Tic, tic, tick. The new Pericles album drops at midnight and I feel like we’ve been waiting for ages!
For centuries the soul of Pericles has been searching; selectively sourcing incarnate bodies that have served him in his quest for a unified consciousness. As the arms of time swing into alignment on the cosmic course of creation, Pericles has found a vehicle with which he can finally share the ancient knowledge he has amassed during his travels. Ancient Desert tells the tumultuous story of a universe, torn from the ether and tossed into existence. Having become an ever expanding system of sacred beings, desperately drifting through the sands of time; our universe has created for us a key to unlocking the treasures of tomorrow. The vibrations that Pericles has channeled here will serve to share with us the lessons, learned over millennia, in order that we may one day return to that beautiful unity from which we were born.
Since his inception into the consciousness of Pericles in 2007, South Carolina’s premier bass producer has released two full length albums along with quite a few mixes and compilations from labels including Abstract Logic Recordings, Waveform Modulations, Glitch.FM and Vermin Street. With his heart burning a space in his soul, Pericles represents the Wondrous Temple of Boom, and has played at South East burns such as Transformus and Alchemy. Artists that have shared the stage with this energetic creature include Shpongle, Ott, The New Deal, Nasty Nasty, Freddy Todd, Ana Sia, Alex B, Ben Samples, Pretty Lights, Eprom, Mochipet, Big Gigantic, Ooah, Quetzatl, Eliot Lipp, Signal Path, and Conspirator.
With remixes by Freddy Todd, Charlie P, and Brad Bitt, Ancient Desert will not go unnoticed. Check out this teaser tune, and pick up the whole album when it releases on BeatPort tomorrow!
Also, check the links below for more music from Pericles.
Pretty Lights has been one of my favorite electronic producers on the scene for the last few years now. I had the pleasure to see him at some massive performances including at NYC’s Electric Zoo last fall and in Columbus at the late great music venue, BOMA. The music that Colorado artist, Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights produces has always resonated with me due to its apparent soul and funk influences combined with the spacey bouncing electronic sounds that make raver kids giggle. Because I too am a drummer and a proponent of live drums, the fact that Smith brings on tour with him drummer and artist Adam Deitch of Royal Family Records, score points in my book.
Another big positive is that all Pretty Lights’ music is available for free on his website, here. You must provide an email address and you may support the sound by donating if you so choose.
Check out his hottest new track below. “I Know The Truth” combines elements of 1960’s soul with the heavy raw sounds currently feeding the Dubstep sound. Unlike most Dubstep tracks that you may have heard, this one originated through the live recording of each instrument, only to then be digitally remastered adding bass and synths and then reprocessed through analogue synth modules. Crusher.
Introducing Abstract Logic Recordings artist, Pericles! Heavy, glitchy, saucy, and slippery when wet… the music of Pericles is sure to please. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina Pericles has toured the southeast with electronic festival favorites such as Shpongle, The New Deal, Nasty Nasty, Pretty Lights, Eprom, Mochipet, and Big Gigantic among others. His glossy melodic over rhythms tied with deep reaching sub bass create an atmosphere conducive to cruisin’ for cut up, if you know what I mean. The following track, Dolphin Crunk offers some splashy synths that make me want to strip down to my skivies and sit in the sun… carefree, cocktail in clutch. Plus – free promo MP3 download. Check out dude’s soundcloud page for more free downloads as well as the link below for a download of Pericles’ newest release Ancient Desert Vol 1. (right click to save link).