Only one year into it's reign over the world of bass music, Firepower Records
has quickly and strongly asserted itself as a dominant organization in the EDM scene. With Datsik
at the helm of the quickly growing roster of the Firepower family, they have proved time and time again that they are THE ones to always keep an eye on. To celebrate their first anniversary, the label is preparing to drop its first compilation, the aptly titled SHELL SHOCK LP (VOL. 1). Featuring a track from each of the label’s
13 artists, the album compiles a selection of the highlights from their first year into one explosive bundle.
SHELL SHOCK LP (VOL. 1) brings together the full range of sounds and styles that its artists have brought under the FIREPOWER banner, all unified by the pervasive obsession with bass, from dubstep to drum and bass, hip-hop to trap.
From the eerie opening keys of The Frim
’s “Bassline Skanka,” the album doesn’t waste any time in getting down to business, navigating the label’s narrative through a cross-section of music that spans from ground zero to the present day. Reaching back to the bubbling 8-bit energy of Hizzle Guy
’s“Buck Em Down” from the label’s debut release, it covers a selection of landmark tracks from its blossoming catalogue. Moving fluidly from the playful bounce of Datsik
’s “Juicebox” from his Cold Blooded
EP to the funk-fuelled synths and guttural bass of the title track from Getter
’s debut album “I Want More”
via the Southern swagger and bumping 808s of Antiserum
’s trap anthem “
each track offers a new and unique sound that feeds into Firepower as a whole.
In the 13 tracks on offer here, the label succinctly showcases just how far they have come in a year, while hinting at the promise of what is to come. Looking back at everything they have done in their first year in existence, it’s clear that Firepower is just getting started.
The track listing for SHELL SHOCK LP (VOL. 1) is as follows:
1. The Frim
- Bassline Skanka
- Cant Get Enough
- Well Oiled Machine|
- I Want More
- On The Floor (feat. Messinian)
- Buck Em Down
- Bad Boy Flow
12. Sub Antix
- 80 Weight VIP
- Full Throttle