Steering in a new direction from his legendary drum & bass presence, UK artist Mr. L, aka Mr Lefteye, aka Dave Stewart , orchestrates soothing combinations that are the perfect companion for the last bitter late nights before spring.
“Mr Lefteye delivers a narrative driven EP of thoughtful provoking mystique, enriched with a worldwide spread of melodies and sounds to produce an inspired storyline for an as yet unconceived movie.” - Monolith Cocktail
Throw on any one of these downtempo atmospheric tracks and let the mind ponder the possibility of oneness.
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Future Simple Project was a name that wasn’t incorporated in my music library, and in fact, wouldn’t have meant anything to me at all until I went to Envision music festival earlier this year. I came across Miraja and Mikey Fisher playing quite possibly one of the most energy packed and enthusiastic sets at this enchanted music festival. With a crowd dedicating 110% of their energy to the dance floor, stars shining through the tree tops in the jungle, more beautiful women than you knew what to do with, and Future Simple Project delivering an exclusive mix of grimey, glitchy, wobbles against smooth dub style bass lines, there was nothing else anyone could have asked for at that moment. Needless to say, I left their show with a new love for the music these two artists are producing and am very proud to support their bass music & artist collective, Dub Animals.
Here are a few tracks to check out!
Releasing the EP, “Serendipitous Travels,” on Simplify Records, kLL sMTH delivers fresh frequencies by journeying his sound-ship through galaxies of intergalactic glitch. Dialing in cyber style, sMTH welcomes you into a reality where lazer beams beat rhythmic vibrations through a full bloom of heavy synths rooted in a bassful foundation. Tasteful layers of electronic instrument melodies set in tune so perfectly they pave the way like stepping stones into an electrified dimension. So enjoy the next level listeners!
Delivering with funky feel properly, kLL manifests sensory awe by beginning with swing influenced vocal samples. These soulful vocals will swing your feet into cadenced grooving, setting up for the flourishing flows of digitized sparkles scattering across the soundscapes sky like luminous celestial gems. By focusing on the catchy vocals, sMTH constructs an awesome buildup toward the last quarter of the tune. The breakdown crunches heavily with a tornado of hover craft rutters spinning and drilling until the track slowly winds down in its original style.
kLL sMTH & iONik’s melodic synth patterns form the spacy foundation. Spinning turbines constantly sound through the glitchy atmosphere. These flying object accents spiral through pyschedelic cyber effects setting the feel for a planetary discovery. Notice how the great range of tempo change keeps the pace aurally engaging. Listen for the wide variety of deep to high pitched lasers bursting against springs spinning off into the atmosphere of yuh and digital grrrs.
If you haven’t been lifted enough by the hovercraft sputters, the bubbly yuh intro of this one will flutter you into the clouds and land you into a net of glitch hop giggles, gurgles and grumbles. This tune radiates a vibe so nostalgic I feel like I’m vibing off the speaker cabinets of Tipper’s LIB 2012 set. sMTH, lighting the way, adds awesome twists consisting of glitched vocals that will keep your attention hooked. Sounds of so much precision and rhythmic intricacy is meant to get you off your seat and flowing to the freestyle of your feet. Make this your traveling tune because this track could fly you to the Opiuo moon.
KLL sMTH’s mad production skills are displayed through the perfect track name “Brain Drops,” which actually is my favorite track of the EP at the moment! This beat carries so much rhythmic variety with heavy pulls and pushes of elastic sounds. The yuhs wrap around rubbery drops layered through hyphy style vocal cuts. Something noticeable in sMTH’s style are volume changes which lay down perfect set ups for wild techie melodies. Emitting psychedelic vibes, this track pops properly for perfect dance floor rhythms.
The rainstick effected intro grabs the ear like a professional piercer. Shooting you that adrenaline rush, KLL Smith keeps the excitement churning with insane buildups of chopped up vocals melting into metallic splatters of space time continuum. The swooshes of swooping sub slaps perfectly accompany the high pitched beep accents. Along those sounds you will hear layers of synths slicing stylefully in space crunk formation. The waving rhythms though are smooth enough to give you that danceable beat. This track will leave you ready for more glitchy hits. Large ups to kLL sMTH for this fresh EP!
This is the kick start to a having the freshest and most stress free day of your week. Russ Liquid…on a Saturday morning…with a fatty spliff… on the front stoop…accompanied by a mimosa (no not the artist). Sound alright to you? Okay, perfect, have fun and enjoy!
The Californian bass scene is ON FIRE. GOD DAMN!