Moonbase announces his new EP as we premiere its first look, Dummy
Commander I, which follows up from his Avalanche EP back in May, will arrive on August 9.
We've been behind Australian bass producer Moonbase since day-dot, championing him as a front-runner of our heaving, dark electronic scene since the days when he went by Moonbase Commander back in 2015/2016. Since then, he's become quite the force in both our electronic and rap scenes; his dark productions found accompanying vocals by Cakes Da Killa, Ecca Vandal and even Anderson .Paak as he's consistently strived as a dark horse in our electronic scene. Throughout, he's become known not just for his heaviness as a producer, but as one continually pushing the boundaries of sound design on electronic experimentation, exploring the bridging of this sound and US-dominated trap-rap as he moulds warping productions to whatever guest he's working with - big, small, local or international. On his 2015 EP Southpaw, it was Cakes Da Killa; on his 2016 EP Orthodox, it was Ecca Vandal and Mikey Dollaz; on this year's Avalanche it was Eyez, Miss Blanks and DVNA, but now, for his new EP, he's going back to his roots.
On Dummy, the first taste of his forthcoming COMMANDER I EP due out August 9th, Moonbase takes us back to his roots as an instrumental musician bent on experimentalism and doing things which people generally don't do, breaking boundaries as he mends together soundscapes to create a throwback to his past work. "I originally launched my career by making dope instrumental tracks and I wanted to hone in on that vibe," says Moonbase on the song. "Amongst all the talented rappers and singers I’ve worked with in the past, experimenting with my sound has always remained central to me. In order to usher in a new era of Moonbase music, I felt returning to my roots is what I needed to do most."
With its glitching rhythms and relentless pulse, Dummy is a welcome return from Moonbase - not that he ever really left. After dropping his most recent EP back in May, COMMANDER I will mark his second longer release of the year when it arrives in August. Then, later on, will come COMMANDER II, a second EP that'll see Moonbase further diversify his sound and put a step forward as one of Australia's most adventurous. In the meantime, however, dive into Dummy below:
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