Moonbase Commander takes us through his new EP, Orthodox
The Sydney-based producer backs up his impressive Southpaw EP with ease.
From the grimy warehouses to the bassiest clubs of Sydney, Moonbase Commander has had a heaving 2016, bringing a left-field hip hop production style to the future-bass world with excellent results. It's all lead to today's release of his new EP, Orthodox, four powerful bangers putting a deep, dark turn on trap and bass, signifying Moonbase Commander's true arrival. It premiered on Nest HQ, is available to buy NOW, and you can stream it below along with a few words from each track courtesy of the man himself:
This was the first beat I started writing for the EP a few months ago. I began by playing around with a few samples I cut from a Tamilian record which formed into the second half of the track. This one used to be called Kashmir when it was a demo as I was listening to heaps of Led Zeppelin at the time - there's also a mellotron buried deep into the track.
HEAVYWEIGHTS feat. MIKEY DOLLAZ
Heavyweights is a cold and spaced out tune in terms of the instrumental. It's mostly built around sounds taken from a Roland 808. Once the beat was more or less finished I sent it to Mikey and he jumped on there and killed it.
This track was originally an 80 bpm boom bap joint - head-nod shit. It used a lot of the same samples that made the final cut but it was a completely different animal. As I was making the tune, I added a few bass riffs and built a few jungle breaks which eventually turned it into Greyhound. Had a lot of fun with this one.
OBLIVION feat. ECCA VANDAL
Ecca took this track to a whole new level. I started the beat with a synth jam I had one night at home and built the beat around that. Ecca came on board with an amazing vocal performance and her lyricism really took the song to a new space. The track plays around with the concepts of wealth, vanity and industry - a deep cut for sure, one of my favs off the EP.