Tones: Blue

Cover Art by Cuenique

Cover Art by Cuenique

Tones: Blue is the first volume of our brand new mini compilation series.  Each volume of Tones will be an EP sized compilation of various D160 artists and friends.

Tha Abacus kicks off the EP with his track, Gamble.  This track is soulful, loving and full of emotion. The airy chords are in perfect sync with the drum programing and soulful vocal samples. …It’s a peaceful vibe.

All She Say ft. Prizm, is another heater from the minds of Andrew DIFF and Juke Nukem. A summer jam with sights of crispy waves, the beach and a night out on the town. The lyrics that accompany this song, set the tone for those lovers on a boat, and partygoers on the dance floor.

Cuenique turns the party inside out with her track IanGivinYouShit. It's heavy on the bass. The drums pound deep into the depths of…give.. me.. more! It's fun, relentless and takes no prisoners.

JTRA storms the battlefield with Saber Calligraphy. This track is vintage JTRA. A suspenseful ride on a wave crashing towards a major metroplex. Strong with this one, the force is.

Thrash closes out Tones with Army Of Warriors. This one will get your feet moving for sure. Whether you’re in the lab or in a circle, AOW fuels that fire from start to finish.

FEATURE: Soar New Heights With The Hudson EP



Take a deep breath and let The Heights take you on a ride with their latest EP - Hudson. Delivering sounds that speak to the footworkers, this New Jersey duo - consisting of Los and Scatta, both from the ever respected Juke Bounce Werk crew -  put their creative minds together to bring you a unique blend of acid, soul, hip hop and footwork.

Opening with Get em, the reckoning vibes bring us back to what that life is all about, the hustle, the grind, with a hip hop influence. Watch Me (Heat Up) ft. Bassbear, Kush Jones x Swisha signifies everything a footwork dancer is about. Stylish beats, heavy on the high-hats and plenty of lows binding it all together. With lighter synths and a steady snare we are brought to an easy state toward the end. A stand out track and unique in style comes through on Unfair. Somewhat spooky, it is a reflection of so many smooth footwork tracks with atmospheric horns and low bassy kicks stretching out over the intro, finishing it out with a catchy juke vibe.

A sure favorite, #Blessed comes at us with familiar hip hop vocal loops, scattered snare, solid drum line and eerie synths to keep you moving. Not as dark or heavy as some of the other tracks on the EP but nevertheless just as hype.

We are brought into a world of some of the best producers in the game, providing variety in genre and style throughout the whole collection. Overall, a stand out EP for 2016.

Don’t be sleeping on this one, catch the preview on The Heights soundcloud now!  Then, pick up your copy on the JBW bandcamp, available 5/31/16:



Written by: XtraSlice/Edited by: JamFransisco