We believe hip hop is universal.

One of the most powerful and creative music genres in existence, hip hop gives individuals a unique platform to speak on anything from politics to love, with the potential to reach and influence thousands of cultures around the globe.

It’s no secret that many people feel the need to pirate music these days, and who can blame them when there is no real standard for quality in the music industry. We've wasted a lot of money on albums that only contained a handful of great tracks, so we decided to change things.

Every year we scout artists from around the world, and we sign them with the goal of making classics that will change somebody's life. We have projects planned with artists from the UK, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Canada, and many other countries. If there is a talented artist in a country with people who love hip hop, we will find them and give them a voice.

We put a lot of effort into our releases to make sure they are always worth your hard-earned money. If we wouldn't buy it ourselves, it doesn't ever make it into our catalog. Lyrics that celebrate the craft and artistry of the emcee. Amazing production that gives you a crick in your neck. Original song concepts, because there is more we can relate to than money and hoes.

We are taking hip hop back,

Below you will find our official releases, as well as previous releases by all artists signed with Bass & Format.
Releases are sorted by year, with the most current year at the top.

Released July 30th, 2014.

Due to delays with our distributor, this release will be available for purchase from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and many other popular digital music stores worldwide within a week! For now, you may stream/purchase both releases through our Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages.


Artist/s: Abraham Chiu
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
1 track total · Running length 3 mins

Written by Abraham Chiu
Production by Jeremy Arey
Recorded at Breakstone Studios in Concord, CA
Mixed & Mastered by Christopher Baldomero at Breakstone Studios
Artwork by Chris Lovos

Released June 24th, 2014.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
1 track total · Running length 4 mins

Written by Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
Production by Jeremy Arey
Recorded by Last Resort
Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios
Vocal Intro by Ileen Mitchell
Artwork by Chris Lovos

Released June 24th, 2014.

Due to delays with our distributor, this release will be available for purchase from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and many other popular digital music stores worldwide within a week! For now, you may stream/purchase both releases through our Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages.


Artist/s: Jeremy Arey
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
10 tracks total · Running length 37 mins

Production by Jeremy Arey
Recorded by Last Resort
Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios
Cuts by DJ Jazz T
Photography by Chris Lovos

Released January 17th, 2014.

Also available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
3 tracks total · Full · Instrumental · Acapella · Running length 3 mins

Written by Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
Production by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
Recorded by Last Resort
Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios
Vocal Arrangements by Tone Richardson
Scratches by Imperial of Illect Recordings

Released November 5th, 2013.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Imperial
7 tracks total · Running length 24 mins

Production & Scratches by Imperial of Illect Recordings
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Imperial
Track 2 written by Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik) & Tone Richardson
Track 6 written by Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik), Tone Richardson, & Joanne Francis
Guitar on Track 7 by Jamie Stuart

Released June 3rd, 2013.

Also available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul) & Masato Takahashi
10 tracks total · Running length 50 mins

All lyrics written by Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
All production by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
Vocals by Tone Richardson & Joanne Francis
Cuts by DJ Jazz T, spoken word by Ileen Mitchell
Recorded by Christopher Baldomero & Shane Dela Pena at Breakstone Productions in Concord, CA
Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios in Forest Hill, London

"People Don't Understand" is dedicated to Priscilla

Released June 25th, 2012.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
9 tracks total · Running length 30 mins

Production by Kuroisoul, TE1, Micall Parknsun, Sol Brova, & Preme
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios in Forest Hill, London
Tracks 1, 5, 6, and 7 Mixed by Chemo & TE1 at Kilimanjaro Studios in Forest Hill, London

Released May 30th, 2011.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
7 tracks total · Running length 32 mins

Production by Kuroisoul, J57, J.J. Malone, Jon Phonics, A.C. Layne, Richard Garcia, & Alex Maguire
Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios in Forest Hill, London
Track 8 Recorded by Mauro Domenico at High Street Studios, London

Released July 31st, 2010.

Artist/s: Kuroisoul
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
8 tracks total · Running length 14 mins

All Production by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
Mixed & Mastered by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul) in Cupertino, CA

Released July 26th, 2010.

Artist/s: Kuroisoul
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
1 tracks total · Running length 2 mins

All Production by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
Mixed & Mastered by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul) in Cupertino, CA

Released May 18th, 2010.

Dedicated to the fond memory of Seba Jun (February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010) R.I.B.

Artist/s: Kuroisoul
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
1 tracks total · Running length 2 mins

All Production by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
Mixed & Mastered by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul) in Cupertino, CA

Released November 16th, 2009.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
12 tracks total · Running length 45 mins

Production by J.J. Malone, Jon Phonics, Vintage, & Chemo
Cuts by DJ Jazz T & Jeekay, Vocals by Jiffy Mixed & Mastered by Chemo at Kilimanjaro Studios in Forest Hill, London
Track 4 Recorded by Mauro Domenico at High Street Studios, London

Released August 23rd, 2008.

Artist/s: Kuroisoul
Executive Producer/s: Jeremy Arey
12 tracks total · Running length 26 mins

All Production by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul)
Mixed & Mastered by Jeremy Arey (Kuroisoul) in Cupertino, CA

Released June 20th, 2007.

Artist/s: Kinetik
Executive Producer/s: Christopher Mitchell (Kinetik)
12 tracks total · Running length 45 mins

Production by Mr. Spencer, Jalef, & Gus "L.G." Hall
Recorded by Jalef at Jalef Studios.
Mixed & Mastered by Mauro Domenico at High Street Studios.