Line-up /EPROM (live) [Warp Records]
Sixteen Hertz - [!Kaboogie]
A savage synth wizard and mad beat scientist who brings bass to life, Eprom infuses his music with such raw energy, sense of movement and love of the bounce that it almost becomes human. Named over and over by other top West Coast producers as an influence and inspiration, this respected San Francisco-based artist is making a profound impact on the evolution of modern sound.
Fusing psychedelic space machine murderation, polytemponic neurocrunk and heavy-handed pleasure, Eprom creates obese ogres of bass. His mutated music is so full and rounded that it is holographic; such a massive sound requires multiple dimensions to fully express its brilliant colors and diversely accumulated weight.
Hip hop and electronic music are colliding in an exciting sonic
apocalypse, and Eprom is a master of this slower yet very danceable
style that has caught the ears, hearts and feet of a whole new generation of beat lovers. His sound combines a laid-back lean with forward-moving energy, reflecting the feeling of the Left Coast and resulting in a rare breed of experimental music- one that puts the dance floor first.
And dance floors don’t just like Eprom’s low frequency focus and live sound manipulation– they go absolutely delirious over his unique splash-stomping style. Like a sonic pimp with a bent brain, he slings disturbingly crunchy beat monsters, fresh and fun but never overly
mashed up. Eprom’s distinctly dirty sound can be found all over the electronic universe, and his beats are just as likely to be heard in mixes by dance music’s biggest names, dropped by local DJs in dive bars, echoing across frothy outdoor festivals or pounding on the edge of a cliff in outer space where a dance floor’s dreams are coming true.
Eprom’s collaborations with the Glitch Mob’s Boreta as Nasty Ways and with Mozaic as Hookerz N Blow have also been met with mad love from the underground, and he has released music on several domestic and international labels including Cloak X Dagger, Surefire, Black Acre,
Rwina and Bad Acid, as well as a recent 12” with Eskmo on the groundbreaking label Warp.
Fans and supporters of Eprom include Flying Lotus, Starkey, Rusko, Jakes, Rustie, Megasoid, The Gaslamp Killer, Megasoid, The Glitch Mob and BBC Radio One’s Mary Anne Hobbs, and the producer has shared the stage with many of the international electronic music ommunity’s hottest artists. With four new 12” out just in 2010, Eprom is finally getting the recognition he has earned as an integral part of the giant bouncing backbone of West Coast Sound.
Check out some of his mixes below..
London based Irish producer on !Kabbogie records will be popping home to grace us with a DJ set using various parts of his impressive hardware collection. Check the mix him and fellow bass merchant Johnny Oakley did a few months ago.
Zyme has been running a night called Gamepak who have hosted artist such as Doshy who would be on a similar tip to Eprom. Check out Zymes mixes below to see what he's about...
Hosting the night is myself. Check out my Light Saber mix I did recently for Basswax down in Cork...
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