25 Stand-Out Psychedelic Bass Releases of 2015

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The Psychedelic Bass movement has made its mark in the electronic music culture. After a few years of inspiration and guidance from some of the scene’s innovators including Amon Tobin, Tipper, Spoonbill, and Quanta; there is now a plethora of hyper-dank psychedelic bass-focused broken beat electronic music to supply a rapidly growing number of DJs interested in the sound; perpetuating the cycle with no signs of the end near.  This year delivered the goods with incredible releases from the scene’s most reliable outlets.  Omelette Records came back strong in 2015 with multiple albums and a slamming VA.  Addictech Records remained consistent, cherry-picking the best of the best and ushering numerous EPs and VAs.  The Shanti Planti collective in its second year, has proven to be the head-stash of psychedelic dub and downtempo thanks to its juggernaut roster.  These are only a 25 of the releases from this year which stood out to me most; giving me the sensation of instant-classic status, and hope to continue jamming these for many years to come.

If you’re familiar with any of these releases, or are intrigued by the idea of psychedelic bass music, save this article.  When you have time, check out each release.  Check out other releases from the source.  The only way to fully satisfy that burning desire of sonic treasures is to follow your own sense of sound.  Something I overlooked may catch your attention.  That is the beauty of an exponentially growing matrix of musical expression; there is something for everyone, everywhere!

Albums, LPs:

a0601435750_10Frank Riggio | Psychexcess II – FuturismHymen Records / Omelette Records
https://hymen-records.bandcamp.com/album/psychexcess-ii-futurism
Full Spectrum | Avant-Garde | IDM | Glitch | Sound Design | Cinematic
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a1485331164_10Syl Kougaï | ΙΧΘΥΣ | Hymen Records
https://hymen-records.bandcamp.com/track/corvus
Avant-Garde | Electro | Midtempo | IDM | Sound Design | Ambient
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a3082939027_10Ryanosaurus | Conscious Comfort | Merkaba Music
https://merkabamusic1.bandcamp.com/album/conscious-comfort
Melodic | Midtempo | Downtempo | Avant-Garde | Jazz
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maxresdefaultSpoonbill | Tinkerbox | Omelette Records
http://omeletterecords.com/release/tinkerbox
Jazz | RNB | Funk | Sound Design | Melodic | Downtempo
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11074633_962025240483749_4384757955102333417_oGriff | Unstuck in Time | Omelette Records
http://omeletterecords.com/release/unstuck_time
Jazz | Funk | Electronica | Dub | Progressive | Melodic
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a2795631983_10Sensient | Projekt Grunberg | Merkaba Music
https://merkabamusic1.bandcamp.com/album/projekt-grunberg
Dark | Melodic | Progressive | IDM | Ambient
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a2421613335_10Multicolor | From the Outside | Tympanik Audio
https://tympanikaudio.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-outside
Midtempo | Melodic | Deep | Progressive | Electro
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a0055332459_10Bumble | Symbiota | Shanti Planti
https://bumblemusic.bandcamp.com/album/symbiota
Glitch | Dub | Downtempo | Midtempo
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12072549_896779373738041_993224960547999722_nBil Bless | Dead End | Addictech Records
http://www.addictech.com/p/192863
Funk | Midtempo | Downtempo | Electro | Glitch
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a2085183471_10Fractal Dragon | Dream Face | independent
https://fractaldragon.bandcamp.com/album/dream-face
Funk | Jazz | Downtempo | Midtempo | Glitch
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EPs:

