It’s a great day for bassheads everywhere as Barely Alive is back in action, this time with a guest mix for the legendary Annie Nightingale on BBC Radio 1! Featuring a ton of incredible originals, remixes, and even a remake or two from the Massachusetts based duo, this mix is guaranteed to melt your face off just in time for the weekend.

My favorite part of the mix comes at 15 minutes and 10 seconds in, with the premiere of Barely Alive’s collab with Firepower Records mainstay The FRiM. The aptly title “Origins” sounds like a combination of “This Much Power (Untitled DJ Tool)” by Skrillex and “Bassline Skanka” by The FRiM. For those of you who don’t know, Skrillex has said that “Bassline Skanka” was the inspiration for “Untitled DJ Tool,” which subconsciously inspired Zomboy when he produced “Terror Squad,” which went on to inspire “All Is Fair In Love And Brostep,” the opening track of Skrillex’s first full length album “Recess.” Taking all of this dubstep “drama” into consideration, it’s pretty awesome to hear The FRiM’s take on the trend his track originally started, but with a little help from the boys of Barely Alive this time around; this version may very well be the best of the bunch! 

Before I finish I just want to comment on how inspiring Barely Alive’s story is. When I first discovered their music back in September 2013 not that many people knew who they were and now they’re working with the biggest names in bass music such as Excision and Datsik and doing guest mixes for one of the most respected radio stations in the world. So let this be a lesson to all you aspiring wub-makers out there; dubstep isn’t dead, it’s Barely Alive!


01. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
02. Dodge & Fuski x Nick Thayer – Playboy (Barely Alive Remix)
03. Protohype & Two Fresh – Hear It Go
04. Mac Miller – Cold Feet (Ian Munro Retwerk)
05. Barely Alive – Rifle Blow Kiss ft. Soultrain Locomotive
06. Barely Alive – Rifle Blow Kiss ft. Soultrain Locomotive (Twine Remix)
07. Zomboy – Here To Stay ft. Lady Chann
08. Torro Torro – Gotta Know
09. Nero – Satisfy
10. Destroid – Activation (Getter Remix)
11. Astronaut – Pinball / Skrillex – Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix)
12. Barely Alive – Cyber Bully ft. Messinian (The Frim Remix)
13. Barely Alive – Cyber Bully ft. Messinian
14. Twine – The Killing Machine
15. Hypercrush – Illegalities (MUST DIE! Remix)
16. Barely Alive – Dead Link
17. Barely Alive – Keyboard Killer ft. Splitbreed
18. Barely Alive & The Frim – Origins
19. Eptic – Space Cats
20. Justin Bieber – Confident ft. Chance The Rapper (Barely Alive Remix)
21. Zomboy – Raptor (SKisM & LAXX Remix)
22. Barely Alive & Datsik – Candy Kids
23. Barely Alive & Datsik – Candy Kids VIP
24. Space Laces – Digital Gangsta
25. Eptic – Like A Boss (Barely Alive Remix)
26. Trampa – Gunfingers ft. Slick Don
27. Troyboi – Amadeus / Lil Wayne – A Milli (Acapella)
28. Virtual Riot – Sugar Rush (Barely Alive Remix)
29. Snails & Antiserum – Wild
30. Grandtheft – Let Me Tell You Something ft. Jackal
31. Barely Alive – Sell Your Soul ft. Jeff Sontag
32. I Am Legion – Make Those Move (Teddy Killerz Remix)
33. Noisia – Monster
34. Skrillex & Alvin Risk – Ruffneck Kamoze Dub (Barely Alive Remake)
35. Destroid – Wasteland (Barely Alive Remix)

If you’re craving some more Barely Alive make sure you check out this preview for their newest single “Sell Your Soul” coming out on Disciple Records on Monday July 14th!