214 Plastic Spokes EP

The first Fortified release of 2012 has Seattle veteran 214 merging his classic electro style with current UK bass flavours to create a tantalising 4 track EP and is already receiving support from Boddika, Girl Unit, Addison Groove, Bok Bok, Braiden, Dexter, Patrick Pulsinger, Speedy J and Appleblim. His Puerto Rican birthright and Miami upbringing have brought together a myriad of styles which epitomizes his sound. “Here We Stand” uses a vocal sample from King Of Tomorrow’s “Finally”, pitches it up and mangles it around a luminescent sound bed of glistening pads and squealing sine tones before letting the whole thing fall apart and breakdown into a simple but addictive bass and drum hook. A complex and highly potent formula from a true studio chemist. “Ridin Wit Yo Plastic Spokes” is discordant and corrosive, lashings of acid eating away at the track, compromising its weak frame and allowing the tough bass to penetrate through. Mind-bending and experimental, and showing a real sophistication behind the controls, the track is sure to prick the ear’s of non-bass music lovers with its sheer production prowess. “Antarctica” begins with ice-cold synth washes and deep atmospherics before a low-slung electro-infused groove comes careering over the top. The emotive chord progressions and key changes meld beautifully with the tough aggressive beats and robotic sound effects. Finally “First Chair” concludes in suitably epic form. If this had Keiran Hebden or Joy Orbison on the production credits we’d probably sell 1000 copies, but hey! … don’t sleep on this one though. Completely new, futuristic and heartfelt. A proper end-of-night anthem for modern dancefloors.”