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  • Diego Tarantino: Self-Portrait in Three Colors

    Diego Tarantino: Self-Portrait in Three Colors

    Diego Tarantino has shared another impressive video with us. This time around, Diego takes on Charles Mingus’s excellent “Self-Portrait in Three Colors,” on double bass, electric bass, and keys. »

  • Viktor Lőrincz: Grinder Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz: Grinder Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz’s creativity always astounds me, and his latest video is no different. “This video was made with drummer Steven Oravecz, who made a ‘grinder drum’ video on the Facebook,” Lőrincz explains. “When I heard it, I felt the groove, and I made my bass line and video, and I mixed them.” Dig it: »

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  • The Bottom 40 Band: Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

    The Bottom 40 Band: Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

    The Bottom 40 Band describes themselves as a band that “reharmonizes and funkifies covers you’ve heard in a creative new way.” That’s an understatement. Here’s the group – with Adam Nitti on bass – doing their unique cover of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.” The track is included on the The Bottom... »

  • Cody Wright and Elise Testone: Black or White

    Cody Wright and Elise Testone: Black or White

    Cody Wright shared this video on Facebook, and it is blowing up. Cody teamed up with vocalist Elise Testone (who made the finals on the eleventh season of American Idol) for this terrific arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.” »

  • Boisse: Danii

    Boisse: Danii

    The duo of bassist Hector Baños and vocalist Majo Saenz, aka Boisse, released a new video for their song “Danii.” Featuring an ambient harmonic groove and soulful vocals, this one is beautiful. »

  • Chris DeAngelis: All Bass Cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”

    Chris DeAngelis: All Bass Cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”

    Chris DeAngelis is back with another killer looping bass cover. This time he knocked it out of the park with Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It.” After setting up a percussive groove, he lays out the melody and bass line at the same time. Then he loops the groove and kicks off an ear-bending solo.... »

  • Craig Butterfield and Jesse Jones: Lulu’s Theme

    Craig Butterfield and Jesse Jones: Lulu’s Theme

    Craig Butterfield first caught our attention with a burning note-for-note playalong of Charlie Parker’s “Donna Lee.” but he can do more on the upright than shred. Here’s a beautiful tune called “Lulu’s Theme,” written by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Jones, who accompanies on guitar. Butterfield brings tons of emotion to the gorgeous, sweeping melody to pull on... »

  • The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

    The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

    We first featured The Lemon Twigs here in January. We’ve been checking out more of their music ever since. Here’s another clip from their KEXP studio appearance, with Megan Zeankowski on bass. »

  • Ray Riendeau: Fire and Rain

    Ray Riendeau: Fire and Rain

    It’s a solo bass day around here at NT HQ. We just spotted this new one by Ray Riendeau, who took James Taylor’s iconic folk hit, “Fire and Rain,” and made it his own. “This song always reminds me of the loved ones who have passed away, and I miss so dearly,” Ray shares. “I... »

  • Hungry Beats: Highway Hypnosis

    Hungry Beats: Highway Hypnosis

    Antonin Rubatat shared the latest (and last) video of his “Hungry Beats” project series with us. The duo of Antonin and drummer Romain Chenard wrote this tune in a short period of time, which is mostly improvised. We’ve really enjoyed the series by these guys. Hope to see more of them in the future. »