Shiba San presents ‘Various Leaks, Vol.2’, the second Various Artists sampler on his label Basement Leak. It is a fine four track effort that packs a real punch and is lead by his own new banger ‘Drop It’. Shiba San selected the artists who would accompany him on the first release of 2017 himself, and they include LA based DJ and producer Dateless (who already took part in the first release of this VA series), followed by newcomers Black V Neck & Ayarez, and Brazilian Malive.
Up first is label boss Shiba San with ‘Drop It’ boasting rumbling bass, freaky little sounds and rasping synths all firing your every brain cell. “[Drop It] slams right down at the intersection between pumping mainstage grooves and tougher, tech-leaning sounds. Squelchy bass rumbles explode throughout the mix, recalling the wackier moments of Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird label. Equally, though, it’s defined by its steelier techno rhythms used by Shiba San to give his record a tougher edge,” says Insomniac.com.
Up next Dateless serves up a wonky tech house cut. It features plenty of weird synth lines, popping drums and crisp beats that all get run through with drunken sounding chords. It is fresh and original and sure to make the party go off in Miami.
After we have ‘My Style’ from Black V Neck & Ayarez, and they really cook up a storm with fat drums and shuffling percussion. The tune is dark and with real attitude thanks to some rapped vocals. It demands you dance and will really stand out in any set.
‘Open Cap’ from Brazilian rising talent Malive then keeps things tough and deep, with heavy drums, coarse claps and tumbling sine waves all bring a booty shaking vibe to the groove. This closes out a fantastic EP showcasing nothing but raw talent from the Basement Leak roster! Shiba San kicks off his 2017 Exchange LA residency this Saturday 04/08 with Dirtybird Records label mate Billy Kenny. Buy tickets here.