Creativity is everything within bass music in our humble opinion. We are often subject to endless repetition as producer after producer joins the slowly expanding echo chamber that exists within the heart of any genre, Therefore, when we strike a goldmine of originality, we can’t help but get involved as we continue our quest to bring you guys the low down on the freshest bass music out there.
Today we take a look at the latest offering from Bun The Grid, who have put together an absolutely awesome body of work hear alongside an artist known as Bulu, who has been making quite the name for himself. As their first drop of 2019, there is always going to be a fair bit of pressure on the label to hit the ground running, and they most certainly have. Here they present us with five tracks of pure fire, including three originals and two outstanding remix projects.
– Bulu –
The thing that strikes us most about the title track ‘Fiyah’ is it’s blissful minimalism. Despite having quite hectic drum designs and intense percussive layers, the use of space and distance in this one is something awesome to behold and is often an element of bass music left forgotten by the younger generation. Sometimes it’s about what’s not there, rather than all the things that are.
We then dip into the weighty collaboration with rising breaks wizard Etch, who joins the party with a bag of flair and enthusiasm on ‘Collide’. The pair’s individual styles combine with explosive results, with Etch’s signature drum-heavy compositional style supplying the foundations for Bulu to run riot with a collection of laser-like synth pushes and grizzly sub sections.
This leads us nicely into the third and final original, which goes by the name of ‘Change Places’ and is the perfect way to tie up the first section of the EP. This one variates at will between groovy breaksy drum arrangements and chunky half time rhythms, driven by sharp, reverberated percussive stabs and hypnotic circular melodies, making this a track that could send a dance into a madness at any minute.
On remix duty, we have the grimey stylings of J-Shadow stepping up to rework the title track ‘Fiyah’ into a glitchy little roller, stuffed full of ascending melodies and unpredictable percussive elements. We also have Itoa providing us with a hard hitting jungle refurbishment of ‘Collide’, building the dramatic breaksy structure into a faster overall composition, coming up with some very interesting results.
This is an excellent start to the year for both Bulu and Bun The Grid, who have pulled out all the stocks on the this one to supply us with a very creative bundle of new school breaks. You can check out our exclusive upload of ‘Collide’ below:
Release Date: 22/02/19