Don’t Sleep NYC is a blog out of New York that happens to be on FIRE. Not only do they keep tabs on the pulse of Global Bass Music, they are also contributors. With their network of promoters, DJs artists and designers, they are re-invigorating the independent music scene from the Big Apple’s standpoint.
To begin the new year, while I was completely immersed in a “Boardwalk Empire” marathon (totally unrelated) and going to the movies every other day, Don’t Sleep dropped this pretty Epic mixtape.
First City Records and DontSleepNYC are setting it off with a bang this year -
The Big Bang that is Insomnia Mixtape: No Rest For The Wicked.
A massive mixtape compilation 5 months in the making featuring a battalion of lyrical and vocal talent bridging Dancehall, Grime, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music scenes. Top-producers Max Echo, Bookz and Mad Scientist have teamed up and put in numerous sleepless nights to bring you over an hour of twisted original productions and skits.
Selections from M.I.A.’s recent M/\Y/\ album, Serocee’s Bullring Riddim, MC Zulu’s No Lies, and rising Jamaican Dancehall/Hip-Hop star Unslaught are among some of the most recent material presented here. First City soldiers Germz and MC Kush bring in the Grime pressure and together with yard emperor Shizzle make sure the UK scene is well represented indeed. Hot Grabba don Black Mattic, the exquisite Miss Natalie Storm and the silky sounds of Natel put Kingston on the map in a big way, while Jahdan Blakkamoore, Homeboy Sandman and DNC bring you the darker streets of NYC.
Insomnia Mixtape is a response of sorts to the current trends emerging in club/bass music genres and a sign of things to come. The sheer amount of talent and raw production on this compilation is sure to keep you bouncing through the night shift into the next millennia!
MAD SCIENTIST?? Where have I heard THAT name before? OH YEA, he WON 3rd place in THIS CONTEST!!
Hmm.. I wonder if any OTHER cities