There are a number of figures within the extended bass music community who we make a real effort to keep an eye on as they continue along their unique pathways. These artists are people who continue to knock down barriers, showcase unique skillsets and of course, display serious levels of consistency within all of their musical outputs. We are going to be taking a closer look at the latest project from one of these artists today as a new EP looms into view, complete with a full 3000 Network premiere in true collaborative style.
We are of course discussing Kyogre, a New York based soundsmith, specialising in the UK bass sound from across the pond. For one, this is something we will always love to see as the movement within UK bass music continues to spread worldwide, but secondly, we love Kyogre’s unique spin on the sound, giving it a slightly more mechanical, industrial feel through an array of advanced production techniques and lively sound design. On the 29th October, he will launch the ‘Simple’ EP, unleashing four tracks doused in his signature sauce, ready to ramp up the pressure on sound systems worldwide.
The EP begins with a bang as ‘Rats’ combines a selection of fluttering, high end bass jitters with minimal yet highly impactful drum stutters for a lively introduction, before 1997 joins the party for an explosive collaboration by the name of ‘Azimuth’. This one took our interest immediately as the pair dive deep into grizzly reese slides and gnarly melodic structure, giving the track a clean yet swampy feel from the off. If you scroll down you may find a little treat from us regarding this one!
Next, we are introduced to a dizzying array of unpredictable rhythmic elements in the title track ‘Simple’, all laying down heavily syncopated grooves beneath an alarm-like bass lead that is sure to send signals to the ravers wherever they are. We then finalize with the more bass house-influenced arrangements of ‘Watch This’, which through bulbous synthesizer manipulation and jackin’ style drums, gives us a lively finale to a well thought out four track display.
As we said above, we simply couldn’t resist getting involved on this one, so you can check out our official premiere of ‘Azimuth’ via youTube below: