Italian producer Stereotipate presents a unique track called “Misanthropic”, and what a track it is. The soft sound of wind, accompanied by a kick, crash, and hat, grab the listener instantly from the beginning of the track. Shakers fasten the pace while the occasional midrange growl sneaks in and out, eventually leading to the first drop. Rather than dominating the track like most first drops do, the first drop in “Misanthropic “ seems to be more-or-less a part of the introduction, as the real magic happens later in the first drop, and predominantly in the second. Clear percussion, grooving kicks, a throbbing sub, and the occasional midrange keep the listener interested throughout this adventure of a track. While you’d think a track titled Misantrophic would aim to alienate one from humanity, Stereotipate’s production seems to lend to the opposite effect.
Power-duo Karnage & MarkIV step in for the next cut on Annihilate Audio riding a wave of bass momentum in 2013. Since being introduced to the Michigan natives, I have heard tune after tune from their camp. Touching on everything from deep, meditative bits to straight bangers, they have a collectively keen ear when it comes to production. They reach into their bag of tricks yet again with ‘Pulse’, a brilliantly crafted vocal piece. Dense, slightly dark atmosphere and a handful of spacey percussive elements set a minimal pace for the weighty vocals and flowing bassline that lives up to the namesake of this tune. Things gradually roll to a gallop as hand drums and delays give way to a vibrant rhythm amongst the growing mood. With the flick of a switch and push of a button, the gents turn the aggression and tension up to 10 as ‘The Vault’ drops in. The stage is set with a techy, pounding beat engulfed by maddening percussion and a snare that sits front and center within the listener’s consciousness. Coupled with hefty subflex and morphing soundscapes, this one is sure to usher a dark, eyes down state of mind into anyone who steps inside. With a bag full of dubs and endless creativity, Karnage & MarkIV are two to pay very close attention to as we head towards 2014.
UK producer Aces.R steps up for his 2nd 4D exclusive, and he’s not holding back for this one. “Durin’s Bane” comes with jittery intricate drums, intimidating blips and ambiances, and of course, deep sub and dark growls. Everything you’d want out of a Deep, Dark, Dungeon Dubstep download, out to Aces.R on this one.
Denver based electronic producer Depth Connection presents this contemplative and unique roots tune. Rich with original guitar work, deep bass, and emotive chords, “WhenSmokeRises” is definitely one for night-time listening, as well as one we at 4D are proud to have. Check into Depth Connection if you’re a fan of breathtaking vibes and laid-back beats- you won’t regret it.
Apologies for the lack in content lately, I (Echomaker) don’t have internet at home anymore, and Drooka has been really busy lately, but we’re proud to announce the latest 4D EP, Krease’s “Soundboy Plate Remixes”, featuring a remix by Dead Noise System, a VIP by Krease himself, and a footwork remix by Crypticz.
Lots more to come soon, but for now, enjoy this weighty one!
Northern California based bass music producer (and Full Crate Records co-owner) The Goon was kind enough to share his track “Warp”, which was previously featured exclusively on the Full Crate Vol. 2 physical compilation. This deep, yet almost grimy, one is a tune we’re proud to host.