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MAY
2014
20

Early Light - Volume 1

2014 has found AC Slater turning LA on its head with his party Night Bass, lauded as Los Angeles’ best new underground event. Celebrating bass-driven house and garage from the UK, Night Bass is influencing DJs and producers the world over, especially on this side of the pond.

We’ve collected a handful of fresh American producers putting their own spin on the sound and assembled Early Light - Volume 1, a sneak peek at the future of bass music in the US.

Featuring DEEZY vs EMBEE, Aaron Jackson, Darius Reed and Los Ghosts, this inaugural edition of Early Light spans the entire country, coast to coast and down through the South, capturing a movement that’s only now in its infancy.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at iTunes now!

MAY
2014
13

Petey Clicks - N LUV

Heavy bass and breakbeats have Petey Clicks falling in love and back to Party Like Us Records with the summertime anthem N LUV.

Fresh off The California Bass Mission tour with AC Slater, Petey’s been rocking parties from San Francisco to San Diego and making frequent appearances at LA’s best new underground event Night Bass alongside some of the biggest names in the scene.

The last year has seen him evolving drastically as an artist, one release at a time, one show at a time, one fan at a time, with N LUV being a logical progression of his unique take on bass, house and UKG.

The flip features a classic AC Slater remix: bouncy, bombastic, the epitome of sweaty, all-night warehouse parties.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

MAR
2014
6

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TheBPM.net has named AC Slater’s new Los Angeles monthly Night Bass the most exciting new U.S. dance party and we can’t agree more.

Together with Dim Mak, Party Like Us, and AC Slater, Night Bass brings the sound that’s bubbling out of the bass bins from dark clubs and warehouses the world over direct to LA. Expect to hear cutting-edge house, garage, bassline, and boundary-pushing music.

Check out the live recordings from Feb 27 (ft. Taiki & Nulight) below!

FEB
2014
11

Petey Clicks - Magic Words

After the incredibly positive feedback from Creature, I’m very excited to get the second EP from Petey Clicks out into the world. I don’t know why both of his EPs so far have Dungeons & Dragons style cover art, or why the B-side is the title of this EP, but I do know that he broke his toe during the making of this record.

Anyway, true to form, Petey came through with two digital slabs of modern bass music, each with one foot just outside of the comfort zone. Da Feelin is an absolute must during the peak hours of a DJ set, and M" cleverly evokes the spirit of UK garage with a unique Petey Clicks twist.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

-AC Slater

JAN
2014
7

Jay Robinson - The Prolefeed EP

Hailing from North Wales, rising star Jay Robinson lands on Party Like Us Records with a 4-track deep house bouncer The Prolefeed EP.

Each song captures that bass-drenched, late-night-into-morning warehouse vibe; sublime pads and singer Danniella Mae’s sultry voice transforms “With U” into an anthem for the ladies, while italo pianos, euphoric female vocal stabs and pulsing basslines drive “Hyer” and “Slung”. “Turn” literally takes a plunge towards the dark side with minimal melodies and commanding male vocals.

With Jay already frequently receiving support from artists like Annie Nightingale, Annie Mac, Laidback Luke, Kissy Sellout, Tiesto, Fake Blood and many more, The Prolefeed EP is a major step forward for this vibrant, emerging UK talent.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

DEC
2013
3

Rico Tubbs - Deadly Sound

Finland’s heavy bass badman Rico Tubbs makes his triumphant return to Party Like Us Records with Deadly Sound, a bassline hurricane of an EP that’s tinged with jungle vibes and a fat, bouncing low end. Four-to-the-floor riddims and vintage ragga samples drive the record at a breakneck pace, bringing bassline squarely back into focus.

Alongside the title track’s thunderous, crunchy groove, “Champions” is an intentional nod to the past with its classic UK rave breakbeats and ethereal pads, while “Mad Rough” is aimed directly towards the future, an upbeat and dynamic roller that’s soaked in menacing synths and frenetic breaks.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

NOV
2013
5

AC Slater - Night Moves EP

AC Slater returns to Party Like Us with Night Moves, an EP of bass-heavy, dancefloor-friendly music. The 3-tracker kicks off with “So Sweet”, featuring the bittersweet vocals of Megan Thomas layed over a bed of spaced-out chords, building up to a plunge into a dark and heavy bassline. Next up is “Go Harder”, with its intro that grows into a half-time breakdown featuring a vocal hook by Party Like Us recording artist Dell Harris, and a classic Slater big bass drop. Finishing off the EP is “What You Want”, a frantic grime/house hybrid with an eerily calm breakdown in the middle to break up the chaos between drops. This one is for the basement parties and the warehouse raves.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

