I still remember the first time that I listened to Massive Attack’s Risingson from their 1998 Mezzanine album. That bassline is forever etched in my mind. Still today I sometimes find myself humming those notes. There are two main things I strive for, contrast and flow. A bright voice or synth to contrast the bass, and the right drum beat to create that flowing sensation.
A few examples of tracks that I consider to be in this genre is the following;