by Kyle Taylor |
The west coast delivers again. In collaboration with future bass juggernaut, and rapidly growing label SATURATE! Records, California producer Boats delivers his newest piece of work: Squiggle. Featuring seven original new compositions and three remixes, the album is once again a perfect example of the constant quality the Germany based label evokes from its contributors.
Of course, Boats seems to always be churning out quality productions, even in his intermittent, non-label single and remix releases. Part of Funkadelphia’s “15 Artists to Watch in 2015” article to kick off this new year, Boats has lived true to our prediction. Quickly on the rise as one of the west coast’s most inventive and quirky new artists, Boats easily rivals the sound of other already escalated future bass acts such as G Jones and Bleep Bloop.
Squiggle is weird to the core. The album is rigid and structured, but in a purposefully disorganized fashion. It is a careful exploration of experimental sound, while still maintaining a foot-pattering, dance-inspired aspect. Covering the full sound spectrum with deep, riveting bass lines and high-pitched synthesizer chimes, Boats introduces plenty of new sound design via Squiggle. The addition of remixes from Subp Yao, Dj Pound, and FilosofischeStilte is just the icing on the cake.
Boats – Squiggle [STRTEP041] — Name Your Price/Donate