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  • Patax: “Billie Jean” Rumba

    Patax: “Billie Jean” Rumba

    Our good friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux delivers once again with a incredible video he’s shared with us. “This band Patax has some serious stuff. DIG THAT TONE!!! The bassist is really amazing. I hope you guys will enjoy watching this an share it to the readers.” That bassist is Alain Perez, who also handles vocal improvisation... »

  • Armin Metz: Infin

    Armin Metz: Infin

    Armin Metz has created a piece of art with his latest video for his song “Infin.” Using harmonics and a long reverb, Metz builds an ethereal soundscape with a minimalist video of just himself and his bass. »

  • Derek Frank: All Day Sucker

    Derek Frank: All Day Sucker

    Derek Frank has some serious groove, and he put it to work on this cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All Day Sucker.” Frank shares that his version is “played ala Marcus Miller, with some fun analog synths and vocoder in addition to bass.” Get ready to nod your head. »

  • Dean Brown Band with Hadrien Feraud: Uncle Ray

    Dean Brown Band with Hadrien Feraud: Uncle Ray

    This one is killer. Performing live at Live-Proberaum in Zülpich, Germany, here’s the Dean Brown Band performing “Uncle Ray”. The band is anchored by bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith (Smith wrote the tune). Rounding out the quartet is Bernard Maseli on vibes. The tune appeared on Brown’s 2012 album, . Oh yeah. »

  • Adam Stevens: Live Solo Bass Loop Version of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

    Adam Stevens: Live Solo Bass Loop Version of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

    Adam Stevens always impresses us with his solo bass arrangements. Here he is with one of his latest – a live bass loop version of Little Dragon’s “Twice”. »

  • Boisse: Flor

    Boisse: Flor

    Bass and voice duets can be so powerful. Here’s a gorgeous song by the Mexican duo Boisse, comprised of bassist Hector Baños and vocalist Majo Saenz performing “Flor.” »

  • Or Lubianiker and Steroid Puppets: Muddy Bright

    Or Lubianiker and Steroid Puppets: Muddy Bright

    Or Lubianiker shared this video of his group Steroid Puppets’ new video for the song “Muddy Bright.” “[It’s a] very bass heavy tune of course, like all tunes should be,” he explained. And we agree. Starting out with some ambience, the song develops into a huge groove before morphing through various styles. The pocket is... »

  • Aimee Mann and Ted Leo: The Both Tiny Desk Concert

    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo: The Both Tiny Desk Concert

    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk concert series in February, performing four tunes. NPR’s Bob Boilen said the members of duo “are often at opposite ends of the volume knob. But what started as separate sets during a mutual tour, then a few walk-ons during Leo’s solo set, is... »

  • Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

    Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

    Anthony Crawford sent us this video of a rehearsal with drummer Virgil Donati for their upcoming European tour. This is his bass solo from Donati’s tune, “Eleven.” Good luck keeping up with it! »

  • Dapp Theory: Only Clave

    Dapp Theory: Only Clave

    Bassist Steve Jenkins shared this video of Dapp Theory with a priceless quote: “Whenever people say to me: ‘I just heard a killer band and they melted my face off.’ I pause and think of this clip and politely say ‘Right on.’” Here’s Dapp Theory, anchored by bassist Rich Brown, performing the mind-bending “Only Clave.” »