Koma – Sangoma E.P – 140 Ninja


Koma returns to 140 Ninja with this powerful 2 track E.P. The Bristol based producer is set to make his mark on the bass music community this year!

Track – 01 – Sangoma

If this track were defined in two words it would be “controlled chaos”. the atmospheric textures and delays along with the gritty growls perfectly obtain a loose organic feel to fill the spectrum above a chugging sub line.

The intro leads you down into the depths with a droning synth like a swarm of angry wasps. Coupled with a eerie Dub vocal with a tight delay making it just fall out of syncopation and providing a natural sound.

The Hi hats in a triplet rhythm pattern add an element of fast pace to the half time step provided by the kick and snare combo. this patterned with a great development of rhythm from various percussive elements really add a healthy evolving movement to the track.


After building up again from some low rumbling textures, the second drop really hits hard. With space left in between some beats, breaking up the structure and leaving you hanging before hitting you again with sub bass pressure. The evolution of the growls in the second drop really kicks up the energy whilst still relating brilliantly to the first section.


Track – 02 – Barmecide 

For track two, Koma strips it back to to a minimal and spacious vibe. The Intro counts you in over some low crackling textures, then being joined by a bumping kick to build up the pace and set up for the first drop.

The Vocal and atmospheric stabs varying with different delays join with a marching sub line to create a reall steppa of a first drop. Koma obviously understands the vital rule of sculpting the spaces between elements to perfectly control a track.

The second section see’s the sub beefed up with a really low and gritty synth just adding that low mid fuzz to make you nostrils vibrate in the dance.


All in all a massive Moss thumbs up on this release!

Release date 20/02/17  – Pre Order available on the 140 Ninja Bandcamp Page http://

read more

140 Ninja Goodie Pack – Give-away

In celebration of the new 140 Ninja release “Dark Daze Vol 1” we’re giving away 2 merchandise packs, including T-shirts, Mugs and Tote bags


read more

Exodous – Project 111 / Focus [ACW012 BassPort Promo]

After celebrating their first year of existence, there is no stop at the Anticlockwise headquarters and we are proud to present their next release, ACW012 .
For the occasion we present a new name to the Anticlockwise team of collaborators, an extremely talented producer from the South of Spain: Exodous. Watch out for this one in the future because he is a young and hard working artist who knows his darkside dnb.

Listen to the preview here:



  1. “Project 111” – This track is worthy of a sci-fi film soundtrack. Introspective atmospheres and a kick that resembles the heartbeat of an awakening beast. The rhythm evolves from powerful halfstep to deep neuro. The bass seems to want to jump out of the speakers. Pure futuristic darkness.
  2. “Focus” – It’s difficult to stop headbanging to the evil snares and dynamic hats of the drum section of this mental voyage. Melodies from outta space combine smoothly over the growling bass and factory inspired synths. Keeping it deep…

This release lands on 30th September 2015

Tags: , ,
read more
Duncan Richardson

LTJ Bukem @ Village Underground

Galatic Steppa was at The Village Underground Club to review the LTJ Bukem night with Om Unit, here’s what he thought….

The Village Underground Club –  part of a creative community space born out of a victorian warehouse –  is tucked away down Holywell Lane off Shoreditch High Street. Inside it is an impressive high brick walled space with the decks, stage and speaker banks at the back of one end, the sound and light engineers at the other and enough space to brock out in the middle. On entering Tom Central is on the decks with some drum driven, deep bass tunes working the subs and tweeters. He’s mixing it up nicely with the dance floor slowly beginning to fill. Tom Central ends on the Krome & Time’s classic Ganja Man.

Om Unit is on starting with a deep bass, high reverb intro slowly building as more people filter in through the doors. His production, as always, is of the highest standard with the bass beginning to rattle your ribcage. It’s building nicely, knowingly, waiting for the drop. Interspersed breaks with increasing frequency. Then the jungle drops.

Om Unit’s in the flow. Nasty dark bass lines with wickedly fast jungle breaks through to flowing snares and piano liquified Drum & Bass then back into the jungle. The sound system is loud, very clear with an impressive low end and Om Unit’s Bristol Sound is using the full spectrum. Its taking time for the crowd to dig in and dance. He then brings in the old skool vibes including dropping Goldie’s seminal Inner City Life. Now the dance floor is shafting and bouncing.

The original ‘Shadow Boxing’ is mixed into Om Unit’s Remix the crowds buzzin. The mixing is superb and everything’s flowing nicely then the music cuts out mid mix. The crowd doesn’t know if it’s part of the mix. The technical difficulty is dealt with quickly and we’re back up n banging. Roni Size’s ‘Share The Fall’ drops

LTJ Bukem is in the building but he’s letting Om Unit continue to smash up the dance floor which there’s no doubt. 20mins later and the torch is on the decks on the stage above Om Unit you can feel the anticipation building. Om Unit moves from from the heavy jungle drums to some lovely flowing D&B setting it up nicely.


