Released in support of the clipping./ Baseck west coast tour 2017. Baseck is a Los Angeles based experimental electronic musician. His roots run deep in L.A.’s underground rave scene since the early 90s. Baseck’s fascination with sound brought him to turntablism at an early age. The attraction to hands-on hardware learned from scratching records lent its way to audio manipulation with small battery powered toys, drum machines, and then modular synthesizers. His unique style and mastery of a wide range of music hardware created a segue into music technology. Since 2013, Baseck has been working with synthesizer companies offering design concepts that will enhance user playability. Dave Smith’s analog drum machine, Tempest, is released with presets designed by Baseck. Variatic Basicus, a Eurorack module created by Noise Engineering, was built for his live performance needs. At the peak of his performance, Baseck’s style builds on past musical experiments combining 80s drum machine sounds of Breakdance and Industrial, with a future approach to Drum & Bass and Braindance using analog/digital hardware.
DBA176 SARN – ‘Postmodern Trash’
Hailing from the bay area, SARN’s brand of experimental pop is kissed by both a love for noise and hip hop. The results remain distinctly melodic and sweet, even when tackling tough issues. From now until March 5th, 25% of the proceeds from this album will be donated to Planned Parenthood and another 25% to the ACLU. This is the 5th entry in the Deathbomb Mixtape Series, preceded by releases from Ed Balloon, Lana Del Rabies, SCUMBOYS, and the ‘EVIL II’ compilation.