The first four installments of the Bones to Pick series have been absolute hitters, each landing
a spot on the Beatport Top 100 chart and garnering support from some of the scene’s heavy hitters, including Black V Neck, CODES, and Foolie to name a few. Bones to Pick Vol. 5 is no different. Like the others that feature rising talent from cities near and far, the next installment showcases talent from the label’s hometown, Charlotte, NC, as well as Canada, California and beyond.
Kicking off Bones to Pick Vol. 5 is Canada’s Willy B with “How It Feels”. A stark cut of tech-
house, the track hits listeners with a sub-heavy kick and grooving bass layered under sharp hi-
hats, pitchy synths and a catchy vocal, this steady roller is primed for a good dance floor rinsing.
The next bone to pick is from 35mm, who made an appearance on Dirtybird with his heavy hitter “Lil’ Strang” last year. This track, titled “Bang”, is another banger, like the name sug-
gests. Hitting with thumping bass right off of the bat, this vigorous record features a deep, rolling bass line, bubbling sound effects and a loud fuzzy horn. Reminiscent of the early Dirtybird
bizarre “booty-house” sound, it is easy to see where this San Diego artist gets his inspiration
Canadian artist, Kevin Kaldas’ track “Eyo” follows next. This high-energy cut
features layer modulated synths and a glitchy vocal over a wobbling bass line. Building into the drop, the track meshes varying bizarre sound effects to create a stimulating record perfect-
ed for a peak hour set.
Hailing from Charlotte, WOAHH!’s record “House B!tches” is up next on the release. The track
features syncopated percussion, buzzing synth sounds and a snappy vocal that leads into a hard-hitting drop. Driving bass pushes into the second drop, which rolls out a funky
breakdown to round out the track.
Charlotte-based Mr. Alexander’s “Days and Nights” is next on the compilation. This uplift-
ing record has more of a flowing feel to it than the other tracks on the release, but is no less a belter, with bouncing bass that is perfectly complimented with uplifting chords. Featuring an
instant groove that continues to build on itself throughout the track, Mr. Alexander created a
record that manages to sound classic with a new age house twist.
Oxigenate, a Houston-based artist who has been featured on numerous upcoming imprints
including Eyes on You Records and Milky Records, and more, rounds out Vol. 5 of the Bones
to Pick compilation with his track “Damn Boy”. Kicking off the record, pumping synth pads,
airy vocals and percussion sounds meet the listener’s ear. Flowing into the drop, pounding
subs are married with a crisp hi-hat and bright keys to create the perfect finish to a dynamic,
energetic compilation from beginning to end.
To celebrate the release, Groove Bone Records recently announced a release party, set to
take place the same day of the release of the Bones to Pick Vol. 5 drop on Friday April 23 at
Crown Station Coffee House & Pub in Charlotte, NC. The lineup for the event features artists from the label, WOAHH! and Mr. Alexander, as well as label founder Diskull and other local talent.
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