I know a lot here is focused on ambient, but I just wanted to start up a thread discussing “underground” bass music broadly with a production focus as well. I think that many here will appreciate this scene as experimental sound design is one of the key features as well as hip-hop inspired rhythms. Inspiration from Jungle, Acid, Hip Hop, Dnb, Dubstep, Industrial, Experimental, Lofi.
Does anyone here listen to this genre or produce music in this vein? I just wanted to put out a feeler to see if anyone wants to discuss the music or production techniques.
Some of my favorite artists in the genre (no order, & many omitted to keep it brief):
Shades: Eprom + Alix Perez. Selected Track, The Saga
Yes! <3 bass music! For production tips I recommend Eprom’s Twitch channel; he goes through some of the tracks on his recent Aikon EP and it’s very informative.
It’s interesting to see how different artists approach the genre – Eprom is heavily digital & in-the-box, whereas Amon Tobin uses a lot of analog gear (including a Cwejman-heavy Eurorack setup that must have cost serious $$$$) to make the Two Fingers stuff. He goes into his modular setup on his youtube channel and it’s pretty impressive.
I’ve watched the Eprom vids a few times. Love what he does with granulator II, super inspiring. He also has an ambient modular jam if you’ve not seen it yet. I’ll check out pearson sound I haven’t listened before.
Really a fan of HTIF. Flume is really popularizing granular synthesis in the more mainstream EDM, and I like how he returned to some more experimental compositional styles on that mixtape. You can hear the PC Music inspiration from Arca for sure and obviously Sophie who is on a couple tracks. Lots of creative delays and phys modeling too from what I hear, but truly unique composition regardless, no wonder so many try to follow his most recent style.