BAS.METAL is a conceptual mixtape recorded in late 2018 by artists creating with and within BAS.KOLEKTYW. The artistic direction of the release was dictated solely by the motive of METAL - understood in any way the artists wanted to. The goal of this freedom was to enable artists to interpret the subject in personal and wildly different ways, which was exactly what has occurred. The resulting collection of tracks is a stylistically diverse release, that further proves genres are largely obsolete, a point that DJs of the collective have already proven time and time again, and joyfully reminds us that electronic music is still an incredibly exciting medium to explore. From the Lamborghini-fast, sleek electro of Poly Chain, through corroded acid voyages of engmt and mount terror (Kobra), cold-steel soundscapes of hæra and nadziej, to data-moshed growls sampled by Michał Dębski and the choral metalcore SPEED DATING bass cannon, it all creates an impossible futuristic metallic landscape that's as scary as it is exciting, baller, and club-ready.
Metal became the leading theme because of a couple of factors. For one, it was nostalgia. Metal music was a major influence on most of us: we played in thrash and post-metal bands, lurked last.fm for the most brutal and in-your-face music imaginable and went to gigs to return home barely able to hear or walk. However, this is not a nostalgic release. What we keep from the past is the admiration for the extreme, and the word "metal" served here as a vessel containing this meaning, along with being a simple conceptual binder. BAS.METAL is a successful experiment proving that the extreme births creativeness. And at BAS we do not value anything more than new, fresh shit, and we are completely sure this is exactly what we are offering.