LOW FREQUENCY PURELAND EP
I’m VERY excited to say that the new EP ‘Low FreQuency Pureland’ is out now! Grab the free download of ’1000 Buddhas’, and listen to the full EP in the player. As always your feedback is most welcome!
Over in the Store you can download in high quality or lossless format, get it for free with a FreQ tee or tank, or pick up the new FreQ twist USB stick loaded with 6 extra tracks including rare collaborations with Bassnectar and Propa Tingz, and my previous single ‘Dread at the Controls’ -
And of course you can also get it from your online bass dealer of choice.
Enjoy! And read on below while you listen for track descriptions and my take on the record…
The Low FreQuency Pureland EP marks a re-entry for me into the boundary pushing aspects of electronic music after 4 years off studying to finish a degree. I specifically avoided making dubstep on this EP as my modus operandi has always been -’look which way the crowd is moving and run in the opposite direction’. Having said that, the crunkstep vibe of ’1000 Buddhas’ was made with that 100bpm 808 hyphy hip-hop sound in mind, but then other influences snuck in there too. And in the end my tunes never turn out quite how I imagine them to.
Does that bug me? Or does it make the track better? The answer to both those questions is “Yes!”. So I don’t know what genre you would put these tracks in specifically. Not dubstep? Post Dubstep? Doesn’t really matter at the end of the day. New genres often start in one physical location but very soon spread to anywhere you can get a half way solid link to the internet. This EP dropped out of AT&T’s broadband network somewhere between London and California.
01. ‘Warm Dark Place’
Warm Dark Place is a glitch-hop and drumstep hybrid, equal parts West Coast glitch and UK tear-out. The influence of my time in the US Bass heaven of California is obvious with a haunting melodic refrain offsetting the hefty bass pressure.
02. ’1000 Buddhas of the Pureland of Bass’
A crunkstep roller that takes the uptempo hip-hop beats of the Northern Californian hyphy movement and welds them to seismic 808 bassline. I’ve been playing this across the summer and the 808 bass solo in the middle gets em screaming every time.
03. ‘The Heart of Definitive Meaning’
A journey into the more reflective side of bass music. Swathes of guitar over a backdrop of distant chimes and revolving chords, all served on a bed of deep sub bass. It evolves slowly with an almost subliminal drop into angular stabs of low frequency voltage.
I hope you enjoy ‘em as much as I enjoyed getting back in the studio! – FreQ Nasty