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Boston Bounce


1. Boston Bounce, 1947

2. Boston Bounce, 2004.

3. Boston Bounce, 2005: RSVP-only "Boston Bounce" party goes down tonight in JP. READ: "M.I.A.'s Boston Bounce."

LISTEN: DJ C, "Boston You're My Bounce" (stream)
LISTEN: Wayne & Wax, "Bigger Than Biggie" (stream)
LISTEN: Duotone, "Boston Swing" (stream)

All m3u streams courtesy DJ C & Beat Research. Truth, though: the real keeper is DJ C's official remix of M.I.A.'s "URAQT," coming soon to a 12-inch near you.

Lest you think this is just a marketing gimmick they dreamed up yesterday: Jace "DJ/rupture" Clayton was talking this shit up back in July. And the streams are from the Re: Sound exhibit we told you about in the print edition a year ago. Thing's been in the works for a minute. And the idea is a noble one: to bring together a wide range of Boston artists under a single tent. In other words, we're co-signing the hype because the goal is good and so is the music.

And they really do have an actual identifiable sound in mind. As DJ C told David Day in the Phoenix: "My version of Boston bounce is sort of a combination of Baltimore club, German shuffle techno, and one drop reggae," [Jake] Trussell writes via e-mail. "It’s around 135 bpm, has a kick-drum pattern that’s half four-on-the-floor and half broken, has a shuffle or swing hi-hat feel (we also call it Boston swing sometimes), usually has some breakbeats in there, and has a snare or rim shot on the three."
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