The whole thing moves from a simple house track to something much more colourful – lightness overtakes darkness, and slowly but surely the whole vibe of the track rises up higher than the title and the intro ever could prepare you for.
Bass is Pumpin is everything the title implies – BlackLight has crafted a professionally finished and creatively vibrant piece of classic dance music that carefully walks the line between retro and contemporary.
Where it’s often possible to listen to a variety of electronic music these days and pick out certain recognisable layers, in this case – CosmiWave offers up an arena of genuinely unorthodox yet perfectly satisfying elements.
Those happy hardcore vibes are partly nostalgic, but the synths and the way these have been intertwined – even the way they fall back to allow the vocal to shine once again – everything has been arranged with a clear understanding of how effective dance music works.
Classic dance music in the depth of the night is the blanket under which this kind of release naturally settles. As always, there are flickers of inspiration from across the globe, not least of all shown through the vocal fragments that are in Zulu – these are actually the names of spices, a quirky nod to the track’s title and underlying concept.
Where the majority of dance releases have taken to the modern pop-fusion approach in recent years, this track offers hope. There’s a classic or tribal house vibe to the composition that’s a joy to have rain down around you.
There’s a hypnotic quality to this extended musical journey that overtakes any need for structure or change. There’s a sense of growth, sure – the layers intensify just slightly, but you start to question whether that’s actually happening or whether it’s simply your mind making it appear that way.
Finely crafted EDM presents itself by means of a progressive house beat and a melodic, partly organic backdrop – all beautifully intertwined on this, the latest release from Dehko.
You can love this as a fan of house & EDM in general – unlike the more common pop-EDM fusions that rob the listener of their initial attachment to either of those genres. DBT has a clear connection to the music & an understanding of what works, so this finely tuned, beautifully crafted release stands out in a subtle, not screaming for attention manner.
An album of complex, hybrid sounds that somehow come together & work in harmony to create what is easily Cohen’s best work yet.
Whenever we seek out the soundtrack to a quick drive or to wake us up in the morning, this is the sort of smooth yet clever ambiance we turn to. There’s nothing overly personal that detaches the track from the listener – on the contrary, it feels like it’s been made for you; exactly the way we like to feel when we turn to music.
For those discovering this at 3am in the city, it would feel like a much bigger experience & the perfect thing to see you through any late night uncertainty. Some of the details are incredibly impressive from a production perspective, really creative yet not overbearing in being so, it just works.