[Artwork credit to: VELCKRO – http://www.velckroartwork.com/]
The next instalment in this series and yet again another volume with an original vibe on the genre, just like all our previous editions have showcased in their own way.
Coming Friday June 8th!
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GENERATION BASS presents OKTORED
OktoRed, hailing from Metro Detroit MI, has been gaining some real momentum of late as one of Beatportal’s “Artists to Watch 2012” following his first Yosucka! Imprint,”Futures Sounds of 8 Mile” EP.
Oktored continues a long lineage of Detroit Electronic Music, limitless, genre expanding and intelligent. This artist is pushing genre classifications wide open as he morphs between Future Bass, Post-Moombahton, Juke, Footwork and Ghetto Tech.
Detroit has a real history of forward thinking producers that have taken pieces of its electronic music past and fused them together with modern production techniques. Recently, he has come under the tutelage of Brian Gillespie (Starski & Clutch), Detroit vinyl legend, part founder of Databass, Twilight 76 and Throw Records and purveyor of the Detroit ghetto tech scene. Acting as Jedi to this young Padawan, Gillespie is attempting to take Oktored away from the dirty, scandalous, mind-control-tricks business side of the music industry, and just let him concentrate on being an artist, which is something we at Generation Bass believe in as well.
On his Galactic Ghetto EP for us, Oktored’s stuff sounds like classic Detroit techno, filtered through a Generation Bass palette. Pulsing Moombah riddims get fused with deep synth bass and stuttering footwork cut-ups (Ganymede Night Club) or get re-upped like Derrick May’s classic synth driven techno anthems (Outer Rim of Oort). Everything from acid to deep house gets thrown into a blender here, and comes out all fizzy and sparkling. This has soul and technology combined. Heart and Feet. Dance floor and Brain dance.
This guy has the potential to write a new ‘Strings of Life’, ‘Good Fun’, ‘Ass ‘n Titties’ or other Detroit style classics. More techno than we’ve ever heard in Moombah and Future bass before and more sophistication as well… Be sure to stay ahead of the pack and cop this sublime slice of Post-Moombahton right away!