When I decided to leave Generation Bass and make The Global Bass Experience something special one thing I had in mind was to focus on quality over quantity. I really wanted something I could take much pride in and The Global Bass Experience is well on its way of becoming a blog and label that will provide such pride.
It was hard for me to put into words or even coherent thoughts why it was I wanted to leave an already successful blog and label and go off and start something new. I just knew it was the right thing to do. There are some out there who are unhappy with me but as we all know or should know by now, no matter what you do in life, someone will criticize you for it. Just do it if it feels right. The Global Bass Experience feels right.
One of the many facets of this new venture is my desire to pick up the guitar play more as well as the keyboard and any other instrument. It’s become too easy to produce and release laptop music with this EDM craze and because of it the web is overwhelmed with mediocre music. Is it about being king or queen (respect) of a “new” genre or musical movement? I think a lot of it is about that. But not here on The Global Bass Experience. Here not only will there be far too long of introductions on the posts but there will also be the best music on the web. I’m going out of my way to seek out the most creative individuals. Whether they be musicians, painters, illustrators, writers, poets, photographers, designers or philosophers, I seek out the albeit subjective, best.
I want to glorify these individuals and connect us all together with them and with each other. Quality, genius, creativity, peace, love, humanity and humor all encompass what The Global Bass Experience is about.
With this all being written and stated it brings me much pride to share with you dear friends this new remix album we have been working on for a very long time. In conjunction with Piper Street Sound and the band Dialect Trio, The Global Bass Experience has been hard at work (Matthew Mansfield with all due respect has worked the hardest by far on this project) on this remix album of Dialect Trio’s debut album Elements Of Style, which was released last April.
The remix album is unique in more ways than one. First each track is a remix of one song in the exact same order as the original album. Each artist was handpicked by Piper Street Sound (I only chose or rather suggested to Matt to talk to Ale Cassis, and I’m glad he did. Still I don’t take credit, like I said I suggested him and Matt checked him out and agreed).
The artists chosen include in order, my good friend, collaborator, supporter and amazing DJ NICE☆J from Osaka, Japan, the sleeping giant Damo Naimad (I say sleeping because he should be as well known internationally because he’s so flippin good) from Argentina, Me, that is El Guero Unico from the hot dry Sonoran desert in the United States, Piper Street Sound the engineer master and masterful bass player among other instruments, the aforementioned young genius (I mean it, the guy is young and trust me he is very intelligent) Ale Cassis from La Paz, Bolivia, the very well known, much appreciated and beloved Rafael Aragon from Paris, France, and the last one on the album comes from Colombia. I think most of us know him by now, his music has frequented many of my posts over the years because he’s mastered Champeta and Cumbia, the one and the only Dany F.
With this very eclectic group remixing Elements Of Style it is harder to say which is more brilliant, the remixes or the selection of remixers (excluding me of course, I’m a fluke)! One thing is for certain, none of us were thinking about dance floors. We didn’t set out to produce bangers with predictable drops. We didn’t plan this nor discuss it until we all realized what we accomplished, a music lovers album. You can dance if you want to but you can just as easily or perhaps “easilier” (a word I just made up) kick back, turn up the volume and take your mind on a euphoric trip.
Not that I haven’t written enough already but I must also include the artist who designed the cover for the remix album. Nat Emmit very brilliantly and creatively illustrated a collage of all of the remixers faces. This concept is ingenious and Nat Emmit deserves all the credit.
Now I want to take you there. Are you ready?