One of the most innovative names in dubstep
Bass Clef by Ali Wade

One of the most innovative names in dubstep grabs control of our exclusive DJ mix this week – the very talented and all-round affable chap, Bass Clef – otherwise known as Ralph Cumbers.

As well as creating various twisted dub brilliance – which manages to be both heavy and highly palatable – Ralph is also a dab hand on the trombone (a criminally neglected instrument), which he makes full use of throughout his work, adding a natural, brassy warmth to the dark landscapes evoked by modern electronic dub.

And he’s also nay too shabby when it comes to mixing tunes, as his exclusive Clash podcast demonstrates. The first of our DJs to include the genius Dorian Concept, Ralph then works his way masterfully through L-VIS 1990, Hudson Mohawke, a few Latino numbers and some Bass Clef’d-up Altern-8, as well as choice cuts from Clef’s fine new album, ‘May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way’, released earlier this month.

45 minutes of wonky dance, innovative dubstep and Latino folk, superbly stitched together. Bass Clef – win. Just in case you haven’t already gathered – I really can’t recommend this one enough.


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Bass Clef Dj Mix Tracklisting

01. Mystic Revelation of Rastafari - Poem

02. Dorian Concept - Ttrilingual Sexual Experience

03. L-VIS 1990 - United Groove

04. Bass Clef - Promises

05. Apple - Segalizer

06. D-Malice - Gabryelle Refix

07. Bass Clef - You Do My Head In

08. Chico Trujillo - Loca

09. Chancha Via Circuito - Bosques via Temperley

10. Banda Conmocion - Mentira

11. Magic Drum Orchestra - Drop it

12. Bass Clef - Kiss Me

13. Altern-8 - Higher St8 (Ralph Cumbers remix)

14. Hudson Mohawke - Star Crackout

15. Mystic Revelation of Rastafari - Poem

Read our review of "May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way' HERE.

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series below

1. Booka Shade

2. Heartbreak

3. Luke Solomon

4. Chris De Luca Vs Phon.o

5. Various Production

6. Richard Sen (Padded Cell)

7. DSL

8. 2020 Soundsystem

9. Digitonal

10. The Toxic Avenger

11. Headhunter

12. Dj Pierre

13. Nathan Fake

14. Tiga

15. 80kidz

16. Greg Wilson

17. Bronnt Industries Kapital

18. Exercise One

19. Dj T.

20. Caper

21. Laroca

22. Shir Khan

23. Oliver Huntemann

24. Flore

25. GusGus

26. Echaskech

27. Jack Sparrow

28. Kippi Kaninus

29. The Keyboard Choir

30. Claude VonStroke

31. Drop The Lime

32. Groove Armada's Tom Findlay

33. Marcel Knopf

34. Luke Slater


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