By: Michelle Gargano
When I think about hotspots in the music industry, several places come to mind—but one of the first is always New Orleans. Big things are coming out of NOLA right now, in the form of bass.
Boogie T, a New Orleans native, best known for his contributions to the world of dubstep and riddim, founded his new label, Drama Club Recordings, earlier this year. Brock Thornton has benefited from his elder brothers in the bass scene, Ganja White Night, helping him develop his career with releases on SubCarbon Records, and now it's his turn to big up the next round of bass stars.
The most current release on Drama Club Recs debuted last week; The Fam Bam, which is comprised fully of collaborations with Louisiana bred duo, sfam. Jacob Hoerner and Michael Pearson have been melting minds for three years now, creating some of the edgiest original bass music.
This entire five-track EP is jampacked with bass-y goodness of all kinds. The opening track, “Out My Face,” features Boogie T himself, setting the tone for his brand. Next up is “Push Gas,” with The Untz Festival alum DMVU–it’s trappy, spacey, and in your face—guaranteed to have any dancefloor bouncing.
“What It Is” with BOARCROK is a heater with a plethora of crispy beats, while “Wait For ‘Em” incorporates báwldy’s roots with a dubby, wobbly bass feel. Last but certainly not least is “Roux.” sfam and vide come together strong to finish off with a track that embodies all the significant sounds displayed throughout The Fam Bam EP. Another successful convergence of brilliant minds in the bass world.
We could sing the praises of sfam all day, but a much more effective seal of approval comes courtesy of Boogie T, himself. Don't take our word for it, the proof is in Mr. Thornton's actions as he shines a light and pays it forward.