With a soothing beat and a clean-mixed sound, BAMMERS enters the music scene with a fresh take on the techno dance scene. Check out his song “SAMMER” from his upcoming album “DENBEATS” on Soundcloud:
Upon first listen, the song evokes imagery of a tropical dance party on the beach. The vibe is cool, chill, optimistic, and easily able to make it onto any electronic music playlist. But the song becomes much more when focusing on the details. There are lots of elements to unravel as the track progresses. Clearly, a lot of attention was put into the mix to get an array of layers to coexist peacefully.
The song offers a synth wave with a minimalistic beat and a heavy bass, as hi hats drop in to add to the momentum. Breakdowns throughout the song offer a moment of reflection to fully appreciate the environment presented in this track. There are many percussion elements used from arpeggiate keyboard melodies to splattering distorted effects. It’s these interesting intertwining production techniques that make this track stand out from the rest. The rhythm section is the main attraction and truly makes you nod your head to as you roll the top down on a long, sunny road trip. This is a recommended track for anyone looking to have a good start to their day or wind down for a relaxing night.
This is a promising start and the potential in BAMMERS to produce more quality music is high and we look forward to hearing more when “DENBEATS” drops. Stay up to date with this rising artist on his BAMMERS Instagram.
After having recently re-released his entire discography with the remastered treatment, one last gem from Nocturnal Omissions’ past remains to be explored by Enter the Venture. “Aggravated Damage” is a collection of tracks originally released in 2008 from side projects or cut from Myspace releases that will be set for free release this month. Check out the album below:
As a combination of demos from Nocturnal Omissions’ early days, “Aggravated Damage” is naturally gives off the impression that the album will have a mixtape feel, as the songs come from different projects and time periods. Going in, the expectation is to listen to how these early demos built a foundation that helped shape the later albums.
“Ghostline” starts things off as a spooky digital wonderland consisting of mysterious imagery. It is certainly intriguing and makes you wonder what type of music we’re in for. “Doctrine of Lies” is an underground synth labyrinth of textures, overlays, and mixing constructs, while “Private Torment of Brundlefly” is a post-industrial collection of static guitars, synth bass, and a distorted vocal loop to add to the already haunting environment. It’s an unnerving experience that is edgy, unexpected, yet still under control. “Itchy Tasty” is what happens if a party were to happen at the Spencer Mansion in the Resident Evil franchise. It’s very futuristic sounding as flashing strobe lights and fog machines galore come to mind. The electronic melody carries you into a swaying movement with its hypnotic beat. The distorted closer increases the intensity of it all.
“Awakening” is a hopeful tune with an optimistic synth melody that drives over the tribal drums. It paints the picture of a Buddhist Sangha drum circle that it’s based on. As an early 2002 demo, it already showed the capabilities of what Nocturnal Omissions would soon blossom into. The following song “Freedom” is also an upbeat song. Arpeggio melodies syncopate with a clean sounding, captivating piano/synth line that juxtaposes with distortion to present a full, balanced sound.
The next three songs are the trifecta of madness. “Anger Management” is an intensified battering on the ears. The industrial drums combined with heavy distortion is chaotic, relentless, and aggressive. “Necromancer Sugar Daddy” is also a fun distorted affair with a cool drumbeat and some metal riffs thrown in, and “Kabijjian Magnificence” is a fast-paced rocker that will leave you headbanging. The closing “Space Critters” is a cryptic, hidden track that nicely bookends the experimental experience that is this album.
Overall, “Aggravated Damage” is concentrated on using a multitude of sounds that cascade over the underlying electronic loops. The album would be perfect in a movie soundtrack about someone spiraling out of control into a mental breakdown. The opening tracks start off in a familiar territory, leading into the optimistic middle of the album before nose diving into the craziness and full-on distortion. Although the songs were not originally intended to be sequenced in this track listing, these demos still have a nice flow from one song to the next. As a collection of oddities, it still ranks as a noteworthy listen to the Nocturnal Omissions discography. This album is for anyone looking to satiate their electro-noise appetite.
Chicago-native electronic duo Dirty Sole has recently released their single “Owning It (feat. Nick Maurer)” with official remixes by The Juan MacLean of DFA Records. The remix pack is accompanied by a music video. Check out the smooth kicker here:
The new release takes the darker, raw sound similar to Talking Heads or LCD Soundsystem to show the duo expanding their sound from their previous underground dance reputation. The single is a collaboration with singer-songwriter Nick Maurer, formerly of the band Green Keepers. His lyrics take the listeners through the different stages of envy and lust through a cool, fresh, and enticing vocal performance. The track was also remixed by DFA’s The Juan MacLean, where his pads and atmospheric layers enhance the song and takes it into a new and interesting avenue.
Dirty Sole was formed in 2001 by Daniel Anderegg and Richie Heller, where they integrated the history of their hometown Chicago into their mixes. The name was created by Richie, who wanted to make house music that sounded, “dirty, but soulful.” They quickly gathered the attention of dance music pioneers Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon for their first release on their Classic Music UK label. The record went on with multiple chart placements and soon after the duo would go on to release multiple hits that consisted of house, funk and techno.
Dirty Sole’s sophomore release “FWD Motion” is due out in December, and will feature blends of synth pop, dance, electronic, and hip-hop with guest artists Lyrics Born, Foremost Poets, Jon Von Letscher and James Curd.