Tunes with great bass

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  1. Scubadude

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    Not something I thought I would ever post .... I'm not a basshead. But for shits and giggles I picked up a pair of Sony MDR-XB90EX's. These have something like 16mm drivers and that acting directly on your ear drums can be quite unsettling.

    Also a friend of mine is testing a new bass bin design with strong response down to 10 or 12Hz.

    Not being a basshead means my collection is completely not geared to testing bassy kit. So what tunes would you suggest to test / show off / play around with? I know I could go find Techmaster P.E.B. tracks but I am hoping for real music with good and tuneful low end below 40Hz.
     
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    I've found a lot of EDM fits the bill (think Tiesto & deadmau5 as 2 popular examples), and I usually like Lorde's 'Royals' since the bass drops quickly.
     
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    Techmaster P.E.B. is real music! "Computer Love" is still one of my all time favorites. I use it and "Bassgasm" to test bass still.

    You can look to movie soundtracks if you are looking to test bass. The first Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes movie is a fun soundtrack to use. And a new one is the the Blade Runner 2049. It has those "Bwaaaaaahhhhhhmmmms" that really push audio systems.
     
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    Nice choice.

    I included the rough time point in each song I would use for testing purposes if you don't want to listen to complete tracks. These are the tracks I use to evaluate my system and any tweaks I'm performing. Each track is reasonably well recorded so if it sounds like shit, I know something is wrong with either the gear I'm evaluating or the tweak I'm made.

    Deadmau5 - 4x4=12 -Raise your Weapon 4:00 The song has lots of texture with a female vocalist, keyboards, drums, and synth

    Anna Von Hausswolff - Ceremony - Deathbed 1:45, 3:30 Organ music with sounds down to at least 30hz. Any well recorded organ music would work. A variant of Bash's Toccata and Fugue in D perhaps?

    Aphex Twin - Agieopolis - Someone else on SBAF recommended this song. 1:25 or so. It's a real test of a system.

    Prodigy - Breathe - 0:24 The rapidly vibrating bass is a real torture test on poorly tuned headphones.

    Ellison: String Quartet #2 - 1. Moderato, Allegro - 0:10 Borromeo String Quartet puts out some fantastically recorded music and a well recorded cello is a thing of beauty.

    I hope you find something that meets your needs.
     
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    don't know if this is bassy enough, but I've always enjoyed this one:



    also, looking for bass heavy material sounds like a job for @Luckbad
     
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    I usually use Massive Attack's Mezzanine to test bass.
     
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    Dr. Dre's 2001 has some seriously fat, punchy and well mixed lows. Big Ego's is a prime example.
     
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    Turns "oh, this stereo sounds pretty good!" into "holy shit that sounds like two elephants fucking on a trampoline."
     
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    ‘To care (like you)’ goes low too

     
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    Trentemoller - the last resort is my go to album to test bass.
     
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    hello,

    this:

    Mr. Weston plays an Imperial Bosendorfer, Mr. Nasser should be (per Tom Waits) "chained up somewhere."

    cheers!
     
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    Nifty bass and banjo...


    I like this for the acoustic lows rather than the usual electronica. There's a couple spots where the scale sneaks even lower and it growls at you.
     
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    The beginning of "Wonder where we land" from SBTRKT's album with the same name.
     
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    Two songs come to my mind...

     
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