Crowds cheering, Bukem’s on with a nice flowing jazzy roller. No lights up or on the legendary DJ. No final shout for Om Unit but what a set. The crowds moving, lets see how the 1st mix goes down. I’ve seen LTJ here 2 years ago with Roni Size and in Southampton at the Soul Cellar (shamefully now one of the many closed clubs) and he’s not been at his best. The mixings smooth, same as his tune selection. There’s a flow to the tunes that’s slowly building. The decks drop out again and the engineer makes his way up to the decks. All that hard work has to start again. Now the old skool tunes are seamless mixed in, no chopping no messing.

A last minute addition, MC Illaman jumps up on the stage and takes the atmosphere up an extra 10 degrees. Incomes ’19.5’. Its taken a while, now everybody’s dancing and the lights shine on LTJ Bukem for the 1st time and he’s sporting a flat cap. He’s easing back on the heavy jungle breaks to a more liquid vibe though this is only so the Godfather can bring it back to a climax. The pace starts building and now we’re into classic Bukem, Promised Land Volume 2, early Logical Progression. Build up, easing you down, build again then ease off and then build you up and up. The LTJ Journey. The tunes are being chopped, the mixing is slick, the MC’s pumping the crowd and 10 minutes after his sets meant to finish we have the 1st rewind of the night. Bukem is making up for lost time. When the sets up and lights are up, the appreciation is loud and deserved.

LTJ Bukem’s started slow easing the tunes in and out but the last half hour he showed why he is the Godfather of Drum and Bass. A great night, good crowd at a great venue.

Check out Soundcrash for more great events:



Duncan Richardson
Tags: ,
read more

Haste003 Penn – [BassPort Promo]

The next anticipated release from Rush Records sister label; Haste Audio is out 23rd august!

With Artist – Penn, delivering a two track EP: Dubplate Sound // Heavyweight Sound


read more

Monkixx – Orient Ale – Remix Competition

Bassport FM have teamed up with Route 1 Audio to offer some prize goodies, along with a release on our forthcoming release  ‘Monkixx’s – Orient Ale’.

All you have to do is to remix the track in any bass orientated style and submit your finished piece to be in with a chance of winning.

– Stems can be downloaded HERE [Original is 140Bpm]

– Entries must be received by July 26th 2015 by midday [GMT]

– Send us a finished 320Kbps MP3 to the email address

– We will then upload our chosen finalists [up to 10 entries] to our soundcloud page on the 27th July till 31st July whilst our judges decide who the winner will be. [it will be Judged by Route 1 Audio & Bassport FM]

– The winner will be notified and announced on the 31st July.

– The finalists remixes will remain on our soundcloud page until release day [Date TBC]

– The winner will then need to send us a pre mastered version of their remix in 48khz 24bit audio, to be mastered.


Make sure you read the full Terms and Conditions here:

By submitting your entry to the email address [above] you automatically accept these terms and conditions 

read more
sonar lineup 2015

Must See @ Sonar 2015

Sonar 2015 is nearly here and returns with the usual packed line up of quality artists. It can be hard to pick who to see as there is so much good music on offer, so we’ve put together a schedule of Bass Music artists that we think are pushing and representing the scene.



read more
sonar 2015

Sónar 2015 Line Up

Sónar 2015 completes its music program;

Just Blaze, Pional, Koreless & Emmanuel Biard, Nick Hook, experimental trio Nazoranai (Keiji Haino + Stephen O’Malley + Oren Ambarchi) are among 30 new additions to the line-up

The new additions join previously announced artists including The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Duran Duran, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, FKA twigs, Flying Lotus, Róisín Murphy, Jamie xx, Arca & Jesse Kanda, Squarepusher, Hot Chip, Autechre, Siriusmodeselektor, Kindness, Laurent Garnier, Ten Walls, Sophie, Francesco Tristano, Kiasmos, Lorenzo Senni and up to 150 shows appearing at this year’s festival. Check the schedule by day here.

Listen here to the Sónar 2015 updated audio and video playlists.

You can purchase reduced price Sónar Passes, 2 Night Tickets and individual tickets for this year’s festival here.

We’re particularly excited to see; The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, RL Grime, DJ Fresh,

More details to follow on our “top must see” list for the festival

Tags: ,
read more
Lazza DNB

KineticXL – Friday, Nov 21 @ AA Dock’s, Brussels

Kinetik presents

#kinetikXL : The celebration of 1 year of Kinetik events

ᶥ Friday, Nov 21 @ AA Dock’s, Brussels
ᶥ 13h of sound, from 18:00 to 07:00 ᶥ 42 artists over 2 stages ᶥ HQ sound & light show

ᶥ And only the finest neuro & dark dnb!


Lazza DNB
read more