Ahead of his set at the Soundcrash Warehouse Party on 2nd June, one of our favourite purveyors of electronica, Ryan West (Rival Consoles), has put together this H U G E mix. It’s kinda dirty, with deep dub grooves and aggressive synths.
It feels weirdly nostalgic, but then so did his brilliant album, Kid Velo. It’s part of the Rival Consoles charm; it’s super-heavy, but with intelligent melody and all laced with an 8-bit glitch. Recorded with analogue equipment, the bass tones are deep and organic too. It’s a stunning 24 minutes vibe, so lock in and get psyched for the weekend.
About the mix, Ryan said:
“I was interested in faults and buzzing and imperfections and dub bass lines with slow house rhythms. I used analogue gear and sampling, with less emphasis on change and more emphasis on old school tone and mood.”
If you’re feeling this, get involved with Amazing Beats tonight from 7 on Amazing Radio. Mark Ryan takes your through 5 hours of the best new dance and electronica, a guest-mix from Nedry and updates on Glade Festival.