Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

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Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Henrik » Tue May 15, 2018 11:58 am

Over the last years I have realised that I am fond of songs that are mostly built around a deep bassline, with some high notes/elements. Some examples are Underworld's "Dark and Long", Andy Stott's "New Romantic" and yaeji's "raingurl".

Recommendations in a similar vein are much appreciated!
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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:20 pm

Papa Was a Rollin' Stone by the Temptations has one of the best basslines of any song I can think of.
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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Henrik » Tue May 15, 2018 6:36 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Papa Was a Rollin' Stone by the Temptations has one of the best basslines of any song I can think of.

And it is one of my favourite songs.
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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Moonbeam » Tue May 15, 2018 7:43 pm

Can't help much with the sort of IDM style of the songs you've listed, but I can help with songs from other genres that feature prominent bass.

How about some synth funk?














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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Papa Was a Rollin' Stone by the Temptations has one of the best basslines of any song I can think of.

And it is one of my favourite songs.

Likewise! I hope you do the favorite songs poll so we can give it a boost.
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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Pauler » Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 am

When I think of bass-driven songs, this is off the top of my head: "Forget Me Nots" by the incredibly talented Patrice Rushen. The bass in this song is too good: groovy, seductive, it is technical but sounds so effortless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA

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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Henrik » Wed May 16, 2018 5:41 am

Pauler wrote:When I think of bass-driven songs, this is off the top of my head: "Forget Me Nots" by the incredibly talented Patrice Rushen. The bass in this song is too good: groovy, seductive, it is technical but sounds so effortless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA

Also one of my favourites!
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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Romain » Wed May 16, 2018 6:29 am

Hello Henrik, some comes immediately to my minds :

Classics:
Lou Reed - Walk on the wild side
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
The temptations have a lot of incredibles deep bass line.


Less wellknown:
Air - La Femme d'argent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH5bL_XbO64
Serge Gainsbourg - love on the beat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbSV32bUZ1k
Serge Gainsbourg - L'hôtel particulier (and all the Melody Nelson album)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et0NCm1q4Mo

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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Moonbeam » Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 pm

This song came on shuffle today. It is a BOP.


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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby fasbjd » Thu May 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Some electronica album suggestions that might scratch that itch:

Isolée - We Are Monster or Western Shores

Pole - Steingarten

Matthew Dear - Asa Breed

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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Dan » Thu May 24, 2018 11:05 pm

I'm no expert in this area of electronic music you're referring to, Henrik, but I can recommend three songs. They might not reach the depths and highs you're looking for, but there could be something to like in them.

Smerz - Because
Demdike Stare - Savage Distort
Makeness - Stepping Out of Sync
...will keep us together.

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Re: Deep melody / bassline-driven songs

Postby Pauler » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:05 am

After mentioning "Forget Me Nots" by Patice Rushen, I remember a couple more classic with amazing bass-lines & stunning vocal performances:

- The S.O.S Band - "Just Be Good To Me" (a.k.a the ultimate Side Chick anthem): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCcg7ctrC4w
--> Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam did amazing work on this. It's funky, hypnotic but most of all, it's such an emotional track, sung with utmost conviction. Mariah Carey did a great cover too.

- Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Love Come Down": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y11ghTlEko0

- Jocelyn Brown - "Somebody Else's Guy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg8ABW4Z4vU
--> One of the most covered songs in many singing competitions in the UK. The live performance of this song is unreal.

- Mariya Takeuchi 竹内 まりや - "Plastic Love": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bNITQR4Uso
--> Youtube Recommended made this song go viral and 12 million views happened as a result. As funky as anything above and when that final outro "I'm just playing game, I know that this is plastic love" hit, I am floored.


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