a2267174300_10Tipper | Fathoms | Tipper Music
https://tipper.bandcamp.com/album/fathoms-ep
Avant-Garde |  Melodic | Downtempo | Sound Design | Glitch
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a1645551305_10Fine Cut Bodies | Paper Tales | Gravitas Recordings
http://music.gravitasrecordings.com/album/paper-tales
Cinematic | Avant-Garde | Melodic | Downtempo | Midtempo | Glitch
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a2884675391_10Circuit Bent | Quadriptych α | independent
https://circuitbentobox.bandcamp.com/album/quadriptych-ep
Avant-Garde | Electro | Funk  | Jazz | Melodic | Midtempo
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a2344175239_10Rob Clouth | Hidden Structures | Leisure System
https://leisuresystem.bandcamp.com/album/rob-clouth-hidden-structures
IDM | Sound Design | Electro | Glitch | Avant-Garde | Deep
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a1830929650_10Sleepy Koala | Eucalyptus Island | Kinematic Records
https://kinematicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/eucalyptus-island
Jazz | Melodic | Avant-Garde | Electro | Lounge | Midtempo
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a1827111915_10Atman Construct | A Beginner’s Guide to Holophony | Luminus Music
https://luminusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/a-beginners-guide-to-holophony
Funk | Melodic | Avant-Garde | Midtempo
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a4029878552_10EurythmY | Seeds of Mind | Shanti Planti
https://eurythmy.bandcamp.com/album/seeds-of-mind
Deep | Dub | Glitch | Downtempo | Progressive
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a1727965498_10Tipper | It’s Like | Tipper Music
https://tipper.bandcamp.com/album/its-like
Midtempo | Sound Design | Downtempo | Glitch
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11334073_10155646252340483_23610344075607398_oBogTroTTeR | Dark Matter | Addictech Records
http://www.addictech.com/p/186483
Downtempo | Midtempo | Glitch | Sound Design
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a1587147113_10Chris Komus | The Lioness | Shanti Planti
https://chriskomus.bandcamp.com/album/the-lioness
Downtempo | Dub | Glitch | Progressive
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VAs (Compilations):

artworks-000116427604-utpeng-t500x500Addictech Records | Ion Driver Presents
Ocoeur, Clockvice, Fine Cut Bodies, Life in a Box, Auma, Griff, Roel Funcken, EVAC, Ion Driver, Sk’p
http://www.addictech.com/p/182913
Sound Design | Avant-Garde | Glitch | Downtempo | Deep
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11008397_784682424947737_412943097646892866_nOmelette Records | Swarm Theory
Griff, Spoonbill & Mr. Bill, Cheshire, Monkeymarc, Opiuo, Andreilien, Eastward, Erik Sumo, Russ Liquid, Tipper & Spoonbill, JPOD, Fine Cut Bodies, Soupmix, Alpha Channel, Adham Shaikh, Frank Riggio
http://omeletterecords.com/newsblog/swarm_theory_various_artists_compilation
Funk | RNB | Glitch | Downtempo | Midtempo | Sound Design
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a1309108168_10Addictech Records | EVAC – Source EP
EVAC, Ion Driver, Audiovoid, Eedl, Logreybeam, Rift
https://evac.bandcamp.com/album/evac-source-ep-addictech-records
Glitch | Deep | Dark | Avant-Garde | Sound Design
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a1614685413_10Shanti Planti | Rhythm Code II
Shwex & Mumukshu, Globular, Land Switcher, Chris Komus, EurythmY, BogTroTTeR, Quanta, Whitebear & Tribone, Halfred, Animatronix, Ecometric
https://shantiplanti.bandcamp.com/album/rhythm-code-ii
Midtempo | Downtempo | PsyChill | Progressive | Dub
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12107749_892451124170866_8068742240636568207_nAddictech Records | Birds of Paradise – Flight Patterns (Re:Routed)
Kaya Project, Eat Static, Hypnagog, Push/Pull, Nanda, Land Switcher, Morphatrix, Mr. Rogers, Luke Mandala, Hedflux, Yuli Fershtat, Goosebumpz, Koan, Symbolico, Sixis
http://www.addictech.com/p/192586
Electro | Dub | Midtempo | Downtempo
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Let us know if we missed anything.  Here’s to 2016!
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