Southern California-based collective Citrus Grove presents the third volume of their compilation series with a jam-packed lineup of talented artists. The proprietors of the popular “Wub Wednesday” concert series and supporting the underground bass community out of their venue in Costa Mesa, they have presented such acts as Earthwave, Circadian Riff, Chef Boyarbeatz, and more. A lot of the artists that they have presented are featured in this massive new work, which includes complex melodies, hip-hop influences, and a whole lot of bass.
We start slow and steady with “Unscathed” by Relativity Lounge which has a wonky, Jade Cicada -esque feel to it. Similar vibes carry on to “Larry Slurke” from Orangekhemist, hitting a little heavier with a vocal sample layered over. Make sure to pull up to Wub Wednesday this week, August 24th, to hear him play it out live on a killer sound system! Also playing that night is Darklord Gob, whose track “Something” is filled with ominous tonesas the intricate melody dances through listeners’ ears.
Marbl. delivers another wobbly tune with “System Glitch“, oozing glitch hop influences with a thick layer of wubs braided with thematic vocals. On his track “ILL HUMOR“, Slomato provides an elaborate array of sounds to the table with lots of distorted synthy goodness.
ST4RFOX comes in hot with his tune “Meta Tron” featuring Zimbu, with a beat that sits back and grooves with a fresh ease. Whispering saxophone lines can be heard in the background bringing the signature ST4RFOX horns to the party. We then dive into “West Coast Squish” from Suds x Orangekhemist, featuring Norman, which rings true to its namesake with a distinctly squishy, drippy feel.
Storm takes the wonkiness to another level with their track “P4r7y Ppl” and infused it with a hefty dose of drum and bass vibes to switch it up and add something a little different to the mix. Folklohr weaves in some silky smooth sentiments with “My Shin Dig Louder” and Deebin injects hip hop bass sounds with “W I C K E D”.
Merrickk takes a bit of a freeform approach on their track “Spectral Soul“, intertwining multiple stylistic elements to create a truly special track. We wrap things up with a dark one from ZenZen and Cerini; “Burn This” slowly lumbers to the finish line while wavering synths create a sinister tone.
Citrus Grove is presenting a special show this coming Friday, August 26th at a secret location in San Diego, make sure to follow them on social media to get in on this special event!
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