By: Jonathan Gross
We knew it would happen, but we never knew it could be this good. The halftime drum & bass movement has found its way to the psychedelic bass scene, and the fusion of the two is more beautiful than we ever hoped. Australia's Whitebear is one of the hot shots of the next generation of psybass artists. With a midtempo tribal stomp sound that engages with its heavy glitch flavors and pulsing bass for psy heads, the next evolution of his sound has brought him even more inspiration, and gets us positively giddy for festival season.
Today, Whitebear drops Mor on Shanti Planti. The four-track EP covers Arthur Song's range of tastes as styles in stunning fashion. Featuring collabs with both TRIBONE and Ultrasloth (Biolumigen x Duffrey), the release makes a bold statement for the up-and-coming act.
We're thrilled to bring fans a taste of the album in “False Prophets.” This is definitely the sound of the future of psybass. Yes, familiar elements are there, but it's grittier, tougher, and more powerful. It fits in on a psychedelic lineup, but could also crossover into the underground bass scene entranced by the halftime experimentations of artists like Ivy Lab and their ilk. What this track, and the rest of the EP demonstrate, is that newer artists are breaking down the barriers between genres, scenes, and strata once thought impenetrable. The statement has been heard loud and clear.
Whitebear returns to the US for his first summer tour in three years. Already announced on Enchanted Forest, SONIC BLOOM, and Global Eclipse Gathering, among others, the anticipation is high for his festival season run. With the release of the new EP, we know audiences are already craving Mor.
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