The Untz premiered our track ‘Traumatism’ and talked about the Warpball project:
We’ve been importing a ton of our neuro, halftime, and psybass from the international set, of late. In line with that trend, the long-standing Outtallectuals brand has a brand new compilation coming out soon. Warpball ties into an indie video game of the same name (check out a beta here: warpballgame.com), and in order to capture and convey the time-warp, glitched out aesthetic, Outtallectuals had to call on its most revered band of off-kilter sound design maniacs. Enter Mr. Bill, Halfred, Hullabalo0, Duffrey, 5AM, and more. The cream of the crop of psychedelic audio warriors assembled a wild collection of trippy tunes that bring the game to life. We’ve selected a pair of French producers to debut today with “Traumatism,” the brainchild of Ac-Tone and High Dude. Glitchy, wandering, and fragmented blips of ephemera shimmer and gleam in the fractaled outersphere of this otherwordly tune. In a word, it’s mesmerizing, as if its sole purpose is to draw you deeper and deeper into the Warpball world, which, I suppose, is the task of any video game composer. These artists are new to us, but consider our interest piqued for them, the comp, and the subsequent Outtallectual releases.
Le Lion unleashed an EP full of great collaborations for the end of the year! Here’s a Keep Deep premiere of my own song with him, called ‘Bouncer of People’.
You can stream all the tunes here, and support the release here.
Lck & myself worked on this tune in Bordeaux two years ago, and it’s finally out! You can grab your copy for free on Soundcloud.
Outta’ review: “Heading into winter and emerging from the darkness that is the constant media shower today, High Dude and Lck hit the Outta sound waves with this signature deep textural bass, portraying a mirror of society, observing itself.”
Баxтак review: “Personally, I’ve been struggling to keep away from the media, news and all this political bullshit that’s projected into my thoughtscape. Every time I realize that I’ve lost my focus again due to the above, I shake my head, take a deep breath and get back to what I was doing. I feel like this song portrays exactly that: The subtle use of atmospherics, switching between news channels, and all these layers of information are suddenly stopped by the blasting drops of bass, prompting the listener to concentrate on the deep groove within, rather than the surface distractions. It’s crazy how an atmospheric instrumental track can respond to our emotions in such an intricate way. I guess that’s how you can tell it’s good art.”
Phewa Dawn is an initiative in partnership with Skate Nepal to redesign and renovate Phewa Skatepark, the only functioning skate park in Nepal. Over 50 musicians have taken part in this project, collaborating with each other to create a variety of organic and/or tribal-influenced electronic music.
Support here: https://outtallectuals.bandcamp.com/album/phewa-dawn-outta028
NVRS won our remix competition and it’s now released!
Aquatic Collective Compilation Vol 2. is a project that features unreleased tracks from 25 artists around the world which are all themed around the element of water. This album is a “Pay as you want” release with all proceeds going directly to MAPS research.
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
‘The Voices’, by Rygby and myself.
Duploc wrote a nice article about our collective and our remix competition, you can read a bit more about it by following this link.
The 20th OUTTA release is a single coming from myself with help from Lck, following up my previous Outtallectuals release, ‘A Purpose’.
“I am here to plant a seed that will inspire you to move forward in life with enthusiastic hearts and a clear sense of wholeness.
As someone who has done what you are about to go do, I can tell you from experience, the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” – Jim Carrey
You can also support us via Bandcamp.
Upscale Presents: The Platform vol. 1
Flo & Asiah – The Dance of 1977
Flukeluke – Nomad
Flukeluke – Europa
Jai Tee & High Dude – Irenic
Chee – Cringe
False Noise – Formations
Copycatt – Satire
Clockvice – Forget Me Not
Raine – Our Own
Hajimari – Only You
RefraQ – Semantics
Telepopmusik – Breathe (Frequent and Hudson Lee remix)
You can listen to all the winners of the ‘Abduct’ competition on Soundcloud and support them if you want!
Remix Artists: Skaar, Master Balance, OverNose, Kardium, Low-K, Ghosthack, Sektor 122 & Gleb Choutov.
Parisian low end purveyor High Dude unleashed this toxic, sludge-fest way back at the start of 2015. It’s already enjoyed some serious version science from 6Blocc, now it’s in the hands of eight competition-winning upstarts. Each comes with its own unique flavour: Skaar plays with harmonics, Master Balance gets busy on the polyrhythmic drums OverNose adds chilling chords and an overall graveyard finish, Kardium adds a fresh layer of trippy sound designs, Low-K brings us up to D&B speed, Ghosthack switches the bass for something much more menacing, Sektor 122 gets creepy with haunted moans and shadowy switches while Gleb Choutov gives ‘Abstract’ its most abstract version of the pack with a spaced out near-beatless rendition. Each remix an original piece in its own right; the future of bass music is fine hands if these next-gen candidates get their way.