Power Drift Nation: Cassette Playa’s Bassline Mixtape


This bassline mix opens with a luscious-voiced R&B girl singing Cassette Playa's name in an official-sounding coo, then disintegrates into an hourlong splatter of beats and bass worthy of one of the rave-inspired streetwear designer's quirky tees. It's interesting to see the vanguard Londoner Carri Munden embracing bassline now, a North England genre that seemed to hit its peak a few years ago, particularly since we all thought funky house had usurped it so thoroughly, but that doesn't stop this from being a great mixtape. DJ Q, mixer of Power Drift Nation and BBC 1xtra's bassline expert, explains: "More and more people seem to be showing an interest again. When bassline failed to chart, a lot of people from down South came up with the conclusion that bassline had died, but up North the scene was and still is going strong and we're working hard to maintain that. Slowly more people are realizing that bassline isn't actually dead. This mix is just another way to show people the scene is still healthy and hopefully even more people will take note." Masterminded by Joseph Patterson. Tracklist after the jump.




TS7 - Mood Swings (DJ Q Special)
DJ Q - You Wot ft Mc Bonez (Acapella)
Burgaboy - FTP
Freddo - Memories ft Nicole Marie
First Born - Trust Me
TRC - Muffin Man
Boy Better Know - Too Many Man (Acapella)
DJ Q - Badman ft Mc Bonez & Robbie Rue
DJ Q - Candyshop Remix 2
DJ Q - Candyshop Remix 1
Tempa T - Next Hype (Acapella)
Subzero - You Should Know
DJ Q - Mash Up ft Tempa T, K Dot, Slick Don, Sagi B & Giggs
Badness - Nightmare ft Skepta & Lil Nasty (Bassboy Remix)
Freddo - Exorcist
Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall (Acapella)
Funkystepz - For You ft Lily Mckenzie (DJ Q Remix)
TS7 - Flip Flip VIP (DJ Q Special)
Wiley - Take That (DJ Q Remix)
Papez ft Bassman - B A Double S
Trilla - Who Are Ya (DJ Q Unreleased Dub Mix)
A Dot R - Walk Away ft Flavia
Pyper - Aah Yeah
JME & Tempa T - Cd Is Dead
Swifta Beater vs Slick Don - Flex
DJ Q - DC Gang ft Lenky
Freddo - Nothing On You
DJ Q - Lost ft Addictive & Slick Don
Subzero - 2010
TS7 - Goin In Baby ft Trilla (DJ Q Special)
DJ Q - Reach Out ft Teresa
Screama - Go (DJ Q Vip Special)
Slick Don - Poppin Off (DJ Q Special Acapella)
DJ Q - Its Goin Off ft Nevaeh & Frankie Paul
Bomma B - Spray Like We ft Trilla, Sony, & Tornado
DJ Q - Will I Ever Be Free
Tempa T - Boy Off Da Ting (DJ Q Remix)
Swifta Beater - Tell Me ft Miss Fire
DJ Q - Guessing Games ft Charlene Dance

Power Drift Nation: Cassette Playa’s Bassline Mixtape