DJ Muggs: New Album Features Dizzee Rascal, Chuck D, & more


You know DJ Muggs the hip-hop producer (platinum albums with Cypress Hill, House of Pain's smash "Jump Around"-plus a dozen stellar albums of collaborations in the Vs. series, as Soul Assassins and otherwise), the globetrotting hip-hop club DJ (spinning 100+ dates annually) and the experimental recording artist (2003 genre-defying album Dust). Take a breath and get ready for a new chapter in the Muggs story-and forget everything you thought you knew.

With Bass For Your Face (Ultra Music), the Los Angeles producer turns his considerable hard-won skills and discerning ear to dubstep, glitch, dub electronics in 12 original tracks featuring rising stars of hip-hop, a grime legend, a hip-hop god-but also an unknown Finnish singer discovered on SoundCloud. It's not a typical hip-hop album, or a dubstep collection for that matter. It's a 21st century hip-hop album built on futuristic dubstep production technique featuring rappers and vocalists operating on the leading edge of the underground. It's safe to say it could only exist in 2013.

Special guests include UK superstar rapper Dizzee Rascal and cohort Bambu on the single "Snap Your Head Back" (video below), Public Enemy's Chuck D on the single and bonus track "Wikid", Freddie Gibbs on the ominous "Trapp Assassin" with full dose of gangster reality. "Safe" featuring UK songstress Belle Humble, which will please big room club DJs with its raveworthy basslines and Humble's trippy, angelic vocals, and "Unknown" features Romy Harmony, an heretofore unknown singer from Finland, found via a friend of Muggs on The record also features Danny Brown, Roc Marci, and Killa P.

For Bass For Your Face, Muggs went back to the drawing board and completely reinvented his production style. The record is a return to the underground for DJ Muggs, who hopes to connect old school beat fanatics with the raw fundamentals of drum sounds and electronic basslines. It's far from a safe record, but Muggs wouldn't have it any other way.

Catch DJ Muggs on tour: (More Dates TBA)

  • Dec 7, 2012 – Quad, Atlanta, GA
  • Dec 8, 2012 – 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO
  • Feb 2, 2013 – Riverside Complex, Chicago, IL

    DJ Muggs Tour Dates :: DJ Muggs News


    [Published on: 11/30/12]

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