamp has become known for is his unique and entertaining approach to bass music production. Inspired by the likes of Jantsen, Rusko, and Detox Unit, JamL’s profound work ethic and inimitable talent has garnered support from the aforementioned labels as well as Mean Mug and Subciety.
Electric Consciousness | Vol. 008 | JamL
Wuki – whistle stop move
Griz x Ganja White Night – easy your mind x Gramatik – hit that jive
Herobust – move mint (vip)
Peekaboo x ISOxo – powermove
The coasters – Yakety yak
Amine – Caroline
JamL x Dropkick – ID
JamL – ID
Flozone – move
JamL – Move ya mind VIP
JamL – How it’s done
Peekaboo – motion
Jantsen – Get the funk
JamL – FYD
JamL – ID
JamL – metamorphosis
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