Published: January 9, 2014
By: Anand Harsh
Electro is back. I mean black. I mean BlackGummy.
Reminiscing about the good ol' days, when Deadmau5 ruled the electro house landscape and patient builds that climaxed into a flood of goosebumps were the norm, rather than schizophrenic drops with sirens, bells, and gunfire?
The debut EP from Los Angeles-based producer BlackGummy hearkens back to that bygone era with two solid tracks. Opener "Flash" is a throbbing hit, complete with an undeniable kick and off-axis tics that keep you on your toes. It's no surprise the producer, who began his career at 16, studied under the tutelage of Steve Duda, a collaborator of the mau5 in BSOD.
"SpaceTurtle" has an Illmerica-era Wolfgang Gartner vibe. Pulsing synths shatter the space between griding bass grooves. The sheer power and intensity puts you in the cockpit hauling ass down the runway. The cabin shudders as the tension builds until--BAM--we have liftoff.
Both tracks are available for the low, low price of absolutely free. This young producer just wants you to get to know him and his work. And we appreciate the generosity. Snag these tracks and give them a spin. We're betting our bottom dollar you're going to be seeing BlackGummy all over festival bills this summer.