Sorry Records released Basside’s long-awaited EP on April 2nd
The 6-track EP by Basside was released on Sorry Records on April 2nd. Produced by late pop icon SOPHIE and including the artist’s remix of NYC2MIA, it was one of the most awaited releases of the year.
Although the songs were made in 2016 and they had been played over the years in the form of bootlegs or snippets by many artists such as A.G. Cook, Charli XCX or Jimmy Edgar, it wasn’t until April 2nd that the Miami duo decided to release “Fuck It Up”.
Caro Loka and Que Linda, also known as Carolina Villalba and Linda Attias, the two components of Basside describe their experience recording with SOPHIE as “chill, relaxed and comfortable”. The producer was in charge of playing the beats, while the duo freestyled or added the already written lyrics. According to them, the studio was sunny and bright, and it had a very happy vibe.
The EP is a clear representation of the Miami Bass style. Starting off with the previously released “NYC2MIA“, but this time remixed by SOPHIE, it clearly has the producer’s signature with the thumping bass and low-frequency squawks. All this is among the already famous motto “New York to Miami, no bras, no panties“. Then it’s the turn for “Me & My Boo (Best Friend 2)“, which is dedicated to one another and emphasizes the unconditional love they have for each other. Next is the namesake “Fuck It Up”, which has different meanings for Linda (a “you up?” kind of relationship) and Caro (a “Carpe Diem” feeling).
#4 is “Swipe”, representing the Tinder culture nowadays and how easy it is to be single in the US. Then is “Girl“, a eulogy to all women, written in SOPHIE’s house; and to end up, “Crazy Expensive“, which gets the name from Caro Loka and is basically a metaphor for their confidence and what they believe they deserve.
After listening to the 6 tracks, one can clearly tell the influences the duo has from artists such as L’Trimm, 2 Live Crew or Avenue D and how their 90’s freestyle, Miami nostalgic bliss is mixed with the innovative feels of the pop producer.
“The passing of SOPHIE made us realize that time is short, and we shouldn’t wait any longer. We wanted to give a gift to everyone that’s heartbroken”Que Linda after announcing the release
The full album will be available on all streaming services on April 16th and all the proceeds will be destined to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a collective organisation that works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.