I had the pleasure of catching MartyParty, Opiou, and Freq Nasty at the Santos Party House last month. Ilya P brought in a few extra subs to give the bass that extra little boost. I remember standing with my back to the far wall of the venue and as the bass frequencies changed my body began to vibrate, alternating between a pulse in my knees and my chest. It doesn’t get more visceral than that. The pinnacle of the night was a track MartyParty dropped about half way through his set. The name of that track is Superior and it’s out tomorrow.
I can’t help but get the feeling that the west coast dubstep and bass scene is getting a little stale. There I said it. Go over to Addictech and browse the glitch hop genre for the past two months. It’s all decent, but it all sounds so similar. Whatever happened to the genre bending elements of bass music? Maybe it’s all the recycled patches, but it’s becoming difficult to distinguish one artist from another. I’m not hating, I’m just eager to hear something new. Pantyraid’s Superior EP doesn’t defy the formula, but it does a hell of a job promoting the bass face.
You can buy the EP off http://pantyraid.spinshop.com/