OCT
2013
29

Petey Clicks - Creature

Party Like Us is extremely excited to present the first release from LA-based producer Petey Clicks, two hearty slabs of bass-heavy house infused with strong injections of UK grime and garage. The title track “Creature” kicks off the EP with a dark, slinky bassline that crawls along seriously-shuffly drums, while a haunting voice repeats the word “creature” between head-bobbing drum patterns. The B-side “U N ME” brings the mood to a brighter place with sliding chords and bass, carried by a jacking beat and half-time switch-ups. Top-notch production skills combined with a unique take on the current trend of heavy bass house music make this one a must play.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

OCT
2013
16

DJ Q - Sound Boy Connection

Having spent 6 years hosting the UKG M1X Show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and more recently the Essential Garage Show on Ministry of Sound Radio, UKG legend DJ Q needs no introduction. Party Like Us is proud to present a record that runs the gamut from classic bassline to modern, deep-house-tinged garage, updating those classic Northern England vibes to something more rooted in today’s clubs.

The title track “Sound Boy Connection” is a thick bassline roller imbued with Robbie Rue’s baritone ragga vocals. “Heaven” takes a more sublime approach, a blend of sweet female attitude and hands-in-the-air pianos, while “Wreck It” rattles the bass bin like wobbly thunder. Finally, “Oh Yeah,” Q’s collaboration with AC Slater, is a banging bouncer of a tune that transplants UKG directly into the heart of Los Angeles.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

OCT
2013
16

Dell Harris - Chateau Rap

Dell Harris is leading a new movement. His third full-length release Chateau Rap takes a step back from club bangers and crafts a vibrant slice of controlled excess: enjoy what you have to the fullest while striving to get everything you’ve ever wanted. This attitude is reflected throughout the album in songs like “They Like”, a laid-back, uplifting call to arms for a late night out, and “Werkxxx”, a strip club anthem about a girl with no options trying to make her way in the world.

Adding to the release’s dynamic nature is the Kyle Van Riper-produced “Gold Crucifix”, featuring guest vocals by Megan Thomas. Rapid-fire metaphors reveal Dell’s raw artistry and paint a captivating picture of the new normal in modern hip hop lifestyle.

Executive-produced by AC Slater, Chateau Rap also features top-notch productions from Brandon Rossi, and collaborations throughout with Villa Villamor.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at iTunes now!

OCT
2013
16

Rain City Riot - Control

They say everything works in cycles, and dance music is no exception. House and garage are re-emerging to bring much-needed depth back to the rave, combating festival fatigue and blown-out bass bins.

Berlin’s boy wonder Rain City Riot is helping to shape the future of this sound, starting with this deep, bouncy two-track release. The A-side, “Control”, blends a heavy, modern low end with sounds reminiscent of The Prodigy of the 1990’s, while “On A Real” is a relentless ricochet of fat beach-ball synths.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

OCT
2013
16

Taiki & Nulight - Key'ed EP

In the midst of a garage and house music revival, Taiki & Nulight take on the darker, more bass-heavy side of the spectrum, receiving support from global heavyweights such as Disclosure, Crookers and Skream. On their first Party Like Us EP Key’ed, the boys deliver a collection of four brand new, extremely dancefloor-friendly tracks brimming with bass, including a collaboration with label boss AC Slater. Innovation is the name of the game and Key’ed advances the modern house and garage movement another step into the future.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport!

APR
2013
27

R1 Ryders - London Underground EP

In an era of over the top dance music and rockstar DJ’s, R1 Ryders take us away from the festival and deep into the underground on an EP that both pays homage to its roots in UK rave and paves the way for futuristic bassline innovation. Riding the line between house and UK funky, their signature “funkitek” sound facilitates four thunderous, percussive monsters that will shake the foundation and rattle your brain.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

APR
2013
27

We Are Nuts! - Drunk As Usual EP

Hailing from Germany, the duo We Are Nuts! bring their biergarten house vibes stateside with the Drunk As Usual EP. Bouncing bass and saccharine synths whip the club into a frenzy while giving a reverent nod to the jackin house pioneers of yore. Rounding out the EP, UK Garage legend DJ Q turns out a work of modern bassline art with his remix of Bombaclat.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!

NOV
2012
6

AC Slater - Party Animals EP

Party Like Us’ main party animal AC Slater drops the fittingly-named Party Animals EP, four brand new slices of heavy bass heaven packed full of signature Slater rave pianos, high energy builds, and exciting bass textures. Raise Up gets the party started with an epic intro carrying an assault of bass on its back. Night Owl is a huge collaboration between Slater and Melbourne’s Nick Thayer (OWSLA)—it’s a peak-time tune that will easily insight a riot on the dancefloor. NYC’s favorite twins Nina Sky step into the vocal booth and bring it hard on the title track Party Animals, a festival-ready song as heavy as it is beautiful. Rounding off the EP is Ass Drop, a big bass banger featuring Atlanta-based rapper Dell Harris that’s been making necks sore and asses drop around the world for the last few months.

Check it out below and then go pick it up at Beatport now!