Rusted Rhythms Vol. 31 comes all the way from down under in Melbourne, Australia courtesy of Kodiak Kid, a well-traveled DJ who is set to release his debut EP Drifting Status May 10. Although he’s never released original music - besides “To the Point”, the first single from the upcoming EP - Kodiak Kid’s reputation in the worldwide bass community is strong and getting stronger. The reason for this is two-fold. First, after coming into contact with many of the world’s best bass producers through his festival plays (Burning Man, Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency) and his role managing the Melbourne-based events company Whomp Music, folks have nothing but good things to say about him. Second, he consistently releases his DJ sets from these festivals, treating online audiences to several journeys down the rabbit hole.
Born from his passion for turntablism and the art of DJing, Kodiak Kid’s sophisticated mixing skills and bold track selection are impossible to miss for the discerning listener. He tosses any style of music into his mixes, from reggae and hip-hop to mid-tempo, glitch, drum and bass and downtempo. On Rusted Rhythms Vol. 31, he mostly favors hip-hop, halftime bass, and the hard-hitting intersection between these two styles. It’s full of raw and highly relatable bars from a number of international emcees which then segue into alien bass frequencies. A bit of carefully selected downtempo balances it all out. Look out for Drifting Status, which will be preceded by an additional single, and remember the name Kodiak Kid when you see him on a festival lineup near you.
Blockhead - UFOMG
Smoke City - Underwater Love
CloZee - The Path to Heaven (Supertask remix)
Dirty Dike - Sun Tan of a Pig
FRQ NCY - Cockpitshakin
Society of Numbers - Trippin
P.Smurf - Imported Diamonds (ft. P Link, Adam Koots & Downpat, prod. by Must Volkoff)
Safire - ??
Dizz1 - We Make it Look Easy ft. Blu & Georgia Ann Muldrow
Stickybuds - All On You Feat. Mr. Bill + Too Many T's
Kodiak Kid - ??
Eprom - Oksana (Ivy Lab remix)
Sampa The Great - Energy (feat. Nadeem Din-Gabisi)
Urban - Madpressure
Ninjaman x Monkeymarc - Badness
Able8 - Bodies (feat. Paco the G Train Bandit & Reddaz)
Jayteehazard - Ugh.100
Scoville95 - ??
Katalyst - Out of This World
Icekream - Who's the hardest?
Sa-Roc - Forever