Exclusive First Listen: ‘Get Down’ By Bombay Bassment
23 May 2016
**Update: Bombay Bassment has just announced that they will be making their debut at the mother of all music festivals Glastonbury, on 23 and 26 June.**
Bombay Bassment is a reggae and urban outfit, which has been releasing music since 2010 and (if you hadn’t already guessed) is based in bustling Mumbai. The band consists of consists of Bobkat (MC), Levin Mendes on drums, Ruell Barretto on bass and DJ Chandu.
The four piece act is all set to release a new, collaborative album on 1 June with guitarist and producer Randolph Correia (a.k.a. FUNC) called ‘Bombay Bassment x FUNC VIP’. We’re streaming the first, high-energy track, called ‘Get Down VIP’ exclusively on Wild City.
“’Get Down VIP’ in its original form has a lot of Bambaiya in it with its ‘dhol lezim’ vibe. That essence of the original track is kept alive with this VIP version, even though it’s moulded into an electronic, bass-heavy club dance track. And we're really excited for you to hear these new sounds,” - Bombay Bassment.
About their upcoming performance at Glastonbury:
“Our first UK gig that too at a festival like Glastonbury is an overwhelming feeling but we really can't wait to experience this and put up a mother of a show for our audiences! We are lucky enough to play two slots and we hope the audiences can go back with a little experience of Bombay from the fields of Pilton, Somerset. We are really looking forward to experience artists like Coldplay, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, James Blake, Skepta, Underworld, Fatboy Slim, Sigur Ros, Gentleman's Dub Club....the list is endless but we want to watch as many acts as possible – you never know when we will be able to go back!” says the band.
You can hear the sounds of the city through the bass-heavy, dancefloor oriented track, which should give you a hint of what to expect from the album. Based on what's been released so far, we're confident that ‘Bombay Bassment x FUNC VIP’ will not leave the bands loyal following disappointed.
Art credit: Manas Kunder